Ed Begley

Ed Begley was a Tony and Academy Awards-winning American stage, screen, radio, and television actor.

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12 Angry Men (1957)

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The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Ed Begley  •  E.G. Marshall

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Ed Begley  •  E.G. Marshall

Boomerang! (1947)

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Cara Williams

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Cara Williams

Dark City (1950)

Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his... then hangs himself. But it seems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Dean Jagger

Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his... then hangs himself. But it seems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Dean Jagger

Firecreek (1968)

A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Henry Fonda  •  Inger Stevens  •  Gary Lockwood

A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Henry Fonda  •  Inger Stevens  •  Gary Lockwood

Hang 'em High (1968)

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Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

It Happens Every Spring (1949)

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jean Peters  •  Paul Douglas  •  Ed Begley

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jean Peters  •  Paul Douglas  •  Ed Begley

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

A big-city cop is reassigned to the country after his superiors find him too angry to be an effective policeman. While on his temporary assignment he assists in a manhunt of a suspected murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Robert Ryan  •  Ward Bond  •  Charles Kemper

A big-city cop is reassigned to the country after his superiors find him too angry to be an effective policeman. While on his temporary assignment he assists in a manhunt of a suspected murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Robert Ryan  •  Ward Bond  •  Charles Kemper

Sitting Pretty (1948)

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Robert Young  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Richard Haydn

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Robert Young  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Richard Haydn

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

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Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Ann Richards  •  Wendell Corey

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Ann Richards  •  Wendell Corey

The Street with No Name (1948)

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Mark Stevens  •  Richard Widmark  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Barbara Lawrence

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Mark Stevens  •  Richard Widmark  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Barbara Lawrence

The Turning Point (1952)

Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  William Holden  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Alexis Smith  •  Tom Tully

Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  William Holden  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Alexis Smith  •  Tom Tully

Wild in the Streets (1968)

Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Shelley Winters  •  Christopher Jones  •  Diane Varsi  •  Hal Holbrook

Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Shelley Winters  •  Christopher Jones  •  Diane Varsi  •  Hal Holbrook

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Majestic mountains are in the background and a waterfall in the foreground. Is that a canoe on the river? No it's a cradle with a baby. The buoyant Molly Brown has survived the first crisis of her life -- a flood. Sixteen years later she sets out to make her way in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Harve Presnell  •  Ed Begley  •  Jack Kruschen

Majestic mountains are in the background and a waterfall in the foreground. Is that a canoe on the river? No it's a cradle with a baby. The buoyant Molly Brown has survived the first crisis of her life -- a flood. Sixteen years later she sets out to make her way in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Harve Presnell  •  Ed Begley  •  Jack Kruschen

Patterns (1956)

A New York corporate boss grooms an Ohio engineer for the No. 2 man's job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Everett Sloane  •  Ed Begley  •  Beatrice Straight

A New York corporate boss grooms an Ohio engineer for the No. 2 man's job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Everett Sloane  •  Ed Begley  •  Beatrice Straight

Warning Shot (1967)

Pounded by the press for shooting a doctor, an ousted Los Angeles policeman (David Janssen) works his own case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Ed Begley  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Sam Wanamaker

Pounded by the press for shooting a doctor, an ousted Los Angeles policeman (David Janssen) works his own case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Ed Begley  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Sam Wanamaker

Wyoming Mail (1950)

In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Stephen McNally  •  Alexis Smith  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Ed Begley

In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Stephen McNally  •  Alexis Smith  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Ed Begley

A Time to Sing (1968)

A young farmer becomes a singer against the wishes of his uncle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dreifuss
CAST:  Hank Williams, Jr.  •  Shelley Fabares  •  Ed Begley  •  Donald Woods

A young farmer becomes a singer against the wishes of his uncle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dreifuss
CAST:  Hank Williams, Jr.  •  Shelley Fabares  •  Ed Begley  •  Donald Woods

Backfire (1950)

When he's discharged from a military hospital, ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his army buddy Steve Connolly. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the lam from a trumped-up murder rap, and Corey hopes to clear his pal. Tagging along is Army nurse Julie Benson, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Virginia Mayo  •  Gordon MacRae  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Dane Clark

When he's discharged from a military hospital, ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his army buddy Steve Connolly. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the lam from a trumped-up murder rap, and Corey hopes to clear his pal. Tagging along is Army nurse Julie Benson, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Virginia Mayo  •  Gordon MacRae  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Dane Clark

The Lady from Texas (1951)

An eccentric Civil War widow is accused of being insane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Pevney
CAST:  Howard Duff  •  Mona Freeman  •  Josephine Hull  •  Gene Lockhart

An eccentric Civil War widow is accused of being insane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Pevney
CAST:  Howard Duff  •  Mona Freeman  •  Josephine Hull  •  Gene Lockhart
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