Lionel Stander

Lionel Stander was an American stage, screen, radio, and television actor.

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1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

A Star Is Born (1937)

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Janet Gaynor  •  Fredric March  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  May Robson

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Janet Gaynor  •  Fredric March  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  May Robson

Call Northside 777 (1948)

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Richard Conte  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Helen Walker

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Richard Conte  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Helen Walker

Cookie (1989)

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Cul-de-sac (1966)

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at an old beachfront fortress. The owner of the fortress and his young wife, initially unwilling hosts, quickly experience their relationship with the criminal shift in a humorous and bizarre fashion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Françoise Dorléac  •  Lionel Stander  •  Iain Quarrier

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at an old beachfront fortress. The owner of the fortress and his young wife, initially unwilling hosts, quickly experience their relationship with the criminal shift in a humorous and bizarre fashion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Françoise Dorléac  •  Lionel Stander  •  Iain Quarrier

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Jean Arthur  •  George Bancroft  •  Lionel Stander

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Jean Arthur  •  George Bancroft  •  Lionel Stander

New York, New York (1977)

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Liza Minnelli  •  Robert De Niro  •  Lionel Stander  •  Barry Primus

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Liza Minnelli  •  Robert De Niro  •  Lionel Stander  •  Barry Primus

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Crude

As the railroad builders advance unstoppably through the Arizona desert on their way to the sea, Jill arrives in the small town of Flagstone with the intention of starting a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Jason Robards  •  Charles Bronson

As the railroad builders advance unstoppably through the Arizona desert on their way to the sea, Jill arrives in the small town of Flagstone with the intention of starting a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Jason Robards  •  Charles Bronson

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

The Milky Way (1936)

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan, somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat him to regain his title.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Harold Lloyd  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Verree Teasdale  •  Helen Mack

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan, somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat him to regain his title.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Harold Lloyd  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Verree Teasdale  •  Helen Mack

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nelson Shin
CAST:  Norman Alden  •  Jack Angel  •  Michael Bell  •  Gregg Berger

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nelson Shin
CAST:  Norman Alden  •  Jack Angel  •  Michael Bell  •  Gregg Berger

Treasure Island (1972)

Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrea Bianchi  •  Antonio Margheriti  •  John Hough
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Kim Burfield  •  Walter Slezak  •  Ángel del Pozo

Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrea Bianchi  •  Antonio Margheriti  •  John Hough
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Kim Burfield  •  Walter Slezak  •  Ángel del Pozo

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Colleen Camp  •  Lionel Stander

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Colleen Camp  •  Lionel Stander

Gates to Paradise (1968)

Directed by Polish auteur Andrzej Wajda, the obscure gem unfolds as a sort of 13th century Road Trip, with youthful hormones and selfish impatience trumping nearly all of the (supposedly) pious preoccupations of their handsome leader Jacques (blonde heartthrob John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Wajda
CAST:  Lionel Stander  •  Ferdy Mayne  •  Pauline Challoner  •  Mathieu Carrière

Directed by Polish auteur Andrzej Wajda, the obscure gem unfolds as a sort of 13th century Road Trip, with youthful hormones and selfish impatience trumping nearly all of the (supposedly) pious preoccupations of their handsome leader Jacques (blonde heartthrob John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Wajda
CAST:  Lionel Stander  •  Ferdy Mayne  •  Pauline Challoner  •  Mathieu Carrière

Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Walter Brennan  •  Anna Lee  •  Gene Lockhart

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Walter Brennan  •  Anna Lee  •  Gene Lockhart

Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Preston Foster  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  William Bendix  •  Richard Conte

Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Preston Foster  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  William Bendix  •  Richard Conte

Pulp (1972)

A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Lionel Stander  •  Lizabeth Scott

A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Lionel Stander  •  Lizabeth Scott

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Before he left for a brief European visit, symphony conductor Sir Alfred De Carter casually asked his staid brother-in-law August to look out for his young wife, Daphne, during his absence. August has hired a private detective to keep tabs on her. But when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Linda Darnell  •  Rudy Vallee  •  Barbara Lawrence

Before he left for a brief European visit, symphony conductor Sir Alfred De Carter casually asked his staid brother-in-law August to look out for his young wife, Daphne, during his absence. August has hired a private detective to keep tabs on her. But when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Linda Darnell  •  Rudy Vallee  •  Barbara Lawrence

No Time To Marry (1938)

In this lightweight comedy, two news reporters who are engaged to be married endure romantic difficulties in their competitive pursuit of a "big scoop".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Lachman
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Mary Astor  •  Lionel Stander  •  Virginia Dale

In this lightweight comedy, two news reporters who are engaged to be married endure romantic difficulties in their competitive pursuit of a "big scoop".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Lachman
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Mary Astor  •  Lionel Stander  •  Virginia Dale

Hooray for Love (1935)

A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show. Comedy with music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ann Sothern  •  Gene Raymond  •  Thurston Hall  •  Pert Kelton

A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show. Comedy with music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ann Sothern  •  Gene Raymond  •  Thurston Hall  •  Pert Kelton
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