Robert Preston

Robert Preston was an American stage, screen, and television actor.

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Blood on the Moon (1948)

Mitchum plays drifter cowboy Jim Garry. After receiving a job-offer letter from smooth-talking Tate Riling (Preston), Garry rides into an Indian reservation and finds himself in the middle of a feud between cattle ranchers and homesteaders. What Garry doesn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Robert Preston  •  Walter Brennan

Mitchum plays drifter cowboy Jim Garry. After receiving a job-offer letter from smooth-talking Tate Riling (Preston), Garry rides into an Indian reservation and finds himself in the middle of a feud between cattle ranchers and homesteaders. What Garry doesn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Robert Preston  •  Walter Brennan

How the West Was Won (1962)

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The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall  •  Henry Hathaway  •  John Ford
CAST:  Carroll Baker  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Henry Fonda  •  Carolyn Jones

The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall  •  Henry Hathaway  •  John Ford
CAST:  Carroll Baker  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Henry Fonda  •  Carolyn Jones

Junior Bonner (1972)

McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Ben Johnson  •  Robert Preston  •  Joe Don Baker

McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Ben Johnson  •  Robert Preston  •  Joe Don Baker

S.O.B. (1981)

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

The Last Starfighter (1984)

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Lance Guest  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Barbara Bosson

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Lance Guest  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Barbara Bosson

The Music Man (1962)

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A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morton DaCosta
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Shirley Jones  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Ron Howard

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morton DaCosta
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Shirley Jones  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Ron Howard

This Gun for Hire (1942)

Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates, Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen, on a train out of town. Although Ellen is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Preston  •  Laird Cregar  •  Alan Ladd

Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates, Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen, on a train out of town. Although Ellen is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Preston  •  Laird Cregar  •  Alan Ladd

Victor/Victoria (1982)

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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  James Garner  •  Robert Preston  •  Lesley Ann Warren

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  James Garner  •  Robert Preston  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Wake Island (1942)

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Macdonald Carey  •  Robert Preston  •  William Bendix

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Macdonald Carey  •  Robert Preston  •  William Bendix

Semi-Tough (1977)

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

The Florida Keys in 1840, where the implacable hurricanes of the Caribbean scream, where the salvagers of Key West, like the intrepid and beautiful Loxi Claiborne and her crew, reap, aboard frail schooners, the harvest of the wild wind, facing the shark teeth of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  John Wayne  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Raymond Massey

The Florida Keys in 1840, where the implacable hurricanes of the Caribbean scream, where the salvagers of Key West, like the intrepid and beautiful Loxi Claiborne and her crew, reap, aboard frail schooners, the harvest of the wild wind, facing the shark teeth of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  John Wayne  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Raymond Massey

Cloudburst (1951)

Canadian World War II veteran John Graham (Robert Preston) works in London as a code breaker. Tragedy strikes when his pregnant wife, Carol (Elizabeth Sellars), is accidentally run over by two crooks who are speeding away from the scene of a murder. Haunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Searle
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Colin Tapley  •  Sheila Burrell

Canadian World War II veteran John Graham (Robert Preston) works in London as a code breaker. Tragedy strikes when his pregnant wife, Carol (Elizabeth Sellars), is accidentally run over by two crooks who are speeding away from the scene of a murder. Haunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Searle
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Colin Tapley  •  Sheila Burrell

Best of the Badmen (1951)

After the North defeats the South, Union Maj. Jeff Clanton heads to Missouri to provide the Confederacy's Quantrill's Raiders a chance to claim allegiance to the Union, thereby clearing their wanted status. But standing in Clanton's way are the corrupt lawmen Joad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William D. Russell
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Claire Trevor  •  Jack Buetel  •  Robert Preston

After the North defeats the South, Union Maj. Jeff Clanton heads to Missouri to provide the Confederacy's Quantrill's Raiders a chance to claim allegiance to the Union, thereby clearing their wanted status. But standing in Clanton's way are the corrupt lawmen Joad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William D. Russell
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Claire Trevor  •  Jack Buetel  •  Robert Preston

Big City (1948)

A young orphan (Margaret O'Brien) in New York's Lower East Side is collectively adopted by three neighborhood men--a minister, a cantor, and a cop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Robert Preston  •  George Murphy  •  Danny Thomas

A young orphan (Margaret O'Brien) in New York's Lower East Side is collectively adopted by three neighborhood men--a minister, a cantor, and a cop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Robert Preston  •  George Murphy  •  Danny Thomas

The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)

Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Preston  •  Edward Arnold  •  Frank Craven

Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Preston  •  Edward Arnold  •  Frank Craven

Island of Love (1963)

Con artist Steve Blair persuades Tony Dallas, a Manhattan gangster, to finance a movie about Adam and Eve by offering the female lead to Tony's stripper girl friend, Cha Cha Miller. The film is such a disaster, however, that Steve and his writer, Paul Ferris, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morton DaCosta
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Tony Randall  •  Giorgia Moll  •  Walter Matthau

Con artist Steve Blair persuades Tony Dallas, a Manhattan gangster, to finance a movie about Adam and Eve by offering the female lead to Tony's stripper girl friend, Cha Cha Miller. The film is such a disaster, however, that Steve and his writer, Paul Ferris, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morton DaCosta
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Tony Randall  •  Giorgia Moll  •  Walter Matthau

The Last Frontier (1955)

Three trappers become scouts for a cavalry captain (Guy Madison) who loses his fort to a hated colonel (Robert Preston).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Guy Madison  •  Robert Preston  •  Anne Bancroft

Three trappers become scouts for a cavalry captain (Guy Madison) who loses his fort to a hated colonel (Robert Preston).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Guy Madison  •  Robert Preston  •  Anne Bancroft

Outrage! (1986)

After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary insanity, the father places his attorney in a virtual no-win situation. In an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Beau Bridges  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Linda Purl

After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary insanity, the father places his attorney in a virtual no-win situation. In an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Beau Bridges  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Linda Purl

My Father's House (1975)

Recovering from a heart attack, a workaholic editor recalls the simple days of his youth. Robertson adds an emotional center to this messy, flashback-filled 'heavy' dramatic piece. Plenty of co-star talent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  Robert Preston  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Rosemary Forsyth

Recovering from a heart attack, a workaholic editor recalls the simple days of his youth. Robertson adds an emotional center to this messy, flashback-filled 'heavy' dramatic piece. Plenty of co-star talent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  Robert Preston  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Rosemary Forsyth

Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Sam Waterston  •  Sylvia Sidney

A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Sam Waterston  •  Sylvia Sidney
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