Bradford Dillman

Bradford Dillman was an American stage, screen, and television actor, as well as an author starred in the taut crime drama Compulsion (1959). The lanky, dark-haired Dillman also played Robert Redford's best friend J.J. in The Way We Were (1973). Dillman also appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films The Enforcer (1976) and Sudden Impact (1983). In director Richard Fleischer's Compulsion, derived from the infamous Leopold & Loeb case of the 1920s, Dillman and Stockwell starred as the brazen killers Arthur A. Straus and Judd Steiner, respectively, who think they have committed the perfect murder. Dillman, Stockwell and Orson Welles (who played their attorney) shared best actor honors at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. The Fox film was an adaptation of a Broadway hit, with Dillman taking on the role that Roddy McDowall had originated on the stage.

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race. The third in the original Planet of the Apes series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Kim Hunter  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Natalie Trundy

Gold (1974)

Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners can make a killing in the international gold market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Susannah York  •  Ray Milland  •  John Gielgud

Piranha (1978)

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

Sudden Impact (1983)

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Sondra Locke  •  Pat Hingle  •  Bradford Dillman

The Enforcer (1976)

Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fargo
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Tyne Daly  •  Harry Guardino  •  Bradford Dillman

The Swarm (1978)

Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Katharine Ross  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Chamberlain

The Way We Were (1973)


Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Robert Redford  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Lois Chiles

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  George Segal  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Bradford Dillman

Fear No Evil (1969)

A psychiatrist specializing in the occult becomes involved in the case of a man who is possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man's fiance discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Louis Jourdan  •  Lynda Day George  •  Carroll O'Connor  •  Bradford Dillman

Sergeant Ryker (1968)

During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Peter Graves  •  Vera Miles

Adventures of the Queen (1975)

A madman hijacks the luxury cruise liner, S.S. Queen, and threatens to blow it up unless a millionaire pays him the the contents of a safe deposit box. The crew regains control of the ship, but the hijacker dies, taking the codes to disarm the bomb with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowell Rich
CAST:  Robert Stack  •  David Hedison  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Bradford Dillman

Mastermind (1969)

Zero Mostel plays an inspector on the trail of criminals who have captured a robot called Chatze(sp?) played by Felix Silas. The inspector has delusions that he is a great Samurai warrior and the movie flashes back and forth between present day and ancient times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex March
CAST:  Zero Mostel  •  Keiko Kishi  •  Gawn Grainger  •  Bradford Dillman

A Black Ribbon for Deborah (1974)

A young woman with psychic powers is obsessed with having a child. Even though she is unable to conceive, her desire to do so creates a supernatural force determined to fulfill her wishes  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcello Andrei
CAST:  Bradford Dillman  •  Marina Malfatti  •  Gig Young  •  Delia Boccardo

The Heart of Justice (1992)

David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  William H. Macy  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Dennis Hopper

Force Five (1975)


DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Gerald Gordon  •  Nicholas Pryor  •  James Hampton  •  Roy Jenson

The Eyes of Charles Sand (1972)

A young man inherits the ability to see visions beyond the grave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reza Badiyi
CAST:  Sharon Farrell  •  Adam West  •  Joan Bennett  •  Peter Haskell

Revenge! (1971)

A deranged mother avenges herself on the man she thinks seduced her daughter by imprisoning him in a cage in her basement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor
CAST:  Shelley Winters  •  Stuart Whitman  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Carol Eve Rossen

Before and After (1979)

Patty Duke loses weight and discovers her husband has been cheating on her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Friedman
CAST:  Patty Duke  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Barbara Feldon  •  Art Hindle

Murder or Mercy (1974)

An attorney comes out of retirement to defend a prominent doctor, who has been accused of the mercy killing of his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  David Birney  •  Denver Pyle  •  Mildred Dunnock  •  Melvyn Douglas

A Circle of Deception (1960)

Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.  (more)

CAST:  Bradford Dillman  •  Suzy Parker  •  Harry Andrews  •  Robert Stephens
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