Search results for "Ava Gardner"


Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) RT 77% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Earthquake (1974)

Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  George Kennedy  •  Lorne Greene

Mogambo (1953) RT 82% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Jun 2006

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Ava Gardner  •  Grace Kelly  •  Donald Sinden

That's Entertainment! (1974)

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

The Band Wagon (1953) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Oscar Levant  •  Nanette Fabray

The Bible: In the Beginning (1966)

Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Parks  •  Ulla Bergryd  •  Richard Harris  •  Franco Nero

The Blue Bird (1976) RT Audience 38%

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Jane Fonda  •  Ava Gardner  •  Cicely Tyson

The Cassandra Crossing (1976) RT 29% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Oct 1999

The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist ...  (more)

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

The Killers (1946) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Ava Gardner  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Albert Dekker

Whistle Stop (1946) RT Audience 22%

When beautiful Mary returns to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Léonide Moguy
CAST:  George Raft  •  Ava Gardner  •  Victor McLaglen  •  Tom Conway




Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2005

High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Barry Nelson  •  Donna Reed

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) RT 86% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2000

Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Albert Lewin
CAST:  James Mason  •  Ava Gardner  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Sheila Sim

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Guy Green  •  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  David Niven  •  Burt Kwouk

That's Entertainment! III (1994) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

The Barefoot Contessa (1954) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ava Gardner  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Marius Goring

The Sentinel (1977) RT 58% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Cristina Raines  •  Martin Balsam  •  José Ferrer

The Hucksters (1947) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Nov 1990

A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jack Conway
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Sydney Greenstreet  •  Adolphe Menjou

Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)

Dr. Gillespie is called in to investigate when a young man suffering from mental problems disappears on a killing spree.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Harold S. Bucquet
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Philip Dorn  •  Donna Reed  •  Phil Brown