Search results for "Bert Stevens"


The Sound of Music (1965)

A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Bill Lee

Mary Poppins (1964) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

Citizen Kane (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Orson Welles  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Ruth Warrick

North by Northwest (1959) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Ace in the Hole (1951)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Jan Sterling  •  Robert Arthur  •  Porter Hall

Adam's Rib (1949) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Judy Holliday  •  Tom Ewell

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Ball of Fire (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 2007

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  S.Z. Sakall  •  Henry Travers

Calamity Jane (1953) RT 71% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2002

The Wild West heroine Calamity Jane helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Music • Western
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Howard Keel  •  Allyn Ann McLerie  •  Philip Carey

Days of Wine and Roses (1962) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2004

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Lee Remick  •  Charles Bickford  •  Jack Klugman




Destination Moon (1950) RT 60% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Postulates the first manned trip to the moon, happening in the (then) near future, and being funded by a consortium of private backers. Assorted difficulties occur and must be ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  John Archer  •  Warner Anderson  •  Tom Powers  •  Dick Wesson

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) RT 71% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Test space rockets exploding at liftoff and increased reporting of UFO sightings culminate in a direct attempt by alien survivors of a dead, extra-galactic civilization to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Fred F. Sears
CAST:  Hugh Marlowe  •  Joan Taylor  •  Donald Curtis  •  Morris Ankrum

Funny Face (1957) RT 87% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2001

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Fred Astaire  •  Kay Thompson  •  Michel Auclair

Giant (1956) RT 95% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2003

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Rock Hudson  •  James Dean  •  Carroll Baker

I Wake Up Screaming (1941) RT 80% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jun 2006

A young promoter is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn, a young actress he "discovered" as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Victor Mature  •  Carole Landis  •  Laird Cregar

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) RT 90% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 2004

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

Meet John Doe (1941) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2005

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Gary Cooper  •  Edward Arnold  •  Walter Brennan

Midnight (1939) RT 92% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2008

An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Don Ameche  •  John Barrymore  •  Francis Lederer

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: May 2000

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Chaplin
CAST:  Charles Chaplin  •  Mady Correll  •  Allison Roddan  •  Robert Lewis