Search results for "Brian Donlevy"


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

Impact (1949) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Mar 2000

After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Ella Raines  •  Charles Coburn  •  Helen Walker

In Old Chicago (1938) RT 67% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Aug 2005

The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Alice Faye  •  Don Ameche  •  Alice Brady

Jesse James (1939) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2007

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History • Western
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Henry Fonda  •  Nancy Kelly  •  Randolph Scott

Kiss of Death (1947) RT 86% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Dec 2005

An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Coleen Gray  •  Richard Widmark

Never So Few (1959) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: May 2005

A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Peter Lawford  •  Steve McQueen

The Big Combo (1955) RT 92% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangsters' girlfriend.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Richard Conte

The Great McGinty (1940) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Muriel Angelus  •  Allyn Joslyn

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) RT 88% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Eddie Bracken  •  Betty Hutton  •  Diana Lynn  •  William Demarest

Hold Back the Dawn (1941) RT 100% / Audience 77%

Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Charles Boyer  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Victor Francen




Wake Island (1942) RT 83% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2004

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Macdonald Carey  •  Robert Preston  •  William Bendix

Brigham Young (1940) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Based on the story of the famous Mormon leader, it follows Brigham Young and his challenge to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The ...  (more)

GENRES: History • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Linda Darnell  •  Dean Jagger  •  Brian Donlevy

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, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Walter Brennan  •  Anna Lee  •  Gene Lockhart

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) RT 92% / Audience 68%

Professor Bernard Quatermass is in charge of a rocket mission that has gone awry. They lose contact with the spaceship and have no idea how far into space it may have traveled ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Val Guest
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Gordon Jackson  •  Thora Hird  •  Harold Lang

Quatermass 2 (1957) RT 75% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2000

Quatermass is the director of an important scientific base, where he builds nuclear rockets for the colonization of the Moon. A strange fall of meteorites in a nearby village ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Val Guest
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Sid James  •  John Longden  •  Percy Herbert

A Southern Yankee (1948) RT Audience 23%

DVD release: Dec 1991

Red Skelton plays Aubrey Filmore, a feather-brained but lovable bellboy who dreams of becoming an agent for the Union's secret service during the Civil War.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Sedgwick
CAST:  Red Skelton  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Arlene Dahl  •  George Coulouris

The Fat Spy (1966) RT Audience 9%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A mostly-deserted island, which is believed to be the home to the fountain of youth, is off the coast of Florida. The island gets some visitors in the form of a teenage boy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Cates
CAST:  Jayne Mansfield  •  Phyllis Diller  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Harriet Hilliard

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) RT Audience 36%

DVD release: May 2001

When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Annette Funicello  •  Dwayne Hickman  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Harvey Lembeck

Curse of the Fly (1965) RT Audience 19%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  George Baker  •  Carole Gray  •  Yvette Rees

An American Romance (1944) RT 83% / Audience 0%

A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Ann Richards  •  Walter Abel  •  John Qualen