Search results for "Charles Bickford"

The Big Country (1958)

Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jean Simmons  •  Carroll Baker  •  Charlton Heston

A Star Is Born (1954) RT 96% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  James Mason  •  Jack Carson  •  Charles Bickford

Brute Force (1947) RT 91% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Prison inmates revolt against a sadistic guard.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Hume Cronyn  •  Charles Bickford  •  Yvonne De Carlo

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

Duel in the Sun (1946) RT 81% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Gregory Peck  •  Lionel Barrymore

Fallen Angel (1945) RT 78% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Mar 2006

An unemployed drifter, Eric Stanton wanders into a small California town and begins hanging around the local diner. While Eric falls for the lovely waitress Stella, he also ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  Dana Andrews  •  Linda Darnell  •  Charles Bickford

Little Miss Marker (1934) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Big Steve Halloway, gambler and proprietor of New York's Horseshoe Cabaret, where his girl, Bangles Carson sings, is in desperate need of money. He arranges for his fellow ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Adolphe Menjou  •  Dorothy Dell  •  Charles Bickford  •  Shirley Temple

Mister Cory (1957)

An opportunistic young man from the slums gambles his way to wealth, power and high society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Martha Hyer  •  Charles Bickford  •  Kathryn Crosby

Mr. Lucky (1943) RT 100% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A conman poses as a war relief fundraiser, but when he falls for a charity worker, his conscience begins to trouble him.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Laraine Day  •  Charles Bickford  •  Gladys Cooper

Of Mice and Men (1939) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2001

A mentally retarded giant and his level headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in depression era America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Burgess Meredith  •  Betty Field  •  Lon Chaney, Jr.  •  Charles Bickford

Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) RT 100% / Audience 58%

Circus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Johnny Weissmuller  •  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Johnny Sheffield  •  Virginia Grey

The Farmer's Daughter (1947) RT Audience 77%

A Swedish-American farmer's daughter leaves the farm to attend nursing school. Penny-less after an acquaintance steals her tuition money, she obtains a job as a household ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Charles Bickford

Whirlpool (1949) RT 89% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2005

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Richard Conte  •  José Ferrer  •  Charles Bickford

Wing and a Prayer (1944) RT 80% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Nov 2001

An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Dana Andrews  •  William Eythe  •  Charles Bickford

The Song of Bernadette (1943) RT 80% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 2003

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Vincent Price  •  William Eythe  •  Charles Bickford

Johnny Belinda (1948) RT 88% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2006

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Lew Ayres  •  Charles Bickford  •  Agnes Moorehead

Reap the Wild Wind (1942) RT 67% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a ...  (more)

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

The Unforgiven (1960) RT Audience 59%

DVD release: May 2003

The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Audie Murphy  •  John Saxon

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) RT 100% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2003

A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Charles Bickford  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Rod Steiger