Search results for "Elia Kazan"


A Face in the Crowd (1957) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2005

"A Face in the Crowd" charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Patricia Neal  •  Walter Matthau  •  Lee Remick

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 1999

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Marlon Brando  •  Kim Hunter  •  Karl Malden

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2005

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Joan Blondell  •  James Dunn  •  Lloyd Nolan

America America (1963)

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Stathis Giallelis  •  Frank Wolff  •  Elena Karam  •  John Marley

Baby Doll (1956) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Carroll Baker  •  Eli Wallach  •  Mildred Dunnock

Boomerang (1947) RT 40% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Sep 2002

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Cara Williams

East of Eden (1955) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 2005

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  James Dean  •  Julie Harris  •  Raymond Massey  •  Richard Davalos

Gentleman's Agreement (1947) RT 78% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 2000

A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  John Garfield  •  Celeste Holm

On the Waterfront (1954) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Panic in the Streets (1950) RT 95% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2005

One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Paul Douglas  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Jack Palance




Splendor in the Grass (1961) RT 85% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Warren Beatty  •  Pat Hingle  •  Audrey Christie

Viva Zapata! (1952) RT 65% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2003

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Western
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Jean Peters  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Joseph Wiseman

Wild River (1960) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Montgomery Clift  •  Lee Remick  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Albert Salmi

Pinky (1949) RT 67% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Ethel Waters  •  William Lundigan

The Last Tycoon (1976) RT 44% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Nov 2003

F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Tony Curtis  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Jeanne Moreau

The Visitors (1972) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Jul 1994

Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Patrick McVey  •  Patricia Joyce  •  Steve Railsback  •  Chico Martínez

Man on a Tightrope (1953) RT Audience 77%

Elia Kazan's 1953 film stars Fredric March as the owner of an impoverished circus in Communist-ruled Czechoslovokia who plots to flee across the border to freedom, taking his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Terry Moore  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Cameron Mitchell

The Arrangement (1969)

Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success. But a car crash is all that needs to make him reconsider the life he leads. Searching for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Richard Boone

Blues in the Night (1941) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Jul 2008

Members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their talented leader from dying after he breaks from the band and begins drinking and taking drugs.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Priscilla Lane  •  Betty Field  •  Richard Whorf  •  Lloyd Nolan