Search results for "Francis Lederer"


Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) RT Audience 53%

FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Francis Lederer  •  George Sanders  •  Paul Lukas

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

Pandora's Box (1929) RT 90% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2006

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  G.W. Pabst
CAST:  Louise Brooks  •  Fritz Kortner  •  Francis Lederer  •  Carl Goetz

It's All Yours (1937)

Jimmy Barnes arrives from Europe to be educated by his multi-millionaire uncle, Edward J. Barnes and in five years the extravagant escapes of Jimmy, now a lawyer, are the talk ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Madeleine Carroll  •  Francis Lederer  •  Mischa Auer  •  Grace Bradley

The Madonna's Secret (1946)

This drama is an updated version of Ulmer's 1944 film Bluebeard. It is set in New York and follows the exploits of an eccentric Parisian painter who has come to New York to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wilhelm Thiele
CAST:  Francis Lederer  •  Gail Patrick  •  Ann Rutherford  •  Edward Ashley

The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna (1929) RT Audience 88%

This silent-screen classic, like many others produced near the end of the silent era, was both a theatrical extravaganza boasting an original orchestral score and an item ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hanns Schwarz
CAST:  Brigitte Helm  •  Francis Lederer  •  Warwick Ward  •  Lya Jan

The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938)

Former jewel thief Michael Lanyard (Francis Lederer) toys with a princess (Frances Drake) and a grand duke (Walter Kingsford).  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Albert S. Rogell
CAST:  Francis Lederer  •  Frances Drake  •  Olaf Hytten  •  Walter Kingsford

Surrender (1950)

Violet Barton, a femme-fatale goal-setter, fascinates men and readily returns their affection to obtain the wealth she desires, even to the point of bigamy. She has an affair ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Allan Dwan
CAST:  Vera Ralston  •  John Carroll  •  Walter Brennan  •  Francis Lederer

A Woman of Distinction (1950) RT Audience 29%

Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Edward Buzzell
CAST:  Rosalind Russell  •  Ray Milland  •  Edmund Gwenn  •  Janis Carter

Her Majesty the Barmaid (1933)

Fred von Wellingen is a wealthy industrialist, part of a large family-owned corporation. Fred has fallen for Lia, a comely bartender in the Berlin Cabaret. He proposes to her, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joe May
CAST:  Otto Wallburg  •  Francis Lederer  •  Käthe von Nagy  •  S.Z. Sakall




My American Wife (1936)

Ann Sothern essays the title role in My American Wife. The story opens in Smelter City, Arizona, where the richest man in town is grizzled old Indian fighter Lafe Cantillon ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Harold Young
CAST:  Francis Lederer  •  Ann Sothern  •  Fred Stone  •  Billie Burke

Maracaibo (1958)

A firefighter is sent to Venezuela to battle a blazing oil well but still finds time for romance.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Abbe Lane  •  Francis Lederer

Voice in the Wind (1944)

Former concert pianist, victim of Nazi torture, pursues a confused, melancholic existence on the island of Guadalupe.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Arthur Ripley
CAST:  Francis Lederer  •  Sigrid Gurie  •  J. Edward Bromberg  •  J. Carrol Naish

The Ambassador's Daughter (1956) RT Audience 53%

DVD release: Nov 2005

While on leave in Paris, a G.I. pursues an ambassador's daughter. Meanwhile she's out to prove to her father that soldiers can be gentlemen, too.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Krasna
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  John Forsythe  •  Myrna Loy  •  Adolphe Menjou

The Great Longing (1930)

During lunch break at the movie studio, the extras rush to the canteen Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Maria Paudler and Luis Trenker are chatting. Eva von Loe a beautiful young ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Steve Sekely
CAST:  Camilla Horn  •  Theodor Loos  •  Paul Kemp  •  Paul Henckels

Stolen Identity (1953)

A jealous musician kills his wife and frames a cab driver.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gunther von Fritsch
CAST:  Donald Buka  •  Joan Camden  •  Francis Lederer  •  Adrienne Gessner

Puddin' Head (1941)

On the day that United Broadcasting System's new building is dedicated, bumbling vice-president Harold L. Montgomery, Sr. discovers that he gave the wrong survey to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Judy Canova  •  Francis Lederer  •  Raymond Walburn  •  Slim Summerville

The Return of Dracula (1958) RT Audience 37%

DVD release: Sep 1993

After a vampire leaves his native Balkans, he murders a Czech artist, assumes his identity, and moves in with the dead man's American cousins.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Paul Landres
CAST:  Francis Lederer  •  Norma Eberhardt  •  Ray Stricklyn  •  Virginia Vincent

The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)

Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Francis Lederer  •  Joan Bennett  •  Charles Ruggles  •  Mary Boland