Search results for "J. Lee Thompson"


Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) RT 38% / Audience 31%

DVD release: May 2009

The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Lew Ayres  •  Bobby Porter  •  Richard Eastham

Cape Fear (1962) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Polly Bergen  •  Lori Martin

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) RT 44% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Sep 2000

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Don Murray  •  Joyce Haber  •  Ricardo Montalbán

Eye of the Devil (1966) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 2011

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Sharon Tate  •  David Hemmings

Mackenna's Gold (1969) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Aug 2001

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Omar Sharif  •  Camilla Sparv  •  Julie Newmar

Ice Cold in Alex (1958) RT Audience 94%

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Sylvia Syms  •  Harry Andrews

Taras Bulba (1962) RT Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2014

The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Yul Brynner  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Brad Dexter

North West Frontier (1959) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Jun 2012

In the rebellious northern frontier province of colonial India, British Army Captain Scott (Kenneth More), a young prince and the boy's governess (Lauren Bacall) escape by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Herbert Lom  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

Country Dance (1970)

In this British tragi-comedy taking place among emotionally bankrupt upper-class Scottish countrymen, Peter O'Toole plays Sir Charles Henry Arbuthnot Pinkerton Ferguson, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Susannah York  •  Michael Craig  •  Harry Andrews

Yield to the Night (1956) RT Audience 70%

A beautiful young woman snaps and kills a man she thought truly loved her. Her past shows that she's had a life of abusive relationships with men.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Diana Dors  •  Yvonne Mitchell  •  Michael Craig  •  Marie Ney




What a Way to Go! (1964)

This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Paul Newman  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Dean Martin

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965) RT Audience 27%

Two Americans (Shirley MacLaine, Richard Crenna), stranded in the mideastern country of Fawzia, help an Arab leader (Peter Ustinov) build a football team so it can play and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Richard Crenna  •  Jim Backus

For Better, for Worse (1954)

In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Susan Stephen  •  Cecil Parker  •  Eileen Herlie

Murder Without Crime (1950)

A man gets in trouble when he accidentally kills and covers up a murder of a girl he meet after a big fight with his wife.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  Derek Farr  •  Patricia Plunkett  •  Joan Dowling

Return from the Ashes (1965) RT Audience 50%

A Jewish woman, Dr. Michele Wolf, interred in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII returns to her Paris home after the war's end. She's unaware that her husband, the handsome ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Maximilian Schell  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Herbert Lom

As Long as They're Happy (1955)

The suburban peace of the Bentley household is shattered when John Bentley is informed by his wife Stella that their two married daughters, Pat and Corrine are in trouble and ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Jack Buchanan  •  Janette Scott  •  Jeannie Carson  •  Diana Dors

No Trees in the Street (1959) RT Audience 67%

No Trees in the Street. Based on the play by Ted Willis, the film is set in the years just before World War II, when England hadn't completely dug itself out of the worldwide ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Sylvia Syms  •  Herbert Lom  •  Melvyn Hayes  •  Ronald Howard

St. Ives (1976)

A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  John Houseman  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Maximilian Schell

An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Returning from a cricket match in Ireland, Peter Weston gains a pet alligator from another passenger who abandons it with him. He is horrified and while his first instinct is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  Jeannie Carson  •  James Robertson Justice  •  Diana Dors