Search results for "Jim Backus"

Miracle on 34th Street (1973) RT Audience 60%

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Jane Alexander  •  David Hartman  •  Suzanne Davidson

Angel Face (1952) RT 80% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2007

An ambulance driver gets involved with a rich girl that might have a darker side.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jean Simmons  •  Mona Freeman  •  Herbert Marshall

Critic's Choice (1963) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: Jun 2007

Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Lucille Ball  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Rip Torn

His Kind of Woman (1951) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2006

Nick Ferraro, deported crime boss, needs to re-enter the USA. His plan involves "honest" gambler Dan Milner, who's subjected to a series of "misfortunes," then bribed to take ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer  •  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jane Russell  •  Vincent Price  •  Tim Holt

Hurry Sundown (1967) RT 29% / Audience 32%

DVD release: May 2011

Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Jane Fonda  •  John Phillip Law  •  Diahann Carroll

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2001

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Abe Levitow
CAST:  Jim Backus  •  Morey Amsterdam  •  Jack Cassidy  •  Royal Dano

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2002

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  James Dean  •  Natalie Wood  •  Sal Mineo  •  Ann Doran

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) RT Audience 38%

Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
CAST:  Evelyn Keyes  •  Charles Korvin  •  William Bishop  •  Dorothy Malone

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) RT Audience 62%

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  George Pal  •  Henry Levin
CAST:  Laurence Harvey  •  Karlheinz Böhm  •  Claire Bloom  •  Walter Slezak

Bright Victory (1951) RT Audience 80%

A soldier blinded in war returns home and attempts to adjust to civilian life. Director Mark Robson's 1951 drama stars Arthur Kennedy (Academy Award nomination, Best Actor, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Arthur Kennedy  •  Peggy Dow  •  Julie Adams  •  James Edwards

Boys' Night Out (1962) RT Audience 46%

DVD release: Jan 1994

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Kim Novak  •  James Garner  •  Tony Randall  •  Howard Morris

Pete's Dragon (1977) RT 50% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Don Chaffey
CAST:  Jim Dale  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Red Buttons  •  Shelley Winters

Angels Revenge (1979)

Six sexy women, and a teenage girl, devastate a right-wing militia before doing battle with ruthless drug pushers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Greydon Clark
CAST:  Sylvia Anderson  •  Lieu Chinh  •  Robin Greer  •  Jack Palance

M (1951) RT Audience 46%

Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Martin Gabel  •  Luther Adler

The Girl Most Likely to... (1973) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Oct 2005

An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Ed Asner  •  Jim Backus  •  Joe Flynn

Don't Bother to Knock (1952) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2002

Jed, an airline pilot, (Widmark) is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell (Monroe), a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Donna Corcoran

The Opposite Sex (1956) RT 20% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Jan 1991

The story concerns Kay Hilliard (played by June Allyson), a former nightclub singer who discovers her husband Steven (played by Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Joan Collins  •  Dolores Gray  •  Leslie Nielsen

Slapstick of Another Kind (1982)

A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Paul
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Marty Feldman  •  Jim Backus

Here Come the Nelsons (1952)

DVD release: Jan 1998

The homespun Nelson family must deal with various comical situations, including an encounter with gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederick de Cordova
CAST:  Ozzie Nelson  •  Harriet Hilliard  •  David Nelson  •  Ricky Nelson