Search results for "Joan Fontaine"


A Damsel in Distress (1937) RT 80% / Audience 69%

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  George Burns  •  Gracie Allen  •  Joan Fontaine

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) RT 69% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Dec 2009

A newspaper publisher, wanting to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence, talks his possible son-in-law Tom into a hoax in an attempt to expose ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Sidney Blackmer  •  Arthur Franz

Gunga Din (1939) RT 92% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2004

British army sergeants Ballantine, Cutter and MacChesney serve in India during the 1880s, along with their native water-bearer, Gunga Din. While completing a dangerous ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • War
DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Victor McLaglen  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Sam Jaffe

Kiss the Blood off My Hands (1948) RT Audience 53%

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Robert Newton  •  Lewis L. Russell

Othello (1951) RT 80% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Aug 2007

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Micheál MacLiammóir  •  Robert Coote  •  Suzanne Cloutier

Rebecca (1940) RT 100% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Joan Fontaine  •  George Sanders  •  Judith Anderson

Suspicion (1941) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Wealthy, sheltered Lina McLaidlaw is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Johnnie Aysgarth. Though warned that Johnnie is little more than a fortune hunter, Lina ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Nigel Bruce

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) RT 75% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Jun 2007

The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Barbara Eden  •  Peter Lorre

Island in the Sun (1957) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  James Mason  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Joan Collins

Serenade (1956)

Damon Vincenti, a young vineyard worker, has a beautiful tenor voice and dreams of becoming a great opera singer. He debuts at Lardelli's Italian restaurant in San Francisco, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Mario Lanza  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Sara Montiel  •  Vincent Price




The Emperor Waltz (1948) RT 63% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Jul 1994

At the turn of the 20th century, travelling salesman Virgil Smith journeys to Vienna in the hope he can sell a gramophone to Emperor Franz Joseph, whose purchase of the recent ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Roland Culver  •  Lucile Watson

Jane Eyre (1943) RT 100% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 2007

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Peggy Ann Garner

Tender Is the Night (1962) RT Audience 55%

Director Henry King's 1962 film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards Jr., Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell, Paul Lukas and Jill St. John.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Jason Robards  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Tom Ewell

Casanova's Big Night (1954) RT Audience 82%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Italy 1757, Pippo Popolino, a lowly tailor, disguises himself as the great Casanova in order to romance the attractive widow Francesca. He little suspects what awaits him... ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Basil Rathbone

Music for Madame (1937)

The plot revolves around Nino, who is traveling to Hollywood in search of fame. He falls in with a gang of crooks who use his talent to distract everyone at a party while they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Blystone
CAST:  Nino Martini  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Alan Mowbray  •  Billy Gilbert

The Man Who Found Himself (1937)

Young Jim Stanton is a conscientious surgeon, but spends too many off-duty hours pursuing his passion for aviation to suit his stuffy father. When it is discovered that a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Phillip Huston  •  John Beal  •  Jane Walsh

You Can't Beat Love (1937)

The film begins with a knuckle-head playboy (Preston Foster) working on a road crew dressed in a tux in order to win a bet. Apparently, this guy will take on any bet or act on ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Christy Cabanne
CAST:  Preston Foster  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Herbert Mundin  •  William Brisbane

Sky Giant (1938)

Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Richard Dix  •  Chester Morris  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Harry Carey

Darling, How Could You! (1951) RT Audience 50%

Based on James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York, a young girl who believes she's learned "the seamy side of life" from a risque play ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  John Lund  •  Mona Freeman  •  Peter Hansen

The Constant Nymph (1943)

Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
CAST:  Charles Boyer  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Alexis Smith  •  Brenda Marshall