Search results for "Kirk Douglas"


Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009)

Kirk Douglas recounts his remarkable life in a celebrated one-man theater performance augmented with rare film highlights. He shares memories of family, marriages, other ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Jeff Kanew
CAST:  Kirk Douglas

Scalawag (1973)

A crew of land locked pirates, led by the aptly named Peg, go in search of burried treasure hidden by the treacherous Mudhook and his twin brother. They meet up with good ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Kirk Douglas  •  Zoran Calic
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Mark Lester  •  George Eastman  •  Lesley-Anne Down

Posse (1975) RT 80% / Audience 53%

DVD release: May 2004

A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Kirk Douglas
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Bruce Dern  •  Bo Hopkins  •  James Stacy

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2003

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  James Mason  •  Paul Lukas  •  Peter Lorre

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Lora May Hollingsway, who grew up next to the wrong side of the tracks, married her boss who thinks she is just a gold digger. Rita Phipps makes as much money writing radio ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Linda Darnell  •  Ann Sothern  •  Kirk Douglas

Ace in the Hole (1951)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Jan Sterling  •  Robert Arthur  •  Porter Hall

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Feb 2002

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Michael Douglas  •  Senta Berger  •  Angie Dickinson

Champion (1949) RT 92% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2013

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Paul Stewart

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) RT 77% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Detective Story (1951) RT 67% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod (Douglas), leads a precinct of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eleanor Parker  •  William Bendix  •  Cathy O'Donnell




I Walk Alone (1948) RT Audience 60%

Frankie Madison returns to New York after 14 years in prison. Noll Turner, Frankie's former partner in bootlegging, is now a wealthy nightclub manager, and Frankie is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Wendell Corey

In Harm's Way (1965) RT 40% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2001

A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Patricia Neal  •  Tom Tryon

Lonely Are the Brave (1962) RT 90% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 2009

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Walter Matthau  •  Carroll O'Connor

Lust for Life (1956) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2006

The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Anthony Quinn  •  James Donald  •  Pamela Brown

Out of the Past (1947) RT 97% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jane Greer  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Rhonda Fleming

Paths of Glory (1957) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: May 2001

During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Ralph Meeker  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  George Macready

Saturn 3 (1980) RT 18% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Aug 1999

In the future, Earth is overcrowded and the population relies on distant bases to be fed. In the Saturn 3 station, Major Adam and the scientist Alex, who is also his lover and ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Farrah Fawcett  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Roy Dotrice

Spartacus (1960) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2001

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Jean Simmons  •  Charles Laughton

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2002

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Dick Powell

The Big Trees (1952) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Feb 2000

In 1900, unscrupulous timber baron Jim Fallon plans to take advantage of a new law and make millions off California redwood. Much of the land he hopes to grab has been ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Felix E. Feist
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eve Miller  •  Patrice Wymore  •  Edgar Buchanan