Search results for "Martin Ritt"

Hombre (1967)

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Fredric March  •  Richard Boone  •  Diane Cilento

Hud (1963) RT 84% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2003

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Patricia Neal  •  Brandon De Wilde

Murphy's Romance (1985) RT 71% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2000

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sally Field  •  James Garner  •  Brian Kerwin  •  Corey Haim

Norma Rae (1979) RT 90% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ron Leibman  •  Pat Hingle

Nuts (1987) RT 38% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Karl Malden

Stanley & Iris (1990) RT 29% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2004

An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Robert De Niro  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Martha Plimpton

The Front (1976) RT 75% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Feb 2004

A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Michael Murphy  •  Woody Allen  •  Herschel Bernardi

The Molly Maguires (1970) RT 89% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Richard Harris  •  Frank Finlay

Cross Creek (1983) RT 64% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Feb 2002

The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Rip Torn  •  Peter Coyote  •  Dana Hill

Pete 'n' Tillie (1972) RT 80% / Audience 75%

A fun-loving bachelor woos and weds a secretary, but the bonds of this marriage aren't strong enough to stop his philandering from continuing.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Carol Burnett  •  Geraldine Page  •  Barry Nelson

The Outrage (1964) RT Audience 37%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Transposing Akira Kurosawa's classic "Rashomon" to the American Southwest in the 1870s, this remake begins as three travelers at a dilapidated railroad station discuss the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Claire Bloom  •  Edward G. Robinson

No Down Payment (1957) RT Audience 43%

Set in a California subdivision, the story follows four couples who have bought homes and are neighbors. Among the problems facing the couples are alcoholism, racism, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Joanne Woodward  •  Sheree North  •  Tony Randall  •  Jeffrey Hunter

Casey's Shadow (1978) RT 75% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Alexis Smith  •  Robert Webber  •  Murray Hamilton

The Sound and the Fury (1959) RT Audience 33%

Passions divide a declining Southern family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Stuart Whitman

Five Branded Women (1960)

Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various reasons, have indeed - and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Silvana Mangano  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Vera Miles  •  Barbara Bel Geddes

The Great White Hope (1970) RT 43% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jan 2005

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Jane Alexander  •  Lou Gilbert  •  Joel Fluellen

Edge of the City (1957)

An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  John Cassavetes  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Jack Warden  •  Kathleen Maguire

The Black Orchid (1958) RT 20% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jul 1992

An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster's widow.  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Peter Mark Richman  •  Virginia Vincent

The Brotherhood (1968) RT 75% / Audience 24%

DVD release: May 2002

The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Alex Cord  •  Irene Papas  •  Luther Adler

Paris Blues (1961) RT 60% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Jul 2014

Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Louis Armstrong