Search results for "Melvyn Douglas"


Being There (1979) RT 96% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Apr 2001

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jack Warden

Captains Courageous (1937) RT 93% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Freddie Bartholomew  •  Spencer Tracy  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Melvyn Douglas

Ghost Story (1981) RT 35% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  John Houseman

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

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) RT 80% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Cary Grant stars as an advertising executive who dreams of getting out of the city and building a perfect home in the country, only to find the transition fraught with problems.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Myrna Loy  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Reginald Denny

Ninotchka (1939) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Greta Garbo  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Ina Claire  •  Sig Ruman

The Americanization of Emily (1964) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: May 2005

During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  James Garner  •  Julie Andrews  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  James Coburn

The Candidate (1972) RT 95% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Don Porter

The Changeling (1980) RT 76% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Trish Van Devere  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jean Marsh

The Old Dark House (1932) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Whale
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Charles Laughton  •  Ernest Thesiger




The Tenant (1976) RT 90% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Bernard Fresson

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) RT 88% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2011

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Charles Durning  •  Joseph Cotten

I Never Sang for My Father (1970) RT 100% / Audience 82%

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Gilbert Cates
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Dorothy Stickney  •  Estelle Parsons

Theodora Goes Wild (1936) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Feb 1996

The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Boleslawski
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  Thurston Hall

The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Jun 1992

It's the early nineteenth century Washington. Young adult Margaret O'Neal, Peggy to most that know her, is the daughter of Major William O'Neal, who is the innkeeper of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Clarence Brown
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Robert Taylor  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Franchot Tone

Billy Budd (1962) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Terence Stamp  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Melvyn Douglas

Hotel (1967) RT Audience 36%

This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Quine
CAST:  Rod Taylor  •  Karl Malden  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Catherine Spaak

Prestige (1932)

A woman joins her fiance at a Malaysian prison camp only to discover he's become an alcoholic.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Ian Maclaren

Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)

A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  George Fitzmaurice
CAST:  Melvyn Douglas  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Warren William  •  John Halliday

We Were Dancing (1942) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A penniless former princess weds an equally cash-strapped baron, so they support themselves by becoming houseguests at the homes of wealthy American socialites. Norma ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Z. Leonard
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Gail Patrick  •  Lee Bowman