Search results for "Murray Alper"


The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

Ocean's 11 (1960)

Ocean's Eleven is the 'Rat-Pack' comedy about robber Danny Ocean and his gang's attempt to rob the five biggest casinos in Las Vegas.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Peter Lawford  •  Angie Dickinson

My Favourite Wife (1940)

Seven years after a shipwreck in which she was presumed dead, Ellen Arden arrives home to find that her husband Nick has just remarried. The overjoyed Nick struggles to break ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Randolph Scott  •  Irene Dunne  •  Gail Patrick

Saboteur (1942) RT 81% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Priscilla Lane  •  Robert Cummings  •  Otto Kruger  •  Alan Baxter

Sergeant York (1941) RT 84% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

The Gunfighter (1950) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2008

Gregory Peck stars as an aging notorious gunslinger, Johnny Ringo. Sick of killing he tries to avoid trouble, but when a cocksure young man named Eddie draws on him, Ringo has ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Helen Westcott  •  Millard Mitchell  •  Jean Parker

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) RT 89% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A trumpet player in a radio orchestra (Jack Benny) falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's the angel Athanael. The beautiful angel Elizabeth (Alexis Smith) delivers ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Jack Benny  •  Alexis Smith  •  Dolores Moran  •  Allyn Joslyn

The Nutty Professor (1963) RT 88% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Stella Stevens  •  Henry Gibson  •  Del Moore

The Outlaws IS Coming! (1965) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Rance Roden plans to kill off all the buffalo and thus cause the Indians to riot. After they destroy the US Cavalry, Rance and his gang will take over the West. Meanwhile, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Norman Maurer
CAST:  Moe Howard  •  Larry Fine  •  Joe DeRita  •  Adam West

The Roaring Twenties (1939) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2005

After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gladys George




The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963) RT Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2003

Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Norman Maurer
CAST:  Moe Howard  •  Larry Fine  •  Joe DeRita  •  Jay Sheffield

They Were Expendable (1945) RT 89% / Audience 73%

DVD release: May 1999

Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Robert Montgomery  •  John Wayne  •  Donna Reed  •  Jack Holt

Bachelor Mother (1939) RT Audience 88%

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  David Niven  •  Charles Coburn  •  Frank Albertson

Another Thin Man (1939) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Virginia Grey  •  Otto Kruger

The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) RT Audience 75%

Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Cyril Gardner
CAST:  Ina Claire  •  Fredric March  •  Mary Brian  •  Henrietta Crosman

Young Dr. Kildare (1938) RT Audience 80%

An intern (Lew Ayres) handles emergencies and wins an older doctor's (Lionel Barrymore) approval at a New York hospital.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Harold S. Bucquet
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Lew Ayres  •  Lynne Carver  •  Nat Pendleton

The Gay Sisters (1942) RT Audience 67%

The eldest (Barbara Stanwyck) of three sisters protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer (George Brent) she once married.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Donald Crisp

It's a Wonderful World (1939) RT Audience 79%

Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood, is framed for murder. While Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  James Stewart  •  Guy Kibbee  •  Nat Pendleton

Black Friday (1940) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Aug 1995

When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Bela Lugosi  •  Stanley Ridges  •  Anne Nagel