Search results for "Robert Aldrich"

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2003

A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Peter Finch  •  Hardy Krüger

Apache (1954) RT 78% / Audience 45%

DVD release: May 2001

Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. On the way he manages to escape and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Jean Peters  •  John McIntire  •  Charles Bronson

Emperor of the North (1973)

Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Keith Carradine  •  Charles Tyner

Kiss Me Deadly (1955) RT 97% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jun 2001

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Ralph Meeker  •  Albert Dekker  •  Paul Stewart  •  Juano Hernandez

The Dirty Dozen (1967) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Apr 1998

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Charles Bronson  •  Jim Brown

The Frisco Kid (1979) RT 53% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Feb 2006

Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Harrison Ford  •  Ramon Bieri  •  Val Bisoglio

The Longest Yard (1974) RT 81% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2001

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ed Lauter  •  Bernadette Peters

Too Late the Hero (1970) RT 73% / Audience 73%

DVD release: May 2001

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Ian Bannen  •  Henry Fonda

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

Ulzana's Raid (1972) RT 86% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Bruce Davison  •  Jorge Luke  •  Richard Jaeckel

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) RT 91% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Joan Crawford  •  Victor Buono  •  Wesley Addy

World for Ransom (1954) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Jan 2015

Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Dan Duryea  •  Gene Lockhart  •  Patric Knowles  •  Reginald Denny

Vera Cruz (1954) RT 82% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2001

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Denise Darcel  •  Cesar Romero

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Joseph Cotten

Autumn Leaves (1956) RT 88% / Audience 64%

A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Vera Miles  •  Lorne Greene

The Killing of Sister George (1968) RT 75% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2005

When June Buckridge arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught realizes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Susannah York  •  Beryl Reid  •  Coral Browne  •  Ronald Fraser

The Big Knife (1955) RT 80% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2002

An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star - who opted for box-office success over art- into signing a new contract.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Ida Lupino  •  Wendell Corey  •  Jean Hagen

The Garment Jungle (1957) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 2008

Alan Mitchell (Kerwin Mathews) returns to New York to work for his father Walter (Lee J. Cobb), the owner of a fashion house that designs and manufactures dresses. To stay ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman  •  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee J. Cobb  •  Kerwin Mathews  •  Gia Scala  •  Richard Boone

The Angry Hills (1959) RT Audience 20%

Nazis chase a U.S. newsman (Robert Mitchum) paid to smuggle names of Greek resistance leaders to London.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Stanley Baker  •  Elisabeth Müller  •  Gia Scala