Search results for "Sam Jaffe"

Ben-Hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • History
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Haya Harareet  •  Stephen Boyd

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) RT 63% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  David Tomlinson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Sam Jaffe

Gentleman's Agreement (1947) RT 78% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 2000

A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  John Garfield  •  Celeste Holm

Gunga Din (1939) RT 92% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2004

British army sergeants Ballantine, Cutter and MacChesney serve in India during the 1880s, along with their native water-bearer, Gunga Din. While completing a dangerous ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • War
DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Victor McLaglen  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Sam Jaffe

Lost Horizon (1937) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 1999

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  John Howard

Stage Door Canteen (1943) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A young soldier on a pass in New York City visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theater and films appear and host a recreational center for ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Judith Anderson  •  Tallulah Bankhead  •  Kenny Baker  •  Ralph Bellamy

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Louis Calhern  •  Jean Hagen  •  James Whitmore

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2003

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Michael Rennie  •  Patricia Neal  •  Hugh Marlowe  •  Sam Jaffe

The Scarlet Empress (1934) RT 90% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2001

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  John Lodge  •  Sam Jaffe  •  Louise Dresser

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) RT 45% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Feb 2001

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jimmy T. Murakami
CAST:  Richard Thomas  •  Robert Vaughn  •  John Saxon  •  George Peppard

Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) RT Audience 52%

An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Tom Schiller
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Zach Galligan  •  Apollonia van Ravenstein  •  Lauren Tom

Under the Gun (1951)

A convicted racketeer becomes prison trustee when an inmate whom he persuaded to escape is killed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Richard Conte  •  Audrey Totter  •  Sam Jaffe  •  John McIntire

On the Line (1984)

DVD release: Jan 2010

A Border Patrol agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal aliens across the border from Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Luis Borau
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Scott Wilson  •  Victoria Abril  •  Jeff Delger

The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

A motley group of phony church leaders attempts to rob a bank controlled by brothers in 1880's Texas.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Hy Averback
CAST:  Zero Mostel  •  Kim Novak  •  Clint Walker  •  Claude Akins

Les Espions (1957)

The plot concerns a doctor at a run-down psychiatric hospital, who is offered a large sum of money to shelter a new patient. Soon the place is full of suspicious and secretive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Curd Jürgens  •  Peter Ustinov  •  O.E. Hasse  •  Sam Jaffe

We Live Again (1934) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Nekhludoff, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha, is someone he once seduced and abandoned and that he himself bears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rouben Mamoulian
CAST:  Anna Sten  •  Fredric March  •  Jane Baxter  •  C. Aubrey Smith

13 Rue Madeleine (1947) RT 83% / Audience 52%

DVD release: May 2003

Bob Sharkey, an instructor of would-be spies for the Allied Office of Strategic Services, becomes suspicious of one of the latest batch of students, Bill O'Connell, who is too ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Annabella  •  Richard Conte  •  Frank Latimore

The Accused (1949) RT Audience 60%

A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Cummings  •  Wendell Corey  •  Sam Jaffe