Search results for "Walter Matthau"


Gangster Story (1959) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Actor Walter Matthau directed his first and only feature film with the black-and-white crime drama Gangster Story. In an unusual noncomedic role, Matthau plays Jack Martin, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Walter Matthau
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Carol Grace  •  Bruce MacFarlane  •  Garry Walberg

A Face in the Crowd (1957) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2005

"A Face in the Crowd" charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Patricia Neal  •  Walter Matthau  •  Lee Remick

A New Leaf (1971) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2014

Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Elaine May  •  Jack Weston  •  George Rose

Candy (1968) RT 80% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a send-up of Voltaire's Candide. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Christian Marquand
CAST:  Charles Aznavour  •  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Burton  •  James Coburn

Charade (1963) RT 92% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 1997

After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Walter Matthau  •  James Coburn

Charley Varrick (1973) RT 86% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Felicia Farr  •  Andrew Robinson

Earthquake (1974)

Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  George Kennedy  •  Lorne Greene

Fail-Safe (1964) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Walter Matthau  •  Fritz Weaver  •  Larry Hagman

Hopscotch (1980) RT 75% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 2002

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Sam Waterston  •  Herbert Lom  •  Ned Beatty

I.Q. (1994)

Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Meg Ryan  •  Walter Matthau  •  Lou Jacobi




JFK (1991)

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Lonely Are the Brave (1962) RT 90% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 2009

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Walter Matthau  •  Carroll O'Connor

Out to Sea (1997) RT 38% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Brent Spiner

Bad News Bears (1976) RT 48% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Dec 2005

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Tatum O'Neal  •  Ben Piazza  •  Vic Morrow

The Fortune Cookie (1966) RT 95% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2001

A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ron Rich  •  Judi West

The Odd Couple (1968) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gene Saks
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  John Fiedler  •  Herb Edelman

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: May 2001

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Robert Shaw  •  Martin Balsam  •  Héctor Elizondo

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ruby Dee  •  James Earl Jones

Kotch (1971) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jack Lemmon
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Deborah Winters  •  Felicia Farr  •  Charles Aidman

Grumpy Old Men (1993) RT 65% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 1997

For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ann-Margret  •  Burgess Meredith