Search results for "Will Wright"


Act of Violence (1949) RT 90% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A former prisoner of war, Frank Enley is hailed as a hero in his California town. However, Frank actually aided his Nazi captors, and he closely guards this secret. Frank's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Robert Ryan  •  Janet Leigh  •  Mary Astor

Adam's Rib (1949) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Judy Holliday  •  Tom Ewell

All the King's Men (1949)

All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark from a rural county seat to the governor's mansion.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  Broderick Crawford  •  John Ireland  •  Joanne Dru  •  John Derek

Cape Fear (1962) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Polly Bergen  •  Lori Martin

House by the River (1950) RT 62% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2005

Louis Hayward stars as a wealthy man who tries to seduce the family maid. She resists, and he kills her. Long jealous of his brother Lee Bowman, Hayward does his best to pin ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Louis Hayward  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Lee Bowman  •  Dorothy Patrick

Johnny Guitar (1954)

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Mercedes McCambridge  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Ernest Borgnine

Keeper of the Bees (1947)

Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine, who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Michael Duane  •  Gloria Henry  •  Harry Davenport  •  Jane Darwell

Little Women (1949)

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Peter Lawford  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Elizabeth Taylor

Niagara (1953)

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Jean Peters  •  Max Showalter

River of No Return (1954) RT 64% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2002

The itinerant farmer and his young son help a heart-of-gold saloon singer search for her estranged husband  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Rory Calhoun  •  Tommy Rettig




The Blue Dahlia (1946) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1996

This film noir stars Alan Ladd as a war veteran framed for the murder of his own wife and follows his search for the real murderer. Veronica Lake plays the sultry femme fatale ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Veronica Lake  •  William Bendix  •  Howard Da Silva

The Deadly Companions (1961)

Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Steve Cochran  •  Chill Wills

The Major and the Minor (1942) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Susan Applegate, tired of New York after one year and 25 jobs, decides to return to her home town. Discovering she hasn't enough money for the train fare, Susan disguises ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Ray Milland  •  Rita Johnson  •  Robert Benchley

The Wild One (1953) RT 80% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A gang of forty motorcyclists, the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club, gate-crash a legitimate motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out, but one of the gang steals the second ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Mary Murphy  •  Robert Keith  •  Lee Marvin

They Live by Night (1948) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2007

The story of a petty criminal and his girlfriend who try to escape their gang after a double cross of the thieves.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Cathy O'Donnell  •  Farley Granger  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Jay C. Flippen

Vengeance Valley (1951) RT Audience 23%

DVD release: Sep 1999

A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Robert Walker  •  Joanne Dru  •  Sally Forrest

Blossoms in the Dust (1941) RT 25% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2011

Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. They have a son, who is killed when very young. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Felix Bressart  •  Marsha Hunt

Blue Skies (1946) RT 80% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jul 1994

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stuart Heisler  •  Mark Sandrich
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fred Astaire  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Billy De Wolfe

So Proudly We Hail! (1943) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2007

A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination, and their lives. Sent ...  (more)

GENRES: War
DIRECTION:  Mark Sandrich
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Veronica Lake  •  George Reeves

No Way Out (1950) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2006

The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Linda Darnell  •  Stephen McNally  •  Sidney Poitier