Ralph Nelson

  • Ralph Nelson – Charly (1968)

    1961-1970DramaRalph NelsonSci-FiUSA

    Charly is a terrific dramatic production which is based on the novel written by Daniel Keyes. The feature was executive produced by Selig J. Seligman (The High Commissioner, Garrison’s Gorillas). Cliff Robertson stars as Charly in this impressive dramatic exploration of one man’s transformation from a impaired adult who struggles to formulate even his basic thoughts and words to an intelligent gentleman after undergoing an experimental procedure that turns the befuddled gent into a super-smart genius with world-class knowledge.Read More »

  • Ralph Nelson – …tick…tick…tick (1970)

    1961-1970ActionBlaxploitationDramaRalph NelsonUSA

    This is the story of a black man (Jim Brown) who has been elected sheriff in a U.S. southern county, due to the vote of blacks. He receives a huge amount of hostility from the non-tolerant white establishment, making his job very hard. The white former sheriff (George Kennedy) has his own struggle, as he balances his devotion to the law with his family and community relations. Things come to a head when the black sheriff puts a white man, the son of a wealthy land-owner of a neighboring county, in jail, and his daddy comes after him. Everyone around has to decide where their values really lie.Read More »

  • Ralph Nelson – A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich (1977)

    1971-1980DramaRalph NelsonUSA

    Based on the young-adult novel by Alice Childress, this heartfelt social-issue drama follows the journey of Benjie (Larry B. Scott), a troubled teen growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Traumatized by his father’s desertion and unsettled by his mother’s (Cicely Tyson) relationship with a new boyfriend (Paul Winfield), Benjie begins experimenting with drugs—leading him down a dark path of heroin addiction. Now, Benjie’s family must navigate a host of challenges as they help him to overcome his dependency and get his life back on track.Read More »

  • Ralph Nelson – Once a Thief (1965)

    1961-1970CrimeDramaFranceRalph Nelson

    Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie shot him, the second wants him for one last heist.Read More »

  • Ralph Nelson – Father Goose (1964)

    1961-1970ComedyRalph NelsonRomanceUSA

    This 1964 Oscar winner for Best Orginal Screenplay stars Cary Grant as a boozy beachcomber during WWII who monitors the radio in the South Pacific in exchange for shipments of alcohol. When lovely and structured French schoolmarm Catherine Freneau (Leslie Caron) crashes onto the island, an immediate and electric fuel ignites between the two polar opposites.Read More »

  • Ralph Nelson – Soldier in the Rain (1963)

    1961-1970ComedyDramaRalph NelsonUSA



    The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.Read More »

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