Kirk Douglas

  • Elia Kazan – The Arrangement (1969)

    Drama1961-1970Elia KazanUSA

    The Arrangement tells the story of a seemingly-successful Los Angeles-area advertising executive of Greek-American extraction, “Eddie Anderson” (birth name Evangelos Arness, portrayed by Kirk Douglas) who is miserable in both his job and his marriage to his WASPy wife, Florence (Deborah Kerr) and is having a torrid affair with a co-worker, Gwen (Faye Dunaway). “Anderson” is forced to re-evaluate his life and its priorities after an automobile accident which occurs after he can no longer face what his life has become.Read More »

  • Edward Dmytryk – The Juggler (1953)

    1951-1960DramaEdward DmytrykUSAWar

    Plot: Hans Muller is a Jewish refugee from Germany. Relocating to Israel after World War II, he can not overcome the psychological effects of the war. After attacking a policeman, Hans becomes a fugitive, traveling through Israel with a teenage boy.Read More »

  • Mario Camerini – Ulisse AKA Ulysses (1954)

    1951-1960EpicFantasyItalyMario Camerini

    In the ancient Greek city of Ithaca, many impatiently await the return of their king Ulysses and his warriors from the Trojan War. Among these, Ulysses’ devoted wife Penelope and his grown son Telemachus. But Ulysses’ return is not eagerly awaited by everyone, especially by his enemies. They openly court Penelope and ask her to give her husband up for dead and re-marry one of the rowdy suitors who have taken up residence in her home since her husband’s departure.Read More »

  • Burt Kennedy – The War Wagon (1967)

    1961-1970ActionBurt KennedyUSAWestern

    Taw Jackson (John Wayne) returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax (Kirk Douglas), the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. The shipments are transported in the War Wagon, an armored stage coach that is heavily guarded. The two of them become the key players in the caper to separate Pierce from Jackson’s gold.Read More »

  • Otto Preminger – In Harm’s Way (1965)

    Drama1961-1970Otto PremingerUSAWar


    The attack on Pearl Harbor brings war to the U.S. Navy, and cues the varied destinies of an epic-full of colorful characters. Captain Rockwell Torrey (John Wayne) has the good fortune to be out of port when the raid begins. While Commander Kimmell (Franchot Tone) takes the fall for the loss of the fleet, Torrey hangs on, and with the help of Commander Egan Powell (Burgess Meredith), a screenwriter-turned intelligence man, and friendly nurse Lieutenant Maggie Hayes (Patricia Neal), he weathers the post-Pearl career storm to become one of the key fleet commanders in the South Pacific campaign under Admiral Nimitz (Henry Fonda). Further down the chain of command, Torrey’s trusted aide Commander Paul Eddington (Kirk Douglas) falls apart after the death of his faithless wife (Barbara Bouchet), and proceeds to display erratic behavior, especially his undesired attentions to young nurse Ensign Annalee Dorne (Jill Haworth).Read More »

  • Robert Aldrich – The Last Sunset (1961)

    1961-1970Robert AldrichUSAWestern

    Brendan O’Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O’Malley’s heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O’Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy.Read More »

  • Anthony Mann – The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

    1961-1970ThrillerUnited KingdomWar

    During World War II, Norway was occupied by Germany. In the deep fjords, the Nazis worked on a revolutionary new type of weapon; one which, theoretically, could destroy all life. Here, the Nazis’ scientists tried to produce “heavy water”; a vital component in the making of an atomic bomb. A weapon which would win the war for Germany. Norwegian resistance learns of it, and the allied are alerted. But will they have time and opportunity to stop this from happening?Read More »

  • Richard Fleischer – 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

    1951-1960AdventureRichard FleischerSci-FiUSA

    A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.Read More »

  • John Sturges – Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

    1951-1960ClassicsJohn SturgesUSAWestern

    After a long career as a lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp decides to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in a feud with the Clantons, a local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, a terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend.Read More »

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