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Nicholas Ray
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 31 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (27) | Writer (8) | Actor (3)
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Lightning Over Water (1980)
Director Nicholas Ray is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film _Hammett (1983)_ in Hollywood, but flies to New York to help Ray realize his final wish. Ray's original intent is to make a fiction film about a dying painter who sails to China to find a cure for his disease. He and Wenders discuss this idea, but it is obviously unrealistic given Ray's state of health. (imdb)
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Hair (1979)
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. (imdb)
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The American Friend (1977)
Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer in Hamburg is diagnosed as having leukemia. Ripley, an American art dealer who deals in forgeries... (imdb)
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Wet Dreams (1974)
This collection of shorts was impulsed by a wealthy dutch person asking many directors to shot a few minutes on the subject of "wet dreams". Some of these shorts were collected and assembled in this movie, and were then issued in 1973.
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We Can
An experimental feature film directed by Nicholas Ray in collaboration with his film students at SUNY Binghamton. Ray and the students play fictionalized versions of themselves.
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Circus World (1964)
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother. (imdb)
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals. (imdb)
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King of Kings (1961)
When the Romans under General Pompey conquer Judea in 63 BC, an era of despair and fear begins for the Jewish people. In the trials and persecutions that the Jews suffer under the Romans and under King Herod, they take hope in the promise that the Messiah someday would come... (imdb)
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The Savage Innocents (1960)
An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police. (imdb)
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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
In Florida at the end of the 1890s, teacher-turned-game warden Plummer takes on a gang of unruly, primitive poachers led by the Burl Ives, who are killing off the local rare birds for their fashionable, valuable plumage. (TimeOut London)
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Party Girl (1958)
Lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career defending crooks in trials. He has never realised that there is a downside to his success, until he meets the dancer Vicki Gayle. (imdb)
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The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the Younger brothers, and his attempt to lead a peaceful life after the disastrous attempt to rob the bank at Northfield, Minn. (imdb)
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Bitter Victory (1957)
Unfit commander receives an undeserved citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters. Unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers. (imdb)
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Bigger Than Life (1956)
A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. (imdb)
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Hot Blood (1956)
Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it. (imdb)
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Run for Cover (1955)
Odd little Western that gets off to a snappy start when a man (James Cagney) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with (John Derek) Cagney clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman (Viveca Lindfors) and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own. (imdb)
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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.
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Johnny Guitar (1954)
Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through... (imdb)
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Androcles and the Lion (1952)
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it? (imdb)
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The Lusty Men (1952)
When he sustains a rodeo injury, star rider Jeff McCloud returns to his hometown after many years of absence. He signs on as a hired hand with a local ranch, where he befriends fellow ranch hand Wes and his wife Louise. Wes has big dreams of owning his own little farm, and rodeo winnings could help finance it... (imdb)
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Macao (1952)
A sultry night club singer, a man who has also traveled to many exotic ports and a salesman meet aboard ship on the 45-mile trip from Hong Kong to Macao. The singer is quickly hired by an American expatriate who runs the biggest casino in Macao and has a thriving business in converting hot jewels into cash. Her new boss thinks one of her traveling companions is a cop. One is -- but not the one the boss suspects. (imdb)
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Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal. (imdb)
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The Racket (1951)
The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things the old-fashioned way instead of using the syndicate's more genteel methods. The second problem is McQuigg, the only honest police captain on the force... (imdb)
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On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden, whom he finds attractive and independent. However, Mary's brother is chief suspect in the killing. And Mary herself is blind. (imdb)
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Born to Be Bad (1950)
Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves her anyway. (imdb)
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In a Lonely Place (1950)
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (imdb)
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A Woman
Susan is laying in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up her singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a failure. A singer with a limited range, she was a diamond in the rough... (imdb)
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Roseanna McCoy (1949)
The screenplay by John Collier, based on the 1947 novel of the same title by Alberta Hannum, is a romanticized and semi-fictionalized account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud. (Wikipedia)
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Knock on Any Door (1949)
Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy his wife some jewelry, she announced she was pregnant, Later he finds her dead from suicide. When he turns again to robbery he's caught by a cop and Nick pumps all his bullets into him in frustration. Morton's appeal to the court emphasizes the evils of the slums. (imdb)
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They Live by Night (1948)
In the '30s, three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Kitty. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever. (imdb)
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Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)
A love story about a nightclub owner and an aspiring singer, sprinkled with musical numbers and Three Stooges comedy bits.
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