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Robert Wise
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 44 - You've Seen 0

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker...
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Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007)
Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. (imdb)
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A Storm in Summer (2000)
An old Jewish shop owner suddenly finds himself responsible for a little black boy trying to escape the chaos of Harlem as part of a sponsorship program. At first, Mr. Shaddick wants nothing more than to get rid of the kid, but to spite the well to do lady who tries to take him over to her home, he decides to take Herman in. As time goes on, he finds himself caring about Herman and has the misfortune of being the bearer of bad news, which reminds him of when he received a telegram himself. (imdb)
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Tudo É Brasil (1997)
Continuing his four-year research into Orson Welles' 1942 trip to Rio, Rogerio Sganzeria rounds out his trilogy with this Brazilian documentary, an assemblage of interviews, radio programs, film clips, photos, graphic designs, and samba music, combining to explain how Welles lost control of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) while he was filming It's All True in Brazil. (All Movie Guide)
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100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996)
A documentary on the history of aliens in horror films.
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The Complete Citizen Kane (1991)
A documentary on Citizen Kane and the stories behind this cinematic milestone. Made as part of the many celebrations of the movie's 50th anniversary, the documentary presents interviews with actors and technicians involved in Kane's making; film historians; the controversial Pauline Kael - who wrote a critical article about Orson Welles real contribution to the film; and of course, old clips of Welles himself revealing details about his very first film project. (imdb)
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Rooftops (1989)
T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the contestants try to push each other out of the arena, while not allowed to actually touch each other. When drugdealers move into the neighbourhood and kill T's best friend he embarks on a mission to eradicate the drug-presence in the neigbourhood. (imdb)
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it (imdb)
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Audrey Rose (1977)
A New York couple experience bizarre, stalker-like behavior from an English stranger. While they attempt to bar him from their lives, he slides his way in anyway and tries to convince them that their 11-year-old girl is the reincarnation of his 11-years-departed daughter, Audrey Rose. (imdb)
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The Hindenburg (1975)
This film is a compendium of the facts and fiction of the events leading up to the disaster. For dramatic effect, Sabotage was chosen as the cause, rather than electricity lashing out at a couple of tons of hydrogen. (imdb)
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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (imdb)
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Star! (1968)
Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews,' acting, singing and dancing. (imdb)
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy sybiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. (imdb)
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The Sound of Music (1965)
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to a Naval officer widower. (imdb)
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The Haunting (1963)
Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. (imdb)
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Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from Greenwich Village, and the two try to straighten out their lives together. (imdb)
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West Side Story (1961)
Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love (imdb)
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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earl Slater, an white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's creditors to put pressure on him, while Slater feels humiliated by his failure to provide for his girl-friend; they eventually accept. But Slater loathes and despises blacks, and the tensions in the gang rapidly mount. (imdb)
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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew. (imdb)
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I Want to Live! (1958)
Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murders an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer. (imdb)
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Until They Sail (1957)
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII. (imdb)
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This Could Be the Night (1957)
Anne Leeds is a school teacher who takes a part-time job as a secretary to an ex-bootlegger and horse playing gambler, Broadway nightclub owner with a heart of gold. She falls in love with his younger partner Tony Armotti, who is a typical playboy who can't stay with the same woman for a long period. Tony eventually fires her with the reason that she doesn't belong in a nightclub, but his older partner Rocco rehires her. Anne now tries to be useful and befriends a lot of important customers. (wikipedia.org)
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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has decided to start a new life. However, he is immediately drafted to the army. But they can't keep him and he goes AWOL. Rocky discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent. (imdb)
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Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
Jeremy Rodock is a tough horse rancher who strings up rustlers soon as look at them. Fresh out of Pennsylvania, Steve Miller finds it hard to get used to Rodock's ways, although he takes an immediate shine to his Greek girl Jocasta. (imdb)
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Helen of Troy (1956)
The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint. (imdb)
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Executive Suite (1954)
Avery Bullard, President of the Tredway Corporation has died. But he never named a clear successor, so the Board members must choose a replacement. The most likely is Loren Shaw, a skilled businessman, but some of the others don't like his calculating ways. But to stop him, they'll have to find someone else they can back... (imdb)
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The Desert Rats (1953)
Rommel has the British in retreat on his way to the Suez Canal. All that stands in his way is Tobruk, held by a vastly out numbered force of Australian troops. Richard Burton leads these troops on daring raids against Rommel, keeping him off balance as they earn the nickname 'The Desert Rats'. (imdb)
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So Big (1953)
After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pool's and teaches young Roelf piano, and he has a crush on her, but it is Pervus she marries... (imdb)
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Destination Gobi (1953)
A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese air force. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles. (imdb)
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Something for the Birds (1952)
Environmentalist Anne Richards goes to Washington D. C. to fight for getting legislation passed to save the last remaining sanctuary of the almost-extinct California Condor. She enlists the aid of Johnnie Adams, an engraver, and Washington's most successful party-crasher, and Steve Bennett, a lobbyist for the opposition who comes over to Anne's side.
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The Captive City (1952)
One of several early-1950s films to capitalize on the Kefauver Committee's investigation of organized crime, The Captive City stars John Forsythe as crusading editor Jim Austin. While Austin prepares his testimony before the Committee, the film flashes back to the events which led to this courageous act.
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that we must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (imdb)
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The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
Victoria has survived Nazi concentration by assuming the identity of one who died there. She arrives in San Francisco to see her "son" just as the boy's great-aunt dies leaving a lot of money to be inherited. Victoria falls in love with the boy's trustee Alan Spender, and they move into the mansion on Telegraph Hill. She then learns that Alan and his lover, the boy's governess Margaret, murdered an aunt and are planning the same for her. (imdb)
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Two Flags West (1950)
Sixty Confederate prisoners of war are granted an amnesty and go west to fight the Indians. (TCM)
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Three Secrets (1950)
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son. (imdb)
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The Set-Up (1949)
Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit... (imdb)
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Mystery in Mexico (1948)
Insurance detective Steve Hastings is sent by his company to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. His first lead is the agent's fetching sister, Victoria, whom he trails to Mexico City. After charming his way into her confidence, Steve helps Vicki unravel the mystery. (imdb)
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Blood on the Moon (1948)
When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men draw apart to become sworn enemies. (imdb)
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Born to Kill (1947)
In Reno a man kills a girl he likes and her boyfriend out of jealousy; it may not be the first time. A woman whose divorce has just come through finds the bodies but decides not to become involved. The two meet next day on the train to San Francisco unaware of this link between them. (imdb)
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Criminal Court (1946)
A lawyer who is planning to run for District Attorney accidentally kills a gangster who owns the nightclub where the attorney's girlfriend is a singer. Although he manages to cover up his involvement in the crime, his girlfriend discovers the body and is subsequently charged with the murder. (imdb)
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The Body Snatcher (1945)
In Edinburgh, renowned surgeon and now teacher of anatomy Dr. MacFarlane, has been paying John Gray, a cabman, to clandestinely bring him exhumed bodies of the recently deceased for classroom demonstration purposes. With cemeteries being increasingly guarded, Gray turns to murder to provide MacFarlane with fresh bodies... (imdb)
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A Game of Death (1945)
A remake of Richard Connell's famous short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat. (imdb)
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The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
This mostly unrelated sequel to Cat People (1942) has Amy, the young daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed. Amy is a very imaginative child who has trouble differentiating fantasy from reality, and has no friends her own age as a result. (imdb)
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Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)
In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors (imdb)
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