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Ruth Gordon
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Date of Birth: Oct 30, 1896

Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 34 - You've Seen 34

Your Average Tiers: 0 (Actor), 0 (Writer)

Average Rankings: 0 (Actor), 0 (Writer)

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Titles You've Ranked (34)
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Maxie Maxie (1985)
Summary: When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20's: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big audition for a Hollywood studio. The trouble is, Maxie, or rather her ghost, hasn't left the house. Worse, she can take over Jan's body. And the only way she's going to leave is if she gets that audition. (imdb)
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Columbo: Try and Catch Me Columbo: Try and Catch Me (1977)  - TV Episode
Summary: A successful mystery writer suspects her niece's husband murdered her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.
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Mugsy Mugsy's Girls (1984)
Summary: The Delta Pi sorority is a sort of female Animal House. Constantly strapped for cash, they agree to travel to Las Vegas to participate in a mud-wrestling competition. Of course, this results in many hi-jinks, some even involving their octogenarian house mother. (imdb)
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Jimmy the Kid Jimmy the Kid (1982)
Summary: Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for. (imdb)
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Boardwalk Boardwalk (1979)
Summary: In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut has decided to make Coney Island his new turf. Strut begins shaking down the merchants in the area, demanding payment for "protection" and using violence to deal with anyone who gets in his way. (imdb)
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Isn Isn't It Shocking? (1973)  - TV Movie
Summary: A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town. (imdb)
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Voyage of the Rock Aliens Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)
Summary: Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack. (imdb)
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Mia and Roman Mia and Roman (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Mia and Roman is a 1968 23-minute documentary film which was shot during the making of Rosemary's Baby. The title refers to Mia Farrow and Roman Polanski. (en.wikipedia.org)
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My Bodyguard My Bodyguard (1980)
Summary: When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (imdb)
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A Double Life A Double Life (1947)
Summary: Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, it's terrible to be around him. That's the reason why his wife Brita divorced him. So when Anthony accepts to play Othello, he devotes himself entirely to the part, but it soon overwhelms him and with each day his mind gets filled more and more with Othello's murderous jealousy. (imdb)
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Rosie! Rosie! (1967)
Summary: Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have Rosie put away in a home and have her legally declared insane. When Daphne,(Rosie's devoted and caring grand-daughter), over hears their plan, she vows to help her grandmother win. (imdb)
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Over 21 Over 21 (1945)
Summary: A woman screenwriter lives in a shabby bungalow in order to be near her husband, a 39-year-old newspaper editor who has just joined the army. (imdb)
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The Actress The Actress (1953)
Summary: Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her his seaman's spyglass to sell as she heads for New York City. (imdb)
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Pat and Mike Pat and Mike (1952)
Summary: Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. (imdb)
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Adam Adam's Rib (1949)
Summary: When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. (imdb)
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The Marrying Kind The Marrying Kind (1952)
Summary: Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the marriage can be saved. (imdb)
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The Great Houdini The Great Houdini (1976)  - TV Movie
Summary: A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond. (imdb)
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Look What Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976)  - TV Movie
Summary: Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations. (imdb)
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Dr. Ehrlich Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Summary: Dr. Paul Ehrlich was the German physician who developed the first synthetic antimicrobial drug, 606 or Salvarsan. The film describes how Ehrlich first became interested in the properties of the then-new synthetic dyes and had an intuition that they could be useful in the diagnosis of bacterial diseases... (imdb)
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Lord Love a Duck Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Summary: High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to overcome to reach her dreams to be popular, get a job, find a husband, and maybe even be a movie star: she's poor, her parents are divorced, and her mother is a cocktail waitress. Right beside her, though, is her best friend and Svengali, Alan... (imdb)
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Edge of Darkness Edge of Darkness (1943)
Summary: It's two years after the Nazi's invasion of Norway and in a small fishing village that is headquarters to 150 German soldiers, the 800 locals are stewing, waiting for a supply of arms so they can revolt. Leaders include Karen Stensgard, whose father is the town's doctor and not all that sure that an open revolt will accomplish much and whose brother has proven disloyal to Norway previously, and Gunnar Brogge, a fisherman who was planning to sail to England to fight but changed his mind on hearing of English arms being delivered.(imdb)
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Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt (1979)
Summary: To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought. (imdb)
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Any Which Way You Can Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Summary: Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business... (imdb)
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Rosemary Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Summary: A woman discovers that her pregnancy is actually part of a satanic ritual. (imdb)
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Every Which Way But Loose Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Summary: Phil Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orang-utan he won on a bet - he roams the San Fernando Valley in search of cold beer, country music and the occasional punch-up (imdb)
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What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
Summary: As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable (Geraldine Page) in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tilsney (Mildred Dunnock). The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn (Rosemary Forsyth). Lots of widows here. (imdb)
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Action in the North Atlantic Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Summary: An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic. (IMDb)
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Inside Daisy Clover Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Summary: Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment. (imdb)
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Where Where's Poppa? (1970)
Summary: When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's eccentricities will shortly lead to Louise's departure.
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Summary: Covers the period from Lincoln's early years as a Kentucky woodsman until his election to the Presidency in 1860... (imdb)
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The Trouble with Spies The Trouble with Spies (1987)
Summary: George Trent, a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel with several busybody guests. He probes them for information about Trent, their former neighbor. Meanwhile, the spy survives several attempts on his life as he attempts to solve the mystery. (imdb)
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Two-Faced Woman Two-Faced Woman (1941)
Summary: Ski instructor Karin (Garbo) meets magazine man Larry (Douglas) and the two marry quickly, without really knowing one another. Work calls Larry back to New York, though Karin refuses to go. In the city, Larry spends time with his ex-love, Griselda (Bennett). When Karin attempts to surprise Larry with a visit, she stumbles upon him and Griselda together. Unseen by her husband, she decides to pose as her own twin, Katherine, and tempt Larry away from both his ex and Karin.
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Don Don't Go to Sleep (1982)  - TV Movie
Summary: The ghost of a dead girl comes back to haunt (and gradually deplete) her family...or is it a ghost?
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Harold and Maude Harold and Maude (1971)
Summary: Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral (imdb)