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Stanley Kramer
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Date of Birth: Sep 29, 1913

Country: USA

Biography: Stanley Earl Kramer was an American film director and producer, responsible for making many of Hollywood's most famous "message films". As an independent producer and director, he brought attention to topical social issues that most studios avoided. (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 17 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (16) | Actor (1)
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Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000)
Actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of his career; his involvement in the US civil-rights movement; and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. Friends and acquaintances, as well as other performers, give their insights about what makes him so special.
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The Runner Stumbles (1979)
Father Rivard is a priest in a small, economically depressed coal mining town. Working on what he thinks is a "controversial" work, he lives with the brutal lives of his poor parishioners, the old, unfriendly nuns in the nearby convent, and his own self doubts. When Rita, an energetic and bright young Sister, arrives at the parish, he finds someone he can talk to, someone with whom he has much in common. (imdb)
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The Domino Principle (1977)
Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in prison for murder, he has hit rock-bottom. But one day a man in a three-piece suit visits him in prison, a man he has never seen before, and informs him that he can walk out of prison a free man if he will shoot someone for them, no questions asked. (imdb)
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Judgment: The Court Martial of William Calley (1975)
Stanley Kramer, a director known for his socially pointed films, tackles yet another political topic with Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley. This docudrama follows the court-martial of the title character, the man held responsible for the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. The cast includes Harrison Ford, Richard Basehart, and Tony Musante. (allmovie.com)
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Oklahoma Crude (1973)
With the help of a hired hand, a woman fights off a conglomerate out to steal her oil well. (TCM.com)
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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)
A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter. (imdb)
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R.P.M. (1970)
R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. (imdb)
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town of Santa Vittoria in the closing days of World War II. When word comes that the Fascist government has surrendered, he climbs a water tower to tear down the flag. He can't get down and someone gets the crowd to chant his name to give him confidence. The Fascist town council hears this and believes that he is the town's new leader.(imdb)
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Guess Who
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn play a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiance who is black. (imdb)
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Ship of Fools (1965)
Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's doctor who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Contessa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling with the man she loves, David. Jenny is fascinated and puzzled by just who some of the other passengers are. The once famous Mary Treadwell gets much of her attention. (imdb)
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. (imdb)
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (imdb)
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Inherit the Wind (1960)
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (imdb)
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On the Beach (1959)
The residents of Australia after a global nuclear war must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. (imdb)
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The Defiant Ones (1958)
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (imdb)
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The Pride and the Passion (1957)
The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon, perhaps the largest in the world at that time, is discarded by the army as they retreat from the French invaders. A "ragtag" group of Spanish loyalists find "The Gun" (C.S. Forester's book title) and begin to restore it so they may tow it across Spain to the French stronghold in Avila... (imdb)
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Not as a Stranger (1955)
An arrogant doctor financially supported by his wife believes he's a god until his own mistake costs a good friend's life. (imdb)
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