Edmond O'Brien Actor

Edmond o brien

Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who is perhaps best remembered for his role in D.O.A. (1950) and his Oscar winning role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954). His many memorable films included The Killers, White Heat, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Wild Bunch. Born in New York, New York of English and Irish stock, O'Brien made his film debut in 1938, and gradually built a career as a highly regarded supporting actor. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and appeared in the Air Forces' Broadway play and film Winged Victory. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a harried publicity agent in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) and was also nominated for his role as an alcoholic U.S. senator in Seven Days in May (1964). Prior to that, O'Brien had an acclaimed role in 1950's D.O.A. as a poisoned man who sets out to find his own murderer before he dies. His other notable films include The Killers (1946), White Heat (1949), The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Longest Day (1962), Fantastic Voyage (1966), and The Wild Bunch (1969).

Personal details

Date of birth
September 10th, 1915
Place of birth
New York City, New York, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 9th, 1985 at age of 69
Place of death
Inglewood, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease
Religion
Catholicism
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Siblings
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama406.79
Western86.64
Crime186.93
History27.6
Film-Noir147.01
Action56.62
Mystery66.62
Romance116.64
Family36.4
Thriller66.93
Comedy96.36
Sci-Fi36.5
Biography37.3
Adventure25.9
War66.28
Music26.75

1. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Documentary, Biography
played Oscar Muldoon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Craig McCall
,
Richard McGill
Craig McCall
8 Show list

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Craig McCall.

Awards

Top cast

John Rambo
Natasha Rostova
Bayan
Fanny
Sister Clodagh
Maria Vargas, Pandora Reynolds
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mark Sayer Wade
Bob Williams
,
Ian Salvage
,
James Welland
,
John Walker
,
Jonathan Rho
,
Nicholas Hoffman
,
Ricardo Coll
,
Simon Fanthorpe
,
Steven Chivers
English
United Kingdom

2. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
David V. Picker
,
William E. McEuen
7 Show list

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of the 1940s. Edited by Bud Molin, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a collage film incorporating clips from 18 different vintage films. They are combined with more recent footage of Martin and other actors similarly shot in black-and-white, with the result that the original dialogue and acting of the classic films have now become part of a completely different story. Among the actors who appear from classic films are Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Brian Donlevy, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Burt Lancaster, Charles Laughton, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Edmund O'Brien, Vincent Price, Barbara Stanwyck, and Lana Turner. This was the last film for both costume designer Edith Head and composer Miklós Rózsa.

Awards

Top cast

Field Marshall VonKluck
Carlos Rodriguez
Veronica Lake
Juliet Forrest
Puppy Secretary
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Lucky Luciano (1973)

Biography, Crime, Drama
played Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Lino Jannuzzi
, ,
6 Show list

Lucky Luciano is a 1973 biographical film directed by Francesco Rosi.

Awards

Top cast

Gene Giannini
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
Colonel Charles Poletti
Judge Herlands
Vito Genovese
Contessa
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lucky Luciano
Luciana Fortini
,
Marisa Crimi
English, Italian
Italy, France, United States of America

4. The Other Side of the Wind (1972)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

The Other Side of the Wind is an unfinished film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1969 and 1976, and starring John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Oja Kodar.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gary Graver
English
United States of America, Iran, France

5. They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)

Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
2 Show list

They Only Kill Their Masters is a 1972 mystery film starring James Garner and Katharine Ross, with a supporting cast featuring Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Peter Lawford, Edmond O'Brien, and Arthur O'Connell. The title refers to Doberman dogs that might have been responsible for a woman's murder currently under investigation by the local police chief. The film was written by Lane Slate and directed by James Goldstone.

Awards

Top cast

Watkins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. The Intruders (1970)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0

The Intruders is a film directed by William A. Graham released on Nov 10, 1970.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. The Wild Bunch (1969)

Western
played Freddie Sykes
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
143.0
Phil Feldman
19 Show list 1 Show list $6.24M

The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas-Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of 1913. The film was controversial because of its graphic violence and its portrayal of crude men attempting to survive by any available means. The movie, whose screenplay was written by Peckinpah and Walon Green, stars William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates. It was filmed in Mexico, notably at the Hacienda Ciénaga del Carmen and on the Rio Nazas. The Wild Bunch is noted for intricate, multi-angle, quick-cut editing, using normal and slow motion images, a revolutionary cinema technique in 1969. The writing of Green, Peckinpah, and Roy N. Sickner was nominated for a best-screenplay Academy Award, and the music by Jerry Fielding was nominated for Best Original Score. Additionally, Peckinpah was nominated for an Outstanding Directorial Achievement award by the Directors Guild of America and cinematographer Lucien Ballard won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography. In 1999, the U.S.

Awards

1969 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography

Top cast

Dutch Engstrom
Pike Bishop
Rev. Wainscoat
Tector Gorch
Lyle Gorch
Clarence 'Crazy' Lee
Deke Thornton
Herrera
Maj. Zamorra
Pat Harrigan
Ignacio
Gen. Mapache
Aurora
Teresa
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mexican Revolution
James R. Silke
The Wild Bunch
English, Spanish, German
United States of America

8. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
played General Carter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Saul David
,
Harry Kleiner
9 Show list 2 Show list

Per salvare la vita di un celebre scienziato, vittima di un attentato, alcuni medici si fanno miniaturizzare ed entrano nel suo corpo. Per arrivare al cervello e operarlo hanno solamente un'ora. L'idea di partenza, di genere fantabiologico (sceneggiatura di Harry Kleiner), è decisamente originale e realizzata con abili effetti speciali. Interessante ricostruzione "ambientale" e tanta fantasia. Unica donna la bella Welch. 2 Oscar alle scenografie e agli effetti speciali.

Awards

1966 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
1966 Academy Award for Best Production Design

Top cast

Technician
Dr. Michaels
Jan Benes
Dr. Duval
Grant
Col. Donald Reid
Communications Aide
Nurse
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Sylvia (1965)

Drama
played Oscar Stewart
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Martin Poll
15 Show list

Sylvia is a 1965 drama film directed by Gordon Douglas, written by Sydney Boehm and starring George Maharis, Carroll Baker and Peter Lawford. Released by Paramount Pictures, it was filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Awards

Top cast

Sylvia West
Irma Olanski
Frederic Summers
Jonas Karoki
Jane (Bronson) Phillips
Molly Baxter
Bruce Stamford III
Mrs. Argona
Muscles
Big Shirley
Father Gonzales
Lola Diamond
Alan Macklin
Peter Memel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, French, Spanish
United States of America

10. Synanon (1965)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
2 Show list

Synanon is a 1965 drama film directed by Richard Quine. .

Awards

Top cast

Joaney Adamic
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Stradling Jr.
English
United States of America

11. The Hanged Man (1964)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0

The Hanged Man is a TV film directed by Don Siegel, in which a gunman seeks to avenge the death of his friend, who he believes was murdered. It is considered the second television film in broadcast history. It debuted on NBC on November 18, 1964.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Rio Conchos (1964)

Action, Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
2 Show list

Rio Conchos is a 1964 Cinemascope Western starring Stuart Whitman, Richard Boone, Tony Franciosa, Edmund O'Brien, and in his motion picture debut, Jim Brown, based on Clair Huffaker's novel of the same name. Huffaker's novel is reminiscent of the John Wayne-starring films The Comancheros and The Searchers. The main female role, played by Wende Wagner in a black wig, has no English dialogue. Rio Conchos was filmed in Moab, Utah though the Conchos River and most of the action of the film takes place in Mexico. Jerry Goldsmith's complete soundtrack was given a limited release on CD in January 2000 by Film Score Monthly that featured a tie-in title song by Johnny Desmond. On June 21, 2011, Shout! Factory released the film on DVD as part of a double feature with Take a Hard Ride.

Awards

Top cast

Major Johnson
Maj. James 'Jim' Lassiter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rio Conchos
English
United States of America

13. Seven Days in May (1964)

Drama, Romance, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
3 Show list 2 Show list $2.2M

Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II and Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer.

Awards

1964 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1964 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor

Top cast

Martin Casey
Gen. James Mattoon Scott
Eleanor Holbrook
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cold War
English
United States of America

14. The Longest Day (1962)

Action, Drama, History
played Gen. Raymond D. Barton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
178.0
Jack Seddon
,
David Pursall
, , ,
86 Show list 4 Show list $10M

The Longest Day is a 1962 war film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, who paid the book's author Ryan US$175,000 for the film rights. The screenplay was by Ryan, with additional material written by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall and Jack Seddon. It was directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki. The Longest Day, which was made in black and white, features a large ensemble cast including John Wayne, Kenneth More, Richard Todd, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Red Buttons, Rod Steiger, Leo Genn, Peter Lawford, Gert Fröbe, Irina Demick, Bourvil, Curt Jürgens, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka and Arletty. Many of these actors played roles that were virtually cameo appearances and several cast members such as Fonda, Genn, More, Steiger and Todd saw action as servicemen during the war, with Todd actually being among the first British officers to land in Normandy in Operation Overlord and participated in the assault on Pegasus Bridge.

Awards

1963 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
1962 Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Black and White
1962 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
1962 Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Top cast

Pvt. Flanagan
RAF Officer Mac
British Soldier #2
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
U.S. Army Ranger #5
U.S. Army Ranger
Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Pvt. Morris
Destroyer Commander
Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Pvt. Coke
Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer
British Paratrooper #2
Flying Officer David Campbell
Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Sgt. Kaffekanne
Pvt. John Steele
Col. Thompson
British Soldier #3
RAdm. Alan G. Kirk
Paratrooper #4
Pvt. Martini
Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
Major General Walter Bedell Smith
Alfred Jodl
Pvt. Watney
British Soldier
Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Col. Josef 'Pips' Priller
Lord Lovat
Ronald Callen
Gen. Erich Marcks
RAF Pilot
Group Capt. J.N. Stagg
Kieffer's Aide
Sgt. John H. Fuller
Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Col. Caffey
Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
RAF Briefing Officer
British Soldier Talking to Major Howard
British Paratrooper
Capt. Harding
Lt. Col. Ocker
Capt. Colin Maud
Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
Pvt. Clough
Alexandre Renaud
Lt. Sheen
Pvt. Wilder
Maj. John Howard
Joe Williams
British Padre
U.S. Army Ranger #3
RAdm. Janjard
Young GI
Pvt. Harris
Maj. Werner Pluskat
Madame Barrault
Father Louis Roulland
Pvt. Hutchinson
Glider Doctor
Lt. Wilson
German Soldier
Janine Boitard
Hans von Salmuth
Gen. Wolfgang Hager
Capt. Ernst During
Canadian Doctor
German Officer #2
Lt. Walsh
Frau Maria Rommel
Capt. Frank
U.S. Army Ranger #4
Mother Superior
Luftwaffe Major
British Soldier #4
Deutscher Offizier
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Lt. Fritz Theen
Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Jean Bourgoin
,
Walter Wottitz
The Longest Day
German, English, French
United States of America

15. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Biography, Drama
played Thomas E. 'Tom' Gaddis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
143.0
21 Show list 1 Show list

Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a largely fictionalized version of the life of Robert Stroud, a federal prison inmate known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz" because of his life with birds. In spite of the title, much of the action is set at Leavenworth prison where Stroud was jailed with his birds. When moved to Alcatraz he was not allowed to keep any pets. The film was adapted by Guy Trosper from the 1955 book by Thomas E. Gaddis. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White.

Awards

1963 BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor

Top cast

Alcatraz Guard
Elizabeth Stroud
Robert Franklin Stroud
Harvey Shoemaker
Feto Gomez
Dr. Ellis
Crazed Prisoner
Kramer
Albert Comstock
Jess Younger
Bull Ransom
Alcatraz Captain of Guards
Burns
Stella Johnson
Father Matthieu
Fred Daw
Inmate #4
Eddie Kassellis
John Clary
Inmate #2
Reporter on Dock
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Prison
Birdman Of Alcatraz
English
United States of America

16. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Western
played Dutton Peabody
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
124.0
34 Show list $3.2M

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford starring James Stewart and John Wayne. The black-and-white film was released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck was adapted from a short story written by Dorothy M. Johnson. The supporting cast features Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, and Lee Van Cleef. In 2007, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

Top cast

Ransom Stoddard
Poker Game Dealer
Tom Doniphon
Peter Ericson
Nora Ericson
Hallie Stoddard
Maj. Cassius Starbuckle
Maxwell Scott
Pompey
Henchman #2
Liberty Valance
Mrs. Prescott
Amos Carruthers
Henchman #3
Mayor Winder
Marshal Link Appleyard
Statehood Audience Member #3
Jason Tully
Herbert Carruthers
Townsman #5
Statehood Audience Member #4
Party Member at Convention
Clute Dumphries
Kaintuck
Politician on Horseback
Handy Strong
Townsman #8
Lietta Appleyard
Doc Willoughby
Drummer #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. Moon Pilot (1962)

Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
played McClosky
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
James Neilson
Maurice Tombragel
16 Show list

Moon Pilot is a 98 minute Technicolor science fiction satirical comedy released in 1962 by Buena Vista Distribution. Based on Robert Buckner's 1960 novel Starfire, it was directed by James Neilson and reflects Disney's interest in America's early space program during the John F. Kennedy era.

Awards

Top cast

Beatnik girl in lineup
Agent Brown
Space Flight Technician #1
Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman
Space Flight Nutritionist
Capt. Richmond Talbot
Secretary of the Air Force
Motorist
Walter Talbot
Sen. Henry McGuire
Space Flight Technician #2
Security Officer Conducting Lineup
Fat Lady
Col. Briggs
Lyrae
Police Officer Dennis
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
William E. Snyder
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

18. The Great Impostor (1961)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
6 Show list

The Great Impostor is a 1961 movie based on the true story of an impostor named Ferdinand Waldo Demara. Loosely based on Robert Crichton's 1959 biography of the same name, it stars Tony Curtis in the title role, directed by Robert Mulligan. The film only loosely follows Demara's real-life exploits, and is much lighter in tone than the book on which it is based.

Awards

Top cast

Ben. W. Stone, Dr. Joseph Mornay, Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr., Dr. Gilbert, Martin Donner, Robert Boyd Hammnd
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. The 3rd Voice (1960)

Crime, Thriller, Drama
played The Voice
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
4 Show list

The 3rd Voice is a 1960 American crime drama/thriller film, directed by Hubert Cornfield and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Shot in CinemaScope, it is based on the novel All the Way by Charles Williams, and stars Edmond O'Brien, Laraine Day and Julie London.

Awards

Top cast

Judge Kendall
Marian Forbes
Blonde Prostitute
Desk Clerk
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Spanish
United States of America

20. The Last Voyage (1960)

Drama
played Second Engineer Walsh
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
5 Show list

The Last Voyage is a 1960 American disaster film written and directed by Andrew L. Stone. It stars Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. The screenplay centers on the sinking of an aged ocean liner in the Pacific Ocean following an explosion in the boiler room. There are some plot similarities to the disaster involving the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria, which sank after a collision four years earlier.

Awards

Top cast

Hank Lawson
Cliff Henderson
Captain Robert Adams
Laurie Henderson
Chief Engineer Pringle
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rudy Schrager
English
United States of America

21. Up Periscope (1959)

Action, Drama, Romance
played Commander Paul Stevenson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
15 Show list

Up Periscope is a 1959 World War II drama starring James Garner as a U.S. Navy Frogman fighting the Japanese. The supporting cast includes Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, and Alan Hale, Jr.. The film was written by Richard H. Landau and Robb White from White's novel, produced by Aubrey Schenk, and directed by Gordon Douglas.

Awards

Top cast

Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden
Sailor #1
Captain Quinn
Seaman Kovacs
Seaman Peck
Ensign Cy Mount
Pharmacist Mate Ash
Lt. Pat Malone
Jukebox Girl
Grass Hut Girl #3
Chief Petty Officer York
Lt. Phil Carney
Sally Johnson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Carl Guthrie
English
United States of America

22. The Restless and the Damned (1959)

played Mike Buchanan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
1 Show list

The Restless and the Damned is a 1959 French-Australian film co produced by Lee Robinson. It was shot on location in Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. There are French and English-language versions.

Awards

Top cast

George Rancourt
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Andre Hodeir
,
Ray Ventura
Carl Kayser
,
Giles Bonneau
,
Henri Persin
,
Louis Stein
English, French
Italy, France, Australia

23. The Big Land (1957)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

The Big Land is a 1957 Warnercolor Western directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Alan Ladd.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. Stopover Tokyo (1957)

Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
1 Show list

Stopover Tokyo is a 1957 film directed by Richard L. Breen.

Awards

Top cast

Mark Fannon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Japanese, English
United States of America

25. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Comedy, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
1 Show list 1 Show list

The Girl Can't Help It is a 1956 musical comedy starring Jayne Mansfield in the titular role, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien, Henry Jones, and Julie London. The picture was produced and directed by Frank Tashlin, with a screenplay adapted by Tashlin and Herbert Baker from an uncredited 1955 novel Do Re Mi by Garson Kanin. The movie was originally intended as a vehicle for the American sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, with a satirical subplot involving teenagers and rock 'n' roll music. The unintended result has been called the "most potent" celebration of rock music ever captured on film. The original music score, including a title song performed by Little Richard, was by Bobby Troup, with an additional credit to Ray Anthony for the tune "Big Band Boogie". Tom Ewell had portrayed Marilyn Monroe's leading man in The Seven Year Itch the previous year.

Awards

1956 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

Top cast

Jerri Jordan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. The Rack (1956)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Arnold Laven
2 Show list

The Rack is a film directed by Arnold Laven released on November 2, 1956.

Awards

Top cast

Caroline
Capt. Edward W. Hall Jr.
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

Drama, Romance, War
played Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
7 Show list

D-Day the Sixth of June is a 1956 romantic war film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry Koster and produced by Charles Brackett from a screenplay by Ivan Moffat and Harry Brown, based on the novel, The Sixth of June by Lionel Shapiro. The film stars Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, and Edmond O'Brien.

Awards

Top cast

Brig. Russell
David Archer
Dan Stenick
Capt. Brad Parker
Lt. Col. John Wynter
Valerie Russell
Maj. Mills
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

28. 1984 (1956)

Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Ralph Gilbert Bettison
,

1984 is a 1956 film, based freely on the novel of the same name by George Orwell, depicting a totalitarian future society. This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael Anderson, and featuring Edmond O'Brien as protagonist Winston Smith. Also featured are Donald Pleasence, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave. Pleasence also appeared in the 1954 television version of the novel, playing the character of Syme, which for the movie was amalgamated with that of Parsons. The character O'Brien, the antagonist, was renamed "O'Connor", since the name of the main actor was Edmond O'Brien. After the customary distributor agreement expired, the movie was withdrawn from theatrical and TV distribution channels by Orwell's estate and was not obtainable legally for many years, although it has since been released in DVD format and clips have been copied to the website YouTube.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Brainwashing
English
United Kingdom

29. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)

Crime, Drama, Music
played Fran McCarg
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
2 Show list

Pete Kelly's Blues is a 1955 film based on the 1951 original radio series. It was directed by and starred Jack Webb in the title role. Janet Leigh is featured as party girl Ivy Conrad, and Peggy Lee portrays alcoholic jazz singer Rose Hopkins. Ella Fitzgerald makes a memorable cameo as singer Maggie Jackson. Lee Marvin, Martin Milner and a very young Jayne Mansfield also make early career appearances in minor roles. Much of the catchy dialogue in the film was inspired by the radio series Pat Novak for Hire, in which Webb starred for a time before creating Dragnet.

Awards

Top cast

Ivy Conrad
Cigarette Girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
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Arthur Hamilton
Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues
English
United States of America

30. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Drama, Crime, Mystery
played Oscar Muldoon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
128.0
16 Show list 2 Show list

The Barefoot Contessa is a 1954 drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz about the life and loves of fictional Spanish sex symbol Maria Vargas. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, and Edmond O'Brien. For his performance, O'Brien won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Mankiewicz was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay.

Awards

1954 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1954 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Top cast

Harry Dawes
Maria Vargas
Eleanora Torlato-Favrini
Mrs. Eubanks
Busboy
Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini
Kirk Edwards
Alberto Bravano
Pedro Vargas
Lulu McGee
Maria's Mother
Pretender
J. Montague Brown
Proprietor
Maria's Father
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sorelle Fontana
Italian, English, Spanish
United States of America, Italy

31. Shield for Murder (1954)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0

Shield for Murder is a 1954 film noir co-directed by and starring Edmond O'Brien as a crooked police detective. It was based on the novel of the same name by William P. McGivern.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

32. The Shanghai Story (1954)

Action, Drama, Thriller
played Dr. Dan Maynard
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Steve Fisher
,
12 Show list

The Shanghai Story is a film directed by Frank Lloyd that was released in 1954.

Awards

Top cast

Paul Grant
"Knuckles" Greer
Carl Hoyt
Mr. Emilio de Verno
Colonel Zorek
Rita King
Mr. Warren
Ricki Dolmine
Major Ling Wu
Mr. Haljerson
Rev. Hollingsworth
Mrs. Warren
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
R. Dale Butts
Jack A. Marta
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

33. China Venture (1953)

Adventure, Drama, War
played Capt. Matt Reardon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Anson Bond
11 Show list

China Venture is a 1953 film directed by Don Siegel. The plot concerns an American patrol sent into South China during World War II to rescue an important prisoner held by Chinese guerrillas.

Awards

Top cast

Galuppo
Patterson
Cpl. Walters
Sgt. Hank Janowicz
Dr. Masterson
Chang Sung
Wu King
Cmdr. Bert Thompson
Carlson
Lt. Ellen Wilkins
Adm. Amara
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ross DiMaggio
English
United States of America

34. Julius Caesar (1953)

Drama, History
played Casca
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
36 Show list 4 Show list

Julius Caesar is a 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by John Houseman. The original music score is by Miklós Rózsa. The film stars Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Louis Calhern as Julius Caesar, Edmond O'Brien as Casca, Greer Garson as Calpurnia, and Deborah Kerr as Portia.

Awards

1954 BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
1954 BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
1953 Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White
1953 National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Top cast

Mark Antony
Citizen of Rome #17
Gaius Cassius Longinus
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Junius Brutus
Cobbler
Quintus Ligarius
Citizen of Rome #2
Carpenter
Portia
Citizen of Rome #16
Julius Caesar
Citizen of Rome #13
Marullus
Hoodlum #3
Servant to Antony
Messala
Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus
Artemidorus
Pindarus
Publius Cornelius Dolabella
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
Officer to Octavius
Tillius Cimber
Gaius Trebonius
Lucillius
Citizen of Rome #1
Calpurnia
Gaius Octavian
Flavius
Varius
Stratone
Citizen of Rome #22
Claudio
Citizen of Rome #5
Citizen of Rome #11
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

35. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
played Roy Collins
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
71.0
2 Show list

The Hitch-Hiker is a 1953 film noir directed by Ida Lupino about two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. The movie was written by Robert L. Joseph, Lupino, and her husband Collier Young, based on a story by blacklisted Out of the Past screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring. The film is based on the true story of psychopathic murderer Billy Cook. It is regarded as the first American mainstream film noir directed by a woman. The director of photography was RKO Pictures regular Nicholas Musuraca. In 1998, The Hitch-Hiker was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

Awards

Top cast

Gilbert Bowen
Emmett Myers
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Spanish, English
United States of America

36. Man in the Dark (1953)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0

Man in the Dark is a 1953 film noir drama 3-D film directed by Lew Landers and starring Edmond O'Brien, Audrey Totter and Ted de Corsia. It is a remake of the 1936 Ralph Bellamy film The Man Who Lived Twice. It was the first Columbia Pictures film released in 3-D.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

37. The Bigamist (1953)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

The Bigamist is a 1953 film noir directed by and starring Ida Lupino. The film's other leads are Edmund O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Edmund Gwenn. It was written by Collier Young from a story by Larry Marcus and Lou Schor. Young was married to Fontaine at the time and had previously been married to Lupino. The Bigamist has been cited as the first film in which a female star of the film directed herself.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

38. The Turning Point (1952)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
1 Show list

The Turning Point is a 1952 crime syndicate drama based on Horace McCoy's novel Storm in the City, starring William Holden and Edmond O'Brien. It was inspired by the Kefauver Committee's hearings dealing with organized crime.

Awards

Top cast

Jerry McKibbon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lionel Lindon
English
United States of America

39. Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0

Denver and Rio Grande is a western film, directed by Byron Haskin and released by Paramount Pictures in 1952. The film is a dramatization of the building of the Denver and Rio Grande railway, which was chartered in 1870. It was filmed on location on the actual railway near Durango, Colorado. The main character, Jim Vesser, and his workers are trying to build part of the railroad line through the Rocky Mountains, but their rivals try to stop them. The film's storyline is recognized to be a fictional account with the basic premise centered on the factual "Royal Gorge War" between the D&RG and AT&SF during 1878 to 1880.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

40. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Drama, Family, Romance
played Midway Barker at End
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
152.0
,
Theodore St. John
, ,
62 Show list 5 Show list $4M

The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 American drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in Technicolor, and released by Paramount Pictures. Set in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the film stars Betty Hutton and Cornel Wilde as trapeze artists competing for the center ring, and Charlton Heston as the circus manager running the show. James Stewart also stars as a mysterious clown who never removes his make-up, even between shows, while Dorothy Lamour and Gloria Grahame play supporting roles. In addition to the film actors, the real Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus' 1951 troupe appears in the film, with its complement of 1400 people, hundreds of animals, and 60 carloads of equipment and tents. The actors learned their respective circus roles and participated in the acts. The film's storyline is supported by lavish production values, actual circus acts, and documentary, behind-the-rings looks at the massive logistics effort which made big top circuses possible. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Story, and was nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Director, and Best Film Editing.

Awards

1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1952 Academy Award for Best Picture
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
1952 Academy Award for Best Story
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Color

Top cast

'Buttons' A Clown
Brad Braden
Spectator #19
Spectator #18
Mr. Henderson
Man in Train Wreck
Pickpocket Victim
Spectator #16
Spectator #3
Noel
Spectator #2
Little Boy Spectator #9
FBI Agent Gregory
Circus Doctor
Little Boy Spectator #2
Spectator #38
Tightrope Act Spectator
Birdie
Spectator #30
Little Boy Spectator #6
Spectator #32
Assistant Manager
Spectator #46
Midget #2
Circus Barker #1
Little Boy Spectator #7
Spectator #37
Phyllis
Sam's Wife
Spectator #8
Harry
Little Girl Spectator #11
The Great Sebastian
Board Member
Spectator #17
Spectator #20
Klaus
Circus Man #4
Spectator #1
Spectator #22
Spectator #42
Holly
Spectator #24
Spectator #26
Hopalong Cassidy
Spectator #36
Little Girl Spectator #12
Circus Man #1
Spectator #29
Circus Girl
Spectator #9
Spectator #13
Reporter
Spectator #48
Spectator #44
Buttons' Mother
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Circus
Russian, English
United States of America

41. Silver City (1951)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Silver City is a 1951 western film directed by Byron Haskin.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

42. Warpath (1951)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Warpath is a 1951 film directed by Byron Haskin.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

43. Two of a Kind (1951)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0

Two of a Kind is a 1951 film noir directed by Henry Levin, and written by James Edward Grant, James Gunn, and Lawrence Kimble. The film features Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott, Alexander Knox, among others.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

44. The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)

Western
played Maj. Dunn Jeffers
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
16 Show list

The Redhead and the Cowboy is a 1951 western movie starring Glenn Ford and Rhonda Fleming, directed by Leslie Fenton.

Awards

Top cast

Gil Kyle
Col. Lamartine
Mrs. Barrett
Northern Sympathizer Barfly
Brock
Candace Bronson
Munroe
Sheriff
Lt. Wylie
Betien - Indian Guard
Rusty
Capt. Andrews
Gus
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

45. The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0

The Admiral Was a Lady is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Albert S. Rogell. The working title of the film was Once Over Lightly that was the title of one of the songs in the film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edward J. Kay
English
United States of America

46. D.O.A. (1950)

Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Leo C. Popkin

D.O.A., a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him, and why. This film marks the debuts of Beverly Garland and Laurette Luez. The film stars Edmond O'Brien and Pamela Britton. Leo C. Popkin produced D.O.A. for his short-lived Cardinal Pictures, but failed to renew the copyright in 1977, so that it has fallen into the public domain. The Internet Movie Database shows that 22 companies offer the VHS or DVD versions, and the Internet Archive offers an online version.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

47. Backfire (1950)

Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
891.0

Backfire is a 1950 crime film in the film noir style directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Viveca Lindfors, and Dane Clark. The film was written by Larry Marcus, Ben Roberts, and Ivan Goff. It is notable for launching the film noir careers of its writers and one of its actors. Although Backfire was completed in October 1948, it was not released until January 1950. However, screenwriters Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts would go on to write White Heat the year after working on Backfire. Edmond O'Brien would also star in White Heat, as well as in the seminal film noir, D.O.A., in 1950.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Carl Guthrie
English
United States of America

48. Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0

Between Midnight and Dawn is a 1950 film directed by Gordon Douglas.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

49. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0

711 Ocean Drive is a film directed by Joseph M. Newman released on Jul 1, 1950.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

50. White Heat (1949)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
1 Show list

White Heat is a 1949 film noir starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien and featuring Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts screenplay based on a story by Virginia Kellogg, it is considered one of the classic gangster films and was added to the National Film Registry in 2003 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress.

Awards

Top cast

Cody Jarrett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

51. An Act of Murder (1948)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played David Douglas
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Robert Thoeren
,
9 Show list

An Act of Murder is a 1948 American crime film directed by Michael Gordon. It was entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Judge Ogden
Judge Jim Wilder
Judge Calvin Cooke
Pearson
Mr. Pope
Doctor Walter Morrison
Mr. Russell
Catherine Cooke
Ellie Cooke
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Yvonne Wood
English
United States of America

52. For the Love of Mary (1948)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

For the Love of Mary is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova and starring Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Don Taylor, and Jeffrey Lynn. Written by Oscar Brodney, the film is about a young woman who takes a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and soon receives help with her love life from Supreme Court justices and the President of the United States. For the Love of Mary was the last film by Deanna Durbin, who withdrew from the entertainment business the following year to live a private life in France.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

53. Fighter Squadron (1948)

Action, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
1 Show list

Fighter Squadron is a 1948 American Technicolor war film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Edmond O'Brien as a maverick World War II fighter pilot, with featured performances by Robert Stack and John Rodney.

Awards

Top cast

Second Lieutenant
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Aviation
English
United States of America

54. Another Part of the Forest (1948)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
1 Show list

Another Part of the Forest is a 1948 American drama film starring Fredric March and directed by Michael Gordon. The screenplay by Vladimir Pozner is based on the 1946 play of the same name by Lillian Hellman, which was a prequel to her 1939 drama The Little Foxes.

Awards

Top cast

Birdie Bagtry
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

55. A Double Life (1947)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Bill Friend
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
9 Show list 3 Show list

A Double Life is a 1947 film noir which tells the story of an actor whose mind becomes affected by the character he portrays. The movie starred Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. It was directed by George Cukor and written for the screen by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin.

Awards

1947 Academy Award for Best Actor
1947 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
1947 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

Top cast

Pat Kroll
Dr. Stauffer
Al Cooley
Victor Donlan
Police Stenographer
Ray Bonner
Anthony John
Girl in Wig Shop
Brita
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian, English
United States of America

56. The Web (1947)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0

The Web is a 1947 black-and-white film noir thriller film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix and Vincent Price.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

57. The Killers (1946)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
2 Show list 1 Show list

The Killers is a 1946 American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and based in part on the short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film stars Burt Lancaster in his film debut, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, and Sam Levene. The film also features William Conrad in his first credited role, as one of the titular killers. An uncredited John Huston and Richard Brooks co-wrote the screenplay, which was credited to Anthony Veiller. In 2008, The Killers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

1947 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Top cast

Ole 'Swede' Andreson
Kitty Collins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

58. Winged Victory (1944)

Drama, War
played Irving Miller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
13 Show list

Winged Victory is a 1944 American drama film directed by George Cukor, a joint effort of 20th Century Fox and the U.S. Army Air Forces. Based upon the play of the same name by Moss Hart, who also wrote the screenplay, the film only opened after the play's theatre run.

Awards

Top cast

Doctor
Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills
Adams
Lt. Thompson
Whitey
Capt. McIntyre
Danny 'Pinkie' Scariano
Ruth Miller
Cadet Peter Clark
Helen
Francis William 'Frankie' Davis
Dorothy Ross
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Training camp
Flight training
Aviation
Glen MacWilliams
English
United States of America

59. The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday is a 1943 American comedy drama film produced and directed by Bruce Manning and starring Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, and Barry Fitzgerald. Based on a story by Sonya Levien, the film is about a young idealistic missionary who smuggles a group of Chinese war orphans into the United States posing as the wife of a wealthy commodore who went missing after their ship was torpedoed and sunk. After safely sequestering the orphans in the commodore's family mansion, her plans start to unravel when she falls in love with commodore's grandson and the commodore himself turns up alive and well. Originally intended as Durbin's dramatic debut, Universal insisted on adding songs. The original director of the film was Jean Renoir, and though most of his completed footage was retained, final directorial credit was given to Bruce Manning, the film's producer. The Amazing Mrs. Holliday received an Academy Award nomination for Best Score.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vera West
English
United States of America

60. Powder Town (1942)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Powder Town is a 1942 comedy about an eccentric scientist thrust into danger and romance. Max Brand worked on the screenplay and published a novelisation under his own name.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

61. Obliging Young Lady (1942)

Comedy, Romance
played 'Red' Reddy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
Howard Benedict
Frank Ryan
, ,
11 Show list

Obliging Young Lady is a 1942 film directed by Richard Wallace.

Awards

Top cast

Private detective Smith
'Space' OShea
John Markham
Professor Gibney
George Potter
Riccardi
Bridget Potter
Linda Norton
Clarence
Mira Potter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

62. Parachute Battalion (1941)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0

Parachute Battalion is a 1941 film starring Robert Preston and Nancy Kelly. The supporting cast includes Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey, and Buddy Ebsen; the movie was directed by Leslie Goodwins.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
World War II
English
United States of America

63. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Pandro S. Berman
3 Show list $1.8M

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American film starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda. It was directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, and was a remake of the more famous 1923 silent film version starring Lon Chaney. For this production RKO Radio Pictures built on their movie ranch a massive medieval city of Paris and Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the largest and most extravagant sets ever constructed.

Awards

Top cast

Quasimodo
Claude Frollo
Esméralda
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
Man-Trap
Crime,Drama
1961
Shield for Murder
Crime,Drama,Film-Noir
1954

Starring TV roles

1. Johnny Midnight

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Broadcast syndication
January 12th, 1960 December 7th, 1960 1

2. Sam Benedict

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
E. Jack Neuman
September 15th, 1962 March 30th, 1963 1 English

3. The Long, Hot Summer

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 16th, 1965 April 13th, 1966 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Breaking Point

Program genre

Drama
Medical fiction
Medical drama

External resources

Breaking Point is an American medical drama that aired on ABC from September 16, 1963, to April 27, 1964, continuing in rebroadcasts until September 7. The series, which was a spinoff of Ben Casey, stars Paul Richards and Eduard Franz. The series was created by Meta Rosenberg.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 March 2nd, 1964

Cade's County

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Western
Drama
Police procedural
Action

External resources

Cade's County is a modern-day Western/crime drama which aired on CBS during the 1971–1972 television season. There were 24 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 23rd, 1972

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E32 May 31st, 1956
S01-E07 December 2nd, 1954
William H. Brown Jr.

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Western
Anthology series

External resources

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E08 November 19th, 1959
S02-E03 October 18th, 1957

Laramie

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman, Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert L. Crawford, Jr., as Andy Sherman.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 October 27th, 1959

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E20 January 17th, 1957
S05-E25 February 10th, 1955
S05-E12 November 11th, 1954
S04-E11 November 12th, 1953
S02-E21 January 14th, 1952
S01-E30 April 23rd, 1951
S02-E05 September 24th, 1951

Mission: Impossible

Program genre

Adventure Film
Suspense
Action
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Espionage
Drama

External resources

Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.nThe series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 February 4th, 1968
Allan Balter

Playhouse 90

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City near the Los Angeles district of Hollywood in California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E15 January 15th, 1959
S02-E27 March 13th, 1958
S01-E20 February 14th, 1957

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.nAlthough it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 January 8th, 1974

Robert Montgomery Presents

Program genre

Anthology
Drama

External resources

Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example, Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater, ....The Johnson's Wax Program, and so on.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E20 January 12th, 1953

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E10 November 28th, 1958
S07-E31 May 16th, 1958
S06-E15 January 11th, 1957
S04-E05 October 8th, 1954
S03-E10 November 6th, 1953
S03-E06 October 9th, 1953

Target: The Corruptors!

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Target: The Corruptors! is an American crime drama series starring Stephen McNally which aired on ABC from September 29, 1961 to June 8, 1962. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 20th, 1961

Temperatures Rising

Program genre

Sitcom
Medical fiction

External resources

Temperatures Rising is an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from September 12, 1972 to August 29, 1974, during which time it was presented in three different formats and cast line-ups with a total of 46 episodes. The series was originally developed, produced, and occasionally directed by William Asher for Ashmont Productions and Screen Gems and was set in a Washington, D.C. hospital with the cast consisting of Cleavon Little, Joan Van Ark, Reva Rose, Nancy Fox, and James Whitmore. The premise featured Whitmore as the hospital's no-nonsense chief-of-staff who is forced to deal with Little's outlandish antics. For this first season 26 episodes were produced and broadcast.nFor the second season, Whitmore was replaced in the lead role by comedian Paul Lynde while Asher was replaced as producer by Duke Vincent and Bruce Johnson. The New Temperatures Rising Show, as the series was now retitled, featured a new supporting cast consisting of Sudie Bond, Barbara Cason, Jennifer Darling, Jeff Morrow, and John Dehner. Cleavon Little was the only returning member of the original cast.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E26 March 20th, 1973

The Academy Awards

Program genre

Reality television
Award show
Special Interest

External resources

The Academy Awards is a TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 April 4th, 1960
S00-E01 March 21st, 1956
S00-E01 March 30th, 1955

The Greatest Show on Earth

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Greatest Show on Earth is an American drama series starring Jack Palance about the American circus, which aired on ABC from September 17, 1963, to April 28, 1964. It was produced by Desilu, the production company founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sr..
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 25th, 1964

The High Chaparral

Program genre

Western

External resources

The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created the hit Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 March 5th, 1971

The Name of the Game

Program genre

Adventure Film
Mystery

External resources

The Name of the Game is an American television series that starred actors Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack, and ran from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes each. It was a pioneering wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 1970s. The show had an extremely large budget--and an unusually high one for a television series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E16 January 15th, 1971

The Streets of San Francisco

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Crime
Adventure Film
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. This was an updated version of the 1954-60 The Lineup.nIt starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between September 16, 1972, and June 9, 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes.nThe series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel. The pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley and Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season and was replaced by Richard Hatch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 September 23rd, 1972
Robert Lewin

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E07 October 25th, 1967

Awards won

1964 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Seven Days in May Thriller Film
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Film
Acting

1954 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Barefoot Contessa Crime Fiction Film
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1954 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Barefoot Contessa Crime Fiction Film
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Film
Acting

Wikipedia

Check Edmond O'Brien on wikipedia.

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