Tag: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Guys and Dolls (1955) 7.1

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Storyline:All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York;" the only problem is, he n...

Sleuth (1972) 8

Sleuth (1972)

Storyline:Andrew Wyke is a famous and successful author of detective novels. Milo Tindle comes to him with a strange request, that Mr Wyke divorce his wife so that Tindle can marry her. Mr Wyke is not particularly per...

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) 7.9

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Storyline:In 1900, Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), widowed for one year, decides to move out of her controlling in-law's house in London to the English seaside with her adolescent daughter Anna (Natalie Wood) and their long...

People Will Talk (1951) 7.4

People Will Talk (1951)

Storyline:Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witch hunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationship with...

There Was a Crooked Man… (1970) 7

There Was a Crooked Man… (1970)

Storyline:Charm, intelligence and success in criminal career doesn't prevent Paris Pitman Jr. to start doing ten years in prison, in the middle of the Arizona desert. However, those years should pass quickly because o...

Somewhere in the Night (1946) 7.2

Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Storyline:During the World War II, a soldier is hit by a grenade that deforms his face and leaves him with amnesia. Sometime later, he is recovered and learns that his name is George Taylor and he is discharged from t...

Cleopatra (1963) 7

Cleopatra (1963)

Storyline:In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt. Ptolemy, now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra, attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head ...

Julius Caesar (1953) 7.4

Julius Caesar (1953)

Storyline:Brutus, Cassius, and other high-ranking Romans murder Caesar, because they believe his ambition will lead to tyranny. The people of Rome are on their side until Antony, Caesar's right-hand man, makes a movin...

No Way Out (1950) 7.4

No Way Out (1950)

Storyline:The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. When brother ...

The Barefoot Contessa (1954) 7.1

The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Storyline:At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards scouted her at a shab...

The Honey Pot (1967) 7

The Honey Pot (1967)

Storyline:Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. Although the women ...

All About Eve (1950) 8.3

All About Eve (1950)

Storyline:Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette Davis). It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current...

Dragonwyck (1946) 7

Dragonwyck (1946)

Storyline:In 1844, the Wells family lives in a small farm of their own in Greenwich, Connecticut and the sons and daughters have a rigid discipline and religious education from the patriarch Ephraim Wells. When his wi...

House of Strangers (1949) 7.4

House of Strangers (1949)

Storyline:In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe, Tony and Pietro Monetti and promises revenge to them. Then he visits his lover Irene Bennett that asks h...