Tag: Martin Ritt

Cross Creek (1983) 7

Cross Creek (1983)

Storyline:In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a cla...

Casey’s Shadow (1978) 5.4

Casey’s Shadow (1978)

Storyline:Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.User Reviews:

Pete ‘n’ Tillie (1972) 6.1

Pete ‘n’ Tillie (1972)

Storyline:A fun-loving bachelor woos and weds a secretary, but the bonds of this marriage aren't strong enough to stop his philandering from continuing.User Reviews:

Nuts (1987) 6.5

Nuts (1987)

Storyline:A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, includi...

Hud (1963) 7.6

Hud (1963)

Storyline:Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitt...

No Down Payment (1957) 7.3

No Down Payment (1957)

Storyline:The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, ...

Paris Blues (1961) 6.7

Paris Blues (1961)

Storyline:Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike the US at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two ...

The Sound and the Fury (1959) 6.4

The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Storyline:Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Howard passe...

Hombre (1967) 7.4

Hombre (1967)

Storyline:John 'Hombre' Russell is a white man raised by the Apaches on an Indian reservation and later by a white man in town. As an adult he prefers to live on the reservation. He is informed that he has inherited a...

The Front (1976) 7.4

The Front (1976)

Storyline:In the early 1950s Howard Prince, who works in a restaurant, helps out a black-listed writer friend by selling a TV station a script under his own name. The money is useful in paying off gambling debts, so h...

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) 7.7

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Storyline:Alec Leamas, a British spy is sent to East Germany supposedly to defect, but in fact to sow disinformation. As more plot turns appear, Leamas becomes more convinced that his own people see him as just a cog....

The Long, Hot Summer (1958) 7.5

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Storyline:Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner, in ill health, owns many businesses and property in Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi, including a plantation. To him, his children are a disappointment, they who he sees ...

Norma Rae (1979) 7.4

Norma Rae (1979)

Storyline:Like a lot of her family before her, Norma Rae works at the local textile mill, where the pay is hardly commensurate with the long hours and lousy working conditions. But after hearing a rousing speech by la...

Back Roads (1981) 5.7

Back Roads (1981)

Storyline:A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.User Reviews: There's nothing more exciting than seeing a slick...