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1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

2. Elmer Gantry (1960)

Approved | 146 min | Drama

7.9
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Sinclair Lewis | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

3. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Writers: Truman Capote, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

4. Key Largo (1948)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Writers: Richard Brooks, John Huston, Maxwell Anderson | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

5. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama

6.7
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Writers: Judith Rossner, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

6. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Ernest Hemingway | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

7. Bite the Bullet (1975)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

8. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

9. The Professionals (1966)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Writers: Frank O'Rourke, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode

10. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Richard Brooks, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed

11. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

12. The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

TV-PG | 145 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant ... See full summary »

Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Richard Brooks, Constance Garnett | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb

13. Brute Force (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

14. Crossfire (1947)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Writers: John Paxton, Richard Brooks | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

15. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Drama

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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Evan Hunter | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

16. Wrong Is Right (1982)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles McCarry, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Sean Connery, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad, Katharine Ross

17. $ (1971)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob three safety deposit boxes containing $1.5 million in cash belonging to three very different criminals from a high-tech security bank in Hamburg, Germany.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Fröbe, Robert Webber

18. The Happy Ending (1969)

M | 117 min | Drama

6.6
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A middle-aged woman walks out on her husband and family in an desperate attempt to find herself.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Lloyd Bridges

19. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

20. Crisis (1950)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Husband and wife Americans Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Helen Ferguson - he a renowned neurosurgeon - are traveling through Latin America for a vacation. When they make the decision to return to New... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Brooks, George Tabori | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso

21. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

22. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

23. The Catered Affair (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because ... See full summary »

Writers: Paddy Chayefsky, Gore Vidal | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

24. The Last Hunt (1956)

108 min | Western

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Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo, and tired of killing-Charley on the other hand ... See full summary »

Writers: Milton Lott, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

25. Storm Warning (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.

Writers: Daniel Fuchs, Richard Brooks | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Steve Cochran

26. Fever Pitch (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

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An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen

27. Something of Value (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert C. Ruark | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez

28. Battle Circus (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, War, Drama

5.7
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Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.

Writers: Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn, Robert Keith

29. Cobra Woman (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Lewis, Richard Brooks, Scott Darling | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr.

30. The Light Touch (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Sam and Felix are art thieves. Sam has just stolen a picture from a museum in Italy, but told Felix that it was lost in a boat accident. He wants copies made to sell while he will sell the ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Brooks, Jed Harris, Tom Reed | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, George Sanders, Kurt Kasznar

31. Take the High Ground! (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, War, Drama

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Sgt. Thorne Ryan, who once fought bravely in Korea, now serves as a hard-nosed drill instructor to new Army recruits at Fort Bliss, Texas. But is he really the man he is often described as?... See full summary »

Writer: Millard Kaufman | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart, Carleton Carpenter

32. MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 360 min | Documentary

7.4
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The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Samuel Marx, June Allyson, Lew Ayres

33. Any Number Can Play (1949)

112 min | Drama

6.7
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Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son.

Writers: Edward Harris Heth, Richard Brooks | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter

34. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

35. MGM Parade (1955–1956)

30 min

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The original concept of the show was to allow the viewer to see the inner workings of a movie studio and featured interviews with MGM stars and explanations of how movies were made. Later, ... See full summary »

Stars: George Murphy, Carey Wilson, Judy Garland, John Nesbitt

36. The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (1961 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Jack Bean, Polly Bergen

37. White Savage (1943)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure

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A shark hunter falls in love with the beautiful ruler of a tropical island.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Peter Milne | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Turhan Bey

38. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Will Rogers, Art Carney

39. Flame and the Flesh (1954)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.4
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American woman in Europe romanced by local gigolo; problems ensue.

Writers: Auguste Bailly, Helen Deutsch | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Lana Turner, Pier Angeli, Carlos Thompson, Bonar Colleano

40. Sin Town (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Western

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Two con artists arrive in a western boom town that they think is ripe for the pickings, only to get swindled themselves.

Writers: Scott Darling, Gerald Geraghty, Richard Brooks | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne

41. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

42. Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, Music

5.3
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A unique look at the legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer offers a collage of memories, sounds and intimate interviews with musical greats in a rousing showcase.

Writer: Ellen Weissbrod | Director: Ellen Weissbrod | Stars: Clarence Avant, George Benson, Richard Brooks, Tevin Campbell

43. To the Victor (1948)

100 min | Drama

5.9
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After serving bravely in WWII, American Paul remains in France and becomes a black marketeer. He meets Christine, an attractive French girl whose husband is in jail for collaborating with ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Viveca Lindfors, Victor Francen, Eduardo Ciannelli

44. Men of Texas (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Western

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Writers: Richard Brooks, Harold Shumate | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Robert Stack, Broderick Crawford, Jackie Cooper, Anne Gwynne

45. Swell Guy (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

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Writers: Richard Brooks, Gilbert Emery | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Ann Blyth, Ruth Warrick, William Gargan

46. Cinéma cinémas (1982–1991)

Documentary

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Stars: Michel Boujut, Jean-Claude Dauphin, Alain Delon, Robert Mitchum

47. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943)

Approved | 245 min | War, Action, Drama

6.3
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A Coast Guard officer is assigned to protect the coastline from spies, saboteurs and enemy agents.

Writers: Paul Huston, George H. Plympton, Griffin Jay, Richard Brooks, Frank V. Martinek | Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Don Terry, Walter Sande, Elyse Knox, Philip Ahn

48. My Best Gal (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will have nothing to do with trying to use it in the theatre or on the radio. She and her grandfather, Danny O'Hara (Frank Craven), ... See full summary »

Writers: Olive Cooper, Earl Felton, Richard Brooks | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Jane Withers, Jimmy Lydon, Frank Craven, Fortunio Bonanova

49. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000 TV Movie)

145 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Ringo Starr, Ray Anthony, William Asher, Frankie Avalon

50. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

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Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Michael Scott, Brian Trueman, Clive James