Highest Rated Titles With Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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2. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)
90 min | Documentary
Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.
4. Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.
5. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
9. All About Eve (1950)
Approved | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
12. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
13. Sleuth (1972)
PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.
16. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.
17. Fury (1936)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.
18. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands: but she does not say which one.
19. 5 Fingers (1952)
108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
20. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
21. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)
119 min | Documentary, History
Hosted by Robert Culp, this two-hour program combines film clips, behind the scenes footage, and recent interviews to create a look at the troubled 1958-1963 production. The interviews ... See full summary »
22. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
110 min | Documentary, Biography
Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, ... See full summary »
23. The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986 TV Special)
87 min | Documentary
Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.
24. People Will Talk (1951)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.
25. A Christmas Carol (1938)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »
26. House of Strangers (1949)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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 ... See full summary »
27. Three Comrades (1938)
Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »
28. No Way Out (1950)
Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
30. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History
The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.
31. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
Approved | 137 min | Drama
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »
185 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.
34. Guys and Dolls (1955)
Approved | 150 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
35. Woman of the Year (1942)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
36. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
37. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport
A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »
38. I'll Never Forget You (1951)
90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.
39. Three Godfathers (1936)
Passed | 81 min | Western
Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »
41. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
42. If I Had a Million (1932)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Claude Binyon, Whitney Bolton, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John Bright, Sidney Buchman, Lester Cole, Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Harvey Gates, Ernst Lubitsch, Lawton Mackall, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Robert Sparks | Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft
43. Our Daily Bread (1934)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance
A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!
44. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 ... See full summary »
45. The Pirate (1948)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.
46. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
47. Somewhere in the Night (1946)
Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.
48. The Late George Apley (1947)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy
George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »
49. Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)
123 min | Documentary, Biography
The life and films of iconic producer. director, and actor Otto Preminger are depicted through clips from his films and interviews with co-workers.
50. The Light of Western Stars (1930)
70 min | Western
A friend of Dick Bailey is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack, who is in league with the crooked sheriff. Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first ... See full summary »