Charlton Heston: The Essential Films

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1.
Dark City (1950)
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Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them. (98 mins.)
 
2.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle. (152 mins.)
 
3.
The Naked Jungle (1954)
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The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants. (95 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
4.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
5.
The Big Country (1958)
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (165 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
6.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
7.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
8.
El Cid (1961)
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors. (182 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
9.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives. (154 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
10.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
11.
Major Dundee (1965)
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In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the US, a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries and scouts. (123 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
12.
The War Lord (1965)
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A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed... (123 mins.)
 
13.
Khartoum (1966)
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
 
14.
Counterpoint (1967)
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Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals. (107 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
15.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
16.
Will Penny (1967)
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
17.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
18.
Julius Caesar (1970)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius... (117 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
19.
The Omega Man (1971)
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
20.
Soylent Green (1973)
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
21.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
22.
Airport 1975 (1974)
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A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land. (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
23.
Earthquake (1974)
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The stories of various people as an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles. (123 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
24.
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
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The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
25.
The Last Hard Men (1976)
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In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo... (98 mins.)