United Artists Films of 1970by LuminousCarcass | created - 13 Jul 2013 | updated - 13 Jul 2013 | Public
This list contains the films produced and distributed by United Artists in 1970. List in order of when films were released in the United States.
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1. What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970)
X | 85 min | Comedy
Candid Camera's Allen Funt secretly tapes people's reactions to unexpected encounters with nudity in unusual situations, such as when a naked young woman casually exits an elevator in an ... See full summary »
Box office: $5 million (US / Canada rentals)
2. The Mercenary (1968)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western
A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.
Released in U.S. March 6, 1970; Directed by Sergio Corbucci; Music by Bruno Nicolai
3. Fellini - Satyricon (1969)
R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Released in U.S. March 11, 1970; Budget: $3 million; Gross: $1.4 million (US / Canada rentals); $8 million (outside Italy)
4. Love Is a Funny Thing (1969)
GP | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Filming in the USA, Henri and Françoise meet and fall in love with each other.
Released in U.S. March 16, 1970
5. Hell Boats (1970)
PG-13 | 95 min | War, Drama
An American commander, serving under the British Royal Navy in 1942, is assigned to blockade the island of Malta and told to formulate a plan to destroy the Nazi arsenal in Sicily.
7. Women in Love (1969)
R | 131 min | Drama, Romance
Two best friends fall in love with a pair of women, but the relationships soon go in very different directions.
Released in U.S. March 25, 1970; Budget: $1.6 million; Gross: $1.2 million (US /Canada); $4.5 million (Worldwide)
8. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A wealthy plantation owner is captivated by a mysterious woman with a shady past.
Votes: 4,795 | Gross: $0.03M
Released in U.S. April 10, 1970; Budget: $1.6 million; Box office: $1.3 million (world)
9. Halls of Anger (1970)
R | 96 min | Drama
An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.
Starring Jeff Bridges; Budget: $1.6 million
10. The Last Escape (1970)
G | 90 min | Action, Drama, War
The end of WW2. Allied forces enter a well-guarded German rocket base and kidnap among others the rocket scientist Dr. Von Heinken. When they try to get away they are followed both by ... See full summary »
11. Leo the Last (1970)
R | 104 min | Drama, Comedy
Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's ... See full summary »
Budget: over £400,000
12. Let It Be (1970)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
13. The Landlord (1970)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his ... See full summary »
14. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
R | 97 min | Action, Comedy
Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »
Gross: $5.2 million (US / Canada rentals)
15. The Way We Live Now (1970)
R | 110 min | Drama
A mid-life crisis propels a disaffected advertising executive out of his marriage and into a series of disastrous love affairs with a series of women. He will eventually return to his wife, chastened.
16. The Passion of Anna (1969)
Approved | 101 min | Drama
A recently divorced man meets a emotionally devastated widow and they begin a love affair.
Released in U.S. May 28, 1970
17. One More Time (1970)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller
Two night club owners find themselves in trouble with the law. One of them goes to his English Lord brother for help, and the Lord is later murdered. He swaps places with his dead brother to solve the murder.
18. The Hawaiians (1970)
R | 134 min | Drama
The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers that Nyuk Tsin has been smuggled aboard as part of cargo on The Carthaginian, which he ... See full summary »
Gross: $2.3 million (US / Canada rentals)
19. The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A sex-change operation that changed "George" into "Christine" in 1950s Denmark.
Budget: $1 million; Gross: $1.5 million (US / Canada rentals)
20. Mosquito Squadron (1969)
G | 90 min | War, Drama
In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Released in U.S. July 1, 1970
21. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.
Votes: 2,527 | Gross: $5.12M
Gross: $2.35 million (US / Canada rentals)
22. The Revolutionary (1970)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama
A radical student feels that he has been betrayed by the college association to which he belongs, and thinks more violent actions must be taken in order to alter the existing system.
Starring Jon Voight
23. The Angel Levine (1970)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for ... See full summary »
25. Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror
A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.
Released in U.S. August 28, 1970
26. Sabata (1969)
PG-13 | 111 min | Western
A master gunfighter teams up with his banjo-playing partner and a Mexican bandit to foil the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas, who want to steal $100,000 from their own bank to buy land that the approaching railroad will cross.
Released in U.S. September 2, 1970
27. Barquero (1970)
R | 115 min | Western
At a river crossing, a stand-off between a gang of outlaws and local townsfolk ensues when the ferry barge operator refuses to ferry the gang across the river.
28. Hornets' Nest (1970)
R | 110 min | Drama, Action, War
In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam.
29. The Wild Child (1970)
G | 83 min | Drama
In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.
Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $0.06M
Box office: $800,000
30. Kes (1969)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Family
A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Released in U.S. September 13, 1970; Budget: £157,000
31. Pieces of Dreams (1970)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
Gregory Lind is the junior priest at Our Lady of the Assumption, a Catholic parish in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Life at the parish is not perfect for Greg, as he is beginning to have ... See full summary »
32. Give Her the Moon (1970)
G | 92 min | Romance, Comedy
Marie, a young provincial girl, is seduced by an American billionaire. She did agree to follow him if he moves her village to New York.
33. Ned Kelly (1970)
GP | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw ... See full summary »
Budget: A$2,500,000; Box office: $808,000 (Australia)
34. Underground (1970)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Occupied France during WWII. The American Dawson parachutes over France and gets in contact with the French resistance. He has a plan to kidnap the German general Stryker.
35. Burn! (1969)
GP | 112 min | Action, Drama
The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »
Released in U.S. October 21, 1970
37. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.
Votes: 8,449 | Gross: $3.30M
Budget: $10 million
38. Cannon for Cordoba (1970)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Romance, Western
In 1916, when a Mexican rebel steals cannons from the American army, General Pershing sends out a group of misfits to retrieve the stolen weapons.
39. a.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)
PG | 79 min | Documentary, Sport
The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.
40. Where's Poppa? (1970)
R | 82 min | Comedy
When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd ... See full summary »
41. Pollux et le chat bleu (1970)
82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Life at the Magic Roundabout is disrupted when a blue cat called Buxton finds his way into town. Everyone loves Buxton except for Dougal, who discovers the cat's mad plan to become the king of blue army and destroy all who are not blue.