GREAT DIRECTORS: JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ

Here all Joseph L. Mankiewicz films and points I give them. Films which I give point RANKED from best to worst.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
Dragonwyck (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion. (103 mins.)
 
4.
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
 
5.
The Late George Apley (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them... (93 mins.)
 
6.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. (104 mins.)
 
7.
Escape (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl. (78 mins.)
 
8.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
 
9.
House of Strangers (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective. (101 mins.)
 
10.
No Way Out (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)
 
11.
People Will Talk (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend. (110 mins.)
 
12.
5 Fingers (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess. (108 mins.)
 
13.
Julius Caesar (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (120 mins.)
 
14.
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes... (128 mins.)
 
15.
Guys and Dolls (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (150 mins.)
 
16.
The Quiet American (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl. (120 mins.)
 
17.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
 
18.
Cleopatra (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
19.
A Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation... (84 mins.)
 
20.
The Honey Pot (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises... (150 mins.)
 
21.
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism. (185 mins.)
 
22.
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
 
23.
Sleuth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (138 mins.)