Highest Rated Feature Film Director Titles Released 1 January 1940 to 31 December 1960 With Richard Fleischer

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1. The Narrow Margin (1952)

Not Rated | 71 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Gordon Gebert

Votes: 6,041

2. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 5,073

3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 25,300 | Gross: $28.20M

4. The Vikings (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh

Votes: 10,890 | Gross: $7.00M

5. His Kind of Woman (1951)

Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

7.1
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A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.

Directors: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt

Votes: 3,211

6. Violent Saturday (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith

Votes: 1,685

7. Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 1,937

8. Crack in the Mirror (1960)

97 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Bradford Dillman, Alexander Knox

Votes: 144

9. The Happy Time (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.0
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Spring inspires lessons in love and life for a French family in 1920s Ottawa, especially for teenage Robert, who's blind to the attentions of an American neighbor girl, because he's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan, Marsha Hunt, Bobby Driscoll

Votes: 423

10. Child of Divorce (1946)

Passed | 62 min | Drama

6.9
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An eight-year-old girl is an unwilling and disturbed witness of parental quarrels in her home, and when the parents finally secure a divorce, the judge decrees that the young girl live with... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Sharyn Moffett, Regis Toomey, Madge Meredith, Walter Reed

Votes: 136

11. So This Is New York (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

6.7
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A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Bill Goodwin, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 200

12. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 983

13. Bodyguard (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After being fired for insubordination, homicide detective Mike Carter is hired as bodyguard by the owner of a local meat-packing plant where a meat inspector has been murdered.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Priscilla Lane, Phillip Reed, June Clayworth

Votes: 480

14. Follow Me Quietly (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 1,249

15. The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger, Luther Adler

Votes: 695

16. The Clay Pigeon (1949)

TV-PG | 63 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Bill Williams, Barbara Hale, Richard Quine, Richard Loo

Votes: 615

17. These Thousand Hills (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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An ambitious cowboy will stop at nothing to get what he wants, including using the affections of two women.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Don Murray, Richard Egan, Lee Remick, Patricia Owens

Votes: 456

18. Trapped (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

Votes: 565

19. Bandido! (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.3
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An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ursula Thiess, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

Votes: 802

20. Banjo (1947)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Family

5.9
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9-year-old Georgia girl and her dog are sent to live with her aunt in Boston.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Sharyn Moffett, Jacqueline White, Walter Reed, Una O'Connor

Votes: 118

21. Arena (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Sport, Western

5.4
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Rodeo rider's marriage is endangered because of his commitment to the sport.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Gig Young, Jean Hagen, Polly Bergen, Harry Morgan

Votes: 163

22. Make Mine Laughs (1949)

63 min | Comedy, Musical

5.3
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A kind of filmed vaudeville show, using old material from RKO films and some new.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Hal Yates | Stars: Joan Davis, Dennis Day, Ray Bolger, Anne Shirley

Votes: 41



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