20th Century Fox Films of 1972

by LuminousCarcass | created - 16 Jul 2013 | updated - 16 Jul 2013 | Public

This list contains the films produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox in 1972. List in order of when films were released in the United States.

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2. Blindman (1971)

R | 105 min | Western

After fifty mail-order brides are kidnapped by bandits, the blind gunfighter hired to escort them heads into Mexico in pursuit.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr, Lloyd Battista, Magda Konopka

Votes: 966

Released in U.S. January 12, 1972

3. The Hot Rock (1972)

GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

Votes: 4,315

Budget: $4,895,000; Gross: $3.5 million (US /Canada rentals)

4. Sans mobile apparent (1971)

PG | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller

A strange series of murders are being committed in Nice on the French riviera. The commissionaire Carella is in charge and tries desperately to find a missing link between all of these ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sanda, Sacha Distel, Carla Gravina

Votes: 517

Released in U.S. February 19, 1972

5. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

G | 103 min | Documentary, Music

The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,329

6. The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Gary Grimes, Billy Green Bush, Luke Askew, Bo Hopkins

Votes: 1,258

Budget: $1 million; Rentals: $1.25 million (US/ Canada)

7. The Other (1972)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky

Votes: 4,876

Budget: $2,250,000; Rentals: $3.5 million (US / Canada)

8. Fillmore (1972)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

A dozen rock groups are shown playing in the final five nights of shows leading up the closing of Fillmore West on July 4, 1971.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Bill Graham, Marty Balin, Elvin Bishop, Ed Bogas

Votes: 95

9. What Became of Jack and Jill? (1972)

PG | 93 min | Horror

In order to collect inheritance money, a slacker tries to induce a heart attack in his invalid grandmother by convincing her that she's become the target of youth supremacists who want to enact a genocide on the elderly.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Vanessa Howard, Mona Washbourne, Paul Nicholas, George Benson

Votes: 107

10. The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A traveling salesman is lured by a precocious teenage girl to her shack in the desert for some sexual escapades. However, a scuzzy biker comes along and they both find themselves dominated and tormented by him.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Ken Howard, Anthony Zerbe, Sebastian

Votes: 138

11. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 27,164 | Gross: $9.00M

Budget: $1.7 million; Box office: $9.7 million

12. To Kill a Clown (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror

A young hippie couple rent a secluded cabin on the beach in an attempt to re-connect with each other and save their marriage. Unfortunately, the man they rented the cabin from is a ... See full summary »

Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, Heath Lamberts, Eric Clavering

Votes: 166

13. The Salzburg Connection (1972)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A list of agents and collaborators, hidden by the Nazis in an Austrian lake in 1945, is sought after by various interested parties during the Cold War.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Barry Newman, Anna Karina, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Karen Jensen

Votes: 252

Budget: $1,955,000

14. Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama

A group of Green Berets return from Viet Nam and go on a cross country road trip which will result in a shocking conclusion.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Paul Koslo, Alan Vint, Elliott Street

Votes: 97

Released in U.S. September 8, 1972

15. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

80 Metascore

The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 3,022

Budget: $900,000; Box office: $16,889,761

16. Vampire Circus (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown

Votes: 2,962

17. When the Legends Die (1972)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Western

A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

Director: Stuart Millar | Stars: Richard Widmark, Frederic Forrest, Luana Anders, Vito Scotti

Votes: 387

18. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 32,183 | Gross: $0.20M

Budget: $800,000

19. Trouble Man (1972)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Things begin to unravel when a supercool black fixer is hired to straighten out some crooks.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Robert Hooks, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, William Smithers

Votes: 787

20. And Hope to Die (1972)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan, Lea Massari, Aldo Ray

Votes: 441

21. 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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 40,899

Budget: $5 million; Gross: $5.75 million (rentals)

22. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 36,613 | Gross: $84.56M

Budget: $4.7 million; Box office: $93.3 million

23. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly ... See full summary »

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley

Votes: 3,341 | Gross: $12.21M

Gross: $5.6 million (US / Canada rentals)

24. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama

From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry

Votes: 1,832

Directed by Paul Newman



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