United Artists Films of 1970

by 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 | Documentary, 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 »

Director: Allen Funt | Stars: Joie Addison, Laura Huston, Martin Meyers, Karil Daniels

Votes: 382

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.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Franco Giacobini, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 3,545

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.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 13,618

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, Romance

Filming in the USA, Henri and Françoise meet and fall in love with each other.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Annie Girardot, Maria Pia Conte, Marcel Bozzuffi

Votes: 348

Released in U.S. March 16, 1970

5. Hell Boats (1970)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Reuven Bar-Yotam

Votes: 279

6. Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)

R | 99 min | Comedy

An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Ian McShane, Anna Calder-Marshall, John Gavin, Severn Darden

Votes: 449

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.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden

Votes: 6,399

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.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud, Martine Ferrière

Votes: 5,264 | 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.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Janet MacLachlan, Jeff Bridges, James A. Watson Jr.

Votes: 287

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 »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Stuart Whitman, John Collin, Martin Jarvis, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 121

11. Leo the Last (1970)

R | 104 min | Drama, Comedy

A social satire about the last heir of a dethroned family of European monarchs whose plans to return to power through revolution become secondary after he becomes fascinated by the life of a poor London black girl and her boyfriend.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Billie Whitelaw, Calvin Lockhart, Glenna Forster-Jones

Votes: 480

Budget: over £400,000

12. Let It Be (1970)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 4,967

13. The Landlord (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

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 »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,896

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 »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,529

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.

Director: Barry Brown | Stars: Nicholas Pryor, Joanna Miles, Lois Smith, Lynda Simon

Votes: 18

16. The Passion of Anna (1969)

R | 101 min | Drama

A recently divorced man meets an emotionally devastated widow and they begin a love affair.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson

Votes: 7,416

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.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, John Wood, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 330

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 »

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Tina Chen, Geraldine Chaplin, Mako

Votes: 889

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.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: John Hansen, Joan Tompkins, Quinn K. Redeker, John Himes

Votes: 252

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.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray, David Buck

Votes: 1,135

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.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,816 | 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.

Director: Paul Williams | Stars: Jon Voight, Seymour Cassel, Robert Duvall, Collin Wilcox Paxton

Votes: 218

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 »

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 491

24. Pound (1970)

X | 92 min | Fantasy

In a pound, eighteen dogs wait to be adopted.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Joe Madden, James Green, Mariclare Costello, L. Errol Jaye

Votes: 229

25. A Quiet Place in the Country (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.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret, Gabriella Boccardo

Votes: 1,086

Released in U.S. August 28, 1970

26. Sabata (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Western

A master gunfighter teams up with a banjo-playing drifter and a Mexican tramp 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.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Ignazio Spalla, Aldo Canti

Votes: 3,925

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.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates, Forrest Tucker, Kerwin Mathews

Votes: 1,271

28. Hornets' Nest (1970)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, 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.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino | Stars: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 749

29. The Wild Child (1970)

G | 83 min | Drama

94 Metascore

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.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Cargol, Françoise Seigner, Jean Dasté

Votes: 6,876 | 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.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie

Votes: 16,602

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 »

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Robert Forster, Lauren Hutton, Will Geer, Ivor Francis

Votes: 227

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.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Bert Convy, Valentina Cortese, Fernand Gravey

Votes: 81

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 »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Mick Jagger, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Mark McManus, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 1,011

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.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Robert Goulet, Danièle Gaubert, Lawrence Dobkin, Carl Duering

Votes: 44

35. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

72 Metascore

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 »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 4,077

Released in U.S. October 21, 1970

36. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,312

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Votes: 9,561 | 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.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, Raf Vallone, Pete Duel

Votes: 466

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.

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Floyd Patterson

Votes: 604

40. Where's Poppa? (1970)

R | 82 min | Comedy

When an attorney meets the girl of his dreams, he fears that his batty mother will scare her off, so he schemes to eliminate the senile old woman.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Ron Leibman, Trish Van Devere

Votes: 1,559

41. Dougal and the Blue Cat (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.

Directors: Serge Danot, Eric Thompson | Stars: Christian Riehl, Paul Bisciglia, Nadine Legrand, Jean-Luc Tardieu

Votes: 300



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