Tony Curtis Movies

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1. City Across the River (1949)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents.

Director: Maxwell Shane | Stars: Stephen McNally, Thelma Ritter, Luis Van Rooten, Jeff Corey

Votes: 201

2. The Lady Gambles (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett

Votes: 436

3. Criss Cross (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 5,800

4. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Tony Curtis

Votes: 254

5. Woman in Hiding (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After her father is killed in an accident, mill heiress Deborah Chandler marries the plant manager, Selden Clark, but his motives are suspicious.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Ida Lupino, Stephen McNally, Howard Duff, Peggy Dow

Votes: 481

6. Francis (1950)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

During World War II, a junior American Army officer, Lt. Peter Stirling, gets sent to the psychiatric ward whenever he insists that an Army mule named Francis speaks to him.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina, Zasu Pitts, Ray Collins

Votes: 878

7. I Was a Shoplifter (1950)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police detective sergeant Jeff Andrews is working on a case involving a gang of shoplifters, and he allows himself to falsely arrested as a petty thief, in order to make contact with the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Scott Brady, Mona Freeman, Andrea King, Tony Curtis

Votes: 129

8. Sierra (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 468

9. Winchester '73 (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Western

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 14,153

10. Kansas Raiders (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Western

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady

Votes: 703

11. The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure

In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill baby Prince Hussein in order to usurp his throne but the assassin has second thoughts and steals the baby for himself.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane, Jeff Corey

Votes: 508

12. Flesh and Fury (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

A deaf boxer is exploited by a gold-digging blonde.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Jan Sterling, Mona Freeman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 227

13. No Room for the Groom (1952)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don DeFore, Spring Byington

Votes: 287

14. Son of Ali Baba (1952)

Unrated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Susan Cabot, William Reynolds

Votes: 438

15. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,545

16. All American (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Nick Bonelli, quarterback for Mid-State, proves himself an All American in the championship, but his parents die in an auto accident coming to the game. Nick decides to transfer to Sheridan... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Tony Curtis, Lori Nelson, Richard Long, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 157

17. Forbidden (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller

Votes: 248

18. Beachhead (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

In 1943, in the wake of the Allied amphibious landing on the Japanese held Bougainville Island, four Marines are sent to scout the location of Japanese minefields.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz

Votes: 692 | Gross: $1.40M

19. Johnny Dark (1954)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark, designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don Taylor, Paul Kelly

Votes: 228

20. The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Peasant Myles Falworth is trained for knighthood and is groomed by various nobles to defeat the evil Earl of Alban who's plotting to usurp King Henry IV's throne.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush

Votes: 1,255

21. Six Bridges to Cross (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The emotional story of a lifelong friendship between a Boston rookie cop and a young street-wise delinquent.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 298

22. So This Is Paris (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three sailors on leave (Joe, Al and Davy) head for Paris with one thing on their minds. Joe pursues chanteuse Colette D'Avril who proves to be more than she appears; Davy is pursued by sexy... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Tony Curtis, Gloria DeHaven, Gene Nelson, Corinne Calvet

Votes: 163

23. The Purple Mask (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure

In 1803 France, Napoleon orders the capture of notorious highwayman 'Purple Mask' who routinely rescues imprisoned nobles and harasses the Revolutionary officials.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Gene Barry, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 272

24. The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Western

Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest

Votes: 466

25. The Square Jungle (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Tony Curtis, Pat Crowley, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Kelly

Votes: 148

26. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 3,575

27. Mister Cory (1957)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A street-smart young man from the Chicago slums dreams of cajoling with the rich and powerful, no matter the cost.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Martha Hyer, Charles Bickford, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 326

28. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 22,796

29. The Midnight Story (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a San Francisco priest is murdered, a policeman, who's a close friend, starts an investigation.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Marisa Pavan, Gilbert Roland, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 373

30. The Vikings (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Adventure

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: 10,629

31. Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana

Votes: 1,151

32. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 10,976

33. The Perfect Furlough (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Linda Cristal

Votes: 565

34. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 205,940 | Gross: $25.00M

35. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Votes: 10,506 | Gross: $23.30M

36. Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore

Votes: 949

37. The Rat Race (1960)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford

Votes: 855

38. Spartacus (1960)

Passed | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 108,328 | Gross: $30.00M

39. The Outsider (1961)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, War

Tony Curtis plays an Indian (Nicknamed "Chief" by other soldiers) who fights in WWII and helps to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Gregory Walcott, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 546

40. Taras Bulba (1962)

Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In the 16th century Ukraine, the Polish overlords and the Cossacks fight for control of the land but frequent Turkish invasions force them to unite against the common Turkish foe.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 3,000 | Gross: $4.00M

41. 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

106 min | Comedy

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch

Votes: 588

42. The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery

A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 3,978

43. Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In 1944, an Army doctor is in charge of a neuropsychiatric ward at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona, and he must deal with a variety of tough cases.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,903

44. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 6,470

45. Wild and Wonderful (1964)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy

Cognac, a pampered poodle and popular star on French television, creates marital problems for his pretty owner Giselle when he becomes jealous of her new husband.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Christine Kaufmann, Larry Storch, Pierre Olaf

Votes: 173

46. Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,203

47. Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda

Votes: 2,926

48. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A grand adventurous race takes place between the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate across three continents.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 13,938 | Gross: $25.33M

49. Boeing, Boeing (1965)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Dany Saval, Christiane Schmidtmer

Votes: 2,205