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Billy Budd | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Billy Budd  123 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, War]  [Peter Ustinov]  [12 Nov 1962]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers, Peter Ustinov, Robert Ryan
Plot:  Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
Writer:  Louis O. Coxe (based upon the play: "Billy Budd"), Robert H. Chapman (based upon the play: "Billy Budd"), Herman Melville (from the novel: "Billy Budd Foretopman"), Peter Ustinov (screenplay), DeWitt Bodeen (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Being There | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Being There  130 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Hal Ashby]  [26 May 1980]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations.
Actors:  Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine
Plot:  A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Writer:  Jerzy Kosinski (novel), Jerzy Kosinski (screenplay)
Language:  English, Russian, Italian    Country:  USA, West Germany    More Info:  IMDB
I Never Sang for My Father | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  I Never Sang for My Father  92 min,  GP,  [Drama]  [Gilbert Cates]  [N/A]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons, Gene Hackman, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father.
Writer:  Robert Anderson, Robert Anderson (based on "I Never Sang For My Father" by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Ninotchka | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Ninotchka  110 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Ernst Lubitsch]  [23 Nov 1939]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Bela Lugosi, Greta Garbo, Ina Claire, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play), Walter Reisch (screen play), Melchior Lengyel (based on the original story by)
Language:  English, Russian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Americanization of Emily | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Americanization of Emily  115 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, War]  [Arthur Hiller]  [27 Oct 1964]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations.
Actors:  James Coburn, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.
Writer:  Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay), William Bradford Huie (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Captains Courageous | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  Captains Courageous  117 min,  PASSED,  [Adventure, Drama, Family]  [Victor Fleming]  [25 Jun 1937]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.
Writer:  Rudyard Kipling (novel), John Lee Mahin (screen play), Marc Connelly (screen play), Dale Van Every (screen play)
Language:  English, Portuguese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Woman's Face | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  A Woman's Face  106 min,  PASSED,  [Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller]  [George Cukor]  [09 May 1941]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Conrad Veidt, Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Osa Massen
Plot:  A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.
Writer:  Francis de Croisset (play), Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Elliot Paul (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Old Dark House | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  The Old Dark House  72 min,  TV-G,  [Comedy, Horror, Thriller]  [James Whale]  [20 Oct 1932]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.
Writer:  J.B. Priestley (from the novel by), Benn W. Levy (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Tenant | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Tenant  126 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [26 May 1976]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Isabelle Adjani, Jo Van Fleet, Melvyn Douglas, Roman Polanski
Plot:  A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
Writer:  Roland Topor (novel), GĂ©rard Brach (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
Language:  French, English    Country:  France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hud | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Hud  112 min,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [29 May 1963]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 84%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 17 nominations.
Actors:  Brandon De Wilde, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Paul Newman
Plot:  Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
Writer:  Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay), Larry McMurtry (from a novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Candidate | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  The Candidate  110 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Michael Ritchie]  [11 Aug 1972]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Don Porter, Melvyn Douglas, Peter Boyle, Robert Redford
Plot:  Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Writer:  Jeremy Larner
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Twilight's Last Gleaming | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Twilight's Last Gleaming  146 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Robert Aldrich]  [09 Feb 1977]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Burt Lancaster, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne
Plot:  A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of ...
Writer:  Ronald M. Cohen (screenplay), Edward Huebsch (screenplay), Walter Wager (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  West Germany, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tonight or Never | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Tonight or Never  80 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Mervyn LeRoy]  [N/A]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.
Writer:  Fanny Hatton (adaptation), Frederic Hatton (adaptation), Lily Hatvany (play), Ernest Vajda (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House  94 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [H.C. Potter]  [04 Jun 1948]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Cary Grant, Melvyn Douglas, Myrna Loy, Reginald Denny
Plot:  A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
Writer:  Eric Hodgins (novel), Norman Panama (written for the screen by), Melvin Frank (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Changeling | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  The Changeling  107 min,  R,  [Horror]  [Peter Medak]  [28 Mar 1980]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 76%, External Reviews
Awards:  10 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  George C. Scott, Jean Marsh, Melvyn Douglas, Trish Van Devere
Plot:  A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Writer:  Russell Hunter (story), William Gray (screenplay), Diana Maddox (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  Canada    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
As You Desire Me | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  As You Desire Me  70 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [George Fitzmaurice]  [28 May 1932]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Erich von Stroheim, Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Owen Moore
Plot:  Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara...
Writer:  Luigi Pirandello (play), Gene Markey (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Angel | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  Angel  91 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Ernst Lubitsch]  [29 Oct 1937]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Edward Everett Horton, Herbert Marshall, Marlene Dietrich, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.
Writer:  Melchior Lengyel (play), Guy Bolton (adaptation), Russell G. Medcraft (adaptation), Samson Raphaelson (screenplay)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Theodora Goes Wild | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Theodora Goes Wild  94 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Richard Boleslawski]  [12 Nov 1936]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall
Plot:  The author of a controversially racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity status from her provincial small-town neighbors, who'd be scandalized if they knew.
Writer:  Sidney Buchman (screen play), Mary McCarthy (from an original story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
That Certain Age | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  That Certain Age  95 min,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Edward Ludwig]  [07 Oct 1938]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Deanna Durbin, Irene Rich, Jackie Cooper, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first ...
Writer:  Bruce Manning (screenplay), F. Hugh Herbert (original story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Annie Oakley | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Annie Oakley  90 min,  [Biography, Drama, Western]  [George Stevens]  [15 Nov 1935]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen, Preston Foster
Plot:  A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.
Writer:  Joel Sayre (screen play), John Twist (screen play), Joseph Fields (from a story by), Ewart Adamson (from a story by)
Language:  English, Sioux    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
She Married Her Boss | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  She Married Her Boss  85 min,  [Comedy]  [Gregory La Cava]  [19 Sep 1935]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Bartlett, Raymond Walburn
Plot:  A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work.
Writer:  Sidney Buchman, Thyra Samter Winslow (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hotel | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Hotel  124 min,  GP,  [Drama]  [Richard Quine]  [19 Jan 1967]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden, Melvyn Douglas, Rod Taylor
Plot:  A historical New Orleans hotel struggles to financially survive while the dramas of its various guests unfold.
Writer:  Arthur Hailey (novel), Wendell Mayes (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Guilt of Janet Ames | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  The Guilt of Janet Ames  83 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Mystery, Romance]  [Henry Levin]  [06 Mar 1947]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Betsy Blair, Melvyn Douglas, Rosalind Russell, Sid Caesar
Plot:  An obsessively bitter war widow and one of the men her husband saved in WW2 meet. He tries to convince her the sacrifice was necessary, but her problem isn't that simple. And can she help ...
Writer:  Louella MacFarlane (screen play), Allen Rivkin (screen play), Devery Freeman (screen play), Lenore J. Coffee (based on a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Too Many Husbands | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Too Many Husbands  81 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Wesley Ruggles]  [21 Mar 1940]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Fred MacMurray, Harry Davenport, Jean Arthur, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.
Writer:  Claude Binyon (screen play), W. Somerset Maugham (based upon the play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
I Met Him in Paris | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  I Met Him in Paris  86 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Wesley Ruggles]  [28 May 1937]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Claudette Colbert, Lee Bowman, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young
Plot:  Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.
Writer:  Claude Binyon, Helen Meinardi (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Advance to the Rear | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Advance to the Rear  100 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, War, Western]  [George Marshall]  [N/A]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Glenn Ford, Jim Backus, Melvyn Douglas, Stella Stevens
Plot:  A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to.
Writer:  Samuel A. Peeples (screen play), William Bowers (screen play), Jack Schaefer (story), William Chamberlain (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Vampire Bat | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  The Vampire Bat  65 min,  TV-PG,  [Drama, Horror, Mystery]  [Frank R. Strayer]  [21 Jan 1933]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 5.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 60%, External Reviews
Actors:  Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Maude Eburne, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.
Writer:  Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screen story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ghost Story | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 49%  Ghost Story  110 min,  R,  [Drama, Horror, Thriller]  [John Irvin]  [18 Dec 1981]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 35%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Alice Krige, Craig Wasson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Fred Astaire, John Houseman, Melvyn Douglas
Plot:  Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.
Writer:  Peter Straub (novel), Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Sea of Grass | Movie Details for Actor Melvyn Douglas | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 40%  The Sea of Grass  123 min,  PASSED,  [Drama, Western]  [Elia Kazan]  [25 Apr 1947]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 17%, External Reviews
Actors:  Katharine Hepburn, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Walker, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she ...
Writer:  Conrad Richter (novel), Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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