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All About Eve | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 93%  All About Eve  138 min,  [Drama]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [27 Oct 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Metacritic 98/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 6 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 17 nominations.
Actors:  Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Celeste Holm, George Sanders
Plot:  An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
5 Fingers | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  5 Fingers  108 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [05 May 1952]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Danielle Darrieux, James Mason, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden
Plot:  During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
Writer:  Michael Wilson (screenplay), L.C. Moyzisch (book)
Language:  English, German, Portuguese, Turkish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  104 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Fantasy]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [08 Aug 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Edna Best, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Rex Harrison
Plot:  In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.
Writer:  Philip Dunne (screen play), R.A. Dick (from the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sleuth | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Sleuth  138 min,  PG,  [Mystery, Thriller]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [12 Jul 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Anthony Shaffer (play), Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB
A Letter to Three Wives | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  A Letter to Three Wives  103 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama, Romance]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [03 Feb 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Ann Sothern, Jeanne Crain, Kirk Douglas, Linda Darnell
Plot:  A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands...but she does not say which one.
Writer:  Vera Caspary (adaptation), John Klempner (Cosmopolitan Magazine novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Barefoot Contessa | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  The Barefoot Contessa  128 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [29 Sep 1954]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Marius Goring
Plot:  At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ...
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Language:  English, Spanish, Italian    Country:  Italy, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Julius Caesar | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Julius Caesar  120 min,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [04 Jun 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  James Mason, John Gielgud, Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando
Plot:  The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
Writer:  William Shakespeare (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Guys and Dolls | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Guys and Dolls  150 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Musical]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [16 Jan 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Vivian Blaine
Plot:  In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Writer:  Jo Swerling (based upon the play: "Guys and Dolls" book by), Abe Burrows (based upon the play: "Guys and Dolls" book by), Damon Runyon (from a story), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Somewhere in the Night | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Somewhere in the Night  110 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [23 Sep 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Actors:  John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan, Nancy Guild, Richard Conte
Plot:  George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.
Writer:  Howard Dimsdale (screenplay), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Lee Strasberg (adaptation), Marvin Borowsky (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
No Way Out | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  No Way Out  106 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [01 Sep 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Linda Darnell, Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally
Plot:  A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels
Language:  English, American Sign Language    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
There Was a Crooked Man... | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  There Was a Crooked Man...  126 min,  R,  [Western]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [19 Sep 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Kirk Douglas, Warren Oates
Plot:  A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
Writer:  David Newman, Robert Benton
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
House of Strangers | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  House of Strangers  101 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [01 Jul 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Edward G. Robinson, Luther Adler, Richard Conte, Susan Hayward
Plot:  After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.
Writer:  Philip Yordan (screenplay), Jerome Weidman (novel)
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis | Movie Details for Director Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis  185 min,  [Documentary, Biography, History]  [Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  James Earl Jones, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Ruby Dee
Plot:  Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.
Writer:  Mitchell Grayson (Speech Research), Ely A. Landau (conceived by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
People Will Talk | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  People Will Talk  110 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [01 Sep 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Cary Grant, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn, Jeanne Crain
Plot:  Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by), Curt Goetz (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Suddenly, Last Summer | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Suddenly, Last Summer  114 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama, Mystery, Thriller]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [01 Jan 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 69%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Albert Dekker, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift
Plot:  The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Writer:  Tennessee Williams (play), Gore Vidal (screenplay), Tennessee Williams (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Late George Apley | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  The Late George Apley  93 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [20 Mar 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Russell, Richard Haydn, Ronald Colman, Vanessa Brown
Plot:  George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ...
Writer:  Philip Dunne (screen play by), John P. Marquand (from the play by), George S. Kaufman (from the play by), John P. Marquand (based on the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Honey Pot | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  The Honey Pot  150 min,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [29 Sep 1967]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Capucine, Cliff Robertson, Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward
Plot:  Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ...
Writer:  Frederick Knott (play), Thomas Sterling (novel), Ben Jonson (play), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dragonwyck | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Dragonwyck  103 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Thriller, Mystery]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [19 Apr 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Gene Tierney, Glenn Langan, Vincent Price, Walter Huston
Plot:  A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.
Writer:  Anya Seton (novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Carol for Another Christmas | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  A Carol for Another Christmas  84 min,  [Drama, Fantasy, War]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [28 Dec 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Ann Teer, Ben Gazzara, Eva Marie Saint, Sterling Hayden
Plot:  Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, the first of a series of Xerox specials promoting the UN. Director Joseph ...
Writer:  Rod Serling
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Quiet American | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The Quiet American  120 min,  TV-PG,  [Drama, Romance, Thriller]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [08 Feb 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Audie Murphy, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Michael Redgrave
Plot:  A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.
Writer:  Graham Greene (novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Language:  English, French, Vietnamese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Escape | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Escape  78 min,  [Film-Noir, Thriller]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [17 May 1948]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Norman Wooland, Peggy Cummins, Rex Harrison, William Hartnell
Plot:  A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.
Writer:  Philip Dunne, John Galsworthy (play)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Cleopatra | Movie Details for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Cleopatra  192 min,  G,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [31 Jul 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 56%, Metacritic 60/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations.
Actors:  Elizabeth Taylor, Pamela Brown, Rex Harrison, Richard Burton
Plot:  Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), Sidney Buchman (screenplay), Plutarch (histories), Suetonius (histories), Appian (histories), Carlo Maria Franzero (book)
Language:  English    Country:  USA, UK, Switzerland    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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