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Hombre | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Hombre  111 min,  APPROVED,  [Western]  [Martin Ritt]  [21 Mar 1967]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Metacritic 80/100, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  Diane Cilento, Fredric March, Paul Newman, Richard Boone
Plot:  John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Writer:  Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay), Elmore Leonard (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sounder | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 82%  Sounder  105 min,  G,  [Drama, Family]  [Martin Ritt]  [26 Apr 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Carmen Mathews, Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks, Paul Winfield
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Lonne Elder III (screenplay), William H. Armstrong (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  The Spy Who Came in from the Cold  112 min,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Martin Ritt]  [16 Dec 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Richard Burton, Sam Wanamaker
Plot:  British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Writer:  John le Carré (novel), Paul Dehn (screenplay), Guy Trosper (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hud | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Hud  112 min,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [29 May 1963]
Ratings:  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 Long, Hot Summer | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  The Long, Hot Summer  115 min,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [18 May 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Anthony Franciosa, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Paul Newman
Plot:  Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
Writer:  William Faulkner (novel), Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Molly Maguires | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  The Molly Maguires  124 min,  M,  [Drama, History]  [Martin Ritt]  [04 Jun 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Frank Finlay, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Sean Connery
Plot:  Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ...
Writer:  Arthur H. Lewis (suggested by a book by), Walter Bernstein
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Norma Rae | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  Norma Rae  114 min,  PG,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [02 Mar 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, Metacritic 61/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Ron Leibman, Sally Field
Plot:  A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
Writer:  Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Front | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  The Front  95 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [01 Jan 1977]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy, Woody Allen, Zero Mostel
Plot:  In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Writer:  Walter Bernstein
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Conrack | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Conrack  106 min,  PG,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [07 Jun 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 73%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Jon Voight, Madge Sinclair, Paul Winfield, Tina Andrews
Plot:  White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ...
Writer:  Pat Conroy (from the book "The Water Is Wide"), Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Edge of the City | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Edge of the City  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [04 Jan 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Jack Warden, John Cassavetes, Kathleen Maguire, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
Writer:  Robert Alan Aurthur (story), Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Murphy's Romance | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Murphy's Romance  107 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [31 Jan 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 72%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim, James Garner, Sally Field
Plot:  Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ...
Writer:  Max Schott (based on the novella by), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay), Irving Ravetch (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Pete 'n' Tillie | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Pete 'n' Tillie  100 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [08 Jun 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Barry Nelson, Carol Burnett, Geraldine Page, Walter Matthau
Plot:  Unassuming and single thirty-three year old Tillie Shlain is at that phase of her life of being known as a soon to be spinster if she doesn't marry soon. She isn't looking forward to ...
Writer:  Peter De Vries (novel), Julius J. Epstein (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Cross Creek | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Cross Creek  127 min,  PG,  [Biography, Drama, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [27 Oct 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 64%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Dana Hill, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Rip Torn
Plot:  In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
Writer:  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (book), Dalene Young (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Casey's Shadow | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Casey's Shadow  117 min,  PG,  [Drama, Family, Sport]  [Martin Ritt]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%, External Reviews
Actors:  Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton, Robert Webber, Walter Matthau
Plot:  Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.
Writer:  Carol Sobieski (screenplay), John McPhee (short story "Ruidoso")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Brotherhood | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Brotherhood  96 min,  PG-13,  [Crime, Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Alex Cord, Irene Papas, Kirk Douglas, Luther Adler
Plot:  The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ...
Writer:  Lewis John Carlino
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
5 Branded Women | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  5 Branded Women  115 min,  [Drama, War]  [Martin Ritt]  [15 Mar 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Bel Geddes, Jeanne Moreau, Silvana Mangano, Van Heflin, Vera Miles
Plot:  Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.
Writer:  Ugo Pirro (novel), Ivo Perilli (screenplay), Paul Jarrico (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Language:  English, German    Country:  Italy, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man  145 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, War]  [Martin Ritt]  [22 Sep 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Corinne Calvet, Diane Baker, Fred Clark, Richard Beymer
Plot:  An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.
Writer:  A.E. Hotchner (screenplay), Ernest Hemingway (stories)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Paris Blues | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Paris Blues  98 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Music, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [27 Sep 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 64%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Joanne Woodward, Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls.
Writer:  Jack Sher (screenplay), Irene Kamp (screenplay), Walter Bernstein (screenplay), Lulla Rosenfeld (adaptation), Harold Flender (based upon a novel by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Sound and the Fury | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  The Sound and the Fury  110 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [06 Apr 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman, Yul Brynner
Plot:  Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and ...
Writer:  Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay), William Faulkner (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Outrage | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  The Outrage  96 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Western, Crime]  [Martin Ritt]  [08 Oct 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson, Laurence Harvey, Paul Newman
Plot:  Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.
Writer:  Michael Kanin (screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay "Rashomon"), Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories), Fay Kanin (play), Michael Kanin (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Great White Hope | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 56%  The Great White Hope  103 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Romance, Sport]  [Martin Ritt]  [16 Oct 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 43%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Joel Fluellen, Lou Gilbert
Plot:  A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
Writer:  Howard Sackler (play), Howard Sackler (screenplay)
Language:  English, Hungarian, German, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Nuts | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 51%  Nuts  116 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Martin Ritt]  [11 Dec 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 36%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Barbra Streisand, Karl Malden, Maureen Stapleton, Richard Dreyfuss
Plot:  A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.
Writer:  Tom Topor (play), Tom Topor (screenplay), Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Back Roads | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 50%  Back Roads  94 min,  R,  [Adventure, Comedy, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [13 Mar 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 44%, External Reviews
Actors:  David Keith, Miriam Colon, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones
Plot:  A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.
Writer:  Gary DeVore
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Stanley & Iris | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 46%  Stanley & Iris  104 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [09 Feb 1990]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 29%, External Reviews
Actors:  Jane Fonda, Martha Plimpton, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz
Plot:  A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.
Writer:  Pat Barker (novel), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay), Irving Ravetch (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Black Orchid | Movie Details for Director Martin Ritt | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 43%  The Black Orchid  96 min,  [Drama, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [19 Feb 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 20%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman, Sophia Loren, Virginia Vincent
Plot:  After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ...
Writer:  Joseph Stefano
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB

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