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Lucien Ballard

Lucien Ballard

Birthdate: May 6, 1908

Deathdate: October 1, 1988


From Noon Till Three (1976)

The setting is the American West, late 19th century. A gang of bank robbers led by Graham Dorsey (Charles Bronson) is off to rob a small-town bank, but Graham is having second thoughts: he's had a nightmare in which the gang was wiped out during the robbery attempt. Worse, Graham's horse broke d...

Drum (1976)

Drum is the 1976 sequel to the film Mandingo, and released by United Artists. Starring Warren Oates, Pam Grier (as Pamela Grier), and Ken Norton and directed by Steve Carver, it parodies nineteenth century American slavery like its predecessor. Like Mandingo, Drum was based on the Kyle Onstott no...

Arruza (1972)

Eight years in the making, Boetticher’s portrait of his longtime friend, the famous bullfighter Carlos Arruza, was a labor of love that the renowned director of westerns (SEVEN MEN FROM NOW [1956], RIDE LONESOME [1959], COMANCHE STATION [1960]) pursued despite contending with illnesses, bankruptc...

The Getaway (1972)

Carter "Doc" McCoy (McQueen), a convict in Texas, is denied parole. When his wife Carol (MacGraw) visits the prison, he tells her to do whatever necessary to make a deal with Jack Benyon (Johnson), a corrupt businessman in San Antonio. Benyon's influence gets Doc paroled on the condition he take ...

The Wild Bunch (1969)

In 1913 Texas, Pike Bishop (William Holden), the leader of a gang of aging outlaws, is seeking retirement with one final score, namely the robbery of a railroad office containing a cache of silver. They are ambushed by Pike's former partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan), and a posse of bounty hunt...

The Party (1968)

The Party opens in the desert, then reveals a film crew making a Gunga Din-style costume epic. Unknown Indian actor Hrundi V. Bakshi (Sellers) plays a bugler, but continues to play even after being shot and after the director (Herbert Ellis) yells cut. Bakshi later accidentally blows up an enormo...

Will Penny (1967)

Will Penny (Charlton Heston) is an aging cow hand who at the end of a long trail hires on to ride the boundary of a ranch over the winter. He immediately comes across a woman, Catherine Allen (Joan Hackett), and her son Horace (Jon Gries) using one of the remote cabins to over-winter, having been...

Nevada Smith (1966)

A trio of outlaws – Bill Bowdre (Arthur Kennedy) and Jesse Coe (Martin Landau), led by Tom Fitch (Karl Malden) – robs, tortures and brutally kills the white father and Indian mother of young Max Sand (Steve McQueen). Max sets out to avenge their death. One killer keeps a tobacco pouch containing ...

Roustabout (1964)

Musician Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is fired from a gig at a teahouse run by Lou (Jack Albertson) after brawling with several college students in the parking lot. After a night in jail, Charlie hits the road on his Honda 305 Superhawk motorcycle. He spots Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman) driving wit...

The New Interns (1964)

The New Interns is a 1964 film directed by John Rich. It stars Michael Callan and Dean Jones.

Susan Slade (1961)

The plot revolves around a naive 17-year old girl, Susan Slade (Connie Stevens) who becomes pregnant during a shipboard romance with Conn White, a mountain climber (Grant Williams). Her parents decide that it is best for Susan to allow them to pass the baby off as theirs to protect her reputation...

Pay or Die (1960)

It is a dramatization of the career of crusading New York City police officer Joseph Petrosino, a pioneer in the fight against organized crime in America. The film deals primarily with Petrosino and his Italian Squad's opposition to the extortion rackets of the Black Hand in lower Manhattan's Lit...

Al Capone (1959)

Chicago, 1919: A young Al Capone arrives to work for mob boss Johnny Torrio. He meets Torrio's top man, "Big Jim" Colosimo, who runs business and politics in the First Ward while secretly on Torrio's payroll. Prohibition is enacted a year later, causing Torrio and other gangsters like Dini O'Bann...

City of Fear (1959)

An escaped convict, heading to Los Angeles, has gotten hold of a canister of a radioactive powder known as *Cobalt-60*, a substance dangerous enough to kill everyone in the city. What he doesn't know is that exposure to the element is slowly killing him, and the authorities must find him and the ...

Band of Angels (1957)

Amantha Starr (Yvonne De Carlo) is the privileged daughter of a Kentucky plantation owner. However, after he dies, a shocking secret is revealed: unbeknownst to Amantha, her mother had been one of her father's black slaves. Legally now property, she is taken by a slave trader to New Orleans to be...

The Killing (1956)

Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) is a veteran criminal planning one last heist before settling down and marrying Fay (Coleen Gray). He plans to rob two million dollars from the money-counting room of a racetrack during a featured race. He assembles a team consisting of a corrupt cop (Ted de Corsia),...

Prince Valiant (1954)

The story begins with the recounting of the forced exile which has befallen the Christian royal family of the Viking kingdom of Scandia - King Aguar (Donald Crisp), his wife, and his son Prince Valiant (Robert Wagner) - by the Viking rebels led by the usurper Sligon (Primo Carnera), a worshipper ...

Inferno (1953)

The drama tells the story of spoiled and alcoholic millionaire Carson (Robert Ryan). During a trip to the Mojave Desert Carson breaks his leg after falling off his horse and is abandoned and left to die by Geraldine (Rhonda Fleming), his adulterous femme fatale wife, and his deceitful business pa...

Night Without Sleep (1952)

A composer, Richard Morton experiences blackouts and cannot account for his actions. He seems to recall a woman's screams and a conversation with his wife, Emily, but it's all a blur. Morton goes to see his friend John Harkness and is introduced to a film actress, Julie Bannon, and is attracted t...

Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Mike Kells is assigned by the State Department to fly to Salzburg and meet his old friend Sam Carew, who will pass a top-secret document to him. A passenger on the plane, Joan Ross, takes a liking to Mike and expresses a desire to see him again. Carew ignores him because he is apparently being t...