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Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas

Birthdate: April 5, 1901

Deathdate: August 4, 1981

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor. Coming to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man (perhaps best typified by his performance in the 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka), Douglas later transitioned into more mature and fatherly roles as in his Academy Award-winning performances in Hud (1963) ... ...detailed bio


Ghost Story (1981)

The plot is taken from the novel of the same name by Straub, but greatly changes and simplifies it. In a small New England town, four elderly friends form what they call the Chowder Society, an informal club where they regale each other with scary stories. Membership in the club, in fact, require...

The Changeling (1980)

Dr. John Russell (George C. Scott), a composer living in New York City, moves cross-country to Washington state following the deaths of his wife and daughter in a traffic accident while on a winter vacation in upstate New York. In suburban Seattle, Russell rents a large, old and eerie Victorian-e...

The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment and he finds himself struggling with his own morality and the corruption surrounding him. He falls for a lovely lady attorney and has an affair that jeopardizes his marriage, and possibly, his career.

Being There (1979)

Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of an old, wealthy man in Washington D.C. He seems simple-minded and has lived there his whole life, tending the garden. Other than gardening, his knowledge is derived entirely from what he sees on television. When his benefac...

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

After escaping from a military prison, rogue Air Force general Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) and accomplices Powell and Garvas infiltrate an ICBM complex and gain launch control over its nine nuclear missiles. They then make direct contact with the US government (avoiding any media attention) an...

The Tenant (1976)

Trelkovsky (Roman Polanski), a quiet and unassuming man, rents an apartment in Paris whose previous tenant, Egyptologist Simone Choule, attempted to commit suicide by throwing herself out the window and through a pane of glass below. He visits Choule in the hospital but finds her entirely in band...

One Is a Lonely Number (1972)

The story follows Aimee Brower (Van Devere), who wakes and finds her husband has left her. After learning everything about why he did it, she then proceeds to put her life back together.

The Candidate (1972)

Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle), a political election specialist, must find a Democratic candidate to unseat California U.S. Senator Crocker Jarmon, a popular Republican. With no big-name Democrat eager to enter the seemingly unwinnable race, Lucas seeks out Bill McKay (Robert Redford), the idealistic...

I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

The film tells of Gene Garrison (Gene Hackman): he has met a young woman he wants to marry and has dreams of leaving New York for California, where he wants to reside to teach. All seems well, but he soon learns that his mother is dead, and worse, his father (Douglas) is starting to get sick. A f...

Hotel (1967)

A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. Hotel may also refer to: Hotel, a term used in Australia to sometimes refer to a public house, or pub, that may or may not provide paid lodging on a short-term basis In music: Hotel (band), a Power-Pop band from Birming...

Rapture (1965)

Agnes, a lonely teenage girl, and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farmhouse in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up the union

Advance to the Rear (1964)

Union Colonel Claude Brackenbury has a cozy arrangement with his Confederate counterpart. They fire a few artillery rounds in each other's general direction at precisely the same time each morning, then go back to contentedly waiting for the war to end. Captain Jared Heath, however, disturbs the ...

The Americanization of Emily (1964)

LCDR Charlie Madison (James Garner), USNR, is a cynical and highly efficient adjutant to RADM William Jessup (Melvyn Douglas) in 1944 London. Madison's job as a dog robber is to keep his boss and other high-ranking officers supplied with luxury goods and amiable Englishwomen. He falls in love wit...

Hud (1963)

Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) is an ambitious, brash, callous and self-centered man whose life fits him like a cheap suit. He has few interests other than enjoying himself and avoiding responsibility. His life is limited to drinking, brawling in bars, joyriding in his sporty pink Cadillac, and sleepin...

Billy Budd (1962)

In the year 1797, the British naval vessel HMS Avenger (changed from the book; in early drafts it was Indomitable, later ones, Bellipotent) impresses a crewman "according to the Rights of War" from the merchant ship The Rights Of Man. The new crewman, Billy Budd, is considered naive by his shipma...

His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)

Captain David O'Keefe (Burt Lancaster), seeking his fortune in the 19th century South Pacific, decides to enlist island natives to harvest copra, but runs into a wall of cultural problems. Backed by a Chinese dentist, he obtains a ship and sets about harvesting copra while fending off cantankerou...

My Forbidden Past (1951)

In 1890s New Orleans, wrongly believing Barbara Beaurevel (Gardner) had stood him up on the eve of their elopement, Dr. Mark Lucas (Mitchum) has returned from South Africa accompanied by Corinne (Janis Carter), a woman he married on the rebound. Determined to win him back, Barbara bribes her cous...

My Own True Love (1949)

Following World War II, a woman tries to help her fiance understand his son's traumatic experience as a G.I., during which he lost a leg and was imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp.

A Woman's Secret (1949)

In a story told in a series of flashbacks, singer Marian Washburn (Maureen O'Hara) loses her voice. Aided by her piano player, Luke Jordan (Melvyn Douglas), they promote a young singer Susan Caldwell (Gloria Grahame). When Susan decides to quit the business, she is shot and seriously wounded. Mar...

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Jim Blandings (Grant), a bright account executive in the advertising business, lives with his wife Muriel (Loy) and two daughters in a cramped New York apartment. Muriel secretly plans to remodel their apartment. After rejecting this idea, Jim Blandings comes across an ad for new homes in Connect...