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Richard Quine

Richard Quine

Birthdate: November 12, 1920

Deathdate: June 10, 1989

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 – June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director. Quine was born in Detroit. He made his Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical Very Warm for May in 1939 and appeared in My Sister Eileen the following year. His screen acting credits include The World Moves On (1934), Jane Eyre (1934), Bab... ...detailed bio


The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

The opening titles announce it is set "possibly around 1933." The story concerns the 168-year-old Fu Manchu, who must duplicate the ingredients to the elixir vitae (which gives him extended life) after the original is accidentally destroyed by one of Fu's minions. When the diamond "The Star of Le...

The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

In the 1979 version, the old King, Rudolf IV (Sellers), dies in a balloon accident upon the celebration of his seventieth birthday. In order to secure the throne, General Sapt and his nephew Fritz travel to London, where the king's son, Rudolf V (Sellers), resides and lives through the day in Lon...

The Moonshine War (1970)

A man called Son Martin makes moonshine whiskey, owning and operating a profitable still in Prohibition-era Kentucky. One day, he gets a visit from an old Army acquaintance, Frank Long, who is now an internal-revenue agent. Long is willing to look the other way in exchange for a percentage of Son...

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...

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (1967)

Described by the author as a "farce in three scenes", the story involves an overbearing mother who travels to a luxury resort in the Caribbean, bringing along her son and her deceased husband, preserved and in his casket.

How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Stanley Ford (Jack Lemmon) is a successful, happily unmarried cartoonist enjoying the comforts of a well-to-do existence in an urban townhouse, including the services of his loyal and attentive valet, Charles Firbank (Terry-Thomas). Stanley's comic strip, Bash Brannigan, is a secret-agent thrille...

Synanon (1965)

Hooked on heroin, Zankie Albo is admitted to Synanon House, a rehabilitation center. Chuck Dederich, a recovering alcoholic, is in charge. Zankie is placed in the care of Joaney during his early, painful stages of drug withdrawal. She, too, is a rehabbing junkie, and any further mistake on her pa...

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Bob Weston works for Dirt, a scandal magazine. Helen Gurley Brown is the author of a best-selling new book with advice to single women on how to deal with men. Weston wants to interview her, but she refuses to see him. Impersonating a friend, Frank Broderick, a married man, Bob goes to see Helen ...

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

The story concerns a veteran playboy screenwriter named Richard Benson (William Holden) who has been paid to write a screenplay for his boss, Mr. Alexander Myerheim (Noël Coward). Overly confident in his writing abilities, he puts off writing the screenplay until just two days before it is due. G...

The Notorious Landlady (1962)

When American diplomat William Gridley (Lemmon) arrives in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's (Novak) house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed Miles Hardwick, her British husband, as he has disappeared, but without a body, ...

Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Larry Coe is a Los Angeles architect who is married with two kids. He has a very bright wife, Eve. She is ambitious for him, but he wants to do work more imaginative than the commercial buildings he's been designing. He meets with Roger Altar, an author, to discuss building a house that will be a...

The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

American architect Robert Lomax is an aspiring artist who relocates to Hong Kong for a year to see if he can make a living as a painter. On the Star Ferry en route to Hong Kong Island, he meets Mee Ling, a seemingly proper young woman of lofty social status. She mischievously tries to have him ar...

It Happened to Jane (1959)

In May 1959, in the town of Cape Anne, Maine, a foul-up by the Eastern & Portland Railroad (E&P) results in the death of 300 lobsters shipped by Jane Osgood (Day), an attractive, widowed businesswoman with two children. She gets her lawyer and friend, George Denham (Lemmon), to go after the E&P t...

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

During the Christmas holiday season, Greenwich Village witch Gillian Holroyd (Kim Novak), a free spirit with a penchant for going barefoot, has been unlucky in love and restless in life. She admires from afar her neighbor, publisher Shep Henderson (James Stewart), who one day walks into her galle...

Full of Life (1957)

Full of Life is a 1956 film directed by Richard Quine. It stars Judy Holliday and Richard Conte. It was nominated for an award by the Writers Guild of America in 1957.

Operation Mad Ball (1957)

In a hospital unit in the U.S. Army in Europe after World War II, Private Hogan (Jack Lemmon) does not believe that a blue-stocking can be good-looking, but the first sight of dietetic nurse Lieutenant Betty Bixby (Kathryn Grant) sets him straight. When he picks her cigarette lighter up and puts ...

The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

At a shareholders meeting for International Projects, a billion dollar corporation, John T. Blessington (John Williams) announces that he is replacing Edward L. McKeever (Paul Douglas), the company's founder, president and chairman of the board, as McKeever is resigning to go work for the federal...

My Sister Eileen (1955)

Witty Ruth and pretty Eileen Sherwood, sisters from Columbus, Ohio, relocate to New York City and settle in a rundown basement studio apartment in a Greenwich Village building owned by Papa Appopolous. Ruth aspires to be a writer, while Eileen hopes to achieve success as an actress. They become a...

Pushover (1954)

Honest cop Paul Sheridan (Fred MacMurray) is tasked to recover $200,000 after a bank robbery. He and other officers maintain a 24-hour surveillance on Lona McLane (Kim Novak), a girlfriend of one of the robbers. Sheridan quickly falls in love with Lona, who, when she finds out he's a policeman, t...

Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

A mechanic and race car driver (Rooney) is chosen by two bank robbers to help them with a heist. The heist requires a driver with considerable driving skills to complete the task. To bait the driver into the dangerous scheme, one of the robbers uses his girlfriend (Foster) to help persuade the ho...