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Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich

Birthdate: August 9, 1918

Deathdate: December 5, 1983

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Aldrich (August 9, 1918 – December 5, 1983) was an American film director, writer and producer, notable for such films as Kiss Me Deadly (1955), The Big Knife (1955), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), and The Dirty Dozen (1967). Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Aldrich, lic... ...detailed bio


...All the Marbles (1981)

Harry becomes manager of a tag team of gorgeous lady wrestlers. On the road, they endure a number of indignities, including bad motels, small-time crooks and a mud-wrestling match, while trying to reach Reno for a big event at the MGM Grand.

The Frisco Kid (1979)

Rabbi Avram Belinski (Wilder) arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. He has with him a Torah scroll for the San Francisco synagogue. Avram, an innocent, trusting and inexperienced traveler, falls in with three con men, the brothe...

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 Choirboys (1977)

The Choirboys is a 1977 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Aldrich, written by Christopher Knopf and Joseph Wambaugh based on Wambaugh's novel. It features an ensemble cast including Charles Durning, Louis Gossett, Jr., Randy Quaid and James Woods. The film was released to theaters by ...

Hustle (1975)

When the body of a young woman is found on an isolated beach, Lieutenant Phil Gaines and his partner, Sergeant Louis Belgrave, are the weary and bitter LAPD detectives assigned to the homicide investigation. They conclude, with the support of the coroner's report, that the victim, a hooker and kn...

The Longest Yard (1974)

Paul "Wrecking" Crewe (Burt Reynolds), a former star pro football quarterback, walks out on his wealthy girlfriend Melissa (Anitra Ford) in Palm Beach, Florida. He takes her expensive Citroën SM automobile without permission and gets drunk. A fleet of police cars follow him. After evading them, h...

Emperor of the North (1973)

Shack is a sadistic bully of a railroad conductor who takes it upon himself to forcibly remove any hobo who tries to ride on his train. Shack has an assortment of makeshift weapons: a hammer, a steel rod, and a chain. A hobo who is a hero to his peers, A-No.1, manages to hop the train with the yo...

Ulzana's Raid (1972)

Following mistreatment by agency authorities, Ulzana breaks out of the San Carlos Indian Reservation with a small war party. Soon news reaches the local military commander, who sends messengers to local homesteads. Both are ambushed and killed; to avoid capture one kills the woman he is escorting...

The Grissom Gang (1971)

The story centers on a 1931 heiress kidnapped for ransom by a brutal gang, whose mentally-impaired "leader" (Scott Wilson) (his mother really runs things) falls in love with her. It was previously filmed in England in 1949 under its original title, and the central conceit was that the heiress, wh...

Too Late the Hero (1970)

In the 1942 Pacific War theatre of World War II, Lieutenant Sam Lawson, USN (Robertson), is a Japanese language interpreter who — so far — has avoided combat. His commanding officer (Henry Fonda in a cameo role) unexpectedly cancels his leave and informs Lawson that he is to be assigned to a Brit...

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

The opening scene of the film sets the tone. Claire Marrable (Page) is recently widowed and at the funeral, she frantically removes flowers from her husband's coffin, while eerie music plays in the background. A few days later, her husband's will is revealed by the junior partner of a law firm (T...

The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

Lylah Clare (Novak) is a dead film star. Movie-producer Barney Sheean (Borgnine) hires Elsa Brinkmann (Novak), the living image of the late Lylah, to star in a film based on Clare's life. Barney hires director Lewis Zarkan (Finch), Lylah's former husband, to transform the talentless Elsa into a f...

The Killing of Sister George (1968)

The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was adapted as a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich.

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

In England, in the spring of 1944, Allied forces are preparing for the D-Day invasion. Among them are Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin), an OSS officer; his commander, Regular Army Major General Sam Worden (Ernest Borgnine); and his former commander Colonel Everett Dasher Breed (Robert Ryan). Early...

Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

The film follows the genre of the mad-family movie started in the 1960 film Psycho as it deals with a young woman, Susan, who thinks her father killed her mother years ago. Released from an asylum, she is reunited with her father and a new stepmother, but suspicious ongoings threaten to push her ...

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Frank Towns (James Stewart) is the pilot of a twin-engine Fairchild C-82 Packet cargo aircraft from Jaghbub flying to Benghazi in Libya. Lew Moran (Richard Attenborough) is the navigator while the passengers are Capt. Harris (Peter Finch) and Sgt. Watson (Ronald Fraser) of the British army; Dr. R...

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

In 1927 southern belle Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) and lover John Mayhew (Bruce Dern) plan to elope during a party at the Hollis family's antebellum mansion in Ascension Parish, Louisiana; however, it is revealed that John is married to another woman. Charlotte's father detests the affair and ...

4 for Texas (1963)

In 1870 Galveston, Texas, a shipment of $100,000 being transported by stagecoach is the object of a tug-of-war between Zack Thomas (Frank Sinatra) and Joe Jarrett (Dean Martin), who first must stave off an outlaw band led by Matson (Charles Bronson). Thomas and Jarrett become rivals in a bid to o...

Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)

The twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah prosper because of their great deposits of salt, which are mined by an army of slaves. The decadent citizens, who have become wealthy by trading salt, live in luxury and use slaves as servants and for violent games of entertainment. After a night of revelry, ...

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

The story begins in 1917; Baby Jane Hudson (Julie Allred) is a vaudevillian child star. She performs to adoring crowds and inspires the creation of a rather expensive “Baby Jane” doll. Jane is shown to have become a spoiled brat whose doting stage-father Ray (Dave Willock) gives in to her whims a...