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Karl Malden

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Gunfighter, TheGunfighter, The (1950) Recommended
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell
Right up there with the best cowboy flicks is this bleak yet brilliant tale of a retiring gunfighter (Gregory Peck) who is challenged by a young punk…
Halls of MontezumaHalls of Montezuma (1950)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Karl Malden
Unflashy and well–cast war film, that follows the US Marines into action on a Pacific island. Makes a fairly gung–ho contrast to dir.…
Where the Sidewalk EndsWhere the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Recommended
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Dana Andrews, Karl Malden, Gary Merrill
In one of his keynote roles, Dana Andrews plays an over–aggressive cop on the dirty sidewalks of New York who takes matters into his own hands…
Streetcar Named Desire, AStreetcar Named Desire, A (1951) Aro Favourite
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter
Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the savage brute who taunts his disturbed sister–in–law (Vivienne Leigh). Virtuoso…
I ConfessI Confess (1953)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden
Striking Wellesian cinematography and an excellent performance by proto–Method actor Montgomery Clift more than make up for minor shortcomings…
On the WaterfrontOn the Waterfront (1954) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Brooding tour–de–force with Marlon Brando in his prime as the square–jawed misfit entangled in corrupt union politics. Winner of 8…
Baby DollBaby Doll (1956)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Karl Malden, Eli Wallach, Carroll Baker
After success with STREETCAR, Kazan tackled another squalid Tennessee Williams tale of sex, jealousy and obsession. Karl Malden, Eli Wallach and…
PollyannaPollyanna (1960) Recommended
Dir. David Swift
Feat. Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan
Disney live–action classic about the little orphan whose lust for life brings inspiration to not only her stuffy Aunt, but the entire New…
One Eyed JacksOne Eyed Jacks (1961) Recommended
Dir. Marlon Brando
Feat. Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado
Marlon Brando is an outlaw battling a sheriff in this psychological Western played out against a brooding landscape. Bursts of violence punctuate the…
Great Impostor, TheGreat Impostor, The (1961)
Dir. Robert Mulligan
Feat. Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien
Tony Curtis bluffs his way though society in this comic caper based on the true story of Ferdinand Demara who successfully passed himself off as a…
How the West Was WonHow the West Was Won (1962)
Dir. Henry Hathaway, John Ford, George Marshall
Feat. James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda
The history of the West through three generations, with three directors each contributing an instalment. Headed by a cast to match its ambitions and…
GypsyGypsy (1962)
Dir. Mervyn LeRoy
Feat. Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
Eye–catching musical comedy–drama based on the memoir of burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, whose career was driven by her aggressive…
Cincinnati Kid, TheCincinnati Kid, The (1965)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Tuesday Weld
Memorable visit to the shady world of card–sharking in Depression–era America, with some excellent character acting from a great cast.
Nevada SmithNevada Smith (1966)
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith
McQueen plays an orphaned half–breed in the West, who quests relentlessly for his parents' killers. Beautifully made in some stunning…
Murderer's RowMurderer's Row (1966)
Dir. Henry Levin
Feat. Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden
Far out second Matt Helm film sees our swinging spy battling a villian and his plans to harness the power of the sun to destroy earth. Austin Powers…
Billion Dollar BrainBillion Dollar Brain (1968)
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley
The third 'Harry Palmer' spy caper taken from Len Deighton's series, with the bespectacled Caine this time chasing a meglomaniac Texas…
PattonPatton (1970) Recommended
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner
Feat. George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates
George C. Scott is unnervingly convincing as the real life WW2 General with whose military convictions were indeed unnerving. Co–written by…
Cat O' Nine TailsCat O' Nine Tails (1971)
Dir. Dario Argento
Feat. Karl Malden, James Franciscus
Unrestrained melodrama with Karl Malden as a blind reporter on a trail of blood. Argento's second feature, rooted in 'giallo' (Italian pulp fiction)…
Wild RoversWild Rovers (1971)
Dir. Blake Edwards
Feat. William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden
Saddle–sore cowpunchers William Holden and Ryan O'Neal safeguard their retirement by bank robbery, then head for the Mexican border.…
Streets of San Francisco, The (TV Series)Streets of San Francisco, The (TV Series) (1972-1980) Recommended
Feat. Karl Malden, Michael Douglas
Top–notch 70's crime show with granite–faced veteran Karl Malden and newcomer Michael Douglas sharing the billing with the photogenic and…
Dario Argento's World of HorrorDario Argento's World of Horror (1985) Recommended
Dir. Dario Argento
Feat. James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Jessica Harper
A compendium of scenes and images from the work of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento, including an indepth interview with the maestro. Covering…
NutsNuts (1987)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton
Barbra Streisand must prove her sanity in order to stand trial for manslaughter. Richard Dreyfuss helps out with some heavy duty courtroom banter.
Broadway: The Golden AgeBroadway: The Golden Age (2003)
Dir. Rick McKay
Feat. Bob Fosse, Carol Channing, Carol Burnett
Comprehensive documentary about America's most celebrated indigenous art form, Broadway theatre, covering an entire century of New York theatre, and…

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