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Big Heat, TheBig Heat, The (1953) Recommended
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahame
Pugnacious cop Glenn Ford turns up the heat on civic corruption in this iconic film–noir from dir. Lang's 50s period. When a detective's…
SeminoleSeminole (1953)
Dir. Budd Boetticher
Feat. Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn
Superlative Western set against the backdrop of 1835 Florida, where Rock Hudson plays a West Pointer Lieutenant who, on the insistence of Richard…
Bad Day at Black RockBad Day at Black Rock (1955) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin
An unflappable Spencer Tracy arrives in a desolate town to investigate a dormant missing–persons report, but the surly locals don't take to…
I Died A Thousand TimesI Died A Thousand Times (1955)
Dir. Stuart Heisler
Feat. Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lee Marvin
Enjoyable remake of High Sierra that benefits from a fantastic cast and a rousing finale. Look for a young and uncredited Dennis Hopper.
Not As A StrangerNot As A Stranger (1955)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra
Undemanding medical drama notable for being Kramer's directorial debut and for its abundance of big stars in small roles. Mitchum plays against…
Violent SaturdayViolent Saturday (1955)
Dir. Richard Fleischer
Feat. Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally
Crisp southern noir in which a bank robbery gone wrong ignites trouble in amongst the morally corrupt citizens of a small town. Ripping dialogue and…
Attack!Attack! (1956) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert
Departing from the glory–day stories of WW2, Aldrich offers a hard–edged realism to the nightmare of war. Jack Palance, Lee Marvin and…
Seven Men From NowSeven Men From Now (1956) Recommended
Dir. Budd Boetticher
Feat. Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin
Revered, obscure Western from iconoclast Budd Boetticher: Randolph Scott plays a lone rider charged with bringing seven ruthless bank robbers to…
Raintree CountyRaintree County (1957)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint
Civil War set romance has Montgomery Clift as a schoolteacher whojoins the Union Army as they march into Georgia in the hope of finding his estranged…
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, TheMan Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) Recommended
Dir. John Ford
Feat. James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles
A dream cast and director deliver the classic that one would expect. Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne compete for Vera Miles but unite against Lee Marvin…
Donovan's ReefDonovan's Reef (1963)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden
One of dir. Ford’s more comically inclined efforts with ex–Navy buddies John Wayne, Lee Marvin and Jack Warden raising hell on the remote…
Killers, TheKillers, The (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Don Siegel
Feat. Lee Marvin, Clu Gulager, Angie Dickinson
Transposed into the garish 60s, Ernest Hemingway's famous story is transformed into a harder, more callous exercise in casual violence and sexual…
Cat BallouCat Ballou (1965)
Dir. Elliot Silverstein
Feat. Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin
Amusing spoof of the genre with Jane Fonda as a school–teacher who becomes an outlaw after her father's untimely death. Lee Marvin won an Oscar…
Ship of FoolsShip of Fools (1965)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, Simone Signoret
A gaggle of ocean liner passengers intermingle in this leaky melodrama, headlined by a top–notch cast. Vivien Leigh's last film.
Professionals, TheProfessionals, The (1966)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan
A taut precursor to THE WILD BUNCH, with a gang of American mercenaries making an incursion into Mexican territory to rescue a beautiful hostage…
Dirty Dozen, TheDirty Dozen, The (1967) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
A group of hardened criminals redeem themselves when recruited for a suicide mission during World War 2. An exciting adventure classic.
Point BlankPoint Blank (1967) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Boorman
Feat. Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn
Fascinating, at times jarring, thriller has underworld hitman Lee Marvin hunting for those who double–crossed him in The Organisation, only to…
Hell in the PacificHell in the Pacific (1968) Recommended
Dir. John Boorman
Feat. Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune
American GI Lee Marvin encounters lone Japanese soldier Toshiro Mifune on a remote Pacific island. A series of tense confrontations unfolds, expertly…
Paint Your WagonPaint Your Wagon (1969) Recommended
Dir. Joshua Logan
Feat. Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg
Entertaining musical epic based on the popular Lerner–Loewe play. Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood play gold prospectors who share a wife they…
Monte WalshMonte Walsh (1970)
Dir. William A. Fraker
Feat. Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau
Beautifully contemplative western set during the final days of the Wild West, following an aged cowboy and his friend who spend their days picking up…
Prime CutPrime Cut (1972)
Dir. Michael Ritchie
Feat. Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek
Gritty underworld thriller set in the fields and meat–packhouses of Kansas, where mob enforcer Marvin is sent to collect money from local…
Pocket MoneyPocket Money (1972)
Dir. Stuart Rosenberg
Feat. Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin
Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher. Amiable comedy written by a pre–fame…
American Film Theatre - Iceman Cometh, TheAmerican Film Theatre - Iceman Cometh, The (1973) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Fredric March
Masterly filmic adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's late stageplay set among the various seedy denizens of an early 20th century barroom, awaiting the…
Emperor of the NorthEmperor of the North (1973)
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine
Depression set actioner with Borgnine as a violent train conductor determined to prevent hobo Marvin bumming a ride.
Klansman, TheKlansman, The (1974)
Dir. Terence Young
Feat. Richard Burton, Lee Marvin, Cameron Mitchell
Samuel Fuller co–wrote this trashy Southern potboiler, graced with the acting chops of Richard Burton and Lee Marvin as landowner and sheriff…
Spikes Gang, TheSpikes Gang, The (1974)
Dir. Richard Fleischer
Feat. Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Charles Martin Smith
Downbeat western with Lee Marvin as a wounded outlaw who finds shelter with two young runaways. Regaling them his colorful stories of life on the…
Shout at the DevilShout at the Devil (1976)
Dir. Peter R. Hunt
Feat. Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins
A diverting adventure yarn set in WWI–era East Africa, in which Marvin and Moore join forces to smuggle ivory in the face of German occupying…
Big Red One, TheBig Red One, The (1980) Recommended
Dir. Samuel Fuller
Feat. Lee Marvin
The best role in years for Lee Marvin, who plays the intrepid squadron leader of director Sam Fuller's WWII memoirs.¬†Distinctive war film is…
Gorky ParkGorky Park (1983) Recommended
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy
William Hurt plays a brooding Russian detective investigating horrific murders in Moscow. Meaty, convincing thriller.
Delta Force, TheDelta Force, The (1986)
Dir. Menahem Golan
Feat. Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam
Typically explosive Cannon Films production that marked the last box office hit for the martial–artist–turned–film–star Chuck…

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