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Jason Robards Jr.

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By Love PossessedBy Love Possessed (1961)
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jason Robards Jr.
Junky drama set in picture perfect New England town centres on the insipid lives and loves of its inhabitants. Sub–Sirkian melodrama has its…
Long Day's Journey Into NightLong Day's Journey Into Night (1962) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards Jr.
Faithful and masterful adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play about family life, love and losers drinking and tearing each other apart in leafy New…
St. Valentines Day MassacreSt. Valentines Day Massacre (1967)
Dir. Roger Corman
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., George Segal, Ralph Meeker
A great, trigger–happy actioner from cult film–maker Corman, based on events that led to the murder of many of Chicago's underworld,…
Hour of the GunHour of the Gun (1967)
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. James Garner, Jason Robards Jr., Robert Ryan
Slowburning, melancholic revenge flick follows on from the events of Gunfight at the O.K Corral, with Garner as Wyatt Earp wrecking vengeance on the…
Once Upon a Time in the WestOnce Upon a Time in the West (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sergio Leone
Feat. Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards Jr.
A 13–minute credit sequence opens this riveting frontier saga, arguably the finest film of the genre. Charles Bronson steps in to Clint…
Night They Raided Minskey's, TheNight They Raided Minskey's, The (1968)
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom
An exquisite recreation of New York’s lower East Side burlesque domain headlines this 1920s romp, with Britt Ekland as the Amish girl turned saucy…
IsadoraIsadora (1968)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, John Fraser, James Fox
Vanessa Redgrave is memorable as Isadora Duncan in this watchable biopic of the iconic free–style dancer's flamboyant youth and radical…
Tora! Tora! Tora!Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Dir. Richard Fleischer
Feat. Martin Balsam, Soh Yamamura, Jason Robards Jr.
Elaborate account of events that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbour, told from both American and Japanese veiwpoints. Explosive finale.
Ballad of Cable Hogue, TheBallad of Cable Hogue, The (1970)
Dir. Sam Peckinpah
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., Stella Stevens
A lyrical Western in which Jason Robards plays an endearing, lone gold propector who develops an oasis in a remote part of the old west. His…
Johnny Got His GunJohnny Got His Gun (1971) Recommended
Dir. Dalton Trumbo
Feat. Timothy Bottoms, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards Jr.
Excoriating anti–war statement based on the dir.'s own novel, concerns an ordinary infantryman in WW1 and his nightmare experiences. In a…
Murders in the Rue MorgueMurders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
Dir. Gordon Hessler
Feat. Christine Kaufmann, Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom
A series of grisly murders occur in a strange horror theatre in Paris and it's up to master sleuth August Dupin to solve the mystery. Based on Edgar…
JuliaJulia (1977)
Dir. Fred Zinnemann
Feat. Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr.
Dramatising the 1930s memories of playwright Lillian Hellman (THE LITTLE FOXES), this Oscar–winning classic centres on the relationship between…
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (Mini-Series)Washington: Behind Closed Doors (Mini-Series) (1977)
Feat. Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards Jr., Stefanie Powers
Sharply written mini–series inspired by the Nixon administration tells the story of a power–hungry U.S. President, and the men he…
Comes A HorsemanComes A Horseman (1978)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Jane Fonda, James Caan, Richard Farnsworth
An unusual attempt to transfer the grand mythos of the Western to a latterday setting, with Fonda playing a ranch boss, who mixes it up with a cousin…
Raise the TitanicRaise the Titanic (1980)
Dir. Jerry Jameson
Feat. Richard Jordan, Jason Robards Jr., David Selby
As ill–fated as the original vessel, this expensive adaptation of Clive Cussler's potboiler concerns the efforts of a salvage crew to refloat…
Day After, TheDay After, The (1983)
Dir. Nicholas Meyer
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg
Emmy award–winning cautionary tale of the Reagan era chillingly dramatises the day after (and less successfully – the day 'before') a…
Something Wicked This Way ComesSomething Wicked This Way Comes (1983) Recommended
Dir. Jack Clayton
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd
Classic Ray Bradbury story of good and evil, set in a small American town, where two adventurous boys become entangled with a diabolical carnival and…
Christmas Wife, TheChristmas Wife, The (1988)
Dir. David Hugh Jones
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., Julie Harris
Afraid to spend the Christmas holiday alone, an aging widower responds to an ad for "social introductions".
ParenthoodParenthood (1989) Recommended
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
An effervescent and poignant comedy about the trials and tribulations of family life. An impressive ensemble cast headed by Steve Martin provide…
StoryvilleStoryville (1991)
Dir. Mark Frost
Feat. James Spader, Joanne Whalley, Jason Robards Jr.
The directing debut from TWIN PEAKS' co–creator. Upstart political candidate James Spader becomes involved in illicit activity. A gumbo of red…
Trial, TheTrial, The (1992)
Dir. David Jones
Feat. Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins, Jason Robards Jr.
Update of Kafka's disturbing, influential novel posits Kyle MacLachlan as the man mysteriously arrested and subjected to a totalitarian judiciary.…
HeidiHeidi (1993)
Dir. Michael Rhodes
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., Jane Seymour, Patricia Neal
Charming retelling of the children's classic about the spirited adventures of a lively orphan in the Swiss Alps, as she forges friendships and…
A Thousand AcresA Thousand Acres (1997)
Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse
Feat. Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Pfeiffer
Daughters of rancher Jason Robards are an embattled trio, in this adaption of Jane Smiley's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Story attempts to…
Real Mccaw, TheReal Mccaw, The (1998)
Dir. Mario Andreacchio
Feat. Jason Robards Jr.
A wise–cracking 149–year–old former pirate's mate upstages Jason Robards and co. in this talking–parrot comedy that's at…
MagnoliaMagnolia (2000)
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Feat. Tom Cruise, Jason Robards Jr., William H. Macy
A sprawling, stylistically–impressive but moribund domestic melodrama about Californian amorality and redemption (of sorts), with interleaved…

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