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Robert Aldrich

Director, Actor

Vera CruzVera Cruz (1954) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster
Humour and suspense reflect the uneasy alliance of Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster who collaborate to depose a corrupt Emperor in 1860s Mexico.
ApacheApache (1954)
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire
Although now dated in it's treatment of the subject – like casting the blue–eyed Lancaster as an Apache Indian – at the time this…
Kiss Me DeadlyKiss Me Deadly (1955) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart
Ralph Meeker is Mike Hammer in this high–octane film noir, shamelessly blood–soaked in B–movie / pulp novel tradition. The…
Big Knife, TheBig Knife, The (1955) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger
Lurid expose of the Hollywood 'studio system' from the melodramatic pen of playwright Clifford Odets. Palance shows a rare vulnerability as a…
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…
Last Sunset, TheLast Sunset, The (1961)
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone
Melodramatic Western set against the backdrop of the Texas/Mexico border stars Kirk Douglas as a fugitive hounded by Rock Hudson's sheriff, only to…
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis scheme and brood in this memorable gothic melodrama about an aged child star and her embittered and jealous sister who…
4 For Texas4 For Texas (Four for Texas) (1963)
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ursula Andress
Frivolous comedy–western in which "Rat Pack–ers" Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin play friendly rivals who each make a bid for a waterfront…
Hush, Hush, Sweet CharlotteHush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1965) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten
Macabre shocks and bitter twists spike this outrageous gothic melodrama about an ageing, lonely Bette Davis disturbed by pressure from council…
Flight of the Phoenix, TheFlight of the Phoenix, The (1965) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch
One of the great survival–adventure films has an all–star cast crash landing their cargo plane deep in the Sahara, with no obvious means…

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