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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…
Drum BeatDrum Beat (1954)
Dir. Delmer Daves
Feat. Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan
Fine western with Indian fighter Ladd sent by President Grant to negotiate a treaty with the Medoc Tribe. Charles Bronson's first major role.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (1955-1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, various
Feat. Vera Miles, Ralph Meeker, John Forsythe
Pre–dating THE TWILIGHT ZONE by some years, the Master of Suspense created this iconic television series featuring self–contained tales…
Run of the ArrowRun of the Arrow (1957)
Dir. Samuel Fuller
Feat. Rod Steiger, Brian Keith, Charles Bronson
Technicolour western set in the aftermath of the American Civil War, with Confederate veteran Rod Steiger going rogue and joining the Sioux, but…
Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly (1958) Recommended
Dir. Roger Corman
Feat. Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot
A baby–faced Bronson gives an exciting edge to this superior B–movie biopic, based around the criminal career of the Depression–era…
Magnificent Seven, TheMagnificent Seven, The (1960) Recommended
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson
Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson head other famous faces–to–be in this popular remake of Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI.
Kid GalahadKid Galahad (1962)
Dir. Phil Karlson
Feat. Elvis Presley, Charles Bronson, Joan Blackman
Musical remake sees Elvis enter the ring as an upstart boxer under the tutelage of grizzly Charles Bronson, who's not about to put the champ in…
Great Escape, TheGreat Escape, The (1963) Recommended
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
McQueen heads a star–studded international cast in this superb drama based on a true account of an escape from a German POW camp by a group of…
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…
Battle of the BulgeBattle of the Bulge (1965)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan
Admirable and far from simplistic recreation of the Nazi's WW2 counter–offensive in the Ardennes in 1944, which led to a series of bitter…
This Property is CondemnedThis Property is Condemned (1966) Recommended
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson
A splendid Tennessee William's adaptation, where Redford plays a Railroad company official sent to close down a yard in a Southern small town during…
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.
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…
Farewell, FriendFarewell, Friend (Honor Among Thieves) (1968)
Dir. Jean Herman
Feat. Alain Delon, Charles Bronson
Dependable French caper, centered on an elaborate heist, with warhorses Branson and Delon thick as thieves in vying to crack the same high security…
Villa RidesVilla Rides (1968)
Dir. Buzz Kulik
Feat. Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Herbert Lom
Violent western set during the Mexican revolution, with Robert Mitchum playing a corrupt Texas gunrunner and pilot who joins Pancho Villa (Yul…
Cold SweatCold Sweat (De La Part Des Copains) (1970)
Dir. Terence Young
Feat. Charles Bronson, Liv Ullmann, James Mason
Tight Charles Bronson vehicle see the tough guy play a retired convict who lives with his wife and daughter in the idyllic French Rivera, until some…
LolaLola (Twinky, London Affair) (1970)
Dir. Richard Donner
Feat. Charles Bronson, Susan George
Comedy drama following the relationship between a 38 year old American man who writes pornographic novels and the 16 year old girl he falls in love…
Rider on the RainRider on the Rain (Le passager de la pluie) (1970) Recommended
Dir. Rene Clement
Feat. Marlène Jobert, Annie Cordy, Charles Bronson
Stylish psychosexual French mystery thriller in obvious homage to Hitchcock, with Charles Bronson playing a US Army colonel hunting down an escaped…
Red SunRed Sun (1971)
Dir. Terence Young
Feat. Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Toshiro Mifune
Exotic western with samurai elements that boasts an international cast. The plot involves a munhunt to retrieve a ceremonial Japanese sword from a…
Mechanic, TheMechanic, The (1972)
Dir. Michael Winner
Feat. Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jill Ireland
Charles Bronson broods away as an ageing hitman (or 'mechanic') who takes on a apprentice (Vincent). Although none–too–distinguished this…
Bronson Box SetBronson Box Set (Murphy's Law; 10 to Midnight; Messenger of Death; The Mechanic; Mr. Majestyk) (1972-1988)
Feat. Charles Bronson
Five of hardman Charles Bronson's best action flicks of the 1970s and 1980s in a box–set.
Chato's LandChato's Land (1972)
Dir. Michael Winner
Feat. Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore
DEATH WISH in the desert with Bronson picking off rednecks in revenge for his wife's rape and murder. Michael Winner brings his customary…
ChinoChino (1973)
Dir. John Sturges, Duilio Coletti
Feat. Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi
Downbeat western casts a melancholic eye on the plight of a half Indian horse breeder and his struggles in face of racist townsfolk. Almost a…
Stone Killer, TheStone Killer, The (1973)
Dir. Michael Winner
Feat. Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin
Charles Bronson and director Michael Winner duet for this pre–DEATH WISH actioner about a disgraced NYC cop who joins the L.A.P.D. where he…
Death WishDeath Wish (1974) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winner
Feat. Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson became a household name in the role of a New York businessman who takes the law into his own hands after his wife and daughter are…
Mr. MajestykMr. Majestyk (1974)
Dir. Richard Fleischer
Feat. Charles Bronson, Lee Purcell
One of Charles Bronson's better thrillers, starring as a Colorado melon–farmer fighting both a wrongful conviction and the Mob. Contains some…
Hard TimesHard Times (Street Fighter) (1975) Recommended
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland
During the Great Depression Charles Bronson fights economic gloom with his fists in this invigorating punch–fest from the action ace Walter…
Breakheart PassBreakheart Pass (1975)
Dir. Tom Gries
Feat. Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna
Charles Bronson plays a prisoner being transported on a train with a small U.S. army unit and medical supplies through the Rocky mountains. The…
BreakoutBreakout (1975)
Dir. Tom Gries
Feat. Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland
Action–adventure vehicle for Charles Bronson, giving the furrow–browed actor a more lighthearted role as a bush pilot who is hired for…
St. IvesSt. Ives (1976)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset
Enjoyable riff on 1940s private–eye noir (especially THE MALTESE FALCON), in which a wouldbe novelist–gumshoe (Bronson) gets way out of…

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