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Richard Brooks

Director, Actor

Deadline U.S.A. (1952)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Humphrey Bogart
Tightly scripted account of the newspaper business. Editor–in–Chief: Humphrey Bogart.
Blackboard Jungle, TheBlackboard Jungle, The (1955)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow
Famously controversial on release and first of the 'Rock–n–roll' films, this lifted the lid on the heated youth tensions in 50s America.…
Brothers Karamazov, TheBrothers Karamazov, The (1957)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom
A sumptuous Hollywood version of Dostoyevsky's classic novel of Czarist Russia. Centred around Karamazov (Cobb) and his four disparate offspring,…
Cat On a Hot Tin RoofCat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Recommended
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman
Compelling melodrama based on Tennessee Williams' play of greed, lust and impotence in a wealthly Southern family. Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor…
Elmer GantryElmer Gantry (1960) Recommended
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones
The Sinclair Lewis novel set in the American Midwest of the 20s, is splashed across the screen in true barnstorming style, with a big–canvas of…
Sweet Bird of YouthSweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight
The South at its over–ripest, Tennessee Williams providing a repressive, smalltown setting for gigolo Paul Newman and faded movie–star…
Lord JimLord Jim (1965)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Jack Hawkins
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…
In Cold BloodIn Cold Blood (1967) Aro Favourite
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe
A masterpiece of crime fiction adapted from Truman Capote‚Äôs novel about events surrounding the senseless murder of an innocent family by two…
Bite the BulletBite the Bullet (1975)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Gene Hackman, James Coburn
Gene Hackman and James Coburn are adversaries who contest a gruelling 700–mile horse race.

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