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Green Grow the RushesGreen Grow the Rushes (1951)
Dir. Derek Twist
Feat. Richard Burton, Honor Blackman, Roger Livesey
Minor comedy, of the English variety, set in a brandy–soaked Kent village.
Desert Rats, TheDesert Rats, The (1953)
Dir. Robert Wise
Feat. Richard Burton
No–nonsense British Army officer Richard Burton assumes command of an Australian platoon, but struggles to win their respect. Sequel to The…
Robe, TheRobe, The (1953)
Dir. Henry Koster
Feat. Richard Burton
Richard Burton acquires Jesus' robe after supervising his crucifixion and becomes wreaked with fear and guilt. A lavish biblical epic, the first film…
Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great (1956)
Dir. Robert Rossen
Feat. Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom
Earnest epic follows the life and early death of the Greek warrior who conquered the entire known world. This seismic production has Richard Burton…
Bitter VictoryBitter Victory (1957)
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Feat. Richard Burton, Curt Jurgens, Ruth Roman
Superior war drama is set around a WW2 mission by British commandos in North Africa, trying to retrieve vital papers from a German HQ before…
Sea WifeSea Wife (1957)
Dir. Bob McNaught
Feat. Richard Burton, Joan Collins, Basil Sydney
Melodramatic adventure tale with Burton and Collins adrift on a raft after their ship is sunk by the Japanese. Clunky, but oddly compelling, though…
Look Back in AngerLook Back in Anger (1958)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure
Richard Burton plays the angry–young–man to the hilt in this grimly realistic slice of British life in the '50s. Based on John Osborne's…
Longest Day, TheLongest Day, The (1962)
Dir. Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Feat. John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum
One the great WW2 films, with over 40 international stars. The large scale battle scenes have taken some outdoing.
CleopatraCleopatra (1963)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Rex Harrison, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Magnificent sets and Rex Harrison's dynamic Caesar are the saving graces of this, Hollywood's most extravagant turkey. Both Liz Taylor and Richard…
Night of the Iguana, TheNight of the Iguana, The (1964)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon
Tennessee Williams–scripted brew of melodrama, old–style religion and sexual repression sees defrocked priest/alcoholic Richard Burton…

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