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Melville Shavelson


HouseboatHouseboat (1958) Recommended
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer
Fortunes change for widower and father–of–three Cary Grant when he takes up residence on a floating home, and employs Sophia Loren as his…
Five Pennies, TheFive Pennies, The (1959)
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong
Cheery Red Nichols biopic with Danny Kaye turning in a heartfelt performance as the famed jazz trumpter. Contains many soapy moments between Kaye…
It Started in NaplesIt Started in Naples (1960) Recommended
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica
Winning combination of Gable and Loren guided by director Shavelson (HOUSEBOAT) team up again for this romantic comedy drama set in Naples following…
On the DoubleOn the Double (1961)
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Zany action–comedy set during the Invasion of Normandy, where an American soldier and talented mimic (Danny Kaye) impersonates a British high…
A New Kind of LoveA New Kind of Love (1963)
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter
Husband–and–wife team Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward star in this Paris–set rom–com about a womanizing reporter and a…
Cast a Giant ShadowCast a Giant Shadow (1965)
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson
Spectacular epic concerning the Israeli War of Independence in 1947–8, that like EXODUS somewhat romanticises events. Weaves a romance around…
Ike (TV Mini-series)Ike (TV Mini-series) (1979)
Dir. Boris Sagal, Melville Shavelson
Feat. Robert Duvall, Lee Remick, Dana Andrews
Robert Duvall is expectedly good in this three–part miniseries detailing the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who commanded American forces during…

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