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John Frankenheimer

Director, Actor

Birdman of AlcatrazBirdman of Alcatraz (1961)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Burt Lancaster
A thought–provoking, true–life story of a man sentenced to 60 years in solitary who became a world authority on birdlife. A compelling…
Young Savages, The Young Savages, The (1961)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews
Arresting crime drama set on the segregated streets of East Harlem and focused on a district attorney investigating the murder of a blind Puerto…
Manchurian Candidate, TheManchurian Candidate, The (1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh
Politically–charged nail–biter with Frank Sinatra experiencing post–war paranoia about a fellow soldier who may have been…
Seven Days in MaySeven Days in May (1964) Recommended
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster
Kirk Douglas stumbles upon a conspiracy led by General Burt Lancaster, to bring down the US President (who goes and signs treaties with the…
Train, TheTrain, The (1964)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
Burt Lancaster leads the French Resistance in stopping (or at least diverting) a train used by the Nazis to steal precious French art treasures in…
Grand PrixGrand Prix (1966)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. James Garner, Yves Montand, Eva Marie Saint
James Garner, Yves Montand and others rival for the Formula One championship in this exciting sports epic. Split–screen effects and widescreen…
SecondsSeconds (1966) Recommended
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Rock Hudson
Boldly experimental thriller from the director of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, in which a bored businessman opts for a new, 'more fulfilling' identity…
Horsemen, TheHorsemen, The (1971)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance
An ambitious historical epic concerns the quest of an Afghani tribal horseman (Sharif) to regain his honour after losing a ritual Buzkashi…
American Film Theatre - Iceman Cometh, TheAmerican Film Theatre - Iceman Cometh, The (1973) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Fredric March
Masterly filmic adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's late stageplay set among the various seedy denizens of an early 20th century barroom, awaiting the…
French Connection 2, TheFrench Connection 2, The (1975)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson
Hackman reprises his role as Lt. Doyle, where unfinished business leads him to perilous encounters on French soil.

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