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Ghost on the Loose (1943)
Dir. William Beaudine
Feat. Bela Lugosi, Ava Gardner, Leo Gorcey
At the 'Ed Wood' end of the horror–comedy canon, this has Lugosi haunting the suburban house of some newlyweds. Also stars screen…
Killers, TheKillers, The (1946) Recommended
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner
Textbook film noir has insurance investigator Edmund O'Brien auditing the curious death of prize–fighter Burt Lancaster, in a series of…
Show BoatShow Boat (1951)
Dir. George Sidney
Feat. Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
Lavish technicolor adaptation of the 1920 Hammerstein stage musical in which an aspiring actor goes from working a Mississippi river–boat to…
Pandora and the Flying DutchmanPandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Dir. Albert Lewin
Feat. Ava Gardner, James Mason, Nigel Patrick
Ava Gardner stars as the ravishing siren of a small Spanish town who has never fallen for anyone until the arrival of the mysterious James Mason, the…
Snows of Kilimanjaro, TheSnows of Kilimanjaro, The (1952)
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward
One of the more convincing attempts to adapt Ernest Hemingway for the screen, this follows the deathbed reverie of an American writer (Peck) from his…
MogamboMogambo (1953)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly
Clark Gable squeezes in wooing both Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly between bouts of elephant shooting in the African jungle.
Knights of the Round TableKnights of the Round Table (1953)
Dir. Richard Thorpe
Feat. Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer
Sumptuous retelling of the legends of Camelot was MGM's first Cinemascope production. Tayloris excellent as Lancelot while Ava Gardner is inspired…
Barefoot Contessa, TheBarefoot Contessa, The (1954)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner
Humphrey Bogart plays a cynical film director who recalls the life of a Spanish beauty whom he helped make a Hollywood star. Hailed a 'trash…
On the BeachOn the Beach (1959)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire
50's cold war paranoia piece set in post–WW2 Melbourne, the only place in the world yet untouched by creeping radiation. Based on Nevil Shute's…
55 Days at Peking55 Days at Peking (1963)
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Feat. Charlton Heston, David Niven, Ava Gardner
Set in the turmoil of 1900 China, during the Boxer Rebellion, this splashy Hollywood epic succeeds on the strength of its stylish visuals and…

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