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Anthony Mann

Director, Actor

Glenn Miller Story, TheGlenn Miller Story, The (1945)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, June Allyson, Louis Armstrong
A creditable star–biography of the big–band leader and trombonist, which, verging on the overly sentimental, is saved by its reverance to…
They Live By NightThey Live By Night (w/ Side Street) (1948-1950) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nicholas Ray, Anthony Mann
Feat. Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell
Nicholas Ray's terrific, heartfelt tragi–noir fluctuates between high tension and sweet romance, underpinning the fate of criminal lovers…
Winchester '73Winchester '73 (1950) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Shelley Winters
Lean, mean, and superbly photographed, this helped repopularise the Western in the '50s. Stewart wins a rare 'perfect' rifle, which is subsequently…
Furies, TheFuries, The (1950) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Wendell Corey
Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston lock horns in this colossal, psychosexual western, notable for its Oedipal complex and Freudian horseplay. Anthony…
Bend of the RiverBend of the River (1952)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Rock Hudson
A gritty and compelling showdown on the Oregon Trail between settler James Stewart and double–crosser Arthur Kennedy. Beautiful Rocky Mountain…
Naked Spur, TheNaked Spur, The (1953) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan
Cited as one of the Great Westerns; a tough, hard little film about self–styled bounty hunter Stewart trying to capture Ryan, who stirs tension…
Thunder BayThunder Bay (1953)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
Stewart and Mann swap horses for oil–rigs – though its still very much a western – in this brawny adventure set in the Gulf of…
Far Country, TheFar Country, The (1954)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Walter Brennan
The Yukon Ranges provide the unforgiving backdrop to this prototypical Anthony Mann western, in which James Stewart must battle the elements and…
Man from Laramie, TheMan from Laramie, The (1955) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp
An angst–ridden James Stewart seeks retribution on arms dealers whose illegal trade resulted in the ambushing of his brother's cavalry patrol.…
Tin Star, TheTin Star, The (1957)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
Anthony Perkins stars in one of his earliest roles playing a young sheriff eager to prove himself in a small town, who accepts help and advice from a…
Man of the WestMan of the West (1958)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb
Gary Cooper stars in this battle of nerves as a former gunman forced by his old gang to engage in their criminal activity. Solid, intelligent film…
Men in WarMen in War (1958)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Aldo Ray, Robert Ryan, Vic Morrow
Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray play the leaders of a small detachment of American soldiers cut off and desperately trying to rejoin their division over a…
El CidEl Cid (1961) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Charlton Heston
The tale of the 11th century warrior–king who drove the Moors from Spain. By dint of its fine acting and avoidance of the obvious, this epic…
Fall of the Roman EmpireFall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren, James Mason
Monumental event is given a proportionate treatment with sets reputed to be the largest ever built and a literate script to boot.
Heroes of Telemark, TheHeroes of Telemark, The (1965)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson
Douglas and Harris are bickering leaders of an allied attempt to destroy a Nazi atom–bomb factory in the snowy wastes of Norway. Predictably…
Dandy in Aspic, ADandy in Aspic, A (1968)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay, Mia Farrow
A curious failure, Anthony Mann’s final film, completed by star Laurence Harvey after the director died during filming, muddles the deception of a…

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