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Ralph Nelson

Director, Actor

Requiem for a HeavyweightRequiem for a Heavyweight (1962) Recommended
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney
Anthony Quinn puts on an astonishing performance in this outstanding drama about a once promising but now washed–up boxer who struggles to see…
Lilies of the FieldLilies of the Field (1963) Recommended
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Sidney Poitier
Helping to repair a chapel for a convent of German nuns and rewarded with an Oscar for Best Actor, this sees Sidney Poitier giving one of his quieter…
Duel at DiabloDuel at Diablo (1965)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Sidney Poitier, James Garner
Violent, off–beat Cowboys–and–Indians conflict successfully revives the formula. With Sidney Poitier, and James Garner in a sober…
CharlyCharly (1968)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala
Child–minded Cliff Robertson has experimental brain–surgery, but his resulting super–intellect proves a mixed blessing. Credible,…
Soldier BlueSoldier Blue (1970)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, Candice Bergen
Perhaps the most violent and disreputable of the ‘revisionist’ Westerns (initiated by THE WILD BUNCH), this depiction of mutual barbarity between…
Wilby Conspiracy, TheWilby Conspiracy, The (1975)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson
Activists Poitier and Caine are stalked by a sadistic policeman in this Apartheid–era suspenser, in which thrills take precedence over politics.
EmbryoEmbryo (1976)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd
Stillborn bio–horror in which Rock Hudson's scientist discovers how to mature a fetus into a human female adult in just a few days, but the…

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