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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…
A Double LifeA Double Life (1947)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters
Ronald Colman won a Best Actor Oscar as a Broadway idol who immerses himself in the role of Othello and allows his off–stage cruel streak to…
White HeatWhite Heat (1949) Aro Favourite
Dir. Raoul Walsh
Feat. James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien
Intense, verging–on–primal performance from a greying James Cagney blasts this straight into the pantheon of greatest–ever crime…
D.O.A.D.O.A. (1950)
Dir. Rudolph Mate
Feat. Edmond O'Brien
Edmund O'Brien finds himself the victim of a slow poison and sets about finding his own murderer. Impressively detailed film noir uses location…
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar (1953)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
Marlon Brando, James Mason and John Gielgud star in this beautifully staged Hollywood adaptation. Passionate drama of power, conspiracy and murder in…
Bigamist, TheBigamist, The (1953)
Dir. Ida Lupino
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino
A San Francisco adoption agency, investigating salesman Edmond O'Brien and wife Joan Fontaine, discover he has a second life, and wife, in LA.…
Hitch-Hiker, TheHitch-Hiker, The (1953)
Dir. Ida Lupino
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman
Weekend hunters Edmond O’Brien (D.O.A.) and Frank Lovejoy are terrorised by a psychotic, mass–murdering passenger (William Talman) in this…
Pete Kelly's BluesPete Kelly's Blues (1955)
Dir. Jack Webb
Feat. Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien
Musical set in 1920's Kansas which blends jazz, gangsters and political corruption. Directed by and starring Jack Webb as a cornet player who is…
D-Day - The Sixth of JuneD-Day - The Sixth of June (1956)
Dir. Henry Koster
Feat. Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Edmond O'Brien
Well–executed enactment of the Normandy landings in WW2, with some extravagent action scenes and solid dramatics.
1984 1984 (1956)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling
The first adaptation of George Orwell's visionary novel is this little known, stark BBC television production. Apparently hated by his widow for the…

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