Movies: Last Works

by qempyrean | created - 29 May 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Final films of Golden Age directors. An ongoing list still in progress.

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1. Lafayette Escadrille (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

American youth and flying ace flies for France in World War I, meets and loves a French girl and a prostitute.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Etchika Choureau, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 597

Director: William A. Wellman

2. A Distant Trumpet (1964)

Approved | 117 min | Western

West Point graduate Lt. Hazard is posted to Fort Delivery, Arizona, where he has to deal with lax discipline, romantic complications, Apaches and his conflicting feelings toward the Indians.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane McBain, James Gregory

Votes: 749

Director: Raoul Walsh

3. The Human Factor (1979)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered, security man Daintry is brought in to investigate.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi, Joop Doderer

Votes: 1,027

Director: Otto Preminger

4. Hello-Goodbye (1970)

GP | 107 min | Comedy

Harry England, a British car salesman on a trip to France meets a Baroness when her Rolls-Royce Breaks down. They spend a few days together and become lovers before she disappers one night,... See full summary »

Directors: Jean Negulesco, Ronald Neame | Stars: Michael Crawford, Geneviève Gilles, Curd Jürgens, Ira von Fürstenberg

Votes: 128

Director: Jean Negulesco

5. The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970)

R | 105 min | Drama

A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediterranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, John McEnery, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 522

Director: Anatole Litvak

6. Buddy Buddy (1981)

R | 96 min | Comedy

During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 4,052 | Gross: $7.26M

Director: Billy Wilder

7. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 91,087 | Gross: $7.08M

Director: Sidney Lumet

8. The Dead (1987)

PG | 83 min | Drama

Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

Votes: 6,666 | Gross: $4.37M

Director: John Huston

9. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 18,868

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

10. 7 Women (1966)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

In China in 1935, seven dedicated missionary women try to protect themselves from the advances of a barbaric Mongolian warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,869

Director: John Ford

11. Five Days One Summer (1982)

PG | 108 min | Drama

Sir Sean Connery stars in Fred Zinnemann's haunting tale of incestuous love set against a magnificent background of the Swiss Alps.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Sean Connery, Betsy Brantley, Lambert Wilson, Jennifer Hilary

Votes: 897 | Gross: $0.20M

Director: Fred Zinnemann

12. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,512

Director: Frank Capra

13. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 15,850 | Gross: $27.19M

Director: David Lean

14. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 7,434 | Gross: $1.82M

Director: Elia Kazan

15. The Only Game in Town (1970)

M/PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fran walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe, the piano player. Joe plans on winning $5,000 and leaving Las Vegas. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Charles Braswell, Hank Henry

Votes: 814 | Gross: $1.50M

Director: George Stevens

16. Rich and Famous (1981)

R | 117 min | Drama

52 Metascore

Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner

Votes: 1,443 | Gross: $14.49M

Director: George Cukor

17. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War

55 Metascore

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 9,603 | Gross: $9.27M

Director: Howard Hawks

18. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

55 Metascore

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 7,557

Director: Michael Curtiz

19. The Public Eye (1972)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mia Farrow, Topol, Michael Jayston, Margaret Rawlings

Votes: 601

Director: Carol Reed; aka: Follow Me!

20. Scar Tissue (1975)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy food mogul. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Maria Schneider, Sydne Rome, Vic Morrow, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 256

Director: René Clément; aka: The Babysitter

21. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Not Rated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 13,878 | Gross: $13.68M

Director: Lewis Milestone

22. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana

Votes: 606

Director: William Wyler

23. Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre

Votes: 3,330

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

24. Framed (1975)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A gambler kills a sheriff in self defense. But as everyone in conspiring against him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, John Marley

Votes: 340 | Gross: $2.12M

Director: Phil Karlson

25. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 918

Director: John Farrow

26. Why Must I Die? (1960)

86 min | Crime, Drama

Debra Paget commits a murder for which Terry Moore (as club singer Lois King) is arrested, tried, and condemned to die. The story line wanders through the trial and Miss King's final hours ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Terry Moore, Debra Paget, Bert Freed, Juli Reding

Votes: 62

Director: Roy Del Ruth

27. A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

Passed | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

In Hong Kong, the ambassador returning to America meets the Russian countess, a refugee without a passport, who decides to hide in his cabin.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin, Tippi Hedren

Votes: 4,921

Director: Charles Chaplin

28. Satan Never Sleeps (1962)

125 min | Drama, History, War

During the Chinese Civil War of 1949, the Communists constantly harass the two priests of a remote Catholic mission outpost.

Directors: Leo McCarey, David W. Orton | Stars: William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen, Athene Seyler

Votes: 565

Director: Leo McCarey

29. Half a Sixpence (1967)

Not Rated | 143 min | Musical

Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner

Votes: 512

Director: George Sidney

30. The Big Fisherman (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Drama, History

Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Howard Keel, John Saxon, Susan Kohner, Martha Hyer

Votes: 303

Director: Frank Borzage

31. City in the Sea (1965)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Susan Hart

Votes: 1,732

Director: Jacques Tourneur; aka: The City Under the Sea, or War-Gods of the Deep

32. Madison Avenue (1961)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama

An adman and an ad woman put a dangerous milk tycoon in line for the White House.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

Votes: 257

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone

33. The Osterman Weekend (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 7,524 | Gross: $6.49M

Director: Sam Peckinpah

34. The 'Human' Factor (1975)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 363

Director: Edward Dmytryk

35. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Juan Fernández, Perry Lopez, James Pax

Votes: 2,540 | Gross: $3.42M

Director: J. Lee Thompson

36. A Matter of Time (1976)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A simple young woman helps eccentric old countess deal with her old age and she introduces the young woman to a world of upper class society.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Spiros Andros

Votes: 483

Director: Vincente Minnelli

37. Play Dirty (1969)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,826

Director: Andre De Toth

38. The Last Challenge (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Western

A deadly gunslinger travels to a town to shoot it out with a famed gunslinger turned lawman in a small town.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson, Chad Everett, Gary Merrill

Votes: 860

Director: Richard Thorpe

39. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A German plot to kidnap Sir Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 17,543

Director: John Sturges

40. A Matter of Morals (1960)

90 min | Drama

Alan Kennebeck, a Milwaukee bank official, arrives in Stockholm to verify a loan to a factory official. At the same time, Mr Kennebeck, who is married, drifts into a tender affair with the official's sister-in-law Anita.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Mogens Wieth, Eva Dahlbeck, Patrick O'Neal

Director: John Cromwell

41. The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former U.S.Justice Department official is hired as a security consultant for a Zurich based Swiss bank when five of its clients are blackmailed.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: David Janssen, Senta Berger, John Ireland, John Saxon

Votes: 314

Director: Jack Arnold

42. Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)

G | 91 min | Comedy

Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

Votes: 621

Director: George Marshall

43. The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy

Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

Votes: 985 | Gross: $2.43M

Director: Richard Quine

44. Kisses for My President (1964)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy

When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Edward Andrews

Votes: 490

Director: Curtis Bernhardt

45. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Anthology movie about three owners of a yellow Rolls-Royce. A British diplomat buys the car for his French wife. A mobster's girlfriend has an affair in Italy. An American woman drives a Yugoslavian partisan to Ljubljana on the eve of the Nazi invasion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 2,966

Director: Anthony Asquith

46. Moment to Moment (1966)

108 min | Drama, Thriller

Kay Stanton, her husband Neil and son Tommy live on the French Riviera. While at the port, when her husband was on a trip she meets an American naval officer, and they begin an affair. Kay ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Jean Seberg, Honor Blackman, Sean Garrison, Arthur Hill

Votes: 201

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

47. Reindeer Games (2000)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

37 Metascore

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with the other man's girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself a reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain

Votes: 35,896 | Gross: $23.36M

Director: John Frankenheimer

48. Lilith (1964)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

A war veteran gets work at a mental institution where he meets the beautiful, but eccentric, Lilith.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter

Votes: 2,197

Director: Robert Rossen

49. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4