Charles Bronson Schlock

by jackallen-67055 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The reason why I name these lists "(Insert random actors name) Schlock" is cuz these actors were good in the past, and as time went on, they developed into bad movies and have the Generic Action Movie Curse on them

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1. You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, War

When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Millard Mitchell, Eddie Albert

Votes: 525

2. The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

Votes: 1,073

3. The Mob (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Johnny Damico botches a murder case and is suspended from the force. In reality, he is put undercover to identify the mysterious boss of the NY waterfront who has murdered everyone in his way. Will Johnny be next in line?

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Otto Hulett

Votes: 1,043

4. Red Skies of Montana (1952)

Passed | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Drama dealing with the hazardous work of the U. S. Forest Service's paratroop fire-fighters in Montana.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Richard Widmark, Constance Smith, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Boone

Votes: 392

5. My Six Convicts (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

A psychologist pioneers a research study at a prison. He seeks the help of six savvy inmates including a safe-cracker, a mobster, a pair of armed robber and psychopath. Could he trust them? What's in it for them?

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Millard Mitchell, Gilbert Roland, John Beal, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 184

6. The Marrying Kind (1952)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond

Votes: 1,101

Despite its buoyant tone and comic energy, George Cukor's drama of scenes from a marriage, as viewed in flashback by a couple in divorce court, is a scathing work of New York neorealism.

7. Pat and Mike (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 4,762

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy take competition to a romantic-comic highpoint in this elegantly directed sports comedy by George Cukor.

8. Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 814

9. Battle Zone (1952)

Approved | 81 min | War

During the Korean War, two combat photographers with the U.S. Marine Corps compete for the heart of a pretty Italian Army nurse.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Hodiak, Linda Christian, Stephen McNally, Martin Milner

Votes: 130

10. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

A calculating New York bookie hires a talented singer and dancer to entertain his nightclub. She brings her pet bloodhounds with her. This makes his girlfriend jealous, so she considers spilling the beans on his dealings to the feds.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 201

11. Torpedo Alley (1952)

84 min | Drama

Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes, killing his two crewmen. He returns to civilian life but ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, Charles Winninger, Bill Williams

Votes: 116

12. Off Limits (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

Two Army buddies fall in love with the same nightclub singer.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 282

13. The Clown (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Loring Smith

Votes: 337

14. House of Wax (1953)

GP | 88 min | Horror

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 14,838 | Gross: $23.75M

House of Wax is a 3-D horror delight that combines the atmospheric eerieness of the wax museum with the always chilling presence of Vincent Price.

15. Crime Wave (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 2,843

By shuffling some standard ingredients with quiet competence, "Crime Wave," the new Warners film on the Holiday's screen, manages to look a good deal better than it is.

16. Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray, Russell Collins

Votes: 1,251

17. Tennessee Champ (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman

Votes: 175

18. Riding Shotgun (1954)

Passed | 73 min | Western

When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 839 | Gross: $1.40M

19. Apache (1954)

Passed | 91 min | Western

Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson

Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $6.00M

Colorful and rising.

20. Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western

In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their chief Captain Jack.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith

Votes: 700

21. Vera Cruz (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western

During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero

Votes: 8,285

Rousing western set South of Border with Cooper and Lancaster in blazing style.

22. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman

Votes: 635

23. Target Zero (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

Set during the Korean War, a unit of American soldiers, together with three British Tank Crew, find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Richard Conte, Peggie Castle, Charles Bronson, Richard Wyler

Votes: 221

24. Jubal (1956)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Votes: 3,163

The strong point of this gripping dramatic story set in pioneer Wyoming is a constantly mounting suspense.

25. Run of the Arrow (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Western

When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,768

26. Showdown at Boot Hill (1958)

Approved | 71 min | Western

A deputy marshal kills a murderer in a town that loved him, and when no one is willing to identify him, he can't collect any reward.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Charles Bronson, Robert Hutton, John Carradine, Carole Mathews

Votes: 324

27. Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)

Unrated | 80 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The criminal exploits of Public Enemy number 1, George 'Machine-Gun' Kelly, during the 1930s.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon

Votes: 1,116

28. Gang War (1958)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time".

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Charles Bronson, Kent Taylor, Jennifer Holden, John Doucette

Votes: 211

29. When Hell Broke Loose (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, War

In 1945, a GI falls in-love with a German woman while elite German troops, in U.S.uniforms, carry out sabotage and assassinations behind American lines.

Director: Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Charles Bronson, Richard Jaeckel, Violet Rensing, Robert Easton

Votes: 220

30. Never So Few (1959)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, War

During WW2, the American OSS mounts covert operations with the native Kachin against the Japanese army in the jungles of Burma.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen

Votes: 2,675

31. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 82,125 | Gross: $4.91M

The Magnificent Seven transplants Seven Samurai into the Old West with a terrific cast of Hollywood stars -- and without losing any of the story's thematic richness.

32. Master of the World (1961)

Not Rated | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

Votes: 2,591

33. A Thunder of Drums (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Western

The trials and tribulations of bitter veteran Captain Maddocks and argumentative rookie Lieutenant McQuade at a cavalry desert outpost.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Richard Boone, George Hamilton, Luana Patten, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 670

34. X-15 (1961)

107 min | Drama, History

During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Ralph Taeger, Brad Dexter

Votes: 502

35. Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter and takes him under his wing.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Votes: 2,223 | Gross: $1.75M

Kid Galahad is a real mixed bag, with some half-baked ideas and some unwanted detours.

36. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 208,470 | Gross: $12.10M

With its impeccably slow-building story and a cast for the ages, The Great Escape is an all-time action classic.

37. 4 for Texas (1963)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Western

Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress

Votes: 2,793

A stupid and overlong Rat Pack sex comedy Western that bites the dust with hardly any intentional laughs.

38. Guns of Diablo (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Romance, Western

Wagon train scout Linc Murdock reminisces about his old feud with rancher Rance Macklin over pretty Maria during the time when Linc worked for the Macklin ranch.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charles Bronson, Susan Oliver, Kurt Russell, Jan Merlin

Votes: 523

39. The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama

A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson

Votes: 2,657 | Gross: $15.26M

Trite and often ponderous in its philosophizing by the two principals.

40. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 13,651

When all the dust settles, Battle of the Bulge is just a really long, really talky movie

41. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

Votes: 4,741

Derived from a Tennessee Williams one-acter, the production is adult without being sensational, touching without being maudlin.

42. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

73 Metascore

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

Votes: 62,668 | Gross: $45.30M

Amoral on the surface and exuding testosterone, The Dirty Dozen utilizes combat and its staggering cast of likable scoundrels to deliver raucous entertainment.

43. Guns for San Sebastian (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1743, outlaw Leon Alastray is hunted by the Spanish army but is given sanctuary by a priest in a village terrorized by marauding Yaqui Indians.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anjanette Comer, Charles Bronson, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 1,748

44. Villa Rides (1968)

R | 125 min | War, Western

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, Charles Bronson

Votes: 1,670 | Gross: $2.64M

45. Farewell, Friend (1968)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

Director: Jean Herman | Stars: Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Brigitte Fossey, Olga Georges-Picot

Votes: 2,646

46. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 277,783 | Gross: $5.32M

A landmark Sergio Leone spaghetti western masterpiece featuring a classic Morricone score.

47. London Affair (1970)

GP | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

A 38 year old American novelist discovers the difficulties of being married to a British 16 year old schoolgirl.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Orson Bean, Honor Blackman, Michael Craig

Votes: 755

48. Rider on the Rain (1970)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marlène Jobert, Gabriele Tinti

Votes: 2,551

This fascinating, labyrinthine film pulls off the rare trick of maintaining its heroine's POV for the first 90-minutes.

49. You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy