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Indian Fighter, TheIndian Fighter, The (1955)
Dir. Andre De Toth
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau
Douglas plays a grizzled scout who must negotiate his way through hostile Indian territory on behalf of a wagon–train. Falling in love with a…
Bigger Than LifeBigger Than Life (1956) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Feat. James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau
Enormously potent, landmark melodrama is also a career high for James Mason: he plays a suburban family man struck down with a rare heart disease,…
Face in the Crowd, AFace in the Crowd, A (1957) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau
Pungent social commentary on American mass culture outlays the rags–to–riches trajectory of a hick nobody (Griffith) whose rapid rise to…
Ride a Crooked TrailRide a Crooked Trail (1958)
Dir. Jesse Hibbs
Feat. Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Walter Matthau
Routine western with Murphy as a bank robber mistaken for a famed U.S Marshall and going along with the ruse. Some nice comedic touches and location…
Lonely Are The BraveLonely Are The Brave (1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Miller
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau
Kirk Douglas is on top form in this Dalton Trumbo–penned 'psychological' Western, playing an anti–establishment cowboy who purposefully…
Fail SafeFail Safe (1964)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman
Henry Fonda plays the American president struggling to avert an imminent nuclear holocaust, due to a computer malfunction. A nailbiting Cold War…
MirageMirage (1965)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau
An excellent example of the Hitchcockian thriller with Peck an amnesiac caught up in the murder of a philanthropist.
Fortune Cookie, The (1966)
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Comical cynicism by the experts: the magical trio of Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau (who won an Oscar), and dir. Wilder. When Lemmon suffers a football…
A Guide for the Married ManA Guide for the Married Man (1967)
Dir. Gene Kelly
Feat. Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon
Daffy skit comedy with Morse giving Mathau lessons on how to cheat on his wife in order to preserve their marriage, and these 'lessons' are…
Odd Couple, TheOdd Couple, The (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gene Saks
Feat. Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Neil Simon's genius was in full force when he wrote this smash Broadway play – a letter–perfect, belly–aching examination of men in…

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