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Burt Lancaster

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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…
Desert FuryDesert Fury (1947)
Dir. Lewis Allen
Feat. Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak, Burt Lancaster
Small town Nevada desert set suspense focusing around a gambling empire obstinately led by a tough woman whose perfect monopoly is interrupted by her…
Brute ForceBrute Force (1947) Recommended
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford
Surprisingly visceral and violent for its time, this prison drama sees Lancaster play a tough inmate in Westgate Penitentiary who decides to wage war…
Sorry, Wrong NumberSorry, Wrong Number (1948) Recommended
Dir. Anatole Litvak
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster
The great Barbara Stanwyck cracks up in this crime melodrama, an enjoyably overrought 'visualisation' of what was a gripping and highly successful…
Criss CrossCriss Cross (1948)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea
Film noir stars Lancaster as Steve Thompson, a love–lorn armored truck driver obsessed with air–headed ex–wife Anna (De Carlo) who…
Flame and the Arrow, TheFlame and the Arrow, The (1950)
Dir. Jacques Tourneur
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Nick Cravat
Middling, though colourful medieval epic with Lancaster leading as a 'Robin Hood' who leads the peasants of Lombardy into a revolt against the local…
Crimson Pirate, TheCrimson Pirate, The (1952) Recommended
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Burt Lancaster
Camp swashbuckler stars Burt Lancaster as a spirited pirate who leads an island people's revolt against a ruling tyrant. Rollicking entertainment…
Come Back, Little ShebaCome Back, Little Sheba (1952) Recommended
Dir. Daniel Mann
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore
An affecting melodrama based on William Inge's stageplay, concerning a loveless marriage, alcoholism and the price of misplaced love. Burt…
From Here to EternityFrom Here to Eternity (1953) Recommended
Dir. Fred Zinnemann
Feat. Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr
Frank Sinatra established himself an actor alongside Burt Lancaster in this account of life at a Honolulu barracks at the time of Pearl Harbour.…
Vera CruzVera Cruz (1954) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster
Humour and suspense reflect the uneasy alliance of Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster who collaborate to depose a corrupt Emperor in 1860s Mexico.

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