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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Director, Actor

DragonwyckDragonwyck (1946)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Walter Huston
1940s gothic thriller. Gene Tierney gets married to the local lord of the manor, before discovering the skeletons in the closet of his big spooky…
Somewhere in the NightSomewhere in the Night (1946)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan
Often underrated 'film noir' has an amnesiac soldier (Hodiak) return to Los Angeles from WW2 to rediscover his identity, only he may not want to... A…
Twentieth Century Fox Film Noir BoxsetTwentieth Century Fox Film Noir Boxset (House of Strangers, Dark Corner, Cry of the City, Nightmare Alley) (1946-1949)
Dir. Robert Siodmak, Henry Hathaway, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Four grim, under–rated film–noirs from Fox studios including the exceptional CRY OF THE CITY.
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, TheGhost and Mrs. Muir, The (1947)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison
A whimsical tone pervades this mildly spooky tale of widow Gene Tierney being haunted by phantom sea–captain Rex Harrison. Music by Bernard…
Letter to Three Wives, ALetter to Three Wives, A (1949)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern
Three women each hear from a friend that she is about to run off with one of their husbands. Replete with characteristically sharp dialogue from the…
House of StrangersHouse of Strangers (1949) Recommended
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte
A tour–de–force performance from Edward G. Robinson as a wealthy Italian American patriarch whose controlling presence in his sons' lives…
All About EveAll About Eve (1950) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
Bette Davis is in her element as ageing Broadway star Margot Channing, under threat of the hidden menace of an ambitious young actress. A scathing…
People Will TalkPeople Will Talk (1951) Recommended
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Hume Cronyn
Enjoyable and sophisticated allegory, disguised as a standard Hollywood romantic comedy, in which a humanitarian doctor (Grant) must contend with the…
Five FingersFive Fingers (5 Fingers) (1952)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie
Witty espionage thriller set during the Second World War with Mason as a status–hungry valet who hawks important documents to the Germans in…
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…

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