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Martin Ritt

Director, Actor

 
Long Hot Summer, The (1958)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Orson Welles, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman
The steam rises in this William Faulkner adaptation about sex and sin in the small–town South. With a tyrannical Orson Welles, and Joanne…
Paris BluesParis Blues (1961)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward
Undernourished romantic drama has Newman and Poitier as Jazz musicians on holiday in Paris forced to decide whether to stay or return to the U.S. for…
HudHud (1963) Recommended
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas
Handsome idler Paul Newman sows the seeds of trouble in this excellent modern–day Texas western, with his piercing eyes and calculated slouch…
Spy Who Came in from the ColdSpy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom
Stark yet gripping adaptation of John Le Carre's espionage novel. Richard Burton plays the dispossessed spy reluctantly engaged in the most dangerous…
HombreHombre (1966)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone
Paul Newman portrays the sombre hombre, a white man brought up by the Apache, who helps the red–neck passengers of an ambushed stagecoach.…
Molly Maguires, TheMolly Maguires, The (1970)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar
An ambitious drama set in the squalor of the 1870s Pennsylvania coalmine towns, and the underground group of Irish saboteurs 'The Molly Maguires' who…
SounderSounder (1972)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks
Celebrated tale of a family of black sharecroppers struggling in the the American South during the 1930s. Hooks is excellent as a teenager who…
Pete 'n' TilliePete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Geraldine Page
Bittersweet, character story of a smarmy rogue and an aging virgin who get married despite fundamental differences which remain unaltered nine years…
ConrackConrack (1974)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Hume Cronyn
Based on the true experiences of a teacher in a sunlit backwater of South Carolina, Jon Voight gives one of his best performances, trying to rouse…
Front, TheFront, The (1976)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Woody Allen
Woody Allen in a rare pure acting role plays a young cashier asked to 'front' for a blacklisted writer during the McCarthy era. Satire at its most…

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