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J. Lee Thompson

Director, Actor

Filmography (All Films)

 
Yield to the NightYield to the Night (Blonde Sinner) (1956) Recommended
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig
British crime drama film that features a celebrated performance by "blonde bombshell" Diana Dors. Bearing a coincidental resemblance to the Ruth…
Tiger BayTiger Bay (1959)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. John Mills, Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz
Haley Mills’ breakthrough is a memorable and mature British thriller; she plays witness to a murder by a Polish sailor, who she subsequent…
Guns of NavaroneGuns of Navarone (1961) Aro Favourite
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Gregory Peck, David Niven
A great WW2 nail–biter in which Gregory Peck and David Niven lead the all–star macho cast as an elite squad assigned to destroy two giant…
Taras BulbaTaras Bulba (1962)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Christine Kaufmann
Violent epic in which Cossack leader Yul Brynner battles the Poles in 16th Century Ukraine while wayward son Tony Curtis falls in love with one of…
Kings of the Sun Kings of the Sun (1963)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field
Rollicking tribal adventure has a Mayan tribe searching for new homelands while being pursued by vengeful Indians.The athletic Brynner dominates…
What a Way to Go!What a Way to Go! (1964)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Shirley Maclaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum
Stacked, big–budget comedy has fun at the expense of a cursed Shirley MacLaine: she plays a wealthy widow whose $200 million fortune has been…
Mackenna's Gold Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif
Sprawling Western adaptation of the best–selling Will Henry novel about an Arizona Marshal travelling to an unknown canyon of gold who gets…
Chairman, TheChairman, The (1969)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill
Engrossing and utterly preposterous spy flick with Peck as a scientist who must sneak into communist China to steal a secret formula, and to…
Conquest of the Planet of the ApesConquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Roddy McDowall
The fourth in the series prefaces the original as enslaved Apes revolt against the humans. Worthwhile for those wishing to fill in the gaps of the…
Battle for the Planet of the ApesBattle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Severn Darden
Tired final film in the saga is a chronological prequel to the original that also tries to patch up loose ends of the other chapters. Still…

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