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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of NICHOLAS RAY


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#1 of 41 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 12 2005 - 01:42 AM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of NICHOLAS RAY

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

NICHOLAS RAY

Lightning Over Water (1980)
Marco (1978)
We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
Wet Dreams (1975)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
King of Kings (1961)
The Savage Innocents (1959)
Party Girl (1958)
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
Bitter Victory (1957)
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Hot Blood (1956)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Run for Cover (1955)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Androcles and the Lion (1952) (uncredited)


Macao (1952) (uncredited)

The Lusty Men (1952)

On Dangerous Ground (1952)

The Racket (1951) (uncredited)

Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Born to Be Bad (1950)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
They Live by Night (1949)
A Woman's Secret (1949)
Knock on Any Door (1949)



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#2 of 41 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 12 2005 - 01:42 AM

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NICHOLAS RAY (1911 - 1979)


Lightning Over Water (1980)
Marco (1978)
We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
Wet Dreams (1975)
55 Days at Peking (1963) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
King of Kings (1961) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Savage Innocents (1959) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Party Girl (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Wind Across the Everglades (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bitter Victory (1957) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
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Bigger Than Life (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Hot Blood (1956) Posted Image Posted Image
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Run for Cover (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Johnny Guitar (1954) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Macao (1952)
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The Lusty Men (1952) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
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The Racket (1951) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Flying Leathernecks (1951) Posted Image Posted Image
Born to Be Bad (1950)
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In a Lonely Place (1950) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
They Live by Night (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Woman's Secret (1949) Posted Image Posted Image
Knock on Any Door (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image




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#3 of 41 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 12 2005 - 02:56 AM

NICHOLAS RAY

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Like: 0
Own: 0

Rank order:

In a Lonely Place (1950)
They Live by Night (1949)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Johnny Guitar (1954)


Another of my least favorite directors. Films like In a Lonely Place manage to squander good actors and good ideas, what a waste of Bogie. Posted Image

And films like Bigger than Life and especially the absolutely horrendous Johnny Guitar are the epitome of everything that can go wrong on a piece of celluloid.

Johnny Guitar isn't the worst movie ever made, but I'm pretty sure it's in the bottom 10.
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#4 of 41 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 12 2005 - 03:02 AM

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Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
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#5 of 41 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 12 2005 - 05:32 AM

In order of merit:


1. Rebel Without A Cause (1955) ***1/2
2. In A Lonely Place (1950) ***1/2
3. Johnny Guitar (1954) ***1/2
4. The Lusty Men (1952) ***1/2
5. Bigger Than Life (1956) ***
6. They Live By Night (1949) ***
7. On Dangerous Ground (1952) ***
8. Party Girl (1958) ***
9. Bitter Victory (1957) ***
10.The Racket (1951) (uncredited) ***
11.55 Days At Peking (1963) ***
12.King Of Kings (1961) ***
13.Wind Across The Everglades (1958) ***
14.Run For Cover (1955) **1/2
15.The True Story Of Jesse James (1957) **1/2
16.The Savage Innocents (1959) **1/2
17.Knock On Any Door (1949) **1/2
18.A Woman's Secret (1949) **1/2
19.Born To Be Bad (1950) **1/2
20.Flying Leathernecks (1951) **1/2
21.Hot Blood (1956) **



Nicholas Ray made some really personal movies within Hollywood's Studio System but his independant spirit eventually helped curtail his career and his last 2 decades were frustratingly erratic. Unfortunately, a great many of those films of his I've watched have only received 1 viewing from me so far. I'll pick up LIGHTNING OVER WATER (1980) on DVD eventually; the one Nicholas Ray film I'd love to watch most is THE LUSTY MEN (1952).

#6 of 41 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 12 2005 - 05:58 AM

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Lightning Over Water (1980)
Marco (1978)
We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
Wet Dreams (1975)
55 Days at Peking (1963) Posted ImagePosted Image
King of Kings (1961) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu) The Savage Innocents (1959) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Party Girl (1958) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Wind Across the Everglades (1958) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Bitter Victory (1957) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (restored, full-length version)
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Bigger Than Life (1956) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Hot Blood (1956)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own both DVDs)
Run for Cover (1955)
Johnny Guitar (1954) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Lusty Men (1952)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
Flying Leathernecks (1951) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Born to Be Bad (1950)
In a Lonely Place (1950) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
They Live by Night (1949) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A Woman's Secret (1949)
Knock on Any Door (1949)

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Own 3


       

#7 of 41 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted June 12 2005 - 06:11 AM

King of Kings (1961) ***
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) ****

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Posted June 12 2005 - 07:10 AM

1. In a Lonely Place - A
*2. Rebel Without A Cause - A
3. Johnny Guitar - A-

4. Bigger Than Life - B+

5. On Dangerous Ground - B+

Own - 1

Would really like to see more of his work especially King Of Kings, Bitter Victory, and Savage Innocents.


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#9 of 41 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 12 2005 - 08:18 AM

Brook,

You should definitely check out more of his work. You'd LOVE it.
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#10 of 41 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted June 12 2005 - 03:29 PM

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) ***Posted Image
Johnny Guitar (1954) ***
On Dangerous Ground (1952) ***
Flying Leathernecks (1951) ***
In a Lonely Place (1950) ***
They Live by Night (1949) ***Posted Image


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Posted July 07 2005 - 11:56 PM

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#12 of 41 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 30 2005 - 09:14 AM

Added Bigger Than Life - B+ Not the total knockout I was hoping for but still quite good. Some filmmaking and lighting effects that had me wishing I was watching this in a theater or at least a DVD on my 57" screen rather than a somewhat mirky VHS on a 25" TV.

A little too narrowly topical and over-the-top for me to fully embrace. Even I thought him actually wanting to kill his son was a bit much, particularly getting the idea from the Bible.
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Posted November 01 2005 - 10:51 PM

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Posted November 18 2006 - 08:35 AM

Bigger Than Life (1956) - 8/10
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - 6/10
Johnny Guitar (1954) - 7/10


The Lusty Men (1952) - 8/10
On Dangerous Ground (1952) - 8/10
In a Lonely Place (1950) - 7/10
They Live by Night (1949) - 9/10




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Posted January 21 2007 - 05:03 AM

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