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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of J. LEE THOMPSON
    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    J. LEE THOMPSON
    Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
    Messenger of Death (1988)
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
    Firewalker (1986)
    Murphy's Law (1986)
    King Solomon's Mines (1985)
    The Ambassador (1984)
    ... aka Peacemaker
    The Evil That Men Do (1984)
    10 to Midnight (1983)
    Code Red (1981) (TV)
    Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
    Caboblanco (1980)
    The Passage (1979)
    The Greek Tycoon (1978)
    The White Buffalo (1977)
    ... aka Hunt to Kill (USA: TV title)
    St. Ives (1976)
    Widow (1976) (TV)
    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
    The Blue Knight (1975) (TV)
    Huckleberry Finn (1974)
    ... aka Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: A Musical Adaptation (USA: promotional title)
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
    ... aka Colonization of the Planet of the Apes
    A Great American Tragedy (1972) (TV)
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
    Country Dance (1970)
    ... aka Brotherly Love (USA)
    ... aka The Same Skin (UK)
    The Chairman (1969)
    ... aka The Most Dangerous Man in the World (UK)
    Before Winter Comes (1969)
    Mackenna's Gold (1969)
    Eye of the Devil (1967)
    ... aka 13
    Return from the Ashes (1965)
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)
    What a Way to Go! (1964)
    Kings of the Sun (1963)
    Taras Bulba (1962)
    Cape Fear (1962)
    The Guns of Navarone (1961)
    Wernher von Braun (1960)
    ... aka I Aim at the Stars (USA)
    ... aka Ich greife nach den Sternen
    ... aka Mann, der nach den Sternen griff, Der (West Germany)
    ... aka Wernher von Braun: Ich greife nach den Sternen (West Germany)
    Tiger Bay (1959)
    North West Frontier (1959)
    ... aka Flame Over India (USA)
    Ice-Cold in Alex (1958)
    ... aka Desert Attack (USA)
    No Trees in the Street (1958)
    Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
    The Good Companions (1957)
    Yield to the Night (1956)
    ... aka Blonde Sinner (USA)
    As Long as They're Happy (1955) (as J. Lee-Thompson)
    An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
    For Better, for Worse (1954)
    ... aka Cocktails in the Kitchen (USA)
    The Yellow Balloon (1953) (as J. Lee-Thompson)
    The Weak and the Wicked (1953) (as J. Lee-Thompson)
    ... aka Young and Willing (USA)
    Murder Without Crime (1950)
     
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    J. LEE THOMPSON (1914 - 2002)

    Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Messenger of Death (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Firewalker (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Murphy's Law (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    King Solomon's Mines (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Ambassador (1984)
    The Evil That Men Do (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    10 to Midnight (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Code Red (1981)
    Happy Birthday to Me (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Caboblanco (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Passage (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Greek Tycoon (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The White Buffalo (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    St. Ives (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Widow (1976)
    The Blue Knight (1975)
    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Huckleberry Finn (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Great American Tragedy (1972) (TV)
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Country Dance (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Chairman (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Before Winter Comes (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mackenna's Gold (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Eye of the Devil (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Return from the Ashes (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)
    What a Way to Go! (1964)
    Kings of the Sun (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Taras Bulba (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cape Fear (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Guns of Navarone (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Aim at the Stars (1960) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tiger Bay (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    North West Frontier (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ice-Cold in Alex (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    No Trees in the Street (1958)
    Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
    The Good Companions (1957)
    Yield to the Night (1956)
    As Long as They're Happy (1955)
    An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
    For Better, for Worse (1954)
    The Yellow Balloon (1953)
    The Weak and the Wicked (1953)
    Murder Without Crime (1950)
     
  3. SteveGon

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    Seen: Cape Fear, The Guns of Navarone, the Apes movies, and most of the Bronson flicks.
     
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    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
    The Blue Knight (1975) (TV)
    What a Way to Go! (1964)
    Cape Fear (1962)
    The Guns of Navarone (1961)
     
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    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (uncut) (1972/2009) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Messenger of Death (1988) [​IMG]
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [​IMG]
    Firewalker (1986) [​IMG]
    Murphy's Law (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    King Solomon's Mines (1985) [​IMG]
    The Ambassador (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Evil That Men Do (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    10 to Midnight (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Code Red (1981) (TV)
    Happy Birthday to Me (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Caboblanco (1980)
    The Passage (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Greek Tycoon (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The White Buffalo (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    St. Ives (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Widow (1976) (TV)
    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Blue Knight (1975) (TV)
    Huckleberry Finn (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    A Great American Tragedy (1972) (TV)
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Country Dance (1970)
    The Chairman (1969)
    Before Winter Comes (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mackenna's Gold (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Eye of the Devil (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Return from the Ashes (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What a Way to Go! (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Kings of the Sun (1963)
    Taras Bulba (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cape Fear (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Guns of Navarone (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Aim at the Stars (1960)
    Tiger Bay (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    North West Frontier (1959)
    Ice-Cold in Alex (1958)
    No Trees in the Street (1958)
    Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
    The Good Companions (1957)
    Yield to the Night (1956)
    As Long as They're Happy (1955)
    An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
    For Better, for Worse (1954)
    The Yellow Balloon (1953)
    The Weak and the Wicked (1953)
    Murder Without Crime (1950)
    Seen 30
    Own 4
     
  6. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Firewalker (1986) [​IMG]
    Murphy's Law (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    King Solomon's Mines (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Evil That Men Do (1984) [​IMG]
    10 to Midnight (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Happy Birthday to Me (1981) [​IMG]
    Caboblanco (1980) [​IMG]
    The Greek Tycoon (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The White Buffalo (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    St. Ives (1976) [​IMG]
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Most Dangerous Man in the World (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mackenna's Gold (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Eye of the Devil (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Kings of the Sun (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Taras Bulba (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cape Fear (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Guns of Navarone (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    North West Frontier (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ice-Cold in Alex (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Wow! I didn't know I'd seen so many of his films. From Guns of Navarone to Death Wish 4, what a career curve! Mackenna's Gold is a mad over the top western, everything but the kitchen sink thrown in, I love it, a guilty pleasure favorite.
    Rankings (top 3)
    1)The Guns of Navarone (1961)
    2)MacKenna's Gold (1969)
    3)Cape Fear (1962)
    Average Rating 2.6 out of 5
     
  7. Mario Gauci

    Mario Gauci Cinematographer

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    In order of merit:

    1.North West Frontier (1959) ***1/2

    2.The Guns of Navarone (1961) ***1/2

    3.Ice-Cold in Alex (1958) ***

    4.Tiger Bay (1959) ***

    5.Taras Bulba (1962) ***

    6.Cape Fear (1962) ***

    7.Mackenna's Gold (1969) ***

    8.What a Way to Go! (1964) **1/2

    9.Eye of the Devil (1967) **1/2

    10.Country Dance (1970) **1/2

    11.Kings of the Sun (1963) **1/2

    12.The White Buffalo (1977) **1/2

    13.Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) **1/2

    14.Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) **

    15.The Passage (1979) **

    16.Murphy's Law (1986) **

    17.King Solomon's Mines (1985) **

    18.Firewalker (1986) **

    19.Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) *1/2

    I also have RETURN FROM THE ASHES (1965) on VHS.
     
  8. Jim_K

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    Didn't realise I was so lacking on J Lee Thompson films. [​IMG]
    I'll have to check out Mackenna's Gold from Steve's list & North West Frontier from Mario's.
     
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    Michael Elliott Lead Actor

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    1. Cape Fear - A
    2. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - A- (My fav Apes sequel)
    3. Battle for the Planet of the Apes - B
    Own: 0
     
  11. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    -"Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects"-1 and 1/2 stars

    -"Murphy's Law"-2 and 1/2 stars

    I like "Murphy's Law" better because it has Kathleen Wilhoite in it. I feel she's a rather underrated actress who can make even the worst movies just a little better by her performances.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    And she looks good, too.
     
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    Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Murphy's Law (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    10 to Midnight (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Happy Birthday to Me (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cape Fear (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Martin Teller Cinematographer

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    Happy Birthday to Me (1981) - 6/10
    Cape Fear (1962) - 9/10
     
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    Michael Elliott Lead Actor

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    Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Messenger of Death (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Firewalker (1986) [​IMG]
    Murphy's Law (1986) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    King Solomon's Mines (1985)
    The Ambassador (1984)
    ... aka Peacemaker
    The Evil That Men Do (1984) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    10 to Midnight (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Code Red (1981) (TV)
    Happy Birthday to Me (1981) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Caboblanco (1980) [​IMG]
    The Passage (1979)
    The Greek Tycoon (1978)
    The White Buffalo (1977) [​IMG][​IMG]
    St. Ives (1976) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Widow (1976) (TV)
    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
    The Blue Knight (1975) (TV)
    Huckleberry Finn (1974)
    ... aka Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: A Musical Adaptation (USA: promotional title)
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) [​IMG][​IMG]
    A Great American Tragedy (1972) (TV)
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Country Dance (1970)
    ... aka Brotherly Love (USA)
    ... aka The Same Skin (UK)
    The Chairman (1969)
    ... aka The Most Dangerous Man in the World (UK)
    Before Winter Comes (1969)
    Mackenna's Gold (1969)
    Eye of the Devil (1967) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Return from the Ashes (1965)
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)
    What a Way to Go! (1964) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Kings of the Sun (1963)
    Taras Bulba (1962)
    Cape Fear (1962) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Guns of Navarone (1961)
    Wernher von Braun (1960)
    ... aka I Aim at the Stars (USA)
    ... aka Ich greife nach den Sternen
    ... aka Mann, der nach den Sternen griff, Der (West Germany)
    ... aka Wernher von Braun: Ich greife nach den Sternen (West Germany)
    Tiger Bay (1959)
    North West Frontier (1959)
    ... aka Flame Over India (USA)
    Ice-Cold in Alex (1958)
    ... aka Desert Attack (USA)
    No Trees in the Street (1958)
    Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
    The Good Companions (1957)
    Yield to the Night (1956)
    ... aka Blonde Sinner (USA)
    As Long as They're Happy (1955) (as J. Lee-Thompson)
    An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
    For Better, for Worse (1954)
    ... aka Cocktails in the Kitchen (USA)
    The Yellow Balloon (1953) (as J. Lee-Thompson)
    The Weak and the Wicked (1953) (as J. Lee-Thompson)
    ... aka Young and Willing (USA)
    Murder Without Crime (1950)
     
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    North West Frontier (1959)
     

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