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Elia Kazan
- September 28, 2003 (age )
Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".
He was born in Constantinople, to Cappadocian Greek parents. After attending Williams College and then the Yale School of Drama, he acted... full bio
On the Waterfront
[1954]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 48min
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
A Streetcar Named Desire
[1951]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 2min
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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
East of Eden
[1955]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 58min
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
Splendor in the Grass
[1961]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 4min
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A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
A Face in the Crowd
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 2h 6min
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
Gentleman's Agreement
[1947]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 58min
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
The Last Tycoon
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 3min
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Viva Zapata!
[1952]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 53min
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The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
Baby Doll
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 54min
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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 9min
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.
Panic in the Streets
[1950]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 36min
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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.
America America
[1963]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 54min
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.
Wild River
[1960]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 50min
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.
Boomerang!
[1947]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 28min
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.
The Arrangement
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 5min
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A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.
Pinky
[1949]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.
The Sea of Grass
[1947]
 
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Movie | Drama, Western | 2h 3min
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This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she arrives in "Salt Fork, NM" she finds that her new husband is considered by the locals to be a tyrant who uses force to keep homesteaders off the government owned land he uses for grazing his cattle--the so-called Sea... see more
The Visitors
[1972]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 28min
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Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they were in the same platoon. They also became opposed parties in a court martial - for a reason that Bill never explained to Martha. What happened in Vietnam... see more
Man on a Tightrope
[1953]
 
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Movie | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 1h 45min
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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.
The People of the Cumberland
[1937]
 
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Documentary | 18min
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