Burt Lancaster

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Burton Stephen Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American actor and producer.wikipedia
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Elmer Gantry (film)

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He was nominated four times for Academy Awards, and won once for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960.
Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis and stars Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones and Patti Page.

Hecht-Hill-Lancaster

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, making films such as Trapeze (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), and Separate Tables (1958).
Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was a production company formed by the actor Burt Lancaster in association with his agent, Harold Hecht, and James Hill.

Birdman of Alcatraz (film)

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He also won a Golden Globe Award for that performance and BAFTA Awards for Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980).
Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 American biographical drama film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer.

Trapeze (film)

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, making films such as Trapeze (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), and Separate Tables (1958).
Trapeze is a 1956 American circus film directed by Carol Reed and starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida, making her debut in American films.

Sweet Smell of Success

1957 movie of the same name
During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, making films such as Trapeze (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), and Separate Tables (1958).
It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and stars Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison and Martin Milner.

Nick Cravat

At 19, Lancaster met Nick Cravat, with whom he developed a lifelong partnership.
Cravat and Burt Lancaster met as youngsters at a summer camp in New York and became lifelong friends.

Run Silent, Run Deep (film)

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, making films such as Trapeze (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), and Separate Tables (1958).
Run Silent, Run Deep is a 1958 American black-and-white war film from United Artists, produced by Harold Hecht, directed by Robert Wise, and starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster.

Harold Hecht

The show only ran three weeks, but his performance attracted the interest of a Hollywood agent, Harold Hecht.
In 1947, he co-founded Norma Productions, an independent film production company, with his business partner and managed actor, Burt Lancaster.

Atlantic City (1980 film)

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He also won a Golden Globe Award for that performance and BAFTA Awards for Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980).
It stars Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Robert Joy, Hollis McLaren, Michel Piccoli, and Al Waxman.

Separate Tables (film)

Separate Tables
During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, making films such as Trapeze (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), and Separate Tables (1958).
Separate Tables is a 1958 American drama film starring Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster, and Wendy Hiller, based on two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan that were collectively known by this name.

The Killers (1946 film)

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Then producer Mark Hellinger approached him to star in The Killers (1946), which was completed and released prior to Desert Fury.
It stars Burt Lancaster in his film debut, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, and Sam Levene.

Tony Curtis

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Tony Curtis made an early appearance.
He achieved his first serious recognition as a dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster.

I Walk Alone

Lancaster's next film was for Wallis, I Walk Alone (1947), a thriller co-starring Scott and a young Kirk Douglas, who was also under contract to Wallis.
I Walk Alone is a 1947 film noir directed by Byron Haskin, starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas.

Kirk Douglas

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Lancaster's next film was for Wallis, I Walk Alone (1947), a thriller co-starring Scott and a young Kirk Douglas, who was also under contract to Wallis.
He produced and starred in Lonely Are the Brave (1962), considered a classic, and Seven Days in May (1964), opposite Burt Lancaster, with whom he made seven films.

Criss Cross (film)

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Back in Hollywood, Lancaster did another film noir with Siodmak, Criss Cross (1949).
Criss Cross is a 1949 crime film noir directed by Robert Siodmak starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo and Dan Duryea, from Don Tracy's novel of the same name.

Desert Fury

Lancaster's first filmed movie was Desert Fury (1947) for Wallis, where Lancaster was billed after John Hodiak and Lizabeth Scott.
Desert Fury is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by Lewis Allen starring Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak and Burt Lancaster, with Mary Astor and Wendell Corey.

The Flame and the Arrow

Norma Productions signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. The first was The Flame and the Arrow (1950), a swasbuckler movie, in which Lancaster drew on his circus skills.
The Flame and the Arrow is a 1950 American swashbuckler film made by Warner Bros. and starring Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo and Nick Cravat.

South Sea Woman

Alternating with adventure films, he went into South Sea Woman (1952) at Warners.
South Sea Woman is a 1953 American action-comedy-drama film directed by Arthur Lubin and starring Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo and Chuck Connors.

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952 film)

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Lancaster changed pace one more by doing a straight dramatic part in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), based on a Broadway hit, with Shirley Booth, produced by Wallis and directed by Daniel Mann.
The film stars Burt Lancaster with Terry Moore and Richard Jaeckel.

From Here to Eternity

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Lancaster played one of his best-remembered roles with Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity (1953) for Columbia, directed by Fred Zinnemann.
The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Vengeance Valley

MGM put him in a popular Western, Vengeance Valley (1951), then he went to Warners to pay the title role in the biopic Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951).
Vengeance Valley is a 1951 American western film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Burt Lancaster, with a supporting cast featuring Robert Walker, Joanne Dru, Sally Forrest, John Ireland and Ray Collins.

His Majesty O'Keefe

1954 film
For his own company, Lancaster produced and starred in His Majesty O'Keefe (1954), a South Sea island tale shot in Fiji.
His Majesty O'Keefe is a 1954 American adventure film directed by Byron Haskin and starring Burt Lancaster.

Richard Brooks

Hellinger used Lancaster again on Brute Force (1947), a prison drama written by Richard Brooks and directed by Jules Dassin.
Brooks provided an uncredited screen story for The Killers (1946), which introduced actor Burt Lancaster.

Vera Cruz (film)

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They followed it with another Western, Vera Cruz (1954) co starring Gary Cooper and produced by Hill.
Vera Cruz is a 1954 American western film starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, and featuring Denise Darcel, Sara Montiel, Cesar Romero, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jack Elam.

Apache (film)

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Hecht and Lancaster left Warners for United Artists for what began as a two-picture deal, the first of which was to be Apache (1954), starring Lancaster as a Native American.
Apache is a 1954 American western film starring Burt Lancaster.