My Favorite Robert Aldrich Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

2.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

3.   Ulzana’s Raid (1972)

4.   Autumn Leaves (1956)

5.   The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

6.   Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

7.   The Big Knife (1955)

8.   The Killing of Sister George (1968)

9.   Attack (1956)

10. Vera Cruz (1954)

11. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

12. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

13. Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

14. Hustle (1975)

15. The Longest Yard (1974)

16. The Grissom Gang (1971)

17. Emperor of the North Pole (1973)

18. Too Late the Hero (1970)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)

2.   …All the Marbles (1981)
(sometimes known as “The California Dolls”)



13 thoughts on “My Favorite Robert Aldrich Films

  1. Your timing is amazing, I was actually planning to watch Kiss me Deadly again this weekend. There are several of my favourites amongst your selections, several Moviedrome alumni too; The Big Knife, The Grissom Gang and Ulzana’s Raid, which was one of the best westerns of the ’70s and a great, thoughtful piece of film making.

  2. Thank you for the kind words as always 🙂 You are right, Moviedrome did show a lot of Aldrich’s films. I have read the transcripts for some of Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intros and he confirms that too 🙂 You are totally right about Ulzana’s Raid which is still a highly underrated Western. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. Your lists are always so interesting to read and one I can identify with. There are still many I need to visit, but I instantly thought of the present tv show called Fued that had aired on BBC one here on the biopic story telling between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis where they are shooting ‘Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. It is a remarkable show. Great list as ever.

    Sincerely Sonea

  4. Thank you for the kind words 🙂 Speaking of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, their was an old movie intro show on BBC back in the late 80’s and early to mid 90’s called Moviedrome and it specialized in cult or overlooked cinema. The host was Alex Cox from 1988-1994 and a lot of Robert Aldrich films were aired on there including that one. You can watch some old intros on youtube. BBC revived it in the late 90’s with Mark Cousins and that version of Moviedrome aired from 1997-2000. Interesting stuff. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  5. Oh that sounds interesting. I will take a look, thank you for letting me know about it John. I haven’t been as active on here due to a few issues and currently trying to manage a new site from scratch and convert all my posts from here which is a mighty challenge. I hope you’ll be able to look into the shiw Fued if you haven’t seen it, it has has alot of wit and such a charming set design. It stars Susan Sarandon as Bette and Jessica Lange as Crawford.

    Sincerely Sonea

  6. Thanks for the recommendation, I will check out that film Feud. I am a fan of both Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, so I am sure that it has to be solid at the very least 🙂 Thanks for dropping by again and I hope everything goes great with you not only currently, but in the future as well and I look forward to view your site as well 🙂

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