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Karl Malden

Karl Malden


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Also Known As: Died: July 1, 2009
Born: March 22, 1912 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

The Hanging Tree (1959) as Director
A doctor saves a man from hanging then tries to run his life.
Time Limit (1957) as Director
An officer is court-martialed under suspicion of collaborating with the North Koreans.

Cast (feature film)

Who is Norman Lloyd? (2007)
You may know Norman Lloyd as Dr. Auschlander on TV's St. Elsewhere, but if ever someone should be a household name but isn't, he's the guy. Born in Jersey City 93 years ago and raised in Brooklyn (he took elocution lessons to remove the accent), Lloyd is undoubtedly the only person, living or dead,
Vanished Without a Trace (1993) as Ed Ray
Based on the true story of school bus driver Ed Ray, who fought to save himself and a group of school children from Chowchilla, California, who were kidnapped and then buried alive while being held for ransom.
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992) as Captain Mike Stone
Mike Stone is now a police captain who goes back to the streets to find the killer of his longtime partner.
Absolute Strangers (1991)
A husband struggles to keep his pregnant, comatose wife alive by deciding to allow the termination of her pregnancy. His decision faces vociferous legal and moral opposition, in a case that ultimately ends up in the U.S. Supreme Court. Based on a true story.
Call Me Anna (1990)
A television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.
Hijacking Of The Achille Lauro (1989) as Leon Klinghoffer
Based on the true story of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship "Achille Lauro" by Arab terrorists and the murder of wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
My Father, My Son (1988)
A movie based on the book "My Father, My Son," about Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr., his son and his grandson, and the tragedy that brought them closer. It was the elder Zumwalt who ordered the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam which apparently resulted in his own son's cases of lymphoma and Hodgkin's Disea
Nuts (1987)
A strong-willed, upper-class woman, who has turned to prostitution, must prove herself competent to stand trial for the murder of one of her clients.
With Intent to Kill (1984) as Tom Nolen
The outraged father whose daughter was killed while out with her hot-tempered high school jock boyfriend embarks on a crusade to put the young man behind bars following his release from a mental institution after copping an insanity plea. The psychological drama was filmed on location in Dallas.
The Sting II (1982)
A gambler tries to get back at the con artists who had tricked him earlier.
Twilight Time (1982) as Marko
An immigrant returns to his native Yugoslavia to raise his grandchildren.
Word of Honor (1981)
Drama probing the issues of First Amendment rights and freedom of the press, produced by Susan Clark and Alex Karras (Karras does an unbilled bit as a supermarket manager), stars Karl Malden as a seasoned reporter who goes to jail for refusing to reveal confidential sources for a hot story about a p
Miracle On Ice (1981)
The story of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey players, a group of amateurs from around the country who were whipped into a cohesive unit by controversial coach Herb Brooks to win a gold medal at Lake Placid during the winter games.
Skag (1980)
Karl Malden is a veteran steel mill foreman whose world is torn apart when he suffers a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed. This highly-acclaimed pilot to the subsequent short-lived series received six Emmy Award nominations; direction, writing, music scoring, art direction/set decoration, edi
Meteor (1979)
A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Rival salvage parties enter an upside down ocean liner in search of treasure.
Captains Courageous (1977)
A remake of Kipling's all-time adventure classic that starred Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew and Melvyn Douglas in 1937 and told of a spoiled rich kid who grows up fast under the care of a crusty sea captain after falling overboard from his father's ship.
Streets of San Francisco, The (1972) as Lieutenant Mike Stone
A street-smart veteran cop and his young college educated partner go after the killer of a girl by systematically piecing together her last moves and come upon her junkie brother, a closed-mouth corporation lawyer and someone claiming to be her uncle. This pilot to the hit series (1972-77) marked Ka
Summertime Killer, The (1972)
A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the entire gang. A police detective investigating the killings, and the Mafia boss who heads the gang, are just as determined to stop him.
Cat O'Nine Tails (1971) as Franco Arno
A blind man and a reporter investigate a break-in at a center for genetic research.
Wild Rovers (1971) as Walter Buckman
An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks.
Patton (1970) as Gen. Omar N. Bradley
The legendary general''''s rebellious behavior almost costs him his command during World War II.
Hot Millions (1968) as Carlton J. Klemper
A computer whiz and his pregnant girlfriend set out to rob a massive corporation.
Blue (1968) as Doc Morton
A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful woman and decides to leave his life of crime and settle down with her. Eventually his father and the gang come back for him, and he finds himself torn between his love for the woman and his loyalty to his father and his fellow gang members.
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967) as Judge Higgins
Hotel (1967) as Keycase
A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems.
Billion Dollar Brain (1967) as Leo Newbegin
A retired spy gets mixed up with plans to overthrow Communism using a new supercomputer.
Murderers' Row (1966) as Julian Wall
Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen ''''helio-beam'''' with the power to destroy the earth.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Tom Fitch
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
The Cincinnati Kid (1965) as Shooter
Card sharps try to deal with personal problems during a big game in New Orleans.
Dead Ringer (1964) as Sgt. Jim Hobbson
A woman murders her rich twin and tries to take her place.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Captain Wessels
A reluctant Cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Come Fly with Me (1963) as Walter Lucas
Three stewardesses try to find husbands while flying over the Atlantic.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Zebulon Prescott
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
All Fall Down (1962) as Ralph Willart
A young drifter's romance with an older woman is threatened by his possessive mother.
Gypsy (1962) as Herbie Sommers
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Harvey Shoemaker
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
The Great Impostor (1961) as Father Devlin as
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
Parrish (1961) as Judd Raike
When his mother marries into the tobacco business, a young man struggles to find himself.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) as Dad Longworth
An outlaw seeks revenge on the old friend who betrayed him.
Pollyanna (1960) as Reverend Paul Ford
An orphan's relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
The Hanging Tree (1959) as Frenchy Plante
A doctor saves a man from hanging then tries to run his life.
Bombers B-52 (1957) as Sgt. Chuck Brennan
A hard-nosed Air Force sergeant tries to keep his daughter from dating a hotshot flyer.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as John Piersall
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
Baby Doll (1956) as Archie Lee Meighan
A child bride holds her husband at bay while flirting with a sexy Italian farmer.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Dr. Marais
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
On the Waterfront (1954) as Father Barry
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
Take the High Ground! (1953) as Sgt. Laverne Holt
A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War.
Ruby Gentry (1953) as Jim Gentry
A tempestuous girl from the swamps ignites passions when she moves into the business world.
I Confess (1953) as Inspector Larreau
A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952) as Mitch
A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.
The Sellout (1952) as [Captain] Buck Maxwell
A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.
Operation Secret (1952) as Maj. Latrec
After World War II, a Paris court investigates the murder of Maquis resistance leader Armand Dubois. French agent Marcel Brevoort joins a German agent, a British foreign office member, agent Maria and Maj. Letrec to testify about a mysterious American soldier of fortune, Peter Forrester. Their testimony paints Forrester as a reckless but daring field agent, whose actions influenced a mission in which Dubois was involved.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as Sgt. Ernie Guelvada
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
Halls of Montezuma (1951) as [C. E.] Doc [Jones]
The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit.
The Gunfighter (1950) as Mac
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Lt. Thomas
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
Kiss of Death (1947) as Sgt. William Cullen
An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.
13 Rue Madeleine (1947) as Flyer
Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent.
Boomerang! (1947) as Lt. White
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
Winged Victory (1944) as Adams

Cast (special)

Brando (Part 1) (2007)
The two-part original documentary on the larger-than-life actor's life on-screen and off. Features interviews with Robert Duvall, James Caan, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese.
Brando (Part 2) (2007)
The two-part original documentary on the larger-than-life actor's life on-screen and off. Features interviews with Robert Duvall, James Caan, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese.
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (2004)
Live coverage of the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards, honoring the best in acting for film and television.
SAG Awards Show (2000)
Live presentation of the 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Richard Widmark: Strength of Characters (2000)
Profile of actor/producer Richard Widmark.
Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows (1999)
Profile of actor Anthony Perkins, who died of AIDS in 1992.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame (1998)
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California, honoring and inducting individuals into the ATAS Hall of Fame who have made significant contributions to the television industry.
22nd Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 22nd annual People's Choice Awards, honoring entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music, as determined by a special Gallup Poll.
P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995)
Documentary profiling Phineas Taylor Barnum, the risk-taking entrepreneur who transformed a "freak show" into the circus known as the "Greatest Show on Earth." Uses Barnum's own words to show how he set new standards for media manipulation.
Earth and the American Dream (1993)
A documentary chronicling how the pursuit of the American Dream has changed the environment. Makes use of first-person accounts of writers, politicians, historians, business people, Native Americans and other citizens. Combines archival footage and original photography.
19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas, The (1991)
A broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its coveted Life Achievement Award to actor Kirk Douglas.
Stella Adler: Awake and Dream (1989)
A documentary on the life and work of acting teacher Stella Adler. It features an extensive conversation with Adler as well as interviews with actors Karl Malden and John Abbott, and director and acting teacher Bobby Lewis.
Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre (1989)
A documentary on the life and career of Harold Clurman, a co-founder (with Stella Adler and Clifford Odetts) of the Group Theatre and the man often credited with introducing method acting to the United States. Includes footage of Clurman rehearsing Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, and Julie Harris. Als
59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1987)
Live coverage of the fifty-ninth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1984)
The program honors five of the world's most distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their respective fields. The artists honored in this year's ceremony are singer Lena Horne, actor and comedian Danny Kaye, playwright Arthur Miller, composer Gian-Carlo Menotti, and violinist Isaac Stern.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Alice in Wonderland (1985)
Sometimes she's too big. Or much too small. Sometimes things are backwards. And there's always too much pepper in the soup. Nothing is quite right since Alice chased a very unusual White Rabbit and stumbled into an adventure that grows curiouser and curiouser.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Fatal Vision (1984) as Freddy Kassab
The much-acclaimed dramatization of Joe McGinniss' best-seller about Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret captain accused, then cleared, in the brutal murders of his wife and daughters in February 1970, won Emmy Award nominations for the film itself as Outstanding Drama Special as well as f

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