|36 Hours 1965 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: George Seaton
Cast: James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Werner Peters, Alan Napier, Celia Lovsky, John Banner, Ed Gilbert, Sig Ruman, Russell Thorson, Oscar Beregi Jr., Karl Held, Martin Kosleck, Marjorie Bennett, Henry Rowland
During World War II, U.S. Army Intelligence Major Jefferson Pike (James Garner) is captured by the Germans shortly before D-Day. In an effort to get information about an Allied invasion, Pike's captors drug him to convince him that the war is long over and that he has suffered from amnesia for the last six years. Pike is also told that he has a wife, but Anna (Eva Marie Saint) is not really married to him. She took this assignment to get away from abuse in her concentration camp. Pike catches on to the ploy, and the game of cat-and-mouse ensues between Pike and the Nazi doctor, Major Walter Gerber (Rod Taylor), who is pumping him for information.
|The Americanization of Emily 1964 N/R, 117 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Binns, Keenan Wynn, William Windom, Liz Fraser, Gary Cockrell, John Crawford, Douglas Henderson, Edmon Ryan, Steve Franken, Paul Newlan
Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Art and Set Decoration and Best Cinematography, this film is a comedy/drama about British war widow Emily Barham (Julie Andrews) who falls in love with American Lieutenant Charles E. Madison (James Garner). Madison doesn't realize that he will be sent to participate in the Normandy invasion, and the odds of his survival are small.
|The Art of Love 1965 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommer, Angie Dickinson, Ethel Merman, Carl Reiner, Jay Novello, Fifi D'Orsay, Pierre Olaf, Miiko Taka, Roger C. Carmel, Irving Jacobson, Naomi Stevens, Renzo Cesana, Leon Belasco
American ex-patriots–aspiring artist Paul Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) and struggling writer Casey Barnett (James Garner)–live together in Paris. Paul's girlfriend Nikki (Angie Dickinson) lives in America but pays their rent so that Paul can work on his paintings in Paris. When Paul is told by his art dealer that his paintings will be more valuable if he is dead, his solution is to fake his suicide, and he and Casey can live off the higher price tags. But, the plan backfires when Casey is suspected of murdering Paul.
|Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Animation / Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Cree Summer, Don Novello, Phil Morris, Claudia Christian, Jacqueline Obradors, Florence Stanley, David Ogden Stiers, John Mahoney, Corey Burton, Leonard Nimoy, Jim Varney, Jim Cummings, Natalie Strom
Young Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox) joins an expedition that is searching for the lost continent of Atlantis. While Milo is intent on scientific research, other members of the team–Commander Lyle T. Rourke (James Garner) and Helga Sinclair (Claudia Christian)–have plans for wealth gained from knowledge of Atlantis' mystical power source. Good animated Disney fare.
|Barbarians at the Gate 1993 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy, Fred Dalton Thompson, Leilani Sarelle, Matt Clark, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Rasche, Tom Aldredge, Graham Beckel, Peter Dvorsky, Peter Frechette, Judy Altman, Bruce Beatty
Based on a true story and the book by Bryan Burrough with the same name, this made-for-TV film is a lighthearted account of the takeover of RJR Nabisco in the takeover-active 1980s. The CEO of RJR Nabisco, F. Ross Johnson (James Garner), tries to raise money to buy the company outright; however, he meets his match in takeover king Henry Kravis (Jonathan Pryce). The story of the ensuing battle provides good entertainment.
|Bombers B-52 1957 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Marsha Hunt, Don Kelly, Ann Doran, Nelson Leigh, Robert Nichols, Ray Montgomery, Robert Hover, Nicky Blair, Russ Conway, John Doucette, James Garner, Olin Howland
In the 1950s, during the Cold War, a B-52 Superfortress takes a test flight from the U.S. to Africa and then back home again. When not flying his B-52, Air Force pilot Col. Jim Herlihy (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) is romancing young Lois (Natalie Wood). The problem is that Lois is the daughter of ground-crew chief Sgt. Chuck Brennan (Karl Malden) who has no trust or respect for Herlihy and has trouble believing this could be a match made in heaven.
|Boys' Night Out 1962 N/R, 113 min.|
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, Howard Duff, Janet Blair, Jessie Royce Landis, Oskar Homolka, Zsa Zsa Gabor, William Bendix, Jim Backus, Patti Page, Howard Morris, Anne Jeffreys, Fred Clark, Larry Keating
Four young executives–Fred Williams (James Garner), George Drayton (Tony Randall), Doug Jackson (Howard Duff), and Howard McIllenny (Howard Morris)–with families in suburbia, rent a penthouse flat in the city; they staff it with a young woman, Cathy (Kim Novak), who–unbeknownst to the four amorous men–is a sociology student using them for her research paper.
|Cash McCall 1960 N/R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joseph Pevney
Cast: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger, E.G. Marshall, Henry Jones, Otto Kruger, Roland Winters, Edward Platt, Edgar Shehli, Linda Watkins, Parley Baer, Dabbs Greer, Nicky Blair, Gregory Gaye
Corporate raider Cash McCall (James Garner) buys failing businesses and uses them as a tax relief for thriving firms' profits. When McCall sets out to buy Grant Austen's (Dean Jagger) failing business, he hopes that the purchase will impress Austen's daughter Lory (Natalie Wood). But, business conflicts will play a big role in McCall's chance for a successful romance with Lory.
|The Castaway Cowboy 1974 G, 91 min.|
Director: Vincent McEveety
Cast: James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith, Manu Tupou, Gregory Sierra, George Fisher, Nephi Hannemann, Lito Capina
Lincoln (James Garner) is shipwrecked on an island in Hawaii where he meets a lovely widow (Vera Miles) and helps turn her struggling potato farm into a prosperous cattle ranch. But land-grabber Calvin (Robert Culp) holds the mortgage on her property and wants the land. Disney all the way.
|The Children's Hour 1961 N/R, 109 min.|
aka: The Loudest Whisper
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, Hope Summers, Mimi Gibson, William Mims
This film adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play is the story of two teachers (Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine) who are accused of being lesbians. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actress (Fay Bainter).
|Darby's Rangers 1958 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: William A. Wellman
Cast: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edd Byrnes, Corey Allen, Stuart Whitman, Murray Hamilton, William Wellman Jr., Frieda Inescort, Reginald Owen
Colonel William Darby (James Garner) and his commando unit train in England for missions in Africa and Italy during World War II.
|Dead Silence 1997 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Cast: James Garner, Kim Coates, Marlee Matlin, Lolita Davidovich, Charles Martin Smith, Kenneth Welsh, James Villemaire, Gary Basaraba, Barclay Hope, Blu Mankuma, Vanessa Vaughan, Scott Speedman, Mimi Kuzyk, John Bourgeois, Neil Crone
Three escaped convicts–Ted Handy (Kim Coates), "Sonny" Bonner (James Villemaire), and "Shep" Wilcox (Gary Basaraba)–capture a school bus transporting deaf students and their teacher Melanie Charrol (Marlee Matlin). They take their victims to an abandoned slaughter house and hold them hostage. FBI agent John Potter (James Garner) is assigned to deal with the crisis. While police surround the building, problems ensue, including interference by New York State Assistant Attorney General Roland W. Marks (Charles Martin Smith), but Potter continues his efforts to free the hostages.
|The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Victoria Rowell, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, Kevin McCarthy, Charles S. Dutton, Noble Willingham, James Garner, Gary Frank, Grant Shaud, Victor Rivers, Chi McBride, Sonny Jim Gaines, Daniel Benzali
This satire on Washington, D.C. politics involves con man Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) elected to public office who later sees the error of his ways. When Johnson decides to fight the lobbyists, he uses a con game as his method of getting even.
|Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 PG-13, 116 min.|
Director: Callie Khouri
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, Maggie Smith, Ashley Judd, Shirley Knight, James Garner, Cherry Jones, Angus Macfadyen, Jacqueline McKenzie, Katy Selverstone, Kiersten Warren, Gina McKee, Matthew Settle, David Lee Smith
After not inviting her mother, Vivi (Ellen Burstyn), to her wedding, Sidda (Sandra Bullock) is confronted by Vivi's girlhood friends, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. The Ya-Ya's kidnap Sidda, drug her, and reveal the secrets of Vivi's past in an effort to reconciliate mother and daughter.
|Duel at Diablo 1966 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Ralph Nelson
Cast: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver, Bill Travers, William Redfield, John Crawford, John Hubbard, John Hoyt, Al Wyatt
After his wife is killed, an Apache avenges her death by attacking U.S. Cavalrymen.
|The Fan 1981 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Horror
Director: Edward Bianchi
Cast: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, Hector Elizondo, Michael Biehn, Anna Maria Horsford, Kurt Johnson, Dwight Schultz, Dana Delany, Kaiulani Lee, Feiga Martinez, Reed Jones, Charles Blackwell, Terence Marinan, Lesley Rogers
Sally Ross (Lauren Bacall) is a stage star who has a BIG fan, Douglas Breen (Michael Biehn). The trouble is, Douglas is psychotic and is now stalking her since Sally has rejected him. If he can't have her, he will make sure that no one else can, and he attacks her on the subway.
|Fire in the Sky 1993 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Horror / Mystery
Director: Robert Lieberman
Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg, Henry Thomas, Noble Willingham, Kathleen Wilhoite, James Garner, Wayne Grace, Bradley Gregg, Georgia Emelin, Scott MacDonald, Robert Covarrubias, Bruce Wright, Kenneth White
This film is based on the true story of the alleged alien abduction of Arizona logger Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney). After his disappearance, his logging crew claim that Travis was abducted by aliens. Special investigator Frank Watters (James Garner) doubts their story and investigates, but the men pass their lie detector tests. When Travis reappears a week later, he tells a fantastic story about where he has been.
|The Girl He Left Behind 1956 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: David Butler
Cast: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Jessie Royce Landis, Jim Backus, Henry Jones, Murray Hamilton, Alan King, James Garner, David Janssen, Vinton Haworth, Wilfred Knapp, Les Johnson, Raymond Bailey, Florenz Ames, Fredd Wayne
An Army recruit, Andy L. Shaeffer (Tab Hunter), is failing in college and becomes an Army draftee. He leaves for Camp Ord, and his girlfriend, Susan Daniels (Natalie Wood), awaits his return. Although Andy, at first, does not want to be in the Army, he becomes a man under the influence of his military training, saves the lives of four fellow soldiers, and decides to serve out his time.
|Grand Prix 1966 N/R, 179 min.|
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter, Antonio Sabato, Francoise Hardy, Adolfo Celi, Claude Dauphin, Enzo Fiermonte, Genevieve Page, Jack Watson, Donald O'Brien
This film includes important European competitions and follows the exploits of various drivers both on and off the track, which include affairs between Jean-Pierre Sarte (Yves Montand) and Louise Frederickson (Eva Marie Saint) and Nino Barlini (Antonio Sabato) and Lisa (Francoise Hardy). At the same time, while Grand Prix driver Pete Aron (James Garner) recovers from a crash at Monaco in which his teammate Scott Stoddard (Brian Bedford) was critically injured, Pete becomes involved with Scott's estranged wife, Pat (Jessica Walter). Adding more changes to his life, Pete begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team. Racing footage is good with many shots taken inches from the track.
|The Great Escape 1963 N/R, 168 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Sturges
Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Donald, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, Nigel Stock, Hannes Messemer, John Leyton, Angus Lennie, Robert Graf, Jud Taylor
This is one of the best war movies ever made. It takes place in a P.O.W. camp into which the Germans have placed all the troublemakers. P.O.W. Bartlett (Richard Attenborough) plans one more escape, and even the loner, Capt. Hilts (Steve McQueen), becomes involved in its execution.
|H.E.A.L.T.H. 1979 PG, 105 min.|
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Henry Gibson, Paul Dooley, Donald Moffat, Alfre Woodard, Dick Cavett
This satire on politics and "dirty tricks" is underrated with its great cast and is well-worth viewing Set at a health food convention, the acronym stands for Happiness, Energy and Longevity Through Health. If it's Altman, it must be different.
|Hidden Dimension 1997 N/R, 45 min.|
Director: Paul Cox
Cast: James Garner, Charlotte Sullivan, C. David Johnson, Gosia Dobrowolska, Kirk Dunn
As an IMAX 3-D offering, this film delivers great entertainment through special effects as it shows us the wonders of nature that are around us but missed in our day-to-day lives. Through the eyes of young Elly (Charlotte Sullivan), we uncover secrets through her grandfather's microscope. Narration by James Garner.
|Hour of the Gun 1967 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: John Sturges
Cast: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi, Charles Aidman, Steve Ihnat, Michael Tolan, Larry Gates, William Windom, Frank Converse, Lonny Chapman, William Schallert
After Wyatt Earp (James Garner) kills members of the Clampton gang, remaining members retaliate by killing his brother, and Wyatt gets help from Doc Holliday (Jason Robards) to track down the killers.
|How Sweet It Is! 1968 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Jerry Paris
Cast: James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Maurice Ronet, Paul Lynde, Gino Conforti, Patty Regan, Terry-Thomas, Marcel Dalio, Donald Losby, Hilary Thompson, Alexandra Hay, Mary Mitchael, Walter Brooke, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Don Diamond
When teenager Davey (Donald Losby) is unhappy because his girlfriend is going to Europe on a summer tour, his mother, Jenny (Debbie Reynolds), is concerned. She talks her photographer husband, Grif (James Garner), into taking an assignment to cover the tour so that she and Davey can join him, and Davey will be able to stay close to the girl. When they arrive in Paris, Grif and Davey follow the tour, while Jenny rents a Riviera villa. There is a mix-up with the villa because Jenny is swindled by Mr. Tilly (Terry-Thomas), and the house is really owned by French playboy Phillipe (Maurice Ronet). Phillipe invites Jenny to stay in his home and then tries to charm her. Meanwhile, tour guide Nancy Leigh (Mary Mitchael) is attracted to Grif, but, after a major confrontation, Jenny and Grif reconcile.
|Legalese 1998 R, 95 min.|
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: James Garner, Gina Gershon, Mary-Louise Parker, Edward Kerr, Brian Doyle-Murray, Kathleen Turner, Scott Michael Campbell, Keene Curtis, Matthew Glave, Brent Briscoe, Randall Arney, F. William Parker, Eric Keenleyside, Rosanna Huffman, Hy Anzell
First aired on TNT, "Legalese" begins with an actress accused of murder, but the real plot has many twists and turns. Angela Beale's (Gina Gershon) lawyers–Norman Keane and Roy Guyton (James Garner and Edward Kerr)–know only too well that sympathy and a "Not Guilty" verdict can be won through the media's airing of the story to the public.
|A Man Called Sledge 1970 R, 93 min.|
Director: Vic Morrow
Cast: James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Claude Akins, John Marley, Laura Antonelli, Wayde Preston, Ken Clark, Tony Young, Paola Barbara, Mario Valgoi, Lorenzo Piani, Franco Giornelli
Outlaw Luther Sledge (James Garner) and his gang are after a cache of gold hidden in a secure storage inside a heavily guarded prison. He gets in pretending to be a prisoner of one of his gang and then frees all the prisoners as a diversion. The plan works, but Sledge's problems are just beginning
|Marlowe 1969 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Paul Bogart
Cast: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Sharon Farrell, William Daniels, Jackie Coogan, Kenneth Tobey, Bruce Lee, H.M. Wynant, Christopher Cary, George Tyne, Corinne Camacho, Paul Stevens, Roger Newman
James Garner is very believable in the role of Los Angeles Detective Philip Marlowe in this update of Ray Chandler's "The Little Sister." The "sister," Orfamay Quest (Sharon Farrell), hires Marlowe to find her missing brother. Philip follows two leads, but both end up with victims who have been killed with ice picks. The plot thickens, and there's lots of fun before the case is solved.
|Maverick 1994 PG, 129 min.|
Genre: Western / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, James Coburn, Alfred Molina, Dub Taylor, Geoffrey Lewis, Dan Hedaya, Denver Pyle, Paul L. Smith, Dennis Fimple, Clint Black, Max Perlich, Art LaFleur
In the film version of the popular 1960s' television series, James Garner is back, but this time he is not the gambler Maverick–he is Marshal Zane Cooper. Garner's old role of Maverick is well-performed by Mel Gibson. Maverick needs money to enter a winner-take-all poker game and uses devious means to gain the needed funds, and Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) is always on guard for the chance to take Maverick's money.
|Move Over, Darling 1963 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Chuck Connors, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Don Knotts, Elliott Reid, Edgar Buchanan, John Astin
This remake of Garson Kanin's "My Favorite Wife" isn't quite as good, but it is still fine viewing–especially for Doris Day fans. Doris takes on the role of the shipwrecked, and presumed dead, wife who returns only to find that her husband (James Garner) has remarried.
|Murphy's Romance 1985 PG-13, 107 min.|
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim, Dennis Burkley, Georgann Johnson, Dortha Duckworth, Charles(2) Lane, Bruce French, Henry Slate
This is a delightful tale about a love triangle. Sally Field is a determined divorcee who is trying to make a living with her children. She meets the town's pharmacist (James Garner) and just when romance seems to blossom, her ex-husband (Brian Kerwin) appears back in the picture. Field and Garner make a charming couple in this movie and Garner received and Oscar nomination.
|My Fellow Americans 1996 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Lauren Bacall, Sela Ward, Everett McGill, Bradley Whitford, James Rebhorn, Esther Rolle, Jack Kehler, Tom Everett, Conchata Ferrell, Connie Ray
President William Haney (Dan Aykroyd) evades charges of his own involvement in a kickback scandal and finds his escape: he lays the blame on two former chief executives who directly preceded him as President. Ex-Presidents Russell P. Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Matt Douglas (James Garner) are political enemies who become objects of Haney's assassination plot and join forces to survive.
|The Notebook 2004 PG-13, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Sam Shepard, David Thornton, Joan Allen, Kevin Connolly, Starletta DuPois, Ed Grady, Heather Wahlquist, Tim Ivey, Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas, Jennifer Echols
As the film opens, elderly and senile Allie (Gena Rowlands) is visited daily in her hospital room by a fellow resident known as Duke (James Garner) who tries to get her to remember the past by reading to her from her notebook. The notebook reveals a 1940s' romance between Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) that was broken off because of a disparity in social class. Could Duke be the young Noah?
|One Little Indian 1973 G, 90 min.|
Director: Bernard McEveety
Cast: James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward, John Doucette, Clay O'Brien, Robert Pine, Ken Swofford, Jay Silverheels, Jodie Foster
This Disney comedy involves a cavalryman going AWOL after being sentenced to hang for disobeying orders–he saved Indian women and children during a raid. He takes off across the desert on a camel, meets and teams up with a boy who has lost his tribe and is trying to find them, and ends up at a ranch run by a widow and her daughter.
|Sayonara 1957 N/R, 147 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joshua Logan
Cast: Marlon Brando, Miiko Taka, Red Buttons, Patricia Owens, Miyoshi Umeki, Ricardo Montalban, James Garner, Kent Smith, Martha Scott, Harlan Warde, Douglass Watson, Reiko Kuba, Soo Yong, Dennis Hopper, James Stacy
During the Korean war, an American soldier, Airman Joe Kelly (Red Buttons), falls in love with a Japanese maiden, Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki). If he marries her, Joe will face a court-martial because of the Army's opposition to marriages between U.S. soldiers and Japanese women. His friend, Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando), is prejudiced but reluctantly agrees to be the best man at the wedding. Later, Lloyd falls in love with Japanese entertainer Hana-ogi (Miiko Taka) and overcomes his prejudice, which results in the Army stepping in and sending soldiers who marry Japanese women home without their spouses. In the case of Lloyd and Joe, one of the marriages ends in tragedy, while the other promises hope for the future. Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki won Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their roles in this film.
|Space Cowboys 2000 PG-13, 130 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure / Action / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, William Devane, Marcia Gay Harden, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance, Rade Serbedzija, Blair Brown, Barbara Babcock, Jay Leno, Nils Allen Stewart, Deborah Jolly
Back in the 1950s, four young flying aces–Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood), Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones), Tank Sullivan (James Garner), and Jerry O'Neil (Donald Sutherland)–lost their chance to explore outer space due to politics associated with the creation of NASA. Now, 42 years later, they get a second chance: an emergency mission to steer a falling satellite back into orbit and, in the process, save the world.
|Sunset 1988 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Action / Comedy
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Joe Dallesandro, Jennifer Edwards, Patricia Hodge, M. Emmet Walsh, Richard Bradford, Andreas Katsulas, Dann Florek, Bill Marcus, Michael C. Gwynne, Dermot Mulroney
During the making of a Hollywood movie, cowboy star Tom Mix (Bruce Willis) teams up with the subject of his film, Wyatt Earp (James Garner), to solve a real murder.
|Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western
Director: Burt Kennedy
Cast: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Joan Blondell, Harry Morgan, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, Henry Jones, Chuck Connors, Dub Taylor, Kathleen Freeman, Dick Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Walter Burke, Grady Sutton
This is a fun Comedy/Western with James Garner in the role of con artist Latigo who arrives in the mining town of Purgatory. The opportunity presents itself for him to make some money out of a dispute by making people think that he is a gunslinger. Latigo is hired to rid the town of feared gunslinger Jug May (Jack Elam), and the fun begins. Elam, always good, is at his best. Despite the title, director, and cast, this is not a sequel to "Support Your Local Sheriff."
|Support Your Local Sheriff 1969 G, 93 min.|
Genre: Western / Comedy
Director: Burt Kennedy
Cast: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Bruce Dern, Walter Burke, Gene Evans, Willis Bouchey, Dick Peabody, Chubby Johnson, Kathleen Freeman, Dick Haynes, Boyd "Red" Morgan
This delightful take-off of the tried-and-true Western has it all. James Garner is at his best as the handsome stranger James McCullough who is passing through a small town in the middle of a gold rush and is hired as the new sheriff. McCullough appoints town drunk Jake (Jack Elam) as his deputy and arrests Joe Danby (Bruce Dern). Now, the rest of the Danby gang–led by Pa Danby (Walter Brennan)–are determined to free Joe and rid the town of their new sheriff. And while all this is going on, McCullough is being pursued by the fair maiden Prudy Perkins (Joan Hackett) who is determined to marry the sheriff.
|Tank 1984 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Cast: James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, G.D. Spradlin, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell, Dorian Harewood, Mark Herrier, Sandy Ward, John Hancock
Sergeant Major Zack Carey (James Garner) antagonizes the local redneck sheriff who in turn frames Garner's son (C. Thomas Howell) and sends him off to a work camp. The climax comes when Garner makes use of his own tank to rescue his family. Worth watching for Garner's performance.
|The Thrill of It All 1963 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Zasu Pitts, Elliott Reid, Hayden Rorke, Alex Gerry, Paul Hartman
When she becomes a star in TV commercials, Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) runs into marriage problems as her husband, Dr. Gerald Boyer (James Garner), has problems adjusting to his wife's new lifestyle.
|Toward the Unknown 1956 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw, Murray Hamilton, Paul Fix, James Garner, L.Q. Jones, Karen Steele, Bartlett Robinson
Air Force Major Lincoln Bond (William Holden) redeems himself for earlier behavior as a POW when he test-flies a new jet plane for the United States. Jim Garner's film debut.
|Twilight 1998 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Robert Benton
Cast: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Stockard Channing, Reese Witherspoon, Giancarlo Esposito, James Garner, Liev Schreiber, M. Emmet Walsh, Margo Martindale, John Spencer, Peter Gregory, Patrick Malone, Jason Clarke, Rene Mujica
Retired detective Harry Ross (Paul Newman) is living with movie star friends Jack and Catherine Ames (Gene Hackman and Susan Sarandon) in Santa Monica. When Harry delivers a package for Jack, he finds Lestar Ivar (M. Emmet Walsh) dying after being shot. Harry looks around Ivar's apartment and finds 20-year-old newspaper articles about Catherine's first husband who disappeared 20 years ago. Now, Harry's curiosity is peaked, and he asks LAPD detective Verna Hollander (Stockard Channing) for help in finding answers to the unsolved case. The trail leads to other unsolved cases–including one involving Harry's old colleague Raymond Hope (James Garner) who also runs errands for Jack and just might have the answers that Harry seeks.
|The Ultimate Gift 2007 PG, 114 min.|
Director: Michael O. Sajbel
Cast: Drew Fuller, Bill Cobbs, Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Ali Hillis, Mircea Monroe, Brett Rice, Lee Meriwether, Brian Dennehy, Donna Cherry, D. David Morin, Mark Joy, Tim Parati, George Lee, D. David Morin
The late billionaire Red Sevens (James Garner) leaves his grandson Jason (Drew Fuller) an inheritance. But, instead of cash, Jason receives a list of 12 tasks described by Red as "Gifts." Through completion of these tasks, Jason's life will be changed forever in this story that shows how money is far different from happiness.
|Up Periscope 1959 N/R, 111 min.|
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr., Carleton Carpenter, Frank Gifford, William Leslie, Richard Bakalyan, Edd Byrnes, Sean Garrison
Navy frogman Lt. Ken Braden (James Garner) is on a mission to sneak onto a little Japanese-held island and steal a secret code book. But to get there he must travel on a submarine commanded by a captain (Edmond O'Brien) that he just can't seem to get along with. Average World War II fare.
|Victor/Victoria 1982 PG, 133 min.|
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies, Graham Stark, Peter Arne, Norman Chancer, Malcolm Jamieson
Unable to make it big as a cabaret singer, Victoria (Julie Andrews) poses as a female impersonator–with the help of her gay friend, Toddy (Robert Preston). She becomes a star, which presents unforeseen problems for Toddy. In addition to an Oscar for Best Musical Score, the film received six nominations, including Best Actress, Actor (Preston), and Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren).
|The Wheeler Dealers 1963 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: James Garner, Lee Remick, Phil Harris, Chill Wills, Jim Backus, Louis Nye, John Astin, Pat Harrington Jr., Robert Strauss, Pat Crowley
Texas oil baron Henry Tyroon (James Garner) heads for New York City to invest in the Stock Market and becomes involved with stock analyst Molly Thatcher (Lee Remick).
|Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Todd Robinson
Cast: Alec Baldwin, James Cagney, Mike Connors, Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Darryl Hickman, Tab Hunter, Nancy Davis, Howard Koch, John A. Gallagher, Gary Gray, Arthur Hiller, Tom Laughlin, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck
Narrated by Alec Baldwin, this documentary covers the life of Hollywood director William A. Wellman–including his stormy personal life that included five marriages. The documentary also features interviews with stars and clips from his films including "Wings," "A Star is Born," and "The High and the Mighty." Among the many stars interviewed are Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, James Garner, Richard Widmark, and Gregory Peck who attest to Wellman's brilliance.
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