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Movies with Robert Preston

Movies found: 8, viewing from 1 to 8
Rating: 7 out of 10 (7772 votes)

How the West Was Won

Actors: Eli Wallach, John Wayne, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, James Stewart

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway

Country: USA

Year: 1962

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later. On the way they encounter river pirates, and escape with the help of fur trapper Linus Rawlings, who subsequently marries one of their daughters, Eve. The parents are drowned on a foundering raft, and the other daughter Lilith becomes a riverboat singer and catches the eye of a genteel adventurer Cleve Van Valen. They cross the plains together in a wagon train and make and lose a fortune in California; meanwhile Linus has turned farmer and, comes the Civil War, joi...

 
Rating: 6.9 out of 10 (264 votes)

Rehearsal for Murder

Actors: William Russ, Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Macnee

Directors: David Greene

Country: USA

Year: 1982

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

In a theatre on Broadway, a group of friends remember the opening night from one year ago. On this night, the leading lady was apparently murdered. On this day, these people, all involved in the production, are brought back by the fiancee of this murder victim, a distinguished playwright, to read for parts in his new play. However, he believes she was murdered, and now wants to catch the killer.

 
Rating: 6.5 out of 10 (609 votes)

North West Mounted Police

Actors: Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Walter Hampden, Francis McDonald

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille

Country: USA

Year: 1940

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He wanders into the midst of the Riel Rebellion, in which Métis (people of French and Native heritage) and Natives want a separate nation. Dusty falls for nurse April Logan, who is also loved by Mountie Jim Brett. April's brother is involved with Courbeau's daughter Louvette, which leads to trouble during the battles between the rebels and the Mounties. Through it all Dusty is determined to bring Corbeau back to Texas (and April, too, if he can manage it.)

 
Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (2825 votes)

S.O.B.

Actors: Robert Vaughn, Robert Preston, Julie Andrews, Robert Loggia, William Holden

Directors: Blake Edwards

Country: USA

Year: 1981

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

A film-within-a-film: a fading movie producer has a plan for a successful movie: get a actress famous for her wholesome image to appear in the nude on the screen.... much like this film itself.

 
Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (223 votes)

The Lady Gambles

Actors: Robert Preston, Leif Erickson, Tony Curtis, Philip Van Zandt, Don Beddoe

Directors: Michael Gordon

Country: USA

Year: 1949

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.

 
Rating: 7.4 out of 10 (9387 votes)

Victor Victoria

Actors: Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Julie Andrews, James Garner, John Rhys-Davies

Directors: Blake Edwards

Country: USA, UK

Year: 1982

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Set in 1930s Paris, starving opera singer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is aided by gay cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston). When Victoria dons Toddy's ex's clothes and then sends the abusive ex flying with a booming shout and an equally booming right hook, Toddy is hit with inspiration: he'll pass her off as a female impersonator. A woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman? It all goes well until Chicago "businessman" King Marchand (James Garner), starts to investigate, sure that a man like himself could never fall for another man! The revelation of Kings infatuation brings his body guard 'Squash' Bernstein (Alex Karras) roaring...

 
Rating: 6.7 out of 10 (1259 votes)

Reap the Wild Wind

Actors: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille

Country: USA

Year: 1942

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

In 1840, America's line life is the sea, with an intense commerce. In Key West shore, two ship savage companies dispute the wrecked vessels. The honest one belongs to the impulsive Loxi Claiborne and Capt. Phil Philpott and the other one is owned by the unscrupulous pirate King Cutler. While rescuing the crew of the ship "Julliete", wrecked on the reeves by the First Mate Mathias Widgeon, Loxi falls in love for Captain Jack Stuart. She travels to Charleston to defend Jack and convince the ship owner to give the position of captain of the new steamship of the company, manipulating the powerful shipping company lawyer Steve Tolliver (Ray Millan...

 
Rating: 6.4 out of 10 (13967 votes)

The Last Starfighter

Actors: Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart, Dan O'Herlihy, John O'Leary, George McDaniel

Directors: Nick Castle

Country: USA

Year: 1984

Available Quality: DivX, DVD, iPod

This is the story of a videogaming boy, named Alex Rogan who lives in a remote trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. Meanwhile, Alex becomes the top player of Starfighter, a stand-up arcade game where the player defends "the frontier" from "Xur and the Kodan armada" in a space battle. After achieving his best score, he is approached by the game's inventor, Centauri. Stepping into Centauri's vehicle, he is seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all in his life, he finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force when Centauri is a disguised alien who whisks him off to ano...

 
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