Farley Granger - Rotten Tomatoes

Farley Granger

Highest Rated:   100% They Live by Night (1948)
Lowest Rated:   41% The Next Big Thing (2002)
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While still a teenager Farley Granger appeared in a Los Angeles little theater production, where he was spotted by a scout. Sam Goldwyn signed him to a film contract and he debuted onscreen as a Russian youth in The North Star (1943). Typecast as a troubled pretty boy or a vulnerable, sensitive, soulful young hero, Granger appeared in one more film and then served in World War II. After the war, he returned to the screen as an intellectual thrill-killer in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948) Early predictions that Granger would become a major star failed to come true, however; his career was mismanaged and he never lived up to his potential. After making a series of minor Hollywood films, he moved to Italy in the mid '50s and made one film there, then returned to Hollywood for two more movies before giving up his screen career in favor of work on stage, doing repertory theatre and Broadway productions like The Seagull and The Glass Menagerie. In the late '60s Granger returned to Italy and began living there for much of the year, appearing onscreen in little-known Italian productions, and returning to America less frequently to participate in American projects. He eventually played a psychiatrist and head of a family on the TV soap opera One Life to Live, but mainly specialize in horror films and thrillers as the following decades unfolded, appearing in movies like 1974's Death Will Have Your Eyes and 1985's Deathmask. The actor enjoyed a state of semi-retirement as the years went on, however, stepping in front of the camera in the '90s and 2000s mostly as a participant in documentaries about Hollywood and Alfred Hitchcock, like 1995's The Celluloid Closet and 2001's Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies. Granger passed away in March of 2011 at the age of 85.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Edge Of Doom
  • Actor
2004
41% The Next Big Thing
  • Arthur Pomposello
2002
No Score Yet Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies
  • Actor
2001
96% The Celluloid Closet
  • Interviewee
1996
No Score Yet Sweet Spirits
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet The Imagemaker
  • Hoyle
1986
No Score Yet Deathmask
  • Douglas Andrews
1985
No Score Yet Very Close Quarters
  • Pavel
1985
60% The Prowler
  • Sheriff George Fraser
1981
No Score Yet So Sweet, So Dead (Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile)(The Slasher ...is the Sex Maniac!)
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet What Have They Done to Your Daughters
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Arnold
  • Evan Lyons
1973
No Score Yet The Serpent
  • Programming Chief
1973
No Score Yet Alla ricerca del piacere (Amuck)
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet The Man Called Noon (Un Hombre llamado Noon)
  • Judge Niland
1972
No Score Yet La Rossa Dalla Pelle Che Scotta
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet They Call Me Trinity (Lo chiamavano Trinità)
  • Harriman
1970
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Harry K. Thaw
1955
No Score Yet The Naked Street (The Brass Ring)
  • Nicky Bradna
1955
85% Senso
  • Franz Mahler
1954
No Score Yet Small Town Girl
  • Rick Belrow Livingston
1953
No Score Yet The Story of Three Loves
  • Thomas Campbell Jr.
1953
80% Hans Christian Andersen
  • Niels
1952
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House
  • Jim
1952
No Score Yet I Want You
  • Jack Greer
1951
No Score Yet Behave Yourself
  • William Calhoun 'Bill' Denny
1951
98% Strangers on a Train
  • Guy Haines
1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Martin Lynn
1950
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Chuck
1950
83% Side Street
  • Joe Norson
1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy
  • Johnse Hatfield
1949
No Score Yet Enchantment
  • Pax Masterson
1948
97% Rope
  • Phillip
1948
100% They Live by Night
  • Bowie Bowers
1948
No Score Yet The Purple Heart
  • Sgt. Howard Clinton
1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Damian
1943

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