Martin Ritt - Rotten Tomatoes

Martin Ritt

Highest Rated:   100% Hombre (1967)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Slugger's Wife (1985)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
American film director Martin Ritt started out as a Broadway actor. Ritt's stage role as "Gleason" in Winged Victory brought him to Hollywood for the film version, for which the studio publicity billed him, along with the rest of the male cast, by the rank he held in the Army (Private First Class Martin Ritt). A victim of the Hollywood blacklist, Ritt's career came to a standstill in the early 1950s. He reemerged, not as an actor, but as a director for the 1956 film Edge of the City. A favorite of actor Paul Newman, Ritt directed Newman in The Long Hot Summer (1958), Paris Blues (1961), Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962), Hud (1963), The Outrage (1964) and Hombre (1967). Other Ritt-directed films of note were Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), Cross Creek (1984), Murphy's Romance (1985), and, his last film, Stanley and Iris (1990). If there doesn't seem to be a central throughline in these films it was because Ritt steadfastly refused to be typecast as a director. One project that brought him immense satisfaction was The Front (1976), a comedy-drama of the blacklist years in which Ritt worked with fellow blacklistees Martin Balsam, Zero Mostel, Joshua Shelley, Herschel Bernardi, Lloyd Gough, and screenwriter Walter Bernstein. In 1985, Ritt made a surprising but delightful return to acting in the role of an excitable baseball manager in the otherwise disposable The Slugger's Wife (1985).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet No Down Payment
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Denial
  • Producer
1991
29% Stanley & Iris
  • Director
1990
38% Nuts
  • Director
1987
71% Murphy's Romance
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1985
0% The Slugger's Wife
  • Burly
1985
64% Cross Creek
  • Director
1983
44% Back Roads
  • Director
1981
90% Norma Rae
  • Director
1979
75% Casey's Shadow
  • Director
1978
75% The Front
  • Producer
  • Director
1976
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman)
  • Hans Baerlach
1975
73% Conrack
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Actor
1974
80% Pete 'n' Tillie
  • Director
1972
88% Sounder
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Awake and Sing!
  • Actor
1972
43% The Great White Hope
  • Director
1970
89% The Molly Maguires
  • Director
1970
75% The Brotherhood
  • Director
1968
100% Hombre
  • Producer
  • Director
1967
85% The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
  • Producer
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet The Outrage
  • Director
1964
84% Hud
  • Director
  • Producer
1963
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man
  • Director
1962
60% Paris Blues
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury
  • Director
1959
20% The Black Orchid
  • Director
1958
88% The Long, Hot Summer
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Edge of the City
  • Director
1957

Quotes from Martin Ritt's Characters

No quotes approved yet.