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Stanley Kramer

Highest Rated:   96% High Noon (1952)
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Stanley Kramer was an editor and writer by the mid-'30s, and in the late '40s formed an independent production company, Screen Plays Inc. (which he'd bring into the fold of Columbia in 1951). Into the mid-'50s he produced a series of powerful and provocative films, most notably with directors Mark Robson (Champion [1949], Home of the Brave [1949]) and Fred Zinnemann (The Men [1950], High Noon [1942]). Many of his pictures dealt with long-ignored social issues, a commitment Kramer held to when he began directing (after helming two minor films he'd hoped would make some needed profits: the sudsy hospital drama Not as a Stranger [1955] and the period war tale The Pride and the Passion [1957]). In the late '50s, Kramer began making the films for which he's best known, starting with The Defiant Ones (1958), a look at American racism, and On the Beach (1959), a prediction of life after a nuclear war. In the '60s he began an association with actor Spencer Tracy, making two landmark courtroom films, Inherit the Wind (1960) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and two comedies, the slapstick epic It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and Tracy's last film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), a charming romantic comedy of interracial love. Although critics typed Kramer as a message-monger, the public made these comedies his biggest box office hits. He went on to do some of his best work in the '70s with Bless the Beasts and Children (1971), Oklahoma Crude (1973), and The Runner Stumbles (1979), but the public stayed away.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy
  • Actor
1987
44% The Runner Stumbles
  • Producer
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet The Domino Principle
  • Producer
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley
  • Producer
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Oklahoma Crude
  • Producer
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Bless the Beasts and Children
  • Director
  • Producer
1971
No Score Yet R.P.M.
  • Director
  • Producer
1970
67% The Secret of Santa Vittoria
  • Producer
  • Director
1969
68% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • Director
  • Producer
1967
81% Ship of Fools
  • Producer
  • Director
1965
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Producer
  • Director
1963
91% A Child Is Waiting
  • Producer
1963
No Score Yet Pressure Point
  • Producer
1962
90% Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Director
  • Producer
1961
91% Inherit the Wind
  • Producer
  • Director
1960
75% On the Beach
  • Producer
  • Director
1959
81% The Defiant Ones
  • Producer
  • Director
1958
14% The Pride and the Passion
  • Producer
  • Director
1957
0% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
  • Producer
1955
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Producer
1954
80% The Wild One
  • Producer
1954
79% The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
  • Producer
1953
No Score Yet The Juggler
  • Producer
1953
88% The Member of the Wedding
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet The Happy Time
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet Eight Iron Men
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet The Four Poster
  • Producer
1952
96% High Noon
  • Producer
1952
83% The Sniper
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts)
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman
  • Producer
1951
83% Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Producer
1950
70% The Men
  • Producer
1950
80% Home of the Brave
  • Producer
1949
92% Champion
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet So This Is New York
  • Producer
1948

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