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Also Known As: Died: June 16, 1979
Born: August 7, 1911 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Galesville, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
We Can't Go Home Again (2011)
As film director Nicholas Ray plays himself, serving as a mentor around whom his students' stories constellate, we are confronted with an experimental magnum opus that grapples with issues surrounding Vietnam-era America, the generation gap and the filmmaking process itself.
2.
Lightning Over Water (1980) as Director
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
3.
Marco (1978)
4.
We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
An experimental film by Nicholas Ray and his students, utilizing multi-image techniques to reflect the collective filmmaking experience and explore intergenerational differences.
5.
55 Days at Peking (1963) as Director
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
6.
The Savage Innocents (1961) as Director
When an Eskimo kills a priest for refusing his wife (an Eskimo custom), he becomes a fugitive and is caught by the Canadian Mounties, who then set him free in realization and respect for a different "nation's" set of laws.
7.
King of Kings (1961) as Director
Epic retelling of Christ's life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.
8.
Wind Across the Everglades (1958) as Director
A game warden takes on a band of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.
9.
Bitter Victory (1958) as Director
A World War II commander jeopardizes his mission to endanger a colleague involved with his wife.
10.
Party Girl (1958) as Director
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
11.
The True Story of Jesse James (1957) as Director
The young Rebel turns to crime after the Civil War's end.
12.
Bigger Than Life (1956) as Director
A "miracle" drug threatens a family man's sanity.
13.
Hot Blood (1956) as Director
A gypsy''s brother tricks him into marrying a tempestuous beauty.
14.
Run for Cover (1955) as Director
An ex-convict trying to go straight gets caught up in a train robbery.
15.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as Director
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
16.
Johnny Guitar (1954) as Director
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
17.
Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Dir of addl scenes
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
18.
Macao (1952) as Dir of addl scenes
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.
19.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Director
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
20.
On Dangerous Ground (1952) as Director
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
21.
The Racket (1951) as Dir of addl scenes
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
22.
Flying Leathernecks (1951) as Director
A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal.
23.
Born to Be Bad (1950) as Director
An ambitious girl steals a rich husband but keeps her lover on the side.
24.
In a Lonely Place (1950) as Director
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.
25.
Knock on Any Door (1949) as Director
A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.
26.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Director
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
27.
Roseanna McCoy (1949) as Dir of retakes
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family's daughter elopes with the other's son.
28.
They Live by Night (1949) as Director
After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
29.
The Caribbean Mystery (1945) as Dialogue Director
30.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Dialogue Director
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.

Cast (feature film)

31.
We Can't Go Home Again (2011)
As film director Nicholas Ray plays himself, serving as a mentor around whom his students' stories constellate, we are confronted with an experimental magnum opus that grapples with issues surrounding Vietnam-era America, the generation gap and the filmmaking process itself.
32.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Himself
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
33.
Crystal Gazing (1982) as Cul-De-Sac
34.
Lightning Over Water (1980)
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
35.
Hair (1979) as General
A young man joins a hippie commune on the eve of reporting for military service.
36.
American Friend, The (1977) as Prokasch--
Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer in Hamburg is diagnosed as having leu leukemia. Ripley, an American art dealer dealing in forgeries, uses this fact to arrange for a mob associate of his to recruit Zimmermann as a hit man. Zimmermann agrees to this because this would ensure his family's financial future. Zimmermann descends into a nightmare world of deceit and double dealing. The narrative acts as a metaphor for the relationship between American (Hollywood) and post-war German culture. The appearance of several Hollywood directors in cameo roles underlines this.
37.
I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1974) as Himself
This documentary chronicles the life and career of auteur director Nicholas Ray. whose work included the iconic 1950s films Johnny Guitar and Rebel Without a Cause. The film includes clips from the director's films, and interviews with Natalie Wood, Fran├žois Truffaut, and others. Ray is seen workin
38.
55 Days at Peking (1963) as American minister
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
39.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as Man walking toward planetarium
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
40.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Bakery clerk
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.

Writer (feature film)

41.
We Can't Go Home Again (2011)
As film director Nicholas Ray plays himself, serving as a mentor around whom his students' stories constellate, we are confronted with an experimental magnum opus that grapples with issues surrounding Vietnam-era America, the generation gap and the filmmaking process itself.
42.
Circus World (1964) as Story
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
43.
The Savage Innocents (1961) as Screenwriter
When an Eskimo kills a priest for refusing his wife (an Eskimo custom), he becomes a fugitive and is caught by the Canadian Mounties, who then set him free in realization and respect for a different "nation's" set of laws.
44.
Bitter Victory (1958) as Screenwriter
A World War II commander jeopardizes his mission to endanger a colleague involved with his wife.
45.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as From a story by
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
46.
On Dangerous Ground (1952) as Based on an adpt by
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
47.
They Live by Night (1949) as Adaptation
After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
48.
Swing Parade of 1946 (1946) as Additional Dialogue
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."

Producer (feature film)

49.
We Can't Go Home Again (2011)
As film director Nicholas Ray plays himself, serving as a mentor around whom his students' stories constellate, we are confronted with an experimental magnum opus that grapples with issues surrounding Vietnam-era America, the generation gap and the filmmaking process itself.
50.
Johnny Guitar (1954) as Producer
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.

Music (feature film)

51.
Wind Across the Everglades (1958) as Composer
A game warden takes on a band of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

52.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Aliens meet Valley girls.
53.
Heavy Petting (1988)
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.
54.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Aliens meet Valley girls.
55.
Heavy Petting (1988)
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.
56.
Mona Lisa (1986)
57.
Man Who Envied Women, The (1986)
Around a familiar theme--the dissolution of a marriage--avant-garde filmmaker Yvonne Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, Jack Deller, the man "who almost knows too much about women."
58.
Man Who Envied Women, The (1986)
Around a familiar theme--the dissolution of a marriage--avant-garde filmmaker Yvonne Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, Jack Deller, the man "who almost knows too much about women."
59.
Mona Lisa (1986)
60.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
A private eye interacts with classic film noir characters to help a beautiful woman.
61.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
A private eye interacts with classic film noir characters to help a beautiful woman.
62.
Lightning Over Water (1980)
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
63.
Lightning Over Water (1980)
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.

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