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Jose Ferrer

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Also Known As: Died: January 26, 1992
Born: January 8, 1912 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Puerto Rico Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

State Fair (1962) as Director
Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair.
Return to Peyton Place (1961) as Director
The residents of Peyton Place, Mass., are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged is malicious Roberta Carter, who wants the book banned from the school library. Roberta's other mission is to destroy her son Ted's marriage to his Italian bride. Theirs, however, isn't the only marriage in trouble: Alison's book is causing a rift between her mother and stepfather, who is also the school principal and one of the book's few defendants.
The High Cost of Loving (1958) as Director
An office worker thinks he's going to lose his job just as his wife announces she may be pregnant.
I Accuse! (1958) as Director
True story of writer Emile Zola''''s defense of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer framed by anti-Semites.
The Great Man (1957) as Director
A radio writer preparing a tribute to a recently passed colleague discovers his idol had feet of clay.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1956) as Director
A British major leads a suicide mission to take out a German shipyard in occupied France.
The Shrike (1955) as Director
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.

Cast (feature film)

Perfect Tribute, The (1991) as Edward Everett
A Southern boy's accidental meeting with Abraham Lincoln helps the disheartened president understand just how important his Gettysburg Address really is.
Life of Sin, A (1990) as Bishop
An impoverished Caribbean girl rises to wealth and prominence as a world-famous madame.
Old Explorers (1990) as Warner Watney
Two old friends create imaginary adventures to escape their mundane lives.
Hired to Kill (1990) as Rallis
A soldier of fortune must travel incognito in order to free a jailed rebel leader from a Third World island fortress.
Wind in the Willows, The (1987) as Voice Of Macbadger
An animated, musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 story, which focuses on Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad, rich, arrogant and mischievous, whose reckless nature causes problems with his neighbors in the forest. Most angered are MacBadger, Water Rat and Moley, who all vow to teach Mr. Toad a lesson.
Young Harry Houdini (1987) as Dr Grimaldi
A fictionalized account of the magical events that transformed the life of famed escape artist, Harry Houdini, when he was a youngster. After a performance, Houdini describes to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle how, at age 12, he ran away from home to join a traveling show to learn how to become a magician. U
El Sol y la Luna (1987) as Don Fulhencio
Her deepening affair with a separatist spurs a wealthy Manhattanite to return to the Bronx, where she grew up, and reevaluate her Puerto Rican cultural roots.
Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil (1985) as Prof Rosenberg
In this study of the fortunes of a working-class German family between 1931 and 1945, two brothers (John Shea and Bill Nighy) find themselves on opposite sides of the Third Reich. The secondary characters, curiously, were of more interest, especially David Warner in the role of Reinhard Heydrich, wh
Ingrid (1985) as Himself
A career-biography and tribute to the late sweedish actress Ingrid Bergman.
Covenant (1985) as Victor Noble
A television movie about the Nobles, a powerful, wealthy, and mysterious San Francisco banking family who use the Covenant, a family pledge to evil, to control family members and others for personal gain.
Seduced (1985) as James Killian
A romantic thriller involving an ambitious attorney and the old flame with whom he resumes his passionate love affair of years before, only that now she is married to a powerful millionaire whose subsequent murder complicates matters. Harrison not only starred but also was executive producer for his
Samson and Delilah (1984) as High Priest
In this lavish (by TV standards) remake of Cecil B. De Mille's 1949 Biblical epic, the bold and rebellious Danite from one of the tribes of Israel that fled Egypt in the Great Exodus and the Philistine courtesan who seduces and then betrays him, newcomer Antony Hamilton is Samson and Australian actr
Dune (1984) as Padishah Emperor Shaddam Iv
In the year 10,991 a race ensues for the discovery of a valuable spice found on a farawy planet.
Evil That Men Do, The (1984) as Lomelin
Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist behind the political torture of innocent victims. Posin
Being, The (1983) as Mayor
To Be or Not to Be (1983) as Professor Siletski
An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazis invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).
This Girl For Hire (1983) as Harrison Wooly
This '40s private eye movie spoof (a series pilot) casts Bess Armstrong as a flippant, somewhat klutzy female detective who sets out to track down the killer of an obnoxious mystery writer (Jose Ferrer). Celeste Holm is her flamboyant mother, a one-time Hollywood starlet, and Howard Duff is the latt
Blood Tide (1982) as Nereus
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) as Professor Leopold Sturgis
Three couples find their relationships tested during a country weekend.
Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981) as Herr Martin Komansky
This dramatization by the ubiquitous John Gay of Donald Lundquist's book set in Cold War Berlin has Richard Thomas, as an ex-U.S. Army officer spearheading a plan by five Germans to rescue their loved ones from East Berlin just after the wall went up in 1961. Horst Bucholz is a structural engineer w
Bloody Birthday (1981) as Doctor
Three children born at the height of a total eclipse become heartless killers.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980) as Abe Fortas
In one of his final television roles, Henry Fonda stars as the semi-literate Florida drifter whose court case--being denied counsel at a breaking-and-entering trial because of his inability to afford a lawyer--drastically changed the course of American legal history. His performance won him an Emmy
Pleasure Palace, The (1980) as Andre "Pokey" Poquette
Dashing Omar Sharif stars as a professional gambler, connoisseur, gourmet and sportsman who sets out to help Hope Lange, as a Las Vegas hotel-casino owner, from losing its controlling interest to a business syndicate but finds his reputation is on the line when he runs into a mystery lady (Victoria
Murder That Wouldn't Die, The (1980) as Jeff Briggs
William Conrad stars as a retired L.A.P.D. detective who has moved to Hawaii and taken a job as college security chief and assistant football coach in this pilot to a post-"Cannon" series to have been called "Battles". With the aid of his niece, the school's star football player, a local tough-turne
Big Brawl, The (1980) as Dominici
A Chicago gangster recruits a martial arts expert to fight in a free-for-all match in Texas.
Natural Enemies (1979) as Harry Rosenthal
Paul Steward is living the American Dream. He is a successful businessman with a wife and children, but he begins to feel that his life is meaningless. Coming to the conclusion that his family is somehow to blame for this, Paul decides to kill each of them and begins to develop a complicated plan of
The Fifth Musketeer (1979) as Althos
France''''s King Louis XIV tries to use his look-alike brother to political advantage.
Dracula's Dog (1978) as Inspector Branco
Dracula''s canine and human servants travel to the U.S. in search of his descendants.
Fedora (1978) as Dr Vando
Fedora, an aging and reclusive film star, dies in Paris, struck by a train. At her funeral, a film producer thinks back over the past two weeks and the part he might have played in her death. He'd gone to Corfu to track her down, pushing himself into her island villa, where she lived with a nurse, an old countess, and the plastic surgeon who's success at keeping her looking young is amazing. We see her mental stability fail as the producer offers her a script for "Anna Karenina;" soon she's locked away in a Parisian asylum and the producer is in the hospital with a concussion. His reverie ended, the countess takes up the narration and completes Fedora's story.
Fame (1978) as Francesco
An original comedy by Arthur Miller that relates the absurdities of being famous, as seen through the experiences of Meyer Shine, a noted playwright who finds fame to be a mixed blessing.
The Swarm (1978) as Dr Andrews
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
Amazing Captain Nemo, The (1978) as Captain Nemo
Navy scientists find the legendary Captain Nemo living in suspended animation in his Nautilus on the bottom of the sea. He is revived and soon becomes involved in a war started by the King of Atlantis.
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as Lionel Mccoy
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
Sentinel, The (1977) as Robed Figure
A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in the house for a reason.
Who Has Seen The Wind (1977) as The Ben
Exoman (1977) as Kermit Haas
This pilot movie for a proposed series is about a professor, paralyzed in an attack by syndicate hit-men, who creates an exo-suit to make him mobile again -- and superhuman.
Big Bus, The (1976) as Ironman
The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the Oil lobby. When the driver is injured a washed up, down on his luck, but used to be great type, who as it happens, used to be engaged to the inventor's daughter is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one lane swimming pool and a one lane bowling alley.
Voyage Of The Damned (1976) as Manuel Benitez--Cuban Director Of Immigration
A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler''''s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Truman at Potsdam (1976) as Joseph Stalin
A dramatization of the July 1945 summit meeting between Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Clement Atlee to determine the fate of a defeated Germany, plan for the invasion of Japan, and carve up Europe into two separate and mutually hostile spheres of influence.
E'Lollipop (1975) as Father Alberto
Missing Are Deadly, The (1975) as Mr Warren
A suspense tale about the search for an emotionally disturbed teenager who has taken from his father's research laboratory a rat infected with an incurable virus that can kill one hundred million people in three weeks.
Medical Story (1975) as Dr William Knowland
Paralleling the successful format of its sister show "Police Story", this pilot for the short-lived anthology series pits an idealistic intern against three established doctors over the question of whether a young actress should have a hysterectomy. Executive producer-writer Abby Mann was said to ha
Paco (1975)
Art of Crime, The (1975) as Beckwith Sloan
A pilot for a prospective series dealing with a gypsy private eye who is dragged into a homicide case from his other job -- as an antique dealer -- when one of his colleagues is accused of the crime.
Marcus-Nelson Murders, The (1973) as Jake Weinhaus
The acclaimed TV adaptation of Selwyn Raab's book based on the Wylie-Hoffert murders in Manhattan in 1963, resulting in the case that ultimately led to the Supreme Court's Miranda decision three years later. Both director Sargent and writer Mann won Emmy Awards, and Telly Savalas received a nominati
Clan de los Inmorales, El (1973) as Inspector Reed
Crosscurrent (1971) as Dr Charles Bedford
A syndicate contract killing in broad daylight of a shipping tycoon's son on a San Francisco cable car leads two police detectives into a complex search for the killer, involving a drug kingpin, the victim's sister, a family business associate, the dead man's physician friend, and the impatient capt
Crash (1971)
Banyon (1971) as Lee Jennings
An atmospheric pilot for the series (1972-73) about a private eye working the Los Angeles beat circa 1937. In this outing, he's embarrassed when a girl -- his client -- is found murdered in his office with his gun. The subsequent series starring Forster found Joan Blondell (in Hermione Gingold's pil
The Young Rebel (1969) as Hassam Bey
Enter Laughing (1967) as Mr. Marlowe
An aspiring actor gets a job with a broken-down theatre company.
Ship of Fools (1965) as Rieber
Passengers on a steam ship in the '30s struggle with their tangled relations and the rise of Nazism.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Herod Antipas
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
Stop Train 349 (1964) as Cowan
Nine Hours to Rama (1963) as Superintendent Gopal Das
"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (unfairly) blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks.
Forbid Them Not (1962) as Narrator
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as Turkish bey
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
I Accuse! (1958) as Alfred Dreyfus
True story of writer Emile Zola''''s defense of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer framed by anti-Semites.
The High Cost of Loving (1958) as Jim Fry
An office worker thinks he's going to lose his job just as his wife announces she may be pregnant.
Four Girls in Town (1957) as Director
Four young starlets, from various parts of the world, are called to Hollywood to test for the lead in a major film. Each is romantically pursued by the director (Nader), composer (Chaplin) , playboy (Williams), and actor (Gavin.)
The Great Man (1957) as Joe Harris
A radio writer preparing a tribute to a recently passed colleague discovers his idol had feet of clay.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1956) as Major Stringer
A British major leads a suicide mission to take out a German shipyard in occupied France.
The Shrike (1955) as Jim Downs
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Barney Greenwald
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
Miss Sadie Thompson (1954) as Alfred Davidson
A moralist sets out to reform the legendary South Seas floozy.
Deep in My Heart (1954) as Sigmund Romberg
Musical biography of composer Sigmund Romberg, who fought to bring serious music to Broadway.
Moulin Rouge (1953) as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec/Count de Toulouse-Lautrec
French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations.
Anything Can Happen (1952) as Giorgi Papashvily
A quirky relationship unfolds between an immigrant and an all-American folk music fan.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1951) as Cyrano [de Bergerac]
A swordsman and poet helps another man woo the woman he loves.
The Secret Fury (1950) as José
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
Crisis (1950) as Raoul Farrago
An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.
Whirlpool (1949) as David Korvo
The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.
Joan of Arc (1948) as The Dauphin, Charles VII, later King of France
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.

Writer (feature film)

The Great Man (1957) as Screenwriter
A radio writer preparing a tribute to a recently passed colleague discovers his idol had feet of clay.

Music (feature film)

Darkness (2004)
Three weeks ago, just before the lunar eclipse, American teenager Regina and her family moved into a charming old house in the remote Spanish countryside. Since then, nothing has been the same. Day by day, a strange force seems to be pulling the family apart and Regina is the only one brave enough t
Twist of Fate (1954) as Composer
A woman is taken in by the gifts she receives from a wealthy baker, unaware of his motives or his marriage status.

Cast (special)

Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991)
A documentary on the life and career of actress Helen Hayes. Friends and associates are interviewed and film clips of some of her performances are shown. Also includes an interview with Hayes. Airing as part of the PBS series, "American Masters."
Rope, The (1989) as Abraham
A one-act play by Eugene O'Neill. Broadcast as part of the "American Playwrights Theatre" series on the Arts & Entertainment cable network. A father, awaiting the return of his wayward son to a New England sea village, plans to hang him with a rope in the barn. Luke returns to his family filled with
Strange Interlude (1988) as Professor Henry Leeds
A four-and-a-half hour adaptation for television of Eugene O'Neill's epic play (which, performed in a rotating series of performances, ran over nine hours in its original stage production on Broadway in the '20s) about a woman, who, grieving for her fiancee who was killed in action in the World War,
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1986)
The ninth annual awards/entertainment special honoring six distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their area of endeavor. The event, taped at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., honors actress and comedienne Lucille Ball, singer and c
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Goya (1986) as Host
A telecast from the Kennedy Center in Washington of Gian Carlo Menotti's new opera, "Goya." The story concerns the love affair between the celebrated Spanish artist of the Napoleanic era and the Duchess of Alba, his mistress and model for his "Maja" portraits.
Horror of It All, The (1983) as Narration
A look at the history of horror films, via film clips, from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Debby Boone: The Same Old Brand New Me (1980)
Debby Boone hosts this variety special featuring music, songs, and comedy sketches.
Return of Captain Nemo, The (1978) as Captain Nemo
On March 16, 1877, while searching for the lost kingdom of Atlantis, the submarine Nautilus wedges itself under a coral reef. Unable to free the submarine, its captain, Nemo, suspends himself in a crystalline chamber. One hundred years later, during U.S. Navy war games, divers Tom Franklin and Jim P
Rickles (1975)
Various comedy sketches with the Master of Insults.
Kismet (1967) as Hajj
The story, set in ancient Baghdad, tells of a street beggar who falls in love with a princess; and a prince who falls in love with the begger's daughter. The title refers to fate; based on the play by Edward Knoblock.
Marriage -- Handle With Care (1959) as Guest
A series of sketches that spoof the contrasting ideas of courtship and marriage throughout the world.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mother's Day (1989) as Judge Leatham
Blood and Orchids (1986) as Walter Bergman
This fictional melodrama about a '30s rape-assault trial in Hawaii, intertwined with prejudice and corruption among the Island's establishment, with subplots involving a Hawaiian princess and an unassuming native lawyer-with-a-future, was based on Norman Katkov's best-selling novel which he (and, ac
George Washington (1984) as Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddle
A sweeping eight-hour, three-part miniseries chronicling the life of Washington from ages 11 to 51, beginning just after the death of his father in 1743 and taking him through his journeyman days as a young surveyor, his hidden love for Sally Fairfax, the wife of his best friend, his marriage to wid
Peter and Paul (1981) as Gamaliel
A two-part, four-hour chronicle following two of Jesus' disciples, from his crucifixion and the three decades that followed in which they strive to keep Christ's faith alive to their fate in Rome of approximately A.D. 64, with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter. Aside from the two le
French Atlantic Affair, The (1979) as President Broussard
There's terror on the high seas when cult leader Telly Savalas and his fanatic followers, among whom is devoted Shelley Winters, seize a luxury liner commanded by Louis Jourdan and hold a stellar roster of film and TV luminaries for a ransom of $70 million in gold. Chad Everett is a successful novel

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Blood Feud (1983) as Edward Bennett Williams
Evita Peron (1981) as Augustin Magaldi
Faye Dunaway is the ambitious peasant girl from the Argentine village of Junin who claws her way to the top to help make her lover, Juan Peron, the nation's dictator-president and herself one of the world's richest, most powerful women. In her early forties, Dunaway was somewhat old for the role whi
Dream Merchants, The (1980) as George Pappas

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Cyrano (1974) as Voice Of Cyrano De Bergerac
An animated adaptation of the Edmond Rostand romantic tragedy about the 17th century soldier-poet Cyrano de Bergerac and his attempts to romance the lovely Roxanne.

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