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Farley Granger is a Actor American born on 1 july 1925 at San Jose (USA)

Farley Granger

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Birth name Farley Earle Granger, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 1 july 1925 at San Jose (USA)
Death 27 march 2011 (at 85 years) at New York City (USA)

Farley Earle Granger, Jr. (July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his two collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951.

Granger was first noticed in a small stage production in Hollywood by a Goldwyn casting director, and given a significant role in The North Star, a controversial film praising the Soviet Union at the height of World War II, but later condemned for its political bias. Another war film, The Purple Heart, followed, before Granger's naval service in Honolulu, in a unit that arranged troop entertainment in the Pacific. Here he made useful contacts, including Bob Hope, Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. It was also where he began exploring his bisexuality, which he said he never felt any need to conceal.

In 1948, Hitchcock cast him in Rope, a fictionalized account of the Leopold and Loeb murder case, which earned mixed reviews, but much critical praise for Granger. Hitchcock then cast him again in Strangers on a Train, as a tennis star drawn into a double murder plot by a wealthy psychopath, played by Robert Walker. Granger described this as his happiest film-making experience, though he was deeply affected by his friend Walker's death from an accidental drug overdose soon afterwards.

Granger continued to appear on stage, film and television well into his 70s. His work ranged from classical drama on Broadway to several Italian-language films and major documentaries about Hollywood. He tended to find fault with his directors and scriptwriters, however, and his career remains defined by the two Hitchcock films.

Best films

They Call Me Trinity (1970)

Usually with

Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht
(6 films)
Leigh Harline
Leigh Harline
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Farley Granger (37 films)

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The Next Big Thing, 1h27
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Chris Eigeman, Jamie Harris, Connie Britton, Mike Starr, Farley Granger, Marin Hinkle
Roles Arthur Pomposello
Rating58% 2.9041352.9041352.9041352.9041352.904135
Gus Bishop is a talented but failing New York painter who lacks the marketing savvy to make it in today's art world. After getting pick-pocketed in the subway, Gus' destiny is turned over into the hands of Deech—who promptly burglarizes his home and steals his paintings. To capitalize on his stolen goods, Deech generates interest in Gus' work by creating Geoffrey Boiardi, a fictional artist with a fascinating profile. Geoffrey becomes an overnight sensation while Gus is forced into the shadows of the ever-illusive rising star.
The Celluloid Closet, 1h47
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Laurents, Antonio Fargas, Tom Hanks
Roles Self
Rating77% 3.893933.893933.893933.893933.89393
Le film montre comment le cinéma hollywoodien a évoqué le thème de l’homosexualité, comment cette représentation a évolué au fil des ans et comment, en retour, elle a influencé la perception de l’homosexualité par le grand public.
Cinema Paradiso, 1h58
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about films, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Brigitte Fossey, Antonella Attili
Roles Il tenente Franz Mahler (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.249574.249574.249574.249574.24957
In Rome, in the 1980s, famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita returns home late one evening, where his girlfriend sleepily tells him that his mother called to say someone named Alfredo has died. Salvatore obviously shies from committed relationships and has not been to his home village of Giancaldo, Sicily in 30 years. As his girlfriend asks him who Alfredo is, Salvatore flashes back to his childhood.
Throw Momma from the Train, 1h24
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Anne Ramsey, Branford Marsalis
Roles Guy Haines (archive footage)
Rating62% 3.149143.149143.149143.149143.14914
Novelist Larry Donner (Billy Crystal) struggles with writer's block due to his resentment towards his ex-wife Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), who stole his book and garnered mainstream success and critical acclaim with it. Owen Lift (Danny DeVito) is a timid, middle-aged fellow who still lives with his overbearing, abusive and paranoid mother (Anne Ramsey). Owen fantasizes about killing his mother but can't summon the courage to bring his desires into fruition. As a student in Larry's community college writing class, Owen is given advice by Larry to view an Alfred Hitchcock film to gain some insight into plot development for his mystery stories. He sees Strangers on a Train, in which two strangers conspire to commit a murder for each other, figuring their lack of connection to the victim will, in theory, establish a perfect alibi. Having overheard Larry's public rant that he wished his ex-wife dead, Owen forms a plan to kill Margaret, believing that Larry will, in return, kill his mother.
The Whoopee Boys, 1h28
Directed by John Byrum
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley, Eddie Deezen, Marsha Warfield
Roles Extra (uncredited)
Rating57% 2.8502652.8502652.8502652.8502652.850265
Two dim-witted street peddlers, Jack and Barney, arrive in Palm Beach, Florida looking for a better and wealthy lifestyle when Jack falls for Olivia, a young heiress running a shelter for orphaned children which is threatened with foreclosure. Jack, at Barney's insistence, enrolls both of them at a finishing school to learn the ways of the upper classes in order to fit in and hope Oliva's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheritance to save the orphanage
The Prowler, 1h29
Directed by Joseph Zito
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films, Political films
Actors Farley Granger, Lawrence Tierney, Thom Bray, Carleton Carpenter
Roles Sheriff George Fraser
Rating59% 2.9506552.9506552.9506552.9506552.950655
During the Second World War a woman named Rosemary Chatham breaks up with her boyfriend who is serving in the army, via letter.
The Lives of Jenny Dolan
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Shirley Jones, Stephen Boyd, Lynn Carlin, Farley Granger, James Darren, George Grizzard
Roles David Ames
Rating61% 3.089873.089873.089873.089873.08987
A newspaper reporter is jeopardized by her investigation of an assassination
What Have They Done to Your Daughters?, 1h36
Directed by Massimo Dallamano
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Giovanna Ralli, Claudio Cassinelli, Mario Adorf, Franco Fabrizi, Farley Granger, Micaela Pignatelli
Roles Mr. Polvesi
Rating68% 3.449463.449463.449463.449463.44946
Le corps d'une jeune fille, Silvia Polvesi, est retrouvé pendu dans le grenier d'une maison d'un petit village de la province de Brescia. Les faits suggèrent d'abord un suicide. La police ouvre une enquête, d'abord conduite par le commissaire Silvestri puis par le commissaire Valentini, sous la coupe de la procureur adjointe Vittoria Stori. Les enquêteurs mettent à jour un réseau de prostitution de mineures impliquant de hauts politiques italiens et un scandale risque d'exploser. Mais l'enquête s'emballe encore plus dangereusement lorsqu'un homme habillé en motard, dont le visage est dissimulé sous un casque de moto, tente d'assassiner les enquêteurs et les témoins gênants.
Arnold (1973)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Actors Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Shani Wallis, Farley Granger, Victor Buono
Roles Evan Lyons
Rating55% 2.752892.752892.752892.752892.75289
Karen Llewelyn épouse Arnold pendant les funérailles de celui-ci. Leur contrat de mariage prévoit qu'elle continuera de toucher l'argent de son défunt mari tant qu'elle restera auprès du cercueil. Pendant ce temps, des membres de la famille d'Arnold commencent à trouver la mort dans des situations de plus en plus rocambolesques...
The Serpent, 2h4
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Radio, Political films
Actors Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Jean Desailly, Dirk Bogarde, Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet
Roles Computer Programming Director
Rating61% 3.099093.099093.099093.099093.09909
Aleksey Teodorovic Vlassov (Yul Brynner) is a high ranking KGB official who defects while in France. He has with him highly-classified information as part of a deal with Western intelligence for his arrival in the United States. The debriefing is held at Langley by DCI Allan Davies (Henry Fonda) and MI6 representative Philip Boyle (Dirk Bogarde). Vlassov hands off a list of enemy agents in Western Europe including a deep penetration into NATO. Davies wants to begin operations to arrest the agents; however, those on the list suddenly begin to die off. The CIA also has suspicions over the authenticity of Vlassov's claims. The CIA discovers that a defection photo of Vlassov was taken in the Soviet Union, not in Turkey, judging from the contours of Mt. Ararat in the background. Vlassov also fails a lie detector test after he angrily protests about sexual related questions asked by the CIA during the test.
The Man Called Noon, 1h38
Directed by Peter Collinson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Western
Actors Richard Crenna, Stephen Boyd, Rosanna Schiaffino, Farley Granger, Howard Ross, Patty Shepard
Roles Judge Niland
Rating57% 2.856122.856122.856122.856122.85612
Survivant à une agression, Noon a perdu la mémoire. Laissé pour mort, il se met à la quête de son identité et rencontre alors Fan. Attiré par la jeune femme, Noon découvre qu'elle est en fait victime d'un complot dont il serait l'investigateur...
The Red Headed Corpse
Genres Horror
Actors Farley Granger, Erika Blanc, Venantino Venantini
Roles John Ward
Rating52% 2.6261752.6261752.6261752.6261752.626175
John Ward peintre alcoolique légèrement à la dérive, subsiste en vendant ses toiles que les marchands d’arts lui achètent chichement. Un jour, en cherchant l’inspiration dans un parc public, un hippie donne à John un mannequin roux. Alors que John se met à lui donner un visage, notre mannequin aux formes si féminines s’éveille...
Amuck! (1972)
, 1h38
Directed by Silvio Amadio
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet, Rosalba Neri, Umberto Raho
Roles Richard Stuart
Rating61% 3.0952153.0952153.0952153.0952153.095215
Greta Franklin, une superbe blonde américaine, arrive sur une île d'Italie pour devenir la nouvelle secrétaire du célèbre romancier Richard Stuart, marié à la sexy Eleanora. Mais Greta recherche avant tout sa petite amie disparue Sally, qui occupait le même poste qu'elle avant de ne plus donner de nouvelles.
So Sweet, So Dead, 1h28
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Silvano Tranquilli, Annabella Incontrera, Femi Benussi, Luciano Rossi
Roles Inspector Capuana
Rating60% 3.00063.00063.00063.00063.0006
Dans une ville d'Italie, des femmes de notables et de politiciens sont sauvagement assassinées par un tueur en série. Point commun de toutes les victimes : elles sont belles, se connaissent et trompent leur mari. D'abord épiées, elles sont ensuite photographiées avec leurs amants par le meurtrier qui, enfin, s'introduit chez elles pour les tuer à l'arme blanche. Avant de quitter les lieux, il laisse à côté de la victime les clichés compromettants qu'il a pris d'elles, le visage de l'amant ayant été préalablement effacé par le maniaque.