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Robert Mulligan is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 23 august 1925 at New York City (USA)

Robert Mulligan

Robert Mulligan
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 august 1925 at New York City (USA)
Death 20 december 2008 (at 83 years) at Lyme (USA)

Robert Mulligan (August 23, 1925 – December 20, 2008) was an American film and television director best known as the director of humanistic American dramas, including To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), Summer of '42 (1971), The Other (1972), Same Time, Next Year (1978) and The Man in the Moon (1991). He was also known in the 1960s for his extensive collaborations with producer Alan J. Pakula.

Best films

Summer of '42 (1971)
(Director)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
(Director)
Bloodbrothers (1978)
(Director)

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Filmography of Robert Mulligan (20 films)

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Actor

Summer of '42, 1h43
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Films about virginity
Actors Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris, Robert Mulligan, Maureen Stapleton
Roles Narrator/Older Herman Raucher
Rating72% 3.6464453.6464453.6464453.6464453.646445
The film opens with a series of still photographs appearing over melancholic music, representing the abstract memories of the unseen Herman Raucher, now a middle-aged man. We then hear Raucher recalling the summer he spent on the island in 1942. The film flashes back to a day that then 15-year-old "Hermie" and his friends – jock Oscy and introverted nerd Benjie – spent playing on the beach. They spot a young soldier carrying his new bride into a house on the beach and are struck by her beauty, especially Hermie, who is unable to get her out of his mind.

Director

The Man in the Moon, 1h39
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Emily Warfield
Rating73% 3.698413.698413.698413.698413.69841
In the summer of 1957, Dani Trant (Reese Witherspoon) is a 14-year-old girl in Louisiana who, according to her father, is "too big to be running off by herself." Dani and her older sister Maureen (Emily Warfield), who is going off to college in the fall, are very close. Maureen helps take care of their younger sister, Missy, while their mother Abigail (Tess Harper) is pregnant. Dani however prefers to run off into the neighbor's pond to go swimming in the nude. It is here that she meets her new neighbor, 17-year-old Court Foster (Jason London). Court kicks Dani out of his pond. When Dani goes home, her mother tells her to wash up because an old friend is coming for dinner with her children. The Trants' old friend turns out to be a widow, Mrs. Foster (Gail Strickland) with her three sons Court, Dennis, and Rob. When Dani realizes who Court is, the two dislike each other. Court calls Dani "a little girl". When Dani's father Matthew (Sam Waterston) tells Dani to accompany Court into town for groceries, Dani and Court drive into town and start to get along. Dani finally realizes that she is in love with Court.
Clara's Heart, 1h48
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris, Spalding Gray, Hattie Winston
Rating62% 3.147153.147153.147153.147153.14715
The film tells the story of a family in crisis. The mother, Leona (Quinlan), escapes to Jamaica to grieve the loss of her baby daughter, Edith. While there she meets kindly housekeeper Clara Mayfield (Goldberg). Clara pulls Leona out of her depression with a blunt, no-nonsense style. Leona is so taken with her that she brings Clara back to their home in Baltimore to be housekeeper and nanny to young son David (Harris). At first he is resistant and sees her as an intruder, but as the parents are completely wrapped up in their own grief and dissolving marriage, David comes to trust Clara and to depend on her. Clara harbors her own dark secret, which when revealed, serves to firm the bond between these two very different, but loving, characters.
Kiss Me Goodbye, 1h41
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Claire Trevor, Paul Dooley, Mildred Natwick
Rating60% 3.0495853.0495853.0495853.0495853.049585
Kay is the widow of a Broadway showman called Jolly, who died after falling down a staircase at their home. Kay is now planning to remarry, to a stuffed-shirt named Rupert, and they live in the same house. Suddenly Jolly returns to her life as a ghost.
Bloodbrothers, 1h56
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Richard Gere, Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, Marilu Henner, Lelia Goldoni, Danny Aiello
Rating58% 2.9053852.9053852.9053852.9053852.905385
Set in a working class community, it tells the story of the De Coco family, a family of construction workers. Louis is the head of the family with three sons, but one, Stoney (Richard Gere) wants to be a teacher, not a hardhat. Then he accepts a job as a recreational assistant at a children's ward. Immediately, bitter divisions begin to surface.
Same Time, Next Year, 1h59
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda
Rating71% 3.5971453.5971453.5971453.5971453.597145
Deux jeunes mariés (mais pas ensemble) se rencontrent et tombent amoureux l'un de l'autre. Ne voulant pas se perdre sans pour autant renoncer à leurs mariages respectifs, ils décident de se revoir chaque année, jusqu'à la fin de leurs jours.
The Nickel Ride, 1h20
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Jason Miller, Linda Haynes, Victor French, John Hillerman, Bo Hopkins, Richard Evans
Rating66% 3.3418753.3418753.3418753.3418753.341875
A crime boss named Cooper (Jason Miller) runs a set of warehouses in Los Angeles. Just as he is about to close a deal that will net him a whole block of L.A. turf, problems arise. As he continues to talk to the police and has a relationship with a young woman (Linda Haynes), Cooper's pals wonder if he is planning to reveal other things about their plans. Trouble is afoot.
The Other
The Other (1972)
, 1h48
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Ghost films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, John Ritter, Victor French, Lou Frizzell, Portia Nelson
Rating68% 3.446383.446383.446383.446383.44638
It's a seemingly idyllic summer in 1935, and identical twins Niles and Holland Perry play around the bucolic family farm. Holland is an amoral mischief maker, though sympathetic Niles is often caught in their shenanigans. Niles carries a Prince Albert tobacco tin with him containing several secret trinkets, including something mysteriously wrapped in blue wax paper, and the Perry family ring, which had been handed down from their grandfather, through their father, to Holland, the older twin. Niles asks Holland to confirm that the ring is now indeed his. "Cripes yes, I gave it to you," is the response. Niles asks Holland to take the ring and the wrapped object back, but Holland insists "I gave them to you, they're yours now." Their obnoxious cousin Russell, whom the boys call "Piggy Lookadoo" behind his back, finds them in the apple cellar below the barn--a place they are not supposed to play--and happens to see the contents of the tobacco tin, including the ring. Russell cryptically states that the ring was supposed to be buried, and promises to "tell on" Niles to his father, Niles' Uncle George. Uncle George padlocks the door to the apple cellar to keep the kids from playing there, but there is another stairway inside the barn, giving them access to the cellar.
Summer of '42, 1h43
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Films about virginity
Actors Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris, Robert Mulligan, Maureen Stapleton
Rating72% 3.6464453.6464453.6464453.6464453.646445
The film opens with a series of still photographs appearing over melancholic music, representing the abstract memories of the unseen Herman Raucher, now a middle-aged man. We then hear Raucher recalling the summer he spent on the island in 1942. The film flashes back to a day that then 15-year-old "Hermie" and his friends – jock Oscy and introverted nerd Benjie – spent playing on the beach. They spot a young soldier carrying his new bride into a house on the beach and are struck by her beauty, especially Hermie, who is unable to get her out of his mind.
The Pursuit of Happiness, 1h33
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Prison films
Actors Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Arthur Hill, Robert Klein, Sada Thompson, Ralph Waite
Rating61% 3.099433.099433.099433.099433.09943
Disenchanted college student William Popper (Michael Sarrazin) is convicted of vehicular manslaughter for killing a woman with his car. With only a week left on his sentence and the help of his girlfriend, Jane (Barbara Hershey), he escapes to Canada, making both of them wanted fugitives.
The Stalking Moon, 1h44
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Films about children
Actors Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Frank Silvera, Lonny Chapman, Joaquín Martínez
Rating66% 3.342873.342873.342873.342873.34287
U.S. Army soldiers round up a group of Indians, mostly women and children. Surprisingly, they find among them a white woman and her half-Indian son.
Up the Down Staircase, 2h3
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Jean Stapleton, Ruth White, Sorrell Booke, Florence Stanley
Rating75% 3.7943153.7943153.7943153.7943153.794315
The film's title is a reference to the staircases inside a public, overcrowded New York City high school with a number of troubled students. Sylvia Barrett, fresh out of graduate school, has just been hired to teach English to the teens in this place, who come from various races and ethnicities. Many are undisciplined; a few are hanging with gangs. She is confused at first by the required regulations, daily reporting and other paperwork. Her students also seem continually disruptive and playful. One girl has a crush on a male teacher, and tries to jump out of a window; another appears with a black eye. A boy on court probation, with a high I.Q. but a mixed academic record, tests her patience, while another boy works nights and falls asleep in class. Not everyone is agreeable with Sylvia's quiet approach to the situation, but she intends to get the teens to become good students and get them into real learning. She succeeds finally in getting them into a lively discussion about classic literature, followed by a lively mock trial, before weighing whether to continue or resign from her position.
Inside Daisy Clover, 2h8
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall, Ruth Gordon, Ottola Nesmith
Rating62% 3.1485653.1485653.1485653.1485653.148565
Set in the mid-1930s, the plot centers on Daisy Clover (Wood), a teenage tomboy who lives in a ramshackle trailer with her eccentric mother (Gordon) on a California beach and dreams of Hollywood stardom. She submits a song recording to the well-known film producer Ray Swan (Plummer), who puts her under contract. Ray and his wife Melora (Katharine Bard) foster Daisy's rise to fame by any means necessary, forcing Daisy to deal with the pressures of stardom and the Swans' manipulation of her life and career. Daisy reluctantly accepts the placement of her mother in a mental institution, to protect Daisy's reputation as "America's valentine", and is told to tell any interviewers that her mother is dead.
Baby the Rain Must Fall, 1h40
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Lee Remick, Steve McQueen, Don Murray, Paul Fix, Josephine Hutchinson, Ruth White
Rating62% 3.148813.148813.148813.148813.14881
Georgette Thomas and her six-year-old daughter Margaret Rose travel to a small southern Texas town to meet her irresponsible rockabilly singer/guitarist husband, Henry Thomas, when he is released from prison after serving time for stabbing a man during a drunken brawl.
Love with the Proper Stranger, 1h42
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Harvey Lembeck, Tom Bosley
Rating73% 3.695093.695093.695093.695093.69509
The film tells the story of Angie Rossini (Natalie Wood), a salesclerk at Macy's department store who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand with musician Rocky Papasano (Steve McQueen). When she tracks him down he doesn't remember her. She does not expect him to marry her; all she wants is enough money to pay for an abortion. Meanwhile, Angie is being pressured by her older brothers, played by Herschel Bernardi and Harvey Lembeck, to marry the unappealing cook Anthony (Tom Bosley).