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A Woman’s Secret

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Written and produced by the esteemed Herman Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane), Ray’s second feature for RKO concerns aging, cosmopolitan singer Marian

Bigger Than Life

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Moving to 20th Century Fox for this indictment of traditional masculinity in the American home — in addition to the

In a Lonely Place

Directed by Nicholas Ray

In this second of two collaborations with Humphrey Bogart, Ray portrays the murderous side of the movie business, Bogart starring

Johnny Guitar

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Widely cited as an allegory for the anti-Communist hearings overseen by the House Un-American Activities Committee that led to the

King of Kings

Directed by Nicholas Ray

King of Kings, Ray’s second film for MGM, is truly his “epic” (featuring narration by Orson Welles!), a lavish historical

Knock on Any Door

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Nearing the end of a highly productive era at Warner Brothers, Humphrey Bogart started his own company, Santana Productions, and

Lightning Over Water

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Ray, dying of cancer, fought hard to make this last film, a document of his final days in New York

On Dangerous Ground

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Injecting atmosphere and detailed character development to an already very strong script by A.I. Bezzerides, Robert Ryan stars as Jim

Party Girl

Directed by Nicholas Ray

A latter-day mob tale made for glamorous MGM—ironic, at that most softboiled of studios—Ray follows the gritty gangster classics of

Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Ray reinvigorated and expanded upon the generational-crisis motif of his earlier works in this Warner Brothers-made, mythical tale of a

The Lusty Men

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Shot primarily in Pendleton, Oregon, The Lusty Men was produced during the Howard Hughes RKO era, a period of relative

They Live by Night

Directed by Nicholas Ray

After working with Elia Kazan for many years as an assistant, Ray’s directorial debut is the first in a significant