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Remembering Martin Ritt -- A list of the director's films

Remembering Martin Ritt

Martin Ritt, who died Dec. 8 at 76, was a once-blacklisted director who liked to tackle issues of social justice. The results were sometimes preachy, but at their frequent best, his vivid films were enlivened by a powerful narrative hand and a sensitive way with actors. Ritt's 26 movies — many of which are available on videocassette — are his legacy: Edge of the City (1957)
No Down Payment (1957)
The Long Hot Summer (1958)
The Black Orchid (1959)
The Sound and the Fury (1959)
Five Branded Women (1960)
Paris Blues (1961)
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Hud (1963)
Outrage (1964)
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)
Hombre (1967)
The Brotherhood (1968)
The Molly Maguires (1969)
The Great White Hope (1970)
Sounder (1972)
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Conrack (1974)
The Front (1976)
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Norma Rae (1979)
Backroads (1981)
Cross Creek (1983)
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Nuts (1987)
Stanley & Iris (1990).

Originally posted Dec 21, 1990 Published in issue #45 Dec 21, 1990 Order article reprints