Biography and 15 best movies..Montgomery Clift



15. Terminal Station

Montgomery Clift, Jennifer Jones

Released: 1953

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Terminal Station is a 1953 film by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of the love affair between an Italian man and an American woman. The film was entered into the 1953


Myrna Loy, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1958

Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue

Lonelyhearts is a 1958 drama film directed by Vincent J. Donehue. It is based on the 1957 play by Howard Teichmann, which in turn is based on the 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West, but..

13.Raintree County

Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1957

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie…

12.Suddenly, Last Summer

Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn

Released: 1959

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American Southern Gothic mystery film based on the play of the same title by Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and…

11.Freud: The Secret Passion

Montgomery Clift, David McCallum

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Huston

Freud: The Secret Passion, also known as Freud, is a 1962 American biographical film drama based on the life of the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, directed by John Huston and…

10.The Misfits

Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable

Released: 1961

Directed by: John Huston

The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was directed by John Huston. It stars Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter,…

9.I Confess

Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1953

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

I Confess is a 1953 drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Montgomery Clift as Fr. Michael William Logan, a Catholic priest, Anne Baxter as Ruth Grandfort, and Karl Malden as…

8.From Here to Eternity

Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1953

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three soldiers,..

7.A Place in the Sun

Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1951

Directed by: George Stevens

A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play, also titled An American Tragedy. It tells the story of…

6.The Young Lions

Marlon Brando, Dean Martin

Released: 1958

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

The Young Lions is a 1958 CinemaScope war drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the 1948 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery..

5.Judgment at Nuremberg

Judy Garland, William Shatner

Released: 1961

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby…

4.The Search

Montgomery Clift, Wendell Corey

Released: 1948

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

The Search is a 1948 Swiss-American film directed by Fred Zinnemann which tells the story of a young Auschwitz survivor and his mother who search for each other across post-World War II..

3.Red River

John Wayne, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1948

Directed by: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson

Red River is a 1948 Western film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, giving a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to..

2.The Heiress

Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1949

Directed by: William Wyler

The Heiress is a 1949 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Olivia de Havilland as Catherine Sloper, Montgomery Clift as Morris Townsend, and Ralph Richardson as..

1.Wild River

Bruce Dern, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1960

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi and Jay C. Flippen filmed on location in the Tennessee Valley. It was adapted
Montgomery Clift, in full Edward Montgomery Clift, (born October 17, 1920, Omaha, Neb., U.S.—died July 23, 1966, New York, N.Y.), American motion-picture actor noted for the emotional depth and sense of vulnerability he brought to his roles. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, he helped delineate a new paradigm for American cinematic heroes.

Clift’s childhood was unconventional. His family moved frequently, and Clift spent a significant amount of time in Europe. When he was 12 he auditioned for a theatre company in Sarasota, Florida, and won a role in As Husbands Go. From 1934 to 1945 he performed regularly on and off Broadway, appearing in such notable plays as Robert Sherwood’s There Shall Be No Night (1940), Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942), and Lillian Hellman’s The Searching Wind (1944). He worked with, among others, actor Alfred Lunt and director Robert Lewis (both of whom served as mentors) and became known for the intelligence and dedication he brought to his work.

Owing to his striking good looks and his success on the stage, Hollywood studios soon began wooing Clift. He turned down several offers, however, before accepting roles in Howard Hawks’s Red River (1948) and Fred Zinnemann’s The Search (1948). Both films were immensely successful and secured for Clift a reputation as one of the most promising young movie actors of his generation. He received an Academy Award nomination for The Search, but Red River achieved landmark status and is considered by many to be one of the best westerns ever made. In Red River Clift portrayed an earnest and sensitive young cowboy who challenges the authority of his adoptive father, a rough, hardened rancher played by the archetypal American cowboy, John Wayne. Similarly, Clift himself—with his introspective acting style and his ability to combine compassion with ruggedness—challenged the validity of traditional definitions of masculinity and screen heroism.

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