J. Lee Thompson

Return from the Ashes

Return from the Ashes

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1965

In Paris at the onset of WWII, wealthy Jewish doctor Michele marries Stanislaus, a penniless yet cunning Polish chess master. She is later hauled off to Dachau and is assumed dead after her failure to return at the war’s end. But Michele is not dead after all, and returns to Paris under a new identity to find Stanislaus romancing her beautiful young stepdaughter.

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Kings of the Sun

Kings of the Sun

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1963

Yul Brynner (Invitation to a Gunfighter) and George Chakiris (West Side Story) shine as the kings of two clashing cultures forced to form an alliance against a mutual threat in this gripping historical saga.

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What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go!

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1964

All Louisa May Foster (Shirley MacLaine, Two for the Seesaw) wants is a man to love and grow old with. But she keeps meeting and marrying men with a desire to strike it rich and a habit of dying soon thereafter.

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The Ambassador

The Ambassador

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1984

U.S. Ambassador Peter Hacker (Robert Mitchum) has traveled to Israel on a vital mission to initiate peace talks between young Israelis and the P.L.O. He’s stalked by assassins of unknown allegiance and blackmailers photograph his wife (Ellen Burstyn) in bed with her lover (Fabio Testi), who proves to be a Palestinian leader. Aided by a security officer (Rock Hudson) and by the Israel Defense Minister (Donald Pleasence), Hacker seeks to save his marriage, his career and the region before his many foes succeed in eliminating him. 

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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1975

Professor Proud (Michael Sarrazin) is suffering from recurring nightmares of a place he has never seen, a woman he has never met, and a death so brutal and horrifying he must seek an end to the torment. His research leads him to the most unlikely conclusion; he has lived and died before, and now he must find the secrets of that life.

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Cabo Blanco

Cabo Blanco

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1980

Giff Hoyt (Charles Bronson), a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II who is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. The stakes of the game are high, the rules hard, and each man and woman must play to win! Wonderfully Directed by the great J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear) and featuring a stellar cast including Fernando Rey and Jason Robards.

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The Passage

The Passage

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Year: 1979

Newly re-mastered in HD! During World War II, a brave Basque mountaineer (Anthony Quinn, Across 110th Street) tries to smuggle a French scientist, Prof John Bergson (James Mason, The Destructors) and his family over the dangerous Pyrenees Mountains to neutral Spain while being pursued by a group of Nazis, led by a relentless and brutal German SS officer (Malcolm McDowell, Figures in a Landscape).

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