Martin Ritt

Director, Producer, Actor

Director, Producer, Actor


Martin Ritt, one of the best and most sensitive American filmmakers of all time, was a director, actor and playwright who worked in both film and theater. He was born in New York City. His films reflect, like almost none other, a profound and intimate humane vision of his characters. He originally attended and played football for Elon College in ...
Birth date
1914-03-02
Death date
1990-12-08
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations.

Known For


Hud
Hud
Director (1963)
Norma Rae
Norma Rae
Director (1979)
Cross Creek
Cross Creek
Director (1983)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
DirectorStanley & Iris1990
DirectorNuts1987
DirectorMurphy's Romance1985
DirectorCross Creek1983
DirectorBack Roads1981
DirectorNorma Rae1979
DirectorCasey's Shadow1978
DirectorThe Front1976
DirectorConrack1974
DirectorPete 'n' Tillie1972
DirectorSounder1972
DirectorThe Great White Hope1970
DirectorThe Molly Maguires1970
DirectorThe Brotherhood1968
DirectorHombre1967
DirectorThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold1965
DirectorThe Outrage1964
DirectorHud1963
DirectorHemingway's Adventures of a Young Man1962
DirectorParis Blues1961
DirectorJovanka und die Anderen1960
DirectorThe Sound and the Fury1959
DirectorThe Black Orchid1958
DirectorThe Long, Hot Summer1958
DirectorNo Down Payment1957
DirectorThe Alcoa Hour
(TV Series) (1 episode) - No License to Kill (1957)
1957
DirectorEdge of the City1957
DirectorThe Plymouth Playhouse
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Split Second (1953)
1953
DirectorStarlight Theatre
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Act of God Nonwithstanding (1951)
1951
DirectorSomerset Maugham TV Theatre
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Of Human Bondage (1951) - The Creative Impulse (1950)
1950-1951
RoleTitleYear
ProducerNuts
(co-producer)
1987
ProducerCross Creek
(producer)
1983
ProducerThe Front
(producer)
1976
ProducerConrack
(producer)
1974
ProducerThe Molly Maguires
(producer)
1970
ProducerHombre
(producer)
1967
ProducerThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold
(producer)
1965
ProducerThe Outrage
(producer - uncredited)
1964
ProducerHud
(producer)
1963
ProducerStarlight Theatre
(TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes) - Act of God Nonwithstanding (1951) ... (producer) - The Come-Back (1951) ... (producer) - Miss Buell (1951) ... (producer) - Julie (1951) ... (producer) - A Man in the Room (1950) ... (producer) Show all 7 episodes
1950-1951
ProducerSomerset Maugham TV Theatre
(TV Series) (producer - 1 episode) - The Creative Impulse (1950) ... (producer)
1950
ProducerDanger
(TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes) - The Fearful One (1950) ... (producer) - The Black Door (1950) ... (producer)
1950
RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Slugger's Wife
Burly De Vito
1985
ActorNorma Rae
Factory Worker (uncredited)
1979
ActorEnd of the Game
Hans Bärlach
1975
ActorAwake and Sing
(TV Movie) Uncle Morty
1972
ActorPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) Director - The Thundering Wave (1957) ... Director (uncredited)
1957
ActorRobert Montgomery Presents
(TV Series) Hugo Green - Aftermath (1956) ... Hugo Green
1956
ActorHigh Tension
(TV Series) - The Pulse of Murder (1954)
1954
ActorDanger
(TV Series) - Change-Up (1952) - The Paper Box Kid (1952) - Hello, Mr. Lutz (1952) - Benefit Performance (1952) - The Killer Instinct (1951) Show all 6 episodes
1951-1952
ActorCBS Television Workshop
(TV Series) - Rocket (1952)
1952
ActorThe Rocket
(TV Movie)
1952
ActorWinged Victory
Gleason (as Pfc. Martin Ritt)
1944
RoleTitleYear
WriterNorma Rae
(TV Movie) (story)
1981
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewLegacy of the Hollywood Blacklist
(TV Movie documentary) (creative consultant)
1987
RoleTitleYear
SelfAnthony Quinn: An Original
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1990
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre (1989) ... Self
1989
SelfTalking Pictures
(TV Series documentary) Self - Torn from Today's Headlines (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Dated 13 January 1986 (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfDe película
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Martin Ritt y John Badham: dos generaciones (1983) ... Self - Interviewee
1983
SelfThe Making of 'Casey's Shadow'
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1978
SelfThe Paul Ryan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.137 ... Self
1977
SelfArena
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewee - Cinema (1977) ... Self - Interviewee
1977
SelfHollywood on Trial
(Documentary) Self - Interviewee
1976
SelfThe Making of 'The Front'
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1976
SelfJames Wong Howe: Cinematographer
(Documentary short) Self
1973
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 22 December 1972 (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfFilm Night
(TV Series) Self - The Black Man in the Cinema (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfCinema
(TV Series documentary) Self - Martin Ritt (1967) ... Self
1967
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageDías de cine
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 6 March 2014 (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageWhistleblowers: The Untold Stories
(TV Series) Self - Director Norma Rae - Norma Rae (2012) ... Self - Director Norma Rae
2012
Archive footageJohn le Carré
(Video documentary short)
2008
Archive footageThe Man who shot Chinatown - Der Kameramann John A. Alonzo
(Documentary) Self
2007