Cliff Robertson was an American actor, best known for playing young ‘John F. Kennedy’ in the 1963 film ‘PT 109.’ He made his debut in the 1955 comedy film ‘Picnic,’ which was a box-office success. Some of his other popular films include ‘ Autumn Leaves’ (1956), ‘The Naked and the Dead’ (1958), ‘Up from the Beach’ (1965), ‘Obsession’ (1976), ‘Shaker Run’ (1985), ‘Renaissance Man’ (1994), ‘Spider-Man’ (2002), and ‘Spider-Man 3’ (2007). He won the ‘Academy Award for Best Actor’ for his performance in the 1968 film ‘Charity.’ He was also nominated for the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Actor’ in ‘Motion Picture Drama.’ His film ‘Out of Season’ (1975) was screened at the ‘25th Berlin International Film Festival.’ Some of his TV appearances came in shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ (1961), ‘Batman’ (1966, 1968), and ‘The Outer Limits’ (1999). He was inducted into the ‘National Aviation Hall of Fame’ in 2006.
When Condor, a bookish CIA analyst tasked with reading all kinds of publications from around the world, comes across an unusual thriller novel, he decides to file a report on it. Then one day he returns to the office to find all his coworkers dead. Rattled, he tries to contact the headquarters; but it results in more bloodshed and personal danger.
Charly is a science fiction drama film which tells the story of an intellectually disabled man, Charly, who is attending night school, as well as working at the local bakery as a janitor. His teacher Alice makes him take part in an experiment which gives him the intelligence of a super-genius. He not only surpasses Alice, but also the scientists who had conducted the experiment on him. However, it seems that his intelligence is not everlasting, as after some time, it starts to fade away.
Picnic is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Hal Carter, who arrives in a small town in Kansas, to meet his friend Alan. Alan promises Hal a job, and invites him to the town’s Labor Day picnic. Things get complicated when Hal is attracted to Alan’s girlfriend.
During the Second World War, an elite group of Canadian commandos is teamed up with an American squad consisting of convicts from military prisons. Although initially they don’t get along with each other, eventually they develop a friendship, and soon, they are sent on a dangerous mission together to Italy.
Obsession is a mystery drama thriller film which tells the story of a New Orleans businessman, whose life is shattered after he loses his wife and his daughter in a kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later, his life takes a shocking turn, when he meets a woman named Sandra, who has a striking resemblance to his wife. He falls deeply in love with Sandra, but fears that she may face a similar fate.
Brilliant but socially awkward high school student Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider on a field trip and gains spider-like abilities and super strength. Following a family tragedy, he learns to use his superpowers only for good, as he faces an evil millionaire to save his aunt May and his crush Mary Jane Watson.
Despite desperate attempts to balance his life as crime-fighting neighborhood hero Spider-Man, Peter Parker's grades are falling, he loses his jobs regularly, and his love interest is engaged to someone else. Dejected, he gives up his alter ego, but eccentric scientist Dr. Otto Octavius, now tentacled villain Doctor Octopus, holds him responsible for a botched nuclear experiment.
Midway is a historical war drama film which revolves around the Battle of Midway in the World War II, which was a major naval battle, and is considered as a turning point for the US in the Second World War. The film portrays how brave US seamen unite to defeat the Japanese forces.
My Six Loves is an American comedy film, which tells the story of Janice, a Broadway musical star, who arrives home and finds six runaway children. She decides to take them in, and eventually becomes close to them. However, when one of the children runs away, when she returns to Broadway, Janice faces a life-changing decision.
This American Western Drama film follows the story of its title character, a former rodeo star, who is released from jail after a decade. As he comes to terms with the huge cultural changes in the society around him, he strives to regain his former rodeo star glory.
This action drama film tells the story of Mike Hagan, who is a pilot in passenger service. He is a candidate for the ‘Best Pilot of the Year’ honor, but nobody knows that he is quite depressed with his life. On top of that, he is an alcoholic, and soon a stewardess gets suspicious of this.
Paul Snider is a small-time hustler, who stumbles upon a naïve but beautiful high school senior named Dorothy. He immediately falls for her, and he also feels that she can become a model for the Playboy magazine. Over time, his dreams come true, as Dorothy not only becomes his wife, but she also becomes the Playboy Playmate twice. She eventually decides to pursue an acting career, after which she attracts several rich and influential men. Paul begins to get more and more jealous as well as obsessive, and soon his mental state begins to decline.
Up from the Beach is a war drama film which takes us to the time of the Second World War. After the Normandy landings in Omaha Beach, an American group of soldiers frees several French villagers who were held as hostages. Despite their victory, they face more difficulties in the form of German warplanes.
This action war drama film takes us to the time of the Second World War. It revolves around the captain of a Canadian warship, who heads a convoy on a perilous voyage to Russia.
Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken is a romantic drama film which revolves around a girl named Sonora, who lives with her sister Arnette, and her abusive Aunt Helen, during the time of the Great Depression. When she learns that she is going to be sent off to an orphanage, she runs away and soon manages to find a job as a stable hand. She also manages to become a rider eventually, and learn the tricks and trade of the sport.
Ann and her teen daughter, Joanna, manage a failing hotel on an island off the British coast. One day, they receive an unexpected guest, a man named Joe, who had an affair with Ann years ago. They soon renew their relationship, but problem arises when Joanna starts taking a liking for Joe as well, despite the fact that he is much older.
Man on a Swing is a mystery drama film, which revolves around police chief, Lee Tucker, who investigates the death of a young schoolteacher Maggie Dawson after she was found dead in a parking lot. A young psychic offers to help in the case, but soon it seems that he might be the killer himself.
The Interns is a drama film which revolves around the lives and conflicts of the medical interns working under senior surgeons at a major hospital.
Dr Michael Brace is a research scientist who has been experimenting and trying to create a brain reading device. When he realizes how it can be used for brainwashing, he realizes how dangerous it is, and he vows to destroy his own work.
Tony Ryder inherits his uncle’s media empire after his uncle dies while on avacation. Tony learns that his uncle was with a mysterious woman on the night he died. She is identified as Katie Robbins, a researcher working for their publication. Tony tries to get to know her and find out what she wants. But complications ensue as one thing leads to another.
Fraternity Row is a drama film which takes us to a college, where a young student is unhappy with the hazing process. He thinks of reforming the system, but his girl Jennifer doesn’t approve of it.
Brad Craig is the son of a well-known Army Colonel, who starts his freshman year at a military school. He soon falls for the beautiful daughter of a professor but things get complicated after he finds out that she has feelings for his roommate. He soon associates with Japanese spies who are trying to steal a secret chemical compound from the university.
Class is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a young naïve country boy named Jonathan who gets a scholarship at a classy school in the city. He soon starts having an affair with a beautiful woman, who is much older. She ends their relationship upon discovering that he is just 17. During the Christmas holidays, he visits the home of Skip, his friend, and he discovers that the woman he had an affair with, was none other than Skip’s mother.
Military-veterans Rex, Lou and Zeke go hunting, where a shot is fired at them by another group of hunters across a river. Zeke fires back killing one of the opposite parties When there is no police investigation, Rex is convinced that those others are plotting revenge to target them. He organizes group of ex-army men and weapons to get the other hunters.
Just as Peter Parker seems to have achieved a balance between school, love life, and his vigilante alter-ego, a new threat arises when his suit turns black, enhancing his powers and amplifying the dark side of his character. He also has to tackle his old-friend-turned-sworn-enemy Harry Osborn and bring to justice uncle Ben's real killer, the Sandman.
In 1942, Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway’s submarine is on a mission to secretly photograph Japanese aircrafts and installations in Coral Sea through their periscope camera. The Japanese attack and damage their submarine, taking Conway and his crew to Japanese interrogation camp. But they take help of British and Australian prisoners, and plan their escape to reach the allies with critical intelligence information.
Kit is vacationing with her husband Pete when they discover a body washed ashore. The body eventually turns out to be a man who was a friend of Pete and a former lover of Kit. Situations soon get complicated, and the stability of Kit’s and Pete’s marriage is put to the test.
Renaissance Man is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a failed advertisement executive who is offered a job by the US Army to teach a group of underachieving recruits, so that they can pass basic training.
Cuban terrorist, Cuervo, manipulates President’s daughter, Utopia, into stealing a vital detonation device and fleeing to LA, which now is an autonomous island for deporting undesirables. The President appoints former-soldier, Snake Plissken, for this mission wherein he is injected with a virus that would kill him in 9 hours, before which he has to find Utopia, stop Cuervo, and retrieve the device.
Eli used to be a heroic flying ace who performed several important and risky missions over Europe during the First World War. However, his wife passes away after the war. Therefore, he decides to take his 11-year-old son on an adventure, flying around the countryside.
This horror-thriller film tells the story of a millionaire who feels that his wife committed suicide due to him. He eventually also starts believing that her spirit is starting to haunt him.
Alan Parker is hypnotised by the thoughts of death ever since the demise of his father. When his girlfriend breaks up with him, he tries to end his life but is rescued by his friends. He learns about his mother's stroke and hitchhikes to the hospital. The stranger with whom he sets out to reach the hospital has a deadly secret and the motorist offers Alan an evil alternative.
A pilot crash lands in the middle of the desert, where he meets an usual little fellow, the Little Prince, who is trying to understand the universe, as well as the meaning of the true love and friendship.
Cliff Robertson Awards
|Charly||Best Actor in a Leading Role||1969|
|Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama||1966|