Rock Hudson was an American actor who gained recognition for lead roles in films such as 'Magnificent Obsession' (1954), 'All That Heaven Allows' (1955) and 'Giant' (1956), the last of which earned him an 'Academy Award' nomination for 'Best Actor'. He later starred in many successful romantic comedies such as 'Pillow Talk' (1959), 'Lover Come Back' (1961) and 'Send Me No Flowers' (1964) – all opposite Doris Day.
In 1965, his movies 'Strange Bedfellows' (1965) and 'A Very Special Favor' (1965) proved to be commercial failures. His 1966 science-fiction thriller 'Seconds' initially failed at the box-office, but now is regarded as one of his best roles. His later filmography included movies like 'Showdown' (1973), 'Embryo' (1976), 'Avalanche' (1978), 'The Mirror Crack'd' (1980) and 'The Ambassador' (1984).
As his film career declined, he shifted focus towards television and portrayed the lead role of Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' McMillan in the NBC series 'McMillan & Wife' (1971-77). He also appeared on the series 'The Devlin Connection' (1982), the two miniseries 'Wheels' (1978) and 'The Martian Chronicles' (1980), and the made-for-television films 'World War III' (1982) and 'The Vegas Strip War' (1984). His final role was in the soap opera 'Dynasty' (1984-85).
This Western action drama film tells the story of Lin, who wins a rare rifle in a contest. However, his brother Henry steals it away. Lin sets off on a difficult journey to track him down and find him, in order to claim the rifle back. Lin’s journey eventually brings him to Dodge City, Kansas.
Arthur Hamilton is a middle-aged banker who suddenly gets a call from his friend whom he had believed to be dead. It turns out that his friend has been living a new life, with the help of a company that can give people a new identity along with a new face, in order to live a completely new life. Unhappy with his own life, Arthur decides to undergo the procedure himself, but he is not aware that it comes at a price.
An upper-class widow Cory Scott falls for Ron Kirby, a much younger man. She pursues her romance facing ostracism and throwing conventional behaviour to winds. But when Cory's folks start dictating her life, she is caught at the crossroads, to give up on Ron or to live her life on her own terms.
Pillow Talk is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Jan, an interior decorator, who lives alone in New York City. She seems to be quite happy in her life, but the only apparent problem in her life is the party line, which she shares with her neighbor Brad, who is a Broadway composer and playboy. Brad soon finds himself attracted to Jan.
Lucy gets married to a reckless and alcoholic playboy named Kyle, but eventually she starts to develop feelings for Mitch, Kyle’s best friend. Things get ugly when Lucy’s nymphomaniac sister also seems to fall in love with Mitch, which makes the situation even worse.
Bend of the River is a western adventure film which tells the story of Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, who are leading a group of homesteaders from Missouri to Oregon. As winter nears, they establish a settlement outside Portland, and look for food supplies. Things take a turn when they soon learn about a gold mining camp nearby.
Jerry and Carol are both in the advertising business, although they work for different agencies. Carol is annoyed by the fact that Jerry uses alcohol and women to ensure contracts for his agency. Therefore, Carol tries to get him thrown out of his profession, but Jerry manages to bribe the girl who was supposed to testify against him. Soon, due to a series of misunderstandings, Jerry is left with a campaign for a product which has not even been invented.
Samuel Fulton, an aging millionaire without an heir, decides to leave his fortune to the family of the late Millicent Blaisdell, who had once dumped him for his lack of money, thereby inspiring him to pursue wealth. However, he also wants to test the family beforehand, in order to ensure that the money would not be misused.
Send Me No Flowers is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of George Kimball, a hypochondriac, who lives with his wife Judy in a suburban area. After experiencing chest pains, he begins to believe that he is dying. He decides not to tell Judy, as he believes that it will upset her. Instead, he tries to choose her next husband.
Ice Station Zebra is an action adventure thriller film which revolves around Commander James Ferraday, who is assigned a task to board a US submarine and lead it to the frozen wastes of the North Pole, in order to recover a Soviet satellite.
After the American Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers and ex-Union soldiers are forced to unite to lead their friends and loved ones to safety, when they encounter Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
Raised together since childhood, Peter, the son of a white Kenyan settler and Kimani, a black worker are close friends. Things begin to change when Kimani’s father is jailed for following a tribal tradition. Angered by this, he joins Mau Mau rebels, but cannot really accept many of their actions. The two friends finally come face to face when the rebels kill Peter’s brother-in-law.
This historical drama film revolves around the story of Lieutenant Colonel Dean E Hess, a fighter pilot working for the US Air Force, who had helped in protecting and evacuating hundreds of war orphans to safety during the Korean War.
The story centers on a California winemaking dynasty, struggling to survive during Prohibition. At the centre is Elizabeth Rambeau, who arrives at her grandfather’s winery in Napa Valley to find that he has arranged her marriage to another vineyard owner, belonging to a separate branch of the family. However, her cousin John has other ideas.
Coke Mason is a coal miner whose gambler brother encourages him to take up a boxing career. Depressed by his impoverished lifestyle, Mason agrees. However, the problem is that during boxing, when he grows angered, he is consumed by a murderous rage. But despite this, he refuses to train professionally.
The Hammond brothers, Neil and Dan, return to their parents’ Austin ranch after the Civil War. Neil takes over the ranch-work as he woos the country damsel, Sally. Dan gets drawn to the local baron Hardin’s wife Lorna, while grossing money through rustling horses and other corrupt dealings. Will the new Marshal, Neil, confront his brother whose goons are harassing the ranchers?
Psychiatrist Dr. Bartholomew Snow is hired by General Pratt to treat scientist Arthur Vincenti, who is kept hidden to save him from being kidnapped by enemy agents. Dr. Snow is always blindfolded when he is taken to the location. However, Snow starts questioning everything when a CIA agent named Fitzpatrick claims that General Pratt is an enemy agent.
Oil baron Paul Chadwick, who is also a notorious womanizer, wins a legal case by charming the female judge. The opposing lawyer Michel is infuriated at this, and asks him for a favor in exchange for not exposing him. He is asked to seduce her estranged daughter, in order to break her engagement to a suitor, whom she doesn’t approve of.
After a dentist is murdered, a detective starts investigating the case. He soon ties the murder to a robbery and a circus clown.
Frank Truscott is a sea captain who observes a saloon girl Roxy McClanahan steal a wallet from one of her customers. Roxy eventually steals the identity of a sick woman with a baby, after the latter passes away, and heads off to San Francisco with the baby. She wants to find the wealthy relatives of the woman, and get an award in return for bringing the baby back.
The Mirror Crack’d is a mystery thriller film which revolves around Jane Marple, a detective who is called in to investigate, after a local woman in an English village is poisoned and killed. The locals however believe that the intended victim was actually a visiting movie star, who is filming a drama about Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, former Queen of England.
Set in the backdrop of a conflict between the settlers and the Native Seminole tribe, the story focuses on how a cavalry lieutenant goes against his superior to ensure peace between the two warring group. It all starts when the Seminole chief, Osceola, comes to the fort under a flag of truce, but is arrested by the fort commander, who wants to rid the area of the Native Indians.
Col. Caldwell is assigned by Commanding General of SAC to straighten up an air force base currently suffering from a low state of readiness. Shortly, he becomes known as a harsh taskmaster, instigating the Squadron Commander to opt for early retirement. His good friend Col. Farr is also kept under his scrutiny. But unexpectedly, his devotion to his duty also puts a stain on his marriage.
An American doctor gets married to an Austrian girl, who later disappears in the Soviet Control Zone during a visit, after which she is presumed dead. Years later, he runs into his former wife, but when she sees him, she runs in shock and gets struck by a car.
A Dutch physician, who treats leprosy patients in the forests of Indonesia, has a dangerous encounter with a witch-doctor who uses black magic to eliminate his enemies.
One Desire is a romantic drama film which tells the story of an ex-gambler Clint whose desire is to escape his shady life along with Tacey, a saloon dancer, and settle down elsewhere. They soon decide to move to a mining town in Colorado, along with Clint’s younger brother.
I Was a Shoplifter is a crime drama film which takes us to 1950 Los Angeles, where an undercover cop is attempting to infiltrate and neutralize a shoplifting crime ring that targets major departmental stores. He soon comes across a kleptomaniac socialite.
In this 3D Western, a notorious ex-Confederate outlaw Frank Slayton and his gang raid a California-bound stagecoach carrying rancher Ben Warren and his fiancée Jennifer, whom they abduct and leave Ben for dead. As he recovers, Ben, with the help of two men who have a grudge against the outlaw, pursues Slayton and his men to Mexican border to rescue his fiancée.
A wealthy American and a bohemian Italian meet in London and get married on the whim. Quickly they realize they have nothing in common and decide to go on their own way. But seven years later, as their divorce is about to be finalized, they meet again only to be drawn to each other.
Billy Massey and Chuck Jarvis were childhood friends until a woman came in between them. Now they stand at the opposite end of the law with Billy turning into a bank robber and Chuck a lawman. However, it does not stop them from joining forces in a final showdown against a common enemy.
Adapted from the One Thousand and One Nights, the film opens with a battle between the cities of Basra and Baghdad. Before Harun’s father dies in this battle, he urges him to stop the senseless killings and so he rides to Baghdad, where he comes in possession of a magical sword. He also meets beautiful Khairuzan, unaware that she is a princess in disguise.
Omar is an Iranian blacksmith who champions the cause of the poor and the oppressed against a tyrannical prince who oppresses his people.
This suspense drama film revolves around an American ambassador to Israel, who tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict, through his unconventional ways. However, his efforts are hampered at every turn, and his personal life is threatened.
This adventure comedy drama film, tells the story of a detective who gets involved with the daughter of one of his old friends. However, he is completely unaware of the fact that she is actually a jewel thief.
After moving to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges, Mike Petrakis and his young son Tony find themselves in clash with fisherman Thomas Rhys and his group. As the toxic rivalry between the two clans escalates and leads to violent brawls, Tony meets Gwyneth, the daughter of Rhys, and they fall in love.
After stealing the money of gangster, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico, where he thinks of leading an honest life.
The life of a pilot named Major Ed Hardin, fighting in the Second World War, changes, after he receives a promotion.
Rock Hudson Awards
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Male||1963|
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Male||1961|
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Male||1960|
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Male||1959|