The best Ivan Dixon’s movies

Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

06/04/1931- 16/03/2008
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A Patch of Blue

A Patch of Blue
8/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 10/12/1965
  • Character: Mark Ralfe
A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.

Car Wash

Car Wash
6.2/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 22/10/1976
  • Character: Lonnie
This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking politically incorrect jokes to a constant soundtrack of disco and funk. Some of the workers find romance as the day moves along, but most are just happy to get through another shift.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
8/10
Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess
7.1/10
Set in the early 1900s in the fictional Catfish Row section of Charleston, South Carolina, which serves as home to a black fishing community, the story focuses on the titular characters, crippled beggar Porgy, who travels about in a goat-drawn cart, and the drug-addicted Bess, who lives with stevedore Crown, the local bully.

Claudine

Claudine
7.3/10
Claudine is a single mother in New York City who endures an exhausting commute to the suburbs where she works as a maid for wealthy families. In one carefully tended white community, she meets Roop, a charismatic but irresponsible garbage collector. Romance quickly ensues, but Claudine doubts that their relationship is good for her six children, and Rupert, despite his good nature, is reluctant to take on fatherhood.

Something of Value

Something of Value
6.6/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 08/05/1957
  • Character: Lathela - Loyal Gun-Bearer
As Kenya's Mau Mau uprising tears the country apart, former childhood friends Kimani (Sidney Poitier), a native, and Peter (Rock Hudson), a British colonist, find themselves on opposite sides of the struggle in this provocative drama. Though each is devoted to his cause, both wish for a more moderate path -- but their hopes for a peaceful resolution are thwarted by rage, colonial arrogance and escalating violence on both sides.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
6.9/10
An actor rigs a fake shooting on TV with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes wrong when the gun turns out to contain a live round.

To Trap a Spy

To Trap a Spy
6.1/10
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release: 01/01/1964
  • Character: Jean Francis Soumarin
The men from U.N.C.L.E. are off to Africa to stop the assassination of a president.

Battle at Bloody Beach

Battle at Bloody Beach
5.6/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 20/06/1961
  • Character: Tiger Blair
This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before

Clay Pigeon

Clay Pigeon
5/10
  • Genre: ActionDrama
  • Release: 01/08/1971
  • Character: Simon
An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang.

Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man
8/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 27/12/1964
  • Character: Duff Anderson
A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Where's Jack?

Where's Jack?
6.6/10
Based on the adventures of Jack Sheppard, the thief and jail-breaker who became a folk hero in 1720s London.

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
5.5/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 11/09/1970
  • Character: Sgt. Jones
War is brewing between the soldiers at an otherwise quiet army base and the civilians of a nearby Southern town. Brian Keith is an officer who tries to keep the peace. However, peace is hard to come by with Ernest Borgnine as a stereotypical dumb hick sheriff who's quick to call in the local militia. Tony Curtis plays a skirt-chasing sergeant who can't stay out of trouble and soon lands in jail. Brian Keith borrows a tank to release his friend from jail. Things get more chaotic after that.

Fer-de-Lance

Fer-de-Lance
4.8/10
An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous snakes which escape storage and bite key personnel on the submarine, causing an accident that cripples the vehicle so that it drops to the bottom of the Southern Ocean. Worse still, the snakes are still at large on the submarine and complicate the efforts of the crew to escape the sunken vessel.

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