biography

Born Peter Aurness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 18, 1926, handsome actor Peter Graves enjoyed a career that spanned six decades. Graves got his start in radio as a teenager. Following a stint in the armed services, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1946 as a drama major and later headed for California. A year after marrying his wife Joan, Graves snagged a starring role in his first film, the independently produced Rogue River (1951; with Rory Calhoun). His next film, for the same production company, was the western Fort Defiance (1951; with Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, and Tracey Roberts). In 1952, he starred in his first science fiction vehicle, Red Planet Mars (with Andrea King), setting the stage for Graves' string of science fiction films in the 1950s which includes Killers from Space (1954; with Barbara Bestar), It Conquered the World (1956; with Beverly Garland and Lee Van Cleef), and Beginning of the End (1957; with Peggie Castle and Morris Ankrum). In addition, Graves appeared in a number of westerns, such as Robbers' Roost (1955; with George Montgomery and Bruce Bennett) and Fort Yuma (1955; with John Hudson), along with a number of dramas and war pictures.

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Red Planet Mars (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Walter Sande, Peter Graves, and Andrea King

Graves attempts to contact beings on Mars with the help of Walter Sande and Andrea King in the United Artists science fiction release Red Planet Mars

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, and Peter Graves

With Robert Wagner and Terry Moore in the 20th Century-Fox underwater adventure Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Killers from Space (1954) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peter GravesPeter GravesPeter Graves and Barbara BestarPeter Graves

From the fun science fiction effort Killers from Space, released by RKO. LEFT: Graves as scientist Doug Martin. CENTER A: Following a plane crash, Peter Graves is captured by aliens who plan to take over Earth. CENTER B: With Barbara Bestar as his wife. RIGHT: Graves attempts to foil the bug-eyed aliens' plan to take over the world

Fort Yuma (1955) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peter Graves and John HudsonJoan Vohs, Addison Richards, John Hudson, and Peter Graves

From the United Artists western Fort Yuma. LEFT: Graves and John Hudson tend to a dead body. RIGHT: With Joan Vohs, Addison Richards, and John Hudson

Death in Small Doses (1957)

Merry Anders and Peter GravesPeter Graves and Mala Powers

From the Allied Artists release Death in Small Doses. LEFT: Government agent Peter Graves shakes down Merry Anders. RIGHT: With Mala Powers

Beginning of the End (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peggie Castle and Peter GravesPeter Graves

From Republic's science fiction flick Beginning of the End, which once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000. LEFT: With love interest Peggie Castle. RIGHT: Graves attempts to save the world from giant grasshoppers

Wolf Larsen (1958)

Peter Graves

Graves as crewman Van Weyden in the Allied Artists sea adventure Wolf Larsen

A Rage to Live (1965) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Bethel Leslie and Peter Graves

From the potboiler A Rage to Live, released by United Artists. Bethel Leslie throws a drink in husband Peter Graves' face upon discovering his dalliance with nymphomaniac Suzanne Pleshette

Sergeant Ryker (1965)

Bradford Dillman and Peter Graves

With Bradford Dillman in the Universal drama Sergeant Ryker. This film is actually comprised of two 1963 episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre titled The Case Against Paul Ryker

Mission: Impossible (1966-1973 CBS TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peter Lupus, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Greg Morris, and Peter Graves

Cast photo from the CBS TV series Mission: Impossible featuring Peter Lupus, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Greg Morris, and Peter Graves

The Ballad of Josie (1967)

Doris Day, Peter Graves, and George KennedyDoris Day, George Kennedy, and Peter Graves

From the comedy/western The Ballad of Josie, released by Universal. LEFT: Doris Day, as the title character, watches as Peter Graves and George Kennedy get ready to mix it up. RIGHT: Again with Day and Kennedy

Mission Impossible Versus the Mob (1968)

Peter Lupus and Peter GravesPeter Graves

LEFT: Lobby card from the theatrical release Mission Impossible Versus the Mob with Peter Lupus. RIGHT: Promotional shot from the film

The Five Man Army (1969) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peter GravesPeter GravesPeter Graves

From the spaghetti western The Five Man Army. LEFT: Graves as the Dutchman. CENTER and RIGHT: Promotional shots from the film, released in the U.S. by MGM

Scream of the Wolf (1974)

Peter GravesPhilip Carey and Peter Graves

LEFT: Promotional photo from the made-for-TV horror flick Scream of the Wolf, originally aired by ABC. RIGHT: With costar Philip Carey

Airplane! (1980) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Julie Hagerty, Lorna Patterson, Leslie Nielsen, and Peter Graves

From the hilarious Aiplane!, released by Paramount. Graves does a comedic turn as Captain Clarence Oveur. Also pictured are Julie Hagerty, Lorna Patterson, and Leslie Nielsen

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Julie Hagerty, Kent McCord, James A. Watson Jr., and Peter Graves

From Airplane II, released by Paramount. Pictured along with Graves are Julie Hagerty, Kent McCord, and James A. Watson Jr.

later years

Today, Peter Graves is probably best known for his 1966-1973 series Mission: Impossible, in which he appeared from 1967 through the end of the series. But cult audiences have given new life to Graves' science fiction and horror flicks, including his 1970s films Scream of the Wolf (1974; with Clint Walker and Philip Carey) and Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979; with Dick Sargent and Keenan Wynn). Although never lacking work, Graves reinvigorated his career with his hilarious role as Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane! (1980; with Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty). In 1987, he began hosting A & E Network's successful Biography series, which he stayed with through the 1994 season. He continued working in films and on such TV shows as 7th Heaven until his sudden death on March 14, 2010, at the age of 83. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, a number of grandchildren, and his brother, western legend and Gunsmoke star James Arness.

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TELEVISION
Fury [DVD] DVD
First, orphan Joey is taken in by kindly widower Jim and befriends a stallion in the pilot episode, "Fury of Broken Wheel Ranch." Then, a stranger arrives claiming to be the boy's father--causing trouble along the way. Next, Jim and Fury race to help Joey when he is bitten by a dog. Finally, Joey becomes lonely when his steed falls in love. 103 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Fury: Family TV Classics [DVD] DVD
Includes "Joey Finds a Friend," "Scorched Earth," "Joey's Dame Trouble," "Joey and the Gypsy," and "Joey's Father." 120 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Whiplash: The Complete Series [DVD](1960) DVD
Which TV frontier hero fended off stagecoach robbers with a bullwhip and boomerangs? Christopher Cobb (Peter Graves), an American adventurer who went to Australia in the 1850s to found the island continent's first stage line, did in this offbeat 1960-61 syndicated series. Filmed on location down under, the show also starred Anthony Wickert. <> Standard; Soundtrack: English. 34 episodes on 4 discs. 14 hrs.
Branded: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1965) DVD
All 32 episodes from season two--including "Judge Not," "I Killed Jason McCord," "The Greatest Coward on Earth," "Nice Day for a Hanging," and "Kellie"--are featured in a three-disc set. 13 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurettes.
Mission: Impossible: The Second TV Season [DVD](1967) DVD
All 25 episodes from the second season--including "The Widow" (featuring the first appearance of Peter Graves as Jim Phelps), "The Bank," "Echo of Yesterday," "A Game of Chess," and "Recovery"--have been collected in a seven-disc set. 21 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
Mission: Impossible: The Third TV Season [DVD](1968) DVD
All 25 episodes from the third season--including "The Heir Apparent," "The Elixir," "The Mind of Stefan Miklos," "Doomsday," and "The Interrogator"--have been collected in a seven-disc set. 21 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
Mission: Impossible: The Fourth TV Season [DVD](1969) DVD
All 26 episodes from the fourth season--including "The Code," the two-part "The Controllers" (featuring the first appearance of Leonard Nimoy as Paris), "Robot," "Death Squad," and "The Martyr"--have been collected in a seven-disc set. 22 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
Mission: Impossible: The Fifth TV Season [DVD](1970) DVD
All 23 episodes from season five--including "The Killer," "My Friend, My Enemy," "The Amateur," "A Ghost Story," and "The Merchant"--have been collected in a six-disc set. 19 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish. **23 episodes on 6 discs. 19 1/4 hrs.**
Mission: Impossible: The Sixth TV Season [DVD](1971) DVD
All 22 episodes from season six--including "Blind," "Shape-Up," "Run for the Money," "Stone Pillow," and "Trapped"--have been collected in a six-disc set. 18 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish. **22 episodes on 6 discs. 18 2/3 hrs.**
Mission: Impossible: The Final TV Season [DVD](1971) DVD
All 22 episodes from the seventh (and final) season--including "Break!," "Underground," "Crack-Up," "The Western," and "Imitation"--are featured in a six-disc set. 18 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish. **22 episodes on 6 discs. 18 1/2 hrs.**
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season [DVD](1984) DVD
All 22 episodes from the debut season--including the two-hour pilot "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes," "Deadly Lady," "Death Takes a Curtain Call," "Armed Response," and "Funeral at Fifty-Mile"--are featured in this three-disc set. 18 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
7th Heaven: The Complete First Season [DVD](1996) DVD
All 22 episodes from the series' debut season--including "Anything You Want," "No Funerals and a Wedding," "The Color of God," "What Will People Say?," and the two-part "Dangerous Liaisons"--are included in a six-disc set. 16 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo.
7th Heaven: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1997) DVD
All 22 episodes from season two--including "Don't Take My Love Away," "Says Who?," "Stuck in the Middle with You," "Boyfriends," and "...and Girlfriends"--are included in a six-disc set. 16 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo.
7th Heaven: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD](1999) DVD
All 22 episodes from the series's fourth season--including "The Tattle Tale Heart," "You Wait and See," "Loves Me, Loves Me Not," "Words," and the two-part "Love Stinks"--are collected in a six-disc set. 16 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Mission: Impossible: The '88 & '89 TV Seasons 2-Pack [DVD] DVD
All 35 episodes of the series are included in a nine-disc set. **35 episodes on 9 discs. 28 hrs.**
Mission: Impossible: The '88 TV Season [DVD](1988) DVD
All 19 episodes from the first season--including "The Killer," "The Pawn," "The Greek," "The Fixer," and "Bayou"--have been collected in a five-disc set. 15 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH). **19 episodes on 5 discs. 15 1/3 hrs.**
Mission: Impossible: The '89 TV Season [DVD](1989) DVD
All 16 episodes from the second and final season--including the two-part "The Golden Serpent," "War Games," "Banshee," "The Assassin," and "The Sands of Seth"--have been collected in a four-disc set. 12 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); TV spots. **16 episodes on 4 discs. 12 3/4 hrs.**

FILM
Fort Defiance [DVD](1951) DVD
The Civil War might be over, but former Union soldier Ben Shelby (Ben Johnson) remains eager to avenge the battlefield death of his brother. He tracks down the location of the man he holds responsible, but when arriving at his ranch outside the town of Fort Defiance, his plans are disrupted with some surprising news. Mixing drama, action, and romance, this western adventure co-stars Dane Clark, Peter Graves, and Tracey Roberts. 81 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Red Planet Mars [DVD](1952) DVD
Bizarre mix of '50s science fiction and anti-Communist melodrama stars Peter Graves as a scientist who intercepts messages from God supposedly originating from the fourth planet. The worldwide panic that results leads to a religious revival and revolution in Russia! With Andrea King, Herbert Berghof. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Stalag 17 [DVD](1953) DVD
Billy Wilder's acerbic, harrowing blend of comedy and drama, depicting the life of Allied POWs in a German prison camp, stars William Holden as a cynical but resourceful American sergeant who's accused of being a Nazi collaborator when damning information about a fellow prisoner is leaked to the commandant. Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Peter Graves co-star. 120 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; photo gallery.
War Paint [DVD](1953) DVD
The clash between cowboys and Indians fuels this engaging western drama, when an army lieutenant (Robert Stack) is charged with delivering a crucial peace treaty designed to prevent an all-out war. When the chief goes missing, the military man and his patrol put their trust in a guide (Keith Larsen)...but whose side is the guide really on? Charles McGraw, Peter Graves co-star. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Beneath The 12-Mile Reef [DVD](1953) DVD
It's "Romeo and Juliet" among the risk-taking sponge divers of the Florida coast, with Robert Wagner and Terry Moore as the young lovers who come from rival diving families. Thrilling underwater scenes, including a battle with an octopus, highlight this drama. Gilbert Roland, Richard Boone, Peter Graves also star. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital; scene access.
Killers From Space [DVD](1954) DVD
Peter Graves is Earth's only hope against space invaders in this sci-fi shocker. After his plane crashes, scientist Graves is saved--and brainwashed--by ping pong ball-eyed aliens who are using energy from atomic tests to take over the planet. Will Graves learn the truth in time to save humanity? James Seay, Steve Pendleton also star; directed by W. Lee Wilder (Billy's brother). 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.
The Raid [DVD](1954) DVD
In this Civil War-era saga, Van Heflin leads a squad of Confederate soldiers--Peter Graves and Lee Marvin among them--on an escape route to Canada as the war ends. Planning to rob banks and set a small Vermont town ablaze to retaliate against the North, Heflin masquerades as a businessman to walk among his enemies incognito...but his scheme is complicated by his infatuation with local widow Anne Bancroft. With Richard Boone, Tommy Rettig. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Robbers' Roost [DVD](1955) DVD
A cowboy (George Montgomery) on the trail of his wife's killer joins up with a gang of outlaws who've been taken on as ranch hands for a massive cattle drive. Can he turn up the murderer before the rustlers spring their thieving agenda? Rousing take on the Zane Grey story also stars Richard Boone, Peter Graves, Bruce Bennett, Warren Stevens. 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Long Gray Line [DVD](1955) DVD
John Ford helmed this moving true-life story that plays like a West Point-flavored "Goodbye, Mr. Chips." Tyrone Power stars as Marty Maher, an Irish immigrant who comes to the Point as a kitchen worker and becomes an athletic director and father figure to 50 years of cadets. Maureen O'Hara plays Power's wife; with Ward Bond, Donald Crisp, Robert Francis. 138 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; theatrical trailer; scene access.
The Night Of The Hunter (Criterion Collection) [DVD](1955) DVD
Harrowing suspense classic of two children on the run from their psychotic religious fanatic stepfather, who murdered their mother in a search for money stolen from a bank by their father. Robert Mitchum is the spellbinding "preacher" with "LOVE" and "HATE" tattooed on his knuckles; also stars Lillian Gish, Shelley Winters, Peter Graves. Charles Laughton's only directorial effort. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; documentary; outtakes; interviews; featurettes; bonus footage; art gallery; theatrical trailer. Two-disc set.
The Night Of The Hunter (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray](1955)
Harrowing suspense classic of two children on the run from their psychotic religious fanatic stepfather, who murdered their mother in a search for money stolen from a bank by their father. Robert Mitchum is the spellbinding "preacher" with "LOVE" and "HATE" tattooed on his knuckles; also stars Lillian Gish, Shelley Winters, Peter Graves. Charles Laughton's only directorial effort. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; documentary; outtakes; interviews; featurettes; bonus footage; art gallery; theatrical trailer. Two-disc set.
Fort Yuma [DVD](1955) DVD
An Apache chief is killed by an angry settler, setting the stage for a war of vengeance waged by the chief's enraged son. After attacking a supply convoy led by an Indian-hating U.S. Army lieutenant (Peter Graves), the Apaches plan to disguise themselves using the dead soldiers' uniforms and launch an assault on the nearby Fort Yuma. With Joan Vohs, John Hudson, Joan Taylor, Abel Fernandez. 79 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Wichita [DVD](1955) DVD
If any town needs a lawman to keep the peace, it's Wichita--but former buffalo hunter Wyatt Earp (Joel McCrea) says he's not the man for the job, even after successfully foiling a bank robbery. Earp decides to don the marshal's badge when renegade cowboys accidentally kill a young boy after storming into town. This ripping Western adventure co-stars Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, and Wallace Ford. 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Canyon River [DVD](1956) DVD
Intense Western follows a rancher as he travels from Wyoming to Oregon with plans of crossbreeding his cattle to develop a hardier stock. Along the way, he becomes the target of a murder scheme that would steal his animals and leave him six feet under. Can our hero avoid falling victim to the nefarious plot? George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves star. AKA: "Cattle King." 80 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Beginning Of The End [DVD](1957) DVD
Jiminy crickets! Irradiated wheat and produce are turning normal grasshoppers into giant, man-eating monsters that are marching (hopping?) on Chicago. Can scientist Peter Graves and reporter Peggie Castle stop them before they swarm all over Wrigley Field? Bert I. Gordon ("The Amazing Colossal Man") directs this "big bug" sci-fi fave. 73 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.
A Rage To Live [DVD](1965) DVD
Suzanne Pleshette stars as a Pennsylvania newspaper heiress driven to promiscuity after attempting to live inside the boundaries of a traditional marriage. Forced into the relationship because her family members were deeply shamed by public knowledge of her compulsively sexual nature, Pleshette tries to remain faithful to her husband (Bradford Dillman) for a time, until a past lover re-enters her life. Ben Gazzara, Peter Graves co-star in this drama based on John O'Hara's novel. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
The Five Man Army [DVD](1969) DVD
In the tradition of "The Magnificent Seven" comes this Euro-western set during the Mexican Revolution and showcasing Peter Graves as a mercenary who pulls together four specialist friends (a strongman, a dynamite expert, a sword specialist, and an acrobatic fighter) to rescue a revolutionary, then rob a train carrying gold dust. With Bud Spencer, James Daly, Claudio Gora; reportedly co-directed by Dario Argento. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital 2.0; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
The Mysterious Monsters [DVD](1976) DVD
OK, Bigfoot watchers, it's time to put your expertise under the microscope! Peter Graves hosts this speculative program that reviews the lore of the elusive creature, as eyewitnesses undergo hypnosis to recall their frightful encounters, experts take a long look at the famous Patterson-Gimlin film, and more. Graves also delves into the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster as an added bonus. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Clonus (Parts: The Clonus Horror) (Remastered Version) [DVD](1979) DVD
Well-done sci-fi thriller in the tradition of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Seconds." A young man preparing to learn the remote compound that's been his only home discovers that he's part of a high-level government conspiracy involving cloning and organ transplants. Tim Donnelly, Paulette Breen, Peter Graves, and Dick Sargent star. AKA: "The Clonus Horror." 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; interview; theatrical trailer.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 12 [DVD] DVD
Poke fun (along with the MST3K gang) at some of cinema's most cringeworthy classics, starting with "The Starfighters" (1964), the rip-roaring adventure of a young pilot determined to outmaneuver his father, a former Air Force legend. Former U.S. congressman Robert "B-1 Bob" Dornan stars. Next, a CIA agent uncovers a diabolical plot by a South American gangster to add lethal drugs to candy and gum and sell it to American college kids. "Secret Agent Super Dragon" (1966) stars Ray Danton and Marisa Mell. Four-disc set also includes "The Rebel Set," "Parts: The Clonus Horror." 6 2/3 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailers.
Airplane! [Blu-ray](1980)
One of the most outrageous comedies ever, the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team's spoof of "Airport"-style disaster films took the plot of a jeopardized transcontinental flight from the 1957 thriller "Zero Hour" and crammed it with more gags than can be counted. Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Stephen Stucker as Johnny star. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; interviews; trivia; theatrical trailer.
Airplane! ("Don't Call Me Shirley!" Edition) [DVD](1980) DVD
The plot of the 1957 thriller "Zero Hour" had more gags than can be counted attached to it, and the result is the funniest flight ever. The Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team's hilarious spoof of "Airport"-style disaster films stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Stephen Stucker as Johnny. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker; deleted scenes; interviews; theatrical trailer.
Airplane II: The Sequel [DVD](1982) DVD
More fabulous fun with the flight crew that can't keep a good laugh down. Take off into outer space for a second helping of zany sight gags with stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Peter Graves, William Shatner, and Sonny Bono. 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
Airplane! (1980)/Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) [DVD] DVD
Includes "Airplane!" and "Airplane II: The Sequel."
Savannah Smiles [DVD](1982) DVD
Old-fashioned comedic lark about a young girl who runs away from her rich inattentive parents and falls right into the hands of a pair of escaped cons, who hatch a scheme to collect a $100,000 ransom...but didn't expect to grow to care about their "hostage." Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, and Bridgette Andersen star. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Winds Of War [DVD](1983) DVD
The Emmy-winning TV mini-series, bringing to life Herman Wouk's tale of a Navy family's devotion to duty and to each other in the days shortly before America's entry into World War II, features an acclaimed cast that includes Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Tennant, John Houseman, Polly Bergen, Lisa Eilbacher, and Ralph Bellamy, reprising his screen role as FDR. 14 1/2 hrs. on six discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; "making of" documentary; featurettes.
Number One With A Bullet [DVD](1987) DVD
The winning combination of Robert Carradine and Billy Dee Williams propels this taut actioner about an unlikely duo of L.A. detectives who feel heat from the department when one too many of their elaborate undercover stings gets blown. Convinced there's a mole on the force, their trail of the leak leads to the city's most powerful drug dealer. Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Graves, Doris Roberts, Bobby Di Cicco co-star. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
War And Remembrance [DVD](1988) DVD
The global and personal dramas of World War II are vividly brought to life in the epic TV mini-series, based on Herman Wouk's best-selling novel. Filmed in 10 countries, this first part of the saga follows the battles in Europe, Africa and the Pacific and graphically depicts the horrors of the Holocaust. The international cast includes Robert Mitchum, John Gielgud, Jane Seymour, Barry Bostwick, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant, and Ralph Bellamy. 13 1/2 hrs. total on six discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; interviews; featurette; "making of" documentary.
Addams Family Values [DVD](1993) DVD
The creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky brood is back in a hilarious sequel that finds Gomez and Morticia welcoming Pubert, a new Addams, into the world; Uncle Fester getting hitched to a seductive, conniving nanny; and Wednesday and Pugsley disrupting a happy summer camp. Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack star. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.
These Old Broads [DVD](2001) DVD
Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, and Joan Collins star in this comedy, playing stars of a 1960s film that has become a sensation after being reissued in theaters. With help from MacLaine's son (Jonathan Silverman) and a top agent (Elizabeth Taylor), the actresses are reunited for a TV special, but their petty jealousies and romantic rivalries threaten to derail the project. Co-written by Carrie Fisher. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English.
Don't Ask Don't Tell [DVD](2002) DVD
In the tradition of "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" and "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" comes this sci-fi satire which takes the 1954 interplanetary shocker "Killers from Space"--with scientist Peter Graves battling bug-eyed aliens--and adds an all-new soundtrack. The result: Graves is now the latest victim of the aliens' "fabulous" plan to turn all Earthmen gay! Can Graves be "straightened" out in time? 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; scene-by-scene comparison; music video.

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FILM
With You In Spirit (2003)
These Old Broads (2001) with Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Barry, and Pat Harrington Jr.
Addams Family Values (1993) with Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, and Carol Kane
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (1987) with Claude Akins, Courteney Cox, Faith Ford, and Stephen Furst
Number One with a Bullet (1987) with Robert Carradine, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Bertinelli, and Doris Roberts
Aces Go Places III: Our Man From Bond Street (1984) with Richard Kiel and Harold Sakata
Tennis Court (1984)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) with Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Chuck Connors, William Shatner, Raymond Burr, John Vernon, Stephen Stucker, and Kent McCord
Savannah Smiles (1982) with Chris Robinson, Michael Parks, Pat Morita, and Carol Wayne
Best of Friends (1981) with Alex Cord and Carol Lynley
Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident (1981) with Curd Jurgens, Michael Dante, and John Carradine
Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie (1981) with Tony Orlando, Edward James Olmos, and Gregory Sierra
The Guns and the Fury (1981) with Cameron Mitchell, Michael Ansara, and Albert Salmi
Airplane! (1980) with Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, and Stephen Stucker
The Memory of Eva Ryker (1980) with Jean-Pierre Aumont, Ralph Bellamy, Bradford Dillman, Morgan Fairchild, Mel Ferrer, Robert Foxworth, Roddy McDowall, and Natalie Wood
Survival Run (1980) with Ray Milland and Vincent Van Patten
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (1980) with Steve Martin, Marty Allen, Richard Deacon, Werner Klemperer, Meredith MacRae, Louis Nye, and Carl Reiner
The Rebels (1979) with Andrew Stevens, Don Johnson, Doug McClure, Jim Backus, Richard Basehart, Joan Blondell, Tom Bosley, Macdonald Carey, Rory Calhoun, Kim Cattrall, and Anne Francis
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) with Shelley Hack, George Hamilton, Frank Gorshin, Harriet Nelson, Barbara Rush, Dinah Shore, and Abe Vigoda
Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979) with Tim Donnelly, Dick Sargent, Keenan Wynn, and Lurene Tuttle; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Gift of the Magi (1978) with Jim Backus, Debby Boone, and Jo Anne Worley
High Seas Hijack (1978) with Gigi Perreau
SST: Death Flight (1977) with Bert Convy, Lorne Greene, Season Hubley, Tina Louise, George Maharis, Burgess Meredith, Doug McClure, Martin Milner, Robert Reed, and Susan Strasberg; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
Sidecar Racers (1975) with Ben Murphy
Dead Man on the Run (1975) with Pernell Roberts, Diana Douglas, and Joe E. Tata
Where Have All the People Gone? (1974) with Verna Bloom and Kathleen Quinlan
The Underground Man (1974) with Celeste Holm, Sharon Farrell, Jim Hutton, Kay Lenz, Vera Miles, Jo Ann Pflug, Jack Klugman, and Bill McKinney
Scream of the Wolf (1974) with Clint Walker, Jo Ann Pflug, Philip Carey, and Don Megowan
The President's Plane Is Missing (1973) with Buddy Ebsen, Raymond Massey, Mercedes McCambridge, Rip Torn, Louise Sorel, Dabney Coleman, and Joseph Campanella
Call to Danger (1973) with Diana Muldaur, Clu Gulager, Tina Louise, Stephen McNally, Michael Ansara, Paul Mantee, and Wesley Lau
The Five Man Army (1969) with Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Call to Danger (1968) with James Gregory and Daniel J. Travanti
Mission Impossible Versus the Mob (1968) with Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, and Peter Lupus
Valley of Mystery (1967) with Richard Egan, Joby Baker, Lois Nettleton, Julie Adams, Lisa Gaye, Fernando Lamas, Lee Patterson, and Leonard Nimoy
The Ballad of Josie (1967) with Doris Day, George Kennedy, Andy Devine, William Talman, David Hartman, and Don Stroud
Texas Across the River (1966) with Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Rosemary Forsyth, Joey Bishop, and Michael Ansara
Sergeant Ryker (1965) with Lee Marvin, Bradford Dillman, Vera Miles, Lloyd Nolan, Murray Hamilton, and Norman Fell
A Rage to Live (1965) with Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman, Ben Gazzara, and James Gregory
Las Vegas Beat (1961) with Jamie Farr, Diana Millay, and Margaret Field
A Stranger in My Arms (1959) with June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee, Charles Coburn, Mary Astor, Conrad Nagel, and Hayden Rorke
Wolf Larsen (1958) with Barry Sullivan
Death in Small Doses (1957) with Mala Powers, Chuck Connors, and Merry Anders
Bayou (1957) with Lita Milan, Jonathan Haze, and Ed Nelson
Beginning of the End (1957) with Peggie Castle and Morris Ankrum; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
Canyon River (1956) with George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, and Alan Hale Jr.
Hold Back the Night (1956) with John Payne, Chuck Connors, and Mona Freeman
It Conquered the World (1956) with Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, Sally Fraser, Jonathan Haze, and Dick Miller; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) with Gary Cooper, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Fred Clark, Jack Lord, and Darren McGavin
The Night of the Hunter (1955) with Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish
The Naked Street (1955) with Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft, Jerry Paris, and Whit Bissell
Wichita (1955) with Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Edgar Buchanan, Keith Larsen, John Smith, Jack Elam, and Mae Clarke
Robbers' Roost (1955) with George Montgomery, Richard Boone, Bruce Bennett, Warren Stevens, and William Hopper
The Long Gray Line (1955) with Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Donald Crisp, Ward Bond, Betsy Palmer, Philip Carey, and Patrick Wayne
Fort Yuma (1955) with John Hudson and Joan Taylor
Black Tuesday (1954) with Edward G. Robinson, Milburn Stone, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Russell Johnson, and William Schallert
The Raid (1954) with Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin, Tommy Rettig, and James Best
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) with Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr., Lee Van Cleef, Rita Moreno, and James Best
Killers from Space (1954) with Barbara Bestar
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) with Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Boone, Angela Clarke, and Gloria Gordon
East of Sumatra (1953) with Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball, Jay C. Flippen, Scatman Crothers, and Earl Holliman
War Paint (1953) with Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw, and Keith Larsen
Stalag 17 (1953) with William Holden, Otto Preminger, Harvey Lembeck, and Neville Brand
Red Planet Mars (1952) with Andrea King, Willis Bouchey, and Morris Ankrum
The Congregation (1952) with Keye Luke
Fort Defiance (1951) with Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, and Tracey Roberts
Rogue River (1951) with Rory Calhoun

TELEVISION SERIES
7th Heaven, 1997-2007 WB/CW TV series. Graves portrayed John 'The Colonel' Camden on a recurring basis
Biography, 1987-present A & E TV series. Graves served as host from 1987-1994
War and Remembrance, 1988 ABC TV miniseries. Graves portrayed Palmer Kirby
Mission: Impossible, 1988-1990 ABC TV series. Graves portrayed Jim Phelps
The Winds of War, 1983 ABC TV miniseries. Graves portrayed Palmer Kirby
Mission: Impossible, 1966-1973 CBS TV series. Graves portrayed Jim Phelps from 1967-1973
Court Martial, 1966-1967 ABC TV series. Graves portrayed Maj. Frank Whittaker
Whiplash, 1960-1961 syndicated TV series. Graves portrayed Christopher Cobb
Fury, 1955-1960 NBC TV series. Graves portrayed Jim Newton
Where's Raymond?, 1953 ABC TV series

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