Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Films of 1972

by LuminousCarcass | created - 30 Nov 2013 | updated - 02 Dec 2013 | Public

This list contains the films produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1972. List in order of when films were released in the United States.

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1. The Jerusalem File (1972)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An American student starts working with his Arab colleague while putting all politics aside. However, is his colleague just a regular Joe? Set around the time of Arab-Israeli Six Day War.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Bruce Davison, Nicol Williamson, Daria Halprin, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 49

2. Cool Breeze (1972)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to find a new bank.

Director: Barry Pollack | Stars: Thalmus Rasulala, Judy Pace, Julian Christopher, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 281

3. The Carey Treatment (1972)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 1,176

4. Corky (1972)

PG | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 111

5. Horror on Snape Island (1972)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Mark Edwards, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,324

Budget: $400,000

6. Skyjacked (1972)

PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,584

Budget: $2.7 million

7. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A series of victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. The victims all seem to have a connection with a spa.

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk

Votes: 2,465

8. The Weekend Murders (1970)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Anna Moffo, Evelyn Stewart, Gastone Moschin, Peter Baldwin

Votes: 308

9. Every Little Crook and Nanny (1972)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

Italian-American mafioso Carmine Ganucci evicts Miss Poole and her school of etiquette from the commercial building he has just purchased, the space which he wants for one of his own ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Howard | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Victor Mature, Paul Sand, Margaret Blye

Votes: 134

10. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 2,458 | Gross: $10.00M

Budget: $1,978,000; Box office: $10,000,000

11. Sitting Target (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Votes: 1,125

12. One is a Lonely Number (1972)

PG | 97 min | Drama

A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Trish Van Devere, Monte Markham, Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 288

13. The Wrath of God (1972)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth, John Colicos

Votes: 778

14. Kansas City Bomber (1972)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Raquel Welch, Kevin McCarthy, Helena Kallianiotes, Norman Alden

Votes: 953

15. Melinda (1972)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh A. Robertson | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee, Paul Stevens

Votes: 161

16. Savage Messiah (1972)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

Biographical movie of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (Scott Antony).

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Scott Antony, Helen Mirren, Lindsay Kemp

Votes: 1,218

17. Private Parts (1972)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Young Cheryl moves into her estranged aunt Martha's rundown King Edward Hotel. One of its offbeat residents, disturbed photographer George, takes special interest in her. Cheryl begins suspecting that a resident was murdered.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio, Laurie Main

Votes: 1,357

18. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

37 Metascore

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,958

19. Elvis on Tour (1972)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Music

Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Directors: Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge | Stars: Elvis Presley, Bill Baize, Estell Brown, James Burton

Votes: 1,287

20. The Great Waltz (1972)

G | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Composer Johann Strauss becomes the "Waltz-King" and woos a baron's mistress in 19th-century Austria.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Mary Costa, Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 207

21. They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)

PG | 97 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

California small town police chief investigates a suspicious death involving the victim's own dog that presumably killed its owner.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Harry Guardino

Votes: 871

Box office: $1,005,000 (US / Canada rentals)

22. Travels with My Aunt (1972)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling (Alec McCowen) meets his Aunt Augusta Bertram (Dame Maggie Smith), an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Stephens

Votes: 1,757

Box office: $1,075,000 (US / Canada rentals)

23. Hit Man (1972)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Bernie Casey, Pam Grier, Lisa Moore, Bhetty Waldron

Votes: 735

Box office: $1,190,000 (US / Canada rentals)



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