Paramount Pictures Films of 1973

by LuminousCarcass | created - 11 Jul 2013 | updated - 11 Jul 2013 | Public

This list contains the films produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures in 1973. List in order of when films were released in the United States.

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1. Deadhead Miles (1972)

R | 93 min | Comedy

The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Alan Arkin, Paul Benedict, Hector Elizondo, Oliver Clark

Votes: 182

Written by Terrence Malick and starring Alan Arkin

2. The First Circle (1973)

R | 98 min | Drama

Based on Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's novel, this is the story of life as a political prisoner behind the walls of a Stalinist labor camp.

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Gunther Malzacher, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Peter Steen, Vera Tschechowa

Votes: 16

3. Innocent Bystanders (1972)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Experienced British spy must retrieve a defecting Soviet scientist from Turkey. When a pretty female innocent bystander gets kidnapped by mistake by his enemies, he feels responsible and decides to help her as well.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Geraldine Chaplin, Donald Pleasence, Dana Andrews

Votes: 216

Released in U.S. January 24, 1973

4. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

Votes: 4,261

Budget: $1 million; Gross: $2.3 million (rentals)

5. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 15,724 | Gross: $5.23M

Gross: $2.4 million (US / Canada rentals)

6. Fear Is the Key (1972)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man is in radio contact with his family when their airplane is shot down. He wants those responsible and becomes a criminal to get a job as deep sea diver with those salvaging the plane's cargo.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon, Dolph Sweet

Votes: 1,190

Released in U.S. March 14, 1973

7. Charley-One-Eye (1973)

R | 96 min | Western

A black, Union Army deserter and his crippled American Indian hostage form a strained partnership in the interests of surviving the advancing threats of a racist bounty hunter and neighboring bandits.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Roy Thinnes, Nigel Davenport, Jill Pearson

Votes: 172

8. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,229

Gross: $2.25 million (US / Canada rentals)

9. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 38,759 | Gross: $30.93M

Budget: $2.5 million; Box office: $30,933,743

10. The Soul of Nigger Charley (1973)

R | 109 min | Western

After the end of the Civil War, Charley fights against a group of Southern soldiers seeking to reignite the Confederacy.

Director: Larry G. Spangler | Stars: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, Denise Nicholas, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 154

11. A Doll's House (I) (1973)

G | 105 min | Drama

Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) had years earlier committed a forgery, in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald (Sir Anthony Hopkins). Now she is being blackmailed, and ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Garland | Stars: Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 999

12. Super Fly T.N.T. (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Harlem drug dealer and his girlfriend retire to Rome, where he joins an African revolution.

Director: Ron O'Neal | Stars: Ron O'Neal, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheila Frazier, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 263

Gross: $1.2 million (US / Canada rentals)

13. A Touch of Class (1973)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan

Votes: 2,545 | Gross: $18.31M

Box office: $16.8 million

14. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Votes: 7,699

Gross: $1 million ( US/ Canada rentals)

15. Badge 373 (1973)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After his suspension for the shooting death of a drug runner, a New York City cop vows to keep the streets clean, any way he can.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Robert Duvall, Verna Bloom, Henry Darrow, Eddie Egan

Votes: 471

Gross: $1.1 million (US / Canada rentals)

16. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

80 Metascore

The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 5,053

Budget: $1 million

17. Save the Children (1973)

G | 123 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary about a concert held in Chicago in 1972.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Cannonball Adderley, Jerry Butler, Sammy Davis Jr., Dennis Edwards

Votes: 35

18. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

Votes: 400

19. The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973)

PG | 110 min | Drama

A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey, David Daker

Votes: 314

20. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family

A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd

Votes: 1,733 | Gross: $1.60M

Budget: $1.5 million; Box office: $1.6 million

21. Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

A psychiatrist tells stories of four special cases to a colleague.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Georgia Brown, Donald Houston

Votes: 1,254

22. Ash Wednesday (1973)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery

Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark,... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger, Keith Baxter

Votes: 518

23. Peg Leg, Musket & Sabre (1973)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Western

A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

Directors: Kirk Douglas, Zoran Calic | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, George Eastman

Votes: 267

24. Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 (1973)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

"Hurry Up, Or I'll Be 30" is the critically-acclaimed film of one man's frustration with his boring life. This motion picture features Danny DeVito in one of his earliest screen roles. For ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Jacoby | Stars: John Lefkowitz, Linda De Coff, Ronald Anton, Maureen Byrnes

Votes: 49

25. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 99,210 | Gross: $29.80M

Budget: $3 million; Box office: $29.8 million

26. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 44,535

Budget: $1.1 million

27. Alfredo, Alfredo (1972)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina, Saro Urzì

Votes: 896

Released in U.S. December 17, 1973; Starring Dustin Hoffman



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