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List of Walter Huston Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
TV-PG
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Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two American drifters seeking work in Mexico, are convinced by impoverished old prospector, Howard, to go to mine gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. While they are successful in their mission, defeating bandits and overcoming harsh natural conditions, they are threatened by their growing fear, suspicion and jealousy of each other.

Role:
Howard
Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, Bruce Bennett, Tim Holt
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
2. Dodsworth (1936)
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Dodsworth
TV-PG
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2

A retired automobile manufacturer and his wife take a vacation to Europe, which is to be their ‘second honeymoon’. While the wife falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites, the husband meets a woman who is quite opposite to his wife- self-assured, confident and able to take care of herself.

Role:
Sam Dodsworth
Starring:
David Niven, William Wyler, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Ruth Chatterton
Directed By:
3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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The Maltese Falcon
TV-PG
14
3

Soon after San Francisco detective Sam Spade takes a case from beautiful Ruth Wonderly, his partner and another man are found dead, and he is implicated in at least one murder. While investigating the murders, he finds out that she faked her identity, and encounters three dangerous criminals who are looking for a valuable Maltese Falcon statuette.

Starring:
Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, Gladys George
Directed By:
4. Our Russian Front (1942)
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Our Russian Front
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Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Joseph Stalin, Averell Harriman, Semyon Timoshenko
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone, Joris Ivens
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
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This musical is a biopic about the life of George Cohan, who used to produce, direct, write and star in his own musical shows and eventually received a legendary status.

Role:
Jerry Cohan
Starring:
James Cagney, Irene Manning, Joan Leslie, S.Z. Sakall
Directed By:
6. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
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The Devil and Daniel Webster
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2
Role:
Mr. Scratch
Starring:
Jane Darwell, Edward Arnold, Gene Lockhart, Simone Simon
Directed By:
William Dieterle
7. And Then There Were None (1945)
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And Then There Were None
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2
Role:
Dr. Edward G. Armstrong
Starring:
Roland Young, Barry Fitzgerald, Judith Anderson, Louis Hayward
Directed By:
René Clair
8. Let There Be Light (1946)
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Let There Be Light
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2
Role:
Narrator (uncredited)
Directed By:
10. American Madness (1932)
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American Madness
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2
Role:
Thomas A. Dickson
Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Kay Johnson, Gavin Gordon, Pat O'Brien, Constance Cummings
Directed By:
Allan Dwan, Frank Capra, Roy William Neill
11. The Furies (1950)
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The Furies
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Role:
T. C. Jeffords
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Gilbert Roland, Wendell Corey, Judith Anderson
Directed By:
Anthony Mann
12. Gentlemen of the Press (1929)
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Gentlemen of the Press
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2
Role:
Wickland Snell
Starring:
Kay Francis, Charles Ruggles, Norman Foster, Betty Lawford
Directed By:
Millard Webb
13. Edge of Darkness (1943)
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Edge of Darkness
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2
Role:
Dr. Martin Stensgard
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Nancy Coleman, Helmut Dantine
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
14. The Criminal Code (1931)
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The Criminal Code
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D.A. Mark Brady is appointed as the warden of a prison, after his failed attempt at running for governor. The same prison is holding Graham, a young man whom Brady had gotten into prison with a ten year conviction. After realizing that Graham has reached his breaking point after working for six years in the prison jute mill, he decides to make him his valet. Over some time, Graham begins to earn the respect of both Brady and his daughter. However, Graham’s loyalty is put to the test when a murder occurs in the prison.

Role:
Mark Brady
Starring:
Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, DeWitt Jennings
Directed By:
Howard Hawks
15. A House Divided (1931)
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A House Divided
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2

A House Divided is a drama film which revolves around a widowed fisherman who falls for a woman, who is young enough to be his daughter. They soon get married. However, things get quite complicated when she falls in love with his son.  

Role:
Seth Law
Starring:
Walter Brennan, Lloyd Ingraham, Mary Foy, Helen Chandler, Douglass Montgomery
Directed By:
16. Swamp Water (1941)
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Swamp Water
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2
Role:
Thursday Ragan
Starring:
John Carradine, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Dana Andrews
Directed By:
17. The Virginian (1929)
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The Virginian
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2

A ranch foreman hires his old friend for a job, but the two eventually become competing suitors. After the foreman succeeds, his friend joins a local gang of cattle thieves, after which the foreman is forced to have his friend lynched. But later saddled with guilt, he swears to kill the leader of the gang as well. 

Role:
Trampas
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Mary Brian, Helen Ware, Richard Arlen
Directed By:
18. Night Court (1932)
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Night Court
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2
Role:
Judge Andrew J. Moffett
Starring:
Lewis Stone, Anita Page, Phillips Holmes, Mary Carlisle
Directed By:
W.S. Van Dyke
19. Dragonwyck (1946)
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Dragonwyck
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Role:
Ephraim Wells
Starring:
Vincent Price, Gene Tierney, Jessica Tandy, Anne Revere, Glenn Langan
Directed By:
20. The Beast of the City (1932)
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The Beast of the City
TV-14
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2

Jim Fitzpatrick, an upright and honest police chief, is striving to clean his city of gangsters, especially the gang of Sam Belmonte. Jim’s police-detective brother, Ed, gets involved with Daisy, a Belmonte gang mole. As he needs money to continue this relationship, Ed conspires with the gangsters resulting in deaths and corrupt practices, which forces Jim to turn into a vigilante. 

Role:
Jim Fitzpatrick
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Jean Hersholt, Wallace Ford
Directed By:
Charles Brabin
21. Of Human Hearts (1938)
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Of Human Hearts
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Ethan Wilkins is a poor, honest preacher, whose son Jason dreams of becoming a doctor. Jason continuously asks his mother for money to pay for his fancy things and education, which she willingly does. He earns fame during the Civil War; however, he forgets all about his mother who struggles with poverty after Ethan’s death. Will Jason ever realize his mistake? 

Role:
Ethan Wilkins
Starring:
James Stewart, Sterling Holloway, John Carradine, Beulah Bondi, Charles Coburn, Guy Kibbee
Directed By:
Clarence Brown
22. Law and Order (1932)
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Law and Order
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2

Based on a novel named Saint Johnson, this western drama film revolves around a gambler Frame Johnson, who is also a former lawman. He is soon pushed to accept the job of a town marshal.

Role:
Frame 'Saint' Johnson
Starring:
Walter Brennan, Harry Carey, Ralph Ince, Raymond Hatton, Russell Hopton
Directed By:
Edward L. Cahn
23. Duel in the Sun (1946)
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Duel in the Sun
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2

After her father is executed for shooting his wife and her lover, a half Native-American girl named Pearl, is sent to live with distant relatives in Texas. Although she is welcomed, she is met with hostility from the ranch-owner. She soon attracts the attention of Lewt, son of the ranch owner, who is lustful and unruly, but despite this, Pearl finds herself drawn physically to him as well.

Starring:
Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Herbert Marshall
Directed By:
24. Rain (1932)
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Rain
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Role:
Alfred Davidson
Starring:
Joan Crawford, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan, Fred Howard
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
25. The Light That Failed (1939)
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The Light That Failed
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Dick Heldar, an artist from London, suffers a head injury during a battle in Sudan, and as a result of this, his eyesight begins to deteriorate. Therefore, before his eyesight gets even worse, he throws his soul into painting his masterwork, a portrait of Bessie, a barmaid, whom he is in love with. Problem however arises because Bessie is in love with Torpenhow, Dick’s friend.

Role:
Torpenhow
Starring:
Ronald Colman, Dudley Digges, Ida Lupino, Muriel Angelus
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
26. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
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The Shanghai Gesture
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Role:
Sir Guy Charteris
Starring:
Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Ona Munson, Phyllis Brooks
Directed By:
Josef von Sternberg
27. The Great Sinner (1949)
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The Great Sinner
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While traveling from Moscow, writer Fedya becomes fascinated with gambling addict, the stunning Pauline Ostrovsky. When he abandons his own journey and follows her, he also decides to write a character study on gambling addicts. Unfortunately, his love for Pauline leads him down a path of gambling and crime from which he never recovers. 

Role:
General Ostrovsky
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Ava Gardner, Ethel Barrymore, Gregory Peck, Melvyn Douglas
Directed By:
Robert Siodmak
28. The Lady Lies (1929)
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The Lady Lies
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2

The Lady Lies is a drama film which tells the story of a wealthy widowed attorney and a beautiful salesgirl, who fall for one another, and start a relationship. However, the man's snotty children are opposed to their relationship and they try to break them apart.  

Role:
Robert Rossiter
Starring:
Claudette Colbert, Charles Ruggles, Tom Brown, Patricia Deering
Directed By:
Hobart Henley
29. The Bad Man (1930)
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The Bad Man
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2
Role:
Pancho Lopez
Starring:
James Rennie, Sidney Blackmer, Dorothy Revier, O.P. Heggie,
Directed By:
Clarence G. Badger
30. Kongo (1932)
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Kongo
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2
Role:
Flint Rutledge
Starring:
Conrad Nagel, Lupe Velez, C. Henry Gordon, Virginia Bruce
Directed By:
William J. Cowen
31. Report from the Aleutians (1943)
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Report from the Aleutians
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2

This is a World War II documentary propaganda film, depicting the daily lives of the US servicemen stationed at Adak Island during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. Because it concentrates more on their habitual activities than on actual combat, it is able to showcase the daily reality of their lives, generally ignored by other filmmakers. 

Role:
Voices of officers (voice)
Starring:
John Huston, Milton Ashkin, Lyle A. Bean, Jack Chennault
Directed By:
32. Hell Below (1933)
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Hell Below
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2

A wounded former submarine commander's love affair with his successor's married daughter is set against the backdrop of the US Navy's fight in the Adriatic Sea during World War I. Hell Below is based on Commander Edward Ellsberg's novel Pigboats and the movie is packed with submarine warfare action.

Role:
Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN
Starring:
Jimmy Durante, Sterling Holloway, Eugene Pallette, Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans
Directed By:
Jack Conway
33. Always in My Heart (1942)
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Always in My Heart
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2
Role:
MacKenzie Scott
Starring:
Kay Francis, Frankie Thomas, Gloria Warren, Patti Hale
Directed By:
Jo Graham
34. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
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Gabriel Over the White House
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2

Gabriel Over the White House is a fantasy romantic drama film which tells the story of Judson Hammond, who becomes President of the US, during the height of the Depression. However, he decides to ignore every problem that the country is facing, and leaves everything to the local authorities. Things take a miraculous turn when an accident transforms him into an incorruptible statesman.

Role:
Hon. Judson Hammond - The President of the United States
Starring:
Karen Morley, Dickie Moore, Arthur Byron, Franchot Tone
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
35. The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
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The Prizefighter and the Lady
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2
Role:
Professor Edwin J. Bennett
Starring:
Myrna Loy, Jack Dempsey, Max Baer, Primo Carnera
Directed By:
W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks
36. The Star Witness (1931)
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The Star Witness
TV-G
10
2
Role:
District Attorney Whitlock
Starring:
Ralph Ince, Sally Blane, Grant Mitchell, Frances Starr
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
37. The Wet Parade (1932)
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The Wet Parade
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2

Based on the 1931 novel by Upton Sinclair, the film depicts how families are ruined by alcoholism.  Beginning with the Chilcotes of Louisiana, which loses most of its wealth to alcohol, the story moves northwards to portray the fate of the Tarletons, meanwhile joining the two families by love and a determination to fight the evil.   

Starring:
Jimmy Durante, Frederick Burton, Neil Hamilton, Lewis Stone
Directed By:
38. Keep 'Em Rolling (1934)
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Keep 'Em Rolling
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2
Role:
Sgt. Benjamin E. 'Benny' Walsh
Starring:
G. Pat Collins, Frank Conroy, Frances Dee, Minna Gombell
Directed By:
George Archainbaud
39. Ann Vickers (1933)
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Ann Vickers
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After her child passes away, Ann Vickers devotes herself to social work, trying to improve the conditions in a women’s prison. However, this leads to her losing her job. She soon starts writing a book about the harsh realities of the prison, and also begins an affair with a corrupt judge.

Role:
Judge Barney 'Barney' Dolphin
Starring:
Irene Dunne, Conrad Nagel, Edna May Oliver, Bruce Cabot
Directed By:
John Cromwell
40. Dragon Seed (1944)
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Dragon Seed
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When the Japanese invade a farming village and the men of the Tan family appease the invaders to be on the safe side, a courageous young woman named Jade is determined to oppose. She learns to read and fight to build up a resistance, which in turn inspires the entire village to follow suit.

Role:
Ling Tan
Starring:
Katharine Hepburn, Lionel Barrymore, Agnes Moorehead, Akim Tamiroff, Turhan Bey, Aline MacMahon
Directed By:
Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway
41. Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)
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Transatlantic Tunnel
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Starring:
C. Aubrey Smith, Richard Dix, Madge Evans, Helen Vinson
Directed By:
Maurice Elvey
42. December 7th: The Movie (1943)
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December 7th: The Movie
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2

 This Oscar winning documentary film provides a chronological breakdown of the incidents that occurred in Honolulu on December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked US installations at Pearl Harbor and then goes on to describe its aftermath.  Originally 82 minutes long, the film was later censored and a 32 minutes version was released. 

Role:
Uncle Sam 'U.S.'
Starring:
Harry Davenport, George O'Brien, Paul Hurst, Dana Andrews
Directed By:
43. Know Your Ally: Britain (1944)
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Know Your Ally: Britain
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2

This war documentary film was created to introduce the British people and their customs to the armed forces of the United States during the Second World War.

Starring:
Winston Churchill, Paul Frees, Anthony Eden, Lord Beaverbrook
Directed By:
Anthony Veiller
44. Storm at Daybreak (1933)
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Storm at Daybreak
9
2
Role:
Mayor Dushan Radovic
Starring:
Eugene Pallette, Nils Asther, Kay Francis, Phillips Holmes
Directed By:
Richard Boleslawski
45. The Virtuous Sin (1930)
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The Virtuous Sin
10
2

The Virtuous Sin is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a woman, who, in order to save her husband from a firing squad, has no other option but to offer herself to a General.

Role:
Gen. Gregori Platoff
Starring:
Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Paul Cavanagh, Jobyna Howland
Directed By:
46. The North Star (1943)
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The North Star
9
2

In 1941, the peaceful life of a Ukrainian village is shattered when they are brutally attacked by the Nazi planes followed by ground strike. Some villagers seek refuge in the hills and get together to rise up against the cruelty, especially when a Nazi doctor begins using the village children to fulfil the blood requirement of their wounded soldier.

Role:
Dr. Kurin
Starring:
Erich von Stroheim, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Ann Harding
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
47. The Ruling Voice (1931)
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The Ruling Voice
TV-G
9
2

The Ruling Voice is a crime drama film which tells the story of Jack Bannister, a crime lord, who heads a racketeering group. When his daughter refuses to use his illegal money, he decides to reconsider his involvement in this trade, and decides to move away from the crime world.

Role:
Jack Bannister
Starring:
Loretta Young, David Manners, Dudley Digges, Doris Kenyon
Directed By:
Rowland V. Lee
48. Behind the Make-Up (1930)
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Behind the Make-Up
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Hap Brown is a vaudeville clown who befriends Gardoni, a vain but penniless comedian who is thinking of suicide. He thinks of helping him out and presents Gardoni with several ideas. Although Gardoni initially dismisses them, eventually he decides to use them in his show, and over some time, he finds immense success. Gardoni takes Hap as a partner in his show, but also steal’s the latter’s girlfriend and gets married to her.

Starring:
William Powell, Paul Lukas, Hal Skelly, Fay Wray, Kay Francis
Directed By:
Dorothy Arzner, Robert Milton, Henry Hathaway
49. How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (1931)
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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon'
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2
Role:
Judge Walter Huston (uncredited)
Starring:
Warren William, Bobby Jones, O.B. Keeler, Zelma O'Neal
Directed By:
George Marshall
50. Summer Holiday (1948)
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Summer Holiday
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2

Summer Holiday is a musical comedy which tells the story of Richard Miller, who lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl-next-door, but the girl’s father is not happy with their puppy-love, since Richard is full of revolutionary ideas, which he shares with her.  

Role:
Mr. Nat Miller
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Morgan, Gloria DeHaven, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins
Directed By:
Rouben Mamoulian
51. Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)
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2
Know Your Enemy - Japan
9
2

This documentary war propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 16th century to the 1930s. The film was meant to educate the American soldiers about Japan and its people and society.  

Role:
Narrator (uncredited)
Starring:
John Beal, Howard Duff, Knox Manning, John J. McCloy
Directed By:
Frank Capra, Joris Ivens
52. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
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Abraham Lincoln
TV-G
9
2
Role:
Abraham Lincoln
Starring:
Lucille La Verne, William L. Thorne, Helen Freeman, Otto Hoffman
Directed By:
53. Rhodes (1936)
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Rhodes
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2
Role:
Cecil John Rhodes
Starring:
Basil Sydney, Peggy Ashcroft, Frank Cellier, Oskar Homolka
Directed By:
Berthold Viertel, Geoffrey Barkas
54. The Outlaw (1943)
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2
The Outlaw
8
2
Role:
Doc Holliday
Starring:
Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell, Jack Buetel, Mimi Aguglia
Directed By:
55. Mission to Moscow (1943)
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2
Mission to Moscow
8
2

Based on the book by U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies, the movie depicts his experience in the Union between World War I and World War II. As Davies tries to navigate the world of Russian politics and communism, his family has to come to terms with the Russian way of daily life. 

Role:
Ambassador Joseph E. Davies
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Ann Harding, Gene Lockhart, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias
Directed By:
56. The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)
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The Woman from Monte Carlo
8
2

The Woman from Monte Carlo is a drama film which tells the story of a wife of a French battleship captain Walter Huston, who is quite younger than her husband. She finds herself attracted to Warren William, a younger officer.

Role:
Captain Corlaix
Starring:
Lil Dagover, John Wray, Warren William, George E. Stone
Directed By:
57. For God and Country (1943)
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For God and Country
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1
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Richard Carlson, Ronald Reagan, Richard Whorf, Hugh Marlowe
58. Two Americans (1929)
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2
Two Americans
10
2
Role:
Abraham Lincoln
Starring:
John Huston, Sarah Edwards, William Crane
Directed By:
Joseph Santley
59. Anniversary (1963)
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Anniversary
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Role:
(archiveFootage)
Starring:
Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer, Marie Dressler, Walter Pidgeon
Directed By:
William Weintraub

Walter Huston Awards

Academy Awards
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1949
Golden Globe Awards
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Best Supporting Actor 1949