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List of Alan Ladd Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Shane (1953)
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Shane
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A skilled gunfighter named Shane, having a mysterious past, rides into an isolated valley, sometime after the American Civil War. He is eventually hired as a farmhand by a local rancher Joe. Shane soon learns that the settlers of the valley are being harassed by rogues and henchmen of a ruthless cattle baron. 

Role:
Shane
Starring:
Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde
Directed By:
George Stevens
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
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Citizen Kane
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This classic drama film examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a character loosely based on the American newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. A critical success, it is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. 

Starring:
Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick
Directed By:
3. This Gun for Hire (1942)
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This Gun for Hire
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Role:
Philip Raven
Starring:
Tully Marshall, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Veronica Lake
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
4. The Blue Dahlia (1946)
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The Blue Dahlia
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Role:
Johnny Morrison
Starring:
Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling
Directed By:
George Marshall
5. Saturday's Millions (1933)
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Saturday's Millions
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Starring:
Walter Brennan, Leila Hyams, Johnny Mack Brown, Mary Carlisle, Andy Devine
Directed By:
Edward Sedgwick
6. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
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Island of Lost Souls
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Edward is a shipwrecked sailor who is rescued by a freighter carrying animals. After arriving at an island, he is welcomed by Dr Moreau, who introduces him to a shy and withdrawn woman named Lota. Edward soon begins to feel that something is wrong with the place, after he hears screams. He is convinced that Moreau is engaged in sadistic vivisection, and he tries to leave, but he is stopped by brutish-looking humanoid creatures resembling various animals. Dr Moreau soon reveals that he has been conducting genetic experiments on animals to turn them into human beings.

Starring:
Bela Lugosi, Charles Laughton, Leila Hyams, Richard Arlen
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
7. The Proud Rebel (1958)
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The Proud Rebel
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Upon his return from the war, John Chandler finds his life turned upside down. His wife died in a cannon fire and his son David, who witnessed the event, turned mute due to shock. The father son duo, along with their dog, travel to a town in Illinois in search of good treatment. However, they soon run into trouble when they meet sheep-herder Burleigh brothers.

Role:
John Chandler
Starring:
Directed By:
8. Tom Brown of Culver (1932)
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Tom Brown of Culver
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A young boy who is attending military school learns that his father, whom many considered to be a war hero, was actually a deserter, although he had received a Medal of Honor.

Starring:
H.B. Warner, Slim Summerville, Ben Alexander, Richard Cromwell
Directed By:
9. The Glass Key (1942)
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The Glass Key
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Role:
Ed Beaumont
Starring:
Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville, Richard Denning, Veronica Lake
Directed By:
Stuart Heisler
10. Cadet Girl (1941)
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Cadet Girl
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Starring:
Shepperd Strudwick, Carole Landis, William Tracy, George Montgomery
Directed By:
Ray McCarey
11. Skirmish on the Home Front (1944)
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Skirmish on the Home Front
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Role:
Harry W. Average
Starring:
Susan Hayward, Betty Hutton, William Bendix
12. I Look at You (1941)
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I Look at You
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Starring:
Dona Drake, Yvonne De Carlo
13. The Green Hornet (1940)
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The Green Hornet
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Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher, is fed up of crimes going on in his city, and decides to fight them on his own. He is assisted by his Korean valet Kato. Over time, they expose several underworld rackets. However, this leads them into conflict with ‘The Chief’, the hidden mastermind behind a 12 person criminal syndicate that is in charge of the rackets.  

Starring:
Wade Boteler, Phillip Trent, Gordon Jones, Anne Nagel
Directed By:
Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
14. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
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Two Years Before the Mast
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Charles Stewart, the spoilt son of a shipping tycoon, is pressganged on one of his father’s ship, ‘Pilgrim', commanded by heartless Captain Thompson, where he witnesses the crew’s hardships and daily floggings. He befriends Richard Dana, a novelist trying to get first-hand experience of ship life. After suffering a scurvy outbreak and brutality beyond limits of endurance, the crew rises in mutiny.

Role:
Charles Stewart
Starring:
Barry Fitzgerald, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva
Directed By:
15. And Now Tomorrow (1944)
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And Now Tomorrow
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Dr. Merek Vance, who has developed a serum to cure deafness, tries it on Emily Blair, who is rich but deaf. However, it doesn’t prove effective. Meanwhile, Emily’s sister Janice is having an affair with Emily’s fiancé, Jeff. Emily insists on trying Merek’s new serum, but falls in coma. Now, will Emily get over her deafness and marry the man she loves? 

Role:
Doctor Merek Vance
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
Irving Pichel
16. Victory (1940)
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Victory
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Hendrik Heyst is a former British intellectual who has now chosen the life of a hermit after vowing to close himself off from the rest of the world. He is living alone on an island on the Dutch East Indies. His life takes a turn when a traveling showgirl named Alma, also fleeing from the world, is threatened by three cutthroats.

Starring:
Fredric March, Sig Ruman, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan
Directed By:
John Cromwell
17. Her First Romance (1940)
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Her First Romance
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Role:
John Gilman
Starring:
Julie Bishop, Edith Fellows, Wilbur Evans, Judith Linden
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
18. Whispering Smith (1948)
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Whispering Smith
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Role:
Whispering Smith
Starring:
Donald Crisp, William Demarest, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall
Directed By:
Leslie Fenton
19. Beyond Glory (1948)
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Beyond Glory
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Rocky feels guilty thinking that he may have caused the death of his commanding officer in Tunisia. He decides to pay a visit to the officer’s widow, and they soon fall for each other.  

Role:
Capt. Rockwell 'Rocky' Gilman
Starring:
Donna Reed, George Coulouris, George Macready, Harold Vermilyea
Directed By:
20. My Favorite Brunette (1947)
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My Favorite Brunette
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Starring:
Bob Hope, Peter Lorre, Bing Crosby, John Hoyt, Lon Chaney Jr.
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
21. Appointment with Danger (1950)
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Appointment with Danger
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Role:
Al Goddard
Starring:
Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jack Webb, Jan Sterling
Directed By:
Lewis Allen
22. Joan of Paris (1942)
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Joan of Paris
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Starring:
May Robson, Thomas Mitchell, Paul Henreid, Laird Cregar
Directed By:
Robert Stevenson
23. China (1943)
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China
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical and macho profiteer meets a beautiful schoolteacher. Along with his friend, he helps protect her, her schoolgirls as well as a baby from the Japanese military.

Role:
David Jones
Starring:
Loretta Young, Philip Ahn, William Bendix, Iris Wong
Directed By:
24. Souls at Sea (1937)
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Souls at Sea
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After he learns that the ship he is working on is carrying slaves, Taylor, a sailor and abolitionist, plans the release of the slaves from his vessel. 

Starring:
Gary Cooper, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, George Raft, Henry Wilcoxon
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
25. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
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Star Spangled Rhythm
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A musical made during WWII to entertain troops, raise funds and boost morale. Silent Era-Star, Billy Webster is now a gateman at Paramount studios. However, his Navy serviceman son, Johnny, thinks he is a studio executive. As Johnny is arriving with his shipmates, to preserve his illusion, Billy takes help of studio switchboard-operator, Polly, to put up a show with Hollywood’s mega-stars.

Starring:
Eva Gabor, Cecil B. DeMille, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Sterling Holloway, Paulette Goddard, Bob Hope
Directed By:
George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland
26. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
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The partly-collage film is a parody, and homage to film-noir and detective movies. When a reputed cheese-scientist dies in a car-crash, his daughter, Juliet Forrest, who believes he was murdered for his secret formula, hires private investigator Rigby Reardon. As Rigby delves deep into complex clues, he comes across legends from the detective movies of the 40s and 50s, who help him unravel a wicked plot. 

Role:
The Exterminator (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner
Directed By:
27. Branded (1950)
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Branded
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Role:
Choya
Starring:
Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia, Mona Freeman, Robert Keith
Directed By:
Rudolph Maté
28. Murder at the Vanities (1934)
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Murder at the Vanities
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Jack Ellery, who is staging opening night of Earl Carroll’s latest musical show, calls police-detective Bill Murdock when leading lady Ann Ware’s life is suspected to be in danger. As Bill investigates backstage, two ladies are found murdered. While the musical numbers continue, Bill has to find the murderer before the revue ends, else the killer can escape with exiting crowds.

Starring:
Lucille Ball, Victor McLaglen, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Oakie, Dorothy Stickney
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
29. O.S.S. (1946)
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O.S.S.
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Role:
Philip Masson / John Martin
Starring:
Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt, Gloria Saunders
Directed By:
Irving Pichel
30. Salty O'Rourke (1945)
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Salty O'Rourke
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Role:
Salty O'Rourke
Starring:
Bruce Cabot, William Demarest, Gail Russell, Stanley Clements
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
31. Wild Harvest (1947)
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Wild Harvest
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Role:
Joe Madigan
Starring:
Lloyd Nolan, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Richard Erdman
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
32. The Last Train from Madrid (1937)
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The Last Train from Madrid
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This romantic adventure war drama film revolves around seven different people living in Madrid, whose lives are affected during the Spanish Civil War. To escape the war, some of the people try to escape by train. They include a woman named Carmelita, a newsman named Bill Dexter, and a fugitive named Eduardo.

Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Cecil B. DeMille, Gilbert Roland, Lew Ayres
Directed By:
James P. Hogan
33. The Iron Mistress (1952)
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The Iron Mistress
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Role:
Jim Bowie
Starring:
Joseph Calleia, Virginia Mayo, Alf Kjellin, Phyllis Kirk
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
34. Calcutta (1947)
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Calcutta
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Calcutta is a crime drama film, which revolves around Neale and Pedro, who fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their friend Bill gets murdered, they are drawn into the investigation. Neale meets Virginia, Bill’s fiancée, and soon becomes suspicious of a conspiracy. However, he also finds himself getting attracted to her.

Role:
Neale Gordon
Starring:
William Bendix, Lowell Gilmore, June Duprez, Gail Russell
Directed By:
35. Once in a Lifetime (1932)
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Once in a Lifetime
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Based on a play of the same name, this film tells the story of three vaudeville performers, George, Jerome and May, who pretend to be connoisseurs of new technology to get a job at a reputed studio. However, they are pressurized to demonstrate their ‘unique skills’. Therefore, George convinces the head of the studio to let them produce a film.

Starring:
Walter Brennan, Louise Fazenda, Jack Oakie, Sidney Fox, Russell Hopton
Directed By:
Russell Mack
36. Rulers of the Sea (1939)
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Rulers of the Sea
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Starring:
Montagu Love, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., George Bancroft, Margaret Lockwood
Directed By:
Frank Lloyd
37. Drum Beat (1954)
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Drum Beat
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Set in 1872 and based on true events, the film follows Indian fighter Johnny MacKay, who is assigned by President Grant to negotiate peace with Modocs from Northern California and Southern Oregon. Also, he is to escort an army colonel’s daughter, Nancy Meek. But following an incident, Modoc rebel Captain Jack turns hostile, so MacKay has to take up arms against him. 

Role:
Johnny MacKay
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Denver Pyle, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith, Audrey Dalton
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
38. Those Were the Days! (1940)
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Those Were the Days!
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Those Were the Days! is a romantic comedy film which takes us to the lives of Petey and Martha Simmons, who remember their first meeting and romance in college, on their 35th anniversary. The film shows their early life in a flashback.

Starring:
William Frawley, William Holden, Judith Barrett, Bonita Granville
Directed By:
Theodore Reed
39. The Great Gatsby (1949)
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The Great Gatsby
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Known for throwing lavish parties in his home in Long Island, Jay Gatsby asks his neighbor Nick Carson to introduce him to his cousin Vicky, whom he loved before going off to war and now wants her back. Although Vicky is now married she is unhappy because her husband is having an extramarital affair. Will their love come to a happy ending? 

Role:
Jay Gatsby
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Ruth Hussey, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
40. The McConnell Story (1955)
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The McConnell Story
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Believing that he is born to fly, a private in the Army medical corps goes AWOL to take private lessons in flying and when the military police come looking for him, he escapes by parachuting out of the aircraft. Eventually he becomes a pilot and performs many heroic deeds. But his wife is worried about him, especially when is he chosen as test pilot for a new jet.  

Role:
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
Starring:
James Whitmore, June Allyson, Frank Faylen, Robert Ellis
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
41. Thunder in the East (1951)
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Thunder in the East
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In the independent India of 1947, American arms-dealer Steve Gibbs flies in with weapons hoping to sell it to the Maharaja of Ghandahar, the province facing threat from a rebel attack. But Maharaja’s Prime Minister, a follower of nonviolence, wants to peacefully settle the dispute with the rebel leader Khan. Amidst these conflicts, Steve falls in love with British missionary’s blind daughter, Joan Willoughby. 

Role:
Steve Gibbs
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Deborah Kerr, Cecil Kellaway, Corinne Calvet
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
42. Chicago Deadline (1949)
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Chicago Deadline
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Chicago reporter Ed Adams comes across a deceased girl, Rosita Jean d’Ur, in a shady boardinghouse and retrieves her address-book. Despite the police declaring cause of death as tuberculosis, Ed calls people from her address-book, who, though alarmed, deny knowing her. Growing suspicious, he tenaciously puts all the puzzle pieces together, but encounters underworld murders and finds his own life at risk. 

Role:
Ed Adams
Starring:
Donna Reed, Irene Hervey, Arthur Kennedy, June Havoc
Directed By:
Lewis Allen
43. Saigon (1948)
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Saigon
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Role:
Maj. Larry Briggs
Starring:
Veronica Lake, Wally Cassell, Douglas Dick, Luther Adler
Directed By:
Leslie Fenton
44. The Carpetbaggers (1964)
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The Carpetbaggers
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Role:
Nevada Smith
Starring:
George Peppard, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Paul Frees, Martha Hyer
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
45. The Big Land (1957)
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The Big Land
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In the post-Civil War era, cattleman and former-Confederate Chad Morgan struggles against long distances and corrupt cattle-buyer, Brog, who exploits the cattle-ranchers. Blamed by other ranchers for their loss, Chad stays back and befriends alcoholic ex-architect Joe Jagger. They convince railroad-men and Kansas town people to build a railroad-link to help cattlemen and farmers. But Brog creates trouble to maintain his control.

Role:
Chad Morgan
Starring:
Julie Bishop, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo, Anthony Caruso
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
46. Lucky Jordan (1942)
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Lucky Jordan
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New York mobster Lucky Jordan tries unsuccessfully to evade being drafted. He dodges work at boot campand then kidnaps the pretty WAC Jill and escapes in a car having important military papers. Back in the city, he finds rival Slip has taken his place and is after those papers to strike a deal with Nazis. Will Lucky sell the papers or save the nation?  

Role:
Lucky Jordan
Starring:
Dorothy Dandridge, Sheldon Leonard, Helen Walker, Mabel Paige, Marie McDonald
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
47. In Old Missouri (1940)
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In Old Missouri
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Starring:
Marjorie Gateson, June Storey, Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver
Directed By:
Frank McDonald
48. The Badlanders (1958)
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The Badlanders
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Based on W. R. Burnett’s novel The Asphalt Jungle, the movie sees recently released convicts Peter and John joining hands to steal gold from a mine and then sell it back to the owner - Cyril Lounsberry. The owner was responsible for Peter’s wrongful jail term. Accompanying them are dynamite expert Vincente, a Mexican-American woman Anita and Ada Winton, the mistress of Cyril.

Role:
Peter Van Hoek ('The Dutchman')
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Kent Smith, Claire Kelly
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
49. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
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Hell on Frisco Bay
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Hell on Frisco Bay is a crime drama film, which tells the story of a San Francisco police officer who gets out of prison, and starts looking for the mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Role:
Steve Rollins
Starring:
Jayne Mansfield, Edward G. Robinson, Rod Taylor, Joanne Dru, Paul Stewart, William Demarest, Perry Lopez
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
50. O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted (1954)
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O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted
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Titled Saskatchewan in the USA, the film focuses on North-West Mounted Police Sub-Inspector O'Rourke. While returning from Canada with his adopted brother, Cajou, a Cree, he notices a burned train with a lady as the sole survivor. His inept commander, believing that it is the work of Cree, disarms them. O’Rourke is now forced to revolt against him to save the Mounties from Indian attackers. 

Role:
Thomas O'Rourke
Starring:
Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Douglas, Hugh O'Brian
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
51. Duffy's Tavern (1945)
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Duffy's Tavern
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After the workers of a factory are laid off, they drown their sorrows at Duffy’s Tavern. Meanwhile, Saloonkeeper Archie recruits performers for a block party.

Role:
Alan Ladd
Starring:
Paulette Goddard, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Ed Gardner
Directed By:
Hal Walker
52. 13 West Street (1962)
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13 West Street
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13 West Street is a crime drama film which revolves around Walt Sherill, a space engineer who gets assaulted randomly by a gang of rich juvenile delinquents. He decides to take revenge and hunt them out without any aid from the police. 

Role:
Walt Sherill
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Kenneth MacKenna, Dolores Dorn, Michael Callan
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
53. The Black Cat (1941)
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The Black Cat
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Noting the failing health of wealthy Henrietta Winslow, her greedy relatives gather around her isolated mansion hoping to inherit her fortune after her death. However, learning that she is in remission, someone murders her, following which it is revealed that no one will inherit anything until housekeeper Abigail Doone and all of her numerous cats die.

Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi, Hugh Herbert, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi
Directed By:
Albert S. Rogell
54. Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
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Boy on a Dolphin
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Role:
Dr. James Calder
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Clifton Webb, Alexis Minotis, Jorge Mistral
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
55. Great Guns (1941)
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Great Guns
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Starring:
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson
Directed By:
Monty Banks
56. All the Young Men (1960)
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All the Young Men
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All the Young Men is an action war drama film, which takes us to the Korean War. When a lieutenant is killed, a black sergeant has to take charge of his squad. However, this proves to be a challenge, due to the racism being prevalent among the men in the squad. 

Role:
Sgt. Kincaid
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, James Darren, Glenn Corbett, Mort Sahl
Directed By:
Hall Bartlett
57. Pigskin Parade (1936)
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Pigskin Parade
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Husband-wife team, Slug and Bessie Winters are the newly appointed football coaches for the Texas State University, which mistakenly receives an invitation to play charity game against Yale University. The two work hard on the team, but an injured quarterback dampens the team’s spirits. Bessie comes across a farm-boy Amos, adept at hurling watermelons. Can he save the day for the team?

Starring:
Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Stuart Erwin, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly
Directed By:
David Butler
58. The Man in the Net (1959)
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The Man in the Net
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When advertising artist leaves his job in New York to settle down in sleepy town, he is not welcomed by the community, especially the adults, although the children become friendly with him. His wife is also unhappy about it and starts lashing out at him, falsely accusing him of beating her. Therefore, when she goes missing, he becomes the prime suspect. 

Role:
John Hamilton
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, Charles McGraw, John Lupton, Diane Brewster
Directed By:
59. Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)
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Captain Carey, U.S.A.
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Role:
Captain Webster Carey
Starring:
Francis Lederer, Joseph Calleia, Wanda Hendrix, Celia Lovsky
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
60. The Deep Six (1958)
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The Deep Six
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The Deep Six is a war drama film, which revolves around Navy Lieutenant Austin, who struggles to perform his duties while also observing his Quaker beliefs, during the Second World War.

Role:
Alexander 'Alec' Austen
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Edd Byrnes, Jerry Mathers, James Whitmore, William Bendix
Directed By:
Rudolph Maté
61. Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940)
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Ellery Queen, Master Detective
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John Braun is a healthy and athletic model who owns a fitness enterprise. He gets fatally ill, and the next day, he suddenly changes everything in his wall, leaving everything to his company. The next day, he is found dead in his room with the murder weapon missing. Eventually, renowned detective and crime novelist Ellery Queen arrives to solve the case, while the inheritors fight over Braun’s estate.   

Starring:
Ralph Bellamy, Charley Grapewin, Margaret Lindsay, James Burke
Directed By:
Kurt Neumann
62. Botany Bay (1952)
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Botany Bay
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Botany Bay is a 1952 drama film, which takes us to the year 1787. It tells us the story of a wrongly imprisoned medical student, who is being shipped along with other prisoners to Botany Bay. He also finds himself being victimized by the ship’s captain.  

Role:
Hugh Tallant
Starring:
James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Patricia Medina, Murray Matheson
Directed By:
63. Hell Below Zero (1954)
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Hell Below Zero
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Role:
Duncan Craig
Starring:
Basil Sydney, Joan Tetzel, Stanley Baker, Joseph Tomelty
Directed By:
Mark Robson
64. The Howards of Virginia (1940)
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The Howards of Virginia
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In Williamsburg, Virginia, a young Jane ignores her rich upbringing when she weds a simple estate surveyor Matt Howard. The couple have a contented life but they have different political beliefs. The conservative Jane disapproves of Matt’s democratic ideas; however, he still goes ahead to join the American War of Independence against British.

Starring:
Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Richard Carlson, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal
Directed By:
Frank Lloyd
65. A Cry in the Night (1956)
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A Cry in the Night
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Based on a novel All Through the Night, the film tells the story of a psychopath who kidnaps the attractive daughter of a police captain, and attempts to force himself on her.

Starring:
Raymond Burr, Natalie Wood, Richard Anderson, Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
66. One Foot in Hell (1960)
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One Foot in Hell
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While emigrating to the west with his pregnant wife, a former Confederate soldier makes an emergency stop at a small town because his wife has started feeling pain and unable to cover the cost of medicine he watches her die. Enraged, he now decides to take revenge, especially on three men whom he holds responsible.  

Role:
Mitch Garrett
Starring:
Dan O'Herlihy, Don Murray, Dolores Michaels, Barry Coe
Directed By:
James B. Clark
67. Red Mountain (1951)
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Red Mountain
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During the last days of the Civil War, rebel Confederate Captain Brett Sherwood, traveling across Colorado to join Quantrill, saves gold prospector Lane Waldron from being hanged for a killing committed by Brett. Lane is accompanied by his fiancée Chris who hates Quantrill for destroying her family. In a confrontation with Quantrill’s raiders, Lane gets killed, while Brett realizes the truth about mercenary Quantrill. 

Role:
Capt. Brett Sherwood
Starring:
Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Lizabeth Scott, Jeff Corey
Directed By:
68. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
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Hollywood Victory Caravan
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This musical comedy short film revolves around entertainers Bob Hope and Bing Crosby who help a young woman who wants to reach Washington DC in order to pay a visit to her brother.

Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, Bing Crosby, Robert Benchley, Carmen Cavallaro
Directed By:
William D. Russell
69. Paratrooper (1953)
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Paratrooper
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Role:
Canada
Starring:
Leo Genn, Donald Houston, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews
Directed By:
Terence Young
70. Santiago (1956)
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Santiago
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A gunrunner who used to be in the military, gets involved in the revolution in Cuba, after he crosses paths with an enemy from his past.

Role:
Caleb 'Cash' Adams
Starring:
Paul Fix, Lloyd Nolan, Chill Wills, Rossana Podestà
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
71. Gangs of Chicago (1940)
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Gangs of Chicago
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2
Starring:
Lola Lane, Astrid Allwyn, Barton MacLane, Lloyd Nolan
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
72. Cross-Country Romance (1940)
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Cross-Country Romance
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Diane North is a high-profile heiress who is stowing away in the trailer of Dr Lawrence Smith, a bacteriologist, in order to avoid getting married. Larry is driving cross country to San Francisco, where he plans to catch a ship to China, where he is looking forward to look for a cure for a serious ailment, alongside other experts. When he discovers Diane, she pretends to be a poor woman named Maggie Jones. Larry tries to get rid of her, but she begins to fall for him, and uses every trick to stay with him.

Starring:
Hedda Hopper, Billy Gilbert, Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie
Directed By:
Frank Woodruff
73. The Light of Western Stars (1940)
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The Light of Western Stars
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2
Starring:
Victor Jory, Noah Beery Jr., Jo Ann Sayers, Russell Hayden
Directed By:
Lesley Selander
74. Guns of the Timberland (1960)
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Guns of the Timberland
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3

Logger Jim Hadley obtains government grant to cut forests for a prime prospect outside Northwestern town of Deep Wells. A conflict arises when the town’s people, led by rancher Laura Riley, oppose as felling of trees would lead to mudslides during monsoon and erosion of topsoil would destroy their range for cattle. Things come to a head when loggers refuse to withdraw.

Role:
Jim Hadley
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Frankie Avalon, Gilbert Roland, Lyle Bettger
Directed By:
Robert D. Webb
75. Captain Caution (1940)
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Captain Caution
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2

Captain Caution is an action adventure film which tells us the story of a few soldiers who are being held prisoners by the British during the 1812 war. Together they make a plan to escape from captivity.

Starring:
Victor Mature, Robert Barrat, Leo Carrillo, Bruce Cabot, Louise Platt
Directed By:
Richard Wallace
76. Desert Legion (1953)
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Desert Legion
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2

Desert Legion is an action adventure film which tells the story of Paul Lartal, a soldier serving in the French Foreign Legion, who leads his troops into an ambush. He himself is hit by a bullet, after which he is rendered unconscious. However, a beautiful desert princess comes to his rescue, and he eventually learns about a lost city in the desert mountains of Algeria.

Role:
Paul Lartal
Starring:
Leon Askin, Akim Tamiroff, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl, Oscar Beregi Sr.
Directed By:
Joseph Pevney
77. Paper Bullets (1941)
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Paper Bullets
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1
Starring:
Jack La Rue, Vince Barnett, Linda Ware, Joan Woodbury
Directed By:
Phil Rosen
78. All Over Town (1937)
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All Over Town
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All Over Town is a comedy film which tells the story of two pepole who try to stage a show in a theatre, despite the fact that the theatre is reputed for being jinxed.  

Starring:
Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Franklin Pangborn, Mary Howard
Directed By:
James W. Horne
79. The Goldwyn Follies (1938)
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The Goldwyn Follies
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1

Distressed since his last few films are failing, a movie producer named Oliver Merlin chooses a young simple girl to critically evaluate his movies from the point of view of a common man. Things get interesting, when her advice eventually makes his latest film a success. 

Starring:
Adolphe Menjou, Kenny Baker, Edgar Bergen, Brothers The Ritz
Directed By:
George Marshall, H.C. Potter
80. Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
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Brother Rat and a Baby
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1

After graduating from Virginia Military Institute, three friends - Dan, Billy and Bing - realize that life is not easy. On Billy’s invitation, Bing, his wife, Kate, and a toddler go to the apartment of Kate’s Uncle Harper in New York. When the promised ‘Job fixing’ backfires, Billy puts Bing’s baby on Uncle Harper’s airline and the resultant publicity earns them jobs at Harper’s airline. 

Starring:
Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman, Wayne Morris, Jane Bryan, Priscilla Lane
Directed By:
Ray Enright
81. The Black Knight (1954)
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The Black Knight
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1
Role:
John
Starring:
Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews, Peter Cushing
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
82. Come On, Leathernecks! (1938)
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Come On, Leathernecks!
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1
Starring:
Edward Brophy, Richard Cromwell, Leon Ames, Marsha Hunt
Directed By:
James Cruze
83. Island of Lost Women (1959)
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Island of Lost Women
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1
Starring:
Jeff Richards, John Smith, June Blair, Venetia Stevenson, Diane Jergens
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
84. Duel of Champions (1961)
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Duel of Champions
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2
Role:
Horatio
Starring:
Robert Keith, Franco Fabrizi, Franca Bettoia, Jacqueline Derval
Directed By:
Terence Young, Ferdinando Baldi
85. Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939)
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Hitler - Beast of Berlin
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1
Role:
Karl Bach (as Allan Ladd)
Starring:
Roland Drew, Lucien Prival, Steffi Duna, Greta Granstedt
Directed By:
Sam Newfield
86. Petticoat Politics (1941)
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Petticoat Politics
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2
Starring:
Roscoe Karns, Spencer Charters, Ruth Donnelly, George Ernest
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
87. Roger Waters: 5:01AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Pt. 10) (1984)
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Roger Waters: 5:01AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Pt. 10)
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Role:
Shane (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Jack Palance, Brandon De Wilde, Ed Bishop, Madeline Bell
Directed By:
Nicolas Roeg
88. The Mysterious Miss X (1939)
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The Mysterious Miss X
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2
Starring:
Chick Chandler, Michael Whalen, Lynne Roberts, Mabel Todd
Directed By:
Gus Meins
89. Hold 'Em Navy (1937)
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Hold 'Em Navy
9
2
Starring:
Lew Ayres, Elizabeth Patterson, Mary Carlisle, Benny Baker
Directed By:
Kurt Neumann
90. Freshman Year (1938)
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2
Freshman Year
9
2
Starring:
Ernest Truex, Dixie Dunbar, William Lundigan, Constance Moore
Directed By:
Frank McDonald
91. Meat and Romance (1940)
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2
Meat and Romance
8
2
Role:
Bill Allen
Starring:
Carol Hughes, Boyd Davis

Animation(s)

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
The Reluctant Dragon
Starring:
Walt Disney, Robert Benchley, Claud Allister, Nana Bryant
Directed By:
Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting

TV Shows and Videos

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Starring:
Janet Leigh, Mary Tyler Moore, Vincent Price, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, James Dean
Directed By:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
On Trial (1956)
On Trial
Starring:
Alexis Smith, Joan Crawford, Inger Stevens, Barbara Bel Geddes, Joan Fontaine, Keenan Wynn, Paulette Goddard
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Sid Caesar, Lou Costello, Teresa Wright, Gena Rowlands, Gavin MacLeod, Hume Cronyn, Mel Blanc
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen

Alan Ladd Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1954