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List of Brian Keith Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Portrait of Jennie (1948)
16
5
Portrait of Jennie
TV-PG
16
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Ice-Skating Extra
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Star Cast:
Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones
2. The Young Philadelphians (1959)
12
4
The Young Philadelphians
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Flanagan
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
4. The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (1977)
7
3
The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Defense Attorney
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Stephen Elliott, James Olson, Ken Howard
5. The Parent Trap (1961)
30
12
The Parent Trap
TV-G
30
12

Two identical twin sisters, who are separated by birth due to the divorce of their parents, get reunited years later at a summer camp, where they decide to bring their parents back together. Therefore, the girls, switch places with each other, and go back to their parents, and starts working on their plan.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mitch Evers
Director:
David Swift
Genres:
Family, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hayley Mills, Sir John Mills, John Mills, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Maureen O'Hara
6. The Yakuza (1974)
17
7
The Yakuza
R
17
7
As:
Cast
Role:
George Tanner
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan, Ken Takakura
7. Boomerang! (1947)
12
5
Boomerang!
12
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Man in Mob Behind Courthouse
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Arthur Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Dana Andrews, Arthur Kennedy
8. Nightfall (1956)
12
5
Nightfall
12
5
As:
Cast
Role:
John
Director:
Jacques Tourneur
Genres:
Film-Noir, Romance, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, James Gregory, Aldo Ray, Jocelyn Brando
10. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
17
7
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
17
7

Complications arise when a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of an island in New England. Lieutenant Rozanov tries to seek help from the island locals, including the police chief and a TV writer who is on a vacation. However, there is a risk of this small mishap turning into an international incident, which is why he claims to be a Norwegian sailor.

As:
Cast
Role:
Police Chief Link Mattocks
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
12. Nevada Smith (1966)
16
7
Nevada Smith
TV-14
16
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonas Cord
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Steven McQueen, Martin Landau, Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, Karl Malden, Suzanne Pleshette
13. Young Guns (1988)
69
32
Young Guns
R
69
32

When John Tunstall, the distinguished British gentleman and cattle rancher in New Mexico, is gunned down by his competitor Lawrence Murphy, the young and wayward gunmen he had hired to work in his ranch, decide to take revenge. Based on a true story, the film retells the adventures of Billy the Kid, who leads the group to avenge their mentor.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Buckshot Roberts
Director:
Christopher Cain
Genres:
Thriller, Western, Drama, Crime, Action
14. Dino (1957)
7
3
Dino
7
3

After spending several years at a juvenile detention center for being involved in the murder of a night watchman, Dino is eventually released. He is brought to Larry Sheridan for therapy, who tries to understand Dino’s problems and his psychology. He learns that while Dino has been away, his brother got involved with a gang, and now he expects Dino to join them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Larry Sheridan
Director:
Thomas Carr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sal Mineo, Frank Faylen, Joe De Santis, Susan Kohner
15. The Wind and the Lion (1975)
16
8
The Wind and the Lion
PG
16
8

Along with her kids, an American widow is kidnapped by an Arab chieftain, as he wants to embarrass the Sultan of Morocco. Things get complicated when this abduction gains international attention, and sparks the threat of armed intervention by the US. Meanwhile, the woman begins to develop feelings for her captor.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Theodore Roosevelt
Director:
John Milius
Genres:
Drama, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sean Connery, John Huston, Candice Bergen, Geoffrey Lewis
18. Storm Center (1956)
8
4
Storm Center
8
4

Storm Center is a drama film which tells the story of Alicia Hull,  a librarian in a small-town who is known for introducing kids to reading. Her life takes a turn when she is asked to remove a book named ‘The Communist Dream’ from the library, but she refuses. This leads to her being shunned by the locals and eventually fired from her job.

As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Duncan
Director:
Daniel Taradash
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, Joe Mantell
19. Those Calloways (1965)
8
4
Those Calloways
8
4

Those Calloways is an American family drama film, which revolves around Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam’s dream is to build a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area every year, but every time he tries, his attempts fail. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cam Calloway
Director:
Norman Tokar
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Linda Evans, Tom Skerritt, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Brandon De Wilde
21. World War III (1982)
7
4
World War III
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Secretary General Gorny
Director:
David Greene, Boris Sagal
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Rock Hudson, Katherine Helmond, Jeroen Krabbé, David Soul
22. The Silent Lovers (1980)
6
3
The Silent Lovers
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mauritz Stiller
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Olson, John Rubinstein, Harold Gould, Audra Lindley
25. Hooper (1978)
12
7
Hooper
PG
12
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Jocko Doyle
Director:
Hal Needham
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Adam West, Jan-Michael Vincent
27. The Rare Breed (1966)
11
5
The Rare Breed
11
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Bowen
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
Western, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Don Galloway, Maureen O'Hara, Juliet Mills
28. The Mountain Men (1980)
9
5
The Mountain Men
R
9
5

The Mountain Men is an adventure western film which tells the story of two fur trappers Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp, who come across an Indian woman who is abused by her husband. They are moved by her plight, and they decide to protect her from her ruthless husband Heavy Eagle. However, they are caught by Heavy Eagle, who tries to teach her a lesson, by raping her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Frapp
Director:
Richard Lang
Genres:
Western, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, John Glover, Stephen Macht, Victoria Racimo
30. The Quest (1976)
6
4
The Quest
PG
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tank Logan
Director:
Lee H. Katzin
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Keenan Wynn, Tim Matheson, Cameron Mitchell
31. Savage Sam (1963)
7
4
Savage Sam
7
4

Teenager, Travis Coates, is left in charge of his 12 years old brother, Arliss, along with his dog Savage Sam. When Travis, Arliss, and their friend, Lisbeth, are captured by a band of Apaches, it is up to Savage Sam to lead the children out of trouble as a rescue mission is launched. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Uncle Beck Coates
Director:
Norman Tokar
Genres:
Family, Western, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Jeff York, Dewey Martin, Tommy Kirk
32. Jivaro (1954)
5
4
Jivaro
5
4

A young woman named Alice Parker, arrives at the trading outpost of Rio Galdez, searching for her fiance, who had gone missing while on his quest of gold.  She is soon aided by a jungle trader.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony
Director:
Edward Ludwig
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Denning, Rhonda Fleming, Fernando Lamas
33. Arrowhead (1953)
6
4
Arrowhead
6
4

In this movie, based on W. R. Burnett 1953 novel Adobe Walls, Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon is highly skeptical that US army’s peace talk with the Apache is going to be successful. He attempts to warn the superiors but is instead fired. Meanwhile, the Apache chief's son Toriano returns making Bannon all the more suspicious of his real motives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Bill North
Director:
Charles Marquis Warren
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western
Star Cast:
34. Scandalous John (1971)
6
5
Scandalous John
G
6
5

Scandalous John is a western romantic comedy film which tells the story of John, an old ranch owner, who likes to live life according to his own wishes. He is forced to fight a lone battle against people who want to invade his land.

As:
Cast
Role:
John McCanless
Director:
Robert Butler
Genres:
Family, Western, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Simon Oakland, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey
35. Something Big (1971)
5
4
Something Big
GP
5
4

A man kidnaps the wife of a cavalry commander intending to exchange her for a Gatling gun sold by a gunrunner, which he needs to rob a Mexican bandit. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Morgan
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Dean Martin, Denver Pyle, Honor Blackman, Ben Johnson
36. Second Chance (1972)
4
4
Second Chance
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Geoff Smith
Director:
Peter Tewksbury
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rosey Grier, Pat Carroll, William Windom, Elizabeth Ashley, Roosevelt Grier
37. Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
5
4
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
PG
5
4

This comedy drama film takes us to a small southern town in the US, where the locals resent the nearby presence of an Army base, due to the trouble caused by some of the enlisted men. Officer Nace who is in charge of community relations, organizes a big dance to improve the relations, but despite well intentions from both sides, the dance only riles up the locals further. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Officer Michael M. Nace
Director:
Hy Averback
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Don Ameche, Tony Curtis, Ivan Dixon, Suzanne Pleshette
38. Ten Who Dared (1960)
6
4
Ten Who Dared
6
4

In the 19th century, Major John Wesley Powell, a man without an arm, gathers a team of nine men including his brother Walter. They set out an mission to discover Colorado, on four different boats. Their journey is long and difficult, but things turn worse, when one of the boats is destroyed.

As:
Cast
Role:
William 'Bill' Dunn
Director:
William Beaudine
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
John Beal, Ben Johnson, R.G. Armstrong, James Drury
39. Moon Pilot (1962)
6
4
Moon Pilot
6
4

Chosen for the first manned flight to the moon, astronaut Richmond Talbot is told to keep the flight secret. When Lyrae, a woman suspected to be a foreign spy, contacts him, Talbot is placed under vigilance. But Talbot realizes that Lyrae, who is trying to help protect his mission, is not a spy from enemy country, but an alien from another planet. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman
Director:
James Neilson
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Sally Field, Bob Sweeney, Edmond O'Brien, Kent Smith
40. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
7
5
Krakatoa: East of Java
G
7
5

Ship captain Hanson is headed for the Dutch East Indies, in order to hunt for a precious treasure, along with his mistress and a group of convicts. His mistress has been accompanying them as she knows about the whereabouts of the treasure, but the real reason she is coming with them, is to look for her young  son, whom she believes to be lost somewhere in the region.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Connerly
Director:
Bernard L. Kowalski
Genres:
Romance, History, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, Diane Baker
41. Gaily, Gaily (1969)
5
4
Gaily, Gaily
M
5
4

Ben Harvey is a naïve young man who leaves his small town for Chicago. However, a pickpocket steals his money in the city, leaving him nowhere to go. Queen Lil, who runs a bordello gives him shelter, and also helps him find work at a newspaper. His life takes a turn, when he realizes the extent of government corruption, and he sets out to reform the entire system.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Francis Sullivan
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Hume Cronyn, George Kennedy, Melina Mercouri
43. Cry for the Strangers (1982)
3
4
Cry for the Strangers
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Chief Whalen
Director:
Peter Medak
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Patrick Duffy, Lawrence Pressman, Cindy Pickett, Claire Malis
44. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
4
5
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
PG
4
5

A comedy-mystery film directed by Clive Donner, the movie follows the adventures of retired detective Charlie Chan, who is asked to help the police in solving a new series of murders. Even though the prime suspect in the killings is a lady known as the Dragon Queen, Chan is not convinced she is the murderer. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Police Chief
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
45. The Deadly Companions (1961)
0
0
The Deadly Companions
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Yellowleg
Genres:
Adventure,Western
46. Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989)
8
3
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Wellman Sr.
Director:
Christian I. Nyby II
Genres:
Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Alexandra Paul, William R. Moses
47. Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!' (1954)
7
3
Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!'
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Hammer
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Randolph, Don C. Harvey, Robert Bice, Virginia Lee
48. Lady in the Corner (1989)
6
3
Lady in the Corner
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
David Henderson
Director:
Peter Levin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Lois Maxwell, Roscoe Lee Browne, Christopher Neame
49. The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
7
4
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Davy Crockett
Director:
Burt Kennedy
Genres:
Western, Action, War, History, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, James Arness, Lorne Greene, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Metzler
50. Welcome Home (1989)
6
4
Welcome Home
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Robins
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Sam Waterston, JoBeth Williams, Thomas Wilson Brown
51. Follow Your Heart (1999)
6
4
Follow Your Heart
PG
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Roddy Thompson
Director:
Lorenzo Doumani
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leah Remini, Jack Scalia, Ted McGinley, Brenda Epperson
52. Death Before Dishonor (1987)
4
4
Death Before Dishonor
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Halloran
Director:
Terry Leonard
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Winfield, Fred Dryer, Joseph Gian, Sasha Mitchell

TV Shows

The Westerner
11
2
The Westerner
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dave Blassingame (13 episodes, 1960)
Genres:
Action, Western
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook
The Brian Keith Show
9
2
The Brian Keith Show
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Sean Jamison (47 episodes, 1972-1974)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Pat Morita, Redd Foxx, Shelley Fabares, Roger Bowen
Heartland
8
2
Heartland
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
B.L. McCutcheon (10 episodes, 1989)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Katie Layman, Jason Kristofer, Devin Ratray
The Zoo Gang
8
2
The Zoo Gang
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stephen 'The Fox' Halliday / ... (6 episodes, 1974)
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse, Seretta Wilson
The Mask
7
2
The Mask
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Blake (2 episodes, 1954)
Director:
Robert Stevens, Leonard Valenta
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Paul Newman, Gary Merrill, Patricia Breslin, William Prince
Walter & Emily
6
3
Walter & Emily
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Collins (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Shelley Berman, Christopher McDonald, Edan Gross
Archer
4
3
Archer
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lew Archer (6 episodes, 1975)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sorrell Booke, Edward Andrews, Val Avery, Allan Arbus

Special Appearance/Cameo

Portrait of Jennie (1948)
0
0
Portrait of Jennie
TV-PG
0
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Ice-Skating Extra (uncredited)
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Boomerang! (1947)
0
0
Boomerang!
0
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Man in Mob Behind Courthouse (uncredited)
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Romance, Drama
Fourteen Hours (1951)
0
0
Fourteen Hours
TV-PG
0
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Extra (uncredited)
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller

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