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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

During depression era, struggling artist Eben Adams meets a young girl, Jennie Appleton, in Central Park. His sketch of Jennie fetches appreciation from art-dealer Miss Spinney, inspiring him to work further. He frequently comes across Jennie who appears to be growing quickly into a beautiful woman he falls in love with. Will he finally learn the truth beyond the mysteries surrounding Jennie?

Role:
Ice-Skating Extra
Starring:
Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones
Directed By:
William Dieterle
4. The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (1977)
7
3
The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer
7
3
Role:
Defense Attorney
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Stephen Elliott, James Olson, Ken Howard
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
5. The Parent Trap (1961)
32
12
The Parent Trap
TV-G
32
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.

Role:
Mitch Evers
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Sir John Mills, John Mills, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Maureen O'Hara
Directed By:
David Swift
6. The Yakuza (1974)
17
7
The Yakuza
R
17
7

Harry Kilmer is a retired detective, who is asked by his old friend George Tanner, to rescue his daughter. She has been kidnapped by the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia, as a Japanese gangster wants to put pressure on George over a business deal. Kilmer makes his way to Japan, and he decides to take the help of an old acquaintance named Ken, who feels that he has a lifelong obligation to Kilmer.

Role:
George Tanner
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan, Ken Takakura
Directed By:
7. Boomerang! (1947)
13
5
Boomerang!
13
5
Role:
Man in Mob Behind Courthouse
Starring:
Jane Wyatt, Arthur Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Dana Andrews, Arthur Kennedy
Directed By:
8. Nightfall (1956)
12
5
Nightfall
12
5
Role:
John
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, James Gregory, Aldo Ray, Jocelyn Brando
Directed By:
Jacques Tourneur
10. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
18
7
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
18
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.

Role:
Police Chief Link Mattocks
Starring:
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
11. The Violent Men (1955)
11
4
The Violent Men
TV-PG
11
4
Role:
Cole Wilkison
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster
Directed By:
Rudolph Maté
12. Nevada Smith (1966)
18
7
Nevada Smith
TV-14
18
7

In the American West during the 1890s, a young man named Max Sand witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by outlaws. He vows to track down and kill the entire gang of men. On his quest, he meets a gunsmith named Jonas, who teaches him to shoot. Although Jonas tries to convince him to give up his vendetta, Max begins to track down the killers one by one.

Role:
Jonas Cord
Starring:
Steven McQueen, Martin Landau, Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, Karl Malden, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
13. Young Guns (1988)
71
32
Young Guns
R
71
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.  

Role:
Buckshot Roberts
Starring:
Lou Diamond Phillips, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Dermot Mulroney, Patrick Wayne, Jack Palance
Directed By:
Christopher Cain
14. Dino (1957)
8
3
Dino
8
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.

Role:
Larry Sheridan
Starring:
Sal Mineo, Frank Faylen, Joe De Santis, Susan Kohner
Directed By:
Thomas Carr
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.  

Role:
Theodore Roosevelt
Starring:
Sean Connery, John Huston, Candice Bergen, Geoffrey Lewis
Directed By:
John Milius
16. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
14
7
Reflections in a Golden Eye
14
7
Role:
Lt. Col. Morris Langdon
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Harvey Keitel, Marlon Brando, Julie Harris, Zorro David
Directed By:
17. Run of the Arrow (1957)
9
4
Run of the Arrow
9
4
Role:
Capt. Clark
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson, Rod Steiger, Ralph Meeker, Jay C. Flippen
Directed By:
Samuel Fuller
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.

Role:
Paul Duncan
Starring:
Bette Davis, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, Joe Mantell
Directed By:
Daniel Taradash
19. Those Calloways (1965)
9
4
Those Calloways
9
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. 

Role:
Cam Calloway
Starring:
Linda Evans, Tom Skerritt, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Brandon De Wilde
Directed By:
Norman Tokar
20. Tight Spot (1955)
9
4
Tight Spot
9
4
Role:
Vince Striker
Starring:
Lorne Greene, Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Lucy Marlow
Directed By:
Phil Karlson
21. World War III (1982)
7
4
World War III
7
4
Role:
Secretary General Gorny
Starring:
Rock Hudson, Katherine Helmond, Jeroen Krabbé, David Soul
Directed By:
David Greene, Boris Sagal
22. The Silent Lovers (1980)
6
3
The Silent Lovers
6
3
Role:
Mauritz Stiller
Starring:
James Olson, John Rubinstein, Harold Gould, Audra Lindley
Directed By:
John Erman
23. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
14
5
The Hallelujah Trail
14
5
Role:
Frank Wallingham
Starring:
Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Burt Lancaster, Martin Landau, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin
Directed By:
John Sturges
24. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
11
5
With Six You Get Eggroll
G
11
5
Role:
Jake Iverson
Starring:
Doris Day, Alice Ghostley, George Carlin, William Christopher, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey
Directed By:
Howard Morris
25. Hooper (1978)
13
7
Hooper
PG
13
7
Role:
Jocko Doyle
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Adam West, Jan-Michael Vincent
Directed By:
Hal Needham
26. Sharky's Machine (1981)
13
7
Sharky's Machine
R
13
7

Sharky’s Machine is an action thriller drama film which revolves around Tom Sharky, an undercover cop who is investigating a narcotics kingpin. He soon comes across a mob murder with government ties. He assembles all his investigators and tries to bring the criminals to justice, before all his partners and witnesses are killed one by one.

Role:
Papa
Starring:
Charles Durning, Burt Reynolds, Earl Holliman, Vittorio Gassman
Directed By:
27. The Rare Breed (1966)
12
5
The Rare Breed
12
5
Role:
Bowen
Starring:
James Stewart, Don Galloway, Maureen O'Hara, Juliet Mills
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
28. The Mountain Men (1980)
11
5
The Mountain Men
R
11
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.

Role:
Henry Frapp
Starring:
Charlton Heston, John Glover, Stephen Macht, Victoria Racimo
Directed By:
Richard Lang
29. Nickelodeon (1976)
8
5
Nickelodeon
PG
8
5
Role:
H.H. Cobb
Starring:
Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Tatum O'Neal
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
30. The Quest (1976)
6
4
The Quest
PG
6
4
Role:
Tank Logan
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Keenan Wynn, Tim Matheson, Cameron Mitchell
Directed By:
Lee H. Katzin
31. Savage Sam (1963)
8
4
Savage Sam
8
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. 

Role:
Uncle Beck Coates
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Jeff York, Dewey Martin, Tommy Kirk
Directed By:
Norman Tokar
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.

Role:
Tony
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Denning, Rhonda Fleming, Fernando Lamas
Directed By:
Edward Ludwig
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.

Role:
Capt. Bill North
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Jack Palance, Charlton Heston, Mary Sinclair
Directed By:
Charles Marquis Warren
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.

Role:
John McCanless
Starring:
John Ritter, Simon Oakland, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey
Directed By:
Robert Butler
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. 

Role:
Col. Morgan
Starring:
Dean Martin, Denver Pyle, Honor Blackman, Ben Johnson
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
36. Second Chance (1972)
4
4
Second Chance
4
4
Role:
Geoff Smith
Starring:
Rosey Grier, Pat Carroll, William Windom, Elizabeth Ashley, Roosevelt Grier
Directed By:
Peter Tewksbury
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. 

Role:
Officer Michael M. Nace
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Don Ameche, Tony Curtis, Ivan Dixon, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Hy Averback
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.

Role:
William 'Bill' Dunn
Starring:
John Beal, Ben Johnson, R.G. Armstrong, James Drury
Directed By:
William Beaudine
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. 

Role:
Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman
Starring:
Sally Field, Bob Sweeney, Edmond O'Brien, Kent Smith
Directed By:
James Neilson
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.    

Role:
Connerly
Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, Diane Baker
Directed By:
Bernard L. Kowalski
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.  

Role:
Francis Sullivan
Starring:
Margot Kidder, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Hume Cronyn, George Kennedy, Melina Mercouri
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
42. Meteor (1979)
10
9
Meteor
PG
10
9

The US and the USSR joins forces to save the human race from extinction, when a gigantic asteroid heads towards Earth.

Role:
Dr. Dubov
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Trevor Howard, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau, Sean Connery, Karl Malden
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
43. Cry for the Strangers (1982)
3
4
Cry for the Strangers
3
4
Role:
Chief Whalen
Starring:
Patrick Duffy, Lawrence Pressman, Cindy Pickett, Claire Malis
Directed By:
Peter Medak
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. 

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

TV Shows

Crusader
10
2
Crusader
10
2
Role:
Matt Anders (52 episodes, 1955-1956)
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Claude Akins, Werner Klemperer, Charles Bronson, Michael Landon
Directed By:
Leslie H. Martinson, Herschel Daugherty, Brian Keith, Allen H. Miner, Jus Addiss
Centennial
25
5
Centennial
25
5
Role:
Sheriff Axel Dumire
Starring:
Andy Griffith, Mark Harmon, Lynn Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, George Clooney, Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Burr
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Paul Krasny, Harry Falk
The Westerner
11
2
The Westerner
11
2
Role:
Dave Blassingame (13 episodes, 1960)
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook
The Brian Keith Show
9
2
The Brian Keith Show
9
2
Role:
Dr. Sean Jamison (47 episodes, 1972-1974)
Starring:
Dick Van Patten, Pat Morita, Redd Foxx, Shelley Fabares, Roger Bowen
Insight
8
2
Insight
8
2
Role:
Brewster / ... (10 episodes, 1960-1968)
Starring:
Carol Burnett, Jack Klugman, Ron Howard, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Bosley, Eve Plumb, Joyce Bulifant
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
Heartland
8
2
Heartland
8
2
Role:
B.L. McCutcheon (10 episodes, 1989)
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Katie Layman, Jason Kristofer, Devin Ratray
The Zoo Gang
8
2
The Zoo Gang
8
2
Role:
Stephen 'The Fox' Halliday / ... (6 episodes, 1974)
Starring:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse, Seretta Wilson
The Mask
7
2
The Mask
7
2
Role:
Blake (2 episodes, 1954)
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Paul Newman, Gary Merrill, Patricia Breslin, William Prince
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Leonard Valenta
Walter & Emily
6
3
Walter & Emily
6
3
Role:
Walter Collins (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Shelley Berman, Christopher McDonald, Edan Gross
Family Affair
18
7
Family Affair
TV-G
18
7
Role:
Uncle Bill Davis
Starring:
Veronica Cartwright, Leif Garrett, Robert Reed, Anissa Jones, Sterling Holloway, Ann Sothern, Eve Plumb
Cybill
22
11
Cybill
22
11
Role:
Arthur Minnow
Starring:
Marley Shelton, Erik Estrada, Alex D. Linz, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marilu Henner, Robert Wagner, Jensen Ackles
Directed By:
Tom Moore, Andrew D. Weyman, Pamela Fryman, Peter Baldwin, Robert Berlinger
Hardcastle and McCormick
17
8
Hardcastle and McCormick
17
8
Role:
Judge Milton C. Hardcastle (67 episodes, 1983-1986)
Starring:
Jonathan Banks, Timothy Francis Robbins, John Amos, Joe Pantoliano, James Cromwell, Keenan Wynn, Mary Martin
Archer
4
3
Archer
4
3
Role:
Lew Archer (6 episodes, 1975)
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Edward Andrews, Val Avery, Allan Arbus

Special Appearance/Cameo

Portrait of Jennie (1948)
0
0
Portrait of Jennie
TV-PG
0
0

During depression era, struggling artist Eben Adams meets a young girl, Jennie Appleton, in Central Park. His sketch of Jennie fetches appreciation from art-dealer Miss Spinney, inspiring him to work further. He frequently comes across Jennie who appears to be growing quickly into a beautiful woman he falls in love with. Will he finally learn the truth beyond the mysteries surrounding Jennie?

Role:
Ice-Skating Extra (uncredited)
Directed By:
William Dieterle
Boomerang! (1947)
0
0
Boomerang!
0
0
Role:
Man in Mob Behind Courthouse (uncredited)
Directed By:
Fourteen Hours (1951)
0
0
Fourteen Hours
TV-PG
0
0
Role:
Extra (uncredited)
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway

Animation Movies

Spider-Man
16
3
Spider-Man
TV-Y
16
3
Role:
Uncle Ben Parker
Starring:
Hank Azaria, Jim Cummings, Majel Barrett, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Malcolm McDowell, Alfonso Ribeiro
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
8
2
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
TV-PG
8
2
Role:
Duckman's Father
Starring:
Ben Stiller, Jim Varney, Tim Curry, Eugene Levy, James Doohan, John Rhys-Davies, Bebe Neuwirth
Directed By:
Jeff McGrath, Raymie Muzquiz, John Eng, Peter Avanzino, Norton Virgien