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List of David Niven Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
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A Matter of Life and Death
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13

Peter is an aircraft pilot serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. After his plane crashes, he appeals to the divine to give a second chance at life, so that he doesn’t have to leave the love of his life behind.

Role:
Peter D. Carter
Starring:
Lois Maxwell, Richard Attenborough, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron
Directed By:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
2. The First of the Few (1942)
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5
The First of the Few
25
5
Role:
Geoffrey Crisp
Starring:
Leslie Howard, Roland Culver, Anne Firth, Rosamund John
Directed By:
Leslie Howard
3. Separate Tables (1958)
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6
Separate Tables
27
6
Role:
Major Angus Pollock
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama
4. The Way Ahead (1944)
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6
The Way Ahead
21
6
Role:
Lt. Jim Perry
Starring:
Trevor Howard, John Laurie, James Donald, Stanley Holloway, Leslie Dwyer
Directed By:
Carol Reed
5. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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The Guns of Navarone
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21

The Guns of Navarone is a war adventure film, which takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a British team of soldiers who are sent to cross-occupied Greek territory to destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key channel. 

Role:
Miller
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
6. The Best of Enemies (1961)
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4
The Best of Enemies
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4

Set in the WWII time, a plane carrying British Major Richardson’s troops crashes in the Ethiopian deserts where they encounter Italian forces led by Captain Blasi; but the Italians allow the British to escape. The British return with greater force to capture the Italian troops, which is taken as a discourteous behavior by Captain Blasi, who decides to create all possible trouble. 

Role:
Maj. Richardson
Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Harry Andrews, Michael Wilding, Amedeo Nazzari
Directed By:
Guy Hamilton
7. Dodsworth (1936)
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8
Dodsworth
TV-PG
28
8

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:
Captain Lockert
Starring:
William Wyler, Walter Huston, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Ruth Chatterton
Directed By:
8. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
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4
The Prisoner of Zenda
13
4
Role:
Fritz von Tarlenheim
Starring:
Ronald Colman, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Madeleine Carroll
Directed By:
John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke
9. The Pink Panther (1963)
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24
The Pink Panther
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24

The Pink Panther is a comedy film, which tells the story of a clumsy detective on the trail of a notorious jewel thief, who is planning to steal a diamond called The Pink Panther. 

Role:
Sir Charles Lytton
Starring:
Directed By:
10. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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8
The Bishop's Wife
26
8

After all his efforts to raise money for a cathedral fails, a Bishop Henry Brougham finds himself quite depressed. However, his life takes an interesting turn, after he is visited by Dudley, who claims to be an angel. Henry is a bit annoyed, but his wife takes kindly to Dudley.

Role:
Henry Brougham
Starring:
Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Elsa Lanchester, Monty Woolley, James Gleason
Directed By:
Henry Koster
11. Bonjour tristesse (1958)
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6
Bonjour tristesse
18
6
Role:
Raymond
Starring:
Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
Directed By:
12. Wuthering Heights (1939)
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8
Wuthering Heights
25
8

Based on a novel of the same name, this romantic drama film is about Heathcliff, an orphaned boy who is found on the streets by Mr Earnshaw.  He brings him home to live with his own children Cathy and Hindley. Over the years, Cathy and Heathcliff develop feelings for one another, although Hindley despises Heathcliff. However, their neighbor Edgar also falls for Cathy, and proposes to her. Heathcliff decides to disappear from her life forever.

Role:
Edgar
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson
Directed By:
13. Bachelor Mother (1939)
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4
Bachelor Mother
12
4
Role:
David Merlin
Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson, E.E. Clive
Directed By:
Garson Kanin
14. The Dawn Patrol (1938)
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4
The Dawn Patrol
12
4
Role:
Scott
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Donald Crisp, Basil Rathbone, Melville Cooper
Directed By:
Edmund Goulding
15. Carrington V.C. (1954)
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4
Carrington V.C.
14
4
Role:
Carrington
Starring:
Margaret Leighton, Allan Cuthbertson, Victor Maddern, Noelle Middleton
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
16. Death on the Nile (1978)
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19
Death on the Nile
PG
55
19

Death on the Nile is a mystery drama film which tells the story of detective Hercule Poirot, who is on a luxurious cruise down the Nile.  However, when a newlywed rich heiress gets killed along with few others, it is up to Poirot to find the killer before the ship reaches its destination.      

Starring:
Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, Lois Chiles, Olivia Hussey, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Jane Birkin, Mia Farrow
Directed By:
John Guillermin
17. Murder by Death (1976)
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Murder by Death
PG
43
15

Eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain invites five renowned private detectives to his castle for a ‘dinner and murder,’ and after sealing off his house, he challenges them to find the killer of a murder that will occur at midnight. He announces 1million for solving the case. Long before midnight, Twain’s blind butler, Bensonmum, is found dead. What is the mystery behind the tricky set-up?

Starring:
Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, James Cromwell, Elsa Lanchester, Eileen Brennan
Directed By:
Robert Moore
18. Enchantment (1948)
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3
Enchantment
9
3

During the Second World War, an American servicewoman puts up with her granduncle, Rollo Dane. The plot then turns backwards into Rollo’s childhood, when his father brings home a girl called Lark, who begins to live with them. Over the time, they fall in love; but cannot marry due to his sister’s scheme. Now that Lark’s nephew and his niece have fallen in love, can the old man sit idle?  

Role:
General Sir Roland Dane
Starring:
Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger, Jayne Meadows
Directed By:
Irving Reis
19. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
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4
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
11
4
Role:
Albert De Regnier
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert, Edward Everett Horton, Elizabeth Patterson
Directed By:
Ernst Lubitsch
20. The Canterville Ghost (1975)
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3
The Canterville Ghost
7
3
Role:
Sir Simon de Canterville
Starring:
Audra Lindley, James Whitmore, Maurice Evans, Flora Robson
Directed By:
Robin Miller
21. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
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5
The Charge of the Light Brigade
11
5
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Nigel Bruce, Patric Knowles
Directed By:
22. The Sea Wolves (1980)
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8
The Sea Wolves
PG
18
8
Role:
Colonel W. H. Grice
Starring:
Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, Trevor Howard, Barbara Kellerman
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
23. Le cerveau (1969)
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5
Le cerveau
G
11
5
Role:
Col. Carol Matthews
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bourvil, Silvia Monti
Directed By:
Gérard Oury
24. Rose-Marie (1936)
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4
Rose-Marie
8
4

The movie was one of the three adaptations of a Broadway musical of the same name. Two people—opera star, Marie, and  a Canadian mounted police officer, Sergeant Bruce—are looking for the same person—John Flower, a prisoner who escaped his jail and is now in need for some money to leave the country. During their journey, the two fall in love with each other.

Starring:
James Stewart, Reginald Owen, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy
Directed By:
W.S. Van Dyke
25. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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Around the World in 80 Days
33
14

Around the World in 80 Days is an Oscar winning adventure comedy film which is based on a novel of the same name by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, living in the 19th century, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.  Along with his French valet Passepartout, he sets out on an adventurous journey.

Role:
Phileas Fogg
Starring:
Peter Lorre, Shirley MacLaine, John Carradine, Cantinflas, Marion Ross, Sir John Mills, Red Skelton
Directed By:
26. 55 Days at Peking (1963)
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6
55 Days at Peking
13
6
Role:
Sir Arthur Robertson
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, John Ireland, Flora Robson
Directed By:
Nicholas Ray, Guy Green
27. Candleshoe (1977)
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5
Candleshoe
G
11
5
Role:
Priory
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes, Leo McKern, Veronica Quilligan
Directed By:
Norman Tokar
28. The Moon Is Blue (1953)
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4
The Moon Is Blue
TV-PG
8
4
Role:
David Slater
Starring:
William Holden, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Maggie McNamara
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
29. The Real Glory (1939)
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4
The Real Glory
7
4

Set against the backdrop of the Moro Rebellion in 1906, the film focuses on the bravery and dedication of a small American contingent stationed at the Philippine island of Mindanao, where the local population is being regularly killed and abducted by Moro guerrillas. The main task of the contingent is to train the native Philippine Constabulary so that they can defend themselves.  

Role:
Lieut. Terrence McCool
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Gary Cooper, Reginald Owen, Andrea Leeds
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
30. Bedtime Story (1964)
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5
Bedtime Story
9
5
Role:
Lawrence Jameson
Starring:
John Banner, Marlon Brando, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman, Aram Stephan
Directed By:
Ralph Levy
31. Ask Any Girl (1959)
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4
Ask Any Girl
7
4

The film tells the story of Meg Wheeler, who arrives in New York, and takes up a job in market research. She eventually falls for one of her clients, Evan Doughton. Though his elder brother falls for her, he decides to help her win his brother’s attention.    

Role:
Miles Doughton
Starring:
Shirley MacLaine, Rod Taylor, Gig Young, Jim Backus
Directed By:
Charles Walters
32. Raffles (1939)
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4
Raffles
9
4

Celebrated cricketer A. J. Raffles is also a master burglar and safecracker. Nicknamed "The Amateur Cracksman", he takes full advantage of the invitations offered by the aristocrats.  Then he falls in love with the sister of an old friend and when he learns about his friend’s gambling debt, he decides to accept another weekend invitation. 

Role:
Raffles
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton
Directed By:
33. Happy Go Lovely (1951)
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4
Happy Go Lovely
7
4
Role:
B.G. Bruno
Starring:
Cesar Romero, Vera-Ellen, Bobby Howes, Diane Hart
Directed By:
H. Bruce Humberstone
34. Beloved Enemy (1936)
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3
Beloved Enemy
6
3

Aristocratic Helen Drummond accompanies her father, Lord Athleigh, to Dublin for peace talks during the Irish War of Independence. As Irish revolutionary Dennis Riordan is not known publicly, Helen doesn’t recognize him when he saves them from assassination. Unaware of his identity, she falls for him. Though later he reveals the truth, they both feel helpless in love. Based on true facts. 

Role:
Capt. Gerald Preston
Starring:
Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, Karen Morley, Henry Stephenson
Directed By:
H.C. Potter
35. Three Blind Mice (1938)
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3
Three Blind Mice
7
3

Three Blind Mice is a romantic comedy film which revolves around three sisters who receive a small inheritance, after which they decide to leave their farms, and go in search of wealthy husbands. While one of them pretends to be a wealthy socialite, the other two pretend to be her staff.

Role:
Steve Harrington
Starring:
Loretta Young, Stuart Erwin, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Weaver
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
36. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
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6
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
TV-G
10
6
Role:
Laurence Mackay
Starring:
Doris Day, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Janis Paige
Directed By:
Charles Walters
37. No Deposit, No Return (1976)
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4
No Deposit, No Return
G
7
4
Role:
J.W. Osborne
Starring:
Don Knotts, Barbara Feldon, Kim Richards, Darren McGavin, Herschel Bernardi
Directed By:
Norman Tokar
38. My Man Godfrey (1957)
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4
My Man Godfrey
8
4

Irene, the rich heiress of Bullock family, meets a man, Godfrey, on the pier who she takes as a tramp. Perceiving his good manners, she brings him home as family’s butler. Her father is unhappy, as he can envisage Irene falling for him. Godfrey wins over the family, but not Irene’s sister Cordelia. After-all, who is he? Where did he come from? 

Role:
Godfrey Smith
Starring:
Eva Gabor, June Allyson, Jessie Royce Landis, Robert Keith
Directed By:
Henry Koster
39. We Have Our Moments (1937)
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3
We Have Our Moments
6
3
Role:
Joe Gilling
Starring:
Sally Eilers, James Dunn, Mischa Auer, Thurston Hall
Directed By:
Alfred L. Werker
40. Happy Ever After (1954)
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4
Happy Ever After
6
4
Role:
Jasper O'Leary
Starring:
Barry Fitzgerald, George Cole, Yvonne De Carlo, A.E. Matthews
Directed By:
Mario Zampi
41. Appointment with Venus (1951)
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4
Appointment with Venus
7
4
Role:
Maj. Valentine Moreland
Starring:
Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Kenneth More
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
42. Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
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4
Thank You, Jeeves!
7
4
Role:
Bertie Wooster
Starring:
Virginia Field, Arthur Treacher, Colin Tapley, Lester Matthews
Directed By:
Arthur Greville Collins
43. Splendor (1935)
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5
Splendor
6
5

Since Brighton’s parents are going through financially difficult times, they are disappointed after he marries Phyllis, a girl from an impoverished family. Although Phyllis is supportive of his career, and wants him to continue his struggle to become a writer, his mother has other plans for him. She forces him to get a job, and have an affair with a wealthy cousin to advance his career even further.

Role:
Clancey Lorrimore
Starring:
Billie Burke, Miriam Hopkins, Helen Westley, Joel McCrea
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
44. Palm Springs (1936)
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3
Palm Springs
6
3
Role:
George Britell
Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Spring Byington, Frances Langford, Guy Standing, Ernest Cossart
Directed By:
Aubrey Scotto
45. Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
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4
Four Men and a Prayer
TV-PG
6
4

After being discharged dishonorably, for issuing a costly and fatal order, Colonel Loring Leigh, is murdered before he could prove his innocence as a victim of a conspiracy. Therefore his sons seek the ones who are guilty, and also attempt to restore the integrity of their father. 

Role:
Christopher Leigh
Starring:
Loretta Young, John Carradine, George Sanders, Richard Greene, William Henry
Directed By:
46. The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
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4
The Toast of New Orleans
7
4

The Toast of New Orleans is a musical drama film which tells the story of a humble and simple fisherman from the Louisiana Bayou, who becomes New Orleans’s most loved opera singer. 

Role:
Jacques Riboudeaux
Starring:
Rita Moreno, J. Carrol Naish, Kathryn Grayson, James Mitchell, Mario Lanza
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
47. The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)
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4
The Elusive Pimpernel
7
4
Role:
Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
Starring:
Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins, Margaret Leighton, Arlette Marchal
Directed By:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
48. Guns of Darkness (1962)
6
5
Guns of Darkness
6
5

Despite their disagreements as a married couple, Tom and Claire try their best to help President Rivera cross the border during a state of emergency.

Role:
Tom Jordan
Starring:
Leslie Caron, James Robertson Justice, David Opatoshu, Derek Godfrey
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
49. A Feather in Her Hat (1935)
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4
A Feather in Her Hat
6
4
Starring:
Billie Burke, Basil Rathbone, Wendy Barrie, Louis Hayward
Directed By:
Alfred Santell
50. Where the Spies Are (1966)
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6
Where the Spies Are
10
6
Role:
Dr. Jason Love
Starring:
Cyril Cusack, John Le Mesurier, Françoise Dorléac, Eric Pohlmann
Directed By:
Val Guest
51. Paper Tiger (1975)
12
7
Paper Tiger
PG
12
7

Paper Tiger is an action adventure thriller film, which tells the story of an English man who tutors the son of a Japanese ambassador. During this time, he also boasts about his heroic service in the British Army. His life changes and he actually has to play a hero, after he and the boy are kidnapped by political terrorists.   

Role:
'Major' Walter Bradbury
Starring:
Toshiro Mifune, Toshirô Mifune, Hardy Krüger, Irene Tsu, Ando
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
52. Soldiers Three (1951)
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4
Soldiers Three
6
4

A retired British army official reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of the British Army in Colonial India, fighting against the Indian freedom fighters. 

Role:
Capt. Pindenny
Starring:
Stewart Granger, Cyril Cusack, Robert Newton, Walter Pidgeon
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
53. A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
6
4
A Kiss in the Dark
6
4

A concert pianist, Eric Philips, begins to think that he may be starting to lose his talent. Meanwhile, as the owner of an apartment building, he also deals with the grievances of his tenants.

Role:
Eric Phillips
Starring:
Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford, Wayne Morris, Victor Moore
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
54. Magnificent Doll (1946)
5
4
Magnificent Doll
5
4

In early 1800s, Dolley Payne returns home to Washington DC after an unhappy marriage. She is wooed by two rising politicians, James Madison and Aaron Burr. The charming lady uses the ardor of her two suitors to influence the Presidential elections and later, as the first lady of the United States, helps save national treasure from the 1812 British attack.

Role:
Aaron Burr
Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, Stephen McNally, Peggy Wood
Directed By:
Frank Borzage
55. Dinner at the Ritz (1937)
5
4
Dinner at the Ritz
5
4
Role:
Paul de Brack
Starring:
Paul Lukas, Romney Brent, Francis L. Sullivan, Annabella
Directed By:
Harold D. Schuster
56. The Perfect Marriage (1947)
5
4
The Perfect Marriage
5
4

Dale and Jenny have been married for ten years, and they have a nine year old daughter as well. Both have separate careers, and everything seems to be going well until one day, on the occasion of their tenth anniversary, both of them decide that they want a divorce.

Role:
Dale Williams
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Loretta Young, Virginia Field, Charles Ruggles
Directed By:
Lewis Allen
57. Eye of the Devil (1966)
7
5
Eye of the Devil
7
5
Role:
Philippe de Montfaucon
Starring:
Sharon Tate, Donald Pleasence, Deborah Kerr, Edward Mulhare
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
58. The Other Love (1947)
7
5
The Other Love
7
5

Concert pianist, Karen Duncan, is sent to a Swiss sanatorium for her terminal illness. Though she enjoys attention bestowed by caring, gentle doctor Stanton who cautions her to take rest to avoid serious consequences, she ignores his advice to have fun-filled time at the Monte Carlo nightclubs with dynamic auto-racer Paul Clermont. It is left to Dr. Stanton to save her life. 

Role:
Dr. Anthony Stanton
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Gilbert Roland, Richard Conte, Joan Lorring
Directed By:
André De Toth
59. Before Winter Comes (1969)
5
4
Before Winter Comes
PG
5
4

After the Second World War, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, a British officer Giles Burnside discovers that his Russian interpreter, Janovic, is actually a deserter, who according to the regulations, should be executed. He offers to help him escape, but Janovic is not sure whether to trust Burnside.

Role:
Maj. Burnside
Starring:
Chaim Topol, Anna Karina, John Hurt, Anthony Quayle, Topol
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
60. The King's Thief (1955)
5
4
The King's Thief
5
4

Due to the immense trust he has of King Charles II, the Duke of Brampton, James, gets two of the King’s loyal friends falsely charged and executed. The daughter of one of the men, Lady Mary, travels from France to London, to seek justice for her father. She eventually meets Michael Dermott, a soldier who had fought to restore Charles to the throne. 

Role:
James - Duke of Brampton
Starring:
Roger Moore, George Sanders, Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard, Hugo Fregonese
61. A Kiss for Corliss (1949)
5
4
A Kiss for Corliss
5
4

A teenage girl who has a crush on a much older man starts telling others that he is her boyfriend. The false rumor however soon spreads through the town really fast and things get complicated.

Role:
Kenneth Marquis
Starring:
Shirley Temple, Tom Tully, Darryl Hickman, Virginia Welles
Directed By:
Richard Wallace
62. Happy Anniversary (1959)
6
4
Happy Anniversary
6
4

Happily married and parents of two, Chris and Alice Walters are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary which Chris decides to rejoice with a romantic evening together. Alice’s parents send a TV as gift, which Chris detests. Chris accidently lets out the couple’s secret which upsets Alice’s parents. One thing leads to another, resulting in an argument, threatening their ‘happily married’ life. 

Role:
Chris Walters
Starring:
Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Reiner, Monique van Vooren, Loring Smith
Directed By:
David Miller
63. Eternally Yours (1939)
5
4
Eternally Yours
5
4

After being infatuated by a magician during one of his shows, Anita leaves her fiance Don and gets married with the former. However, she later finds out that her life is not as magical as she expected it would be. 

Role:
Tony aka The Great Arturo
Starring:
Loretta Young, Broderick Crawford, Billie Burke, Hugh Herbert, C. Aubrey Smith
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
64. Prudence and the Pill (1968)
5
4
Prudence and the Pill
R
5
4

A wealthy banker in London, and four other couples, attempt to avoid pregnancy by using contraceptive pills. However, due to a series of mishaps, the pills are swapped for aspirin. 

Role:
Gerald Hardcastle
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, Robert Coote, Irina Demick, Joyce Redman
Directed By:
Fielder Cook, Ronald Neame
65. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)
7
4
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
7
4

After being released from prison, an American is hired in a London bank as an electrician. However, his former acquaintances show up and force him to take part in their well-planned heist, being their inside-man.

Role:
'Ivan' / Ivan
Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Joss Ackland, Alfred Molina, Elke Sommer, Richard Jordan, Gloria Grahame, Oliver Tobias
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
66. Better Late Than Never (1983)
5
4
Better Late Than Never
PG
5
4

Nick is the supposed grandfather of Bridget, a 10 year old girl who is shortly going to inherit a fortune. However, things get complicated when another man named Charley shows up and claims that he is the one who is the genuine grandfather. Since both men had once slept with her grandmother, it is still unsure who the actual grandfather is. Now, it is up to Bridget whom she wants as her grandpa.

Role:
Nick Cartland
Starring:
Art Carney, Maggie Smith, Catherine Hicks, Lionel Jeffries
Directed By:
Bryan Forbes
67. Casino Royale (1967)
31
24
Casino Royale
TV-14
31
24

In this spy spoof, a retired James Bond is persuaded to rejoin the secret service to counter shadowy organization SMERSH, allegedly responsible for murdering secret agents. Sir James devises a plan to assemble a group of agents, all named James Bond 007, to confuse SMERSH. Each new Bond is assigned a specific role. Now Sir James must nab the brain behind SMERSH.  

Role:
Sir James Bond
Starring:
Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole, Orson Welles, Geraldine Chaplin, Ronnie Corbett, Charles Boyer, John Huston
Directed By:
68. Rough Cut (1980)
5
4
Rough Cut
PG
5
4

The plot of the movie, based on Derek Lambert’s 1975 novel Touch the Lion's Paw, revolves around two jewel thieves – Jack and Gillian – who meet each other at a party and fall in love. Jack has planned a theft of $30 million in uncut diamonds but is unaware that Gillian has been blackmailed and planted by a Scotland Yard's chief inspector Cyril Willis who wants to apprehend him before retiring.

Role:
Chief Insp. Cyril Willis
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Joss Ackland, Lesley-Anne Down, Timothy West, Patrick Magee
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller, Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt
69. The Little Hut (1957)
5
4
The Little Hut
5
4

Sir Philip Ashlow and his wife, Lady Susan Ashlow, are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Accompanying them is his close friend Henry Brittingham-Brett. Ignored by her husband, Susan tries to attract his attention by demonstrating a romantic interest in Henry. Problem arises when Henry starts taking those advances seriously and suggests that like food and water they share Susan too. 

Role:
Henry Brittingham-Brett
Starring:
Stewart Granger, Ava Gardner, Finlay Currie, Walter Chiari
Directed By:
Mark Robson
70. The Impossible Years (1968)
5
4
The Impossible Years
G
5
4
Role:
Jonathan Kingsley
Starring:
Chad Everett, Lola Albright, Ozzie Nelson, Cristina Ferrare
Directed By:
Michael Gordon
71. La città prigioniera (1962)
5
4
La città prigioniera
5
4
Role:
Maj. Peter Whitfield
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Martin Balsam, Lea Massari, Daniela Rocca
Directed By:
Joseph Anthony
72. Escape to Athena (1979)
9
6
Escape to Athena
PG
9
6
Role:
Professor Blake
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Roger Moore, Claudia Cardinale, William Holden, Stefanie Powers
Directed By:
George P. Cosmatos
73. Lady L (1965)
5
4
Lady L
5
4

Elegant at 80 years, Lady Lendale relates her life’s romantic adventures to biographer Sir Percy. Basically from Corsica, she meets and falls for anarchist Armand while working as a laundress in Paris. Later, she marries the smitten aristocrat, Lord Lendale, on the condition of saving Armand from jail after attempted assassination of a Prince. But her wealthy, upper-class life hides a secret. 

Role:
Lord Lendale Dicky
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, Cecil Parker, Marcel Dalio
Directed By:
Peter Ustinov
74. King, Queen, Knave (1972)
5
4
King, Queen, Knave
R
5
4

John Moulder-Brown, a cloddish British teenager, falls for his Uncle's wife Martha. They plot David Niven's  murder so that Brown can have Martha and the family fortune. The hitch is, they lack a foolproof plan as they forge ahead. 

Role:
Charles Dreyer
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Mario Adorf, Carl Duering, John Moulder-Brown
Directed By:
Jerzy Skolimowski
75. The Love Lottery (1954)
4
4
The Love Lottery
4
4

The Love Lottery is a musical romantic comedy film which tells the story of a famous film star who moves from Hollywood to a small Italian village, hoping that he can escape from his crazy fans. Things get complicated when he is manipulated by a gambling syndicate into being the prize in a lottery, where the winner can keep him for a week.

Role:
Rex Allerton
Starring:
Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Charles Victor, Anne Vernon
Directed By:
Charles Crichton
76. The Lady Says No (1951)
4
4
The Lady Says No
4
4

Dorinda Hatch, the beautiful writer of the best-selling book that enlightens women about dangers of men, is scheduled to get photographed by a national magazine’s author-photographer Bill Shelby for a photo story on her. The two clash over viewpoints and continue to trade insults, complicating the situation, but refuse to admit their true feelings for each other. 

Role:
Bill Shelby
Starring:
Frances Bavier, James Robertson Justice, Joan Caulfield, Lenore Lonergan
Directed By:
Frank Ross
77. The Birds and the Bees (1956)
4
4
The Birds and the Bees
4
4

The Birds and the Bees is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a cunning girl who, along with her father, cheats a naïve man out of his money, while on a cruise. However, things take an interesting turn when the girl starts to fall in love with the man.    

Role:
Colonel Patrick Henry Harris
Starring:
Mitzi Gaynor, Fred Clark, Reginald Gardiner, George Gobel
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
78. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
4
4
Bonnie Prince Charlie
4
4
Role:
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Starring:
Jack Hawkins, John Laurie, Margaret Leighton, Morland Graham
Directed By:
Alexander Korda, Anthony Kimmins
79. Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957)
4
4
Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
4
4

Just before his marriage to Myra Hagerman, Alan Coles learns that one of his neurotic patients Grant, had once dated her, as well as Arthur, the husband of another one of his patients.  Things get complicated when they tell Alan that they still want to see her.

Role:
Dr. Alan Coles
Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Barbara Rush, Tony Randall, Dan Dailey
Directed By:
Nunnally Johnson
80. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
12
12
Trail of the Pink Panther
PG
12
12

Trail of the Pink Panther is a crime comedy mystery film which tells the story of a TV reporter who decides to investigate the matter when Inspector Clouseau goes missing all of a sudden during a mission. In order to solve the mystery, he tries to interview everyone who was close to Clouseau.

Role:
Sir Charles Litton
Starring:
Joanna Lumley, Julie Andrews, Peter Sellers, Capucine, Herbert Lom
Directed By:
81. The Statue (1971)
3
4
The Statue
R
3
4

Professor Alex Bolt gains international fame after developing a universal language named Unispeak. He wins a Nobel Prize as well, for his efforts. Meanwhile, his wife Rhonda has made a sculpture of her husband. However, when Alex learns that it is a nude statue, he becomes quite enraged and it leads to a quarrel between them.

Role:
Alex Bolt
Starring:
John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Robert Vaughn, Ann Bell, Virna Lisi
Directed By:
Rod Amateau
82. Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
8
10
Curse of the Pink Panther
PG
8
10
Role:
Sir Charles Litton
Starring:
Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Wagner, Roger Moore, Herbert Lom, Robert Loggia
Directed By:
83. Vampira (1974)
3
4
Vampira
PG
3
4

Since Count Dracula is getting old he is having problems getting new victims. He is forced to host tours of his castle, in order to attract people. He also wishes to bring back to life Countess Vampira, his love. The only problem, however, is that he requires a very rare blood type in order to revive her. Although he is able to find it eventually, when he administers it to Countess Vampira, it surprisingly changes her skin color from white to black.   

Role:
Count Dracula
Starring:
Nicky Henson, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden, Teresa Graves
Directed By:
Clive Donner
84. The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
2
4
The Extraordinary Seaman
G
2
4

During WWII, 4 American soldiers stranded on an island, find a WWI gunboat haunted by its captain, Finchhaven, who had fallen down drunk on first assignment, disgracing the family and was condemned to stay on his ship till he tries to redeem his actions. Making a deal, the soldiers assist him in fighting-off a Japanese vessel. Will that help Finchhaven regain his honor?

Role:
RN Cmdr. John Finchhaven
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Alan Alda, Mickey Rooney, Jack Carter
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
85. Without Regret (1935)
6
3
Without Regret
6
3
Role:
Bill Gage
Starring:
Kent Taylor, Elissa Landi, Frances Drake, Paul Cavanagh
Directed By:
Harold Young
86. The Silken Affair (1956)
5
4
The Silken Affair
5
4
Role:
Roger Tweakham
Starring:
Beatrice Straight, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ronald Squire, Geneviève Page
Directed By:
Roy Kellino

TV Shows

Robert Montgomery Presents
11
2
Robert Montgomery Presents
11
2
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Leslie Nielsen, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Gena Rowlands, Jean Stapleton, Joanne Woodward
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Norman Felton, James P. Yarbrough, Vincent J. Donehue
The Rogues
16
4
The Rogues
16
4
Role:
Alec Fleming
Starring:
Raquel Welch, Larry Hagman, Dina Merrill, James Doohan, Walter Matthau, Barbara Eden, Leon Askin
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Don Taylor, Robert Ellis Miller, Hy Averback, Lewis Allen
Four Star Revue
12
3
Four Star Revue
12
3
Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Harpo Marx, Jimmy Durante, Celeste Holm, Danny Thomas, Bette Davis, Bob Hope
Directed By:
Joseph Santley, Sid Smith, Nat Hiken, Grey Lockwood, Ernest D. Glucksman
Mr. Adams and Eve
9
2
Mr. Adams and Eve
9
2
Starring:
Patrick Wayne, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff
Directed By:
Don Weis, Richard Kinon, Frederick De Cordova
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
15
4
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
15
4
Starring:
Janet Leigh, James Dean, Mary Tyler Moore, Vincent Price, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis
Directed By:
Four Star Playhouse
12
3
Four Star Playhouse
12
3
Role:
Adams / ...
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Angie Dickinson, Amanda Blake, Jack Benny, Raymond Burr, Carolyn Jones, Natalie Wood
Directed By:
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
13
4
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
13
4
Starring:
Irene Dunne, Anne Baxter, Ron Howard, Ann Sothern, Keenan Wynn, James Coburn, Don Rickles
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Paul Henreid, Robert Butler, Richard Dunlap, James Neilson
Alcoa Theatre
9
3
Alcoa Theatre
9
3
Role:
Jeff Carleton / ...
Starring:
Elaine Stritch, Bert Convy, Michael Landon, Gavin MacLeod, Cliff Robertson, Agnes Moorehead, Maximilian Schell
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Don McDougall, Don Taylor, Paul Wendkos
Celanese Theatre
8
2
Celanese Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Lillian Gish, Richard Burton, Mickey Rooney, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan
Directed By:
Alex Segal
Zane Grey Theater
18
6
Zane Grey Theater
18
6
Starring:
Wayne Rogers, Mel Ferrer, Denver Pyle, James Garner, Harry Dean Stanton, Claude Akins, Dennis Hopper
Directed By:
John English, William D. Faralla, James Sheldon, Robert Florey, Robert Gordon
Burke's Law
26
9
Burke's Law
26
9
Starring:
Dawn Wells, Rory Calhoun, Mako Iwamatsu, Jayne Mansfield, Mel Blanc, Gloria Swanson, Don Ameche
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden
Goodyear Theatre
8
3
Goodyear Theatre
8
3
Role:
Alan Kevin / ...
Starring:
Ray Milland, Jack Lemmon, Jeanne Crain, Elinor Donahue, Werner Klemperer, Jackie Cooper, James Mason
Directed By:
The Star and the Story
7
3
The Star and the Story
7
3
Starring:
Alexis Smith, Henry Fonda, Teresa Wright, Joanne Woodward, Raymond Burr, Angela Lansbury, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Nash Airflyte Theatre
6
3
Nash Airflyte Theatre
6
3
Starring:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Fredric March, Cloris Leachman, Jane Wyatt, Grace Kelly, William Gaxton
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, David Pressman
A Man Called Intrepid
9
4
A Man Called Intrepid
9
4
Role:
Sir William Stephenson
Starring:
Michael York, Barbara Hershey, Flora Robson, Paul Harding
Directed By:
Peter Carter
Hollywood Opening Night
5
3
Hollywood Opening Night
5
3
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Ethel Barrymore, Buddy Ebsen, Raymond Burr, Ann Sothern, Celeste Holm, Teresa Wright
Directed By:
Richard Irving, William Corrigan

Animation Movies

The Remarkable Rocket (1975)
10
5
The Remarkable Rocket
10
5
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Graham Stark
Directed By:
Gerald Potterton

Special Appearance/Cameo

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
25
7
Mutiny on the Bounty
25
7

Based on the 'Mutiny of 1788,’ this Academy Award-winning movie follows British Naval vessel HMS Bounty, captained by tyrannical Bligh, on its voyage to Tahiti. When Bligh’s ruthless discipline causes surgeon’s death, and he shackles crew-members in chains, ship’s Lieutenant Christian leads rebellious crew into mutiny, setting Bligh adrift in a boat. Later, midshipman Byam, though not part of the mutiny, faces court martial.

Role:
Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Starring:
Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, James Cagney, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Eddie Quillan
Directed By:
Frank Lloyd
Cleopatra (1934)
9
4
Cleopatra
9
4
Role:
Slave (uncredited)
Starring:
John Carradine, Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Joseph Schildkraut, Ian Keith
Directed By:
Barbary Coast (1935)
7
3
Barbary Coast
7
3
Role:
Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited)
Starring:
Walter Brennan, Edward G. Robinson, Miriam Hopkins, Brian Donlevy
Directed By:
There Goes the Bride (1932)
6
3
There Goes the Bride
6
3

Annette is the daughter of a  businessman, who is running away from an arranged marriage. She boards a train to Paris, but things get complicated when her bag is stolen. However, she is suspected of theft herself by a wealthy young man who is sharing her carriage. Meanwhile, her picture is all over the newspapers, and this makes things even harder for her to explain.

Role:
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Starring:
Jessie Matthews, Roland Culver, Owen Nares, Carol Goodner
Directed By:
Albert de Courville
The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
6
4
The Road to Hong Kong
6
4
Role:
Lama Who Remembers Lady Chatterley's Lover (uncredited)
Starring:
Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Peter Sellers
Directed By:
Norman Panama

David Niven Awards

Academy Awards
Separate Tables Best Actor in a Leading Role 1959
Golden Globe Awards
Separate Tables Best Actor - Drama 1959
The Moon Is Blue Best Actor - Comedy or Musical 1954