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List of James Franciscus Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Outsider (1961)
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The Outsider
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This is a biopic about Ira Hamilton Hayes, one of the six Marines who raised the US flag on Iwo Jima. Born Pima Native American, he joins the Marine Corp at the age of seventeen only to suffer prejudice at the hands of his fellow Marines. Only Jim Sorenson becomes friendly with him and when he dies Hayes starts suffering from survivor’s guilt. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. James B. Sorenson
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Bruce Bennett, Gregory Walcott, Vivian Nathan
2. 29th Street (1991)
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2
29th Street
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2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
George Gallo
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster, Anthony LaPaglia, Frank Pesce
3. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
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2
The Cat o' Nine Tails
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carlo Giordani
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Horst Frank, Pier Paolo Capponi
4. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
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Miracle of the White Stallions
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2

Miracle of the White Stallions is an adventure war film which tells the story of Alois Podhajsky, who sets out to protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions, from starving refugees as well as the advancing Soviet Army, who might also view them as a source of food. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Hoffman
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
War, Adventure, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Lilli Palmer, Robert Taylor, Curd Jürgens
5. Snow Treasure (1968)
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2
Snow Treasure
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
2nd Lt. H. Kalasch
Director:
Irving Jacoby
Genres:
War, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Wilfred Breistrand, Paul Austad, Tina Austad, Randi Kolstad
6. I Passed for White (1960)
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2
I Passed for White
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rick Leyton
Director:
Fred M. Wilcox
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sonya Wilde, Patricia Michon, Elizabeth Council, Griffin Crafts
7. Four Boys and a Gun (1957)
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2
Four Boys and a Gun
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Doyle
Director:
William Berke
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Otto Hulett, Frank Sutton, William Hinnant, Tarry Green
8. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
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2
The Valley of Gwangi
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tuck Kirby
Director:
Jim O'Connolly
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
Star Cast:
Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gila Golan
9. Kidnapped (1971)
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Kidnapped
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2

Young David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by his Uncle Ebeneezer Balfour, who has David kidnapped by sea captain Hoseason. David forms a friendship with Alan Breck on board the ship and the two embark on a life-changing adventure, with David even falling in love with Catriona. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Jack Hawkins, Lawrence Douglas, Vivien Heilbron
10. Youngblood Hawke (1964)
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2
Youngblood Hawke
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2

Youngblood Hawke is a 1964 drama film, which tells the story of a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Youngblood Hawke
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Werner Klemperer, Eva Gabor, Mary Astor, Geneviève Page, Suzanne Pleshette
11. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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2
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
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2

American astronaut Brent is the only survivor after their spacecraft, sent to find missing astronaut Taylor, crashes through time-barrier on the earth in the future, which is ruled by talking-apes, determined to destroy humans. While searching for Taylor, he finds underground civilization of mutated telepathic humans, trying to save their race. Caught in their clash, Brent must find Taylor and save themselves.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brent
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Victor Buono, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans
12. Veliki transport (1983)
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2
Veliki transport
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Mason
Director:
Veljko Bulajic
Genres:
War, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Vaughn, Helmut Berger, Edward Albert, Steve Railsback
13. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
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2
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (voice)
Director:
Hall Bartlett
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Dorothy McGuire, Hal Holbrook, Philip Ahn, David Ladd
14. The Mugger (1958)
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2
The Mugger
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Baxter
Director:
William Berke
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kent Smith, Stefan Schnabel, Dick O'Neill, Nan Martin
15. The Great Sex War (1969)
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2
The Great Sex War
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Foster
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Raft, Cantinflas, Joan Marshall, Fred H. Sills
16. Marooned (1969)
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2
Marooned
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clayton Stone
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, John Forsythe, Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen
17. Nightkill (1980)
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2
Nightkill
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2

This thriller-horror film tells the story of a rich industrialist’s wife who plots with her lover to kill her husband and have him assume the dead man’s identity. However, she becomes terrified when she finds her lover dead as well.

As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Fulton
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Mike Connors, Jaclyn Smith, Fritz Weaver
18. Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)
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2
Concorde Affaire '79
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Moses Brody
Director:
Ruggero Deodato
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Edmund Purdom, Venantino Venantini, Mimsy Farmer, Fiamma Maglione
19. Hell Boats (1970)
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2
Hell Boats
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Comdr. Jeffords, R.N.V.R.
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Ronald Allen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Mark Hawkins
20. The Greek Tycoon (1978)
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2
The Greek Tycoon
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10
2

Loosely based on the real-life romance between Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy, the movie tells the story of Greek mogul Theo Tomasis and his relationship with Liz Cassidy, the widow of an assassinated US President. Political twists and personal tragedies further complicate their lives. 

As:
Cast
Role:
President James Cassidy
Director:
J. Lee Thompson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Jacqueline Bisset, Joss Ackland, Anthony Quinn, Raf Vallone, Luciana Paluzzi
21. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)
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2
The Amazing Dobermans
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2

The Amazing Dobermans is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of an ex con man Daniel, who along with his trained Dobermans help an undercover agent of the Treasury department in nabbing a crook. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucky
Director:
Byron Chudnow
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Fred Astaire, Jack Carter, Billy Barty
22. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
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2
Good Guys Wear Black
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Conrad Morgan
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, Dana Andrews, Lloyd Haynes
23. Butterfly (1982)
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2
Butterfly
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2

When a pregnant Kady Tyler returns home to her estranged father figure Jess Tyler, who is the caretaker of an unused silver mine, she plans to steal silver from the mine. She begins an incestuous relationship with Jess but things get complicated when her past catches up and true identities are revealed. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Cimber
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Stacy Keach, Lois Nettleton, Edward Albert, Pia Zadora
25. The Last Shark (1981)
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2
The Last Shark
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Benton (as James Francicus)
Director:
Enzo G. Castellari
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Vic Morrow, Micaela Pignatelli, Giancarlo Prete, Joshua Sinclair
26. Killer Fish (1979)
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1
Killer Fish
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1

After stealing several priceless emeralds, a cunning thief hides the jewels at the bottom of a reservoir which is filled with deadly piranhas. Several gang members try their best to recover the loot, but they end up getting killed.

As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Diller
Director:
Antonio Margheriti
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson
27. City on Fire (1979)
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1
City on Fire
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7
1

A resentful ex-employee floods the city sewers with petrochemicals by opening valves of an oil refinery which was built at the center of the town with a corrupt mayor’s consent. After a major explosion at refinery the fire spreads rapidly throughout the city. Dr. Whitman and Nurse Harper at the city hospital and fire-chief, Risley, fight valiantly to save the disaster victims. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimbo
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

1. One of My Wives Is Missing (1976)
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3
One of My Wives Is Missing
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel Corban
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, Milton Selzer, Joel Fabiani
2. A Girl Named Sooner (1975)
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3
A Girl Named Sooner
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3
As:
Producer
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Lee Remick, Anne Francis, Don Murray, Richard Crenna
3. The Dream Makers (1975)
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2
The Dream Makers
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sammy Stone
Director:
Boris Sagal
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Katey Sagal, Diane Baker, John Astin, Kenny Rogers
4. Shadow Over Elveron (1968)
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2
Shadow Over Elveron
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Matthew Tregaskis
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Leslie Nielsen, Shirley Knight, Franchot Tone, James Dunn
5. The Red Pony (1973)
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2
The Red Pony
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Robert Totten
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Clint Howard, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Jack Elam
6. Heidi (1968)
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2
Heidi
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons, Michael Redgrave, Walter Slezak, Jennifer Edwards
8. Jane Eyre (1970)
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2
Jane Eyre
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George C. Scott, Jack Hawkins, Ian Bannen, Susannah York, Nyree Dawn Porter
9. Night Slaves (1970)
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2
Night Slaves
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clay Howard
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Andrew Prine, Lee Grant, Tisha Sterling
10. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
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2
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John F. Kennedy
Director:
Steve Gethers
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Rod Taylor, Stephen Elliott, Claudette Nevins, Jaclyn Smith
11. Trial Run (1969)
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2
Trial Run
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Coleman
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Diane Baker, Janice Rule, John Vernon
12. The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (1975)
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2
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chaplain Andrew Jensen
Director:
Robert Day
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Dorothy Tristan, Joanna Miles, Lynda Day George
13. Puzzle (1978)
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2
Puzzle
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Scott
Director:
Gordon Hessler
Genres:
Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Helpmann, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Peter Gwynne
14. Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978)
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2
Secrets of Three Hungry Wives
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Powers
Director:
Gordon Hessler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eve Plumb, Jessica Walter, Gretchen Corbett, Heather MacRae
15. The Man Inside (1976)
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2
The Man Inside
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rush
Director:
Gerald Mayer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stefanie Powers, Len Birman, Jacques Godin, Donald Davis
16. Secret Weapons (1985)
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2
Secret Weapons
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Linda Hamilton, Viveca Lindfors, Sally Kellerman, Geena Davis

TV Shows and Videos

Longstreet (1971)
Longstreet
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Longstreet (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Director:
Don McDougall, James H. Brown, Charles S. Dubin, David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Marion Ross, Bruce Lee, Claude Akins, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran
Hunter (1976)
Hunter
As:
Cast
Role:
James Hunter (13 episodes, 1976-1977)
Director:
Barry Crane, Gary Nelson
Genres:
Drama, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Teri Garr, Linda Evans, Ralph Bellamy
Doc Elliot (1973)
Doc Elliot
As:
Cast
Role:
Benjamin Elliot / ... (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Director:
Harry Harris, James Sheldon, Robert Totten
Genres:
Drama