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List of John Farrow Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Ladies of the Mob (1928)
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3
Ladies of the Mob
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3
As:
Writer
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Clara Bow, Mary Alden, Richard Arlen, Helen Lynch, Carl Gerard
3. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)
12
2
Seven Wonders of the World
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Tay Garnett, John Farrow, Andrew Marton, Paul Mantz
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Claude Dauphin, Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz
4. The Big Clock (1948)
12
2
The Big Clock
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Elsa Lanchester, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Rita Johnson
5. Alias Nick Beal (1949)
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2
Alias Nick Beal
11
2

District Attorney Joseph Foster wants to become a governor to bring down the criminal underworld. One day he makes a deal with a stranger named Nick Beal and begins rising up the ranks of power, but becomes corrupted. He finally manages to escape the deal with the help of his wife Martha and his friend Thomas. 

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Thomas Mitchell, George Macready, Audrey Totter, Fred Clark
6. The Hitler Gang (1944)
11
2
The Hitler Gang
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Victor Varconi, Roman Bohnen, Martin Kosleck, Bobby Watson, Luis Van Rooten
7. The Four Feathers (1929)
11
2
The Four Feathers
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Lothar Mendes, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Genres:
War, Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
William Powell, Theodore von Eltz, Clive Brook, Richard Arlen, Fay Wray
8. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
11
2
Night Has a Thousand Eyes
11
2

The story focuses on a fake wizard, who earns his living by fortune telling at a nightclub. But trouble begins when he suddenly develops an occult power and all his predictions, especially those involving death, start becoming true.  One of his friends also earns millions by using his tips. But far from being happy, his new-found psychic power frightens him. 

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Virginia Bruce, William Demarest, Gail Russell, John Lund
9. You Came Along (1945)
11
2
You Came Along
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Julie Bishop, Robert Cummings, Charles Drake, Don DeFore, Lizabeth Scott
10. The Shrike (1955)
11
2
The Shrike
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
José Ferrer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
June Allyson, José Ferrer, Joy Page, Nancy Kulp
13. Five Came Back (1939)
11
2
Five Came Back
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Lucille Ball, Allen Jenkins, Chester Morris, Wendy Barrie
14. John Paul Jones (1959)
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2
John Paul Jones
11
2

The movie tells the story of Scotland native, John Paul Jones, who becomes a legendary U.S. Naval officer through his many heroic feats after adopting USA as his home country. He even carries out personal missions from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette, and Catherine the Great showing the respect he had earned. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
History, War, Biography, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien
15. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
11
2
Two Years Before the Mast
11
2

Charles Stewart, the spoilt son of a shipping tycoon, is pressganged on one of his father’s ship, ‘Pilgrim', commanded by heartless Captain Thompson, where he witnesses the crew’s hardships and daily floggings. He befriends Richard Dana, a novelist trying to get first-hand experience of ship life. After suffering a scurvy outbreak and brutality beyond limits of endurance, the crew rises in mutiny.

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, Barry Fitzgerald, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva
16. Comet Over Broadway (1938)
11
2
Comet Over Broadway
TV-G
11
2

Comet Over Broadway is an American drama film which tells the story of Eve Appleton, who is the wife of a small-town garage owner, but hopes to become a theatrical star some day. When her husband is sent to prison for accidentally killing an actor, she decides to go away and pursue her dreams.   

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow, Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Susan Hayward, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, Kay Francis, Minna Gombell, John Litel
17. Seven Days Leave (1930)
11
2
Seven Days Leave
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Beryl Mercer, Daisy Belmore, Nora Cecil, Tempe Pigott
18. The Wolf Song (1929)
11
2
The Wolf Song
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Louis Wolheim, Michael Vavitch, Lupe Velez, Constantine Romanoff
19. Tarzan Escapes (1936)
11
2
Tarzan Escapes
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow, Richard Thorpe, James C. McKay
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Benita Hume, John Buckler, William Henry
20. My Bill (1938)
11
2
My Bill
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kay Francis, Anita Louise, Bobby Jordan, John Litel, Bonita Granville
21. Beyond Glory (1948)
11
2
Beyond Glory
11
2

Rocky feels guilty thinking that he may have caused the death of his commanding officer in Tunisia. He decides to pay a visit to the officer’s widow, and they soon fall for each other.  

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Alan Ladd, George Coulouris, George Macready, Harold Vermilyea
22. Wake Island (1942)
11
2
Wake Island
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Albert Dekker, William Bendix, Macdonald Carey
23. The Showdown (1928)
11
2
The Showdown
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Victor Schertzinger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, George Bancroft, Fred Kohler, Helen Lynch
24. China (1943)
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2
China
10
2

During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical and macho profiteer meets a beautiful schoolteacher. Along with his friend, he helps protect her, her schoolgirls as well as a baby from the Japanese military.

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, Philip Ahn, William Bendix, Iris Wong
25. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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2
Around the World in 80 Days
11
2

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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Anderson, John Farrow
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted
26. Where Danger Lives (1950)
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2
Where Danger Lives
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, Charles Kemper, Faith Domergue, Maureen O'Sullivan
27. The Bad One (1930)
10
2
The Bad One
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
George Fitzmaurice
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, Don Alvarado, Blanche Friderici, Adrienne D'Ambricourt
28. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)
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2
Commandos Strike at Dawn
10
2

A mild-mannered widower who lives in a small Norwegian village is enraged at the atrocities of the Nazis against his fellow peaceful villagers. He escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the Nazis. 

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
History, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Lillian Gish, Lloyd Bridges, Anna Lee, Paul Muni
29. Calcutta (1947)
10
2
Calcutta
10
2

Calcutta is a crime drama film, which revolves around Neale and Pedro, who fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their friend Bill gets murdered, they are drawn into the investigation. Neale meets Virginia, Bill’s fiancée, and soon becomes suspicious of a conspiracy. However, he also finds himself getting attracted to her.

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Lowell Gilmore, June Duprez, Gail Russell
30. White Gold (1927)
10
2
White Gold
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
George Nichols, Jetta Goudal, George Bancroft, Kenneth Thomson, Bob Perry
31. Back from Eternity (1956)
10
2
Back from Eternity
10
2

A commercial plane carrying eleven people crash lands into a South American jungle occupied by brutal cannibals. To escape, the plane has to be repaired and pilot Robert Ryan successfully manages to do that. However, the plane can now only carry five passengers. Who gets to return to safety?

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Barbara Eden, Gene Barry, Robert Ryan, Keith Andes
32. Adventures of Don Quixote (1933)
10
2
Adventures of Don Quixote
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
George Robey, Frank Stanmore, Feodor Chaliapin Sr., Oscar Asche, René Donnio
33. Blaze of Noon (1947)
10
2
Blaze of Noon
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, William Holden, William Bendix, Sonny Tufts, Sterling Hayden
34. Shadow of the Law (1930)
10
2
Shadow of the Law
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Louis J. Gasnier
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
William Powell, Paul Hurst, Natalie Moorhead, Marion Shilling, Regis Toomey
35. Plunder of the Sun (1953)
10
2
Plunder of the Sun
10
2

American adventurer Al Colby is hired by a woman called Anna Luz and her antiquities collector husband to help them to smuggle an artifact from Havana into Mexico, where it can be properly valued. He agrees; but the process is not at all safe and easy.  

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Sean McClory, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan
37. Their Mad Moment (1931)
10
2
Their Mad Moment
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Chandler Sprague, Hamilton MacFadden
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nance O'Neil, Zasu Pitts, Dorothy Mackaill, Warner Baxter, Lawrence Grant
38. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)
10
2
King of the Khyber Rifles
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
Drama, History, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Tyrone Power, Michael Rennie, Terry Moore, Guy Rolfe
39. Submarine Command (1951)
10
2
Submarine Command
10
2

Submarine Commander Ken White, remembers his early years in his navy career, when two of his men were killed while following his orders. Even though he receives a promotion, the events still continue to haunt him, and also affect his marriage. When the Korean War flares up, he is called back to active duty again, and lead the submarine once more. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
William Holden, William Bendix, Don Taylor, Nancy Olson, Arthur Franz
40. The Spectacle Maker (1934)
10
2
The Spectacle Maker
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Harvey Clark, Nigel De Brulier, Nora Cecil, Cora Sue Collins, Sumner Getchell
41. Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
10
2
Easy Come, Easy Go
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, Dick Foran, Diana Lynn, Sonny Tufts
42. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
10
2
The Saint Strikes Back
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Fitzgerald, Wendy Barrie, Jerome Cowan, George Sanders, Jonathan Hale
43. Copper Canyon (1950)
10
2
Copper Canyon
10
2

Copper Canyon is a Western action adventure film, which revolves around a fugitive who is asked to help a few miners who are terrorized by some locals. 

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, Ray Milland, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, Harry Carey Jr.
44. Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)
10
2
Little Miss Thoroughbred
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Frank McHugh, Ann Sheridan, John Litel, Janet Chapman, Eric Stanley
45. Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
10
2
Ride, Vaquero!
10
2

Bandit Jose Esqueda hates settlers in his Texas town and attacks them. Jose’s adoptive brother, Rio, teams up with new settler, King Cameron, and gets close to Cameron’s wife Cordelia. As Rio continues to save Cameron’s life and Cordelia falls in love with him, a final gunfight with Jose will decide all of their fates.   

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Anthony Quinn, Robert Taylor, Howard Keel, Kurt Kasznar
46. California (1947)
10
2
California
10
2

During the Gold Rush, Lieutenant Jonathan Trumbo goes AWOL to guide a train to California. En route, he is joined by Lily Bishop, earning her enmity when he accuses her of cheating at cards. Lily later opens a salon in Pharaoh City and becomes friendly with powerful Pharaoh Coffin, who is against granting of statehood to California while Trumbo holds the opposite view.   

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris, Albert Dekker
47. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
10
2
Red, Hot and Blue
10
2

Eleanor is an actress who is dating many men, including Bunny Harris, unaware of the fact that he is a gangster. Harris is the financier for one of her shows, but when he suddenly gets murdered and is found dead in her apartment, Eleanor finds herself in deep trouble.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, William Demarest, Betty Hutton, June Havoc, Jane Nigh
48. Women in the Wind (1939)
10
2
Women in the Wind
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom, Eddie Foy Jr.
49. A Woman of Experience (1931)
10
2
A Woman of Experience
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Harry Joe Brown
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
H.B. Warner, Zasu Pitts, Lew Cody, William Bakewell, Helen Twelvetrees
50. Botany Bay (1952)
9
2
Botany Bay
9
2

Botany Bay is a 1952 drama film, which takes us to the year 1787. It tells us the story of a wrongly imprisoned medical student, who is being shipped along with other prisoners to Botany Bay. He also finds himself being victimized by the ship’s captain.  

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Mason, Alan Ladd, Cedric Hardwicke, Patricia Medina, Murray Matheson
51. The Common Law (1931)
9
2
The Common Law
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Paul L. Stein
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lew Cody, Constance Bennett, Hedda Hopper, Joel McCrea, Robert Williams
52. Sorority House (1939)
9
2
Sorority House
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Shirley, J.M. Kerrigan, James Ellison, Pamela Blake, Marge Champion
53. Broadway Musketeers (1938)
9
2
Broadway Musketeers
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Margaret Lindsay, Ann Sheridan, Marie Wilson, John Litel, Janet Chapman
54. West of Shanghai (1937)
9
2
West of Shanghai
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, War
Star Cast:
Ricardo Cortez, Boris Karloff, Sheila Bromley, Beverly Roberts, Gordon Oliver
55. Red Mountain (1951)
9
2
Red Mountain
9
2

During the last days of the Civil War, rebel Confederate Captain Brett Sherwood, traveling across Colorado to join Quantrill, saves gold prospector Lane Waldron from being hanged for a killing committed by Brett. Lane is accompanied by his fiancée Chris who hates Quantrill for destroying her family. In a confrontation with Quantrill’s raiders, Lane gets killed, while Brett realizes the truth about mercenary Quantrill. 

As:
Director
Director:
William Dieterle, John Farrow
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Lizabeth Scott, Jeff Corey
56. Last of the Pagans (1935)
9
2
Last of the Pagans
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mala, Lotus Long, Rudolph Anders, Chester Gan, Rangapo A. Taipoo
57. Married and in Love (1940)
9
2
Married and in Love
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Vinson, Patric Knowles, Alan Marshal, Barbara Read, Hattie Noel
58. Full Confession (1939)
9
2
Full Confession
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Risdon, Victor McLaglen, Sally Eilers, Barry Fitzgerald, Joseph Calleia
59. Reno (1939)
9
2
Reno
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Dix, Laura Hope Crews, Paul Cavanagh, Anita Louise, Gail Patrick
60. The Unholy Wife (1957)
9
2
The Unholy Wife
9
2

A woman gets married to a rich wine producer although he is unaware of the fact that her eyes are on his wealth. Soon, she makes a new lover, with whom she plots to get rid of her husband.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Beulah Bondi, Marie Windsor, Diana Dors, Tom Tryon
61. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
9
2
A Bill of Divorcement
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
May Whitty, Adolphe Menjou, Herbert Marshall, Fay Bainter, Maureen O'Hara
62. Men in Exile (1937)
9
2
Men in Exile
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Victor Varconi, June Travis, Dick Purcell, Olin Howland, Margaret Irving
63. A Dangerous Woman (1929)
9
2
A Dangerous Woman
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Olga Baclanova, Neil Hamilton, Clive Brook, Leslie Fenton, Clyde Cook
64. A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)
9
2
A Bullet Is Waiting
9
2

A small plane carrying a deputy sheriff Frank Munson and a handcuffed prisoner named Ed, crashes due to a storm, in the California wilderness. Frank and Ed soon find an isolated farm, where they take shelter, but soon Ed tries to escape from Frank, as Frank intends to kill him, rather than take him to the police.

As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Rory Calhoun, Jean Simmons, Brian Aherne, Stephen McNally
65. Inside the Lines (1930)
9
2
Inside the Lines
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Roy Pomeroy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Montagu Love, Betty Compson, Ralph Forbes, Ivan F. Simpson, Reginald Sharland
66. The Invisible Menace (1938)
8
2
The Invisible Menace
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Henry Kolker, Regis Toomey, Boris Karloff, Marie Wilson, Eddie Craven
67. She Loved a Fireman (1937)
8
2
She Loved a Fireman
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
John Farrow
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Armstrong, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Eddie Acuff, Veda Ann Borg
68. The First Kiss (1928)
8
2
The First Kiss
8
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Paul Fix, Lane Chandler, Fay Wray, Leslie Fenton
69. Three Weekends (1928)
8
2
Three Weekends
8
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Clarence G. Badger
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Clara Bow, Julia Swayne Gordon, Harrison Ford, Neil Hamilton, Lucille Powers
70. The Wheel of Life (1929)
11
2
The Wheel of Life
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Victor Schertzinger
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Myrtle Stedman, Arthur Hoyt, Esther Ralston, Richard Dix, O.P. Heggie

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Academy Awards
Around the World in 80 Days Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted 1957