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List of John Garfield Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Body and Soul (1947)
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Body and Soul
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Body and Soul is a sports drama film which tells the story of Charley Davis, who becomes a boxer, against the wishes of his mother. As he finds more and more success in his boxing career, shady characters begin to surround him. Soon, he finds himself facing difficult choices after he meets Roberts, an unethical promoter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charley Davis
Director:
Robert Rossen
Genres:
Sport, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Lilli Palmer, Anne Revere, Hazel Brooks, William Conrad
2. The Breaking Point (1950)
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The Breaking Point
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Morgan
Director:
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Patricia Neal, Wallace Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez
3. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
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Nick Smith, owner of a roadside diner, hires a drifter Frank Chambers to work at his restaurant. Soon, Frank begins an affair with Nick’s pretty wife Cora. The two eventually think of murdering Nick as well as seizing all his assets. Although they succeed, a local prosecutor Kyle starts to suspect them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Chambers
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Film-Noir, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, Cecil Kellaway, Leon Ames
4. Footlight Parade (1933)
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Footlight Parade
TV-G
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As:
Cast
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Frank McHugh, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
5. Humoresque (1946)
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Humoresque
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Boray
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Music, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Chandler
6. The Sea Wolf (1941)
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The Sea Wolf
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Leach
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, Gene Lockhart, Alexander Knox
7. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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Gentleman's Agreement
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2

Philip Green is a widowed journalist who has just moved to New York City with his son and his mother. When a magazine publisher asks him to write an article on antisemitism, he doesn’t show much interest initially, but soon, he gets inspired to adopt a Jewish identity, so that he can write about his first-hand experiences.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dave Goldman
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy McGuire, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere
8. Pride of the Marines (1945)
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Pride of the Marines
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As:
Cast
Role:
Al Schmid
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War, Biography
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, John Ridgely, Dane Clark, Rosemary DeCamp
9. Force of Evil (1948)
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Force of Evil
TV-PG
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As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Morse
Director:
Abraham Polonsky
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Paul Frees, Roy Roberts, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor
11. Between Two Worlds (1944)
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Between Two Worlds
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Prior
Director:
Edward A. Blatt
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet
13. Destination Tokyo (1943)
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Destination Tokyo
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wolf
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
History, Adventure, War
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, John Forsythe, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Alan Hale, John Ridgely
14. Juarez (1939)
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Juarez
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As:
Cast
Role:
Porfirio Diaz
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains
15. He Ran All the Way (1951)
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He Ran All the Way
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Robey
Director:
John Berry
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Gladys George, Selena Royle
16. Anni difficili (1948)
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Anni difficili
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3
As:
Cast
Director:
Luigi Zampa
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Massimo Girotti, Enzo Biliotti, Ave Ninchi, Umberto Spadaro
17. Air Force (1943)
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Air Force
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3
As:
Cast
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Drama, History, Action, War
Star Cast:
Harry Carey, Arthur Kennedy, Gig Young, John Ridgely
18. Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
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Nobody Lives Forever
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A con man Nick Blake, agrees to pursue a wealthy widow Gladys Halvorsen for her money. However he finds himself genuinely falling in love with the beautiful lady. His associates do not approve of his change of heart and his ex-girlfriend arrives to get her share in the profit. Meanwhile, Gladys’s business manager becomes suspicious of Nick’s real intention.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Blake
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Geraldine Fitzgerald, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson
19. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
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They Made Me a Criminal
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnnie
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Sport, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
May Robson, Ann Sheridan, Claude Rains, End Kids The Dead,
20. Four Daughters (1938)
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Four Daughters
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey Borden
Director:
Genres:
Music, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
May Robson, Frank McHugh, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn,
21. Mystery Street (1950)
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Mystery Street
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Diner Patron
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Elsa Lanchester, Bruce Bennett, Ricardo Montalban, Marshall Thompson, Sally Forrest
22. Out of the Fog (1941)
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Out of the Fog
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harold Goff
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, George Tobias
23. Castle on the Hudson (1940)
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Castle on the Hudson
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy Gordon
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Henry O'Neill, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Burgess Meredith,
24. Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
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Dust Be My Destiny
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Bell
Director:
Lewis Seiler
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Billy Halop, Priscilla Lane,
25. We Were Strangers (1949)
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We Were Strangers
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2

In 1930s Cuba, Manolo Valdes, a student revolutionary, is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. His sister China, a bank employee, who witnessed the assassination joins the Cuban revolutionaries. Here she meets a Cuban American, Tony Fenner, who intends to first kill a high official of Cuban administration and then blow up the rest at the following funeral.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Fenner
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
John Huston, Gilbert Roland, Ramon Novarro, Jennifer Jones
26. Daughters Courageous (1939)
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Daughters Courageous
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Just as a single mother, with four grown up daughters, decides to remarry, her freewheeling husband turns up. Missing for last twenty years and declared dead, he initially receives a cool reception from his daughters, but gradually wins their affection, endorsing his youngest daughter’s relationship with a maverick, who reminds him of himself.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Gabriel Lopez
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn,
27. Under My Skin (1950)
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Under My Skin
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Butler
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Thriller
Star Cast:
Micheline Presle, Luther Adler, Orley Lindgren, Noel Drayton
28. The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
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The Fallen Sparrow
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As:
Cast
Role:
John 'Kit' McKittrick
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Banner, Maureen O'Hara, Martha O'Driscoll, Walter Slezak, Patricia Morison
29. Flowing Gold (1940)
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Flowing Gold
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John Alexander, running off after killing someone in self-defense, takes the name Johnny Blake, and saves life of oil-field foreman Hap O’Conner while working for him. Later, they meet again at Hap’s friend Wildcat’s oil-rig, where both fall for Wildcat’s daughter Linda. Johnny is about to escape before getting arrested, when a fire at the oil-rig forces him sacrifice his freedom and he returns to extinguish it.  

As:
Cast
Role:
John Alexander / Johnny Blake
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Frances Farmer, Cliff Edwards, Pat O'Brien, Raymond Walburn
30. Saturday's Children (1940)
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Saturday's Children
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rims Rosson
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Shirley, Roscoe Karns, Claude Rains, Lee Patrick
31. Dangerously They Live (1941)
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Dangerously They Live
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Dangerously They Live is a romantic drama spy thriller film which tells the story of Jane Graystone, an undercover intelligence officer who suffers from temporary amnesia after an accident. However, her doctor, Dr Lewis, an intern, decides to give her protection until she is able to completely recover. Soon, he begins to suspect that Jane might be faking her amnesia.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Michael Lewis
Director:
Robert Florey
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Moroni Olsen, Raymond Massey, Lee Patrick, Nancy Coleman
33. Blackwell's Island (1939)
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Blackwell's Island
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2

Blackwell’s Island is a crime drama film, which tells the story of a New York Reporter, who infiltrates a crime syndicate after he befriends ‘the boss who is serving time inside Blackwell Island prison.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tim Haydon
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Victor Jory, Rosemary Lane, Dick Purcell, Stanley Fields
34. East of the River (1940)
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2
East of the River
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Marjorie Rambeau, William Lundigan, Brenda Marshall, George Tobias
35. Jigsaw (1949)
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Jigsaw
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2

When a print-shop owner’s death is regarded as suicide, and the journalist who links this death to an extremist group ‘Crusaders’ gets murdered, Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy digs deep in this case with assistance from a distinguished judge’s widow. As he unearths the Crusaders’ connections with influential businessmen and politicians, he encounters nightclub singer Barbara. Is she a friend or foe?

As:
Cast
Director:
Fletcher Markle
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Marc Lawrence, Myron McCormick, Franchot Tone
36. Swingtime in the Movies (1938)
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Swingtime in the Movies
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2

Swingtime in the Movies is an Oscar nominated short musical comedy film which tells the story of a waitress who receives an opportunity to work in a movie of film director Nitvitch.

As:
Cast
Director:
Crane Wilbur
Genres:
Musical, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, John Carroll, Jerry Colonna, Fritz Feld, Kathryn Kane

TV Shows and Videos

Candid Camera (1948)
Candid Camera
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1949)
Director:
Allen Funt
Genres:
Comedy, Reality-TV, Family
Star Cast:
Allen Funt,