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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.

Role:
Charley Davis
Starring:
Lilli Palmer, Anne Revere, Hazel Brooks, William Conrad
Directed By:
Robert Rossen
2. The Breaking Point (1950)
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The Breaking Point
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Role:
Harry Morgan
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Wallace Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez
Directed By:
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.

Role:
Frank Chambers
Starring:
Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, Cecil Kellaway, Leon Ames
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
4. Footlight Parade (1933)
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Footlight Parade
TV-G
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3

Footlight Parade is a musical comedy film which tells the story of Chester Kent, a Broadway director, who was once well-known for his musical comedies. With changing times, he begins to produce musical numbers called ‘prologues’, which are shown in movie theatres before the main feature is shown. Things get terrible for him, as one of his rivals is constantly stealing some of his ideas, probably with assistance from someone inside his own company. Meanwhile, his secretary has started falling for him, but Kent is so overwhelmed with his work that he doesn’t realize it.

Starring:
James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Frank McHugh, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
Directed By:
Lloyd Bacon
5. Humoresque (1946)
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Humoresque
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Role:
Paul Boray
Starring:
Joan Crawford, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Chandler
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
7. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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Gentleman's Agreement
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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.

Role:
Dave Goldman
Starring:
Gregory Peck, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy McGuire, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere
Directed By:
8. Pride of the Marines (1945)
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Pride of the Marines
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Role:
Al Schmid
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, John Ridgely, Dane Clark, Rosemary DeCamp
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
9. Force of Evil (1948)
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Force of Evil
TV-PG
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Role:
Joe Morse
Starring:
Paul Frees, Roy Roberts, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor
Directed By:
Abraham Polonsky
11. Between Two Worlds (1944)
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Between Two Worlds
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Role:
Tom Prior
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet
Directed By:
Edward A. Blatt
12. Destination Tokyo (1943)
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Destination Tokyo
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2
Role:
Wolf
Starring:
Cary Grant, John Forsythe, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Alan Hale, John Ridgely
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
13. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
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Thank Your Lucky Stars
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3
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Humphrey Bogart, Dinah Shore, Bette Davis, Alexis Smith
Directed By:
David Butler
14. Juarez (1939)
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Juarez
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Role:
Porfirio Diaz
Starring:
Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains
Directed By:
William Dieterle
15. He Ran All the Way (1951)
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He Ran All the Way
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Role:
Nick Robey
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Gladys George, Selena Royle
Directed By:
John Berry
16. Air Force (1943)
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Air Force
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Starring:
Harry Carey, Arthur Kennedy, Gig Young, John Ridgely
Directed By:
Howard Hawks
17. Anni difficili (1948)
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Anni difficili
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3
Starring:
Massimo Girotti, Enzo Biliotti, Ave Ninchi, Umberto Spadaro
Directed By:
Luigi Zampa
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.

Role:
Nick Blake
Starring:
Walter Brennan, Geraldine Fitzgerald, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
19. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
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They Made Me a Criminal
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2
Role:
Johnnie
Starring:
May Robson, Ann Sheridan, Claude Rains, End Kids The Dead,
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley
20. Four Daughters (1938)
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Four Daughters
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Adam is a musician, who has been blessed with four daughters, Emma, Thea, Kay and Ann, who are musical prodigies just like him. Out of them, Kay seems to be the most skilled, and she also has great promise as a performer. Their lives take a turn with the arrival of a troubled young composer.

Role:
Mickey Borden
Starring:
May Robson, Frank McHugh, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn,
Directed By:
21. Mystery Street (1950)
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Mystery Street
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3
Role:
Diner Patron
Starring:
Elsa Lanchester, Bruce Bennett, Ricardo Montalban, Marshall Thompson, Sally Forrest
Directed By:
John Sturges
22. Out of the Fog (1941)
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Out of the Fog
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2
Role:
Harold Goff
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, George Tobias
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
23. Castle on the Hudson (1940)
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Castle on the Hudson
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Role:
Tommy Gordon
Starring:
Henry O'Neill, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Burgess Meredith,
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
24. Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
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Dust Be My Destiny
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Role:
Joe Bell
Starring:
Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Billy Halop, Priscilla Lane,
Directed By:
Lewis Seiler
25. We Were Strangers (1949)
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We Were Strangers
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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.

Role:
Tony Fenner
Starring:
John Huston, Gilbert Roland, Ramon Novarro, Jennifer Jones
Directed By:
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.  

Role:
Gabriel Lopez
Starring:
Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn,
Directed By:
27. Under My Skin (1950)
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Under My Skin
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Role:
Dan Butler
Starring:
Micheline Presle, Luther Adler, Orley Lindgren, Noel Drayton
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
28. The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
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The Fallen Sparrow
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Role:
John 'Kit' McKittrick
Starring:
John Banner, Maureen O'Hara, Martha O'Driscoll, Walter Slezak, Patricia Morison
Directed By:
Richard Wallace
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.  

Role:
John Alexander / Johnny Blake
Starring:
Frances Farmer, Cliff Edwards, Pat O'Brien, Raymond Walburn
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
30. Saturday's Children (1940)
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Saturday's Children
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Role:
Rims Rosson
Starring:
Anne Shirley, Roscoe Karns, Claude Rains, Lee Patrick
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman
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.

Role:
Dr. Michael Lewis
Starring:
Moroni Olsen, Raymond Massey, Lee Patrick, Nancy Coleman
Directed By:
Robert Florey
32. Tortilla Flat (1942)
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Tortilla Flat
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Role:
Danny
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff
Directed By:
33. Blackwell's Island (1939)
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Blackwell's Island
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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.

Role:
Tim Haydon
Starring:
Victor Jory, Rosemary Lane, Dick Purcell, Stanley Fields
Directed By:
34. East of the River (1940)
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East of the River
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2
Role:
Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo
Starring:
Marjorie Rambeau, William Lundigan, Brenda Marshall, George Tobias
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
35. Jigsaw (1949)
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Jigsaw
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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?

Starring:
Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Marc Lawrence, Myron McCormick, Franchot Tone
Directed By:
Fletcher Markle
36. Swingtime in the Movies (1938)
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Swingtime in the Movies
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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.

Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, John Carroll, Jerry Colonna, Fritz Feld, Kathryn Kane
Directed By:
Crane Wilbur

TV Shows and Videos

Candid Camera (1948)
Candid Camera
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1949)
Starring:
Allen Funt,
Directed By:
Allen Funt