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List of Paul Muni Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
30
6
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
30
6
Role:
James Allen
Starring:
Glenda Farrell, Noel Francis, Helen Vinson, Preston Foster
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
2. Seven Faces (1929)
8
2
Seven Faces
8
2
Role:
Papa Chibou / Diablero / Willie Smith / Franz Schubert / Don Juan / Joe Gans / Napoleon
Starring:
Gustav von Seyffertitz, Marguerite Churchill, Lester Lonergan, Russell Gleason
Directed By:
Berthold Viertel
3. Scarface (1932)
49
14
Scarface
PG
49
14

An ambitious but insane and violent gangster manages to climb the ladder of success in the mob, while also trying to protect his sister from his life of crime.

Role:
Tony Camonte
Starring:
Jean Harlow, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins
Directed By:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
4. The Good Earth (1937)
15
5
The Good Earth
15
5

Wang and his wife O-Lan are farmers in China, who seem to be doing quite well. However, their lives get complicated when a famine occurs, forcing them to leave their land and live in the town.

Role:
Wang
Starring:
Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Tilly Losch
Directed By:
5. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
12
4
The Story of Louis Pasteur
12
4
Role:
Louis Pasteur
Starring:
Donald Woods, Anita Louise, Josephine Hutchinson, Fritz Leiber
Directed By:
William Dieterle
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
6. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
19
7
The Life of Emile Zola
TV-G
19
7
Role:
Emile Zola
Starring:
Donald Crisp, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden, Gale Sondergaard
Directed By:
William Dieterle
7. We Are Not Alone (1939)
7
3
We Are Not Alone
7
3
Role:
Dr. David Newcome
Starring:
Una O'Connor, Flora Robson, Jane Bryan, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
Edmund Goulding
8. The Last Angry Man (1959)
8
3
The Last Angry Man
8
3

A dedicated general practitioner named Dr Sam Abelman tries to help every sick and poor person in his neighborhood. Meanwhile, his journalist nephew tries to help him by profiling his life on television.

Role:
Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Abelman
Starring:
Cicely Tyson, Betsy Palmer, David Wayne, Luther Adler
Directed By:
Daniel Mann
9. Hi, Nellie! (1934)
7
3
Hi, Nellie!
7
3
Role:
Brad
Starring:
Ned Sparks, Glenda Farrell, Berton Churchill, Robert Barrat
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
10. Juarez (1939)
11
4
Juarez
11
4
Role:
Benito Juárez
Starring:
Bette Davis, John Garfield, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains
Directed By:
William Dieterle
11. Counter-Attack (1945)
7
3
Counter-Attack
7
3
Role:
Alexei Kulkov
Starring:
Roman Bohnen, Larry Parks, Marguerite Chapman, Harro Meller
Directed By:
Zoltan Korda
12. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
11
5
Angel on My Shoulder
11
5
Role:
Eddie Kagle / Judge Frederick Parker
Starring:
Anne Baxter, Onslow Stevens, Claude Rains, George Cleveland
Directed By:
Archie Mayo
13. The World Changes (1933)
6
3
The World Changes
6
3

After moving to Chicago, an ambitious farmer manages to become a pioneer in the meat packing business, but as he continues to get richer, his success gets into his head.

Role:
Orin Nordholm Jr.
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Mary Astor, Guy Kibbee, Donald Cook
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
14. Bordertown (1935)
8
4
Bordertown
8
4
Role:
Johnny Ramirez
Starring:
Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette, Robert Barrat
Directed By:
Archie Mayo
15. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)
7
5
Commandos Strike at Dawn
7
5

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. 

Role:
Eric Toresen
Starring:
Lillian Gish, Lloyd Bridges, John Farrow, Anna Lee, John Farrow
Directed By:
16. Stranger on the Prowl (1952)
6
3
Stranger on the Prowl
6
3
Role:
The Stranger With A Gun
Starring:
Aldo Silvani, Joan Lorring, Luisa Rossi, Vittorio Manunta
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
17. A Song to Remember (1945)
7
4
A Song to Remember
7
4
Role:
Prof. Joseph Elsner
Starring:
Merle Oberon, George Coulouris, Cornel Wilde, Nina Foch
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
18. Black Fury (1935)
7
4
Black Fury
7
4

Joe is a simple immigrant who is working as a coal miner. He wants to buy a farm and marry Anna, the girl whom he is in love with, but things get complicated as he finds himself in the middle of a dispute between the workers and the mine owners.

Role:
Joe Radek
Starring:
Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane, John Qualen
Directed By:
19. Dr. Socrates (1935)
6
3
Dr. Socrates
6
3
Role:
Dr. Lee Cardwell
Starring:
Ann Dvorak, Barton MacLane, Robert Barrat, John Eldredge
Directed By:
William Dieterle
20. The Woman I Love (1937)
6
3
The Woman I Love
6
3

During the Second World War, French fighter pilot Lt. Claude Maury gains a bad reputation because of his daredevil attitude, as during his missions, most of his gunners are killed or wounded. Only Lt Jean Herbillion volunteers to fly with him, but Maury is unaware of the fact that Herbillion is having an affair with his wife.

Role:
Lt. Claude Maury
Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Miriam Hopkins, Louis Hayward, Colin Clive
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
21. Hudson's Bay (1941)
6
3
Hudson's Bay
6
3

Hudson’s Bay is a historical film, which revolves around the adventures of a French Canadian Explorer Pierra Espirit Radisson. Along with his associate Gooseberry,  Radisson plans to build a vast fur business in the Hudson Bay area.  

Role:
Pierre Esprit Radisson
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Virginia Field, John Sutton
Directed By:
Irving Pichel
22. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
7
4
Stage Door Canteen
7
4
Starring:
Arlene Francis, Helen Hayes, Ethel Merman, Johnny Weissmuller, Katharine Hepburn, Harpo Marx, Peggy Lee
Directed By:
Frank Borzage
23. The Valiant (1929)
5
3
The Valiant
5
3
Role:
James Dyke
Starring:
Edith Yorke, Johnny Mack Brown, Marguerite Churchill, DeWitt Jennings
Directed By:
William K. Howard

TV Shows

Playhouse 90
17
3
Playhouse 90
17
3
Starring:
Buster Keaton, Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Leslie Nielsen, Charles Bronson, Andy Griffith, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
9
2
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
9
2
Starring:
Nanette Fabray, John Carradine, Mary Wickes, Eddie Albert, Margaret Sullavan, Buddy Ebsen, Hume Cronyn
The Philco Television Playhouse
10
3
The Philco Television Playhouse
10
3
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, James Dean, Rod Steiger, John Forsythe, Audra Lindley, Werner Klemperer
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
The Ford Television Theatre
12
4
The Ford Television Theatre
12
4
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Barbara Stanwyck, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shelley Winters, Irene Dunne, Louis Jourdan, Jeanne Crain
Directed By:
General Electric Theater
13
6
General Electric Theater
13
6
Starring:
Joyce Bulifant, Claudette Colbert, Angie Dickinson, James Coburn, Jane Wyman, Marion Ross, Ron Howard
Directed By:
Saints and Sinners
6
4
Saints and Sinners
6
4
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Ray Walston, Barbara Eden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Leon Askin, Irene Dunne, Sharon Farrell
Directed By:
Sutton Roley, Paul Wendkos, Marc Daniels, Jus Addiss

Paul Muni Awards

Academy Awards
The Story of Louis Pasteur Best Actor in a Leading Role 1937