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List of Ray Walston Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Sting (1973)
14
3
The Sting
PG
14
3

This Academy Awards-winning movie is about an elaborate con planned to take revenge. When his mentor-partner Luther is killed by a ruthless crime-boss Lonnegan, young swindler Hooker seeks help of con-pro Gondorff to plot a complicated scam to get back at Lonnegan. They assemble a group of con-artists for the scheme. However, they also encounter several twists and obstacles along the way.

As:
Cast
Role:
J.J. Singleton
Director:
George Roy Hill
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
2. The Apartment (1960)
14
3
The Apartment
14
3

Timid insurance worker C.C. Baxter attempts to rise up the corporate ladder by lending his apartment to company executives to use for their extramarital affairs. However, he is torn from the inside when he realizes that the personnel director, who recently granted his promotion, brought to his apartment the elevator girl he is attracted to.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Dobisch
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
12
2
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
R
12
2

The coming-of-age story revolves around the lives of sophomores, Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner, and their friends, Linda and Mike. Stacy’s older brother, Brad, is also trying to figure things out after a break up while Stacy becomes pregnant. There is also Jeff Spicoli, a stoned surfer who is constantly going up against teacher Mr.Hand. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
4. Damn Yankees (1958)
12
2
Damn Yankees
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Applegate
Director:
George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Stapleton, Bob Fosse, Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Russ Brown
5. The Player (1992)
12
2
The Player
TV-MA
12
2

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
6. Of Mice and Men (1992)
12
2
Of Mice and Men
PG-13
12
2

Of Mice and Men tells the story of two friends, one a gentle and dim-witted giant, and the other a nomadic farmer, who in order to fulfill their dreams, work in the fields during the Great Depression.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Candy
Director:
Gary Sinise
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Alexis Arquette, Gary Sinise, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn
7. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
12
2
Kiss Me, Stupid
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Orville
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Felicia Farr, John Fiedler
8. Silver Streak (1976)
13
2
Silver Streak
PG
13
2

During a cross-country train ride, a book editor George Caldwell meets an enigmatic woman named Hilly Burns, and falls for her. However, his vacation is interrupted when he witnesses a murder for which he is then accused. Things get worse when the actual murderers kidnap Hilly and attempt to throw him off the train.

As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
9. South Pacific (1958)
13
2
South Pacific
13
2

Nellie Forbush is a nurse working for the US Navy, who falls for a middle-aged French plantation owner named Emile. However, when she finds out that he is the father of two children, she decides to leave him. Heartbroken, Emile agrees to take on a dangerous military espionage mission. But in his absence, Nellie is struggling to deal with her feelings for him. When she learns about his mission, she starts to care for his children, fearing he might not return alive.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Luther Billis
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Romance, War, Musical
Star Cast:
Mitzi Gaynor, Thurl Ravenscroft, Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr
10. Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
13
2
Who's Minding the Store?
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Quimby
Director:
Frank Tashlin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, Agnes Moorehead, Jill St. John, John McGiver
11. Paint Your Wagon (1969)
14
2
Paint Your Wagon
TV-14
14
2

During the Gold Rush, Ben Rumson finds a wrecked wagon containing a dead man and his surviving brother, Pardner, in the wilds of California. At the burial, their lives take a turn when they discover gold dust, and stake a claim.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mad Jack Duncan
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
12. Portrait in Black (1960)
12
2
Portrait in Black
12
2

Glamorous socialite Sheila Cabot devises a plan to be free of her ailing tyrannical husband while retaining his fortune by convincing her lover, Dr. David Rivera, to poison him during his treatment. One death leads to another after they are blackmailed for the crime, and the plot is further complicated when the doctor threatens to confess.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Gordon
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sandra Dee, Lana Turner, Anna May Wong, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, John Saxon
13. Rad (1986)
12
2
Rad
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Burton Timmer
Director:
Hal Needham
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Lori Loughlin, Alfie Wise, Talia Shire, Bill Allen
14. Convicts 4 (1962)
11
2
Convicts 4
11
2

Sentenced to death for killing a shopkeeper over a teddy which he couldn’t afford for his daughter, John Resko receives last-minute reprieve and is transferred to Dannemora. After initial difficulties with inmates and news from family, a principal keeper helps him discover his talent for art that fetches appreciation. Released after 18 years, he reunites with his grown-up daughter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Iggy
Director:
Millard Kaufman
Genres:
Biography, Drama
15. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
11
2
Johnny Dangerously
PG-13
11
2

Johnny Kelly is an honest newsboy in New York City. However, he is quite poor, and his mother needs an operation which his family can’t afford. Johnny’s life soon takes a turn when he gets into a street fight and attracts the attention of a local crime boss named Jocko Dundee, who offers him a job. Johnny agrees, as he sees no honest way to earn the money required for the operation.

As:
Cast
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle
16. Tall Story (1960)
11
2
Tall Story
11
2

June Ryder is bent on marrying college basketball star, Ray Blent, eventually making him fall for her. He finally proposes to her; but they do not have money to set up a home. At this juncture, he receives an offer via radio message from a gambling syndicate to lose a key game. Because he does not want to lose the game deliberately he must find other ways out.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Prof. Leo Sullivan
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Anne Jackson, Marc Connelly
17. Wives and Lovers (1963)
11
2
Wives and Lovers
11
2

Bill Austin, a struggling writer, lives with his wife and daughter in a cheap apartment. One day he receives the news that his agent has sold his book to a publisher including the rights to make it into a play. However, soon his wife starts suspecting that he and his agent might be more than just business partners.

As:
Cast
Role:
Wylie Driberg
Director:
John Rich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Janet Leigh, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer, Van Johnson
18. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
10
2
Kiss Them for Me
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. (j.g.) McCann
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jayne Mansfield, Werner Klemperer, Cary Grant, Leif Erickson, Suzy Parker
19. From the Hip (1987)
10
2
From the Hip
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Bob Clark
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Judd Nelson, John Hurt, Darren McGavin, Elizabeth Perkins, Dan Monahan
20. Caprice (1967)
11
2
Caprice
11
2

A female industrial spy works for a cosmetic company owned by Sir Jason but later joins the rival company run by Matt Cutter to steal the secret formula for a hair spray invented by Dr Clancy. Christopher White who works for Cutter tries to stop her but his own real intention is obscure. As the movie progresses, the lives of two are at risk and more secrets tumble out.

As:
Cast
Role:
Stuart Clancy
Director:
Frank Tashlin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Doris Day, Barbara Feldon, Richard Harris, Edward Mulhare, Jack Kruschen
21. Say One for Me (1959)
10
2
Say One for Me
10
2

Say One for Me is a musical romantic comedy film which revolves around a priest who is running a show business. One of his showgirls is a girl named Holly who applied for the job to pay for her father’s medical bills. Tony, one of the entertainers at the club, develops feelings for Holly.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Stanley
Director:
Frank Tashlin
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
22. House Arrest (1996)
9
2
House Arrest
PG
9
2

Grover and Stacy feel that their parents are acting immaturely as they are deciding to divorce after eighteen years of marriage. In order to prevent the divorce, the two children kidnap their parents and hold them prisoner in the basement until they reconcile. Meanwhile, their schoolmates decide to do the same thing because their parents are going through divorce.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Winer
Genres:
Family, Comedy
23. Popcorn (1991)
9
2
Popcorn
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Ormsby, Mark Herrier
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Dee Wallace, Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, Karen Lorre
24. Popeye (1980)
9
2
Popeye
PG
9
2

Popeye is a musical romantic comedy adventure film which tells the story of a sailor named Popeye, who arrives in a coastal town in search of his long-lost father. He eventually falls in love with Olive Oyl, but she is engaged to Captain Bluto.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Poopdeck Pappy
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Alan Autry, Linda Hunt, Shelley Duvall, Paul L. Smith, Paul Dooley
25. O'Hara's Wife (1982)
9
2
O'Hara's Wife
PG
9
2

This comedy drama film tells the story of a hard-working lawyer named Bob O’Hara, who is focused on his career, but doesn’t think much about his health or his two children. His wife passes away, but soon, she returns as a ghost, to remind him of his priorities.

As:
Cast
Director:
William Bartman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Bosley, Ed Asner, Jodie Foster, Edward Asner, Perry Lang, Mariette Hartley
26. Private School (1983)
9
2
Private School
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Noel Black
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Phoebe Cates, Sylvia Kristel, Fran Ryan
27. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
9
2
Galaxy of Terror
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kore
Director:
Bruce D. Clark
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Horror
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Bernard Behrens, Zalman King, Erin Moran
28. Ski Patrol (1990)
9
2
Ski Patrol
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Rich Correll
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
George Lopez, T.K. Carter, Leslie Jordan, Roger Rose
30. My Favorite Martian (1999)
8
2
My Favorite Martian
PG
8
2

My Favorite Martian is a science fiction comedy film which tells the story of a news producer Tim O’Hara, who receives a big surprise after a Martian arrives at his doorstep. The Martian needs a place to stay while fixing the spaceship. Tim allows it to stay, and over time, they develop an extraordinary friendship.

As:
Cast
Director:
Donald Petrie
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family
31. The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
5
1
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Senator Sturges
Director:
William A. Levey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Carter, George Hamilton, Joey Heatherton, Phil Foster
32. A Man of Passion (1989)
11
2
A Man of Passion
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Basilio
Director:
José Antonio de la Loma
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Maud Adams, Anthony Quinn, Ramon Estevez, Victoria Vera
33. Early Bird Special (2001)
10
2
Early Bird Special
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Jean
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Offerman, Jon Hamm, Anita Gillette, Jeremiah Birkett
34. Fine Gold (1989)
9
2
Fine Gold
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
José Antonio de la Loma
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tia Carrere, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Bochner, Andrew Stevens
35. Blood Salvage (1990)
8
2
Blood Salvage
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tucker Johnston
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
John Saxon, Danny Nelson, Lori Birdsong, Christian Hesler
36. Blood Relations (1988)
8
2
Blood Relations
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Graeme Campbell
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Jan Rubes, Kevin Hicks, Lydie Denier, Lynne Adams
37. Paramedics (1988)
7
1
Paramedics
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Stuart Margolin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John P. Ryan, James Noble, Christopher McDonald, Karen Lorre
38. Space Case (1992)
6
1
Space Case
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bert
Director:
Howard R. Cohen
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joseph Campanella, Hoyt Axton, Ted McGinley, Bridget Hoffman
39. Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)
5
1
Saturday the 14th Strikes Back
PG
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gramps Baxter
Director:
Howard R. Cohen
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Patty McCormack, Avery Schreiber, Jason Presson, Julianne McNamara

TV Movie(s)

1. The Man Who Bought Paradise (1965)
14
3
The Man Who Bought Paradise
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Ralph Nelson
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Angie Dickinson, Hoagy Carmichael, Dolores del Rio, Robert Horton
2. The Girl Who Saved the World (1979)
12
2
The Girl Who Saved the World
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Reza Badiyi, Nick Havinga, Dick Harwood
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Albert Paulsen, Marj Dusay, Susan Anton, John Hancock
3. The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982)
10
2
The Kid with the Broken Halo
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Kim Fields, Gary Coleman, Corey Feldman, Robert Guillaume, June Allyson, Mason Adams
4. This Girl for Hire (1983)
10
2
This Girl for Hire
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hermione Baddeley, Celeste Holm, Scott Brady, Cliff De Young
5. For Love or Money (1984)
9
2
For Love or Money
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eppes
Director:
Terry Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Suzanne Pleshette, Jamie Farr, Lawrence Pressman, Gil Gerard
7. Institute for Revenge (1979)
9
2
Institute for Revenge
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Annakin
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Hutton, Leslie Nielsen, Sam Groom, Robert Coote, Lane Binkley
8. The Fall of the House of Usher (1979)
9
2
The Fall of the House of Usher
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Thaddeus
Director:
James L. Conway
Genres:
Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Landau, Robert Hays, Dimitra Arliss, Charlene Tilton
10. The Jerk, Too (1984)
5
1
The Jerk, Too
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Diesel
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Patricia Barry, Mark Blankfield, Robert Sampson, Barrie Ingham
11. Hurricane Sam (1990)
13
3
Hurricane Sam
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ed
Director:
Jeff Melman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Savage, Fran Drescher, Karen Valentine, Timothy Stack
14. Class Cruise (1989)
10
2
Class Cruise
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cappy Connors
Director:
Oz Scott
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Andrea Elson, Richard Moll, Michael DeLuise, Billy Warlock
15. Red River (1988)
10
2
Red River
TV-14
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Groot
Director:
Richard Michaels
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Gregory Harrison, Stan Shaw
16. Swing Vote (1999)
10
2
Swing Vote
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Justice Clore Cawley
Director:
David Anspaugh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Belafonte, James Whitmore, Robert Prosky, Andy Garcia
17. Angel of Death (1990)
9
2
Angel of Death
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Prison Librarian
Director:
Bill Norton
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Jane Seymour, Gregory Harrison, Brian Bonsall, Peggy Rea
18. Mixed Nuts (1996)
9
2
Mixed Nuts
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Norman Houle
Director:
Will Mackenzie
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Meredith Scott Lynn, Elaine Hendrix, Fyvush Finkel, David Strickland
19. Crash Course (1988)
9
2
Crash Course
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Oz Scott
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alyssa Milano, Jackée Harry, Harvey Korman, Brian Bloom, Charles Robinson
20. Pink Lightning (1991)
9
2
Pink Lightning
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Carol Monpere
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Sarah Buxton, Anthony Palermo, Jennifer Guthrie
21. The Westing Game (1997)
9
2
The Westing Game
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sandy McSouthers
Director:
Terence H. Winkless
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Family
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Shane West, Sally Kirkland, Cliff De Young
22. Tricks (1997)
7
1
Tricks
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Fink
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Tyne Daly, Callum Keith Rennie, David Kaye

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

My World and Welcome to It (1969)
My World and Welcome to It
As:
Cast
Director:
John Rich, Danny Arnold, Alan Rafkin, James Sheldon, Lee Philips
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny Bonaduce, Cindy Williams, Harold J. Stone, William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen
'Way Out (1961)
'Way Out
As:
Cast
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Doris Roberts, Roald Dahl, Constance Ford, Henry Jones
Brothers (1984)
Brothers
As:
Cast
Director:
Shelley Jensen, Lee Shallat Chemel, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Philip Charles MacKenzie, Tom Trbovich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Amanda Blake, Marion Ross, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Dinah Manoff, Robin Riker, Robert Walden
The Evil Touch (1973)
The Evil Touch
As:
Cast
Director:
Mende Brown
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Anthony Quayle
Paradise (1988)
Paradise
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lange, Peter Crane, Nick Havinga, Michael Caffey, Cliff Bole
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Leah Remini, Mako Iwamatsu, Milla Jovovich, Jenny Beck, Lee Horsley, Sigrid Thornton, Michael Patrick Carter
Eerie, Indiana (1991)
Eerie, Indiana
TV-Y7
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Hunter, Bryan Spicer, Bob Balaban, Ken Kwapis, Joe Dante
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Adventure, Drama, Family, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Star Cast:
Denise Richards, Tobey Maguire, Claude Akins, Mary-Margaret Humes, Justin Shenkarow, Omri Katz, Francis Guinan
My Favorite Martian (1963)
My Favorite Martian
As:
Cast
Role:
Uncle Martin (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Linda Evans, Gavin MacLeod, Cecil Kellaway, J. Pat O'Malley, Pamela Britton
Code Red (1981)
Code Red
As:
Cast
Director:
Fernando Lamas
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
John Ratzenberger, Lorne Greene, Adam Rich, Julie Adams, Lorne Greene
The Law and Harry McGraw (1987)
The Law and Harry McGraw
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Crane, Allen Reisner, Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Soleil Moon Frye, George Clooney, Robert Reed, Jerry Orbach, Earl Boen, Barbara Babcock, Marty Davis
Friday's Curse (1987)
Friday's Curse
As:
Cast
Director:
David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Carrie Snodgress, Tia Carrere, R.G. Armstrong, Chris Wiggins
Otherworld (1985)
Otherworld
As:
Cast
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Jonathan Banks, Gretchen Corbett, Sam Groom, Jonna Lee
Misfits of Science (1985)
Misfits of Science
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, Kenneth Mars, Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall
Stop Susan Williams (1979)
Stop Susan Williams
As:
Cast
Role:
(2 episodes, 1979)
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Susan Anton, John Hancock, Michael Swan, T. Miratti
Bridget Loves Bernie (1972)
Bridget Loves Bernie
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Meredith Baxter, John Fiedler, Harold J. Stone, Audra Lindley, David Doyle
Live-In (1989)
Live-In
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman, Valentine Mayer
Star Cast:
Tiffani Thiessen, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberley Farr, Lightfield Lewis, Allison Lindsay, Melissa Lindsay
Fast Times (1986)
Fast Times
As:
Cast
Director:
Amy Heckerling, Neal Israel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred Willard, Patrick Dempsey, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Claudia Wells, James Nardini, Dean Cameron

Ray Walston Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Picket Fences Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 1996
Picket Fences Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 1995