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List of Richard Widmark Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
33
3
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14
33
3

This is a dramatized version of 3rd Nuremberg trial for war crimes held by the US authorities after WWII. Four German judges, who officiated during the Nazi regime, are tried before Chief Trial Judge Dan Haywood for crimes against humanity. Haywood has the most challenging task of deciding whether they are guilty of international crimes or were observing the orders of their government. 

Role:
Col. Tad Lawson
Directed By:
Stanley Kramer
2. Night and the City (1950)
21
2
Night and the City
21
2

Con man Harry Fabian aspires to become a major fight promoter who rules the neighbourhood. However, when an aging Greek wrestler whom Fabian was promoting dies, all he earns is a one-way ticket to trouble. 

Role:
Harry Fabian
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Hugh Marlowe, Googie Withers
Directed By:
Jules Dassin
3. The Bedford Incident (1965)
34
4
The Bedford Incident
34
4
Role:
Captain Eric Finlander U.S.N.
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, Donald Sutherland, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox
Directed By:
James B. Harris
4. Pickup on South Street (1953)
22
4
Pickup on South Street
22
4
Role:
Skip McCoy
Starring:
Murvyn Vye, Thelma Ritter, Richard Kiley, Jean Peters
Directed By:
Samuel Fuller
5. Kiss of Death (1947)
27
4
Kiss of Death
27
4
Role:
Tommy Udo
Starring:
Victor Mature, Taylor Holmes, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
6. Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)
25
2
Down to the Sea in Ships
25
2

Aging Captain Bering Joy is about to be replaced by First Mate, Dan Lunceford. In order to prove the ship’s owners wrong, Bering goes on one last whaling mission and brings his grandson Jed along with him. Though he initially resents Dan, disaster during the voyage forces the rivals to unite.  

Role:
First Mate Dan Lunceford
Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Gene Lockhart, Cecil Kellaway, Dean Stockwell
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
7. Warlock (1959)
25
2
Warlock
25
2
Role:
Johnny Gannon
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Dolores Michaels
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
8. Yellow Sky (1948)
21
2
Yellow Sky
21
2

A group of bank robbers hide out in a town and stumble into a place that appears to be a ghost town where a young woman, Mike, stays with her grandfather. Dude, the cruelest one of them all, discovers that the old man has been mining gold and he plans to rob them. However, things get ugly when Stretch, their gang leader opts out as he falls for Mike. What follows is a violent power struggle and showdown amidst the gang.

Role:
Dude
Starring:
Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, John Russell, Robert Arthur
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
11. No Way Out (1950)
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5
No Way Out
20
5
Role:
Ray Biddle
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally, Linda Darnell, Mildred Joanne Smith
Directed By:
12. Panic in the Streets (1950)
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2
Panic in the Streets
20
2

Panic in the Streets is a crime drama thriller film which takes us to a dock in New Orleans, where a dead body is found. A police sergeant feels that the dead man is also displaying other symptoms. A doctor with the US Public Health Service named Clint Reed diagnoses a highly contagious disease, known as pneumonic plague. Although he tries to convince others about its danger, everyone, including the police, is doubtful. He also estimates that they have around 48 hours to stop its spread.

Role:
Lt. Cmdr. Clinton 'Clint' Reed M.D.
Starring:
Jack Palance, Barbara Bel Geddes, Elia Kazan, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes
Directed By:
13. The Last Wagon (1956)
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3
The Last Wagon
27
3
Role:
Comanche Todd
Starring:
Tommy Rettig, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Stephanie Griffin
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
14. The Alamo (1960)
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5
The Alamo
28
5

The Alamo is a Western historical war drama film which takes to the middle of the 19th century, where Mexican forces are invading Texas. Though the Mexican forces are stronger in number and have better arms and training, the Texans are not willing to give up, and their morale still remains high.

Role:
Col. Jim Bowie
Starring:
Patrick Wayne, Frankie Avalon, Laurence Harvey, Denver Pyle, John Wayne
Directed By:
15. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
25
2
Cheyenne Autumn
25
2
Role:
Capt. Thomas Archer
Starring:
John Carradine, Sal Mineo, Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Patrick Wayne, Carroll Baker, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
16. Two Rode Together (1961)
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2
Two Rode Together
24
2
Role:
First Lt. Jim Gary
Starring:
James Stewart, Andy Devine, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal
Directed By:
17. Road House (1948)
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4
Road House
15
4
Role:
Jefferson T. 'Jefty' Robbins
Starring:
Celeste Holm, Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, O.Z. Whitehead
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
18. O. Henry's Full House (1952)
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2
O. Henry's Full House
13
2
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Charles Laughton, Oscar Levant, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, Farley Granger
Directed By:
Henry Koster, Jean Negulesco, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Henry King
19. Time Limit (1957)
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4
Time Limit
14
4

Military investigator, Colonel Edwards, is assigned to investigate into a case that involves Major Cargill, a Korean War POW, accused of treason. Cargill has not only admitted to his guilt, but has also placed all the evidences against him during the inquest, making it an open-and-shut case. What bothers Colonel Edwards is Cargill’s baffling refusal to defend himself.

Role:
Col. William Edwards
Starring:
Richard Basehart, Carl Benton Reid, June Lockhart, Dolores Michaels
Directed By:
Karl Malden
20. Broken Lance (1954)
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2
Broken Lance
18
2
Role:
Ben Devereaux
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Robert Wagner, Spencer Tracy, Jean Peters
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
21. Halls of Montezuma (1951)
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4
Halls of Montezuma
26
4
Role:
Lt. Anderson
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Karl Malden
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
22. The Street with No Name (1948)
15
2
The Street with No Name
TV-PG
15
2
Role:
Alec Stiles
Starring:
Lloyd Nolan, Mark Stevens, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley
Directed By:
William Keighley
23. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
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2
The Law and Jake Wade
20
2
Role:
Clint Hollister
Starring:
Robert Taylor, Robert Middleton, Patricia Owens, Henry Silva
Directed By:
John Sturges
24. Garden of Evil (1954)
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2
Garden of Evil
19
2
Role:
Fiske
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Rita Moreno, Cameron Mitchell, Hugh Marlowe
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
25. The Frogmen (1951)
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3
The Frogmen
21
3

During World War II, strict by the book disciplinarian Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence is put in charge of an elite Underwater Demolition Team 4. Lawrence becomes increasingly unpopular with the men. When a Japanese torpedo hits the ship, Lawrence risks his life to save his crew and earns their respect. 

Role:
Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter
Directed By:
Lloyd Bacon
26. Coma (1978)
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2
Coma
PG
16
2

Based on a novel of the same name, Coma is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of a young female doctor who notices that there has been an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital. She soon starts sensing that there might be a conspiracy.

Role:
Dr. Harris
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas, Lois Chiles, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Lois Chiles
Directed By:
27. Madigan (1968)
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2
Madigan
22
2
Role:
Det. Daniel Madigan
Starring:
James Whitmore, Inger Stevens, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino
Directed By:
Don Siegel
28. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
15
2
Don't Bother to Knock
TV-14
15
2
Role:
Jed Towers
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Monroe, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney
Directed By:
Roy Ward Baker
29. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
17
2
Twilight's Last Gleaming
R
17
2
Starring:
Charles Durning, John Ratzenberger, Paul Winfield, Burt Lancaster, Joseph Cotten, Roscoe Lee Browne, Melvyn Douglas
Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
30. The Sell-Out (1976)
12
2
The Sell-Out
PG
12
2
Role:
Sam Lucas
Starring:
Oliver Reed, Sam Wanamaker, Vladek Sheybal, Gayle Hunnicutt
Directed By:
Peter Collinson
31. Alvarez Kelly (1966)
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2
Alvarez Kelly
23
2
Role:
Col. Tom Rossiter
Starring:
William Holden, Scatman Crothers, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
32. My Pal Gus (1952)
12
3
My Pal Gus
12
3
Role:
Dave Jennings
Starring:
Joanne Dru, Audrey Totter, Joan Banks, George Winslow
Directed By:
Robert Parrish
33. Slattery's Hurricane (1949)
14
3
Slattery's Hurricane
14
3
Role:
Lt. Will Slattery USNR
Starring:
John Russell, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, Gary Merrill
Directed By:
André De Toth
34. Backlash (1956)
15
2
Backlash
15
2
Role:
Jim Slater
Starring:
Donna Reed, Barton MacLane, John McIntire, William Campbell
Directed By:
John Sturges
35. Run for the Sun (1956)
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3
Run for the Sun
16
3

Katie Connors journeys to San Marcos, Mexico to interview reclusive novelist and adventurer Mike Latimer. When she reaches there, the two fall in love. Mike offers to fly her back to Mexico City but their plane crashes. They are rescued by three men but their rescuers turn out to be Nazi war criminals who want to kill them. 

Role:
Michael 'Mike' Latimer
Starring:
Trevor Howard, Peter van Eyck, Jane Greer, Juan García
Directed By:
Roy Boulting
36. When the Legends Die (1972)
12
3
When the Legends Die
PG
12
3
Role:
Red Dillon
Starring:
Vito Scotti, Luana Anders, Frederic Forrest, Herbert Nelson
Directed By:
Stuart Millar
37. The Trap (1959)
12
3
The Trap
12
3

After spending most of his youth in a reform home for his brother's crime, Ralph is returning to his remote hometown in California as an adult lawyer and meeting his estranged father and brother after many years.

Role:
Ralph Anderson
Starring:
Tina Louise, Lorne Greene, Lee J. Cobb, Carl Benton Reid, Earl Holliman
Directed By:
Norman Panama
38. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
16
3
Death of a Gunfighter
PG
16
3

Set in the turn of the nineteenth century Texas, Death of a Gunfighter is the story of a traditional Old West style lawman struggling to keep a firm grip over the town in defiance of the community leaders’ verdict that he should resign.

Role:
Marshal Frank Patch
Starring:
Lena Horne, Kent Smith, David Opatoshu, Carroll O'Connor
Directed By:
Don Siegel, Alan Smithee, Robert Totten
39. Destination Gobi (1953)
17
2
Destination Gobi
17
2
Role:
CPO Samuel T. McHale
Starring:
Darryl Hickman, Murvyn Vye, Don Taylor, Max Showalter
Directed By:
Robert Wise
40. Red Skies of Montana (1952)
11
2
Red Skies of Montana
11
2

Red Skies of Montana is a drama film which portrays the hazardous work of the US Forest Service’s paratroop fire-fighters in Montana. 

Role:
Cliff Mason
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Warren Stevens, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Boone
Directed By:
Joseph M. Newman
41. The Long Ships (1964)
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4
The Long Ships
22
4
Role:
Rolfe
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, Oskar Homolka, Rosanna Schiaffino, Russ Tamblyn
Directed By:
Jack Cardiff
42. Saint Joan (1957)
11
3
Saint Joan
11
3

Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the movie tells the story of Joan of Arc. The French saint and heroine led the French army in many successful battles against the English until she was tragically betrayed and burnt at the stake for her connection to God.  

Role:
The Dauphin, Charles VII
Starring:
Richard Todd, John Gielgud, Jean Seberg, Felix Aylmer, Anton Walbrook
Directed By:
43. Hell and High Water (1954)
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2
Hell and High Water
14
2
Role:
Capt. Adam Jones
Starring:
Victor Francen, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Evans, Bella Darvi
Directed By:
Samuel Fuller
44. The Cobweb (1955)
11
3
The Cobweb
11
3
Role:
Dr. Stewart 'Mac' McIver
Starring:
Lillian Gish, Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Oscar Levant, John Kerr
Directed By:
45. Take the High Ground! (1953)
13
3
Take the High Ground!
13
3
Role:
Sgt. Thorne Ryan
Starring:
Karl Malden, Carleton Carpenter, Russ Tamblyn, Elaine Stewart
Directed By:
Richard Brooks
46. A Prize of Gold (1955)
10
2
A Prize of Gold
10
2
Role:
Sergeant Joe Lawrence
Starring:
Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, George Cole, Donald Wolfit
Directed By:
Mark Robson
47. The Way West (1967)
13
3
The Way West
13
3
Role:
Lije Evans
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Sally Field, Lola Albright
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
48. The Final Option (1982)
10
3
The Final Option
R
10
3
Role:
Secretary of State
Starring:
Robert Webber, Edward Woodward, Lewis Collins, Judy Davis
Directed By:
Ian Sharp
49. Rollercoaster (1977)
11
3
Rollercoaster
PG
11
3
Role:
Hoyt
Starring:
Helen Hunt, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, George Segal, Timothy Bottoms
Directed By:
James Goldstone
50. The Moonshine War (1970)
11
2
The Moonshine War
GP
11
2

This crime drama film tells the story of a federal agent who attempts to make some money before the ban on alcohol is lifted. Therefore, he plans to steal the whiskey cache of his old army friend.  

Role:
Dr. Emmett Taulbee
Starring:
Alan Alda, Teri Garr, Patrick McGoohan, Will Geer, Teri Garr
Directed By:
Richard Quine
51. The Secret Ways (1961)
12
4
The Secret Ways
12
4

The Secret Ways is an American thriller film which tells the story of an American adventurer Michael Reynolds, who is hired by an international espionage ring to smuggle a noted scholar and resistance leader, named Professor Jansci, out of Hungary.  He decides to see the professor’s daughter and persuades her to help him in his mission.

Role:
Michael Reynolds
Starring:
Walter Rilla, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Senta Berger
Directed By:
Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark
52. Against All Odds (1984)
13
3
Against All Odds
R
13
3

A gangster asks a former football player Terry Brogan, to find his girlfriend. Since the latter is injured, penniless, and going through tough times, he reluctantly agrees. Eventually, Terry manages to track down Jessie, but unexpectedly, he also gets infatuated with her. Eventually, he finds himself trapped in an intricate web of suspicion and betrayal.

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Swoosie Kurtz, Rachel Ward, Jane Greer, Alex Karras
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
53. Bear Island (1979)
12
3
Bear Island
PG
12
3
Role:
Otto Gerran
Starring:
Bruce Greenwood, Christopher Lee, Lloyd Bridges, Vanessa Redgrave, Donald Sutherland, Barbara Parkins
Directed By:
Don Sharp
54. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
10
2
To the Devil a Daughter
R
10
2
Role:
John Verney
Starring:
Nastassja Kinski, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott, Michael Goodliffe
Directed By:
Peter Sykes
55. The Tunnel of Love (1958)
9
4
The Tunnel of Love
9
4

Augie and Isolde Poole turn in an application to an adoption agency, after failing to have a baby. Unfortunately, misunderstandings alienate Estelle Novick, a representative of the agency and later a drugged Augie starts believing he has impregnated Estelle. Augie must prove his innocence and save his marriage. 

Role:
August 'Augie' Poole
Starring:
Doris Day, Gig Young, Gia Scala, Elisabeth Fraser
Directed By:
56. True Colors (1991)
10
3
True Colors
R
10
3
Role:
Sen. James Stiles
Starring:
James Spader, John Cusack, Dina Merrill, Mandy Patinkin, Imogen Stubbs
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
57. The Domino Principle (1977)
12
3
The Domino Principle
R
12
3
Role:
Tagge
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Majel Barrett, Mickey Rooney, Eli Wallach, Candice Bergen, Edward Albert
Directed By:
Stanley Kramer
58. Hanky Panky (1982)
10
2
Hanky Panky
PG
10
2
Role:
Ransom
Starring:
Gilda Susan Radner, Gene Wilder, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Prosky, Gilda Radner
Directed By:
59. Flight from Ashiya (1964)
12
2
Flight from Ashiya
12
2

Set in the 1960s, this film revolves around a flight crew’s mission to rescue the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan, during a typhoon. 

Role:
L:t. Col. Glenn Stevenson
Starring:
Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Paul Frees, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
60. A Talent for Loving (1969)
10
1
A Talent for Loving
R
10
1

A Talent for Loving is a Western comedy film which revolves around a gambler named Patten, who wins a deed for a Mexican ranch. Things get complicated when he finds that a curse is put on the place.

Role:
Major Patten
Starring:
Chaim Topol, Cesar Romero, Geneviève Page, Topol, Fran Jeffries
Directed By:
Richard Quine
61. The Swarm (1978)
7
3
The Swarm
PG
7
3

The Swarm is a horror thriller film which tells the story of Brad Crane, a scientist who teams up with General Slater in order to stop a huge swarm of bees, that are spreading terror over American cities and killing countless people.

Role:
General Slater
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Lee Grant, Fred MacMurray, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Katharine Ross, Michael Caine
Directed By:
Irwin Allen
62. Movie Madness (1982)
5
4
Movie Madness
R
5
4

A combination of three short segments, the spoof satirizes personal growth movies, soap operas, and other popular genres. The first segment, Growing Yourself ,satirizes family movies, the second, Success Wanters focuses on movies showing women looking for success and the third, Municipalians mocks law and order dramas.  

Starring:
Rhea Perlman, Christopher Lloyd, Fred Willard, Julie Kavner, Diane Lane, Peter Riegert, Candy Clark
Directed By:
Bob Giraldi, Henry Jaglom

TV Movie(s)

1. Vanished (1971)
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2
Vanished
14
2
Role:
President Paul Roudebush
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Larry Hagman, Tom Bosley, Betty White, William Shatner, Murray Hamilton, James Farentino
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
2. Mr. Horn (1979)
15
2
Mr. Horn
15
2
Role:
Al Sieber
Starring:
David Carradine, Karen Black, Richard Masur, Clay Tanner
Directed By:
Jack Starrett
3. The Last Day (1975)
18
2
The Last Day
18
2
Role:
Will Spence
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Richard Jaeckel, Barbara Rush, Robert Conrad
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety
4. A Whale for the Killing (1981)
12
2
A Whale for the Killing
12
2
Starring:
Peter Strauss, Kathryn Walker, Bruce McGill, Ken James
Directed By:
Richard T. Heffron
5. All God's Children (1980)
11
3
All God's Children
11
3
Role:
Judge Parke Denison
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Jerry Thorpe
6. Brock's Last Case (1973)
13
2
Brock's Last Case
13
2
Role:
Lieutenant Max Brock
Starring:
Pat Morita, Henry Beckman, Beth Brickell, Henry Darrow
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
7. Lincoln (1992)
10
3
Lincoln
10
3
Role:
Ward Hill Lamon (voice)
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Frank Langella, Richard Dreyfuss, Jill Clayburgh, Jason Robards, Laurence Luckinbill, Cliff Robertson
Directed By:
Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar
8. A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
13
2
A Gathering of Old Men
PG
13
2
Role:
Sheriff Mapes
Starring:
Holly Hunter, Louis Gossett Jr., Joe Seneca, Will Patton
Directed By:
Volker Schlöndorff
9. Blackout (1985)
11
2
Blackout
11
2
Role:
Joe Steiner
Starring:
Gerald Hiken, Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Beck
Directed By:
Douglas Hickox
10. Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
12
2
Cold Sassy Tree
12
2
Role:
Enoch Rucker Blakeslee
Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Faye Dunaway, Frances Fisher, Jay O. Sanders, John M. Jackson
Directed By:
Joan Tewkesbury
11. Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)
12
2
Once Upon a Texas Train
PG
12
2
Role:
Captain Owen Hayes
Starring:
Shaun Cassidy, Angie Dickinson, Willie Nelson, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis
Directed By:
Burt Kennedy

TV Shows and Videos

I Love Lucy (1951)
I Love Lucy
TV-G
Starring:
George Reeves, Mary Wickes, Barbara Eden, Vivian Vance, Harpo Marx, William Frawley, Rock Hudson
Directed By:
William Asher, Marc Daniels, James V. Kern
Madigan (1972)
Madigan
Role:
Sgt. Dan Madigan (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Starring:
Charles Durning, Rossano Brazzi, George Cole, Peter Vaughan, Fiona Lewis

Richard Widmark Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Kiss of Death Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1948