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List of Sal Mineo Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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Rebel Without a Cause
TV-PG
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This 1955 American drama revolves around a troubled but sensitive teenager named Jim, who rejected his elder’s values, and also wanted to have a purpose in life. The film is known as a groundbreaking attempt to portray the moral decay of the American youth of the time, as well as to explore the conflicts between generations. 

As:
Cast
Role:
John 'Plato' Crawford
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Dennis Hopper, Jim Backus, Ann Doran
2. The Longest Day (1962)
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2
The Longest Day
G
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2

The Longest Day is a epic war film, which revolves around the events of the famous D-day, told from both the perspectives of the Allied Forces as well as the Germans. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck
Genres:
Drama, War, Action, History
3. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Somebody Up There Likes Me
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3

Rocky Graziano, who had a difficult childhood, makes a career in crime. He frequently run in prisons and detention centres, and there too he is unruly. Once out, he takes up boxing to earn quick money. He quickly realises his potential in the ring and fights odds to become a champion.

As:
Cast
Role:
Romolo
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Robert Duvall, Steven McQueen, Harold J. Stone, Eileen Heckart, Everett Sloane
5. Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)
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Rock, Pretty Baby
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As:
Cast
Role:
Angelo Barrato
Director:
Richard Bartlett
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Fay Wray, Luana Patten, Edward Platt, John Saxon
6. Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)
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Who Killed Teddy Bear
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2

As a disco hostess is stalked by a sexual predator, she decides to ask help from a detective, who shows a personal interest in the case. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lawrence Sherman
Director:
Joseph Cates
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Elaine Stritch, Jan Murray, Juliet Prowse, Margot Bennett
7. Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
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Six Bridges to Cross
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2

Inspired by the Great Brinks Robbery of Boston, the film follows young Jerry Florea, who is wounded by policeman Ed Gallagher during a robbery. Later, the approachable policeman tries to guide Jerry. Pretending to have changed, Jerry pulls off a heist at Brinks, which strains his relationship with Ed. After a change of heart, Jerry decides to reform and needs Ed’s help.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Florea - as a Boy
Director:
Joseph Pevney
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Julie Adams, George Nader, Jay C. Flippen
8. The Gene Krupa Story (1959)
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The Gene Krupa Story
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2

Based on the life of the famous jazz drummer, the film shows young Gene Krupa determined to become a drummer even in the face of parental objection.  Although he later joins a seminary out of respect for his father, he leaves it within a year and moves to New York City, where he becomes a sensation. But fame is not easy to handle and he soon falls prey to drugs and seductive women.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Gene Krupa
Director:
Don Weis
Genres:
Drama, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Bobby Troup, Gavin MacLeod, James Darren, Susan Kohner, Yvonne Craig
9. Dino (1957)
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Dino
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2

After spending several years at a juvenile detention center for being involved in the murder of a night watchman, Dino is eventually released. He is brought to Larry Sheridan for therapy, who tries to understand Dino’s problems and his psychology. He learns that while Dino has been away, his brother got involved with a gang, and now he expects Dino to join them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dino Minetta
Director:
Thomas Carr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, Frank Faylen, Joe De Santis, Susan Kohner
11. Crime in the Streets (1956)
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Crime in the Streets
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2

Frankie Dane, the leader of a slum youth gang, intends to take revenge on neighbor Mr. McAllister for humiliating him, and for reporting one of the gang members for carrying a zip gun. Social Worker Ben Wagner learns about his plan to kill McAllister, and tries without much success to reach out and talk to Frankie. Does Frankie finally takes his revenge?

As:
Cast
Role:
Angelo Gioia
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Virginia Gregg, Mark Rydell, Peter J. Votrian
12. Exodus (1960)
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Exodus
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4

This historical drama film revolves around the creation of the State of Israel, created in 1948. This however results in war with its Arab neighbors.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Action
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Otto Preminger, Paul Newman, Lee J. Cobb, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
13. The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
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The Private War of Major Benson
11
2

Tough talking, no-nonsense Major Barney Benson is sent to Sheridan Academy, a Catholic boys military academy, to fix the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Unfortunately, the students have other things in mind and end up changing Benson for the better with a little help from Dr. Kay Lambert.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Hopper
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, William Demarest, Nana Bryant, Tim Hovey
14. Tonka (1958)
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Tonka
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2

In 1870s, Sioux brave White Bull trains a wild colt, naming him Tonka Wakan. His senior cousin demands Tonka, but mistreats the horse, so White Bull sets him free. Tonka finally reaches the stables of US cavalry Captain Myles Keogh. When the Indian tribes collectively confront US cavalry led by General Custer, Tonka becomes a part of the Battle of Little Bighorn. 

As:
Cast
Role:
White Bull
Director:
Lewis R. Foster
Genres:
Drama, Western, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Jerome Courtland, Philip Carey, Joy Page, Slim Pickens
17. The Young Don't Cry (1957)
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The Young Don't Cry
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2

At a home in Georgia for troubled orphans, Les is a teen who stands up for meek kids to protect them from bullies. However, due to this, he is regarded as a troublemaker by the caretakers. He soon gets involved with a  convict who is planning an escape from a prison camp.

As:
Cast
Role:
Leslie Henderson
Director:
Alfred L. Werker
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, J. Carrol Naish, Gene Lyons, Paul Carr
18. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes
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8
2

After three talking apes appear on Earth in a spacecraft, humanity is quite shocked. One man believes that they might be a threat to humanity, and soon they are subjected to scientific experiments. However, the apes decide to attempt an escape.

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Taylor
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Eric Braeden, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Natalie Trundy, Bradford Dillman
19. Escape from Zahrain (1962)
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2
Escape from Zahrain
9
2

Escape from Zahrain is an action adventure film, which tells the story of a group of revolutionary college students who rescue a captured guerrilla fighter after his execution is order by the leader of the country.  After the rescue, they attempt to get him to a safe location outside the country. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ahmed
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Yul Brynner, James Mason, Anthony Caruso, Jack Warden
20. 80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
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2
80 Steps to Jonah
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8
2

Mark Johan Winters is a migrant worker, who realizes that he has been hitchhiking on a stolen car. When the police arrive, he decides to flee, thinking that he will not be able to prove his innocence. He eventually finds himself in a summer camp for blind children.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gerd Oswald
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Mickey Rooney, Slim Pickens, Wayne Newton, Jo Van Fleet, Diana Ewing
21. A Private's Affair (1959)
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A Private's Affair
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2

A Private’s Affair is a comedy musical film which tells the story of three guys from different backgrounds who meet in the barracks of an Army boot camp. They manage to become friends within a short time, and after discovering that they all share a talent for music, they decide to compose a song.  Things take a turn when the song unexpectedly catches the attention of a TV host.

As:
Cast
Role:
Luigi J. Maresi
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Bob Denver, Barry Coe, Christine Carère, Gary Crosby
22. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
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Krakatoa: East of Java
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Leoncavallo
Director:
Bernard L. Kowalski
Genres:
Romance, History, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Brian Keith, Rossano Brazzi, Diane Baker

TV Movie(s)

1. How to Steal an Airplane (1971)
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How to Steal an Airplane
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Luis Ortega
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Claudine Longet, Pete Duel, Clinton Greyn, Katharine Crawford
2. Stranger on the Run (1967)
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2
Stranger on the Run
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Blaylock
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Western, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Henry Fonda, Michael Parks, Dan Duryea, Henry Fonda
3. The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (1966)
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2
The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Jack Wilkes
Director:
Alex March
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Merrill, Robert Horton, Diane Baker
4. The Family Rico (1972)
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2
The Family Rico
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Leif Erickson, Dane Clark, Jack Carter
5. In Search of America (1971)
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2
In Search of America
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Vera Miles, Carl Betz, Ruth McDevitt, Renne Jarrett
6. The Challengers (1970)
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2
The Challengers
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Darren McGavin, Nico Minardos

TV Shows and Videos

Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (1954)
Janet Dean, Registered Nurse
As:
Cast
Role:
Jose Garcia (1 episode, 1954)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ella Raines, Darren McGavin, Lenore Lonergan, Anne Sargent,
The Immortal (1969)
The Immortal
As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Bruce Dern, Barry Sullivan, Paul Frees, David Brian
Mona McCluskey (1965)
Mona McCluskey
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Strauss, Bartlett Robinson, Herbert Rudley, Juliet Prowse

Sal Mineo Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Exodus Best Supporting Actor 1961