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List of Walter Huston Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
TV-PG
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Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two American drifters seeking work in Mexico, are convinced by impoverished old prospector, Howard, to go to mine gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. While they are successful in their mission, defeating bandits and overcoming harsh natural conditions, they are threatened by their growing fear, suspicion and jealousy of each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard
Director:
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, Bruce Bennett, Tim Holt
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
2. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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The Maltese Falcon
TV-PG
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Soon after San Francisco detective Sam Spade takes a case from beautiful Ruth Wonderly, his partner and another man are found dead, and he is implicated in at least one murder. While investigating the murders, he finds out that she faked her identity, and encounters three dangerous criminals who are looking for a valuable Maltese Falcon statuette.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, Gladys George
3. Dodsworth (1936)
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Dodsworth
TV-PG
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As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Dodsworth
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
David Niven, William Wyler, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Ruth Chatterton
4. Our Russian Front (1942)
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Our Russian Front
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As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Lewis Milestone, Joris Ivens
Genres:
War, Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
Joseph Stalin, Averell Harriman, Semyon Timoshenko
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
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This musical is a biopic about the life of George Cohan, who used to produce, direct, write and star in his own musical shows and eventually received a legendary status.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Cohan
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
James Cagney, Irene Manning, Joan Leslie, S.Z. Sakall
6. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
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The Devil and Daniel Webster
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Scratch
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Darwell, Edward Arnold, Gene Lockhart, Simone Simon
7. And Then There Were None (1945)
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And Then There Were None
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Edward G. Armstrong
Director:
René Clair
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Roland Young, Barry Fitzgerald, Judith Anderson, Louis Hayward
8. Let There Be Light (1946)
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Let There Be Light
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As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (uncredited)
Director:
Genres:
Documentary, War
10. American Madness (1932)
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American Madness
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As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas A. Dickson
Director:
Allan Dwan, Frank Capra, Roy William Neill
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Kay Johnson, Gavin Gordon, Pat O'Brien, Constance Cummings
11. The Furies (1950)
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The Furies
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As:
Cast
Role:
T. C. Jeffords
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
Western, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Gilbert Roland, Wendell Corey, Judith Anderson
12. Gentlemen of the Press (1929)
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Gentlemen of the Press
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wickland Snell
Director:
Millard Webb
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kay Francis, Charles Ruggles, Norman Foster, Betty Lawford
13. Edge of Darkness (1943)
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Edge of Darkness
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As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Martin Stensgard
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Nancy Coleman, Helmut Dantine
14. The Criminal Code (1931)
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The Criminal Code
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Brady
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, DeWitt Jennings
15. A House Divided (1931)
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A House Divided
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A House Divided is a drama film which revolves around a widowed fisherman who falls for a woman, who is young enough to be his daughter. They soon get married. However, things get quite complicated when she falls in love with his son.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Seth Law
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Lloyd Ingraham, Mary Foy, Helen Chandler, Douglass Montgomery
17. The Virginian (1929)
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The Virginian
10
2

A ranch foreman hires his old friend for a job, but the two eventually become competing suitors. After the foreman succeeds, his friend joins a local gang of cattle thieves, after which the foreman is forced to have his friend lynched. But later saddled with guilt, he swears to kill the leader of the gang as well. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Trampas
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Mary Brian, Helen Ware, Richard Arlen
18. Night Court (1932)
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Night Court
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Andrew J. Moffett
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lewis Stone, Anita Page, Phillips Holmes, Mary Carlisle
20. The Beast of the City (1932)
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The Beast of the City
TV-14
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2

Jim Fitzpatrick, an upright and honest police chief, is striving to clean his city of gangsters, especially the gang of Sam Belmonte. Jim’s police-detective brother, Ed, gets involved with Daisy, a Belmonte gang mole. As he needs money to continue this relationship, Ed conspires with the gangsters resulting in deaths and corrupt practices, which forces Jim to turn into a vigilante. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Fitzpatrick
Director:
Charles Brabin
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Jean Hersholt, Wallace Ford
21. Of Human Hearts (1938)
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Of Human Hearts
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Ethan Wilkins is a poor, honest preacher, whose son Jason dreams of becoming a doctor. Jason continuously asks his mother for money to pay for his fancy things and education, which she willingly does. He earns fame during the Civil War; however, he forgets all about his mother who struggles with poverty after Ethan’s death. Will Jason ever realize his mistake? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ethan Wilkins
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, John Carradine, Sterling Holloway, Beulah Bondi, Charles Coburn, Guy Kibbee
22. Law and Order (1932)
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Law and Order
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Based on a novel named Saint Johnson, this western drama film revolves around a gambler Frame Johnson, who is also a former lawman. He is soon pushed to accept the job of a town marshal.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frame 'Saint' Johnson
Director:
Edward L. Cahn
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Harry Carey, Ralph Ince, Raymond Hatton, Russell Hopton
24. Rain (1932)
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Rain
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alfred Davidson
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan, Fred Howard
25. The Light That Failed (1939)
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The Light That Failed
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As:
Cast
Role:
Torpenhow
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ronald Colman, Dudley Digges, Ida Lupino, Muriel Angelus
26. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
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The Shanghai Gesture
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As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Guy Charteris
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Ona Munson, Phyllis Brooks
27. The Great Sinner (1949)
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The Great Sinner
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While traveling from Moscow, writer Fedya becomes fascinated with gambling addict, the stunning Pauline Ostrovsky. When he abandons his own journey and follows her, he also decides to write a character study on gambling addicts. Unfortunately, his love for Pauline leads him down a path of gambling and crime from which he never recovers. 

As:
Cast
Role:
General Ostrovsky
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Genres:
Drama
28. The Lady Lies (1929)
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The Lady Lies
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Rossiter
Director:
Hobart Henley
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, Charles Ruggles, Tom Brown, Patricia Deering
29. The Bad Man (1930)
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The Bad Man
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As:
Cast
Role:
Pancho Lopez
Director:
Clarence G. Badger
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
James Rennie, Sidney Blackmer, Dorothy Revier, O.P. Heggie,
30. Kongo (1932)
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Kongo
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Flint Rutledge
Director:
William J. Cowen
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Conrad Nagel, Lupe Velez, C. Henry Gordon, Virginia Bruce
31. Report from the Aleutians (1943)
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Report from the Aleutians
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This is a World War II documentary propaganda film, depicting the daily lives of the US servicemen stationed at Adak Island during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. Because it concentrates more on their habitual activities than on actual combat, it is able to showcase the daily reality of their lives, generally ignored by other filmmakers. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Voices of officers (voice)
Director:
Genres:
War, Documentary, History
Star Cast:
John Huston, Milton Ashkin, Lyle A. Bean, Jack Chennault
32. Hell Below (1933)
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Hell Below
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A wounded former submarine commander's love affair with his successor's married daughter is set against the backdrop of the US Navy's fight in the Adriatic Sea during World War I. Hell Below is based on Commander Edward Ellsberg's novel Pigboats and the movie is packed with submarine warfare action.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jimmy Durante, Sterling Holloway, Eugene Pallette, Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans
33. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
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2
Gabriel Over the White House
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hon. Judson Hammond - The President of the United States
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Karen Morley, Dickie Moore, Arthur Byron, Franchot Tone
34. Always in My Heart (1942)
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2
Always in My Heart
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
MacKenzie Scott
Director:
Jo Graham
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Kay Francis, Frankie Thomas, Gloria Warren, Patti Hale
35. The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
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2
The Prizefighter and the Lady
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Edwin J. Bennett
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Sport, Romance
Star Cast:
Myrna Loy, Jack Dempsey, Max Baer, Primo Carnera
36. The Star Witness (1931)
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The Star Witness
TV-G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
District Attorney Whitlock
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Ince, Sally Blane, Grant Mitchell, Frances Starr
37. The Wet Parade (1932)
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The Wet Parade
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Based on the 1931 novel by Upton Sinclair, the film depicts how families are ruined by alcoholism.  Beginning with the Chilcotes of Louisiana, which loses most of its wealth to alcohol, the story moves northwards to portray the fate of the Tarletons, meanwhile joining the two families by love and a determination to fight the evil.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jimmy Durante, Frederick Burton, Neil Hamilton, Lewis Stone
38. Keep 'Em Rolling (1934)
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2
Keep 'Em Rolling
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Benjamin E. 'Benny' Walsh
Director:
George Archainbaud
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
G. Pat Collins, Frank Conroy, Frances Dee, Minna Gombell
39. Ann Vickers (1933)
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Ann Vickers
10
2

After her child passes away, Ann Vickers devotes herself to social work, trying to improve the conditions in a women’s prison. However, this leads to her losing her job. She soon starts writing a book about the harsh realities of the prison, and also begins an affair with a corrupt judge.

As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Barney 'Barney' Dolphin
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Irene Dunne, Conrad Nagel, Edna May Oliver, Bruce Cabot
40. Dragon Seed (1944)
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Dragon Seed
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2

When the Japanese invade a farming village and the men of the Tan family appease the invaders to be on the safe side, a courageous young woman named Jade is determined to oppose. She learns to read and fight to build up a resistance, which in turn inspires the entire village to follow suit.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ling Tan
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway
Genres:
Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Lionel Barrymore, Agnes Moorehead, Akim Tamiroff, Turhan Bey, Aline MacMahon
41. Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)
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Transatlantic Tunnel
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Maurice Elvey
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
C. Aubrey Smith, Richard Dix, Madge Evans, Helen Vinson
42. December 7th: The Movie (1943)
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December 7th: The Movie
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 This Oscar winning documentary film provides a chronological breakdown of the incidents that occurred in Honolulu on December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked US installations at Pearl Harbor and then goes on to describe its aftermath.  Originally 82 minutes long, the film was later censored and a 32 minutes version was released. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Uncle Sam 'U.S.'
Director:
Genres:
History, Action, War
Star Cast:
Harry Davenport, George O'Brien, Paul Hurst, Dana Andrews
43. Know Your Ally: Britain (1944)
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Know Your Ally: Britain
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Veiller
Genres:
Short, War
Star Cast:
Winston Churchill, Paul Frees, Anthony Eden, Lord Beaverbrook
44. Storm at Daybreak (1933)
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2
Storm at Daybreak
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mayor Dushan Radovic
Director:
Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Eugene Pallette, Nils Asther, Kay Francis, Phillips Holmes
45. The Virtuous Sin (1930)
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2
The Virtuous Sin
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gen. Gregori Platoff
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Paul Cavanagh, Jobyna Howland
46. The North Star (1943)
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The North Star
9
2

In 1941, the peaceful life of a Ukrainian village is shattered when they are brutally attacked by the Nazi planes followed by ground strike. Some villagers seek refuge in the hills and get together to rise up against the cruelty, especially when a Nazi doctor begins using the village children to fulfil the blood requirement of their wounded soldier.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Kurin
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Erich von Stroheim, Ann Harding
47. The Ruling Voice (1931)
9
2
The Ruling Voice
TV-G
9
2

The Ruling Voice is a crime drama film which tells the story of Jack Bannister, a crime lord, who heads a racketeering group. When his daughter refuses to use his illegal money, he decides to reconsider his involvement in this trade, and decides to move away from the crime world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Bannister
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, David Manners, Dudley Digges, Doris Kenyon
48. Behind the Make-Up (1930)
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2
Behind the Make-Up
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dorothy Arzner, Robert Milton, Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Powell, Paul Lukas, Hal Skelly, Fay Wray, Kay Francis
49. How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (1931)
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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon'
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Walter Huston (uncredited)
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Sport, Short
Star Cast:
Warren William, Bobby Jones, O.B. Keeler, Zelma O'Neal
50. Summer Holiday (1948)
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Summer Holiday
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2

Summer Holiday is a musical comedy which tells the story of Richard Miller, who lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl-next-door, but the girl’s father is not happy with their puppy-love, since Richard is full of revolutionary ideas, which he shares with her.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Nat Miller
Director:
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Morgan, Gloria DeHaven, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins
51. Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)
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Know Your Enemy - Japan
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2

This documentary war propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 16th century to the 1930s. The film was meant to educate the American soldiers about Japan and its people and society.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (uncredited)
Director:
Frank Capra, Joris Ivens
Genres:
History, Documentary, War
Star Cast:
John Beal, Howard Duff, Knox Manning, John J. McCloy
52. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
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2
Abraham Lincoln
TV-G
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abraham Lincoln
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, War, Biography
Star Cast:
Lucille La Verne, William L. Thorne, Helen Freeman, Otto Hoffman
53. Rhodes (1936)
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Rhodes
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cecil John Rhodes
Director:
Berthold Viertel, Geoffrey Barkas
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Basil Sydney, Peggy Ashcroft, Frank Cellier, Oskar Homolka
54. The Outlaw (1943)
8
2
The Outlaw
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Doc Holliday
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell, Jack Buetel, Mimi Aguglia
55. Mission to Moscow (1943)
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2
Mission to Moscow
8
2

Based on the book by U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies, the movie depicts his experience in the Union between World War I and World War II. As Davies tries to navigate the world of Russian politics and communism, his family has to come to terms with the Russian way of daily life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ambassador Joseph E. Davies
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, Ann Harding, Gene Lockhart, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias
56. The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)
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The Woman from Monte Carlo
8
2

The Woman from Monte Carlo is a drama film which tells the story of a wife of a French battleship captain Walter Huston, who is quite younger than her husband. She finds herself attracted to Warren William, a younger officer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Corlaix
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lil Dagover, John Wray, Warren William, George E. Stone
57. For God and Country (1943)
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For God and Country
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Richard Carlson, Ronald Reagan, Richard Whorf, Hugh Marlowe
58. Two Americans (1929)
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Two Americans
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abraham Lincoln
Director:
Joseph Santley
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
John Huston, Sarah Edwards, William Crane
59. Anniversary (1963)
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Anniversary
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
(archiveFootage)
Director:
William Weintraub
Star Cast:
Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer, Marie Dressler, Walter Pidgeon

Walter Huston Awards

Academy Awards
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1949
Golden Globe Awards
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Best Supporting Actor 1949