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1. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 4,875

2. The Music Man (1962)

G | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 14,481 | Gross: $14.95M

3. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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84 Metascore

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 17,425 | Gross: $21.93M

4. When I Grow Up (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kanin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Preston, Martha Scott, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 68

5. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 7,064

6. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 621

7. All the Way Home (1963)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.3
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 354

8. Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984)

Documentary

7.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Julian Schlossberg | Stars: Robert Preston, Gracie Allen, George Arliss, Jean Arthur

Votes: 44

9. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,157

10. King of Alcatraz (1938)

68 min | Drama

7.2
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A convict who has just escaped from Alcatraz Prison takes over a passenger ship. Two of the ship's crew hatch a plot to overpower him and rescue the ship's passengers.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan, Harry Carey, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 45

11. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 16,534 | Gross: $46.50M

12. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,589

13. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,725

14. Pacific Blackout (1941)

Passed | 76 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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While bombers roar overhead during a practice blackout in a large American West coast city, Robert Draper, is among the prisoners in a police van. The inventor of a new range finder for ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Robert Preston, Martha O'Driscoll, Philip Merivale, Eva Gabor

Votes: 29

15. Junior Bonner (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson

Votes: 4,474

16. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,556

17. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.60M

18. Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 97

19. The Night of January 16th (1941)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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The story revolves around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner, who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane, his secretary who also has a ... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Nils Asther, Clarence Kolb

Votes: 76

20. New York Town (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 40

21. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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67 Metascore

Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Votes: 34,097 | Gross: $28.73M

22. Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp

Votes: 888

23. The Lady Gambles (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett

Votes: 461

24. Cloudburst (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Mystery

6.7
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A Canadian World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Robert Preston, Elizabeth Sellars, Colin Tapley, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 246

25. Moon Over Burma (1940)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure

6.7
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The managers of a teak lumber camp in Burma compete for the affections of a beautiful American entertainer who gets stranded in Rangoon.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Preston Foster, Doris Nolan

Votes: 43

26. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Votes: 1,285

27. The Last Frontier (1955)

Approved | 98 min | History, Romance, Western

6.6
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A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel's decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud's sizable Sioux force.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,198

28. The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure

6.6
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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny

Votes: 704

29. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 267

30. Big City (1948)

103 min | Drama

6.5
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An abandoned baby is raised by three men: the Rev. Andrews, cantor Feldman, and Officer O'Donnell. When Feldman and O'Donnell each find a woman to fall in love with, they both think of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Robert Preston, Danny Thomas, George Murphy

Votes: 175

31. The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.5
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How a liberated teacher brought women's suffrage to Wyoming in 1869.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Preston, Edward Arnold, Frank Craven

Votes: 69

32. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 4,958 | Gross: $14.87M

33. Tulsa (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 885

34. Best of the Badmen (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.1
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The outlaws of the Clanton and Younger gangs are the heroes of this fictionalized biography.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston

Votes: 467

35. Face to Face (1952)

89 min | Western, Drama

6.1
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Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

Directors: John Brahm, Bretaigne Windust | Stars: James Mason, Gene Lockhart, Michael Pate, Albert Sharpe

Votes: 57

36. Night Plane from Chungking (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include Albert Pasavy (Otto Kruger), a European ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Otto Kruger, Steven Geray

Votes: 29

37. Illegal Traffic (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Mary Carlisle, Robert Preston, Judith Barrett

Votes: 11

38. Mame (1974)

PG | 132 min | Musical

6.0
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It's the late 1920s. Upon the death of wealthy Chicagoan Edward Dennis, his nine-year old son Patrick Dennis becomes the ward of their only living relative, Edward's equally wealthy New ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison

Votes: 2,344

39. Child's Play (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand

Votes: 805

40. Typhoon (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Romance

6.0
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Two men searching for black pearls are marooned on an island when their crew mutinies. There they run into a beautiful girl who had been washed up on the island in her childhood. They must ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 85

41. Semi-Tough (1977)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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68 Metascore

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,269 | Gross: $37.19M

42. Parachute Battalion (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey

Votes: 138

43. The Sundowners (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

5.7
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Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.

Director: George Templeton | Stars: Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs

Votes: 364

44. Disbarred (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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The Bar Association disbars attorney Tyler Cradon when it appears he was implicated in the murder of a prominent vice crusader. Cradon, not wishing to be without an income,is impressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Gail Patrick, Robert Preston, Otto Kruger, Sidney Toler

Votes: 14

45. Island of Love (1963)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy

5.2
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A con man named Steve Blair (Robert Preston), enlists an out-of-work, drunk writer Paul Ferris (Tony Randall) to write a fictitious screenplay he hopes will be funded by a rich, but ... See full summary »

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Tony Randall, Giorgia Moll, Walter Matthau

Votes: 199

46. My Outlaw Brother (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.2
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A young man travels to Mexico in search of his brother, who has become involved with a dangerous gang.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack

Votes: 220

47. Passion & Poetry: Rodeo Time (2017)

58 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the making of Sam Peckinpah's film JUNIOR BONNER starring Steve McQueen, Robert Preston and Ida Lupino. The author of the film, Jeb Rosebrook, remembers the origins of the project as well as the filming and aftermath.

Director: Mike Siegel | Stars: Katherine Haber, Ben Johnson, L.Q. Jones, Barbara Leigh



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