50 films of GEORGE REEVES (1914 - 1959)

by milam_ogden | created - 05 Jan 2016 | updated - 05 Jan 2016 | Public

God smiled and danced in the streets when George Reeves was born on this date in Woodstock, IA. He was raised in Pasadena, CA and worked in the Pasadena Playhouse. His first film appearance was Gone with the Wind in 1939.

Over a career that lasted only 14 years, Reeves appeared in 50 movies.

Major genres include: drama (23), romance (20), adventure (14) and action (14).

The vast majority of his films were released in the 40s (77%).

IMDb data summary is: mean - 6.5, median - 6.6 and mode 6.8 (9)

Highest IMDb rating - 8.2 Gone with the Wind (1939) Lowest rating - 1.7 Jungle Goddess (1948)

Reeves' claim to fame was playing Superman on television during the 50s. It was on the air from 1952 to 1958 and was very popular with the youth of that era.

A movie entitled Hollywoodland chronicled the life story of George and his questionable death.

Reeves died on June 16th, 1959 in Beverly Hills, CA. His death was eventually ruled a suicide.

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1. Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn, George Bancroft

Votes: 238

2. On Dress Parade (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Drama

The Dead End Kids are sent to military school.

Directors: William Clemens, Noel M. Smith | Stars: Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 271 | Gross: $0.10M

3. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 257,160 | Gross: $198.68M

my # 5 favorite movie

4. Four Wives (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

Three of the four musically inclined daughters of Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, are settling into their lives as wives, but not all is well. Thea Lemp has long ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Gale Page

Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.36M

5. The Fighting 69th (1940)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 1,603

# 6 on my favorite Reeves' movies

6. Calling Philo Vance (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Despite an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, designer Archer Coe's design is being bid on by German, Japanese, and Italian agents - until he's murdered.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: James Stephenson, Margot Stevenson, Henry O'Neill, Edward Brophy

Votes: 247

7. Virginia City (1940)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 1,892

my 7th favorite Reeves movie

8. 'Til We Meet Again (1940)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst to one another.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Pat O'Brien, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 489

9. Tear Gas Squad (1940)

Approved | 55 min | Drama

Nightclub singer becomes police cadet to impress blond female from police family, ends up with her current dating partner as his cadet trainer.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Dennis Morgan, John Payne, Gloria Dickson, George Reeves

Votes: 228

10. Torrid Zone (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Votes: 1,076

11. Gambling on the High Seas (1940)

Passed | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gambling boss Greg Morella runs a crooked ship-- all the gaming tables on his floating casino are rigged. Because the ship operates outside of the three-mile state limit, the authorities ... See full summary »

Director: George Amy | Stars: Wayne Morris, Jane Wyman, Gilbert Roland, John Litel

Votes: 154

12. Ladies Must Live (1940)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Romance

When actress Pat Halliday gets out of a jam with the help of farmer Corey Lake, she invites him to come see her sometime in the big city. Corey, who is actually a millionaire who dabbles in... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Lee Patrick, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 36

13. Argentine Nights (1940)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

An all-girl band flees to Argentina to avoid their creditors.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz

Votes: 35

14. Calling All Husbands (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

Homer Trippe is very henpecked by his wife, and Mrs. Trippe also dominates the life of her daughter, dismissing her boyfriend Dan as merely a delivery clerk. Mrs. Trippe constantly moans ... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: George Tobias, Lucile Fairbanks, Ernest Truex, George Reeves

Votes: 88

15. Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, William K. Howard | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,575

my # 8 rated movie of George Reeves

16. Always a Bride (1940)

Not Rated | 58 min | Comedy, Romance

Alice Bond is under a lot of pressure from her parents to marry Marshall Winkler, an arrogant blowhard whose only positive quality is his money. Alice really cares for Michael Stevens, an ... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Rosemary Lane, George Reeves, John Eldredge, Virginia Brissac

Votes: 127

17. Father Is a Prince (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

Carpet-sweeper manufacturer John Bower has no patience with inefficiency, lawyers, or vacuum cleaners. He's a bit of a skinflint, too. His family thinks he works too hard. He feels inferior... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Grant Mitchell, Nana Bryant, John Litel, George Reeves

Votes: 88

18. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

Quick-tempered yet likable Biff Grimes falls for the beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,735

19. Dead Men Tell (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a ship full of red herrings complicate Charlie's search for a murderer on board a docked ship.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Sheila Ryan, Robert Weldon, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 979

20. Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Sport

Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 2,025

21. Lydia (1941)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Merle Oberon, Joseph Cotten, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal

Votes: 564

22. Man at Large (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Mystery, Thriller, War

Reporter Dallas Davis and FBI agent Bob Grayson hunt an escaped Nazi.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Marjorie Weaver, George Reeves, Richard Derr, Steven Geray

Votes: 10

23. Blue, White and Perfect (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Michael Shayne boards a Hawaii-bound ocean liner on the trail of stolen industrial diamonds and a Nazi smuggling ring.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Mary Beth Hughes, Helene Reynolds, George Reeves

Votes: 274

24. The Mad Martindales (1942)

65 min | Comedy

In 1900, the Martindale family is in dire straits, due to eccentric Hugo's spendthrift ways. His daughter Evelyn Martindale is proposed to by rich Peter Varney, but she loves the poor Julio... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Jane Withers, Marjorie Weaver, Alan Mowbray, Jimmy Lydon

Votes: 17

25. Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Sheriff Hoppy has to find a way to bring the bad guys, headed by Tom Jordan, to justice in the Lone Star state. The problem is that they are hiding out beyond his jurisdiction, in Oklahoma.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Victor Jory

Votes: 142

26. Border Incident (1949)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Mexican and American federal agents tackle a vicious gang exploiting illegal farm workers in southern California.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, James Mitchell

Votes: 1,768

# 9 on my top 10 list

27. Buckskin Frontier (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Western

A railroad man and the owner of a freight line battle for control of a crucial mountain pass.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 117

28. Leather Burners (1943)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Victor Jory

Votes: 114

29. Colt Comrades (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Western

While oil drilling, Hoppy and California discover an underground well - a potential threat to Jebb Hardin's monopoly on water in the region.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Teddi Sherman

Votes: 127

#10 on my list

30. So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves

Votes: 1,359

31. The Kansan (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Western

Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 262

32. Bar 20 (1943)

Passed | 54 min | Western

Stagecoach robbers take the money Hoppy was going to use to buy cattle so Hoppy, California and Lin go after them.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, George Reeves, Dustine Farnum

Votes: 127

33. Winged Victory (1944)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, War

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond O'Brien, Jane Ball

Votes: 131

34. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

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: 264

35. The Sainted Sisters (1948)

89 min | Comedy

After stealing 10 thousand dollars from a New York businessman, two female cons hide in a small Maine town where, against their will, they perform good deeds and become respectable.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Veronica Lake, Joan Caulfield, Barry Fitzgerald, George Reeves

Votes: 71

36. Jungle Goddess (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: George Reeves, Wanda McKay, Ralph Byrd, Armida

Votes: 582

37. Thunder in the Pines (1948)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Loggers Jeff Collins and Boomer Benson compete for a mail-order bride by means of a timber-cutting contest.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: George Reeves, Ralph Byrd, Greg McClure, Michael Whalen

Votes: 44

38. Jungle Jim (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure

Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, George Reeves, Lita Baron

Votes: 683

39. The Mutineers (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Mobster Thomas Nagle and his gang take over a ship to use running guns and counterfeit money into Lisbon.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Jon Hall, Adele Jergens, George Reeves, Noel Cravat

Votes: 20

40. Arson, Inc. (1949)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An arson investigator goes undercover to break up a ring that sets fires in order to collect the insurance.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Anne Gwynne, Edward Brophy, Marcia Mae Jones

Votes: 145

41. Special Agent (1949)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, History

Johnny Douglas investigates a train robbery, committed by brothers Paul and Edmond Devereaux, in which Lucille Peters' father was killed.

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Eythe, Kasey Rogers, Paul Valentine, George Reeves

Votes: 69

42. The Great Lover (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

On an ocean liner, an inept scoutmaster pursues a duchess while a killer pursues him.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young, Roland Culver

Votes: 342

43. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Approved | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 5,978 | Gross: $28.80M

# 4 of my top ten Reeves movies

44. The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

Approved | 252 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Sir Galahad, a knight of the Round Table, searches for the legendary sword Excalibur.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: George Reeves, Nelson Leigh, William Fawcett, Hugh Prosser

Votes: 59

45. The Good Humor Man (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jack Carson, Lola Albright, Jean Wallace, George Reeves

Votes: 291

46. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,460

47. Rancho Notorious (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Western

After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Gloria Henry

Votes: 3,424

# 3 on the my top list

48. Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western

After violently attacking a fellow officer Lt. Edward Garnett, cavalry Captain Kern Shafter is court martialled. Later, he rejoins the army with Custer's regiment at Fort Lincoln, Dakota, becoming a sergeant, where he runs into his old foe.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Ray Milland, Helena Carter, Hugh Marlowe, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 252