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 »
3. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
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 »
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.
# 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
15. Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
# 9 on my top 10 list
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 »
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.
#10 on my list
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 5,978 | Gross: $28.80M
# 4 of my top ten Reeves movies
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 »
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.
47. Rancho Notorious (1952)
Approved | 89 min | Western
After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer.
# 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.
49. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir