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List of the best Alan Ladd movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alan Ladd's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Alan Ladd movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alan Ladd movies will be at the top of the list. Alan Ladd has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alan Ladd movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alan Ladd films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name ...more

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This Gun for Hire Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Robert Preston This Gun for Hire is a 1942 film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle and based on the novel A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene. The film stars Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan

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Whispering Smith Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, William Demarest Whispering Smith is a Western film starring Alan Ladd as a railroad detective assigned to stop a gang of train robbers. The supporting cast includes Robert Preston and Brenda Marshall. The ...more

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Branded Alan Ladd, Milburn Stone, Charles Bickford Branded is a 1950 western film starring Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford, and Robert Keith. It was adapted from the novel Montana Rides Again by Max Brand. A gunfighter on the run from ...more

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The Blue Dahlia Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, William Bendix The Blue Dahlia is a 1946 film noir, directed by George Marshall and written by Raymond Chandler. The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

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The Glass Key Veronica Lake, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd The Glass Key is the first of two film adaptations of the classic suspense novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett. The film was released in 1935 starring George Raft, featuring Edward Arnold ...more

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Thunder in the East Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer, Alan Ladd Thunder in the East is a 1952 war drama film released by Paramount Pictures, and directed by Charles Vidor, based on novel Rage of the Vulture by Alan Moorehead.

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The Iron Mistress Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Alf Kjellin The Iron Mistress is a 1952 film directed by Gordon Douglas.

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The Great Gatsby Shelley Winters, Alan Ladd, Ed Begley The Great Gatsby is a feature film released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Elliott Nugent, and produced by Richard Maibaum, from a screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume. It is based ...more

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Saskatchewan Shelley Winters, Alan Ladd, Hugh O'Brian Saskatchewan is a 1954 fictional American Northern/ western Technicolor film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Alan Ladd and Shelley Winters. The film was shot in Banff National Park, ...more

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The Black Knight Peter Cushing, Alan Ladd, Harry Andrews The Black Knight is a 1954 film starring Alan Ladd as the title character and Peter Cushing and Patrick Troughton as two conspirators attempting to overthrow King Arthur. It is the last of ...more

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The Glass Key Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, William Bendix The Glass Key is a 1942 film noir, directed by Stuart Heisler and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. An earlier film version had been released in 1935.

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alan Ladd Movies
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film produced by, co-written by, directed by and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles's first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy ...more

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Boy on a Dolphin Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb Boy on a Dolphin is a 1957 20th Century Fox romantic film set in Greece and shot in CinemaScope. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Samuel G. Engel from a screenplay by Ivan ...more

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Appointment with Danger Alan Ladd, Harry Morgan, Jack Webb Appointment with Danger is an American crime film noir directed by Lewis Allen and written by Richard L. Breen and Warren Duff. The drama features Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, among ...more

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The Carpetbaggers George Peppard, Archie Moore, Alan Ladd The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins, and starring George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a ...more

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The Red Beret Alan Ladd, Leo Genn The Red Beret is a 1953 British war film directed by Terence Young and starring Alan Ladd, Leo Genn and Susan Stephen. It is the fictitious story about an American who enlists in the British ...more

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O.S.S. Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald O.S.S. is a 1946 war film starring Alan Ladd and Geraldine Fitzgerald about the Office of Strategic Services.

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The McConnell Story June Allyson, Alan Ladd, James Whitmore The McConnell Story is a 1955 dramatization of the life and career of U.S. Air Force pilot Joseph C. McConnell, who served as a navigator in World War II before becoming the top American ace ...more

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Drum Beat Charles Bronson, Alan Ladd, Elisha Cook Drum Beat is a 1954 CinemaScope western film in WarnerColor written and directed by Delmer Daves and co-produced by Daves and Alan Ladd in his first film for his Jaguar Productions company. Ladd ...more

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Hell Below Zero Alan Ladd, Stanley Baker, Edward Hardwicke Hell Below Zero is a murder mystery film, starring Alan Ladd in the second of his films for Warwick Films. The film was directed by Mark Robson, and was written by Alec Coppel and Max Trell. The ...more

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Captain Carey, U.S.A. Alan Ladd, Russ Tamblyn, Francis Lederer Captain Carey, U.S.A. is a 1950 drama film starring Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, and Francis Lederer. An American returns to post-World War II Italy to bring a traitor to justice. The film was ...more

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Calcutta Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix Calcutta is a 1947 film directed by John Farrow.

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Saigon Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Luther Adler Saigon is a 1948 film starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake in their fourth and final film together. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures and was one of the last films Veronica Lake made ...more

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Desert Legion Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff Desert Legion is a 1953 American action film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl, Richard Conte and Akim Tamiroff.

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The Badlanders Ernest Borgnine, Alan Ladd, Katy Jurado The Badlanders is a western caper film directed by Delmer Daves and starring Alan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine. It was written by Richard Collins, based upon the novel The Asphalt Jungle by W. R.

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Hell on Frisco Bay Jayne Mansfield, Edward G. Robinson, Alan Ladd Hell on Frisco Bay is a 1955 American crime film directed by Frank Tuttle, starring Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson and Joanne Dru. It was made for Ladd's own production company, Jaguar. The film ...more

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Salty O'Rourke Alan Ladd Salty O'Rourke is a 1945 film directed by Raoul Walsh. It stars Alan Ladd and Gail Russell. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1946

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Lucky Jordan Alan Ladd, Sheldon Leonard, Helen Walker Lucky Jordan is a 1942 film directed by Frank Tuttle.

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Botany Bay Alan Ladd, Cedric Hardwicke, Jonathan Harris Botany Bay is a 1953 American drama film directed by John Farrow and starring Alan Ladd, James Mason and Patricia Medina. It was based on a novel of the same name by Charles Nordhoff and James ...more

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Two Years Before the Mast Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Brian Donlevy Two Years Before the Mast is a 1946 adventure film based on Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s travel book of the same name.

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Wild Harvest Dorothy Lamour, Alan Ladd, Lloyd Nolan Wild Harvest is a 1947 film directed by Tay Garnett. It stars Alan Ladd and Dorothy Lamour.

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Guns of the Timberland Jeanne Crain, Frankie Avalon, Alan Ladd Guns of the Timberland is a 1960 feature film starring Alan Ladd and Jeanne Crain. It was made by Ladd's Jaguar Productions and released through Warner Bros..

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The Man in the Net Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Charles McGraw The Man in the Net is a 1959 American film noir starring Alan Ladd and Carolyn Jones. The taut drama was directed by Michael Curtiz.

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The Black Cat Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Alan Ladd The Black Cat is a 1941 film loosely based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The comedy/horror film was directed by Albert S. Rogell, starring Basil Rathbone and featuring supporting ...more

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World War II: Homefront: Vol. 1 Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Susan Hayward

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Paper Bullets is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Alan Ladd Movies
Paper Bullets Alan Ladd, Jack La Rue, John Archer Paper Bullets is a 1941 American film directed by Phil Rosen and produced by the King Brothers.

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Chicago Deadline Donna Reed, Alan Ladd, Arthur Kennedy Chicago Deadline is a 1949 film directed by Lewis Allen.

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And Now Tomorrow Alan Ladd And Now Tomorrow is a 1944 film directed by Irving Pichel.

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The Deep Six Alan Ladd, Joey Bishop, William Bendix The Deep Six is a 1958 Warner Bros. World War II drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, loosely based on a novel of the same name by Martin Dibner. The story depicts the conflicts of a ...more

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My Favorite Blonde Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a ...more

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All the Young Men Sidney Poitier, Alan Ladd, Ingemar Johansson All the Young Men is a 1960 Korean War feature film starring Alan Ladd and Sidney Poitier dealing with desegregation in the United States Marine Corps.

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Hitler – Beast of Berlin Alan Ladd, Steffi Duna, Greta Granstedt Hitler, Beast of Berlin was one of the most popular "hiss and boo" films of World War II era, based on the novel Goose Step by Shepard Traube. The film was the first production of ...more

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Hollywood Victory Caravan Humphrey Bogart, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby The Hollywood Victory Caravan was a three-week railroad journey of 1942 that brought a number of famous performers across the United States to raise money for war bonds. Along the way there were ...more

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Great Guns Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Ladd Great Guns is a 1941 film directed by Monty Banks, and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel for 20th Century Fox starring Laurel and Hardy. It is also known as Forward March.

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Classic Ski Films: The Basic P... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Alan Ladd Movies
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Duel of the Champions Alan Ladd, Robert Keith, Franco Fabrizi Orazi e Curiazi is a 1961 film about the Roman legend of the Horatii, triplet brothers from Rome who fought a duel against the Curiatii, triplet brothers from Alba Longa in order to determine ...more

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The Cowboy Creed Olivia de Havilland, Gene Autry, Alan Ladd