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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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Movie fans who love Alan Ladd have also been known to enjoy films starring Rod Steiger and Lee Remick.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Alf Kjellin
The Iron Mistress is a 1952 film directed by Gordon Douglas.
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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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Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix
Calcutta is a 1947 film directed by John Farrow.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alan Ladd Movies
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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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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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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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.