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The Best Barry Fitzgerald Movies

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List of the best Barry Fitzgerald movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Barry Fitzgerald'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 Barry Fitzgerald movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Barry Fitzgerald movies will be at the top of the list. Barry Fitzgerald has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Barry Fitzgerald movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Barry Fitzgerald films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Barry Fitzgerald role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Barry Fitzgerald performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like The Naked City, The Quiet Man and more!

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    The Quiet Man

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1952

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank S....  more

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    Going My Way

    Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1944

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    Going My Way is a 1944 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. Based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is about a new young priest...  more

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    How Green Was My Valley

    Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall

    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Ford

    How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The film...  more

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    The Naked City

    Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff

    Released1948

    Directed byJules Dassin

    The Naked City is a black-and-white film noir directed by Jules Dassin. Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran...  more
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    Union Station

    William Holden, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1950

    Directed byRudolph Maté

    Union Station is a 1950 crime drama, directed by Rudolph Maté. The drama features William Holden, Barry Fitzgerald, and Nancy Olson, among others....  more
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    Bringing Up Baby

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1938

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a...  more

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    None but the Lonely Heart

    Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore

    Released1944

    Directed byClifford Odets

    None but the Lonely Heart is a 1944 American film which tells the story of a young Cockney drifter who returns home with no ambitions but finds that his family needs him. Adapted by Clifford Odets...  more
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    The Dawn Patrol

    David Niven, Errol Flynn

    Released1938

    Directed byEdmund Goulding

    The Dawn Patrol is a 1938 American war film, a remake of the pre-Code 1930 film of the same name. Both were based on the short story "The Flight Commander" by John Monk Saunders, an American writer...  more
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    The Catered Affair

    Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds

    Released1956

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Catered Affair, also known as Wedding Party, is a family drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Sam Zimbalist from a screenplay by Gore Vidal,...  more
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    And Then There Were None

    Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

    Released1945

    Directed byRené Clair

    And Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name and is directed by René Clair. In the UK it had the title "Ten Little Niggers". The...  more

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    Tarzan's Secret Treasure

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1941

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Tarzan's Secret Treasure is a 1941 Tarzan film based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is the fifth in the MGM Tarzan series to star Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan....  more
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    The Story of Seabiscuit

    Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1949

    Directed byDavid Butler

    The Story of Seabiscuit is a 1949 American drama film directed by David Butler and starring Shirley Temple. The screenplay was written by John Taintor Foote. Though shot in Technicolor, the film...  more
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    The Long Voyage Home

    John Wayne, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1940

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Long Voyage Home is a 1940 American drama film directed by John Ford. It features John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Barry Fitzgerald, Wilfrid Lawson, John Qualen, Mildred Natwick, and Ward...  more
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    Incendiary Blonde

    Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1945

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Incendiary Blonde is a 1945 American musical drama film biography of 1920s nightclub star Texas Guinan. Filmed in Technicolor by director George Marshall and loosely based on a true story, the...  more
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    Top o' the Morning

    Bing Crosby, Hume Cronyn

    Released1949

    Directed byDavid Miller

    Top o' the Morning is a 1949 American romantic comedy film directed by David Miller and starring Bing Crosby, Ann Blyth, and Barry Fitzgerald. Written by Edmund Beloin and Richard L. Breen, the film...  more
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    The Sainted Sisters

    Veronica Lake, George Reeves

    Released1948

    Directed byWilliam D. Russell

    The Sainted Sisters is a 1948 comedy film starring Veronica Lake and co-starring Joan Caulfield, Barry Fitzgerald, George Reeves, William Demarest and Beulah Bondi. The film was distributed by...  more
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    Full Confession

    Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Farrow

    Full Confession is a 1939 is a US crime drama film made by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by John Farrow from an adaptation by Jerome Cady of Leo Birinski's story. The film stars Victor...  more
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    Rooney

    Barry Fitzgerald, Liam Redmond

    Released1958

    Directed byGeorge Pollock

    Rooney is a 1958 British comedy film directed by George Pollock and starring John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow and Barry Fitzgerald. The film depicts the life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Gaelic sportsman...  more
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    Juno and the Paycock

    Barry Fitzgerald, Sara Allgood

    Released1930

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Juno and the Paycock is a 1930 film written and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill, Edward Chapman and Sara Allgood. The film was based on a successful play by...  more
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    Broth of a Boy

    Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn

    Released1959

    Directed byGeorge Pollock

    Broth of a Boy is a 1959 Irish comedy film directed by George Pollock and starring Barry Fitzgerald, Harry Brogan and June Thorburn. A television reporter sets out on a quest to find a very elderly...  more
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    Corvette K-225

    Cliff Robertson, Randolph Scott

    Released1943

    Directed byRichard Rosson

    Corvette K -225 is a 1943 film starring Randolph Scott and Ella Raines. It was released in the UK as The Nelson Touch. Tony Gaudio was nominated for the 1943 Academy Award for Best Cinematography for...  more
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    The Amazing Mrs. Holliday

    Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien

    Released1943

    Directed byJean Renoir, Bruce Manning

    The Amazing Mrs. Holliday is a 1943 American comedy drama film produced and directed by Bruce Manning and starring Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, and Barry Fitzgerald. Based on a story by Sonya...  more
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    Ha da venì... don Calogero!

    Barry Fitzgerald, Lois Maxwell

    Released1952

    Directed byVittorio Vassarotti

    Ha da venì... don Calogero! is a 1952 Italian film....  more
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    Pacific Liner

    Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen

    Released1939

    Directed byLew Landers

    Pacific Liner is a 1939 film directed by Lew Landers....  more
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    The Stork Club

    Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1945

    Directed byHal Walker

    The Stork Club is a 1945 American film directed by Hal Walker....  more