Entertainment The Best Burl Ives Movies  

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

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

List includes The Spiral Road, So Dear to My Heart, more.

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Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons
The Big Country is a 1958 American epic Western film directed by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives. The supporting cast features ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams adapted by Richard Brooks ...more

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James Dean, Burl Ives, Raymond Massey
East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. It is about a wayward young man who, while seeking ...more

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Burl Ives, Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire
Summer Magic is a 1963 Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire in a story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman
Ensign Pulver is a 1964 American Technicolor film in Panavision and a sequel to the 1955 film Mister Roberts. The movie stars Robert Walker, Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau and Tommy Sands and ...more

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Burl Ives, Bobby Driscoll, Harry Carey
So Dear to My Heart is a 1949 feature film produced by Walt Disney, whose world premiere was in Indianapolis on January 19, 1949, released by RKO Radio Pictures. Like 1946's Song of the South, ...more

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Danny Bonaduce, Burl Ives, Clint Walker
Baker's Hawk is a 1976 western film written by Dan Greer and Hal Harrison and directed by Lyman Dayton.

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Barbara Eden, Burl Ives, Tony Randall
The Brass Bottle is a 1964 American fantasy film about a modern man who accidentally acquires the friendship of a long-out-of-circulation djinn. The film starred Tony Randall, Burl Ives and ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness, Burl Ives
Our Man in Havana is a 1959 British film shot in CinemaScope, directed and produced by Carol Reed and starring Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Richardson, Noël Coward and ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Burl Ives, Gypsy Rose Lee
Wind Across the Everglades is a 1958 film directed by Nicholas Ray. Ray was fired from the film before production was finished, and several scenes were completed by screenwriter Budd Schulberg, ...more

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Tina Louise, Burl Ives, Robert Ryan
Day of the Outlaw is a 1959 Western film starring Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, and Tina Louise. It was directed by André De Toth; this was his last Western feature film.

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Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick
A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story ...more

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Kristy McNichol, Burl Ives, Paul Winfield
White Dog is a 1982 American drama film directed by Samuel Fuller using a screenplay written by Fuller and Curtis Hanson loosely based on Romain Gary's 1970 novel of the same title. The film ...more

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Rock Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Burl Ives
The Spiral Road is a 1962 American drama starring Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen, Reggie Nalder and Neva Patterson. It was directed by Robert Mulligan with a screenplay by ...more

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Boris Karloff, Patty Duke, Burl Ives
The Daydreamer is a 1966 Rankin/Bass stop-motion puppet animation and live-action musical fantasy film. Directed by Jules Bass, it was written by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Romeo Muller, based on ...more

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Burl Ives, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure is a 1984 American made-for-TV film based in the Star Wars universe. It was released theatrically in Europe as Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, and is ...more

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Burl Ives, John Gavin, Katy Kurtzman
The New Adventures of Heidi is a 1978 made for television musical using the Heidi character; updating the character to the present time and shifting the action for Switzerland to New York City. ...more

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Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives
Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms written by Eugene O'Neill. The film was directed by Delbert Mann from a screenplay by O'Neill and ...more

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Brooke Shields, George Burns, Burl Ives
Just You and Me, Kid is a 1979 comedy film that stars Brooke Shields, George Burns, Lorraine Gary, Christopher Knight, and Burl Ives. It was directed by Leonard Stern and was released in July ...more

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Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Dennis Price
Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon is a 1967 British science fiction comedy film directed by Don Sharp and starring Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fröbe and Terry-Thomas. It was released in ...more

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Earthbound Burl Ives, Meredith MacRae, Joseph Campanella
Earthbound is a 1981 American science fiction film.

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Marie Osmond, Paul Lynde, Burl Ives
Hugo the Hippo is a 1975 animated film produced by the Pannónia Filmstúdió of Hungary and co-produced in the United States by Brut Productions, a division of French perfume ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Glen Campbell, Burl Ives
Uphill All The Way is a 1986 motion picture starring Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell, Burl Ives and Trish Van Devere.

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Carl Weathers, Burl Ives, Connie Sellecca
The Bermuda Depths is a Japanese / American co-production 1978 fantasy film originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie written by Arthur Rankin Jr. of Rankin/Bass fame. Special effects and ...more