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The Best Dana Andrews Movies 

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

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

List is made up of films like Assignment: Paris and Sword in the Desert.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dana Andrews movies?" and "What are the greatest Dana Andrews roles of all time?"

Dana Andrews worked with many famous directors, including big names like Fritz Lang and John Ford.

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Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Judith Anderson

Released: 1944

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by ...more

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Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

Released: 1946

Directed by: William Wyler

The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The ...more

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Gene Tierney, Karl Malden, Dana Andrews

Released: 1950

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 American film noir directed and produced by Otto Preminger. The screenplay for the film was written by Ben Hecht, and adapted by Robert E. Kent, Frank P. ...more
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Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Margaret Hamilton

Released: 1943

Directed by: William A. Wellman

The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1943 American western film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes, and featuring Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry ...more
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Lloyd Bridges, Dana Andrews, John Ireland

Released: 1945

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

A Walk in the Sun is a World War II war film released in 1945, based on the novel by Harry Brown, who was a writer for Yank, the Army Weekly based in England. The book was serialized in Liberty ...more
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Linda Darnell, John Carradine, Alice Faye

Released: 1945

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before. The film features ...more
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Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis

Released: 1957

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Night of the Demon is a 1957 British horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. An adaptation of the M. R. James story "Casting the ...more

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Arthur Miller, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1947

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Boomerang! is a 1947 film based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder, only to be found innocent through the efforts of the prosecutor. It stars Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, ...more
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Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews

Released: 1948

Directed by: William A. Wellman

The Iron Curtain is a 1948 black-and-white thriller film starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney, directed by William Wellman. The film was based on the memoirs of Igor Gouzenko. Principal ...more
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Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews

Released: 1947

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Daisy Kenyon is a 20th Century Fox feature film starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, and Dana Andrews in a story about a post-World War II romantic triangle. The screenplay by David Hertz was ...more
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Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy

Released: 1946

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Canyon Passage is a 1946 Western film directed by Jacques Tourneur and set in frontier Oregon. Featuring love triangles and a Native American uprising, it was adapted from the Saturday Evening ...more
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Vincent Price, George Sanders, Rhonda Fleming

Released: 1956

Directed by: Fritz Lang

While the City Sleeps is a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Casey Robinson, the newspaper drama was based on The Bloody Spur by Charles Einstein, which depicts the story of ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Dana Andrews

Released: 1954

Directed by: William Dieterle

Elephant Walk is a 1954 Paramount Pictures film, directed by William Dieterle, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch and Abraham Sofaer. It is based upon the novel Elephant ...more
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Gene Tierney, Randolph Scott, Dana Andrews

Released: 1941

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Belle Starr is a 1941 American drama film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Randolph Scott, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Shepperd Strudwick. Written by Lamar Trotti based on a story by ...more
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Dana Andrews, Jeff Chandler, Märta Torén

Released: 1949

Directed by: George Sherman

Sword in the Desert is a 1949 American war film directed by George Sherman. It was the first American film to deal with the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine and marked the first ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews

Released: 1941

Directed by: Howard Hawks

This film is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This Samuel Goldwyn Productions film concerns a group of professors ...more
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Jeanne Crain, Harry Morgan, Dana Andrews

Released: 1945

Directed by: Walter Lang

State Fair is a 1945 American musical film directed by Walter Lang. Is a musical adaptation of the 1933 film of the same name, with original music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The film stars ...more

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Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Dana Andrews

Released: 1940

Directed by: William Wyler

The Westerner is a 1940 American film directed by William Wyler and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Doris Davenport. Written by Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake, and Jo Swerling, the film ...more

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John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

Released: 1965

Directed by: Otto Preminger

In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Jane Russell, Lon Chaney, Jr.

Released: 1966

Directed by: Robert G. Springsteen

Johnny Reno is a 1966 American western film made by A.C. Lyles Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by R.G. Springsteen, produced by A.C. Lyles, with a screenplay by ...more
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Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Walter Huston

Released: 1941

Directed by: Irving Pichel, Jean Renoir

Swamp Water is a 1941 film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Walter Brennan and Walter Huston, produced at 20th Century Fox, and based on the novel by Vereen Bell. The film was shot on location ...more
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Anne Baxter, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski

Released: 1943

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

The North Star is a 1943 war film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, written by Lillian Hellman and featured ...more
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James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud

Released: 1965

Directed by: Tony Richardson

The Loved One is a 1965 black and white comedy film about a business in Los Angeles, which is based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh. It was ...more
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Cesar Romero, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

Released: 1940

Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone

Lucky Cisco Kid is a 1940 western film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and starring Cesar Romero, Mary Beth Hughes and Dana Andrews.
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Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Marjorie Rambeau

Released: 1941

Directed by: John Ford

Tobacco Road is a 1941 film directed by John Ford starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney, William Tracy Dana Andrews and Ward Bond. It was based on the novel of the same name ...more