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

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David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1937 black-and-white adventure film based on the Anthony Hope 1894 novel of the same name and the 1896 play. Of the many film adaptations, this is considered by many ...more

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Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO adventure film directed by George Stevens and starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., loosely based on the poem of the same name by Rudyard ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Douglas Fairbanks Sinbad the Sailor is a 1947 Technicolor fantasy film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, and Anthony Quinn. It tells the tale of the "eighth" voyage of ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frank Morgan Success at Any Price is a 1934 drama film directed by J. Walter Ruben.

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David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Douglas Fairbanks The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1952 film version of the classic novel of the same name by Anthony Hope and a remake of the famous 1937 film version. This version was made by Loew's and ...more

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Joan Blondell, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Union Depot is a Pre-Code film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Joan Blondell, directed by Alfred E. Green for Warner Brothers, and based upon an unpublished play by Joe Laurie, Jr., Gene ...more

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Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Prisoner of Zenda is a play by Edward E. Rose and Anthony Hope.

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ruth Warrick The Corsican Brothers is a 1941 swashbuckler film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in a dual role as the title Siamese twins, separated at birth and raised in completely different circumstances. ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Mary Martin The Rage of Paris is a 1938 American comedy film made by Universal Pictures. The movie was directed by Henry Koster, and written by Bruce Manning and Felix Jackson. It won the Venice Film ...more

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Vincent Price, George Sanders, Douglas Fairbanks Green Hell is a 1940 jungle adventure film directed by James Whale with photography by Karl Freund. The cast includes Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard, George Sanders, Alan Hale, ...more

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Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Douglas Fairbanks That Lady in Ermine is a 1948 American musical film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The screenplay by Samson Raphaelson is based on the operetta Die Frau im Hermelin by Rudolph Schanzer and Ernst ...more

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Paulette Goddard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Young in Heart is a 1938 American comedy film produced by David O. Selznick, directed by Richard Wallace, and starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paulette Goddard, Roland Young, ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Flora Robson Catherine the Great is a 1934 British historical film based on the play The Czarina by Lajos Bíró and Melchior Lengyel, about the rise to power of Catherine the Great. It was ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frank McHugh The Dawn Patrol is a 1930 World War I film starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. It was directed by Howard Hawks, a former World War I flight instructor, who even flew in the ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maria Montez The Exile is a film directed by Max Ophüls, and produced, written by, and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. Rita Corday played the romantic interest. According to Robert Osborne, the primary ...more

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State Secret Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Herbert Lom State Secret is a 1950 British drama film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Olga Lowe and Herbert Lom. It was released in the United ...more

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John Barrymore, Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks The Show of Shows is a 1929 American musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and distributed by Warner Bros. The all talking Vitaphone production cost $850,000 and was shot almost entirely ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Leslie Howard Captured! is a 1933 film about World War I prisoners of war in a German camp. It stars Leslie Howard and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and was based on the short story "Fellow Prisoners" by

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The Fighting O'Flynn Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Patricia Medina The Fighting O'Flynn is a 1949 American film directed by Arthur Pierson. The film's screenplay by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is based on the novel of the same name by Justin Huntly McCarthy.

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John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Life of Jimmy Dolan is a 1933 American film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Loretta Young. John Wayne has a small supporting role as a frightened boxer. It was remade in 1939 as They Made ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., George Raft Love Is a Racket is a romantic comedy drama 1932 film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Ann Dvorak. The movie was written by Courtney Terrett from the novel by Rian James, and directed by ...more

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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Having Wonderful Time is a 1938 romantic comedy film released by RKO Radio Pictures.

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Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Morning Glory is a 1933 pre-Code American drama film which tells the story of an eager but naive would-be actress and her journey to stardom. The picture stars Katharine Hepburn, Douglas ...more

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Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Ghost Story is a 1981 American horror film directed by John Irvin and based on the 1979 book of the same name by Peter Straub. It stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., John ...more

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Lucille Ball, Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Joy of Living is a 1938 film starring Irene Dunne and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with supporting performances from Alice Brady, Guy Kibbee, Jean Dixon, Eric Blore and Lucille Ball. It features the ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Angels Over Broadway is a 1940 American drama film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Rita Hayworth and Thomas Mitchell. Ben Hecht, who co-directed, produced and wrote the screenplay, was ...more

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Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. A Woman of Affairs is a 1928 drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. The film, released with a synchronized score and ...more

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John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Forward Pass, also known as To match tis doxis in Greece, is a 1929 black-and-white American football musical film directed by Edward F. Cline, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Loretta ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Leslie Howard Outward Bound is an all-talking dramatic film based on the hit 1923 play of the same name by Sutton Vane. The film stars Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Helen Chandler, Beryl Mercer, ...more

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Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Our Modern Maidens is a 1929 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway. Starring Joan Crawford in her last silent film role, the film also stars Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., ...more

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Bette Davis, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Parachute Jumper is a 1933 Pre-Code black-and-white drama film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Bette Davis and Frank McHugh. It was based on a story by Rian James entitled "Some Call It

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Milton Sills The Barker is a 1928 part-talkie pre-code romantic drama film produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers. The film was directed by George Fitzmaurice and ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Little Caesar is a 1931 Warner Bros. Pre-Code crime film that tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Mildred Harris The Power of the Press is a 1928 silent film directed by Frank Capra and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr as an aspiring newspaper reporter and Jobyna Ralston as a young woman suspected of murder. ...more

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Party Girl Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Marie Prevost Douglas Fairbanks Jr. made his talkie debut in the low-budget but imaginative "exploitationer" Party Girl. Fairbanks plays carefree young bachelor Jay Roundtree, the son of a wealthy ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Stella Dallas is a 1937 American film based on the Olive Higgins Prouty novel of the same name. It was directed by King Vidor, and stars Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, and Anne Shirley. Stanwyck ...more

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The Jazz Age Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joel McCrea The Jazz Age is a film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Marceline Day, and Joel McCrea in his first leading role. The film, directed by Leslie Shores and written by Randolph Bartlett, was ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Mary Brian The Air Mail is a 1925 silent film directed by Irvin Willat and starring Warner Baxter, Billie Dove, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through ...more

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Accused Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dolores del Río Accused is a 1936 British mystery film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dolores del Río and Florence Desmond. It was made at Isleworth Studios by ...more

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Stephen Steps Out Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Harry Myers Stephen Steps Out is a lost 1923 American silent film that is notable as being the first starring role for the still teenaged Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. Directed by Joseph Henabery, it was based on ...more

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Gary Cooper, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Wild Horse Mesa is a 1925 American Western silent film directed by George B. Seitz and starring Jack Holt, Noah Beery, Sr., Billie Dove, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Based on the novel Wild Horse ...more

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Hollywood Uncensored Shirley Temple, Jane Russell, Douglas Fairbanks

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Anne Baxter, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Chase a Crooked Shadow is a 1958 British suspense film starring Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, and Herbert Lom.

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Jon Pertwee, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Mister Drake's Duck is a 1951 British science fiction comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Yolande Donlan, Jon Pertwee, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Reginald Beckwith. ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Margaret Lockwood Man of the Moment is a 1935 British romantic comedy film directed by Monty Banks and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Laura La Plante and Margaret Lockwood. It was made at Teddington Studios by ...more

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Peter Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Hostage Tower is a 1980 American spy and thriller telemovie starring Peter Fonda and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and directed by Claudio Guzmán, well known for his work in sitcoms. It is ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young Loose Ankles is an all-talking pre-code romantic comedy with songs produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.. The film was directed by Ted Wilde and starred ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young I Like Your Nerve is a 1931 American romantic comedy film directed by William C. McGann, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Boris Karloff has a small role.