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The Best Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Movies  

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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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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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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frank Morgan
Success at Any Price is a 1934 drama film directed by J. Walter Ruben.
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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 and Joan Blondell, directed by Alfred E. Green for Warner Brothers, and based upon an unpublished play by Joe Laurie, Jr., Gene ...more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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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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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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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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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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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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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