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

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

Pretty Baby and Cheer Boys Cheer are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester Lassie Come Home is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor feature film starring Roddy McDowall and canine actor, Pal, in a story about the profound bond between Yorkshire boy Joe Carraclough ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Edmund Gwenn Sylvia Scarlett is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, based on The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett, a novel by Compton MacKenzie. Directed by ...more

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Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more

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Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes was based on the 1950 novel by Jack Trevor Story. It starred Edmund ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of an American reporter who tries to expose enemy spies in Britain, a series of events ...more

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Gregory Peck, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 American film based on the 1941 novel, The Keys of the Kingdom, by A. J. Cronin. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson, directed by John M. Stahl and ...more

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Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker Them! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures produced by David Weisbart, directed by Gordon Douglas, and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen O'Sullivan Pride and Prejudice is a 1940 American film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier. The screenplay ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne, William Powell Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, ...more

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John Williams, Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth The Student Prince is a 1954 CinemaScope color film musical featuring, as the credits read, "the singing voice of Mario Lanza". Lanza had become embroiled in a bitter dispute with ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Maureen O'Sullivan A Yank at Oxford is a British film directed by Jack Conway from a screenplay by John Monk Saunders and Leon Gordon. It was produced by MGM-British at Denham Studios and stars Robert Taylor, ...more

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Elsa Lanchester, Sylvia Sidney, Debra Paget Les Misérables is a 1952 American film adapted from the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and featured Michael Rennie as Jean Valjean, Robert ...more

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Boris Karloff, Barton MacLane, Edmund Gwenn The Walking Dead is a 1936 American horror film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Michael Curtiz, and starring Boris Karloff who played a wrongly executed man who is restored to ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Taylor Undercurrent is a film noir drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay was written by Edward Chodorov, based on the novel You Were There by Thelma Strabel. The motion picture features ...more

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Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Fredric March Anthony Adverse is a 1936 American epic costume drama film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the novel Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen, with a ...more

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Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Frank Morgan Green Dolphin Street is a 1947 historic drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge.

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Eleanor Parker, Paul Henreid, John Garfield Between Two Worlds is a 1944 film set during World War II, featuring John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, and Eleanor Parker. It is a remake of the 1930 film, Outward Bound, itself ...more

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Joseph Cotten, Edmund Gwenn, Marvin Miller Peking Express is a 1951 adventure film made by Paramount Pictures. It is the second remake of Paramount's earlier Shanghai Express, remade as Night Plane from Chungking. It was directed by ...more

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Janet Leigh, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp Hills of Home is a 1948 Technicolor drama film, the fourth in a series of seven MGM Lassie films. It starred Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, and Tom Drake.

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Joan Blondell, Joan Bennett, Clifton Webb For Heaven's Sake is a 1950 fantasy film starring Clifton Webb as an angel trying to save the marriage of a couple played by Joan Bennett and Robert Cummings. It was adapted from the play May We ...more

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William Holden, Jeanne Crain, Edmund Gwenn Apartment for Peggy is a 1948 film about a depressed professor whose spirits are lifted when he rents part of his home to a young couple. It was based on the novelette An Apartment for Jenny by ...more

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Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway, Sidney Blackmer Cheers for Miss Bishop is a film based on the novel Miss Bishop by Bess Streeter Aldrich. It was directed by Tay Garnett and stars Martha Scott in the title role. The other cast members include ...more

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Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, William Demarest The Devil and Miss Jones is a 1941 comedy film starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Directed by Sam Wood and scripted by Norman Krasna, the film was the product of an independent ...more

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Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver Parnell is a 1937 biographical film released by MGM starring Clark Gable as Charles Stewart Parnell, the famous Irish politician. It is considered Gable's worst film, and is classified in The ...more

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Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien The Bigamist is a 1953 film noir directed by and starring Ida Lupino. The film's other leads are Edmund O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Edmund Gwenn. It was written by Collier Young from a story by ...more

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Money for Nothing Edmund Gwenn, Charles Farrell, Donald Calthrop Money for Nothing is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Monty Banks and starring Seymour Hicks, Betty Stockfeld and Edmund Gwenn. A peniless gambler is mistaken for a very wealthy man in ...more

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The Skin Game is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Edmund Gwenn Movies
The Skin Game Edmund Gwenn, Mary Clare, Malcolm Keen The Skin Game is a 1921 British-Dutch silent drama film directed by B. E. Doxat-Pratt.

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Edmund Gwenn, ZaSu Pitts, King Baggot Mad Holiday is a 1936 mystery and comedy film written by Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf, based on the story by Joseph Santley and directed by George B. Seitz.

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Jack Benny, Anne Baxter, Edmund Gwenn Charley's Aunt is a 1941 film directed by Archie Mayo. It stars Jack Benny and Kay Francis. It was the third filmed version of the stage farce of the same name by Brandon Thomas. It remained one ...more

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Edmund Gwenn, Edward Chapman, George Bancroft The Skin Game is a British feature film by Alfred Hitchcock, based on a play by John Galsworthy and produced by British International Pictures. The story revolves around two rival families, the ...more

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Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart Bonzo Goes to College is the sequel to Bedtime for Bonzo. Like that film, it was directed by Frederick De Cordova but has a different cast and writers. In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab ...more

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Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Pal Challenge to Lassie is an American drama directed by Richard Thorpe in Technicolor and released October 31, 1949 by MGM Studios. It was the fifth feature film starring the original Lassie, a ...more

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Edmund Gwenn, Valentina Cortese, Franco Fabrizi Calabuch is a 1956 comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga.

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Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn, Edna Best South Riding is a 1938 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and produced by Alexander Korda, starring Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn and Ann Todd. A squire becomes involved ...more

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Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson, Edmund Gwenn It's a Dog's Life is a 1955 drama comedy film based on the story by Richard Harding Davis, written by John Michael Hayes and directed by Herman Hoffman.

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Eleanor Parker, Paul Henreid, Janis Paige Of Human Bondage is a 1946 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The second screen adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's 1915 novel, the Warner Bros. release was written by Catherine ...more

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Cheer Boys Cheer Edmund Gwenn, Moore Marriott, Nova Pilbeam Cheer Boys Cheer is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Nova Pilbeam, Edmund Gwenn, Jimmy O'Dea, Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott.

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The Admiral's Secret Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy Black, James Raglan The Admiral's Secret is a 1934 British comedy film directed by Guy Newall and starring Edmund Gwenn, James Raglan, Hope Davy and Dorothy Black. It was based on a play by Cyril Campion and filmed ...more

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Cash Robert Donat, Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie Cash is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Zoltan Korda and starring Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie and Robert Donat. It was made by Alexander Korda's London Film Productions.

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Laburnum Grove Cedric Hardwicke, Edmund Gwenn, Norman Walker Laburnum Grove is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Carol Reed and starring Edmund Gwenn, Cedric Hardwicke and Victoria Hopper. To rid himself of his sponging relatives a man tells them he ...more

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Pretty Baby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Edmund Gwenn Movies
Pretty Baby Edmund Gwenn, Zachary Scott, Dennis Morgan Pretty Baby is a 1950 American comedy film starring Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott and Edmund Gwenn. A young woman's little white lie leads to unforeseen complications. Cary Grant ...more

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Bewitched Edmund Gwenn, Phyllis Thaxter Bewitched is a 1945 film directed by Arch Oboler.

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The Real Thing at Last Edmund Gwenn, Owen Nares, Godfrey Tearle The Real Thing at Last is a satirical silent movie based on the play Macbeth. It was written in 1916 by Peter Pan creator and playwright J. M. Barrie as a parody of the American film industry. ...more

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Edmund Gwenn, Esmond Knight, Fay Compton Waltzes from Vienna is a British musical film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, also known as Strauss' Great Waltz. It was part of the cycle of operetta films made in Britain during the 1930s. ...more

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If I Were Rich Robert Donat, Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie

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Edmund Gwenn, Jimmy O'Dea Penny Paradise is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Carol Reed and starring Edmund Gwenn, Betty Driver and Jimmy O'Dea. It was made at Ealing Studios. It was an early directorial assignment ...more

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Passing Shadows Edmund Gwenn, Barbara Everest, Wally Patch Passing Shadows is a 1934 British mystery film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Edmund Gwenn, Viola Lyel and Barbara Everest.

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Channel Crossing Edmund Gwenn, Constance Cummings, Clare Greet Channel Crossing is a 1933 British crime film and starring Milton Rosmer and starring Matheson Lang, Constance Cummings, Anthony Bushell and Nigel Bruce. It was directed by Milton Rosmer, ...more

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Dangerous Partners Edmund Gwenn, Signe Hasso, Grant Withers Dangerous Partners is a 1945 film directed by Edward Cahn.

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Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn, Reginald Owen The Bishop Misbehaves is a 1935 comedy crime film written by Frederick J. Jackson, Leon Gordon, Monckton Hoffe, and George Auerbach and directed by Ewald André Dupont.