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The Best Edmund Gwenn Movies

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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.

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    Lassie Come Home

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall

    Released1943

    Directed byFred M. Wilcox

    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 and his...  more

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    Pride and Prejudice

    Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson

    Released1940

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    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 was...  more

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    The Keys of the Kingdom

    Gregory Peck, Vincent Price

    Released1944

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    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 produced by...  more
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    Sylvia Scarlett

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1935

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    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 George...  more
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    Life with Father

    Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne

    Released1947

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    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, until...  more
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    Green Dolphin Street

    Lana Turner, Donna Reed

    Released1947

    Directed byVictor Saville

    Green Dolphin Street is a 1947 historic drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge....  more
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    Anthony Adverse

    Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains

    Released1936

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz

    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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    Undercurrent

    Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum

    Released1946

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    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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    The Walking Dead

    Boris Karloff, Barton MacLane

    Released1936

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    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 life...  more
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    Les Misérables

    Elsa Lanchester, Sylvia Sidney

    Released1952

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    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 Newton as Javert,...  more
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    A Yank at Oxford

    Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor

    Released1938

    Directed byJack Conway

    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, Lionel...  more
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    The Student Prince

    John Williams, Mario Lanza

    Released1954

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...  more
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    Hills of Home

    Janet Leigh, Edmund Gwenn

    Released1948

    Directed byFred M. Wilcox

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    Between Two Worlds

    Eleanor Parker, Paul Henreid

    Released1944

    Directed byEdward A. Blatt

    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 based...  more
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    Apartment for Peggy

    William Holden, Jeanne Crain

    Released1948

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    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 Faith...  more
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    The Bigamist

    Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino

    Released1953

    Directed byIda Lupino

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    Peking Express

    Joseph Cotten, Edmund Gwenn

    Released1951

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    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 William...  more
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    For Heaven's Sake

    Joan Blondell, Joan Bennett

    Released1950

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    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 Come...  more
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    Cheers for Miss Bishop

    Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

    Released1941

    Directed byTay Garnett

    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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    Charley's Aunt

    Jack Benny, Anne Baxter

    Released1941

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    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 of...  more
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    The Devil and Miss Jones

    Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn

    Released1941

    Directed bySam Wood

    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 collaboration...  more
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    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 Gwenn. The...  more

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    Parnell

    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy

    Released1937

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    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 Fifty...  more
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    Bonzo Goes to College

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn

    Released1952

    Directed byFred de Cordova

    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 chimp...  more
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    Mad Holiday

    Edmund Gwenn, ZaSu Pitts

    Released1936

    Directed byGeorge B. Seitz

    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....  more