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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Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

Released: 1947

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1943

Directed by: Fred 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 ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen O'Sullivan

Released: 1940

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

Released: 1954

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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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Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

Released: 1940

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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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Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe

Released: 1955

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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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Gregory Peck, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1944

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Edmund Gwenn

Released: 1935

Directed by: George 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 ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne, William Powell

Released: 1947

Directed by: Michael 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, ...more

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Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Frank Morgan

Released: 1947

Directed by: Victor Saville

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Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Fredric March

Released: 1936

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz

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Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Taylor

Released: 1946

Directed by: Vincente 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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Boris Karloff, Barton MacLane, Edmund Gwenn

Released: 1936

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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Elsa Lanchester, Sylvia Sidney, Debra Paget

Released: 1952

Directed by: Lewis 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 ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Maureen O'Sullivan

Released: 1938

Directed by: Jack 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, ...more
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John Williams, Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more
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Eleanor Parker, Paul Henreid, John Garfield

Released: 1944

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more
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Janet Leigh, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp

Released: 1948

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

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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William Holden, Jeanne Crain, Edmund Gwenn

Released: 1948

Directed by: George 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 ...more
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Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1953

Directed by: Ida Lupino

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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Joseph Cotten, Edmund Gwenn, Marvin Miller

Released: 1951

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Joan Blondell, Joan Bennett, Clifton Webb

Released: 1950

Directed by: George 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 ...more
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Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway, Sidney Blackmer

Released: 1941

Directed by: Tay 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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Jack Benny, Anne Baxter, Edmund Gwenn

Released: 1941

Directed by: Archie 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 ...more
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Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, William Demarest

Released: 1941

Directed by: Sam 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 ...more