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The Best Edward G. Robinson Movies

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

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

List contains films like Barbary Coast, I Am The Law.

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    Mr. Winkle Goes to War

    Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Warrick

    Released1944

    Released1944

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Mr. Winkle Goes to War is a 1944 war comedy film starring Edward G. Robinson and Ruth Warrick, based on a novel by Theodore Pratt....  more
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    The Man with Two Faces

    Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor

    Released1934

    Released1934

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    The Man with Two Faces is a 1934 film directed by Archie Mayo....  more
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    Destroyer

    Glenn Ford, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1943

    Released1943

    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

    Destroyer is a 1943 Columbia Pictures war film starring Edward G. Robinson and Glenn Ford as U. S. Navy sailors in World War II....  more
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    Night Has a Thousand Eyes

    Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell

    Released1948

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Farrow

    Directed byJohn Farrow

    Night Has a Thousand Eyes is a 1948 film noir, starring Edward G. Robinson and directed by John Farrow. The screenplay was written by Barré Lyndon and Jonathan Latimer. The film is based on the novel...  more
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    The Sea Wolf

    Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino

    Released1941

    Released1941

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    The Sea Wolf is a 1941 American black-and-white film adaptation of Jack London's novel The Sea Wolf with Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, and John Garfield. The film was written by Robert Rossen and...  more
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    Soylent Green

    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1973

    Released1973

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, and, in his final film, Edward G. Robinson. The film combines the...  more

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    Seven Thieves

    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach

    Released1960

    Released1960

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Seven Thieves is a 1960 20th Century Fox film noir crime drama motion picture shot in CinemaScope. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger and Joan Collins. Directed by Henry Hathaway and produced...  more
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    Illegal

    Jayne Mansfield, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1955

    Released1955

    Directed byLewis Allen

    Directed byLewis Allen

    Illegal is a 1955 American film noir directed by Lewis Allen. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe and Jayne Mansfield....  more
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    The Big Steal

    Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1949

    Released1949

    Directed byDon Siegel, Lewis Allen

    Directed byDon Siegel, Lewis Allen

    The Big Steal is a 1949 American black-and-white film noir/comedy reteaming Out of the Past stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. The film was directed by Don Siegel, based on the short story "The...  more
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    Smart Money

    James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1931

    Released1931

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Smart Money is an all-talking pre-code drama film produced and distributed by Warner Brothers, directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney, the only time Robinson...  more
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    Robin and the Seven Hoods

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

    Released1964

    Released1964

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara...  more
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    Two Seconds

    Edward G. Robinson, Preston Foster

    Released1932

    Released1932

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Two Seconds is a 1932 Pre-Code film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne and Preston Foster. It was based on a successful Broadway play of the same name by...  more
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    A Dispatch from Reuter's

    Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best

    Released1940

    Released1940

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    A Dispatch from Reuter's is a 1940 biographical film about Paul Reuter, the man who built the famous news service that bears his name....  more
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    A Slight Case of Murder

    Edward G. Robinson, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1938

    Released1938

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    A Slight Case of Murder is a 1938 comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon. The film is based on a play by Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay. The offbeat comedy stars Edward G. Robinson spoofing his own...  more
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    A Lady to Love

    Edward G. Robinson, Lloyd Ingraham

    Released1930

    Released1930

    Directed byVictor Sjöström

    Directed byVictor Sjöström

    A Lady To Love is a 1930 drama and romantic film written by Sidney Howard and directed by Victor Seastrom....  more
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    Bullets or Ballots

    Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

    Released1936

    Released1936

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    Bullets or Ballots is a 1936 gangster film starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane and Humphrey Bogart. Robinson plays a police detective who infiltrates a crime gang. This is the...  more
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    Pepe

    Judy Garland, Kim Novak

    Released1960

    Released1960

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Pepe is a 1960 film starring Mario Moreno in the title role, directed by George Sidney. A multitude of cameo appearances attempted to replicate the success of Mario Moreno's American debut, notably...  more
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    Larceny, Inc.

    Jane Wyman, Anthony Quinn

    Released1942

    Released1942

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Larceny, Inc. is an American film. Originally released on May 2, 1942 by Warner Brothers, the film is a cross between the comedy and gangster genres. Directed by Lloyd Bacon, the picture stars Edward...  more
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    Tight Spot

    Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1955

    Released1955

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    Tight Spot is a 1955 American film noir directed by Phil Karlson and written by William Bowers, based on the play Dead Pigeon, by Leonard Kantor. It stars Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian...  more
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    The Outrage

    Paul Newman, William Shatner

    Released1964

    Released1964

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    The Outrage is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western. It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Like the original Akira Kurosawa...  more
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    All My Sons

    Burt Lancaster, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1948

    Released1948

    Directed byIrving Reis

    Directed byIrving Reis

    All My Sons is a 1948 American film drama directed by Irving Reis and based on Arthur Miller's play of the same name. It features Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Louisa Horton and Mady Christians....  more
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    A Bullet for Joey

    Edward G. Robinson, George Raft

    Released1955

    Released1955

    Directed byLewis Allen

    Directed byLewis Allen

    A Bullet for Joey is a 1955 film noir directed by Lewis Allen and starring Edward G. Robinson and George Raft. The picture involves a gangster who sneaks into Canada to kidnap a scientist for the...  more
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    House of Strangers

    Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1949

    Released1949

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    House of Strangers is a 1949 American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte. It is the first of three film versions of Jerome...  more
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    Die Sehnsucht jeder Frau

    Edward G. Robinson, Joseph Schildkraut

    Released1930

    Released1930

    Directed byVictor Sjöström

    Directed byVictor Sjöström

    Die Sehnsucht jeder Frau is a drama film written by Sidney Howard and directed by Victor Seastrom....  more
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    Silver Dollar

    Edward G. Robinson, Bebe Daniels

    Released1932

    Released1932

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Silver Dollar is a 1932 film directed by Alfred E. Green....  more