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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.

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

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Edward G. Robinson movies?" and "What are the greatest Edward G. Robinson roles of all time?"

Fritz Lang and John Ford both worked with Edward G. Robinson over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Edward G. Robinson your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Rod Steiger and Charles Laughton films lists too.

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

Released: 1948

Directed by: John Huston

Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Released: 1931

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Little Caesar is a 1931 Warner Bros. Pre-Code crime film that tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1944

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on ...more
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Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

Released: 1956

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in VistaVision, and released by Paramount Pictures. It dramatizes the biblical story ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey

Released: 1945

Directed by: Fritz Lang

The Woman in the Window is a 1944 film noir directed by Fritz Lang that tells the story of psychology professor Richard Wanley who meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale. Based on J. ...more
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Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

Released: 1973

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea

Released: 1945

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Scarlet Street is a 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang about a middle-aged painter who is seduced by a woman and paints her a portrait, only to come across that she's using him for ...more
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Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young

Released: 1946

Directed by: Orson Welles

The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles. It was the third feature film completed by Welles as a director. A drama about a war crimes ...more

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Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

Released: 1965

Directed by: Norman Jewison

The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 American drama film. It tells the story of Eric "The Kid" Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield

Released: 1941

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, Frances Gifford

Released: 1945

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes is an American drama film released in 1945, which was directed by Roy Rowland, starring Edward G. Robinson and Margaret O'Brien.
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Jane Wyman, Anthony Quinn, Edward G. Robinson

Released: 1942

Directed by: Lloyd 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 ...more
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Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

Released: 1937

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Kid Galahad is a 1937 boxing film starring Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and, in the title role, rising newcomer Wayne Morris. It was scripted by Seton I. Miller and directed ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Ralph Bellamy

Released: 1940

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Brother Orchid is a 1940 American crime/comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern and Humphrey Bogart, with featured performances by Donald Crisp, Ralph ...more
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Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

Released: 1949

Directed by: Joseph 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 ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Julie London, Judith Anderson

Released: 1947

Directed by: Delmer Daves

The Red House is an American 1947 psychological thriller starring Edward G. Robinson. It is adapted from the novel The Red House by George Agnew Chamberlain, published in 1943 by Popular

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Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Edward G. Robinson

Released: 1936

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur

Released: 1935

Directed by: John Ford

The Whole Town's Talking is a 1935 comedy film starring Edward G. Robinson as a law-abiding man who bears a striking resemblance to a killer, with Jean Arthur as his love interest. It was ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor

Released: 1938

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse is a 1938 American crime film starring Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor and Humphrey Bogart. It was directed by Anatole Litvak for Warner Bros. and written by John ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

Released: 1959

Directed by: Frank Capra

A Hole in the Head is a comedy film directed by Frank Capra, featuring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Donald Crisp

Released: 1940

Directed by: William Dieterle

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet is a 1940 biographical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Edward G. Robinson, based on the true story of the German doctor and scientist Dr. Paul Ehrlich. ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

Released: 1964

Directed by: Gordon 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, ...more

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James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

Released: 1964

Directed by: John Ford

Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 Western movie starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson. Regarded as an epic film, it tells the story of a factual event, the ...more

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James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Charles Lane

Released: 1931

Directed by: Alfred 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 ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Margaret Hamilton, Edward Brophy

Released: 1938

Directed by: Lloyd 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 ...more