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The Best Movies Produced by Howard Hughes

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List of the best Howard Hughes produced movies, with trailers of the films when available. All the top movies produced by Howard Hughes are listed here by popularity, so only highly rated Howard Hughes films are at the top of the list. If you think the greatest film that Howard Hughes produced isn't as high as it should be than upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. Information about these top rated Howard Hughes films is available below, such as the actors that starred in them and who directed them. This list of famous films that Howard Hughes produced includes both blockbusters and independent movies. List ranges from Scarface to The Conqueror and more.

This list answers the questions, "What movies has Howard Hughes produced?" and "What are the best Howard Hughes movies?"

While this may not be a complete list of every movie Howard Hughes produced, all popular Howard Hughes producer credits should be included.
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    Scarface

    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff

    Released1932

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Richard Rosson

    Scarface is a 1932 American film starring Paul Muni, produced by Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks, directed by Hawks and Richard Rosson, and based on Armitage Trail's 1929 novel of the same name, which...  more

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    Hell's Angels

    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon

    Released1930

    Directed byHoward Hughes, James Whale, Edmund Goulding

    Hell's Angels is a 1930 American war film, directed and produced by Howard Hughes and starring Ben Lyon, James Hall and Jean Harlow. The film, which was written by Harry Behn and Howard Estabrook,...  more

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    The Front Page

    Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian

    Released1931

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    The Front Page is a 1931 American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien. Based on a Broadway play of the same name, the film was produced by Howard...  more
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    The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

    Harold Lloyd, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1947

    Directed byPreston Sturges, Lewis Milestone

    The Sin of Harold Diddlebock is a 1947 comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges, starring the silent film comic icon Harold Lloyd, and featuring Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn, Rudy Vallee,...  more
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    Second Chance

    Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance

    Released1953

    Directed byRudolph Maté

    Second Chance is a 1953 American color thriller, directed by Rudolph Maté. The picture, shot on location in Mexico in 3-Dimension, features Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, and Jack Palance. It is...  more
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    The Las Vegas Story

    Vincent Price, Jane Russell

    Released1952

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Las Vegas Story is a 1952 suspense film noir starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature, directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Robert Sparks and Howard Hughes with Samuel Bischoff as the...  more
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    The Conqueror

    John Wayne, Susan Hayward

    Released1956

    Directed byDick Powell

    The Conqueror is a 1956 CinemaScope epic film produced by Howard Hughes and starring John Wayne as the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan. Other performers included Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and...  more

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    Jet Pilot

    John Wayne, Janet Leigh

    Released1957

    Directed byJosef von Sternberg

    Jet Pilot is a 1957 Cold War action film starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. Written by Jules Furthman and co-produced by Furthman and Howard Hughes, the Technicolor movie went through several...  more
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    One Minute to Zero

    Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth

    Released1952

    Directed byTay Garnett

    One Minute to Zero is a romantic war film starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth, set during the Korean War, and produced by Howard Hughes as the last film he fronted. The film showcases the...  more
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    The Racket

    Marie Prevost, Thomas Meighan

    Released1928

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    The Racket is an American crime film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Thomas Meighan, Marie Prevost, Louis Wolheim, and George E. Stone. The film was produced by Howard Hughes, written by...  more
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    Two Arabian Knights

    Boris Karloff, Mary Astor

    Released1927

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Two Arabian Knights is an American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring William Boyd, Mary Astor and Louis Wolheim. A silent film, Two Arabian Knights was produced by Howard Hughes...  more
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    Vendetta

    Faith Domergue, George Dolenz

    Released1950

    Directed byPreston Sturges, Howard Hughes, Max Ophüls, Mel Ferrer, Stuart Heisler

    Vendetta is a 1950 film based on the 1840 novella Colomba by Prosper Mérimée, about a young Corsican girl who pushes her brother to kill to avenge their father's murder. The film, produced by Howard...  more
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    The Mating Call

    Evelyn Brent, Renée Adorée

    Released1928

    Directed byJames Cruze

    The Mating Call is a 1928 Pre-code silent drama film about a soldier who returns home from World War I to find his marriage has been annulled and his wife has remarried. The film was produced by...  more
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    Behind the Rising Sun

    Robert Ryan, J. Carrol Naish

    Released1943

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Behind the Rising Sun is a 1943 American war film based on the 1941 book Behind the Rising Sun written by James R. Young. Later-blacklisted Edward Dmytryk directed the film, and it stars Margo, Tom...  more
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    Underwater!

    Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell

    Released1955

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Underwater! is a 1955 adventure film directed by John Sturges and starring Jane Russell and Richard Egan....  more
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    Sky Devils

    Spencer Tracy, Billy Bevan

    Released1932

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    Sky Devils is a 1932 movie starring Spencer Tracy as a draft dodger who blunders into a war zone. The film was partly written by humorist Robert Benchley and the picture's director A. Edward...  more
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    Two Tickets to Broadway

    Janet Leigh, Ann Miller

    Released1951

    Directed byJames V. Kern

    Two Tickets to Broadway is a 1951 musical film written by Hal Kanter and Sid Silvers and directed by James V. Kern....  more
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    Seven Sinners

    Marie Prevost, Heinie Conklin

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Seven Sinners is a 1925 black-and-white silent crime comedy film directed by Lewis Milestone and written by Milestone and Darryl F. Zanuck. The film was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures. Although...  more
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    Swell Hogan

    Ralph Graves

    Released1926

    Directed byRalph Graves

    Swell Hogan is a 1926 comedy film written and directed by Ralph Graves....