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

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

Examples of films on this list include Sadie McKee and Between Two Women.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Franchot Tone movies?" and "What are the greatest Franchot Tone roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with Franchot Tone include names like John Ford, Billy Wilder and Otto Preminger.

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Mutiny on the Bounty Clark Gable, David Niven, James Cagney - Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the ...more

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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Gary Cooper, J. Carrol Naish, Monte Blue - The Lives of a Bengal Lancer is a 1935 American adventure-romantic-comedy film loosely adapted from the 1930 book of the same name by British-Indian author Francis Yeats-Brown. The film is a ...more

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In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda - In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Advise & Consent Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda - Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by ...more

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Five Graves to Cairo Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim, Franchot Tone - Five Graves to Cairo is a 1943 World War II film by Billy Wilder, starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter. It is one of a number of films based on Lajos Bíró's play Színmű ...more

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Dangerous Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone - Dangerous is a 1935 American drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Bette Davis in her first Oscar-winning role. The screenplay by Laird Doyle is based on his story Hard Luck Dame.

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Bombshell Jean Harlow, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone - Bombshell is a 1933 American Pre-Code romantic comedy-drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Forbes and Franchot Tone. The ...more

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Phantom Lady Regis Toomey, Franchot Tone, Elisha Cook^! Jr. - Phantom Lady is a 1944 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, his first Hollywood noir. It was also a first for producer Joan Harrison, Universal Pictures' first female executive, who was Alfred ...more

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Suzy Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone - Suzy is a 1936 drama film starring Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, and Cary Grant. The film was partially written by Dorothy Parker and directed by George Fitzmaurice, based on a novel by Herman ...more

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Dancing Lady Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire - Dancing Lady is a 1933 musical film starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and featuring Franchot Tone, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley and the Three Stooges. The picture was directed by Robert ...more

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Love on the Run Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, William Demarest - Love on the Run is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, and Clark Gable in a story about rival newspaper correspondents assigned to cover the marriage of a ...more

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Gabriel Over the White House Walter Huston, Franchot Tone, Dickie Moore - Gabriel Over the White House is a 1933 American Pre-Code film starring Walter Huston that has been variously described as a "bizarre political fantasy" or a "comedy drama" ...more

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Without Honor Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Franchot Tone - Without Honor is a 1949 film noir directed by Irving Pichel and featuring Laraine Day and Dane Clark.

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Sadie McKee Joan Crawford, Edward Arnold, Gene Raymond - Sadie McKee is a 1934 American romantic drama film directed by Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford, and featuring Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold and Esther Ralston. The film is ...more

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I Love Trouble Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter - I Love Trouble is a film noir written by Roy Huggins from his first novel The Double Take, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, and starring Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey. The character of Stuart ...more

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The Gorgeous Hussy James Stewart, Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor - The Gorgeous Hussy is a 1936 period film directed by Clarence Brown, and starring Joan Crawford and Robert Taylor. The screenplay was written by Stephen Morehouse Avery and Ainsworth Morgan, ...more

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Quality Street Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Franchot Tone - Quality Street is a 1937 period romance film made by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman. Set in 19th-century England, the film stars Katharine ...more

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No More Ladies Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charlie Ruggles - No More Ladies is a 1935 film directed by Edward H. Griffith. The film stars Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery, and co-stars Charlie Ruggles, Franchot Tone, and Edna May Oliver. The screenplay ...more

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Three Comrades Robert Taylor, Robert Young, Margaret Sullavan - Three Comrades 1938 is a drama film directed by Frank Borzage and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz for MGM. The screenplay is by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edward E. Paramore Jr., and was adapted ...more

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See How They Run Leslie Nielsen, Senta Berger, John Forsythe - See How They Run is a 1964 chase film broadcast on NBC. It is generally regarded as the first movie made for television.

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Dark Waters Merle Oberon, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter - Dark Waters is a 1944 Gothic film noir based on the novel of the same name by Francis and Marian Cockrell. It was directed by André De Toth and starred Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone and

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Today We Live Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young - Today We Live is a 1933 American romance drama film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young and Franchot Tone. Based on the story Turnabout by ...more

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The Wiser Sex Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, William Boyd - The Wiser Sex is a 1932 crime drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Berthold Viertel and Victor Viertel, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Lilyan Tashman, William ...more

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The Bride Wore Red Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Franchot Tone - The Bride Wore Red is a 1937 film, directed by Dorothy Arzner, and starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young and Billie Burke. It was based on the unproduced play The Bride from ...more

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Nice Girl? Walter Brennan, Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack - Nice Girl? is a 1941 American musical film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack, and Robert Benchley. Based on the play Nice ...more

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My Favorite Blonde Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake - My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a ...more

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The Unguarded Hour Loretta Young, Franchot Tone - The Unguarded Hour is a 1936 film starring Loretta Young and Franchot Tone under the direction of Sam Wood. The prosecutor in a murder trial is unaware that his wife is involved.

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Uncle Vanya Franchot Tone, George Voscovec, Peggy McCay - Uncle Vanya is a 1957 American film adaptation of the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. Filmed concurrently with an Off Broadway production, it was both co-produced and co-directed by actor ...more

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Three Loves Has Nancy Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone - Three Loves Has Nancy is a romantic comedy film starring Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone. Set in New York City, it was directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Every Girl Should Be Married Cary Grant, Franchot Tone, Betsy Drake - Every Girl Should Be Married is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Don Hartman and starring Cary Grant, Betsy Drake and Franchot Tone. Grant and Drake married a year after the ...more

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Midnight Mary Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez - Midnight Mary is a 1933 film that reveals in flashbacks the hard life of a woman on trial for murder. It stars Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, and Franchot Tone.

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Man-Proof Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon - Man-Proof is a 1938 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe. The film is based on the 1937 novel The Four Marys written by Fannie Heaslip Lea.

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The Girl Downstairs Billy Gilbert, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen - The Girl Downstairs is a 1938 comedy-romance film written by Harold Goldman, Sándor Hunyady , Felix Jackson, Jack Mintz, Károly Nóti and Gerald Savory and directed by Norman

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The Wife Takes a Flyer Joan Bennett, Lloyd Bridges, Franchot Tone - The Wife Takes a Flyer is a 1942 romantic comedy film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Richard Wallace, and starring by Joan Bennett and Franchot Tone. The screenplay was written by Jay ...more

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They Gave Him a Gun Spencer Tracy, Franchot Tone, Cliff Edwards - They Gave Him a Gun is a 1937 crime drama film written by Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum and Maurice Rapf and driected by W.S. Van Dyke; based from the book They Gave Him a Gun by William J.

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The Hour Before the Dawn Veronica Lake, Franchot Tone - The Hour Before the Dawn is a 1944 drama film directed by Frank Tuttle.

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Her Husband's Affairs Lucille Ball, Gene Lockhart, Freddie Miller - Her Husband's Affairs is a 1947 American romantic comedy film, directed by S. Sylvan Simon for Columbia Pictures. It stars Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, and Edward Everett Horton .

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The Guardsman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Franchot Tone Movies
The Guardsman Claudette Colbert, Franchot Tone

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Jigsaw Henry Fonda, Marlene Dietrich, Marc Lawrence - Jigsaw is a 1949 film noir directed by Fletcher Markle, and starring Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace and Marc Lawrence. The feature was produced by the Danziger Brothers, Edward J. Danziger and ...more

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Pilot #5 Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Peter Lawford - Pilot #5 is a 1943 propaganda war film starring Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt, Gene Kelly and Van Johnson. It was directed by George Sidney. Told in flashback, Pilot #5 marked Gene Kelly's dramatic ...more

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The World Moves On Madeleine Carroll, Reginald Denny, Franchot Tone - The World Moves On is a 1934 American drama film directed by John Ford.

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Gentlemen Are Born is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Franchot Tone Movies
Gentlemen Are Born Franchot Tone - Gentlemen Are Born is a 1934 American drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Franchot Tone. The film's pre-release title was Just Out of College. A news item in Daily Variety notes ...more

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The Girl from Missouri Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone - The Girl from Missouri is a 1934 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Jean Harlow and Franchot Tone. The movie was written by Anita Loos and directed by Jack Conway.

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Love Is a Headache Mickey Rooney, Franchot Tone, Ralph Morgan - Love Is a Headache is a 1938 comedy romance film written by William R. Lipman, Marion Parsonnet and Harry Ruskin and directed by Richard Thorpe; with writing credits by Louis E. Heifetz and ...more

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Fast and Furious Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Franchot Tone - Fast and Furious is a 1939 mystery comedy film directed by Busby Berkeley. The film stars Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern as Joel and Garda Sloane, a crime-solving married couple who are also rare ...more

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She Knew All the Answers Eve Arden, Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone - She Knew All the Answers is a 1941 comedy film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Richard Wallace, and starring by Joan Bennett and Franchot Tone. The screenplay was written by Kenneth Earl ...more

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The Man on the Eiffel Tower Burgess Meredith, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone - The Man on the Eiffel Tower is a 1950 American mystery film directed by Burgess Meredith and starring Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Meredith, and Robert Hutton. It is based on the 1931 novel ...more

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The Stranger's Return Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone, Miriam Hopkins - The Stranger's Return is a 1933 drama film released by MGM and starring Miriam Hopkins, Lionel Barrymore and Franchot Tone. Miriam Hopkins was loaned out to MGM for this picture while under ...more

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Reckless Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone - Reckless is a 1935 American musical film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, William Powell and Franchot Tone. David O. Selznick wrote the story, using the pseudonym Oliver ...more

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Honeymoon Shirley Temple, Guy Madison, Franchot Tone - Honeymoon is a 1947 comedy film directed by William Keighley, starring Shirley Temple and Franchot Tone.