The Best Howard Keel Movies 

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

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

A list made up of films like Texas Carnival and Hollywood Musicals of the '50s.

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Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the CinemaScope format. The film was directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul and ...more

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#63 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #319 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson
Calamity Jane is a "Wild West"-themed film musical released in 1953. It is loosely based on the life of Wild West heroine Calamity Jane and explores an alleged romance between Calamity ...more

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#248 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #57 of 63 The Best Western Movies of the 1950slisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson, Agnes Moorehead
Show Boat is a 1951 American musical romantic drama film based on the stage musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, and the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber. This 1951 film ...more
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Keenan Wynn, Betty Hutton, Howard Keel
Annie Get Your Gun is a 1950 American musical comedy film loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The Metro Goldwyn Mayer release, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a ...more
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Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Kathryn Grayson
Kiss Me Kate is the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli ...more

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#94 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #8 of 29 The Best Modern Versions of Shakespeare Plays #17 of 38 The Best '50s Romantic Comedies

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Rita Moreno, Esther Williams, Howard Keel
Pagan Love Song is a 1950 musical-romance film written by Jerry Davis, Robert Nathan and William S. Stone and directed by Robert Alton.
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George Sanders, Esther Williams, Howard Keel
Jupiter's Darling is a musical romance film released by MGM in 1955 and directed by George Sidney. It starred Esther Williams as the Roman woman Amytis, Howard Keel as Hannibal, the Carthaginian ...more
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Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland
This film is a 1967 Western film starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, released by Universal Pictures, directed by Burt Kennedy, produced by Marvin Schwartz and adapted by Clair Huffaker from ...more

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#85 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #28 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s #31 of 99 The Best John Wayne Movies of All Time, Ranked

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Jack Elam, Vic Damone, Ann Blyth
Kismet is an American musical film in Cinemascope and Eastman Color released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is the fourth movie version of Kismet—the first was released in 1920 and the second in ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Esther Williams, Dorothy McGuire
Callaway Went Thataway is a 1951 American comedy film starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, and Howard Keel. It was written, directed, and produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. Also ...more
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Ava Gardner, Anthony Quinn, Robert Taylor
Ride, Vaquero! is a 1953 western film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by John Farrow and produced by Stephen Ames from a screenplay by Frank Fenton and John Farrow. The music score ...more
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Herbert Lom, Martha Hyer, Howard Keel
The Big Fisherman is a 1959 American film directed by Frank Borzage about the life of Simon Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus. Starring Howard Keel, Susan Kohner and John Saxon, the ...more
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Keenan Wynn, Jane Greer, Elaine Stewart
Desperate Search is a 1952 adventure-drama film written by Arthur Mayse and Walter Doniger and directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
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Jane Russell, DeForest Kelley, Terry Moore
Waco is a 1966 western film starring Howard Keel and Jane Russell, directed by R. G. Springsteen, written by Max Lamb, Steve Fisher, and Harry Sanford, and released by Paramount Pictures. This ...more
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Esther Williams, Ann Miller, Red Skelton
Texas Carnival is a 1951 film written by Dorothy Kingsley and George Wells and directed by Charles Walters.
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Hollywood Musicals of the '50s
Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor
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Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel
Three Guys Named Mike is a 1951 American black-and-white film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Charles Walters. In 1979, the film entered the public domain due to the claimants failure to ...more
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Howard Keel, Carole Ann Ford, Mervyn Johns
The Day of the Triffids is a 1962 British film based on the 1951 science fiction novel of the same name by John Wyndham. The picture was directed by Steve Sekely, and Howard Keel played the ...more

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#3 of 14 The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants #371 of 565 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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Armored Command
Burt Reynolds, Howard Keel
Armored Command is a 1961 World War II film directed by Byron Haskin filmed in Hohenfels, Bavaria but takes place in the Vosges Mountains during the Southern France campaign. It stars Howard ...more
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Gene Kelly, José Ferrer, Cyd Charisse
Deep in My Heart is a 1954 MGM biographical musical film about the life of operetta composer Sigmund Romberg, who wrote the music for The Student Prince, The Desert Song, and The New Moon, among ...more
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Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Howard Keel
Arizona Bushwhackers is a 1968 western film directed by Lesley Selander.
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Howard Keel, Polly Bergen, Iron Eyes Cody
Fast Company is a 1953 comedy film directed by American filmmaker John Sturges.
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Edgar Buchanan, Howard Keel, Ross Martin
The Man from Button Willow is a 1965 American animated Western film about the adventures of Justin Eagle, the first U.S. Government Agent. It was released on 3 April 1965 in the United States.