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The Best John Carradine Movies 

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from The Wizard of Mars to Blood of Dracula's Castle.

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

Martin Scorsese and Hal Roach both worked with John Carradine over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

Released: 1956

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

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Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

Released: 1935

Directed by: James Whale

Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester ...more

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John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Ford

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Henry Fonda, John Carradine, John Qualen

Released: 1940

Directed by: John Ford

The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 drama film directed by John Ford. It was based on John Steinbeck's 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Nunnally ...more

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John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

Released: 1939

Directed by: John Ford

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore

Released: 1937

Directed by: Victor Fleming

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Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie

Released: 1939

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

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Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, John Carradine

Released: 1939

Directed by: Henry King

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Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.

Released: 1944

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

Released: 1964

Directed by: John Ford

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Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi

Released: 1982

Directed by: Don Bluth

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Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens

Released: 1981

Directed by: Joe Dante

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Darren McGavin, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine

Released: 1973

Directed by: Dan Curtis

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Buster Keaton, Archie Moore, Tony Randall

Released: 1960

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine

Released: 1945

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine

Released: 1943

Directed by: Robert Siodmak, Erle C. Kenton

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Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power

Released: 1941

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

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Charles Laughton, John Carradine, Randolph Scott

Released: 1945

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

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Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper

Released: 1940

Directed by: Fritz Lang

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Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

Released: 1939

Directed by: John Ford

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Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine

Released: 1954

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

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Dorothy Lamour, Mary Astor, John Carradine

Released: 1937

Directed by: Stuart Heisler, John Ford

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Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1976

Directed by: Elia Kazan

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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine

Released: 1944

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg

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Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder

Released: 1972

Directed by: Woody Allen

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