Entertainment The Best John Gavin Movies  

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

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

List films include Psycho, Slapstick Symposium: The Charley Chase Collection and many additional films as well.

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Susan Hayward, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Back Street is a 1961 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by David Miller, and produced by Ross Hunter. The screenplay was written by William Ludwig and Eleanore Griffin based on the novel ...more

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John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee
Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal International, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was ...more

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Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Rex Harrison
Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison, directed by David Miller. The screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is based on the play Matilda ...more

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Gavin Movies
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more

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John Gavin, Nina Foch, Bert Convy
Jennifer is a 1978 horror film directed by Brice Mack, starring Lisa Pelikan. The story has some similarities to the 1976 classic Carrie, about a social misfit with psychic powers who gets ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. The screenplay by Richard Morris focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself ...more

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Tammy Tell Me True Stefanie Powers, Sandra Dee, John Gavin
Tammy Tell Me True is a 1961 romantic comedy film and is the second of the four Tammy films. It stars Sandra Dee as Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, taking over from Debbie Reynolds.

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John Gavin, Keenan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque
A Time to Love and a Time to Die is a 1958 American CinemaScope drama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring John Gavin. It is based on the book by the German author, Erich Maria Remarque, ...more

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Sophia Loren, Angela Lansbury, John Gavin
A Breath of Scandal, known as Olympia in Italy, is a 1960 film adapted from Ferenc Molnár's stage play Olympia. It stars Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin and Angela Lansbury ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain
The Madwoman of Chaillot is a 1969 American satirical comedy-drama film made by Commonwealth United Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. It was directed by Bryan Forbes and ...more

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Frozen Hearts Stan Laurel, William Gillespie, James Finlayson
Frozen Hearts is a 1923 American silent comedy film starring Stan Laurel. One of a handful of films he made before teaming up with Oliver Hardy, here Stanley struggles to survive in Alaska. The ...more

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Pedro Páramo John Gavin, Julissa, Pilar Pellicer
Pedro Páramo is a 1967 Mexican drama film directed by Carlos Velo. It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. It is based on the short novel of the same name.

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House of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Gavin Movies
House of Shadows Yvonne De Carlo, John Gavin, Mecha Ortiz

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Burl Ives, John Gavin, Katy Kurtzman
The New Adventures of Heidi is a 1978 made for television musical using the Heidi character; updating the character to the present time and shifting the action for Switzerland to New York City. ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis
Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing, The ...more

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Slapstick Symposium: The Charl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Gavin Movies
Charley Chase, William Gillespie, Vivien Oakland

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Romanoff and Juliet Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin
Romanoff and Juliet is a 1961 American film adaptation of the play of the same name released by Universal Pictures. Peter Ustinov wrote the screenplay, directed, and starred in the film. It ...more

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Frank Gardiner, the King of the Road John Gavin
Frank Gardiner, the King of the Road is a film written by Agnes Gavin and directed by Jack Gavin.

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A Melbourne Mystery John Gavin
A Melbourne Mystery is a 1913 Australian silent film starring John Gavin. It is considered a lost film.

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His Convict Bride John Gavin, Frank Hawthorne, Ruth Wainwright
His Convict Bride is a 1918 Australian silent film from the team of John and Agnes Gavin. It was a convict-era melodrama.

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Ian McShane, John Gavin, Severn Darden
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You is a 1970 American comedy film directed by Rod Amateau, intended as a sequel to the 1965 film What's New, Pussycat?. It starred Ian McShane, Anna Calder-Marshall, ...more

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Trooper O'Brien John Gavin, Nellie Ferguson, Jimmy McMahon
Trooper O'Brien is a 1928 Australian silent film from the team of John and Agnes Gavin. It was a melodrama set during the "Ned Kelly era" about an orphaned girl raised by a policeman ...more

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Assigned to his Wife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Gavin Movies
Assigned to his Wife John Gavin, Agnes Gavin
Assigned to his Wife is a 1911 Australian silent film from director John Gavin. It is a convict-era "military romantic melodrama".

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The Drover's Sweetheart John Gavin, Agnes Gavin
The Drover's Sweetheart is a 1911 film from the team of Agnes and John Gavin. It was the first film they made for their own production company after leaving Stanley Crick and Herbert Finlay in ...more