Entertainment The Best John Payne Movies  

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

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

List features films like Tripoli and The Razor's Edge.

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Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more
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Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter
The Razor's Edge is the first film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel. It was released in 1946 and stars Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert ...more
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Sentimental Journey Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix
Sentimental Journey is a 1946 film directed by Walter Lang. It stars John Payne and Maureen O'Hara.
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Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Billy Gilbert
Tin Pan Alley is a 1940 musical film starring Alice Faye and Betty Grable as vaudeville singers/sisters and John Payne and Jack Oakie as songwriters in the years before World War I. Alfred ...more
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Tripoli Maureen O'Hara, Alan Napier, Howard Da Silva
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Betty Grable, June Haver, Sig Ruman
The Dolly Sisters is a 1945 American Technicolor biographical film about the Dolly Sisters, identical twins who became famous as entertainers on Broadway and in Europe in the early years of the ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray
Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. The film was ...more
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Peggie Castle, Evelyn Keyes, Frank Faylen
99 River Street is a 1953 film noir, starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, and Peggie Castle. The film was directed by Phil Karlson, produced by Edward Small, with ...more
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Milton Berle, Sonja Henie, Lynn Bari
Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 musical film starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, and Lynn Bari. It features the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as dancing by the Nicholas ...more
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Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye
Week-End in Havana is a 1941 Fox Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang. The movie stars Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda. It was the second of three pictures the two stars made together ...more
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Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, John Payne
Wings of the Navy is a 1939 Warner Bros. drama directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Olivia de Havilland and John Payne. Like many of the Warner Bros. features in the pre-World War II era, it was ...more
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Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, John Payne
Iceland is a 20th Century Fox musical film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone set in Iceland, starring skater Sonja Henie and John Payne as a U.S. Marine posted in Iceland during World War II. The ...more
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David Niven, Mary Astor, Walter Huston
Dodsworth is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor. Sidney Howard based the screenplay on his 1934 stage adaptation of ...more
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Crosswinds Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray
Crosswinds is a 1951 adventure film starring Rhonda Fleming and John Payne.
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Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda
Springtime in the Rockies is an American Technicolor musical comedy film released by Twentieth Century Fox in 1942. A Betty Grable vehicle, with support from John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar ...more
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Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Buddy Baer
Slightly Scarlet is a 1956 American film noir based on James M. Cain's novel Love's Lovely Counterfeit. The movie was directed by Allan Dwan, and the film's cinematography was shot in widescreen ...more
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Caribbean Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke, Clarence Muse
Caribbean is a 1952 action adventure film directed by Edward Ludwig.
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Alice Faye, Ward Bond, June Havoc
Hello, Frisco, Hello is a film starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Lynn Bari, and Jack Oakie. The film was made in Technicolor and released by 20th Century-Fox. This was one of the last musicals ...more
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El Paso Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George "Gabby" Hayes
El Paso is a 1949 American Western film directed by Lewis R. Foster.
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The Great American Broadcast Cesar Romero, Alice Faye, Jack Oakie
The Great American Broadcast is a film directed by Archie Mayo released on May 9, 1941.
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Maryland Hattie McDaniel, Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter
Maryland is a 1940 film directed by Henry King.
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The Great Profile Anne Baxter, John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes
The Great Profile is a 1940 film directed by Walter Lang.
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Lee Van Cleef, Lee J. Cobb, Andy Clyde
The Road to Denver is a film directed by Joseph Kane that was released in 1955.
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Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Rhonda Fleming
Tennessee's Partner is a Western film starring Ronald Reagan in what Peter Bogdanovich called his "most likeable performance." It co-starred John Payne as Tennessee. It was directed by ...more
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Bob Hope, George Burns, Betty Grable
College Swing, also known as Swing, Teacher, Swing in the U.K., is a 1938 comedy film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, and Bob Hope. The movie ...more