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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Payne movies?" and "What are the greatest John Payne roles of all time?"
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The Dolly Sisters 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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Miracle on 34th Street 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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Week-End in Havana 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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Dodsworth 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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Springtime in the Rockies 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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Tin Pan Alley 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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Sun Valley Serenade 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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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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Tripoli Maureen O'Hara, Alan Napier, Howard Da Silva

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The Razor's Edge 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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Kansas City Confidential 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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99 River Street 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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Hello, Frisco, Hello 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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Caribbean Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke, Clarence Muse Caribbean is a 1952 action adventure film directed by Edward Ludwig.

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Wings of the Navy 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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Crosswinds Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray Crosswinds is a 1951 adventure film starring Rhonda Fleming and John Payne.

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Slightly Scarlet 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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Iceland 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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College Swing 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

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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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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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Kid Nightingale Jane Wyman, Walter Catlett, Edward Brophy Kid Nightingale is a 1939 comedy film written by Charles Belden, Lee Katz, and Raymond L. Schrock and directed by George Amy.

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Tennessee's Partner 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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The Road to Denver 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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The Vanquished Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray, John Payne The Vanquished is a 1953 western film directed by Edward Ludwig.

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Hats Off Charles King, Franklin Pangborn, John Payne Hats Off is an American film directed by Boris Petroff, and originally released by Grand National Pictures. The film is now in the public domain.

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The Boss Joe Flynn, Roy Roberts, John Payne The Boss is a 1956 film directed by Byron Haskin. It stars John Payne, Gloria McGhee and Doe Avedon.

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Remember the Day Claudette Colbert, Shepperd Strudwick, John Payne Remember the Day is a 1941 film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry King, and starring Claudette Colbert and John Payne.

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Footlight Serenade Betty Grable, Jane Wyman, Victor Mature Footlight Serenade is a 1942 film directed by Gregory Ratoff.

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Santa Fe Passage Slim Pickens, Leo Gordon, Faith Domergue Santa Fe Passage is a United States-produced Western movie directed by William Witney, released in 1955. It stars John Payne and Faith Domergue.

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The Savage Wild John Payne, Gordon Eastman, Carl Spore A nature photographer and his crew film the wild land just below the Arctic Circle. The photographer then begins rasing timber wold cubs from infancy, intending to set them free after gaining ...more

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Hold Back the Night Chuck Connors, Peter Graves, John Payne Hold Back the Night is a film directed by Allan Dwan released on Jul 29, 1956.

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The Crooked Way Ellen Drew, John Payne, Sonny Tufts The Crooked Way is a 1949 black-and-white film noir directed by Robert Florey. The film was based on a radio play No Blade Too Sharp and features John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew, and others. ...more

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Love on Toast Franklin Pangborn, Stella Adler, Isabel Jewell Love on Toast is a 1937 comedy film directed by Ewald André Dupont.

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Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World Lynn-Holly Johnson, Garry Chalk, John Stocker Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World is a 1987 TV special created by DIC Entertainment with Saban Productions featuring popular Mattel character Barbie. The story was based upon the Barbie ...more

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Hidden Fear Conrad Nagel, Alexander Knox, John Payne Hidden Fear is a 1957 American crime film directed by André de Toth starring John Payne. It was filmed on location in Copenhagen.

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To the Shores of Tripoli Maureen O'Hara, Alan Hale, Jr. To the Shores of Tripoli is a 1942 American Technicolor film starring John Payne, Maureen O'Hara and Randolph Scott. The film was directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and produced by Milton

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Larceny Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Joan Caulfield "John Payne and Dan Duryea play dandy grifters bent on bilking a wealthy war widow (Joan Caulfield). Both are tangled up with saucy Shelley Winters, who’s more dangerous than a loaded .38. ...more

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Raiders of the Seven Seas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Payne Movies
Raiders of the Seven Seas Donna Reed, Lon Chaney^! Jr., Frank de Kova Raiders of the Seven Seas is a 1953 swashbuckler film.

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Hell's Island Eduardo Noriega, John Payne, Francis L. Sullivan Hell's Island is a 1955 American color film noir starring John Payne and directed by Phil Karlson. The film was the last teaming of actor Payne and film director Karlson. The film was shot in ...more

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G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom Scott McNeil, Michael Dobson, Lisa Ann Beley G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom is a direct-to-video CGI animated movie and sequel to G.I. Joe: Spy Troops. It was released in 2004 by Reel FX Creative Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ...more

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Silver Lode Alan Hale, Jr., Dolores Moran Silver Lode is a color 1954 western film directed by Allan Dwan. It was filmed in Technicolor and released by RKO.

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G.I. Joe: Spy Troops Scott McNeil, Michael Dobson, Lisa Ann Beley G.I. Joe: Spy Troops is a 2003 direct-to-video CGI animated movie produced by Reel FX Creative Studios. Spy Troops is the first G.I. Joe movie to be released by Reel FX.

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Passage West John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe, Arleen Whelan Passage West is a 1951 American Western film.