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The Best John Payne Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 642 votes 128 voters 6.4k views46 items

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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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    Tripoli

    Maureen O'Hara, Alan Napier
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    The Dolly Sisters

    Betty Grable, June Haver
    The Dolly Sisters is a 1945 American Technicolor biographical film about the Dolly Sisters,...  more
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara
    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and...  more

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    Sun Valley Serenade

    Milton Berle, Sonja Henie
    Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 musical film starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller,...  more
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    Hello, Frisco, Hello

    Alice Faye, Ward Bond
    Hello, Frisco, Hello is a film starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Lynn Bari, and Jack Oakie. The...  more
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    Springtime in the Rockies

    Betty Grable, Cesar Romero
    Springtime in the Rockies is an American Technicolor musical comedy film released by Twentieth...  more
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    Week-End in Havana

    Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda
    Week-End in Havana is a 1941 Fox Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang. The movie...  more
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    Caribbean

    Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke
    Caribbean is a 1952 action adventure film directed by Edward Ludwig....  more
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    Tennessee's Partner

    Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson
    Tennessee's Partner is a Western film starring Ronald Reagan in what Peter Bogdanovich called...  more
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    The Razor's Edge

    Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power
    The Razor's Edge is the first film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel. It was...  more
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    The Great American Broadcast

    Cesar Romero, Alice Faye
    The Great American Broadcast is a film directed by Archie Mayo released on May 9, 1941....  more
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    Sentimental Journey

    Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke
    Sentimental Journey is a 1946 film directed by Walter Lang. It stars John Payne and Maureen...  more
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    Tin Pan Alley

    Betty Grable, Alice Faye
    Tin Pan Alley is a 1940 musical film starring Alice Faye and Betty Grable as vaudeville...  more
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    Iceland

    Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie
    Iceland is a 20th Century Fox musical film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone set in Iceland,...  more
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    Maryland

    Hattie McDaniel, Walter Brennan
    Maryland is a 1940 film directed by Henry King....  more
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    99 River Street

    Peggie Castle, Evelyn Keyes
    99 River Street is a 1953 film noir, starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank...  more
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    Kansas City Confidential

    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam
    Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring...  more
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    The Great Profile

    Anne Baxter, John Barrymore
    The Great Profile is a 1940 film directed by Walter Lang....  more
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    Slightly Scarlet

    Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl
    Slightly Scarlet is a 1956 American film noir based on James M. Cain's novel Love's Lovely...  more
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    The Boss

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

    Bob Hope, George Burns
    College Swing, also known as Swing, Teacher, Swing in the U.K., is a 1938 comedy film directed...  more
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    Crosswinds

    Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker
    Crosswinds is a 1951 adventure film starring Rhonda Fleming and John Payne....  more
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    Hidden Fear

    Conrad Nagel, Alexander Knox
    Hidden Fear is a 1957 American crime film directed by André de Toth starring John Payne. It...  more
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    Silver Lode

    Alan Hale, Jr.
    Silver Lode is a color 1954 western film directed by Allan Dwan. It was filmed in Technicolor...  more
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    The Vanquished

    Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray
    The Vanquished is a 1953 western film directed by Edward Ludwig....