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The Best Lon Chaney, Jr. Movies

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

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

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi

    Released1948

    Directed byCharles Barton

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, or Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein —although the film is usually referred to as simply Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein—is a 1948...  more

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    Son of Dracula

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1943

    Directed byRobert Siodmak, Erle C. Kenton

    Son of Dracula is a 1943 American horror film directed by Robert Siodmak – his first film for Universal studios – with a screenplay based on an original story by his brother Curt. The film stars Lon...  more
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    The Ghost of Frankenstein

    Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney

    Released1942

    Directed byErle C. Kenton

    The Ghost of Frankenstein, is an American monster horror film released in 1942. The movie is the fourth in a series of films produced by Universal Studios based upon characters in Mary Shelley's...  more
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    House of Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney

    Released1944

    Directed byErle C. Kenton

    House of Frankenstein is an American monster horror film starring Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr., directed by Erle C. Kenton, written by Curt Siodmak, and produced in 1944 by Universal Studios as...  more
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    High Noon

    Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper

    Released1952

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    High Noon is a 1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper. In nearly real time, the film tells the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by...  more

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    House of Dracula

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1945

    Directed byErle C. Kenton

    House of Dracula is an American horror film released by Universal Pictures Company in 1945. It was a direct sequel to House of Frankenstein and continued the theme of combining Universal's three most...  more
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    The Mummy's Tomb

    Lon Chaney Jr., Elyse Knox

    Released1942

    Directed byHarold Young

    The Mummy's Tomb is the 1942 horror film sequel to The Mummy's Hand. Lon Chaney, Jr. disliked the role of Kharis the mummy. Make-up artist Jack Pierce spent up to eight hours to wrap Chaney. A rubber...  more
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    The Haunted Palace

    Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr.

    Released1963

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror film released by American International Pictures, starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and Debra Paget in a story about a village held in the grip of a dead...  more
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    The Mummy's Curse

    Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney

    Released1944

    Directed byLeslie Goodwins, Reginald Le Borg

    The Mummy's Curse is the 1944 horror film follow-up to The Mummy's Ghost. This film marks Lon Chaney, Jr.'s final appearance as Kharis, the Egyptian mummy. The Universal Mummy series boasts of a...  more
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    The Wolf Man

    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge Waggner

    The Wolf Man is a 1941 American drama horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a werewolf named "The Wolf Man" and features...  more

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    The Mummy's Ghost

    Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

    Released1944

    Directed byReginald Le Borg

    The Mummy's Ghost is the 1944 Universal Pictures sequel to The Mummy's Tomb. Lon Chaney, Jr. again takes on the role of Kharis the mummy....  more
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    Spider Baby

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1968

    Directed byJack Hill, Bart Patton

    Spider Baby is a 1968 black comedy horror film, written and directed by Jack Hill. It stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as Bruno, the chauffeur and caretaker of three orphaned siblings who suffer from "Merrye...  more

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    Indestructible Man

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1956

    Directed byJack Pollexfen

    Indestructible Man is an American black-and-white science fiction film, an original screenplay by Vy Russell and Sue Dwiggins for producer-director Jack Pollexfen and starring Lon Chaney, Jr.. It was...  more
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    The Black Castle

    Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney

    Released1952

    Directed byNathan H. Juran

    The Black Castle is a mystery film, released by Universal-International in 1952. It was produced by William Alland, who would have better success two years later with Creature from the Black Lagoon....  more
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    Dead Man's Eyes

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1944

    Directed byReginald Le Borg

    Dead Man's Eyes is a 1944 Inner Sanctum mystery film directed by Reginald Le Borg, and starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Jean Parker. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures. The "Inner Sanctum"...  more
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    Released1971

    Directed byAl Adamson

    .... Dracula vs. Frankenstein is a 1971 United States horror film directed by Al Adamson. It was theatrically released as Blood of Frankenstein in the UK, and was retitled Revenge of Dracula on early...  more
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    The Frozen Ghost

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1945

    Directed byHarold Young

    The Frozen Ghost is a mystery film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Evelyn Ankers, and directed by Harold Young. It is the fourth of the six "Inner Sanctum" mystery films....  more
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    Weird Woman

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1944

    Directed byReginald Le Borg

    Weird Woman is an Inner Sanctum mystery and horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg, and starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Anne Gwynne, and Evelyn Ankers. The "Inner Sanctum" franchise originated with a...  more
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    Witchcraft

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1964

    Directed byDon Sharp

    Witchcraft is a 1964 British black and white horror film. It was directed by Don Sharp from a script by Harry Spalding. It stars Lon Chaney Jr. in one of his last proper acting roles....  more
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    The Defiant Ones

    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis

    Released1958

    Directed byStanley Kramer

    The Defiant Ones is a 1958 black and white film which tells the story of two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who are shackled together and who must co-operate in order to survive. It...  more

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    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

    Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney

    Released1943

    Directed byRoy William Neill

    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, released in 1943, is an American monster horror film produced by Universal Studios starring Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's monster....  more
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    Of Mice and Men

    Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney

    Released1939

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Of Mice and Men is a 1939 drama film based on the 1937 play based on the novella of the same title by American author John Steinbeck. It stars Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney, Jr., Charles...  more
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    The Black Sleep

    Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

    Released1956

    Directed byReginald Le Borg

    The Black Sleep is an American black-and-white horror film, scripted by John C. Higgins from a story by Gerald Drayson Adams developed for producers Aubrey Schenck and Howard W. Koch, who had a...  more
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    Calling Dr. Death

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1943

    Directed byReginald Le Borg

    Calling Dr. Death is the first of the Universal Pictures Inner Sanctum mystery films. The "Inner Sanctum" franchise originated with a popular radio series and all of the films star Lon Chaney, Jr.....  more
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    My Favorite Brunette

    Peter Lorre, Dorothy Lamour

    Released1947

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Written by Edmund Beloin and Jack Rose, the film is about a baby...  more