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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.

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Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney
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" ...more
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Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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 ...more
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Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello
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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Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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., ...more
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Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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 ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine
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 ...more
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Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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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Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef
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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Lon Chaney, Jr., Elyse Knox
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 ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine
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 ...more
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Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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 ...more
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Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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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Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine
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.
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Max Showalter
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.. ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Jean Parker
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 ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Haig
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 ...more
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Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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 ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis
.... 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 ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Evelyn Ankers
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.
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Evelyn Ankers
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 ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney
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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Witchcraft Lon Chaney, Jr., Marianne Stone
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.
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Lon Chaney, Jr., J. Carrol Naish
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 ...more
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Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney
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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Bill Bradley, Lon Chaney, Jr.
The Alligator People is a 1959 CinemaScope science fiction horror film directed by Roy Del Ruth. It stars Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett and Lon Chaney Jr.