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The Best Maria Schell Movies

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

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

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    The Magic Box

    Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat

    Released1951

    Directed byJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting

    The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by such actors...  more
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    The Odessa File

    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi

    Released1974

    Directed byRonald Neame

    The Odessa File is a 1974 thriller film adaptation of the novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ex-Nazis....  more

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    Gervaise

    Maria Schell, François Périer

    Released1956

    Directed byRené Clément

    Gervaise is a 1956 French film directed by René Clément based on the novel L'Assommoir by Émile Zola. It depicts a working-class woman in the mid-nineteenth century trying to cope with the descent of...  more
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    White Nights

    Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais

    Released1957

    Directed byLuchino Visconti

    Le Notti Bianche is a 1957 Italian film directed by Italian neorealist Luchino Visconti. The movie takes its title and basic plot from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1848 short story, White Nights....  more
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    The Brothers Karamazov

    William Shatner, Yul Brynner

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by...  more
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    Dr. Holl

    Maria Schell, Adrian Hoven

    Released1951

    Directed byRolf Hansen

    Dr. Holl is a 1951 West German drama film directed by Rolf Hansen. At the 1st Berlin International Film Festival it won the Certificate of Honour award....  more
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    So Little Time

    Maria Schell, Marius Goring

    Released1952

    Directed byCompton Bennett

    So Little Time is a 1952 drama film directed by Compton Bennett....  more
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    The Mark

    Rod Steiger, Stuart Whitman

    Released1961

    Directed byGuy Green

    The Mark is a 1961 film which tells the story of a convicted child molester, now out of prison, who is suspected in the molestation and beating of another child. The picture stars Stuart Whitman,...  more
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    The Rats

    Maria Schell, Curd Jürgens

    Released1955

    Directed byRobert Siodmak

    Die Ratten is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Robert Siodmak. It is an adaptation of the play The Rats by Gerhart Hauptmann which transferred the story in the early fifties, shortly after...  more
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    Just a Gigolo

    David Bowie, Kim Novak

    Released1979

    Directed byDavid Hemmings

    Just a Gigolo is a 1978 film directed by David Hemmings and starring David Bowie. Set in post-World War I Berlin, it also featured Sydne Rome, Kim Novak and, in her last screen appearance, Marlene...  more
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    The Heart of the Matter

    Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge More O'Ferrall

    The Heart of the Matter is a 1953 British film based on the book of the same name by Graham Greene. It was directed by George More O'Ferrall for London Films. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film...  more
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    Napoléon

    Danielle Darrieux, Jean Marais

    Released1955

    Directed bySacha Guitry

    Napoléon is a 1955 French historical epic film directed by Sacha Guitry that depicts major events in the life of Napoleon. Napoleon is played by two actors, Daniel Gélin as a young man and Raymond...  more
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    Superman

    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman

    Released1978

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Glenn...  more

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    As Long as You're Near Me

    Hardy Krüger, Maria Schell

    Released1953

    Directed byHarald Braun

    As Long as You're Near Me is a 1953 West German drama film directed by Harald Braun. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival....  more
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    The Last Bridge

    Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki

    Released1954

    Directed byHelmut Käutner

    The Last Bridge is a 1954 Austrian war drama film directed by Helmut Käutner. It tells the story of a German nurse who is sent to the front as a punishment for tending a wounded Yugoslav soldier. The...  more
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    Christmas Lilies of the Field

    Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell

    Released1979

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Christmas Lilies of the Field is a 1979 made-for-TV sequel to the classic film Lilies of the Field. In this sequel, directed by Ralph Nelson, Homer Smith returns to the Arizona desert where he had...  more
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    Cimarron

    Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter

    Released1960

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    Cimarron is a 1960 western film based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron, featuring Glenn Ford and Maria Schell. It was directed by Anthony Mann, known for his westerns and film noirs. Ferber's novel...  more

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    Rose Bernd

    Maria Schell, Raf Vallone

    Released1957

    Directed byWolfgang Staudte

    Rose Bernd is a 1957 German drama film directed by Wolfgang Staudte. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival....  more
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    The Devil by the Tail

    Yves Montand, Maria Schell

    Released1969

    Directed byPhilippe de Broca

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    La Provocation

    Jean Marais, Maria Schell
    La Provocation is a French drama film from 1970. It was directed by André Charpak, written by André Charpak and Jean Verdun, starring Jean Marais and Maria Schell....  more
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    Zwei Whiskey und ein Sofa

    Maria Schell, Horst Tappert

    Released1963

    Directed byGünter Gräwert

    Zwei Whisky und ein Sofa is a 1963 comedy film written by Stefan Gommermann and Werner P. Zibaso and directed by Günter Gräwert....
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    The First Polka

    Maria Schell

    Released1979

    Directed byKlaus Emmerich, Klaus Emmerich

    Die erste Polka is a film directed by Klaus Emmerich released on Feb 28, 1979....  more
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    Der Thronfolger

    Maria Schell, Jan Niklas

    Released1980

    Directed byOswald Döpke

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    The Hanging Tree

    Gary Cooper, George C. Scott

    Released1959

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    The Hanging Tree is a 1959 movie directed by Delmer Daves. Karl Malden took over directing duties for several days when Daves fell ill. The film stars Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, George C. Scott and...  more
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    The Bloody Judge

    Christopher Lee, Maria Rohm

    Released1970

    Directed byJesús Franco

    The Bloody Judge is a 1970 horror and adventure film written by Jesús Franco and Anthony Scott Veitch and directed by Jesús Franco....  more