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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • In this dark drama, Jim Fuller (Stuart Whitman) is an ex-convict who was jailed on charges of child molestation. Aided by empathetic prison psychiatrist Dr. Edmund McNally (Rod Steiger), Fuller finds ...more
  • William Friese-Green (Robert Donat) is a young British photographer who dreams of making the projection of moving images into a reality. Through various experiments, luck and sheer perseverance, he ...more
  • In 1940s Sierra Leone, expatriate Harry Scobie (Trevor Howard), a Catholic police officer, is trapped in a loveless marriage. While his unhappy wife is out of town, Harry quickly falls in love with ...more
  • 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
  • After Sabra (Maria Schell) marries cowboy Yancey Cravat (Glenn Ford) against her parents' wishes, the newlyweds travel to Oklahoma to participate in a land rush for territory taken from the Indians. ...more
  • A Holocaust victim's diary inspires a German journalist to embark on a dangerous hunt for postwar Nazis.
  • Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent ...more
  • Based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, Fyodor Karamazov (Lee J. Cobb) is a wealthy and controlling father who must choose an heir among his four sons. Dmitri (Yul Brynner), the oldest son, is engaged to ...more
  • 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
  • So Little Time is a 1952 drama film directed by Compton Bennett.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Helga Reinbeck (Maria Schell) is working as a nurse in Yugoslavia during World War II when she's taken hostage by a group of rogue fighters. The nurse at first resists helping the guerrilla ...more
  • Diplomat Talleyrand (Sacha Guitry) reminisces about Napoleon Bonaparte's life upon learning that the legendary ruler has died. Talleyrand tells of a young Napoleon (Daniel Gélin) who rises to power ...more
  • 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
  • Based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was sent to Havana in 1939 by the Nazis but was denied permission to land anywhere. The ship was eventually obliged to return ...more
  • Rose Bernd is a 1957 German drama film directed by Wolfgang Staudte. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Many years have passed since nomadic handyman Homer (Billy Dee Williams) helped to build a chapel for a group of nuns back home, but when he returns, it's as if he never left. Head nun Maria (Maria ...more
  • 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.
  • Die erste Polka is a film directed by Klaus Emmerich released on Feb 28, 1979.
  • Zwei Whisky und ein Sofa is a 1963 comedy film written by Stefan Gommermann and Werner P. Zibaso and directed by Günter Gräwert.