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List features films like Sitting Pretty and The Deadly Companions.

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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

Released: 1952

Directed by: John Ford

The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank ...more

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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Wayne, Andrew V. McLaglen

McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring John Wayne, with co-stars including Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, and Wayne's son Patrick Wayne. The film, ...more

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Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

Released: 1947

Directed by: George Seaton

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

Released: 1961

Directed by: David Swift

The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1941

Directed by: John Ford

How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The film ...more

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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

Released: 1950

Directed by: John Ford

Rio Grande is a 1950 Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The picture is the third installment of Ford's "cavalry trilogy," following two RKO ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1939

Directed by: William Dieterle

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American film starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda. Directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1963

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Spencer's Mountain is a 1963 film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner, Jr. The film starred Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara and in early appearances, James ...more

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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

Released: 1971

Directed by: George Sherman

Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne, edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone ...more

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James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

Released: 1966

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

The Rare Breed is a 1966 American western film starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills and Ben Johnson and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Loosely based on the life of ...more
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James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John Saxon

Released: 1962

Directed by: Henry Koster

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation is a 1962 American comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara. The film is based on a novel by Edward Streeter and features a ...more
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Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Maureen O'Hara

Released: 1991

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Only the Lonely is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Chris Columbus and starring John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Quinn. The plot is similar ...more

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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

Released: 1957

Directed by: John Ford

The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 Metrocolor film starring John Wayne, based on the true story of Frank "Spig" Wead and the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its inception through World ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power

Released: 1942

Directed by: Henry King

The Black Swan is a 1942 American swashbuckler Technicolor film by Henry King, based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini, and starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara. It was nominated for two Academy ...more
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Maureen O'Hara

Released: 1995

Directed by: Marcus Cole

The Christmas Box is a 1995 film directed by Marcus Cole.
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Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Robert Newton

Released: 1939

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Jamaica Inn is a 1939 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock adapted from Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel of the same name, the first of three of du Maurier's works that Hitchcock adapted. It stars ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Paul Henreid, Binnie Barnes

Released: 1945

Directed by: Frank Borzage

The Spanish Main is an adventure film starring Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak and Binnie Barnes, and directed by Frank Borzage. It was RKO's first all-Technicolor film since Becky ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power, Peter Graves

Released: 1955

Directed by: John Ford

The Long Gray Line is a 1955 American Technicolor drama film in CinemaScope directed by John Ford based on the life of Marty Maher. Tyrone Power stars as the scrappy Irish immigrant whose ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1952

Directed by: Fred de Cordova, George Sherman

Against All Flags is a 1952 American pirate film starring Errol Flynn as Brian Hawke, Maureen O'Hara as Prudence "Spitfire" Stevens and Anthony Quinn as Roc Brasiliano. The film's plot ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Douglas Fairbanks

Released: 1947

Directed by: Richard Wallace

Sinbad the Sailor is a 1947 Technicolor fantasy film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, and Anthony Quinn. It tells the tale of the "eighth" voyage of ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Rex Harrison, Gene Lockhart

Released: 1947

Directed by: John M. Stahl

The Foxes of Harrow is a 1947 adventure film directed by John M. Stahl. The film stars Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara and Richard Haydn. The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art
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Maureen O'Hara, Robert Young, Clifton Webb

Released: 1948

Directed by: Walter Lang

Sitting Pretty is a 1948 American comedy film which tells the story of a family who hires a man with a mysterious past to babysit their children. It stars Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara and ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Linda Darnell

Released: 1944

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Buffalo Bill Technicolor is a biographical Western about the life of the legendary frontiersman, starring Joel McCrea and Maureen O'Hara with Linda Darnell and Anthony Quinn in supporting
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The Red Pony Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Jack Elam

Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Totten

The Red Pony is a 1973 made for television American film directed and co-written by Robert Totten, based on the novel The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. The film features Henry Fonda, Maureen ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Will Geer, Macdonald Carey

Released: 1950

Directed by: George Sherman

Comanche Territory is a 1950 Technicolor Western directed by George Sherman, starring Maureen O'Hara and Macdonald Carey. Jim Bowie is sent into Comanche country by the government on a mission ...more