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

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Captains Courageous Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, it had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie was ...more

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Ninotchka Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas Ninotchka is a 1939 American film made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch that stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles ...more

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Being There Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Adapted from the 1970 novella by Jerzy Kosinski, the screenplay was written by Kosinski and the uncredited Robert C. ...more

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A Woman's Face Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt A Woman's Face is a 1941 film noir drama directed by George Cukor, starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas and Conrad Veidt. It tells the story of Anna Holm, a facially disfigured blackmailer, ...more

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Hud Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal Hud is a 1963 Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal. It was produced by Ritt and Newman's recently founded company, Salem Productions, ...more

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The Candidate Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and ...more

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is an American comedy film directed by H. C. Potter and starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. The film was written and produced by the team of Melvin Frank and ...more

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The Old Dark House Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart The Old Dark House is an American comedy and horror film directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff. The film is based on the 1927 novel Benighted by J. B. Priestley. The supporting cast ...more

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The Tenant Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani The Tenant is a 1976 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. It is based upon the 1964 novel Le locataire ...more

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The Changeling George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak and starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. The story is based upon events that writer Russell Hunter said ...more

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I Met Him in Paris Claudette Colbert, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas I Met Him in Paris is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, and Robert Young.

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Twilight's Last Gleaming Burt Lancaster, Charles Durning, Richard Widmark Twilight's Last Gleaming is a 1977 film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark. The film was a West German/US co-production, shot mainly at the Bavaria ...more

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Theodora Goes Wild Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell Theodora Goes Wild is a 1936 American romantic comedy film that tells the story of a small town which is incensed by a risqué novel, little knowing that it was written under a pseudonym ...more

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Annie Oakley Barbara Stanwyck, Melvyn Douglas, Andy Clyde Annie Oakley is a 1935 American biographical film directed by George Stevens and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, and Moroni Olsen. The film is based on the life of ...more

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Angel Marlene Dietrich, Melvyn Douglas, Herbert Marshall Angel is a 1937 American comedy-drama film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a screenplay by Samson Raphaelson and Frederick Lonsdale, adapted by ...more

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That Uncertain Feeling Burgess Meredith, Eve Arden, Merle Oberon That Uncertain Feeling is a 1941 comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas and Burgess Meredith. The film is about the bored wife of an insurance salesman ...more

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The Americanization of Emily Julie Andrews, James Garner, James Coburn The Americanization of Emily is an American comedy-drama war film written by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas and James Coburn, ...more

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Inherit the Wind Melvyn Douglas, Dick York, Ed Begley Inherit the Wind is a 1965 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The original 1955 play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial ...more

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Billy Budd Terence Stamp, Peter Ustinov, David McCallum Billy Budd is a 1962 CinemaScope film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. Adapted from the stage play version of Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd, it starred Terence ...more

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As You Desire Me Greta Garbo, Erich von Stroheim, Hedda Hopper As You Desire Me is a 1932 film adaptation of the play by Luigi Pirandello released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced and directed by George Fitzmaurice with Irving Thalberg as ...more

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Onna Greta Garbo, Ruth Gordon, Melvyn Douglas Two-Faced Woman is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Third Finger, Left Hand Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas Third Finger, Left Hand is a 1940 American romantic comedy film. A woman pretends to be married to fend off would-be suitors and jealous wives, then regrets her deception when she meets an

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A Woman's Secret Maureen O'Hara, Gloria Grahame, Melvyn Douglas A Woman's Secret is a 1949 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray, and starred Maureen O'Hara, Gloria Grahame and Melvyn Douglas. The film was based on the novel Mortgage on Life by Vicki Baum.

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His Majesty O'Keefe Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Yul Brynner His Majesty O'Keefe is a 1954 adventure film starring Burt Lancaster. The film was directed by Byron Haskin and Otto Heller and included choreography by Daniel Nagrin. The cast also included ...more

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Counsellor at Law John Barrymore, Thelma Todd, Melvyn Douglas Counsellor at Law is a 1933 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Elmer Rice is based on his 1931 Broadway play of the same title.

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I Never Sang for My Father Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Melvyn Douglas I Never Sang for My Father is a 1970 American film, based on a play by the same name, which tells the story of a widowed college professor who wants to get out from under the thumb of his aging ...more

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Ghost Story Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Ghost Story is a 1981 American horror film directed by John Irvin and based on the 1979 book of the same name by Peter Straub. It stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., John ...more

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Advance to the Rear Stella Stevens, Glenn Ford, Melvyn Douglas Advance to the Rear is a light-hearted 1964 American western comedy film set in the American Civil War. It stars Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens and Melvyn Douglas and is directed by George Marshall. ...more

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The Wiser Sex Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, William Boyd The Wiser Sex is a 1932 crime drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Berthold Viertel and Victor Viertel, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Lilyan Tashman, William ...more

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Companions in Nightmare Leslie Nielsen, Anne Baxter, Gig Young Companions in Nightmare is a 1968 crime-drama film. It had early roles for Louis Gossett Jr. and Bettye Ackerman, and it also starred Gig Young, Melvyn Douglas, Patrick O'Neal and Leslie

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We Were Dancing Norma Shearer, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Owen We Were Dancing is a 1942 comedy romance film based on the story by Noel Coward, written by Claudine West, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel and Lenore J. Coffee, and directed by Robert Z. Leonard.

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Hotel Karl Malden, Merle Oberon, Rod Taylor Hotel is a 1967 Technicolor film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Arthur Hailey. The film stars Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Rennie, and ...more

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They All Kissed the Bride Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Roland Young They All Kissed the Bride is a Columbia Pictures screwball film starring Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas. The film was directed by Alexander Hall and produced by Edward Kaufman. The screenplay ...more

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She Married Her Boss Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Dave O'Brien She Married Her Boss is a 1935 film directed by Gregory La Cava, and starring Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas.

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There's Always a Woman Joan Blondell, Mary Astor, Melvyn Douglas There's Always a Woman is a 1938 comedy mystery film starring Melvyn Douglas as a detective investigating a murder and Joan Blondell as his interfering wife Sally. The movie was based on the ...more

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Too Many Husbands Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas Too Many Husbands is a 1940 romantic comedy film about a woman who loses her husband in a boating accident and remarries, only to have her first spouse reappear—yet another variation on the 1864 ...more

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One Is a Lonely Number Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas, Monte Markham One Is a Lonely Number is a 1972 drama film directed by Mel Stuart and starring Trish Van Devere, Janet Leigh and Melvyn Douglas. The story was written by Rebecca Morris and David Seltzer.

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The Sea of Grass Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Edgar Buchanan The Sea of Grass is a 1947 western-drama film set in the American Southwest. It was directed by Elia Kazan and based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Conrad Richter. The movie stars ...more

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The Seduction of Joe Tynan Meryl Streep, Alan Alda, Rip Torn The Seduction of Joe Tynan is a 1979 American political film drama directed by Jerry Schatzberg and produced by Martin Bregman. The screenplay was written by Alan Alda, who also played the title ...more

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Prestige Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas, Ann Harding Prestige is a 1932 adventure drama film based on the story by Harry Hervey, written by Tay Garnett, Rollo Lloyd and Francis Edward Faragoh, and directed by Tay Garnett.

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The Vampire Bat Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Lionel Atwill The Vampire Bat is an American horror film starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye.

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The Shining Hour Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas The Shining Hour is a 1938 MGM film, based on the 1934 play The Shining Hour by Keith Winter. The film starred Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas, and Fay Bainter.

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My Forbidden Past Ava Gardner, Robert Mitchum, Melvyn Douglas My Forbidden Past is a 1951 film directed by Robert Stevenson. It stars Robert Mitchum and Ava Gardner. Adapted from Polan Banks novel Carriage Entrance by Leopold Atlas.

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I'll Take Romance Margaret Hamilton, Melvyn Douglas, Grace Moore I'll Take Romance is a 1937 musical romance film based on the story by Stephen Morehouse Avery, written by Jane Murfin and George Oppenheimer, and directed by Edward H. Griffith.

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That Certain Age Deanna Durbin, Melvyn Douglas That Certain Age is a 1938 American musical film directed by Edward Ludwig and starring Deanna Durbin and Melvyn Douglas. Based on a story by F. Hugh Herbert, the film is about a dashing ...more

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Arsène Lupin Returns Melvyn Douglas, Monty Woolley, George Zucco Arsène Lupin Returns is a 1938 mystery film written by Hugo Butler and Walter Wise and directed by George Fitzmaurice; with writing credits by James Kevin McGuinness, Howard Emmett ...more

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Fast Company Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice Fast Company is a 1938 mystery film starring Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice as married rare-book dealers who try to solve a murder case. It is based on the novel of the same name by ...more

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Mary Burns, Fugitive Sylvia Sidney, Melvyn Douglas, Wallace Ford Mary Burns, Fugitive is a 1935 American drama film directed by William K. Howard. Sylvia Sidney plays a small-town coffee-shop owner who falls for a gangster, ends up in prison and then released ...more

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The Great Sinner Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Ethel Barrymore The Great Sinner is a 1949 drama film directed by Robert Siodmak.

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Dangerous Corner Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Nagel, Virginia Bruce Dangerous Corner is a 1934 mystery film based on the play by J.B. Priestley, written by Anne Morrison Chapin and Madeleine Ruthven and directed by Phil Rosen.