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The Best Melvyn Douglas Movies  

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