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List of all movies directed by Otto Preminger ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Otto Preminger are listed here and include movie posters and Otto Preminger movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Otto Preminger as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Otto Preminger movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Otto Preminger film is can be factored into this list.

From Otto Preminger's studio films to Otto Preminger's independent films, this Otto Preminger filmography keeps tabs on all Otto Preminger movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List movies include Laura, Porgy and Bess and more.

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If you're wanting to get into Otto Preminger films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Otto Preminger works.

All Otto Preminger director credits are included. This list of every movie that Otto Preminger has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Otto Preminger movie is and which actors starred in the Otto Preminger film.

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James Stewart and Laurence Olivier are among the many great actors who worked on a Otto Preminger movie.

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Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 American courtroom crime drama film. It was directed by Otto Preminger and adapted by Wendell Mayes from the best-selling novel of the same name written by Michigan ...more

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Laura Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Judith Anderson Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by ...more

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The Man with the Golden Arm Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who gets clean while in prison, but ...more

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Exodus Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb Exodus is a 1960 epic war film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus, by ...more

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Fallen Angel Linda Darnell, John Carradine, Alice Faye Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before. The film features ...more

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Advise & Consent Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by ...more

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In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Bunny Lake Is Missing Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Noël Coward Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film starring Laurence Olivier and directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format in ...more

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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Elizabeth Montgomery, Gary Cooper, Rod Steiger The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell is a 1955 film directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gary Cooper as Billy Mitchell, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger and Elizabeth Montgomery in ...more

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The Cardinal Burgess Meredith, John Huston, Romy Schneider The Cardinal is a 1963 American drama film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was written by Robert Dozier, ...more

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River of No Return Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz, ...more

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Where the Sidewalk Ends Gene Tierney, Karl Malden, Dana Andrews Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 American film noir directed and produced by Otto Preminger. The screenplay for the film was written by Ben Hecht, and adapted by Robert E. Kent, Frank P. ...more

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Bonjour Tristesse David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg Bonjour Tristesse is a 1958 British-American film, directed and produced by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Arthur Laurents based on the novel of the same title by Françoise Sagan. ...more

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Angel Face Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus Angel Face is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger. The drama, filmed on location in Beverly Hills, California, features Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons.

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A Royal Scandal Vincent Price, Anne Baxter, Tallulah Bankhead A Royal Scandal, also known as Czarina, is a 1945 film about the love life of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. It stars Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, and William Eythe. The ...more

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Porgy and Bess Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr. Porgy and Bess is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger. It is based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, which is in turn ...more

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Whirlpool Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford Whirlpool is a 1949 thriller film noir directed by Otto Preminger and written by Ben Hecht and Andrew Solt, adapted from Guy Endore's novel Methinks the Lady. The film stars Gene Tierney, ...more

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Such Good Friends Burgess Meredith, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer O'Neill Such Good Friends is a 1971 American comedy-drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Esther Dale is based on the novel of the same title by Lois Gould. The film stars Dyan ...more

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Kidnapped Billy Wilder, Reginald Owen, C. Aubrey Smith Kidnapped is an adventure film directed by Alfred L. Werker, starring Warner Baxter and Freddie Bartholomew, and based on the book Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Forever Amber Forever Amber is a romance novel by Kathleen Winsor set in 17th-century England. It was made into a film in 1947 by 20th Century Fox.

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Daisy Kenyon Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews Daisy Kenyon is a 20th Century Fox feature film starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, and Dana Andrews in a story about a post-World War II romantic triangle. The screenplay by David Hertz was ...more

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Centennial Summer Jeanne Crain, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell Centennial Summer is a 1946 musical film directed by Otto Preminger. The musical, that stars Jeanne Crain and Cornel Wilde, is based on a novel by Albert E. Idell. It was produced in response to ...more

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Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Liza Minnelli, Fred Williamson, James Coco Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon is a 1970 American drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Kellogg.

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Hurry Sundown Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Faye Dunaway Hurry Sundown is a 1967 American drama film produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Jane Fonda and Michael Caine. The screenplay by Horton Foote and Thomas C. Ryan is based on the 1965 ...more

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The Making of In Harms Way The Making of In Harm's Way is a 1964 short film directed by Otto Preminger.

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Carmen Jones Carmen Jones is a 1943 Broadway musical with music by Georges Bizet and lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II which was performed at The Broadway Theatre. Conceptually, it is Bizet's opera ...more

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Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach Otto Preminger, Hardy Krüger, Gregory Ratoff Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach is a 1953 comedy film written by Carl Zuckmayer and directed by Otto Preminger.

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Saint Joan John Gielgud, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark Saint Joan is a 1957 British-American film adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title about the life of Joan of Arc. The restructured screenplay by Graham Greene, directed by ...more

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Skidoo Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968. ...more

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Rosebud Kim Cattrall, Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough Rosebud is a 1975 film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, and Peter Lawford. The script was by Otto's son, Erik Lee Preminger, based on the novel by ...more

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In the Meantime, Darling Jeanne Crain, Heather Angel, Eugene Pallette In the Meantime, Darling is a 1944 American drama film produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Arthur Kober and Michael Uris focuses on a wealthy war bride who is forced to ...more

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The Moon Is Blue David Niven, William Holden, Hardy Krüger The Moon Is Blue is a 1953 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring William Holden, David Niven, and Maggie McNamara. Written by F. Hugh Herbert and ...more

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Tonight at 8:30 "The overall title for three one-act plays by Noel Coward. The first story, "Red Peppers," relates incidents in the life of Lily Pepper, a petulant, caustic-tongued housewife. In ...more

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The 13th Letter Charles Boyer, Linda Darnell, Michael Rennie The 13th Letter is a 1951 film directed by Otto Preminger. The film is a remake of the French film Le Corbeau directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.

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The Fan George Sanders, Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll The Fan is a 1949 American drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Walter Reisch, and Ross Evans is based on the 1892 play Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde. ...more

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Danger: Love at Work John Carradine, Ann Sothern, Edward Everett Horton Danger – Love at Work is a 1937 American screwball comedy film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by James Edward Grant and Ben Markson focuses on an attorney's frustrating efforts to ...more

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The Human Factor Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Iman Abdulmajid The Human Factor is a 1979 British thriller film starring Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi and John Gielgud. It is based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Graham Greene, ...more

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Carmen Jones Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Harry Kleiner is based on the libretto for ...more

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Under Your Spell Wendy Barrie, nm0871546, Gregory Ratoff Under Your Spell is a 1936 American romantic comedy film with music directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Frances Hyland and Saul Elkins is based on a story by Sy Bartlett and Bernice

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Forever Amber George Sanders, Jessica Tandy, Linda Darnell Forever Amber is a 1947 American romantic drama film starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde. It was based on the book of the same name by Kathleen Winsor. It also starred Richard Greene, George ...more

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The Making of Anatomy of a Murder The Making of Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 short film directed by Otto Preminger.

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Margin for Error Milton Berle, Joan Bennett, Otto Preminger Margin for Error is a 1943 American drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Lillie Hayward and Samuel Fuller is based on the 1939 play of the same title by Clare Boothe Luce.

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The Making of Such Good Friends The Making of Such Good Friends is a 1971 short film directed by Otto Preminger.

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The Making of Saint Joan The Making of Saint Joan is a 1957 short film directed by Otto Preminger.

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That Lady in Ermine Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Douglas Fairbanks That Lady in Ermine is a 1948 American musical film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The screenplay by Samson Raphaelson is based on the operetta Die Frau im Hermelin by Rudolph Schanzer and Ernst ...more

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The Great Love Attila Hörbiger, Carl Goetz, Ferdinand Mayerhofer Die große Liebe is a 1931 Austrian drama film directed by Otto Preminger, the first of his career. The screenplay by Artur Berger and Siegfried Bernfeld is based on a true story.

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The Making of The Cardinal The Making of The Cardinal is a 1963 short film directed by Otto Preminger.