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The Best Richard Basehart Movies

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

If you think the best Richard Basehart role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Richard Basehart performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of a variety of films, including Moby Dick and Time Limit.

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    Tension

    Cyd Charisse, William Conrad

    Released1950

    Directed byJohn Berry

    Tension is a 1949 crime thriller film noir directed by John Berry, and written by Allen Rivkin, based on a story written by John D. Klorer. The drama features Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd...  more
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    Miracles of Thursday

    Richard Basehart, Paolo Stoppa

    Released1957

    Directed byLuis García Berlanga

    Los jueves, milagro is a 1957 Spanish comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga about some people in a small village of Spain who decide to fake a miracle in order to increase the tourism but...  more
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    Titanic

    Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

    Released1953

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Titanic is a 1953 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco. Its plot centers on an estranged couple sailing on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place in April 1912....  more
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    The Good Die Young

    Joan Collins, Stanley Baker

    Released1954

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    The Good Die Young is a crime thriller film made in the United Kingdom by Remus Films, featuring a number of American characters. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert. The screenplay was based on the...  more
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    Five Branded Women

    Vera Miles, Jeanne Moreau

    Released1960

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Five Branded Women is a 1960 film directed by Martin Ritt. It featured an international cast including Richard Basehart, Silvana Mangano, and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during the...  more
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    The Intimate Stranger

    Richard Basehart, David Lodge

    Released1956

    Directed byJoseph Losey, Alec C. Snowden

    The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Joseph Walton, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey. It...  more
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    Moby Dick

    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck

    Released1956

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart,...  more
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    Reign of Terror

    Arlene Dahl, Norman Lloyd

    Released1949

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    Reign of Terror is a 1949 American drama film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart and Arlene Dahl. The film is set during the French Revolution. Plotters seek to...  more
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    Fourteen Hours

    Grace Kelly, John Cassavetes

    Released1951

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Fourteen Hours is a 1951 drama film directed by Henry Hathaway, which tells the story of a New York police officer trying to stop a despondent man from jumping to his death from the fifteenth floor...  more
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    Decision Before Dawn

    Richard Basehart, Hildegard Knef

    Released1951

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    Decision Before Dawn is a 1951 American war film directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Richard Basehart, Oskar Werner, and Hans Christian Blech. It tells the story of the American Army using...  more

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    Canyon Crossroads

    Richard Basehart, Phyllis Kirk

    Released1955

    Directed byAlfred L. Werker

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    Time Limit

    Rip Torn, Richard Widmark

    Released1957

    Directed byKarl Malden

    Time Limit is a 1957 legal drama film directed by Karl Malden, his only directing credit. In his autobiography, Malden stated that he "preferred being a good actor to being a fairly good director."...  more
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    Roseanna McCoy

    Raymond Massey, Farley Granger

    Released1949

    Directed byIrving Reis, Nicholas Ray

    Roseanna McCoy is a 1949 American drama film directed by Irving Reis. The screenplay by John Collier, based on the 1947 novel of the same title by Alberta Hannum, is a romanticized and...  more
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    Repeat Performance

    Joan Leslie, Natalie Schafer

    Released1947

    Directed byAlfred L. Werker

    Repeat Performance is a film of the film noir style starring Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie and Richard Basehart. The time travel picture combines elements of a 1940s drama with a science fiction twist....  more
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    The Extra Day

    Richard Basehart

    Released1956

    Directed byWilliam Fairchild

    The Extra Day is a 1956 British comedy film starring Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker and Sid James....  more
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    Love and Troubles

    Marcello Mastroianni, Richard Basehart

    Released1958

    Directed byAngelo Dorigo

    Love and Troubles is a 1958 Italian comedy film directed by Angelo Dorigo....  more
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    The Swindle

    Broderick Crawford, Giulietta Masina

    Released1955

    Directed byFederico Fellini

    Il bidone is a 1955 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It features Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart and Giulietta Masina. Released one year after the director's internationally successful...  more
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    Fixed Bayonets!

    James Dean, Richard Basehart

    Released1951

    Directed bySamuel Fuller

    Fixed Bayonets! is a war film written and directed by Samuel Fuller and produced by Twentieth Century-Fox during the Korean War. It is Fuller's second film about the Korean War. In his motion picture...  more
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    He Walked by Night

    Richard Basehart, Jack Webb

    Released1948

    Directed byAlfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann

    He Walked by Night is a 1948 black-and-white police procedural film noir, directed by Alfred L. Werker and Anthony Mann. The film, shot in semidocumentary tone, was loosely based on newspaper...  more
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    Escape of the Birdmen

    Chuck Connors, Rene Auberjonois

    Released1971

    Directed byPhilip Leacock

    The Birdmen is a 1971 drama tv film directed by Philip Leacock....  more
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    Being There

    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers

    Released1979

    Directed byHal Ashby

    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. Jones. The...  more

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    Valley Forge

    Christopher Walken, Victor Garber

    Released1975

    Directed byFielder Cook

    Valley Forge is a drama and war film written by Sidney Carroll and directed by Fielder Cook....  more
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    Passport to China

    Bernard Cribbins, Richard Basehart

    Released1961

    Directed byMichael Carreras

    Passport to China is a 1961 British adventure film directed by Michael Carreras and starring Richard Basehart, Lisa Gastoni, Eric Pohlmann and Bernard Cribbins. It was based on a story by Gordon...  more
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    Hans Brinker

    Eleanor Parker, Richard Basehart

    Released1969

    Directed byRobert Scheerer

    Hans Brinker is a 1969 drama musical family film written by Bill Manhoff and directed by Robert Scheerer based on the novel by Mary Mapes Dodge....  more
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    City Beneath the Sea

    Sugar Ray Robinson, Robert Wagner

    Released1971

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    City Beneath the Sea is a 1971 action film directed by Irwin Allen....  more