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

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

List films include The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, Finnegan Begin Again and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Robert Preston movies?" and "What are the greatest Robert Preston roles of all time?"
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The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo. The film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith ...more

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Victor Victoria Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras Victor Victoria is a 1982 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, and John Rhys-Davies. The film was ...more

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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Angela Lansbury, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Preston The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1960 film directed by Delbert Mann.

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Finnegan Begin Again Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney Finnegan Begin Again is a 1985 made-for-HBO original romantic comedy film starring Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Preston. The movie was filmed in Richmond, Virginia and premiered in February 1985 ...more

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The Last Starfighter Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more

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Mame Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison Mame is a 1974 musical film based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name and the 1955 novel by Patrick Dennis. It was directed by Gene Saks, written by Paul Zindel, and starred Lucille ...more

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This Gun for Hire Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Robert Preston This Gun for Hire is a 1942 film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle and based on the novel A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene. The film stars Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan

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Whispering Smith Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, William Demarest Whispering Smith is a Western film starring Alan Ladd as a railroad detective assigned to stop a gang of train robbers. The supporting cast includes Robert Preston and Brenda Marshall. The ...more

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All the Way Home Jean Simmons, Pat Hingle, Robert Preston All the Way Home is a 1963 drama film about a young boy and his mother dealing with the sudden death of his father. It stars Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, and Pat Hingle, with the boy being ...more

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The Sundowners Jack Elam, Robert Preston, Chill Wills The Sundowners is a 1950 American film directed by George Templeton. The film is also known as Thunder in the Dust in the United Kingdom.

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How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe.

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Beau Geste Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland Beau Geste is a 1939 Paramount Pictures action/adventure motion picture starring Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, and Susan Hayward. Directed and produced by William A. ...more

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Union Pacific Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea Union Pacific is a 1939 American dramatic western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Based on the novel Trouble Shooter by Western fiction author ...more

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The Bells of St. Mary's Claudette Colbert, Robert Preston, Glenda Farrell

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Reap the Wild Wind John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland Reap the Wild Wind was a serialized story written by Thelma Strabel in 1940 for The Saturday Evening Post, which was the basis for the 1942 film starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette ...more

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S.O.B. Julie Andrews, William Holden, Rosanna Arquette S.O.B. is a 1981 American film comedy written and directed by Blake Edwards. It stars Julie Andrews and Richard Mulligan. Also appearing are Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, Robert Vaughn, Robert ...more

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Wake Island Alan Hale, Jr., Robert Preston Wake Island is a 1942 American film written by W. R. Burnett and Frank Butler, and directed by John Farrow. The film tells the story of the United States military garrison on Wake Island and the ...more

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North West Mounted Police Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Lon Chaney "Set in the historical Riel rebellion, a Texas Ranger helps the Mounties so he can capture a murderer; but the Mountie gets the woman. In 1885 Dan Duroc (Akim Tamiroff) and Jacques Corbeau ...more

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Rehearsal for Murder Jeff Goldblum, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee Rehearsal for Murder is a 1982 murder mystery television film that starred Robert Preston and Lynn Redgrave, and directed by David Greene. The script, written by Richard Levinson and William ...more

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Tulsa Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Chill Wills Tulsa is a 1949 Technicolor film that was directed by Stuart Heisler and starred Susan Hayward and Robert Preston, and featured Lloyd Gough, Chill Wills, and Ed Begley in one of his earliest ...more

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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Henry Fonda, Fred Gwynne, Robert Preston The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a 1980 short film directed by Ralph Rosenblum.

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Junior Bonner Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson Junior Bonner is a 1972 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Joe Don Baker, Robert Preston and Ida Lupino. The film focuses on a veteran rodeo rider as he returns to his ...more

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Face to Face Robert Preston, Gene Lockhart Face to Face is an anthology film adapted from the stories "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" by Stephen Crane. The film was produced by ...more

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Best of the Badmen Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor Best of Badmen is a 1951 western film based on the story by Robert Hardy Andrews, written by John Twist and Robert Hardy Andrews and directed by William D. Russell.

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Big City Margaret O'Brien, Danny Thomas, Robert Preston Big City is a 1948 film directed by Norman Taurog.

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The Last Frontier Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Robert Preston The Last Frontier is a 1956 weatern film directed by Anthony Mann.

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My Outlaw Brother Mickey Rooney, Robert Stack, Robert Preston My Outlaw Brother is a 1951 American film directed by Elliott Nugent, produced by Benedict Bogeaus, and starring Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston and Robert Stack. Filmed in Mexico ...more

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Child's Play Beau Bridges, Robert Preston, Tom Leopold Child's Play is a 1972 American drama-mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet. It stars James Mason and Robert Preston. The screenplay by Leon Prochnik is based on the 1970 play of the same title ...more

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Disbarred Robert Preston, Otto Kruger, Gail Patrick Disbarred is a 1939 film about a crooked lawyer starring Gail Patrick and Robert Preston. The supporting cast includes Otto Kruger, Virginia Vale and Sidney Toler. The movie was directed by film ...more

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Parachute Battalion Buddy Ebsen, Edmond O'Brien, Robert Preston Parachute Battalion is a 1941 film starring Robert Preston and Nancy Kelly. The supporting cast includes Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey, and Buddy Ebsen; the movie was directed by Leslie Goodwins.

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Blood on the Moon Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston Blood on the Moon is a 1948 RKO black-and-white "psychological" western directed by Robert Wise with cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca. The film, starring Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel ...more

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Semi-Tough Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Dennehy Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, and Brian Dennehy, set in the world of ...more

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Cloudburst Robert Preston, Colin Tapley, George Woodbridge Cloudburst is a 1951 British crime drama film, directed by Francis Searle, starring Robert Preston and featuring Elizabeth Sellars, Harold Lang, Colin Tapley and Sheila Burrell. The script is ...more

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The Lady Gambles Barbara Stanwyck, Tony Curtis, Robert Preston The Lady Gambles is a 1949 drama film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Preston. A woman accompanies her husband to Las Vegas and becomes addicted to gambling.

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Wings Up Clark Gable, William Holden, Robert Preston Wings Up is a short propaganda film film produced by the US Air Force during World War II. Narrated by Clark Gable the short informed the youth of America about the Officers Candidate School of ...more

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Night Plane from Chungking Robert Preston, Otto Kruger, Ellen Drew Night Plane from Chungking is an American war film released by Paramount Pictures, and is a remake of Paramount's earlier film Shanghai Express. The film was directed by Ralph Murphy, and ...more

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New York Town Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Robert Preston New York Town is a 1941 romantic comedy film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Akim Tamiroff and Robert Preston. The film was written by Lewis Meltzer and an ...more