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The Best Robert Preston Movies  

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Claudette Colbert, Robert Preston, Glenda Farrell
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Margaret O'Brien, Danny Thomas, Robert Preston
Big City is a 1948 film directed by Norman Taurog.
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Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Robert Preston
The Last Frontier is a 1956 weatern film directed by Anthony Mann.