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The Best Rory Calhoun Movies

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

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

Everything from Way of a Gaucho to The Red House is included on this list.

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    Red Sundown

    Rory Calhoun

    Released1956

    Directed byJack Arnold

    Red Sundown is a 1956 film directed by Jack Arnold....  more
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    The Colossus of Rhodes

    Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari

    Released1961

    Directed bySergio Leone

    Il Colosso di Rodi is a 1961 Italian sword and sandal film directed by Sergio Leone. Starring Rory Calhoun, it is a fictional account of the island of Rhodes during its Classical period in the late...  more
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    The Saga of Hemp Brown

    Yvette Vickers, Russell Johnson

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Carlson

    The Saga of Hemp Brown is a 1958 western film written by Robert Creighton Williams and directed by Richard Carlson....
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    The Spoilers

    Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun

    Released1955

    Directed byJesse Hibbs

    The Spoilers is a 1955 film directed by Jesse Hibbs, adapted to screen by Oscar Brodney and Charles Hoffman from the novel and play by Rex Beach. The movie is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold...  more
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    Raw Edge

    Yvonne De Carlo, John Gavin

    Released1956

    Directed byJohn Sherwood

    Raw Edge is a 1956 western film written by Harry Essex and Robert Hill and directed by John Sherwood....  more
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    The Red House

    Edward G. Robinson, Julie London

    Released1947

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    The Red House is an American 1947 psychological thriller starring Edward G. Robinson. It is adapted from the novel The Red House by George Agnew Chamberlain, published in 1943 by Popular Library....  more
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    Four Guns to the Border

    Walter Brennan, Jay Silverheels

    Released1954

    Directed byRichard Carlson

    Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 western film directed by Richard Carlson....  more
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    Motel Hell

    Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack

    Released1980

    Directed byKevin Connor

    Motel Hell is a 1980 horror comedy film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Rory Calhoun as farmer, butcher, motel manager, and meat entrepreneur Vincent Smith. Because of its low budget nature,...  more

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    Way of a Gaucho

    Gene Tierney, Rory Calhoun

    Released1952

    Directed byJacques Tourneur

    Way of a Gaucho is a 1952 American western film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Gene Tierney, Rory Calhoun and Richard Boone. It was based on a novel by Herbert Childs. The film failed to...  more
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    The Treasure of Pancho Villa

    Shelley Winters, Gilbert Roland

    Released1955

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    The Treasure of Pancho Villa is a 1955 western film directed by George Sherman and starring Rory Calhoun, Shelley Winters and Gilbert Roland. The film was shot on location in Mexico....  more
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    I'd Climb the Highest Mountain

    Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun

    Released1951

    Directed byHenry King

    I'd Climb the Highest Mountain is a 1951 Technicolor religious drama film made by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. It was directed by Henry King and produced by Lamar Trotti from a screenplay...  more
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    River of No Return

    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum

    Released1954

    Directed byJean Negulesco, Otto Preminger

    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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    Apache Uprising

    DeForest Kelley, Lon Chaney

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert G. Springsteen

    Apache Uprising is a 1965 western film written by Max Lamb and Harry Sanford and directed by R.G. Springsteen....
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    The Big Caper

    Rory Calhoun, James Gregory

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevens

    The Big Caper is a 1957 film noir movie based on the 1955 pulp novel of the same name by Lionel White. It was directed by Robert Stevens and stars Rory Calhoun, Mary Costa and James Gregory...  more
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    A Ticket to Tomahawk

    Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter

    Released1950

    Directed byRichard Sale

    A Ticket to Tomahawk is a 1950 American western musical comedy film, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Richard Sale and starring Dan Dailey and Anne Baxter....  more
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    That Hagen Girl

    Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple

    Released1947

    Directed byPeter Godfrey

    That Hagen Girl is a 1947 American drama film directed by Peter Godfrey. The screenplay by Charles Hoffman was based on the novel by Edith Kneipple Roberts. The film focuses on small town teenage...  more
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    Night of the Lepus

    Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley

    Released1972

    Directed byWilliam F. Claxton

    Night of the Lepus, also known as Rabbits, is a 1972 American science fiction horror film based on the 1964 science fiction novel The Year of the Angry Rabbit. Released theatrically on October 4,...  more
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    With a Song in My Heart

    Robert Wagner, Susan Hayward

    Released1952

    Directed byWalter Lang

    With a Song in My Heart is a 1952 biographical film which tells the story of actress and singer Jane Froman, who was crippled by an airplane crash on February 22, 1943, when the Boeing 314 Pan...  more
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    How to Marry a Millionaire

    Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall

    Released1953

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. The film stars Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren...  more
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    Black Spurs

    DeForest Kelley, Linda Darnell

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert G. Springsteen

    Black Spurs is a 1965 western film written by Steve Fisher and directed by R.G. Springsteen....
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    Rogue River

    Peter Graves, Rory Calhoun

    Released1950

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    Adventure Island

    Rhonda Fleming, Alan Napier

    Released1947

    Directed bySam Newfield

    Adventure Island is a 1947 American South Seas action/adventure film shot in Cinecolor and directed by Sam Newfield for Paramount Pictures' Pine-Thomas Productions--one of the few times director...  more
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    Young Fury

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1965

    Directed byChristian Nyby

    Young Fury is a 1965 American Western film directed by Christian Nyby and written by Steve Fisher. The film stars Rory Calhoun, Virginia Mayo, William Bendix, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Arlen and John...  more
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    The Looters

    Rory Calhoun, John Stephenson

    Released1955

    Directed byAbner Biberman

    The Looters is a 1955 adventure film written by Paul Schneider and directed by Abner Biberman....
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    Flight to Hong Kong

    Dolores Donlon, Rory Calhoun

    Released1956

    Directed byJoseph M. Newman

    Flight to Hong Kong is a 1956 film directed by Joseph M. Newman....  more