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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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Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1954

Directed by: Jean 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.

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Rory Calhoun

Released: 1956

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Red Sundown is a 1956 film directed by Jack Arnold.
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Rory Calhoun, John Dehner, Leo Gordon

Released: 1958

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Apache Territory is a 1958 Western film released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Ray Nazarro and produced by and starring Rory Calhoun. The story is based on the novel Last Stand at Papago ...more
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Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, George Rigaud

Released: 1961

Directed by: Sergio 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 ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Julie London, Judith Anderson

Released: 1947

Directed by: Delmer 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
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Yvonne De Carlo, John Gavin, Mara Corday

Released: 1956

Directed by: John Sherwood

Raw Edge is a 1956 western film written by Harry Essex and Robert Hill and directed by John Sherwood.
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Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke

Released: 1980

Directed by: Kevin 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 ...more

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Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Jeff Chandler

Released: 1955

Directed by: Jesse 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 ...more
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The Saga of Hemp Brown Yvette Vickers, Russell Johnson, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1958

Directed by: Richard 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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Gene Tierney, Rory Calhoun, Richard Boone

Released: 1952

Directed by: Jacques 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 ...more
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Shelley Winters, Gilbert Roland, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1955

Directed by: George 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.
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Walter Brennan, Jay Silverheels, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Carlson

Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 western film directed by Richard Carlson.
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Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, Gene Lockhart

Released: 1951

Directed by: Henry 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 ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan

Released: 1950

Directed by: Richard 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.
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Apache Uprising DeForest Kelley, Lon Chaney, Jr.

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert 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, Mary Costa

Released: 1957

Directed by: Robert 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
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Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1972

Directed by: William 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 ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Lois Maxwell

Released: 1947

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more
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Robert Wagner, Susan Hayward, Thelma Ritter

Released: 1952

Directed by: Walter 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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Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable

Released: 1953

Directed by: Jean 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 ...more
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Virginia Mayo

Released: 1965

Directed by: Christian 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 ...more
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The Looters Rory Calhoun, John Stephenson, Bess Flowers

Released: 1955

Directed by: Abner Biberman

The Looters is a 1955 adventure film written by Paul Schneider and directed by Abner Biberman.
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Rogue River Peter Graves, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1950

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Flight to Hong Kong Dolores Donlon, Rory Calhoun, Werner Klemperer

Released: 1956

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Flight to Hong Kong is a 1956 film directed by Joseph M. Newman.
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Rhonda Fleming, Alan Napier, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1947

Directed by: Sam 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