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The Best Russ Tamblyn Movies

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

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

List is made up of many different films, including Running Mates and The Kid from Cleveland.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Russ Tamblyn movies?" and "What are the greatest Russ Tamblyn roles of all time?"

Quentin Tarantino and Cecil B. DeMille have both worked with Russ Tamblyn over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

  • Richard Widmark, Karl Malden
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    Released1953

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Sergeant Thorne Ryan fought bravely in the Korean War, and now he does his part by taking new recruits through basic training in the southern United States. A drill sergeant has to be fierce and  ...more
  • Michael Rennie, Paul Naschy
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    Released1970

    Directed byTulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese

    Aliens from a dying world inhabit the bodies of dead Earth scientists. Led by Dr. Warnoff (Michael Rennie), they bring back to life humanity's most feared monsters: a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy and  ...more
  • Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker
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    Released1955

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    Headstrong Mary Stuart Cherne (Eleanor Parker) is in hot pursuit of frontiersman Bushrod Gentry (Robert Taylor), and is determined to make him her husband. Naturally, Bushrod has no desire to leave  ...more
  • 4

    The Kid from Cleveland

    Russ Tamblyn, George Brent
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    Released1949

    Directed byHerbert Kline

    The Kid from Cleveland is a 1949 sports drama film starring George Brent, Lynn Bari and Russ Tamblyn. Directed by Herbert Kline, the film was released by Republic Pictures.  ...more
  • Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter
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    Released1951

    Directed byHarmon Jones

    After his 65th birthday, Acme Printing plant worker John R. Hodges (Monty Woolley) becomes a victim of his employer's mandatory retirement policy. In a scheme to get his job back and the policy  ...more
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    Necromancer

    Elizabeth Kaitan, Russ Tamblyn
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    Released1988

    Necromancer is a 1988 American horror film directed by Dusty Nelson and starring Elizabeth Kaitan. The story follows a young woman who is raped by a group of men, and contacts a necromancer to exact  ...more
  • Alan Ladd, Russ Tamblyn
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    Released1950

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Captain Carey, U.S.A. is a 1950 drama film starring Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, and Francis Lederer. An American returns to post-World War II Italy to bring a traitor to justice. The film was based on  ...more
  • Doris Day, Ronald Reagan
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    Released1952

    Directed byLewis Seiler

    In 1908 Nebraska, young Grover Cleveland "Alex" Alexander (Ronald Reagan) saves to buy a farm for himself and his fiancée, Aimee (Doris Day), but also longs to realize his dream of playing baseball.  ...more
  • Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier
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    Released1964

    Directed byJack Cardiff

    Moorish ruler El Mansuh (Sidney Poitier) is determined to locate a massive bell made of gold known as the "Mother of Voices." Viking explorer Rolfe (Richard Widmark) also becomes intent on finding  ...more

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  • Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling
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    Released1958

    Directed byJack Arnold

    There's a growing epidemic among the kids at Santa Bella High: marijuana cigarettes. When slang-talking hipster Tony Baker (Russ Tamblyn) transfers to the school, he noses out the action right away,  ...more
  • Julie Harris, Claire Bloom
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    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Wise

    Dr. John Markway, an anthropologist with an interest in psychic phenomena, takes two specially selected women to Hill House, a reportedly haunted mansion. Eleanor (Julie Harris), a lonely, eccentric  ...more

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  • Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan
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    Released2011

    Directed byNicolas Winding Refn

    Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young  ...more

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  • Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young
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    Released1958

    Directed byGeorge Pal

    In a mythical land, woodcutter Jonathan (Bernard Miles) agrees not to chop down the oldest tree in the forest in return for three wishes granted by the Forest Queen. After he wastes two wishes  ...more
  • Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm
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    Released1962

    Directed byHenry Levin, George Pal

    Wilhelm (Laurence Harvey) and Jacob Grimm (Karl Boehm) are writing a historical manuscript for a local duke (Oscar Homolka), but the project is late because Wilhelm spends his time gathering fairy  ...more
  • Julie Newmar, Jane Powell
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    Released1954

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the CinemaScope format. The film was directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul and  ...more

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  • Russ Tamblyn, Kent Taylor
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    Released1969

    Directed byAl Adamson

    Satan's Sadists is a 1969 biker film directed by Al Adamson and starring Russ Tamblyn.  ...more
  • Lana Turner, Hope Lange
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    Released1957

    Directed byMark Robson

    In this adaptation of Grace Metalious' popular novel, steamy goings-on abound in the small, prim New England community of Peyton Place. Newcomer Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) arrives in town on the eve  ...more
  • Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno
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    Released1961

    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

    West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was  ...more

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  • Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor
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    Released1950

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    When beautiful Kay Banks (Elizabeth Taylor) announces her engagement to Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor), her doting middle-class father, Stan (Spencer Tracy), must contend with a variety of problems,  ...more
  • Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain
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    Released1956

    Directed byRussell Rouse

    The Fastest Gun Alive is a 1956 western film starring Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain and Broderick Crawford.  ...more
  • Peggy Cummins, John Dall
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    Released1950

    Directed byJoseph H. Lewis

    When gun-obsessed pacifist Bart Tare (John Dall) witnesses expert shooter Annie Laurie Starr (Peggy Cummins) demonstrate her firearm prowess at a carnival one night, it's love at first sight. Aimless  ...more
  • Chris Elliott, Ritch Brinkley
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    Released1994

    Directed byAdam Resnick

    A prep-school snob (Chris Elliott) en route to Hawaii meets unfriendly fishermen aboard the wrong boat.  ...more
  • Eva Gabor, Glenn Ford
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    Released1957

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Don't Go Near the Water is a 1957 comedy film about a U.S. Navy public relations unit stationed on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. It is an adaptation of the 1956 novel of the  ...more
  • Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn
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    Released1966

    Directed byIshirō Honda

    This film, released in Japan as Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda versus Gaira, is a 1966 science fiction kaiju film. The film was co-produced between the Japanese company Toho, and Henry G.  ...more
  • Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr
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    Released1949

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    Samson and Delilah is a 1949 American romantic religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and released by Paramount Pictures. It depicts the biblical story of Samson, a strongman  ...more