The Best Tommy Steele Movies

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

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

List includes The Happiest Millionaire, King of the Rocket Men and more.

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  • The Tommy Steele Story

    The Tommy Steele Story

    Tommy Steele
    16 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Gerard Bryant
    The Tommy Steele Story is a 1957 British film starring Tommy Steele, dramatising Steele's own rise to fame. It was released in the US as Rock Around the World. Along with Rock You Sinners it was one of the first British rock and roll movies.
  • Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson
    8 votes
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: John Dexter, John Sichel
  • The Happiest Millionaire
    Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson
    15 votes
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Norman Tokar
    Clever yet hapless new butler John Lawless (Tommy Steele) manages a Philadelphia household for quirky and joyful millionaire Anthony Drexel Biddle (Fred MacMurray), his unflappable wife, Cordelia (Greer Garson), and their spitfire daughter, Cordy (Lesley Ann Warren). When Cordy goes to boarding school and becomes engaged to handsome heir Angier Duke (John Davidson), it's up to John the butler to help mesh the two families and keep the nuptials on track.
  • Finian's Rainbow
    Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele
    19 votes
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
    Feisty Irishman Finian McLonergan (Fred Astaire) and his faithful daughter, Sharon (Petula Clark), bearing a pot of gold stolen from the leprechaun Og (Tommy Steele), settle in the village of Rainbow Valley, Missitucky. Siding with local sharecroppers like Woody Mahoney (Don Francks) against a blustering, bigoted local politician (Keenan Wynn), the McLonergans get into a number of fanciful scrapes while being pursued by the magical Og, who will become mortal if he doesn't recover his gold.

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  • The Duke Wore Jeans
    Tommy Steele, Michael Medwin, June Laverick
    12 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Gerald Thomas
    The Duke Wore Jeans is a 1958 English film by producer Nat Cohen starring Tommy Steele and June Laverick. The songs from the film are mostly available on many compilation CDs, but no British CD has been pressed of the original soundtrack - probably due to the fact that there were only 9 songs. The original 10" LP is still available on some sites.
  • Half a Sixpence
    James Bolam, Grover Dale, Pamela Brown
    24 votes
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: George Sidney
    Half a Sixpence is a 1967 British musical film directed by George Sidney and choreographed by Gillian Lynne. The screenplay by Beverley Cross is adapted from his book for the stage musical of the same name, which was based on Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, a 1905 novel by H.G. Wells. The music and lyrics are by David Heneker. Set in Kent during Edwardian England, the plot centres on Arthur Kipps, a draper's assistant who falls in love with a chambermaid named Ann. In quick succession, he comes into a fortune, nearly marries a wealthy girl, marries Ann instead, loses his fortune, but regains that fortune and lives happily ever after with a loving family. This was the final film made by Sidney, director of such well-known movies as Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate, Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas.