Entertainment The Best Van Heflin Movies  

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from The Strange Love of Martha Ivers to The Feminine Touch.

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Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd
Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name ...more

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Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Richard Jaeckel
3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed by Delmer Daves. The film was based on a 1953 short story by Elmore Leonard. In 2012, the film was ...more

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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury
The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States in 1946, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and featuring Kirk Douglas in his ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury
Till The Clouds Roll By is a 1946 American musical film made by MGM. The film is a fictionalized biography of composer Jerome Kern who was originally involved with the production of the film. ...more

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Janet Leigh, Ricardo Montalbán, Robert Ryan
Act of Violence is a 1948 American film noir directed by Fred Zinnemann and adapted for the screen by Robert L. Richards from a story by Collier Young, featuring performances by Van Heflin, ...more

17 1
Gunman's Walk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Van Heflin Movies
Tab Hunter, Van Heflin
Gunman's Walk is a film directed by Phil Karlson released on July 1958.

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Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, June Allyson
Woman's World, also known as A Woman's World, is a 1954 Technicolor drama film about corporate America. Three men compete for the top job at a large company.

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Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster
Airport is a 1970 American drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name. It originated the ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn
Santa Fe Trail is a 1940 American western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey and Ronald Reagan. Written by Robert Buckner, the film is ...more

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Tanganyika is a 1954 action adventure film directed by André De Toth and starring Van Heflin.

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Agnes Moorehead, Silvana Mangano, Van Heflin
La tempesta is a 1958 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada. It is based on the novels A History of Pugachev and The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin. For this film Lattuada was ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price, Lana Turner
The Three Musketeers is a Technicolor adventure film adaptation of the classic novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père which starred Gene Kelly and Lana Turner. The film is ...more

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Joan Crawford, Raymond Massey, Van Heflin
Possessed is a 1947 film noir directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey in a tale about an unstable woman's obsession with her ex-lover. The screenplay ...more

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Lana Turner, Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold
Johnny Eager is a 1941 film noir directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Robert Taylor, Lana Turner and Van Heflin. Heflin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film was one of many ...more

23 4
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Evelyn Keyes, Van Heflin
The Prowler is a 1951 black-and-white thriller film noir directed by Joseph Losey that stars Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes. The film was produced by Sam Spiegel and was written by Dalton Trumbo ...more

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Anne Francis, Fess Parker, Tab Hunter
Battle Cry is a 1955 CinemaScope film, starring Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore, Tab Hunter, Anne Francis, Dorothy Malone, Raymond Massey, and Mona Freeman. The movie is based on the novel ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Beatrice Straight, Ed Begley
Patterns is a 1956 film directed by Fielder Cook and starring Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, and Ed Begley. The screenplay by Rod Serling was an adaptation of his teleplay Patterns originally ...more

23 5
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Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, Peter Graves
The Raid is a 1954 Technicolor American film set during the American Civil War. It stars Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone and Lee Marvin. It is loosely based on a true incident, the St. ...more

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Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Frank Morgan
Green Dolphin Street is a 1947 historic drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge.

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Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby, Stefanie Powers
Stagecoach is a 1966 American film, directed by Gordon Douglas as a remake of the John Ford classic black-and-white western Stagecoach, which won two Academy Awards and received five other ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Tab Hunter
They Came to Cordura is a 1959 Western film co-written and directed by Robert Rossen, starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth, and featuring Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Richard Conte, Michael Callan, ...more

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Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Harry Morgan
Madame Bovary is a 1949 film adaptation of the classic novel of the same name by Gustave Flaubert. It stars Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, Alf Kjellin, Gene Lockhart, ...more

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Ava Gardner, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt
Kid Glove Killer is a 1942 crime film starring Van Heflin as a criminologist investigating the murder of a mayor. The B film was the feature-length directorial debut of Fred Zinnemann.

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Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, Van Heflin
Tomahawk is a 1951 western film directed by George Sherman and starring Van Heflin and Yvonne De Carlo. The film is loosely based on events that took place in Montana in 1876 at the Battle of ...more