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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.

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

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Shane 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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3:10 to Yuma 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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Flight from Glory Van Heflin, Chester Morris, Onslow Stevens Flight from Glory is a 1937 B movie about a run-down air cargo company in South America during the golden age of aviation. Directed by capable veteran Lew Landers, and stars Chester Morris, ...more

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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 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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The Greatest Story Ever Told 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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Gunman's Walk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Van Heflin Movies
Gunman's Walk Tab Hunter, Van Heflin Gunman's Walk is a film directed by Phil Karlson released on July 1958.

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Till the Clouds Roll By 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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Act of Violence 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

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Woman's World 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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Patterns 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

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

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The Three Musketeers 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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Santa Fe Trail 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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Possessed 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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Stagecoach 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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Green Dolphin Street 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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The Raid 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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Johnny Eager 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

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The Prowler 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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Kid Glove Killer 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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The Outcasts of Poker Flat Van Heflin, Monte Blue, Billy Gilbert The Outcasts of Poker Flat is a 1937 history romance western film written by John Twist and Harry Segall and directed by Christy Cabanne; based on the stories Luck of Roaring Camp and The ...more

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Tomahawk 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

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The Big Bounce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Van Heflin Movies
The Big Bounce Ryan O'Neal, Lee Grant, Van Heflin The Big Bounce is a 1969 film directed by Alex March, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and starring Ryan O'Neal, Van Heflin, and Leigh Taylor-Young in what was the first of ...more

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Battle Cry 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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Madame Bovary 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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They Came to Cordura 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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A Woman Rebels Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Van Heflin A Woman Rebels is a 1936 RKO film adapted from the novel Portrait of a Rebel by Netta Syrett and starring Katharine Hepburn as Pamela Thistlewaite, who rebels against the social mores of ...more

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Stagecoach John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols, is an adaptation of ...more

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East Side, West Side Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse East Side, West Side is a 1949 melodramatic crime film, starring Barbara Stanwyck as a wronged wife and Ava Gardner in one of her earliest roles, along with James Mason and Van Heflin. Based on ...more

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Seven Sweethearts Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, S. Z. Sakall Seven Sweethearts is a 1942 musical film directed by Frank Borzage, starring Kathryn Grayson, Marsha Hunt and Van Heflin. Seven Sweethearts generated a bit of legal trouble seven years later. In ...more

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Presenting Lily Mars Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey, Van Heflin Presenting Lily Mars is a 1943 American musical motion picture produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in 1943. The film starred Judy Garland and Van Heflin and was based on the novel by ...more

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Grand Central Murder Van Heflin, Sam Levene, Patricia Dane Grand Central Murder is a comedy/mystery film released in 1942. It was based on Sue MacVeigh's 1939 novel of the same name, and stars Van Heflin as a private investigator who is one of the ...more

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Count Three and Pray Joanne Woodward, Raymond Burr, Allison Hayes Count Three and Pray is a 1955 CinemaScope western film starring Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward and Raymond Burr. It was based on the story "Calico Pony". It premiered in Woodward's home ...more

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B.F.'s Daughter Barbara Stanwyck, Keenan Wynn, Van Heflin B.F.'s Daughter is a 1948 drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin. It is adapted from John P. Marquand's controversial 1946 novel of the same name, ...more

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The Ruthless Four Klaus Kinski, Gilbert Roland, Van Heflin The Ruthless Four is a 1968 Italian Western film directed by Giorgio Capitani and starring Van Heflin.

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Under Ten Flags Charles Laughton, Mylène Demongeot, Van Heflin Under Ten Flags is a 1960 Italian-American war film directed by Duilio Coletti. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Cry of Battle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Van Heflin Movies
Cry of Battle Rita Moreno, Van Heflin, James MacArthur Cry of Battle is a 1963 American coming of age war film based on the 1951 novel Fortress in the Rice by Benjamin Appel who was a journalist and special assistant to the U.S. Commissioner for the ...more

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Black Widow Ginger Rogers, Gene Tierney, George Raft Black Widow is a 1954 DeLuxe Color mystery film in CinemaScope, with elements of film noir, written, produced and directed by Nunnally Johnson and starring Van Heflin, Ginger Rogers, Gene ...more

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Tap Roots Boris Karloff, Susan Hayward, Julie London Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from ...more

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Once a Thief Ann-Margret, Alain Delon, Jack Palance Once a Thief is a 1965 film directed by Ralph Nelson and starring Alain Delon, Ann-Margret, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. It was written by Zekial Marko, based on his novel Scratch A Thief. The ...more

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H. M. Pulham, Esq. Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young H. M. Pulham, Esq. is a 1941 American drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the novel H. M. Pulham, Esq. by John P. Marquand, the ...more

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Five Branded Women Vera Miles, Jeanne Moreau, Barbara Bel Geddes Five Branded Women is a 1960 film directed by Martin Ritt. It featured an international cast including Richard Basehart, Silvana Mangano, and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during ...more

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Tennessee Johnson Lionel Barrymore, Van Heflin, Ruth Hussey Tennessee Johnson is a 1942 American film about Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by William Dieterle and written by ...more

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The Feminine Touch Rosalind Russell, Don Ameche, Van Heflin The Feminine Touch is a comedy film written by George Oppenheimer, Edmund L. Hartmann and Ogden Nash and directed by Woody Van Dyke.

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Saturday's Heroes Van Heflin, Marian Marsh, Minor Watson Saturday's Heroes is a 1937 drama romance sport film story by George Templeton, screenplay by Paul Yawitz, Charles Kaufman, David Silverstein and Maxwell Shane and directed by Edward Killy.

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Annapolis Salute Harry Carey, Van Heflin, Arthur Lake Annapolis Salute is a 1937 romantic drama film written and directed by Christy Cabanne.

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The Man Outside Van Heflin, Heidelinde Weis The Man Outside is a British film released in 1968. It was previously exhibited in Austria and West Germany in 1967. The story is based on the novel Double Agent by Gene Stackleborg.

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The Bold Men Van Heflin The Bold Men is a 1965 TV documentary written by Don Bresnahan and directed by William Friedkin.