Entertainment The Best Wallace Beery Movies  

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

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

List ranges from Beggars of Life to Hollywood Party, plus much more.

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

Buster Keaton and John Ford both worked with Wallace Beery over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Lionel Barrymore, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Stander
Treasure Island is a 1934 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map and travels on a sailing ship to a remote island, ...more

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Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo
Viva Villa! is a 1934 American film starring Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa and was written by Ben Hecht, adapted from the book Viva Villa! by Edgecumb Pinchon and Odo B. Stade. The picture was ...more

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Anne Baxter, Wallace Beery, Noah Beery
20 Mule Team is a 1940 American Western film about Death Valley, and Daggett, California borax miners starring Wallace Beery and Anne Baxter, and remains an extremely rare opportunity to watch ...more

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Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore
Grand Hotel is a 1932 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 ...more

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Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Virginia Bruce
The Bad Man of Brimstone is a 1937 Western film starring Wallace Beery and directed by J. Walter Ruben. Beery's brother Noah Beery, Sr. appears in a supporting role as a bartender. The ...more

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Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore
Dinner at Eight is a Pre-Code 1933 comedy of manners / drama starring Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, and Billie Burke, and ...more

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Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Wallace Beery
Slave Ship is a 1937 film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Warner Baxter and Wallace Beery. The supporting cast features Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Jane Darwell, and Joseph Schildkraut. ...more

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Ann Rutherford, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo
Wyoming is a 1940 Western film starring Wallace Beery. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Robert Montgomery, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
The Big House is a 1930 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by George Hill, with stars Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery, Leila Hyams, ...more

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Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery, Irene Rich
The Champ is a 1931 American film directed by King Vidor from a screenplay by Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins and Wanda Tuchock, and starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper, that tells the ...more

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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable
Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...more

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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Ralph Bellamy
The Secret Six is a fast-paced 1931 American Pre-Code crime film starring Wallace Beery as "Slaughterhouse Scorpio", a character very loosely based on Al Capone, and featuring Lewis ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale
Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full ...more

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Boris Karloff, Wallace Beery, George Hackathorne
The Last of the Mohicans is a 1920 American film adapted from James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same name. Clarence Brown and Maurice Tourneur directed an adaption by Robert Dillon — a story ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery
The Bad Man is a 1941 American Western film starring Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, and Ronald Reagan. The movie was written by Wells Root from the Porter Emerson Browne play, and ...more

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Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Marjorie Rambeau
Min and Bill is a 1930 American comedy-drama film starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery and based on Lorna Moon's novel Dark Star, adapted by Frances Marion and Marion Jackson. The movie ...more

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Margaret O'Brien, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main
Bad Bascomb is a 1946 western film starring Wallace Beery and Margaret O'Brien. The movie was directed by S. Sylvan Simon.

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Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper
The Bowery is a 1933 historical film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the start of the 20th century directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Wallace Beery and George Raft.

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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell
China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The ...more

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Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery
The Lost World is a 1925 silent fantasy adventure film and an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name. The movie was produced by First National Pictures, a large Hollywood ...more

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Wallace Beery, Milton Sills, Marc McDermott
The Sea Hawk is a 1924 American silent film about an English noble sold into slavery who escapes and turns himself into a pirate king. Directed by Frank Lloyd, the screen adaptation was written ...more

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Wallace Beery, Laraine Day, Alan Curtis
Sergeant Madden is a 1939 film noir forerunner directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Wallace Beery. The supporting cast in this dark police movie, noted for its imaginative and evocative ...more

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Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1921 American silent epic war film produced by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by Rex Ingram. Based on the Spanish novel The Four Horsemen of the ...more

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Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter
Salute to the Marines is a 1943 World War II film starring Wallace Beery. The movie is set in the Philippines and shot in Technicolor, and was directed by S. Sylvan Simon. The picture features ...more

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Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson
Billy the Kid is a 1930 American film directed in widescreen by King Vidor about the relationship between frontier outlaw Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.