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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.

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  • In Death Valley, the Desert Borax Co. is on the verge of failure as borax deposits are exhausted. Along with the other mule-team drivers, Bill Bragg (Wallace Beery) goes unpaid and is barred from his ...more
  • After being convicted of manslaughter, drunk driver Kent Marlowe (Robert Montgomery) is inducted into the rigors of prison life. He befriends fellow cons "Machine Gun" Butch Schmidt (Wallace Beery) ...more
  • Wyoming is a 1940 Western film starring Wallace Beery. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe.
  • At a luxurious Berlin hotel between the wars, the once-wealthy Baron Felix von Gaigern (John Barrymore) supports himself as a thief and gambler. In this lavish adaptation of the successful Broadway ...more
  • Young Jim Hawkins (Jackie Cooper) works at the Admiral Benbow Inn with his mother. Soon after Billy Bones (Lionel Barrymore), a stranger, arrives and starts ranting about treasure, he dies. Jim finds ...more
  • 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 supporting ...more
  • After an overseer beats his peon father to death, a young Pancho Villa spills his first blood when he enacts revenge on the man. Retreating to the hills, Villa (Wallace Beery) spends a number of ...more
  • Champ (Wallace Beery) is a down-on-his-luck boxer in Tijuana whose son, Dink (Jackie Cooper), adores him despite Champ's addictions to alcohol and gambling. When Champ wins enough money from a bet to ...more
  • In this comedic drama, an ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver (Lionel Barrymore), contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension ...more
  • Now that Captain Lovett (Warner Baxter) is getting married, he wants to move out of slave-trading and into a more honorable line of work. Lovett instructs his crew to go aboveboard, but first mate ...more
  • Three male roommates living in an apartment.
  • 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 Stone, John Mack ...more
  • While warning the British of an approaching Huron war party, Uncas (Albert Roscoe), son of the last living Mohican chief (Theodore Lorch), catches the eye of Cora Munro (Barbara Bedford), a colonel's ...more
  • After an outlaw, Pancho Lopez (Wallace Beery), steals cattle from the ranch of Gil (Ronald Reagan) and his uncle Henry (Lionel Barrymore), they face foreclosure to banker Hardy (Henry Travers). When ...more
  • Framed for murder by his own half brother, Sir Oliver Tressilian (Milton Sills) is impressed into service aboard a British ship. When that ship is captured by the Spanish Armada, he is put to work as ...more
  • Dashing captain Alan Gaskell (Clark Gable) is attempting to lead a more subdued life with a new love interest, aristocrat Sybil Barclay (Rosalind Russell), when his ship is taken over by pirates ...more
  • Min (Marie Dressler) runs a rundown hotel on the waterfront. With the help of her boyfriend, Bill (Wallace Beery), Min brings up Nancy, who was abandoned by her mother, Bella (Marjorie Rambeau), as a ...more
  • Outlaw Billy the Kid (Johnny Mack Brown) runs afoul of two cattlemen, Tunston and McSween, who consider hanging him, but then invite him to join their gang instead. Billy grows fond of Tunston and ...more
  • Hell Divers is a 1932 film starring Wallace Beery and Clark Gable as a pair of competing chief petty officers in early naval aviation. The film, made with the cooperation of the United States Navy, ...more
  • Testing his theory that in every man dwells a good and an evil force, the reserved Dr. Jekyll (Fredric March) develops a formula that separates the two, turning him into a violent ruffian named Mr. ...more
  • When celebrity manager Knapp learns that audiences are bored with the aging lions in his client Schnarzan's (Jimmy Durante) once-popular series of jungle-themed movies, he throws a lavish party at ...more
  • Port of Seven Seas is a 1938 drama film starring Wallace Beery and featuring Frank Morgan and Maureen O'Sullivan. The movie was written by Preston Sturges based on the plays of Marcel Pagnol and the ...more
  • Old Hutch is a 1936 American romantic comedy film directed by J. Walter Ruben and starring Wallace Beery as a man who finds $100,000 in the depths of the Depression.
  • Sgt. "Big Mike" Stone (Wallace Beery), a decorated veteran now serving as an instructor at an Army Air Corps flying school, presides over the budding military career of his son, "Little Mike" (Robert ...more
  • In London, professor Challenger (Wallace Beery) announces that prehistoric creatures are alive and flourishing in the Amazon jungle and declares his intention to mount an expedition proving his ...more