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The Best Walter Huston Movies

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

If you think the best Walter Huston role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Walter Huston 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, like Gabriel Over the White House and American Madness, in it.

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    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    James Cagney, Joan Leslie

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known as "The Man Who Owned Broadway". It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf,...  more

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    The Devil and Daniel Webster

    Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell

    Released1941

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    The Devil and Daniel Webster is a 1941 fantasy film, adapted by Stephen Vincent Benét and Dan Totheroh from Benét's short story, "The Devil and Daniel Webster". The film's title was changed to All...  more
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    Duel in the Sun

    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck

    Released1946

    Directed byJosef von Sternberg, William Dieterle, William Cameron Menzies, King Vidor, Sidney Franklin

    Duel in the Sun is a Technicolor 1946 Western film directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick, which tells the story of a Mestiza girl who goes to live with her caucasian...  more

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    And Then There Were None

    Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

    Released1945

    Directed byRené Clair

    And Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name and is directed by René Clair. In the UK it had the title "Ten Little Niggers". The...  more

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    The Shanghai Gesture

    Gene Tierney, Walter Huston

    Released1941

    Directed byJosef von Sternberg, Charles Kerr

    The Shanghai Gesture is a 1941 American film noir directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, and Ona Munson. It is based on a Broadway play of the same...  more
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    The Furies

    Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston

    Released1950

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Furies is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, and Walter Huston in his last film performance. In 2008, the film was released on DVD...  more
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    Mission to Moscow

    Cyd Charisse, Walter Huston

    Released1943

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Mission to Moscow is a book by the former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Joseph E. Davies and a film based on it directed by Michael Curtiz in 1943. The 1941 book sold 700,000 copies. The movie...  more
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    Dragonwyck

    Gene Tierney, Vincent Price

    Released1946

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Dragonwyck is a 1946 American period drama film made by Twentieth Century-Fox. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Ernst Lubitsch from a screenplay by...  more
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    The Outlaw

    Jane Russell, Walter Huston

    Released1943

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Howard Hughes

    The Outlaw is a 1943 American Western film, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jane Russell. The supporting cast includes Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, and Walter Huston. Hughes also produced the...  more

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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is an American dramatic adventurous neo-western written and directed by John Huston. It is a feature film adaptation of B. Traven's 1927 novel of the same name, about...  more

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    Dodsworth

    David Niven, Mary Astor

    Released1936

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Dodsworth is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor. Sidney Howard based the screenplay on his 1934 stage adaptation of the...  more
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    Edge of Darkness

    Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan

    Released1943

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Edge of Darkness is a 1943 World War II film directed by Lewis Milestone that features Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Walter Huston. The feature is based on a script written by Robert Rossen which was...  more
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    The Virginian

    Gary Cooper, Walter Huston

    Released1929

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    The Virginian is a 1929 Western film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, and Richard Arlen. The film was based on the 1902 novel The Virginian by Owen Wister and...  more

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    Rain

    Joan Crawford, Walter Huston

    Released1932

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Rain is a 1932 South Seas drama film directed by Lewis Milestone with portions filmed at Santa Catalina Island, California. The film stars Joan Crawford as prostitute Sadie Thompson and features...  more
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    Law and Order

    Walter Brennan, Walter Huston

    Released1932

    Directed byEdward L. Cahn

    Law And Order is a 1932 film. The film starred Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Russell Hopton and Russell Simpson. The film retells the story of the OK Corral shootout in Tombstone, AZ. It...  more
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    The North Star

    Anne Baxter, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1943

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    The North Star is a 1943 war film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, written by Lillian Hellman and featured production...  more
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    Hell Below

    Walter Huston, Robert Young

    Released1933

    Directed byJack Conway

    Hell Below is an MGM film set in the Adriatic during World War I about submarine warfare based on Commander Edward Ellsberg's novel Pigboats, starring Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Robert Young,...  more
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    American Madness

    Walter Huston, Sterling Holloway

    Released1932

    Directed byRoy William Neill, Frank Capra, Allan Dwan

    American Madness is a 1932 American film directed by Frank Capra and starring Walter Huston as a New York banker embroiled in scandal. The story thematically anticipates Capra's 1946 classic It's a...  more
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    Of Human Hearts

    James Stewart, Walter Huston

    Released1938

    Directed byClarence Brown

    Of Human Hearts is a 1938 American drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Walter Huston, James Stewart and Beulah Bondi. Bondi was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting...  more
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    The Beast of the City

    Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow

    Released1932

    Directed byCharles Brabin

    The Beast of the City is a 1932 pre-Code gangster movie featuring cops as vigilantes and known for its singularly vicious ending. Written by W.R. Burnett, Ben Hecht, and John Lee Mahin, and directed...  more
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    The Light that Failed

    Ida Lupino, Walter Huston

    Released1939

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    The Light That Failed is a 1939 drama film based on Rudyard Kipling's novel of the same name. It stars Ronald Colman as an artist who is going blind....  more
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    The Bad Man

    Myrna Loy, Walter Huston

    Released1930

    Directed byClarence G. Badger

    The Bad Man is an all-talking pre-code western film starring Walter Huston which was produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. The movie is based on Porter...  more
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    The Prizefighter and the Lady

    Jack Dempsey, Myrna Loy

    Released1933

    Directed byHoward Hawks, W. S. Van Dyke

    The Prizefighter and the Lady is a 1933 black-and-white Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer romance film starring Myrna Loy and famous professional boxers Max Baer, Primo Carnera, and Jack Dempsey....  more
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    The Woman from Monte Carlo

    Walter Huston, Warren William

    Released1932

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    The Woman from Monte Carlo is an American film produced by Warner Bros. subsidiary First National Pictures in 1931 and released on January 9, 1932. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and gave top...  more
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    Ann Vickers

    Irene Dunne, Walter Huston

    Released1933

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    Ann Vickers is a 1933 drama/romance film written by Sinclair Lewis and Jane Murfin and directed by John Cromwell....  more