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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.

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

D. W. Griffith and John Ford are among those who directed Walter Huston at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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David Niven, Mary Astor, Walter Huston

Released: 1936

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Barton MacLane

Released: 1948

Directed by: John 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, ...more

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James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Released: 1942

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell, Simone Simon

Released: 1941

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

Released: 1946

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg, William Dieterle, William Cameron Menzies, King Vidor, Sidney Franklin, + more

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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Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald

Released: 1945

Directed by: René 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 ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

Released: 1950

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more
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Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Released: 1941

Directed by: Josef 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 ...more
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Cyd Charisse, Walter Huston, Ann Harding

Released: 1943

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1946

Directed by: Joseph 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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Jane Russell, Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell

Released: 1943

Directed by: Howard 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 ...more

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Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Ruth Gordon

Released: 1943

Directed by: Lewis 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 ...more
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Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Randolph Scott

Released: 1929

Directed by: Victor 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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Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Dorothy Malone

Released: 1932

Directed by: Edward 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. ...more
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Walter Huston, Robert Young, Robert Montgomery

Released: 1933

Directed by: Jack 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 ...more
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Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Beulah Bondi

Released: 1932

Directed by: Lewis 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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Anne Baxter, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski

Released: 1943

Directed by: Lewis 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 ...more
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Walter Huston, Sterling Holloway, Constance Cummings

Released: 1932

Directed by: Roy 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 ...more
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James Stewart, Walter Huston, John Carradine

Released: 1938

Directed by: Clarence 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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Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Walter Huston

Released: 1932

Directed by: Charles 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 ...more
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The Light that Failed Ida Lupino, Walter Huston, Ronald Colman

Released: 1939

Directed by: William 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.
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Myrna Loy, Walter Huston, Sidney Blackmer

Released: 1930

Directed by: Clarence 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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Jack Dempsey, Myrna Loy, Max Baer

Released: 1933

Directed by: Howard 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.
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Walter Huston, Warren William, Francis McDonald

Released: 1932

Directed by: Michael 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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Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Edna May Oliver

Released: 1933

Directed by: John Cromwell

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