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The Best Walter Pidgeon Movies

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

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  • 1

    How Green Was My Valley

    Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall


    Directed byJohn Ford

    How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The film...  more

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  • 2

    Advise & Consent

    Frank Sinatra, Betty White


    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by Wendell Mayes...  more

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  • 3

    The Bad and the Beautiful

    Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner


    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film that tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. It stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry...  more

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  • 4

    The Last Time I Saw Paris

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roger Moore


    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM. It is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited." It was directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Jack...  more
  • 5

    Command Decision

    Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon


    Directed bySam Wood

    Command Decision is a 1948 war film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson and Brian Donlevy and directed by Sam Wood, based on a stage play of the same...  more
  • 6

    Executive Suite

    Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden


    Directed byRobert Wise

    Executive Suite is a 1954 MGM drama film depicting the internal struggle for control of a furniture manufacturing company after the unexpected death of the company's CEO. The film stars William...  more
  • 7

    Mrs. Miniver

    Greer Garson, Teresa Wright


    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Mrs. Miniver is a 1942 American romantic war drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Based on the 1940 novel Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther, the film shows...  more

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  • 8

    Too Hot to Handle

    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy


    Directed byJack Conway

    Too Hot to Handle is a 1938 film about a newsreel reporter, the woman he is attracted to, and his fierce competitor, played by Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Walter Pidgeon respectively. Many of the...  more
  • 9

    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif


    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Funny Girl, the film, is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the eponymous stage...  more

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  • 10

    Man Hunt

    George Sanders, Roddy McDowall


    Directed byFritz Lang

    Man Hunt is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett. It is based on the 1939 novel Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household and is set just prior to...  more
  • 11

    Dark Command

    John Wayne, Roy Rogers


    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Dark Command is a 1940 Western film starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon loosely based on Quantrill's Raiders during the American Civil War. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the novel by...  more

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  • 12

    The Miniver Story

    Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon


    Directed byH. C. Potter

    The Miniver Story is a 1950 film sequel to the successful 1942 film Mrs. Miniver. Like its predecessor, it was made by MGM and starred Greer Garson in the title role, but it was filmed on location in...  more
  • 13

    Week-End at the Waldorf

    Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner


    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Week-End at the Waldorf, an American comedy drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard premiered in Los Angeles on 17 October 1945. The screenplay by Samuel and Bella Spewack is based on Guy Bolton's...  more
  • 14

    Harry in Your Pocket

    James Coburn, Walter Pidgeon


    Directed byBruce Geller

    Harry in Your Pocket is a 1973 film, written by James Buchanan and Ronald Austin and directed by Bruce Geller, starring James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere and Walter Pidgeon. The movie...  more
  • 15

    Forbidden Planet

    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis


    Directed byFred M. Wilcox

    Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film from MGM, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens,...  more

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  • 16

    Scandal at Scourie

    Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon


    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Scandal at Scourie is an American drama Technicolor movie released in 1953 and starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon "above the title", and co-starring Donna Corcoran. Garson and Pidgeon were...  more
  • 17

    Quo Vadis

    Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren


    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Quo Vadis is a 1951 American epic film made by MGM in Technicolor. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam Zimbalist, from a screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien,...  more

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  • 18

    Nick Carter, Master Detective

    Walter Pidgeon, Milburn Stone


    Directed byJacques Tourneur

    Nick Carter, Master Detective is a 1939 film written by Bertram Millhauser and directed by Jacques Tourneur....  more
  • 19

    Kiss Me Again

    Walter Pidgeon, Edward Everett Horton


    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

    Kiss Me Again is a musical operetta film filmed entirely in Technicolor. It was originally released in the United States as Toast of the Legion late in 1930, but was quickly withdrawn when Warner...  more
  • 20

    Big Red

    Walter Pidgeon, Émile Genest


    Directed byNorman Tokar

    Big Red is a 1962 American family-oriented adventure film from Walt Disney Productions. Based on a 1945 novel by American author Jim Kjelgaard and adapted to the screen by American screenwriter Louis...  more
  • 21

    Million Dollar Mermaid

    Esther Williams, Walter Pidgeon


    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Million Dollar Mermaid is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer biographical musical film of the life of Australian swimming star Annette Kellerman. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Arthur...  more
  • 22

    Dream Wife

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr


    Directed bySidney Sheldon

    Dream Wife is a 1953 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Sidney Sheldon and produced by Dore Schary, from a screenplay by Herbert...  more
  • 23

    The Kiss Before the Mirror

    Walter Pidgeon, Gloria Stuart


    Directed byJames Whale

    The Kiss Before the Mirror is a suspense film directed by James Whale, starring Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Gloria Stuart, and Walter Pidgeon, and released by Universal Pictures....  more
  • 24


    Clark Gable, Jean Harlow


    Directed byJack Conway

    Saratoga is a 1937 American romantic comedy film written by Anita Loos and directed by Jack Conway. The movie stars Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in their sixth and final film collaboration, and...  more
  • 25

    The Shopworn Angel

    James Stewart, Gary Cooper


    Directed byH. C. Potter

    The Shopworn Angel is a 1938 American drama film directed by H. C. Potter and starring James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and Walter Pidgeon. The MGM release featured the second screen pairing of...  more