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

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

This list is made up of many different films, including The Blue Dahlia and Boys' Night Out.

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Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant - Detective Story is a 1951 film noir which tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. It features Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William ...more

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Alan Hale, Jr., Robert Preston - Wake Island is a 1942 American film written by W. R. Burnett and Frank Butler, and directed by John Farrow. The film tells the story of the United States military garrison on Wake Island and the ...more

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Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, William Bendix - The Blue Dahlia is a 1946 film noir, directed by George Marshall and written by Raymond Chandler. The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

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Anthony Quinn, William Bendix, Richard Jaeckel - Guadalcanal Diary is a 1943 World War II war film directed by Lewis Seiler, featuring Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn and the film debut of Richard ...more

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Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel - Lifeboat is an American drama thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead with William Bendix. Also in the cast are Walter Slezak, ...more

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Veronica Lake, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd - The Glass Key is the first of two film adaptations of the classic suspense novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett. The film was released in 1935 starring George Raft, featuring Edward Arnold ...more

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Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, William Bendix - The Babe Ruth Story is a 1948 baseball film biography of Babe Ruth, the famed New York Yankees slugger. It stars William Bendix as the ballplayer and Claire Trevor as his wife. It was rush ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley - The Big Steal is a 1949 American black-and-white film noir/comedy reteaming Out of the Past stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. The film was directed by Don Siegel, based on the short story ...more

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Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix - The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb.

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James Cagney, Ward Bond, Broderick Crawford - The Time of Your Life is a 1948 film starring James Cagney adapted from the 1939 William Saroyan play of the same title. A Cagney Production, The Time of Your Life was produced by Cagney's ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, William Bendix - Woman of the Year is an American romantic comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, written by Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin and John Lee Mahin, directed by George ...more

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Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a 1949 American musical comedy film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and William Bendix. ...more

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The Young and The Brave Rory Calhoun, William Bendix, Richard Jaeckel - The Young and The Brave is a feature film released in 1963 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which depicts the quality of bravery of a group of prisoners of war that escaped North Korean capture, their ...more

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William Bendix, Ray Collins, Jeff Richards - Kill the Umpire is a 1950 baseball comedy film starring William Bendix and Una Merkel, directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Frank Tashlin.

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Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Brian Donlevy - Two Years Before the Mast is a 1946 adventure film based on Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s travel book of the same name.

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William Holden, William Bendix, Macdonald Carey - Streets of Laredo is a 1949 western film starring William Holden, Macdonald Carey and William Bendix as three outlaws who rescue a young girl, played by Mona Freeman. When they become separated, ...more

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Alan Ladd, Joey Bishop, William Bendix - The Deep Six is a 1958 Warner Bros. World War II drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, loosely based on a novel of the same name by Martin Dibner. The story depicts the conflicts of a ...more

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Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou, William Bendix - I'll Be Yours is a 1947 American musical comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Deanna Durbin. Based on the play A jó tündér by Ferenc Molnár, the film ...more

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Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, William Bendix - The Glass Key is a 1942 film noir, directed by Stuart Heisler and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. An earlier film version had been released in 1935.

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Arthur Kennedy, William Bendix, Luther Adler - Crashout is a 1955 black-and-white film noir directed by Lewis R. Foster. The film features William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler and William Talman.

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Johnny Nobody William Bendix, Cyril Cusack, Aldo Ray - Johnny Nobody is a 1961 UK drama film brought to the screen by Viceroy Films Limited under the production of John R. Sloan with executive production from Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli. The ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame - Macao is a 1952 black-and-white film noir adventure film directed by Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray. Producer Howard Hughes fired director von Sternberg during filming and hired Nicholas ...more

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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Mary Wickes - Who Done It? is a 1942 comedy-mystery film starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

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Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Robert Newton - Blackbeard the Pirate is a 1952 Technicolor adventure film made by RKO. The film was directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Edmund Grainger from a screenplay by Alan Le May based on the story ...more

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William Bendix, Joe Sawyer - Two Knights from Brooklyn chronicles the adventures of two average "Joes" that form a Taxi company in Brooklyn, foil the infamous gangster, "The Frisco Ghost", and live ...more

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Lon Chaney, Jr., Virginia Mayo - Young Fury is a 1965 American Western film directed by Christian Nyby and written by Steve Fisher. The film stars Rory Calhoun, Virginia Mayo, William Bendix, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Arlen and ...more

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William Holden, William Bendix, Don Taylor - Submarine Command is a 1951 film starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, and Darryl Hickman, directed by John Farrow. The movie is notable for being one of the first to ...more

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Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix - Calcutta is a 1947 film directed by John Farrow.

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The Hairy Ape Susan Hayward, William Bendix - The Hairy Ape is a 1944 film directed by Alfred Santell.

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William Bendix, Barbara Britton, Art Baker - Cover Up is a 1949 black-and-white mystery film written by and starring Dennis O'Keefe, William Bendix, and Barbara Britton. O'Keefe also co-wrote the screenplay, credited as Jonathan Rix. The ...more

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Greenwich Village Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, William Bendix - Greenwich Village is a 1944 film from Twentieth Century Fox directed by Walter Lang. It stars Carmen Miranda and Don Ameche.

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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake - My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a ...more

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Jack Benny, Don Ameche, John Carradine - It's in the Bag! is a 1945 comedy film featuring Fred Allen in his only starring film role. The film was released by United Artists at a time when Allen was at the peak of his fame as one of the ...more

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Lee J. Cobb, William Bendix, Valentina Cortese - Thieves' Highway is a 1949 film noir directed by Jules Dassin. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides, based on his novel Thieves' Market.

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Harry Morgan, George Raft, William Bendix - Race Street is a 1948 American crime film noir directed by Edwin L. Marin. The drama features George Raft, William Bendix and Marilyn Maxwell.

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Kim Novak, James Garner, Zsa Zsa Gábor - Boys' Night Out is an American comedy film released in 1962, starring Kim Novak, James Garner, and Tony Randall, and featuring Janet Blair, Patti Page, Jessie Royce Landis, Oscar Homolka and ...more

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Groucho Marx, William Bendix, Marie Wilson - A Girl in Every Port is a 1952 comedy film about two sailors who buy a racehorse. It was based on the short story They Sell Sailors Elephants by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan.