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The Best Edward G. Robinson Movies

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

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

List contains films like Barbary Coast, I Am The Law.

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    Double Indemnity

    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1944

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on James...  more
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    Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

    Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien

    Released1945

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    Our Vines Have Tender Grapes is an American drama film released in 1945, which was directed by Roy Rowland, starring Edward G. Robinson and Margaret O'Brien....  more
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    Kid Galahad

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1937

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Kid Galahad is a 1937 boxing film starring Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and, in the title role, rising newcomer Wayne Morris. It was scripted by Seton I. Miller and directed by...  more
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    Little Caesar

    Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks

    Released1931

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Little Caesar is a 1931 Warner Bros. Pre-Code crime film that tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and...  more

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    Key Largo

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted by...  more

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    A Hole in the Head

    Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1959

    Directed byFrank Capra

    A Hole in the Head is a comedy film directed by Frank Capra, featuring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, Eddie...  more
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    Cheyenne Autumn

    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1964

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 Western movie starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson. Regarded as an epic film, it tells the story of a factual event, the Northern...  more

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    The Red House

    Edward G. Robinson, Julie London

    Released1947

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    The Red House is an American 1947 psychological thriller starring Edward G. Robinson. It is adapted from the novel The Red House by George Agnew Chamberlain, published in 1943 by Popular Library....  more
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    Confessions of a Nazi Spy

    Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders

    Released1939

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    Confessions of a Nazi Spy is a 1939 American spy thriller film and the first blatantly anti-Nazi film produced by a major Hollywood studio prior to World War II. The film stars Edward G. Robinson,...  more
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    The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

    Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1938

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse is a 1938 American crime film starring Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor and Humphrey Bogart. It was directed by Anatole Litvak for Warner Bros. and written by John...  more
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    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

    Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon

    Released1940

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet is a 1940 biographical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Edward G. Robinson, based on the true story of the German doctor and scientist Dr. Paul Ehrlich. The...  more
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    The Woman in the Window

    Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett

    Released1945

    Directed byFritz Lang

    The Woman in the Window is a 1944 film noir directed by Fritz Lang that tells the story of psychology professor Richard Wanley who meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale. Based on J. H....  more
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    Barbary Coast

    Edward G. Robinson, Walter Brennan

    Released1935

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Barbary Coast is a 1935 American historical drama film directed by Howard Hawks. Shot in black-and-white and set in San Francisco during the Gold Rush era, the film combines elements of crime,...  more
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    The Ten Commandments

    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price

    Released1956

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in VistaVision, and released by Paramount Pictures. It dramatizes the biblical story of the...  more

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    Scarlet Street

    Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett

    Released1945

    Directed byFritz Lang

    Scarlet Street is a 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang about a middle-aged painter who is seduced by a woman and paints her a portrait, only to come across that she's using him for his...  more
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    The Cincinnati Kid

    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen

    Released1965

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 American drama film. It tells the story of Eric "The Kid" Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. This quest...  more

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    The Violent Men

    Barbara Stanwyck, Glenn Ford

    Released1955

    Directed byRudolph Maté

    The Violent Men is a 1955 CinemaScope Western film drama directed by Rudolph Maté, based on the novel Smoky Valley by Donald Hamilton, and starring Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G....  more
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    Tales of Manhattan

    Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda

    Released1942

    Directed byJulien Duvivier

    Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen writers, including Ben Hecht, Alan Campbell, Ferenc Molnár, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Donald Ogden Stewart...  more
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    Five Star Final

    Boris Karloff, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1931

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Five Star Final is a 1931 American film about crime and the excesses of tabloid journalism. The picture was written by Robert Lord and Byron Morgan from the play of the same name by Louis...  more
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    Brother Orchid

    Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1940

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Brother Orchid is a 1940 American crime/comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern and Humphrey Bogart, with featured performances by Donald Crisp, Ralph Bellamy...  more
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    Blackmail

    Edward G. Robinson, Gene Lockhart

    Released1939

    Directed byH. C. Potter

    Blackmail is a 1939 crime drama film starring Edward G. Robinson and was directed by H.C. Potter....  more
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    The Little Giant

    Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor

    Released1933

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    The Little Giant is a 1933 film directed by Roy Del Ruth....  more
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    The Whole Town's Talking

    Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1935

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Whole Town's Talking is a 1935 comedy film starring Edward G. Robinson as a law-abiding man who bears a striking resemblance to a killer, with Jean Arthur as his love interest. It was directed by...  more
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    Good Neighbor Sam

    Jack Lemmon, Barbara Bouchet

    Released1964

    Directed byDavid Swift

    Good Neighbor Sam is a 1964 American comedy film co-written and directed by David Swift and starring Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine and Michael Connors. It was based on the novel by...  more
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    The Stranger

    Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1946

    Directed byOrson Welles

    The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles. It was the third feature film completed by Welles as a director. A drama about a war crimes...  more