George Stevens Movies

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1. The All-American (1932)

79 min | Drama, Sport

The story of the rise and fall of an All-American football player.

Directors: Russell Mack, George Stevens | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Gloria Stuart, James Gleason

Votes: 55

2. The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble (1933)

68 min | Comedy

Kelly's daughter falls for a revenue agent, and his divorced wife is after alimony.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: George Sidney, Charles Murray, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Albertson

Votes: 8

3. Hollywood Party (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Allan Dwan, Edmund Goulding, Russell Mack, Charles Reisner, Roy Rowland, George Stevens, Sam Wood | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl

Votes: 764

4. Bachelor Bait (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance

A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, Pert Kelton, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 254

5. Kentucky Kernels (1934)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Music

The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Mary Carlisle, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 303

6. Laddie (1935)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

A romance between two young lovers is complicated by their prohibitive parents.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: John Beal, Gloria Stuart, Virginia Weidler, Donald Crisp

Votes: 37

7. The Nitwits (1935)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A would-be songwriter and a would-be inventor run a cigar stand and get mixed up in the murder of a song publisher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Betty Grable, Hale Hamilton

Votes: 326

8. Alice Adams (1935)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A poor socialite struggles in her newfound courtship due to the limitations imposed by her working-class family and unstable father.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 3,658

That George Stevens' direction captures the wistfulness of Katharine Hepburn's superb histrionism, and yet has not sacrificed audience values at the altar of too much drabness and prosaic realism, is an achievement of no small order.

9. Annie Oakley (1935)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Western

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 1,515

10. Swing Time (1936)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

91 Metascore

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick

Votes: 11,928

Of all of the places the movies have created, one of the most magical and enduring is the universe of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

11. Quality Street (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

Votes: 1,018

Given the cast and the director, this is very disappointing.

12. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 1,728

Astaire and his vet terp aide, Hermes Pan, have devised four corking dance routines which director George Stevens has expertly envisioned and mounted.

13. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 3,095

Vivacious Lady is entertainment of the highest order and broadest appeal.

14. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 10,704

Stevens's deliberate pacing serves the comedy remarkably well, although the action scenes are blunted by too-careful compositions and artsy cutting.

15. Vigil in the Night (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame for a fatal mistake her sister and co-worker made; she is subsequently employed at a poorly-equipped hospital, where she finds romance and tragedy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Carole Lombard, Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne, Julien Mitchell

Votes: 694

16. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6,092

George Stevens' direction and the excellence of the stars' playing make the film.

17. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 8,830

As the first romantic-comedy pairing of Tracey and Hepburn, the stars' chemistry is off to a working start and the film's sparkling comedy smooths out any rough patches.

18. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 7,146

It may be off beam in its philosophy, but its quality of humor is not strained.

19. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 5,833

A sparkling and effervescing piece of entertainment.

20. On Our Merry Way (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.

Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

Votes: 557

21. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Votes: 4,888

A charmer, nevertheless, directed and acted with real delicacy.

22. A Place in the Sun (1951)

Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Votes: 19,424

A good example of the kind of soporific nonsense that won rave reviews and armloads of Academy Awards back in the 50s, while the finest work of Ford, Hawks, and Hitchcock was being ignored.

23. Something to Live For (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Richard Derr

Votes: 243

24. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 36,127 | Gross: $20.00M

There are intriguing mysteries in Shane, puzzles and challenges, not least in the title character and the way he is played by Alan Ladd.

25. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

84 Metascore

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 33,140

An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it's in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.

26. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

59 Metascore

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 11,741 | Gross: $5.01M

Represents Stevens at the height of his pretentiousness and the depths of his accomplishment.

27. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 8,892 | Gross: $15.47M

The prophets should speak with respect of this $20 million Biblical epic.

28. The Only Game in Town (1970)

M/PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fran Walker (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), the piano player. Joe plans on winning five thousand dollars and leaving Las Vegas, Nevada. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Charles Braswell, Hank Henry

Votes: 848 | Gross: $3.27M



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