Suggestion:Creative/Unlikely Castingby horn-5 | created - 15 Jul 2015 | updated - 27 Jul 2015 | Public
Which one of these cast-against-type roles is your favorite?
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1. Last of the Redmen (1947)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A retelling of The Last of the Mohicans with just enough changes to qualify for a different title. Major Heyward and Hawk-Eye escort three children of an officer to safety during the French... See full summary »
Buster Crabbe as Mauga
2. Unconquered (1947)
Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.
Boris Karloff as Guyasuta - Chief of the Senecas
3. The Conqueror (1956)
Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History
Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.
Votes: 2,851 | Gross: $4.50M
John Wayne as Genghis Khan
4. Son of Ali Baba (1952)
Unrated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son.
Tony Curtis as Kashma Baba
5. Elmer Gantry (1960)
Approved | 146 min | Drama
A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.
Votes: 9,357 | Gross: $11.34M
Shirley Jones as Lulu Bains
6. The Cross of Lorraine (1943)
Approved | 90 min | War, Drama
A group of French soldiers during WWII are captured by Nazis troops and sent to a military prison. There they will have to make use of his best resources to keep alive... and sane, while at the same time scheming a way out.
Gene Kelly as Victor
7. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Votes: 23,752 | Gross: $19.00M
Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele
8. The Howards of Virginia (1940)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War
Just prior to the American War of Independence, aristocratic Virginian Jane Peyton marries unsophisticated rustic farmer and surveyor Matt Howard who takes her to his Shenandoah Valley plantation and later goes to war.
Cary Grant as Matt Howard
9. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.
Judy Garland as Irene Hoffman
10. Strangers on a Train (1951)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.
Votes: 115,250 | Gross: $7.63M
Robert Walker as Bruno Antony
11. Virginia City (1940)
Passed | 121 min | Action, Drama, History
Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.
Humphrey Bogart as John Murrell
12. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance
Adventurer Marco Polo travels to China, where he finds the Emperor Kublai Khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love.
Gary Cooper as Marco Polo
13. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.
Marlon Brando as Sakini
14. A Majority of One (1961)
Approved | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama
A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness.
Alec Guinness as Koichi Asano
15. Dragon Seed (1944)
Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War
The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.
Katharine Hepburn as Jade Tan
16. The Good Earth (1937)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance
Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
Paul Muni as Wang
17. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War
A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.
Nils Asther as General Yen
18. Dirty Little Billy (1972)
R | 93 min | Western
A more realistic, based-on-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid.
Michael J. Pollard as Billy Bonney
19. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.
Votes: 14,293 | Gross: $0.33M
Charles Chaplin as Henri Verdoux
20. The War Wagon (1967)
Unrated | 101 min | Western
The story of a man who was shot, robbed and imprisoned who returns to steal a large gold shipment from the man who wronged him. The gold is transported in an armored stage coach, the War Wagon.
Votes: 8,027 | Gross: $6.00M
Howard Keel as Levi Walking Bear
21. 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.
Sam Jaffe as Gunga Din
22. David Copperfield (1935)
Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
W. C. Fields as Micawber
23. Sincerely Yours (1955)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama
Tony Warrin has it all: a popular pianist who plays any style, he has money, great clothes, a penthouse overlooking Central Park, a rich blond fiancée, a loyal brunette secretary secretly ... See full summary »
Liberace as Anthony Warrin
24. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »
Boris Karloff as James Lee Wong
25. Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)
Not Rated | 70 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
On a freighter going from San Francisco to Shanghai Mr. Moto solves mysteries caused by a gang of smugglers.
Peter Lorre as Kentaro Moto
26. Tortilla Flat (1942)
Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.
Headly...uh...Hedy Lamarr as Dolores Sweets Ramirez
27. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi
28. Sextette (1977)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
On the day of her wedding to her sixth husband, a glamorous silver screen sex symbol is asked to intervene in a political dispute between nations, which leads to chaos.
Timothy Dalton as Sir Michael Barrington
29. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
PG | 108 min | Thriller
A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.
Joseph Cotten as Uncle Charlie
30. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
Charles Boyer as Gregory Anton