Wallace Beery Ranked

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A ranking of Wallace Beery's film performances.

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1. The Champ (I) (1931)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Sport

An alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 2,568

2. Min and Bill (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,448

3. Viva Villa! (1934)

Passed | 115 min | Biography, Western

After enacting revenge on the overseer who murdered his father, Pancho Villa becomes a bandit, earning the respect of the poor by brutally attacking the wealthy.

Directors: Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo, Donald Cook

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $1.11M

4. Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family

Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 2,280 | Gross: $2.54M

5. Dinner at Eight (1933)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Votes: 7,135

6. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 1,720

7. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 16,321 | Gross: $2.69M

8. Casey at the Bat (1927)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

Casey is a slovenly junk man in a turn of the twentieth century hick town who has a remarkable ability to play baseball. An unscrupulous New York scout signs him up, so Casey and his ... See full summary »

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: Wallace Beery, Zasu Pitts, Ford Sterling, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 13 | Gross: $0.43M

9. Billy the Kid (1930)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Biography, Drama

In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane

Votes: 329

10. Robin Hood (1922)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey

Votes: 1,915 | Gross: $5.45M

11. Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

Annie the tugboat captain tries to help two young lovers come together.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 554

12. The Mollycoddle (1920)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

An American who has lived much of his life outside the country returns to Arizona for the first time in years and encounters villainy.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, Wallace Beery, Paul Burns

Votes: 118

13. Beggars of Life (1928)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 906

14. Three Ages (1923)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy

The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts

Votes: 3,791

15. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins

Votes: 196

16. The Lost World (1925)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 4,384 | Gross: $1.19M

17. The Unpardonable Sin (1919)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

At the outbreak of the First World War, a mother and one of her two daughters are captured and debased at the hands of the Germans. The other daughter goes from America to find them in war ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Edwin Stevens, Mary Alden, Matt Moore

18. Ah Wilderness! (1935)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Aline MacMahon, Eric Linden

Votes: 644

20. Bad Bascomb (1946)

Approved | 112 min | Western

An outlaw, Bascomb, and his sidekick Yancey join a Mormon wagon train to hide out after a failed bank robbery. Bascomb undergoes a reformation as a result of his interactions with a young girl who becomes attached to him.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Margaret O'Brien, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 408

21. The Round-Up (1920)

70 min | Comedy, Western

An overweight sheriff does his best to assist a man accused of theft.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Julienne Scott, Irving Cummings, Tom Forman

Votes: 123

22. The Man from Dakota (1940)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, History, War

During the Civil War a beautiful woman helps two Union spies cross into the Confederacy and gather information.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Wallace Beery, John Howard, Dolores del Rio, Donald Meek

Votes: 55

23. Barnacle Bill (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Leo Carrillo, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 142

25. 20 Mule Team (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In California's Death Valley, in 1892, Borax ore miners scratch a hard living until a map pinpointing the location of high-grade Borax ore surfaces, sending prospectors and crooks alike into a gold-rush-like frenzy.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Baxter

Votes: 195

26. Old Hutch (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Wallace Beery, Eric Linden, Cecilia Parker, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 33

27. The Signal Tower (1924)

70 min | Drama

A railroad worker accepts a colleague's offer to stay in his home, but when his friend is called out one night to stop a runaway train, he makes a play for the man's wife.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Virginia Valli, Rockliffe Fellowes, Frankie Darro, Wallace Beery

Votes: 48

28. Hell Divers (1931)

Passed | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, Conrad Nagel, Dorothy Jordan

Votes: 469

29. Jackass Mail (1942)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 137

30. This Man's Navy (1945)

100 min | Drama, Adventure

Ned Trumpet, the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver and her son Jess in effect sets him up with a real family.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason, Jan Clayton

Votes: 212

31. A Message to Garcia (1936)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

Based on the actual event of Rowan's carrying a message from President McKinley to Garcia in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. The parts of Dory and Raphalita are added.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Alan Hale

Votes: 229

32. Alias a Gentleman (1948)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

Aging ex-con tries to stop his daughter from getting involved with shady characters.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, Dorothy Patrick, Gladys George

Votes: 78

33. Old Ironsides (1926)

111 min | Drama, History

An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft

Votes: 167 | Gross: $1.43M

34. Barbary Coast Gent (1944)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Western

Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Wallace Beery, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Bruce Kellogg

Votes: 124

35. The Sea Hawk (1924)

Passed | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery

Votes: 444 | Gross: $0.78M

36. The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, George Bancroft

Votes: 153

37. The Secret 6 (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama

After rising bootlegger Slaughterhouse Scorpio eliminates his gangland competition, two reporters and a cabal of six businessmen work to expose him.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow

Votes: 703

38. The Eternal Struggle (1923)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Western

Believing she's responsible for the death of her would-be seducer, a young woman flees to North Vancouver.

Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Renée Adorée, Earle Williams, Barbara La Marr, Pat O'Malley

39. Rationing (1944)

93 min | Comedy

A village butcher bickers with the postmistress in charge of World War II ration stamps.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Dorothy Morris

Votes: 122

40. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 2,118

41. The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young ... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Wallace Beery, Dean Stockwell, Edward Arnold, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 171

42. Good Old Soak (1937)

67 min | Drama

A small town drunk beats a teetotal banker guilty of a shady transaction.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Wallace Beery, Una Merkel, Eric Linden, Judith Barrett

Votes: 18

43. Thunder Afloat (1939)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Drama, War

In a New England port town, Pop Thorson and Rocky Blake are rival tugboat owners. Thorson's boat has sunk in the shallow water while docked, and he is certain Blake sabotaged it for winning a lucrative contract of military supplies.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Wallace Beery, Chester Morris, Virginia Grey, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 99

44. Behind the Front (1926)

60 min | Comedy

During World War I a young man joins the army and winds up befriending another young recruit, not knowing that it's the same pickpocket who stole his watch. After finishing basic training, ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Mary Brian, Richard Arlen

Votes: 31

45. Way for a Sailor (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama

Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

Votes: 544