The best Irving Bacon’s movies

Irving Bacon

Irving Bacon

06/09/1893- 05/02/1965
We present our ranking of the best Irving Bacon’s movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Irving Bacon.
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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
8.2/10
The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.

Spellbound

Spellbound
7.5/10
When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt
7.8/10
  • Genre: CrimeThriller
  • Release: 15/01/1943
  • Character: Station Master
A bored teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte "Charlie" Newton, is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley, is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday
7.8/10
Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
8.1/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 15/03/1940
  • Character: Driver
Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night
8.1/10
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 22/02/1934
  • Character: Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
A renegade reporter and a crazy young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 26/09/1947
  • Character: Pierre Couvais
The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
7.5/10
A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

They Died with Their Boots On

They Died with Their Boots On
7.2/10
The story follows General George Armstrong Custer's adventures from his West Point days to his death. He defies orders during the Civil War, trains the 7th Cavalry, appeases Chief Crazy Horse and later engages in bloody battle with the Sioux nation.

Great Guns

Great Guns
6.1/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 10/10/1941
  • Character: Postman
Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer, (Dick Nelson) will need them now he's drafted.

You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It with You
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDramaRomance
  • Release: 01/09/1938
  • Character: Henry - the Head Waiter (uncredited)
Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don't turn out the way Alice had hoped.

Western Union

Western Union
6.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 21/02/1941
  • Character: Barber
When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Topper

Topper
7.2/10
Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank president, Cosmo Topper. When Topper starts to live it up, it strains relations with his stuffy wife.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn
7.3/10
Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
7.8/10
Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
7.3/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 27/04/1937
  • Character: Station Agent (uncredited)
Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and Norman marry, though his career soon dwindles to nothing due to his chronic alcoholism.

The Spoilers

The Spoilers
6.7/10
  • Genre: RomanceWestern
  • Release: 11/06/1942
  • Character: Hotel Manager (uncredited)
When honest ship captain Roy Glennister gets swindled out of his mine claim, he turns to saloon singer Cherry Malotte for assistance in his battle with no-good town kingpin Alexander McNamara.

Casanova Brown

Casanova Brown
6.2/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 23/08/1944
  • Character: Hotel Manager
Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her from being adopted. Isabel's parents hunt for the child and discover that Cass and Isabel are still hopelessly in love.

Rio

Rio
6.1/10
  • Genre: Crime
  • Release: 29/12/1939
  • Character: 'Mushy'
Diabolical French capitalist Paul Reynard is forced to leave Irene, his bride of one year, when he is arrested for the crimes of forgery and embezzlement and sentenced to a penal colony off the coast of South America.

True Confession

True Confession
6.6/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 24/12/1937
  • Character: Coroner
Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest, and therefore unsuccessful lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is found dead, all the circumstantial evidence points at her. She is put on trial for murder, and her husband defends her. He thinks she is lying again when she says she didn't do it, and insists she plead that she did, but in self defense. Charlie, a shady, odd character who may or may not know something about what really happened, hangs around the courtroom and jail making rude comments and noises. After Helen is acquitted, he tries to blackmail them.

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