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Joel McCrea


Most Dangerous Game, TheMost Dangerous Game, The (1932) Recommended
Dir. Ernest B Shoedsack, Irving Pichel
Feat. Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks
This mother of all chase–movies was adapted from Richard Connell's book by the makers of KING KONG. A fresh–faced Joel McCrea is…
Bird of ParadiseBird of Paradise (1932)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Dolores Del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday
Erotic adventure drama about a sailor who falls in love with a woman from an unnamed Pacific island where the film is set. Plenty of colonialist…
Barbary CoastBarbary Coast (1935)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Edward G. Robinson
Set as far out west as a Western can go – San Fransisco, circa the 1850s gold–rush days. Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea are two…
Dead EndDead End (1937)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea
Highly watchable account of life in the slum tenements of NYC – if you can accept the sentimental touches. With Humphrey Bogart as a gangster…
Foreign CorrespondentForeign Correspondent (1940)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day
On the eve of WWII, journalist Joel McCrea gets involved in European espionage, some classic Hitchcock set–pieces (esp. the Dutch windmill…
Sullivan's TravelsSullivan's Travels (1941) Aro Favourite
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick
Hailed as dir. Sturges most reflective statement on his comic art, this finds lightweight Hollywood director Joel McCrea dressing as a tramp in order…
Palm Beach Story, ThePalm Beach Story, The (1942) Recommended
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor
Another fine Preston Sturges comedy, this concerns a gifted but struggling architect (McCrea), whose wife (Colbert) abandons him for the hope of…
More the Merrier, TheMore the Merrier, The (1943)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
Winning romantic comedy with a peerless Jean Arthur allowing two men to share her apartment, one of whom she falls in love with.
Great Moment, TheGreat Moment, The (1944)
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Joel McCrea, Betty Field, William Demarest
An oddly serious drama for dir. Sturges, this biopic of WTG Morgan (who discovered the anaesthetic properties of ether in the 19th century), played…
Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill (1944)
Dir. William A. Wellman
Feat. Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell
Fictionalized story of one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from his days as an army scout to his…

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