The best movies with Edmond O'Brien

List of the 10 best movies starring Edmond O'Brien, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Birdman of Alcatraz
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Birdman of Alcatraz

Role in movie: Tom Gaddis
A

fter killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.

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The Barefoot Contessa
9

The Barefoot Contessa

Role in movie: Oscar Muldoon
H

as-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini takes Maria from Alberto.

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D.O.A.
8

D.O.A.

Role in movie: Frank Bigelow
F

rank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

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The Longest Day
7

The Longest Day

Role in movie: Gen. Raymond D. Barton
T

he retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"

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Seven Days in May
6

Seven Days in May

Role in movie: Sen. Raymond Clark
U

S military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

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The Love God?
5

The Love God?

Role in movie:
A

bner Peacock's (Knotts) beloved bird-watcher's magazine, "The Peacock," is in financial crisis. Desperate to stay afloat, Abner takes on new partners who have an agenda of the own: to publish a sexy gentleman's magazine. Before he can stop them, the first issue sells over 40 million copies, and Abner becomes the unwilling spokesman for First Amendment rights. Swept up in adulation, the unwitting playboy quickly begins settling into the swinging bachelor lifestyle in this quirky comedy featuring the loveable actor at his best.

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The Killers
4

The Killers

Role in movie: Jim Reardon
T

wo professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, "the Swede," who's expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the Swede's life, Reardon uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with gorgeous, mysterious Kitty Collins.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
3

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Role in movie: Dutton Peabody
A

senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

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The Wild Bunch
2

The Wild Bunch

Role in movie: Freddie Sykes
A

ging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties

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White Heat
1

White Heat

Role in movie: Vic Pardo
A

psychopathic criminal (Cagney) with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.

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Edmond O'Brien

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor who is perhaps best remembered for his role in D.O.A. (1950). His many memorable films included The Killers, White Heat, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Wild Bunch. He also co-starred with Richard Rust in the NBC legal drama Sam Benedict, which aired during the 1962-1963 television season. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edmond O'Brien, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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