Ronald Colman Ranked

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A ranking of Ronald Colman's film performances.

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1. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey

Votes: 3,977

2. Bulldog Drummond (1929)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

Director: F. Richard Jones | Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Montagu Love

Votes: 786

3. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 6,542 | Gross: $10.14M

4. Lost Horizon (1937)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 11,438

5. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,809

6. Beau Geste (1926)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce

Votes: 319 | Gross: $1.71M

7. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Passed | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

Votes: 4,823

8. The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

While building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community, an engineer vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Gary Cooper, Charles Lane

Votes: 601

9. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6,756

10. Arrowsmith (1931)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

Votes: 1,377

11. Clive of India (1935)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive, Francis Lister

Votes: 337

12. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton

Votes: 936

13. Raffles (1930)

72 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 691 | Gross: $1.00M

14. Under Two Flags (1936)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Romance

Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 353

15. Stella Dallas (1925)

Passed | 110 min | Drama

Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallases go their separate ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.76M

16. If I Were King (1938)

Passed | 101 min | Adventure, History

Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Ellen Drew

Votes: 723

17. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 929

18. Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery

Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone.... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Warner Oland, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 278

19. Kismet (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy

In ancient Bagdad, Hafiz is a beggar - self coined the King of Beggars - and a master of the slight of hand. He often likes to wander the streets late at night pretending to be a Prince, ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold

Votes: 959

20. The Sporting Venus (1925)

66 min | Drama, Romance

Rich heiress falls in love with a medical student, despite being engaged to a foreign prince.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Ronald Colman, Lew Cody, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 91

21. Cynara (1932)

75 min | Drama, Romance

London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 495

22. The Magic Flame (1927)

100 min | Drama

A love triangle involving two members of a travelling circus and an aristocrat has serious consequences for all three individuals.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Agostino Borgato, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.62M

23. Lucky Partners (1940)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two strangers share a sweepstakes ticket and then embark on an "imaginary" honeymoon with their "winnings".

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ronald Colman, Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Spring Byington

Votes: 730

24. The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett, Colin Clive, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 199

25. The Light That Failed (1939)

Passed | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus, Ida Lupino

Votes: 380

26. The Night of Love (1927)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A duke kidnaps the gypsy Montero's young bride, intending to exercise a nobleman's then-presumed right to make love to her. But she dies, and Montero vows revenge.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Montagu Love, Natalie Kingston

Votes: 42 | Gross: $0.41M

27. The Dark Angel (1925)

80 min | Drama

The Dark Angel tells the story of three childhood friends, two male, one female. When the woman chooses one of the men to marry, the other, jealous, sends his rival off into a dangerous situation during wartime.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Wyndham Standing, Frank Elliott

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.17M

29. Her Sister from Paris (1925)

70 min | Comedy

A housewife poses as her sister, a notorious dancer, in order to fool her husband and teach him a lesson.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman, George K. Arthur, Gertrude Claire

Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.23M

30. Romola (1924)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, History

In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 151 | Gross: $0.50M

31. The Rescue (1929)

96 min | Adventure, Romance

The English adventurer Tom Lingard gets involved with islanders on a South Seas island, and he also gets involved with Lady Edith and Mr. Travers, a sailing English couple. Tom has an ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Lili Damita, Alfred Hickman, Theodore von Eltz

Votes: 18

32. The Masquerader (1933)

80 min | Drama

Ronald Colman plays an MP addicted to drugs, and a double recruited to cover for him.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elissa Landi, Juliette Compton, David Torrence

Votes: 165

33. Condemned! (1929)

86 min | Drama

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim

Votes: 316

34. The Late George Apley (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn, Charles Russell

Votes: 698

35. The Unholy Garden (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A bunch of crooks team up to find and steal money from an old man and his daughter.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Fay Wray, Estelle Taylor, Warren Hymer

Votes: 210

36. My Life with Caroline (1941)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

Caroline Mason, on vacation with her father Mr. Bliss in Idaho, has fallen in love with gaucho Paco Del Valle, the two who plan to get married. The problem is is that she's already married,... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ronald Colman, Anna Lee, Charles Winninger, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 262

37. Tarnish (1924)

70 min | Drama

Owing to her father's irresponsible self-indulgence with other women, Letitia Tevis has to support her parents, and she works with Emmet Carr, who is in love with her. When her father is ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: May McAvoy, Ronald Colman, Marie Prevost, Albert Gran

38. The White Sister (1923)

143 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman becomes a nun when she believes her sweetheart has been killed, but things get complicated when he returns alive.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 375 | Gross: $0.66M

39. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 22,977 | Gross: $42.00M

40. Her Night of Romance (1924)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

An impoverished British lord (Paul Menford) impersonates a doctor in order to woo an ailing American heiress (Dorothy Adams). The lord is in it for love, but his business associate (Joe Diamond) smells money.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman, Jean Hersholt, Albert Gran

Votes: 246

41. A Thief in Paradise (1925)

80 min | Drama

After years of failure, Maurice Blake becomes a beachcomber on an island in the Samoas, earning a risky living by diving for pearls with Philip Jardine, the disinherited son of a San ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Doris Kenyon, Ronald Colman, Aileen Pringle, Claude Gillingwater

Votes: 7

42. The Story of Mankind (1957)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Ronald Colman, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx

Votes: 1,061

43. The Devil to Pay! (1930)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Frederick Kerr, David Torrence

Votes: 469

44. Two Lovers (1928)

98 min | Action, Drama, History

Two Lovers (1928) is a silent feature film directed by Fred Niblo, and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Noah Beery, Nigel De Brulier

Votes: 14