Henry Fonda Movies

Henry Fonda as Mr. Roberts....a role he played on stage and then in the classic 1955 movie.

Henry Fonda as Mr. Roberts….a role he played on stage and then in the classic 1955 movie.

Want to know the best Henry Fonda movies?  How about the worst Henry Fonda movies?  Curious about Henry Fonda’s box office grosses or which Henry Fonda movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Henry Fonda movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Whew!….After almost two months I have finally finished my Henry Fonda movie page.  Before getting to his massive 83 movie table…let’s look at some possibly interesting facts about his life.

1. Henry Fonda (1905-1982) was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. One of his first acting jobs was with the Omaha Community Playhouse. One of his fellow actors was Dodie Brando, the mother of screen legend Marlon Brando. He attended the University of Minnesota, but dropped out, and headed to Cape Cod and New York seeking stage work.

2. After eight years of stage acting, Fonda appeared in his first movie, 1936’s The Farmer Takes A Wife. He did not have to wait long for a box office hit. As Trail of the Lonesome Pine  (his 4th movie) was the 4th biggest hit of 1936. Fonda would appear in 114 movie and television projects over the next 46 years.

3. During his days as a struggling actor, his roommate was another struggling actor, James Stewart. After Fonda had moved to Hollywood, he encouraged Stewart to take a screen test. The result of the screen test earned Stewart his first movie contract and a move to Hollywood. They would remain lifelong friends and appear in 4 movies together over the years.

4. After starring in 40 movies from 1935 to 1948, Fonda left Hollywood for seven years to return to the stage. His greatest success on stage is the movie that brought him back to making movies in 1955. That movie was the classic film…..Mister Roberts.

5. Henry Fonda was married 5 times in his life. He had three children;….daughter Jane Fonda (two time Oscar® winning actress), son Peter Fonda (Oscar® nominated actor) and daughter Amy. His granddaughter, Bridget Fonda, is also an actress. The three generations of Fonda actors have 301 acting credits on IMDB.

His IMDb page shows 115 acting credits from 1935-1981. This page will rank 83 Henry Fonda movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.

Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in 1981's On Golden Pond

Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in 1981’s On Golden Pond

Henry Fonda Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Henry Fonda movies by the co-stars of his movies
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  • Sort Henry Fonda movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Henry Fonda movie received.
  • Sort Henry Fonda movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksDomestic B.O. Actual (mils)Domestic B.O. Adjusted (mils)Critic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
On Golden Pond (1981)Katharine Hepburn & Jane Fonda$119.29$361.7079.5%10 / 0387.66
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)John Ford$7.14$215.1087.5%07 / 0285.12
Mister Roberts (1955)Jack Lemmon & James Cagney $24.29$393.7088.0%03 / 0176.41
The Longest Day (1962)John Wayne & Robert Mitchum $37.29$419.1082.5%05 / 0275.86
Jezebel (1938)Bette Davis$5.84$182.3084.5%05 / 0274.17
How the West Was Won (1963)Richard Widmark & Debbie Reynolds$45.09$442.0076.0%08 / 0373.97
My Darling Clementine (1946)Walter Brennan$7.43$179.0085.5%00 / 0067.92
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)Claudette Colbert$8.80$264.9074.5%02 / 0066.82
Immortal Sargeant (1943)Maureen O''Hara$7.14$200.7073.0%00 / 0065.31
Tales of Manhatten (1942)Edward G. Robinson & Ginger Rogers $7.14$207.6073.0%00 / 0065.31
Fort Apache (1948)John Wayne & Shirley Temple$8.33$175.5081.0%00 / 0065.27
Jesse James (1939)Tyrone Power & Randolph Scott$9.46$284.8068.0%00 / 0062.96
The Lady Eve (1941)Barbara Stanwyck$4.52$136.0087.5%01 / 0062.60
War and Peace (1956)Audrey Hepburn$17.86$273.7058.5%03 / 0060.31
Yours Mine and Ours (1968)Lucille Ball$33.17$213.5059.5%00 / 0059.58
Midway (1976)Charlton Heston & Robert Mitchum $65.49$259.2060.5%00 / 0059.44
The Boston Strangler (1968)Tony Curtis$22.86$147.1076.5%00 / 0058.76
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)Fred MacMurray$5.55$187.2057.0%01 / 0056.21
12 Angry Men (1957)Jack Warden$2.86$43.0093.5%01 / 0054.50
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)Directed by John Ford$3.00$90.3083.0%01 / 0053.41
Spencer's Mountain (1963)Maureen O''Hara$13.57$133.0067.5%00 / 0052.34
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)Anthony Quinn$2.14$60.2085.0%01 / 0051.93
The Return of Frank James (1940)Gene Tierney$3.71$111.8073.0%00 / 0051.64
You Only Live Once (1937)Sylvia Sidney$2.66$86.1080.5%00 / 0051.19
Battle of the Bulge (1965)Charles Bronson$13.78$113.9067.0%00 / 0049.14
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)Paul Newman$13.24$67.7078.5%02 / 0048.18
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)Charles Bronson$5.32$34.2090.0%00 / 0047.60
Fail-Safe (1964)Walter Matthau$5.14$46.1086.0%00 / 0047.57
Advise & Consent (1962)Charles Laughton$5.71$64.2080.0%00 / 0047.55
Daisy Kenyon (1947)Joan Crawford$4.73$107.8064.0%00 / 0046.79
In Harm's Way (1965)John Wayne & Kirk Douglas$11.49$94.9067.3%01 / 0046.76
Spawn of the North (1938)George Raft$3.38$105.5064.5%00 / 0046.67
Rings On Her Fingers (1942)Gene Tierney$2.86$83.1071.5%00 / 0046.48
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)Lauren Bacall & Natalie Wood$12.14$108.9062.5%00 / 0046.26
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)Don Ameche$3.80$114.4057.5%00 / 0044.75
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)Barbara Stanwyck$1.98$61.9074.5%00 / 0044.61
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)James Stewart & Gene Kelly$15.91$86.5065.7%00 / 0044.27
The Wrong Man (1956)Alfred Hitchcock$2.86$43.8079.0%00 / 0043.92
The Male Animal (1942)Olivia de Havilland $2.86$83.1065.5%00 / 0043.66
Lillian Russell (1940)Alice Faye$2.86$86.0062.5%01 / 0043.11
The Fugitive (1947)Directed by John Ford$2.21$50.4075.0%00 / 0043.06
You Belong To Me (1941)Barbara Stanwyck$3.87$116.5053.0%00 / 0042.97
The Best Man (1964)Cliff Robertson$2.57$23.1081.0%01 / 0042.05
Rollercoaster (1977)Richard Widmark$27.32$103.3055.0%00 / 0041.86
The Magnificent Dope (1942)Don Ameche$3.57$103.8054.5%00 / 0041.71
Let Us Live (1939)Maureen O'Sullivan$1.99$59.8069.0%00 / 0041.70
Chad Hanna (1940)Dorothy Lamour$3.57$107.5051.0%00 / 0040.63
Wild Geese Calling (1941)Joan Bennett$2.42$72.8061.0%00 / 0039.95
My Name Is Nobody (1973)Terence Hill$5.30$25.3076.5%00 / 0039.88
Warlock (1959)Richard Widmark & Anthony Quinn$4.29$60.2063.5%00 / 0039.17
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)Kirk Douglas & Warren Oates$3.00$16.3077.0%00 / 0038.72
The Tin Star (1957)Anthony Perkins$2.71$40.9068.5%00 / 0038.54
The Big Street (1942)Lucille Ball$1.80$52.3064.5%00 / 0038.43
The Farmer Takes A Wife (1935)Janet Gaynor$1.53$53.6064.0%00 / 0038.39
That Certain Woman (1937)Bette Davis$3.00$97.1049.5%00 / 0038.31
Blockade (1938)Madeleine Carroll$1.94$60.6058.5%00 / 0037.68
A Big Hand For The Little Lady (1966)Jason Robards$2.00$15.3075.0%00 / 0037.62
Wings of the Morning (1937)Annabella$2.06$66.8058.0%00 / 0037.61
The Long Night (1947)Vincent Price$2.70$61.6058.5%00 / 0037.04
On Our Merry Way (1948)James Stewart & Fred MacMurray$4.08$86.0049.7%00 / 0036.67
Slim (1937)Pat O'Brien$1.90$61.7057.5%00 / 0036.58
The Moon's Our Home (1936)MargaretSullavan$1.39$46.9062.0%00 / 0036.41
Madigan (1968)Richard Widmark$3.14$20.2068.5%00 / 0035.33
Too Late The Hero (1970)Michael Caine$2.58$14.0070.5%00 / 0035.31
The Rounders (1965)Glenn Ford & Warren Oates$3.85$31.8062.0%00 / 0034.07
I Met My Love Again (1938)Joan Bennett$1.74$54.4053.0%00 / 0033.34
Firecreek (1968)James Stewart$3.14$20.2062.0%00 / 0032.27
Stage Struck (1958)Susan Strasberg$2.00$28.1058.0%00 / 0031.62
The Serpent (1973)Yul Brynner$2.42$11.5063.0%00 / 0031.39
I Dream Too Much (1935)Eric Blore$1.12$39.2052.5%01 / 0031.15
Way Down East (1935)Slim Summerville$1.22$42.9047.0%00 / 0028.74
The Secret Agents (1965)Robert Ryan$.81$6.7056.0%00 / 0027.36
Spendthrift (1936)Pat Paterson$.93$31.3047.0%00 / 0026.94
Welcome To Hard Times (1967)Warren Oates$1.50$10.5049.0%00 / 0024.66
The Last 4 Days (1974)Rod Steiger$.91$4.1048.0%00 / 0023.20
Wanda Nevada (1979)Peter Fonda$2.41$8.1046.5%00 / 0023.12
The Swarm (1978)Michael Caine & Richard Widmark$17.11$61.6025.0%01 / 0021.70
The Man Who Understood Women (1959)Leslie Caron$1.86$26.1035.0%00 / 0020.50
Great Smokey Roadblock (1978)Susan Sarandon$2.22$8.0037.0%00 / 0018.63
Ash Wednesday (1973)Elizabeth Taylor$4.92$23.4031.5%00 / 0018.43
Meteor (1979)Sean Connery & Natalie Wood$8.40$28.2024.3%01 / 0016.21
Tentacles (1977)John Huston$8.11$30.7024.0%00 / 0016.04
City on Fire (1979)Ava Gardner$1.22$4.1026.5%00 / 0013.10

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Henry Fonda Table

  1. Twenty-nine Henry Fonda movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 34.93% of his movies listed. How the West Was Won (1963) was his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Henry Fonda movie grosses $99.80 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  53 of Henry Fonda’s movies are rated as good movies…or 60.00% of his movies.  12 Angry Men (1957) is his highest rated movie while Tentacles (1977) was his lowest rated movie.
  4. Twenty-one Henry Fonda movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 25.30% of his movies.
  5. Six Henry Fonda movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 7.22% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 39.86.  47 Henry Fonda movies scored higher that average….or 56.62% of his movies.  On Golden Pond (1981) got the the highest UMR Score while City on Fire (1979) got the lowest UMR Score.
Henry Fonda in 1968's Once Upon A Time in the West

Henry Fonda in 1968’s Once Upon A Time in the West

5 More Possibly Interesting Facts About Henry Fonda.

1. Surprisingly Henry Fonda was only nominated two times for an acting Oscar®. He received his first nomination for The Grapes of Wrath in 1940 then had to wait 41 years for his second nomination for On Golden Pond. The wait was worth it as he took home the Oscar® for On Golden Pond. Fonda did receive an Honorary Oscar® in 1981 and a producer’s nomination for 1957’s 12 Angry Men.

2. The American Film Institute named Henry Fonda as the 6th greatest actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends. In 2005 the U.S. Post Office issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor Fonda.

3. Henry Fonda worked with legendary director, John Ford, on 7 movies. Those movies were Drums Along the Mohawk, The Young Lincoln, The Grapes of Wrath, My Darling Clementine, The Fugitive, Fort Apache and Mister Roberts.

4. Did you know that the brown Fedora worn by Fonda in On Golden Pond belonged to Spencer Tracy and was given to Fonda by Katharine Hepburn on the first day on the set.

5. Check out Henry Fonda‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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168 thoughts on “Henry Fonda Movies

  1. Thanks Dan for explaining the Oracle of the Bacon to me.

    There are indeed more people who can be more closely linked.

    I remember there being a Seven Degrees of Paul Newman on TCM games forum and most people could be done in four or less.

  2. Henry Fonda has 29 films on your list that made 100 million. He is no longer on the Oracle of Bacon top 1000 Center of the Hollywood Universe list but he was #56 back in 2000. These are the people on the current list who have worked with him. The Oracle lists I believe as complete as they can get unless someone adds more Arthur Tovey credits. We’ll do Henry in a few parts because he has a big list of people that have fallen off and I’ll bet he worked with a lot of Oscar winners.

    12 Angry Men (1957) – 762 Jack Warden
    A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) – 468 Jason Robards
    All About People (1967) – 247 Charlton Heston
    Battle of the Bulge (1965) – 767 Robert Rietty
    City on Fire (1979) – 781 Shelley Winters, 855 Leslie Nielsen
    Firecreek (1968) – 926 Bill McKinney
    How the West Was Won (1962) – 40 Harry Dean Stanton, 220 Eli Wallach
    In Harm’s Way (1965) – 313 George Kennedy
    Meteor (1979) – 69 Martin Landau, 289 Sean Connery, 347 Clyde Kusatsu, 912 Arthur Tovey, 973 Sybil Danning
    Midway (1976) – 247 Charlton Heston, 271 Robert Wagner, 347 Clyde Kusatsu, 413 James Coburn, 610 Hal Holbrook, 809 Robert Mitchum, 914 Cliff Robertson, 919 Pat Morita
    My Name is Nobody (1973) – 315 Geoffrey Lewis
    On Golden Pond (1981) – 657 Barry Primus, 805 Jane Fonda
    Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – 468 Jason Robards
    Rollercoaster (1977) – 427 George Segal, 808 Branscombe Richmond, 976 Timothy Bottoms
    Sex and the Single Girl (1964) – 897 Tony Curtis
    Stage Struck (1958) – 26 Christopher Plummer
    Tentacles (1977) – 781 Shelley Winters
    The Best Man (1964) – 912 Arthur Tovey, 914 Cliff Robertson
    The Biggest Battle (1978) – 109 Stacy Keach
    The Boston Strangler (1968) – 313 George Kennedy, 325 James Brolin, 706 Sally Kellerman, 726 George Fisher, 793 Alex Rocco, 897 Tony Curtis
    The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) – 912 Arthur Tovey
    The Last 4 Days (1974) – 112 Rod Steiger, 148 Franco Nero
    The Last of the Cowboys (1977) – 66 Susan Sarandon
    The Longest Day (1962) – 112 Rod Steiger, 271 Robert Wagner, 289 Sean Connery, 427 George Segal, 809 Robert Mitchum
    The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) – 681 Anthony Quinn
    The Rounders (1965) – 317 Peter Fonda, 966 Kathleen Freeman
    The Swarm (1978) – 10 Michael Caine
    The Wrong Man (1956) – 40 Harry Dean Stanton
    Too Late the Hero (1970) – 10 Michael Caine, 914 Cliff Robertson
    Wanda Nevada (1979) – 317 Peter Fonda
    War and Peace (1956) – 767 Robert Rietty
    Warlock (1959) – 681 Anthony Quinn
    Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) – 956 Larry Hankin

    Miyoshi Umeki who starred with Brando in Sayonara I remembered, she is not in my database.

    1. I agree I imagine Fonda worked with many many Oscar winners. From 56th to not on the list….that was a quick drop off. Looking at his list…there are numerous people still working….but not enough to get him back on the Top 1000. Talk about a bad double feature…The Swarm and Meteor….though I admit…I have been trying to track down Meteor again…as it has been ages since I saw….I actually saw The Swarm again in the last three or four months. Yet another great list.

      1. This is a list of all the people on the 2000 Top 1000 Oracle of Bacon Center of the Hollywood Universe list who have fallen off but worked with Hank. It’s quite long.

        12 Angry Men (1957) – 48 Martin Balsam, 139 E.G. Marshall, 253 Robert Webber, 301 Lee J. Cobb
        A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) – 41 Burgess Meredith, 185 Kevin McCarthy
        Advise & Consent (1962) – 41 Burgess Meredith, 237 Peter Lawford, 395 Walter Pidgeon
        All About People (1967) – 45 Burt Lancaster, 463 Edward G. Robinson
        Ash Wednesday (1973) – 281 Elizabeth Taylor
        Battle of the Bulge (1965) – 53 Charles Bronson, 149 Telly Savalas, 160 Robert Ryan, 451 Dana Andrews, 669 Robert Shaw
        Blockade (1938) – 606 Alberto Morin
        Chad Hanna (1940) – 14 John Carradine
        City on Fire (1979) – 186 Ava Gardner
        Daisy Kenyon (1947) – 451 Dana Andrews
        Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) – 14 John Carradine
        Fail-Safe (1964) – 133 Walter Matthau, 209 Dom Deluise, 553 Dan O’Herlihy, 919 Larry Hagman
        Firecreek (1968) – 344 James Stewart, 404 Jack Elam, 744 Dean Jagger
        Fort Apache (1948) – 179 John Wayne, 256 Hank Worden, 963 Frank Ferguson
        How the West Was Won (1962) – 119 Richard Widmark, 137 Carroll Baker, 156 Gregory Peck, 179 John Wayne, 180 Lee Van Cleef, 232 Roy Jenson, 301 Lee J. Cobb, 344 James Stewart, 359 Karl Malden, 562 Paul Bryar, 623 Russ Tamblyn, 648 Harry Morgan, 657 Debbie Reynolds, 691 George Peppard, 816 Carleton Young (if you think this entry is long you ain’t seen nothing yet)
        I Met My Love Again (1938) – 982 Billy Benedict
        Immortal Sergeant (1943) – 222 Bess Flowers, 237 Peter Lawford, 975 Maureen O’Hara
        In Harm’s Way (1965) – 32 Kirk Douglas, 179 John Wayne, 238 Patrick O’Neal, 245 Slim Pickens, 451 Dana Andrews, 919 Larry Hagman, 989 Bruce Cabot
        Jesse James (1939) – 14 John Carradine, 740 George Chandler, 783 James Flavin
        Jezebel (1938) – 918 Bette Davis
        Jigsaw (1949) – 27 Marc Lawrence, 41 Burgess Meredith
        Let Us Live (1939) – 379 Ann Doran, 507 Ralph Bellamy, 571 Charles Lane, 969 Byron Foulger
        Madigan (1968) – 119 Richard Widmark, 297 Don Stroud, 361 James Whitmore, 564 Harry Guardino
        Meteor (1979) – 61 Trevor Howard, 205 Brian Keith, 359 Karl Malden, 546 Reed Morgan, 897 Peter Donat, 943 Selma Archerd
        Midway (1976) – 132 Glenn Ford, 253 Robert Webber, 258 Dabney Coleman, 617 Paul Frees, 670 Edward Albert (Edie’s son), 686 Mitchell Ryan, 891 Gregory Walcott
        Mister Roberts (1955) – 58 Jack Lemmon, 93 Harry Carey Jr., 783 Jame Flavin, 891 Gregory Walcott
        My Darling Clementine (1946) – 90 John Ireland, 980 Victor Mature
        My Name is Nobody (1973) – 165 R.G. Armstrong, 544 Leo Gordon, 888 Terence Hill
        On Golden Pond (1981) – 258 Dabney Coleman
        On Our Merry Way (1948) – 41 Burgess Meredith, 344 James Stewart, 671 Eduardo Cianelli
        Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – 43 Keenan Wynn, 53 Charles Bronson, 81 Lionel Stander, 118 Woody Strode, 235 Claudia Cardinale, 404 Jack Elam, 501 Aldo Sambrell, 706 Gabriele Ferzetti
        Rings on Her Fingers (1942) – 746 Herb Vigran, 982 Billy Benedict
        Rollercoaster (1977) – 119 Richard Widmark, 345 William Prince, 564 Harry Guardino, 694 Steve Guttenberg, 830 Susan Strasberg
        Sex and the Single Girl (1964) – 251 Mel Ferrer, 321 Lauren Bacall, 562 Paul Bryar
        Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) – 67 Paul Newman, 232 Roy Jenson, 396 Richard Jaeckel, 771 Michael Sarrazin, 856 Lee De Broux
        Spawn of the North (1938) – 234 Akim Tamiroff, 410 George Raft
        Spencer’s Mountain (1963) – 108 Dub Taylor, 195 Michael Greene, 592 Whit Bissell, 975 Maureen O’Hara
        Spendthrift (1936) – 832 Don Brodie
        Stage Struck (1958) – 535 Frank Campanella, 830 Susan Strasberg
        Tales of Manhattan (1942) – 151 Cesar Romero, 222 Bess Flowers, 323 George Sanders, 393 Charles Boyer, 463 Edward G. Robinson, 832 Don Brodie
        Tentacles (1977) – 142 John Huston, 304 Bo Hopkins
        That Certain Woman (1937) – 918 Bette Davis
        The Best Man (1964) – 185 Kevin McCarthy, 626 Billy Beck, 923 George Furth
        The Biggest Battle (1978) – 9 Orson Welles, 142 John Huston, 718 Venantino Venantini, 768 Samantha Eggar
        The Boston Strangler (1968) – 50 Jeff Corey, 252 William Hickey, 483 Murray Hamilton, 923 George Furth
        The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) – 169 John Dehner, 344 James Stewart, 459 Dabbs Greer, 606 Alberto Morin, 859 Myron Healey, 917 Robert J. Wilke
        The Dirty Game (1965) – 95 Klaus Kinski, 131 Vittorio Gassman, 160 Robert Ryan, 218 Mario Adorf, 619 Peter Van Eyck
        The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) – 982 Billy Benedict
        The Fugitive (1947) – 251 Mel Ferrer
        The Grapes of Wrath (1940) – 14 John Carradine, 783 James Flavin
        The Lady Eve (1941) – 222 Bess Flowers
        The Long Night (1947) – 125 Vincent Price, 219 Elisha Cook Jr., 682 Ray Teal, 969 Byron Foulger
        The Longest Day (1962) – 25 Roddy McDowell, 54 Stuart Whitman, 76 Eddie Albert, 129 Curt Jurgens, 160 Robert Ryan, 179 John Wayne, 215 Wolfgang Preiss, 221 John Crawford, 227 Richard Burton, 237 Peter Lawford, 251 Mel Ferrer, 255 Alexander Knox, 310 Steve Forrest, 406 Edmond O’Brien, 444 Gert Frobe, 469 Frank Finlay, 500 Daniel Gelin, 522 Red Buttons, 524 Richard Wattis, 593 Leslie Phillips, 612 Jeffrey Hunter, 619 Peter Van Eyck, 723 Mickey Knox, 854 Michael Medwin, 905 Ron Randell, 937 Fabian, 941 Mark Damon
        The Mad Miss Manton (1938) – 222 Bess Flowers, 740 George Chandler, 969 Byron Foulger
        The Magnificent Dope (1942) – 222 Bess Flowers, 969 Byron Foulger
        The Male Animal (1942) – 222 Bess Flowers, 629 Walter Brooke, 962 Olivia De Havilland
        The Man Who Understood a Woman (1959) – 177 Marcel Dalio, 364 Leslie Caron, 903 Jack Kruschen, 914 Doug McClure
        The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) – 27 Marc Lawrence, 451 Dana Andrews, 648 Harry Morgan, 740 George Chandler, 982 Billy Benedict
        The Return of Frank James (1940) – 14 John Carradine, 740 George Chandler
        The Rounders (1965) – 132 Glenn Ford, 453 Warren Oates, 878 Denver Pyle
        The Serpent (1973) – 198 Yul Brynner, 371 Philippe Noiret, 809 Dirk Bogarde
        The Swarm (1978) – 75 Cameron Mitchell, 77 Jose Ferrer, 119 Richard Widmark, 213 Ben Johnson, 245 Slim Pickens, 291 Lee Grant, 611 Don ‘Red’ Barry, 681 Bradford Dillman, 962 Olivia De Havilland
        The Tin Star (1957) – 180 Lee Van Cleef, 287 Richard Farnsworth, 289 Anthony Perkins
        The Wrong Man (1956) – 399 Nehemiah Persoff, 562 Paul Bryar,977 Anthony Quayle
        There Was a Crooked Man…(1970) – 32 Kirk Douglas, 41 Burgess Meredith, 291 Lee Grant, 379 Ann Doran, 453 Warren Oates, 555 Hume Cronyn, 732 Arthur O’Connell, 863 Alan Hale Jr., 969 Byron Foulger
        Too Late the Hero (1970) – 99 Denholm Elliott, 164 Harry Andrews, 338 Ian Bannen, 951 Percy Herbert
        Wanda Nevada (1979) – 542 Paul Fix, 845 Severn Darden, 1000 Ted Markland
        War and Peace (1956) – 98 Herbert Lom, 122 John Mills, 131 Vittorio Gassmann, 251 Mel Ferrer, 367 Robert Stephens, 789 Anita Ekberg
        Warlock (1959) – 119 Richard Widmark, 232 Roy Jenson, 350 L.Q. Jones, 379 Ann Doran, 592 Whit Bissell, 611 Don ‘Red’ Barry, 840 Frank Gorshin
        Way Down East (1935) – 379 Ann Doran, 982 Billy Benedict
        Welcome to Hard Times (1967) – 43 Keenan Wynn, 155 Royal Dano, 219 Elisha Cook Jr., 394 Aldo Ray, 453 Warren Oates, 542 Paul Fix, 878 Denver Pyle
        You Belong to Me (1941) – 50 Jeff Corey, 147 Lloyd Bridges, 299 Fritz Feld, 969 Byron Foulger
        You Only Live Once (1937) – 783 James Flavin, 832 Don Brodie
        Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) – 740 George Chandler
        Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) – 467 Van Johnson, 531 Lilyan Chauvin, 629 Walter Brooke

        1. Just so this is clear. I am not familiar with the term Oracle of Bacon. I am aware of The Six Degrees of Separation of Kevin Bacon. I had to look up the term. But with the term usually you go by the name of the person first and then go backwards to the person in question so that you can play yourself.

          Of course, when you are playing yourself it does not matter about being in the top 1,000.

          But I thought that I would share the fact that I was not aware of this list because I do not think that I am the only one.

          1. It shows you people you may never have heard of who appeared in a lot of films with people who work with everybody or they claim they’ve worked with everybody. Supposedly you can connect anybody in 3 steps but the point of the game was to get people the furthest away, say in 8 steps. The site ran programs proving Kevin Bacon was not the easiest to connect and updates it regularly. Everyone is affected by someone . Michael Caine may rank high because he has a 60 year career and he works with many actors who will accumulate more credits. But the people in the earlier stages of his career whose own careers may have stopped 40 years begin to affect his because they no longer work.

        2. Hey Dan….very long indeed….but filled with so many great movies and great performers. Surprised to see that Arthur T. is not all over the list. Did Fonda have a contract that said….no Arthurs in my movies…lol.

      2. I think 60 Oscar winners for Hank.

        12 Angry Men (1957) – Martin Balsam
        A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966_ – Jason Robards, Joanne Woodward
        Advise & Consent (1962) – Charles Laughton
        All About People (1967) – Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, George Burns
        Ash Wednesday (1973) – Elizabeth Taylor
        Chad Hanna (1940) – Jane Darwell
        Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) – Claudette Colbert
        Fail-Safe (1964) – Walter Matthau
        Firecreek (1968) – James Stewart, Dean Jagger
        Fort Apache (1948) – John Wayne, Victor Mclaglen
        How the West Was Won (1962) – James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Karl Malden, Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan
        In Harm’s Way (1965) – George Kennedy, John Wayne, Patricia Neal
        Jesse James (1939) – Jane Darwell
        Jezebel (1938) – Bette Davis
        Lillian Russell (1940)- Don Ameche
        Meteor (1979) – Sean Connery, Martin Landau, Karl Malden
        Midway (1976) – James Coburn, Charlton Heston, Cliff Robertson
        Mister Roberts (1955) – Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
        My Darling Clementine (1946) – Jane Darwell, Walter Brennan
        On Golden Pond (1981) – Jane Fonda, Katherine Hepburn
        On Our Merry Way (1948) – James Stewart, Charles Laughton,
        Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – Jason Robards
        Slim (1937) – Jane Wyman
        Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) – Paul Newman
        Stage Struck (1958) – Christopher Plummer
        Tales of Manhattan (1942) – George Sanders, Charles Laughton, Ginger Rogers
        Tentacles (1977) – Shelley Winters
        That Certain Woman (1937) – Bette Davis
        The Best Man (1964) – Cliff Robertson
        The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) – James Stewart, Shirley Jones
        The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) – Janet Gaynor
        The Grapes of Wrath (1940) – Jane Darwell
        The Lady Eve (1941) – Charles Coburn
        The Last 4 Days (1974) – Rod Steiger
        The Last of the Cowboys (1977) – Susan Sarandon
        The Longest Day (1962) – Rod Steiger, Sean Connery, John Wayne, Red Buttons, Edmond O’Brien
        The Magnificent Dope (1942) – Don Ameche
        The Male Animal (1942) – Olivia De Havilland, Gig Young
        The Moon’s Our Home (1936) – Walter Brennan
        The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) – Anthony Quinn, Jane Darwell
        The Serpent (1973) – Yul Brynner
        The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) – Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Charles Coburn
        The Swarm (1978) – Michael Caine, Jose Ferrer, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, Olivia De Havilland, Patty Duke
        There Was a Crooked Man (1970) – Lee Grant
        Too Late the Hero (1970) – Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson
        War and Peace (1956) – John Mills, Audrey Hepburn
        Warlock (1959) – Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone
        Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) – Alice Brady

        1. Thanks for this list Dan. Fonda did work with great actors. Add Oscar nominations or Golden Globe winners and Fonda worked with even more.

  3. Bruce:
    My local paper has just come out with the 2016 entries to the Art Council’s film festival that is to take place on Wednesdays starting the last Wednesday of September in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Hopefully I will be able to attend more than one of those Wednesdays.

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