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List of Frances Bavier Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Girls About Town (1931)
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Girls About Town
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Wanda and Marie earn their living by escorting out of town middle aged men, but do not go to bed with them. In course of one such outing, they meet Benjamin and Jim and in spite of knowing she is a paid entertainer, Jim falls in love with Wanda and proposes marriage. The only hitch in this union is Wanda’s estranged husband Alex. 

Starring:
Eugene Pallette, Lilyan Tashman, Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Alan Dinehart
Directed By:
2. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still
TV-G
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This 1951 black-and-white sci-fi film tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor, Klaatu, who comes to Earth, along with a robot ,to deliver an important message, and to rescue to Earth from the greatest threat. 

Starring:
Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe, Hugh Marlowe, Michael Rennie, Billy Gray
Directed By:
Robert Wise
3. The Bad Seed (1956)
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The Bad Seed
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The Bad Seed is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Kenneth and Christine, who are seemingly happily married, with a perfect daughter. Shortly after Kenneth leaves for military duty, Christine is having lunch with friends when she hears a report that a child has drowned in the lake. Eventually, evidence forces her to suspect that her child might be a ruthless killer.

Starring:
Nancy Kelly, Evelyn Varden, Eileen Heckart, Henry Jones
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
4. Bend of the River (1952)
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Bend of the River
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Bend of the River is a western adventure film which tells the story of Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, who are leading a group of homesteaders from Missouri to Oregon. As winter nears, they establish a settlement outside Portland, and look for food supplies. Things take a turn when they soon learn about a gold mining camp nearby.

Starring:
James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Stepin Fetchit, Julie Adams, Jay C. Flippen, Arthur Kennedy
Directed By:
Anthony Mann
5. The Stooge (1951)
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The Stooge
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Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Polly Bergen, Eddie Mayehoff, Marion Marshall
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
6. My Wife's Best Friend (1952)
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My Wife's Best Friend
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My Wife’s Best Friend is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of George and his wife Virginia, who are on an airliner for their second honeymoon. Soon, death seems imminent for all the passengers, when the plane develops an engine trouble. Certain about their death, George decides to confess to Virginia about his affair with her best friend Jane.

Starring:
Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway, Macdonald Carey, Catherine McLeod
Directed By:
Richard Sale
7. Sally and Saint Anne (1952)
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Sally and Saint Anne
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Starring:
Edmund Gwenn, Ann Blyth, John McIntire, Hugh O'Brian,
Directed By:
Rudolph Maté
8. Horizons West (1952)
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Horizons West
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The Hammond brothers, Neil and Dan, return to their parents’ Austin ranch after the Civil War. Neil takes over the ranch-work as he woos the country damsel, Sally. Dan gets drawn to the local baron Hardin’s wife Lorna, while grossing money through rustling horses and other corrupt dealings. Will the new Marshal, Neil, confront his brother whose goons are harassing the ranchers? 

Starring:
James Arness, Raymond Burr, Rock Hudson, Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Judith Braun
Directed By:
Budd Boetticher
9. Benji (1974)
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Benji
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Benji is a stray dog without an owner, who prefers to roam freely over his friendly Texas town. When two children whom Benji cares for, are kidnapped and held for ransom, Benji springs into action, and takes it as his mission to rescue the children from the criminals.    

Role:
Lady with the Cat
Starring:
Peter Breck, Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat, Cynthia Smith
Directed By:
Joe Camp
10. Man in the Attic (1953)
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Man in the Attic
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Role:
Helen Harley
Starring:
Jack Palance, Rhys Williams, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer
Directed By:
Hugo Fregonese
11. It Started with a Kiss (1959)
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It Started with a Kiss
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Hearing that her husband, a US sergeant stationed in Spain, has won a custom-built 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, a former dancer flies off to join him. The car also draws the attention of a famous matador, who starts courting her. Meanwhile, his superior officers order him to send the car back to USA and warn it will cost him an unaffordable amount in tax. 

Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Ford, Marion Ross, Eva Gabor, Gustavo Rojo, Fred Clark
Directed By:
George Marshall
12. O, My Darling Clementine (1943)
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O, My Darling Clementine
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Starring:
Harry Cheshire, Rogues The Radio, Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls
Directed By:
Frank McDonald
13. The Lady Says No (1951)
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The Lady Says No
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Dorinda Hatch, the beautiful writer of the best-selling book that enlightens women about dangers of men, is scheduled to get photographed by a national magazine’s author-photographer Bill Shelby for a photo story on her. The two clash over viewpoints and continue to trade insults, complicating the situation, but refuse to admit their true feelings for each other. 

Role:
Aunt Alice Hatch
Starring:
David Niven, James Robertson Justice, Joan Caulfield, Lenore Lonergan
Directed By:
Frank Ross
14. A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958)
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A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
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Starring:
Dina Merrill, Mickey Rooney, Tom Ewell, Mickey Shaughnessy, Madge Kennedy
Directed By:
Henry Levin

TV Movie(s)

1. The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry (2003)
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The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry
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Role:
Aunt Bee Taylor (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Andy Griffith, Aneta Corsaut, Rodney Dillard
Directed By:
Eamon Harrington, John Watkin

TV Shows and Videos

Cavalcade of America (1952)
Cavalcade of America
Starring:
Don Rickles, Charles Bronson, John Banner, Peter Graves, Michael Landon, Walter Brennan, Dennis Hopper
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Anton Leader, Alvin Ganzer, John Meredyth Lucas, Laslo Benedek
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Mel Blanc, Clint Eastwood, Wayne Rogers, Bert Convy, Steven McQueen, Mary Wickes
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Starring:
Tony Curtis, Burt Reynolds, Janet Leigh, Mary Tyler Moore, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Lee Marvin
Directed By:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
The Ford Television Theatre (1952)
The Ford Television Theatre
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Barbara Stanwyck, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shelley Winters, Rory Calhoun, Louis Jourdan, Broderick Crawford
Directed By:
James Neilson, Ted Post, Anton Leader, Fred F. Sears, Arnold Laven
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953)
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Peter Graves, Polly Bergen
Directed By:
Leslie H. Martinson, Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Paul Landres
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
The Andy Griffith Show
TV-G
Role:
Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (178 episodes, 1960-1968)
Starring:
William Christopher, Don Knotts, Sterling Holloway, Denver Pyle, Ron Howard, Rob Reiner, Teri Garr
Directed By:
Bob Sweeney, Lee Philips, Alan Rafkin, Coby Ruskin, Don Weis
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy
Colonel Humphrey Flack (1953)
Colonel Humphrey Flack
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Claude Akins, Alan Mowbray, Frank Jenks, Hillary Brooke
Waterfront (1954)
Waterfront
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Preston Foster, Douglas Dick
Directed By:
Hollingsworth Morse, John Brahm, Phil Karlson, Ted Post, Paul Landres
Perry Mason (1957)
Perry Mason
Starring:
James Coburn, Bobby Troup, Gavin MacLeod, David McCallum, Robert Redford, Leonard Nimoy, Mary Ann Mobley
Directed By:
Arthur Marks, Jesse Hibbs, William D. Russell, Christian Nyby, Laslo Benedek
Letter to Loretta (1953)
Letter to Loretta
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Eddie Albert, William Frawley, Teresa Wright, Hume Cronyn, Jack Lord, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
John Newland, Richard Donner, Jeffrey Hayden, Norman Foster, Harry Keller
Rawhide (1959)
Rawhide
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Dick Van Patten, Julie London, Martin Landau, Barbara Eden, Werner Klemperer, Peter Lorre
Directed By:
Thomas Carr, Ted Post, Christian Nyby, Harmon Jones, Jesse Hibbs
City Detective (1953)
City Detective
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Lee Van Cleef, Rod Cameron, Paul Frees, Jorja Curtright
Directed By:
Blake Edwards
Colgate Theatre (1958)
Colgate Theatre
Starring:
Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, Jane Russell, Walter Brennan, Harry Harvey Jr., Bill Goodwin, Nancy Kulp
Directed By:
Norman Tokar, Orson Welles
The Ann Sothern Show (1958)
The Ann Sothern Show
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Sal Mineo, Ann Sothern, Joel Grey, Connie Stevens, Eva Gabor, Don Porter
Directed By:
James V. Kern, Richard Whorf, Sidney Miller, Paul Harrison, Abby Berlin
Racket Squad (1950)
Racket Squad
Starring:
Reed Hadley, Paul Frees, Griff Barnett, Robert Bray
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955)
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Jane Wyman, James Whitmore, Victor McLaglen, Fernando Lamas, Lee Marvin, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Sidney Lanfield, Allen H. Miner, Don Weis, Jacques Tourneur, William Asher
Damon Runyon Theater (1955)
Damon Runyon Theater
Starring:
John Carradine, James Whitmore, William Frawley, Broderick Crawford, John Banner, Keenan Wynn, Ann Harding
The Lone Ranger (1949)
The Lone Ranger
TV-G
Starring:
Clayton Moore, James Arness, Denver Pyle, Slim Pickens, John Banner, Marion Ross, Lee Van Cleef
77 Sunset Strip (1958)
77 Sunset Strip
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Eric Braeden, Louise Fletcher, Adam West, Diane Ladd, Buddy Ebsen, Gus Trikonis
Directed By:
George Waggner, Montgomery Pittman, Robert Douglas, Leslie H. Martinson, Jeffrey Hayden
Soldiers of Fortune (1955)
Soldiers of Fortune
Starring:
Leon Askin, Claude Akins, Lee Van Cleef, John Russell, Chick Chandler, John Doucette
It's a Great Life (1954)
It's a Great Life
Role:
Mrs. Amy Morgan / ... (71 episodes, 1954-1956)
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, James Dunn, Michael O'Shea, William Bishop, Barbara Bates
The Eve Arden Show (1957)
The Eve Arden Show
Role:
Nora / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Starring:
Allyn Joslyn, Eve Arden, Gail Stone, Karen Green
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
Lux Video Theatre
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Alfred Hitchcock, Roger Moore, Charlton Heston, Buster Keaton, Jayne Mansfield, Bing Crosby
Directed By:
Richard Goode, Fielder Cook, Buzz Kulik, Earl Eby, Norman Morgan
Sugarfoot (1957)
Sugarfoot
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, James Garner, Charles Bronson, John Carradine, Edd Byrnes, Dennis Hopper, Adam West
Directed By:
Leslie Goodwins, Franklin Adreon, Joseph Lejtes, Leslie H. Martinson, Lee Sholem
Dragnet (1951)
Dragnet
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Raymond Burr, Leonard Nimoy, Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Jack Webb, George Fenneman
Directed By:
Jack Webb
The Thin Man (1957)
The Thin Man
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, Marion Ross, Werner Klemperer, Gavin MacLeod, Mary Wickes, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Oscar Rudolph, Don Weis, William Asher, Andrew McCullough, Richard Kinon
Wagon Train (1957)
Wagon Train
Starring:
David Carradine, John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, Peter Fonda, Rod Steiger, Lou Costello, Cliff Robertson
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Joseph Pevney, Jerry Hopper, Allen H. Miner, Herschel Daugherty
Make Room for Daddy (1953)
Make Room for Daddy
Starring:
Danny Thomas, Milton Berle, Robert Reed, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Bob Hope
Directed By:
Sheldon Leonard, Danny Thomas, William Asher, Alan Rafkin, Coby Ruskin
Target (1958)
Target
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Leonard Nimoy, Adolphe Menjou
Directed By:
Sutton Roley, Otto Lang, Eddie Davis, George More O'Ferrall, Henry S. Kesler
Chevron Theatre (1952)
Chevron Theatre
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Carolyn Jones, Peter Graves, Buddy Ebsen, Raymond Burr, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
William Shatner, Inger Stevens, Don Ameche, Lorne Greene, Ethel Barrymore, Rita Moreno, Walter Matthau
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Gomer Pyle: USMC
Starring:
Carol Burnett, Jim Nabors, Gavin MacLeod, Rob Reiner, Keenan Wynn, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith
Directed By:
Coby Ruskin, John Rich, Peter Baldwin, Alan Rafkin, Aaron Ruben
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968)
Mayberry R.F.D.
Starring:
Danny Bonaduce, Farrah Fawcett, Alice Ghostley, Jodie Foster, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Teri Garr
Directed By:
Christian Nyby, Hal Cooper
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Paul Muni, Ethel Merman, Janet Gaynor, George Burns, Steve Allen, Rosalind Russell, Diahann Carroll
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
The Revlon Mirror Theater (1953)
The Revlon Mirror Theater
Starring:
Joan Crawford, Jackie Cooper, Eva Marie Saint, Angela Lansbury, Agnes Moorehead, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
Phil Karlson, Daniel Petrie, Rod Amateau

Frances Bavier Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Andy Griffith Show Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy 1967