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List of Helen Hayes Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)
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Third Man on the Mountain
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Third Man on the Mountain is an adventure drama film which revolves around Rudi, whose father was a mountaineer. He learns that his father had died in his attempt to conquer the Motterhorn Mountain. Therefore, he decides to fulfill his father’s dream and makes it his mission to climb and conquer the mountain.

Starring:
Herbert Lom, James Donald, Michael Rennie, James MacArthur
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
2. Crime Without Passion (1934)
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Crime Without Passion
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Crime without Passion is a crime drama film which which tells the story of Lee Grant, a lawyer who is dating a woman named Katy Costello. However, he ends up shooting her accidentally after finding out that she is cheating on him. Now, he is in need of an alibi to cover up his crime. 

Starring:
Claude Rains, Margo, Stanley Ridges, Whitney Bourne
Directed By:
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes
3. Anastasia (1956)
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Anastasia
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Despite the fact that the last Tsar of Russia and his family were executed in 1918, rumors continued to persist that the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the Tsar's youngest daughter, somehow survived. Anna, an ailing woman resembling Anastasia, is brought to the attention of former White Russian General Bounine, who is now running a successful nightclub. Bouvine soon comes to know that Anna claimed to be Anastasia while being treated in a mental asylum. However, when Bounin approaches her, she refuses to tell him anything.

Role:
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Starring:
Yul Brynner, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
4. The Dancing Town (1928)
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The Dancing Town
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Role:
Olive Pepperall
Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Patterson, Clarence Nordstrom, Ada May
Directed By:
Edmund Lawrence
5. What Every Woman Knows (1934)
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What Every Woman Knows
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Role:
Maggie Wylie
Starring:
Madge Evans, Dudley Digges, Brian Aherne, Lucile Watson
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
6. Candleshoe (1977)
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Candleshoe
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Role:
Lady St. Edmund
Starring:
Jodie Foster, David Niven, Leo McKern, Veronica Quilligan
Directed By:
Norman Tokar
7. The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
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The Sin of Madelon Claudet
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Role:
Madelon
Starring:
Neil Hamilton, Lewis Stone, Cliff Edwards, Robert Young
Directed By:
Edgar Selwyn
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
8. Airport (1970)
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Airport
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Airport is a disaster suspense drama film which revolves around the manager of the Lincoln International Airport, who is trying his best to keep the airport open despite the fact that there is a snowstorm. Meanwhile a suicide bomber is planning to blow up an airliner in flight.

Directed By:
George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
9. A Farewell to Arms (1932)
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A Farewell to Arms
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During the First World War, Frederick Henry, an ambulance driver working for the Italian forces, and Catherine Barkley, a Red Cross nurse, fall in love with one another. Despite all the chaos and fighting, they are determined to stay together, and not let their romance die.

Role:
Catherine Barkley
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Jack La Rue, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips
Directed By:
Frank Borzage
10. Another Language (1933)
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Another Language
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Role:
Stella 'Stell' Hallam
Starring:
Robert Montgomery, Louise Closser Hale, Henry Travers, John Beal
Directed By:
Edward H. Griffith
11. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
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Stage Door Canteen
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Starring:
Arlene Francis, Merle Oberon, Ethel Merman, Johnny Weissmuller, Harpo Marx, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Muni
Directed By:
Frank Borzage
12. Night Flight (1933)
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Night Flight
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During the 1930s, a French air-mail company from South America is owned by Riviere who insists on continuing the night fights, though the heavy rains, fog and darkness over treacherous Andes peaks make it risky for the pilots. But when a young boy in Rio-de-Janeiro needs an urgent medical delivery of polio serum, the perilous night flight is the only available lifesaver. 

Role:
Simone Fabian
Starring:
Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Robert Montgomery
Directed By:
Clarence Brown
13. Vanessa, Her Love Story (1935)
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Vanessa, Her Love Story
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Role:
Vanessa Paris
Starring:
Lewis Stone, May Robson, Robert Montgomery, Otto Kruger
Directed By:
William K. Howard
14. Arrowsmith (1931)
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Arrowsmith
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Role:
Leora Tozer Arrowsmith
Starring:
Ronald Colman, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson, Clarence Brooks
Directed By:
15. The White Sister (1933)
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The White Sister
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The White Sister is a romantic drama film, which revolves around Angela, daughter of an Italian prince who falls for a soldier named Giovanni. However, Giovanni leaves for war and doesn’t return for a long time. Thinking that he has been killed in battle, Angela decides to become a nun.

Role:
Angela Chiaromonte
Starring:
Clark Gable, Lewis Stone, Louise Closser Hale, May Robson
Directed By:
16. Main Street to Broadway (1953)
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Main Street to Broadway
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Main Street to Broadway is a musical romance film which tells the story of a playwright going through bad times, who meets a country girl, who is returning home after giving up her aspirations of becoming an actress. Hoping to find inspiration from her, he decides to follow her to her small town.  

Starring:
Ethel Barrymore, Rex Harrison, Agnes Moorehead, Henry Fonda, Shirley Booth, Lilli Palmer, Lionel Barrymore
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
17. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
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Role:
Hettie
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Joan Sims, Derek Nimmo, Bernard Bresslaw
Directed By:
Robert Stevenson
18. The Son-Daughter (1932)
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The Son-Daughter
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Role:
Lien Wha
Starring:
Warner Oland, Lewis Stone, Ramon Novarro, Ralph Morgan
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard, Clarence Brown
19. Herbie Rides Again (1974)
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Herbie Rides Again
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Alonzo Hawk is a corrupt property developer who has purchased several blocks of land in the downtown district, hoping to build a gigantic shopping mall. However, the problem is that an elderly widow refuses to sell the one remaining lot that is required for him to proceed with his project. Thus, he resorts to all sorts of schemes to get her land. The widow eventually finds help in a man named Herbie.

Role:
Mrs. Steinmetz
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, John McIntire, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers
Directed By:
Robert Stevenson
20. My Son John (1952)
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My Son John
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Role:
Lucille Jefferson
Starring:
Dean Jagger, Minor Watson, Van Heflin, Robert Walker
Directed By:
Leo McCarey

TV Movie(s)

1. Harvey (1972)
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Harvey
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Role:
Veta Louise Simmons
Starring:
James Stewart, Arlene Francis, Madeline Kahn, Marian Hailey, Dorothy Blackburn
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
2. A Family Upside Down (1978)
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A Family Upside Down
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Role:
Emma Long
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Pat Crowley, Patty Duke
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
3. Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971)
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Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate
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Role:
Sophie Tate Curtis
Starring:
Myrna Loy, Sylvia Sidney, Mildred Natwick, Vince Edwards
Directed By:
Ted Post
4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1969)
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Arsenic and Old Lace
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Role:
Abby Brewster
Starring:
Lillian Gish, Bob Crane, Billy De Wolfe, Fred Gwynne
Directed By:
Robert Scheerer
5. A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
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A Caribbean Mystery
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Role:
Miss Jane Marple
Starring:
Season Hubley, Swoosie Kurtz, Jameson Parker, Barnard Hughes
Directed By:
Robert Michael Lewis
6. Murder with Mirrors (1985)
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Murder with Mirrors
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Role:
Miss Jane Marple
Starring:
Bette Davis, Sir John Mills, Tim Roth, John Mills, Leo McKern, Liane Langland
Directed By:
Dick Lowry
7. The Front Page (1970)
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The Front Page
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Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Vivian Vance, Robert Ryan, Estelle Parsons, George Grizzard
Directed By:
Alan Handley
8. Victory at Entebbe (1976)
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Victory at Entebbe
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Role:
Etta Grossman-Wise
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Dreyfuss, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Linda Blair
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
9. Murder Is Easy (1982)
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Murder Is Easy
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Role:
Lavinia Fullerton
Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Olivia de Havilland, Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down
Directed By:
Claude Whatham

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Role:
(segment "Drug Store, Sunday Noon") / ... (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Elaine May, Jack Lord, Mike Nichols, Walter Matthau, Geraldine Page, Peter Falk
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950)
The Prudential Family Playhouse
Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Grace Kelly, Eva Marie Saint, Walter Abel, Kevin McCarthy, Gertrude Lawrence
Directed By:
Donald Davis
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Tony Curtis, Burt Reynolds, Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Errol Flynn, Buster Keaton, Paul Newman, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Andy Griffith
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
Producers' Showcase (1954)
Producers' Showcase
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Clark Jones, Kirk Browning, Delbert Mann, Vincent J. Donehue, Alex Segal
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)
Robert Montgomery Presents
Starring:
James Dean, Roger Moore, Don Knotts, Audra Lindley, Angela Lansbury, Jane Wyatt, Claudette Colbert
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Norman Felton, James P. Yarbrough, Vincent J. Donehue
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
The United States Steel Hour
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Carol Burnett, Lee Marvin, William Shatner, Betty White, Gene Hackman, Teresa Wright
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960)
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Role:
Cornelia Van Gorder (1 episode, 1960)
Starring:
Eva Gabor, George C. Scott, Alice Ghostley, Jason Robards, Barbara Bel Geddes, Telly Savalas, Rex Harrison
Directed By:
Paul Nickell
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959)
The Bell Telephone Hour
Starring:
Jason Robards, Groucho Marx, John Raitt, Telephone Orchestra The Bell
NET Playhouse (1964)
NET Playhouse
Starring:
Sam Waterston, Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, June Carter Cash, Jon Voight, Jack Palance, James Earl Jones
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950)
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Hume Cronyn, Anthony Quinn, John Forsythe, Jack Lemmon, Eva Gabor, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Charles S. Dubin, Alex Segal, Frank Telford, Lawrence Carra
Ghost Story (1972)
Ghost Story
Starring:
Leif Garrett, Patricia Neal, Martin Sheen, Eleanor Parker, Angie Dickinson, Hal Linden, Carolyn Jones
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Don McDougall, Robert Day, Walter Doniger, Daryl Duke
The Snoop Sisters (1972)
The Snoop Sisters
Role:
Ernesta Snoop (5 episodes, 1972-1974)
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Art Carney, Steve Allen, Bert Convy, William Devane, Geraldine Page, Paulette Goddard
Directed By:
Leonard Horn
The Christophers (1952)
The Christophers
Starring:
Irene Dunne, James Cagney, Jeanne Crain, Don Ameche, Bing Crosby, Celeste Holm, Teresa Wright
Directed By:
Charles Bennett
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Hawaii Five-O
Starring:
Jeff Daniels, Ed Asner, Sal Mineo, Slim Pickens, George Chakiris, George Lazenby, Sam Elliott
Directed By:
Michael O'Herlihy, Charles S. Dubin, Paul Stanley, Allen Reisner, Richard Benedict
The Best of Broadway (1954)
The Best of Broadway
Role:
Abby Brewster / ... (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Starring:
Elsa Lanchester, Jackie Gleason, Dorothy McGuire, Fredric March, Peter Lorre, Claudette Colbert, Art Carney
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, Paul Nickell, David Alexander
The Motorola Television Hour (1953)
The Motorola Television Hour
Starring:
Christopher Walken, Elaine Stritch, Eddie Albert, Roger Moore, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jane Wyatt
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson
Tarzan (1966)
Tarzan
Starring:
James Whitmore, Diana Ross, Nichelle Nichols, Fernando Lamas, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, James Earl Jones, Ethel Merman
Directed By:
Earl Bellamy, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Stanley, Anton Leader, Barry Shear
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976)
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
Starring:
Christopher Plummer, Joan Collins, Lorne Greene, Anne Baxter, Kirk Douglas, Timothy Bottoms, Susan Flannery
Directed By:
Boris Sagal
Here's Lucy (1968)
Here's Lucy
Starring:
Flip Wilson, Ginger Rogers, Shelley Winters, David Frost, Richard Burton, Jack Benny, Dinah Shore
Directed By:
Coby Ruskin, Jack Donohue, Herbert Kenwith, George Marshall, Jack Baker
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Diane Cilento, Sorrell Booke, Lloyd Bridges, Lee Grant, George Peppard, Jack Klugman
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
Starring:
Ray Walston, Larry Hagman, Tom Bosley, Eli Wallach, Ossie Davis, Paul Lynde, Doris Roberts
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Medallion Theatre (1953)
Medallion Theatre
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Janet Gaynor, Rod Steiger, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
Don Medford, Ralph Nelson
Highway to Heaven (1984)
Highway to Heaven
Starring:
Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Giovanni Ribisi, Matthew Perry, Michael Landon, Helen Hunt, Paul Walker
Directed By:
Michael Landon, Victor French, Dan Gordon, William F. Claxton
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Fred Willard, Michael J. Fox, Joan Rivers, Rita Moreno, Nancy McKeon, Florence Henderson, Heather Locklear
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Glitter (1984)
Glitter
Starring:
Michelle Phillips, Linda Evans, Anthony Newley, Melissa Sue Anderson, Tori Spelling, Robert Reed, Mel Ferrer
Directed By:
Jackie Cooper
Love, Sidney (1981)
Love, Sidney
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Swoosie Kurtz, Betty White, Tony Randall, Chip Zien, Alan North
Directed By:
Hal Cooper, Mel Ferber, Tony Mordente, Jay Sandrich

Helen Hayes Awards

Academy Awards
Airport Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1971
The Sin of Madelon Claudet Best Actress in a Leading Role 1932
Primetime Emmy Awards
Winner Best Actress 1953
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Recording 1977