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List of Carole Lombard Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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To Be or Not to Be
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This war comedy film takes us to the time of the Second World War, when the Nazis had occupied Poland. The film revolves around an acting troupe who gets involved in a Polish soldier’s attempts in tracking down a Nazi spy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Tura
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Jack Benny, Lionel Atwill, Felix Bressart, Robert Stack
2. My Man Godfrey (1936)
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2
My Man Godfrey
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2

During the Great Depression, Godfrey Parke is having a hard time, but his life takes a turn, when he is offered a job as a family butler by Irene, young sister of Cornelia, a spoiled socialite. However, soon, one day Cornelia makes attempts to seduce Godfrey on his day off.

As:
Cast
Role:
Irene Bullock
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, William Powell, Gail Patrick
4. Twentieth Century (1934)
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3
Twentieth Century
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily Garland aka Mildred Plotka
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Barrymore, Ralph Forbes, Roscoe Karns, Walter Connolly
5. My Best Girl (1927)
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2
My Best Girl
12
2

Maggie Johnson, a stockroom girl in Merrill departmental store falls in love with co-worker Joe Grant, who actually is the store-owner’s son working his way up to succeed on his own in life. He too reciprocates her feelings. But when Maggie finds out his true identity and also, about his betrothal to high-society girl Millicent, she leaves heartbroken. Will the sweethearts re-unite? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Taylor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Pickford, Lucien Littlefield, Carmelita Geraghty, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
7. Nothing Sacred (1937)
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2
Nothing Sacred
TV-PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hazel Flagg
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Hattie McDaniel, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman
8. In Name Only (1939)
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2
In Name Only
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Eden
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Charles Coburn, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
9. The Road to Glory (1926)
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2
The Road to Glory
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ford Sterling, Milla Davenport, May McAvoy, Rockliffe Fellowes
10. A Perfect Crime (1921)
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2
A Perfect Crime
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Griggs' Sister (as Jane Peters)
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Monte Blue, Hardee Kirkland, Jacqueline Logan, Stanton Heck
11. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
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2
The Eagle and the Hawk
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2

During World War 1, the killings take a toll on the mental health of ace pilot Lt. Jerry Young. He goes to London to recuperate. In his absence, his friend Lt. Mike Richards is killed in action and Jerry blames his other friend Henry. When Jerry finally returns to duty, the brutality of war pushes him over the edge. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Beautiful Lady
Director:
Stuart Walker
Genres:
Action, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Fredric March, Jack Oakie, Guy Standing
12. Virtue (1932)
12
2
Virtue
TV-PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mae
Director:
Edward Buzzell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mayo Methot, Pat O'Brien, Shirley Grey, Ward Bond
13. Hands Across the Table (1935)
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3
Hands Across the Table
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Regi Allen
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly
14. The Princess Comes Across (1936)
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2
The Princess Comes Across
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2

Wanda Nash is masquerading as Princess Olga from Sweden on board the ocean liner the Mammoth. She runs into King Mantell, a band leader with a criminal record. Robert M. Darcy starts blackmailing them but soon ends up dead. Now both of them must find the real killer before they are pinned for the murder. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Olga
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Fred MacMurray, Alison Skipworth, George Barbier, Douglass Dumbrille
15. Vigil in the Night (1940)
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2
Vigil in the Night
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anne Lee
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne, Julien Mitchell, Robert Coote
16. No More Orchids (1932)
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2
No More Orchids
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Holt
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Allen Vincent, Louise Closser Hale, Lyle Talbot, Walter Connolly
17. Bolero (1934)
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2
Bolero
10
2

Bolero is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a 23-year old woman who recently finished her graduation, and is now looking for the perfect man to lose her virginity.  Soon she finds herself caught between a Moroccan Sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Hathaway
Director:
Wesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, William Frawley, George Raft, Sally Rand, Frances Drake
18. No Man of Her Own (1932)
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2
No Man of Her Own
12
2

A card-sharp New Yorker decides to leave the city after being discovered that he has been cheating and reaches a small town. Here he romances with a librarian, eventually marrying her before returning to the city. In New York, he continues with his old profession, while pretending to hold regular job, until his wife discovers his true identity.  No Man of Her Own depicts the story of their love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Connie Randall
Director:
Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Dorothy Mackaill, Grant Mitchell, Elizabeth Patterson
19. Safety in Numbers (1930)
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2
Safety in Numbers
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline
Director:
Victor Schertzinger
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Josephine Dunn, Roscoe Karns, Kathryn Crawford
20. The Fighting Eagle (1927)
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2
The Fighting Eagle
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Donald Crisp
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sam De Grasse, Julia Faye, Phyllis Haver, Rod La Rocque
21. Now and Forever (1934)
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2
Now and Forever
10
2

Con-artist, Jerry Day, is married to Toni who wishes for a stable life with a family. When Jerry brings home his daughter, Pennie, from his late first wife’s rich family, he decides to change his ways for better. But finding it difficult to provide for his family, he gets lured into joining in a jewel theft. How will this affect his daughter? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Toni Carstairs Day
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Shirley Temple, Gary Cooper, Guy Standing, Charlotte Granville
22. Lady by Choice (1934)
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2
Lady by Choice
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alabam Lee
Director:
David Burton
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
May Robson, Roger Pryor, Walter Connolly, Arthur Hohl
23. The Gay Bride (1934)
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2
The Gay Bride
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Magiz
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Zasu Pitts, Chester Morris, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton
24. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
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2
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
TV-G
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Krausheimer Smith
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Montgomery, Jack Carson, Lucile Watson, Gene Raymond
25. Love Before Breakfast (1936)
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2
Love Before Breakfast
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Colby
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Preston Foster, Janet Beecher, Cesar Romero, Betty Lawford
26. Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
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2
Swing High, Swing Low
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2

Based on the popular 1927 Broadway play, Burlesque, this romantic comedy-drama is about a singer stranded in Panama, who moves in with an ex-soldier and his roommate. She and the former eventually fall in love, but their romance is threatened by work and the arrival of an old flame. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie King
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Anthony Quinn, Charles Butterworth, Jean Dixon
27. Fast and Loose (1930)
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2
Fast and Loose
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice O'Neil
Director:
Fred C. Newmeyer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Morgan, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Starrett, Henry Wadsworth
28. Made for Each Other (1939)
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2
Made for Each Other
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Mason
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Eddie Quillan
29. They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
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2
They Knew What They Wanted
10
2

Tony Patucci is the successful owner of a vineyard in California, but he is self-conscious about his poor English and lack of social grace. When he starts courting a young woman by mail, he sends as photograph of his foreman instead of his own. However, this eventually leads to complications after she accepts his marriage proposal.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Peters
Director:
Garson Kanin
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Harry Carey, Frank Fay, William Gargan
30. Brief Moment (1933)
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2
Brief Moment
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abby Fane
Director:
David Burton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Monroe Owsley, Donald Cook, Gene Raymond, Arthur Hohl
31. Matchmaking Mamma (1929)
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2
Matchmaking Mamma
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phyllis (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Johnny Burke, Sally Eilers
32. I Take This Woman (1931)
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2
I Take This Woman
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Dowling
Director:
Marion Gering
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Lester Vail, Helen Ware, Charles Trowbridge
33. Up Pops the Devil (1931)
10
2
Up Pops the Devil
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anne Merrick
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lilyan Tashman, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Stuart Erwin, Norman Foster
34. No One Man (1932)
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2
No One Man
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Penelope 'Nep' Newbold
Director:
Lloyd Corrigan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ricardo Cortez, Paul Lukas, George Barbier, Juliette Compton
35. Man of the World (1931)
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2
Man of the World
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Kendall
Director:
Richard Wallace, Edward Goodman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
William Powell, Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee
36. The Plastic Age (1925)
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2
The Plastic Age
11
2

Hugh Carver is a football star studying at Prescott College, who falls for a popular party girl named Cynthia Day. Soon, he finds it impossible to keep her happy as well as keep up with his studies and sports training, and therefore their relationship goes through difficulties.

As:
Cast
Director:
Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Romance
Star Cast:
Clara Bow, Janet Gaynor, Clark Gable, Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, Gilbert Roland
37. From Hell to Heaven (1933)
10
2
From Hell to Heaven
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colly Tanner
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sidney Blackmer, Jack Oakie, David Manners, Adrienne Ames
38. Supernatural (1933)
10
3
Supernatural
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Roma Courtney
Director:
Victor Halperin
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
H.B. Warner, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne, Randolph Scott
39. Sinners in the Sun (1932)
10
2
Sinners in the Sun
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Doris Blake
Director:
Alexander Hall
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Alison Skipworth, Walter Byron, Chester Morris
40. White Woman (1933)
10
3
White Woman
10
3

White Woman is a drama film which tells the story of a young woman who gets married to the rich owner of a rubber plantation. However, when she returns with him to Malaysia, she finds out about his insanely possessive and cruel nature. She soon finds herself being attracted to the supervisor of the plantation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Judith Denning
Director:
Stuart Walker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford, Kent Taylor, Percy Kilbride
41. Ladies' Man (1931)
10
2
Ladies' Man
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rachel Fendley
Director:
Lothar Mendes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Powell, Kay Francis, Gilbert Emery, Olive Tell
42. Rumba (1935)
10
2
Rumba
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Diana Harrison
Director:
Marion Gering
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, George Raft, Lynne Overman, Gail Patrick, Margo
43. We're Not Dressing (1934)
10
3
We're Not Dressing
10
3

Wealthy and spoiled socialite Doris Worthington is being courted by two princes Michael and Alexander, while having a yacht trip. When the yacht capsizes all of the rich spoiled aristocrats take refuge in a tropical island. They are forced to depend on sailor Stephen Jones who Doris dislikes but secretly loves. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Doris Worthington
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, George Burns, Ray Milland, Ethel Merman, Gracie Allen
44. Fools for Scandal (1938)
9
2
Fools for Scandal
9
2

Film star Kay Winters is travelling through Paris with her maid and companion Myrtle, when she meets Rene, a French nobleman who has lost all his money. Rene offers her to give her a tour of the real Paris. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Winters
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy, Bobby Connolly
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, Isabel Jeans, Ralph Bellamy, Fernand Gravey, Allen Jenkins
45. The Best Man (1928)
9
2
The Best Man
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Alma Bennett, Billy Bevan, Sunshine Hart, Vernon Dent
46. Power (1928)
9
2
Power
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Howard Higgin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Hale, Jacqueline Logan, William Boyd, Clem Beauchamp
47. Dick Turpin (1925)
9
2
Dick Turpin
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Alan Hale, Kathleen Myers, Tom Mix
48. The Campus Carmen (1928)
9
2
The Campus Carmen
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carole (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Alfred J. Goulding
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Johnny Burke, Madalynne Field
49. Show Folks (1928)
9
2
Show Folks
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cleo (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Paul L. Stein
Genres:
Music, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Crauford Kent, Robert Armstrong, Eddie Quillan, Lina Basquette
50. The Beach Club (1928)
9
2
The Beach Club
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pat Harmon, Madeline Hurlock, Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent
51. Run, Girl, Run (1928)
9
2
Run, Girl, Run
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Norma Nurmi (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Alfred J. Goulding
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lionel Belmore, Daphne Pollard, Jim Hallett, Margie Angus
52. The Arizona Kid (1930)
9
2
The Arizona Kid
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia Hoyt
Director:
Alfred Santell
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Hank Mann, Theodore von Eltz, Warner Baxter, Mona Maris
53. His Unlucky Night (1928)
9
2
His Unlucky Night
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy - Telephone Operator (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Dot Farley, Carmelita Geraghty, Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent
54. The Racketeer (1929)
9
2
The Racketeer
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rhoda Philbrooke (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Howard Higgin
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Kit Guard, Roland Drew, Paul Hurst, Robert Armstrong
55. It Pays to Advertise (1931)
9
2
It Pays to Advertise
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Grayson
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Louise Brooks, Lucien Littlefield, Eugene Pallette, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
56. Big News (1929)
9
2
Big News
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Banks (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Wade Boteler, Louis Payne, Charles Sellon, Robert Armstrong
57. The Campus Vamp (1928)
9
2
The Campus Vamp
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carole (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Johnny Burke, Sally Eilers
58. Smith's Pony (1927)
8
2
Smith's Pony
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lillian Saunders (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Raymond McKee, Alfred J. Goulding
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt, Mary Ann Jackson, Omar the Dog
59. High Voltage (1929)
9
2
High Voltage
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Billie Davis (The Girl) (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Howard Higgin
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley, William Boyd, Billy Bevan
60. The Johnstown Flood (1926)
8
2
The Johnstown Flood
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Janet Gaynor, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, George O'Brien, Florence Gilbert, Anders Randolf
61. Pretty Ladies (1925)
4
1
Pretty Ladies
4
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Monta Bell
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Lilyan Tashman, Zasu Pitts
62. The Bicycle Flirt (1928)
11
2
The Bicycle Flirt
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mabel - the Wife's Sister (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dot Farley, Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent, Robert Seiter
63. The Girl from Nowhere (1928)
11
2
The Girl from Nowhere
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Boyle - Dress Shop Owner (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Mack Swain, Daphne Pollard, Billy Bevan, Anita Barnes
64. The Girl from Everywhere (1927)
11
2
The Girl from Everywhere
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vera Veranda - Miss Anybody (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Mack Swain, Dot Farley, Daphne Pollard, Irving Bacon
65. Me, Gangster (1928)
11
2
Me, Gangster
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Blonde Rosie (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Anders Randolf, June Collyer, Don Terry, Stella Adams
66. The Divine Sinner (1928)
10
2
The Divine Sinner
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Pembroke
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Nigel De Brulier, Vera Reynolds, Bernard Siegel, Ernest Hilliard
67. Durand of the Bad Lands (1925)
10
2
Durand of the Bad Lands
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Lynn Reynolds
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Buck Jones, Marian Nixon, Malcolm Waite, Fred DeSilva
68. Ned McCobb's Daughter (1928)
10
2
Ned McCobb's Daughter
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
William J. Cowen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Theodore Roberts, Irene Rich, Edward Hearn, Robert Armstrong
69. Gold Heels (1924)
9
2
Gold Heels
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Star Cast:
Carl Stockdale, Lucien Littlefield, William Bailey, Peggy Shaw
70. Marriage in Transit (1925)
9
2
Marriage in Transit
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Celia Hathaway (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
Roy William Neill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Edmund Lowe, Adolph Milar, Frank Beal, Fred Walton
71. Smith's Army Life (1928)
8
2
Smith's Army Life
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alfred J. Goulding
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Glen Cavender, Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt, Mary Ann Jackson
72. Hearts and Spurs (1925)
8
2
Hearts and Spurs
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sybil Estabrook (as Carol Lombard)
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Buck Jones, Freeman Wood, William B. Davidson, Jean La Motte

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