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List of Carolyn Jones Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Big Heat (1953)
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4
The Big Heat
15
4

When incorruptible detective Sgt. Dave Bannion starts investigating the suspicious death of a fellow officer, he receives threatening calls and is pulled off the case. When his car is blown killing his wife, Bannion stands against influential mob-bosses who wield power over the town. Helped by Debby, the spurned mistress of the gangster, Bannion battles corruption, powerful adversaries, and violence, to bring the mob to justice. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Alexander Scourby, Gloria Grahame
2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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3
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
14
3

Strange seeds drift to Earth from outer space, and they cause mysterious pods to grow in California. Soon, some of the human beings start behaving like robots. One doctor takes note of this, and soon other people begin to make similar observations. It soon becomes apparent that the pods have been replicating the residents into emotionless automatons one body at a time.

As:
Cast
Role:
Theodora 'Teddy' Belicec
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Kevin McCarthy, King Donovan, Larry Gates, Dana Wynter
3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
15
2
The Man Who Knew Too Much
TV-G
15
2

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a suspense thriller film, which revolves around an American family who were vacationing in French Morocco, only to be dragged into a huge conspiracy. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Doris Day, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Miles, Brenda de Banzie
4. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
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2
Last Train from Gun Hill
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Linda
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Earl Holliman, Brad Dexter
5. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
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2
The Seven Year Itch
13
2

The Seven Year Itch is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a married man, whose family goes away for the summer. However, in the meantime, he feels attracted to his beautiful neighbor.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Robert Strauss, Sonny Tufts
6. King Creole (1958)
17
2
King Creole
PG
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ronnie
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hart, Elvis Presley
8. Career (1959)
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2
Career
13
2

An ambitious actor and World War II veteran, moves to New York City, as he is extremely determined to make a name for himself as a successful Broadway actor. Whether he is able to achieve this or not, forms the rest of the story. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley Drake
Director:
Joseph Anthony
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Franciosa, Joan Blackman
9. The War of the Worlds (1953)
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2
The War of the Worlds
TV-PG
12
2

While an alien invasion threatens the future of the human race, an American man Ray Ferrier struggles to survive the catastrophic nightmare, along with his family.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Byron Haskin
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Paul Frees, Gene Barry, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio
10. House of Wax (1953)
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2
House of Wax
12
2

Professor Jarod, a talented sculptor, runs a wax museum where he creates wax statues of well-known historical figures. His partner, who is hungry for money, sets the museum on fire hoping to obtain the insurance money. To avenge them, Jarod murders his partner and his fiancée, and uses their wax-coated corpses as displays.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cathy Gray
Director:
André De Toth
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy
11. Shield for Murder (1954)
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3
Shield for Murder
12
3

Shield for Murder is a crime drama film, which tells the story of a corrupt and brutal police detective, who kills a bookmaker, in order to steal his money. However, after he realizes that a deaf and mute person witnessed the murder, he realizes that he must kill again in order to cover his tracks. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Girl at Bar
Director:
Edmond O'Brien, Howard W. Koch
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Claude Akins, Edmond O'Brien, John Agar, Emile Meyer
12. The Bachelor Party (1957)
12
2
The Bachelor Party
12
2

Bookkeeper Charlie Sampson is attending night school, aspiring to become an accountant and gets upset when his wife becomes pregnant, believing that fatherhood may hamper his studies. He envies Eddie, a single go lucky coworker. His reservations comes to fore at a bachelor’s party held for one of his colleagues and he becomes tempted to stray. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Larry Blyden, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Patricia Smith, Don Murray
14. The Turning Point (1952)
12
3
The Turning Point
12
3

District attorney, John Conroy, is tasked to bring down a crime syndicate but the mob has connections in high places, making his task difficult. He gets help in the form of journalist Jerry McKibbon, who also finds himself being hindered by political corruption. Will the two succeed especially after an assassin is hired to kill McKibbon?

As:
Cast
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
William Holden, Alexis Smith, Edmond O'Brien, Tom Tully, Ed Begley
15. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
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2
Baby Face Nelson
13
2

Baby Face Nelson is a crime film which tells the story of Lester Gillis, aka Baby Face Nelson, who joins a Chicago mob, run by Rocca, to commit robberies. Meanwhile, Gillis is also being hunted by the FBI. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sue Nelson
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon, Anthony Caruso
16. Three Hours to Kill (1954)
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2
Three Hours to Kill
10
2

Framed for a murder he did not commit, Jim Guthrie barely escapes lynching and flees into wilderness. On returning home three years later, he finds that he is still a wanted man and must find the true killer within three hours if he wants to escape hanging. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Alfred L. Werker
Genres:
Western, Mystery
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Dana Andrews, Dianne Foster, Stephen Elliott
17. Désirée (1954)
9
2
Désirée
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
History, Romance, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie, Cameron Mitchell
18. Heaven with a Gun (1969)
11
2
Heaven with a Gun
TV-PG
11
2

A former gunslinger arrives in a frontier town, hoping to establish himself as the local preacher. Quickly, his wish to lead a peaceful life is dashed due to the constant rivalry between the cattlemen and sheep herders and decides to take up arm when his church is burned down. But he must weigh his options carefully so that the cycle of retribution and revenge is not perpetuated.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Madge McCloud
Director:
Lee H. Katzin
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Glenn Ford, Barbara Hershey, John Anderson
20. Ice Palace (1960)
10
2
Ice Palace
10
2

Post-WWI, canner Zeb Kennedy and fishing boat captain Thor Storm plan a cannery in an Alaskan town, but Zeb’s attraction towards Thor’s fiancé, Bridie, causes a rift that keeps widening as Zeb’s greed for money threatens fishermen’s livelihood which infuriates Thor. Later, Thor strives for Alaskan statehood while ‘Czar Kennedy’ works to better his financial prospects. The hostilities end with Alaska attaining statehood.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bridie Ballantyne
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
History, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
George Takei, Richard Burton, Robert Ryan, Martha Hyer, Jim Backus
21. Off Limits (1952)
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2
Off Limits
10
2

Off-Limits is an action thriller film which tells the story of two military detectives who arrive in Saigon, Vietnam in 1968, to investigate the murder of a prostitute.

As:
Cast
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Mayehoff
24. Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
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2
Marjorie Morningstar
10
2

Marjorie Morgenstern, a conservative Jewish girl decides to join the acting profession after falling in love with Catskills entertainer Noel Airman. They begin a relationship and he renames her Marjorie Morningstar, even though Airman’s writer, playwright Wally Wronkin is romantically interested in Marjorie and is more suitable for her. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Rapper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Edd Byrnes, Gene Kelly, Martin Milner, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
25. The Man in the Net (1959)
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2
The Man in the Net
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2

When advertising artist leaves his job in New York to settle down in sleepy town, he is not welcomed by the community, especially the adults, although the children become friendly with him. His wife is also unhappy about it and starts lashing out at him, falsely accusing him of beating her. Therefore, when she goes missing, he becomes the prime suspect. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Hamilton
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, Charles McGraw, John Lupton, Diane Brewster
26. Color Me Dead (1969)
10
2
Color Me Dead
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paula Gibson
Director:
Eddie Davis
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Tryon, Rick Jason, Pat Connolly, Tony Ward
27. Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)
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3
Sail a Crooked Ship
10
3

Based on a novel of the same name, Sail a Crooked Ship is a comedy film which tells the story of Bugsy, who has an idea to steal a ship in New York City, and use it for a bank robbery in Boston. However, since neither him nor anyone in his gang has any idea on sailing, they kidnap an ex-Naval officer Gilbert to force him to sail for them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia
Director:
Irving Brecher
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frankie Avalon, Robert Wagner, Ernie Kovacs, Dolores Hart
28. Johnny Trouble (1957)
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2
Johnny Trouble
11
2

Katherine Chandler has been an invalid for 27 years, waiting for her missing son John to return. Her life gets even more difficult when she learns that a men’s dormitory is going to be built where she leaves, and she is going to be evicted. However, she refuses to vacate the premises as she believes that her long-lost son will return there, looking for her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Horton
Director:
John H. Auer
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ethel Barrymore, Edd Byrnes, Cecil Kellaway, Jesse White, Stuart Whitman
29. Make Haste to Live (1954)
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2
Make Haste to Live
10
2

Make Haste to Live is a suspense drama film which tells the story of Steve Blackford, a mobster who spends eighteen years in prison for a murder which he had not committed. Eventually, he is paroled, and he heads to a town in New Mexico, hoping to take revenge against his former wife, who is responsible for his conviction.

As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Dorothy McGuire, John Howard, Edgar Buchanan, Stephen McNally, Dorothy McGuire
30. A Ticklish Affair (1963)
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4
A Ticklish Affair
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tandy Martin
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Edgar Buchanan, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Shirley Jones
31. The Saracen Blade (1954)
9
2
The Saracen Blade
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elaine of Siniscola
Director:
William Castle
Genres:
Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Ricardo Montalban, Whitfield Connor, Betta St. John, Rick Jason
32. Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
8
2
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
R
8
2

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff is a drama film which takes us to 1954, to a small town in Kansas. It revolves around a lonely and depressed high school teacher named Evelyn, who is liked by students and her co-workers, but is unsatisfied with her job regardless. Her life takes a different turn when she is raped by an African American janitor working at the school.

As:
Cast
Role:
Beth
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Doris Roberts, Earl Holliman, Anne Heywood
33. Eaten Alive (1976)
8
2
Eaten Alive
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Hattie
Director:
Tobe Hooper
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Mel Ferrer, Neville Brand, Stuart Whitman
34. Geraldine (1953)
11
2
Geraldine
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
R.G. Springsteen
Genres:
Music, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Carroll, Stan Freberg, Kristine Miller, Jim Backus, Mala Powers

TV Movie(s)

1. Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
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2
Little Ladies of the Night
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marilyn Atkins
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr., Katherine Helmond, Clifton Davis
2. Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)
10
2
Halloween with the New Addams Family
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Morticia Addams / Ophelia Frump
Director:
David Steinmetz
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan, Jane Rose, John Astin
3. Midnight Lace (1981)
7
1
Midnight Lace
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bernadette Chance
Director:
Ivan Nagy
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Celeste Holm, Gary Frank, Robin Clarke, Mary Crosby

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

The Ray Milland Show (1953)
The Ray Milland Show
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Miriam Hopkins, Gordon Jones, Minerva Urecal, June Foray
The Addams Family (1964)
The Addams Family
TV-G
As:
Cast
Role:
Morticia Addams / ... (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Director:
Jerry Hopper, Jean Yarbrough, Arthur Hiller, Sidney Salkow, Sidney Lanfield
Genres:
Horror, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, John Astin, Marie Blake, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy
Mr. & Mrs. North (1952)
Mr. & Mrs. North
As:
Cast
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Katy Jurado, Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Lowell Gilmore
Passport to Danger (1954)
Passport to Danger
As:
Cast
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Cesar Romero, Steven Geray, Mel Welles, Charles Horvath
My Favorite Husband (1953)
My Favorite Husband
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Nelson, Joan Caulfield, Vanessa Brown, Alix Talton
Rango (1967)
Rango
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Norman Alden, Tim Conway, Guy Marks, Michael Carr
The Dream Merchants (1980)
The Dream Merchants
As:
Cast
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Harmon, Ray Milland, Morgan Fairchild, Vincent Gardenia, Robert Picardo, Brianne Leary

Carolyn Jones Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Marjorie Morningstar Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1958