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List of Dorothy Dandridge Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Marco Polo (1962)
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Marco Polo
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Role:
Empress Zaire
Starring:
Mel Ferrer, Alain Delon, France Nuyen, Folco Lulli, Michel Simon, Mel Ferrer
Directed By:
Christian-Jaque
2. A Day at the Races (1937)
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A Day at the Races
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A Day at the Races is a comedy sports musical film which tells the story of Hugo, a veterinarian, who poses as a doctor, and teams up with a singer and his friends, in his struggle to save a sanitarium in New York.

Starring:
Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Maureen O'Sullivan, Allan Jones
Directed By:
Sam Wood
4. Teacher's Beau (1935)
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Teacher's Beau
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When a gang of school students learn that their beloved teacher Miss Jones is getting married, and they will have a new teacher soon, they decide that the only way to retain their favorite teacher is breaking up the wedding.

Starring:
Carl Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Directed By:
Gus Meins
6. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
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Sun Valley Serenade
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Starring:
Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, John Payne, Sonja Henie, Glenn Miller
Directed By:
H. Bruce Humberstone
7. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
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Ride 'Em Cowboy
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Starring:
Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Johnny Mack Brown, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
8. Carmen Jones (1954)
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Carmen Jones
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Set during World War II, the film revolves around Carmen Jones, who works in a parachute factory. When she is arrested after having a fight with a co-worker, she seduces a young soldier, Joe, in order to avoid imprisonment. But, the problem arises when another man enters her life and she leaves Joe.

Role:
Carmen Jones
Starring:
Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams
Directed By:
9. Tamango (1958)
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Tamango
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Role:
Aiché, Reiker's Mistress
Starring:
Jean Servais, Curd Jürgens, Roger Hanin, Alex Cressan
Directed By:
John Berry
10. Malaga (1960)
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Malaga
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After pulling off a major heist, a jewel thief backstabs his partner-in-crime, leaves his girlfriend and goes on the run along with the loot. The locksmith and the girlfriend decide to team up to go after him, and soon they find themselves in Spain.

Role:
Gianna
Starring:
Trevor Howard, Michael Hordern, Edmund Purdom, Paul Stassino
Directed By:
Laslo Benedek
11. Bright Road (1953)
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Bright Road
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Jane Richards is new to her teaching career, and she begins teaching at a rural elementary school in Alabama. She becomes interested in one of her students named CT Young, who seems totally uninterested in his education, and takes two years to pass each grade.   

Role:
Jane Richards
Starring:
Harry Belafonte, Philip Hepburn, Barbara Randolph, Robert Horton
Directed By:
Gerald Mayer
12. Lucky Jordan (1942)
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Lucky Jordan
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New York mobster Lucky Jordan tries unsuccessfully to evade being drafted. He dodges work at boot campand then kidnaps the pretty WAC Jill and escapes in a car having important military papers. Back in the city, he finds rival Slip has taken his place and is after those papers to strike a deal with Nazis. Will Lucky sell the papers or save the nation?  

Starring:
Alan Ladd, Sheldon Leonard, Helen Walker, Mabel Paige, Marie McDonald
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
13. Happy Go Lucky (1943)
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Happy Go Lucky
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Marjory Stuart, who is seeking a wealthy husband, poses as a wealthy heiress, and sets sail on a luxury liner. However, Pete Hamilton, one of the passengers, is able to spot her as phony after he discovers that her bracelet is made of paste. He still agrees to set her up with his wealthy friend Alfred Monroe.   

Starring:
Mary Martin, Rudy Vallee, Dick Powell, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton
Directed By:
Curtis Bernhardt
14. Bahama Passage (1941)
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Bahama Passage
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Starring:
Madeleine Carroll, Flora Robson, Cecil Kellaway, Mary Anderson, Leo G. Carroll
Directed By:
Edward H. Griffith
15. Irene (1940)
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Irene
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Irene is a 1940 musical film, which tells the story of a wealthy man named Don Marshall, who falls in love with Irene, an upholsterer’s assistant. In his attempt to win her love, he buys her a dress shop, thus insuring her a better job there.  Whether he succeeds or not forms the rest of the story. 

Starring:
Ray Milland, Anna Neagle, Roland Young, May Robson, Alan Marshal
Directed By:
Herbert Wilcox
16. Remains to Be Seen (1953)
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Remains to Be Seen
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Remains to be Seen is a musical crime comedy film which tells the story of a girl named Jody, who is a singer. Her life takes a dangerous turn when she is the prime suspect when her uncle is murdered.

Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Louis Calhern, John Beal, Van Johnson, June Allyson
Directed By:
Don Weis
17. Atlantic City (1944)
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Atlantic City
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In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort. However, Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor believes that he can turn Atlantic City into the ‘the playground of the world’.

Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Paul Whiteman, Charley Grapewin, Constance Moore, Jerry Colonna, Stanley Brown
Directed By:
Ray McCarey
18. The Decks Ran Red (1958)
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The Decks Ran Red
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This adventure crime drama film tells the story of a bloody mutiny at sea planned by a band of dishonest seamen aboard the S S Berwind, and the attempt of the new captain to suppress it. 

Role:
Mahia
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, James Mason, Katharine Bard, Stuart Whitman
Directed By:
Andrew L. Stone
19. The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)
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The Harlem Globetrotters
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Role:
Ann Carpenter
Starring:
Thomas Gomez, Angela Clarke, Bill Walker, Harlem Globetrotters
Directed By:
Phil Brown, Will Jason
20. Island in the Sun (1957)
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Island in the Sun
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In this adaptation of Alec Waugh's 1955 novel, Island in the Sun, a political battle for the legislative office of Santa Marta rages on between an affluent white candidate, Maxwell Fleury and strong black union leader, David Boyeur. As the candidates compete against one another, interracial affairs happen, long kept family secrets are revealed, jealousy rocks a marriage and then a murder takes place.

Role:
Margot Seaton
Starring:
Joan Collins, Joan Fontaine, Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Michael Rennie, Joan Fontaine
Directed By:
Robert Rossen
21. The Night Before the Divorce (1942)
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The Night Before the Divorce
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Starring:
Nils Asther, Lynn Bari, Mary Beth Hughes, Truman Bradley,
Directed By:
Robert Siodmak
22. Tarzan's Peril (1951)
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Tarzan's Peril
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Starring:
Glenn Anders, Douglas Fowley, George Macready, Virginia Huston,
Directed By:
Byron Haskin
23. Snow Gets in Your Eyes (1938)
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Snow Gets in Your Eyes
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A sausage salesman enters a ski jump contest, hoping to win the girl of his dreams.

Starring:
King Baggot, Charles Judels, Virginia Grey, Roger Converse
Directed By:
Will Jason
24. Night in New Orleans (1942)
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Night in New Orleans
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Starring:
Charles Butterworth, Preston Foster, Cecil Kellaway, Albert Dekker, Patricia Morison
Directed By:
William Clemens
25. Lady from Louisiana (1941)
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Lady from Louisiana
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A lawyer, John Reynolds, goes to New Orleans to aid a local reform league in their fight against the crooked lottery which is run by a Southern ex-general and his beautiful daughter Julie. However, he falls in love with Julie, and shortly after, her father gets murdered as well.   

Starring:
John Wayne, Helen Westley, Ona Munson, Ray Middleton, Henry Stephenson
Directed By:
Bernard Vorhaus
26. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
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The Big Broadcast of 1936
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This comedy film tells us the story of Spud Miller who tries to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition.

Starring:
Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Wendy Barrie
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
27. Sundown (1941)
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Sundown
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Sundown is set during the Second World War. The story revolves around a mysterious native woman of Somaliland who helps the British against the Nazis. 

Starring:
Gene Tierney, Harry Carey, Joseph Calleia, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
28. Going Places (1938)
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Going Places
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Peter Mason is a salesman who is working at a sports store. In order to promote their line of riding clothes, Peter is asked to impersonate the famous jockey Peter Randall, at the Steeple Chase, since they already have the rights to him. However, things don’t go exactly as expected.   

Starring:
Walter Catlett, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins, Anita Louise, Ronald Reagan
Directed By:
Ray Enright
29. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
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Hit Parade of 1943
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This romantic musical film tells the story of a songwriter who discovers that a nightclub singer has been stealing some of her hit songs. Despite this, she starts to develop feelings for him.

Starring:
Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, John Carroll, Melville Cooper, Eve Arden
Directed By:
Albert S. Rogell
30. Easy to Take (1936)
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Easy to Take
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Starring:
Carl Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Eugene Pallette, Richard Carle, John Howard, Marsha Hunt
Directed By:
Glenn Tryon
31. It Can't Last Forever (1937)
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It Can't Last Forever
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Starring:
Thurston Hall, Robert Armstrong, Ralph Bellamy, Raymond Walburn, Betty Furness
Directed By:
Hamilton MacFadden
32. Drums of the Congo (1942)
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Drums of the Congo
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Starring:
Don Terry, Stuart Erwin, Ona Munson, Richard Lane, Peggy Moran
Directed By:
Christy Cabanne

TV Shows and Videos

Cain's Hundred (1961)
Cain's Hundred
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Robert Duvall, Don Rickles, Leonard Nimoy, Barbara Eden, Charles Bronson, Bruce Dern
Directed By:
John Peyser, Tom Gries, Robert Altman, Boris Sagal, Robert Gist