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List of Dorothy McGuire Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
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2
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
20
2

The Nolans manage to live life to the fullest, despite the fact that they are living in poverty. Their daughter Francie, decides that she is going to make it big in her life, with the help of her mother and her alcoholic father.

Role:
Katie Nolan
Starring:
James Gleason, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan,
Directed By:
2. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
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3
The Enchanted Cottage
16
3
Role:
Laura Pennington
Starring:
Herbert Marshall, Robert Young, Spring Byington, Mildred Natwick,
Directed By:
John Cromwell
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
15
2
Friendly Persuasion
15
2

Friendly Persuasion is a Western war drama film which revolves around the Quaker family in 1862. Since their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war, they have always held a pacifist attitude. However, with the arrival of the Southern troops during the American Civil War, they find themselves in real trouble, and their pacifism is tested. 

Role:
Eliza Birdwell
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer
Directed By:
4. The Spiral Staircase (1946)
14
3
The Spiral Staircase
14
3

The Spiral Staircase is an American psychological horror film which revolves around a mute young woman named Helen living in 1906 Vermont, who is employed as a live-in companion for a bedridden woman named Mrs Warren. Her life turns upside down when she finds herself terrorized by a serial killer who has been targeting disabled women.  

Role:
Helen
Starring:
Ethel Barrymore, Elsa Lanchester, George Brent, Rhonda Fleming
Directed By:
Robert Siodmak
5. Old Yeller (1957)
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2
Old Yeller
15
2

Travis finds a stray dog while working on the cornfields and tries to chase it away. However, when the dog protects Arliss, Travis’s brother, from a black bear by scaring it away, he starts to win the affection of the family.

Role:
Katie Coates
Starring:
Jeff York, Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Beverly Washburn
Directed By:
Robert Stevenson
6. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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3
Gentleman's Agreement
13
3

Philip Green is a widowed journalist who has just moved to New York City with his son and his mother. When a magazine publisher asks him to write an article on antisemitism, he doesn’t show much interest initially, but soon, he gets inspired to adopt a Jewish identity, so that he can write about his first-hand experiences.

Role:
Kathy Lacy
Starring:
Gregory Peck, John Garfield, Jane Wyatt, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere
Directed By:
7. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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2
Swiss Family Robinson
G
16
2

Based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, this adventure film tells the story of a Swiss family, a father, mother and three sons, who are relocating to a colony in New Guinea. However, they are chased by pirates and soon, their ship faces a storm, after which the crew abandons it, leaving the family on board. They soon find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island, after the ship is destroyed.    

Role:
Mother
Starring:
Sir John Mills, Sessue Hayakawa, John Mills, James MacArthur, Janet Munro
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
8. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
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4
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
TV-PG
12
4

Based on a 1957 Broadway play, the film follows the life of an out of work traveling salesman, his frigid wife and two children. Because he cannot bring himself to tell his wife that he has lost his job he behaves strangely, which leads to accusation and counter accusation, making him storm out of the house to go to a local widow’s beauty salon and fall asleep on her sofa. 

Role:
Cora Flood
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Robert Preston, Eve Arden, Shirley Knight
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
9. A Summer Place (1959)
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2
A Summer Place
15
2
Role:
Sylvia Hunter
Starring:
Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy, Richard Egan, Troy Donahue
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
10. Summer Magic (1963)
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3
Summer Magic
14
3
Role:
Margaret Carey
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Una Merkel, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley
Directed By:
James Neilson
11. Mister 880 (1950)
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5
Mister 880
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5

Based on a true story Mister 880, tells the tale of a man who, for a decade, manages to counterfeit $1 bills on his old-fashioned hand press without getting caught. However, he is neither greedy nor an expert at his work. He only prints as much as he needs to sustain himself. Eventually, he is caught by Burt Lancaster, a determined treasury agent.

Role:
Ann Winslow
Starring:
Burt Lancaster, Minor Watson, Edmund Gwenn, Millard Mitchell
Directed By:
Edmund Goulding
12. Till the End of Time (1946)
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2
Till the End of Time
13
2

The movie, based on Niven Busch‘s novel They Dream of Home, has three war veterans return home post WWII. However, it is hard for them to lead a normal civilian life. Cliff Harper struggles with his job plans and relationship with a war widow while his friend Bill Tabeshaw has metal plate in his skull. Then there is Perry Kimcheloe who has lost both legs but rejects the use of artificial legs.

Role:
Pat Ruscomb
Starring:
Blake Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Tom Tully, Bill Williams, Guy Madison
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
13. Invitation (1952)
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3
Invitation
TV-G
12
3
Role:
Ellen Bowker Pierce
Starring:
Louis Calhern, Ray Collins, Van Johnson, Ruth Roman
Directed By:
Gottfried Reinhardt
14. Reward Unlimited (1944)
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5
Reward Unlimited
10
5
Role:
Peggy
Starring:
Aline MacMahon, Spring Byington, James Brown, Tom Tully,
Directed By:
Jacques Tourneur
15. Trial (1955)
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4
Trial
10
4

In racially segregated America, Angel Chavez, a Mexican-American ends up on a beach which is off-limit to Mexican-Americans. There a non-Hispanic schoolmate who suffers from a weak heart suddenly dies, in front of him. Wrongly accused of attempted rape and murder, he is defended by law professor, David Blak,e while others try to use him for political gains. 

Role:
Abbe
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, John Hodiak
Directed By:
Mark Robson
16. Flight of the Doves (1971)
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3
Flight of the Doves
G
11
3

Two siblings decide to run away after many years of receiving abuse from their uncle Toby, who is also their stepfather. They flee to Ireland to find their grandmother, but are unaware of the fact that they are heirs to their grandfather’s estate, and also stand to inherit a large fortune. When their uncle learns about this, he wants to make sure the children are never seen again.     

Role:
Mary Magdalene St. Bridget O'Flaherty
Starring:
Jack Wild, Stanley Holloway, Ron Moody, William Rushton
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
17. Claudia (1943)
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3
Claudia
10
3
Role:
Claudia Naughton
Starring:
Ina Claire, Olga Baclanova, Robert Young, Reginald Gardiner,
Directed By:
Edmund Goulding
18. I Want You (1951)
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3
I Want You
11
3

I Want You is an American drama film, which tells the story of an American small businessman who writes a letter to a World War II veteran, requesting that his son George is not drafted into the Korean War, so that he is able to continue working for his family’s company. 

Role:
Nancy Greer
Starring:
Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Peggy Dow, Robert Keith
Directed By:
Mark Robson
19. Claudia and David (1946)
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3
Claudia and David
11
3
Role:
Claudia Naughton
Starring:
Mary Astor, Robert Young, Gail Patrick, John Sutton,
Directed By:
Walter Lang
20. The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)
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3
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
10
3
Role:
Mrs. Emily 'Ma' Pennypacker
Starring:
Clifton Webb, Charles Coburn, Ron Ely, Jill St. John
Directed By:
Henry Levin
21. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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2
The Greatest Story Ever Told
11
2

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a historical drama film which revolves around the life and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, presented in two parts.  

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Sidney Poitier, Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas, David McCallum, Martin Landau, Max von Sydow
Directed By:
22. Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
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4
Callaway Went Thataway
10
4

This Western drama film tells us the story of two smart marketing executives who hire a cowboy to impersonate a fading star for public appearances. However, things get quite messy when the real star shows up as well. 

Role:
Deborah Patterson
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, John Banner, Fred MacMurray, Clark Gable, Howard Keel, Jesse White
Directed By:
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
23. This Earth Is Mine (1959)
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2
This Earth Is Mine
10
2

The story centers on a California winemaking dynasty, struggling to survive during Prohibition. At the centre is Elizabeth Rambeau, who arrives at her grandfather’s winery in Napa Valley to find that he has arranged her marriage to another vineyard owner, belonging to a separate branch of the family. However, her cousin John has other ideas. 

Role:
Martha Fairon
Starring:
Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons, Claude Rains, Kent Smith
Directed By:
Henry King
24. Susan Slade (1961)
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2
Susan Slade
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2

Susan Slade, the 17 year old daughter of Roger and Leah Slade, becomes pregnant with Conn White’s child. When Conn dies in an accident, the Slades decide to pretend that the baby is Leah’s to protect Susan from scandal. But keeping up lies proves to be difficult when two men, Hoyt and Wells vie for her attention. 

Role:
Leah Slade
Starring:
Connie Stevens, Bert Convy, Brian Aherne, Lloyd Nolan, Troy Donahue
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
25. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
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3
Three Coins in the Fountain
13
3
Role:
Miss Frances
Starring:
Louis Jourdan, Clifton Webb, Rossano Brazzi, Jean Peters
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
26. Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)
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2
Mother Didn't Tell Me
9
2
Role:
Jane Morgan
Starring:
William Lundigan, June Havoc, Jessie Royce Landis, Gary Merrill
Directed By:
Claude Binyon
27. Make Haste to Live (1954)
10
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.

Role:
Crystal Benson
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, John Howard, Edgar Buchanan, Stephen McNally
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
28. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
10
2
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
G
10
2
Starring:
James Franciscus, Hal Holbrook, Philip Ahn, David Ladd
Directed By:
Hall Bartlett
29. Summer Heat (1987)
6
2
Summer Heat
R
6
2
Starring:
Anthony Edwards, Kathy Bates, Clu Gulager, Bruce Abbott, Lori Singer
Directed By:
Michie Gleason

TV Movie(s)

1. The Runaways (1975)
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2
The Runaways
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2
Role:
Angela Lakey
Starring:
Neva Patterson, Van Williams, John Randolph, Josh Albee
Directed By:
Harry Harris
2. The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)
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2
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel
10
2
Starring:
Jane Wyman, Gloria Stuart, James Woods, Lindsay Wagner, Andrew Duggan, Gary Lockwood
Directed By:
Guy Green
3. She Waits (1972)
9
2
She Waits
9
2
Role:
Sarah Wilson
Starring:
David McCallum, Lew Ayres, Beulah Bondi, Patty Duke
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
4. Ghost Dancing (1983)
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2
Ghost Dancing
9
2
Starring:
Bruce Davison, John Bellah, Rod Colbin, Robert Clotworthy
Directed By:
Don Taylor, David Greene
5. Another Part of the Forest (1972)
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2
Another Part of the Forest
11
2
Starring:
Barry Sullivan, Peter Brocco, Tiffany Bolling, William Bassett
Directed By:
Daniel Mann
6. Caroline? (1990)
10
2
Caroline?
PG
10
2
Role:
Flora Atkins
Starring:
Patricia Neal, George Grizzard, Pamela Reed, Stephanie Zimbalist
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
7. Amos (1985)
9
2
Amos
9
2
Role:
Hester Farrell
Starring:
Ray Walston, Elizabeth Montgomery, Kirk Douglas, Pat Morita, James Sloyan
Directed By:
Michael Tuchner
8. Between the Darkness and the Dawn (1985)
9
2
Between the Darkness and the Dawn
9
2
Starring:
Karen Grassle, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robin Gammell, James Naughton, Michael Goodwin
Directed By:
Peter Levin
9. The Last Best Year (1990)
9
2
The Last Best Year
PG
9
2
Starring:
Bernadette Peters, Mary Tyler Moore, Carmen Mathews, Kate Reid, Brian Bedford
Directed By:
John Erman
10. American Geisha (1986)
8
2
American Geisha
8
2
Starring:
Pam Dawber, Robert Ito, Beulah Quo, Stephanie Faracy
Directed By:
Lee Philips

TV Shows and Videos

The Red Skelton Show (1951)
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Errol Flynn, Tina Louise, Charles Bronson, Rita Moreno, Peter Lorre, Julie London
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)
Robert Montgomery Presents
Starring:
David Niven, Vincent Price, James Dean, Roger Moore, Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Grace Kelly
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:
Carol Burnett, Lee Marvin, William Shatner, Andy Griffith, Betty White, Gene Hackman, Paul Newman
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Lillian Gish, Cynthia Nixon, Eric Stoltz, Paul Winfield, Stephen Baldwin, Jane Kaczmarek, Alan Arkin
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
St. Elsewhere (1982)
St. Elsewhere
TV-PG
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Helen Hunt, Rae Dawn Chong, Andrea Barber, Christina Pickles, Ray Liotta, John Ratzenberger
Directed By:
Linda Day, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Leo Penn, Thomas Carter
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
Lux Video Theatre
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Alfred Hitchcock, Buster Keaton, Jayne Mansfield, Bing Crosby, Joanne Woodward, Frances Bavier
Directed By:
Richard Goode, Fielder Cook, Buzz Kulik, Earl Eby, Norman Morgan
The Best of Broadway (1954)
The Best of Broadway
Starring:
Jackie Gleason, Ethel Merman, Art Carney, Fredric March, Keenan Wynn, Merle Oberon, Alice Ghostley
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, Paul Nickell, David Alexander
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Inger Stevens, Cloris Leachman, James Whitmore, Scatman Crothers, Lorne Greene, Jack Lord
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
Little Women (1978)
Little Women
Role:
Marmee March (1 episode, 1978)
Starring:
Eve Plumb, Greer Garson, Meredith Baxter, Joyce Bulifant, William Shatner, Susan Dey
Directed By:
Gordon Hessler, David Lowell Rich
Highway to Heaven (1984)
Highway to Heaven
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Wil Wheaton, Giovanni Ribisi, James Earl Jones, Matthew Perry, Helen Hayes, Michael Landon
Directed By:
Michael Landon, Victor French, Dan Gordon, William F. Claxton
Hotel (1983)
Hotel
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Dick Van Patten, Estelle Getty, Bette Davis, George Lazenby, Timothy Busfield, Steve Allen
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Jerome Courtland, Nancy Malone, James Brolin, Vincent McEveety
Fantasy Island (1977)
Fantasy Island
Starring:
Cassandra Peterson, Lynn Redgrave, Michelle Pfeiffer, Frankie Avalon, Adam West, Florence Henderson, Peter Graves
Directed By:
Cliff Bole, Don Weis, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Philip Leacock
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Denver Pyle, Lee Majors, David Cassidy, Sid Caesar, Melissa Gilbert, Sherman Hemsley
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Glitter (1984)
Glitter
Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Linda Evans, Anthony Newley, Marion Ross, Melissa Sue Anderson, Tori Spelling, Robert Reed
Directed By:
Jackie Cooper
The Young and the Restless (1973)
The Young and the Restless
TV-14
Starring:
Lyndsy Fonseca, David Hasselhoff, Todd Bridges, Eric Roberts, Alex D. Linz, Susan Olsen, Monica Potter
Directed By:
Sally McDonald, Mike Denney, Dean Lamont, Owen Renfroe, Conal O'Brien