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List of Dorothy McGuire Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
20
2
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Katie Nolan
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Gleason, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan,
2. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
15
3
The Enchanted Cottage
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Pennington
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Herbert Marshall, Robert Young, Spring Byington, Mildred Natwick,
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
15
2
Friendly Persuasion
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eliza Birdwell
Director:
Genres:
War, Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ethel Barrymore, Elsa Lanchester, George Brent, Rhonda Fleming
5. Old Yeller (1957)
15
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Katie Coates
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Family, Western, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jeff York, Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Beverly Washburn
6. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
16
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.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Mother
Director:
Ken Annakin
Genres:
Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sir John Mills, Sessue Hayakawa, John Mills, James MacArthur, Janet Munro
7. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
12
3
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
TV-PG
12
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cora Flood
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Robert Preston, Eve Arden, Shirley Knight
8. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
11
3
Gentleman's Agreement
11
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy Lacy
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, John Garfield, Jane Wyatt, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere
9. Summer Magic (1963)
14
2
Summer Magic
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Carey
Director:
James Neilson
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hayley Mills, Una Merkel, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley
10. Mister 880 (1950)
12
3
Mister 880
12
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Winslow
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Burt Lancaster, Minor Watson, Edmund Gwenn, Millard Mitchell
11. A Summer Place (1959)
13
2
A Summer Place
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sylvia Hunter
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy, Richard Egan, Troy Donahue
12. Reward Unlimited (1944)
10
3
Reward Unlimited
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy
Director:
Jacques Tourneur
Genres:
War, History, Short
Star Cast:
Aline MacMahon, Spring Byington, James Brown, Tom Tully,
13. Till the End of Time (1946)
11
2
Till the End of Time
11
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Ruscomb
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Blake Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Tom Tully, Bill Williams, Guy Madison
14. Invitation (1952)
12
3
Invitation
TV-G
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Bowker Pierce
Director:
Gottfried Reinhardt
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Louis Calhern, Ray Collins, Van Johnson, Ruth Roman
15. Trial (1955)
10
3
Trial
10
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Abbe
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katy Jurado, Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, John Hodiak
16. Claudia (1943)
10
2
Claudia
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Claudia Naughton
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ina Claire, Olga Baclanova, Robert Young, Reginald Gardiner,
17. Flight of the Doves (1971)
11
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.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Magdalene St. Bridget O'Flaherty
Director:
Ralph Nelson
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Jack Wild, Stanley Holloway, Ron Moody, William Rushton
18. I Want You (1951)
11
2
I Want You
11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Greer
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Peggy Dow, Robert Keith
19. The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)
10
2
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Emily 'Ma' Pennypacker
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Clifton Webb, Charles Coburn, Ron Ely, Jill St. John
20. Claudia and David (1946)
11
2
Claudia and David
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Claudia Naughton
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Robert Young, Gail Patrick, John Sutton,
21. Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
10
3
Callaway Went Thataway
10
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Deborah Patterson
Director:
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
23. This Earth Is Mine (1959)
10
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Martha Fairon
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons, Claude Rains, Kent Smith
24. Susan Slade (1961)
9
2
Susan Slade
9
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Leah Slade
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Connie Stevens, Bert Convy, Brian Aherne, Lloyd Nolan, Troy Donahue
25. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
12
3
Three Coins in the Fountain
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Frances
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Louis Jourdan, Clifton Webb, Rossano Brazzi, Jean Peters
26. Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)
9
2
Mother Didn't Tell Me
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Morgan
Director:
Claude Binyon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
William Lundigan, June Havoc, Jessie Royce Landis, Gary Merrill
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Crystal Benson
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Carolyn Jones, John Howard, Edgar Buchanan, Stephen McNally
28. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
10
2
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
G
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Hall Bartlett
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
James Franciscus, Hal Holbrook, Philip Ahn, David Ladd
29. Summer Heat (1987)
6
1
Summer Heat
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Michie Gleason
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Edwards, Kathy Bates, Clu Gulager, Bruce Abbott, Lori Singer

TV Movie(s)

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

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