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List of Elinor Donahue Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Imitation of Life (1959)
13
2
Imitation of Life
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sandra Dee, Lana Turner, Robert Alda, John Gavin, Susan Kohner
2. Mister Big (1943)
11
2
Mister Big
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Donald O'Connor, Robert Paige, Gloria Jean, Elyse Knox
3. Sweethearts on Parade (1953)
11
2
Sweethearts on Parade
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Ray Middleton, Estelita Rodriguez, Bill Shirley, Eileen Christy
4. Bowery to Broadway (1944)
11
2
Bowery to Broadway
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Oakie, Susanna Foster, Maria Montez, Turhan Bey
5. The Happy Years (1950)
10
2
The Happy Years
10
2

As John Humperdink ‘Dink’ Strover, an incorrigible boy, gets expelled from public and private schools; his family sends him to an elite preparatory school. But here too, he gets into all kinds of troubles by fighting with fellow students and incurring wrath of his teachers with his pranks. Will the troublemaker turn into a responsible youth as his family wishes for?

As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Leon Ames, Scotty Beckett, Darryl Hickman
6. And Now Tomorrow (1944)
10
2
And Now Tomorrow
10
2

Dr. Merek Vance, who has developed a serum to cure deafness, tries it on Emily Blair, who is rich but deaf. However, it doesn’t prove effective. Meanwhile, Emily’s sister Janice is having an affair with Emily’s fiancé, Jeff. Emily insists on trying Merek’s new serum, but falls in coma. Now, will Emily get over her deafness and marry the man she loves? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, Susan Hayward, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway
7. Winter Wonderland (1946)
10
2
Winter Wonderland
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Betty Wheeler (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
Director:
Bernard Vorhaus
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eric Blore, Lynne Roberts, Roman Bohnen, Charles Drake
8. The Unfinished Dance (1947)
11
2
The Unfinished Dance
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Thomas, Esther Dale, Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse
9. Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)
10
4
Tenth Avenue Angel
10
4

During Great Depression, Flavia Mills and her family live in Manhattan tenement, where her cheerfulness brightens-up everyone around. When her Aunt Susan’s fiancé Steve returns after one year, overjoyed Flavia helps him get on with his old life, unaware that he had been in prison. She is disillusioned after learning the truth, but with angels like Flavia around, miracles aren’t far off. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, George Murphy, Margaret O'Brien, Warner Anderson
10. Honeymoon Lodge (1943)
10
2
Honeymoon Lodge
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Edward C. Lilley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Franklin Pangborn, Harriet Nelson, David Bruce, Rod Cameron
11. Tea for Two (1950)
10
2
Tea for Two
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Doris Day, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, Billy De Wolfe, Gordon MacRae
12. Pretty Woman (1990)
11
2
Pretty Woman
R
11
2

Edward Lewis, a corporate raider who buys and tears down companies, is ditched by his girlfriend after he asks her to escort him during a business trip. He hires a prostitute, Vivian Ward, to pose as his girlfriend for a week, but things get complicated when he falls in love with her despite their disparate lifestyles.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
13. Three Daring Daughters (1948)
10
2
Three Daring Daughters
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Fred M. Wilcox
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Harry Davenport, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Arnold, José Iturbi
14. My Blue Heaven (1950)
9
2
My Blue Heaven
9
2

A married couple, Jack and Kitty, get injured in a car accident, after learning that Kitty is pregnant. Kitty not only loses the baby, but is horrified to learn that she will not be able to conceive again. The couple therefore decides to adopt, but due to their show business background, they have a hard time finding kids to adopt. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Grable, Jane Wyatt, Dan Dailey, David Wayne
15. Singing Guns (1950)
9
2
Singing Guns
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
R.G. Springsteen
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Ella Raines, Jeff Corey
16. An Old-Fashioned Girl (1949)
9
2
An Old-Fashioned Girl
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maud Shaw (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
Director:
Arthur Dreifuss
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Gloria Jean, Jimmy Lydon, John Hubbard, Frances Rafferty
17. Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)
9
2
Love Is Better Than Ever
9
2

A small-town-girl Anastacia falls for a smart theater agent Jud Parker. Although he reciprocates her feelings, he doesn’t like her well enough to give up his bachelor life. However, Anastacia decides to set up a trap for him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, Josephine Hutchinson, Ann Doran
18. Her First Romance (1951)
9
2
Her First Romance
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Seymour Friedman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ann Doran, Margaret O'Brien, Sharyn Moffett, Allen Martin Jr.
19. Going Berserk (1983)
9
2
Going Berserk
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Steinberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, John Candy, Pat Hingle, Joe Flaherty
20. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
9
3
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
G
9
3

Princess Mia Thermopolis has just graduated from Princeton. She returns to Genovia, only to find that she must marry within a month or lose her right as heir to the throne. She must also contend with her feelings for Lord Devereaux whose scheming uncle Viscount Mabrey wants his nephew to become the next king. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Family
Star Cast:
21. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
7
2
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
R
7
2

After slaying all the children and teenagers of his town, Springwood’s dream-stalking psychopath Freddy Krueger, in a bid to capture new hunting grounds, discovers a home for troubled teens. When he realizes that his estranged daughter Maggie works there as a therapist, he tries to enlist her help; but she confronts her father, determined to put a stop to his murderous carnage. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Rachel Talalay
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Roseanne Barr, Johnny Depp, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane
22. Girls Town (1959)
5
1
Girls Town
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles F. Haas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Margaret Hayes, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Mel Tormé
23. Little Miss Big (1946)
11
2
Little Miss Big
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Frank McHugh, Fay Holden, Frederick Brady, Beverly Simmons
24. The Arkansas Swing (1948)
10
2
The Arkansas Swing
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ray Nazarro
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Gloria Henry, Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor

TV Movie(s)

25. Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas (1977)
13
2
Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Abbott
Genres:
Drama, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Robert Young, Richard Balin, Susan Adams
26. The Father Knows Best Reunion (1977)
11
3
The Father Knows Best Reunion
11
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Daniels
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Lauren Chapin, John Philip Dayton, Nellie Bellflower
27. Gidget Gets Married (1972)
10
2
Gidget Gets Married
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Lynde, Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Michael Burns
29. Doctors' Private Lives (1978)
8
2
Doctors' Private Lives
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Nelson, John Gavin, Barbara Anderson, Donna Mills
30. In Name Only (1969)
8
2
In Name Only
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elsa Lanchester, Eve Arden, Michael Callan, Ruth Buzzi
31. No Margin for Error (1978)
13
2
No Margin for Error
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Virgil W. Vogel
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Harry Guardino, James Farentino, Ron Masak
32. The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry (2003)
12
3
The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry
E
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elinore 'Ellie' Walker (archiveFootage)
Director:
Eamon Harrington, John Watkin
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Frances Bavier, Andy Griffith, Aneta Corsaut, Rodney Dillard
34. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
10
2
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Seymour, Jessica Bowman, Joe Lando, Jeffrey Aarles, Victoria Barkoff
35. If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever? (1974)
9
2
If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gene Reynolds
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Denise Nickerson, Ted Eccles, Rob Berger, Tannis G. Montgomery

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Occasional Wife (1966)
Occasional Wife
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Kinon, Bob Claver, Jerrold Bernstein
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sally Field, Richard Dreyfuss, Michael Callan, Patricia Harty, Jack Collins, Vin Scully
Please Stand By (1979)
Please Stand By
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Lambert (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Schaal, Darian Mathias, Gary Gitchel, Tom Logan
Get a Life (1990)
Get a Life
As:
Cast
Role:
Gladys Peterson (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
Director:
John Fortenberry, Peter Baldwin, Dean Parisot, David Mirkin, Dwayne Hickman
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Taylor Fry, Chris Elliott, Robin Riker, Bob Elliott
Redigo (1963)
Redigo
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Richard Egan, Rudy Solari, Roger Davis, Elena Verdugo
Where's Raymond? (1953)
Where's Raymond?
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Rita Moreno, Ray Bolger, Richard Erdman, Sylvia Lewis
Dennis the Menace (1959)
Dennis the Menace
TV-G
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Taylor, Jeffrey Hayden, William D. Russell, Charles Barton
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Ron Howard, Kurt Russell, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Jay North, Billy Booth
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (1987)
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Baxter (9 episodes, 1987)
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jason Priestley, Jonathan Ward, Jerry Wasserman, Stuart Fratkin, Karen M. Waldron
Mulligan's Stew (1977)
Mulligan's Stew
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Mulligan (7 episodes, 1977)
Genres:
Drama, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lawrence Pressman, Christopher Ciampa, K.C. Martel, Julie Anne Haddock
Generations (1989)
Generations
As:
Cast
Director:
Susan Dansby, Reggie Life, Jorn H. Winther, Rudy Vejar, Whitney J. LeBlanc
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, Vivica A. Fox, Peter Brown, Kelly Rutherford, Andrew Masset, Jasmin Paul
Many Happy Returns (1964)
Many Happy Returns
As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Randall (24 episodes, 1964-1965)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John McGiver, Mark Goddard, Christopher Riordan, Andrea Sacino
Condominium (1980)
Condominium
As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Hayers
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Richard Anderson, Steve Forrest, Dan Haggerty, Ana Alicia
The Feather and Father Gang (1976)
The Feather and Father Gang
As:
Cast
Director:
Jackie Cooper
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Forsythe, Lewis Charles, Stefanie Powers, Harold Gould