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List of Frances Farmer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. South of Pago Pago (1940)
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South of Pago Pago
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Kehane is the son of an island chieftain who opposes all efforts by Bucko Larson, a crooked pearl hunter, who wants to invade his domain. Therefore, Larson decides to take the help of a seductive woman named Ruby.

Role:
Ruby Taylor
Starring:
Victor McLaglen, Gene Lockhart, Jon Hall, Olympe Bradna
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
3. Exclusive (1937)
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Exclusive
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After being cleared of a crime, Charles Gillette, a gangster decides to seek vengeance against the people of Mountain City, who were responsible for him being put behind bars. He buys a newspaper ‘The Sentinel’, and tries to hire a star reporter named Ralph Houston as the editor. However, when Ralph refuses, he hires a woman named Vina Swain, Ralph’s lover, to dig up dirt on his enemies. Things get complicated when she makes errors, which lead to a suicide.

Role:
Vina Swain
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Charles Ruggles, Lloyd Nolan, Fay Holden
Directed By:
Alexander Hall
4. Come and Get It (1936)
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Come and Get It
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Lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his girlfriend Lotta Morgan, and instead gets married to Emma Louise, his wealthy boss’s daughter. Over the years, he manages to become quite rich, and after twenty three years, he meets Lotta Bostrom, the daughter of his former girlfriend who has now passed away. She looks exactly like her mother, and Barney can’t stop himself from being attracted to her.

Role:
Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
Starring:
Walter Brennan, Mady Christians, Joel McCrea, Edward Arnold
Directed By:
5. World Premiere (1941)
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World Premiere
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World Premiere is a comedy film which tells the story of Duncan DeGrasse, a Hollywood producer, who is preparing for the release of his epic propaganda film titled ‘The Earth is in Flames’. However, in order to promote the film, he comes up with various kinds of schemes.

Role:
Kitty Carr
Starring:
John Barrymore, Eugene Pallette, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Dale
Directed By:
Ted Tetzlaff, Otis Garrett
6. Ebb Tide (1937)
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Ebb Tide
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Ebb Tide is an adventure film which tells the story of three sailors who are stranded on a tropical island in the Pacific. They soon learn that the island is being ruled by an insane religious fanatic, who thinks of himself as the local deity.

Role:
Faith Wishart
Starring:
Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, Lloyd Nolan, Oskar Homolka
Directed By:
James P. Hogan
7. Too Many Parents (1936)
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Too Many Parents
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Role:
Sally Colman
Starring:
Carl Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Lester Matthews, Henry Travers, Porter Hall
Directed By:
Robert F. McGowan
8. Ride a Crooked Mile (1938)
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Ride a Crooked Mile
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Role:
Trina
Starring:
John Miljan, Leif Erickson, Lynne Overman, Akim Tamiroff
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
9. Flowing Gold (1940)
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Flowing Gold
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John Alexander, running off after killing someone in self-defense, takes the name Johnny Blake, and saves life of oil-field foreman Hap O’Conner while working for him. Later, they meet again at Hap’s friend Wildcat’s oil-rig, where both fall for Wildcat’s daughter Linda. Johnny is about to escape before getting arrested, when a fire at the oil-rig forces him sacrifice his freedom and he returns to extinguish it.  

Role:
Linda Chalmers
Starring:
John Garfield, Cliff Edwards, Pat O'Brien, Raymond Walburn
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
10. The Toast of New York (1937)
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The Toast of New York
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During the Civil War, con-artists Jim Fisk, Nick Boyd and Luke Hawkins earn wealth by smuggling cotton. Later, Fisk and Boyd build a fortune at New York stock market. Both are fascinated with actress Josie Mansfield, who, being grateful to Fisk, hides her attraction for Boyd. Ignoring Boyd’s advice against it, Fisk plots to corner the gold market which ends-up in disaster.

Role:
Josie Mansfield
Starring:
Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Edward Arnold, Donald Meek
Directed By:
Alexander Hall, Rowland V. Lee
11. Among the Living (1941)
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Among the Living
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Paul Raden, mentally unstable identical twin brother of John, is kept in a room in their family mansion. John returns home after 25 years for father’s funeral, and is shocked to learn about Paul, who he thought was dead. Paul escapes while his caretaker is found strangled. After another similar death, the town’s people are terrified and suspect John as the murderer.   

Role:
Elaine Raden
Starring:
Susan Hayward, Harry Carey, Gordon Jones, Albert Dekker
Directed By:
Stuart Heisler
12. Rhythm on the Range (1936)
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Rhythm on the Range
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Doris is the daughter of a wealthy man, who is upset that her marriage has been fixed with a man she doesn’t like. She runs away on the night before her wedding, and soon meets a cowboy named Jeff Larabee.

Role:
Doris Halloway
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Roy Rogers, Samuel S. Hinds, Martha Raye
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
13. Border Flight (1936)
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Border Flight
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Role:
Anne Blane
Starring:
Grant Withers, Roscoe Karns, John Howard, Robert Cummings
Directed By:
Otho Lovering
14. The Party Crashers (1958)
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The Party Crashers
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An unruly teen gang led by Mark Damon ride around in a sports car looking for parties to crash. Things take a turn after Damon discovers his alcoholic mother in one such party, and she falls down a flight of stairs while she tries to get away from him.

Role:
Mrs. Bickford
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Connie Stevens, Doris Dowling, Bobby Driscoll
Directed By:
Bernard Girard
15. Badlands of Dakota (1941)
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Badlands of Dakota
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Bob Holliday, owner of the Bella Union saloon, sends his younger brother Jim to St Louis, Missouri, to escort back his childhood sweetheart Anne. However, on the way back home, Jim and Anne fall for each other, and get married. When a notorious group of robbers start terrorizing the people, Bob suggests that Jim should become the town marshal, in order to take them down. Bob hopes that Jim will be killed, and he can marry his widow.  

Role:
Calamity Jane
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Richard Dix, Ann Rutherford, Robert Stack
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
16. I Escaped from the Gestapo (1943)
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I Escaped from the Gestapo
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Starring:
John Carradine, Mary Brian, Sidney Blackmer, Dean Jagger
Directed By:
Harold Young

TV Movie(s)

1. Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
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Will There Really Be a Morning?
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Starring:
Lee Grant, Joe Lambie, Royal Dano, Susan Blakely, John Heard
Directed By:
Fielder Cook

TV Shows and Videos

Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Vincent Price, Buster Keaton, Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Charles Bronson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
Matinee Theatre (1955)
Matinee Theatre
Starring:
Roger Moore, Jack Nicholson, Bea Benaderet, Elinor Donahue, Mary Wickes, Alan Young, Michael Landon
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson, Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Allan A. Buckhantz, Sherman Marks
Frances Farmer Presents (1958)
Frances Farmer Presents
Starring:
Mari Aldon, Lita Milan, Edward Colmans, James Gavin
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Montgomery, Lee Marvin, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan