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List of Gloria Swanson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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Sunset Blvd.
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Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star living a reclusive life, is desperate to make a comeback and hires small-time screenwriter Joe to improve the script she is preparing. She convinces him to move into her Sunset Boulevard mansion, but erupts into a violent rage after he falls for young script reader Betty.

As:
Cast
Role:
Norma Desmond
Director:
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
William Holden, Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama
2. The Humming Bird (1924)
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The Humming Bird
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Toinette
Director:
Sidney Olcott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mario Majeroni, Edmund Burns, William Ricciardi, Cesare Gravina
3. Stage Struck (1925)
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2
Stage Struck
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Hagen
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ford Sterling, Gertrude Astor, Lawrence Gray, Oliver Sandys
4. Fine Manners (1926)
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2
Fine Manners
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Orchid Murphy
Director:
Lewis Milestone, Richard Rosson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene O'Brien, John Miltern, Roland Drew, Helen Dunbar
5. Something to Think About (1920)
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Something to Think About
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This is a silent drama film, highlighting David Markely’s unselfish love for Ruth, a blacksmith daughter.  Rich, but cripple, he has always loved her and has financed her education. Later, howeve,r she runs away with a city worker and when he dies in a subway accident returns home pregnant with his child. Will David now come to her rescue? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Anderson
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claire McDowell, Theodore Roberts, Monte Blue, Elliott Dexter
6. Manhandled (1924)
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Manhandled
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As:
Cast
Role:
Tessie McGuire
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Moore, Ian Keith, Lilyan Tashman, Arthur Housman
7. Music in the Air (1934)
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Music in the Air
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When opera star Frieda and lyrist Bruno are not making love they are quarreling. To solve the problem, they separately decide to try the jealousy angle. While Bruno pair up with the music teacher’s young daughter Sieglinde, Frieda latches onto Karl, an aspiring songwriter and also Sieglinde’s fiancée. The plan succeeds until the young couple realizes that they are being used. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Frieda Hotzfelt
Director:
Joe May
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Boles, Douglass Montgomery, June Lang, Al Shean
8. Zaza (1923)
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Zaza
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As:
Cast
Role:
Zaza
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
H.B. Warner, Mary Thurman, Lucille La Verne, Ferdinand Gottschalk
9. The Love of Sunya (1927)
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The Love of Sunya
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As known as The Loves of Sunya, the movie finds a young woman Sunya Ashling at crossroads in her life. She is suddenly given the gift of visions by a mystic and is able to envision her life choices and her future with each of her three suitors. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sunya Ashling
Director:
Albert Parker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pauline Garon, Ian Keith, John Boles, Andrés de Segurola
10. Sadie Thompson (1928)
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Sadie Thompson
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2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, James A. Marcus, Charles Lane, Blanche Friderici
11. Male and Female (1919)
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Male and Female
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As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Mary Lasenby
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Robert Cain, Thomas Meighan
12. Queen Kelly (1929)
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Queen Kelly
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As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Kitty Kelly / Queen Kelly
Director:
Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton, Wilson Benge, Walter Byron
13. Tonight or Never (1931)
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2
Tonight or Never
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nella Vago
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ferdinand Gottschalk, Alison Skipworth, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Greig
14. Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
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Why Change Your Wife?
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As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Gordon
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bebe Daniels, Thomas Meighan, Sylvia Ashton, Theodore Kosloff
15. Indiscreet (1931)
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2
Indiscreet
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Ben Lyon, Barbara Kent, Arthur Lake, Monroe Owsley
16. The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
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The Affairs of Anatol
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian Spencer - Anatol's Wife
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Wallace Reid, Theodore Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Wanda Hawley
17. The Trespasser (1929)
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The Trespasser
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marion Donnell
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Henry B. Walthall, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Wally Albright
18. Beyond the Rocks (1922)
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Beyond the Rocks
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Theodora Fitzgerald
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Alec B. Francis, Edythe Chapman, Robert Bolder, Rudolph Valentino
19. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
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Don't Change Your Husband
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leila Porter
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Theodore Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Sylvia Ashton, Lew Cody
20. For Better, for Worse (1919)
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For Better, for Worse
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Dr. Edward Meade and his friend Richard Burton are both suitors for the hand of Sylvia Norcross. Richard leaves to join World War I, but Edward stays behind to take care of orphans. Sylvia marries Richard just before he leaves. When Richard is presumed dead in the war, she and Edward reconcile, but then Richard returns. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sylvia Norcross
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond Hatton, Tom Forman, Elliott Dexter, Sylvia Ashton
21. Teddy at the Throttle (1917)
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Teddy at the Throttle
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria Dawn - Bobby's Sweetheart
Director:
Clarence G. Badger
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Wallace Beery, Bobby Vernon, May Emory, Blanche Phillips
22. Father Takes a Wife (1941)
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Father Takes a Wife
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leslie Collier
Director:
Jack Hively
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adolphe Menjou, Helen Broderick, John Howard, Desi Arnaz
23. Shifting Sands (1918)
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Shifting Sands
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcia Grey
Director:
Albert Parker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lillian Langdon, Harvey Clark, Joe King, Leone Carton
24. A Society Scandal (1924)
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A Society Scandal
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marjorie Colbert
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ida Waterman, Rod La Rocque, Ricardo Cortez, Allan Simpson
25. Perfect Understanding (1933)
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Perfect Understanding
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Judy and Nicholas have got married under the condition that they will have perfect understanding. But their agreement is soon put to test when alone and drunk in Cannes, Nicholas ends up sleeping with his former mistress and quickly returns home to confess his transgression to Judy. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Judy Rogers
Director:
Cyril Gardner
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Nigel Playfair, Michael Farmer
26. Three for Bedroom C (1952)
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Three for Bedroom C
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Haven
Director:
Milton H. Bren
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Warren, Steve Brodie, Fred Clark, Hans Conried
27. The Sultan's Wife (1917)
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The Sultan's Wife
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As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria
Director:
Clarence G. Badger
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Bobby Vernon, Joseph Callahan, Frank Bond, Blanche Payson
28. Station Content (1918)
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Station Content
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As:
Cast
Role:
Kitty Manning
Director:
Arthur Hoyt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Hill, Arthur Millett, Nellie Allen, Ward Caulfield
29. The Danger Girl (1916)
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The Danger Girl
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As:
Cast
Role:
The Danger Girl - Reggie's Madcap Sister
Director:
Clarence G. Badger
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Bobby Vernon, Helen Bray, Reggie Morris, Myrtle Lind
30. His New Job (1915)
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2
His New Job
TV-G
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charlie Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Agnes Ayres, Arthur W. Bates, Robert Bolder
31. What a Widow! (1930)
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What a Widow!
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2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Tamarind Brook
Director:
Allan Dwan, Dudley Murphy, James Seymour
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Owen Moore, Lew Cody, Margaret Livingston, William Holden
32. Mio figlio Nerone (1956)
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Mio figlio Nerone
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2

Mio figlio Nerone is a historical comedy film which tells the story of Nero, a young and childish emperor who is holidaying at the seaside, and preparing for a show where he will be the star. However, his mother arrives and tells him to prepare for war against Britain.

As:
Cast
Role:
Agrippina
Director:
Steno
Genres:
Comedy, History
Star Cast:
Brigitte Bardot, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio De Sica, Ciccio Barbi
34. Madame Sans-Gêne (1925)
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2
Madame Sans-Gêne
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Hubscher
Director:
Léonce Perret
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles de Rochefort, Émile Drain, Madeleine Guitty, Warwick Ward
35. The Untamed Lady (1926)
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The Untamed Lady
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
St. Clair Van Tassel
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph W. Smiley, Thomas Holding, Charles E. Graham, Lawrence Gray
36. The Great Moment (1921)
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2
The Great Moment
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nada Pelham / Nadine Pelham
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alec B. Francis, Milton Sills, Frank Butler, Raymond Blathwayt
37. Society for Sale (1918)
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Society for Sale
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phylis Clyne
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Herbert Prior, Lillian West, William Desmond, Charles Dorian
38. Prodigal Daughters (1923)
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2
Prodigal Daughters
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Swifty Forbes
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Theodore Roberts, Ralph Graves, Vera Reynolds, Louise Dresser
39. Bluebeard's 8th Wife (1923)
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2
Bluebeard's 8th Wife
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mona deBriac
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Huntley Gordon, Paul Weigel, Charles Greene, Lianne Salvor
40. Wages of Virtue (1924)
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2
Wages of Virtue
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carmelita
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Armand Cortes, Norman Trevor, Ben Lyon, Ivan Linow
41. Her Husband's Trademark (1922)
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2
Her Husband's Trademark
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Miller
Director:
Sam Wood
Star Cast:
Charles Ogle, Lucien Littlefield, Stuart Holmes, Richard Wayne
42. Her Love Story (1924)
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Her Love Story
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Marie
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mario Majeroni, George Fawcett, Ian Keith, Echlin Gayer
43. Don't Tell Everything (1921)
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2
Don't Tell Everything
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marian Westover
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Wallace Reid, Elliott Dexter, Genevieve Blinn, Dorothy Cumming

TV Movie(s)

1. Killer Bees (1974)
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Killer Bees
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As:
Cast
Role:
Madame Maria von Bohlen
Director:
Curtis Harrington
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Roger Davis, Kate Jackson, Edward Albert, Don McGovern

TV Shows and Videos

Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1952)
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Hostess (26 episodes, 1952-1955)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, William Boyett, Jim Hayward, Barbara Woodell

Gloria Swanson Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Sunset Blvd. Best Actress - Drama 1951