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List of Irene Dunne Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. I Remember Mama (1948)
29
3
I Remember Mama
29
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mama
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Cedric Hardwicke, Edgar Bergen, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn
2. The Awful Truth (1937)
19
2
The Awful Truth
19
2

The Awful Truth is a comedy film which revolves around Jerry and Lucy, a married couple, who grow suspicious of each other. They start believing that the other one is having an affair, and decide to go for a divorce. But it seems that parting is a lot more difficult for them than they thought.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Warriner
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Alexander D'Arcy, Ralph Bellamy, Cecil Cunningham
3. My Favorite Wife (1940)
23
2
My Favorite Wife
23
2

My Favorite Wife is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a woman named Ellen, who was missing for seven years and eventually presumed dead. When she arrives after seven years, she discovers that her husband has just got married for the second time, and has left on an honeymoon with his second wife.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Wagstaff Arden
Director:
Garson Kanin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott, Ann Shoemaker
4. Show Boat (1936)
19
3
Show Boat
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Magnolia
Director:
James Whale
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, Charles Winninger, Helen Morgan, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson
5. Life with Father (1947)
23
3
Life with Father
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Vinnie Day - Mother
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Zasu Pitts, William Powell
6. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
20
3
Theodora Goes Wild
20
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Theodora Lynn
Director:
Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Risdon, Thurston Hall, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell
7. Love Affair (1939)
17
3
Love Affair
TV-G
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Terry McKay
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Astrid Allwyn, Lee Bowman
8. Leathernecking (1930)
17
2
Leathernecking
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Delphine Witherspoon
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman, Ned Sparks, Ken Murray
9. Penny Serenade (1941)
19
3
Penny Serenade
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Gardiner
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Edgar Buchanan, Beulah Bondi, Ann Doran
10. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
19
3
Anna and the King of Siam
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Owens
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Rex Harrison, Gale Sondergaard, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Darnell
11. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
18
3
The White Cliffs of Dover
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Ashwood
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall
12. Back Street (1932)
14
2
Back Street
14
2

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this romantic drama film tells the story of a woman who is the secret mistress of a wealthy married man, whom she loves and is totally devoted to. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Schmidt
Director:
John M. Stahl
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gloria Stuart, Zasu Pitts, John Boles, George Meeker, June Clyde
14. The Mudlark (1950)
16
3
The Mudlark
16
3

Queen Victoria is in mourning for last fifteen years.  Meanwhile, a street urchin finds a piece of jewelry containing her image and learns that she is the “mother of all England”. Taking this to be true, he goes to Windsor Castle, where he slips past the guards; but is ultimately caught and taken as an assassin. Luckily, help comes from an unlikely place 

As:
Cast
Role:
Queen Victoria
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell, Finlay Currie
15. Magnificent Obsession (1935)
13
2
Magnificent Obsession
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Hudson
Director:
John M. Stahl
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Charles Butterworth, Sara Haden, Robert Taylor, Betty Furness,
16. Roberta (1935)
13
4
Roberta
13
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Stephanie
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
17. When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
14
2
When Tomorrow Comes
14
2

When Tomorrow Comes is a romantic drama film, which tells the story of a waitress who falls in love with a pianist. However, she comes to know that he is married, but the pianist decides to leave his mentally troubled wife.

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Lawrence
Director:
John M. Stahl
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Onslow Stevens, Barbara O'Neil, Nydia Westman
18. The Silver Cord (1933)
13
3
The Silver Cord
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Christina Phelps
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Laura Hope Crews, Joel McCrea, Eric Linden, Frances Dee,
19. It Grows on Trees (1952)
14
3
It Grows on Trees
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Polly Baxter
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dean Jagger, Joan Evans, Richard Crenna, Edith Meiser
20. Together Again (1944)
11
3
Together Again
11
3

Anne, a young widow, who has succeeded her husband as the mayor of the town, takes her duties much too seriously, spending most of her time at the office, making her father-in-law worried about her health and happiness. Then she meets George, who has been hired to sculpt a statue of her late husband and the two develop an instant liking.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Anne Crandall
Director:
Charles Vidor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Carl Switzer, Charles Boyer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Charles Coburn
21. High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
12
3
High, Wide and Handsome
12
3

Shortly after getting married to Sally, Peter discovers oil on the farm owned by his grandmother. Soon, the farmers nearby, also start finding natural gas reserves beneath their land. Meanwhile a railroad tycoon Walt Brennan thinks of purchasing the land from them. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Watterson
Director:
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres:
Western, Musical
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Elizabeth Patterson, Randolph Scott, Raymond Walburn
22. Joy of Living (1938)
13
2
Joy of Living
13
2

Successful Broadway star, Maggie Garret, finds herself in debt thanks to extravagant spendings by her mooching parents and relatives. When an admirer Dan latches on to her, she gets him arrested and is later appointed his probation officer. Eventually, she falls in love with the free-spirited Dan and finally escapes the clutches of her family.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Garret
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Eric Blore, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Guy Kibbee
23. The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933)
10
3
The Secret of Madame Blanche
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Sanders aka Madame Blanche
Director:
Charles Brabin
Genres:
Drama, History, Romance
Star Cast:
Phillips Holmes, Una Merkel, Lionel Atwill, Douglas Walton
24. Unfinished Business (1941)
11
4
Unfinished Business
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Andrews
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Eugene Pallette, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster, Dick Foran,
25. Lady in a Jam (1942)
13
2
Lady in a Jam
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Palmer
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Eugene Pallette, Ralph Bellamy, Samuel S. Hinds, Patric Knowles
26. Invitation to Happiness (1939)
13
2
Invitation to Happiness
13
2

A promising young boxer Cole falls for Eleanor, a businessman's daughter. A decade after their marriage, their relationship begins to crack due to Cole's aspiration.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor Wayne
Director:
Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Charles Ruggles, William Collier Sr., Billy Cook
27. Over 21 (1945)
11
3
Over 21
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Paula 'Polly' Wharton
Director:
Charles Vidor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Coburn, Jeff Donnell, Alexander Knox, Loren Tindall
28. The Age of Innocence (1934)
11
4
The Age of Innocence
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen
Director:
Philip Moeller
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Boles, Laura Hope Crews, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley,
29. Bachelor Apartment (1931)
11
3
Bachelor Apartment
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Helene Andrews
Director:
Lowell Sherman
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lowell Sherman, Mae Murray, Norman Kerry, Ivan Lebedeff,
30. Thirteen Women (1932)
10
3
Thirteen Women
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Stanhope
Director:
George Archainbaud
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Ricardo Cortez, Myrna Loy, Mary Duncan, Jill Esmond,
31. Ann Vickers (1933)
10
3
Ann Vickers
10
3

After her child passes away, Ann Vickers devotes herself to social work, trying to improve the conditions in a women’s prison. However, this leads to her losing her job. She soon starts writing a book about the harsh realities of the prison, and also begins an affair with a corrupt judge.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Vickers
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel, Edna May Oliver, Bruce Cabot
32. If I Were Free (1933)
11
3
If I Were Free
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Cazenove
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Stephenson, Clive Brook, Nils Asther, Vivian Tobin
33. Cimarron (1931)
14
2
Cimarron
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sabra Cravat
Director:
Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Nance O'Neil, Estelle Taylor, Richard Dix, William Collier Jr.,
34. Symphony of Six Million (1932)
10
3
Symphony of Six Million
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessica
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ricardo Cortez, Gregory Ratoff, Noel Madison, Anna Appel
35. This Man Is Mine (1934)
10
3
This Man Is Mine
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Dunlap
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kay Johnson, Charles Starrett, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Cummings,
36. Consolation Marriage (1931)
11
3
Consolation Marriage
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Brown Porter
Director:
Paul Sloane
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Myrna Loy, Lester Vail, John Halliday, Pat O'Brien,
37. Stingaree (1934)
10
2
Stingaree
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hilda Bouverie
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Conway Tearle, Richard Dix, Andy Devine, Mary Boland,
38. No Other Woman (1933)
9
3
No Other Woman
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Stanley
Director:
J. Walter Ruben
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bickford, Eric Linden, Gwili Andre, Christian Rub
39. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
13
4
Never a Dull Moment
13
4

Never a Dull Moment is a heist comedy crime film, which revolves around a TV actor, who is mistaken for a notorious hitman. He is forced to continue to pretend to be the hitman to foil the plans of a gangster.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Kay
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Fred MacMurray, Andy Devine, William Demarest
40. Sweet Adeline (1934)
11
2
Sweet Adeline
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Adeline Schmidt
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Ned Sparks, Joseph Cawthorn, Hugh Herbert, Donald Woods,
41. The Great Lover (1931)
10
2
The Great Lover
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Diana Page
Director:
Harry Beaumont
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Olga Baclanova, Adolphe Menjou, Neil Hamilton, Ernest Torrence,

TV Movie(s)

1. Musical Comedy Tonight III (1985)
11
2
Musical Comedy Tonight III
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Magnolia Hawks (archiveFootage)
Director:
Stan Harris
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Kaye Ballard, Gregg Burge, Christine Andreas

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