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List of Irene Dunne Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. I Remember Mama (1948)
37
4
I Remember Mama
37
4

I Remember Mama is a drama film which tells the story of a young writer named Katrin, who recalls her early life while finishing her autobiographical novel. She remembers the ups and downs of growing up in an immigrant Norwegian family in San Francisco in the 1910s. The film shows the small joys as well as sorrows in her life, as well as her aspirations from an early age.

Role:
Mama
Starring:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Cedric Hardwicke, Edgar Bergen, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn
Directed By:
George Stevens
2. The Awful Truth (1937)
28
2
The Awful Truth
28
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.

Role:
Lucy Warriner
Starring:
Cary Grant, Alexander D'Arcy, Ralph Bellamy, Cecil Cunningham
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
3. My Favorite Wife (1940)
33
2
My Favorite Wife
33
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.

Role:
Ellen Wagstaff Arden
Starring:
Cary Grant, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott, Ann Shoemaker
Directed By:
Garson Kanin
4. Life with Father (1947)
30
3
Life with Father
30
3
Role:
Vinnie Day - Mother
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Zasu Pitts, William Powell
Directed By:
5. Show Boat (1936)
23
3
Show Boat
23
3
Role:
Magnolia
Starring:
Hattie McDaniel, Charles Winninger, Helen Morgan, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson
Directed By:
James Whale
6. Love Affair (1939)
24
3
Love Affair
TV-G
24
3

While crossing the Atlantic Ocean aboard a liner, Terry McKay, an American singer, meets Michel Marnet, a womanizing French painter. Although they are both engaged, they find themselves drawn to one another.

Role:
Terry McKay
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Astrid Allwyn, Lee Bowman
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
7. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
26
3
Theodora Goes Wild
26
3

Theodora Goes Wild is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a woman named Theodora who achieves celebrity status, after her controversial book becomes a best-seller. However, she tries to hide this fact from her neighbors, as it can lead to problems.

Role:
Theodora Lynn
Starring:
Elisabeth Risdon, Thurston Hall, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell
Directed By:
Richard Boleslawski
8. Penny Serenade (1941)
26
3
Penny Serenade
26
3

As Julie listens to her favorite songs, the film shows us her meeting, courtship and her marriage with her husband Roger. Although Julie and her husband Roger has always been there for one another, now the spark in their relationship seems to be gone, since the death of their adopted child.    

Role:
Julie Gardiner
Starring:
Cary Grant, Edgar Buchanan, Beulah Bondi, Ann Doran
Directed By:
George Stevens
9. Leathernecking (1930)
20
3
Leathernecking
20
3
Role:
Delphine Witherspoon
Starring:
Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman, Ned Sparks, Ken Murray
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline
10. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
24
4
Anna and the King of Siam
24
4
Role:
Anna Owens
Starring:
Rex Harrison, Gale Sondergaard, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Darnell
Directed By:
John Cromwell
11. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
23
3
The White Cliffs of Dover
23
3
Role:
Susan Ashwood
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall
Directed By:
Clarence Brown
12. Back Street (1932)
18
2
Back Street
18
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. 

Role:
Ray Schmidt
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Zasu Pitts, John Boles, George Meeker, June Clyde
Directed By:
John M. Stahl
13. A Guy Named Joe (1943)
21
3
A Guy Named Joe
TV-G
21
3
Role:
Dorinda Durston
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Blake Edwards, James Gleason, Ward Bond
Directed By:
14. Roberta (1935)
19
4
Roberta
19
4

John Kent is a former football star at Harvard, who goes to Paris with his friend Huck Haines, and Huck’s dance band named 'The Wabash Indianians'. However, the band is not allowed to perform, when the one who booked them finds out that they are not Indians, but merely from Indiana. Joe decides to pay a visit to his aunt, who owns a fashion house run by Stephanie, her assistant. There, he meets a singer Scharwenka, who tries to get the band a job.

Role:
Stephanie
Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Randolph Scott
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
15. The Mudlark (1950)
18
3
The Mudlark
18
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 

Role:
Queen Victoria
Starring:
Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell, Finlay Currie
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco
16. Magnificent Obsession (1935)
15
2
Magnificent Obsession
15
2
Role:
Helen Hudson
Starring:
Charles Butterworth, Sara Haden, Robert Taylor, Betty Furness,
Directed By:
John M. Stahl
17. The Silver Cord (1933)
16
3
The Silver Cord
16
3
Role:
Christina Phelps
Starring:
Laura Hope Crews, Joel McCrea, Eric Linden, Frances Dee,
Directed By:
John Cromwell
18. When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
16
2
When Tomorrow Comes
16
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.

Role:
Helen Lawrence
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Onslow Stevens, Barbara O'Neil, Nydia Westman
Directed By:
John M. Stahl
19. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17
3
It Grows on Trees
17
3
Role:
Polly Baxter
Starring:
Dean Jagger, Joan Evans, Richard Crenna, Edith Meiser
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
20. Together Again (1944)
13
3
Together Again
13
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.  

Role:
Anne Crandall
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Carl Switzer, Charles Boyer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Charles Coburn
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
21. High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
15
3
High, Wide and Handsome
15
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. 

Role:
Sally Watterson
Starring:
William Frawley, Elizabeth Patterson, Randolph Scott, Raymond Walburn
Directed By:
Rouben Mamoulian
22. Unfinished Business (1941)
15
4
Unfinished Business
15
4
Role:
Nancy Andrews
Starring:
Eugene Pallette, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster, Dick Foran,
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
23. Joy of Living (1938)
16
2
Joy of Living
16
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.  

Role:
Maggie Garret
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Eric Blore, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Guy Kibbee
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
24. The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933)
13
4
The Secret of Madame Blanche
13
4
Role:
Sally Sanders aka Madame Blanche
Starring:
Phillips Holmes, Una Merkel, Lionel Atwill, Douglas Walton
Directed By:
Charles Brabin
25. Lady in a Jam (1942)
16
2
Lady in a Jam
16
2
Role:
Jane Palmer
Starring:
Eugene Pallette, Ralph Bellamy, Samuel S. Hinds, Patric Knowles
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
26. Invitation to Happiness (1939)
15
2
Invitation to Happiness
15
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.

Role:
Eleanor Wayne
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Charles Ruggles, William Collier Sr., Billy Cook
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles
27. Over 21 (1945)
13
4
Over 21
13
4
Role:
Paula 'Polly' Wharton
Starring:
Charles Coburn, Jeff Donnell, Alexander Knox, Loren Tindall
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
28. The Age of Innocence (1934)
14
4
The Age of Innocence
14
4
Role:
Ellen
Starring:
John Boles, Laura Hope Crews, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley,
Directed By:
Philip Moeller
29. Ann Vickers (1933)
13
3
Ann Vickers
13
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.

Role:
Ann Vickers
Starring:
Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel, Edna May Oliver, Bruce Cabot
Directed By:
John Cromwell
30. Cimarron (1931)
18
2
Cimarron
18
2
Role:
Sabra Cravat
Starring:
Nance O'Neil, Estelle Taylor, Richard Dix, William Collier Jr.,
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles
31. Bachelor Apartment (1931)
13
4
Bachelor Apartment
13
4
Role:
Helene Andrews
Starring:
Lowell Sherman, Mae Murray, Norman Kerry, Ivan Lebedeff,
Directed By:
Lowell Sherman
32. If I Were Free (1933)
13
3
If I Were Free
13
3
Role:
Sarah Cazenove
Starring:
Henry Stephenson, Clive Brook, Nils Asther, Vivian Tobin
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
33. Thirteen Women (1932)
11
4
Thirteen Women
11
4
Role:
Laura Stanhope
Starring:
Ricardo Cortez, Myrna Loy, Mary Duncan, Jill Esmond,
Directed By:
George Archainbaud
34. Symphony of Six Million (1932)
11
5
Symphony of Six Million
11
5
Role:
Jessica
Starring:
Ricardo Cortez, Gregory Ratoff, Noel Madison, Anna Appel
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
35. This Man Is Mine (1934)
11
4
This Man Is Mine
11
4
Role:
Tony Dunlap
Starring:
Kay Johnson, Charles Starrett, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Cummings,
Directed By:
John Cromwell
36. Consolation Marriage (1931)
12
4
Consolation Marriage
12
4
Role:
Mary Brown Porter
Starring:
Myrna Loy, Lester Vail, John Halliday, Pat O'Brien,
Directed By:
Paul Sloane
37. Stingaree (1934)
12
3
Stingaree
12
3
Role:
Hilda Bouverie
Starring:
Conway Tearle, Richard Dix, Andy Devine, Mary Boland,
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
38. No Other Woman (1933)
11
4
No Other Woman
11
4
Role:
Anna Stanley
Starring:
Charles Bickford, Eric Linden, Gwili Andre, Christian Rub
Directed By:
J. Walter Ruben
39. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
16
4
Never a Dull Moment
16
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.    

Role:
Kay
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Fred MacMurray, Andy Devine, William Demarest
Directed By:
George Marshall
40. Sweet Adeline (1934)
14
2
Sweet Adeline
14
2
Role:
Adeline Schmidt
Starring:
Ned Sparks, Joseph Cawthorn, Hugh Herbert, Donald Woods,
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
41. The Great Lover (1931)
12
2
The Great Lover
12
2
Role:
Diana Page
Starring:
Olga Baclanova, Adolphe Menjou, Neil Hamilton, Ernest Torrence,
Directed By:
Harry Beaumont
42. The Stolen Jools (1931)
12
3
The Stolen Jools
12
3

This 1931 short film revolves around the stolen pearls of Norma Shearer. After the theft, a detective is sent to interrogate the party guests, most of which are famous Hollywood stars. 

Starring:
Joan Crawford, Maurice Chevalier, Barbara Stanwyck, Buster Keaton, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Gary Cooper
Directed By:
William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, Thomas Atkins, Harold S. Bucquet, Victor Heerman

TV Movie(s)

1. Musical Comedy Tonight III (1985)
12
2
Musical Comedy Tonight III
12
2
Role:
Magnolia Hawks (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Kaye Ballard, Gregg Burge, Christine Andreas
Directed By:
Stan Harris

TV Shows and Videos

The Jack Benny Program (1950)
The Jack Benny Program
Starring:
Oscar Levant, James Stewart, Sean Connery, Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace
Directed By:
Frederick De Cordova, Ralph Levy, Norman Abbott, Seymour Berns, Don Weis
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Role:
Herself - Hostess / ... (28 episodes, 1951-1952)
Starring:
Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore, Vincent Price, Bette Davis, James Dean, Lee Marvin
Directed By:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
The Ford Television Theatre (1952)
The Ford Television Theatre
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rita Moreno, Jack Lemmon, James Whitmore, Ray Milland, George Reeves, Paulette Goddard
Directed By:
James Neilson, Ted Post, Anton Leader, Fred F. Sears, Arnold Laven
The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Starring:
Harpo Marx, Anne Baxter, Ron Howard, Ann Sothern, James Franciscus, James Coburn, John Banner
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Paul Henreid, Robert Butler, Richard Dunlap, James Neilson
Insight (1960)
Insight
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Bob Newhart, Melissa Sue Anderson, Joyce Bulifant, Tom Bosley, James Doohan, Emilio Estevez
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
Frontier Circus (1961)
Frontier Circus
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Cloris Leachman, Elizabeth Montgomery, Mickey Rooney, Eddie Albert, Richard Jaeckel
Directed By:
Don Weis, Alan Crosland Jr., Hollingsworth Morse, William Witney, John English
The Christophers (1952)
The Christophers
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Don Ameche, Bing Crosby, Celeste Holm, Teresa Wright, Helen Hayes, James Cagney
Directed By:
Charles Bennett
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Charles Laughton, Ryan O'Neal, Merle Oberon, Jack Klugman, Ethel Merman, Janet Gaynor
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
Saints and Sinners (1962)
Saints and Sinners
Starring:
Ray Walston, Paul Muni, Barbara Eden, Leon Askin, Cloris Leachman, Elizabeth Montgomery, Sharon Farrell
Directed By:
Sutton Roley, Paul Wendkos, Marc Daniels, Jus Addiss