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List of Irene Dunne Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. I Remember Mama (1948)
35
4
I Remember Mama
35
4
Role:
Mama
Starring:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Cedric Hardwicke, Edgar Bergen, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn
Directed By:
George Stevens
2. The Awful Truth (1937)
25
2
The Awful Truth
25
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)
30
2
My Favorite Wife
30
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. Show Boat (1936)
22
3
Show Boat
22
3
Role:
Magnolia
Starring:
Hattie McDaniel, Charles Winninger, Helen Morgan, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson
Directed By:
James Whale
5. Life with Father (1947)
27
3
Life with Father
27
3
Role:
Vinnie Day - Mother
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Zasu Pitts, William Powell
Directed By:
6. Love Affair (1939)
23
3
Love Affair
TV-G
23
3
Role:
Terry McKay
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Astrid Allwyn, Lee Bowman
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
7. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
24
3
Theodora Goes Wild
24
3
Role:
Theodora Lynn
Starring:
Elisabeth Risdon, Thurston Hall, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell
Directed By:
Richard Boleslawski
8. Penny Serenade (1941)
23
3
Penny Serenade
23
3
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)
23
3
Anna and the King of Siam
23
3
Role:
Anna Owens
Starring:
Rex Harrison, Gale Sondergaard, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Darnell
Directed By:
John Cromwell
11. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
22
3
The White Cliffs of Dover
22
3
Role:
Susan Ashwood
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall
Directed By:
Clarence Brown
12. A Guy Named Joe (1943)
20
3
A Guy Named Joe
TV-G
20
3
Role:
Dorinda Durston
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Blake Edwards, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Ward Bond
Directed By:
13. Back Street (1932)
16
2
Back Street
16
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
14. Roberta (1935)
17
4
Roberta
17
4
Role:
Stephanie
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
15. The Mudlark (1950)
17
3
The Mudlark
17
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)
14
2
Magnificent Obsession
14
2
Role:
Helen Hudson
Starring:
Charles Butterworth, Sara Haden, Robert Taylor, Betty Furness,
Directed By:
John M. Stahl
17. When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
15
2
When Tomorrow Comes
15
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
18. The Silver Cord (1933)
14
3
The Silver Cord
14
3
Role:
Christina Phelps
Starring:
Laura Hope Crews, Joel McCrea, Eric Linden, Frances Dee,
Directed By:
John Cromwell
19. It Grows on Trees (1952)
16
3
It Grows on Trees
16
3
Role:
Polly Baxter
Starring:
Dean Jagger, Joan Evans, Richard Crenna, Edith Meiser
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
20. Together Again (1944)
12
3
Together Again
12
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)
14
3
High, Wide and Handsome
14
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)
14
4
Unfinished Business
14
4
Role:
Nancy Andrews
Starring:
Eugene Pallette, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster, Dick Foran,
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
23. Joy of Living (1938)
15
2
Joy of Living
15
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)
11
4
The Secret of Madame Blanche
11
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)
15
2
Lady in a Jam
15
2
Role:
Jane Palmer
Starring:
Eugene Pallette, Ralph Bellamy, Samuel S. Hinds, Patric Knowles
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
26. Invitation to Happiness (1939)
14
2
Invitation to Happiness
14
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)
12
4
Over 21
12
4
Role:
Paula 'Polly' Wharton
Starring:
Charles Coburn, Jeff Donnell, Alexander Knox, Loren Tindall
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
28. The Age of Innocence (1934)
12
4
The Age of Innocence
12
4
Role:
Ellen
Starring:
John Boles, Laura Hope Crews, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley,
Directed By:
Philip Moeller
29. Ann Vickers (1933)
12
3
Ann Vickers
12
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. Bachelor Apartment (1931)
12
4
Bachelor Apartment
12
4
Role:
Helene Andrews
Starring:
Lowell Sherman, Mae Murray, Norman Kerry, Ivan Lebedeff,
Directed By:
Lowell Sherman
31. Cimarron (1931)
16
2
Cimarron
16
2
Role:
Sabra Cravat
Starring:
Nance O'Neil, Estelle Taylor, Richard Dix, William Collier Jr.,
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles
32. If I Were Free (1933)
12
3
If I Were Free
12
3
Role:
Sarah Cazenove
Starring:
Henry Stephenson, Clive Brook, Nils Asther, Vivian Tobin
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
33. Thirteen Women (1932)
10
4
Thirteen Women
10
4
Role:
Laura Stanhope
Starring:
Ricardo Cortez, Myrna Loy, Mary Duncan, Jill Esmond,
Directed By:
George Archainbaud
34. Symphony of Six Million (1932)
10
4
Symphony of Six Million
10
4
Role:
Jessica
Starring:
Ricardo Cortez, Gregory Ratoff, Noel Madison, Anna Appel
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
35. This Man Is Mine (1934)
10
4
This Man Is Mine
10
4
Role:
Tony Dunlap
Starring:
Kay Johnson, Charles Starrett, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Cummings,
Directed By:
John Cromwell
36. Consolation Marriage (1931)
11
4
Consolation Marriage
11
4
Role:
Mary Brown Porter
Starring:
Myrna Loy, Lester Vail, John Halliday, Pat O'Brien,
Directed By:
Paul Sloane
37. Stingaree (1934)
11
3
Stingaree
11
3
Role:
Hilda Bouverie
Starring:
Conway Tearle, Richard Dix, Andy Devine, Mary Boland,
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
38. No Other Woman (1933)
10
4
No Other Woman
10
4
Role:
Anna Stanley
Starring:
Charles Bickford, Eric Linden, Gwili Andre, Christian Rub
Directed By:
J. Walter Ruben
39. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
15
4
Never a Dull Moment
15
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)
13
2
Sweet Adeline
13
2
Role:
Adeline Schmidt
Starring:
Ned Sparks, Joseph Cawthorn, Hugh Herbert, Donald Woods,
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
41. The Great Lover (1931)
11
2
The Great Lover
11
2
Role:
Diana Page
Starring:
Olga Baclanova, Adolphe Menjou, Neil Hamilton, Ernest Torrence,
Directed By:
Harry Beaumont
42. The Stolen Jools (1931)
11
3
The Stolen Jools
11
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, Norma Shearer, Barbara Stanwyck, Buster Keaton, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young
Directed By:
William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, Thomas Atkins, Harold S. Bucquet, Victor Heerman

TV Movie(s)

1. Musical Comedy Tonight III (1985)
11
2
Musical Comedy Tonight III
11
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:
Liberace, Oscar Levant, James Stewart, Sean Connery, Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe
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:
Tony Curtis, Burt Reynolds, Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore, Vincent Price, Bette Davis
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, George Reeves, Jackie Cooper, Jeanne Crain, Jack Lemmon, Donna Reed, Rita Moreno
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:
Lloyd Bridges, David Niven, Anne Baxter, Keenan Wynn, Ron Howard, Steve Allen, James Coburn
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Paul Henreid, Robert Butler, Richard Dunlap, James Neilson
Insight (1960)
Insight
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Peter Fonda, Eve Plumb, Cicely Tyson, Jerry Mathers, Bob Newhart, Nichelle Nichols
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, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery, Eddie Albert, Richard Jaeckel
Directed By:
Don Weis, Alan Crosland Jr., Hollingsworth Morse, William Witney, John English
The Christophers (1952)
The Christophers
Starring:
James Cagney, Helen Hayes, Bing Crosby, Don Ameche, Jeanne Crain, Joe E. Brown, Dean Jagger
Directed By:
Charles Bennett
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Bea Benaderet, Hume Cronyn, Elinor Donahue, Elsa Lanchester, Alan Ladd, Christopher Plummer, James Franciscus
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, Cloris Leachman, Elizabeth Montgomery, Sharon Farrell, Nick Adams
Directed By:
Sutton Roley, Paul Wendkos, Marc Daniels, Jus Addiss