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List of Jean Harlow Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. City Lights (1931)
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City Lights
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A Tramp falls in love with a blind flower girl and utilizes his occasional friendship with a wealthy alcoholic man to help her with her eye operation, but ends up in jail following an unfortunate mix-up. After being released, he finds out that the girl, now with eyesight restored, waits eagerly for her presumably wealthy and handsome benefactor.

Starring:
Charlie Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Garcia Al Ernest
Directed By:
2. Libeled Lady (1936)
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Libeled Lady
TV-G
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2

When wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury is falsely accused of breaking up a marriage, she decides to sue the New York Evening Star for libel for $ 5 million. Unsure of what to do, Warren Haggerty, the managing editor, turns to former reporter Bill Chandler, hoping that he can help him. He tries to come up with a story to frame her, and make the false story seem true.

Role:
Gladys Benton
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Hattie McDaniel, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly
Directed By:
Jack Conway
3. Dinner at Eight (1933)
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Dinner at Eight
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2

The happiness of Millicent Jordan knows no bounds when she receives word that Lord and Lady Ferncliffe, the richest couple in England, have accepted an invitation to their dinner party. However, meanwhile, her husband Oliver is struggling with his health, and he is also worried because someone is trying to buy up the stock in his shipping business. He decides to get help from Dan Packard, a businessman, and asks his wife to invite him to the party as well, against her wishes.

Role:
Kitty Packard
Starring:
John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler
Directed By:
4. Scarface (1932)
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Scarface
PG
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2

An ambitious but insane and violent gangster manages to climb the ladder of success in the mob, while also trying to protect his sister from his life of crime.

Starring:
Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins
Directed By:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
5. Red Dust (1932)
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Red Dust
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2

Red Dust is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Carson, owner of a rubber plantation. He finds himself attracted to a woman named Barbara, who is married to one of his employees. He becomes so infatuated that he even abandons his informal relationship with Vantine, a prostitute, in order to pursue Barbara.

Role:
Vantine
Starring:
Clark Gable, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp
Directed By:
6. Hell's Angels (1930)
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Hell's Angels
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3
Role:
Helen
Starring:
Ben Lyon, James Hall, John Darrow, Lucien Prival
Directed By:
7. The Public Enemy (1931)
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The Public Enemy
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3

The Public Enemy is a crime drama film which tells the story of a street criminal, who manages to make it big in the criminal underworld, and becomes a powerful gangster.

Role:
Gwen Allen
Starring:
James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Donald Cook, Edward Woods
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
8. Liberty (1929)
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Liberty
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2
Starring:
Jack Hill, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
9. Bombshell (1933)
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Bombshell
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2

Lola Burns is a movie star, who decides to rebel against EJ Hanlon, her studio publicist, as he feeds the press with provocative stories regarding her. She wants to have the image of a proper lady, instead of being viewed as a sex symbol. She is also unaware of the fact that Hanlon is secretly in love with her.

Role:
Lola Burns
Starring:
Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Frank Morgan, Lee Tracy
Directed By:
10. Chasing Husbands (1928)
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Chasing Husbands
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2
Starring:
Iris Adrian, Charley Chase, Edgar Kennedy, Kalla Pasha
Directed By:
James Parrott
11. Close Harmony (1929)
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2
Close Harmony
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2
Starring:
Jack Oakie, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll
Directed By:
John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland
12. Beau Hunks (1931)
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Beau Hunks
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2
Starring:
Broderick O'Farrell, James W. Horne, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Directed By:
James W. Horne
13. Red Headed Woman (1932)
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Red Headed Woman
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2

Red-Headed Woman is a romantic comedy which tells the story of Lillian, a woman who is too obsessed with attaining fame in life. In order to achieve this goal, she tries to seduce a married man.

Role:
Lillian 'Lil' / 'Red' Andrews Legendre
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams, Una Merkel, Chester Morris
Directed By:
Jack Conway
14. Why Be Good? (1929)
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Why Be Good?
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2

A young girl who is crazy about dancing manages to win prizes in several contests. She eventually falls for the son of the man who owns the store she works at. However, he doesn’t realize what kind of girl she is, and therefore he decides to put her to a test.

Starring:
Neil Hamilton, Colleen Moore, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
15. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
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Wife vs. Secretary
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2

Van Stanhope is a hard-working executive who is happily married to a beautiful woman named Linda. However, Linda’s friends warn her that her husband may be having an affair with Whitey, his secretary, who is extremely good-looking. Even Van’s mother is worried, as his father was unfaithful to her. During a trip to Havana, Linda begins to feel that the rumors might be actually true.

Role:
Whitey
Starring:
James Stewart, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, May Robson, George Barbier
Directed By:
Clarence Brown
16. China Seas (1935)
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China Seas
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2
Role:
China Doll
Starring:
Rosalind Russell, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
17. Bacon Grabbers (1929)
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Bacon Grabbers
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2
Role:
Mrs. Kennedy
Starring:
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Harry Bernard
Directed By:
Lewis R. Foster
18. The Love Parade (1929)
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The Love Parade
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2
Starring:
Maurice Chevalier, Eugene Pallette, Jeanette MacDonald, E.H. Calvert
Directed By:
Ernst Lubitsch
19. Double Whoopee (1929)
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2
Double Whoopee
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2
Role:
Swanky Blonde
Starring:
Chet Brandenburg, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Ed Brandenburg
Directed By:
Lewis R. Foster
20. Platinum Blonde (1931)
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Platinum Blonde
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2

Platinum Blonde is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a heartless young woman from a rich family who gets married to a reporter impulsively. Complications arise in their marriage as both feel that it is the other who needs to change.

Role:
Ann Schuyler
Starring:
Loretta Young, Reginald Owen, Halliwell Hobbes, Robert Williams
Directed By:
Frank Capra
21. Hold Your Man (1933)
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Hold Your Man
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After Eddie, a conman, accidentally kills a man during a blackmail scheme, it is his lover Ruby, who is caught and sent to a reformatory. When she learns that she is pregnant, she is devastated fearing that Eddie has abandoned her. However, when Eddie learns about this, he becomes determined to marry her, because he doesn’t want his child to grow up fatherless.

Role:
Ruby Adams
Starring:
Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Burgess, Muriel Kirkland
Directed By:
Sam Wood
22. The Beast of the City (1932)
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The Beast of the City
TV-14
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3

Jim Fitzpatrick, an upright and honest police chief, is striving to clean his city of gangsters, especially the gang of Sam Belmonte. Jim’s police-detective brother, Ed, gets involved with Daisy, a Belmonte gang mole. As he needs money to continue this relationship, Ed conspires with the gangsters resulting in deaths and corrupt practices, which forces Jim to turn into a vigilante. 

Role:
Daisy
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Walter Huston, Jean Hersholt, Wallace Ford
Directed By:
Charles Brabin
23. Saratoga (1937)
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Saratoga
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2

Carol is the young daughter of a horse breeder. She is engaged to Martley Madison, but complications arise because her father owes a lot of money to a crooked gambler named Duke Bradley, who takes a liking to her.

Role:
Carol Clayton
Starring:
Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon
Directed By:
Jack Conway
24. Reckless (1935)
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Reckless
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2

Musical on-stage star, Mona Leslie. marries Bob Harrison Jr., the president of S.A.M.L. or the Society for the Admiration of Mona Leslie, and gets embroiled in scandal after Bob’s suicide. Mona’s friend Ned Riley who is in love with her stands by her through everything. 

Role:
Mona Leslie
Starring:
Rosalind Russell, Mickey Rooney, Franchot Tone, William Powell, May Robson
Directed By:
25. The Girl from Missouri (1934)
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The Girl from Missouri
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Eadie Chapman leaves Missouri to find a wealthy man to marry. Later she garners the attention of Frank Cousins and he offers her expensive gifts. Frank commits suicide due to bankruptcy and Eadie, a suspect is rescued by T.R. When T.R.’s son falls in love with Eadie, T.R. turns on Eadie. 

Role:
Edith
Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Patsy Kelly
Directed By:
Jack Conway, Sam Wood
26. Three Wise Girls (1932)
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Three Wise Girls
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2
Role:
Cassie Barnes
Starring:
Walter Byron, Mae Clarke, Andy Devine, Marie Prevost
Directed By:
William Beaudine
27. Suzy (1936)
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Suzy
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2

American showgirl Suzanne Trent, looking to bait a wealthy man in London, falls in love with and marries hard-pressed inventor Terry Moore. When he is killed by a German spy, she escapes the scene fearing to be framed for the crime and eventually marries aristocratic French pilot Andre Charville, unaware that her first husband did not die.

Role:
Suzy Trent
Starring:
Cary Grant, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Benita Hume
Directed By:
George Fitzmaurice
28. Riffraff (1936)
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Riffraff
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2

Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie, and quits his job to become the union leader; but a failed union strike leaves him jobless. Ashamed of his poverty, his pride makes him abandon Hattie, who then joins cannery boss Nick. As her love for Dutch never dies, she steals for him and gets a prison-term. Dutch, a changed person, waits for her return.  

Role:
Hattie Muller
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia
Directed By:
J. Walter Ruben
29. Personal Property (1937)
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Personal Property
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2
Role:
Crystal Wetherby
Starring:
Reginald Owen, Robert Taylor, Una O'Connor, Henrietta Crosman
Directed By:
W.S. Van Dyke
30. The Saturday Night Kid (1929)
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The Saturday Night Kid
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2

The Saturday Night is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of two sisters Mayme and Janie, who work as salesgirls in a Departmental Store. Although Mayme is attracted to Bill, the clerk of the store, Janie tries to steal him.

Starring:
Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, Edna May Oliver, James Hall
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
31. New York Nights (1929)
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New York Nights
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2

Jill is a chorus girl married to an alcoholic composer named Fred. She decides to leave Fred when he is discovered with another chorus girl Ruthie. However, a gambler soon starts pursuing her, and eventually forces himself on her. Prividi, the producer of the musical show in which she is working, shoots him, after which he is arrested.

Starring:
Al Jolson, Roscoe Karns, Gilbert Roland, Norma Talmadge, Lilyan Tashman
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
32. The Secret 6 (1931)
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The Secret 6
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4

Bootlegger Louie Scorpio slowly becomes the head of the criminal organization he is working for by eliminating his competition. He soon gains the attention of six masked vigilantes who are being helped by reporters Carl Luckner and Hank Rogers. They start working together to bring Louie down. 

Role:
Anne Courtland
Starring:
Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown
Directed By:
George W. Hill
33. Iron Man (1931)
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Iron Man
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3
Role:
Rose Mason
Starring:
John Miljan, Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong, Edward Dillon
Directed By:
Tod Browning
34. Goldie (1931)
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Goldie
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1

After finding Bill’s address book, Spike uses it to date women. When Bill and Spike eventually meet, they become friends. Things get interesting when they meet a woman named Goldie.    

Role:
Goldie
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer, Jesse De Vorska, Leila Karnelly
Directed By:
Benjamin Stoloff
35. Moran of the Marines (1928)
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Moran of the Marines
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1
Starring:
Roscoe Karns, E.H. Calvert, Richard Dix, Ruth Elder
Directed By:
Frank R. Strayer