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List of Judy Holliday Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Born Yesterday (1950)
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Born Yesterday
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This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of Harry Brock, an arrogant business tycoon who hires a journalist named Paul Verall, to teach his girlfriend proper etiquette and make her more presentable. Soon Verall comes to relize that Harry is a corrupt crook, and meanwhile, Harry’s girlfriend starts to develop feelings for Verall.

Role:
Billie Dawn
Starring:
William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John, Frank Otto
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
2. Adam's Rib (1949)
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Adam's Rib
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Adam and his wife Amanda who are both lawyers find themselves on the same case, on opposite sides. The case which involves a woman, who shot her cheating husband, turns their domestic life upside down.

Role:
Doris Attinger
Starring:
Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Tom Ewell, David Wayne
Directed By:
3. On the Town (1949)
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On the Town
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Gabey, Chip and Ozzie are three sailors who are on a 24-hour leave in New York City, and they decide to make every second count. However, things get complicated when all three of them fall in love with three different women.

Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Bea Benaderet, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
Directed By:
4. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
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The Solid Gold Cadillac
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2
Role:
Laura Partridge
Starring:
George Burns, Paul Douglas, Hiram Sherman, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Richard Quine
5. It Should Happen to You (1954)
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It Should Happen to You
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Role:
Gladys Glover
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Michael O'Shea, Peter Lawford, Vaughn Taylor
Directed By:
7. The Marrying Kind (1952)
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The Marrying Kind
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Florence and Chet Keefer, arrive in front of Judge Anne B. Carroll asking for a divorce. When the judge asks them to recount the story of their marriage, they reveal a story of loss, pain, jealousy, and love which ultimately leads them to try and save their marriage. 

Role:
Florence (Florrie) Keefer
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond
Directed By:
8. Winged Victory (1944)
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Winged Victory
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2

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis decide to join the Air Forces in order to become pilots. During the training period, they meet and become friends with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and they together struggle through the extremely difficult training. However, their tests seem way more difficult than they had expected, and therefore, it seems that not all of them might succeed.  

Starring:
Jeanne Crain, George Reeves, Mark Daniels, Edmond O'Brien, Lon McCallister
Directed By:
9. Phffft (1954)
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Phffft
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Role:
Nina Tracey
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Luella Gear, Jack Carson, Kim Novak
Directed By:
Mark Robson
10. Full of Life (1956)
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Full of Life
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2
Role:
Emily Rocco
Starring:
Richard Conte, Salvatore Baccaloni, Joe De Santis, Esther Minciotti
Directed By:
Richard Quine
11. Greenwich Village (1944)
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Greenwich Village
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An aspiring composer, Kenneth Harvey, moves to a Greenwich Village, where he meets Danny O’Hara, a club owner who puts together a musical show. Thinking of Kenneth as an easy mark, Danny thinks of taking advantage of him. However, his singing star Bonnie, tries to prevent this, as she develops a liking for Kenneth.  

Starring:
Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Adolph Green, Felix Bressart, William Bendix
Directed By:
Walter Lang
12. Too Much Johnson (1938)
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Too Much Johnson
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4

Too Much Johnson is a silent comedy film, which tells the story of a man, who finds out that the woman he loves, is seeing another man. Therefore, he acts like a villain and starts to chase him down. 

Starring:
Mary Wickes, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Nicolson
Directed By:
13. Something for the Boys (1944)
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Something for the Boys
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3

Something for the Boys is a musical comedy film which revolves around three cousins who inherit a plantation in Kentucky. However it soon appears that the place is in shambles. Things take a turn when Sergeant Rocky Fulton offers to fix up the place on one condition; that they will make it a hostel for military wives.

Starring:
Rory Calhoun, Carmen Miranda, Sheila Ryan, Phil Silvers, Vivian Blaine, Michael O'Shea
Directed By:
Lewis Seiler

TV Shows and Videos

The Ford Theatre Hour (1948)
The Ford Theatre Hour
Starring:
Fredric March, Cloris Leachman, Hume Cronyn, Eddie Albert, Margaret Sullavan, Anne Bancroft, Lillian Gish
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Franklin J. Schaffner, Carl Beier
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Jack Lord, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jessica Tandy, Rod Steiger, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann

Judy Holliday Awards

Academy Awards
Born Yesterday Best Actress in a Leading Role 1951
Golden Globe Awards
Born Yesterday Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1951