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List of Luise Rainer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Good Earth (1937)
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2
The Good Earth
13
2

Wang and his wife O-Lan are farmers in China, who seem to be doing quite well. However, their lives get complicated when a famine occurs, forcing them to leave their land and live in the town.

Role:
O-Lan
Starring:
Paul Muni, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Tilly Losch
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
2. Escapade (1935)
11
2
Escapade
11
2
Role:
Leopoldine Dur
Starring:
William Powell, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Virginia Bruce,
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
3. Hostages (1943)
10
2
Hostages
10
2
Role:
Milada Pressinger
Starring:
Paul Lukas, Arturo de Córdova, William Bendix, Katina Paxinou
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
4. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
10
2
The Great Ziegfeld
10
2
Role:
Anna Held
Starring:
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
5. Sehnsucht 202 (1932)
10
2
Sehnsucht 202
10
2
Role:
Kitty (as Louise Rainer)
Starring:
Rolf von Goth, Fritz Schulz, Attila Hörbiger, Magda Schneider
Directed By:
Max Neufeld
6. The Great Waltz (1938)
10
2
The Great Waltz
10
2

Johann ‘Schani’ Strauss II, son of the great composer, initially struggles to find success as a composer until gaining the attention of opera singers Carla Donner and Fritz Schiller. Success means he can marry Poldi Vogelhuber, the love of his life but his closeness to Donner tests his marriage and reputation. 

Role:
Poldi Vogelhuber
Starring:
Hugh Herbert, Fernand Gravey, Lionel Atwill, Miliza Korjus
Directed By:
7. The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
10
2
The Emperor's Candlesticks
10
2
Role:
Countess Olga Mironova
Starring:
William Powell, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young,
Directed By:
George Fitzmaurice
8. Big City (1937)
10
2
Big City
10
2

Big City is an American drama film, which tells the story of Joe Benton, an independent taxi driver, who fights against corruption, and to stop his wife from being deported, after she is accused of murder. 

Role:
Anna Benton
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Eddie Quillan, Charley Grapewin, Janet Beecher
Directed By:
George B. Seitz, Frank Borzage
9. Dramatic School (1938)
9
2
Dramatic School
9
2

An acting student, who attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day, works at a factory at night. After she meets a charming nobleman, she starts lying to her fellow students telling them that she is his lover. 

Role:
Louise Mauban
Starring:
Paulette Goddard, Lana Turner, Genevieve Tobin, Alan Marshal, Paulette Goddard
Directed By:
Robert B. Sinclair
10. The Toy Wife (1938)
9
2
The Toy Wife
9
2
Role:
Gilberte 'Frou Frou' Brigard
Starring:
H.B. Warner, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Barbara O'Neil
Directed By:
Richard Thorpe
11. The Gambler (1997)
9
2
The Gambler
R
9
2
Role:
Grandmother
Starring:
Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West
Directed By:
Károly Makk

TV Shows and Videos

The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
Starring:
Don Ameche, John Carradine, Mary Wickes, Eddie Albert, Buddy Ebsen, Margaret Sullavan, Hume Cronyn
Combat! (1962)
Combat!
Starring:
Jack Lord, Lee Marvin, Keenan Wynn, Leonard Nimoy, James Whitmore, John Aniston, Frankie Avalon
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Richard Benedict, Bernard McEveety, Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Starring:
Charlton Heston, David Niven, Burt Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore
Directed By:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
Suspense (1949)
Suspense
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Grace Kelly, Abe Vigoda, Anne Bancroft, Paul Newman, Bela Lugosi, Ray Walston
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Robert Mulligan, John Peyser
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard, Audrey Hepburn, Kenneth Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Crawford
Directed By:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (1951)
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre
Starring:
John Carradine, Joseph Schildkraut, Constance Bennett, Walter Abel, John Carradine
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
Lux Video Theatre
Starring:
Alfred Hitchcock, Roger Moore, Buster Keaton, Rock Hudson, Jayne Mansfield, James Dean, Bing Crosby
Directed By:
Richard Goode, Fielder Cook, Buzz Kulik, Earl Eby, Norman Morgan
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Fred Willard, Rita Moreno, Helen Hayes, Telly Savalas, Florence Henderson, Della Reese
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange

Luise Rainer Awards

Academy Awards
The Good Earth Best Actress in a Leading Role 1938
The Great Ziegfeld Best Actress in a Leading Role 1937