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List of Margaret Sullavan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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The Shop Around the Corner
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Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak, the employees of a Budapest leather-goods store, can hardly tolerate each other and are always arguing. Kralik confides in a co-worker that he has entered into a secret correspondence with an anonymous girl, while Klara, too, is taken in by her unnamed letter-writing friend. Unbeknownst to both, they are the pen pals who have unknowingly fallen for each other.

 

As:
Cast
Role:
Klara Novak
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden
2. The Mortal Storm (1940)
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The Mortal Storm
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As:
Cast
Role:
Freya Roth
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Robert Stack, Frank Morgan, Robert Young
3. The Good Fairy (1935)
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The Good Fairy
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As:
Cast
Role:
Luisa 'Lu' Ginglebuscher
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall, Eric Blore,
4. Only Yesterday (1933)
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Only Yesterday
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As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Lane
Director:
John M. Stahl
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Billie Burke, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Benita Hume,
5. Little Man, What Now? (1934)
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Little Man, What Now?
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As:
Cast
Role:
Emma 'Lammchen' Pinneberg
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Hale, Douglass Montgomery, Catherine Doucet, DeWitt Jennings
6. Three Comrades (1938)
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Three Comrades
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As:
Cast
Role:
Patricia Hollmann
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Guy Kibbee, Robert Young, Franchot Tone, Robert Taylor,
7. The Shopworn Angel (1938)
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The Shopworn Angel
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As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy Heath
Director:
H.C. Potter
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Nat Pendleton
8. Back Street (1941)
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Back Street
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Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a girl decides to become his mistress, after she learns that he has got married, and has also had a son. As a price for this affair, she accepts a life in the shadows. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Smith
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Richard Carlson, Frank McHugh, Tim Holt
9. Cry 'Havoc' (1943)
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Cry 'Havoc'
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Set during the Second World War, the film focuses on thirteen American women serving at a field hospital in war torn Philippine. Out of the thirteen, only two are trained nurses, the rest being lay volunteers from different backgrounds. The story chronicles how they battle constant Japanese air raids, short medical supplies and bouts of malaria before they evolve into a cohesive team. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Smith
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Ann Sothern, Fay Bainter, Joan Blondell, Robert Mitchum
10. So Ends Our Night (1941)
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So Ends Our Night
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After being discovered as half-Jew, Ludwig Kern is jailed and his passport is seized. Later, he travels to Czechoslovakia with anti-Nazi Josef Steiner, and meets Jew refugee Ruth Holland. Ludwig and Ruth fall in love, while Josef tries to see his ailing wife in Germany. With commencement of WWII, as Nazis invade European countries, the three refugees try to evade the advancing army. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Holland
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Fredric March, Erich von Stroheim, Anna Sten, Frances Dee
11. No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
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No Sad Songs for Me
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No Sad Songs For Me tells the story of a housewife who is dying from cancer, but has chosen not to tell her family about it. She even encourages her husband to have an affair with his colleague. However, the situation worsens as her illness continues to grow.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Scott
Director:
Rudolph Maté
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Viveca Lindfors, John McIntire, Wendell Corey
12. Next Time We Love (1936)
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Next Time We Love
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Next Time we Love is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a young married couple Christopher and Cicely. Their relationship is affected when Christopher is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and Cicely achieves stardom. Meanwhile, their friend Tommy, who secretly loves Cicely, tries to get close to her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cicely Hunt Tyler
Director:
Edward H. Griffith
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Hattie McDaniel, James Stewart, Grant Mitchell, Robert McWade
13. The Moon's Our Home (1936)
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The Moon's Our Home
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The Moon’s Our Home is a comedy film which tells the story of a novelist Henry who starts dating an actress named Margaret. They eventually get married, but neither of them has much idea of the other’s career.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Henry Fonda, Beulah Bondi, Charles Butterworth, Henrietta Crosman
14. So Red the Rose (1935)
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So Red the Rose
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It is a story of an anxious, distressed wife who bravely waits and prays for her husband to return safely during the Civil War.

As:
Cast
Role:
Valette Bedford
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Patterson, Randolph Scott, Walter Connolly, Janet Beecher,
15. I Loved a Soldier (1936)
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I Loved a Soldier
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As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Star Cast:
Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Lionel Stander, Walter Catlett, Marlene Dietrich
16. Appointment for Love (1941)
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Appointment for Love
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Andre Cassil is a charming playwright who falls for a physician named Jane Alexander, and the two decide to get married impulsively. However, their honeymoon ends quickly, when it turns out that Jane’s views on marriage are quite progressive, and the two end up having separate apartments. In order to lure his wife into his bedroom, Andre tries to make her jealous.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jane Alexander
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Eugene Pallette, Cecil Kellaway, Rita Johnson
17. The Shining Hour (1938)
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The Shining Hour
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Tired of her fast life, Olivia Ridley, a New York night club dancer, agrees to marry Harry Linden, a wealthy farmer from Wisconsin, a match not at all approved by Henry’s dominating sister, Hannah. Nonetheless, they get married and move to the farm, where Olivia faces opposition from Hannah. To make matter worse, her brother-in-law falls in love with her, while his wife becomes her ally. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Linden
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Hattie McDaniel, Fay Bainter, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

TV Shows and Videos

The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nanette Fabray, John Carradine, Mary Wickes, Eddie Albert, Paul Muni, Buddy Ebsen, Hume Cronyn
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Burt Reynolds, Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore, Vincent Price, Bette Davis
Producers' Showcase (1954)
Producers' Showcase
As:
Cast
Director:
Clark Jones, Kirk Browning, Delbert Mann, Vincent J. Donehue, Alex Segal
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Buster Keaton, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman
The Ford Theatre Hour (1948)
The Ford Theatre Hour
As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Daniels, Franklin J. Schaffner, Carl Beier
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Judy Holliday, Anne Bancroft, Lillian Gish, Jack Lemmon, John Forsythe, Fredric March