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List of Mitzi Gaynor Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Joker Is Wild (1957)
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The Joker Is Wild
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A musical biopic, this movie traces the life of the famous singer and comedian Joe E. Lewis. When a young Lewis refuses to sing for a club, its owner has his vocal cords cut. Years later, with encouragement from his girlfriend Letty Page, he succeeds in becoming a comedian. However, his drinking and gambling habits create problems for him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Martha Stewart
Director:
Charles Vidor
Genres:
Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
2. South Pacific (1958)
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South Pacific
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Nellie Forbush is a nurse working for the US Navy, who falls for a middle-aged French plantation owner named Emile. However, when she finds out that he is the father of two children, she decides to leave him. Heartbroken, Emile agrees to take on a dangerous military espionage mission. But in his absence, Nellie is struggling to deal with her feelings for him. When she learns about his mission, she starts to care for his children, fearing he might not return alive.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ensign Nellie Forbush, USN
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Romance, War, Musical
Star Cast:
Ray Walston, Thurl Ravenscroft, Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr
3. Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)
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Take Care of My Little Girl
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Fresh out of high school, naïve Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Erickson enters college and is eager to join prestigious school sororities and elite group of girls. However, after witnessing pranks, humiliating behavior, and cruel hazing rituals of the sororities, she is shocked and embittered. But her friendship with senior student and ex-soldier Joe Blake proves a succor for her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Adelaide Swanson
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Dale Robertson, Jeffrey Hunter
4. Les Girls (1957)
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Les Girls
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As:
Cast
Role:
Joanne 'Joy' Henderson
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Jacques Bergerac, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg
5. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
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There's No Business Like Show Business
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Cast
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray
6. My Blue Heaven (1950)
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My Blue Heaven
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A married couple, Jack and Kitty, get injured in a car accident, after learning that Kitty is pregnant. Kitty not only loses the baby, but is horrified to learn that she will not be able to conceive again. The couple therefore decides to adopt, but due to their show business background, they have a hard time finding kids to adopt. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria Adams
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Betty Grable, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Dan Dailey, David Wayne
7. The I Don't Care Girl (1953)
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The I Don't Care Girl
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The I Don’t Care Girl is a musical biopic which revolves around the life Eva Tanguay, a vaudeville performer in the early 1900s.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Eva Tanguay
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
Oscar Levant, David Wayne, Craig Hill, Bob Graham
9. Anything Goes (1956)
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Anything Goes
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Broadway headliners and partners, Bill Benson and Ted Adams, travel separately to Paris to find a leading lady for their upcoming show. While Bill chooses Patsy Blair, Ted chooses Gaby Duval. Unfortunately, with only one role, the two friends must sort out this mess and find the leading lady on their cruise back to USA. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy Blair
Director:
Robert Lewis
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Phil Harris, Zizi Jeanmaire, Donald O'Connor
10. For Love or Money (1963)
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For Love or Money
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A millionairess Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters named Bonnie, Kate and Jan. When she feels that it is time for them to get married, she hires a lawyer named Donald to play matchmaker. 

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Cast
Role:
Kate Brasher
Director:
Michael Gordon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, Julie Newmar
11. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)
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Bloodhounds of Broadway
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An under-investigation bookie Robert ‘Numbers’ Foster flees to Florida; however, his girlfriend Yvonne’s testimony clears him. While returning, he is smitten with Emily Stackerlee, an aspiring stage-artist. When he takes her along to give her a part in a nightclub act, she brings her bloodhounds with her. Yvonne feels jealous, which gives rise to complications when a fresh investigation starts over Foster’s book-making. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Ann Stackerlee
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Mary Wickes, Charles Bronson, Scott Brady, Michael O'Shea, Mitzi Green
12. Golden Girl (1951)
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Golden Girl
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Cast
Role:
Lotta Crabtree
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Una Merkel, James Barton, Dennis Day, Dale Robertson
13. Three Young Texans (1954)
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Three Young Texans
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As:
Cast
Role:
Rusty Blair
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Harvey Stephens, Dan Riss, Keefe Brasselle, Jeffrey Hunter
14. Happy Anniversary (1959)
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Happy Anniversary
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Happily married and parents of two, Chris and Alice Walters are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary which Chris decides to rejoice with a romantic evening together. Alice’s parents send a TV as gift, which Chris detests. Chris accidently lets out the couple’s secret which upsets Alice’s parents. One thing leads to another, resulting in an argument, threatening their ‘happily married’ life. 

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Cast
Role:
Alice Walters nee Gans
Director:
David Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carl Reiner, David Niven, Monique van Vooren, Loring Smith
15. Surprise Package (1960)
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Surprise Package
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Due to his criminal activities, a gangster is exiled from the United States, and is sent back to the Greek island which is his place of birth.  There, a corrupt local police chief keeps an eye on him. Meanwhile he meets a king and attempts to purchase few jewels for a million dollars. However, when he wires for the money to his associates back in the US, they decide to double cross him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gabby Rogers
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Yul Brynner, Noël Coward, George Coulouris, Eric Pohlmann
16. Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
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Down Among the Sheltering Palms
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Down among the Sheltering Palms is a musical romantic comedy film which tells the story of Captain Bill Willoby and Lt Frank Schmidt, who are assigned to Midi Island along with their unit. They are welcomed by King Jilouili and many of the native girls. However, Captain Willoby strictly orders his men not to fraternize with the natives. , Things get complicated when the King offers him a beautiful woman to marry as a token of his appreciation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rozouila
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Jane Greer, David Wayne, Gene Lockhart, William Lundigan
17. The Birds and the Bees (1956)
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The Birds and the Bees
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The Birds and the Bees is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a cunning girl who, along with her father, cheats a naïve man out of his money, while on a cruise. However, things take an interesting turn when the girl starts to fall in love with the man.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Harris
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
David Niven, Fred Clark, Reginald Gardiner, George Gobel

TV Shows and Videos

The Donald O'Connor Show (1954)
The Donald O'Connor Show
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Cast
Role:
Herself / ... (3 episodes, 1954-1960)
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Donald O'Connor, Nestor Paiva, Sidney Miller, Joyce Cunning