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List of Olivia de Havilland Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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Gone with the Wind
TV-PG
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36

The beautiful but irritable Scarlett O'Hara attempts to convince Ashley Wilkes that she is a better choice than the cousin he is planning to marry, but instead draws the attention of Rhett Butler. Ravaged by the Civil War and an unrequited love, she engages in one doomed relationship to another to sustain herself while nurturing her pride.

Starring:
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, George Reeves, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes
2. The Heiress (1949)
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4
The Heiress
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4

Catherine is a young woman who is the heir to the large fortune belonging to her father. Her life takes a turn when she meets a man named Morris, who gives her the love and appreciation that she doesn’t get from her father, and she falls in love with him. Things get complicated when her father learns about their relationship and suspects that Morris is only after her money. Therefore, he tells his daughter that she will be disinherited if she gets married to Morris.

Role:
Catherine Sloper
Starring:
Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Montgomery Clift, Vanessa Brown
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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9
The Adventures of Robin Hood
TV-G
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9

This action film tells the story of Robin Hood, a famous outlaw, who stands up against the oppression of the Norman Lords, and robs from the rich to help the poor. 

Role:
Maid Marian
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Basil Rathbone
Directed By:
4. Captain Blood (1935)
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4
Captain Blood
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4

Captain Blood is an action adventure film which takes us to late 17th century England. It tells the story of a young Irish doctor who is exiled as a slave to Jamaica. However, he manages to turn his life around, and eventually he becomes a nefarious pirate.

Role:
Arabella Bishop
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Lionel Atwill
Directed By:
5. To Each His Own (1946)
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3
To Each His Own
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3
Role:
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris
Starring:
Bill Goodwin, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver, Phillip Terry
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
6. The Snake Pit (1948)
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4
The Snake Pit
11
4

The Snake Pit is a mystery drama film which tells the story of Virginia Cunningham, a woman who finds herself in a mental institution, as she is suffering from schizophrenia. She tries to recover her memory, while Dr. Mark Kirk struggles to find the root of her problem.  

Role:
Virginia Stuart Cunningham
Starring:
Celeste Holm, Leo Genn, Mark Stevens, Glenn Langan
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
7. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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6
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
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6

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Charlotte, a middle-aged woman who lives alone in her estate. Although the murder of her lover John remained unsolved, she was always the prime suspect. When her cousin arrives to help her challenge the government’s demolition of her home, Charlotte is plagued by bizarre occurrences.

Role:
Miriam
Starring:
Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
8. It's Love I'm After (1937)
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3
It's Love I'm After
TV-G
9
3
Role:
Marcia West
Starring:
Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Patric Knowles, Eric Blore
Directed By:
Archie Mayo
10. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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3
Hold Back the Dawn
8
3
Role:
Emmy Brown
Starring:
Paulette Goddard, Charles Boyer, Walter Abel, Victor Francen
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
11. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
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4
They Died with Their Boots On
10
4

They Died with their Boots On is a western war drama film which is a highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Cluster, a US army officer who had served in the Civil War. The film shows his entry to the West Point military academy, how he took part in the Civil War, and his eventual death at the famous battle of Little Big Horn.

Role:
Elizabeth Bacon
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Errol Flynn, Hattie McDaniel, Gene Lockhart, Arthur Kennedy
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
12. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
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3
The Strawberry Blonde
9
3
Role:
Amy Lind
Starring:
James Cagney, Rita Hayworth, George Reeves, Jack Carson, Alan Hale
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
13. Libel (1959)
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3
Libel
7
3

A World War II veteran, Jeffrey Buckenham, sees Baronet Sir Mark Sebastian Loddon on TV and decides that Loddon is actually an imposter named Frank Wellney. All three were held in a POW camp in Germany. As the matter ends up in court and Loddon’s traumatized memory is tested, the truth finally comes through. 

Role:
Lady Margaret Loddon
Starring:
Dirk Bogarde, Robert Morley, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Paul Massie
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
14. Dodge City (1939)
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4
Dodge City
9
4
Role:
Abbie Irving
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Frank McHugh, Bruce Cabot
Directed By:
15. The Dark Mirror (1946)
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4
The Dark Mirror
9
4

Dr. Frank is stabbed to death one night in his apartment. Lt. Stevenson, the detective who is assigned to the case, quickly finds that two witnesses had seen Frank's girlfriend Terry at the scene of crime. However, the problem is that Terry has a proper solid alibi. But soon the detective finds out that she has a twin sister.

Role:
Terry Collins / Ruth Collins
Starring:
Richard Long, Thomas Mitchell, Lew Ayres, Charles Evans
Directed By:
Robert Siodmak
16. My Cousin Rachel (1952)
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3
My Cousin Rachel
8
3
Role:
Rachel Ashley
Starring:
Richard Burton, George Dolenz, Ronald Squire, Audrey Dalton
Directed By:
Henry Koster
17. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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4
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
9
4

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex is a historical romantic drama film which revolves around the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, who was the 2nd Earl of Essex.

Role:
Lady Penelope Gray
Starring:
Vincent Price, Nanette Fabray, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale
Directed By:
18. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
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4
The Charge of the Light Brigade
9
4

While stationed in India, British army-officer Geoffrey Vickers saves life of Rajah Surat Khan, who later attacks the British barracks at Chukoti and massacres several British including women and children, and then joins Russians against British. Determined to avenge the massacre, Maj. Vickers countermands the orders, leads the 27th Lancers in ‘Battle of Balaclava’ and Kills Surat Khan before laying his life.

Role:
Elsa Campbell
Starring:
David Niven, Errol Flynn, Nigel Bruce, Patric Knowles
Directed By:
19. The Proud Rebel (1958)
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3
The Proud Rebel
7
3

Upon his return from the war, John Chandler finds his life turned upside down. His wife died in a cannon fire and his son David, who witnessed the event, turned mute due to shock. The father son duo, along with their dog, travel to a town in Illinois in search of good treatment. However, they soon run into trouble when they meet sheep-herder Burleigh brothers.

Role:
Linnett Moore
Starring:
Alan Ladd, John Carradine, Mary Wickes, Harry Dean Stanton, Cecil Kellaway, Dean Jagger
Directed By:
20. Light in the Piazza (1962)
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3
Light in the Piazza
7
3
Role:
Meg Johnson
Starring:
George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Rossano Brazzi, Isabel Dean
Directed By:
Guy Green
21. Princess O'Rourke (1943)
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3
Princess O'Rourke
7
3

Princess Maria and her uncle Holman are living in exile during World War II. While flying to California, under the name Mary Williams, she is sedated to overcome her fear of flying. She ends up falling in love with the pilot Eddie O'Rourke but loyalties are tested as Maria’s royal lineage comes into play. 

Role:
Princess Maria
Starring:
Jane Wyman, Charles Coburn, Jack Carson, Robert Cummings
Directed By:
Norman Krasna
22. The Great Garrick (1937)
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3
The Great Garrick
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3

This historical comedy film, tells the story of the famous eighteenth-century British actor David Garrick, who travels to France to star in a guest appearance at the French National Theater. However, when French actors hear rumors that the main reason for his trip is to teach them the art of acting, they decide to play a prank on him to teach him a lesson.  

Role:
Germaine
Starring:
Lana Turner, Brian Aherne, Edward Everett Horton, Lionel Atwill
Directed By:
James Whale
23. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
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4
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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4

Based on the play by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer’s Night Dream is a fantasy romantic comedy film in which the royal wedding plans of Theseus, the Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, overlaps with the antics of several mischievous fairies residing in the forest.

Role:
Hermia - In Love with Lysander
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, James Cagney, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale
Directed By:
William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt
24. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
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3
Thank Your Lucky Stars
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3
Role:
Olivia de Havilland
Starring:
Alexis Smith, John Garfield, Humphrey Bogart, Dinah Shore, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel
Directed By:
David Butler
25. The Screaming Woman (1972)
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3
The Screaming Woman
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3
Role:
Laura Wynant
Starring:
Joseph Cotten, Ed Nelson, Walter Pidgeon, Laraine Stephens
Directed By:
Jack Smight
26. Hard to Get (1938)
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3
Hard to Get
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3
Role:
Margaret
Starring:
Bonita Granville, Allen Jenkins, Dick Powell, Charles Winninger
Directed By:
Ray Enright
27. Lady in a Cage (1964)
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4
Lady in a Cage
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4
Role:
Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
Starring:
Scatman Crothers, Ann Sothern, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley, Rafael Campos, William Swan
Directed By:
Walter Grauman
28. Not as a Stranger (1955)
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3
Not as a Stranger
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3
Role:
Kristina Hedvigson
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Broderick Crawford, Carl Switzer, Lee Marvin, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame
Directed By:
Stanley Kramer
29. The Male Animal (1942)
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3
The Male Animal
TV-G
6
3

English teacher Tommy Turner unwittingly gets himself embroiled in a free-speech controversy when he agrees to read Bartolomeo Vanzetti's sentencing statement. He must not only contend with school trustee Ed Keller, his failing marriage but the return of football hero Joe Ferguson, his wife’s former love interest.  

Role:
Ellen Turner
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Henry Fonda, Hattie McDaniel, Jack Carson, Eugene Pallette
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
30. Devotion (1946)
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3
Devotion
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3
Role:
Charlotte Brontë
Starring:
Paul Henreid, Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet, Nancy Coleman
Directed By:
Curtis Bernhardt
31. Raffles (1939)
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3
Raffles
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3

Celebrated cricketer A. J. Raffles is also a master burglar and safecracker. Nicknamed "The Amateur Cracksman", he takes full advantage of the invitations offered by the aristocrats.  Then he falls in love with the sister of an old friend and when he learns about his friend’s gambling debt, he decides to accept another weekend invitation. 

Role:
Gwen
Starring:
David Niven, May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton
Directed By:
32. Four's a Crowd (1938)
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3
Four's a Crowd
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3

Realizing that Pat Buckley, owner of the paper, is planning to close it down, reporter Jean Christy suggests that he hire former employee,  Robert Lansford, now in public relation business, to improve the paper’s circulation. Initially unwilling, Robert agrees to take up the assignment only after he learns that Pat is dating Lorri, whose grandfather is a millionaire.  

Role:
Lorri Dillingwell
Starring:
Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn, Lana Turner, Patric Knowles, Walter Connolly
Directed By:
33. The Irish in Us (1935)
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3
The Irish in Us
TV-G
6
3

In an Irish family of mother and three sons, Pat and Mike hold respectable jobs as policeman and fireman, while Danny struggles as a boxing promoter. Pat wants Danny to get a steady job and support their mother, so he can leave home to marry girlfriend Lucille. But everything turns topsy-turvy when Lucille meets Danny and discovers that she loves Danny, not Pat.

Role:
Lucille Jackson
Starring:
James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh, Pat O'Brien
Directed By:
Lloyd Bacon
34. My Love Came Back (1940)
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3
My Love Came Back
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3

Amelia Cornell, a brilliant violin-student of Brissac Academy of Music, decides to join jazz group to earn money. Wealthy art-patron and president of academy, Julius Malette, secretly provides a scholarship through his executive, Tony, so she can continue her studies and accompany him to concerts. Complications arise when one evening Julius sends Tony to explain the reason of his absence to Amelia.

Role:
Amelia Cornell
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman, Jeffrey Lynn, Charles Winninger
Directed By:
Curtis Bernhardt
35. Anthony Adverse (1936)
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4
Anthony Adverse
TV-G
6
4

Anthony Adverse is an adventure romantic drama film which revolves around a young man named Anthony, who was abandoned at a convent by his rich and heartless father, as his mother had passed away during childbirth. However, he is later mentored by his kind-hearted grandfather. He soon meets a beautiful woman named Angela Giuseppe, and the two fall in love. However, circumstances separate Anthony and Angela, and eventually, he is forced to embark on a long journey, in order to reunite with her.    

Role:
Angela Guessippi
Starring:
Fredric March, Anita Louise, Donald Woods, Edmund Gwenn
Directed By:
36. Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
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3
Gold Is Where You Find It
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3

The romance of Jared, a mining engineer, and Serena, the daughter of a prominent farmer, is set against the backdrop of a gold strike in California, where farmers are protesting the mining methods that are destroying their wheat farms in Sacramento Valley.

Role:
Serena Ferris
Starring:
Margaret Lindsay, Claude Rains, George Brent, John Litel
Directed By:
37. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
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4
Santa Fe Trail
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4
Role:
'Kit Carson' Holliday
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale, Raymond Massey
Directed By:
38. Murder Is Easy (1982)
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3
Murder Is Easy
5
3
Role:
Honoria Waynflete
Starring:
Helen Hayes, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down
Directed By:
Claude Whatham
39. Alibi Ike (1935)
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3
Alibi Ike
5
3

Based on an eponymous short story, the film focuses on Frank X. Farrell, an ace baseball player, is nicknamed Alibi Ike because of his habit of making excuses. The problem arises when he falls in love with the manager’s sister-in-law, who walks out on him because of that habit. Now the gamblers are after him, trying to use his misery to their advantage.  

Role:
Dolly Stevens
Starring:
William Frawley, Joe E. Brown, Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly
Directed By:
Ray Enright
40. Wings of the Navy (1939)
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3
Wings of the Navy
5
3
Role:
Irene Dale
Starring:
George Brent, Frank McHugh, John Litel, John Payne
Directed By:
Lloyd Bacon
41. The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
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3
The Ambassador's Daughter
5
3

After being bored of entertaining the wives of the VIPs, Joan Fisk, the daughter of the American ambassador to France, decides to conduct an experiment by herself. 

Role:
Joan Fisk
Starring:
John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan
Directed By:
Norman Krasna
42. Call It a Day (1937)
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3
Call It a Day
5
3
Role:
Catherine 'Cath' Hilton
Starring:
Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Alice Brady
Directed By:
Archie Mayo
43. Airport '77 (1977)
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6
Airport '77
PG
8
6

A group of art thieves hijack a Boeing 747 carrying a collection of priceless works of art. Due to circumstances, however, the plane hits an oil rig, after which it crashes into the sea, which leads the passengers and crew to fight for their survival.

Role:
Emily Livingston
Starring:
James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Christopher Lee, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotten
Directed By:
Jerry Jameson
44. Government Girl (1943)
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4
Government Girl
4
4

Government Girl is a comedy-drama film which tells the story of a secretary of a newly appointment government official, who strives to make him successful, despite his shortcomings.  

Role:
Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, James Dunn, Anne Shirley, Sonny Tufts, Jess Barker
Directed By:
Dudley Nichols
45. The Well-Groomed Bride (1946)
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3
The Well-Groomed Bride
4
3

The Well-Groomed Bride is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Dudley Briggs, a Navy officer who sets his eyes on a bottle of French champagne, which is the only one left in San Francisco, since he needs it for christening a ship. However, problem is that it belongs to an engaged woman named Margie, who needs it for her upcoming marriage ceremony.

Role:
Margie Dawson
Starring:
Ray Milland, James Gleason, Constance Dowling, Sonny Tufts
Directed By:
Sidney Lanfield
46. Pope Joan (1972)
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3
Pope Joan
PG
4
3

Pope Joan tells the story of a Midwestern evangelist who thinks that she is a reincarnation of a Pope in the ninth-century. She explains why she feels this way to her psychiatrist.

Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Franco Nero, Liv Ullmann, Trevor Howard, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
47. That Lady (1955)
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3
That Lady
4
3

This historical adventure romantic drama film revolves around the life of widowed Princess Ana de Mendoza who becomes the object of rivalry between three men. They include her cousin Don Inigo, King Phillip II of Spain, and lastly, Antonio Perez, his secretary of state.

Role:
Ana de Mendoza
Starring:
Paul Scofield, Christopher Lee, Gilbert Roland, Françoise Rosay
Directed By:
Terence Young
48. The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982)
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3
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana
4
3
Role:
The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth
Starring:
Elisabeth Shue, Stewart Granger, Ray Milland, Dana Wynter, Catherine Oxenberg
Directed By:
Peter Levin
49. The Adventurers (1970)
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4
The Adventurers
PG
4
4

Affluent playboy Dax Xenos, son of a revolutionary from Corteguay, South America, is raised in Italy where his father served as ambassador after helping rebel leader Rojo become Corteguay’s president. Years after his father’s death, Dax learns the truth behind his death and leads a revolution against Rojo, now a despotic dictator. Dax plans to launch democracy in his country. Can he? 

Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Charles Aznavour, Lois Maxwell, Candice Bergen, Alan Badel
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
50. The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
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4
The Fifth Musketeer
PG
4
4

The story is based on the last section of The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, the third and final novel of the d'Artagnan series written by Alexandre Dumas. The film focuses on the palace intrigues in seventeenth century France and how a somewhat aged d'Artagnan helps the king to vanquish his enemies. 

Starring:
Ursula Andress, Ian McShane, Rex Harrison, Lloyd Bridges, Sylvia Kristel, Alan Hale Jr.
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
51. The Swarm (1978)
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6
The Swarm
PG
5
6

The Swarm is a horror thriller film which tells the story of Brad Crane, a scientist who teams up with General Slater in order to stop a huge swarm of bees, that are spreading terror over American cities and killing countless people.

Role:
Maureen Schuester
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Fred MacMurray, Richard Widmark, Katharine Ross, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Caine, Lee Grant
Directed By:
Irwin Allen
52. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
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3
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
7
3
Role:
Dowager Empress Maria
Starring:
Amy Irving, Omar Sharif, Christian Bale, Elke Sommer, Rex Harrison, Susan Lucci
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
53. The Woman He Loved (1988)
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3
The Woman He Loved
5
3
Role:
Aunt Bessie Merryman
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Tom Wilkinson, Anthony Andrews, Lucy Gutteridge
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott

TV Shows

North and South, Book II
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4
North and South, Book II
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4
Starring:
Forest Whitaker, Robert Englund, Patrick Swayze, David Carradine, Hal Holbrook, Kirstie Alley, Linda Evans
Directed By:
Kevin Connor
ABC Stage 67
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2
ABC Stage 67
7
2
Starring:
Ingrid Bergman, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Jason Robards, James Mason, Geraldine Page, Richard Pryor
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Stanley Prager
Roots: The Next Generations
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3
Roots: The Next Generations
11
3
Starring:
Marlon Brando, Paul Winfield, Diahann Carroll, Andy Griffith, Dina Merrill, Kim Fields, Rosey Grier
Directed By:
John Erman, Charles S. Dubin
The Big Valley
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3
The Big Valley
11
3
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Leslie Nielsen, Adam West, Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, William Shatner, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Bernard McEveety, Paul Henreid, Arnold Laven, Joe Mazzuca
The Danny Thomas Hour
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2
The Danny Thomas Hour
6
2
Starring:
Joan Collins, James Whitmore, Carolyn Jones, Jeanne Crain, Bing Crosby, Janet Leigh, Danny Thomas
Directed By:
The Love Boat
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10
The Love Boat
TV-G
16
10
Starring:
Don Ameche, Frankie Avalon, Peter Graves, Eve Plumb, Mel Ferrer, Barry Van Dyke, Lynn Redgrave
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange

Special Appearance/Cameo

A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
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7
A Day at Santa Anita
8
7

Peaches, orphaned daughter of a horse-trainer father, has inherited his race-horse, Wonder Boy, with whom she shares a special bond. So, her presence is required at races for him to win. But those betting on other horses ensure that the child authorities take her custody. However, Mrs. Van Gordon rescues and takes her to race-track in time, inspiring Wonder Boy to win. 

Role:
Olivia de Havilland (uncredited)
Starring:
Al Jolson, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Sybil Jason, Marcia Ralston, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Joseph Crehan
Directed By:
Bobby Connolly

Olivia de Havilland Awards

Academy Awards
The Heiress Best Actress in a Leading Role 1950
To Each His Own Best Actress in a Leading Role 1947
Golden Globe Awards
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1987
The Heiress Best Actress 1950