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List of Paulette Goddard Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Great Dictator (1940)
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The Great Dictator
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An amnesiac Jewish barber escapes from a hospital two decades after getting injured in WWI and sets shop in the Jewish ghetto of Tomainia, unaware of dictator Adenoid Hynkel's policy towards Jews or uncanny resemblance with him. He gets involved in the rebellion to support his feisty neighbor Hannah and eventually lands on a podium meant for Hynkel.

Starring:
Charlie Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert
Directed By:
2. Modern Times (1936)
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Modern Times
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Charlie Chaplin's iconic Little Tramp returns as a factory worker dealing with the challenges of a modern and industrialised world. The silent comedy film, written and directed by Chaplin, is a commentary on the socio-economic problems that arose during the Great Depression.

Role:
A Gamin
Starring:
Charlie Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin
Directed By:
3. The Women (1939)
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The Women
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Mary Haines lives a wealthy and happy life with her wealthy financier husband Stephen and their little daughter Molly. But her life takes a turn after her friend finds out that Stephen is having an affair.

Role:
Miriam Aarons
Starring:
Directed By:
4. Palmy Days (1931)
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Palmy Days
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Palmy Days is a musical comedy film, which tells the job of an assistant working for a fake psychic, who decides to leave her job, and join a bakery instead.  

Starring:
Betty Grable, Paul Page, Charles Middleton, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
5. Whoopee! (1930)
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Whoopee!
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The musical comedy follows Sally Morgan who has fallen in love with mixed-race Native American Wanenis. When she flees her wedding with Sheriff Bob Wells, with the help of a completely oblivious Henry Williams who is just giving her a ride, they are pursued by Wells and Henry’s nurse Mary. 

Starring:
Ann Sothern, Betty Grable, Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory
Directed By:
Thornton Freeland
6. So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
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So Proudly We Hail!
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Role:
Lt. Joan O'Doul
Starring:
George Reeves, Claudette Colbert, Veronica Lake, Barbara Britton
Directed By:
Mark Sandrich
7. Kid Millions (1934)
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Kid Millions
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A poor Brooklyn boy inherits $77 million from his biological father; but to get it he must travel to Egypt. Traveling in the same ship is his father’s common-law wife and her rogue boyfriend, intending to lay claim on the booty and so is his sponsor, who is also expecting a share.  Then there is a local sheikh who is unwilling to give up the money. 

Starring:
Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman, Ann Sothern, Eddie Cantor, Warren Hymer
Directed By:
Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany
8. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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Hold Back the Dawn
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Role:
Anita Dixon
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Charles Boyer, Walter Abel, Victor Francen
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
9. The Kid from Spain (1932)
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The Kid from Spain
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Due to a case of mistaken identity, Eddie is taken away to Mexico by a group of bank robbers. In order to escape the police, he claims to be a bullfighter. However, the detectives refuse to believe it, until they see Eddie in the ring.  

Starring:
Jane Wyman, Betty Grable, John Miljan, Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
10. Kitty (1945)
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Kitty
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Set in late nineteenth century London, the film starts with Kitty, a slum girl, trying to pick the pocket of a renowned painter. Caught in the act, she ends up sitting for him and in the process catches the attention of Sir Hugh Marcy and the Earl of Carstairs. The story then goes on to portray how she became a society lady, all the while nurturing an unrequited love for Sir Mercy.  

Role:
Kitty
Starring:
Ray Milland, Reginald Owen, Patric Knowles, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
11. Roman Scandals (1933)
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Roman Scandals
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Young history enthusiast Eddie, a simple-minded delivery boy in West Rome, Oklahoma, is banished from the town by dishonest politicians. He collides with a cart and in an unconscious state, dreams of being a slave in Ancient Rome. There, too, he faces troubles with corruption similar to his home town, and gets embroiled in a plot against the life of the Emperor. 

Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Lucille Ball, Eddie Cantor, Edward Arnold, Girls The Goldwyn
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
12. Nothing But the Truth (1941)
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Nothing But the Truth
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Nothing but the Truth is a comedy film, revolving around Gwen Saunders, who team up with an employee of her uncle, in an attempt to double her investment in the family firm. 

Role:
Gwen Saunders
Starring:
Bob Hope, Helen Vinson, Leif Erickson, Edward Arnold
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
13. The Ghost Breakers (1940)
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The Ghost Breakers
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Role:
Mary Carter
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Bob Hope, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas, Willie Best
Directed By:
George Marshall
14. The Cat and the Canary (1939)
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The Cat and the Canary
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Role:
Joyce Norman
Starring:
Bob Hope, Douglass Montgomery, John Beal, Gale Sondergaard
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
15. Unconquered (1947)
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Unconquered
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Role:
Abby
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Cecil B. DeMille, Lloyd Bridges, Eddie Albert, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
16. The Young in Heart (1938)
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The Young in Heart
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A penniless family of con-artists including Colonel Anthony ‘Sahib’ Carleton, his wife Marmy, his daughter George-Anne, and son Richard, befriend the rich spinster, Miss Ellen Fortune, on their way back to London. While initially intending to swindle her, Ellen’s kindness changes their lives forever.  

Starring:
Janet Gaynor, Richard Carlson, Billie Burke, Roland Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Wallace
17. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
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Pack Up Your Troubles
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Starring:
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, Don Dillaway, Jackie Lyn Dufton
Directed By:
Ray McCarey, George Marshall, Harry Black
18. City Streets (1931)
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City Streets
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Nan Cooley is falsely implicated in the murder of bootlegger, Blackie, by the actual murderer, her father Pop Cooley. To free Nan, her boyfriend, The Kid, is forced to join the mob. When Nan is released, she catches the eye of mob chief Big Fella Maskal leading to a deadly confrontation between him and The Kid. 

Starring:
Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd, Sylvia Sidney
Directed By:
Rouben Mamoulian
19. Standing Room Only (1944)
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Standing Room Only
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Lee Stevens, an executive, travels to Washington DC with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. However, Jane is unsatisfied with their hotel accommodations, and cancels the reservations. Problems arise when they are unable to find a single hotel in the entire city with rooms available.

Role:
Jane Rogers
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Roland Young, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke
Directed By:
Sidney Lanfield
20. I Love a Soldier (1944)
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I Love a Soldier
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Role:
Evelyn Connors
Starring:
Beulah Bondi, Mary Treen, Sonny Tufts, Walter Sande
Directed By:
Mark Sandrich
21. Berth Marks (1929)
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Berth Marks
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Stan and Ollie are two musicians who take a train to Pottsville for a performance. However, they run into trouble in their sleeping car berth, which leads to several hilarious situations.  

Starring:
Stan Laurel, Sammy Brooks, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Baldwin Cooke
Directed By:
Lewis R. Foster
22. The Bowery (1933)
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The Bowery
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This comedy film revolves around two friends Chuck and Steve, who like to find new ways to insult, prank and outdo one another. When both of them fall for a lovely girl named Lucy, their games turn more serious. 

Starring:
Jackie Cooper, Lucille Ball, Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Herman Bing
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
23. The Mouthpiece (1932)
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The Mouthpiece
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The Mouthpiece is a drama film which tells the story of a prosecutor who quits his job, and becomes a defense attorney, after finding out that the man he had got convicted and executed was actually innocent. However, over time, he begins to defend guilty and corrupt people as well, and grows rich and powerful.

Starring:
John Wray, Sidney Fox, Mae Madison, Warren William, Aline MacMahon
Directed By:
James Flood, Elliott Nugent
24. The Forest Rangers (1942)
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The Forest Rangers
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Don Stuart is a forest ranger who is in pursuit of a forest arsonist. Meanwhile, he also develops a romance with a socialite.

Role:
Celia Huston Stuart
Starring:
Susan Hayward, Fred MacMurray, Lynne Overman, Albert Dekker
Directed By:
George Marshall
25. The Lady Has Plans (1942)
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The Lady Has Plans
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A group of cunning criminals steal some top secret plans, after which they tattoo it on the back of a woman so that she can sell it to the highest bidder in Lisbon. Meanwhile, few US government agents are on a mission to prevent this bidding.

Role:
Sidney Royce
Starring:
Ray Milland, Roland Young, Cecil Kellaway, Albert Dekker
Directed By:
Sidney Lanfield
26. Young Ironsides (1932)
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Young Ironsides
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This comedy short film revolves around a man named Harry, who is hired by a rich couple to stop their daughter, when she decides to enter a beauty contest.

Starring:
Charley Chase, Heinie Conklin, Ernie Alexander, Muriel Evans,
Directed By:
James Parrott
27. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
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Reap the Wild Wind
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Role:
Loxi Claiborne
Starring:
John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Cecil B. DeMille, Ray Milland, Raymond Massey
Directed By:
28. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
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The Diary of a Chambermaid
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Role:
Célestine
Starring:
Francis Lederer, Judith Anderson, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield
Directed By:
29. North West Mounted Police (1940)
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North West Mounted Police
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Role:
Louvette Corbeau
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Cecil B. DeMille, Preston Foster, Madeleine Carroll
Directed By:
30. Vice Squad (1953)
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Vice Squad
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A Hollywood prostitute, who goes by the name of Princess, is forced to work undercover for the police and help a detective apprehend a homicidal pimp who will do anything to escape the police.

Role:
Mona Ross
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Lee Van Cleef, Porter Hall, K.T. Stevens
Directed By:
Arnold Laven
31. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
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Star Spangled Rhythm
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A musical made during WWII to entertain troops, raise funds and boost morale. Silent Era-Star, Billy Webster is now a gateman at Paramount studios. However, his Navy serviceman son, Johnny, thinks he is a studio executive. As Johnny is arriving with his shipmates, to preserve his illusion, Billy takes help of studio switchboard-operator, Polly, to put up a show with Hollywood’s mega-stars.

Starring:
Eva Gabor, Alan Ladd, Sterling Holloway, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Cecil B. DeMille, Ray Milland
Directed By:
George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland
32. Time of Indifference (1964)
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Time of Indifference
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Time of Indifference is a drama film which tells the story of a penniless countess who falls for a young man. However, she is unaware of the fact that he is also involved with her beautiful young daughter.

Role:
Mariagrazia
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Claudia Cardinale, Tomas Milian
Directed By:
Francesco Maselli
33. Suddenly It's Spring (1947)
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Suddenly It's Spring
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Suddenly It’s Spring is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Peter, who wants a divorce from his wife. However, his wife Mary is still in love with him, and doesn’t want to part.

Role:
Mary Morely
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Arleen Whelan, Macdonald Carey, Lilian Fontaine
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
34. The Bohemian Girl (1936)
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The Bohemian Girl
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Starring:
Stan Laurel, Antonio Moreno, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Darla Hood
Directed By:
Hal Roach, James W. Horne, Charley Rogers
35. An Ideal Husband (1947)
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An Ideal Husband
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Role:
Mrs. Laura Cheveley
Starring:
C. Aubrey Smith, Diana Wynyard, Hugh Williams, Michael Wilding
Directed By:
Alexander Korda
36. The Crystal Ball (1943)
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The Crystal Ball
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A small town young woman comes to New York City to appear in a beauty contest and loses. With no money or help, she goes to a lady fortune teller and a fake psychic, who arranges a job for her. Very soon, she also starts fortune telling and helps the other woman to fool a handsome attorney and while doing so she also falls in love with him. 

Role:
Toni Gerard
Starring:
Ray Milland, Virginia Field, Gladys George, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
37. Anna Lucasta (1949)
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Anna Lucasta
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Anna is a young girl who was forced to turn to prostitution after being disowned by her cruel and alcoholic father. Meanwhile, her brother-in-law devises a plan to marry her off to a man named Rudolf, and also make some money in the process. Things get interesting as Rudolf takes an instant liking to her.

Role:
Anna Lucasta
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Mary Wickes, Oskar Homolka, John Ireland, William Bishop
Directed By:
Irving Rapper
38. Ladies of the Big House (1931)
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Ladies of the Big House
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Kathleen Storm is a young florist who draws the attention of a young man standing in front of her shop window. They soon get acquainted and spend a lot of time together, before they decide to get married. However, when her criminal ex-boyfriend Kid finds out about this, he decides to frame both her and her new husband on a murder charge. Kathleen is sentenced to life imprisonment, while her husband is sentenced to death. Things however take a turn when Kathleen meets a woman in prison, who happens to be Kid’s ex-girlfriend.

Starring:
Earle Foxe, Rockliffe Fellowes, Wynne Gibson, Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond
Directed By:
Marion Gering
39. Duffy's Tavern (1945)
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Duffy's Tavern
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After the workers of a factory are laid off, they drown their sorrows at Duffy’s Tavern. Meanwhile, Saloonkeeper Archie recruits performers for a block party.

Role:
Paulette Goddard
Starring:
Alan Ladd, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Ed Gardner
Directed By:
Hal Walker
40. Show Business (1932)
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Show Business
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Show Business is a comedy short film which revolves around a pet monkey, that creates havoc on a train which is carrying a Broadway troupe. Anita Garvin, who is the star of the troupe, finds herself terrorized again and again by the animal.

Starring:
Zasu Pitts, Anita Garvin, Thelma Todd, Bobby Burns, Monte Collins
Directed By:
Jules White
41. Girl Grief (1932)
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Girl Grief
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Starring:
Charley Chase, Nora Cecil, Muriel Evans, Fanny Cossar
Directed By:
James Parrott
42. Dramatic School (1938)
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Dramatic School
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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:
Nana
Starring:
Luise Rainer, Lana Turner, Genevieve Tobin, Alan Marshal
Directed By:
Robert B. Sinclair
43. Hazard (1948)
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Hazard
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Role:
Ellen Crane
Starring:
Macdonald Carey, Stanley Clements, Fred Clark, Percy Helton
Directed By:
George Marshall
44. The Locked Door (1929)
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The Locked Door
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The Locked Door is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of a woman named Ann Reagen who finds out that her sister-in-law is involved with a shady character from her own past. Therefore she struggles to intervene and protect her. 

Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Betty Bronson, Rod La Rocque, William 'Stage' Boyd
Directed By:
George Fitzmaurice
45. On Our Merry Way (1948)
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On Our Merry Way
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On Our Merry Way is a slapstick comedy film revolving around Oliver, who has lied to wife about being a reporter in a newspaper, though he is actually a clerk there. 

Role:
Martha Pease
Starring:
Carl Switzer, Charles Laughton, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Fred MacMurray, Fred MacMurray
Directed By:
46. Pot o' Gold (1941)
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Pot o' Gold
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Role:
Molly McCorkle
Starring:
Art Carney, James Stewart, Charles Winninger, Horace Heidt, Mary Gordon
Directed By:
George Marshall
47. Second Chorus (1940)
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Second Chorus
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Role:
Ellen Miller
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Charles Butterworth, Artie Shaw
Directed By:
H.C. Potter
48. Bride of Vengeance (1949)
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Bride of Vengeance
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Cesare's plot to rule medieval Italy overlaps her sister Lucrezia Borgia's plot to poison her husband.

Role:
Lucretia Borgia
Starring:
Raymond Burr, Clayton Moore, Macdonald Carey, John Lund
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
49. The Unholy Four (1954)
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The Unholy Four
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Role:
Angie
Starring:
Patrick Holt, Paul Carpenter, William Sylvester, Alvys Maben
Directed By:
Terence Fisher
50. The Torch (1950)
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The Torch
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Along with his band, a revolutionary takes over a small Mexican town. The people of the town are not sure whether they should fight him, or try to get along. However, things take a turn when the town faces an influenza epidemic.

Role:
María Dolores Penafiel
Starring:
Gilbert Roland, Pedro Armendáriz, Julio Villarreal, Walter Reed
Directed By:
Emilio Fernández
51. Babes in Bagdad (1952)
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Babes in Bagdad
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Role:
Kyra
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles
Directed By:
Jerónimo Mihura, Edgar G. Ulmer
52. Sins of Jezebel (1953)
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Sins of Jezebel
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2
Role:
Jezebel
Starring:
John Hoyt, Ludwig Donath, Eduard Franz, Joe Besser
Directed By:
Reginald Le Borg
53. Paris Model (1953)
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Paris Model
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When an alluring French dress is newly released, various women try it to gain an advantage with men. Meanwhile, Marion dons the dress and arranges a date with the employer of her husband. She hopes that she can convince him to get her husband a promotion.

Role:
Betty Barnes
Starring:
Eva Gabor, Cecil Kellaway, Marilyn Maxwell, Barbara Lawrence
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
54. Charge of the Lancers (1954)
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Charge of the Lancers
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Role:
Tanya
Starring:
Jean-Pierre Aumont, Karin Booth, Richard Wyler, Charles Irwin
Directed By:
William Castle
55. The Girl Habit (1931)
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The Girl Habit
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Starring:
Charles Ruggles, Allen Jenkins, Tamara Geva, Sue Conroy
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline

TV Movie(s)

1. The Phantom (1961)
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The Phantom
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Role:
Mrs. Harris
Starring:
Reginald Denny, Lon Chaney Jr., Roger Creed, Allan Nixon
Directed By:
Harold Daniels

TV Shows and Videos

Adventures in Paradise (1959)
Adventures in Paradise
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Barbara Eden, Vincent Price, Rita Moreno, Elaine Stritch, Martin Landau, Luciana Paluzzi
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley, Gerald Mayer, James B. Clark, Tom Gries
The Ford Television Theatre (1952)
The Ford Television Theatre
Starring:
Bette Davis, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Natalie Wood, Joanne Woodward, Irene Dunne, Louis Jourdan, Keenan Wynn
Directed By:
James Neilson, Ted Post, Anton Leader, Fred F. Sears, Arnold Laven
Producers' Showcase (1954)
Producers' Showcase
Starring:
Buster Keaton, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney
Directed By:
Clark Jones, Kirk Browning, Delbert Mann, Vincent J. Donehue, Alex Segal
Valentine's Day (1964)
Valentine's Day
Starring:
James Brolin, Alice Ghostley, Dawn Wells, Mary Ann Mobley, Milton Berle, Ron Howard, Jeanne Crain
Directed By:
Barry Shear, George Marshall, Leslie Goodwins, Christian Nyby, Alan Rafkin
On Trial (1956)
On Trial
Starring:
Alexis Smith, Barbara Bel Geddes, Inger Stevens, Joan Crawford, Charles Laughton, Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty
Sherlock Holmes (1954)
Sherlock Holmes
Starring:
Howard Marion-Crawford, Ronald Howard, Archie Duncan, Eugene Deckers
The Snoop Sisters (1972)
The Snoop Sisters
Starring:
Helen Hayes, William Devane, Steve Allen, Bert Convy, Jill Clayburgh, Geraldine Page, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Leonard Horn
The Errol Flynn Theatre (1956)
The Errol Flynn Theatre
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Herbert Lom, Christopher Lee, Errol Flynn
Directed By:
Lawrence Huntington, John Lemont, Peter Maxwell, Don Chaffey, Joseph Sterling