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List of Rita Hayworth Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gilda (1946)
68
21
Gilda
TV-PG
68
21

Gilda is a romantic thriller drama film which tells the story of Mudson, a casino owner, who soon comes to know that his new wife Gilda, has a past with Johnny, his right-hand man. Things get complicated when he disappears mysteriously, and is soon considered dead.

Role:
Gilda Mundson Farrell
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Joseph Calleia, George Macready, Steven Geray
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
2. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
34
11
Only Angels Have Wings
34
11

A tiny airline is run by rough and tough Geoff Carter. Despite the dangers along many of the routes, the airline cannot afford to miss any flight. In order to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country, a team of flyers risk it.

Role:
Judy MacPherson
Starring:
Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthelmess
Directed By:
Howard Hawks
3. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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21
The Lady from Shanghai
62
21

An Irish sailor Michael O’Hara meets a gorgeous blonde Elsa as she rides a horse-drawn coach.  He rescues her from a few hoodlums who try to trouble her, and escorts her home. When he comes to know that Elsa and her husband Arthur Bannister, are on their way to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Michael agrees to sign on as a sailor aboard Bannister’s yacht.

Role:
Elsa Bannister
Starring:
Orson Welles, Errol Flynn, Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia
Directed By:
6. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
14
5
You Were Never Lovelier
14
5
Role:
Maria Acuña
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
8. The Story on Page One (1959)
8
4
The Story on Page One
8
4
Role:
Josephine Brown / Jo Morris
Starring:
Mildred Dunnock, Anthony Franciosa, Gig Young, Hugh Griffith
Directed By:
Clifford Odets
9. Criminals of the Air (1937)
7
3
Criminals of the Air
7
3
Role:
Rita Owens
Starring:
Marc Lawrence, Charles Quigley, John Gallaudet, Rosalind Keith
Directed By:
Charles C. Coleman
10. The Shadow (1937)
7
3
The Shadow
7
3
Role:
Mary Gillespie
Starring:
Marc Lawrence, Charles Quigley, Arthur Loft, Dick Curtis
Directed By:
Charles C. Coleman
11. Blood and Sand (1941)
11
5
Blood and Sand
11
5
Role:
Dona Sol
Starring:
John Carradine, George Reeves, Anthony Quinn, Linda Darnell, Tyrone Power
Directed By:
Rouben Mamoulian
12. Road to Salina (1970)
8
4
Road to Salina
R
8
4
Starring:
Ed Begley, Robert Walker Jr., Mimsy Farmer, Bruce Pecheur
Directed By:
Georges Lautner
13. Cover Girl (1944)
15
7
Cover Girl
15
7
Role:
Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks
Starring:
Gene Kelly, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Lee Bowman
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
14. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
12
5
You'll Never Get Rich
12
5
Role:
Sheila Winthrop
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley, John Hubbard, Osa Massen
Directed By:
Sidney Lanfield
15. Dante's Inferno (1935)
8
4
Dante's Inferno
8
4

Ambitious Jim Carter joins Pop McWade’s carnival and works for a show called ‘Dante’s Inferno,’ making it a big attraction. He marries Pop’s niece Betty and they have a son. Carter bribes an inspector who proclaims the show pier as unsafe. When the pier crashes injuring Pop, Carter faces trial while Betty leaves him. Despite this, he starts a new floating casino. 

Starring:
Don Ameche, Spencer Tracy, Alan Dinehart, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall
Directed By:
Harry Lachman
16. Pal Joey (1957)
15
8
Pal Joey
15
8
Role:
Vera Prentice-Simpson
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Robert Reed, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols, Bobby Sherwood
Directed By:
George Sidney
17. Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
9
5
Charlie Chan in Egypt
9
5
Role:
Nayda
Starring:
Stepin Fetchit, Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck
Directed By:
Louis King
18. Affair in Trinidad (1952)
10
5
Affair in Trinidad
10
5
Role:
Chris Emery
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Torin Thatcher, Valerie Bettis
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman
19. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
8
4
Angels Over Broadway
TV-PG
8
4
Role:
Nina Barona
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Qualen, George Watts
Directed By:
Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes
20. The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
7
4
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
7
4
Role:
Karen
Starring:
Ida Lupino, Virginia Weidler, Warren William, Ralph Morgan
Directed By:
Peter Godfrey
21. Blondie on a Budget (1940)
7
4
Blondie on a Budget
7
4
Role:
Joan Forrester
Starring:
Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy
Directed By:
Frank R. Strayer
22. Paid to Dance (1937)
6
3
Paid to Dance
6
3
Role:
Betty Morgan
Starring:
Paul Fix, Julie Bishop, Don Terry, Arthur Loft
Directed By:
Charles C. Coleman
23. Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938)
6
3
Who Killed Gail Preston?
6
3
Role:
Gail Preston
Starring:
Gene Morgan, Don Terry, Robert Paige, Wyn Cahoon
Directed By:
Leon Barsha
24. Human Cargo (1936)
6
3
Human Cargo
6
3
Role:
Carmen Zoro
Starring:
Alan Dinehart, Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Ralph Morgan
Directed By:
Allan Dwan
25. They Came to Cordura (1959)
9
5
They Came to Cordura
9
5
Role:
Adelaide Geary
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Van Heflin, Richard Conte, Tab Hunter
Directed By:
Robert Rossen
26. The Lady in Question (1940)
7
4
The Lady in Question
7
4

The Lady in Question is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Andre, a juror, who is convinced that Natalie, the defendant, is innocent and he pushes for her acquittal. Later, he invites her to his home, feeling pity for her, and soon his son starts falling in love with her.

Role:
Natalie Roguin
Starring:
Glenn Ford, George Coulouris, Brian Aherne, Irene Rich
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
27. Tonight and Every Night (1945)
7
4
Tonight and Every Night
7
4

Tonight and Every Night is a musical film which tells the story of a photographer working for Life magazine, who comes to London in order to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance even during the First World War.

Role:
Rosalind Bruce
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Leslie Brooks, Janet Blair, Lee Bowman
Directed By:
Victor Saville
28. The Money Trap (1965)
7
4
The Money Trap
7
4

The Money Trap is a crime thriller drama film which tells the story of two cops who is assigned to a burglary case, when half a million dollars disappears from a doctor’s office. However, when they find the money, they decide to keep it for themselves.  

Role:
Rosalie Kenny
Starring:
Elke Sommer, Glenn Ford, Ricardo Montalban, Joseph Cotten
Directed By:
Burt Kennedy
29. My Gal Sal (1942)
7
4
My Gal Sal
7
4

This movie chronicles the life of songwriter Paul Dresser, who moves into New York, and starts writing one hit song after another.

Role:
Sally Elliott
Starring:
Victor Mature, James Gleason, Carole Landis, John Sutton
Directed By:
Irving Cummings
30. Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
6
4
Meet Nero Wolfe
6
4
Starring:
Lionel Stander, Edward Arnold, Nana Bryant, Victor Jory
Directed By:
Herbert J. Biberman
31. Rebellion (1936)
6
3
Rebellion
6
3
Role:
Paula Castillo
Starring:
Gino Corrado, Duncan Renaldo, Tom Keene, William Royle
Directed By:
Lynn Shores
32. Old Louisiana (1937)
6
3
Old Louisiana
6
3
Role:
Angela Gonzales
Starring:
Tom Keene, Will Morgan, Robert Fiske, Ray Bennett
Directed By:
Irvin Willat
33. Down to Earth (1947)
7
5
Down to Earth
TV-G
7
5

Down To Earth is a fantasy romantic comedy musical film which is about Danny Miller, a Broadway producer who plans on making a spoof on Greek mythology. Upset about this, Terpsichore, a Greek goddess comes down to Earth and lands a part in the show, in order to teach him a lesson for his mockery.

Role:
Terpsichore / Kitty Pendleton
Starring:
William Frawley, James Gleason, Larry Parks, Roland Culver, Marc Platt
Directed By:
Alexander Hall
34. The Loves of Carmen (1948)
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5
The Loves of Carmen
7
5

This romantic drama adventure film takes us to 19th century Spain and tells the story of a gypsy girl Carmen who lures a naïve young soldier named Don Jose into a romantic relationship. Because of her influence, he deserts the army and is also coerced by her into killing her husband. He continues his life of crime and soon falls in with a gang of bandits.

Role:
Carmen
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Luther Adler, Victor Jory, Ron Randell
Directed By:
Charles Vidor
35. L'avventuriero (1967)
6
4
L'avventuriero
6
4

After the French Revolution, a former counterrevolutionary pirate hides with a mentally ill young woman and her aunt, while being on a secret mission.

Role:
Aunt Caterina
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Richard Johnson, Rosanna Schiaffino, Ivo Garrani
Directed By:
Terence Young
36. Circus World (1964)
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6
Circus World
9
6
Role:
Lili Alfredo
Starring:
Claudia Cardinale, John Wayne, Richard Conte, Lloyd Nolan
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
37. The Wrath of God (1972)
7
5
The Wrath of God
PG
7
5

While leading an expedition in the jungles of the Andes mountain to find El Dorado, Don Pedro de Ursúa is usurped from command by an increasingly demented Don Lope de Aguirre. As hardships and failures take their toll, Aguirre descends further into madness, tyranny, and cruelty and imagines himself being the wrath of God.  

Role:
Señora De La Plata
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Victor Buono, John Colicos
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
38. Music in My Heart (1940)
6
4
Music in My Heart
6
4
Role:
Patricia O'Malley
Starring:
Alan Mowbray, Tony Martin, Edith Fellows, Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Directed By:
Joseph Santley
39. Hit the Saddle (1937)
5
4
Hit the Saddle
5
4
Role:
Rita
Starring:
Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, J.P. McGowan, Robert Livingston
Directed By:
Mack V. Wright
40. Fire Down Below (1957)
8
5
Fire Down Below
8
5
Role:
Irena
Starring:
Anthony Newley, Jack Lemmon, Herbert Lom, Robert Mitchum, Bonar Colleano
Directed By:
Robert Parrish
41. Susan and God (1940)
7
5
Susan and God
7
5

Based on a 1937 play by Rachel Crothers, the 1940 comedy-drama film Susan and God follows the story of a society matron who discovers a new religious movement and becomes a changed woman. The drastic change in her personality affects the relationships around her. 

Role:
Leonora
Starring:
Joan Crawford, Fredric March, John Carroll, Ruth Hussey
Directed By:
42. Paddy O'Day (1936)
5
4
Paddy O'Day
5
4
Role:
Tamara Petrovitch
Starring:
Jane Darwell, Jane Withers, George Givot, Pinky Tomlin
Directed By:
Lewis Seiler
43. Under the Pampas Moon (1935)
5
4
Under the Pampas Moon
5
4
Starring:
J. Carrol Naish, John Miljan, Warner Baxter, Ketti Gallian
Directed By:
James Tinling
44. Girls Can Play (1937)
5
4
Girls Can Play
5
4
Role:
Sue Collins
Starring:
Julie Bishop, Charles Quigley, George McKay, John Gallaudet
Directed By:
Lambert Hillyer
45. Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
8
5
Miss Sadie Thompson
8
5
Role:
Sadie Thompson
Starring:
Charles Bronson, José Ferrer, Harry Bellaver, Aldo Ray
Directed By:
Curtis Bernhardt
46. The Game That Kills (1937)
5
4
The Game That Kills
5
4
Role:
Betty Holland
Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Charles Quigley, Arthur Loft, John Gallaudet
Directed By:
D. Ross Lederman
47. Salome (1953)
7
5
Salome
7
5
Role:
Princess Salome
Starring:
Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson
Directed By:
William Dieterle
48. Affectionately Yours (1941)
6
4
Affectionately Yours
6
4

A foreign correspondent, who travels across the world in course of his work, is in the habit of getting involved with the local ladies. While in Lisbon, he comes to know that his wife back home has found somebody else and is divorcing him. Panicked, he rushes back home, unaware that his conquest from Lisbon is also following him.   

Role:
Irene Malcolm
Starring:
Merle Oberon, Alexis Smith, Hattie McDaniel, Dennis Morgan, George Tobias, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
Lloyd Bacon
49. I bastardi (1968)
5
4
I bastardi
R
5
4

Jason and Adam are brothers specializing in jewel heists. However, Jason is forced to seek vengeance from Adam, when the latter leaves him for dead, and also steals his girlfriend.

Role:
Martha
Starring:
Klaus Kinski, Claudine Auger, Giuliano Gemma, Margaret Lee
Directed By:
Duccio Tessari
50. The Renegade Ranger (1938)
5
4
The Renegade Ranger
5
4
Role:
Judith Alvarez
Starring:
George O'Brien, Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Lucio Villegas
Directed By:
David Howard
51. Convicted (1938)
5
4
Convicted
5
4
Role:
Jerry Wheeler
Starring:
Marc Lawrence, Charles Quigley, George McKay, Doreen MacGregor
Directed By:
Leon Barsha
52. Homicide Bureau (1939)
5
4
Homicide Bureau
5
4
Role:
J.G. Bliss
Starring:
Marc Lawrence, Richard Fiske, Bruce Cabot, Moroni Olsen
Directed By:
Charles C. Coleman
53. Juvenile Court (1938)
5
4
Juvenile Court
5
4
Role:
Marcia Adams
Starring:
Hal E. Chester, Paul Kelly, Frankie Darro, Don Latorre
Directed By:
D. Ross Lederman
54. Special Inspector (1938)
4
4
Special Inspector
4
4
Role:
Patricia Lane
Starring:
Charles Quigley, George McKay, Edgar Edwards, John Graham Spacey
Directed By:
Leon Barsha
55. The Happy Thieves (1961)
5
4
The Happy Thieves
5
4

A cunning art thief romances a wealthy duchess, in order to be able to steal a priceless painting from her collection.

Role:
Eve Lewis
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Rex Harrison, Grégoire Aslan, Joseph Wiseman, Alida Valli
Directed By:
George Marshall
56. Trouble in Texas (1937)
4
4
Trouble in Texas
4
4
Role:
Carmen Serano
Starring:
Yakima Canutt, Tex Ritter, White Flash, Charles King
Directed By:
Robert N. Bradbury
57. Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966)
5
5
Poppies Are Also Flowers
GP
5
5

This television film revolves around Narcotics agents who work for the UN, as they attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor. 

Starring:
Yul Brynner, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard, Eli Wallach, Marcello Mastroianni, Angie Dickinson, Senta Berger
Directed By:
Terence Young
58. The Naked Zoo (1970)
3
4
The Naked Zoo
R
3
4
Role:
Mrs. Golden
Starring:
Ford Rainey, Fay Spain, Steve Oliver, Willie Pastrano
Directed By:
William Grefé

Special Appearance/Cameo

There's Always a Woman (1938)
20
10
There's Always a Woman
20
10

There’s Always a Woman is a mystery comedy film which tells the story of a struggling private detective, working for a district attorney, aided by his wife. They soon find themselves hired by a woman named Lola, who want them to investigate Anne, a former girlfriend of Lola’s husband Walter. However, things get complicated when Walter is found dead.

Role:
Mary - Ketterling's Secretary (uncredited)
Starring:
Mary Astor, Joan Blondell, Melvyn Douglas, Jerome Cowan
Directed By:
Alexander Hall
Professional Soldier (1935)
9
5
Professional Soldier
9
5

Professional Soldier is an adventure drama film which tells the story of a retired colonel, who is hired to kidnap a boy king named Peter II. He tries to keep him safe, but meanwhile, a revolution seems to be inevitable.

Role:
Gypsy Dancer (uncredited)
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Victor McLaglen, C. Henry Gordon, Constance Collier
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
Cruz Diablo (1934)
7
5
Cruz Diablo
7
5
Role:
Extra (uncredited)
Starring:
Ramón Pereda, Lupita Gallardo, Julián Soler, Vicente Oroná
Directed By:
Fernando de Fuentes
Piernas de seda (1935)
6
5
Piernas de seda
6
5
Role:
Ballerina (uncredited)
Starring:
Romualdo Tirado, Raul Roulien, Rosita Moreno, Enrique de Rosas
Directed By:
John Boland, Enrique de Rosas, Miguel de Zárraga
Life Begins with Love (1937)
6
5
Life Begins with Love
6
5
Role:
Dinner Guest's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Starring:
Douglass Montgomery, Edith Fellows, Lumsden Hare, Jean Parker
Directed By:
Ray McCarey
Hi, Gaucho! (1935)
6
5
Hi, Gaucho!
6
5
Role:
Dolores (uncredited)
Starring:
Montagu Love, John Carroll, Rod La Rocque, Tom Ricketts
Directed By:
Thomas Atkins
Dancing Pirate (1936)
8
8
Dancing Pirate
8
8

A gentle dance instructor is abducted by a band of pirates who coerce him into working as a galley boy. He manages to escape the pirate vessel when it arrives at the port of Las Palomas where everyone assumes he is the chieftain.

Role:
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Starring:
Jack La Rue, Frank Morgan, Luis Alberni, Victor Varconi
Directed By:
Lloyd Corrigan