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List of Rosalind Russell Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Wonderful Town (1958)
11
1
Wonderful Town
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Sherwood
Director:
Herbert Ross, Mel Ferber
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Sydney Chaplin, Joseph Buloff, Jacquelyn McKeever, Dort Clark
2. Auntie Mame (1958)
28
8
Auntie Mame
28
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Mame Dennis
Director:
Morton DaCosta
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
3. His Girl Friday (1940)
112
32
His Girl Friday
112
32

This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of Walter, editor of a newspaper, who becomes furious after learning that Hildy, his ex wife and star reporter, is soon going to get married to Bruce Baldwin, an insurance man. In an attempt to break Hildy’s relationship with Bruce, and win her back, Walter sends her to cover one more story.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hildy Johnson
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Bellamy, Porter Hall
4. The Women (1939)
33
10
The Women
33
10

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Howard Fowler - Sylvia
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
5. The Trouble with Angels (1966)
15
6
The Trouble with Angels
PG
15
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Mother Superior
Director:
Ida Lupino
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Hayley Mills, Mary Wickes, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv
6. Sister Kenny (1946)
9
3
Sister Kenny
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Kenny
Director:
Dudley Nichols
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Beulah Bondi, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale, Alexander Knox
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
7. Craig's Wife (1936)
9
3
Craig's Wife
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Harriet Craig
Director:
Dorothy Arzner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Darwell, Billie Burke, John Boles, Dorothy Wilson,
8. Night Must Fall (1937)
11
4
Night Must Fall
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Olivia
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
May Whitty, Kathleen Harrison, Merle Tottenham, Eily Malyon
9. Gypsy (1962)
17
7
Gypsy
TV-PG
17
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Hovick
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Jack Benny, Karl Malden, Betty Bruce, Paul Wallace
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
10. The Citadel (1938)
10
4
The Citadel
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Christine Barlow Manson
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Donat, Rex Harrison, Emlyn Williams, Ralph Richardson
11. Roughly Speaking (1945)
8
3
Roughly Speaking
8
3

After losing her father at an early age, Louise was left with her mother and her sisters in the middle of financial problems. Determined to find success in a man’s world, she enrolls at a business college, but her plans for her career change when she falls for a handsome man named Rodney Crane, despite the fact that the two have very little in common.

As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Randall Pierson
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Woods, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Jean Sullivan
12. Picnic (1956)
21
9
Picnic
TV-PG
21
9

Picnic is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Hal Carter, who arrives in a small town in Kansas, to meet his friend Alan. Alan promises Hal a job, and invites him to the town’s Labor Day picnic. Things get complicated when Hal is attracted to Alan’s girlfriend.

As:
Cast
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Kim Novak
13. My Sister Eileen (1942)
9
4
My Sister Eileen
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Sherwood
Director:
Alexander Hall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Larry Fine, Brian Aherne, Allyn Joslyn, George Tobias
14. China Seas (1935)
11
5
China Seas
11
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Sybil Barclay
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Hattie McDaniel, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
15. A Majority of One (1961)
8
4
A Majority of One
8
4

Bertha Jacoby, a widow who lost her son in World War II hates the Japanese. But while relocating to Tokyo, she meets Japanese Buddhist and businessman Koichi Asano on the ship. As her views change, she falls in love with Asano and plans to marry him much to the dismay of her daughter and son-in-law. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bertha Jacoby
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
George Takei, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
16. The Velvet Touch (1948)
8
4
The Velvet Touch
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Valerie Stanton / Actress in 'Hedda Gabler': Hedda Gabler
Director:
Jack Gage
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Leon Ames, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet, Leo Genn
17. Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
7
3
Take a Letter, Darling
7
3

A struggling painter takes up a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. He soon realizes that his job involves more than just mailing letters. While working hard to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they start finding themselves in love with each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
A.M. MacGregor
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Robert Benchley, Cecil Kellaway, Constance Moore
18. Rosie! (1967)
7
3
Rosie!
7
3

When widowed millionaire Rosie, a generous giver, decides to buy a closed theater where her late husband had proposed her, Rosie’s mercenary daughters, Mildred and Edith, worried about their inheritance, plan to institutionalize her and declare her insane. As Rosie’s loving granddaughter, Daphne, learns about the wicked plan, she, along with Rosie’s lawyer friend Oliver Stevenson, helps Rosie win in the court. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rosie Lord
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Sandra Dee, Brian Aherne, James Farentino
19. Evelyn Prentice (1934)
9
4
Evelyn Prentice
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Nancy Harrison
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel, Isabel Jewell
20. Hired Wife (1940)
7
3
Hired Wife
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kendal Browning
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Benchley, Virginia Bruce, Brian Aherne, John Carroll
21. Rendezvous (1935)
7
4
Rendezvous
7
4

During the WWI, a day before William Gordon is about to set off for France, he meets socialite Joel Carter and spends a day with her, revealing that he has written a valuable book on cryptology.. The very next day, he is assigned to the code breaking division and while working there comes in contact with beautiful Olivia, making Joel jealous. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joel Carter
Director:
Sam Wood, William K. Howard
Genres:
War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Mickey Rooney, Cesar Romero, William Powell, Samuel S. Hinds
22. A Woman of Distinction (1950)
7
3
A Woman of Distinction
7
3

Susan Middlecott, who is the dean of a college, feels that there is no room in her life for romance. However, things take a turn when she meets a charming British professor of astronomy named Alec Stevenson. However, she still resists being paired with him, but things don’t go as planned. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Manning Middlecott
Director:
Edward Buzzell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Lucille Ball, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter
23. They Met in Bombay (1941)
7
4
They Met in Bombay
7
4

Gerald and Anya are jewel thieves in British occupied India, planning separately to steal the priceless diamond ‘Star of Asia’. They are forced to team up when a police inspector starts to hunt them down. As they fall in love and escape to Hong Kong, the Japanese invade China, and Gerald becomes a war hero. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Anya Von Duren
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, War, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Peter Lorre, Clark Gable, Jessie Ralph, Reginald Owen
24. Under Two Flags (1936)
6
3
Under Two Flags
6
3

In order to escape his past, Sergeant Victor joins the French Foreign Legion. He is sent to Africa and placed under the charge of a cruel officer named Major Doyle. When the woman Doyle loves, falls for Victor, Doyle decides to send the Victor on a dangerous mission in order to get him killed. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Venetia Cunningham
Director:
Frank Lloyd
Genres:
Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Ronald Colman, Gregory Ratoff
25. Trouble for Two (1936)
6
3
Trouble for Two
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Vandeleur
Director:
J. Walter Ruben
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Robert Montgomery, Louis Hayward,
26. What a Woman (1943)
6
3
What a Woman
6
3

An author is convinced that his agent is in love with him after selling the movie rights of his book. Their relationship makes headlines as the literary agent finds herself torn between living a lie and losing her client.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Ainsley
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Alan Dinehart, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker
27. Five Finger Exercise (1962)
6
3
Five Finger Exercise
6
3

Louise and Philip Harrington have been married for a long time, but they are going through problems in their relationship. Philip remains busy with his work, and therefore he remains distant and disconnected with his family, while Louise is somewhat self-deluded. When Walter, a charming young tutor arrives, it further complicates their troubles.

As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Harington
Director:
Daniel Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Jack Hawkins, Richard Beymer, Annette Gorman
28. This Thing Called Love (1940)
6
3
This Thing Called Love
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Winters
Director:
Alexander Hall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Melvyn Douglas, Binnie Barnes, Gloria Dickson, Allyn Joslyn
29. The Crooked Hearts (1972)
6
3
The Crooked Hearts
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laurita Dorsey
Director:
Jay Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Sullivan, Ross Martin
30. Forsaking All Others (1934)
8
4
Forsaking All Others
8
4

Jeff Williams has been in love with his best-friend Mary Clay ever since they were children. But Mary is marrying their other best friend Dill Todd. When Dill runs away the night before the wedding and marries Connie Barnes, Jeff finally has a chance of winning Mary’s heart. But Mary still has feelings for Dill. 

As:
Cast
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Charles Butterworth, Billie Burke
31. Reckless (1935)
7
4
Reckless
7
4

Musical on-stage star, Mona Leslie. marries Bob Harrison Jr., the president of S.A.M.L. or the Society for the Admiration of Mona Leslie, and gets embroiled in scandal after Bob’s suicide. Mona’s friend Ned Riley who is in love with her stands by her through everything. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, William Powell, May Robson
32. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
7
4
Mourning Becomes Electra
7
4

After the Civil War ends, the Mannons, a wealthy family in New England, await the return of Ezra, their patriarch, who was the General of the Union Army, and Orin, his son. However, their daughter, Lavina, is shocked when her mother kisses another man named Adam Brant, on whom she has a crush herself. Eventually, she learns that her mother has never loved Ezra since the day they had got married.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lavinia Mannon
Director:
Dudley Nichols
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
33. The Feminine Touch (1941)
7
4
The Feminine Touch
7
4

Professor of psychology, John Hathaway, who doesn’t believe in jealousy, moves to New York with wife Julie to publish his book on jealousy. They meet publisher Elliot Morgan who totally falls for Julie, while John’s working with Elliot’s assistant, Nellie, irks Julie. She wants John to get jealous and teach Elliot a good lesson. Will John feel what he thinks doesn’t exist?

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Hathaway
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Kay Francis, Donald Meek, Van Heflin
34. Tell It to the Judge (1949)
6
3
Tell It to the Judge
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marsha Meredith
Director:
Norman Foster
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Harry Davenport, Robert Cummings, Gig Young, Marie McDonald
35. Four's a Crowd (1938)
7
4
Four's a Crowd
7
4

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Christy
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lana Turner, Patric Knowles, Walter Connolly
36. Fast and Loose (1939)
6
4
Fast and Loose
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Garda Sloane
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Reginald Owen, Robert Montgomery, Ralph Morgan, Etienne Girardot,
37. Design for Scandal (1941)
6
4
Design for Scandal
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Cornelia Porter
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Jean Rogers, Lee Bowman
38. The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
6
4
The Guilt of Janet Ames
6
4

This drama film tells the story of Janet Ames, a bitter war widow, who meets one of the five men whom her husband died to save. The man tries to convince her that the sacrifice was necessary, but she believes that her husband died unnecessarily to save lives which are worthless. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Janet Ames
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sid Caesar, Denver Pyle, Melvyn Douglas, Nina Foch, Betsy Blair
39. The Night Is Young (1935)
6
3
The Night Is Young
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Dudley Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Edward Everett Horton, Ramon Novarro, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel, Evelyn Laye
40. No Time for Comedy (1940)
7
4
No Time for Comedy
7
4

Gaylord is a reporter who starts writing plays. After his most recent hit, he meets Amanda Swift at a party. She feels that his talents are being wasted in writing comedies, and urges him to write a tragedy about immortality. Soon, Gaylord finds himself attracted to Amanda, and divorces his wife Linda. However, after his play turns out to be unintentionally funny, Amanda leaves him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Paige Esterbrook
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin, Allyn Joslyn
41. The Casino Murder Case (1935)
6
4
The Casino Murder Case
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Doris Reed
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook, Arthur Byron, Ted Healy
42. The President Vanishes (1934)
5
3
The President Vanishes
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Kelly, Andy Devine, Arthur Byron, Edward Arnold,
43. It Had to Happen (1936)
5
3
It Had to Happen
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Beatrice Newnes
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Dinehart, Arline Judge, George Raft, Leo Carrillo,
44. Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968)
7
5
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!
G
7
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Mother Superior
Director:
James Neilson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
45. She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
6
4
She Wouldn't Say Yes
6
4

Michael Kent, a comic strip writer for a newspaper, bumps into a gifted psychiatrist named Susan, and instantly falls for her. He also manages to convince her father for their marriage, but Susan is not interested. She comes up with a plan to get rid of him, with a patient’s help.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Susan A. Lane
Director:
Alexander Hall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Carl Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Harry Davenport, Charles Winninger, Lee Bowman
46. Man-Proof (1938)
6
4
Man-Proof
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Kent
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Franchot Tone, Rita Johnson
47. Never Wave at a WAC (1953)
6
4
Never Wave at a WAC
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo McBain
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, Arleen Whelan, William Ching
48. Live, Love and Learn (1937)
5
4
Live, Love and Learn
5
4

Live, Love and Learn is a love story between a heiress and an artist who struggles to make ends meet. They manage to live a peaceful life and strive for an idyllic relationship despite poverty.

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Stoddard
Director:
George Fitzmaurice
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Robert Montgomery, Monty Woolley, Robert Benchley
49. Flight for Freedom (1943)
5
4
Flight for Freedom
5
4

Flight for Freedom is a fictionalized account of the disappearance of a pioneer aviatrix. She sacrifices her life to make way for the US Navy to fly over the Pacific in 1937 to search for some Japanese installations on the nearby islands.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tonie Carter
Director:
Lothar Mendes
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Herbert Marshall, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Kingsford
50. West Point of the Air (1935)
5
4
West Point of the Air
5
4

West Point of the Air is a drama film which tells the story of an army sergeant who wants his son to become an ace flyer.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Rosson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Robert Young
51. Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1970)
5
4
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy
G
5
4

A widowed woman in New Jersey volunteers for spy duty for the CIA. They agree to accept her, and she is sent to Mexico, for an important assignment. However, things get complicated when she ends up in Eastern Europe instead.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mrs. Pollifax
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Darren McGavin, Nehemiah Persoff, Albert Paulsen, Harold Gould
52. The Girl Rush (1955)
4
4
The Girl Rush
4
4

The Girl Rush is a comedy film which tells the story of a gambler’s daughter, who visits Las Vegas along with her aunt after learning that she has inherited 50% interest in a hotel-casino owned by her late uncle. However, when she arrives, she sees that the place is a total mess, and her partner is also in debt.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kim Halliday
Director:
Robert Pirosh
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Eddie Albert, Gloria DeHaven, Fernando Lamas, Marion Lorne
53. Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1967)
4
4
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Madame Rosepettle
Director:
Richard Quine, Alexander Mackendrick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonathan Winters, Barbara Harris, Hugh Griffith, Robert Morse

TV Shows

Rosalind Russell Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Gypsy Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1963
A Majority of One Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1962
Auntie Mame Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1959
Mourning Becomes Electra Best Actress 1948
Sister Kenny Best Actress 1947