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List of Sandra Dee Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Imitation of Life (1959)
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Imitation of Life
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Imitation of Life is a drama film which tells the story of two mothers, who are facing problems in dealing with the rebellious nature of their young daughters.

As:
Cast
Role:
Susie - 16
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elinor Donahue, Lana Turner, Robert Alda, John Gavin, Susan Kohner
2. Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
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Tammy Tell Me True
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As:
Cast
Role:
Tammy Tyree
Director:
Harry Keller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cecil Kellaway, Virginia Grey, Charles Drake, John Gavin
3. I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
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I'd Rather Be Rich
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I’d Rather Be Rich is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a heiress whose grandfather is on his deathbed.  His last wish is to meet her fiancé,  but as he is unable to arrive, she asks another man to pose as him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cynthia Dulaine
Director:
Jack Smight
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Maurice Chevalier, Gene Raymond, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet
4. If a Man Answers (1962)
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If a Man Answers
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Wealthy socialite Chantal marries photographer Eugene, but becomes concerned about their marriage when her friend Tina begins to flirt with him. Following her mother's advice, Chantal learns how to 'train' her husband, and eventually concocts a secret lover to make Eugene jealous. However, complications arise when Eugene tracks down his rival and invites him for dinner.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chantal Stacy
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bobby Darin, Cesar Romero, Micheline Presle, John Lund
5. Gidget (1959)
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Gidget
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As:
Cast
Role:
Francie Lawrence aka Gidget
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, James Darren, Preps The Four
7. A Summer Place (1959)
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A Summer Place
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As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Jorgenson
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy, Richard Egan, Troy Donahue
9. That Funny Feeling (1965)
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That Funny Feeling
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When a young and ambitious maid-for-hire is asked by a successful publishing executive for a date, she is in a dilemma. Feeling embarrassed about her modest dwelling, she invites him to a lavish apartment that she cleans on daily basis, pretending it to be hers. Because she has never met the owner she does not know that it actually belongs to her date. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Howell
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Paul Frees, Nita Talbot
10. Rosie! (1967)
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Rosie!
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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:
Daphne Shaw
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, James Farentino
11. The Wild and the Innocent (1959)
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The Wild and the Innocent
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As:
Cast
Role:
Rosalie
Director:
Jack Sher
Genres:
Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Gilbert Roland, Joanne Dru, Jim Backus, Audie Murphy
12. Portrait in Black (1960)
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Portrait in Black
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Glamorous socialite Sheila Cabot devises a plan to be free of her ailing tyrannical husband while retaining his fortune by convincing her lover, Dr. David Rivera, to poison him during his treatment. One death leads to another after they are blackmailed for the crime, and the plot is further complicated when the doctor threatens to confess.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cathy Cabot
Director:
Michael Gordon
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ray Walston, Anthony Quinn, Anna May Wong, Lana Turner, Richard Basehart, John Saxon
13. Until They Sail (1957)
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Until They Sail
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Set during the WWII in New Zealand, the movie is inspired by a story authored by James A. Michener for Return to Paradise. The movie follows four sisters – Anne, Barbara, Delia and Evelyn – and their romance with US soldiers. Meanwhile Jack Harding, a marine, is assigned to find out the genuineness of the potential matrimonial alliances between the American soldiers and New Zealand women.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Charles Drake, Piper Laurie
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
14. Romanoff and Juliet (1961)
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Romanoff and Juliet
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Juliet Moulsworth
Director:
Peter Ustinov
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Akim Tamiroff, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Alix Talton
15. The Restless Years (1958)
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The Restless Years
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1

Melinda is a sixteen year old girl who wishes to leave her hometown and explore the world some day. Although Melinda was born out of wedlock, her single mother Elizabeth insists that her father passed away when she was still an infant. However, when Melinda starts getting involved with a guy named Will, her mother thinks that she may have to reveal the truth after all.

As:
Cast
Role:
Melinda Grant
Director:
Helmut Käutner
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Teresa Wright, James Whitmore, Luana Patten, John Saxon
16. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
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Take Her, She's Mine
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Over-protective father, Frank Michaelson, reluctantly sends his young daughter Mollie to Paris, to study arts. Unfortunately, when Mollie informs him of her new lover artist Henri Bonnet and all her cultural experiences, Frank rushes to Paris which leads to humorous outcomes.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mollie Michaelson
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Denver, James Stewart, James Brolin, Jim Nabors, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley, Philippe Forquet
17. A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
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A Stranger in My Arms
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An Air Force Major Pike Yarnell survives a jet crash in the Pacific Ocean, along with his navigator Donald Beasley, although Beasley dies after some days on a raft. Christina, the dead officer’s widow waits for a full explanation of the circumstances about her husband’s death. Pike begins to develop feelings for Christina, and cannot bring himself to tell her that Donald was a poor and cowardly officer, and it was his mistake that caused the crash.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Beasley
Director:
Helmut Käutner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Mary Astor, Charles Coburn, June Allyson, Jeff Chandler
18. Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
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Tammy and the Doctor
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This is the third of four films made on Tammy, a kind, sweet country girl from Mississippi.  When Mrs. Call needs to undergo an operation at Los Angeles, she accompanies her for support and starts working as nurse’s assistant because the hospital does not have any guest quarter. Before long, she falls for handsome Dr. Mark Cheswic. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tammy Tyree
Director:
Harry Keller
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Peter Fonda, Macdonald Carey, Margaret Lindsay
19. A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
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A Man Could Get Killed
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A Man Could Get Killed is a comedy thriller film, which tells the story of an American businessman who is mistaken for a British agent in Lisbon. This eventually leads to hilarious consequences.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Franklin
Director:
Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Garner, Anthony Franciosa, Robert Coote, Melina Mercouri
20. Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! (1967)
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Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
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Although she is content with being an office secretary, Heather’s ambitious mother Louise, tries to push her daughter into a stage career. She eventually pursues a singing career and starts gaining popularity, but her boss and lover Harlan, who is quite self-centered, resents this. Things turn even more complicated when Heather gets pregnant. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Heather Halloran
Director:
Peter Tewksbury
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Celeste Holm, Nichelle Nichols, Dwayne Hickman, George Hamilton, Bill Bixby
21. Lost (1983)
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Lost
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As:
Cast
Role:
Penny Morrison
Director:
Al Adamson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ken Curtis, Jack Elam, Don Stewart, Sheila Newhouse
22. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
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The Dunwich Horror
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As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Wagner
Director:
Daniel Haller
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Talia Shire, Sam Jaffe, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley

TV Movie(s)

1. The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972)
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The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
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As:
Cast
Role:
Ada
Director:
Philip Leacock
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Buddy Ebsen, Don Stroud, Karen Valentine
2. Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974)
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Houston, We've Got a Problem
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As:
Cast
Role:
Angie Cordell
Director:
Lawrence Doheny
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eli Wallach, Robert Culp, Ed Nelson, Clu Gulager
3. The Manhunter (1972)
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The Manhunter
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mara Bocock
Director:
Don Taylor
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Sorrell Booke, David Brian, Albert Salmi, Roy Thinnes

Animation(s)

The Snow Queen (1957)
The Snow Queen
As:
Cast
Director:
Lev Atamanov
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Musical, Family
Star Cast:
June Foray, Paul Frees, Art Linkletter, Vladimir Gribkov

TV Shows and Videos

Sandra Dee Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Until They Sail Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1958