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List of Sandra Dee Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Imitation of Life (1959)
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2
Imitation of Life
26
2

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.

Role:
Susie - 16
Starring:
Lana Turner, Elinor Donahue, Robert Alda, John Gavin, Susan Kohner
Directed By:
Douglas Sirk
2. Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
35
2
Tammy Tell Me True
35
2
Role:
Tammy Tyree
Starring:
Cecil Kellaway, Virginia Grey, Charles Drake, John Gavin
Directed By:
Harry Keller
3. Gidget (1959)
30
2
Gidget
30
2
Role:
Francie Lawrence aka Gidget
Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, James Darren, Preps The Four
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
4. If a Man Answers (1962)
22
3
If a Man Answers
22
3

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.

Role:
Chantal Stacy
Starring:
Bobby Darin, Cesar Romero, Micheline Presle, John Lund
Directed By:
Henry Levin
5. A Summer Place (1959)
22
3
A Summer Place
22
3
Role:
Molly Jorgenson
Starring:
Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy, Richard Egan, Troy Donahue
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
6. I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
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2
I'd Rather Be Rich
17
2

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. 

Role:
Cynthia Dulaine
Starring:
Maurice Chevalier, Gene Raymond, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet
Directed By:
Jack Smight
9. Rosie! (1967)
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Rosie!
13
2

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. 

Role:
Daphne Shaw
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, James Farentino
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
10. That Funny Feeling (1965)
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2
That Funny Feeling
16
2

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. 

Role:
Joan Howell
Starring:
Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Paul Frees, Nita Talbot
Directed By:
Richard Thorpe
11. Portrait in Black (1960)
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2
Portrait in Black
15
2

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.

Role:
Cathy Cabot
Starring:
Ray Walston, Anna May Wong, Anthony Quinn, Lana Turner, Richard Basehart, John Saxon
Directed By:
Michael Gordon
12. The Wild and the Innocent (1959)
20
3
The Wild and the Innocent
20
3
Role:
Rosalie
Starring:
Gilbert Roland, Joanne Dru, Jim Backus, Audie Murphy
Directed By:
Jack Sher
13. Until They Sail (1957)
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1
Until They Sail
15
1

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.

Starring:
Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Charles Drake, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Robert Wise
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
14. Romanoff and Juliet (1961)
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Romanoff and Juliet
13
1
Role:
Juliet Moulsworth
Starring:
Akim Tamiroff, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Alix Talton
Directed By:
Peter Ustinov
15. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
15
1
Take Her, She's Mine
15
1

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.  

Role:
Mollie Michaelson
Starring:
James Stewart, Bob Denver, James Brolin, Jim Nabors, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley, Philippe Forquet
Directed By:
Henry Koster
16. The Restless Years (1958)
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2
The Restless Years
12
2

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.

Role:
Melinda Grant
Starring:
Teresa Wright, James Whitmore, Luana Patten, John Saxon
Directed By:
Helmut Käutner
17. A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
11
2
A Stranger in My Arms
11
2

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.

Role:
Pat Beasley
Starring:
Peter Graves, Mary Astor, Charles Coburn, June Allyson, Jeff Chandler
Directed By:
Helmut Käutner
18. Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
18
2
Tammy and the Doctor
18
2

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. 

Role:
Tammy Tyree
Starring:
Adam West, Peter Fonda, Macdonald Carey, Margaret Lindsay
Directed By:
Harry Keller
19. A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
10
2
A Man Could Get Killed
10
2

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.

Role:
Amy Franklin
Starring:
James Garner, Anthony Franciosa, Robert Coote, Melina Mercouri
Directed By:
Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen
20. Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! (1967)
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2
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
18
2

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. 

Role:
Heather Halloran
Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Celeste Holm, Dwayne Hickman, George Hamilton, Bill Bixby
Directed By:
Peter Tewksbury
21. Lost (1983)
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2
Lost
11
2
Role:
Penny Morrison
Starring:
Ken Curtis, Jack Elam, Don Stewart, Sheila Newhouse
Directed By:
Al Adamson
22. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
11
1
The Dunwich Horror
R
11
1
Role:
Nancy Wagner
Starring:
Talia Shire, Sam Jaffe, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley
Directed By:
Daniel Haller

TV Movie(s)

1. The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972)
14
2
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
14
2
Role:
Ada
Starring:
Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, Don Stroud, Karen Valentine
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
2. Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974)
10
1
Houston, We've Got a Problem
10
1
Role:
Angie Cordell
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Robert Culp, Ed Nelson, Clu Gulager
Directed By:
Lawrence Doheny
3. The Manhunter (1972)
8
2
The Manhunter
8
2
Role:
Mara Bocock
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, David Brian, Albert Salmi, Roy Thinnes
Directed By:
Don Taylor

Animation(s)

The Snow Queen (1957)
The Snow Queen
Starring:
June Foray, Paul Frees, Art Linkletter, Vladimir Gribkov
Directed By:
Lev Atamanov

TV Shows and Videos

Night Gallery (1969)
Night Gallery
TV-PG
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Leonard Nimoy, Agnes Moorehead, Sally Field, Geraldine Page, Carl Reiner, Ray Milland
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc, Jeff Corey, Gene R. Kearney, Jerrold Freedman, John Badham
Frasier (1993)
Frasier
TV-PG
Starring:
James Spader, Jennifer Coolidge, Ron Howard, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Daniels, Lily Tomlin, Jane Kaczmarek
Directed By:
David Lee, Kelsey Grammer, Pamela Fryman, James Burrows, Sheldon Epps
Love, American Style (1969)
Love, American Style
Starring:
Milton Berle, Bert Convy, Joyce Bulifant, John Carradine, John Amos, Carolyn Jones, Broderick Crawford
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Bruce Bilson, Leslie H. Martinson, Gary Nelson, Richard Michaels
Fantasy Island (1977)
Fantasy Island
Starring:
Esther Rolle, Tanya Roberts, Richard Dawson, Bobby Troup, Andrea Barber, Danny Bonaduce, Patrick Wayne
Directed By:
Cliff Bole, Don Weis, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Philip Leacock
Police Woman (1974)
Police Woman
Starring:
Mark Harmon, Mare Winningham, Brian Dennehy, Keenan Wynn, Debra Winger, Meredith Baxter, Nipsey Russell
Directed By:
Alvin Ganzer, John Newland, Barry Shear, David Moessinger, Corey Allen
The Sixth Sense (1972)
The Sixth Sense
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Christina Crawford, Mary Ann Mobley, Jane Wyman, Tom Bosley, Lee Majors, William Shatner
Directed By:
Allen Baron, John Newland, Alf Kjellin, Sutton Roley, Alan Crosland Jr.

Sandra Dee Awards

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