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List of Sidney Sheldon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Easter Parade (1948)
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3
Easter Parade
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3

Don Hewes is a Broadway star who tells his dancing partner Nadine that he is going solo. He claims that he can turn any dancer into a hit performer, and therefore he hires a naïve chorus girl as his new partner, hoping that this will make Nadine, his former partner jealous.

Starring:
Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
Directed By:
Charles Walters
2. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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3
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
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3

This romantic comedy film tells the story of Susan, a seventeen year old girl, who is studying in high school. She begins to fall for Richard, a handsome and sophisticated artist. Her uncle believes that it is just an infatuation, and he tells Richard to play along, until her infatuation with him burns out.

Starring:
Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Ray Collins, Myrna Loy, Rudy Vallee
Directed By:
Irving Reis
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
4. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
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2
Annie Get Your Gun
14
2
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Louis Calhern, Edward Arnold, J. Carrol Naish, Betty Hutton
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley, George Sidney
5. Buster and Billie (1974)
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2
Buster and Billie
R
12
2

In 1948, Buster Lane, a popular senior in his small town high school, is exasperated with his fiancée Margie Hooks because she refuses to have sex with him. As other students often visit ill-reputed underprivileged girl, Billie-Jo Truluck, Buster also starts meeting her; but soon the two find true love in each other and make together public appearances which irks Buster’s friends. 

Starring:
Robert Englund, Jan-Michael Vincent, Clifton James, Pamela Sue Martin, Joan Goodfellow
Directed By:
Sidney Sheldon, Daniel Petrie
6. Fly-By-Night (1942)
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3
Fly-By-Night
12
3
Starring:
Richard Carlson, Miles Mander, Nancy Kelly, Albert Bassermann, Edward Gargan
Directed By:
Robert Siodmak
8. Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
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2
Nancy Goes to Rio
13
2

A theater producer hires Nancy to star in his show, but doesn’t inform her superstar mother Frances, that she has been replaced. Unknown to each other, both mother and daughter head south for the same role.  

Starring:
Carmen Miranda, Ann Sothern, Louis Calhern, Barry Sullivan, Jane Powell
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
9. No Questions Asked (1951)
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2
No Questions Asked
12
2
Starring:
George Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, Jean Hagen, Richard Anderson
Directed By:
Harold F. Kress
10. Remains to Be Seen (1953)
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2
Remains to Be Seen
12
2

Remains to be Seen is a musical crime comedy film which tells the story of a girl named Jody, who is a singer. Her life takes a dangerous turn when she is the prime suspect when her uncle is murdered.

Starring:
Dorothy Dandridge, Angela Lansbury, Louis Calhern, John Beal, Van Johnson, June Allyson
Directed By:
Don Weis
11. All in a Night's Work (1961)
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2
All in a Night's Work
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2

Tony Ryder inherits his uncle’s media empire after his uncle dies while on  avacation. Tony learns that his uncle was with a mysterious woman on the night he died. She is identified as Katie Robbins, a researcher working for their publication. Tony tries to get to know her and find out what she wants. But complications ensue as one thing leads to another.

Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Charles Ruggles, Norma Crane
Directed By:
Joseph Anthony
12. Pardners (1956)
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3
Pardners
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3
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow, Jackie Loughery
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
13. Anything Goes (1956)
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2
Anything Goes
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2

Broadway headliners and partners, Bill Benson and Ted Adams, travel separately to Paris to find a leading lady for their upcoming show. While Bill chooses Patsy Blair, Ted chooses Gaby Duval. Unfortunately, with only one role, the two friends must sort out this mess and find the leading lady on their cruise back to USA. 

Starring:
Mitzi Gaynor, Bing Crosby, Phil Harris, Zizi Jeanmaire, Donald O'Connor
Directed By:
Robert Lewis
14. Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
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2
Three Guys Named Mike
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2

Marcy Lewis, a small town girl turned airline stewardess, is romantically pursued by three Mikes, who are poles apart from each other though they shared the same name – scientist Mike Lawrence, business executive Mike Tracy, and airline pilot Mike Jamison. As the three men learn about each other, it is time for Marcy to make up her mind about whom she really loves.

Starring:
Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Barry Sullivan, Howard Keel
Directed By:
Charles Walters
15. Just This Once (1952)
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2
Just This Once
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2

This comedy film tells the story about Mark MacLene who owes a lot of money to the banks, the IRS and others. He owes a total of $ 2 million but the problem is that his trust makes $ 1 million a year, and on top of that, his expenses every month are $ 150,000.  

Starring:
Janet Leigh, Richard Anderson, Peter Lawford, Lewis Stone, Marilyn Erskine
Directed By:
Don Weis
16. The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
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3
The Other Side of Midnight
R
15
3
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Sorrell Booke, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager, Marie-France Pisier
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott
17. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
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2
Billy Rose's Jumbo
G
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2
Starring:
Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Dean Jagger, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye
Directed By:
Charles Walters
18. Dream Wife (1953)
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2
Dream Wife
11
2
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, Eduard Franz, Betta St. John
Directed By:
Sidney Sheldon
19. Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)
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2
Rich, Young and Pretty
11
2

A wealthy Texas rancher, Jim, takes his daughter, Elizabeth Rogers to Paris. Elizabeth falls head over heals with a young Frenchman, Andre Milan. While her father tries to keep her away from the Frenchman, her Parisian mother, whom she thought is dead, gets to know about Elizabeth's arrival and plans to meet her.

Starring:
Danielle Darrieux, Wendell Corey, Jane Powell, Fernando Lamas, Vic Damone
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
20. Dangerous Lady (1941)
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2
Dangerous Lady
10
2
Starring:
Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, Douglas Fowley, Greta Granstedt, June Storey
Directed By:
Bernard B. Ray
21. The Naked Face (1984)
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2
The Naked Face
R
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2

Based on Sidney Sheldon’s novel, the film follows a gentle psychiatrist, Judd Stevens, as he becomes the prime suspect in the killing of one of his patients and later his secretary. The cops conduct an investigation, but when the killings continue, Stevens decides to take things in his own hands. Aided by a private investigator, he begins his search for the real culprits to prove his own innocence.

Starring:
Art Carney, Rod Steiger, Roger Moore, Anne Archer, Elliott Gould
Directed By:
Bryan Forbes
22. The Birds and the Bees (1956)
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2
The Birds and the Bees
10
2

The Birds and the Bees is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a cunning girl who, along with her father, cheats a naïve man out of his money, while on a cruise. However, things take an interesting turn when the girl starts to fall in love with the man.    

Starring:
David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor, Fred Clark, Reginald Gardiner, George Gobel
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
23. Borrowed Hero (1941)
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2
Borrowed Hero
10
2
Starring:
Florence Rice, Alan Baxter, Constance Worth, John Hamilton, Mary Gordon
Directed By:
Lewis D. Collins
24. South of Panama (1941)
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2
South of Panama
10
2
Starring:
Duncan Renaldo, Lucien Prival, Roger Pryor, Lionel Royce, Virginia Vale
Directed By:
Jean Yarbrough
25. Caligula (1979)
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2
Caligula
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2

Caligula is a historical drama film, which revolves around the tragic story of Gaius Germanicus Caligula, Rome’s most infamous Caesar. The film depicts how he rises to power and how he eventually meets his downfall.

Starring:
Helen Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, Joss Ackland, John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole
Directed By:
26. The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
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The Buster Keaton Story
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2

Stepping out of family vaudeville act, Buster Keaton starts with bit roles in films, and soon gains popularity with his own films. Casting director Gloria Brent falls for him, but he adores film-star Peggy Courtney, whose rejection drives him to drinking. His career suffers with advent of talkies, worsening his alcoholism. Now only Gloria’s love can bring him back to his comedy.

Starring:
Peter Lorre, Cecil B. DeMille, Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming
Directed By:
Sidney Sheldon
27. Bloodline (1979)
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4
Bloodline
R
11
4
Starring:
Michelle Phillips, Omar Sharif, Romy Schneider, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Audrey Hepburn, Claudia Mori
Directed By:
Terence Young
28. Gambling Daughters (1941)
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2
Gambling Daughters
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2
Starring:
Roger Pryor, Cecilia Parker, Robert Baldwin, Gale Storm, Sig Arno
Directed By:
Max Nosseck
29. Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941)
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2
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
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2
Starring:
Paul Harvey, Franklin Pangborn, Lynne Carver, James Ellison, Virginia Gilmore
Directed By:
Bernard Vorhaus

TV Movie(s)

1. Shadow on the Land (1968)
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2
Shadow on the Land
12
2
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Carol Lynley, Marc Strange
Directed By:
Richard C. Sarafian
2. Rage of Angels (1983)
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3
Rage of Angels
14
3
Starring:
Armand Assante, Ken Howard, Jaclyn Smith, Kevin Conway, Ronald Hunter
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
3. Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994)
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2
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is
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2
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Alan Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lionel Stander, Stefanie Powers
Directed By:
Peter Roger Hunt
4. Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994)
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2
Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart
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2
Starring:
Richard Belzer, Robert Wagner, Lionel Stander, Stefanie Powers, Audra Lindley
Directed By:
Peter Roger Hunt
5. Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994)
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2
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die
12
2
Starring:
Fred Willard, Robert Wagner, Lionel Stander, James Shigeta, Stefanie Powers
Directed By:
Peter Roger Hunt
6. Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season (1996)
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2
Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season
12
2
Starring:
James Brolin, Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Ursula Karven, Scott McRae
Directed By:
Christian I. Nyby II
7. Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time (1995)
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2
Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time
12
2
Starring:
Joan Collins, Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Jeff Kaake, Daniela Amavia
Directed By:
Michael Tuchner
8. Nothing Lasts Forever (1995)
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2
Nothing Lasts Forever
11
2
Starring:
Brooke Shields, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Lloyd Bridges, Gail O'Grady, Gregory Harrison, Vanessa Williams
Directed By:
Jack Bender
9. Hart to Hart Returns (1993)
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2
Hart to Hart Returns
12
2
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Lionel Stander, Mike Connors, Stefanie Powers, Ken Howard
Directed By:
Peter Roger Hunt
10. Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart (1996)
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2
Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart
12
2
Starring:
Robert Wagner, George Hamilton, Stefanie Powers, Dwight Schultz, Katja Riemann
Directed By:
Tom Mankiewicz
11. Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)
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2
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues
12
2
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Susan Sullivan, Ken Howard, Jaclyn Smith, Mason Adams
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
12. I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (1985)
10
2
I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later
10
2
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Nicole Eggert, Wayne Rogers, Mackenzie Astin, Dori Brenner, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke
Directed By:
William Asher
13. The Sands of Time (1992)
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2
The Sands of Time
12
2
Starring:
Amanda Plummer, James Brolin, Deborah Raffin, Michael Nouri, Elizabeth Gracen
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
14. Memories of Midnight (1991)
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2
Memories of Midnight
11
2
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, Joseph Campanella, Theodore Bikel, Ken Howard
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
15. I Still Dream of Jeannie (1991)
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2
I Still Dream of Jeannie
10
2
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Al Waxman, Peter Breck, Bill Daily, Christopher Bolton
Directed By:
Joseph L. Scanlan
16. A Stranger in the Mirror (1993)
11
2
A Stranger in the Mirror
11
2
Starring:
Lori Loughlin, Christopher Plummer, Perry King, Juliet Mills, Geordie Johnson
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott

TV Shows and Videos

Stage 7 (1955)
Stage 7
Starring:
Don Rickles, Charles Bronson, Alexis Smith, Angela Lansbury, Macdonald Carey, Dennis Morgan, Stephen McNally
Directed By:
Arnold Laven, Alvin Ganzer, Harry Keller, Lewis R. Foster, Reginald Le Borg
Colgate Theatre (1958)
Colgate Theatre
Starring:
Orson Welles, Walter Brennan, Claudette Colbert, Jane Russell, Frances Bavier, Harry Harvey Jr., Bill Goodwin
Directed By:
Norman Tokar, Orson Welles
The Comedy Spot (1960)
The Comedy Spot
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Carl Reiner, Margaret O'Brien, Mamie Van Doren, Nancy Kulp
I Dream of Jeannie (1965)
I Dream of Jeannie
TV-G
Starring:
Rosey Grier, Milton Berle, Larry Hagman, Mako Iwamatsu, Bob Denver, Paul Lynde, Dick Van Patten
Directed By:
E.W. Swackhamer, Russ Mayberry, Claudio Guzmán, Alan Rafkin, Gene Nelson
The Patty Duke Show (1963)
The Patty Duke Show
TV-G
Starring:
Sal Mineo, William Christopher, Jean Stapleton, Charles Nelson Reilly, James Brolin, Sorrell Booke, Paul Lynde
Directed By:
Stanley Prager, Gary Nelson, Bruce Bilson, William Asher, Claudio Guzmán
Nancy (1970)
Nancy
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Celeste Holm, Robert F. Simon, Renne Jarrett, John Fink
If Tomorrow Comes (1986)
If Tomorrow Comes
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Tom Berenger, David Keith, Richard Kiley, Madolyn Smith Osborne
Directed By:
Jerry London
The Twilight Zone (1985)
The Twilight Zone
TV-PG
Starring:
Pam Dawber, Louise Fletcher, Bruce Willis, Fred Savage, Mare Winningham, John Carradine, Michael Moriarty
Directed By:
Paul Lynch, Peter Medak, Ryszard Bugajski, Wes Craven, John D. Hancock
Hart to Hart (1979)
Hart to Hart
Starring:
Capucine, Jerry Stiller, Amanda Blake, Rory Calhoun, David McCallum, Florence Henderson, Ray Milland
Directed By:
Tom Mankiewicz, Earl Bellamy, Harry Winer, Paul Krasny, Ralph Senensky
Jeannie Aur Juju (2012)
Jeannie Aur Juju
Starring:
Ali Asgar, Kurush Deboo, Navina Bole, Harsh Khurana, Aman Mehra
Windmills of the Gods (1988)
Windmills of the Gods
Starring:
Ian McKellen, Franco Nero, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Robert Wagner, Michael Moriarty, Betsy Palmer, Jaclyn Smith
Directed By:
Lee Philips

Sidney Sheldon Awards

Academy Awards
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Best Writing, Original Screenplay 1948