The Best Ann Sothern Movies 

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List of the best Ann Sothern movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ann Sothern's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ann Sothern movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ann Sothern movies will be at the top of the list. Ann Sothern has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ann Sothern movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ann Sothern films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ann Sothern role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ann Sothern performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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Dir. by Busby Berkeley and Lloyd Bacon (1933), starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell & Dorothy Lamour
Footlight Parade is a 1933 American musical film starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell and featuring Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert and Ruth Donnelly. The ...more
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Dir. by Richard Thorpe (1943), starring Joan Blondell, Ann Sothern & Margaret Sullavan
Cry 'Havoc' is a 1943 American war drama film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Richard Thorpe. The cast is primarily female, with the main roles played by Margaret Sullavan, Ann ...more
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Dir. by George Sidney (1943), starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly & Cyd Charisse
Thousands Cheer is a 1943 American comedy musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Produced at the height of the Second World War, the film was intended as a morale booster for American ...more
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Dir. by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1949), starring Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain & Thelma Ritter
A Letter to Three Wives is a 1949 American romantic drama film which tells the story of a woman who mails a letter to three women, telling them she has left town with the husband of one of them. ...more
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Dir. by Lindsay Anderson (1987), starring Bette Davis, Vincent Price & Mary Steenburgen
The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry and stars Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and ...more
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Dir. by Norman Z. McLeod (1941), starring Doris Day, Red Skelton & Robert Young
Lady Be Good is the title of an MGM musical film which was released in 1941. The film starred dancer Eleanor Powell, along with Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, and Red Skelton. It ...more
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Dir. by William Girdler (1978), starring Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith & Tony Curtis
The Manitou is an American horror movie from 1978 with Tony Curtis and Susan Strasberg, based on a 1975 book by Graham Masterton. The movie is based on an old legend about the American Indian ...more

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Dir. by Robert Z. Leonard (1950), starring Carmen Miranda, Jane Powell & Scotty Beckett
Nancy Goes to Rio is a musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1950. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Joe Pasternak from a screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based ...more
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Dir. by Franklin J. Schaffner (1964), starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson & Shelley Berman
The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee ...more
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Dir. by Lloyd Bacon (1940), starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson & Ralph Bellamy
Brother Orchid is a 1940 American crime/comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern and Humphrey Bogart, with featured performances by Donald Crisp, Ralph ...more
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Dir. by Fritz Lang (1953), starring Nat King Cole, Anne Baxter & Raymond Burr
The Blue Gardenia is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang and based on a story by Vera Caspary. It stars Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern and Raymond Burr. The first ...more
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Dir. by Norman Taurog (1948), starring Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney & Janet Leigh
Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart. The film stars Mickey Rooney as Hart and Tom Drake as Rodgers, ...more
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Dir. by Ray Enright (1930), starring Ann Sothern, Joe E. Brown & John Boles
Song of the West is a musical operetta film produced by Warner Brothers, and photographed entirely in Technicolor. It was based on the 1928 Broadway musical Rainbow by Vincent Youmans, Oscar ...more
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Dir. by Pat Jackson (1950), starring Nancy Reagan, Ann Sothern & John McIntire
Shadow on the Wall is a 1950 psychological thriller film starring Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau and Nancy Davis. It is based on the novel Death in the Doll's House by Lawrence P. ...more
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Dir. by John G. Adolfi (1929), starring John Barrymore, Loretta Young & Douglas Fairbanks
The Show of Shows is a 1929 American musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and distributed by Warner Bros. The all talking Vitaphone production cost $850,000 and was shot almost entirely ...more
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Dir. by Harry Beaumont (1944), starring Ava Gardner, Ann Sothern & Donald Meek
"In this eighth film in MGM's "Maisie" series, Ann Sothern is back as ever-stranded chorus girl Maisie Revier. As the story opens, Maisie has a steady non-showbiz job as a defense ...more
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Dir. by Edwin L. Marin (1939), starring Robert Young, Ann Sothern & Cliff Edwards
Maisie is a comedy film property MGM originally purchased for Jean Harlow, but before a shooting script could be completed Harlow died in 1937. It was put on hold until 1939, when Ann Sothern ...more
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Dir. by Norman Z. McLeod (1943), starring Ann Sothern, Jean Rogers & James Craig
"In her seventh outing as irrepressible vaudeville entertainer Maisie Revere, Ann Sothern aided the war effort by working the swing shift in an airplane factory. Taking in a seemingly ...more
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Dir. by Walter Grauman (1964), starring James Caan, Olivia de Havilland & Richard Kiel
Lady in a Cage is a 1964 American psychological thriller film directed by Walter Grauman, written and produced by Luther Davis, and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Olivia de Havilland ...more
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Dir. by Mervyn LeRoy (1943), starring James Cagney, Margaret O'Brien & Ann Sothern
You, John Jones! is a short film directed by Mervyn LeRoy, written by Carey Wilson, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starring James Cagney, Ann Sothern, and Margaret O'Brien. The film ...more
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Dir. by Gordon Douglas (1965), starring Carroll Baker, Edmond O'Brien & Nancy Kovack
Sylvia is a 1965 drama film directed by Gordon Douglas, written by Sydney Boehm and starring George Maharis, Carroll Baker and Peter Lawford. Released by Paramount Pictures, it was filmed in ...more
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Dir. by Robert Clouse (1974), starring Burgess Meredith, Jim Kelly & Ann Sothern
Golden Needles is a 1974 American action/adventure film starring Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Ashley, Ann Sothern, Jim Kelly, Burgess Meredith, and Roy Chiao. The film was directed by Robert Clouse ...more
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Dir. by Busby Berkeley (1939), starring Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey & Franchot Tone
Fast and Furious is a 1939 mystery comedy film directed by Busby Berkeley. The film stars Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern as Joel and Garda Sloane, a crime-solving married couple who are also rare ...more
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Congo Maisie Dir. by H. C. Potter (1940), starring Ann Sothern, J. M. Kerrigan & Shepperd Strudwick
"This is the second episode in the Maisie series, which focused upon the exploits of a feisty, clever, smooth-talking showgirl. The story begins when Maisie has hidden herself aboard a West ...more
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Dir. by Roy Del Ruth (1934), starring Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman & Paulette Goddard
Kid Millions is an American film directed by Roy Del Ruth, produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions, and starring Eddie Cantor.