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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.

List includes Dangerous Number, Song of the West and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ann Sothern movies?" and "What are the greatest Ann Sothern roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Ann Sothern have also been known to enjoy films starring Vera Miles and Tyrone Power.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Billy Gilbert - She's Got Everything is a 1937 romantic comedy film story by Joseph Hoffman and Maxwell Shane, screenplay by Harry Segall, Monroe Shaff and Maxwell Shane and directed by Joseph Santley.

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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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Smartest Girl in Town Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Frank Jenks - Smartest Girl in Town is a 1936 comedy film based on the story by Muriel Scheck and H.S. Kraft, written by Viola Brothers Shore and directed by Joseph Santley.

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Ann Sothern, Edmund Lowe - Let's Fall in Love is a 1933 romantic musical film starring Edmund Lowe and Ann Sothern. Released by Columbia Pictures, the film was directed by David Burton and written by Herbert Fields.

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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.

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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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Maureen O'Sullivan, Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres - "Out of work as usual, showgirl Maisie Revier (Ann Sothern) takes a job as the maid for a wealthy family. She wins over the young man of the household (Lew Ayres), but the rest of the ...more

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Melvyn Douglas, Ann Sothern, Reginald Owen - Three Hearts for Julia is a 1943 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Dennis Quaid, Bill Paxton, Cloris Leachman - Crazy Mama is a 1975 American action/comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by Julie Corman. The film stars Cloris Leachman. Dennis Quaid and Bill Paxton are also seen briefly in ...more

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There Goes the Groom Burgess Meredith, Ann Sothern, Mary Boland - There Goes the Groom is a 1937 screwball comedy film directed by Joseph Santley, starring Ann Sothern and Burgess Meredith. It was Burgess Meredith's second film and his first screen comedy; his ...more

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You May Be Next Ann Sothern, Lloyd Nolan, Douglass Dumbrille - You May Be Next is a 1936 crime thriller drama film based on the story by Ferdinand Reyher and James Whale, written by Fred Niblo Jr. and Ferdinand Reyher, and directed by Albert S. Rogell.

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Ann Sothern, Sharon Clark, Charles Lane - The Little Dragons is a 1980 American film about two young brothers who use their karate skills to rescue a friend after she is held captive for ransom. Produced and directed by Curtis Hanson. ...more

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Cindy Williams, Ann Sothern, John Savage - The Killing Kind is a 1973 American psychological horror directed by Curtis Harrington, and starring Ann Sothern and John Savage. The film is based on a screenplay by Tony Crechales, whose ...more

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Dulcy Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young - Dulcy is a 1940 comedy film written by Albert Mannheimer, Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields, and directed by S. Sylvan Simon.

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Ann Sothern, Barry Nelson - Undercover Maisie is a 1947 film directed by Harry Beaumont.

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Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling - "Broke and stranded once more, golden-hearted showgirl Maisie Revere (Ann Sothern) finds herself in upstate New York in general proximity with a prizefighting camp. She meets and ultimately ...more

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Congo Maisie 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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John Carradine, Ann Sothern, Edward Everett Horton - Danger – Love at Work is a 1937 American screwball comedy film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by James Edward Grant and Ben Markson focuses on an attorney's frustrating efforts to ...more

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Hooray for Love Ann Sothern, Lionel Stander, Gene Raymond - Hooray for Love is a 1935 American musical comedy film directed by Walter Lang from a screenplay by Lawrence Hazard and Ray Harris, which was based on an unpublished story by Marc Lachmann ...more

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Ann Sothern, Joseph Crehan, Gene Raymond - There Goes My Girl is a 1937 action adventure comedy crime mystery romance film based on the story by George Beck, written by Harry Segall and directed by Ben Holmes and Edward Killy.

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Doughboys Buster Keaton, Ann Sothern, Cliff Edwards - Doughboys is 1930 comedy film written by Al Boasberg and Sidney Lazarus and directed by Edward Sedgwick.

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Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Leo Gorcey - "The combination of Ann Sothern and Red Skelton pays off in giggles, chortles and guffaws in Maisie Gets Her Man. Broke and stranded once more, showgirl Maisie Revere briefly works as the ...more

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Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Hillary Brooke - "MGM's first "Maisie" entry in two years, Up Goes Maisie once more stars Ann Sothern as eternally stranded showgirl Maisie Revere. Our heroine manages to secure a job as secretary ...more

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Robert Young, Dean Jagger, Ann Sothern - Dangerous Number is a 1937 comedy film Leona Dalrymple, Carey Wilson, and Bradbury Foote and directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Ann Sothern, Slim Summerville, Lee Bowman - Gold Rush Maisie is a 1940 drama film, the third of ten films starring Ann Sothern as Maisie Ravier, a showgirl with a heart of gold. In this entry in the series, she joins a gold rush to a ...more

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Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Anita Colby - Walking on Air is a 1936 comedy film based on the story "Count Pete" by Francis M. Cockrell, written by Rian James, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Viola Brothers Shore and directed by

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Walter Brennan, Ann Sothern, Jack Norton - Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President is a 1939 comedy film story by Damon Runyon, screenplay by Melville Baker and directed by Robert B. Sinclair.

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Ann Sothern, Edgar Kennedy, Eduardo Ciannelli - Super-Sleuth is a 1937 mystery comedy film written by Gertrude Purcell and Ernest Pagano and directed by Benjamin Stoloff.