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.

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

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

Most divisive: Undercover Maisie
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  • Footlight Parade
    James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
    39 votes
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
    Motion pictures may have put Broadway director Chester Kent (James Cagney) out of a job, but he quickly finds a second career producing musical sequences for the movies. Unfortunately, a cutthroat competitor keeps stealing his ideas. That cannot happen on his next commission, a rush job for a big-time theater chain. If his work impresses, it'll lead to an exclusive contract. Chester has only three days, but with the help of his smitten secretary, Nan (Joan Blondell), he just might pull it off.

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  • Cry "Havoc"
    Joan Blondell, Ann Sothern, Margaret Sullavan
    43 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Richard Thorpe
    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 Sothern, Joan Blondell, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ella Raines, Frances Gifford, Diana Lewis, Heather Angel, Dorothy Morris and Connie Gilchrist.
  • A Letter to Three Wives
    Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern
    19 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    Deborah Bishop, Lora Mae Hollingsway and Rita Phipps are three friends who all receive letters from another friend, Addie Ross, telling them that she is about to leave town with one of their husbands. Deborah, Lora Mae and Rita have to find out which of their spouses, Brad, Porter and George respectively, have been unfaithful.

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  • Thousands Cheer
    Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor
    37 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: George Sidney
    Trapeze artist Eddie Marsh (Gene Kelly) is a new military recruit with an entertainer's spirit. Eddie decides he'd like to organize a grand performance for his fellow soldiers, but is distracted when he meets the lovely Kathyrn (Kathryn Grayson). Eddie and Kathyrn have chemistry, but the girl's father, Col. Bill Jones (John Boles), disapproves of the romance. Undeterred, Eddie does his best to put on the show of a lifetime and earn the blessing of the curmudgeonly colonel.
  • Maisie
    Robert Young, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey
    14 votes
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
    Wisecracking showgirl Maisie Ravier (Ann Sothern) finds herself trapped in a Wyoming town when her new employer closes the show prematurely. She meets ranch foreman Charles "Slim" Martin (Robert Young) when he accuses her of lifting his wallet, and ends up being hired as a maid for ranch owners Cliff (Ian Hunter) and Sybil (Ruth Hussey), who are attempting to mend their rocky marriage after Sybil's infidelity with a cowboy. When Slim is accused of murder, Maisie fights to clear his name.
  • The Whales of August
    Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price
    13 votes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
    Two elderly sisters, Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish), travel to their summer house in Maine. The pair couldn't be less similar: Libby is blind, cynical and mean-spirited; Sarah is sunny, optimistic and healthy. Yet their shared memories and hardships -- especially the deaths of their husbands -- help bind the two together. Still, the entrance of a local fisherman (Vincent Price) into Sarah's life threatens to reopen old wounds.

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