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The Best Ann Sothern Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 971 votes 169 voters 3.9k views49 items

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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.

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    Footlight Parade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Footlight Parade

    James Cagney, Joan Blondell

    Released1933

    Directed byBusby Berkeley, Lloyd Bacon

    Footlight Parade is a 1933 American musical film starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby... more on Wikipedia
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    Cry "Havoc" is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Cry "Havoc"

    Joan Blondell, Ann Sothern

    Released1943

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Cry 'Havoc' is a 1943 American war drama film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Thousands Cheer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Thousands Cheer

    Judy Garland, Gene Kelly

    Released1943

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Thousands Cheer is a 1943 American comedy musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Lady Be Good is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Lady Be Good

    Doris Day, Red Skelton

    Released1941

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    Lady Be Good is the title of an MGM musical film which was released in 1941. The film starred... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Nancy Goes to Rio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Nancy Goes to Rio

    Carmen Miranda, Jane Powell

    Released1950

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Nancy Goes to Rio is a musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1950. It was... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Best Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    The Best Man

    Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson

    Released1964

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a... more on Wikipedia
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    The Manitou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    The Manitou

    Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith

    Released1978

    Directed byWilliam Girdler

    The Manitou is an American horror movie from 1978 with Tony Curtis and Susan Strasberg, based... more on Wikipedia

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    Brother Orchid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Brother Orchid

    Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1940

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Brother Orchid is a 1940 American crime/comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Blue Gardenia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    The Blue Gardenia

    Nat King Cole, Anne Baxter

    Released1953

    Directed byFritz Lang

    The Blue Gardenia is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang and based on a... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Words and Music is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Words and Music

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1948

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Shadow on the Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Shadow on the Wall

    Nancy Reagan, Ann Sothern

    Released1950

    Directed byPat Jackson

    Shadow on the Wall is a 1950 psychological thriller film starring Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Maisie Goes to Reno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Maisie Goes to Reno

    Ava Gardner, Ann Sothern

    Released1944

    Directed byHarry Beaumont

    "In this eighth film in MGM's "Maisie" series, Ann Sothern is back as ever-stranded chorus... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Song of the West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Song of the West

    Ann Sothern, Joe E. Brown

    Released1930

    Directed byRay Enright

    Song of the West is a musical operetta film produced by Warner Brothers, and photographed... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Show of Shows is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    The Show of Shows

    John Barrymore, Loretta Young

    Released1929

    Directed byJohn G. Adolfi

    The Show of Shows is a 1929 American musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Maisie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Maisie

    Robert Young, Ann Sothern

    Released1939

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Maisie is a comedy film property MGM originally purchased for Jean Harlow, but before a... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Swing Shift Maisie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Swing Shift Maisie

    Ann Sothern, Jean Rogers

    Released1943

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    "In her seventh outing as irrepressible vaudeville entertainer Maisie Revere, Ann Sothern... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Lady in a Cage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Lady in a Cage

    James Caan, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1964

    Directed byWalter Grauman

    Lady in a Cage is a 1964 American psychological thriller film directed by Walter Grauman,... more on Wikipedia
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    A Letter to Three Wives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    A Letter to Three Wives

    Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain

    Released1949

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    A Letter to Three Wives is a 1949 American romantic drama film which tells the story of a... more on Wikipedia
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    Congo Maisie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Congo Maisie

    Ann Sothern, J. M. Kerrigan

    Released1940

    Directed byH. C. Potter

    "This is the second episode in the Maisie series, which focused upon the exploits of a feisty,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Whales of August is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    The Whales of August

    Bette Davis, Vincent Price

    Released1987

    Directed byLindsay Anderson

    The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry and stars Bette Davis and... more on Wikipedia
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    Sylvia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Sylvia

    Carroll Baker, Edmond O'Brien

    Released1965

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Sylvia is a 1965 drama film directed by Gordon Douglas, written by Sydney Boehm and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Golden Needles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Golden Needles

    Burgess Meredith, Jim Kelly

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Clouse

    Golden Needles is a 1974 American action/adventure film starring Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth... more on Wikipedia
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    Kid Millions is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Kid Millions

    Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman

    Released1934

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    Kid Millions is an American film directed by Roy Del Ruth, produced by Samuel Goldwyn... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    She's Got Everything is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    She's Got Everything

    Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond

    Released1937

    Directed byJoseph Santley

    She's Got Everything is a 1937 romantic comedy film story by Joseph Hoffman and Maxwell Shane,...amazon_watch buy button
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    Fast and Furious is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ann Sothern Movies
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    Fast and Furious

    Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey

    Released1939

    Directed byBusby Berkeley

    Fast and Furious is a 1939 mystery comedy film directed by Busby Berkeley. The film stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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