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The Best Carol Channing Movies 

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List of the best Carol Channing movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Carol Channing'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 Carol Channing movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Carol Channing movies will be at the top of the list. Carol Channing has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Carol Channing movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Carol Channing films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like Broadway: The Golden Age and Thoroughly Modern Millie, in it.

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

If Carol Channing movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland too.

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Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Harry Harris

Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors ...more
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Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Released: 1967

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. The screenplay by Richard Morris focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Carol Channing, Ed Asner

Released: 1993

Directed by: John Howley

Happily Ever After is a 1990 American animated film written by Robby London and Martha Moran and directed by John Howley. The film stars Irene Cara, Malcolm McDowell, Edward Asner, Carol ...more
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Parade of Stars Carol Channing, Shelley Winters, Jean Stapleton

Released: 1983

Directed by: Clark Jones

Parade of Stars is a comedy musical film written by Hildy Parks and directed by Clark Jones.
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Alec Baldwin, Liev Schreiber, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 2004

Directed by: Rick McKay

Broadway: The Golden Age is a 2003 documentary film by Rick McKay, telling the story of the "golden age" of Broadway by the oral history of the legendary actors of the 40s and 50s, ...more
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Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards

Released: 2005

Directed by: Wayne Palmer, Christopher A. Cohen

Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards is a 2005 drama and music film written by Thomas Hischak and directed by Chris Cohen and Wayne Palmer.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures Carol Channing, Twiggy, Patti LuPone

Released: 2003

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Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey

Released: 1953

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing

Released: 1994

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Thumbelina is a 1994 American animated film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman from a screenplay by Bluth based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina". The film was produced by ...more

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Shinbone Alley Carol Channing, John Carradine, Hal Smith

Released: 1971

Directed by: John David Wilson

Shinbone Alley is a 1971 animated musical comedy film based on the Joe Darion, Mel Brooks, and George Kleinsinger musical of the same name as well as the original Archy and Mehitabel stories by ...more
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Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

Released: 1978

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a 1978 American jukebox musical film. Its soundtrack, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, features new versions of songs originally written and ...more

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Broadway's Best at Pops Bonnie Raitt, Carol Channing, John Williams

Released: 2005

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Skidoo Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1968

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968.
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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1960s Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Channing

Released: 2008

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Forever Plaid: The Movie Carol Channing, Loni Anderson, David Hyde Pierce

Released: 2008

Forever Plaid: The Movie is a 2008 American musical film, a recording of a live performance of a revival to the 1990 off-Broadway musical comedy Forever Plaid. Directed and written by Stuart ...more
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Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey

Released: 1969

Directed by: Clark Jones

Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway is a 1969 musical TV movie written by Ernest Chambers and Saul Ilson, and directed by Clark Jones.
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Words and Music by Jerry Herman Carol Channing, Charles Nelson Reilly, Arthur Laurents

Released: 2007

Directed by: Amber Edwards

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Farrah Fawcett, Carol Channing, DeForest Kelley

Released: 1998

Directed by: Robert C. Ramirez

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars is the name of both a children's book by Thomas Disch, as well as the film made from same. Both are sequels to the book and film versions of The Brave ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Ginger Rogers, Carol Channing

Released: 1956

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

The First Traveling Saleslady was a 1956 American film, starring Ginger Rogers and Carol Channing. Commercially unsuccessful, it was among the films that helped to close RKO Pictures. Future ...more
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The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Joan Collins, Barbara Walters, Carol Channing

Released: 1996

Directed by: Susan Warms Dryfoos

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story is a 1996 American documentary film directed by Susan Warms Dryfoos about the artist Al Hirschfeld. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best ...more