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The Best Claudette Colbert Movies 

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

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List contains films like Cleopatra and Sleep, My Love.

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

Notable directors that worked with Claudette Colbert include names like John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille and Ernst Lubitsch. If Claudette Colbert movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Irene Dunne and Lillian Gish too.

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Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond
It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore
Midnight is a 1939 American screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, and Elaine Barrie. Written ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Sessue Hayakawa
Three Came Home is a 1950 American post-war film directed by Jean Negulesco, based on the memoirs of the same name by writer Agnes Newton Keith. It depicts Keith's life in North Borneo in the ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor, Joel McCrea
The Palm Beach Story is a 1942 romantic screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges, and starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor and Rudy Vallée. Victor ...more

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Shirley Temple, Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones
Since You Went Away is a 1944 American film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick International Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It is an epic about the American home front during ...more

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John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee
Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal International, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Joseph Schildkraut, Warren William
Cleopatra is a 1934 epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt. It was written by Waldemar Young, Vincent ...more
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Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March
The Sign of the Cross is a pre-Code epic film released by Paramount Pictures, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Waldemar Young and Sidney Buchman, and based on the ...more

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Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine
Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the same name by American author, Walter D. Edmonds. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and ...more
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Veronica Lake, Claudette Colbert, Yvonne De Carlo
So Proudly We Hail! is a 1943 American film directed and produced by Mark Sandrich, and starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard – who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Adolphe Menjou
Mysterious Mr. Parkes is a 1930 comedy drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Louis J. Gasnier. It was a French-language version of Slightly Scarlet for the European market.
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Claudette Colbert, Helen Gurley Brown
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Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Walter Abel
Arise, My Love is a 1940 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Jacques Théry. The film stars ...more
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James Stewart, Claudette Colbert, Edgar Kennedy
It's a Wonderful World is a romantic screwball comedy-mystery, starring Claudette Colbert and James Stewart and directed by W. S. Van Dyke.
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Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy
Boom Town is a 1940 American adventure film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, and directed by Jack Conway. The supporting cast features Frank Morgan, ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett, Charles Boyer
Private Worlds is a drama film which tells the story of the staff and patients at a mental hospital, and the chief of the hospital who has problems dealing with a female psychiatrist. The film ...more
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Natalie Wood, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert
Tomorrow Is Forever is a 1946 black-and-white romance film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Irving Pichel, starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles and George Brent. The music ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Tab Hunter
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Claudette Colbert, Larry Blyden
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Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall
Secrets of a Secretary is a 1931 film directed by George Abbott, and starring Claudette Colbert and Herbert Marshall. Stage actress Mary Boland's first talking film.
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Claudette Colbert, Edward G. Robinson, David Newell
The Hole in the Wall is a 1929 film directed by Robert Florey, and starring Claudette Colbert and Edward G. Robinson. This film marks the first appearance of Edward G. Robinson as a gangster.
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Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, William Boyd
The Wiser Sex is a 1932 crime drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Berthold Viertel and Victor Viertel, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Lilyan Tashman, William ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Richard Long
The Egg and I is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Chester Erskine, who co-wrote the screenplay with Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book of the same name by Betty MacDonald and ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Basil Rathbone, Charles Boyer
Tovarich (the Russian word for "comrade") is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Anatole Litvak, based on the 1935 play by Robert E. Sherwood, which in turn was based on the 1933 ...more
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David Niven, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. The film is based on the ...more