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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.

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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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It Happened One Night 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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Midnight 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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Three Came Home 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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The Palm Beach Story 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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Since You Went Away 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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Drums Along the Mohawk 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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So Proudly We Hail! 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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Cleopatra 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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Imitation of Life 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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The Sign of the Cross 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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Boom Town 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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Tomorrow Is Forever 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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Zaza Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Monty Woolley Zaza is a 1939 American romantic drama film made by Paramount Pictures, and directed by George Cukor. The screenplay was written by Zoë Akins, based on play the Zaza. The music score is by ...more

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The Egg and I 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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No Time for Love Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray No Time for Love is a 1943 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Written by Claude Binyon, Robert Lees, and ...more

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It's a Wonderful World 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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Maid of Salem Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray Maid of Salem is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Frank Lloyd, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.

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Sleep, My Love Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Raymond Burr Sleep, My Love is a 1948 feature film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings and Don Ameche.

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Arise, My Love 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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Tovarich Claudette Colbert, Basil Rathbone, Charles Boyer Tovarich 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 French play Tovaritch by Jacques Deval. It ...more

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Private Worlds 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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Remember the Day Claudette Colbert, Shepperd Strudwick, John Payne Remember the Day is a 1941 film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry King, and starring Claudette Colbert and John Payne.

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The Gilded Lily Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Fred MacMurray The Gilded Lily is a 1935 American romantic comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, and C. Aubrey Smith. Written by Claude Binyon, the ...more

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Honor Among Lovers Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March Honor Among Lovers is a 1931 drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Dorothy Arzner. The film stars Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Monroe Owsley, Charles Ruggles and Ginger

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Skylark Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne Skylark is a 1941 film directed by Mark Sandrich, and starring Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland and Brian Aherne. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Recording.

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Blithe Spirit Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Noël Coward

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The Secret Fury Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl The Secret Fury is a 1950 American black-and-white psychological thriller film noir directed by Mel Ferrer, featuring Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan and Jane Cowl.

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Four Frightened People Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Leo Carrillo Four Frightened People is a film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, and William Gargan. Based on the ...more

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Torch Singer Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners Torch Singer is a 1933 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Alexander Hall and George Somnes, and starring Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez and David Manners and Lyda Roberti. The ...more

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 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

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The Smiling Lieutenant Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Ruggles The Smiling Lieutenant is an American film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert, and released by Paramount Pictures. Made in the Pre-Code era, it was ...more

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Three-Cornered Moon Claudette Colbert, Gale Sondergaard, Richard Arlen Three-Cornered Moon is a 1933 film directed by Elliot Nugent, and written by Ray Harris and S.K. Lauren, based on play by Gertrude Tonkonogy Friedberg. The film reached No. 9 in the National ...more

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The Big Pond Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier The Big Pond is a 1930 American romantic comedy film based on a 1928 play of the same name by George Middleton and A.E. Thomas. The film was written by Garrett Fort, Robert Presnell Sr. and ...more

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Without Reservations John Wayne, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert Without Reservations is a comedy film starring Claudette Colbert and John Wayne, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film was adapted by Andrew Solt from the novel ...more

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Thunder on the Hill Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Gladys Cooper Thunder on the Hill is a 1951 mystery drama film directed by Douglas Sirk. The picture was made by Universal-International and produced by Michael Kraike from a screenplay by Oscar Saul and ...more

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Daughters of Destiny Claudette Colbert, Martine Carol, Michèle Morgan Daughters of Destiny is a 1954 Franco-Italian co-production motion picture comedy drama directed by Marcello Pagliero, Jean Delannoy and Christian-Jaque. The film stars Claudette Colbert, ...more

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His Woman Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert, Douglass Dumbrille His Woman is a 1931 American romance drama film directed by Edward Sloman and starring Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert. Based on the novel His Woman by Dale Collins, the film is about a tough ...more

Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Practically Yours Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Jane Frazee Practically Yours is a 1944 comedic film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Norman Krasna, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.

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Guest Wife Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran Guest Wife is a 1945 American comedy film directed by Sam Wood, written by Bruce Manning and John Klorer, and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and Dick Foran. It is also known as What ...more

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I Met Him in Paris Claudette Colbert, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas I Met Him in Paris is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, and Robert Young.

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The Lady Lies Claudette Colbert, Walter Huston, Charlie Ruggles The Lady Lies is a 1929 film directed by Hobert Henley, and starring Walter Huston, Claudette Colbert and Charles Ruggles.

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The Bride Comes Home Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young The Bride Comes Home is a 1935 comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and written by Claude Binyon and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.

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The Secret Heart Claudette Colbert, June Allyson, Walter Pidgeon The Secret Heart is a 1946 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, and starring Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon and June Allyson.

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I Cover the Waterfront Claudette Colbert, Ben Lyon, Ernest Torrence I Cover the Waterfront is a 1933 American romantic drama film directed by James Cruze and starring Ben Lyon, Claudette Colbert, Ernest Torrance, and Hobart Cavanaugh. Based on the book of the ...more

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Under Two Flags Claudette Colbert, Rosalind Russell, Ronald Colman Under Two Flags is a 1936 American adventure romance film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen and Rosalind Russell. The picture was based on ...more

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Magic Formula Claudette Colbert, Helen Gurley Brown

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Mysterious Mr. Parkes 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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Private Worlds Claudette Colbert, Marguerite Chapman A woman doctor probes the twisted minds of her patients in a mental institution.

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Family Honeymoon Claudette Colbert, Hattie McDaniel, Fred MacMurray Family Honeymoon is a 1949 domestic comedy film made by Universal International, directed by Claude Binyon, and written by Dane Lussier, based on novel by Homer Croy. It was shot in Grand Canyon ...more

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Bride for Sale Claudette Colbert, Robert Young, George Brent Bride for Sale is a 1949 film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by William D. Russell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Young and George Brent. The music score is by Frederick ...more