Entertainment The Best Donald O'Connor Movies  

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Anything Goes and When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

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Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and choreographed by Kelly and Donen. It ...more

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Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin
There's No Business Like Show Business is a 1954 20th Century-Fox musical-comedy-drama, directed by Walter Lang. It stars an ensemble cast, consisting of Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald ...more

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George Sanders, Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor
Call Me Madam is a 1953 American Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang, with songs by Irving Berlin, based on the stage musical of the same name. The film, with a screenplay by Arthur ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
I Love Melvin is a 1953 American Technicolor MGM musical and dancing comedy film directed by Don Weis starring Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

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Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor
Anything Goes is a 1956 American musical film directed by Robert Lewis and starring Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Jeanmaire, and Mitzi Gaynor. Adapted from the 1934 stage play Anything Goes by ...more

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Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor
Sing You Sinners is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Ellen Drew, and Donald O'Connor. Written by Claude Binyon, the film ...more

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James Arness, Donald O'Connor, Will Geer
Double Crossbones is a 1951 comedy action film directed by Charles Barton.

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Tony Curtis, Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina
Francis is a 1950 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International that launched the Francis the Talking Mule film series. Francis is produced by Robert Arthur, directed by ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney
That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was followed by two sequels and a related film called That's Dancing!. The ...more

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Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Robert Paige
Get Hep to Love is a 1942 musical film starring Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor, Jane Frazee, Robert Paige and Peggy Ryan. The film was directed by Charles Lamont.

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Walking My Baby Back Home Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Donald O'Connor
Walking My Baby Back Home is a 1953 American musical comedy film starring Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, and Buddy Hackett. This was Hackett's film debut. Excerpts of the film are used in the ...more

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Jack Lemmon, Dyan Cannon, Walter Matthau
Out to Sea is a 1997 romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Rue McClanahan, Dyan Cannon and Brent Spiner. It was the final film for both Donald O'Connor and Edward Mulhare. ...more

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Piper Laurie, Donald O'Connor, Cecil Kellaway
Francis Goes to the Races is a 1951 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International, produced by Leonard Goldstein, directed by Arthur Lubin, and starring Donald O'Connor, ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer
Francis in the Navy is a 1955 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International, produced by Stanley Rubin and directed by Arthur Lubin. The film stars Donald O'Connor, Martha ...more

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Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Allan Jones
When Johnny Comes Marching Home is a 1942 musical film starring Allan Jones and Jane Frazee. The film was directed by Charles Lamont and is loosely based on the song with the same title.

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Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan
Are You With It? is a 1948 American film about a young mathematician who quits his job to join a traveling carnival. The film is based on the novel Slightly Perfect by George Malcolm-Smith and ...more

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Hollywood Musicals of the '50s Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor

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Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Fran Drescher
Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film, directed by Milo¬ö Forman, based on 1975 historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. The action takes place in and around New York City, New Rochelle, and ...more

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Donald O'Connor, Gene Lockhart, Nancy Guild
Francis Covers the Big Town is a 1953 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International, produced by Leonard Goldstein, directed by Arthur Lubin, and starring Donald O'Connor, ...more

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Mamie Van Doren, Donald O'Connor, Allison Hayes
Francis Joins the WACS is a 1954 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International, produced by Ted Richmond, directed by Arthur Lubin, and starring Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, ...more

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Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dance... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Donald O'Connor Movies
Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer Esther Williams, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor
Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer is a documentary on the life and death of Gene Kelly. It was shown on American Masters on PBS in 2002.

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The Buster Keaton Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Donald O'Connor Movies
Peter Lorre, Rhonda Fleming, Donald O'Connor
The Buster Keaton Story is a 1957 American black and white film starring Donald O'Connor as Buster Keaton. The film was described by the New York Times as "sublimely inaccurate" ...more

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Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J
Toys is a 1992 fantasy comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, and Jamie Foxx in his feature film debut. The ...more

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Top Man Donald O'Connor
Top Man is a film directed by Charles Lamont released on September 17, 1943.

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Alice in Wonderland Richard Burton, Nathan Lane, Eve Arden
A 1982 Broadway stage performance of Alice in Wonderland was telecast on PBS's Great Performances in 1983. Directed by Kirk Browning, it was produced by PBS affiliate WNET in New York. ...more