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The Best Donald O'Connor Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 481 votes 145 voters 9.5k views 32 items

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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

Released: 1952

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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

Released: 1954

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

Released: 1953

Directed by: Walter Lang

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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Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor

Released: 1956

Directed by: Robert Lewis

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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Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor

Released: 1953

Directed by: Don Weis

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, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor

Released: 1938

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

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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Tony Curtis, Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina

Released: 1950

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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James Arness, Donald O'Connor, Will Geer

Released: 1951

Directed by: Charles Barton

Double Crossbones is a 1951 comedy action film directed by Charles Barton.
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Jack Lemmon, Dyan Cannon, Walter Matthau

Released: 1997

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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

Released: 1951

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney

Released: 1974

Directed by: Jack Haley, Jr.

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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Walking My Baby Back Home Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Donald O'Connor

Released: 1953

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

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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Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Robert Paige

Released: 1942

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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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Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Allan Jones

Released: 1942

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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

Released: 1948

Directed by: Jack Hively

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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Top Man Donald O'Connor

Released: 1943

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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

Released: 1965

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

That Funny Feeling is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe.
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Pioneers of Primetime Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Donald O'Connor

Released: 2005

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Alice in Wonderland Richard Burton, Nathan Lane, Eve Arden

Released: 1983

Directed by: Kirk Browning

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

Released: 1999

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Private Buckaroo Donald O'Connor, Harry James, Shemp Howard

Released: 1942

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Private Buckaroo is an American musical film directed by Edward F. Cline and starring The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Harry James, Shemp Howard, Joe E. Lewis, and Jennifer Holt. The film tells ...more
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Boy Trouble Donald O'Connor, Charlie Ruggles, Mary Boland

Released: 1939

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Boy Trouble is a 1939 film directed by George Archainbaud.
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Night Work Donald O'Connor, Charlie Ruggles, Mary Boland

Released: 1939

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Night Work is a 1939 film directed by George Archainbaud.
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Clint Eastwood, Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer

Released: 1955

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Mamie Van Doren, Donald O'Connor, Allison Hayes

Released: 1954

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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