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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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    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley 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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    Double Crossbones

    James Arness, Donald O'Connor

    Released1951

    Directed byCharles Barton

    Double Crossbones is a 1951 comedy action film directed by Charles Barton....  more
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    Call Me Madam

    George Sanders, Ethel Merman

    Released1953

    Directed byWalter 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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    I Love Melvin

    Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor

    Released1953

    Directed byDon 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....  more
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    Get Hep to Love

    Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean

    Released1942

    Directed byCharles 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....  more
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    There's No Business Like Show Business

    Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman

    Released1954

    Directed byWalter 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 O'Connor,...  more
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    Sing You Sinners

    Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray

    Released1938

    Directed byWesley 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 is...  more
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    When Johnny Comes Marching Home

    Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean

    Released1942

    Directed byCharles 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....  more
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    Toys

    Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx

    Released1992

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    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 film...  more

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    Anything Goes

    Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor

    Released1956

    Directed byRobert 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 Cole...  more
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    Francis Joins the WACS

    Mamie Van Doren, Donald O'Connor

    Released1954

    Directed byArthur 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, ZaSu...  more
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    Francis Covers the Big Town

    Donald O'Connor, Gene Lockhart

    Released1953

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    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, Yvette...  more
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    Ragtime

    Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1981

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film, directed by Miloš 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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    The Buster Keaton Story

    Peter Lorre, Rhonda Fleming

    Released1957

    Directed bySidney Sheldon

    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" regarding details of...  more
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    Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

    Esther Williams, Ann Miller

    Released2002

    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....  more
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    Pioneers of Primetime

    Bob Hope, Sid Caesar

    Released2005

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    Night Work

    Donald O'Connor, Charlie Ruggles

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Archainbaud

    Night Work is a 1939 film directed by George Archainbaud....  more
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    That Funny Feeling

    Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee

    Released1965

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    That Funny Feeling is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe....  more
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    Francis

    Tony Curtis, Donald O'Connor

    Released1950

    Directed byArthur 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 Arthur...  more
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    Hollywood Musicals of the '50s

    Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller

    Released1999

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    Boy Trouble

    Donald O'Connor, Charlie Ruggles

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Archainbaud

    Boy Trouble is a 1939 film directed by George Archainbaud....  more
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    Private Buckaroo

    Donald O'Connor, Harry James

    Released1942

    Directed byEdward 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 the...  more
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    Walking My Baby Back Home

    Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett

    Released1953

    Directed byLloyd 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 Columbo...  more
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    Francis Goes to West Point

    Leonard Nimoy, Donald O'Connor

    Released1952

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    Francis Goes to West Point is a 1952 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International, produced by Leonard Goldstein, directed by Arthur Lubin, and starring Donald O'Connor, Lori...  more
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