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The Best Dorothy McGuire Movies

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

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

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  • 1
    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker
    49
    8

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in Texas. It is based upon the...  more

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  • 2
    Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell
    43
    6

    Released1947

    Directed byElia Kazan

    Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 drama film about a journalist who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. It was...  more
  • 3
    John Mills, Dorothy McGuire
    37
    6

    Released1960

    Directed byKen Annakin

    Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 British-American family film starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro and Tommy Kirk in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an island...  more

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  • 4
    Louis Jourdan, Clifton Webb
    33
    6

    Released1954

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Three Coins in the Fountain is a 1954 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Rossano Brazzi, and Maggie...  more
  • 5
    Rhonda Fleming, Ethel Barrymore
    36
    12

    Released1946

    Directed byRobert Siodmak

    The Spiral Staircase is a 1946 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak, from a screenplay by Mel Dinelli based on Ethel Lina White's novel Some Must Watch. The novel was...  more
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  • 6
    Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire
    25
    2

    Released1945

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    The Enchanted Cottage is a 1945 romantic fantasy starring Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire, and Mildred Natwick. It was based on a play by Arthur Wing Pinero. The Enchanted Cottage was previously...  more
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  • 7
    Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue
    31
    9

    Released1959

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    A Summer Place is a 1959 romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sloan Wilson. Delmer Daves directed the movie, which stars Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Troy Donahue, and Sandra...  more
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    John Wayne, Charlton Heston
    32
    12

    Released1965

    Directed byGeorge Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

    The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. This...  more
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  • 9
    William Shatner, Susan Dey
    25
    5

    Released1978

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

    Little Women is a 1978 romantic family drama television film directed by David Lowell Rich and based upon Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Suzanne Clauser....  more
  • 10
    Joan Blondell, Dorothy McGuire
    15
    5

    Released1945

    Directed byElia Kazan

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1945 film, the first film directed by Greek-American director Elia Kazan, starring James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. The film is based on...  more
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  • 11
    Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins
    17
    8

    Released1956

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. The screenplay was adapted by Michael Wilson from...  more
  • 12
    Edgar Buchanan, Dorothy McGuire
    4
    2

    Released1954

    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

    Make Haste to Live is a film directed by William A. Seiter that was released in 1954....  more
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  • 13
    Connie Stevens, Troy Donahue
    4
    2

    Released1961

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Susan Slade is a 1961 American Technicolor drama film released by Warner Bros. The film was directed by Delmer Daves and stars Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens. The screenplay was based upon the 1961...  more
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  • 14
    Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire
    4
    4

    Released1952

    Directed byGottfried Reinhardt

    Invitation is a 1952 melodrama starring Van Johnson and Dorothy McGuire as a happily married couple, until the wife learns a secret about her husband. The film was based on the short story "R.S.V.P."...  more
  • 15
    Robert Mitchum, Dorothy McGuire
    17
    11

    Released1946

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Till the End of Time is a 1946 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum, and Bill Williams. Released the same year as but preceding the better...  more
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  • 16
    Mary Astor, Robert Young
    4
    4

    Released1946

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Claudia and David is a 1946 film directed by Walter Lang. It stars Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young. Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young repeat their roles from the film Claudia Like its predecessor,...  more
  • 17
    Jim Backus, Dana Andrews
    2
    2

    Released1951

    Directed byMark Robson

    I Want You is a 1951 film directed by Mark Robson taking place in America during the Korean War. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound....  more
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  • 18
    Hal Holbrook, Richard Crenna
    2
    3

    Released1973

    Directed byHall Bartlett

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull is 1973 film directed by Hall Bartlett....  more
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  • 19
    Burl Ives, Hayley Mills
    14
    13

    Released1963

    Directed byJames Neilson

    Summer Magic is a 1963 Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire in a story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in...  more
  • 20
    Fred MacMurray, Esther Williams
    10
    8

    Released1951

    Directed byNorman Panama, Melvin Frank

    Callaway Went Thataway is a 1951 American comedy film starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, and Howard Keel. It was written, directed, and produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. Also known...  more
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  • 21
    Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons
    2
    4

    Released1959

    Directed byHenry King

    This Earth Is Mine is a 1959 American drama film directed by Henry King and starring Rock Hudson and Jean Simmons. The film portrays the lives and loves of the Rambeau family, a California winemaking...  more
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  • 22
    Angela Lansbury, Dorothy McGuire
    9
    6

    Released1960

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1960 film directed by Delbert Mann....
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  • 23
    Glenn Ford, Katy Jurado
    8
    7

    Released1955

    Directed byMark Robson

    Trial is a 1955 American film directed by Mark Robson based on the novel written by Don Mankiewicz. It stars Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy, and Juano Hernandez. It is about a Mexican...  more
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