The Best Ethel Merman Movies  

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

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

Items on this list include You're Gonna Love It Here and Anything Goes.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ethel Merman movies?" and "What are the greatest Ethel Merman roles of all time?"

If Ethel Merman movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by The Andrews Sisters and Petula Clark too.

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Katharine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Ethel Merman
Stage Door Canteen is a musical film produced by Sol Lesser Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Frank Borzage and features many cameo appearances by celebrities. ...more
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Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge
Mickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated fantasy short film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released by Buena Vista Distribution. It was directed and produced by Burny ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more
Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ethel Merman Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...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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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July is a 90-minute crossover television film by Rankin Bass filmed in stop-motion animation in the style of its 1964 Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed ...more
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Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Ida Lupino
Anything Goes is a 1936 American musical film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, and Ida Lupino. Based on the stage musical Anything Goes by Guy ...more
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Tyrone Power, Ethel Merman, Don Ameche
Alexander's Ragtime Band is a film released by 20th Century Fox that takes its name from the 1911 Irving Berlin song "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to tell a story of a society boy who ...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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Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, Mickey Rooney
Journey Back To Oz is a 1974 Filmation Studios animated film and an unofficial sequel to the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. It is loosely based on L. Frank Baum's second Oz novel, The Marvelous ...more
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Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman, Paulette Goddard
Kid Millions is an American film directed by Roy Del Ruth, produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions, and starring Eddie Cantor.
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Panama Hattie Ethel Merman, Red Skelton
Panama Hattie is a 1942 American film based upon the Broadway musical of the same name. It was produced by Arthur Freed and directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
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Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns
We're Not Dressing is a 1934 screwball musical comedy directed by Norman Taurog. Based on the 1902 J. M. Barrie play The Admirable Crichton, the film is about a beautiful yacht owner who becomes ...more
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Mary Martin and Ethel Merman: The Ford 50th Anniversary Show Mary Martin
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Dick Van Dyke, James Garner, Carl Reiner
The Art of Love is a 1965 comedy film starring James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommer, and Angie Dickinson. The film involves an American artist in Paris who fakes his own death in order to ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ethel Merman
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Ethel Merman, Mae Questel
Time On My Hands is a 1932 Screen Songs animated short, produced by Fleischer Studios and directed by Dave Fleischer. The song featured in this Screen Song Time on My Hands was a popular song ...more
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Cole Porter: An All-Star Tribute Ethel Merman, Cole Porter, John Raitt
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Ethel Merman, Austin Pendleton
You're Gonna Love It Here is a 1977 comedy film written by Bruce Paltrow and directed by Bruce Paltrow and Gordon Rigsby.