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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  • Stage Door Canteen
    1
    Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Marjorie Riordan
    28 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Frank Borzage
    Amid cameos by celebrated musicians and film stars, soldier Dakota Smith (William Terry) travels to New York City in advance of his service during World War II. At a bustling social club established ...more

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  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    2
    Spencer Tracy, Edie Adams, Milton Berle
    16 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
    The story begins during a massive traffic jam, caused by reckless driver Smiler Grogan (Jimmy Durante), who, before kicking the bucket, cryptically tells the assembled drivers that he's buried a ...more

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  • There's No Business Like Show Business
    3
    Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe
    12 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Walter Lang
    Terry (Dan Dailey) and Molly (Ethel Merman) are vaudeville performers who eventually add their three children to the act to become "The Five Donahues." However, their children start to go their own ...more

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  • Call Me Madam
    4
    Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, George Sanders
    11 votes
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Walter Lang
    Washington appoints a small-minded social butterfly as a U.S. Ambassador in this film adaptation based on the satirical stage musical. When Sally Adams (Ethel Merman) arrives in Lichtenburg, her ...more
  • Journey Back to Oz
    5
    Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, Mickey Rooney
    8 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Don Bluth, Hal Sutherland
    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 Land ...more
  • Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
    6
    Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney
    5 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Billie Mae Richards) realizes his famous red nose is getting dim. Santa Claus (Mickey Rooney) explains that the glow was provided years ago by Lady Borealis to make ...more