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The Best Fay Wray Movies  

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

If you think the best Fay Wray role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Fay Wray 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 different films like The Stolen Jools and Viva Villa!.

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Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Glenda Farrell
Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American mystery horror-thriller film released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay ...more
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Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo
Viva Villa! is a 1934 American film starring Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa and was written by Ben Hecht, adapted from the book Viva Villa! by Edgecumb Pinchon and Odo B. Stade. The picture was ...more
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Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot
King Kong is a 1933 American fantasy monster/adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was from an ...more
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Fay Wray, Joel McCrea, Buster Crabbe
The Most Dangerous Game is a 1932 Pre-Code adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell, the first film version of that story. The plot concerns a big game hunter on an ...more
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Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy
Doctor X is a First National/Warner Bros. horror and mystery film. Based on the play originally titled The Terror by Howard W. Comstock and Allen C. Miller. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and ...more
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Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray
Paramount on Parade is an all-star revue released by Paramount Pictures, directed by several directors including Edmund Goulding, Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, A. Edward ...more
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Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper
The Bowery is a 1933 historical film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the start of the 20th century directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Wallace Beery and George Raft.
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Fay Wray, Erich von Stroheim, ZaSu Pitts
The Wedding March is a 1928 American silent romantic drama film written and directed by and starring Erich von Stroheim. It also stars Fay Wray and ZaSu Pitts. Paramount Pictures forced von ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray
Crime of Passion is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. The drama features Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden and Raymond Burr.
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Alec Baldwin, Liev Schreiber, Shirley MacLaine
Broadway: The Golden Age is a 2003 documentary film by Rick McKay, telling the story of the "golden age" of Broadway by the oral history of the legendary actors of the 40s and 50s, ...more
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Fay Wray, George "Gabby" Hayes, Bess Flowers
Dirigible is a 1931 American adventure film directed by Frank Capra for Columbia Pictures and starring Jack Holt, Ralph Graves and Fay Wray. The picture focuses on the competition between naval ...more
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Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Adam West
Tammy and the Bachelor is a 1957 romantic comedy film and is the first of the four Tammy films. It stars Debbie Reynolds as Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, Walter Brennan as Grandpa Dinwitty ...more
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Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper
The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. The stars appeared in the film, distributed by ...more
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Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall
Thunderbolt is a 1929 proto-noir film which tells the story of a criminal, facing execution, who wants to kill the man in the next cell for being in love with his girlfriend. It stars George ...more
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Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Fredric March
The Affairs of Cellini is a comedy film set in Florence over 400 years ago. This film was adapted by Bess Meredyth from the play The Firebrand of Florence by Edwin Justus Mayer. It was directed ...more
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Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Neil Hamilton
One Sunday Afternoon is a 1933 film directed by Stephen Roberts.
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Ingrid Bergman, Susan Hayward, Fay Wray
Adam Had Four Sons is a 1941 drama and romance film, starring Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, and Susan Hayward.
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Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Lionel Atwill
The Vampire Bat is an American horror film starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye.
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Lauren Bacall, Lillian Gish, Richard Widmark
The Cobweb is a MGM Eastmancolor film. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli and based on a novel by William Gibson. It was released on DVD as part of the Warner Archive Collection on January 18, ...more
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Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare
The Clairvoyant is a 1934 drama film made in the UK, starring Claude Rains, Fay Wray, and Jane Baxter, directed by Maurice Elvey, and based on the novel of the same name by Ernst Lothar.
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Ann Carver's Profession Fay Wray, Gene Raymond, Claire Dodd
Ann Carver's Profession is a 1933 film focusing on the relationship of a lady lawyer and her husband, and on the strain that her financial success places on their marriage. The film stars ...more
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Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, Fay Wray
Gideon's Trumpet is a 1980 television movie directed by Robert E. Collins.
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Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Mary Carlisle
Once to Every Woman is a 1934 film adaptation of A. J. Cronin's short story, Kaleidoscope in "K". The film was made by Columbia Pictures and stars Ralph Bellamy and Fay Wray.
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Fay Wray, Ronald Colman, Estelle Taylor
The Unholy Garden is a 1931 drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Ronald Colman. It was based on a story by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
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Black Moon Fay Wray, Jack Holt, Dorothy Burgess
Black Moon is a 1934 crime film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Jack Holt, Fay Wray, and Dorothy Burgess. It is based on a short story by Clements Ripley that first appeared in ...more