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The Best Irene Dunne Movies

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

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

This list includes Stingaree, Together Again and more films.

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

Irene Dunne was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Claudette Colbert and Rosalind Russell in terms of fame and success.

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  • Jerry (Cary Grant) and Lucy (Irene Dunne) are a married couple who doubt each other's fidelity: Jerry suspects Lucy and her music teacher (Alexander D'Arcy) of spending an evening together, and Lucy ...more
  • Theodora Lynn (Irene Dunne) is secretly the author of a salacious novel written under a pen name. She must hide her identity from the residents of her small, conservative Connecticut town, who ...more
  • After his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), disappears at sea, Nick Arden (Cary Grant) waits seven long years before finally marrying the lovely Bianca (Gail Patrick). As luck would have it, Ellen suddenly ...more
  • Since marrying Roger Adams (Cary Grant), Julie (Irene Dunne) has wanted to start a family. An accident while she's visiting Japan causes a miscarriage and makes Julie incapable of having children. ...more
  • Engaged ladies' man Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) encounters spoken-for singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne) aboard a transatlantic cruise, where sparks fly and a romance ensues. Once they reach New ...more
  • When young British teacher Anna Owens (Irene Dunne) arrives in Bangkok to tutor the family of King Mongkut (Rex Harrison), she finds that she is not well prepared for her exotic new surroundings. ...more
  • Back Street is a 1932 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by John M. Stahl, and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. The screenplay was written by Gladys Lehman and based on the novel by Fannie Hurst. ...more
  • I Remember Mama is a 1948 American drama film directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen, whose work was adapted from John Van Druten's stage play. Druten, in turn, had based his ...more
  • When Tomorrow Comes is a 1939 romantic drama film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. A waitress falls in love with a man who later turns out to be a married concert pianist. Bernard B. Brown won ...more
  • Unfinished Business is a 1941 romantic comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava.
  • The Silver Cord is a Pre code film produced and released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by John Cromwell, and based on a 1926 Broadway play, The Silver Cord by Sidney Howard, that starred Laura Hope ...more
  • The Secret of Madame Blanche is a 1933 film written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Martin Brown and directed by Charles Brabin.
  • In late 19th-century New York City, stockbroker Clarence Day (William Powell) strives to maintain order in his bustling household. Despite his attempts to be the chief authority over his four sons, ...more
  • A Guy Named Joe is a 1943 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Everett Riskin, from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from a ...more
  • This Man is Mine is a 1934 American film directed by John Cromwell and starring Irene Dunne. It is based on the play Love Flies in the Window by Anne Morrison Chapin
  • Sarah (Irene Dunne) is trapped in a marriage to the drunken, abusive Tono (Nils Asther). Gordon (Clive Brook), a droll and depressed lawyer, is lost in a loveless marriage to the aloof Catherine ...more
  • While visiting New York, Wyoming cowboy and widower Chris Heyward (Fred MacMurray) falls for Broadway songwriter Kay Kingsley (Irene Dunne), and after a whirlwind romance, the two marry and return to ...more
  • Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. It was an adaptation of a 1933 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based ...more
  • Helen Hudson (Irene Dunne) is left widowed and penniless after the hospital is unable to save the life of her charitable husband, Dr. Hudson, because another drowning victim -- the spoiled Robert ...more
  • Susan (Irene Dunne) travels with her father (Frank Morgan) to England for a vacation. Invited to a society ball, Susan meets Sir John Ashwood (Alan Marshal) and marries him after a whirlwind romance. ...more
  • Together Again is 1944 comedy romance film based on the story by Stanley Russell and Herbert J. Biberman, written by Virginia Van Upp and F. Hugh Herbert, and directed by Charles Vidor.
  • Show Boat is a 1936 film. Directed by James Whale, it is based on the musical Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, which the team adapted from the Show Boat by Edna Ferber. In 1929 ...more
  • Albert "King" Cole (Fred MacMurray) is a promising young boxer with an enterprising manager, Pop Hardy (Charles Ruggles), who wants to sell an interest in Cole's up-and-coming career to a wealthy ...more
  • High, Wide, and Handsome is a 1937 American musical film starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Alan Hale, Sr., Charles Bickford, and Dorothy Lamour. The 110-minute movie was directed by Rouben ...more
  • Falling in love with the voice of Broadway chanteuse Margaret Garret (Irene Dunne), cocksure young tycoon Daniel Brewster (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) decides to rescue the star from her hectic lifestyle ...more