The Best Jack Carson Movies 

Updated September 24, 2019 347 votes 54 voters 3.7k views 46 items

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

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

Items on this list include Road to Victory and Mildred Pierce.

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Dir. by Frank Capra (1944), starring Cary Grant, Peter Lorre & Raymond Massey
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Dir. by Raoul Walsh (1941), starring Rita Hayworth, Olivia de Havilland & James Cagney
Strawberry Blonde is a 1941 Warner Bros. feature film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland, and featuring Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale, Jack Carson and George ...more
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Dir. by Richard Brooks (1958), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman & Burl Ives
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams adapted by Richard Brooks ...more

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Dir. by Michael Curtiz and Friz Freleng (1949), starring Doris Day, Eve Arden & Adolphe Menjou
My Dream Is Yours is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Doris Day, and Lee Bowman.
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Dir. by George Cukor (1954), starring Judy Garland, Amanda Blake & Laurindo Almeida
A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical film written by Moss Hart, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and directed by George Cukor. Hart's screenplay was an adaptation of the original 1937 ...more

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Dir. by Michael Curtiz (1948), starring Doris Day, Janis Paige & Don DeFore
Romance on the High Seas, known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic, is a 1948 Technicolor musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day in her film ...more
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Dir. by Raoul Walsh (1942), starring Errol Flynn, Ward Bond & William Frawley
Gentleman Jim is a 1942 film starring Errol Flynn as heavyweight boxing champion James J. Corbett. The supporting cast includes Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, William Frawley, and Ward ...more
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Dir. by Lloyd Bacon (1942), starring Jane Wyman, Anthony Quinn & Edward G. Robinson
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Dir. by Michael Curtiz (1950), starring Lauren Bacall, Gary Cooper & Patricia Neal
Bright Leaf is a 1950 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal. It is based on a 1949 novel of the same name by Foster ...more
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Dir. by George Marshall (1939), starring James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich & Billy Gilbert
Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart, and directed by George Marshall. The supporting cast includes Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, ...more
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Dir. by Gregory La Cava (1937), starring Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball & Ginger Rogers
Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New ...more

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Dir. by David Butler (1943), starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart & Olivia de Havilland
Thank Your Lucky Stars is a musical comedy film made by Warner Brothers as a World War II fundraiser, with a slim plot, involving theater producers. The stars donated their salaries to the ...more
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Dir. by Michael Curtiz (1945), starring Joan Crawford, Eve Arden & Butterfly McQueen
Mildred Pierce is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott and featuring Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett, in a film ...more
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Dir. by William Keighley (1941), starring Bette Davis, James Cagney & William Frawley
The Bride Came C.O.D. is a 1941 Warner Bros. screwball romantic comedy starring James Cagney as a pilot and Bette Davis as a runaway heiress, and directed by William Keighley. Although the film ...more
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Dir. by Mark Sandrich (1938), starring Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire & Hattie McDaniel
Carefree is a 1938 musical film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. With a plot similar to screwball comedies of the period, Carefree is the shortest of the Astaire-Rogers films, featuring ...more
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Dir. by Richard Whorf (1951), starring Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson & John Litel
The Groom Wore Spurs is a 1951 comedy film directed by Richard Whorf.
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Dir. by Leo McCarey (1958), starring Paul Newman, Joan Collins & Tuesday Weld
Rally Round the Flag, Boys! is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman, directed by Leo McCarey, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and released by 20th ...more

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Dir. by Norman Krasna (1943), starring Olivia de Havilland, Jane Wyman & Charles Coburn
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Dir. by Douglas Sirk (1958), starring Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue & Robert Stack
The Tarnished Angels is a 1957 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk. The screenplay by George Zuckerman is based on the 1935 novel Pylon by William Faulkner.
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Dir. by Lloyd Bacon (1950), starring George Reeves, Jack Carson & Jean Wallace
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Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock (1941), starring Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard & Robert Montgomery
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 1941 screwball comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by Norman Krasna, and starring Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery. It also features Gene Raymond, ...more
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Dir. by Mark Robson (1954), starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon & Judy Holliday
Phffft is a 1954 black-and-white romantic comedy film starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, and Jack Carson, and features Kim Novak in a small but notable role. The picture was written by George ...more
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Dir. by Michael Curtiz (1945), starring Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson & Alan Hale
Roughly Speaking is a 1945 drama/comedy starring Rosalind Russell and Jack Carson. The plot involves a strong-minded mother keeping her family afloat through World War I and the Great ...more
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Dir. by Charles Walters (1953), starring Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas & William Demarest
Dangerous When Wet is an Technicolor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film starring Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, and Jack Carson, directed by Charles Walters, and featuring an animated swimming ...more
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Dir. by John G. Blystone (1937), starring Joan Fontaine, Ward Bond & Billy Gilbert
Music for Madame is a 1937 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone and written by Gertrude Purcell and Robert Harari. The film stars Nino Martini, Joan Fontaine, Alan Mowbray, Billy ...more