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The Best Jack Carson Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 641 votes 61 voters 3.8k views46 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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jack Carson movies?" and "What are the greatest Jack Carson roles of all time?"
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    My Dream Is Yours

    Doris Day, Eve Arden

    Released1949

    Released1949

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, Friz Freleng

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, Friz Freleng

    My Dream Is Yours is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Doris Day, and Lee Bowman....  more
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    A Star Is Born

    Judy Garland, Amanda Blake

    Released1954

    Released1954

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    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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    24
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    Romance on the High Seas

    Doris Day, Janis Paige

    Released1948

    Released1948

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    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 debut....  more
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    Gentleman Jim

    Errol Flynn, Ward Bond

    Released1942

    Released1942

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    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 Bond....  more
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    23
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    Larceny, Inc.

    Jane Wyman, Anthony Quinn

    Released1942

    Released1942

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Larceny, Inc. is an American film. Originally released on May 2, 1942 by Warner Brothers, the film is a cross between the comedy and gangster genres. Directed by Lloyd Bacon, the picture stars Edward...  more
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    21
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    Destry Rides Again

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich

    Released1939

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    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, Allen...  more
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    Mildred Pierce

    Joan Crawford, Eve Arden

    Released1945

    Released1945

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    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 noir...  more
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    21
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    Bright Leaf

    Lauren Bacall, Gary Cooper

    Released1950

    Released1950

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    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 Fitz-Simons. The...  more
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre

    Released1944

    Released1944

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by Julius...  more

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    19
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    The Bride Came C.O.D.

    Bette Davis, James Cagney

    Released1941

    Released1941

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    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 was...  more
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    17
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    Carefree

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

    Released1938

    Released1938

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    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 only...  more
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    17
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    The Groom Wore Spurs

    Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson

    Released1951

    Released1951

    Directed byRichard Whorf

    Directed byRichard Whorf

    The Groom Wore Spurs is a 1951 comedy film directed by Richard Whorf....  more
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    Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

    Paul Newman, Joan Collins

    Released1958

    Released1958

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    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 Century...  more

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    15
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    Princess O'Rourke

    Olivia de Havilland, Jane Wyman

    Released1943

    Released1943

    Directed byNorman Krasna

    Directed byNorman Krasna

    Princess O'Rourke is a 1943 romantic comedy film. The film was directed and written by Norman Krasna, and starred Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings and Charles Coburn. Krasna won the 1944 Academy...  more
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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman

    Released1958

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    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 and...  more

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    The Tarnished Angels

    Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue

    Released1958

    Released1958

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    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....  more
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    Dangerous When Wet

    Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas

    Released1953

    Released1953

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Directed byCharles Walters

    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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    13
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    The Strawberry Blonde

    Rita Hayworth, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1941

    Released1941

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    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 Tobias....  more
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    Red Garters

    Rosemary Clooney, Gene Barry

    Released1954

    Released1954

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Red Garters is a 1954 film starring Rosemary Clooney, Guy Mitchell, and Jack Carson. It was a musical spoof of Westerns. The director was George Marshall. The film was nominated an Academy Award for...  more
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    John Loves Mary

    Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal

    Released1949

    Released1949

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Directed byDavid Butler

    John Loves Mary is a 1949 film directed by David Butler. It stars Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal and Jack Carson. This was Patricia Neal's film debut. Based on Broadway play John Loves Mary written by...  more
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    12
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard

    Released1941

    Released1941

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    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, Jack Carson,...  more
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    12
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    Phffft

    Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

    Released1954

    Released1954

    Directed byMark Robson

    Directed byMark Robson

    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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    Roughly Speaking

    Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson

    Released1945

    Released1945

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    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 Depression. The...  more
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    Too Many Wives

    Gene Lockhart, Jack Carson

    Released1937

    Released1937

    Directed byBen Holmes

    Directed byBen Holmes

    Too Many Wives is a 1937 comedy film written by John Grey and Dorothy Yost and directed by Ben Holmes....  more
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    Lucky Partners

    Ginger Rogers, Ronald Colman

    Released1940

    Released1940

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Lucky Partners is a 1940 film directed by Lewis Milestone....  more