Film The Best Jeanette MacDonald Movies  

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

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

San Francisco and Monte Carlo are included on this list along with many more.

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James Stewart, David Niven, Jeanette MacDonald Rose-Marie is a 1936 film directed by Woody Van Dyke.

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Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Z. Leonard, Allan Jones The Firefly is a 1937 musical film starring Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones. The film is an adaptation of the operetta of the same name by composer Rudolf Friml and librettist Otto A. Harbach ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan Sweethearts is a 1938 Technicolor musical romance directed by W.S. Van Dyke, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The screenplay, by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, uses the “play ...more

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John Barrymore, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Maytime is a 1937 American musical romantic drama film distributed by MGM. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and stars Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The screenplay was rewritten from ...more

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Elsa Lanchester, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Naughty Marietta is a 1935 film based on the operetta Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert. Jeanette MacDonald stars as a princess who flees an arranged marriage. She sails for New Orleans and is ...more

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Walter Pidgeon, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy The Girl of the Golden West is a 1938 musical western film. It was adapted from the play of the same name by David Belasco, better known for providing the plot of the opera La fanciulla del West ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy I Married an Angel is an a 1942 American motion picture based on the 1938 musical comedy of the same name by Rodgers and Hart. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Jeanette ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Jane Powell, José Iturbi Three Daring Daughters is a 1948 musical film made by MGM, and directed by Fred M. Wilcox. The screenplay was written by Albert Mannheimer, Frederick Kohner, Sonya Levien and John Meehan.

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Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald San Francisco is a 1936 musical-drama directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The film, which was the top grossing movie of that year, stars Clark ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Ian Hunter, Gene Raymond Smilin' Through is a 1941 MGM musical film based on the 1919 play of the same name by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. The film was a remake of a previous 1932 version by MGM and was the third and ...more

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Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film about the marital difficulties of Queen Louise of Sylvania and her consort, Count Alfred Renard. Despite his love for Louise and his promise to be ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Roland Young One Hour With You is a 1932 American musical comedy film about a married couple who find themselves attracted to other people. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch "with the ...more

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George Sanders, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Bitter Sweet is a 1940 American Technicolor musical film directed by W. S. Van Dyke, based on the operetta Bitter Sweet by Noël Coward. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Best ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Zucco New Moon is a 1940 musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with uncredited direction by W. S. Van Dyke. It is the second film adaptation of the operetta ...more

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Myrna Loy, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier Love Me Tonight is a 1932 musical comedy film produced and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, with music by Rodgers and Hart. It stars Maurice Chevalier as a tailor who poses as a nobleman and ...more

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Cairo Robert Young, Jeanette MacDonald Cairo is a 1942 musical comedy film made by MGM and Loew's, and directed by W. S. Van Dyke. The screenplay was written by John McClain, based on an idea by Ladislas Fodor about a news reporter ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman The Sun Comes Up is a 1949 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor picture with Lassie. Jeanette MacDonald had been off the screen for five years until her return in Three Daring Daughters, but The Sun ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Billy Gilbert The Merry Widow is a 1934 film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár. It was directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch and starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Ramon Novarro The Cat and the Fiddle is an American romantic musical film directed by William K. Howard based on the hit 1931 Broadway musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach, about a ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, ZaSu Pitts, Claud Allister Monte Carlo is a 1930 American musical comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is also notable for the song "Beyond the Blue ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Lillian Roth, Warner Oland The Vagabond King is a 1930 American musical operetta film photographed entirely in two-color Technicolor. The plot of the film was based on the 1925 operetta of the same name, which was based ...more

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Jeanette MacDonald, Eugene Pallette, Virginia Bruce Let's Go Native, is a 1930 American black-and-white musical comedy film, directed by Leo McCarey and released by Paramount Pictures. A very memorable, witty quote is when Jerry comments on being ...more

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Bela Lugosi, Jeanette MacDonald, Reginald Denny Oh, For a Man! is a 1930 American black-and-white musical comedy film. Filming of this film began on September 13, 1930.

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Jeanette MacDonald, Joe E. Brown, ZaSu Pitts The Lottery Bride is a 1930 romantic film directed by Paul L. Stein.