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

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

This list includes Ladies' Man, Allotment Wives and more films.

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Trouble in Paradise Herbert Marshall, Charlie Ruggles, Miriam Hopkins Trouble in Paradise is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall and featuring Charles Ruggles and ...more

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One Way Passage William Powell, Frank McHugh, Kay Francis One Way Passage is a romantic film starring William Powell and Kay Francis as star-crossed lovers, directed by Tay Garnett and released by Warner Bros.

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Mandalay Shirley Temple, Ricardo Cortez, Kay Francis Mandalay is a 1934 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and written by Austin Parker and Charles Kenyon based on a story by Paul Hervey Fox. The film stars Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, ...more

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Jewel Robbery William Powell, Kay Francis Jewel Robbery is a 1932 American comedy-mystery film, directed by William Dieterle and starring William Powell and Kay Francis. It is based on the 1931 Hungarian play Ekszerrablás a ...more

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In Name Only Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis In Name Only is a 1939 romantic film starring Cary Grant, Carole Lombard and Kay Francis. It was based on the 1935 novel Memory of Love by Bessie Breuer. The fictional town it is based in, ...more

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Confession Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Kay Francis Confession is a 1937 drama film starring Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Basil Rathbone and Jane Bryan. It was directed by Joe May and is a scene-for-scene remake of the 1935 German film Mazurka ...more

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The Cocoanuts Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx The Cocoanuts is the Marx Brothers' first feature-length film. Produced for Paramount Pictures by Walter Wanger, who is not credited, the musical comedy stars the four Marx Brothers, Oscar Shaw, ...more

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Stolen Holiday Claude Rains, Ian Hunter, Kay Francis Stolen Holiday is a 1937 film loosely based on the Stavisky Affair, a French political scandal. A Russian con artist worms his way into the upper reaches of French society, but is finally ...more

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I Found Stella Parish Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Ian Hunter I Found Stella Parish is a 1935 melodrama starring Kay Francis as a beloved actress whose dark secret is revealed to the world.

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Man Wanted Andy Devine, Kay Francis, Una Merkel Man Wanted is a Pre-Code 1932 romance film starring Kay Francis as a married magazine editor who hires a handsome secretary, David Manners. The film features Una Merkel and Andy Devine in ...more

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Raffles Ronald Colman, Kay Francis Raffles is a comedy-mystery film produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It stars Ronald Colman as the titular character, a proper English gentleman who moonlights as a notorious jewel thief, and Kay ...more

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The House on 56th Street Margaret Lindsay, Gene Raymond, Ricardo Cortez The House on 56th Street is a 1933 drama film starring Kay Francis as a woman sent to prison for twenty years for a murder she did not commit. When she is released, her husband is dead and her ...more

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Paramount on Parade 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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When the Daltons Rode Randolph Scott, Broderick Crawford, Andy Devine When the Daltons Rode is a 1940 American Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, and Brian Donlevy. Based on the book When the Daltons Rode by Emmett ...more

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Street of Chance Jean Arthur, William Powell, Kay Francis Street of Chance is a 1930 film directed by John Cromwell and starring William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis and Regis Toomey.

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The Keyhole George Brent, Kay Francis The Keyhole is a 1933 film directed by Michael Curtiz.

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First Lady Anita Louise, Kay Francis, Preston Foster First Lady is a 1937 film about behind-the-scenes political maneuverings in Washington, D.C. directed by Stanley Logan and starring Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise, Walter Connolly and ...more

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Wonder Bar Al Jolson, Dolores del Río, Dick Powell Wonder Bar is a 1934 pre-code movie adaptation of a Broadway musical of the same name directed by Lloyd Bacon with musical numbers created by Busby Berkeley. It stars Al Jolson, Kay Francis, ...more

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Allotment Wives Otto Kruger, Kay Francis, Paul Kelly Allotment Wives is a film noir starring Kay Francis in her final screen appearance. Its plot follows an army investigator who tries to shut down a scam that preys on soldiers and unknowingly ...more

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Passion Flower Ray Milland, Charles Bickford, Lewis Stone Passion Flower is a 1930 drama film written by Martin Flavin, Kathleen Norris, L.E. Johnson and Edith Fitzgerald and directed by William C. de Mille.

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Secrets of an Actress Ian Hunter, Penny Singleton, George Brent Secrets of an Actress is a 1938 romantic drama film about a love triangle between a stage actress, her financial backer, and his friend.

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Little Men Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft Little Men is an American film based on the novel Little Men by Louisa May Alcott. Norman Z. McLeod directed the film.

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It's a Date Deanna Durbin, Walter Pidgeon, Kay Francis It's a Date is a 1940 American musical film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, and Walter Pidgeon. Based on a story by Jane Hall, Frederick Kohner, and Ralph ...more

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Girls About Town Joel McCrea, Eugene Pallette, Louise Beavers Girls About Town is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by George Cukor and starring Kay Francis and Joel McCrea.

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The Virtuous Sin Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna The Virtuous Sin is a 1930 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor and Louis J. Gasnier. The screenplay by Martin Brown and Louise Long is based on the play The General by Lajos

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Charley's Aunt Jack Benny, Anne Baxter, Edmund Gwenn Charley's Aunt is a 1941 film directed by Archie Mayo. It stars Jack Benny and Kay Francis. It was the third filmed version of the stage farce of the same name by Brandon Thomas. It remained one ...more

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The Feminine Touch Rosalind Russell, Don Ameche, Van Heflin The Feminine Touch is a comedy film written by George Oppenheimer, Edmund L. Hartmann and Ogden Nash and directed by Woody Van Dyke.

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Living on Velvet George Brent, Warren William, Kay Francis Living on Velvet is a 1935 drama film directed by Frank Borzage.

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Guilty Hands Lionel Barrymore, C. Aubrey Smith, Kay Francis Guilty Hands is a 1931 crime drama film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and Lionel Barrymore and written by Bayard Veiller.

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Four Jills in a Jeep Carole Landis, Phil Silvers, Carmen Miranda Four Jills in a Jeep is a 1944 film starring Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, and Mitzi Mayfair as themselves, re-enacting their USO tour of Europe and North Africa during World War II.

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24 Hours Regis Toomey, Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis 24 Hours is a 1931 drama film starring Clive Brook, Kay Francis, and Miriam Hopkins. It was based on the novel Twenty-Four Hours by Louis Bromfield and the play Shattered Glass by Will D. Lengle ...more

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Divorce Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan, Kay Francis Divorce is a 1945 drama film about a much-divorced woman who sets her sights on her married childhood friend. It stars Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, and Helen Mack.

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Transgression Ricardo Cortez, Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh Transgression is a 1931 pre-Code American drama film directed by Herbert Brenon, using a screenplay written by Elizabeth Meehan, adapted from Kate Jordan's 1921 novel, The Next Corner. The film ...more

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Play Girl Kay Francis, James Ellison Play Girl is a 1941 film directed by Frank Woodruff.

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Cynara Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry Cynara is a 1932 romantic drama film about a British lawyer who pays a heavy price for an affair. It stars Ronald Colman, Kay Francis and Phyllis Barry. It is based on the 1928 novel An ...more

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Wife Wanted Kay Francis, Robert Shayne, Paul Cavanagh Wife Wanted is a 1946 American crime directed by Phil Karlson, featuring Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh and Robert Shayne. This was Kay Francis's last film. The film's screenplay was written by ...more

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I Loved a Woman Edward G. Robinson, Kay Francis, Genevieve Tobin I Loved a Woman is a drama directed by Alfred E. Green, starring Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, and Genevieve Tobin.

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Ladies' Man Carole Lombard, William Powell, Kay Francis Ladies' Man is a 1931 American drama film directed by Lothar Mendes, starring William Powell and Kay Francis. It was released on May 9, 1931 by Paramount.

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The House That Shadows Built Gary Cooper, Groucho Marx, Claudette Colbert The House That Shadows Built is a short feature film from Paramount Pictures, made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the studio's founding in 1912. The film was a promotional film for ...more

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Dangerous Curves Clara Bow, Kay Francis, Richard Arlen Dangerous Curves is an American motion picture starring Clara Bow and Richard Arlen. It was released by Paramount Pictures and was the first Hollywood film for Kay Francis.

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British Agent Cesar Romero, Leslie Howard, J. Carrol Naish British Agent is a 1934 espionage film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Leslie Howard and Kay Francis. It is based on Memoirs of a British Agent, the 1932 autobiography of R. H. Bruce ...more

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My Bill Kay Francis, Bonita Granville My Bill is a 1938 drama film starring Kay Francis as a poor widow raising four children. It was based on the play Courage by Tom Barry.