The Best Loretta Young Movies

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

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  • Immediately following World War II, ex-Nazi Franz Kindler (Orson Welles) is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small Connecticut town, and has even married the headmaster's daughter ...more
  • Young Swedish-American Katrin "Katie" Holstrom (Loretta Young) leaves her family farm in Minnesota, headed for nursing school. After her tuition money runs out, she is forced to take a job as a maid ...more
  • As the delusional George Jones (Barry Sullivan) struggles to recover from a crippling heart attack, he begins to believe his wife, Ellen (Loretta Young), and friend, Dr. Grahame (Bruce Cowling), are ...more
  • Penniless and with a checkered past, Mary (Loretta Young) falls in with the crooked Leo (Ricardo Cortez), who uses the unwitting young woman as a pawn in his crimes. Lovestruck lawyer Tom (Franchot ...more
  • In the Ohio wilderness during pioneer times, widower David Harvey (William Holden) wants a wife to help rear his young son (Gary Gray). He purchases indentured servant Rachel (Loretta Young) for $18, ...more
  • Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visited immediately by Dudley (Cary Grant), who claims to be an ...more
  • King Richard of England (Henry Wilcoxon) has no desire to marry the awful Princess Alice of France (Katherine DeMille). The Third Crusade offers him a good excuse to flee, so he sets off with his ...more
  • Steve Fisk (Clark Gable) is a longshoreman turned mayor of a small California city. Clarissa Standish (Loretta Young) is an upper-class, college-educated woman and mayor of a little town in Maine. ...more
  • The first version of Ramona to have sound and also the first to have color.
  • In this heartwarming 1949 film, Sister Margaret (Loretta Young) and Sister Scholastica (Celeste Holm) arrive unannounced and determined to build a children's hospital in the small New England town of ...more
  • Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast features ...more
  • In this Depression-era drama, the gruff and homeless Bill (Spencer Tracy) decides to help out the beautiful, destitute Trina (Loretta Young). Trina falls for Bill, and they set up house together in a ...more
  • When college student Bill (Douglas Dick) grows inappropriately fond of psychology professor Wilma (Loretta Young) and tries to rape her, she fights back. But as she defends herself, she accidentally ...more
  • Investigative journalist Stew Smith (Robert Williams) has a reputation for being merciless in his reporting. In a break from convention, after writing a tell-all story on a wealthy family of ...more
  • In the France during the 1860s, nobleman and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps (Tyrone Power) becomes a rival of President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Leon Ames) for the hand of beautiful Countess Eugenie ...more
  • This early adaptation of the classic Jack London novel follows Jack Thornton (Clark Gable) as he travels across Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. When he finds another Yukon-bound man, who treats ...more
  • This sanitized take on the famed Rothschild family, a prominent European banking clan with Jewish roots, was in part a Hollywood effort to combat swelling tides of anti-Semitism during the 1930s. ...more
  • Top assassin Wong Low Get (Edward G. Robinson) hears word that he must end the life of his longtime confidant, Sun Yat Ming (J. Carroll Naish). In his last moments of life, Sun asks Wong to care for ...more
  • A clown named Tito Beppi (Lon Chaney) adopts orphaned Simonetta (Loretta Young), and they begin to travel and perform in the circus together. As Simonetta grows into a beautiful young woman, Tito ...more
  • In this suspenseful comedy, Nancy Troy (Loretta Young) and her mystery-author husband, Jeff (Brian Aherne), move into a dark basement apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, in hopes of ...more
  • When John Dillon steals horses from Thad Goodwin's farm, Thad is killed in front of his young grandson, Peter. Over 70 years later, Peter (Walter Brennan) has relayed the story to his family, who ...more
  • Born to Be Bad is a 1934 drama film directed by Lowell Sherman, and starring Loretta Young and Cary Grant. This film was rejected by the Hays Office twice before it was finally approved. Young's ...more
  • Exploiting a quirk in a scholarship fund, a woman pushing middle age ends up attending college. Widow Abby Abbott (Loretta Young) is stunned to learn that the cash set aside for her daughter's ...more
  • Melody Jones (Gary Cooper) is a laid-back cowboy who gets lost on the trail and ends up in the small town of Payneville. Seeing the initials "MJ" on his saddle, the people of Payneville mistake Jones ...more
  • Three girls share move into a shared apartment in Budapest: Martha (Janet Gaynor) sells neckties and works for a domineering doctor (Don Ameche), Susie (Loretta Young) is under the spell of a ...more