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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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The Farmer's Daughter James Arness, Loretta Young, Ethel Barrymore The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 movie that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph ...more

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The Bishop's Wife Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic comedy feature film from 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven in a story about an ...more

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The Stranger Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles. It was the third feature film completed by Welles as a director. A drama about a war crimes ...more

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Cause for Alarm! Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Margalo Gillmore Cause for Alarm! is a 1951 film noir suspense film directed by Tay Garnett, written by Mel Dinelli and Tom Lewis, based on a story by Larry Marcus. Ellen narrates the tale of "the most ...more

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Platinum Blonde Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Halliwell Hobbes Platinum Blonde is a 1931 American romantic comedy motion picture starring Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, and Loretta Young. The film was written by Jo Swerling and directed by Frank Capra. ...more

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The Call of the Wild Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Reginald Owen The Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. Based on Jack London's novel of the same name, the ...more

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Rachel and the Stranger Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Loretta Young Rachel and the Stranger is a black-and-white 1948 western film starring Loretta Young, William Holden, and Robert Mitchum. The Norman Foster-directed film was one of the few to address the role ...more

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Ramona Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Kent Taylor The first version of Ramona to have sound and also the first to have color.

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The Crusades Loretta Young, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith The Crusades is a 1935 American historical adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and originally released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Loretta Young as Berengaria of ...more

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The Accused Loretta Young, Sara Allgood, Robert Cummings The Accused is a 1949 American film noir directed by William Dieterle and written by Ketti Frings, based on Be Still, My Love, a 1947 novel written by June Truesdell. The drama features Loretta ...more

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Born to Be Bad Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Henry Travers 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

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Shanghai Loretta Young, Charles Boyer 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 ...more

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Suez Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Annabella Suez is an American film released on October 28, 1938 by 20th Century Fox, with Darryl F. Zanuck in charge of production, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Tyrone Power, Loretta Young and ...more

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Ladies in Love Tyrone Power, Don Ameche, Loretta Young Ladies in Love is a romantic comedy film directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring Janet Gaynor, Constance Bennett and Loretta Young. The film revolves around three roommates in exotic ...more

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She Had to Say Yes Loretta Young, Regis Toomey, Lyle Talbot She Had to Say Yes is a 1933 pre-Code film directed by George Amy and Busby Berkley. It was Berkley's directorial debut. Loretta Young stars as a secretary who receives unwanted sexual advances ...more

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Kentucky Loretta Young, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille Kentucky is a 1938 Technicolor film with Loretta Young, Richard Greene, and Walter Brennan. It was directed by David Butler. It is a Romeo and Juliet story of lovers Jack and Sally, set amidst ...more

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Come to the Stable Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Elsa Lanchester Come to the Stable is a 1949 American film which tells the story of two French nuns who come to a small New England town and involve the townsfolk in helping them to build a children's hospital. ...more

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Key to the City Clark Gable, Loretta Young Key to the City is a 1950 romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Loretta Young as mayors who meet during a convention in San Francisco and, despite their contrasting personalities and ...more

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Mother Is a Freshman Loretta Young, Debra Paget, Van Johnson Mother Is a Freshman is a 1949 comedy motion picture directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Loretta Young and Van Johnson. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design by Kay

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Play Girl Loretta Young, Norman Foster, Nat Pendleton Play-Girl is a 1932 romantic drama film starring Winnie Lightner, Loretta Young, and Norman Foster. A young woman marries a professional gambler.

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The House of Rothschild Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young The House of Rothschild is an American film written by Nunnally Johnson from the play by George Hembert Westley, and directed by Alfred L. Werker. It chronicles the biographical story of the ...more

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Clive of India Cesar Romero, Don Ameche, Loretta Young Clive of India is a 1935 American drama film based on Robert, Lord Clive's historical biography. It was written by R.J. Minney and W. P. Lipscomb and directed by Richard Boleslawski. Colin ...more

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Man's Castle Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young Man's Castle is a 1933 romantic drama film directed by Frank Borzage.

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Eternally Yours David Niven, Loretta Young, Eve Arden Eternally Yours is a 1939 American United Artists film produced and directed by Tay Garnett with Walter Wanger as executive producer, from a screenplay by C. Graham Baker and Gene Towne. It ...more

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A Night to Remember Loretta Young, Brian Aherne A Night to Remember is a mystery comedy film starring Loretta Young and Brian Aherne. It was directed by Richard Wallace, and is based on the novel The Frightened Stiff by Kelley Roos. A mystery ...more

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Midnight Mary Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez Midnight Mary is a 1933 film that reveals in flashbacks the hard life of a woman on trial for murder. It stars Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, and Franchot Tone.

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Along Came Jones Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, Dan Duryea Along Came Jones is a 1945 Western comedy film starring Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, and Dan Duryea, in which Cooper mercilessly spoofs his own slow-talking cowboy persona. The ...more

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Wife, Husband and Friend Cesar Romero, Loretta Young, Eugene Pallette Wife, Husband and Friend is a 1939 comedy film starring Loretta Young, Warner Baxter and Binnie Barnes in the three title roles, respectively. The film, directed by Gregory Ratoff from a script ...more

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The Show of Shows John Barrymore, Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks The Show of Shows is a 1929 American musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and distributed by Warner Bros. The all talking Vitaphone production cost $850,000 and was shot almost entirely ...more

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Employees' Entrance Loretta Young, Warren William, Wallace Ford Employees' Entrance is a 1933 Pre-Code film about the manager of a New York department store and an employee.

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Second Honeymoon Tyrone Power, Loretta Young Second Honeymoon is a 1937 screwball romantic comedy, starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young about a newly remarried woman who finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy ...more

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Heroes for Sale Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon Heroes for Sale is a Depression-era film directed by William Wellman, starring Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, and Loretta Young, and released by Warner Bros. and First National Pictures. ...more

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Caravan Loretta Young, Charles Boyer, Jean Parker Caravan is a film released by Fox Film Corporation, directed by Erik Charell, and starring Charles Boyer, Loretta Young, Phillips Holmes and Jean Parker. Fox also produced a French language ...more

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Life Begins Loretta Young, Eric Linden, Aline MacMahon Life Begins is a drama film set in a 1930s maternity ward and deals with unwed mothers. It was adapted from the play of the same name by Mary M. Axelson.

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The Stolen Jools Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. The stars appeared in the film, distributed by ...more

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The Men in Her Life Loretta Young, Dean Jagger, Conrad Veidt The Men in Her Life was a 1941 film adaptation of the novel Ballerina by Eleanor Smith. It was nominated for the 1941 Academy Award for Sound, but lost to That Hamilton Woman.

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Kismet Loretta Young, Sidney Blackmer, David Manners Kismet is a 1930 costume drama photographed entirely in an early widescreen process using 65mm film that Warner Bros. called Vitascope. The film, now considered lost, was based on Edward ...more

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The Unguarded Hour Loretta Young, Franchot Tone The Unguarded Hour is a 1936 film starring Loretta Young and Franchot Tone under the direction of Sam Wood. The prosecutor in a murder trial is unaware that his wife is involved.

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The Forward Pass John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Forward Pass, also known as To match tis doxis in Greece, is a 1929 black-and-white American football musical film directed by Edward F. Cline, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Loretta ...more

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Nils Asther Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 silent film starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young. The movie was directed by Herbert Brenon and produced and released through MGM Studios. The film is based on the ...more

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The Road to Lourdes Loretta Young, Victor Francen, Joseph Cuby

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Loose Ankles Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young Loose Ankles is an all-talking pre-code romantic comedy with songs produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.. The film was directed by Ted Wilde and starred ...more

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Zoo in Budapest Loretta Young, Gene Raymond Zoo in Budapest is a film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Loretta Young, Gene Raymond, O.P. Heggie, and Paul Fix.

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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Loretta Young, Ronald Colman, Ronnie Coleman Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back is a 1934 American comedy-mystery-adventure film directed by Roy Del Ruth. The film stars Ronald Colman and Loretta Young. It was a loose sequel to the 1929 film ...more

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War Nurse Loretta Young, Robert Montgomery, Hedda Hopper War Nurse is 2003 drama, romance and war film written by Becky Gardiner and Joseph Farnham and directed by Edgar Selwyn.

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The Life of Jimmy Dolan John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Life of Jimmy Dolan is a 1933 American film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Loretta Young. John Wayne has a small supporting role as a frightened boxer. It was remade in 1939 as They Made ...more

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The White Parade Loretta Young, John Boles The White Parade is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Rian James, Jesse Lasky Jr., Sonya Levien and Ernest Pascal, from the novel by Rian ...more

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China Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix China is a 1943 drama film directed by John Farrow.

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The Hatchet Man Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young The Hatchet Man is a Pre-Code film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Edward G. Robinson. Warner Bros. had purchased the David Belasco/Achmed Abdullah play The Honorable Mr. Wong about ...more

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Seas Beneath Loretta Young, George O'Brien Seas Beneath is a 1931 American action film directed by John Ford.