The Best Margaret Rutherford Movies 

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

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List is made up of many different films, including Murder at the Gallop and The Importance of Being Earnest.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Margaret Rutherford movies?" and "What are the greatest Margaret Rutherford roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with Margaret Rutherford include names like Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and David Lean.

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Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Flora Robson

Released: 1963

Directed by: George Pollock

Murder at the Gallop is the second of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was based on the novel After the Funeral by Agatha Christie, and starred Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...more
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Arthur Kennedy, Joan Hickson, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1961

Directed by: George Pollock

Murder, She Said is a murder mystery film directed by George Pollock, based on the novel 4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie. The production starred Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple along ...more
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Rex Harrison, Noël Coward, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1945

Directed by: David Lean

Blithe Spirit is a 1945 English fantasy-comedy film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean, cinematographer Ronald Neame and associate producer Anthony Havelock-Allan is based on ...more
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Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Derek Nimmo

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Pollock

Murder Ahoy! is the last of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that starred Margaret Rutherford. As in the previous three, the actress plays Agatha Christie's amateur sleuth Miss ...more
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Margaret Rutherford, Hermione Baddeley, Stanley Holloway

Released: 1949

Directed by: Henry Cornelius

Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley. It was directed by Henry Cornelius. The script ...more
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Dennis Price, James Bolam, Francesca Annis

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Pollock

Murder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Loosely based on the novel "Mrs McGinty's Dead" by Agatha Christie, it stars Margaret Rutherford as ...more
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Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

Released: 1959

Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting from a script by Frank Harvey, John Boulting and Alan Hackney based on the novel Private Life by ...more
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Peter Sellers, Leslie Phillips, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1957

Directed by: Basil Dearden

The Smallest Show on Earth is a 1957 British comedy film, directed by Basil Dearden, and starring Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford. The supporting cast ...more
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Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Richard Wattis

Released: 1950

Directed by: Frank Launder

The Happiest Days of Your Life is a 1950 British comedy film directed by Frank Launder, based on the play by John Dighton. The two men also wrote the screenplay. It's one of a stable of classic ...more
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Michael Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford, Joan Greenwood

Released: 1952

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

The Importance of Being Earnest is a British film adaptation of the play by Oscar Wilde. It was directed by Anthony Asquith, who also adapted the screenplay, and was produced by Teddy Baird.
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Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles

Released: 1963

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

The V.I.P.s, also known as Hotel International, is a 1963 British drama film in Metrocolor and Panavision. It was directed by Anthony Asquith, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and distributed by ...more
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Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau

Released: 1965

Directed by: Orson Welles

Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John ...more
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Margaret Rutherford, Glynis Johns, Googie Withers

Released: 1948

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Miranda is a 1948 British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore, who also wrote the play of the same name from which the film was adapted. Denis Waldock provided ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1951

Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by such ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Margaret Rutherford, Felix Aylmer

Released: 1943

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

The Demi-Paradise is a 1943 British comedy film made by Two Cities Films. It stars Laurence Olivier as a Soviet inventor who travels to England to have his revolutionary propeller manufactured, ...more
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Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford, Moira Lister

Released: 1953

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Trouble in Store is a 1953 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom as a department store clerk in his screen debut. For his performance, Wisdom won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer. ...more
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Petula Clark, Frankie Howerd, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1954

Directed by: Val Guest

The Runaway Bus is a 1954 British comedy film produced, written, and directed by Val Guest. It stars Frankie Howerd, Margaret Rutherford and Petula Clark. It was made at Southall Studios in
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English Without Tears Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Lilli Palmer

Released: 1944

Directed by: Harold French

English Without Tears is a 1944 British comedy film directed by Harold French and starring Michael Wilding, Penelope Dudley-Ward and Lilli Palmer. It was also released under the title Her Man
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Donald Sinden, Margaret Rutherford, Dora Bryan

Released: 1954

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Mad About Men is a British comedy film, made in 1954 in Technicolor. It was directed by Ralph Thomas and written by Peter Blackmore, who also wrote the 1948 film Miranda which preceded Mad About ...more
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Danny Kaye, Diana Dors, Dana Wynter

Released: 1961

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

On The Double is a 1961 film, directed by Melville Shavelson, who also wrote the screenplay with Jack Rose. It stars Danny Kaye who plays, as in many of his films, two roles — in this case, an ...more
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Frankie Howerd, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Cribbins

Released: 1963

Directed by: Richard Lester

The Mouse on the Moon is a 1963 British comedy film, an adaptation of the novel The Mouse on the Moon by Irish author Leonard Wibberley. It was directed by Richard Lester and served as the ...more

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Leslie Phillips, Norman Wisdom, Joan Sims

Released: 1957

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Just My Luck is a 1957 British sports comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom as a worker in a jewellery shop.
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Virna Lisi, Giancarlo Giannini, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Arabella is an Italian film comedy in the English language, starring Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas and James Fox. It was directed by Mauro Bolognini. The film is a comic farce set in Italy in the ...more
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Margaret Rutherford, Fay Compton, Ronald Shiner

Released: 1954

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

Aunt Clara is a 1954 British comedy film starring Margaret Rutherford as a woman who inherits a number of shady businesses from a relative. Ronald Shiner, A. E. Matthews, and Fay Compton are ...more
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Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1967

Directed by: Jules Bass

The Wacky World of Mother Goose is an animated feature film made by Rankin/Bass, written by Romeo Muller and directed by Jules Bass based on Charles Perrault's stories and nursery rhymes. It ...more