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The Best Marjorie Main Movies 

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

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

Items here include everything from Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation to Boy of the Streets.

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Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Dorothy McGuire

Released: 1956

Directed by: William Wyler

Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. The screenplay was adapted by Michael Wilson ...more
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Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien

Released: 1944

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair ...more

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Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse

Released: 1946

Directed by: George Sidney, Robert Alton

The Harvey Girls is a 1946 American musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Richard Long

Released: 1947

Directed by: Chester Erskine

The Egg and I is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Chester Erskine, who co-wrote the screenplay with Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book of the same name by Betty MacDonald and ...more
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Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Ma... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Marjorie Main Movies
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone James Whitmore, Marjorie Main

Released: 1950

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone is a 1950 comedy/murder mystery film set on board a train. It stars Marjorie Main and James Whitmore. It is based on the short story "Once Upon a Train" by ...more
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Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell

Released: 1939

Directed by: George Cukor

The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor. The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name, and was adapted for the screen by Anita Loos and Jane ...more
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Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main

Released: 1944

Directed by: Willis Goldbeck

Rationing is a 1944 film starring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main. The screen comedy was directed by Willis Goldbeck.
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Janet Leigh, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly

Released: 1951

Directed by: Don Weis, William A. Wellman, Clarence Brown, Charles Vidor, John Sturges, + more

It's a Big Country is a 1951 anthology film directed by 6 directors: Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, and William A. Wellman.
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Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Desi Arnaz

Released: 1953

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

The Long, Long Trailer is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli.
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Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn, Vera-Ellen

Released: 1952

Directed by: Charles Walters

The Belle of New York is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Hollywood musical comedy film set in New York circa 1900 and stars Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Alice Pearce, Marjorie Main and Keenan Wynn, with ...more
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Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1938

Directed by: Jack Conway

Too Hot to Handle is a 1938 film about a newsreel reporter, the woman he is attracted to, and his fierce competitor, played by Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Walter Pidgeon respectively. Many of ...more
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Margaret O'Brien, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main

Released: 1946

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Bad Bascomb is a 1946 western film starring Wallace Beery and Margaret O'Brien. The movie was directed by S. Sylvan Simon.
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Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Claire Trevor

Released: 1937

Directed by: William Wyler

Dead End is a 1937 crime drama film. It is an adaptation of the Sidney Kingsley 1935 Broadway play of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Joel McCrea, and Sylvia Sidney. It is notable as ...more

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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Marjorie Main

Released: 1947

Directed by: Charles Barton

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
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Ma and Pa Kettle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Marjorie Main Movies
Ma and Pa Kettle Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride

Released: 1949

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Ma and Pa Kettle is a 1949 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the sequel to the 1947 film version of Betty MacDonald's semi-fictional memoir The Egg and I and the first ...more
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Donna Reed, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Released: 1942

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

The Bugle Sounds is a 1942 World War II movie starring Wallace Beery as a cavalry sergeant resistant to replacing horses with tanks. The supporting cast includes Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, ...more
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John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1940

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Dark Command is a 1940 Western film starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon loosely based on Quantrill's Raiders during the American Civil War. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the ...more

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The Trial of Mary Dugan ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Marjorie Main Movies
The Trial of Mary Dugan Robert Young, Laraine Day, Tom Conway

Released: 1941

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

The Trial of Mary Dugan is a 1941 film directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
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Jackie Cooper, George Cleveland, Marjorie Main

Released: 1937

Directed by: William Nigh

Boy of the Streets is a 1937 drama film written by Gilson Brown and Scott Darling and directed by William Nigh.
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Joseph Crehan, Lionel Atwill, Helen Mack

Released: 1937

Directed by: James Cruze

The Wrong Road is a 1937 American film directed by James Cruze. The film is now in the public domain.
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Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt

Released: 1941

Directed by: George Cukor

A Woman's Face is a 1941 film noir drama directed by George Cukor, starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas and Conrad Veidt. It tells the story of Anna Holm, a facially disfigured blackmailer, ...more
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Wallace Beery, Charles Lane, Marjorie Main

Released: 1941

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Barnacle Bill is a 1941 feature film starring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main. The screen comedy was directed by Richard Thorpe. Barnacle Bill was the second of seven MGM films costarring ...more
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Edward Arnold, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main

Released: 1949

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Big Jack is a 1949 film starring Wallace Beery, Richard Conte, and Marjorie Main. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe and the screenplay was written by Gene Fowler and Otto Eis from the ...more
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Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn

Released: 1943

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Heaven Can Wait is a 1943 American comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The screenplay was by Samson Raphaelson based on the play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete. The music score ...more
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Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Joe Yule

Released: 1942

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Jackass Mail is a 1942 Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main.