The Best Rosalind Russell Movies

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

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

List films include The Girl Rush, Design for Scandal and many additional films as well.

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If Rosalind Russell movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Irene Dunne and Tyrone Power too.

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  • Rose Hovick (Rosalind Russell) pushes her two young daughters into the entertainment industry, traveling and promoting them with minimal success. After years in the business, younger daughter June ...more
  • Andrew Manson (Robert Donat), an idealistic young doctor, takes up a new post in a Welsh mining town where his curiosity is roused by a persistent cough in his mining patients. His investigation ...more
  • Mary (Hayley Mills) and her friend, Rachel (June Harding), are new students at St. Francis Academy, a boarding school run by the iron fist of Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell). The immature teens ...more
  • Wealthy widow Mrs. Bramson (Dame May Whitty) notices that her maid (Merle Tottenham) is distracted, and when she learns the girl's fiancé is the reason, summons him in. When Danny (Robert Montgomery) ...more
  • Determined to rise above her poor but proud upbringing, feisty New Englander Louise Randall (Rosalind Russell) attends business school and marries conservative banker Rodney Crane (Donald Woods). ...more
  • Tom Verney (Fred MacMurray) is a struggling painter who accepts a job as the secretary to A.M. MacGregor (Rosalind Russell), a demanding advertising executive. Tom quickly realizes he's responsible ...more
  • Charming Hal Carter (William Holden) turned to wandering after a failed acting career left him loose in the wind. Interested in reuniting with an old college friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), ...more
  • My Sister Eileen is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Alexander Hall and starring Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne and Janet Blair. The screenplay by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov is based ...more
  • What a Woman! is a 1943 romantic comedy film directed by Irving Cummings.
  • While working in the outback, Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny (Rosalind Russell) encounters polio in some of her patients and witnesses its severe effects. As she treats many young children and ...more
  • Outraged when stern Judge Cornelia Porter (Rosalind Russell) rules in favor of his extravagant wife in their divorce, newspaper magnate Judson Blair (Edward Arnold) hires unruly reporter Jeff Sherman ...more
  • It Had to Happen is a 1936 film starring George Raft and Rosalind Russell. The movie was written by Rupert Hughes, Kathryn Scola, and Howard Ellis Smith, and directed by Roy Del Ruth.
  • Flight for Freedom is a 1943 American drama film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray and Herbert Marshall. Film historians and Earhart scholars consider Flight for ...more
  • A pushy pessimist with an eye for the finer things in life, Harriet (Rosalind Russell) has married Walter Craig (John Boles) because he is able to provide the kind of posh lifestyle she is certain ...more
  • China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The oceangoing ...more
  • Small-town writer Gaylord Esterbrook (James Stewart) makes it on Broadway when he writes a humorous play about wealthy socialites. There, he eventually marries the play's star, Linda Paige (Rosalind ...more
  • His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and ...more
  • A Majority of One is a 1961 comedy film written by Leonard Spigelgass and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
  • Marsha Meredith (Rosalind Russell) has just been offered a position as a federal judge. Much to her dismay, her nomination is challenged on the grounds that her divorce renders her unsuitable for the ...more
  • Psychology professor John Hathaway (Don Ameche) moves to New York to work on his new book, an argument against jealousy in relationships. Publisher Elliott Morgan (Van Heflin) is quickly attracted to ...more
  • When Sen. Reynolds urges his daughter, shallow society maven Jo McBain (Rosalind Russell), to join the Women's Army Corps, she enlists under the belief that she'll be given special privileges -- like ...more
  • Actress Valerie Stanton (Rosalind Russell) is locked in a bitter feud with her producer and ex-boyfriend Gordon Dunning (Leon Ames). When he attempts to blackmail Stanton into remaining under ...more
  • Sergeant Victor (Ronald Colman) joins the French Foreign Legion to escape his past. The Legion sends him to Africa and places him under the charge of the cruel Major Doyle. When the woman Doyle ...more
  • Tightly buttoned psychiatrist Susan Lane (Rosalind Russell) resists the romantic overtures of freewheeling cartoonist Michael Kent (Lee Bowman), whose popular comic strip advocates giving in to one's ...more
  • Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) can't believe her husband's having an affair with salesgirl Crystal (Joan Crawford). But when Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) and Edith (Phyllis Povah) deliver the gossip ...more