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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Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Sandra Edwards

Released: 1958

Directed by: Morton DaCosta

Auntie Mame is a 1958 Technicolor comedy film based on the 1955 novel of the same name by Patrick Dennis and its theatrical adaptation by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. This film version ...more

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Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Released: 1940

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

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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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Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden

Released: 1962

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Gypsy is a 1962 musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass is based on the book of the 1959 stage musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable by ...more

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Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Mary Wickes

Released: 1966

Directed by: Ida Lupino

The Trouble with Angels is a 1966 comedy film in Pathécolor about the adventures of two girls in an all-girls Catholic school run by nuns. The film was directed by Ida Lupino and stars ...more
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Kim Novak, William Holden, Rosalind Russell

Released: 1955

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Picnic is a 1955 American Technicolor romantic comedy-drama film in Cinemascope, which was adapted for the screen by Daniel Taradash from William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play. Joshua ...more

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Alec Guinness, Rosalind Russell, Mae Questel

Released: 1961

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

A Majority of One is a 1961 comedy film written by Leonard Spigelgass and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
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Rosalind Russell, Larry Fine, Moe Howard

Released: 1942

Directed by: Alexander Hall

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 ...more
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Stella Stevens, Milton Berle, Susan Saint James

Released: 1968

Directed by: James Neilson

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a 1968 American comedy film directed by James Neilson and starring Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, and Binnie Barnes. Written by Blanche Hanalis, the film ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Dean Jagger, Alexander Knox

Released: 1946

Directed by: Dudley Nichols, Jack Gage

Sister Kenny is a biographical film about Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian bush nurse, who fought to help people who suffered from polio, despite opposition from the medical establishment. ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Released: 1945

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Roughly Speaking is a 1945 drama/comedy starring Rosalind Russell and Jack Carson. The plot involves a strong-minded mother keeping her family afloat through World War I and the Great ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Charles Arnt

Released: 1942

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Take a Letter, Darling is a 1942 American romantic comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen. It was nominated for three Academy Awards; Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Art Direction.
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Rosalind Russell, Robert Montgomery, May Whitty

Released: 1937

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Night Must Fall is a 1937 film adaptation of the Emlyn Williams play of the same name. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and adapted by John Van Druten. It stars Robert Montgomery, Rosalind ...more
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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell

Released: 1935

Directed by: Tay Garnett

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 ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Rosalind Russell, Eugene O'Neill

Released: 1947

Directed by: Dudley Nichols

Mourning Becomes Electra is a 1947 American film by Dudley Nichols adapted from the 1931 Eugene O'Neill play of the same title. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, ...more
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James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charlie Ruggles

Released: 1940

Directed by: William Keighley

No Time for Comedy is a 1940 comedy-drama film based on the play of the same name by S. N. Behrman, starring James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Genevieve Tobin and Charles Ruggles.
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Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson

Released: 1938

Directed by: King Vidor

The Citadel is a British film based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. The film was directed by King Vidor and produced by Victor Saville at Denham Studios, ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Thomas Mitchell, John Boles

Released: 1936

Directed by: Dorothy Arzner

Craig's Wife is a 1936 drama film starring Rosalind Russell as a domineering wife. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play of the same name by George Kelly, and directed by ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker

Released: 1943

Directed by: Irving Cummings

What a Woman! is a 1943 romantic comedy film directed by Irving Cummings.
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The Velvet Touch Rosalind Russell, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet

Released: 1948

Directed by: Jack Gage, John Gage

The Velvet Touch is a 1948 American drama film noir directed by Jack Gage. The film features Rosalind Russell, Leon Ames, Leo Genn and Claire Trevor.
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She Wouldn't Say Yes Rosalind Russell, Darren McGavin, Adele Jergens

Released: 1945

Directed by: Alexander Hall

She Wouldn't Say Yes is a 1945 romantic-comedy film screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, John Jacoby and Sarett Tobias, story by László Görög and Wilhelm Thiele, and directed
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Rosalind Russell, George Raft, Leo Carrillo

Released: 1936

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

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.
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Rosalind Russell, Paul Lukas, Leo G. Carroll

Released: 1935

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

The Casino Murder Case is a 1935 mystery film starring Paul Lukas and Alison Skipworth. It was directed by Edwin L. Marin from a screenplay by Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf based on the ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Betsy Blair

Released: 1947

Directed by: Henry Levin

The Guilt of Janet Ames is a 1947 drama film. A widow sets out to find the five men whose lives were saved by the sacrifice of her husband in World War II and judge whether they are worthy.
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Rosalind Russell, Ramon Novarro, Edward Everett Horton

Released: 1935

Directed by: Dudley Murphy

The Night Is Young is a 1935 film starring Ramon Novarro and Evelyn Laye. The movie is based on a story written by Vicki Baum and directed by Dudley Murphy.