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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
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
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
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
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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#262 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #651 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #56 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

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Kim Novak, William Holden, Rosalind Russell
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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Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Mary Wickes
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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Rosalind Russell, Larry Fine, Moe Howard
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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Alec Guinness, Rosalind Russell, Mae Questel
A Majority of One is a 1961 comedy film written by Leonard Spigelgass and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
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Stella Stevens, Milton Berle, Susan Saint James
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, Jack Carson, Alan Hale
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, Dean Jagger, Alexander Knox
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, Charles Arnt
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
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
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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James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charlie Ruggles
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
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, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker
What a Woman! is a 1943 romantic comedy film directed by Irving Cummings.
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Rosalind Russell, Thomas Mitchell, John Boles
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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She Wouldn't Say Yes
Rosalind Russell, Darren McGavin, Adele Jergens
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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The Velvet Touch
Rosalind Russell, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet
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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Kirk Douglas, Rosalind Russell, Eugene O'Neill
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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Rosalind Russell, George Raft, Leo Carrillo
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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Claudette Colbert, Rosalind Russell, Ronald Colman
Under Two Flags is a 1936 American adventure romance film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen and Rosalind Russell. The picture was based on ...more
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Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell, William Powell
Evelyn Prentice is a 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. and featuring Una Merkel and Rosalind Russell in her film debut. The movie was based on the 1933 novel of the same name by ...more
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Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Betsy Blair
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.