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The Best Susan Hayward Movies 

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

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

This list contains films like Young and Willing and The Marriage-Go-Round.

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

Susan Hayward was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Dorothy McGuire in terms of fame and success.

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Susan Hayward, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Released: 1961

Directed by: David Miller

Back Street is a 1961 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by David Miller, and produced by Ross Hunter. The screenplay was written by William Ludwig and Eleanore Griffin based on the novel ...more
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Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Released: 1955

Directed by: Daniel Mann

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a biopic which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiancé by ...more
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Susan Hayward, Theodore Bikel, Simon Oakland

Released: 1958

Directed by: Robert Wise

I Want to Live! is a 1958 film noir written by Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, produced by Walter Wanger, and directed by Robert Wise, which tells the heavily fictionalized story of a woman, ...more

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Robert Wagner, Susan Hayward, Thelma Ritter

Released: 1952

Directed by: Walter Lang

With a Song in My Heart is a 1952 biographical film which tells the story of actress and singer Jane Froman, who was crippled by an airplane crash on February 22, 1943, when the Boeing 314 Pan ...more
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Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Jessie Royce Landis

Released: 1949

Directed by: Mark Robson

My Foolish Heart is a 1949 American film which tells the story of a woman's reflections on the bad turns her life has taken. The film was directed by Mark Robson and stars Dana Andrews and Susan ...more
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Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Robert Shayne

Released: 1947

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman, also called A Woman Destroyed, is a drama film which tells the story of a rising nightclub singer who marries another singer, whose career takes off, then falls ...more
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Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams

Released: 1946

Directed by: Harold Clurman

Deadline at Dawn is a 1946 film noir, the only film directed by stage director Harold Clurman. It was written by Clifford Odets and based on a novella by Cornell Woolrich. The RKO Pictures film ...more
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Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, Gene Lockhart

Released: 1951

Directed by: Henry King

I'd Climb the Highest Mountain is a 1951 Technicolor religious drama film made by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. It was directed by Henry King and produced by Lamar Trotti from a ...more
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Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey

Released: 1951

Directed by: Henry King

David and Bathsheba is a 1951 historical Technicolor epic film about King David made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry King, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, from a screenplay by Philip ...more

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Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power

Released: 1951

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Rawhide is a 1951 Western film made by Twentieth Century-Fox. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel G. Engel from a screenplay by Dudley Nichols. The music score was by Sol ...more
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Dean Martin, Susan Hayward, Martin Balsam

Released: 1961

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Ada is a 1961 American political drama film made by Avon Productions and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Lawrence Weingarten, with a screenplay ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward, Arthur Kennedy

Released: 1952

Directed by: Robert Parrish, Nicholas Ray

The Lusty Men is a 1952 western film made by Wald-Krasna productions and RKO Radio Pictures. The film stars Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, and Arthur Hunnicutt. It was directed ...more
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Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1954

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank ...more

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Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Rita Moreno

Released: 1954

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Garden of Evil is a Western film about three somewhat disreputable 19th-century soldiers of fortune, played by Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, and Cameron Mitchell, who are hired by a woman, ...more

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Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward

Released: 1953

Directed by: Henry Levin

The President's Lady is a 1953 biographical film of the life of American president, Andrew Jackson and his marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The film was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by ...more
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Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

Released: 1949

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

House of Strangers is a 1949 American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte. It is the first of three film versions of ...more

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Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley

Released: 1964

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Where Love Has Gone is a 1964 American Technicolor drama film in Techniscope made by Embassy Pictures, Joseph E. Levine Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk and ...more
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Susan Hayward, Robert Young, Jane Greer

Released: 1947

Directed by: Irving Pichel

They Won't Believe Me is a 1947 black-and-white film noir starring Robert Young, Susan Hayward and Jane Greer. It was directed by Irving Pichel and produced by Alfred Hitchcock's longtime ...more
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Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

Released: 1952

Directed by: Henry King

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is a 1952 American Technicolor film based on the short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film version of the short story was directed by Henry King, ...more
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Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Chill Wills

Released: 1949

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Tulsa is a 1949 Technicolor film that was directed by Stuart Heisler and starred Susan Hayward and Robert Preston, and featured Lloyd Gough, Chill Wills, and Ed Begley in one of his earliest ...more
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Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mark Robson

Valley of the Dolls is a 1967 American drama film based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Jacqueline Susann.. It was produced by David Weisbart and directed by Mark Robson. The film stars ...more
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John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland

Released: 1942

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Reap the Wild Wind was a serialized story written by Thelma Strabel in 1940 for The Saturday Evening Post, which was the basis for the 1942 film starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette ...more

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Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power, Richard Egan

Released: 1955

Directed by: Henry King

Untamed is a 1955 CinemaScope adventure film made by Twentieth Century-Fox in DeLuxe Color. It was directed by Henry King and produced by William A. Bacher, Bert E. Friedlob and Gerd Oswald as ...more
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Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Gene Barry

Released: 1955

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Soldier of Fortune is a 1955 adventure film about the rescue of an American held prisoner in the People's Republic of China in the 1950s. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk, starred Clark Gable ...more
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Susan Hayward, George Sanders, Sam Jaffe

Released: 1951

Directed by: Michael Gordon

I Can Get It for You Wholesale is a 1951 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Gordon. The screenplay by Abraham Polonsky is based on Vera Caspary's loose adaptation of the 1937 novel ...more