Film 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power 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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Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Gene Barry 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, Robert Young, Jane Greer 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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Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward, Arthur Kennedy 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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Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Chill Wills 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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Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward, Walter Slezake White Witch Doctor is a 1953 Technicolor adventure film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Otto Lang from a screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, ...more

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Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward 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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Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey 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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Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Rita Moreno 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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Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine 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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Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget 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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Dean Martin, Susan Hayward, Martin Balsam 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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Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward 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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Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley 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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John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland 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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Richard Dreyfuss, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward 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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Susan Hayward, George Sanders, Sam Jaffe 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

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Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Robert Cummings The Lost Moment is a 1947 American psychological thriller film with elements of horror directed by Martin Gabel and starring Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward and Agnes Moorehead.

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Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power, Richard Egan 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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Kirk Douglas, Susan Hayward Top Secret Affair is a 1957 romantic comedy film made by Carrollton Inc. and distributed by Warner Bros. that starred Susan Hayward and Kirk Douglas. It was directed by H.C. Potter and produced ...more

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Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland Beau Geste is a 1939 Paramount Pictures action/adventure motion picture starring Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, and Susan Hayward. Directed and produced by William A. ...more

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John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Frawley The Fighting Seabees is a 1944 war film starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward. The picture portrays a heavily fictionalized account of the dilemma that led to the creation of the U.S. Navy's ...more

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Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy Canyon Passage is a 1946 Western film directed by Jacques Tourneur and set in frontier Oregon. Featuring love triangles and a Native American uprising, it was adapted from the Saturday Evening ...more

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Veronica Lake, Susan Hayward, Fredric March I Married a Witch is a 1942 fantasy romantic comedy film, directed by René Clair, and starring Veronica Lake as a witch whose plan for revenge goes comically awry, with Fredric March as ...more

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Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Cyril Cusack I Thank a Fool is a 1962 British crime film made by Eaton and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Robert Stevens and produced by Anatole de Grunwald from a screenplay by Karl Tunberg based ...more

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Susan Hayward, Stephen Boyd, Theodore Bikel Woman Obsessed is a 1959 romantic DeLuxe Color drama film in CinemaScope about the hardships faced by a widow and her eight-year-old son on a rugged Canadian ranch. The film stars Susan Hayward ...more

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Maggie Smith, Susan Hayward, Rex Harrison The Honey Pot, also known as The Honeypot, is a 1967 crime comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It stars Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Susan Hayward, Fay Wray Adam Had Four Sons is a 1941 drama and romance film, starring Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, and Susan Hayward.

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Boris Karloff, Susan Hayward, Julie London Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from ...more

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Susan Hayward, Virginia Mayo, Regis Toomey Jack London, also known as The Story of Jack London, is a 1943 American biographical film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Alfred Santell ...more

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Dorothy Dandridge, Susan Hayward, Eve Arden Hit Parade of 1943 also known as Change of Heart is a 1943 musical film made by Republic Pictures. It was directed by Albert S. Rogell and produced by Albert J. Cohen from a screenplay by Frank ...more

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Susan Hayward, Richard Arlen, Joe Sawyer A Letter from Bataan is a 1942 "Victory Short" documentary film or propaganda film made by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with the U.S. Office of War Information and the United ...more

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Susan Hayward, Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray The Forest Rangers ia a 1942 adventure film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by George Marshall, written by Harold Shumate based on story by Thelma Strabel, and starring Fred MacMurray, ...more

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Susan Hayward, Albert Dekker, Harry Carey Among the Living is a 1941 film noir directed by Stuart Heisler, and starring Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Harry Carey and Frances Farmer. The film is a mix of social drama, horror film, and ...more

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Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Felix Locher Thunder in the Sun is a 1959 western film directed by Russell Rouse starring Susan Hayward and Jeff Chandler.

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William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Susan Hayward The Revengers is a 1972 Western film written by Wendell Mayes based upon a story by Steven W. Carabatsos. The film was directed by Daniel Mann and stars William Holden and Ernest Borgnine.

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Susan Hayward, Harry Morgan, Robert Montgomery The Saxon Charm is a 1948 drama film made by Universal International Pictures. It was written and directed by Claude Binyon and produced by Joseph Sistrom, based on a novel by Frederic Wakeman. ...more

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The Hairy Ape Susan Hayward, William Bendix The Hairy Ape is a 1944 film directed by Alfred Santell.

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Julie Newmar, Susan Hayward, Robert Paige The Marriage-Go-Round is a 1961 comedy film based on Leslie Stevens' 1958 play directed by Walter Lang.

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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a ...more

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William Holden, Susan Hayward, Robert Benchley Young and Willing is a 1943 American comedy film produced and directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Robert Benchley, and Susan Hayward. With a screenplay by ...more

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Sis Hopkins Susan Hayward, Judy Canova, Charles Butterworth Sis Hopkins is a 1941 comedy film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Judy Canova in a remake of a 1919 film with Mabel Normand in the titular role. The supporting cast features Bob Crosby, ...more