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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate
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
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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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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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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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