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The Best Will Rogers Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 157 votes 41 voters 9.3k views40 items

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

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

List includes State Fair, Doctor Bull and more.

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

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    Steamboat Round the Bend

    Will Rogers, Eugene Pallette

    Released1935

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Steamboat Round the Bend is a 1935 American comedy film directed by John Ford. The film stars Will Rogers and was released a few weeks after his death in an airplane crash....  more
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    Doctor Bull

    Will Rogers

    Released1933

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Doctor Bull is a 1933 American comedy film directed by John Ford, based on the James Gould Cozzens novel The Last Adam. Will Rogers portrays a small town doctor who must deal with a typhoid outbreak...  more
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    Judge Priest

    Hattie McDaniel, Will Rogers

    Released1934

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Judge Priest is a 1934 American comedy film starring Will Rogers. The film was directed by John Ford, produced by Sol M. Wurtzel in association with Fox Film, and based on humorist Irvin S. Cobb's...  more
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    In Old Kentucky

    Will Rogers, Alan Dinehart

    Released1935

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    In Old Kentucky is a 1935 comedy film directed by George Marshall....  more
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    A Connecticut Yankee

    Myrna Loy, Will Rogers

    Released1931

    Directed byDavid Butler

    A Connecticut Yankee is a 1931 American film adaptation of Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It was directed by David Butler to a script by William M. Conselman,...  more
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    Life Begins at Forty

    Will Rogers, Rochelle Hudson

    Released1935

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Life Begins at Forty is a 1935 black-and-white film starring Will Rogers and Richard Cromwell. It is based on the non-fiction self-help book Life Begins at 40 by Walter B. Pitkin....  more
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    State Fair

    Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers

    Released1933

    Directed byHenry King

    State Fair is a movie directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, and Lew Ayres. The film was based on a novel by Phil Stong, was the first of three film versions of the Phillip...  more
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    Jubilo, Jr.

    Will Rogers

    Released1924

    Directed byRobert F. McGowan

    Jubilo, Jr. is a 1924 short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 27th Our Gang short subject released....  more
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    Happy Days

    Betty Grable, Janet Gaynor

    Released1930

    Directed byBenjamin Stoloff

    Happy Days is an 80 minute musical film, notable for being the first feature film shown entirely in widescreen anywhere in the world. French director Abel Gance's Napoléon had a final widescreen...  more
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    Lightnin'

    Wallace MacDonald, Jay Hunt

    Released1925

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Lightnin' is a 1925 American comedy film directed by John Ford. It was based on a successful play of the same name. The original run started in 1918 at the Gaiety Theatre and continued for 1,291...  more
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    Business and Pleasure

    Will Rogers, Jetta Goudal

    Released1932

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Business and Pleasure is a 1932 American comedy film directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers and featuring Boris Karloff....  more
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    The County Chairman

    Mickey Rooney, Will Rogers

    Released1935

    Directed byJohn G. Blystone

    The County Chairman is a 1935 film directed by John G. Blystone....  more
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    Ambassador Bill

    Ray Milland, Will Rogers

    Released1931

    Directed bySam Taylor

    Ambassador Bill is a comedy film starring Will Rogers and Marguerite Churchill. Directed by Sam Taylor, the movie also features Greta Nissen and Ray Milland....  more
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    2
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    An Unwilling Hero

    Will Rogers, John Bowers

    Released1921

    Directed byClarence G. Badger

    An Unwilling Hero is a 1921 comedy and drama film written by Arthur F. Statter and directed by Clarence G. Badger, based from the story Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking by O. Henry....
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    Doubting Thomas

    Will Rogers, John Qualen

    Released1935

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Doubting Thomas is a 1935 film directed by David Butler....
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    David Harum

    Will Rogers, Jane Darwell

    Released1934

    Directed byJames Cruze

    David Harum is a 1934 comedy film story by Edward Noyes Wescott and written by Walter Woods and directed by James Cruze...  more
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    Hollywood

    Bess Flowers, J. Warren Kerrigan

    Released1923

    Directed byJames Cruze

    Hollywood is an American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature follow-up...  more
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    So This Is London

    Will Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan

    Released1930

    Directed byJohn G. Blystone

    So This Is London is a 1930 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone and starring Will Rogers, Irene Rich, Frank Albertson and Lumsden Hare. It was based on the 1922 play So This Is London...  more
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    They Had to See Paris

    Will Rogers, Edgar Kennedy

    Released1929

    Directed byFrank Borzage

    They Had to See Paris is a 1929 film directed by Frank Borzage....  more
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    Mr. Skitch

    Rochelle Hudson

    Released1933

    Directed byJames Cruze

    Mr. Skitch is a 1933 film directed by James Cruze....
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    Tip Toes

    Will Rogers, Dorothy Gish

    Directed byHerbert Wilcox

    Tip Toes is a 1927 British silent film comedy-drama, directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Dorothy Gish and Will Rogers. The film is a loose adaptation of the stage musical Tip-Toes, with the...  more
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    The Headless Horseman

    Will Rogers, James Sheridan

    Released1922

    Directed byEdward D. Venturini

    The Headless Horseman is a 1922 American horror film adaption of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow starring Will Rogers, Lois Meredith, and Ben Hendricks Jr. that was directed by Edward...  more
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    Too Busy to Work

    Will Rogers, Marian Nixon

    Released1932

    Directed byJohn G. Blystone

    Too Busy to Work is a 1932 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone....  more
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    Laughing Bill Hyde

    Will Rogers, Anna Lehr

    Laughing Bill Hyde is a 1918 American comedy film directed by Hobart Henley.

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    Almost a Husband

    Will Rogers, Peggy Wood

    Almost a Husband is a 1919 American comedy directed by Clarence G. Badger.