10 Favourite Rosalind Russell Performances

1907 - 1976

"It's fine to have talent, but talent is the last of it. In an acting career, as in an acting performance, you've got to have vitality. The secret of successful acting is identical with a woman's beauty secret: joy in living."
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1.
His Girl Friday (1940)
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Hildy Johnson ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
Auntie Mame (1958)
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle. (143 mins.)
Director: Morton DaCosta
“ Mame Dennis ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Sylvia Fowler ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Picnic (1955)
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic. (115 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
“ Rosemary Sidney ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
Sister Kenny (1946)
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An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims. (116 mins.)
Director: Dudley Nichols
“ Sister Elizabeth Kenny ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
Night Must Fall (1937)
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When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ Olivia Grayne ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
The Velvet Touch (1948)
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Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him... (100 mins.)
Director: John Gage
“ Valerie Stanton ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
Roughly Speaking (1945)
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at... (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Louise Randall Pierson ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company... (92 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ A.M. MacGregor ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
My Sister Eileen (1942)
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Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ Ruth Sherwood ” - misspaddylee