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1. The Johnstown Flood (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

Johnstown Flood tells a true story of heartbreak, heroism and the courage to survive. On a stormy day in May of 1889, the South Fork Dam explodes, unleashing a 40-foot wall of water. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: George O'Brien, Florence Gilbert, Janet Gaynor, Anders Randolf

Votes: 49

2. The Shamrock Handicap (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Romance, Drama

The story of Sir Miles O'Hara and his daughter, who rent out living quarters to a poor family, the O'Sheas, who cannot pay rent on time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Leslie Fenton, Willard Louis, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 113

3. The Blue Eagle (1926)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Drama

George and Big Jim are comrades in the Navy but rivals outside it, both fighting for the love of Rose, the local policeman's daughter. When the war is over Father Regan tries to unite them ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, William Russell, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 129

5. The Return of Peter Grimm (1926)

70 min | Fantasy

The fondest wish of Peter Grimm, elderly patriarch of a famous tulip growing family, is that his ward Kate will marry his nephew and primary heir, Fredrick. Though she loves another, she ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Alec B. Francis, John Roche, Janet Gaynor, Richard Walling

Votes: 13

6. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, Albert Gran

Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $1.32M

8. Sunrise (1927)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 43,395

9. Street Angel (1928)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta

Votes: 1,954

10. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

Votes: 121

11. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,051

12. Christina (1929)

85 min | Drama

Christina lives with her father in a Dutch fishing village. A circus arrives and handsome Jan attracts all feminine interests. He and Christina fall in love, but Mrs. Bosman, the circus owner, is after Jan and will try to separate them.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Morton, Rudolph Schildkraut, Harry Cording

Votes: 6

13. Sunnyside Up (1929)

121 min | Comedy, Musical

Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel

Votes: 336

14. High Society Blues (1930)

102 min | Musical, Romance

When the high class Divine family meet the newly rich Grangers from Iowa as neighbors in New York and Eleanor Divine is attracted to Eddie Granger instead of the aristocratic pairing her ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, William Collier Sr., Hedda Hopper

Votes: 14

15. The Man Who Came Back (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

A spoiled carefree rich kid gets into too much trouble for his father who sends him out on his own to prove himself capable of making a respectable man of himself.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Kenneth MacKenna, William Holden

Votes: 49

16. Daddy Long Legs (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Una Merkel, John Arledge

Votes: 65

17. Merely Mary Ann (1931)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Orphan drudge Mary Ann finds love and hope in the arms of a promising but poor composer, John Lonsdale.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Beryl Mercer, J.M. Kerrigan

18. Delicious (1931)

106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, El Brendel, Raul Roulien

Votes: 175

19. The First Year (1932)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

The First Year was a 1920 play that originally ran on Broadway at the Little Theatre. The play was written by Frank Craven and produced by John Golden. It closed in 1922 after 760 ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Minna Gombell, Dudley Digges

Votes: 14

20. Tess of the Storm Country (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Captain Howland decides that his daughter Tess is getting a bit to old to continue to go to sea with him, they move into a small cottage on the coast of Maine, but not for long. A ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Dudley Digges, June Clyde

Votes: 34

21. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

Votes: 661

22. Adorable (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

Janet Gaynor plays a rebellious princess who must try to marry the man she loves, instead of the stuffy old prince her parents want her to marry. But will this ordinary man love her back ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henri Garat, C. Aubrey Smith, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 91

23. Paddy the Next Best Thing (1933)

75 min | Comedy

In Ireland, Major Adair's older daughter Eileen is about to marry Lawrence Blake for his money in order to pay off her father's debts, even though she really loves Jack Breen.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Connolly, Harvey Stephens

Votes: 22

24. Carolina (1934)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

During Civil War Reconstruction, the Connelly family is romantically restored to their former glory when Will Connelly marries a Yankee farm girl, Joanna Tate, despite the objects of his ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young, Henrietta Crosman

Votes: 27

25. Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 229

26. Servants' Entrance (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

The daughter of a rich man going through financial difficulties takes a job as a maid and falls in love with the chauffeur.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lew Ayres, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly

Votes: 29

27. One More Spring (1935)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

One More Spring is a 1935 film about three people (Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, and Walter Woolf King) living together in the maintenance shed at Central Park as an alternative to living on... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Woolf King, Jane Darwell

Votes: 73

28. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henry Fonda, Charles Bickford, Slim Summerville

Votes: 293

29. Small Town Girl (1936)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

Directors: William A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine

Votes: 703

30. Ladies in Love (1936)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett, Simone Simon

Votes: 361

31. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 7,694 | Gross: $4.36M

32. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 370

33. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,113

34. Bernardine (1957)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

High school students enter a fictional woman's name (Bernardine Mudd) in a contest. The contestant wins and hilarity ensues.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Pat Boone, Terry Moore, Janet Gaynor, Dean Jagger

Votes: 202



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