Betty Grable Filmography

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1. Happy Days (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Musical

Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 119

Chorus Woman

4. Whoopee! (1930)

TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Votes: 908

Goldwyn Girl

5. Kiki (1931)

87 min | Musical

Kiki, a French chorus girl is desperate to get into and be someone in show business, come what may.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Reginald Denny, Joseph Cawthorn, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 289 | Gross: $0.43M

Goldwyn Girl

6. Palmy Days (1931)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An assistant of phony psychic leaves the fraudulent business and becomes an efficiency expert.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters

Votes: 446

Goldwyn Girl

7. The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, Ina Claire, David Manners

Votes: 321

Hat Check Girl

8. Probation (1932)

67 min | Drama

A reckless young society girl, whose uncle is a judge, is assigned a young offender as her chauffer to try to help straighten her out.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Sally Blane, John Darrow, J. Farrell MacDonald, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 44

Ruth

9. The Age of Consent (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama, Romance

College co-eds learn to handle the responsibilities of romance.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Dorothy Wilson, Arline Judge, Richard Cromwell, Eric Linden

Votes: 238

Student at dormitory

10. Hold 'Em Jail (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Sport

Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 167

Barbara

11. The Kid from Spain (1932)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An innocent man accused of robbing banks masquerades as a bullfighter to escape the police.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young, Ruth Hall

Votes: 426

Goldwyn Girl

12. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,079 | Gross: $7.63M

Girl on Couch (unconfirmed)

13. Child of Manhattan (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Buck Jones, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 187

Lucy McGonagle

14. Melody Cruise (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A popular playboy goes on a cruise from New York in winter to California. He brings a friend to keep him from getting too serious with any of the many eligible women on the cruise. The plot... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Phil Harris, Helen Mack, Greta Nissen

Votes: 191

First Stewardess

15. What Price Innocence? (1933)

64 min | Drama

A young woman has to pay the price for fooling around with men.

Director: Willard Mack | Stars: Jean Parker, Minna Gombell, Willard Mack, Betty Grable

Votes: 13

Beverly Bennett

16. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A campus flirt who has been "pinned" by most of the boys of Sigma Chi fraternity falls for a no-nonsense athlete who doesn't have time for such diversions as women.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starrett, Florence Lake

Votes: 27

Band Singer with Ted Fio Rito

17. Student Tour (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Musical

A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Charles Butterworth, Maxine Doyle, Phil Regan

Votes: 110

Cayenne

18. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 6,367

Dance Specialty

19. By Your Leave (1934)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy

In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Henry Smith convinces his wife, Ellen, that they should take separate one-week vacations, with no questions asked. He tries to sow some wild oats with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Frank Morgan, Genevieve Tobin, Neil Hamilton, Marian Nixon

Votes: 123

Frances

20. The Nitwits (1935)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A would-be songwriter and a would-be inventor run a cigar stand and get mixed up in the murder of a song publisher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Betty Grable, Hale Hamilton

Votes: 313

Mary Roberts

21. Old Man Rhythm (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

A businessman enrolls as a college freshman in order to break up his son's relationship with a gold-digger.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, George Barbier, Barbara Kent, Grace Bradley

Votes: 110

Sylvia

22. Collegiate (1936)

80 min | Musical

A Broadway playboy inherits an almost bankrupt girls' school and tries to save it by a big show.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks, Frances Langford

Votes: 26

Dorothy

23. Follow the Fleet (1936)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 3,700

Singer in Trio

24. Don't Turn 'em Loose (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Lewis Stone, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Louise Latimer

Votes: 92

Mildred Webster

25. Pigskin Parade (1936)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, The Yacht Club Boys

Votes: 568

Laura Watson

26. This Way Please (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Betty Grable, Ned Sparks, Jim Jordan

Votes: 34

Jane Morrow

27. Thrill of a Lifetime (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

"Howdy" Nelson believes there is no such think as real love and that romance can be cooked up between any eligible persons (of the opposite sex.) He is so imbued with the idea that he has ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: James V. Kern, Charles Adler, George Kelly, Billy Mann

Votes: 27

Gwen

28. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 410

Betty

29. Give Me a Sailor (1938)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Jack Whiting

Votes: 333

Nancy Larkin

30. Campus Confessions (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

An unpopular freshman (William Henry) charms a coed (Betty Grable) by leading the basketball team to victory.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Betty Grable, Eleanore Whitney, William Henry, Fritz Feld

Votes: 18

Joyce Gilmore

31. Man About Town (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 111

Susan Hayes

32. Million Dollar Legs (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Grinde, Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Betty Grable, John Hartley, Donald O'Connor, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 89

Carol Parker

33. The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

A group of taxi drivers pool their money and buy a beer-loving racehorse.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Joe Penner, Betty Grable, Richard Lane, Tom Kennedy

Votes: 66

Ina Firpo

34. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 877

Glenda Crawford

35. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

Votes: 393

Lily Blane

36. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 942

Kathryn 'Kay' Latimer

37. A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,120

Carol Brown

38. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar

Votes: 3,394

Jill Lynn

39. Song of the Islands (1942)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 194

Eileen O'Brien

40. Footlight Serenade (1942)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jane Wyman

Votes: 152

Pat Lambert

41. Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Musical

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 525

Vicky Lane

42. Coney Island (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Charles Winninger

Votes: 338 | Gross: $3.50M

Kate Farley

43. Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Musical

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 249 | Gross: $3.40M

Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady

44. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Music, Romance, War

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair

Votes: 414

Herself

45. Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 604

Lorry Jones aka Laura Lorraine

46. Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

Approved | 104 min | Musical

A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton

Votes: 216

Bonnie Collins

47. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 683

Yansci 'Jenny' Dolly

48. Do You Love Me (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance

The woman dean of a music school undergoes a glamorous transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Dick Haymes, Harry James, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 199

Barry's Fan in Taxi