Marion Davies Ranked

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A ranking of Marion Davies's film performances.

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1. Show People (1928)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 3,399 | Gross: $1.10M

2. Janice Meredith (1924)

Passed | 153 min | Drama, History, Romance

It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of... See full summary »

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Macklyn Arbuckle

Votes: 666 | Gross: $0.43M

3. Quality Street (1927)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Helen Jerome Eddy, Flora Finch

Votes: 725

4. The Florodora Girl (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The married friends of a New York chorus girl encourage her to pursue a handsome but poor socialite.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Walter Catlett, Louis John Bartels

Votes: 1,219

5. The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Votes: 2,299

6. Page Miss Glory (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A chambermaid impersonates the fictional subject of a composite photo that won a beauty contest, with whom a famed aviator falls in love.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 1,185

7. Enchantment (1921)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

The frothy experiences of a vain little flapper. Her father induces an actor friend to become a gentlemanly cave man and the film becomes another variation of the 'Taming of the Shrew' ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Edith Shayne, Tom Lewis

Votes: 261

8. Beauty's Worth (1922)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Prudence Cole is an unsophisticated Quaker girl being raised by her two aunts. Prudence is flirted with by snobbish Henry Garrison, who actually disdains the girl for her lack of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, June Elvidge, Truly Shattuck

Votes: 749

9. Blondie of the Follies (1932)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

Two young women find their friendship strained when one wins a role in a Broadway show, and the other's boyfriend begins to fall for her.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Billie Dove, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 1,067

10. Peg o' My Heart (1933)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman living in an Irish fishing village inherits her late grandfather's estate, but is forced to spend three years in England training to be a proper lady to collect the fortune.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Onslow Stevens, J. Farrell MacDonald, Juliette Compton

Votes: 1,337 | Gross: $1.00M

11. Yolanda (1924)

74 min | Romance

Princess Mary of Burgundy, traveling in disguise using the name of Yolanda, attends a silk fair and falls in love with Maximilian, who has disguised himself as a knight. Later Maximilian is... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Lyn Harding, Holbrook Blinn, Macklyn Arbuckle

Votes: 124

12. The Cardboard Lover (1928)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Jetta Goudal, Nils Asther, Andrés de Segurola

Votes: 802

13. The Restless Sex (1920)

70 min | Drama

A young woman is torn between two men, her childhood sweetheart and a handsome art student.

Directors: Leon D'Usseau, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Ralph Kellard, Carlyle Blackwell, Charles Lane

Votes: 148

14. The Red Mill (1927)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance

A tavern worker and the daughter of a burgomaster enter into elaborate masquerades in order to win the hearts of the men they love.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda, George Siegmann

Votes: 1,332

15. Marianne (I) (1929)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

During World War I, a young French woman struggles to choose between two suitors: a blind soldier to whom she is engaged and an American serviceman.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, George Baxter, Lawrence Gray, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 1,137

17. Operator 13 (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, History, Romance

Union spy Gail Loveless impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 1,261

18. Lights of Old Broadway (1925)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Lights of Old Broadway (1925) is a drama film directed by Monta Bell, produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Frank Currier, George K. Arthur

Votes: 444

19. April Folly (1920)

50 min | Drama, Crime

April Folly is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Adrian Johnson and Cynthia Stockley. The film stars Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie Delaro, Amelia Summerville

Votes: 129

20. The Dark Star (1919)

60 min | Adventure

A fabulous jewel known as the 'Dark Star' is stolen; a pastor's daughter gets involved, falling into the depths of a spy plot concerning war plans and fortifications...

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Marion Davies, Dorothy Green, Norman Kerry, Matt Moore

Votes: 36

23. The Bride's Play (1922)

70 min | Romance

An Irish lass is torn between the poet who seduced her and noble man who truly loves.

Director: George Terwilliger | Stars: Marion Davies, John B. O'Brien, Frank Shannon, Wyndham Standing

Votes: 247

24. Tillie the Toiler (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

Tillie the Toiler is a 1927 silent film comedy produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and released through Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios. It is based on Russ Westover's popular comic strip ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Marion Davies, Matt Moore, Harry Crocker, George Fawcett

Votes: 460

25. The Bachelor Father (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Old man invites three of his illegitimate children to live with him.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Ralph Forbes, C. Aubrey Smith, Ray Milland

Votes: 1,030

26. Beverly of Graustark (1926)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

Beverly of Graustark (1926) is a silent film directed by Sidney Franklin, starring Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno and Creighton Hale. The film's screenplay was written by Agnes Christine ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale, Roy D'Arcy

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.32M

27. Adam and Eva (1923)

80 min | Comedy

An extravagant girl reforms when her father goes bust.

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, T. Roy Barnes, Tom Lewis, William Norris

Votes: 41

28. The Fair Co-Ed (1927)

71 min | Comedy

Marion goes to college to pursue a handsome young man and discovers that he is coach of a women's basketball team.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marion Davies, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton, Thelma Hill

Votes: 704 | Gross: $0.49M

30. Little Old New York (1923)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan, Harrison Ford

Votes: 883 | Gross: $2.40M

31. It's a Wise Child (1931)

83 min | Comedy

A young woman pretends to be pregnant to avoid an arranged marriage with an old man. The small-town gossips have a field day trying to guess who the father is.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Sidney Blackmer, James Gleason, Polly Moran

Votes: 56

32. Cecilia of the Pink Roses (1918)


Cecilia is a spunky Irish girl from a struggling family, faced with the imminent death of her mother.

Director: Julius Steger | Stars: Marion Davies, Harry Benham, Edward O'Connor, Willette Kershaw

Votes: 93

33. Polly of the Circus (1932)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After a trapeze performer is injured during an accident, she is moved to a minister's house where they both fall in love.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 1,035

34. Going Hollywood (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Musical, Romance

A love-struck teacher pursues a radio singer to Hollywood.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $0.96M

35. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,678

36. Zander the Great (1925)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Mamie, an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell, a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander. Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "... See full summary »

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Harry Watson

Votes: 606 | Gross: $0.26M

37. When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

120 min | Romance, Drama

Mary Tudor, sister of England's Henry VIII, causes a stir by falling in love with a guardsman below her class.

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Lyn Harding, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 960

38. Hearts Divided (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, History, Musical

Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marion Davies, Dick Powell, Charles Ruggles, Claude Rains

Votes: 762

39. Getting Mary Married (1919)

65 min | Comedy

A young woman must resist the charms of a handsome stranger and stay single if she wants to inherit a fortune.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Marion Davies, Norman Kerry, Matt Moore, Frederick Burton

Votes: 192

41. Ever Since Eve (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

Lecherous bosses make it difficult for an attractive secretary to keep jobs, so she decides to appear considerably more homely in hopes of holding onto work.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Frank McHugh, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 1,340

42. Buried Treasure (1921)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Strung around the idea of reincarnation, this film goes back in time to the days of the Spanish galleons and pirates burying their treasure; treasure to be found centuries later.

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Marion Davies, Norman Kerry, Anders Randolf, Edith Shayne

Votes: 169

43. Five and Ten (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

After her businessman father moves her family from Kansas City to New York, a woman falls in love with an engaged man.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Leslie Howard, Richard Bennett, Irene Rich

Votes: 1,254

44. Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 974

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