Want to know the best Betty Grable movies? How about the worst Betty Grable movies? Curious about Betty Grable box office grosses or which Betty Grable movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Betty Grable movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
Betty Grable (1916-1973) was the number one pin-up girl of World War II. The popularity of her pin-ups helped her become a Top Ten Box Office attraction for ten (1942-1951) straight years! Her IMDb page shows 84 acting credits from 1929-1958. This page will rank 32 Betty Grable movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Everyone of her movies from 1940 to 1956 are included in the rankings. Most of her pre-1940s were not included in the rankings…but why? Most were either uncredited, small bit parts or movies produced by Paramount. Paramount is by far the worst studio when it comes to finding out box office grosses from the 1930s.
Drivel Part of the Page: When Dan sent us a request to do a Betty Grable page….we have to admit we knew almost nothing about her career. After doing lots of research on her career for this page…we have a new found respect for her awesome movie career. Her box office numbers are some of the greatest ever for any actress. So thanks Dan for helping us see the light…hope you enjoy your requested Grable page.
Betty Grable Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Betty Grable movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Betty Grable movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Betty Grable movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Betty Grable movies by how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Betty Grable movie received.
- Sort Betty Grable movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
- Use the sort and search box to make this table very interactive. For example if you type in “Hope” in the search box….the 2 Bob Hope/Betty Grable movies will pop right up.
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Actual B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||B.O. Rank by Year||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
|1||How To Marry a Millionaire (1953)||Marilyn Monroe &
|22.10||318.9||318.90||6||80||01 / 00||96.6|
|2||Mother Wore Tights (1947)||Dan Dailey||11.10||259.1||259.10||9||64||03 / 01||93.4|
|3||Follow the Fleet (1936)||Fred Astaire &
|5.10||176.7||312.20||15||74||00 / 00||92.8|
|4||Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)||Robert Young &
|9.70||280.1||280.10||9||66||00 / 00||92.8|
|5||Diamond Horseshoe (1945)||Phil Silvers||8.30||212.0||212.00||31||65||00 / 00||92.5|
|6||Coney Island (1943)||George Montgomery||10.00||288.3||288.30||8||64||01 / 00||92.3|
|7||The Dolly Sisters (1945)||John Payne &
|11.00||279.3||279.30||13||63||00 / 00||91.7|
|8||When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)||Dan Dailey||8.90||193.5||193.50||15||62||02 / 00||91.4|
|9||Springtime in the Rockies (1942)||John Payne||5.70||170.4||170.40||30||67||00 / 00||90.0|
|10||Down Argentina Way (1940)||Don Ameche||5.60||172.1||172.10||12||64||03 / 00||90.0|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Betty Grable Table
- Twenty-one Betty Grable movie crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 65.62% of her movies listed. How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) was her biggest box office hit.
- An average Betty Grable movie grossed $142.80 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 24 of Betty Grable’s movies are rated as good movies…or 66.66% of her movies. How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) is her highest rated movie while Campus Confessions (1938) is her lowest rated movie.
- Ten Betty Grable movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 31.25% of her movies.
- Two Betty Grable movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 6.25% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00. 26 Betty Grable movie scored higher that average….or 81.25% of her movies. How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) got the the highest UMR Score while Campus Confessions (1938) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Betty Grable
1. Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri.
2. Betty Grable was one of the 20 original The Goldwyn Girls, among whom were Lucille Ball, Virginia Bruce, and Paulette Goddard.
3. Two million photographs of Betty Grable wearing a white swimsuit were sent to GIs during World War II.
4. Betty Grable’s legs were insured by Lloyds of London for $1,250,00 dollars.
5. Betty Grable suffered from demophobia (fear of crowds) and was a somnambulist (sleepwalker).
6. Betty Grable was married two times. Her first marriage was to actor, Jackie Coogan from 1937 to 1940. Her second marriage was to band leader, Harry James from 1943 to 1965…they had two children.
7. Betty Grable was the number one box office attraction in 1943….Bob Hope was 2nd.
8. Betty Grable’s Top 10 box office rank 1942-1951: 1942 8th (Abbott & Costello 1st), 1943 1st (Grable 1st), 1944 4th (Bing Crosby 1st), 1945 4th (Bing Crosby 1st), 1946 9th (Bing Crosby 1st), 1947 2nd (Bing Crosby 1st), 1948 2nd (Bing Crosby 1st), 1949 7th (Bob Hope 1st), 1950 4th (John Wayne 1st) and 1951 3rd (John Wayne 1st).
9. Betty Grable movies grossed over $4.6 billion in adjusted domestic box office gross. 21 of her movies grossed over $100 million in adjusted domestic box office gross.
10. Check out Betty Grable‘s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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