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Cyd Charisse (1922-2008) was an American dancer and actress. Charisse gained famed for her many dance routines with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. Her IMDb page shows 56 acting credits from 1941-2008. This page will rank 33 Cyd Charisse movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her many television appearances and a few movies not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.
Cyd Charisse 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 Cyd Charisse films by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Cyd Charisse films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Cyd Charisse films by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Cyd Charisse films 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 Cyd Charisse film received.
- Sort Cyd Charisse films by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Box Office Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Singin' in the Rain (1952)||Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds||$194.50||10th of 1952||89.50%||02 / 00||73.63|
|The Harvey Girls (1946)||Judy Garland & Anglea Lansbury||$276.10||12th of 1946||78.50%||02 / 01||69.29|
|Ziegfeld Follies (1946)||Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire||$238.40||22nd of 1946||70.50%||00 / 00||64.14|
|Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)||Judy Garland & Van Johnson||$318.10||14th of 1947||68.00%||00 / 00||62.96|
|Words and Music (1948)||Gene Kelly & Mickey Rooney||$196.50||9th of 1949||56.00%||00 / 00||56.78|
|The Band Wagon (1953)||Fred Astaire||$100.50||28th of 1953||83.00%||03 / 00||55.79|
|On an Island with You (1948)||Esther Williams & Peter Lawford||$176.40||21st of 1948||59.00%||00 / 00||55.07|
|Brigadoon (1954)||Gene Kelly & Van Johnson||$106.50||48th of 1954||75.50%||03 / 00||53.19|
|Fiesta (1947)||Esther Williams & Ricardo Montalban||$160.90||22nd of 1947||55.00%||01 / 00||51.19|
|The Silencers (1966)||Dean Martin||$144.50||8th of 1966||57.00%||00 / 00||49.19|
|Deep in my Heart (1954)||Gene Kelly & Walter Pidgeon||$132.80||26th of 1954||58.00%||00 / 00||47.84|
|It's Always Fair Weather (1955)||Gene Kelly||$65.60||56th of 1955||78.00%||02 / 00||47.63|
|Three Wise Fools (1946)||Lionel Barrymore & Thomas Mitchell||$109.10||77th of 1946||64.00%||00 / 00||46.99|
|Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)||Dan Dailey||$99.60||36th of 1956||64.00%||01 / 00||45.92|
|Silk Stockings (1957)||Fred Astaire||$76.80||41st of 1957||68.00%||00 / 00||44.48|
|East Side West Side (1949)||Barbara Stanwyck & James Mason||$84.80||76th of 1950||66.50%||00 / 00||44.40|
|The Wild North (1952)||Stewart Granger||$92.20||42nd of 1952||62.00%||00 / 00||43.43|
|The Unfinished Dance (1947)||Danny Thomas||$71.30||102nd of 1947||64.00%||00 / 00||41.13|
|Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)||Kirk Douglas & Edward G. Robinson||$33.00||60th of 1962||74.50%||00 / 00||40.14|
|Party Girl (1958)||Robert Taylor||$46.50||64th of 1958||70.00%||00 / 00||40.11|
|Twilight of the Gods (1958)||Rock Hudson||$65.90||75th of 1958||58.50%||00 / 00||37.70|
|Tension (1949)||Richard Basehart||$28.30||142nd of 1949||69.00%||00 / 00||36.82|
|Mission To Moscow (1943)||Walter Huston||$83.80||93rd of 1943||47.00%||01 / 00||35.48|
|Something To Shout About (1943)||Don Ameche||$53.10||109th of 1943||50.00%||02 / 00||32.53|
|Mark of the Renegade (1951)||Ricardo Montalban||$22.80||142nd of 1951||61.00%||00 / 00||32.20|
|Invitation to the Dance (1956)||Gene Kelly||$9.00||138th of 1956||65.50%||00 / 00||32.18|
|Kissing Bandit The (1948)||Frank Sinatra||$55.10||106th of 1948||50.00%||00 / 00||32.04|
|Sombrero (1953)||Ricardo Montalban||$46.80||103rd of 1953||51.00%||00 / 00||31.22|
|Black Tights (1960)||Moira Shearer||$11.60||122nd of 1960||60.50%||00 / 00||30.24|
|Five Golden Hours (1961)||Ernie Kovacs||$13.80||114th of 1961||53.00%||00 / 00||27.05|
|Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)||Bruce Dern||$14.70||97th of 1976||51.00%||00 / 00||26.25|
|Warlords of Atlantis (1978)||Doug McClure||$13.10||91st of 1978||51.00%||00 / 00||26.00|
|Marco 7 (1967)||Gene Barry||$4.10||119th of 1967||44.50%||00 / 00||21.56|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Cyd Charisse Table
- Twelve Cyd Charisse movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 36.36% of her movies listed. Her biggest hit was Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)
- An average Cyd Charisse movie grosses an average of $95.30 million in adjusted domestic gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 19 Cyd Charisse movies are rated as good movies…or 57.57% of her movies. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) was her highest rated movie while Marco 7 (1967) was her lowest rated movie.
- Nine Cyd Charisse movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 27.27% of her movies.
- One Cyd Charisse movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 3.03% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 20 Cyd Charisse movies scored higher than that average….or 60.60% of her movies. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) got the the highest UMR Score while Marco 7 (1967) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Cyd Charisse
- Tula Ellice Finklea was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1922.
2. Cyd Charisse started dancing lessons at six to build up her strength after a bout of polio. At 12, she studied ballet in Los Angeles with Adolph Bolm and Bronislava Nijinska.
3. Tula Ellice Finklea’s nickname as a child was “Sis”. Her first professional name was Lily Norwood (she was billed this way in her first movies). When she married Nico Charisse…she took her family nickname and her husband’s last name come up with Cyd Charisse.
4. Cyd Charisse lost out on two of MGM’s biggest movie musical roles. She fell and injured her knee during a dance leap on a film which forced her out of 1948’s Easter Parade (1948). She also had to relinquish the lead female role in 1951’s An American in Paris due to pregnancy.
5. Cyd Charisse was one of the few actresses to have danced with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in the movies, other actresses that have also done this includes Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, Vera-Ellen, Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Caron.
6. Cyd Charisse said her husband could tell who she had been dancing with that day on a MGM set. If she came home covered with bruises on her, it was the very physically-demanding Gene Kelly, if not it was the smooth and agile Fred Astaire.
7. Steve Lensman beat me to the punch. Check out his most excellent You Tube Cyd Charisse video.
8. Cyd Charisse was married two times and had two children.
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WAIT! Not enough stats? Well here are adjusted Worldwide Box Office Grosses on 24 Cyd Charisse Movies
- Brigadoon (1954) $170.80 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Deep in my Heart (1954) $208.40 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- East Side West Side (1949) $138.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Fiesta (1947) $347.80 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Invitation to the Dance (1956) $27.80 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) $109.90 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Kissing Bandit The (1948) $76.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) $163.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Mission To Moscow (1943) $132.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- On an Island with You (1948) $295.40 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Party Girl (1958) $96.40 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Silk Stockings (1957) $120.80 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952) $290.60 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Sombrero (1953) $107.80 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Tension (1949) $43.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The Band Wagon (1953) $148.90 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The Harvey Girls (1946) $338.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The Unfinished Dance (1947) $145.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The Wild North (1952) $175.20 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Three Wise Fools (1946) $138.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Till The Clouds Roll By (1946) $439.00 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) $80.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Words and Music (1948) $252.50 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Ziegfeld Follies (1946) $347.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
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