Want to know the best Deborah Kerr movies? How about the worst Deborah Kerr movies? Curious about Deborah Kerr box office grosses or which Deborah Kerr movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Deborah Kerr movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which ones got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place…. because we have all of that information and much more.
Deborah Kerr (1921-2007) was a 6-time Oscar® nominated Scottish film, theatre and television actress. Her IMDb page shows 53 acting credits from 1940-1986. This page will rank 38 Deborah Kerr movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television roles and 6 of early British films were not included in the rankings.
Drivel part of the page: After really struggling with our last two movie pages (Top 50 Stars 1950-2010)…we were happy to see Lyle’s request for a Deborah Kerr page. Why you ask? A quick look in our database showed we already had 26 of her movies ready to go. That would leave about 10 movies to research….which is actually a very manageable amount of movies. In other words…..it was going to be easy to do…..and it moved up to the top of the request list. So without any further delay…please check out one of the most underrated actress of all-time….Deborah Kerr.
Deborah Kerr 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 Deborah Kerr movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Deborah Kerr movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
- Sort Deborah Kerr movies by yearly domestic box office rank or trivia
- Sort Deborah Kerr 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 Oscar® wins each Deborah Kerr movie received.
- Sort Deborah Kerr 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 buttons to make this table very interactive. For example…if you type in “David Niven” in the search box….the 4 Niven/Kerr movies will pop right up.
- *** = Kerr Best Actress Oscar® nominated performance
|Rank||Movie (Year)||Links to Co-Stars UMR Page||Adjusted B.O. Domestic (mils.)||Domestic Box Office Rank By Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|From Here to Eternity (1953) ***||Burt Lancaster & Frank Sinatra||$519.40||2nd of 1953||81.5%||13 / 08||84.55|
|The King and I (1956) ***||Yul Brynner||$372.20||2nd of 1956||77.0%||09 / 05||84.29|
|Quo Vadis (1951)||Robert Taylor & Peter Ustinov||$536.80||2nd of 1952||75.0%||08 / 00||72.33|
|Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957) ***||Robert Mitchum||$180.60||13th of 1957||80.0%||02 / 00||70.89|
|King Solomon's Mines (1950)||Stewart Granger||$253.30||3rd of 1950||71.0%||03 / 02||69.02|
|Separate Tables (1958) ***||Burt Lancaster & David Niven||$124.40||25th of 1959||80.0%||07 / 02||68.26|
|The Hucksters (1947)||Clark Gable & Ava Gardner||$223.80||12th of 1947||79.0%||00 / 00||68.13|
|The Sundowners (1960) ***||Robert Mitchum||$132.60||23rd of 1961||75.5%||05 / 00||64.78|
|An Affair To Remember (1957)||Cary Grant||$165.60||17th of 1957||75.0%||04 / 00||62.52|
|Julius Caesar (1953)||Marlon Brando & James Mason||$86.00||24th of 1953||82.0%||05 / 01||56.72|
|The Proud and Profane (1956)||William Holden||$170.80||20th of 1956||62.5%||02 / 00||56.65|
|The Night of the Iguana (1964)||Richard Burton & Directed by John Huston||$111.20||15th of 1964||73.5%||04 / 01||54.60|
|The Grass is Greener (1960)||Cary Grant & Robert Mitchum||$104.70||35th of 1961||77.3%||00 / 00||53.20|
|Black Narcissus (1947)||Flora Robson & Jean Simmons||$55.40||91st of 1947||85.0%||02 / 02||50.54|
|Tea and Sympathy (1956)||John Kerr||$93.90||50th of 1956||74.5%||00 / 00||49.57|
|Casino Royale (1966)||Woody Allen & David Niven||$172.00||3rd of 1967||42.0%||01 / 00||46.80|
|The Chalk Garden (1964)||Hayley Mills & Dame Edith Evans||$82.00||27th of 1964||69.5%||01 / 00||45.77|
|The Innocents (1961)||Peter Wyngarde||$39.10||64th of 1962||83.0%||00 / 00||45.07|
|The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)||Roger Livesey & Anton Walbrook||$35.00||112th of 1942||84.0%||00 / 00||44.90|
|The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)||Stewart Granger & James Mason||$88.50||48th of 1953||66.0%||00 / 00||44.74|
|Thunder In The East (1951)||Alan Ladd||$96.30||60th of 1953||63.0%||00 / 00||44.54|
|The Journey (1959)||Ron Howard||$51.20||64th of 1959||72.5%||00 / 00||42.01|
|Edward My Son (1949) ***||Spencer Tracy & Directed by George Cukor||$69.00||121st of 1949||56.0%||01 / 00||41.92|
|Young Bess (1953)||Charles Laughton & Stewart Granger||$70.00||65th of 1953||62.0%||02 / 00||40.79|
|Prudence and the Pill (1968)||David Niven||$82.70||25th of 1968||57.0%||00 / 00||39.61|
|Bonjour Tristesse (1958)||David Niven||$33.10||94th of 1958||73.0%||00 / 00||39.44|
|Vacation From Marriage (1945)||Robert Donat||$35.30||113th of 1945||67.0%||01 / 01||37.96|
|Marriage on the Rocks (1965)||Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra||$61.40||35th of 1965||58.0%||00 / 00||36.78|
|The Arrangement (1969)||Kirk Douglas & Directed by Elia Kazan||$67.80||24th of 1969||52.0%||00 / 00||34.95|
|The End of The Affair (1955)||Van Johnson||$28.90||103rd of 1955||64.0%||00 / 00||34.56|
|If Winter Comes (1948)||Walter Pidgeon & Angela Lansbury||$61.80||109th of 1948||53.0%||00 / 00||34.49|
|Dream Wife (1953)||Cary Grant||$51.60||74th of 1953||52.5%||01 / 00||33.07|
|Eye of the Devil (1966)||David Niven & Donald Pleasance||$10.10||Unknown||64.0%||00 / 00||31.65|
|The Naked Edge (1960)||Gary Cooper & Peter Cushing||$73.30||43rd of 1961||43.0%||00 / 00||31.57|
|Please Believe Me (1950)||Robert Walker||$29.10||137th of 1950||56.0%||00 / 00||30.83|
|Beloved Infidel (1959)||Gregory Peck||$30.90||93rd of 1959||54.7%||00 / 00||30.48|
|The Assam Garden (1985)||Alec McCowen||$0.20||Not in Top 300||60.5%||00 / 00||28.47|
|The Gypsy Moths (1969)||Burt Lancaster & Gene Hackman||$9.30||72nd of 1969||55.0%||00 / 00||27.29|
|Count Your Blessings (1959)||Maurice Chevalier||$32.50||91st of 1959||45.0%||00 / 00||26.19|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Deborah Kerr Table
- Thirteen Deborah Kerr movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 34.21% of her movies listed. Quo Vadis (1951) was her biggest box office hit.
- An average Deborah Kerr movie grosses $115.00 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 27 of Deborah Kerr’s movies are rated as good movies…or 71.10% of her movies. Black Narcissus (1947) was her highest rated movie while Casino Royale (1966) was her lowest rated movie.
- Eighteen Deborah Kerr movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 47.36% of her movies.
- Eight Deborah Kerr movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 21.05% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00. 24 Deborah Kerr movies scored higher that average….or 63.15% of her movies. From Here to Eternity (1953) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while Count Your Blessings (1959) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Deborah Kerr
1. Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1921.
2. Deborah Kerr holds the record for most Best Actress Oscar® nominations without winning. She was nominated 6 times.
3. Deborah Kerr is one of 4 Scottish actors to receive an acting Oscar® nomination. The other three? Mary Ure, Tom Conti and Sean Connery. Connery is the only one to win one.
4. Deborah Kerr did receive an Honorary Oscar® in 1994. For being “An artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance.”
5. 7 Deborah Kerr movies received a Best Picture Oscar® nomination: 1950’s King Solomon’s Mines, 1951’s Quo Vadis, 1953’s From Here To Eternity, 1953’s Julius Caesar, 1956’s The King and I, 1958’s Separate Tables, & 1960’s The Sundowners.
6. Deborah Kerr was married two times. She had two children and three grandchildren.
7. Deborah Kerr replaced Joan Crawford in 1953’s From Here To Eternity. She replaced Maureen O’Hara in 1956’s The King And I. She really wanted the Katharine Hepburn role in The African Queen….but MGM thought it was similar to her role in King Solomon’s Mines..and would not let her take the role.
8. Deborah Kerr’s An Affair To Remember (1957) was voted the 5th greatest romance of all time by the American Film Institute.
9. Our favorite quote on Deborah Kerr comes from William Wyler….” I still think of Audrey Hepburn as the princess but Deborah Kerr as the queen”.
10. Critical rating scores for the 6 early Deborah Kerr British movies: 1941’s Major Barbara 68.5%, 1941’s Love on the Dole 67.0%, 1942’s The Avengers 58.0%, 1942’s Courageous Mr. Penn 57.5%, 1942’s A.J. Cronin’s Hatter’s Castle 61.0% & 1946’s I See A Dark Stranger 64.5%.
10A. Deborah Kerr’s cumulative totals: Adjusted domestic box office: $4.37 billion. Her movies received 71 Oscar® nominations….winning 22 Oscars®.
Check out Deborah Kerr’s movie career compared to current and classic stars on our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page.
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