Want to know the best Jane Powell movies? How about the worst Jane Powell movies? Curious about Jane Powell box office grosses or which Jane Powell movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Jane Powell movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
Jane Powell (1929-) is an American singer, dancer and actress who rose to fame in the mid-1940s with roles in various musicals Her IMDb page shows 43 acting credits from 1944-2002. This page will rank 20 Jane Powell movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her many television appearances and her Picture Perfect (not released in theaters) were not included in the rankings. This comes from a request by Samantha.
Jane Powell 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 Jane Powell films by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Jane Powell films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Jane Powell films by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Jane Powell 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 Jane Powell film received.
- Sort Jane Powell 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.
|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||Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
AA Best Picture Nom
|Howard Keel||15.80||307.9||523.90||9||78||05 / 01||98.6|
|2||A Date with Judy (1948)||Elizabeth Taylor &
|9.00||202.5||270.60||13||56||00 / 00||89.3|
|3||Royal Wedding (1951)||Fred Astaire||7.30||130.6||200.00||25||77||01 / 00||88.7|
|4||Three Darling Daughters (1948)||Jeanette MacDonald||7.00||156.9||236.60||32||56||00 / 00||83.2|
|5||Luxury Liner (1948)||George Brent||6.00||135.6||243.60||46||63||00 / 00||82.9|
|6||Holiday in Mexico (1946)||Roddy McDowall &
|10.20||260.9||396.40||21||40||00 / 00||82.0|
|7||Deep in my Heart (1954)||Gene Kelly &
|7.10||137.7||221.60||49||58||00 / 00||80.7|
|8||Two Weeks with Love (1950)||Debbie Reynolds &
|4.80||90.5||149.20||59||73||00 / 00||80.4|
|9||Hit The Deck (1955)||Debbie Reynolds &
|5.70||98.0||169.80||57||65||00 / 00||77.0|
|10||Nancy Goes To Rio (1950)||Ann Sothern||5.30||98.2||153.00||52||59||00 / 00||71.9|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Jane Powell Table
- Seven Jane Powell movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 35.00% of her movies listed. Her biggest hit was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).
- An average Jane Powell movie grosses an average of $100.30 million in adjusted domestic gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 6 Jane Powell movies are rated as good movies…or 30.00% of her movies. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) was her highest rated movie while Enchanted Island (1958) was her lowest rated movie.
- Five Jane Powell movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 25.00% of her movies.
- One Jane Powell movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 5.00% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 10 Jane Powell movies scored higher than that average….or 50.00% of her movies. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) got the the highest UMR Score while Enchanted Island (1958) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Jane Powell
- Suzanne Lorraine Burce was born in Portland, Oregon in 1929.
2. In 1943,Suzanne Burce won a talent contest on Janet Gaynor’s radio show Hollywood Showcase: Stars over Hollywood. After winning the contest she signed a 7 year contract with MGM without even taking a screen test.
3. In 1944, Suzanne Burce was loaned out to United Artist for her first movie role. She played a character named Jane Powell in Song of the Open Road. Her stage name was taken from this movie.
4. Although Jane Powell was one of the best singers of her time, she never learned to play an instrument or read music.
5. Jane Powell was married five times. She has three children.
6. Jane Powell was bridesmaid for Elizabeth Taylor for her first marriage. Taylor was bridesmaid for Powell’s first marriage.
7. When Jane Powell’s The Female Animal (1958) hit theaters it was the A side of a double bill. The B side? A little film starring Charlton Heston as a Mexican…1958’s Touch of Evil.
8. Jane Powell’s Tubby the Tuba (1975) was the first animated movie to use computers during production. Two of the crew members were Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, the future founders of Pixar Studios.
9. Parts Jane Powell was seriously considered for or turned down: Doris Day’s role in 1955’s Love Me or Leave Me, Mitzi Gaynor’s role in 1958’s South Pacific and Debbie Reynolds’ role in 1952’s Singin’ In The Rain.
10. Check out Jane Powell’s movie career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time. Also highly recommended is Steve Lensman’s Jane Powell video.
But Wait….We Have More Jane Powell Stats….Worldwide Adjusted Box Office Grosses
- A Date with Judy (1948) $254.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Deep in my Heart (1954) $208.40 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Hit The Deck (1955) $159.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Holiday in Mexico (1946) $372.20 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Luxury Liner (1948) $234.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Nancy Goes To Rio (1950) $147.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Rich Young and Pretty (1951) $148.60 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Royal Wedding (1951) $187.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954) $504.90 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Small Town Girl (1953) $92.60 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Three Darling Daughters (1948) $222.50 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Three Sailors And A Girl (1953) $80.20 million in adjusted worldwide gross
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