Want to know the best Jane Russell movies? How about the worst Jane Russell movies? Curious about Jane Russell box office grosses or which Jane Russell movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Jane Russell 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 Russell (1921-2011) was an American film actress and one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Her IMDb page shows 32 acting credits from 1943-1986. This page will rank 24 Jane Russell movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her 7 television appearances and her cameo in Road to Bali were not included in the rankings.
Jane Russell 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 Russell films by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Jane Russell films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Jane Russell films by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Jane Russell 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 Russell film received.
- Sort Jane Russell 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||Review %||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
|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||Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)||Marilyn Monroe||15.50||222.8||222.8||7||84||00 / 00||96.4|
|2||The Paleface (1948)||Bob Hope||9.20||199.2||199.2||10||74||01 / 01||94.3|
|3||The Tall Men (1955)||Clark Gable &
|12.10||202.0||202.0||18||75||00 / 00||94.0|
|4||Son of Paleface (1952)||Bob Hope||9.40||148.5||148.5||14||78||01 / 00||89.1|
|5||The Outlaw (1943)||Walter Huston &
Directed by Howard Hawks
|14.50||418.1||418.1||3||59||00 / 00||88.2|
|6||The French Line (1954)||Gilbert Roland||8.60||161.2||161.2||30||50||00 / 00||76.6|
|7||His Kind of Woman (1951)||Robert Mitchum||5.70||98.9||98.9||48||70||00 / 00||76.2|
|8||Young Widow (1946)||Louis Hayward||4.10||100.5||100.5||82||58||00 / 00||67.3|
|9||The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)||Richard Egan||5.70||89.9||89.9||46||61||00 / 00||66.3|
|10||Born Losers (1966)||Tom Laughlin||10.50||82.6||82.6||28||62||00 / 00||63.9|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Jane Russell Table
- Eight Jane Russell movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 33.33% of her movies listed. Her biggest hit was The Outlaw (1943)
- An average Jane Russell movie grosses an average of $96.70 million in adjusted domestic gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 11 Jane Russell movies are rated as good movies…or 45.83% of her movies. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) was her highest rated movie while Cauliflower Cupids (1970) was her lowest rated movie.
- Two Jane Russell movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 8.33% of her movies.
- One Jane Russell movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 4.16% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 12 Jane Russell movies scored higher than that average….or 50.00% of her movies. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) got the the highest UMR Score while Cauliflower Cupids (1970) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Jane Russell
- Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born in Bemidji, Minnesota in 1921.
2. In 1940, Howard Hughes signed Jane Russell to a seven-year contract. She made her debut in Hughes’ The Outlaw (1943).
3. Howard Hughes and his aircraft engineers designed a special cantilevered bra to enhance the appearance of Jane Russell’s bust in 1940’s The Outlaw. She never wore it, but this movie was the reason the famous bra was designed.
4. Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe got along great when making 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Russell called Monroe “Blondl,” according to her 1985 autobiography, and was often the only person on the set who could coax Monroe out of her trailer to begin the day’s filming.
5. Jane Russell was married three times. Unable to have children of her own…she adopted three children.
6. Jane Russell championed the passage of the Federal Orphan Adoption Amendment of 1953, which allowed children of American servicemen born overseas to be placed for adoption in the United States.
7. Jane Russell founded Waif in 1955. Waif was the first international adoption program.
8. Jane Russell was the spokeswoman for Playtex “‘Cross-Your-Heart Bras‘ for us full-figured gals”. *That is where I first became aware of Ms. Russell.
9. Jane Russell was a very accomplished singer. She recorded many songs throughout the years…..including “Kisses and Tears” with Frank Sinatra. She debuted in a successful solo nightclub act at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas
10. Check out Jane Russell’s movie career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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