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Joan Bennett (1910-1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies, well into the sound era. Her IMDb page shows 98 acting credits from 1916-1982. This page will rank 56 Joan Bennett movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her television appearances and some movies made between 1928 and 1932 were not included in the rankings. This page comes from a request by Brando90.
Joan Bennett 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 Joan Bennett films by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Joan Bennett films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Joan Bennett films by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Joan Bennett 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 Joan Bennett film received.
- Sort Joan Bennett 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|
|Father of the Bride (1950)||Spencer Tracy & Elizabeth Taylor||$207.80||7th of 1950||82.50%||03 / 00||73.23|
|Scarlet Street (1945)||Edward G. Robinson & Dan Duryea||$176.70||31st of 1945||87.50%||00 / 00||68.51|
|The Woman in the Window (1944)||Edward G. Robinson & Dan Duryea||$175.30||38th of 1944||85.00%||01 / 00||67.52|
|Little Women (1933)||Katharine Hepburn||$150.10||13th of 1933||82.50%||03 / 01||66.85|
|Father's Little Dividend (1951)||Spencer Tracy & Elizabeth Taylor||$158.20||10th of 1951||72.50%||00 / 00||58.59|
|We're No Angels (1955)||Humphrey Bogart & Peter Ustinov||$142.60||35th of 1955||76.50%||00 / 00||58.06|
|Man Hunt (1941)||Walter Pidgeon||$139.50||37th of 1941||76.50%||00 / 00||57.58|
|Nob Hill (1945)||George Raft||$219.40||24th of 1945||55.00%||00 / 00||56.85|
|The Man In The Iron Mask (1939)||Louis Hayward||$135.90||45th of 1939||71.50%||01 / 00||55.06|
|Disraeli (1930)||George Arliss||$123.00||20th of 1930||61.00%||03 / 01||52.54|
|Mississippi (1935)||Bing Crosby & W.C. Fields||$97.80||33rd of 1935||78.50%||00 / 00||52.05|
|Vogues of 1938 (1937)||Warner Baxter||$146.60||30th of 1937||58.00%||02 / 00||50.78|
|Trade Winds (1938)||Fredric March||$124.30||37th of 1938||59.50%||00 / 00||47.23|
|The Texans (1938)||Randolph Scott||$110.90||49th of 1938||61.00%||00 / 00||45.86|
|The Macomber Affair (1947)||Gregory Peck||$58.40||114th of 1947||74.67%||00 / 00||44.14|
|For Heaven's Sake (1950)||Clifton Webb||$87.50||65th of 1950||59.50%||00 / 00||41.52|
|There's Always Tomorrow (1956)||Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray||$44.90||108th of 1956||73.50%||00 / 00||41.50|
|Suspiria (1977)||Jessica Harper||$18.90||96th of 1977||80.00%||00 / 00||40.53|
|Bulldog Drummond (1929)||Ronald Colman||$80.40||24th of 1929||57.50%||02 / 00||40.28|
|Wild Geese Calling (1941)||Henry Fonda||$74.70||93rd of 1941||61.00%||00 / 00||40.25|
|Moby Dick (1930)||John Barrymore||$77.10||53rd of 1930||59.00%||00 / 00||39.68|
|13 Hours By Air (1936)||Fred MacMurray||$83.60||64th of 1936||56.50%||00 / 00||39.52|
|The House Across The Bay (1940)||George Raft||$69.10||76th of 1940||60.50%||00 / 00||39.15|
|Two For Tonight (1935)||Bing Crosby||$51.30||63rd of 1935||66.00%||00 / 00||38.97|
|The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)||Ronald Colman & Colin Clive||$54.20||61st of 1935||63.50%||00 / 00||38.24|
|She Couldn't Take It (1935)||George Raft||$43.20||98th of 1935||66.00%||00 / 00||37.72|
|The Woman on the Beach (1947)||Robert Ryan||$57.80||150th of 1947||61.00%||00 / 00||37.63|
|The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)||Claude Rains||$46.80||81st of 1934||64.00%||00 / 00||37.33|
|She Knew All The Answers (1941)||Franchot Tone||$60.60||114th of 1941||59.00%||00 / 00||37.12|
|Wedding Present (1936)||Cary Grant||$52.70||93rd of 1936||61.50%||00 / 00||37.07|
|The Man I Married (1940)||Lloyd Nolan||$52.00||110th of 1940||61.00%||00 / 00||36.73|
|Big Brown Eyes (1936)||Cary Grant||$41.40||97th of 1936||64.00%||00 / 00||36.50|
|Girl Trouble (1942)||Don Ameche||$55.00||120th of 1942||59.50%||00 / 00||36.48|
|The Son Of Monte Cristo (1940)||Louis Hayward & George Sanders||$60.40||93rd of 1940||56.00%||01 / 00||36.08|
|The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)||Francis Lederer||$44.60||83rd of 1934||62.00%||00 / 00||36.05|
|Green Hell (1940)||Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.||$61.30||90th of 1940||55.50%||00 / 00||35.58|
|House Of Dark Shadows (1970)||Jonathan Frid||$31.00||55th of 1970||64.50%||00 / 00||35.12|
|Two In A Crowd (1936)||Joel McCrea||$34.00||116th of 1936||63.50%||00 / 00||35.11|
|Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)||Charles Coburn||$54.40||113th of 1946||56.50%||00 / 00||34.99|
|The Guy Who Came Back (1951)||Linda Darnell||$40.90||142nd of 1951||60.50%||00 / 00||34.78|
|Secret Beyond The Door (1947)||Michael Redgrave||$26.90||163rd of 1947||64.50%||00 / 00||34.49|
|Hollow Truimph (1948)||Paul Henreid||$30.80||115th of 1948||63.00%||00 / 00||34.38|
|The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)||Victor Mature||$50.90||106th of 1939||56.00%||00 / 00||34.21|
|I Met My Love Again (1938)||Henry Fonda||$55.80||86th of 1938||53.00%||00 / 00||33.56|
|The Reckless Moment (1949)||James Mason||$40.10||159th of 1949||57.50%||00 / 00||33.24|
|Margin For Error (1943)||Milton Berle||$51.20||111th of 1943||53.50%||00 / 00||33.08|
|Artists and Models Abroad (1938)||Jack Benny||$54.00||118th of 1938||52.00%||00 / 00||32.81|
|Confirm Or Deny (1941)||Don Ameche||$33.70||131st of 1941||58.50%||00 / 00||32.71|
|Private Worlds (1935)||Claudette Colbert||$54.80||57th of 1935||49.50%||00 / 00||31.75|
|Maybe It's Love (1930)||Joe E. Brown||$61.50||63rd of 1930||47.00%||00 / 00||31.62|
|The Wife Takes A Flyer (1942)||Franchot Tone||$31.70||147th of 1942||56.50%||00 / 00||31.47|
|Highway Dragnet (1954)||Richard Conte||$18.00||126th of 1954||61.00%||00 / 00||31.46|
|Desire In The Dust (1960)||Raymond Burr||$15.50||93rd of 1960||59.00%||00 / 00||30.13|
|Arizona to Broadway (1933)||James Dunn||$23.60||104th of 1933||52.00%||00 / 00||28.10|
|Navy Wife (1956)||Gary Merrill||$17.80||203rd of 1956||46.50%||00 / 00||24.62|
|Twin Beds (1942)||George Brent||$35.90||143rd of 1942||40.50%||00 / 00||24.60|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Joan Bennett Table
- Thirteen Joan Bennett movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 23.21% of her movies listed. Her biggest hit was Nob Hill (1945)
- An average Joan Bennett movie grosses an average of $74.02 million in adjusted domestic gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 30 Joan Bennett movies are rated as good movies…or 53.57% of her movies. Scarlet Street (1945) was her highest rated movie while Twin Beds (1942) was her lowest rated movie.
- Eight Joan Bennett movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 14.28% of her movies.
- Two Joan Bennett movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 3.57% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 20 Joan Bennett movies scored higher than that average….or 35.71% of her movies. Father of the Bride (1950) got the the highest UMR Score while Twin Beds (1942) got the lowest UMR Score.
- Joan Geraldine Bennett was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey in 1910.
2. Joan Bennett was born into a theatrical family. Her father, mother and two older sisters (Constance & Barbara) were all involved in acting…so real surprise when Joan followed their footprints.
3. Filming on 1932’s She Wanted a Millionaire was interrupted for 6 months when Joan Bennett broke her leg in a fall from a horse.
4. Joan Bennett made five films for Fritz Lang, more than any other American actor or actress who worked with him.
5. Joan Bennett was a finalist for the part of Scarlett O’Hara in 1939’s Gone with the Wind. Vivien Leigh got the role at the last minute. Her thoughts on that? “I wish Vivien would have stayed in England.”
6. Joan Bennett was married four times and had four children. Her second marriage was to producer Walter Wanger.
7. In 1951 Walter Wanger was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of talent agent Jennings Lang. Lang was the agent of Joan Bennett, then Wanger’s wife, and Wanger discovered the two of them were having an affair. He caught them in the act, and wound up shooting Lang. Wanger served a four-month sentence.
8. Billy Wilder came up with the idea for 1960’s The Apartment after reading all the details of Wanger and Bennett’s personal lives that were revealed in the scandal in interesting fact #7. Some of the details revealed included how executives were using people’s apartments as “meeting places”. So the next time you see The Apartment….think of Joan Bennett.
9. Joan Bennett’s movies from 1930 to 1939 earned $1.81 billion in adjusted domestic gross. That puts him in 47th place when looking at all the stars of that decade. 1930’s Top Box Office Stars.
10. Joan Bennett’s movies from 1940 to 1949 earned $1.56 billion in adjusted domestic gross. That puts him in 86th place when looking at all the stars of that decade. 1940’s Top Box Office Stars.
Check out Joan Bennett’s movie career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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