Lauren Bacall Movies

Lauren Bacall….ranked as the 25th greatest actress by AFI.

Lauren Bacall….ranked as the 20th greatest actress by AFI.

Want to know the best Lauren Bacall movies?  How about the worst Lauren Bacall movies?  Curious about Lauren Bacall’s box office grosses or which Lauren Bacall movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Lauren Bacall 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.

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014) was an American actress, who the American Film Institute ranked as one of the Top 50 Screen Legends of all time.  Bacall is ranked as the 20th best actress, right behind #19 Rita Hayworth and right before #21 Sophia Loren.  One of our goals is to do a movie page on all 50 Screen Legends.  After completing this page we have now written movie pages on 43 (or 86%) of those performers……leaving only 5 actresses and 2 actors that still need movie pages.

Personal drivel part:  Recently the family and I went on vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  While staying at our way over priced hotel, I figured I would use their printer and their ink to print up all the IMDb pages on the remaining AFI stars that still needed pages.  As I went through their IMDb pages I started to realize that doing a Lauren Bacall page was going to actually be pretty easy to do.  Of the 36 movies I was going to have to research….31 were already in my database….or 86.11% of her movies.  All I had to do was assign the movies to Lauren Bacall.  So when we got home, I quickly researched the final movies and the Bacall page was ready to be published.  FYI Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish are going to be a serious pain in the ass to do.

Her IMDb page shows 71 acting credits from 1944-2012. This page will rank 36 Lauren Bacall movies from Best to Worst in seven different sortable columns of information.  Uncredited roles, bit parts, shorts, television appearances and movies not released in theaters in North America were not included in the rankings.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made 4 movies together as well as 2 children.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made 4 movies together as well as 2 children.

Lauren Bacall 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 Lauren Bacall movies by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Lauren Bacall movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
  • Sort Lauren Bacall movies by domestic yearly box office rank
  • Sort Lauren Bacall 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 Lauren Bacall movie received.
  • Sort Lauren Bacall movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score.  UMR 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 “Humphrey Bogart” in the search box….the 4 Bogart/Bacall movies will pop right up.
RankMovie (Year)Co-StarsDomestic Box Office (Actual in Millions) Domestic Box Office (Adjusted in Millions)Domestic Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
To Have and Have Not (1944)Humphrey Bogart & Directed by Howard Hawks$11.78$310.3015th of 194587.5%00 / 0072.12
The Big Sleep (1946)Humphrey Bogart & Directed by Howard Hawks$8.11$195.3034th of 194689.0%00 / 0072.10
Key Largo (1948)Humphrey Bogart & Edward G. Robinson$8.68$183.0018th of 194888.0%01 / 0170.72
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)Sean Connery & Ingrid Bergman$57.95$261.208th of 197478.0%06 / 0170.66
How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)Marilyn Monroe & Betty Grable$22.12$310.804th of 195380.3%01 / 0069.16
Written on the Wind (1956)Rock Hudson & Dorothy Malone$12.57$192.7011th of 195778.0%03 / 0168.33
Dark Passage (1947)Humphrey Bogart$8.11$184.7031st of 194784.0%00 / 0068.11
Misery (1990)Kathy Bates & James Caan$61.28$122.1019th of 199084.0%01 / 0159.29
Woman's World (1954)Clifton Webb & Van Heflin$8.57$157.1028th of 195470.5%00 / 0057.49
Harper (1966)Paul Newman$15.00$115.0013th of 196677.0%00 / 0054.01
The Shootist (1976)John Wayne & Ron Howard$18.14$71.8050th of 197684.7%01 / 0051.32
Designing Woman (1957)Gregory Peck$6.43$96.8040th of 195769.7%01 / 0148.74
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)Barbra Streisand & Jeff Bridges$41.08$78.4036th of 199656.5%02 / 0046.45
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)Henry Fonda & Tony Curtis$12.14$108.9015th of 196462.5%00 / 0046.26
Young Man With A Horn (1950)Kirk Douglas & Doris Day$4.29$75.3077th of 195069.7%00 / 0044.41
The Cobweb (1955)Richard Widmark$4.29$69.5081st of 195571.5%00 / 0044.37
Confidential Agent (1945)Peter Lorre$2.22$55.10Not in Top 8072.0%00 / 0042.38
Howl's Moving Castle (2004) Voice Role OnlyChristian Bale$4.71$6.40167th of 200585.0%01 / 0041.34
Bright Leaf (1950)Gary Cooper$5.00$87.8055th of 195058.0%00 / 0040.87
Ernest & Celestine (2012) Voice Role OnlyForest Whitaker$0.26$0.30301st of 201484.0%01 / 0039.93
Blood Alley (1955)John Wayne$3.40$55.1038th of 195658.7%00 / 0036.11
Dogville (2004)Nicole Kidman & James Caan$1.54$2.10202nd of 200475.0%00 / 0035.59
North West Frontier (1959)Kenneth More$1.14$16.10Not in Top 8070.0%00 / 0035.40
The Gift of Love (1958)Robert Stack$2.43$34.10Not in Top 8064.0%00 / 0035.37
Shock Treatment (1964)Stuart Whitman & Roddy McDowall$2.27$20.40Not in Top 9064.5%00 / 0033.48
My Fellow Americans (1996)Jack Lemmon & James Garner$22.31$42.6073rd of 199656.0%00 / 0032.92
Manderlay (2006)Bryce Dallas Howard & Danny Glover$0.08$0.10392nd of 200662.5%00 / 0029.40
All I Want for Christmas (1991)Jamey Sheridan$14.81$29.7082nd of 199150.5%00 / 0028.34
Appointment with Death (1988)Peter Ustinov & John Gielgud$0.96$2.00179th of 198859.5%00 / 0028.27
The Walker (2007)Woody Harrelson$0.08$0.10390th of 200756.5%00 / 0026.58
The Fan (1981)James Garner & Michael Biehn$3.08$9.3089th in 198150.0%00 / 0024.94
Mr. North (1988)Robert Mitchum$1.22$2.50171st of 198851.0%00 / 0024.36
Birth (2004)Nicole Kidman$5.10$6.90163rd of 200449.5%00 / 0024.33
HealtH (1980)James Garner$1.63$5.30Not in Top 8848.0%00 / 0023.38
Ready To Wear (1994)Julia Roberts$11.30$23.30104th of 199439.0%00 / 0021.90
Diamonds (1999)Kirk Douglas$0.09$0.10293rd of 199940.0%00 / 0018.82

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Lauren Bacall Table

  1. Eleven Lauren Bacall movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 30.55% of her movies listed. How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) was her biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Lauren Bacall movie grosses $81.50 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  23 of Lauren Bacall’s movies are rated as good movies…or 63.88% of her movies.  The Big Sleep (1946) was her highest rated movie while Ready to Wear (1994) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Ten Lauren Bacall movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 27.77% of her movies.
  5. Five Lauren Bacall movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 13.88% of her movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 39.86.  19 Lauren Bacall movies scored higher that average….or 54.28% of her movies. To Have and Have Not (1944) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while Diamonds (1999) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.
John Wayne and Lauren Bacall in 1976's The Shootist....Wayne's last movie

John Wayne and Lauren Bacall in 1976’s The Shootist….Wayne’s last movie

Possibly Interesting Facts About Lauren Bacall

1. Betty Joan Perske was born on September 16, 1924, in The Bronx, New York

2. In the early 1940s…. legendary director, Howard Hawks, signed her to a seven-year contract and began to manage her career. Hawks changed her first name to Lauren, and she chose “Bacall”, a variant of her mother’s maiden name.

3. “If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.”..Bacall’s line from 1944’s To Have and Have Not is one of the greatest movie quotes of all-time.

4. Lauren Bacall was married two times in her life.  Her first marriage was to actor Humphrey Bogart from 1945 to his death in 1957.  Her second marriage was to actor Jason Robards from 1961-1969.  She and Bogart had boy and a girl…..she and Robards had a boy.

5. All three of Lauren Bacall’s children became actorsSam Robards appeared in American Beauty, Fandango (one of my favorite forgotten movies) and many televison series. Stephen Bogart has 14 IMDb credits and Leslie Bogart has 2 IMDb credits.

6. Lauren Bacall put a whistle in Humphrey Bogart’s coffin. It was a reference to the famous line she says to him in their first film together To Have and Have Not (1944): “You know how to whistle, don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow.”.  She was Bogart’s widow for an incredible 57 years!

7. According to the American Film Institute, Lauren Bacall is the 20th greatest female star of all-time.

8. Lauren Bacall was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® in 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces.  She won the Golden Globe® Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Mirror Has Two Faces.  In 2010, Bacall received a Honorary Oscar®…”In recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures”.

9. Along with Veronica Lake, Julie London and Rita Hayworth, Bacall was one of four inspirations that helped compose the character Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

10. Check out Lauren Bacall’s movie career compared to current and classic stars on our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page.

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Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall & Marilyn Monroe in Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

America Film Institutes’ Top 25 Screen Legend Actress and UMR’s Links That Rank All Of Their Movies.

12. Claudette Colbert
17. Lillian Gish
19. Rita Hayworth
23. Carole Lombard
24. Mary Pickford
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75 thoughts on “Lauren Bacall Movies

  1. 1 Almost anything that is in the past can be regarded as insignificant in the scheme of things today. For example Bruce accords Gone with the Wind an adjusted gross of over $3 billion which is a staggering figure for just one movie, but that money’s of no contemporary use because it’s now all spent. However the figure makes us aware of the FULL significance of that movie in cinema history. Box office grosses and prominence of billing enable us to measure the prestige of one star against all others and ranking movie stars and their films is one of the things that this site is all about and your own posters are also a great help in that respect.

    2 Good billing wasn’t something that was important to just the vanity of people like Tracy as studios always wanted to ensure in their own financial interest that the biggest box office draws had the most prominent billing. Accordingly Myrna Loy being rarely top billed demonstrates to me that MGM saw her pulling power as having its limits or they simply would not have allowed that to happen. Thus in my opinion Bruce’s figure for her, whilst undeniably realistic in itself, flatters her relative prestige at that time.

    3 Generally speaking common sense needs to be applied when interpreting figures. For example Tony Quinn’s overall Cogerson adjusted domestic gross is nearly $5.5 billion whereas Doris Day and Betty Grable have each a total adjusted domestic gross of around just $4.6 billion. However Tony was for the most part consigned to supporting roles with the likes of Power, Brando, Widmark, Fonda etc always carrying the film whereas Day and Grable had long strings of stand-alone box office hits so that to claim that Quinn was the bigger star back then simply because of a total box office count would be in my opinion ludicrous regardless of any esteem he may now be held in.

    4 Anyway to answer your question the actress with the best top billing record that immediately springs to my mind is Joan Crawford who made many films and whose name never appeared second on any bill (other than in cameos) from 1932 until 1959. All of the big female stars like Davis, Liz Taylor, Irene Dunne and Claudette Colbert had their reasonable share of top billing whereas Bacall is one of the few prominent female stars to have an even worse record than Myrna Loy in that respect

    1. Thanks for the info Bob, yes I am starting to respect billing a lot more than I used to. I think it’s only fair to Myrna Loy and Lauren Bacall, that actresses nearly always received second billing to the lead actor in Hollywood, there are a few special exceptions like Crawford, Davis, Hepburn and Taylor or am I wrong in this assessment?

      Joan Crawford receiving top billing in nearly all her films is quite an achievement and might make her the top actress of that time and definitely one of the most respected, but not necessarily the most popular or biggest draw to the moviegoing public. In other words the people lining up to see those movies cared not a jot about who had top billing.

      1. 1 To the best of my knowledge there was NEVER a tradition whereby a male automatically got billed above a female star. The likes of Grant, Tracy, Gable, Cooper and the Duke received top billing in their heyday because the men had overall greater commercial success than the women as Bruce has statistically demonstrated.

        2 Great male stars such as the ones that I have just mentioned had the clout to ensure that they were permanently lined up for movies in which there would be no other among them who would have equal claim to top billing. That is not to say that even among the Greats there were not ones who were greater than others. However each had sufficient pull to command contracts that guaranteed him/her top billing “unless I choose to waive that right.”

        3 In the latter connection I was slightly wrong*** when I said that Crawford had always got top billing between 1932 and 1959 as she waived that right once and only once as she was so keen to get the part of Crystal in The Women (1939). Myrna Loy probably would have had no choice in the matter. Indeed when the forties began Tracy, Gable and Crawford all secured contracts guaranteeing them 1st billing which at MGM brought to an end the spate of Gable/Crawford movies and ensured there were not more Gable/Tracy pictures.
        ***As Baby’s father said in Dirty Dancing “When I’m wrong I say I’m wrong!”

        4 Indeed it surprises me that on this site there appears to be those who wish to debate the significance of billing as pecking order of one kind or another is an important consideration across the entire field of entertainment. For example Dame Nellie Melba and Enrico Caruso were the two biggest opera stars of their day and Melba agreed to appear with Caruso only if her name came first. Enrico consented on the condition that he was paid a salary of one dollar more than she so that technically he could be truthfully advertised as the higher paid star.

        1. Appreciate the added info on billing Bob. I guess what I’m trying to say is that while movie stars were competing for top billing and made a bit of a fuss over it, the average moviegoer just didn’t care or even notice that Crawford was billed above Gable.

          They were more likely to say “Hey Babs, there’s a new Gable movie opening at the Pavilion.” than “Hurry up dear that new Crawford picture is starting in half an hour, Gable’s in it too!” 🙂

          1. 1 I am no so sure of that Steve. Cinema goers may not have directly cared about Gable or Crawford’s ego but to a Gable fan for example it could have signalled that perhaps the movie was not a ‘Gable picture’ if he was not billed first and that could have hurt audiences to some extent.

            2 Certainly the studios gave such considerations careful thought. For example Lou Costello developed such a high opinion of himself that he pressed Universal to change the A & C billing to Costello and Abbott but the studio told him to get lost as audiences were used to the original billing and any reversal might suggest to them that the format had changed and that could drive people away. It was no coincidence that in virtually every movie he made Elvis’ name was alone above the title.

            3 Before a film was released and before I saw the posters or attended the film I could always usually predict who would be billed first on the basis of my estimate of their prestige within the film industry. I was only seriously stumped once when I could not begin to guess who would be billed first between Stewart and the Duke in Liberty Valance and even then my perplexity was proved justified because they shared the billing with JImmy first on the posters and other promotional material including the trailer and even the book of the film but with the Duke taking the honours on the opening credits of the actual movie. Tom paraphrase the Godzilla posters “billing like size does matte”

            PS When I saw Chuck’s name appearing before Ava Gardner and David Niven in 55 Days at Peking I almost cheered because I knew he was at last getting his due recognition as on of the Big Boys.

          2. Hey Bob.
            Good comments on billing. Glad that Universal did not start calling them Costello and Abbott. Elvis was the King….so I can see him being above the title. Though by the end of his movie career…I am sure he would have been willing to share some of the blame….lol. I can see you thinking about the billing when you were younger……and can see you happy that Chuck got top billing in 55 Days At Peking. I still remember how happy I was that Michael Caine won an Oscar for Hannah and His Sisters…..heck at that point Caine (he was filling Jaws 4) did not even know he has won. Good stuff as always.

        2. Hey Bob….(1) I agree with part one of this comment. (2) I agree with part two of this comment. (3) You might be right that Loy did not have that choice….but since she is the “Greatest Box Office Actress of All-Time”…I think her second billing would have made those movies even more successful at the box office…lol. (4) Interesting information on Dame Nellie Melba and Enrico Caruso. As always…thanks for a great compliment.

          1. Totally agree with your Loy 2nd billing statement. NOBODY got equal billing to the likes of Clark Gable if he/she was not bringing something valuable to the table.

      2. Good points Steve…..I agree with them 100%….especially on Myrna ““Greatest Box Office Actress Of All-Time” Loy….lol.

        1. I guess readers are going to have to make up their own minds about who is right – a guy like me who pays detailed attention to stats or Steve who claims to despise them especially for old stars/films.

          1. Hey Bob….there is no wrong answer here….your logic makes sense…..my logic makes sense….and the people that think Scarlett Johansson is the top drawer are correct. Just depends on which angle you want to look at. 🙂

    2. Hey Bob….Anthony Quinn’s update is coming soon…..his $5.5 billion has a chance to jump when I do that updated….I see $7.00 billion coming. Which would put him in close to the Top 25 of all-time. But you are correct many of his movies are in the supporting category…and he did not carry the movie. When he was carrying the movie they generally did not do as well. Myrna “Greatest Box Office Actress Of All-Time”Loy might not have had too many leading lady top billed hit movies….but I think her run as the second billed star is pretty good. As always…thanks for your comments and for sharing your movie memories.

      1. 1 I remember a leading critic praising Quinn as a great ACTOR who had a far better range than the Duke or the King but the critic went on to say that once the latter type of guy came on the screen you no longer found yourself watching Tony and that was the difference between a fine actor and a great star.

        2 However maybe Tony was ahead of his time because from what I can see he is doing exceptionally well in Steve’s video views at the moment, and you will note that in my post I was careful to say that he was an inferior star to the likes of Brando and Power back in ANOTHER ERA when the movies concerned were made. In the light of his success on Steve’s site I was implying that today audiences might find Tony more appealing than did those of yesteryear. Still even then he did all right fighting his way up from supporting actor into occasional leads and high critical praise. After all whilst both Tony and Bud were nominated for Oscars for Zapata it was Tony and not Mr Mumbles. who was successful

        1. Good points Bob. The Anthony Quinn video is doing well and I think Yul Brynner too, could be because it’s rare to see youtube videos celebrating these actors, while there are so many Brando, Dean, Taylor etc videos? Maybe? No wait… there’s a lot of latino’s frequenting youtube and they quickly gravitated towards that video? No? Anyway we’ll know for sure when or if I get round to doing videos on Cesare Romero or Carmen Miranda… 😉

          1. I can’t wait for Carmen Miranda IF you proceed in that direction and her flash and dazzle should light up your pictorials even more than usual. Bring her on! Romero would be interesting too and again if you go ahead I hope you are able to find some good ratings that will allow you to include at least one Cisco kid movie. For example IMDB gives Cisco Kid and the Lady a respectable 6.3

          2. I will add their names to my files Bob. Hopefully I will carry on these videos as long as I can or until youtube finally gives me the boot. You’ll know when I’m finally approaching the end when I produce a top 30 on Lyle Talbot. 😉

            John has requested a video on Dame Joan Collins, that might be interesting. Hard to believe she was starring in Biblical epics way back in the mid 1950s.

          3. During Joan Collins heyday of playing the villain on Dynasty….I wonder how many people would have liked to see Collins get caught inside the tomb in Howard Hawks’ Land of Pharaohs. I look forward to both of their videos.

          4. Glad your video is doing so much well…..all your hard work is paying off. Whatever the reason….it is great news. Congrats.

        2. Hey Bob….good comments on Mr. Quinn…..which is getting me motivated to move him up the list of updates. His massive amount of movies has scared me away in the past….but now the numbers left to update have gotten smaller….I think it is time to get Quinn on the good list.

          Brando was not too impressed with Quinn….though I have not heard how they got along while filming Via Zapata. While seeing what Steve had new on his You Tube channel I ran across this video….you might like….if you have not seen it already. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r49QSsGxNtk

          1. Thanks Bruce, I’m always scanning your index page for ideas. And it’s always fun to compare our stats and see who gets it right most of the time.. [punches air] 😉

            I’m getting subscribers all the time, approaching 500, not bad considering how terrible I am at promoting the videos, I just let them dribble in one view at a time. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of your regulars have become my regulars too. Thanks also to Bob for reviewing them here. Cheers guys.

          2. Hey Steve….I agree….since you have decided to concentrate on classic subjects our pages have offered up some good comparisons. Congrats on your 500. Now that you are on a roll…..500 is only going to be a pitstop. Glad our Site Index is a good place to pick a new video subject.

          3. 1 Thanks for the link. I had not seen Coppola interviewed for some time and was surprised at how old he looked. He did some good Brando impersonations but when he said that Marlon had “exceptional intelligence” that clashes with a statement from Truman Capote who interviewed Mr Mumbles and later referred to “Montgomery Clift who doesn’t think that he Clift is too bright but who is actually very intelligent and Marlon Brando who considers himself intelligent but actually is not.”

            2 Two very different opinions Frrom Francis and Truman and I suppose that you would need to have known Brando to judge for yourself which one was accurate and since that is now and indeed always was in practice an impossibility all that I would hang my hat on is that regardless what they were like as private individuals the likes of Bud, Grant, Peck, the Duke and those other very great stars of the classic era were unique on the screen and that each in his own way had a commanding cinematic presence. I also liked the Pacino interview and there are others on the link that I will watch tomorrow so thanks again for sharing it with me

            3 I read that Brando and Quinn got on well when they got a few drinks inside them and then they would engage in competitive fun activities that I’m sure you’ll pardon me for not describing on this site. .

          4. Hey Bob.
            1. Glad you liked the Coppola interview….I found it pretty interesting as well.
            2. I think Brando was a smart man….that like to play dumb sometimes if only to see the reactions of others.
            3. I think those nights with Quinn and Brando would have been very very entertaining.
            Thanks for the return visit and the comment.

  2. (1) Lauren’s opening comment in your video about the mediocrity of contemporary stardom is rather ironic as some historians think that SHE was overrated by AFI’s legends list.
    ( 2) As you had little by way of serious volume to work from in Lauren’s career it isn’t too surprising that you have included Dogville and Howl’s Moving Castle in your Top 5.
    (3) It never matters when you have a poor subject to profile as your artwork will always sell the presentation and I therefore rate this video a 9.0/10 for its visual impact with fine posters such as Blood Alley, Confidential Agent and Woman’s World (with a cast that includes now our reliable Fred!).
    (4) Great black and white stills of Bogie/Bacall & Peck/Bacall from Designing Woman though that film was in colour. .Good coloured one with matching raunchy poster from How to Marry a Millionaire.
    (5) You and Bruce agree on 4 of the Top 5 and I see that he too couldn’t resist placing Howl’s Moving Castle there.

    1. Hi Bob, thanks again for the review and rating. Betty Bacall may not be on a par with the great actresses of her time – Crawford, Davis, Hepburn – but she was certainly a ‘Hollywood Icon’ and ‘Hollywood Goddess’, Bogie’s most famous onscreen love interest (and offscreen too), has one of the most quoted movie lines of all time and if you look up the word ‘sultry’ there’s a picture of Bacall next to it. 🙂

      Nice to see Bruce’s chart isn’t much different to mine and I’m glad he included Howl’s Moving Castle. I’m a bit of a Japanese anime fan and it’s great to see these old Hollywood greats lend their voices to the great art of animation, which btw is more popular than ever now thanks to computer graphics, but I do miss hand-painted cell animation.

      1. 1 Thanks for your further comment and I agree with much of what you say about Bacall.
        However whilst they did not have the same acting talent as Lauren the Gabors were very sexy ladies, so much so that in fact Victor George Sanders married two of them in succession (and there was even rumours that he had earlier dated their mother)! However they were not ticket sellers and Barry Norman who compered the famous TV series over here The Hollywood Greats stated categorically that whilst most of the stars in AFI’s legends list were real-deal legends Bacall was NOT.

        2 In fact her heyday from about 1944 – 1958 she topped the bill only once and that was in the 1958 Gift of Love which co-starred Robert Stack and which was a serious flop. I can’t recall it in your chart but you will notice from the figures above that it had miserable box office and Bruce doesn’t think much of it’s critic/audience appeal either.

        3 Whilst I take your point about Howl’s Moving Castle I have excluded it – and Dogville – from Lauren’s page in my private database in which for the sake of consistency and box office validity I personally credit an artist with only those movies in which he/she is the top star or has at least equal billing to all other stars in the movie. However I still have a passing interest in ALL stats that Bruce credits to an artist. It’s all great fun – you should join the stats end some time!

        1. Interesting observation about billing Bob. I’ve mentioned it before but you have got both John and I looking at the blasted billings on movie posters, something we rarely did before. Not really that important in the grand scheme of things but a fascinating subject nonetheless.

          You also mentioned something about Myrna Loy rarely having top billing too? Which is pretty amazing considering she’s ‘the most successful actress in the history of Hollywood’. [Bob grimaces]

          Which actress has had the highest percentage of ‘top billings’ in her filmography? Katharine Hepburn? Elizabeth Taylor? Jennifer Lawrence? Milla Jovovovich?

          1. Hey Steve…..I find it amazing how people on this website have influenced me….originally you and Flora got me to re-watch all the Hitchcock movies…then Flora’s Widmark and Peck influence got me watching more of their movies, then your influence got me watching more Chuck movies…..now we have Dan’s Oracle influences, Bob’s billing influences and John’s black and white versus color movies. I like to think I know about movies….but sometimes I think I know nothing. 🙂

        2. Hey Bob….I can see taking Howl’s Moving Castle and Dogville out…..however on our page we try and include everything they made that got released in theaters. Last night I just added Term Life with Vince Vaughn….that movie made $21,000 dollars at the box office….which is $20,999 more dollars needed to make our page. 🙂

  3. Lauren Bacall is not on the current Oracle of Bacon Top 1000 Center of the Hollywood Universe list. She did though just fall of their countdowns. In 2000 she was # 321. While her career started in 1944 she actually made films in the 90’s and the first decade of this century as you know. This gives her it seems a higher level of people on the current list at least for someone from the Golden age. These are the actors on the current list that Lauren appeared with.

    A Star for Two (1991) – 681 Anthony Quinn
    All I Want for Christmas (1991) – 536 Joanne Baron, 855 Leslie Nielsen
    Appointment with Death (1988) – 572 Carrie Fisher, 592 John Gielgud, 751 Nicholas Guest
    Birth (2004) – 52 Peter Stormare, 214 Nicole Kidman, 230 Danny Huston, 507 Ted Levine
    Blood Alley (1955) – 67 James Hong
    Diamonds (1999) – 82 James Russo, 86 Dan Aykroyd, 759 Kurt Fuller, 804 John Landis
    Dogville (2003) – 13 Udo Kier, 23 John Hurt, 43 James Caan, 44 Stellan Skarsgard, 84 Philip Baker Hall, 194 Ben Gazzara, 214 Nicole Kidman, 531 Zeijko Ivanek, 606 Paul Bettany, 768 Patricia Clarkson
    Eve (2008) – 194 Ben Gazzara
    Harper (1966) – 271 Robert Wagner, 781 Shelley Winters
    Health (1980) – 673 Paul Dooley
    Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999) – 26 Christopher Plummer
    Manderlay (2005) – 7 Willem Dafoe, 13 Udo Kier, 23 John Hurt, 39 Danny Glover, 530 Zeijko Ivanek
    Misery (1990) – 43 James Caan, 108 Kathy Bates, 986 J.T. Walsh
    Mr. North (1988) – 40 Harry Dean Stanton, 309 David Warner, 382 Anjelica Huston, 490 Virginia Madsen, 809 Robert Mitchum
    Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – 125 Vanessa Redgrave, 172 Michael York, 275 Vernon Dobtcheff, 289 Sean Connery, 391 Jacqueline Bisset, 592 John Gielgud, 602 Albert Finney, 767 Robert Rietty
    My Fellow Americans (1996) – 86 Dan Aykroyd, 211 John Heard, 223 Greg Bronson, 308 Tom Wright, 335 James Rebhorn, 379 Michael Pena, 390 Jack Kehler, 970 Tom Everett
    Presence of Mind (1999) – 5 Harvey Keitel, 374 Jude Law
    Pret-a-Porter (1994) – 114 Forest Whitaker, 171 Julia Roberts, 255 Tim Robbins, 417 Danny Aiello, 448 Lili Taylor, 624 Kim Basinger, 693 Richard E. Grant, 706 Sally Kellerman, 807 Teri Garr, 932 Stephen Rea, 982 Rupert Everett
    Sex and the Single Girl (1964) – 897 Tony Curtis
    The Cobweb (1955) – 622 Ralph Moratz
    The Fan (1981) – 540 Griffin Dunne, 541 Hector Elizondo, 604 Michael Biehn
    The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) – 226 Pierce Brosnan, 305 Jeff Bridges, 306 Adam Lefevre, 316 Austin Pendleton, 427 George Segal, 650 Mimi Rogers, 887 Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas
    The Shootist (1976) – 926 Bill McKinney
    The Venice Project (1999) – 27 Dennis Hopper, 198 Dean Stockwell, 402 Cheech Marin, 457 Parker Posey, 562 Stockard Channing
    The Walker (2007) – 7 Willem Dafoe, 75 Woody Harrelson, 225 Ned Beatty, 627 Garrick Hogan, 687 Kristin Scott-Thomas, 972 Pamela Fischer
    These Foolish Things (2006) – 126 Terence Stamp, 382 Anjelica Huston, 469 Joss Ackand
    Woman’s World (1954) – 912 Arthur Tovey
    Written on the Wind (1956) – 622 Ralph Moratz

    These are the people who were on the 2000 list who appeared with Lauren but alas like her have fallen off the list. Rank is for 2000.

    A Star for Two (1991) – 315 Jean-Pierre Aumont
    All I Want for Christmas (1991) – 886 Phil Leeds
    Appointment with Death (1988) – 144 Peter Ustinov, 821 Piper Laurie
    Blood Alley (1955) – 146 Mike Mazurki, 179 John Wayne, 542 Paul Fix, 789 Anita Ekberg
    Bright Leaf (1950) – 50 Jeff Corey
    Confidential Agent (1945) – 100 Ian Wolfe, 273 George Coulouris, 393 Charles Boyer
    Designing Woman (1957) – 156 Gregory Peck, 222 Bess Flowers, 874 Dean Jones
    Diamonds (1999) – 32 Kirk Douglas
    Flame Over India (1959) – 98 Herbert Lom, 517 Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Harper (1966) – 67 Paul Newman, 232 Roy Jenson, 253 Robert Webber, 528 Harold Gould, 538 Arthur Hill, 549 Strother Martin, 907 Julie Harris
    Hauro no ugoku shiro (2004) – 973 Jean Simmons
    Health (1980) – 153 James Garner, 319 Donald Moffat, 625 Henry Gibson
    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) – 75 Cameron Mitchell, 420 Maurice Marsac, 867 Rory Calhoun, 894 Philip Van Zandt, 915 Ivan Triesault
    Key Largo (1948) – 463 Edward G. Robinson, 606 Albereto Morin
    Le jour et la nuit (1997) – 348 Alain Delon, 679 Francisco Rabal
    Misery (1990) – 287 Richard Farnsworth
    Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – 48 Martin Balsam, 119 Richard Widmark, 266 Jean-Pierre Cassel, 273 George Coulouris, 289 Anthony Perkins
    My Fellow Americans (1996) – 58 Jack Lemmon, 153 James Garner
    Pret-a-Porter (1994) – 166 Sophia Loren, 210 Marcello Mastroianni, 266 Jean-Pierre Cassel, 419 Anouk Aimee
    Sex and the Single Girl (1964) – 56 Henry Fonda, 251 Mel Ferrer, 562 Paul Bryar
    Shock Treatment (1964) – 25 Roddy McDowell, 54 Stuart Whitman, 577 Ossie Davis, 917 Robert J. Wilke
    The Big Sleep (1946) – 219 Elisha Cook Jr., 222 Bess Flowers, 783 James Flavin
    The Cobweb (1955) – 119 Richard Widmark, 393 Charles Boyer, 583 Paul Stewart, 830 Susan Strasberg
    The Fan (1981) – 153 James Garner, 799 Maureen Stapleton
    The Gift of Love (1958) – 120 Robert Stack, 460 Scatman Crothers
    The Shootist (1976) – 14 John Carradine, 179 John Wayne, 344 James Stewart, 460 Scatman Crothers, 648 Harry Morgan, 972 Richard Boone
    The Venice Project (1999) – 171 John Wood
    To Have and Have Not (1944) – 177 Marcel Dalio, 420 Maurice Marsac, 905 Ron Randell
    Woman’s World (1954) – 816 Carleton Young
    Written on the Wind (1956) – 120 Robert Stack, 222 Bess Flowers, 520 William Schallert, 589 Rock Hudson, 917 Robert J. Wilke
    Young Man with a Horn (1950) – 32 Kirk Douglas, 222 Bess Flowers, 278 Keye Luke

    I count 36 Oscar winning co-stars for Lauren.

    A Star for Two (1991) – Anthony Quinn
    Appointment with Death (1988) – John Gielgud, Peter Ustinov
    Birth (2004) – Nicole Kidman
    Blood Alley (1955) – John Wayne
    Bright Leaf (1950)- Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal
    Dark Passage (1947) – Humphrey Bogart
    Designing Woman (1957) – Gregory Peck
    Dogville (2003) – Nicole Kidman
    Harper (1966) – Shelley Winters, Paul Newman
    Health (1980) – Glenda Jackson
    Key Largo (1948) – Humphrey Bogart, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor
    Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999) – Christopher Plummer
    Misery (1990) – Kathy Bates
    Mr. North (1988) – Anjelica Huston
    Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – Vanessa Redgrave, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Wendy Hiller
    My Fellow Americans (1996) – Jack Lemmon
    Patterns (1956) – Van Heflin
    Pret-a-Porter (1994) – Forest Whitaker, Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger, Sophia Loren
    Sex and the Single Girl (1964) – Henry Fonda
    The Big Sleep (1946) – Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone
    The Cobweb (1955) – Gloria Grahame
    The Fan (1981) – Maureen Stapleton
    The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) – Jeff Bridges, Barbra Streisand
    The Shootist (1976) – John Wayne, James Stewart
    These Foolish Things (2006) – Anjelica Huston
    To Have and Have Not (1944) – Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan
    Woman’s World (1954) – Van Heflin
    Written on the Wind (1956) – Dorothy Malone

    1. Hey Dan…thanks for the Lauren Bacall lists.
      List 1: Well I counted 41 still very active actors on this list…..so it seems they would help out her Bacon score…and I did not count some of the ones still alive but not making movies….Sean Connery.
      List 2: Is a who’s who in Hollywood…I counted 15 of them that have UMR pages……once again…it is a shame that stars like these are falling off the list and non-stars like Danny Trejo have spots in the Top 5.
      List 3: 36 is impressive…especially since I only have 36 movies listed. I recently watched and did not really enjoy The Cobweb.
      Thanks for sharing this information on the career of Lauren Bacall.

      1. Hey Danny Trejo who’s #3 has worked with 12 Oscar winners, 1/3 of Ms. Bacall’s.

        Anaconda (1997) – Jon Voight
        Chinaman’s Chance (2008) – Ernest Borgnine
        Con Air (1997) – Nicolas Cage
        Dead Badge (1999) – Olympia Dukakis
        Femme Fatale (1991) – Colin Firth
        From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) – George Clooney
        Grindhouse (2007) – Nicolas Cage
        Heat (1995) – Robert De Niro, Jon Voight, Natalie Portman, Al Pacino
        Machete (2010) – Robert De Niro
        Reindeer Games (2000) – Charlize Theron
        Runaway Train (1985) – Jon Voight
        Spy Kids (2001) – George Clooney
        Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) – George Clooney
        The Replacement Killers (1998) – Mira Sorvino

        1. Michael Madsen who is #2 has appeared with 23 Oscar winners.

          All In (2006) – Louis Gossett Jr.
          Blood Red (1989) – Julia Roberts
          BloodRayne (2005) – Ben Kingsley
          Die Another Day (2002) – Halle Berry, Judi Dench
          Donnie Brasco (1997) – Al Pacino
          Money for Nothing (1993) – Benicio Del Toro, Philip Seymour Hoffman
          Mulholland Falls (1996) – Louise Fletcher, Jennifer Connelly
          Racing with the Moon (1984) – Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn
          Scary Movie 4 (2006) – Cloris Leachman
          Shannon’s Rainbow (2009) – Louis Gossett Jr.
          Sin City (2005) – Benicio Del Toro
          Species (1995) – Ben Kingsley, Forest Whitaker
          The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) – Tilda Swinton, Jim Broadbent
          The Getaway (1994) – Kim Basinger, Philip Seymour Hoffman
          The Girl Gets Moe (1997) – Louise Fletcher
          The Lion of Judah (2010) – Ernest Borgnine
          The Natural (1984) – Robert Duvall, Kim Basinger
          Thelma & Louise (1991) – Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
          Trouble Bound (1993) – Patricia Arquette
          Wyatt Earp (1994) – Gene Hackman

          1. Hey Dan…very cool…so Madsen has Trejo topped in Oscar winners…in another 5 years I can see Pacino making Bad Ass 12 with Trejo. Blood Red…now that is going way back into the Julia Roberts movie career….as always….thanks for an entertaining list.

        2. Hey Dan….actually surprised Trejo has that many Oscar winning co-stars. Clooney and Trejo in 3 movies together? I had not realized that…:)

          1. #1 Eric Roberts has worked with 26 Oscar winners.

            A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) – Diane Wiest
            Best of the Best (1989) – Louise Fletcher
            Blood Red (1989) – Julia Roberts
            By the Sword (1991) – F. Murray Abraham
            Dirk and Betty (1999) – Marisa Tomei
            Final Analysis (1992) – Kim Basinger
            Hollywood Dreams (2006) – Melissa Leo
            Inherent Vice (2014) – Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon
            It’s My Party (1996) – Lee Grant
            King of the Gypsies (1978) – Susan Sarandon, Shelley Winters
            Making Sandwiches (1998) – Octavia Spencer, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey ( I have never heard of this)
            Most Wanted (1997) – Jon Voight
            Nobody’s Fool (1986) – Louise Fletcher
            Raggedy Man(1981) – Sissy Spacek
            Runaway Train (1985) – Jon Voight
            Shannon’s Rainbow (2009) – Louis Gossett Jr.
            Star 80 (1983) – Cliff Robertson
            The Ambulance (1990) – Red Buttons
            The Dark Knight (2008) – Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
            The Long Ride Home (2003) – Ernest Borgnine
            The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) – Geraldine Page (there was a bar scene from this film shot in the Bronx near where I lived then)
            The Specialist (1994) – Rod Steiger

          2. Hey Dan….there goes Blood Red again….when Eric and Julia made that movie they still liked each other….sadly that is not the case anymore. 26 is about average…..thanks for sharing this information.

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