Want to know the best Margaret Sullavan movies? How about the worst Margaret Sullavan movies? Curious about Margaret Sullavan box office grosses or which Margaret Sullavan movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Margaret Sullavan movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
Margaret Sullavan (1909-1960) was an Oscar®-nominated American actress. Sullavan’s movie career was fairly brief…but she was considered one of the best actresses of her era. Margaret Sullavan’s IMDb page shows 21 acting credits from 1933-1954. This page will rank 16 Sullavan movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her television appearances and her unfinished movie, I Loved A Soldier, were not included in the rankings. This page comes from a request by Lupino…who just discovered this website a couple of weeks ago.
Margaret Sullavan 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 Margaret Sullavan movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Margaret Sullavan movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Margaret Sullavan movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Margaret Sullavan 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 how many Oscar® wins each Margaret Sullavan movie received.
- Sort Margaret Sullavan movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR)Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
- Blue link in Co-star column takes you to that star’s UMR movie page
|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||Three Comrades (1938)||Robert Taylor||4.80||152.9||261.80||31||77||00 / 00||89.2|
|2||The Mortal Storm (1940)||James Stewart||3.30||102.3||102.30||42||84||00 / 00||84.7|
|3||The Shop Around the Corner (1940)||James Stewart||2.40||74.1||74.10||76||90||00 / 00||83.4|
|4||Shopworn Angel (1938)||Robert Taylor||2.90||92.5||133.50||73||73||00 / 00||77.1|
|5||Little Man What Now? (1934)||Douglass Montgomery||2.10||79.7||79.70||45||77||00 / 00||76.9|
|6||So Ends Our Night (1941)||Fredric March &
|2.40||73.2||73.20||97||78||01 / 00||76.4|
|7||The Good Fairy (1935)||Directed by William Wyler||2.10||74.5||74.50||57||76||00 / 00||75.6|
|8||The Shining Hour (1938)||Joan Crawford||3.80||120.7||175.20||46||57||00 / 00||72.4|
|9||Back Street (1941)||Charles Boyer||2.90||90.9||90.90||80||66||00 / 00||71.5|
|10||Only Yesterday (1933)||John Boles||1.70||63.1||63.10||46||75||00 / 00||71.3|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Margaret Sullavan Table
- Two Margaret Sullavan movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 12.50% of her movies listed. Three Comrades (1938) was her biggest box office hit.
- An average Margaret Sullavan movie grossed $74.60 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 13 Margaret Sullavan movies are rated as good movies…or 81.25% of her movies. The Shop Around The Corner (1940) is her highest rated movie while No Sad Songs For Me (1950) is her lowest rated movie.
- Three Margaret Sullavan movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 18.75% of her movies.
- Zero Margaret Sullavan movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 0.00% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00. 10 Margaret Sullavan movies scored higher that average….or 62.50% of her movies. Three Comrades (1938) got the the highest UMR Score while No Sad Songs For Me (1950) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Margaret Sullavan
1. Margaret Brooke Sullavan was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1909. Norfolk is only about 15 minutes from my house…so she is a hometown girl in my area.
2. One of Margaret Sullavan’s first acting experiences was in a summer stock group called the University Players. Others in that group? James Stewart and Henry Fonda.
3. Margaret Sullavan was starring in Broadway plays in the early 1930s. In 1932 she starred in four straight flops….one co-starred Humphrey Bogart.
4. Despite being in numerous flops on Broadway….Sullavan’s personal stellar reviews in those plays earned her a movie contract with Universal Pictures.
5. Margaret Sullavan turned down Claudette Colbert’s role in 1934’s It Happened One Night. Colbert would win an Oscar® for her performance.
6. Margaret Sullavan was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar® for 1938’s Three Comrades.
7. Margaret Sullavan was married four times and had three children. Her first marriage was to Henry Fonda…while her second marriage was to William Wyler.
8. Sadly Margaret Sullavan took her own life in 1960. Equally tragic is that two of children did the same thing. Her third child, Brook Hayward, is happily alive and well. Hayward is an actress and author. She wrote the best selling book Haywire which told of her childhood with Sullavan.
9. We have worldwide adjusted grosses on three of her movies: 1938’s Three Comrades $255 million, 1938’s The Shining Hour $170.60 million and 1938’s Shopworn Angel $130.20 million.
10. Maureen Sullavan and her Easy Rider (1969) connections. Sullavan’s daughter Brook Hayward was married to Dennis Hopper who starred and directed that massive hit. Meanwhile, Peter Fonda who starred and produced that massive hit, was in love with Sullavan’s youngest daughter….Bridget. Fonda would later name his daughter after Sullavan’s daughter. Bridget Fonda was an actress that made movies for almost 20 years before retiring in 2002.
10. Check out Margaret Sullavan‘s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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