Want to know the best Veronica Lake movies? How about the worst Veronica Lake movies? Curious about Veronica Lake box office grosses or which Veronica Lake movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Veronica Lake 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.
Veronica Lake (1922-1973) was an American actress. Lake was one of the most popular actresses in the 1940s. She became very famous for her peek-a-boo hairstyle that she displayed in 1941’s I Wanted Wings. Her IMDb page shows 38 acting credits from 1939-1970. This page will rank 25 Veronica Lake movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her television appearances and her early uncredited roles were not included in the rankings. This comes from a request by Kevin.
Veronica Lake 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 Veronica Lake films by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Veronica Lake films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Veronica Lake films by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Veronica Lake 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 Veronica Lake film received.
- Sort Veronica Lake 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.
|CreditRank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Review %||Oscar Nom / Win||S||UMR Score|
|CreditRank||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||S||UMR Score|
|1||So Proudly We Hail! (1943)||Claudette Colbert &
|8.60||256.3||256.3||15||79||04 / 00||96.7|
|2||The Blue Dahlia (1946)||Alan Ladd||7.40||190.5||190.5||46||79||01 / 00||95.4|
|3||Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
AA Best Picture Nom
|Olivia de Haviland &
|2.90||93.0||93.0||81||84||06 / 00||94.5|
|4||Duffy's Tavern (1945)||Betty Hutton &
|7.70||202.1||202.1||34||63||00 / 00||91.5|
|5||Variety Girl (1947)||Alan Ladd &
|9.70||235.9||235.9||17||59||00 / 00||90.1|
|6||Sullivan's Travels (1941)||Joel McCrea &
Directed by Preston Sturges
|3.70||118.8||118.8||60||85||00 / 00||90.0|
|7||Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)||Bob Hope &
|8.30||256.3||256.3||14||55||02 / 00||89.6|
|8||Bring on the Girls (1945)||Sonny Tufts &
|5.60||146.6||146.6||62||66||00 / 00||86.2|
|9||I Married a Witch (1942)||Susan Hayward &
|3.10||97.2||97.2||87||78||01 / 00||84.7|
|10||This Gun For Hire (1942)||Alan Ladd||3.10||94.6||94.6||90||80||00 / 00||84.5|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Veronica Lake Table
- Ten Veronica Lake movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 40.00% of her movies listed. Her biggest hit was So Proudly We Hail (1943).
- An average Veronica Lake movie grosses an average of $103.80 million in adjusted domestic gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 16 Veronica Lake movies are rated as good movies…or 64.00% of her movies. Sullivan’s Travels (1941) was her highest rated movie while Flesh Feast (1970) was her lowest rated movie.
- Five Veronica Lake movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 20.00% of her movies.
- Zero Veronica Lake movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 5.00% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 60.00. 10 Veronica Lake movies scored higher than that average…or 50.00% of her movies. So Proudly We Hail (1943) got the the highest UMR Score while Flesh Feast (1970) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Veronica Lake
- Constance Frances Marie Ockleman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922.
2. During the early part of her career she was build as Connie Keane.
3. Producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr. was the person that got her to change her name to Veronica Lake. Hornblow, Jr. – “her eyes were calm and clear like a blue lake”
4. It was during the filming of 1941’s I Wanted Wings that Lake developed her signature look. Lake’s long blonde hair accidentally fell over her right eye during a take and created a “peek-a-boo” effect. Lake – “I was playing a sympathetic drunk, I had my arm on a table… it slipped… and my hair- it was always baby fine and had this natural break- fell over my face… It became my trademark and purely by accident.
5. During World War Two, the rage for her peek-a-boo bangs became a hazard when women in the defense industry would get their bangs caught in machinery. Lake had to take a publicity picture in which she reacted painfully to her hair getting “caught” in a drill press in order to heighten public awareness about the hazard of her hairstyle.
6. Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd made 7 movies together: 1942’s This Gun for Hire, 1942’s The Glass Key, 1942’s Star Spangled Rhythm, 1945’s Duffy’s Tavern, 1946’s The Blue Dahlia, 1947’s Variety Girl and 1948’s Saigon.
7. When former lover Marlon Brando read in a newspaper that a reporter had found Lake working as a cocktail waitress in a Manhattan bar, he instructed his accountant to send her a check for a thousand dollars. Out of pride, she never cashed it, but kept it framed in her Miami living room to show her friends.
8. Veronica Lake was married 4 times and had 4 children. She was 8 months pregnant while filming 1941’s Sullivan’s Travels.
9. Along with Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, and Gene Tierney, Lake was one of four inspirations that helped create the character Jessica Rabbit.
10. Check out Veronica Lake’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.
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