Myrna Loy - Rotten Tomatoes

Myrna Loy

Highest Rated:   100% Love Crazy (1941)
Lowest Rated:   29% Airport 1975 (1974)
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Birthplace:   Radersburg, Montana, USA
During the late 1930s, when Clark Gable was named the King of Hollywood, Myrna Loy was elected the Queen. The legendary actress, who started her career as a dancer, moved into silent films and was typecast for a few years as exotic women. Her film titles from those early years include Arrowsmith (1931), Love Me Tonight (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), and Manhattan Melodrama (1934), the film that gangster John Dillinger just had to see the night he was killed. Starting in 1934, with The Thin Man, opposite William Powell, she became Hollywood's ideal wife: bright, witty, humorous. She and Powell were often teamed throughout the '30s and '40s, and many of the characters she played were strong, independent, adventurous women. In addition to The Thin Man series, Loy's best appearances included The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Libeled Lady (1936), Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Test Pilot (1938), and Too Hot to Handle (1938). She took a break from filmmaking during WWII to work with the Red Cross, and in her later years she devoted as much time to politics as to acting (among her accomplishments, Loy became the first film star to work with the United Nations). She stands out in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), and its sequel Belles on Their Toes (1952). She received an honorary Oscar in 1991, two years before her death.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Alias Nick and Nora
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Summer Solstice
  • Margaret Turner
2003
No Score Yet Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Lillian Gilbreth
2003
No Score Yet Mgm Story: When The Lion Roars
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want
  • Stella Liberti
1980
No Score Yet Panic at Lake Wood Manor
  • Ethel Adams
1977
No Score Yet Ants
  • Actor
1977
29% Airport 1975
  • Mrs. Devaney
1974
No Score Yet Columbo: Étude in Black
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Death Takes a Holiday
  • Selena Chapman
1971
No Score Yet The April Fools
  • Grace
1969
No Score Yet Midnight Lace
  • Aunt Bea
1960
30% From the Terrace
  • Martha Eaton
1960
No Score Yet Lonelyhearts
  • Florence Shrike
1958
No Score Yet The Ambassador's Daughter
  • Mrs. Cartwright
1956
No Score Yet Belles on Their Toes
  • Mrs. Gilbreth
1952
No Score Yet The Red Pony
  • Alice Tiflin
1949
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Muriel Blandings
1948
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
  • Margaret
1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet
  • Mrs. Ashton
1947
80% Song of the Thin Man
  • Nora Charles
1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Milly Stephenson
1946
No Score Yet So Goes My Love
  • Jane
1946
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Nora Charles
1945
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Nora Charles
1941
100% Love Crazy
  • Susan Ireland
1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Margot Sherwood Merrick
1940
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Kay Wilson
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Nora Charles
1939
No Score Yet The Rains Came
  • Lady Edwina Esketh
1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night
  • Cora Jordan
1939
No Score Yet Man-Proof
  • Mimi Swift
1938
71% Test Pilot
  • Ann Barton
1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Alma Harding
1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding
  • Margit Agnew
1937
No Score Yet Parnell
  • Mrs. Katie O'Shea
1937
100% After the Thin Man
  • Nora Charles
1936
No Score Yet Petticoat Fever
  • Irene Campton
1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary
  • Linda
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Connie Allenbury
1936
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Billie Burke
1936
No Score Yet Whipsaw
  • Vivian Palmer
1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark
  • Sheila Mason
1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Alice
1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • Evelyn Prentice
1934
No Score Yet Stamboul Quest
  • Annemarie
1934
97% The Thin Man
  • Nora Charles
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Eleanor
1934
No Score Yet Men in White
  • Laura
1934
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady
  • Belle
1933
No Score Yet Night Flight
  • Brazilian Pilot's Wife
1933
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover)
  • Gertie Waxted
1933
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger)
  • Mary Howard
1933
No Score Yet The Barbarian
  • Diana 'Di' Standing
1933
No Score Yet Topaze
  • Coco
1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Cecilia 'Cee' Henry Collier
1932
No Score Yet Thirteen Women
  • Ursula Georgi
1932
100% Love Me Tonight
  • Countess Vantine
1932
No Score Yet New Morals for Old
  • Myra
1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair
  • Becky Sharp
1932
No Score Yet Emma
  • Isabelle
1932
88% The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • Fah Lo See
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Eileen Pinchon
1932
86% Arrowsmith
  • Joyce Lanyon
1931
No Score Yet Consolation Marriage
  • Elaine Brandon
1931
No Score Yet Skyline
  • Paula Lambert
1931
No Score Yet Rebound
  • Evie Lawrence
1931
No Score Yet Transatlantic
  • Kay Graham
1931
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee
  • Evil Sister in Mansion
1931
No Score Yet Rogue of the Rio Grande
  • Carmita
1930
No Score Yet The Truth About Youth
  • Kara - the Firefly
1930
No Score Yet The Black Watch
  • Yasmini
1929
57% Noah's Ark
  • Dancer/Slave Girl
1928
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port
  • Jetta
1928
74% The Jazz Singer
  • Chorus Girl
1927
No Score Yet When A Man Loves
  • Convict Behind Manon (uncredited)
1927
No Score Yet Don Juan
  • Mai, Lady in Waiting
1926
No Score Yet So This Is Paris
  • The Maid
1926

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