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Kay Francis, ranked

by Irma Vep
Kay Francis is one of my favourite actresses, but after her career imploded in the late 1930s her reputation never recovered. Today her movies are underseen and she’s barely remembered except as a footnote in Lubitsch’s filmography. I thought I would put together a ranked list of all the Kay films I’ve seen so that if others are interested in exploring her work they will have a place to start. This is not a comprehensive list, but I will add to it as I see more of her films. Full list, including movies not on Mubi: 1. One Way Passage (1932) 2. Girls About Town (1931) 3. Allotment Wives (1945) 4. Wife Wanted (1946) 5. Mandalay (1934) 6.… Read more

Kay Francis is one of my favourite actresses, but after her career imploded in the late 1930s her reputation never recovered. Today her movies are underseen and she’s barely remembered except as a footnote in Lubitsch’s filmography. I thought I would put together a ranked list of all the Kay films I’ve seen so that if others are interested in exploring her work they will have a place to start. This is not a comprehensive list, but I will add to it as I see more of her films.

Full list, including movies not on Mubi:
1. One Way Passage (1932)
2. Girls About Town (1931)
3. Allotment Wives (1945)
4. Wife Wanted (1946)
5. Mandalay (1934)
6. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
7. Jewel Robbery (1932)
8. Stolen Holiday (1937)
9. Scandal Sheet (1931)
10. Dangerous Curves (1929)
11. A Notorious Affair (1930)
12. I Found Stella Parish (1935)
13. The Keyhole (1933)
14. 24 Hours (1931)
15. Man Wanted (1932)
16. Strangers In Love (1932)
17. Play Girl (1941)
18. Living on Velvet (1935)

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