Myrna Loy filmography

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The Myrna Loy filmography presents a chronology of the motion picture and television appearances of actress Myrna Loy. All of Loy's films released prior to The Desert Song (1929) were silent except where noted. All of Loy's films were produced in the United States except for That Dangerous Age (1949), which was produced in Great Britain.


Year Title Role Director Other Players Filmed in


1925 What Price Beauty? Vamp Tom Buckingham Nita Naldi, Natacha Rambova
The Wanderer Girl at Baccanal
Raoul Walsh Greta Nissen, Wallace Beery
Pretty Ladies Ziegfeld Girl
Monta Bell ZaSu Pitts, Tom Moore, Ann Pennington


Sporting Life Chorus Girl with Lord Wainwright
Maurice Tourneur Bert Lytell, Marian Nixon
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Slave Girl
Fred Niblo Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy Technicolor
1926 The Caveman Maid Lewis Milestone Matt Moore
The Love Toy Bit Part
Erle C. Kenton Lowell Sherman
Why Girls Go Back Home Sally Short James Flood Patsy Ruth Miller, Clive Brook
The Gilded Highway Inez Quartz J. Stuart Blackton Dorothy Devore
The Exquisite Sinner Living statue Phil Rosen
Josef von Sternberg
Conrad Nagel, Renée Adorée
So This is Paris Maid Ernst Lubitsch Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller
Don Juan
(soundtrack—music and sound effects)
Mai, Lady in Waiting Alan Crosland John Barrymore, Mary Astor
Across the Pacific Roma Roy Del Ruth Monte Blue
The Third Degree Bit Part
Michael Curtiz Dolores Costello
1927 Finger Prints Vamp Lloyd Bacon Louise Fazenda, Helene Costello
When a Man Loves
His Lady (UK title)
(soundtrack—music and sound effects)
Convict behind Manon
Alan Crosland John Barrymore, Dolores Costello
Bitter Apples Belinda White Harry O. Hoyt Monte Blue
The Climbers Countess Veya Paul L. Stein Irene Rich
Simple Sis Edith Van Herman C. Raymaker Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook
The Heart of Maryland Mulatta Lloyd Bacon Dolores Costello
A Sailor's Sweetheart Claudette Ralston Lloyd Bacon Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook
The Jazz Singer
(Part Talkie)
Chorus girl
Alan Crosland Al Jolson, May McAvoy
The Girl from Chicago Mary Carlton Ray Enright Conrad Nagel
If I Were Single Joan Whitley Roy Del Ruth May McAvoy, Conrad Nagel
Ham and Eggs at the Front Fifi Roy Del Ruth Tom Wilson, Louise Fazenda
1928 Beware of Married Men Juanita Sheldon Archie Mayo Irene Rich, Clyde Cook
A Girl in Every Port Girl in China (uncredited) Howard Hawks Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks
Turn Back the Hours Tiza Torreon Howard Bretherton Walter Pidgeon
The Crimson City Isobel/State Street Sadie Archie Mayo Conrad Nagel
Pay as You Enter
(soundtrack—music and sound effects)
Yvonne De Russo Lloyd Bacon Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook
State Street Sadie
The Girl from State Street (UK)
(Part Talkie)
Isobel Archie Mayo Conrad Nagel
The Midnight Taxi Gertie Fairfax John G. Adolfi Antonio Moreno, Helene Costello
Noah's Ark
(Part Talkie)
Dancer/Slave Girl Michael Curtiz Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery
1929 Fancy Baggage
(Part Talkie)
Myrna John G. Adolfi Audrey Ferris
Hardboiled Rose
(Part Talkie)
Rose Duhamel F. Harmon Weight William Collier, Jr.
The Desert Song Azuri Roy Del Ruth John Boles, Carlotta King Technicolor
The Black Watch
King of the Khyber Rifles (UK)
Yasmani John Ford Victor McLaglen
The Squall Nubi Alexander Korda Alice Joyce, Loretta Young
The Great Divide Manuella Reginald Barker Dorothy Mackaill, Ian Keith
Evidence Native Girl John G. Adolfi Pauline Frederick
The Show of Shows Herself
("What Became of the Floradora Boys"
and "Chinese Fantasy" numbers)
John G. Aldolphi All-Star Cast Technicolor


1930 Cameo Kirby Lea Irving Cummings J. Harold Murray, Norma Terris
Isle of Escape Moira Howard Bretherton Monte Blue
Under a Texas Moon Lolita Romero Michael Curtiz Frank Fay Technicolor
Cock o' the Walk Narita Walter Lang
Roy William Neill
Joseph Schildkraut
Bride of the Regiment
Lady of the Rose (UK)
Sophie John Francis Dillon Vivienne Segal Technicolor
The Last of the Duanes Lola Bland Alfred L. Werker George O'Brien
The Jazz Cinderella
Love Is Like That (UK)
Mildred Vane Scott Pembroke Jason Robards, Sr.
The Bad Man Bit Part Clarence G. Badger Walter Huston
Renegades Eleanore Victor Fleming Warner Baxter, Noah Beery, Bela Lugosi
The Truth About Youth Kara - the Firefly William A. Seiter Loretta Young, David Manners
Rogue of the Rio Grande Carmita Spencer Gordon Bennet José Bohr
The Devil to Pay! Mary Crayle George Fitzmaurice Ronald Colman, Loretta Young
1931 The Naughty Flirt Linda Gregory Edward F. Cline Alice White
Body and Soul Alice Lester Alfred Santell Charles Farrell, Elissa Landi, Humphrey Bogart
A Connecticut Yankee
The Yankee at King Arthur's Court (UK)
Morgan le Fay David Butler Will Rogers
Hush Money Flo Curtis Sidney Lanfield Joan Bennett
Rebound Evie Lawrence Edward H. Griffith Ina Claire
Transatlantic Kay Graham William K. Howard Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran
Skyline Paula Lambert Sam Taylor Thomas Meighan, Maureen O'Sullivan
Consolation Marriage Elaine Brandon Paul Sloane Irene Dunne, Pat O'Brien
Arrowsmith Mrs. Joyce Lanyon John Ford Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes
1932 Emma Countess Isabelle "Izzy" Smith Marlin Clarence Brown Marie Dressler
Vanity Fair Becky Sharp Chester M. Franklin Conway Tearle
The Wet Parade Eileen Pinchon Victor Fleming Walter Huston
The Woman in Room 13 Sari Loder Henry King Elissa Landi, Ralph Bellamy
New Morals for Old Myra Charles Brabin Robert Young
Love Me Tonight Countess Valentine Rouben Mamoulian Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald
Thirteen Women Ursula Georgi George Archainbaud Irene Dunne, Peg Entwistle
The Mask of Fu Manchu Fah Lo See Charles Brabin Boris Karloff
The Animal Kingdom
The Woman in His House (UK)
Cecilia "Cee" Henry Collier Edward H. Griffith Ann Harding, Leslie Howard
1933 Topaze Coco Harry D'Arrast John Barrymore
The Barbarian
A Night in Cairo (UK)
Diana "Di" Standing Sam Wood Ramon Novarro
The Prizefighter and the Lady Belle W.S. Van Dyke Max Baer
When Ladies Meet Mary Howard Harry Beaumont Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery
Crooks in Clover (UK)
Gertie Waxted W. S. Van Dyke Warner Baxter
Night Flight Wife of Brazilian pilot Clarence Brown John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable
Scarlet River Herself
Otto Brower Tom Keene
1934 Men in White Laura Hudson Ryszard Boleslawski Clark Gable
Manhattan Melodrama Eleanor Packer W.S. Van Dyke Clark Gable, William Powell
The Thin Man Nora Charles W.S. Van Dyke William Powell
Stamboul Quest Annemarie, aka Fräulein Doktor
and Helena Bohlen
Sam Wood George Brent
Evelyn Prentice Evelyn Prentice William K. Howard William Powell, Rosalind Russell
Broadway Bill
Strictly Confidential (UK)
Alice Higgins Frank Capra Warner Baxter, May Robson


1935 Wings in the Dark Sheila Mason James Flood Cary Grant
Whipsaw Vivian Palmer Sam Wood Spencer Tracy
1936 Wife vs. Secretary Linda Stanhope Clarence Brown Clark Gable, Jean Harlow
Petticoat Fever Irene Campton George Fitzmaurice Robert Montgomery
The Great Ziegfeld Billie Burke Robert Z. Leonard William Powell, Luise Rainer
To Mary - with Love Mary Wallace John Cromwell Warner Baxter
Libeled Lady Connie Allenbury Jack Conway Jean Harlow, William Powell, Spencer Tracy
After the Thin Man Nora Charles W.S. Van Dyke William Powell, James Stewart
1937 Parnell Mrs. Katie O'Shea John Stahl Clark Gable
Double Wedding Margit "Baby" Agnew Richard Thorpe William Powell
1938 Man-Proof Mimi Swift Richard Thorpe Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon
Test Pilot Ann Barton Victor Fleming Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy
Too Hot to Handle Alma Harding Jack Conway Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon
Another Romance of Celluloid Herself
1939 Lucky Night Cora Jordan Overton Norman Taurog Robert Taylor
The Rains Came Lady Edwina Esketh Clarence Brown Tyrone Power, George Brent Sepia
Another Thin Man Nora Charles W.S. Van Dyke William Powell
Verdensberømtheder i København Herself


1940 I Love You Again Katherine "Kay" Wilson W.S. Van Dyke William Powell
Third Finger, Left Hand Margot Sherwood Merrick Robert Z. Leonard Melvyn Douglas
Northward, Ho! Herself
1941 Love Crazy Susan Ireland Jack Conway William Powell, Jack Carson
Shadow of the Thin Man Nora Charles W.S. Van Dyke William Powell, Donna Reed
1943 Show Business at War Herself Louis De Rochemont
1945 The Thin Man Goes Home Nora Charles Richard Thorpe William Powell
1946 So Goes My Love
A Genius in the Family (UK)
Jane Frank Ryan Don Ameche
The Best Years of Our Lives Milly Stephenson William Wyler Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Teresa Wright
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Bachelor Knight (UK)
Margaret Irving Reiss Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee
Song of the Thin Man Nora Charles Edward Buzzell William Powell, Dean Stockwell
The Senator Was Indiscreet
Mr. Ashton Was Indiscreet (UK)
Mrs Ashton
(uncredited cameo appearance)
George S. Kaufman William Powell, Ella Raines
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Muriel Blandings H.C. Potter Cary Grant, Melvyn Douglas
1949 The Red Pony Alice Tiflin Lewis Milestone Robert Mitchum Technicolor
That Dangerous Age
If This Be Sin (US)
Lady Cathy Brooke Gregory Ratoff Roger Livesey, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene


1950 Cheaper by the Dozen Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth Walter Lang Clifton Webb, Jeanne Crain Technicolor
1952 Belles on Their Toes Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth Henry Levin Jeanne Crain, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter Technicolor
1956 The Ambassador's Daughter Mrs. Cartwright Norman Krasna Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Adolphe Menjou CinemaScope
Deluxe color
1958 Lonelyhearts Florence Shrike Vincent J. Donehue Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan
1960 From the Terrace Martha Eaton Mark Robson Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward CinemaScope
Deluxe color
Midnight Lace Beatrice ("Aunt Bea") Vorman David Miller Doris Day, Rex Harrison
1969 The April Fools Grace Greenlaw Stuart Rosenberg Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Charles Boyer Technicolor
1974 Airport 1975 Mrs. Devaney Jack Smight Charlton Heston, Gloria Swanson Technicolor
1978 The End Maureen Lawson Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field Deluxe color
1980 Just Tell Me What You Want Stella Liberti Sidney Lumet Ali MacGraw, Alan King Technicolor


Year Title Role Director Other Players Filmed in


1955 General Electric Theater
(TV Episode: "It Gives Me Great Pleasure")
Kate Kennedy Patric Knowles
1957 General Electric Theater
(TV Episode: "Lady of the House")
Maggie Webster Robert Preston
General Electric Theater
(TV Episode: "Love Came Late")
Allie Evans Melvyn Douglas
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
(TV Episode: "No Second Helpingre")
Jill St. John
1959 Meet Me in St. Louis
(TV Special)
Mrs. Smith George Schaefer Jane Powell, Walter Pidgeon, Jeanne Crain, Patty Duke, Tab Hunter
1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson
(TV Episode: "Surprise Party")
Mary Sidney Gerald Mohr, Mark Goddard
What's My Line?
(Episode: July 31)
Mystery Guest
I've Got a Secret
Episode: November 30
1967 Family Affair
(TV Episode: "A Helping Hand")
Adele William D. Russell Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot color
1969 The Virginian
(TV Episode: "Lady of the House")
Mrs. Miles Abner Biberman Doug McClure, James Drury color


1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards Herself
(Presenter: Best Short Films, Art Direction, and Best Director)
Jack Haley, Jr.
Richard Dunlap
1971 Death Takes a Holiday
(TV movie)
Selena Chapman Robert Butler Yvette Mimieux, Monte Markham Technicolor
1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate
(TV movie)
Evelyn Tryon Ted Post Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Sylvia Sidney color
1972 Columbo (TV series)
(TV Episode: "Étude in Black")
Lizzy Fielding Nicholas Colasanto Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner Technicolor
The Couple Takes a Wife
(TV movie)
Mrs. Flanagan (Mother) Jerry Paris Bill Bixby, Paula Prentiss Technicolor
The Movie Game
(Episode: February 7
Herself Larry Blyden color
1973 Ironside
(TV Episode: "All About Andrea")
Andrea Wollcott Raymond Burr color
1974 Indict and Convict
(TV movie)
Judge Christine Tayloy Boris Sagal George Grizzard, William Shatner Technicolor
The Elevator
(TV movie)
Amanda Kenyon Jerry Jameson James Farentino, Roddy McDowell Technicolor
ABC's Wide World of Entertainment"
(Episode: That's Entertainment! 50 Years of MGM)
Herself color
1976 The American Film Institute Presents a Salute to William Wyler Herself William Wyler
1977 It Happened at Lakewood Manor
(TV movie)
Ethel Adams Robert Scheerer Suzanne Somers, Robert Foxworth color
1981 Summer Solstice
(TV movie)
Margaret Turner Ralph Rosenblum Henry Fonda color
Henry Fonda and the Making of Summer Solstice Herself Henry Fonda color
1982 Love, Sidney
(TV Episode: "Sidney and the Actress")
Vera Lonnigan Tony Randall color
Night of 100 Stars Herself Clark Jones color
1988 The Kennedy Center Honors:
A Celebration of the Performing Arts
George Burns color
1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Herself
(Honorary Award Recipient)
Jeff Margolis Billy Crystal color