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1. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
3. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
4. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.
5. Mildred Pierce (1945)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter.
6. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.
7. Captain Blood (1935)
Approved | 119 min | Action, Adventure
An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become pirates of the Caribbean.
8. The Sea Hawk (1940)
Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
9. We're No Angels (1955)
106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.
10. The Comancheros (1961)
Approved | 107 min | Action, Western, Adventure
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
11. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
12. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children.
13. Life with Father (1947)
Approved | 118 min | Comedy
A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousity of a bookkeeper.
14. Dodge City (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Western
A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.
15. King Creole (1958)
PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about ... See full summary »
16. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.
17. Passage to Marseille (1944)
Approved | 109 min | Drama, Adventure, War
Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.
18. The Egyptian (1954)
Approved | 139 min | Drama, History
In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and... See full summary »
19. Marked Woman (1937)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties."
20. The Sea Wolf (1941)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Adventure
Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against ... See full summary »
21. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.
22. Night and Day (1946)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film's attempted biography matches many public ... See full summary »
23. Kid Galahad (1937)
Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.
24. Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
25. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
73 min | Mystery
Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.
26. Black Legion (1937)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
27. Doctor X (1932)
Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
28. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.
29. The Unsuspected (1947)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.
30. Flamingo Road (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple. Lane becomes romantically involved with sheriff Fielding Carlisle, a ... See full summary »
31. Virginia City (1940)
Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, History
Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.
32. The Walking Dead (1936)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.
33. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
Writers: Douglas Morrow, Everett Freeman, Frank Davis, Vincent X. Flaherty, Russell Birdwell, Jim Thorpe | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter
34. Four Daughters (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the ... See full summary »
35. Dive Bomber (1941)
Approved | 132 min | Drama
A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.
36. Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.
Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, I.A.L. Diamond, Sixto Pondal Ríos, Carlos A. Olivari | Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day, Don DeFore
37. Anthony Adverse (1936)
Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
38. Female (1933)
Unrated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.
39. Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »
40. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »
41. The Breaking Point (1950)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.
42. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
TV-G | 78 min | Drama
A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.
43. Jimmy the Gent (1934)
67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor.
44. It's a Great Feeling (1949)
85 min | Comedy, Musical
A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.
45. The Mayor of Hell (1933)
TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »
46. Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Approved | 114 min | Action, Drama, War
Inspired by Churcill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers.
47. Front Page Woman (1935)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way.
48. This Is the Army (1943)
121 min | Comedy, Musical, War
In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »
49. Bright Leaf (1950)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance
In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.
50. My Dream Is Yours (1949)
101 min | Comedy, Musical
Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single ... See full summary »