Most Popular Titles With Charles D. Brown
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1. The Big Sleep (1946)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry.... See full summary »
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
4. Notorious (1946)
Approved | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
5. Boom Town (1940)
Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.
6. The Killers (1946)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.
7. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.
8. 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.
9. The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War
Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of ... See full summary »
10. Babes in Arms (1939)
Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical
The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business.
11. I Walk Alone (1948)
Approved | 97 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.
12. Lost Angel (1943)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama
Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »
13. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into... See full summary »
14. Roxie Hart (1942)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
To try and kick-start her show-business career, our heroine admits to a Chicago murder. But although Cook County don't seem to let dames swing, and even with top slippery lawyer Billy Flynn... See full summary »
15. Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Cricket West is a hopeful actress with a plan and a pair of vocal chords that bring down the house. Along with her eccentric aunt, she plays host to the local jockeys, whose leader is the ... See full summary »
16. Destroyer (1943)
99 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Flagwaving story of a new American destroyer, the JOHN PAUL JONES, from the day her keel is laid, to what was very nearly her last voyage. Among the crew, is Steve Boleslavski, a shipyard ... See full summary »
17. A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.
18. On Our Merry Way (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests,... See full summary »
Writers: Laurence Stallings, Lou Breslow, Arch Oboler, John O'Hara | Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour
19. Follow the Boys (1944)
Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »
20. Brother Orchid (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.
21. The Shopworn Angel (1938)
Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War
During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to ... See full summary »
22. Tulsa (1949)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance
It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »
24. Up in Arms (1944)
TV-G | 105 min | Comedy, Musical
Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »
25. Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
the U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.
26. I Take This Woman (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Drama
Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he ... See full summary »
27. Minesweeper (1943)
Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he ... See full summary »
28. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
29. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.
30. Here Come the Waves (1944)
99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.
31. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Stage-producer J.J. Horbart, is going to put on a new show, but he doesn't know that his two partners lost the money at the stock market. Insurance salesman Rosmer Peck falls in love with ... See full summary »
32. Railroaded! (1947)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.
33. Follow Me Quietly (1949)
Approved | 60 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.
34. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
85 min | Comedy, Romance
A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.
35. The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy
A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.
36. Johnny Apollo (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release.
38. Undercover Maisie (1947)
90 min | Comedy, Crime
Streetwise but kind-hearted Maisie Ravier has put her vaudeville life behind her, but not its associated outward good looks, flash and glamor. Trying to get to New York for a job, she ... See full summary »
39. Time Out for Murder (1938)
61 min | Crime, Mystery
A bank runner is accused of killing a woman for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter and bank official investigate.
40. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Approved | 91 min | Drama, Music
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »
41. The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
Passed | 82 min | Musical, Drama
Mary and Larry are are a modestly successful skating team. Shortly after their marriage, Mary gets a picture contract, while Larry is sitting at home, out of work. To prove that he can ... See full summary »
42. Swing Shift Maisie (1943)
87 min | Comedy
Street-smart Maisie from Brooklyn lands a job at an airplane assembly plant during WWII and falls in love with handsome pilot "Breezy" McLaughlin. Breezy, however, falling in love with and ... See full summary »
43. Night Editor (1946)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »
44. Secret Command (1944)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama, War
Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ... See full summary »
47. Barefoot Boy (1938)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, ... See full summary »
48. Fingers at the Window (1942)
Passed | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there has been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has ... See full summary »
49. Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama
Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »
50. 24 Hours (1931)
66 min | Drama
A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.