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1. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.0
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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Writers: Laird Doyle, H.C. Witwer | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,209

2. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 10,227

3. Give Us This Night (1936)

73 min | Musical

7.4
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Writers: Jacques Bachrach, Edwin Justus Mayer, Lynn Starling | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Jan Kiepura, Gladys Swarthout, Philip Merivale, Benny Baker

Votes: 23

4. Pilgrimage (1933)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Barry Conners, Philip Klein, Dudley Nichols, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 392

5. Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Barry Benefield, Claude Binyon | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Gladys George, Arline Judge, John Howard, Dudley Digges

Votes: 121

6. High Society Blues (1930)

102 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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Writers: Dana Burnet, Howard J. Green | Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, William Collier Sr., Hedda Hopper

Votes: 11

7. Invitation to Happiness (1939)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An egotistical boxer romances a rich backer's daughter.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Mark Jerome | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, Charles Ruggles, Billy Cook

Votes: 74

8. After Tomorrow (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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In the Depression, Pete and Sidney are good kids, working hard, giving money to their parents, and engaged for three years while they save to get married. Each has a selfish mother: ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Stanislaus Stange, John Golden, Sonya Levien | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Marian Nixon, Minna Gombell, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 158

9. Love on a Bet (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Earl, P.J. Wolfson, Philip G. Epstein | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, Helen Broderick, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 66

10. Happy Days (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Musical

7.0
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Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Lanfield, Edwin J. Burke | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 97

11. The Murder Man (1935)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.

Writers: Tim Whelan, John C. Higgins, Guy Bolton | Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 559

12. The Crosby Case (1934)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.

Writers: Warren Duff, Gordon Kahn | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Wynne Gibson, Onslow Stevens, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 21

13. Thanks for the Memory (II) (1938)

75 min | Comedy

6.7
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Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Lynn Starling | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charles Butterworth, Otto Kruger

Votes: 144

14. The Hard-Boiled Canary (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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A young girl fresh out of reform school who is singing in a burlesque show is offered a scholarship to a famous music camp by the camp's owner. She must overcome the suspicions of the other students in order to prove herself.

Writers: Robert Lively, Andrew L. Stone | Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Allan Jones, Susanna Foster, Margaret Lindsay, Lynne Overman

Votes: 23

15. Hot Saturday (1932)

73 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Writers: Harvey Fergusson, Josephine Lovett, Joseph Moncure March, Seton I. Miller | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods

Votes: 671

16. The Bride Comes Home (1935)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A penniless socialite is hired by two young men as a front in their plan to start a magazine. Soon, however, they find themselves more interested in her than in their publishing venture.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 88

17. Face in the Sky (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until... See full summary »

Writers: Myles Connolly, Humphrey Pearson | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marian Nixon, Stuart Erwin, Sam Hardy

Votes: 26

18. All of Me (1934)

70 min | Drama

6.3
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A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Thomas Mitchell, Rose Albert Porter | Director: James Flood | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, George Raft, Helen Mack

Votes: 49

19. Disputed Passage (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Sheridan Gibney, Lloyd C. Douglas | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff, John Howard, Judith Barrett

Votes: 28

20. Say It in French (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.3
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In this farcical comedy, a couple with money woes arrange a financially motivated marriage between their golf-pro son and a wealthy heiress. Little do they know, their son has already been wed while playing a tournament in France.

Writers: Frederick J. Jackson, Jacques Deval | Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Ray Milland, Olympe Bradna, Irene Hervey, Janet Beecher

Votes: 9

21. Annapolis Farewell (1935)

75 min | Drama

6.2
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Commodore Fitzhugh, an old retired naval officer, lives at the Annapolis Naval Academy and, unhappy with the "modern" navy, likes to talk about his days in the "old" navy, especially about ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Craven, Grover Jones, Dale Van Every, Jack Wagner | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Guy Standing, Rosalind Keith, Tom Brown, Richard Cromwell

Votes: 6

22. Nothing But the Truth (1929)

78 min | Comedy

6.2
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A young man bets $10,000 that he can tell for 24 hour nothing but the truth.

Writers: William Collier Sr., Frederic S. Isham, John McGowan, James Montgomery | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Richard Dix, Berton Churchill, Louis John Bartels, Ned Sparks

Votes: 29

23. Up the River (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 705

24. Josette (1938)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.1
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Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Paul Frank, Georg Fraser, László Vadnay | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Don Ameche, Simone Simon, Robert Young, Joan Davis

Votes: 41

25. I'm from Missouri (1939)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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Sweeney Bliss, champion mule raiser in Missouri, takes his prize mule Samson to London, where the British government is trying to decide whether to buy mules or tractors for its colonial ... See full summary »

Writers: Duke Atteberry, Homer Croy, Jack Moffitt, Julian Street | Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Bob Burns, Gladys George, Gene Lockhart, Judith Barrett

Votes: 10

26. Persons in Hiding (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A beautiful but greedy woman teams up with a small-time hoodlum to become two of the most wanted criminals in the country.

Writers: J. Edgar Hoover, William R. Lipman, Horace McCoy | Director: Louis King | Stars: Lynne Overman, Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, William Henry

Votes: 15

27. Miracle on Main Street (1939)

78 min | Drama

6.0
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On Christmas Eve in the Spanish quarter of L.A. police try to arrest a couple running a shady floor show. Hiding in a church, the girl finds an abandoned baby and uses it as cover to escape... See full summary »

Writers: Boris Ingster, Frederick J. Jackson, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Margo, Walter Abel, William Collier Sr., Jane Darwell

Votes: 5

28. Madison Sq. Garden (1932)

74 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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Writers: Thomson Burtis, Allen Rivkin, P.J. Wolfson | Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Jack Oakie, Thomas Meighan, Marian Nixon, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 15

29. She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)

80 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks ... See full summary »

Writers: William Collier Sr., Sonya Levien, William Anthony McGuire | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Joan Bennett, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, James Kirkwood

Votes: 24

30. The Washington Masquerade (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Writers: John Meehan, Samuel Blythe, Henri Bernstein | Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, Diane Sinclair, Nils Asther

Votes: 76

31. Seas Beneath (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

5.8
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

Writers: Dudley Nichols, James Parker Jr. | Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly

Votes: 193

32. Cheaters (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A criminal gang is after a rich man's money. A female member of the gang gets the bright idea of getting him to marry her, then getting a healthy settlement after a quick divorce.

Writers: Fanny Heaslip Lea, Adele Buffington | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: William Boyd, June Collyer, Dorothy Mackaill, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 6

33. Going Places (1938)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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A sports store clerk poses as a famous jockey as an advertising stunt, but gets more than he bargained for.

Writers: Sig Herzig, Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo, Victor Mapes, William Collier Sr. | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Anita Louise, Allen Jenkins, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 194

34. Free and Easy (1930)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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A bumbling manager tries to get a small town beauty contest winner into the movies.

Writers: Richard Schayer, Paul Dickey, Al Boasberg | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 651

35. The Brat (1931)

60 min | Comedy

5.5
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A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their ... See full summary »

Writers: S.N. Behrman, Maude Fulton, Sonya Levien | Director: John Ford | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 48

36. Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)

14 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law.

Writer: Roy Del Ruth | Director: Dell Henderson | Stars: William Collier Sr., Blanche Payson, Joseph Belmont, Alice Davenport

Votes: 92

37. Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Writers: Jack Hays, Eddie Cantor, Edwin J. Burke | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: El Brendel, Fifi D'Orsay, William Collier Sr., Ruth Warren

Votes: 11

38. A Successful Failure (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy

5.1
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Ellery Cushing is full of catchy sayings and old-fashioned wisdom. But all that his family cares about is how much money he makes, and all that his boss at the newspaper sees is that ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Kane, Marion Orth | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: William Collier Sr., Lucile Gleason, Russell Hopton, George P. Breakston

Votes: 24

39. Annabelle's Affairs (1931)

76 min | Romance

5.1
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After only 11 hours of marriage, Annabelle and her husband separate-not knowing what each other truly looks like. Annabelle is given stocks in a mining enterprise by her husband and told ... See full summary »

Writers: Leon Gordon, Clare Kummer, Harlan Thompson | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Jeanette MacDonald, Roland Young, Sam Hardy

Votes: 11

40. Six Cylinder Love (1931)

79 min | Comedy

5.0
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Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally ... See full summary »

Writers: William M. Conselman, Norman Houston, William Anthony McGuire | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Edward Everett Horton, Sidney Fox, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 12

41. Television Spy (1939)

58 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.0
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A scientist invents a television device called the Iconoscope. Foreign agents hear about it and try to steal it.

Writers: Endre Bohem, Lillie Hayward, William R. Lipman, Horace McCoy | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: William Henry, Judith Barrett, William Collier Sr., Richard Denning

Votes: 29

42. She's My Weakness (1930)

Passed | 71 min | Romance, Comedy

4.8
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Writers: Howard Lindsay, Bertrand Robinson, J. Walter Ruben | Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Arthur Lake, Sue Carol, William Collier Sr., Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 61

43. The Hottentot (1922)

60 min | Comedy

4.6
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A young man happens to have the same name as a famous steeplechase jockey, and when he finds out that people keep mistaking him for the jockey (even though he's never been on a horse in his... See full summary »

Writers: Del Andrews, William Collier Sr., Tay Garnett, Victor Mapes | Directors: James W. Horne, Del Andrews | Stars: Harry Booker, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy, Douglas MacLean

Votes: 5

46. Fatty and the Broadway Stars (1915)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mack Sennett, Ivy Crosthwaite, Al St. John

47. Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 25 (1923)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Victor Butler, William Collier Sr., Jackie Coogan, Dorothy Dalton

49. Willie's Wobbly Ways (1916)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: William Collier Sr., J. Frank Burke, Robert McKim

50. The No-Good Guy (1916)

50 min | Comedy

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Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Walter Edwards | Stars: William Collier Sr., Enid Markey, Charles K. French, Bob Kortman