Most Rated Titles With Charley Grapewin
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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
2. 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.
3. The Petrified Forest (1936)
Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
4. Captains Courageous (1937)
Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns. Fortunately he's picked up by a ... See full summary »
5. Libeled Lady (1936)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.
6. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Highly fictionalized account (see 'goofs' for examples) of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in ... See full summary »
7. The Good Earth (1937)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery. His father gives Wang Lung a freed slave as wife. By diligence and frugality the two manage to enlarge their property. But ... See full summary »
Writers: Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West, Pearl S. Buck | Directors: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machatý, Sam Wood | Stars: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch
8. Alice Adams (1935)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.
9. Heroes for Sale (1933)
76 min | Drama, War
The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds ... See full summary »
11. Judge Priest (1934)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.
12. American Madness (1932)
Passed | 75 min | Drama
Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.
13. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Drama
In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected.
14. Three Comrades (1938)
Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »
15. 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.
16. 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 »
18. Midnight Mary (1933)
Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment ... See full summary »
19. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »
20. 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.
21. Anne of Green Gables (1934)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A romantic teenage girl is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings in turn-of-the-century Canada.
22. Hell's House (1932)
72 min | Drama
Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.
23. No Man of Her Own (1932)
85 min | Drama, Romance
Clark Gable plays a card cheat who has to go on the lam to avoid a pesky cop. He meets a lonely, but slightly wild, librarian, Carole Lombard, while he is hiding out. The two get married ... See full summary »
24. Of Human Hearts (1938)
Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western
This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »
25. Small Town Girl (1936)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »
Writers: Ben Ames Williams, John Lee Mahin, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Edith Fitzgerald | Directors: William A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine
26. Ah, Wilderness! (1935)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence.
27. Rendezvous (1935)
94 min | Comedy, War
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »
Writers: Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, P.J. Wolfson, George Oppenheimer, Herbert O. Yardley | Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill
28. Torch Singer (1933)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.
30. Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ... See full summary »
31. A Family Affair (1937)
Passed | 69 min | Comedy
The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden.
32. Big City (1937)
Passed | 80 min | Drama
To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for... See full summary »
33. Listen, Darling (1938)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries ... See full summary »
35. Gunfighters (1947)
Passed | 87 min | Western
Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.
36. The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
Passed | 121 min | Musical, Romance, Western
Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee-making her the fancy of all the men there,... See full summary »
37. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
70 min | Comedy
A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.
38. 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 »
39. Turn Back the Clock (1933)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama
Joe and Mary run a tobacco store and are just scraping by. When old friend Ted comes into the store, they renew their friendship, even though Ted is now wealthy and married to Elvira, whom ... See full summary »
40. Rhythm on the River (1940)
92 min | Musical, Comedy
Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ... See full summary »
41. Stand Up and Fight (1939)
Passed | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance
This western starring Beery and Taylor as rivals is one crackling western It involves the kidnapping and reselling of free slaves. Set in 1812 in the North, and a town of abolitionists, the... See full summary »
42. The Millionaire (1931)
80 min | Drama, Comedy
A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.
43. One Frightened Night (1935)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery
An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, ... See full summary »
44. Party Wire (1935)
Approved | 69 min | Drama
When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the ... See full summary »
45. The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
67 min | Mystery
When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.
46. The Impatient Years (1944)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Janie's father, William Smith, objects and the judge allows him to... See full summary »
47. Beauty for Sale (1933)
87 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.
49. Huddle (1932)
Passed | 103 min | Drama, Romance
Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, works in a smoky steel mill in Gary, Indiana. He wins a company scholarship which will enable him to attend Yale college. Over the four years of his ... See full summary »
Writers: Francis Wallace, Walton Hall Smith, C. Gardner Sullivan, Robert Lee Johnson, Arthur S. Hyman, Crilly Butler, Elbridge Anderson | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Madge Evans, Una Merkel, Ralph Graves
50. The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
The countrymen in the hills of Missouri take the hounds on night fox hunts. This goes on until Jacob Terry comes into the county and decides to raise sheep and install a woven wire fence. ... See full summary »