Most Popular Titles With Porter Hall

1. Double Indemnity (1944)
107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
129 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

3. His Girl Friday (1940)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

4. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

5. The Thin Man (1934)
91 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

6. Arizona (1940)
125 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his ... See full summary »

7. Going My Way (1944)
126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy, but his level gaze and twinkling eyes make it clear that he knows ... See full summary »

8. The Petrified Forest (1936)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

9. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

10. Ace in the Hole (1951)
111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Metascore: 72/100 (6 reviews)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

11. Blood on the Sun (1945)
98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A dedicated American reporter in 1930's Japan, is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

12. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »

13. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
98 min | Comedy, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

14. Unconquered (1947)
146 min | Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

15. Dark Command (1940)
94 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When transplanted Texan Bob Seton arrives in Lawrence, Kansas he finds much to like about the place, especially Mary McCloud, daughter of the local banker. Politics is in the air however. ... See full summary »

16. Carbine Williams (1952)
92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do ... See full summary »

17. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
86 min | Biography, Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

18. Intruder in the Dust (1949)
87 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1940s Mississippi two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge.

19. The Desperadoes (1943)
87 min | Romance, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble.

20. The Plainsman (1936)
113 min | Biography, History, Romance, War, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

21. Satan Met a Lady (1936)
74 min | Comedy, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency. The business is in a sad way, and Shane, who has had the ... See full summary »

22. Murder, He Says (1945)
91 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

23. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

24. Kiss and Tell (1945)
90 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their ... See full summary »

25. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
91 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

26. Pony Express (1953)
101 min | History, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.

27. The General Died at Dawn (1936)
98 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

28. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
100 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne,... See full summary »

29. Singapore (1947)
79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance... See full summary »

30. Souls at Sea (1937)
92 min | Action, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

31. Return to Treasure Island (1954)
75 min | Adventure, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

American academic Clive Stone is conducting research on pirate lore for a book. Part of that lore includes pirate Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame having hidden some piratical ... See full summary »

32. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
77 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the ... See full summary »

33. The Half-Breed (1952)
81 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

There is a fortune in gold on Apache land, and Archer, a dirty politician, intends to have it. Things reach the boiling point, but Young, a slick gambler, comes along and saves the day.

34. A Stranger in Town (1943)
67 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets ... See full summary »

35. The Princess Comes Across (1936)
76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

36. Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)
67 min | Comedy, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
37. Snowed Under (1936)
63 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work, but blonde neighbor Pat Quinn wants to play. Producer ... See full summary »

38. True Confession (1937)
85 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest (and therefore unsuccessful) lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is ... See full summary »

39. The Cheat (1931)
74 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Love, lust, possession, money, social standing, and addiction. Elsa Carlyle is impulsive and a gambler; though loved by her husband Jeff, she's spoiled and selfish, concerned with social ... See full summary »

40. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
41. That Wonderful Urge (1948)
82 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.

42. The Great Moment (1944)
83 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.

43. Wells Fargo (1937)
97 min | History, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
44. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
67 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.

45. They Shall Have Music (1939)
102 min | Music, Drama, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A boy runs away from home and ends up at a music school for poor children. When the school suffers hard times, he enlists the aid of violinist Heifetz to save the day.

46. Men with Wings (1938)
105 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
47. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
77 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.

48. Standing Room Only (1944)
83 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

49. Vice Squad (1953)
87 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to track down the culprits and uncovers a bank heist plan in the process. Barnaby has no ... See full summary »

50. Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.