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1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
TV-G | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
2. Double Indemnity (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
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.
4. His Girl Friday (1940)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
5. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.
6. The Thin Man (1934)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.
7. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
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.
8. Going My Way (1944)
TV-G | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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 »
9. Arizona (1940)
Approved | 125 min | Western
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 »
10. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance
An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.
11. 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.
12. Return to Treasure Island (1954)
Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family
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 »
13. Blood on the Sun (1945)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A dedicated American reporter in 1930's Japan, is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.
14. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War
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.
15. Unconquered (1947)
Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.
16. Pony Express (1953)
Approved | 101 min | History, Western
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.
18. The Plainsman (1936)
Approved | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance
Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.
Writers: Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb, Lynn Riggs, Jeanie Macpherson, Courtney Ryley Cooper, Frank J. Wilstach | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford
19. Carbine Williams (1952)
Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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 »
20. Dark Command (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Romance, Western
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 »
21. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History
The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.
22. Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
24. The Desperadoes (1943)
Approved | Romance, Western
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.
25. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
100 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
26. Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Approved | 87 min | Drama
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.
27. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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 »
29. Vice Squad (1953)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
30. Souls at Sea (1937)
Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure
Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.
32. True Confession (1937)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy
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 »
33. Singapore (1947)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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 »
34. Kiss and Tell (1945)
90 min | Comedy
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 »
35. The Great Moment (1944)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
36. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
77 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
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 »
37. A Stranger in Town (1943)
Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
38. That Wonderful Urge (1948)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
39. They Shall Have Music (1939)
Passed | 102 min | Music, Drama, Family
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.
40. The Princess Comes Across (1936)
Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.
Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, Philip MacDonald, Louis Lucien Rogger | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth
42. The Half-Breed (1952)
Approved | 81 min | Western
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.
43. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
60 min | Drama
A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a ... See full summary »
44. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.
45. The Cheat (1931)
74 min | Drama
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 »
47. Standing Room Only (1944)
Approved | Comedy
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 »
48. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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.
49. Bring on the Girls (1945)
92 min | Musical
A millionaire joins the Navy hoping to find a girl who'll marry him for himself, not for his money. A beautiful gold-digger who works at a resort hotel sets out to get him.
50. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy
A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.