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1. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

3. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir

8.2
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Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dashiell Hammett | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

4. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Writers: Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

5. His Girl Friday (1940)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

6. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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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.

Writers: George Seaton, Valentine Davies | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

7. Snowed Under (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Brown Holmes, Lawrence Saunders | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: George Brent, Genevieve Tobin, Glenda Farrell, Patricia Ellis

8. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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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.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

9. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

10. Going My Way (1944)

TV-G | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Frank Butler, Frank Cavett, Leo McCarey | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

11. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, Guy Bolton, Vicki Baum | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

12. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

8.0
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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.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

13. Carbine Williams (1952)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writer: Art Cohn | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid

14. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

15. Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A dedicated American reporter in 1930's Japan, is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

Writers: Lester Cole, Nathaniel Curtis, Garrett Fort, Frank Melford | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

16. The Plainsman (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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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

17. Dark Command (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Western

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Grover Jones, Lionel Houser, F. Hugh Herbert, W.R. Burnett, Jan Fortune | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

18. Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Writers: William Faulkner, Ben Maddow | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: David Brian, Claude Jarman Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall

19. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Writers: Sheridan Gibney, Pierre Collings | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

20. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Writers: Viña Delmar, Josephine Lawrence, Helen Leary, Nolan Leary | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

21. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, Jesse Lasky Jr., Neil H. Swanson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

22. Pony Express (1953)

Approved | 101 min | History, Western

5.8
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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.

Writers: Charles Marquis Warren, Frank Gruber | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker

23. Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Brown Holmes, Dashiell Hammett | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher

24. Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Writers: Grover Jones, Dale Van Every, Ted Lesser | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee, Henry Wilcoxon

25. The Desperadoes (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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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.

Writers: Robert Carson, Max Brand | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes

26. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

27. Murder, He Says (1945)

91 min | Comedy

8.0
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A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

Writers: Lou Breslow, Jack Moffitt | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather

28. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Karl Tunberg, Robert Carson | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, James Stewart, Eddie Albert, Roland Young

29. True Confession (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.9
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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 »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Louis Verneuil, Georges Berr | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel

30. Kiss and Tell (1945)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Writer: F. Hugh Herbert | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jerome Courtland, Walter Abel, Katharine Alexander

31. The General Died at Dawn (1936)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Writers: Clifford Odets, Charles G. Booth | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Dudley Digges

32. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Herman C. McNeile, Gerard Fairlie | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny

33. Singapore (1947)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Robert Thoeren | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

34. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

77 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Earl Felton, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

35. Return to Treasure Island (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

4.9
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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 »

Writers: Aubrey Wisberg, Jack Pollexfen | Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall, James Seay

36. The Cheat (1931)

74 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Harry Hervey, Hector Turnbull | Director: George Abbott | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Harvey Stephens, Irving Pichel, Jay Fassett

37. The Great Moment (1944)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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.

Writers: René Fülöp-Miller, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

38. Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | 97 min | History, Western

6.7
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Writers: Paul Schofield, Gerald Geraghty, Frederick J. Jackson, Stuart N. Lake | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Frances Dee, Lloyd Nolan

39. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Dabbs Greer, Nolan Leary

40. The Half-Breed (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.2
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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.

Writers: Harold Shumate, Richard Wormser, Charles Hoffman, Robert Hardy Andrews | Directors: Stuart Gilmore, Edward Ludwig | Stars: Robert Young, Janis Carter, Jack Buetel, Barton MacLane

41. Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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Writers: S.K. Lauren, Owen Davis, Richard Lockridge, Frances Lockridge | Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Gracie Allen, William Post Jr., Paul Kelly, Rose Hobart

42. That Wonderful Urge (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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.

Writers: Jay Dratler, William R. Lipman, Frederick Stephani | Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Reginald Gardiner, Arleen Whelan

43. Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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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.

Writers: Herman C. McNeile, Stuart Palmer | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny

44. A Stranger in Town (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Isobel Lennart, William Kozlenko | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers, Porter Hall

45. They Shall Have Music (1939)

Passed | 102 min | Music, Drama, Family

7.2
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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.

Writers: Irma von Cube, John Howard Lawson | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jascha Heifetz, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Gene Reynolds

46. The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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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

47. Standing Room Only (1944)

83 min | Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Al Martin, Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke

48. Men with Wings (1938)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Robert Carson | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Louise Campbell, Andy Devine

49. Vice Squad (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Lawrence Roman, Leslie T. White | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard, K.T. Stevens, Porter Hall

50. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Peter Mamakos