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1. Beautiful But Broke (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Theatrical agent Waldo Main (John Eldredge) is inducted into the army, and turns his (now clientless) agency over to his secretary Dottie Duncan (Joan Davis). Dottie decides to organize an ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Housman, Monte Brice, Manuel Seff | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joan Davis, John Hubbard, Jane Frazee, Judy Clark

2. Billy the Kid (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.8
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Billy Bonney is a hot-headed gunslinger who narrowly skirts a life of crime by being befriended and hired by a peaceful rancher, Eric Keating. When Keating is killed, Billy seeks revenge on... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Noble Burns, Howard Emmett Rogers, Bradbury Foote, Gene Fowler | Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

3. Escort Girl (1941)

68 min | Crime, Drama

4.2
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A pair of nightclub owners run a string of escort bureaus where men pay for the "companionship" of young women. The district attorney sends an undercover agent to infiltrate the bureaus.

Writers: David Halperin, Ann Halperin | Director: Edward E. Kaye | Stars: Betty Compson, Margaret Marquis, Robert Kellard, Wheeler Oakman

4. Public Enemies (1941)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Bill Raymond, a hotshot newspaper reporter will all the trappings, is following a story about and looking for the leaders of an alien smuggling gang. Along the way he gets the aid of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Burke, Edward T. Lowe Jr., Lawrence Kimble | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Phillip Terry, Edgar Kennedy, William Frawley

5. Go West (1940)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.9
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The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll

6. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.4
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Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother ... See full summary »

Writers: John Wexley, Aben Kandel | Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

7. No Time for Comedy (1940)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, S.N. Behrman | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Rosalind Russell, James Stewart, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin

8. The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

5.5
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The widow Wilson and her daughter Mary have just learned that old Mr. Middleton, who held the mortgage on their home, has passed away. They are now visited by Middleton's lawyer, Cribbs, ... See full summary »

Writers: Elbert Franklin, Ethel La Blanche | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Billy Gilbert, Anita Louise, Margaret Hamilton, Alan Mowbray

9. Prairie Law (1940)

Passed | 59 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.8
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Judge Curry is selling Austin's land to nesters and his men are rustling his cattle to provide beef. When the Sheriff accuses butcher Gore of possessing stolen beef, Gore kills him. Curry ... See full summary »

Writers: Doris Schroeder, Arthur V. Jones, Bernard McConville | Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Dick Hogan, J. Farrell MacDonald

10. Honeymoon Deferred (1940)

59 min | Mystery

7.1
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Writers: Roy Chanslor, Eliot Gibbons | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Margaret Lindsay, Elisabeth Risdon, Chick Chandler

11. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.9
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Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins ... See full summary »

Writers: Ralph Spence, Charley Rogers, Fred Schiller, Harry Langdon | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

12. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Writers: Sig Herzig, Bertram Millhauser, Beulah Marie Dix | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The 'Dead End' Kids, Ann Sheridan

13. Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Lew Lipton, John Taintor Foote, Hanns Kräly | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter, Frank Morgan

14. Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.0
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A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.

Writers: Gladys Lehman, Richard Flournoy, Robert Chapin, Karen DeWolf, Chic Young | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

15. Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

6.3
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Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a ... See full summary »

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, W.E. Woodward | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Bowman, Ann Dvorak

16. Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

Writers: Richard Flournoy, Karen DeWolf, Robert Chapin, Chic Young | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

17. Sergeant Madden (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Family

5.9
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Writers: William A. Ullman Jr., Wells Root | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Brown, Alan Curtis, Laraine Day

18. The Spirit of Culver (1939)

89 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Whitney Bolton, Tom Buckingham, George Green, Clarence Marks, Nathanael West | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Freddie Bartholomew, Andy Devine, Henry Hull

19. Navy Secrets (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A Navy officer is assigned to break up a spy ring within the service itself.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Harvey Gates | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Fay Wray, Grant Withers, Dewey Robinson, Wilhelm von Brincken

20. Ex-Champ (1939)

64 min | Drama

5.9
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A former prizefighter tries to help his son pay off his gambling debts.

Writers: Alex Gottlieb, Edmund L. Hartmann, Gordon Kahn | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Tom Brown, Nan Grey, William Frawley

21. Hard to Get (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis, he makes her work out her bill by making beds. Resolving to get even, she ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo, Richard Macaulay, Wally Kline, Joseph Schrank, Stephen Morehouse Avery | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger, Allen Jenkins

22. Island in the Sky (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Writers: Frances Hyland, Albert Ray, Jerome Cady | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Michael Whalen, Paul Kelly, Robert Kellard

23. Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Lawrence, Waldemar Young, George Oppenheimer, Fanny Heaslip Lea | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

24. Secrets of an Actress (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

Writers: Milton Krims, Rowland Leigh, Julius J. Epstein | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Ian Hunter, Gloria Dickson

25. Youth Takes a Fling (1938)

77 min | Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Myles Connolly, Eliot Gibbons | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Frank Jenks, Dorothea Kent

26. Where the West Begins (1938)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Music, Western

4.8
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Lynne Reed, Jack Manning's fiancée, is stagestruck and wants to go to New York for a career. She is encouraged in this delusion that she is a great actress by Barnes, who offers to buy her ... See full summary »

Writers: Stanley Roberts, Gennaro Rea | Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Addison Randall, Fuzzy Knight, Luana Walters, Arthur Housman

27. A Family Affair (1937)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Writers: Aurania Rouverol, Kay Van Riper | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden, Mickey Rooney

28. Double or Nothing (1937)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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According to the will of an eccentric millionaire, one of four randomly chosen strangers will become his heir if he/she can double $5000 by honest means.

Writers: Duke Atteberry, Erwin S. Gelsey, Charles Lederer, Jack Moffitt, M. Coates Webster | Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Andy Devine, Mary Carlisle

29. Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937)

69 min | Comedy

6.0
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Butler Jeeves goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to the fortune of Sir Francis Drake.

Writers: Frank Fenton, Lynn Root, Frances Hyland, P.G. Wodehouse | Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Arthur Treacher, Patricia Ellis, Robert Kent, Alan Dinehart

30. Love on Toast (1937)

65 min | Comedy

7.5
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Writers: Richard Connell, Doris Malloy, Jane Storm | Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: John Payne, Stella Adler, Grant Richards, Kathryn Kane

31. The Grand Hooter (1937)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Charley's wife accuses him of preferring his Hoot Owl Lodge over her.

Writers: Al Giebler, Charlie Melson, Elwood Ullman | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Peggy Stratford, Nina Quartero, Harry Semels

32. When Love Is Young (1937)

76 min | Comedy

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Writers: Joseph Fields, Eve Greene, Eleanore Griffin | Director: Hal Mohr | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Kent Taylor, Walter Brennan, Greta Meyer

33. Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Two screwy characters travel to Hollywood and cause mischief.

Writers: Monte Brice, Henry Myers, A. Dorian Otvos | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Bert Lahr, Jimmy Savo, Billy House, Alice Brady

34. That's My Story! (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

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A reporter desperate for a story tries to interview a gangster's girlfriend jailed in a small town. He gets himself thrown in the same jail and runs into a female reporter with the same ... See full summary »

Writers: Van Terrys Perlman, Barry Trivers | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Claudia Morgan, William Lundigan, Herbert Mundin, Hobart Cavanaugh

35. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dashiell Hammett | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

36. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

37. Our Relations (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

7.5
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Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain.... See full summary »

Writers: W.W. Jacobs, Richard Connell, Felix Adler, Charley Rogers, Jack Jevne | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

38. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, H.W. Hanemann, Anita Loos | Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

39. Tough Guy (1936)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Writers: Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf | Director: Chester M. Franklin | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Joseph Calleia, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Harvey Stephens

40. Mind Your Own Business (1936)

75 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writers: John Francis Larkin, Dore Schary | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Alice Brady, Lyle Talbot, Benny Baker

41. Wives Never Know (1936)

75 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Keene Thompson | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Adolphe Menjou, Vivienne Osborne

42. Little Miss Nobody (1936)

65 min | Drama

6.1
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A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Lou Breslow, Paul Burger, Edward Eliscu | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Jane Withers, Jane Darwell, Ralph Morgan, Sara Haden

43. Racing Blood (1936)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.4
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Frankie Reynolds (Frankie Darro'), youngest member of a family of jockeys, borrows $4.85 (yes, four dollars and eighty-five cents) from his sister Phyllis (Gladys Blake), who is not a ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter B. Kyne, Joseph O'Donnell | Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Gladys Blake, Arthur Housman

44. With Love and Kisses (1936)

67 min | Comedy, Musical

4.8
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A naïve farmer writing songs tries his chances in New York. Unlucky, he is helped by a crooner who lusts after one of his songs. Ignoring the real value of his composition, he sold it for ... See full summary »

Writers: Al Martin, Sherman L. Lowe | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Pinky Tomlin, Toby Wing, Kane Richmond, Arthur Housman

45. Am I Having Fun! (1936)

18 min | Comedy, Short

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Writers: Albert Ray, Arthur Ripley | Director: Jack White | Stars: Andy Clyde, Arthur Housman, Harry Semels, Lew Davis

46. The Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack London, Gene Fowler, Leonard Praskins | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

47. The Fixer Uppers (1935)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect. They agree to her plan to reclaim her husband's ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Arthur Housman

48. Woman Wanted (1935)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as ... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Fields, David Silverstein, Wilson Collison | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Joel McCrea, Lewis Stone, Louis Calhern

49. Diamond Jim (1935)

88 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

Writers: Harry Clork, Doris Malloy, Parker Morell, Preston Sturges | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

50. Public Hero #1 (1935)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Wells Root, J. Walter Ruben | Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris, Joseph Calleia