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1. Saturday's Children (1940)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: John Garfield, Anne Shirley, Claude Rains, Roscoe Karns

2. It Happened One Night (1934)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Samuel Hopkins Adams | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

3. His Girl Friday (1940)

Approved | 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

4. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.4
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Writers: Ring Lardner Jr., Michael Kanin | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

5. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Writers: John Monk Saunders, Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton, Julian Johnson | Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

6. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

7. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

8. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Cameron Menzies, Lewis Carroll | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

9. They Drive by Night (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder.

Writers: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

10. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | Drama

7.1
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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye

11. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Frank, John Fenton Murray, Steve McNeil | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver

12. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Writers: Charles Bruce Millholland, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

13. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, where he tools around in a convertible with a car ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Mary Tyler Moore, Russ Conway

14. Old Acquaintance (1943)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.

Writers: John Van Druten, Lenore J. Coffee | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

15. Beggars of Life (1928)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Jim Tully | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

16. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

18. You and Me (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Romance

7.0
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An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Writers: Virginia Van Upp, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Robert Cummings, Barton MacLane

19. Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

Writers: Lester Cole, John Wexley, Ladislas Fodor, Bernard Merivale, Jeffrey Dell | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale

20. Wings in the Dark (1935)

75 min | Adventure, Romance

6.5
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In his dedicated pursuit of technology that will aid pilots to safely "fly blind" during adverse conditions. aerial innovator Ken Gordon is literally blinded in an accident, but this setback doesn't deter him from his goal.

Writers: Jack Kirkland, Frank Partos, Dale Van Every, Earl H. Robinson, Nell Shipman, Philip D. Hurn | Director: James Flood | Stars: Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Roscoe Karns, Hobart Cavanaugh

21. Onionhead (1958)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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After his girlfriend Jo refuses to make a commitment to their relationship, Al Woods decides to enlist and finds himself in the US Coast Guard. He makes it through basic training but a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Weldon Hill | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien

22. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jackie Cooper played Hennesey, a Navy doctor in an onshore office. Abby Dalton, very young and beautiful then, played his blonde yeoman/secretary/nurse. She had a crush on Hennesey but he ... See full summary »

Creator: Don McGuire | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

23. One Way Passage (1932)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Writers: Wilson Mizner, Joseph Jackson, Robert Lord | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon

24. Night After Night (1932)

Passed | Drama

6.8
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A successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl, who doesn't know about his past. Complications ensue when some ex-girlfriends from his boxing days show up.

Writers: Louis Bromfield, Kathryn Scola, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: George Raft, Constance Cummings, Wynne Gibson, Mae West

25. Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

Writer: Delmer Daves | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker

26. Dirigible (1931)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure

6.4
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A French explorer enlists the help of the US Navy in an expedition to the South Pole. There is competition between the airship division and fixed wing fliers, resolved in triumph and ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Wead, Jo Swerling, Dorothy Howell | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Ralph Graves, Hobart Bosworth

27. Thanks for the Memory (II) (1938)

75 min | Comedy

6.7
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Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Lynn Starling | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charles Butterworth, Otto Kruger

28. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Writers: Laird Doyle, H.C. Witwer | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

29. You Can't Escape Forever (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Chanslor, Fred Niblo Jr., Hector Chevigny | Director: Jo Graham | Stars: George Brent, Brenda Marshall, Gene Lockhart, Roscoe Karns

30. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Writers: James Hagan, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt | Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller, Roscoe Karns

31. They Call It Sin (1932)

69 min | Drama

6.3
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With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to ... See full summary »

Writers: Alberta Stedman Eagan, Lillie Hayward, Howard J. Green | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel, David Manners

32. Road to Happiness (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny. With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady, Jeff ultimately ... See full summary »

Writers: Matt Taylor, Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: John Boles, Mona Barrie, Billy Lee, Roscoe Karns

33. Search for Beauty (1934)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.5
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Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Writers: Claude Binyon, David Boehm, Frank Butler, Schuyler E. Grey, Sam Hellman, Paul Milton, Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason

34. Lawyer Man (1932)

TV-G | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Writers: Rian James, James Seymour, Max Trell | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, Helen Vinson

35. His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Akim Tamiroff

36. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy

6.0
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A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Writers: Barry Benefield, Lewis Meltzer | Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

37. Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Right before the dancing Tobius' ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobius that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Mannheimer, Albert Treynor | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lana Turner, Richard Carlson, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Ann Rutherford

38. Alibi Ike (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.2
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Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

Writers: Ring Lardner, William Wister Haines | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly, Roscoe Karns

39. Today We Live (1933)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.7
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During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Writers: William Faulkner, Edith Fitzgerald, Dwight Taylor | Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone

40. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.7
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At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mable, and says, "Case is closed Mable, I'm coming home".

Stars: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

41. The Navy Way (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, War

5.5
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The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.

Writer: Maxwell Shane | Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Jean Parker, William Henry, Roscoe Karns

42. Gambling Ship (1933)

72 min | Drama

6.3
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Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Max Marcin, Seton I. Miller, Peter Ruric | Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin | Stars: Cary Grant, Benita Hume, Jack La Rue, Glenda Farrell

43. King of Chinatown (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Violene and death stalk the Chinese of a big American city, but one man, Dr. Chang Ling, and his daughter, Dr. Mary Ling, defy the racketeers who are responsible, and, against terrific odds, bring peace to their oppressed neighbors.

Writers: Herbert J. Biberman, Lillie Hayward, Irving Reis | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish, Sidney Toler

44. A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)

68 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Dawn, Hal Hudson, Sam Duncan | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: John Howard, Margaret Lindsay, Roscoe Karns, Mona Barrie

45. That's Right - You're Wrong (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Music, Comedy

6.5
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A fictional-story film in which many of the people seen in it are using their real name portraying the character who shows up in this fictional film in a completely fictional-and-staged ... See full summary »

Writers: William M. Conselman, James V. Kern, David Butler | Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Lucille Ball

46. Laughing Sinners (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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Cabaret performer Ivy Stevens in an affair with a low-rent traveling salesman is dumped in a 'Dear Jane' letter and finds solace in joining the Salvation Army.

Writers: Kenyon Nicholson, Bess Meredyth, Edith Fitzgerald | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Neil Hamilton, Marjorie Rambeau

47. The Trail of '98 (1928)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey.

Writers: Robert W. Service, Benjamin Glazer, Waldemar Young, Joseph Farnham | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, Harry Carey

48. Safety in Numbers (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A songwriter hires three chorus girls to show him the "underside" of big-city life.

Writers: Marion Dix, George Marion Jr., Percy Heath | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Kathryn Crawford, Josephine Dunn, Carole Lombard

49. Riding High (1943)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music

5.6
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In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an enterainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Arthur Phillips, Art Arthur, James Montgomery | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell, Victor Moore, Gil Lamb

50. The Inside Story (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Geza Herczeg, Mary Loos, Richard Sale | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Marsha Hunt, William Lundigan, Charles Winninger, Gail Patrick