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1. It Happened One Night (1934)
Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
2. Search for Beauty (1934)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
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: David Boehm, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Frank Butler, Claude Binyon, Sam Hellman, Schuyler E. Grey, Paul Milton | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason
3. 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. Wings (1927)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War
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 Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
7. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
8. Woman of the Year (1942)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
9. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.
10. They Drive by Night (1940)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder.
11. The Ten Commandments (1923)
Passed | 136 min | Drama
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 »
12. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
"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 »
13. December Bride (1954–1959)
30 min | Comedy
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 »
14. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
30 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
15. Twentieth Century (1934)
91 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
16. If I Had a Million (1932)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Claude Binyon, Whitney Bolton, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John Bright, Sidney Buchman, Lester Cole, Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Harvey Gates, Ernst Lubitsch, Lawton Mackall, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Robert Sparks | Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft
17. One Way Passage (1932)
Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
18. You and Me (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Romance
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.
19. Old Acquaintance (1943)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.
20. Hennesey (1959–1962)
30 min | Comedy
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 »
21. Night After Night (1932)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
22. Dirigible (1931)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure
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 »
23. Onionhead (1958)
111 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
24. Riding High (1943)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music
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.
26. Today We Live (1933)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War
During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.
27. Beggars of Life (1928)
100 min | Adventure, Drama
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 »
28. Grand Slam (1933)
67 min | Comedy
Because the Stanislavsky method of playing bridge has no rules, it promotes marital harmony for those who stick with it.
29. Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.
30. Wings in the Dark (1935)
75 min | Adventure, Romance
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.
31. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.
32. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)
76 min | Comedy, Romance
A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.
33. Lawyer Man (1932)
TV-G | 72 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
34. Thanks for the Memory (II) (1938)
75 min | Comedy
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.
35. Road to Happiness (1941)
Passed | 84 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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 »
36. His Butler's Sister (1943)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.
37. Cain and Mabel (1936)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
38. The Trail of '98 (1928)
Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
39. They Call It Sin (1932)
69 min | Drama
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 »
40. Saturday's Children (1940)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
41. Alibi Ike (1935)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.
42. Front Page Woman (1935)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way.
43. Laughing Sinners (1931)
Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance
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.
44. Devil's Cargo (1948)
64 min | Crime, Mystery
Poverty-row continuation of The Falcon series; mundane murder mystery showcasing Calvert's magic act skills.
45. Gambling Ship (1933)
72 min | Drama
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 »
46. That's My Man (1947)
Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A poor young man is finally able to achieve his dream of running a horse at the track, but when he starts becoming successful, he begins to lose sight of what mattered to him before.
47. The Crooked Circle (1932)
70 min | Comedy, Mystery
A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists.
50. That's Right - You're Wrong (1939)
Approved | 94 min | Music, Comedy
Radio sensation Kay Kyser and his band are lured to Hollywood to make a movie, but the screenwriters assigned to the project have difficulty tailoring a script to Kyser's persona.