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1. 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

2. 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

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. 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

5. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

6. 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

7. 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

8. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

9. 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

10. Under-Cover Man (1932)

74 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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When his father is murdered, erstwhile conman Nick Darrow asks the cops if he can go undercover to find the killers, and maybe even stop a crime ring that has been plaguing the police.

Writers: Thomson Burtis, Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, John Wilstach | Director: James Flood | Stars: George Raft, Nancy Carroll, Lew Cody, Roscoe Karns

11. The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Writers: John F. Goodrich, Zane Grey, Ray Harris, Julian Johnson, J. Walter Ruben | Director: John Waters | Stars: Jack Holt, Sally Blane, William Powell, Fred Kohler

12. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)
Episode: Murder, Ph. D. (1953)

Action, Drama, Crime

7.8
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Three hours before Dayton Merrill is to be executed for murder, Inspector King receives a taunting phone call from a man who claims to have really committed the crime. Unable to get a stay ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Phares, Roscoe Karns | Director: Wes Kenney | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Earl Hammond, Grace Carney, Somar Alberg

13. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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

14. 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

15. Hi, Good Lookin'! (1944)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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An usher at a radio station studio pretends to be an executive at the station in order to help a pretty girl become a singer.

Writers: Eugene Conrad, Bradford Ropes, Paul Girard Smith | Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Harriet Hilliard, Eddie Quillan, Kirby Grant, Betty Kean

16. 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

17. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

18. One Way to Love (1946)

83 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writers: Jack Henley, Joseph Hoffman, Lester Lee, Larry Marks | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Willard Parker, Marguerite Chapman, Chester Morris, Janis Carter

19. Three Married Men (1936)

66 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writers: Alan Campbell, Owen Davis, Dorothy Parker | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Lynne Overman, William Frawley, Roscoe Karns, Mary Brian

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

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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

21. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Becomes a Reporter (1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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After just three days as the fill-in society reporter for the Danfield newspaper, Lucy's job is hanging by a thread. The only thing that will save it is an interview with the press-shy ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Irene Kampton, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, John Vivyan, Roscoe Karns

22. 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

23. Four Hours to Kill! (1935)

70 min | Drama

7.4
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A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses ... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Joe Morrison, Gertrude Michael, Helen Mack

24. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Ed Church Case (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Russ Leadabrand, Ed Waters | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: David Janssen, Roscoe Karns, Dan Barton, James Flavin

25. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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

26. 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

27. The Costello Case (1930)

Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writer: F. McGrew Willis | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tom Moore, Lola Lane, Roscoe Karns, Wheeler Oakman

28. 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

30. Front Page Woman (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way.

Writers: Laird Doyle, Lillie Hayward, Roy Chanslor, Richard Macaulay | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns, Wini Shaw

31. Three Cheers for Love (1936)

61 min | Musical

7.2
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Writers: George Marion Jr., Barry Trivers | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Eleanore Whitney, Robert Cummings, William Frawley, Elizabeth Patterson

32. Ten Modern Commandments (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Doris Anderson, Paul Gangelin, Jack Lait, George Marion Jr. | Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Esther Ralston, Neil Hamilton, Arthur Hoyt, Jocelyn Lee

33. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | 136 min | 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

34. Petticoat Politics (1941)

67 min | Comedy

7.1
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Pa Higgins has decided to retire but winds up being forced to run for mayor. Ladd is both boyfriend to the Higgins girl and the son of Pa's opponent.

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Taylor Caven | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. You'd Be Surprised (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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A diamond is stolen at a houseboat party given by the district attorney. He gives the thief a chance to return it by putting an empty box on a table and turning out the lights. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, Robert Benchley, Ralph Spence | Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Raymond Griffith, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Martindel, Earle Williams

40. The Little Accident (1930)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy

7.0
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On the day before his second wedding, a man finds out that his bride-to-be has had a baby.

Writers: Gladys Lehman, Gene Towne, Floyd Dell, Thomas Mitchell | Director: William James Craft | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page, Sally Blane, Zasu Pitts

41. Shoot the Works (1934)

64 min | Musical, Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Claude Binyon, Gene Fowler, Howard J. Green, Ben Hecht | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jack Oakie, Ben Bernie, Dorothy Dell, Alison Skipworth

42. Murder Goes to College (1937)

77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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Writers: Brian Marlow, Kurt Steel, Eddie Welch, Robert Wyler | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Marsha Hunt, Lynne Overman, Buster Crabbe

43. The Man Tamer (1921)

Drama

7.0
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A young woman becomes a lion tamer in a circus. The circus manager is in love with her, but she only has eyes for a millionaire's playboy son.

Writers: John Barton Oxford, A.P. Younger | Director: Harry B. Harris | Stars: Gladys Walton, Rex De Rosselli, William Welsh, Charles Murphy

44. 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

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

75 min | Comedy

6.9
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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

46. Safety in Numbers (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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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

47. Night After Night (1932)

Passed | 73 min | 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

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

49. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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

50. That's My Man (1947)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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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.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Bradley King | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Don Ameche, Catherine McLeod, Roscoe Karns, John Ridgely