Highest Rated Titles With Mervyn LeRoy
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7. Ella Cinders (1926)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
The Wizard of Oz
120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Dorothy is swept away from her home in Kansas in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. She embarks on a journey to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
10. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.
11. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
12. Page Miss Glory (1935)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a ... See full summary »
13. Random Harvest (1942)
Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance
An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.
14. Tonight or Never (1931)
80 min | Comedy, Romance
A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.
15. Gentleman's Fate (1931)
Approved | 90 min | Drama
Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »
16. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, War, Romance
During WWI, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.
17. Mister Roberts (1955)
Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.
19. No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Approved | 119 min | Comedy
Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.
20. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »
21. Sophia: A Self-Portrait (1968 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary
A documentary on the life and career of Italian actress Sophia Loren, with clips from her films and interviews with her friends and colleagues.
22. The Bad Seed (1956)
Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.
23. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.
24. Little Caesar (1931)
79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino ... See full summary »
25. They Won't Forget (1937)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.
26. Five Star Final (1931)
89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.
27. Little Women (1949)
Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth... See full summary »
28. Three on a Match (1932)
Unrated | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.
29. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
30. Gypsy (1962)
Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
31. Quo Vadis (1951)
Passed | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.
32. Heat Lightning (1934)
Unrated | 63 min | Drama
In the Mohave Desert, Olga runs a gas station, lunch counter, and auto camp with her younger sister Myra. In a 24-hour period, Olga must deal with Myra's desire to go to a town dance with a... See full summary »
33. Home Before Dark (1958)
136 min | Drama
Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.
34. Madame Curie (1943)
Passed | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.
37. Johnny Eager (1941)
Passed | 107 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.
38. Escape (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Drama
1938: A young man arrives in Hitler's Germany, frantically seeking information about his German mother, and finds she is pending execution at a concentration camp.
40. I Found Stella Parish (1935)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.
41. The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
42. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »
43. Tugboat Annie (1933)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
Waterfront couple raise their son to be a sea captain. He grows up to be rather snotty and rebels against drunken Beery. Valiant Dressler keeps things moving even as hubby ruins their ... See full summary »
44. Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)
Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama
'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »
45. Synthetic Sin (1929)
72 min | Comedy
Famed playwright Donald latest work flopped because fiancée Betty is too unsophisticated to play the lead. It's time for the flower of Magnolia Gap, Virginia, to get to Gotham for some ... See full summary »
46. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979 TV Special)
100 min | Documentary
On March 7, 1979, Alfred Hitchcock becomes the seventh recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievment Award. Hostess Ingrid Bergman introduces an array of actors and writers and... See full summary »
47. Twinkletoes (1926)
Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid ... See full summary »
49. East Side, West Side (1949)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A vain playboy puts strains his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite allows himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.