Most Popular Titles With Herman J. Mankiewicz
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1. 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
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
3. San Francisco (1936)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.
4. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.
5. Duck Soup (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
6. The Murder Man (1935)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.
7. Horse Feathers (1932)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University.
8. It's a Wonderful World (1939)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »
9. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance
A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »
10. Monkey Business (1931)
Unrated | 77 min | Comedy
On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.
11. The Front Page (1931)
TV-PG | 101 min | Comedy
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent ... See full summary »
12. The Last Command (1928)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
13. The Spanish Main (1945)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, ... See full summary »
14. The Human Comedy (1943)
Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.
15. Dinner at Eight (1933)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.
16. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »
17. A Woman's Secret (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »
18. 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.
19. Suzy (1936)
Passed | 93 min | Drama
American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914. She loves Irish inventor Terry who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees ... See full summary »
20. Christmas Holiday (1944)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.
21. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport
A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »
22. The Canary Murder Case (1929)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were ... See full summary »
23. Operator 13 (1934)
Passed | 85 min | Drama, History, Romance
Union spy Gail Loveless impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.
24. Comrade X (1940)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance
An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country.
25. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.
26. Stand by for Action (1942)
Passed | 109 min | Action, Drama, War
U. S. Navy Lieutenant Gregg Masterman (Robert Taylor), of THE Harvard and Boston Back Bay Mastermans, learned about the sea while winning silver cups sailing his yacht. He climbs swiftly in... See full summary »
Writers: Laurence Kirk, Harvey S. Haislip, R.C. Sherriff, George Bruce, John L. Balderston, Herman J. Mankiewicz | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton, Walter Brennan
27. The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A strait-laced country vicar is very embarrassed by his father's naughty exploits with a lively actress.
28. Girl Crazy (1932)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical
New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »
29. Dinner at Eight (1989 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat oblivious to the health and financial problems of her husband.
Writers: George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber, Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Donald Ogden Stewart, Sam Harris, Tom Griffin | Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: John Mahoney, Marsha Mason, Stacy Edwards, Charles Durning
30. The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance
In 1902, medicine show con man Dan Thompson settles down with the daughter he hardly knows in a New York theatrical boarding house full of eccentric characters. Forced to take a job in an ... See full summary »
31. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
82 min | Comedy
Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »
32. Rendezvous (1935)
94 min | Comedy, War
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »
Writers: Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, P.J. Wolfson, George Oppenheimer, Herbert O. Yardley | Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill
33. The Vagabond King (1930)
104 min | Musical, Romance
The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »
Writers: Brian Hooker, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Justin Huntly McCarthy, William H. Post, R.H. Russell | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth
34. After Office Hours (1935)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »
35. Thunderbolt (1929)
85 min | Crime, Drama
A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, ... See full summary »
Writers: Charles Furthman, Jules Furthman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall
36. The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance
A male Polish secret agent and a female Russian secret-police spy smuggle messages to St. Petersburg in candlesticks. While chasing after stolen candlesticks they discover each other's ... See full summary »
39. The Lost Squadron (1932)
Passed | 79 min | Drama, History, War
In hard times just after World War I, three ex-fighter pilots manage to land jobs as Hollywood stunt fliers working for dictatorial director Von Furst.
40. Man of the World (1931)
74 min | Drama, Romance
A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. There she meets and is romanced by a worldly novelist; what she doesn't know is that he is a blackmailer who is using her to get to her uncle.
41. Meet the Baron (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »
42. Fast Workers (1933)
Passed | 66 min | Drama
Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not ... See full summary »
44. Ladies' Man (1931)
70 min | Drama
A society gigolo goes after a rich mother and her daughter, but tries to find true happiness with his girlfriend, who is neither rich nor in "society."
46. Rise and Shine (1941)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited.
47. True to the Navy (1930)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman.
48. The Good Fellows (1943)
70 min | Comedy
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly ... See full summary »
49. Live, Love and Learn (1937)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy
Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the ... See full summary »
Writers: Charles Brackett, Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Marion Parsonnet, Helen Grace Carlisle | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley, Helen Vinson
50. The Ghost Comes Home (1940)
Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mild mannered Vern runs a pet store that seems to gather more pets than he sells. One day he receives a telephone call from John 'old fishface' Thomas in Australia. He wants to leave a ... See full summary »