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1. Woman Doctor (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Henry Wilcoxon, Claire Dodd, Sybil Jason

Votes: 7

2. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 5,218

3. Powdersmoke Range (1935)

Passed | 72 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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New ranch owners Tucson, Stony, and Lullaby find their legal papers missing and cattle rustled. The culprit is Ogden and his stooge Deputy Glascow. When the trio fight back, Ogden brings in... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Bob Steele

Votes: 40

4. Snafu (1945)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.5
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A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Moss | Stars: Robert Benchley, Barbara Jo Allen, Conrad Janis, Nanette Parks

Votes: 11

5. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,094

6. Young and Beautiful (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: William Haines, Judith Allen, Joseph Cawthorn, John Miljan

Votes: 247

7. Follow the Fleet (1936)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 3,149

8. The Farmer in the Dell (1936)

67 min | Comedy

7.3
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Senior couple take their pretty daughter (Jean Parker) -- from their home and farm in Mid-America -- to Hollywood -- to become a movie star.

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Fred Stone, Jean Parker, Esther Dale, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 11

9. Kilroy Was Here (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.1
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"Kilroy Was Here" was a popular expression during World War II, but it's not much fun to John J. Kilroy, who has to try to live with all the jokes and wisecracks regarding his name.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Jackie Coogan, Wanda McKay, Frank Jenks

Votes: 18

10. Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

Directors: Busby Berkeley, John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp

Votes: 242

11. High Wall (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 939

12. The Arizonian (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

6.8
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In a film where the leading character is a composite of several American-frontier lawmen (mostly Wyatt Earp,) Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Richard Dix, Margot Grahame, Preston Foster, Louis Calhern

Votes: 131

13. We Who Are About to Die (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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After he quits his job as an aircraft engineer in New Mexico after an argument with his boss, John Thompson decides to take his girlfriend and move to California. On his way to pick up his ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak, John Beal, Ray Mayer

Votes: 113

14. The Gay Bride (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Gangster Shoots Magiz is the producer of the show in which Mary is appearing. She marries him even though she can't stand a thing about him, knowing that in his business he may not be ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Zasu Pitts, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 299

15. Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.

Directors: Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 321

16. King of Chinatown (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish, Sidney Toler

Votes: 53

17. When East Meets West (1928)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.5
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Comic cowboy piano player Ray Mayer and blonde singer Edith Evans perform "Henry's Made a Lady out of Lizzie," "It All Belongs to Me," "Sleep, Little One, Sleep" and "Side by Side."

Stars: Ray Mayer, Edith Evans

Votes: 27

18. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Approved | 85 min | History, Western

6.4
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McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,615

19. The Last Outlaw (1936)

Approved | 62 min | Western

6.4
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After serving 25 years in prison for robbery, Dean Payton returns to his home town to see his daughter, Sally, who is unaware he is her father. He befriends Cal Yates, the now semi-retired ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson, Tom Tyler, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 53

20. Death on the Diamond (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts. He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory. As well as rival teams, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Robert Young, Madge Evans, Nat Pendleton, Ted Healy

Votes: 208

21. The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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The ghost of a recently deceased family patriarch tries to help his surviving relatives, in part by preventing a marriage that he knows will go wrong.

Directors: George Nichols Jr., Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Edward Ellis, Donald Meek

Votes: 181

22. M'Liss (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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M'liss Smith, the wildcat daughter of Washoe Smith, lives a lively life in the small town founded by her father, a broken miner. However she is tamed under the influence of a handsome ... See full summary »

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anne Shirley, John Beal, Guy Kibbee, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 66

23. I Married a Doctor (1936)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Josephine Hutchinson, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 87

24. Garden of the Moon (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, John Payne, Johnnie Davis

Votes: 193

25. Top of the Town (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Diana Borden (Doris Lloyd, a bleeding-heart rich-girl, returns from a trip to Russia filled with sympathy for the "little" people of the slums and wants to do "something" artistic and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Sam White, Walter Lang | Stars: Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 26

26. Special Investigator (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Criminal lawyer Bill Fenwick goes undercover in Nevada to catch gold thieves when the gang kills his brother.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Richard Dix, Margaret Callahan, Erik Rhodes, Owen Davis Jr.

Votes: 78

27. To Beat the Band (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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An eccentric heir must marry a widow in order to collect the millions left to him in his aunt's will, so a suicidal neighbor agrees to marry the man's young fiancée before offing himself.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Hugh Herbert, Helen Broderick, Roger Pryor, Fred Keating

Votes: 40

28. Meet the Missus (1937)

60 min | Comedy

6.1
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Mrs. Emma Foster of Fosterboro, Ohio loves to enter contests - which she never wins - the time she spends on which is much to the chagrin of her exasperated husband, barber Otis Foster. It ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Anne Shirley, Alan Bruce

Votes: 62

29. Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Approved | 76 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

Votes: 123

30. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are some very strange goings-on at the establishment.

Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy | Stars: Gene Raymond, Margaret Callahan, Eric Blore, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 142

31. The Cowboy and the Girl (1928)

TV-G | 8 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.0
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The scene is a parlor out West, with Ray Mayer sitting at the piano in is cowboy duds - hat, scarf, and chaps. He plays a little barrel-house music and then introduces Edith Evans, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Mayer, Edith Evans

Votes: 63

32. Another Face (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

6.0
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On the run from the New York police on a murder charge, gangster Broken Nose Dawson undergoes plastic surgery to change his appearance, then goes to Hollywood. Posing as millionaire playboy... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Wallace Ford, Brian Donlevy, Phyllis Brooks, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 129

33. Break of Hearts (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Franz Roberti is a famous orchestra conductor who has a number of girlfriends. While talking with his old music teacher, Professor Thalma, he meets Constance, an aspiring music composer. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Moeller | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, John Beal, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 348

34. The Wrong Way Out (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Crime, Short, Drama

5.9
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In this entry in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series, young Ann Stevens and "Windy" Brown, against the advice of both sets of parents, run away and get married as they yearn for'independence.' ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Kenneth Howell, Linda Perry, Robert Elliott, James Flavin

Votes: 41

35. Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter, Frank Morgan

Votes: 150

36. Prison Nurse (1938)

67 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A state prison is threatened by approaching floods, an epidemic of typhoid fever breaks out among the inmates, the prison's only doctor falls sick, there are only three nurses to administer... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Henry Wilcoxon, Marian Marsh, Bernadene Hayes, Ben Welden

Votes: 38

37. Racing Lady (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.8
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In a film advertised and sold as a Damon Runyon story, but actually combined elements from his "All Scarlet" and another story written by J. Robert Bren and Norman Houston called "Odds Are ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Ann Dvorak, Smith Ballew, Harry Carey, Berton Churchill

Votes: 62

38. The Hell Cat (1934)

70 min | Drama

5.7
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Reporter Dan Collins tries to expose a crooked gambling ring, but is waylaid by Geraldine Sloane, a feisty young heiress who feels Collins has insulted her. To get revenge for the insult, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Ann Sothern, Benny Baker, Minna Gombell

Votes: 6

39. His Family Tree (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

5.6
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When his son doesn't respond to his many letters, Patrick Murphy decides to leave Ireland and visit his son in America. But upon arriving in Center City Patrick discovers that his son, who ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: James Barton, Margaret Callahan, Jack Randall, Maureen Delaney

Votes: 35

40. Hot Tip (1935)

70 min | Comedy

5.4
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Jane McGill has fallen in love with Ben Johnson and would like to marry him. But her mother Belle has set certain conditions for that to happen. Father Jimmy decides that betting on the horses will help the kids out.

Directors: James Gleason, Ray McCarey | Stars: Zasu Pitts, James Gleason, Margaret Callahan, Russell Gleason

Votes: 38

41. Hideaway (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy

5.4
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A homeless family lays claim to an abandoned house only to discover gangsters use it as a safe house after committing robberies.

Director: Richard Rosson | Stars: Fred Stone, Emma Dunn, Marjorie Lord, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 64

42. Jealousy (1934)

66 min | Drama

4.6
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Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Nancy Carroll, George Murphy, Donald Cook, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 11

43. Swing It, Sailor! (1938)

Passed | 57 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Cannon | Stars: Wallace Ford, Ray Mayer, Isabel Jewell, Mary Treen

Votes: 40

44. Village Tale (1935)

80 min | Drama

4.2
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Johnson, Arthur Hohl, Robert Barrat

Votes: 40

45. A Night at Coffee Dan's (1927)

Short, Comedy

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Stars: William Demarest, Nita Martan, Ray Mayer

46. Call It Luck (1934)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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A London taxicab driver cashes in on a big sweepstakes ticket and becomes the prey of a confidence-gang that sells him a nag of a cavalry horse on the claim that it is a brother to a current Derby winner.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Pat Paterson, Herbert Mundin, Charles Starrett, Gordon Westcott

47. Hollywood Kids (1932)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Charles Lamont

48. The Big Benefit (1933)

20 min | Short, Music

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A grab-bag of singers and dancers featuring, at the time, New York-based performers such as Rae Sanuels, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the four Mullen Sisters and the team of Evans & Mayer. ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Shores | Stars: Rae Samuels, Bill Robinson, Ann Seymour, Edith Evans

49. Old Maid's Mistake (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Al Boasberg | Stars: Walter Catlett, Dot Farley, Kathrin Clare Ward, Emma Ray

50. Alladin from Manhattan (1936)

17 min | Musical, Short

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Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Ruth Etting, Ray Mayer, Frank Mills, Charles Withers