Most Rated Titles With May McAvoy
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1. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, War
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
2. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.
3. 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.
4. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
Writers: Lew Wallace, June Mathis, Carey Wilson, Bess Meredyth, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson
5. Designing Woman (1957)
Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance
A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.
7. Executive Suite (1954)
Passed | 104 min | Drama
When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.
8. Love Crazy (1941)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.
9. Mystery Street (1950)
Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.
11. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »
12. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)
Approved | 120 min | Comedy
Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who ... See full summary »
13. The Enchanted Cottage (1924)
70 min | Drama
A crippled World War I veteran retracts to a small cottage in the countryside to escape from his nosy family and to hide from the outside world. There he meets a plain but also a very kind ... See full summary »
14. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy
Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, ... See full summary »
15. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
Passed | 124 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.
16. Gun Glory (1957)
Approved | 89 min | Western
A gunfighter defends his town when cattlemen threaten to destroy it by stampeding cattle through the farmlands.
17. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Janet Leigh makes an impressive debut alongside Van Johnson in this historical romance in which a farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War. ... See full summary »
18. The Unfinished Dance (1947)
Approved | 101 min | Drama
Meg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play... See full summary »
19. The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way. On the day that he meets the lovely Ellen of the ... See full summary »
20. Luxury Liner (1948)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.
21. Watch the Birdie (1950)
Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A cameraman helps a heiress to get rid off her finacial adviser, who wants to get her money.
22. Ringside Maisie (1941)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »
23. Phantom Raiders (1940)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.
24. Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
Passed | 73 min | Musical, Romance
Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly ... See full summary »
25. Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)
Approved | 19 min | Short
Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed forces and how well-equipped they were to wage war against the U.S. Using animation, ... See full summary »
26. The Getaway (1941)
Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A G-man is sent to prison to befriend a suspected robbery ringleader and then helps him break out to gain his confidence.
28. Born to Sing (1942)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical
Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »
29. Dulcy (1940)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy
A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.
30. Assignment in Brittany (1943)
96 min | Drama, War
A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.
31. Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)
Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short
This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new ... See full summary »
32. Barbary Coast Gent (1944)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Western
Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.
33. 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 »
34. My Tomato (1943)
Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Short
Joe Doakes is lamenting to his wife the lack of variety in his meals. In particular, he misses eating stewed tomatoes, the fruit which he believes incorrectly is being rationed as a war ... See full summary »
35. Main Street on the March! (1941)
20 min | Short, History
The film begins in the spring of 1940, just before the Nazi occupation of the Benelux countries, and ends immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It chronicles how the people... See full summary »
36. 1-2-3 Go! (1941)
10 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery
While playing baseball, Mickey runs into the street to catch a fly ball and is struck by a car. When the gang visit him in the hospital they are appalled to find the ward populated by many ... See full summary »
37. Three Women (1924)
83 min | Drama
A frivolous middle aged socialite is suddenly put upon to have her daughter live with her. Her conniving paramour dumps her for the daughter, leaving the young boyfriend crushed.
39. Whispers (1941)
Approved | 10 min | Short
This short shows how gossip can be used to spread propaganda or ruin a person's reputation. The story focuses on a businessman who spearheads a drive to tear down slums to make room for ... See full summary »
40. Hollywood (1923)
Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »
42. The Fire Brigade (1926)
90 min | Drama
Terry O'Neill is the youngest of a family of Irish firefighters. He falls in love with Helen Corwin, but complications ensue when Terry learns that her father, a wealthy contractor, has cut... See full summary »
43. A Trip to Paramountown (1922)
20 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary short film depicting the filmmaking activity at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, featuring dozens of stars captured candidly and at work.
44. The Mad Whirl (1925)
65 min | Drama
A teenager with permissive parents gets too caught up in wild parties and the fast life.
Writers: Richard Washburn Child, Fanny Hatton, Frederic Hatton, Edward T. Lowe Jr., Lewis Milestone, Harvey F. Thew | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: May McAvoy, Jack Mulhall, Myrtle Stedman, Barbara Bedford
45. The Terror (1928)
85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'
46. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919)
Passed | 59 min | Comedy, Drama
Mrs. Wiggs, a loving mother whose husband has abandoned her, supports her many children and lives in hope of her husband's return.
47. Irish Hearts (1927)
60 min | Comedy
Sheila, a feisty Irish girl, loves Emmett, a somewhat shady Irish boy. When Emmett goes to America, Sheila and her father follow and join him. However, when he loses his job, Sheila is ... See full summary »
48. The Bedroom Window (1924)
70 min | Mystery
Young Robert Delano is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend's father. The girl's somewhat eccentric relative, Matilda Jones, comes to help her prove that her boyfriend is innocent and,... See full summary »