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1. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Writers: Vicki Baum, William A. Drake | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

2. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Writers: Robert E. Burns, Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis

3. 42nd Street (1933)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...

Writers: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

4. Cimarron (1931)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Howard Estabrook | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil

5. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

73 min | Mystery

6.9
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Writers: S.S. Van Dine, Robert N. Lee, Peter Milne, Robert Presnell Sr. | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

6. Heroes for Sale (1933)

76 min | Drama, War

7.8
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The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lord, Wilson Mizner | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Gordon Westcott

7. Operator 13 (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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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.

Writers: Harvey F. Thew, Zelda Sears, Eve Greene, Robert W. Chambers | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker, Katharine Alexander

8. Movie Crazy (1932)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.3
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Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a ... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Lawrence, Agnes Christine Johnston, John Grey, Felix Adler, Clyde Bruckman, Frank Terry, Lex Neal | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson, Louise Closser Hale

9. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Writers: Brown Holmes, William McGrath, Sidney Sutherland, Dorothy Mackaye, Carlton Miles | Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

10. Feet First (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

6.9
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Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and ... See full summary »

Writers: John Grey, Alfred A. Cohn, Clyde Bruckman, Felix Adler, Lex Neal, Paul Girard Smith | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Robert McWade, Lillian Leighton

11. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Writers: Bradbury Foote, Honore Morrow | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Gene Reynolds

12. The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Passed | 102 min | Crime, Romance, Comedy

6.5
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An ex-sailor turned boxer finds romance and gets a shot at the heavyweight title.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, John Meehan, Frances Marion | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks | Stars: Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey

13. Thirty Day Princess (1934)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.

Writers: Preston Sturges, Frank Partos, Sam Hellman, Edwin Justus Mayer, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Henry Stephenson

14. New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.1
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Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie, who has played the game for years. Jimmy's latest... See full summary »

Writers: Charles MacArthur, George Randolph Chester | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Haines, Jimmy Durante, Ernest Torrence, Leila Hyams

15. Girls About Town (1931)

66 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writers: Zoe Akins, Raymond Griffith, Brian Marlow | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman, Eugene Pallette

16. Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Zelda Sears, Eve Greene | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

17. Hard to Handle (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lord, Wilson Mizner, Houston Branch | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

18. This Is My Affair (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.8
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Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Writers: Allen Rivkin, Lamar Trotti | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy

19. Next Time We Love (1936)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Writers: Melville Baker, Ursula Parrott | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell

20. The Dragon Murder Case (1934)

Approved | 67 min | Mystery

6.3
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The Stann family gives a small party prior to daughter Bernice's marriage to socialite Monty, but all of the guests seem to be against the match.

Writers: S.S. Van Dine, F. Hugh Herbert, Robert N. Lee, Rian James, Daniel Reed | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Eugene Pallette

21. The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Jenny Wren coerces banker Priam Andes to have a dinner party at his shorefront estate Crestwood, and instructs him to invite three other men, each of whom she plans to extort money from. ... See full summary »

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, J. Walter Ruben | Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Anita Louise, Pauline Frederick

22. Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

6.1
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After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Writers: Warren Duff, Seton I. Miller | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

23. The Match King (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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Unscrupulous Paul Kroll, starting as a Chicago janitor, uses graft to finance a trip to Sweden where by trickery he gains control of his uncle's small match factory. By expert manipulation ... See full summary »

Writers: Einar Thorvaldson, Houston Branch, Sidney Sutherland | Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Juliette Compton

24. Back Street (1932)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman's love for and devotion to a married man results in her being relegated to the "back streets" of his life.

Writers: Fannie Hurst, Gladys Lehman | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, June Clyde, George Meeker

25. Kept Husbands (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

6.1
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Blue collar steelworker Richard Brunton (McCrea) saves two of his fellow workers after an accident at a factory. In gratitude, his boss, millionaire Arthur Parker invites Richard for dinner... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Sarecky, Forrest Halsey, Alfred Jackson | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Joel McCrea, Dorothy Mackaill, Ned Sparks

26. Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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Writers: Warren Duff, Robert Buckner, Clements Ripley | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Margaret Lindsay

27. Anything Goes (1936)

92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino

28. Only Yesterday (1933)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

Writers: William Hurlbut, George O'Neil, Arthur Richman | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke

29. I Loved a Woman (1933)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Art student John Hayden interrupts his studies in Greece to head his father's meat packing business on his father's death. He marries social climber Martha who taunts him for his ideals ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Kenyon, Sidney Sutherland, David Karsner | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Genevieve Tobin, Robert Barrat

30. The Solitaire Man (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Romance

6.6
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Oliver Lane is "The Solitaire Man," a renowned jewel thief who is ready to retire and marry Helen, his partner in crime and his one true love. Their plans are shattered when another member ... See full summary »

Writers: James Kevin McGuinness, Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, Lionel Atwill, May Robson

31. Midnight Alibi (1934)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.6
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Writers: Warren Duff, Damon Runyon | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Ann Dvorak, Helen Chandler, Helen Lowell

32. Diamond Jim (1935)

88 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

Writers: Harry Clork, Doris Malloy, Parker Morell, Preston Sturges | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

33. Mountain Justice (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Stalwart Appalachian woman finds romance as she struggles to better herself and her people amid prejudice and familial abuse.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Luci Ward | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Brent, Josephine Hutchinson, Guy Kibbee, Mona Barrie

34. Once in a Lifetime (1932)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.8
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Story of a Hollywood studio during the transition from silents to talkies.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Seton I. Miller | Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Jack Oakie, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, Russell Hopton

35. Ladies of the Jury (1932)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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Society Matron, Mrs. Crane, is selected as a juror in the trail of an ex-chorus girl, Yvette Gordon, who's accused of murdering her rich elderly husband. In court, Mrs. Crane is your ... See full summary »

Writers: John Frederick Ballard, Marion Dix, Salisbury Field, Eddie Welch | Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Jill Esmond, Ken Murray, Roscoe Ates

36. The Pay-Off (1930)

65 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A thug robs a young engaged couple of their last few dollars. When the thug's gang boss hears of the robbery, he gives them back their money and takes them under his wing. The thug, ... See full summary »

Writers: John B. Hymer, Jane Murfin, Samuel Shipman | Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, Hugh Trevor, William Janney

37. The Sins of the Children (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

6.4
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A German immigrant to a small American town is a widower with four children and a barber. He has saved enough money to invest in a partnership in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. ... See full summary »

Writers: Elliott Nugent, J.C. Nugent, Samuel Ornitz, Clara Lipman | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Louis Mann, Robert Montgomery, Elliott Nugent, Leila Hyams

38. Society Doctor (1935)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

6.1
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Writers: Michael Fessier, Samuel Marx, Theodore Reeves | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Billie Burke

39. California Straight Ahead! (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.

Writers: Herman Boxer, Scott Darling | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Louise Latimer, Robert McWade, Theodore von Eltz

40. Pick-up (1933)

76 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The scheme of a pair of married con artiss goes awry when their victim dies, and they care both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.

Writers: Viña Delmar, S.K. Lauren, Sidney Lazarus, Agnes Brand Leahy | Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Lilian Bond, William Harrigan

41. We're on the Jury (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.1
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Writers: John Frederick Ballard, Franklin Coen | Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Phillip Huston, Louise Latimer

42. Gridiron Flash (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.0
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The Bedford College football coach cuts a deal with a talented player who also happens to be a convicted bank robber. If he stays out of trouble, the coach will get him paroled. He also ... See full summary »

Writers: Glenn Tryon, Nicholas T. Barrows, Earle Snell | Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Betty Furness, Grant Mitchell, Lucien Littlefield

43. Moonlight Murder (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Mystery

6.4
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Writers: Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Albert J. Cohen, Robert T. Shannon | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Madge Evans, Leo Carrillo, Frank McHugh

44. Bunker Bean (1936)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Bunker Bean, a meek office clerk, has grandiose dreams but seems destined to remain forever in his lowly station. He seeks out the help of a fortune- teller, who tells him he is the ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Leon Wilson, Edmund H. North, James Gow, Dorothy Yost, Lee Wilson Dodd | Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy | Stars: Owen Davis Jr., Louise Latimer, Robert McWade, Jessie Ralph

45. Mister Cinderella (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writers: Richard Flournoy, Jack Jevne, Arthur V. Jones | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Jack Haley, Betty Furness, Arthur Treacher, Raymond Walburn

46. Here Comes the Band (1935)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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The songwriter Ollie Watts goes to court to claim the rights to his song that was stolen by the unscrupulous music publisher Ted Lowry. Ollie brings his girlfriend and singer Margaret ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Sloane, Ralph Spence, Victor Mansfield | Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Ted Lewis and His Orchestra, Ted Lewis, Virginia Bruce, Harry Stockwell

47. The President Vanishes (1934)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Lynn Starling, Rex Stout, Carey Wilson, Cedric Worth | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Edward Arnold, Arthur Byron, Paul Kelly, Peggy Conklin

48. Mary Jane's Pa (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

6.5
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Sam Preston is a small-town newspaper publisher who suffers from wanderlust. Leaving his family (wife Ellen, two daughters and a son,) he thinks well-provided for, he packs a suitcase and ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Reed, Peter Milne, Edith Ellis Furness, Norman Way | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Tom Brown, Robert McWade

49. Flaming Gold (1933)

Passed | 53 min | Drama

5.9
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Writers: Houston Branch, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John F. Goodrich | Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: William Boyd, Mae Clarke, Pat O'Brien, Robert McWade

50. College Rhythm (1934)

Passed | 86 min | Musical, Sport

6.6
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The story deals with the college rivalry of a piccolo player and an All-American halfback on the football team who both love the same co-ed. After graduation they carry their their feud and... See full summary »

Writers: George Marion Jr., Walter DeLeon, John McDermott, Francis Martin | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Lanny Ross, Lyda Roberti