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1. Three Husbands (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

6.1
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When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly... See full summary »

Writers: Vera Caspary, Edward Eliscu | Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 102

2. Winter Wonderland (1946)

Approved | 71 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Peter Goldbaum, David Chandler, Arthur Marx, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Lynne Roberts, Charles Drake, Roman Bohnen, Eric Blore

Votes: 58

3. Paris Underground (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Among the terrified refugees jamming the roads out of Paris in 1940 are Kitty de Mornay, a rich American divorced from her French husband, and her companion Emmyline (Emmy) Quayle. A German... See full summary »

Writers: Etta Shiber, Boris Ingster, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gracie Fields, George Rigaud, Kurt Kreuger

Votes: 103

4. Follow the Boys (1944)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Gertrude Purcell, Joe Schoenfeld | Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins | Stars: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Grace McDonald, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 258

5. Reckless Age (1944)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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Writers: Henry Blankfort, Al Martin, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Gloria Jean, Henry Stephenson, Kathleen Howard, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 11

6. In Old California (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.4
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Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with ... See full summary »

Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Frances Hyland, J. Robert Bren, Gladys Atwater | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish

Votes: 711

7. Ice-Capades Revue (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Writers: Bradford Ropes, Gertrude Purcell, Robert T. Shannon, Mauri Grashin | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Ellen Drew, Richard Denning, Jerry Colonna, Barbara Jo Allen

Votes: 13

8. A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Ellery Queen is called in by Stewart Cole, Rogers' secretary. Queen goes to ... See full summary »

Writers: Manfred Lee, Frederic Dannay, Eric Taylor, Gertrude Purcell | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 50

9. Arkansas Judge (1941)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama, Musical

6.2
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Roy is a young lawyer and has little to do in this movie.

Writers: Irving Stone, Ring Lardner Jr., Ian McLellan Hunter, Gertrude Purcell, Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Roy Rogers

Votes: 29

10. Thieves Fall Out (1941)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

6.2
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Eddie Barnes, tired of being a nobody and living with his parents, decides to cash in his mother's legacy and use the money to buy a business. Unfortunately, Eddie's mother has to die ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Ben Markson, Irving Gaumont, Jack Sobel | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie, Jane Darwell, Alan Hale

Votes: 123

11. Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Mystery

6.1
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Writers: Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee, Gertrude Purcell, Eric Taylor | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Mona Barrie

Votes: 46

12. The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Joe May, Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Gertrude Purcell | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 1,088

13. One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »

Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Charles Grayson, Kathryn Scola, Francis Martin, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Robert Cummings, Bud Abbott

Votes: 1,192

14. A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)

87 min | Musical

6.0
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Writers: Daniel Taradash, Gertrude Purcell, Grover Jones | Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Gloria Jean, Robert Stack, Hugh Herbert, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 20

15. Destry Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers... See full summary »

Writers: Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, Henry Myers, Max Brand | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Votes: 7,262

16. First Love (1939)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Manning, Lionel Houser | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette, Helen Parrish

Votes: 411

17. The Lady and the Mob (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Gertrude Purcell, George Bradshaw, Price Day | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Fay Bainter, Ida Lupino, Lee Bowman, Henry Armetta

Votes: 134

18. Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Writers: Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rachel Crothers, S.K. Lauren, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Anne Shirley, Ruby Keeler, James Ellison, Fay Bainter

Votes: 136

19. Service de Luxe (1938)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. ... See full summary »

Writers: Vera Caspary, Bruce Manning, Gertrude Purcell, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Constance Bennett, Vincent Price, Charles Ruggles, Helen Broderick

Votes: 70

20. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A low-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

Writers: Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Olive Higgins Prouty, Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Gertrude Purcell | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 2,985

21. Hitting a New High (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.7
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Writers: Robert Harari, Maxwell Shane, Gertrude Purcell, John Twist | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lily Pons, Jack Oakie, John Howard, Eric Blore

Votes: 141

22. Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Ernest Pagano, Harry Segall | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jack Oakie, Ann Sothern, Eduardo Ciannelli, Alan Bruce

Votes: 169

23. Music for Madame (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Writers: Robert Harari, Gertrude Purcell | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Nino Martini, Joan Fontaine, Alan Mowbray, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 106

24. Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Herbert Fields, Faith Baldwin | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, Cesar Romero, Janet Beecher

Votes: 372

25. The Witness Chair (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

5.9
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Writers: Rian James, Gertrude Purcell, Rita Weiman | Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Ann Harding, Walter Abel, Douglass Dumbrille, Frances Sage

Votes: 65

26. Make Way for a Lady (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

5.4
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A teenager plays cupid for her widowed father but picks the wrong woman.

Writers: Elizabeth Jordan, Gertrude Purcell | Director: David Burton | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Anne Shirley, Gertrude Michael, Margot Grahame

Votes: 76

27. If You Could Only Cook (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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An executive lets an attractive cook talk him into taking a job as butler.

Writers: Howard J. Green, Gertrude Purcell, F. Hugh Herbert | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Lionel Stander

Votes: 721

28. Redheads on Parade (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Musical

5.9
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Writers: Don Hartman, Rian James, Gertrude Purcell, Jay Gorney | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: John Boles, Dixie Lee, Jack Haley, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 10

29. This Is the Life (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.6
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After obtaining her from an orphanage a couple exploit entertainer Withers till she runs away and later becomes a professional.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Arthur T. Horman, Sid Brod, Lou Breslow, C. Graham Baker, Nan Blair, Byron Morgan, Gertrude Purcell, Gene Towne | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Jane Withers, John McGuire, Sally Blane, Sidney Toler

Votes: 38

30. The Girl Friend (1935)

67 min | Musical

6.0
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An actor and two songwriters become rural con men.

Writers: C. Graham Baker, Gertrude Purcell, Benny Rubin, Gene Towne | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Ann Sothern, Jack Haley, Roger Pryor, Thurston Hall

Votes: 20

31. Palooka (1934)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Knobby discovers young hunk Palooka and trains him to fight the reigning champ, also drunken sot, Al McSwatt.

Writers: Ham Fisher, Jack Jevne, Gertrude Purcell, Arthur Kober, Ben Ryan, Murray Roth | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stuart Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 218

32. The Human Side (1934)

70 min | Drama

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The story of a theatrical producer, his divorced wife and their four children.

Writers: Edward Buzzell, Frank Craven, Ernest Pascal, Margaret Morrison Smith | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Doris Kenyon, Charlotte Henry, Reginald Owen

33. She Was a Lady (1934)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

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Writers: Elisabeth Cobb, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Donald Woods, Ralph Morgan, Monroe Owsley

34. Another Language (1933)

77 min | Drama

6.6
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Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, ... See full summary »

Writers: Rose Franken, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Donald Ogden Stewart | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Louise Closser Hale, John Beal

Votes: 188

35. Child of Manhattan (1933)

TV-PG | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Preston Sturges | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Buck Jones, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 176

36. Cocktail Hour (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Cynthia Warren, independently wealthy through her ability as an illustrator and poster artist, rebels against the premise that every woman is destined for matrimony and motherhood, and ... See full summary »

Writers: James Kevin McGuinness, Gertrude Purcell, Richard Schayer | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Randolph Scott, Sidney Blackmer, Muriel Kirkland

Votes: 37

37. No More Orchids (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker ... See full summary »

Writers: Grace Perkins, Gertrude Purcell, Keene Thompson | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Lyle Talbot, Walter Connolly, Louise Closser Hale

Votes: 204

38. Vanity Street (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A NYC police-detective rescues a down-and-out showgirl from a bad situation, gets her a job in the 'Follies", and falls in love with her. Then, as he is about to lead her to the altar, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Cavett, Edwards Roberts, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Charles Bickford, Helen Chandler, Mayo Methot, George Meeker

Votes: 17

39. The Night Mayor (1932)

65 min | Drama

6.9
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Opportunistic film seeking to capitalize on a scandal in New York mayor Jimmy Walker's office before his name was out of the newspapers. Tracy plays a mayor who has a penchant for the night... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Marx, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Lee Tracy, Evalyn Knapp, Don Dillaway, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 18

40. Honor Among Lovers (1931)

75 min | Drama

6.7
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Jerry Stafford, a businessman, is in love with his secretary but she deserts him for another man. When she realizes her mistake, she goes back to him. Doris Brown is her girlfriend who is in love with a man named Monty Dunn.

Writers: Austin Parker, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Monroe Owsley, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 110

41. The Girl Habit (1931)

77 min | Comedy

5.3
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A mild Lothario tries to get arrested as protection from the gangster husband who has threatened him.

Writers: Owen Davis, Clayton Hamilton, Gertrude Purcell, A.E. Thomas | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Tamara Geva, Sue Conroy, Margaret Dumont

Votes: 6

42. Follow the Leader (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

Writers: William K. Wells, George White, Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Gertrude Purcell, Sid Silvers | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz

Votes: 44

43. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)

82 min | Comedy

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Gertrude Purcell | Directors: George Cukor, Cyril Gardner | Stars: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Henrietta Crosman, Mary Brian

Votes: 186

44. The Sap from Syracuse (1930)

68 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Ellen Saunders is an heiress on a cruise to Europe being pursued by a day laborer mistaken for a prominent mining engineer. During the cruise, he foils two crooks try to get rid of her.

Writers: Jack O'Donnell, John Griffith Wray, John Hayden, Gertrude Purcell | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Jack Oakie, Ginger Rogers, Granville Bates, George Barbier

Votes: 22