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1. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Highly fictionalized account (see the IMDB 'goofs' for examples) of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big ... See full summary »

Writers: Wally Kline, Æneas MacKenzie | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

2. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, History

7.0
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, Wilson Barrett | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

3. Sergeant York (1941)

Approved | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero.

Writers: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston, Alvin C. York, Tom Skeyhill | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

4. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

5. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

6. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

7. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

8. This Is the Army (1943)

121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.1
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Writers: Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

9. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Eric Taylor | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

10. Task Force (1949)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, War

6.7
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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

Writer: Delmer Daves | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan

11. Possessed (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A dazed woman walks the streets of Los Angeles looking for a man named David. After collapsing in a diner, she's taken to the psychiatric ward of a nearby hospital. Flashbacks reveal her ... See full summary »

Writers: Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall, Rita Weiman | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

12. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

13. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Thelma Jordon is in love with a jewel thief, Tony Laredo, and he persuades her to go live with her rich aunt, and steal her jewels. During the robbery, she shoots her formerly-rich aunt, ... See full summary »

Writers: Marty Holland, Ketti Frings | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

14. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Warren Duff, Jerome Odlum | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

15. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

140 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Corydon M. Wassell, James Hilton | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

16. Canyon Passage (1946)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.1
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Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Writers: Ernest Haycox, Ernest Pascal | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc

17. Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Writers: Baynard Kendrick, Guy Trosper, Howard Emmett Rogers | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Stephen McNally

18. Air Force (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Writer: Dudley Nichols | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

19. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | 76 min | Action, War, Adventure

7.1
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Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle with plans to conquer her people and take their wealth. Tarzan, the isolationist, ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Chanslor, Carroll Young, Edgar Rice Burroughs | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield, Stanley Ridges

20. The Suspect (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's ... See full summary »

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Arthur T. Horman, James Ronald | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Dean Harens, Stanley Ridges

21. The Sea Wolf (1941)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Adventure

7.6
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Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack London, Robert Rossen | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Alexander Knox

22. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

23. God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lee Scott Jr., Peter Milne, Abem Finkel | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Raymond Massey, Dane Clark, Alan Hale

24. If I Were King (1938)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, History

7.4
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Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris.

Writers: Justin Huntly McCarthy, Preston Sturges | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Ellen Drew

25. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

26. The Big Shot (1942)

82 min | Drama, Crime

6.6
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Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and... See full summary »

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Abem Finkel, Daniel Fuchs | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis, Susan Peters

27. Captain Eddie (1945)

107 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after... See full summary »

Writer: John Tucker Battle | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Lynn Bari, Charles Bickford, Thomas Mitchell

28. An Act of Murder (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.

Writers: Ernst Lothar, Michael Blankfort, Robert Thoeren | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks

29. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Western

6.8
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An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Writers: Charles Marquis Warren, Louis Stevens, Elizabeth Hill | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

30. Winterset (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Anthony Veiller | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Margo, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Carradine

31. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Albert McCleery | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

32. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Writers: Philip G. Epstein, Wilson Collison | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer

33. Internes Can't Take Money (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child.

Writers: Rian James, Theodore Reeves, Max Brand | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Lloyd Nolan, Stanley Ridges

34. The Scoundrel (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Drama

6.7
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A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, and his ghost must wander restlessly unless someone sheds a tear for him.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Noel Coward, Julie Haydon, Stanley Ridges, Martha Sleeper

35. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.0
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Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Harold Buckley | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Henry Hull, Stanley Ridges

36. Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.8
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Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Rossen, Jerome Odlum | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

37. Paid in Full (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Blees, Frederick M. Loomis, Charles Schnee | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden

38. The Master Race (1944)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.0
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When allied troops liberate a small battle-scarred Belgium town in 1944 the American and British commanders do all they can to help the war-weary people back on their feet. There are mental... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert J. Biberman, Anne Froelich, Rowland Leigh | Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: George Coulouris, Stanley Ridges, Osa Massen, Carl Esmond

39. Because of Him (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Sig Herzig | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Helen Broderick

40. Eagle Squadron (1942)

109 min | War, Drama

6.9
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An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Norman Reilly Raine | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore, Jon Hall, Eddie Albert

41. The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

5.4
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Lawyer Ginger Rogers is hired to keep dumb cowboy Jack Carson out of trouble.

Writers: Robert Libott, Frank Burt, Robert Carson | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis, Stanley Ridges

42. You're My Everything (1949)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a ... See full summary »

Writers: Will H. Hays Jr., George Jessel, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Anne Revere, Stanley Ridges

43. Crime Without Passion (1934)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes | Stars: Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges

44. Let Us Live (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Allen Rivkin, Joseph F. Dinneen | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Henry Fonda, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Baxter

45. Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Duff, Michael Fessier, Frank Donoghue, Robert Buckner | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn, George Bancroft

46. The Du Pont Story (1950)

88 min | Drama, History

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Writers: William S. Dutton, Francis P. Scannell, Wilhelm Thiele | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Eduard Franz, Marcel Journet, Sigrid Gurie, Grandon Rhodes

47. Mr. District Attorney (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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First screen version of the popular radio series, followed by two sequels.

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Karl Brown, Phillips Lord | Director: William Morgan | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Florence Rice, Peter Lorre, Stanley Ridges

48. Yellow Jack (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, History, Mystery

6.3
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In the fever-stricken areas of Cuba a brave band of scientists, doctors and U. S. Marines fight a losing battle against the deadly plague of 'Yello Jack,' until the great heroic risk taken by an Irish sergeant brings victory.

Writers: Edward Chodorov, Sidney Howard, Paul De Kruif | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone, Andy Devine

49. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Brower, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt, Pat Kirkland

50. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings