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1. Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

Writers: Warren Duff, Tiffany Thayer | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc, Irene Hervey

2. The Loves of Carmen (1948)

99 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

6.3
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A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Prosper Mérimée | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell, Victor Jory

3. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

4. The Madonna's Secret (1946)

76 min | Mystery

6.3
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The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

Writers: Bradbury Foote, Wilhelm Thiele | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford, Edward Ashley

5. Week-End in Havana (1941)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Writers: Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

6. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Walter Bullock, Maurice Maeterlinck | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

7. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Grover Jones | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

8. Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Kanin, Jerome Cady, Lucy Maud Montgomery | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Anne Shirley, James Ellison, Henry Travers, Patric Knowles

9. Flight Angels (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Leo, Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

10. Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.0
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The Bumstead family is off to see relatives in the country when Blondie runs into Charlie and Millie, an eloping couple needing her help.

Writers: Richard Flournoy, Karen DeWolf, Charles M. Brown, Chic Young | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

11. Ski Patrol (1940)

64 min | Adventure, Drama, War

4.2
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1939: Finnish reserve unit defends border, home-town in valley below, from Russian invaders who are excavating an explosives-laden tunnel under their mountaintop encampment.

Writer: Paul Huston | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Philip Dorn, Luli Deste, Stanley Fields, Samuel S. Hinds

12. Wildcat Bus (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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A small bus company run by a father/daughter team comes under attack by a group of "wildcatters" who want to put the company out of business so they can take over the profitable Los Angeles-to-San Francisco route.

Writer: Lou Lusty | Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Fay Wray, Charles Lang, Paul Guilfoyle, Don Costello

13. Golden Gloves (1940)

66 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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Writers: Joe Ansen, Lewis R. Foster, Maxwell Shane | Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Felix E. Feist | Stars: Richard Denning, Jeanne Cagney, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Paige

14. Gangs of Chicago (1940)

66 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A criminal uses his knowledge of the law for his not-very-legal purposes, betraying friends along the way.

Writer: Karl Brown | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Barton MacLane, Lola Lane, Ray Middleton

15. Queen of the Mob (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Writers: Horace McCoy, William R. Lipman, J. Edgar Hoover | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Blanche Yurka, J. Carrol Naish, Jeanne Cagney

16. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)

74 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ellis, Edward Ettinger, Holworthy Hall, Helen Logan, Robert Middlemass, Lester Ziffren | Director: David Burton | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Jean Rogers, Richard Clarke, Onslow Stevens

17. Comin' Round the Mountain (1940)

63 min | Comedy

5.8
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Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Maxwell Shane, Duke Atteberry | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Burns, Una Merkel, Jerry Colonna, Don Wilson

18. Gone with the Wind (1939)

TV-PG | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

19. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Krasna, Felix Jackson | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

20. They Made Her a Spy (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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When her brother is killed by sabotage, Irene Eaton (Sally Eilers) joins the secret service and goes undercover to unroot the culprits.

Writers: Michael Kanin, Jo Pagano, George Bricker | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Sally Eilers, Allan Lane, Fritz Leiber, Frank M. Thomas

21. Swanee River (1939)

84 min | Drama

6.7
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More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Taintor Foote, Philip Dunne | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Don Ameche, Andrea Leeds, Al Jolson, Felix Bressart

22. The Spellbinder (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Anthony, Thomas Lennon, Joseph Fields | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles, Allan Lane

23. Three Sons (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

6.0
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Writers: Lester Cohen, John Twist | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Edward Ellis, William Gargan, Kent Taylor, J. Edward Bromberg

24. Persons in Hiding (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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A beautiful but greedy woman teams up with a small-time hoodlum to become two of the most wanted criminals in the country.

Writers: J. Edgar Hoover, William R. Lipman, Horace McCoy | Director: Louis King | Stars: Lynne Overman, Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, William Henry

25. Boy Slaves (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: Albert Bein, B. Harrison Orkow | Director: P.J. Wolfson | Stars: Anne Shirley, Roger Daniel, James McCallion, Alan Baxter

26. Sued for Libel (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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The trial of Albert Pomeroy on the charge of murdering Edward Webster,arouses interest because Webster's widow, Muriel insists Pomeroy is innocent. Meanwhile, back to radio station NYEB, ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolfe Kaufman, Jerome Cady | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Kent Taylor, Linda Hayes, Lilian Bond, Morgan Conway

27. The Escape (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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From the slums emerge a policeman (Richmond) and a criminal (Norris) whose sister (Duff) loves the policeman who father has been murdered.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Director: Ricardo Cortez | Stars: Kane Richmond, Amanda Duff, Henry Armetta, Edward Norris

28. Thou Shalt Not Kill (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Robert Presnell Sr., George Carleton Brown | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Charles Bickford, Owen Davis Jr., Doris Day, Paul Guilfoyle

29. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

TV-G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard "Baby."

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

30. 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, Guy Kibbee

31. Kentucky (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, John Taintor Foote | Director: David Butler | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille

32. Having Wonderful Time (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Ginger Rogers, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Writer: Arthur Kober | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball

33. Crashing Hollywood (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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An ex-con, just out of prison, and his wife meet a screen writer on the train and decide that, since he's writing about crime without knowing much about it, collaborating with him would be ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Yawitz, Gladys Atwater, Paul Dickey, Mann Page | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle, Lee Patrick

34. The Affairs of Annabel (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.1
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Wonder Pictures' seedy publicity man Lanny Morgan has put the studio's biggest star, Annabel Allison, in one crazy stunt after another. His latest scheme has Annabel pretending to be a maid... See full summary »

Writers: Bert Granet, Paul Yawitz, Charles Hoffman | Directors: Benjamin Stoloff, Lew Landers | Stars: Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly, Bradley Page

35. Everybody's Doing It (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

4.9
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Gangsters are attempting to control the solutions (and winning) of the puzzles in a national newspapers picture puzzles contest craze.

Writers: J. Robert Bren, Edmund Joseph, Harry Segall, George Beck | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Preston Foster, Sally Eilers, Cecil Kellaway, Lorraine Krueger

36. Condemned Women (1938)

77 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Shoplifter Linda Wilson doesn't care much for life inside or outside jail until she starts a relationship with prison psychiatrist Philip Duncan. When the Warden asks her to break off the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lionel Houser | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Sally Eilers, Louis Hayward, Anne Shirley, Esther Dale

37. I Stand Accused (1938)

63 min | Drama

5.8
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Fred, a young lawyer fresh out of school, climbs quickly to success as the mouthpiece for a gangland mob. His friend Paul, however, reaches equally quick success - in the district ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Kahn, Alex Gottlieb | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Robert Cummings, Helen Mack, Lyle Talbot, Thomas Beck

38. Crime Ring (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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Writers: J. Robert Bren, Gladys Atwater, Reginald Taviner | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Allan Lane, Frances Mercer, Clara Blandick, Inez Courtney

39. This Marriage Business (1938)

Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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New York city reporter Bill Terry (Allan Lane and his photographer-assistant "Candid" Perry (Jack Carson) follow an eloping heiress to a small New York town where he hears the marriage ... See full summary »

Writers: Gladys Atwater, J. Robert Bren, Mel Riddle, Alex Ruben | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Victor Moore, Allan Lane, Vickie Lester, Cecil Kellaway

40. Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.0
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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

41. Fight for Your Lady (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Wrestling trainer puts himself in charge of a singer's love life when the singer is jilted by a rich girl.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Harry Segall, Harold Daniel Kusel, Jean Negulesco, Isabel Leighton | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: John Boles, Jack Oakie, Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame

42. There Goes the Groom (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

5.6
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A young man strikes gold in Alaska, comes home to his sweetheart and wins her sister.

Writers: S.K. Lauren, Dorothy Yost, Harold Kussell, David Garth | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Ann Sothern, Burgess Meredith, Mary Boland, Onslow Stevens

43. Border Cafe (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Music, Romance, Western

5.2
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Easterner Keith Whitney, son of a wealthy Senator, heads west where he ends up a drunk at a border cafe. After losing the money his father sent him to buy a ranch he learns his father is ... See full summary »

Writers: Lionel Houser, Thomas Gill | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Harry Carey, John Beal, Armida, George Irving

44. Quick Money (1937)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy

6.0
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Bluford H. Smythe, who has made it big in the big city, has returned to his small hometown of Glenwood after being away for twenty years. Accompanying him is his personal secretary, Ambrose... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur T. Horman, Franklin Coen, Bert Granet | Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Fred Stone, Gordon Jones, Dorothy Moore, Berton Churchill

45. Poor Mrs. Jones (1926)

46 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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Tired of her grueling and unglamorous day-to-day life as a rural housewife, Jane Jones takes a vacation to the city where she stays with her sister Hattie, and her ideals of the city are dispelled.

Writer: Grace Frysinger | Director: Raymond Evans | Stars: Leona Roberts, Walter Beck, Maud Howell Smith, Arthur J. Rhodes