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1. West Bound Limited (1937)

66 min | Adventure

7.8
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Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Polly Rowles, Frank Reicher, Henry Brandon

Votes: 12

2. Block-Heads (1938)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 2,383

3. Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)

Approved | 213 min | Adventure

7.7
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An expedition arrives on an uncharted jungle island to rescue the local natives, led by a jungle boy, from a volcano that is about to erupt.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Mala, Monte Blue, Harley Wood

Votes: 49

4. Nobody's Fool (1936)

75 min | Comedy

7.7
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A naive country boy goes to New York City, where he gets mixed up with real estate swindlers.

Director: Arthur Greville Collins | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Glenda Farrell, Cesar Romero, Frank Conroy

Votes: 6

5. Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure

7.5
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The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 210

6. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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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.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,306

7. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

Passed | 113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

7.2
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Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,064

8. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Approved | 220 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.1
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Flash and his friends return to planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death. But Ming the Merciless has other plans for them...

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 861

9. It Can't Last Forever (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Russ Matthews, a theatrical agent who is not above pulling off a hoax or two or more to further the career of his clients (and himself), and a newspaper gossip-columnist, Carol Wilson, get ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Betty Furness, Robert Armstrong, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 8

10. The Plainsman (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

7.0
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,410

11. The Rains Came (1939)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The adventurous Lady Edwina Esketh travels to the princely state of Ranchipur in India with her husband, Lord Albert Esketh, who is there to purchase some of the Maharajah's horses. She's ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

Votes: 1,215

12. Heroes of the Saddle (1940)

Approved | 56 min | Sport, Western

7.0
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Montana Bill Bell, a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico Renaldo, is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy in ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Patsy Parsons

Votes: 8

13. Wild West Days (1937)

Approved | 268 min | Western

7.0
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Retired lawman Kentucky Wade and his three buddies, Mike Morales, "Dude" Hanford and "Trigger" Benton come to Brimstone and help their friends Larry Munro and his sister, Lucy , in their ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, George Shelley, Lynn Gilbert, Frank Yaconelli

Votes: 17

14. The Jury's Secret (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Bill Sheldon has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Kent Taylor, Fay Wray, Jane Darwell, Nan Grey

Votes: 6

15. The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of Dr. George Washington Carver (1864-1943), black educator and horticulturist. He is perhaps most well known for developing over 140 products from all parts of the peanut plant, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jesse Graves, Ben Hall, John Lester Johnson, Frank McGlynn Jr.

Votes: 47

16. Manpower (1941)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Alan Hale

Votes: 923

17. Flaming Frontiers (1938)

Approved | 298 min | Action, Western

6.9
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Tom Grant has found a rich gold vein and Bart Eaton is after it. Tom's sister Mary heads for the gold fields and Eaton and his men follow. Eaton teams up with Ace Daggett who plans to ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Eleanor Hansen, John Archer, William Royle

Votes: 36

18. 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 »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Henry Fonda, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Baxter

Votes: 243

19. Man of Conquest (1939)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.8
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The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Richard Dix, Gail Patrick, Edward Ellis, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 90

20. Radio Patrol (1937)

Approved | 242 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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A young radio cop and a beautiful girl try to stop an international criminal gang from getting their hands on the formula for a new bulletproof steel.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Kay Hughes, Mickey Rentschler

Votes: 33

21. Reported Missing (1937)

63 min | Thriller

6.8
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A gang is sabotaging planes so that when they crash, the corpses can be robbed.

Director: Milton Carruth | Stars: William Gargan, Jean Rogers, Dick Purcell, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 17

22. Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazonian Rain Forest.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly

Votes: 970

23. Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Mystery

6.7
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A woman and a man vying for a woman's affection: the usual love trio? Not quite so since the belle in question is Lorraine de Grissac, a very wealthy and alluring society woman, while one ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Warren William, John Halliday

Votes: 262

24. Jungle Jim (1937)

Approved | 232 min | Adventure

6.7
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Two safaris enter the African jungle intent on finding a white girl who is the heiress to a fortune. One safari, led by Jungle Jim, wants to make sure she gets the news that she is now a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Grant Withers, Betty Jane Rhodes, Raymond Hatton, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 67

25. Crash Donovan (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

6.7
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A California Highway Patrolman gets involved with a smuggling ring.

Directors: William Nigh, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jack Holt, John 'Dusty' King, Nan Grey, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 9

26. Rio (1939)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A crazed man escapes from prison to kill his wife's lover.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Victor McLaglen, Sigrid Gurie, Robert Cummings

Votes: 57

27. Sky Giant (1938)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at the academy. ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Dix, Chester Morris, Joan Fontaine, Harry Carey

Votes: 112

28. Time in the Sun (1940)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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For the most part, this film by Marie Seton, is a series of scenes , depicting Mexican natives in picturesque rituals, ceremonies and rites. It was edited from 110,000 feet of negative film... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Ponce Espino, Charles Frederick Lindsley, William Royle, Carlos Tarin

Votes: 44

29. Balalaika (1939)

102 min | Musical, Romance

6.5
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A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer secretly involved in revolutionary activities fall in love.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey, Charles Ruggles, Frank Morgan

Votes: 208

30. Secret Agent X-9 (1937)

Approved | 294 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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A secret agent goes after the gang that stole the crown jewels of a European monarchy.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Scott Kolk, Jean Rogers, David Oliver, Monte Blue

Votes: 50

31. Rebellion (1936)

Approved | 62 min | Western

6.5
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It's 1850 and California has just become part of the United States. But there is trouble between the Americans and the Mexicans and John Carrol has been sent to try and bring law and order.... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Shores | Stars: Tom Keene, Rita Hayworth, Duncan Renaldo, William Royle

Votes: 35

32. Son of the Navy (1940)

72 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Actually, the sailor wants nothing to do with the boy, who we eventually find out is an orphan who ran away from the orphanage, trying to find a new Mom and Dad. The sailor, not knowing ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jean Parker, James Dunn, Martin Spellman, Selmer Jackson

Votes: 47

33. Mexicali Rose (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Western

6.4
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Bad guys interested in oil profits attempt to take a mission away from poor Mexican children, but Gene and Frog save the day.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Noah Beery, Luana Walters

Votes: 59

34. Special Agent K-7 (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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(1937) Walter McGrail, Irving Pichel, Queenie Smith, Donald Reed. A fine poverty row thriller. Agent K-7 finds himself knee-deep in a murder mystery at a posh nightclub run by a mobster. ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Walter McGrail, Queenie Smith, Irving Pichel, Donald Reed

Votes: 57

35. Chicken Wagon Family (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

6.4
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Addie Fippany, her father Jean Paul Batiste Fippany, her mother Josephine and her sister Cecile roam the country-side in a mule-drawn wagon, trading trinkets to farmers for chickens which ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jane Withers, Leo Carrillo, Marjorie Weaver, Spring Byington

Votes: 7

36. Frontier Pony Express (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.3
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Pony Express rider Roy and his sidekick must round up a pack of villains, as Yankee and Rebel forces contend for the allegiance of California, before Roy can turn his attentions to the girl.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Edward Keane

Votes: 50

37. Torture Money (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Police go after a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Edwin Maxwell, George Lynn, Murray Alper, King Baggot

Votes: 61

38. The Nurse from Brooklyn (1938)

65 min | Drama

6.3
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A nurse's younger brother is caught in a shootout between a criminal gang and the police, and he is shot and killed. The officer who is accused of shooting the man knows that he didn't do ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Sally Eilers, Paul Kelly, Larry J. Blake, Maurice Murphy

Votes: 7

39. Murder on the Yukon (1940)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western

6.2
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Two Mounties find the body of a man who has just been murdered. They follow the trail to a cabin, where they are attacked by the murderer's gang.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: James Newill, Polly Ann Young, Dave O'Brien, Al St. John

Votes: 13

40. Red River Range (1938)

56 min | Western

6.1
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Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Polly Moran

Votes: 196

41. Code of the Streets (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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Hoodlum Tommy Shay is sentenced to die for the murder of Police Lieutenant Carson, although Tommy was in a poker game at the time with a man calling himself "Denver" Collins. Collins has ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Harry Carey, Frankie Thomas, James McCallion, Juanita Quigley

Votes: 12

42. The Fighting Gringo (1939)

Approved | 59 min | Western

6.1
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Ben Wallace is after Don Aliso's rancho. After falsifying his land survey, he frames him for murder. But Wallace has a dull-witted accomplice in Rance Potter and this is who Wade Barton ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Lupita Tovar, Lucio Villegas, William Royle

Votes: 38

43. The Storm (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure

6.1
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A passenger ship unexpectedly runs into a typhoon.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Charles Bickford, Barton MacLane, Preston Foster, Tom Brown

Votes: 7

44. It May Happen to You (1937)

21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.1
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From MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" Series. Mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, King Baggot, William Bailey, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 35

45. Hollywood Cowboy (1937)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ewing Scott, George Sherman | Stars: George O'Brien, Cecilia Parker, Maude Eburne, Joe Caits

Votes: 77

46. The Renegade Ranger (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Western

6.0
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Texas Ranger Jack Steele is assigned to bring in former ranch owner Judith Alvarez, now the leader of a gang who is waging war against the crooked government officials who cheated the ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Rita Hayworth, Tim Holt, Ray Whitley

Votes: 134

47. Fugitives for a Night (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Mystery, Romance

6.0
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An actor in Hollywood is accused of murder and tries to figure his way out of it.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Frank Albertson, Eleanor Lynn, Allan Lane, Bradley Page

Votes: 46

48. Arizona Legion (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.0
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This region of Arizona is lawless. Even when the criminal are captured, they are acquitted by the jury or the witness takes a sudden illness. Boone is a hard drinking, shoot up the town ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Laraine Day, Carlyle Moore Jr., Chill Wills

Votes: 45

49. Sinners in Paradise (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Drama

5.9
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A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance ... See full summary »

Director: James Whale | Stars: Madge Evans, John Boles, Bruce Cabot, Marion Martin

Votes: 211

50. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Mystery

5.9
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A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper.... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 495