Most Voted Titles With John St. Polis

1. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
93 min | Horror
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

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2. The Unknown (1927)
63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

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3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
150 min | Drama, Romance, War
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

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4. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative ... See full summary »

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5. Coquette (1929)
76 min | Drama, Romance
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A flirtatious southern belle is compromised with one of her beaus.

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6. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
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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.

 1,116
8. Crossroads (1942)
83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

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9. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »

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10. Magnificent Obsession (1935)
112 min | Drama, Romance
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11. The Criminal Code (1931)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

 473
12. Souls for Sale (1923)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

 473
13. Call Her Savage (1932)
88 min | Drama
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Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

 390
14. The World Gone Mad (1933)
80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.

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15. They Shall Have Music (1939)
102 min | Music, Drama, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A boy runs away from home and ends up at a music school for poor children. When the school suffers hard times, he enlists the aid of violinist Heifetz to save the day.

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16. The Match King (1932)
79 min | Drama
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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 »

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17. Shadows (1922)
70 min | Drama
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A dying Chinese man converts to Christianity in order to stop a friend from being blackmailed.

 253
18. Symphony of Six Million (1932)
94 min | Drama
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A brilliant young doctor grows away from his family and his community when his older brother convinces him to make his fortune as a Park Avenue doctor. He spends his time prescribing ... See full summary »

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19. International Crime (1938)
62 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
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Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque), amateur criminologist and detective, with a daily radio program, sponsored by the Daily Classic newspaper, has developed a friendly feud that sometimes ... See full summary »

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20. The Shadow Strikes (1937)
61 min | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of... See full summary »

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21. Transgression (1931)
70 min | Drama
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When an English husband goes off to India for a year-long business trip, he also sends his wife to live in Paris to alleviate her loneliness and boredom. While she is there, she becomes ... See full summary »

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22. The Dark Hour (1936)
64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A pair of detectives investigates the murder of an elderly millionaire who was the target of blackmail and death threats and find that there is no shortage of suspects, many of them in the victim's own family.

 103
23. Party Girl (1930)
67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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Jay Rountree, son of a wealthy manufacturer and young, rising businessman, gets caught up in a web involving an escort service or 'party girls.' While eluding the wily Diana Holster, the ... See full summary »

 101
24. Alias the Doctor (1932)
61 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Karl is the workaholic adopted son while Stephan is the lazy one. They both go to Munich to study medicine and Karl is at the top of the class while Stephan is barely passing. When ... See full summary »

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25. Death from a Distance (1935)
68 min | Mystery, Thriller
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While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience members is found dead. A tough detective and a brassy female reporter lock horns as they both try to break the case.

 90
27. Beau Ideal (1931)
79 min | Adventure, Romance, War
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An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

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28. The Yellow Ticket (1931)
88 min | Drama
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A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ... See full summary »

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29. Borderland (1937)
82 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

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30. Three on the Trail (1936)
67 min | Action, Drama, Western
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An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.

 63
31. Call of the Prairie (1936)
63 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hoppy has to bust up a gang of outlaws with the help of his sidekicks Shanghai and Johnny. As usual, he walks through the fusillade unscathed.

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32. Rustlers' Valley (1937)
61 min | Action, Adventure, Western
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Hoppy clears Lucky on a charge of bank robbery and foils the plot of a crooked lawyer to rustle a herd of pedigree cattle and take over the valley.

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33. The Lady in Scarlet (1935)
65 min | Mystery, Romance
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When a wealthy art dealer is murdered, the private investigator hired for the case discovers a web of blackmail, corruption and stolen bonds.

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34. The Gay Diplomat (1931)
67 min | Drama
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Captain Orloff is sent to Bucharest to capture a Mata Hari type of spy, but many different women fit the bill and are attractive enough to make one question one's allegiance.

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35. Captain Thunder (1930)
65 min | Adventure, Drama, Music, Western
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36. Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)
58 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state... See full summary »

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37. Below the Deadline (1936)
64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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After a good-natured Irish cop is framed for a diamond robbery and murder and presumed dead in a train wreck, he gets plastic surgery and returns to expose the real killers.

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38. A Devil with Women (1930)
64 min | Adventure
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Soldier of fortune Maxton is stranded in a Central American country. He and Tom, the nephew of the country's richest man, try to end Morloff's banditry but just barely escape a firing squad. They become rivals for Rosita.

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39. Cocktail Hour (1933)
73 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

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40. The President Vanishes (1934)
80 min | Drama
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41. The Border Patrolman (1936)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a border patrolman catches their spoiled daughter smoking in a no-smoking area, parents hire him to watch over her. She then runs over to Mexico and gets involved with jewel thieves ... See full summary »

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42. The Crusader (1932)
65 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gangsters scheme to get rid of a crusading District Attorney by blackmailing him through his daughter.

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43. The Mysterious Rider (1938)
74 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in ... See full summary »

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44. Boys' Reformatory (1939)
62 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A tough street kid takes the rap for a burglary committed by the son of his foster family and is sent to a boys reformatory, where the inmates are under the thumb of corrupt guards and a brutal prison doctor.

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45. Sing, Sinner, Sing (1933)
74 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime.

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46. Federal Fugitives (1941)
66 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Spotting a man in Washington D.C. that he thinks looks like Otto Lieberman, a fugitive that caused a plane crash that killed eight people, government-agent James Madison manages to identify... See full summary »

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47. Doctors' Wives (1931)
80 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
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48. On the Spot (1940)
62 min | Comedy, Mystery
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Frankie Kelly is the soda jerk and embryo scientist in Midvales only drugstore. Two murders and an attempted killing suddenly swing Midvale into national prominence. Frankie and his pal, ... See full summary »

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49. Paradise Isle (1937)
73 min | Adventure, Drama, Music, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A blind artist is on his way to Java to see a doctor about an operation to restore his sight when the ship sinks and he washes up on a tropical island. A native girl finds him and begins to... See full summary »

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50. Woman in Distress (1937)
58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A painting in the possession of an old lady, Phoebe Tuttle, is rumored to be a genuine Rembrandt, and Fred Stevens, ace reporter of the "Dispatch" newspaper, is sent to cover the story. The... See full summary »

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