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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 316,992

2. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 17,709

3. I Married a Witch (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 5,068

4. Too Late for Tears (1949)

Passed | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,187

5. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,617

6. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 138

7. No Man of Her Own (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,326

8. Lady in the Dark (1944)

100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall

Votes: 311

9. Force of Evil (1948)

TV-PG | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 4,444

10. The Moon Is Down (1943)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb, Dorris Bowdon

Votes: 289

11. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,286

12. You Belong to Me (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A jealous and insecure newlywed man interferes with his wife's medical work in order to prevent her from seeing attractive male patients.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Edgar Buchanan, Roger Clark

Votes: 477

13. Apache Drums (1951)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.2
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A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Willard Parker, Arthur Shields

Votes: 431

14. So Ends Our Night (1941)

117 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford

Votes: 291

15. Copper Canyon (1950)

84 min | Western

6.2
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Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman

Votes: 395

16. 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.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 467

17. They Dare Not Love (1941)

75 min | Drama, War

6.2
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An Austrian prince flees his homeland when the Nazis take over and settles in London. While in London, he meets a beautiful Austrian émigré who makes him realize his mistake in leaving ... See full summary »

Directors: James Whale, Victor Fleming, Charles Vidor | Stars: George Brent, Martha Scott, Paul Lukas, Sig Arno

Votes: 33

18. Take a Letter, Darling (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

7.0
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Macdonald Carey, Constance Moore

Votes: 356

19. Lucky Jordan (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts...to find ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Helen Walker, Sheldon Leonard, Mabel Paige

Votes: 200

20. Bedtime Story (1941)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 395

21. The Mark of the Renegade (1951)

81 min | Adventure

6.5
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Set in 19th century California Marcos Zappa goes undercover as a pirate to expose the crooked Don Pedro Garcia.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, J. Carrol Naish, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 82

22. Suddenly It's Spring (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Fred wants to start a new life with a new wife, but it isn't easy to give Paulette the gate for another mate.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Macdonald Carey, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 125

23. Song of Surrender (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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In 1906 in Connecticut, Elisha Hunt, the 55-year-old curator of a small government museum, marries Abigail, the 19-year-old daughter of a local farmer. In addition to the differences in ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Claude Rains, Macdonald Carey, Andrea King

Votes: 35

24. Dream Girl (1948)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A daydreaming young lady, until she meets her reality man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Betty Hutton, Macdonald Carey, Patric Knowles, Virginia Field

Votes: 52

25. Standing Room Only (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.2
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During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 128

26. Blondie in Society (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

7.2
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Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 155

27. Nobody's Children (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Edith Fellows, Billy Lee, Georgia Caine, Lois Wilson

Votes: 36

28. My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Directors: Robert Siodmak, Cullen Tate | Stars: Richard Carlson, Martha O'Driscoll, Cecil Kellaway, Frances Gifford

Votes: 18

29. Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

6.1
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A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, William Lundigan, June Havoc, Gary Merrill

Votes: 57

30. Shut My Big Mouth (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.4
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Wellington Holmes, a timid and very shy horticulturist, heads for Big Bluff. When the stagecoach is held up by Buckskin Bill and his men, he coincidentally knocks out three of them earning ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld

Votes: 38

31. Footlight Fever (1941)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Alan Mowbray, Donald MacBride, Elisabeth Risdon, Lee Bonnell

Votes: 45

32. Blondie for Victory (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, War

6.5
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Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 99

33. Repent at Leisure (1941)

66 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A young man unknowingly falls for the boss' daughter.

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Kent Taylor, Wendy Barrie, George Barbier, Thurston Hall

Votes: 51

34. Not a Ladies' Man (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Bill Bruce, a young boy whose dislike of women, stems from his father's divorce from his mother, is dismayed to find that his father, Robert Brude, is falling for Bill's schoolteacher, ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Paul Kelly, Fay Wray, Douglas Croft, Ruth Lee

Votes: 7

35. Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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P.Cadwallader Jones (James Ellison), assistant district attorney and his sweetheart Terry Parker (Virginia Gilmore), a newspaper reporter, are about to be married when news comes that ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: James Ellison, Virginia Gilmore, Franklin Pangborn, Paul Harvey

Votes: 9

36. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: A Southern Lady (1952)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Phil Brown | Stars: Jane Wyatt, Douglas Dick, Margaret Field, Georgia Backus