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1. The Unfaithful (1947)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 596

2. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 16,000

3. Cat People (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 13,172 | Gross: $4.00M

4. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 20,116

5. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,008

6. Dead Reckoning (1947)

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

7.2
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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Votes: 4,591

7. Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Approved | 146 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Votes: 4,166

8. The Jolson Story (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 1,211

9. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.2
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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,532

10. The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith

Votes: 1,557

11. Old Acquaintance (1943)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

Votes: 2,093

12. Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams, Halliwell Hobbes

Votes: 2,196

13. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 79

14. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery

6.8
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 2,979

15. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,112

16. The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Unrated | 61 min | Mystery, Romance

5.9
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A stage mentalist involved in a mysterious death and a discredited plastic surgeon are among the assorted characters involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 422

17. Edge of the City (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 1,770

18. The Reckless Moment (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 2,824

19. Christmas Holiday (1944)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Votes: 814

20. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 153

21. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.6
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 95

22. In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Passed | 102 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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In 1906, on Oklahoma's Indian lands, a cowboy fights for oil lease rights against a greedy oilman while a pretty schoolteacher steals both men's hearts.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 645

23. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

24. Shockproof (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Jenny Marsh, still dangerously attractive after 5 years in prison for killing a man in defense of her shady lover Harry, clashes at first with parole officer Griff Marat, who's determined ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knight, John Baragrey, Esther Minciotti

Votes: 786

25. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 848

26. My Reputation (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Warner Anderson, Lucile Watson

Votes: 867

27. Black Magic (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Charlie searches for a murderer amidst numerous ghosts conjured up by a strange variety of spiritualists and occultists.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

Votes: 1,034

28. The Big Story (1949–1959)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer

Votes: 14

29. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 945

30. Backfire (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Edmond O'Brien, Dane Clark

Votes: 669

31. The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Charles Coburn, Scott Brady, John Russell

Votes: 98

32. Slightly French (1949)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A cinema director who is in an emotional and professional crisis thinks that he has discovered a French star when he meets an ordinary dancer.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Don Ameche, Janis Carter, Willard Parker

Votes: 156

33. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger, Barry Kelley

Votes: 626

34. Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

Votes: 217

35. The Scarlet Clue (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Charlie discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

Votes: 987

36. Panhandle (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.3
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John Sands, a former Texas marshal turns to ranching, and later to a gunfighter when he sets out to prove that casino/saloon owner, Matt Garson, had his brother, a newspaperman, killed.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 104

37. Nora Prentiss (1947)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident. Despite her misgivings they become heavily involved and Talbot finds he is ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda

Votes: 865

38. The Fuller Brush Man (1948)

Passed | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Poor Red Jones gets fired from every job he tries. His fiancée gives him one last chance to make good when he becomes a Fuller Brush man. His awkward attempts at sales are further ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Don McGuire, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 400

39. Cuban Pete (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts sends his assistant Ann to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Ethel Smith, Joan Shawlee, Beverly Simmons

Votes: 15

40. Always Together (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

6.2
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Millionaire Turner, on his deathbed, leaves a million to Jane Barker. A movie addict who believes life is like the movies, marries Donn without telling him about the bequest. Turner gets ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Robert Hutton, Joyce Reynolds, Cecil Kellaway, Ernest Truex

Votes: 96

41. Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.7
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Votes: 188

42. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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A reporter who wants to solve crimes gets into comic scrapes with a beautiful stranger and a misunderstood dog.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Carole Landis, Allyn Joslyn, Margo Woode, Harry Morgan

Votes: 80

43. The Thirteenth Hour (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.5
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In the 7th of Columbia's "Whistler" series, truck-firm owner Steve Reynolds gets involved in a feud with a rival firm, and shortly thereafter is slugged by a masked assailant who steals the... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Richard Dix, Karen Morley, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon

Votes: 69

44. Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

79 min | Adventure, Drama

5.4
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When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: John Derek, Diana Lynn, George Macready, Alan Hale

Votes: 225

45. Unholy Partners (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 New York, with a crooked big-time gambler as a partner.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Laraine Day, Edward Arnold, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 260

46. The Sky Dragon (1949)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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On a plane trip, Charlie Chan and the passengers are drugged, and when they wake up a quarter million dollars is missing.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Roland Winters, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Noel Neill

Votes: 227

47. Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler

Votes: 524

48. Janie Gets Married (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.3
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Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. Dick is hired to write filler for his father-in-law's newspaper, but is never allowed to prove his real worth. Janie has to... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding

Votes: 121

49. Crime Doctor (1943)

66 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel, Ray Collins

Votes: 253

50. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland

Votes: 353