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1. Cap'n Eri (1915)

Drama

8.4
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Director: George Lessey | Stars: George Bunny, William Mandeville, Herbert Bostwick

Votes: 14

2. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds an impossible romance.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 11,260

3. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 7,742

4. It Started with Eve (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 877

5. Someone to Remember (1943)

80 min | Drama

7.5
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An elderly woman whose son disappeared years before refuses to move when her apartment building is turned into a college dormitory for male students, as she is convinced that he will return... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Mabel Paige, Harry Shannon, John Craven, Dorothy Morris

Votes: 27

6. Dixie Dugan (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

7.3
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Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Lois Andrews, James Ellison, Charlotte Greenwood, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 19

7. We Go Fast (1941)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Two cops (Curtis, Deforest) flirt with highway restaurant waitress (Bari) who falls for Oriental businessman (Mohr) who turns out to be a crook.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Lynn Bari, Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, Don DeFore

Votes: 11

8. Bashful Ballerina (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Miss Klutz is the worst dancer that has ever enrolled at the school ran by Maestro Boris Cobblier, and he is even considering giving her money back to get rid of her, a consideration not to... See full summary »

Director: William Watson | Stars: Imogene Coca, Eugene Sigaloff, Irene Moore, George Lessey

Votes: 12

9. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale

Votes: 680

10. Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)

65 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Preston Foster, Victor McLaglen, Lois Andrews, Kent Taylor

Votes: 21

11. Eadie Was a Lady (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Ann Miller, Joe Besser, William Wright, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 13

12. Boom Town (1940)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Votes: 2,282

13. Roxie Hart (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman

Votes: 1,215

14. Edison, the Man (1940)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Lynne Overman, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,176

15. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 710

16. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 308

17. How to Eat (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Humorist Robert Benchley discusses the issue of food and how different situations can affect one's ability to consume and digest food, using his stock everyman and slightly bumbling ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Benchley, Ruth Lee, George Lessey, Forbes Murray

Votes: 53

18. Strike Up the Band (1940)

Passed | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser

Votes: 982

19. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,186

20. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 991 | Gross: $2.00M

21. Cover Girl (1944)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 3,352

22. Go West (1940)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.9
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The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll

Votes: 4,083

23. Birthright (1939)

Drama

6.9
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A black Harvard graduate confronts racism.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Carman Newsome, Ethel Moses, Alec Lovejoy, Trixie Smith

Votes: 47

24. Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Charlie Chan is an agent of the U.S. government assigned to investigate the mysterious death of an inventor.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Arthur Loft, Gwen Kenyon

Votes: 1,160

25. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.8
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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 580

26. The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin follows postal inspector Brennon on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Richard Travis, Brenda Joyce, Spencer Charters, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 13

27. Rings on Her Fingers (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 375

28. The Gay Sisters (1942)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp

Votes: 485

29. Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

6.7
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As a boy scout leader, Henry (James Lydon), repeatedly takes the blame for problems caused by a scout in his patrol.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 100

30. The Crystal Ball (1943)

81 min | Comedy

6.6
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Girl loses beauty contest, becomes a fortune teller.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Gladys George, Virginia Field

Votes: 363

31. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

6.5
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The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 950

32. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.5
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Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

Votes: 785

33. One More Tomorrow (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Shiftless playboy Tom Collier lives to jump from party to party--until he meets photographer Christie Sage. Through Christie, Tom takes over the ownership of The Bantam, a liberal magazine ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith

Votes: 228

34. Girl Trouble (1942)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.5
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A South American in New York rents the apartment of a socialite who pretends to be his maid.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Billie Burke, Frank Craven

Votes: 35

35. Bride by Mistake (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.4
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Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Alan Marshal, Laraine Day, Marsha Hunt, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 169

36. Dulcy (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.4
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 120

37. Gallant Sons (1940)

Approved | 76 min | Mystery

6.4
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Two childhood friends have a falling out because of their fathers' occupations, which lands one father in jail.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, Gene Reynolds, Gail Patrick

Votes: 162

38. Coffins on Wheels (1941)

Approved | 17 min | Crime, Short, Drama

6.4
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Unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Darryl Hickman, Tommy Baker, Allan Lane, Cy Kendall

Votes: 63

39. What a Woman! (1943)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A literary agent is pursued by the charming writer of a popular magazine while she attempts to sway one of her clients, a handsome but innocent college professor, to star in an upcoming movie based on his best-selling novel The Whirlwind.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 125

40. ...One Third of a Nation... (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.3
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A fire in a run-down tenement building injures young Joey Rogers. Wealthy passerby Peter Cortlant rushes the boy and his attractive older sister Mary to the hospital and pays the medical ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Leif Erickson, Myron McCormick, Hiram Sherman

Votes: 77

41. A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: 'Forbidden Passage' (1941)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The MGM Crime Reporter introduces Frank J. Maxwell, Florida District Director of the US Immigration Service, who talks about illegal immigration, and the unscrupulous people and ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Addison Richards, Wolfgang Zilzer, Hugh Beaumont, George Lessey

Votes: 143

42. Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Young Dr. Kildare tries to help an unlucky brain surgeon and his seemingly insane patient.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 286

43. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.2
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Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 117

44. Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Approved | 76 min | Musical, Romance

6.1
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After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

Votes: 118

45. Pistol Packin' Mama (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.1
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Westerner Sally Benson is cheated out of her bankroll by Nick Winner, a gambler passing through town. In New York, Nick opens up a combination night club/gambling joint and, while he is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Ruth Terry, Robert Livingston, Wally Vernon, Jack La Rue

Votes: 12

46. 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: 435

47. Hullabaloo (1940)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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A movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career - all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!).

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

Votes: 134

48. Sky Murder (1940)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A body is found in a locked airplane compartment and a German female refugee is a suspect. Passenger detective Nick Carter is convinced she didn't do it and works to solve the mysterious murder.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Kaaren Verne, Edward Ashley

Votes: 230

49. Patria (1917)

Action, Drama

6.0
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Directors: Jacques Jaccard, Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Warner Oland, Dorothy Green

Votes: 6

50. The Silent Command (1923)

80 min | Drama

6.0
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The Silent Command is a story of the United States Navy, revolving around experiences of a naval captain, warships, merchantmen, sea storms, a spectacular wreck, and an enemy effort to blow... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Alma Tell, Martha Mansfield, Betty Jewel

Votes: 46