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1. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

2. 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

3. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 40

4. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 61

5. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Paul Cavanagh, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 20

6. The Parson of Panamint (1941)

84 min | Drama, Western

7.9
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The mayor of wild and woolly mining town Panamint, in San Francisco to fetch a preacher for the new church, happens upon young Philip Pharo, as handy with his fists as with a sermon. ... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Ellen Drew, Phillip Terry, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 15

7. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 11,523

8. Here I Am a Stranger (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

7.8
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Young Englishman (Greene) meets his real father (Dix) in America, a former alcoholic. They both grow in getting know one another.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Richard Greene, Richard Dix, Brenda Joyce, Roland Young

Votes: 13

9. Gentleman Jim (1942)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,560

10. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,227

11. The Woman I Love (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

7.6
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In World War I France, a pilot falls in love with the wife of his friend and superior officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Paul Muni, Miriam Hopkins, Louis Hayward, Colin Clive

Votes: 78

12. Dead End (1937)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 4,712

13. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 1,197

14. The Trouble with Women (1947)

80 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Brian Donlevy, Rose Hobart

Votes: 21

15. The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 3,839

16. 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: 1,375

17. Bright Victory (1951)

96 min | Drama, War

7.4
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After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, James Edwards

Votes: 534

18. Checkers (1937)

79 min | Drama

7.4
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Jane Withers and trainer Stu Erwin save a horse with a broken leg and enter it in a race.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Jane Withers, Stuart Erwin, Una Merkel, Marvin Stephens

Votes: 8

19. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 7,173

20. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 4,196

21. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 4,721

22. Boy Friend (1939)

70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A cop pretends to be a crook in order to catch a gang of outlaws. The bad guys run a night club as a front. The cop's sister helps him by singing there; otherwise, she's busy making love to a military cadet.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Jane Withers, Arleen Whelan, George Ernest, Richard Bond

Votes: 6

23. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,467

24. 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: 1,638

25. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 125

26. The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes things hard for him while he's a prisoner of war.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Francis Lederer, Joan Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland

Votes: 36

27. 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: 740

28. Mister 880 (1950)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Gentle romantic comedy about a Secret Service Agent trying to catch a cold case counterfeiter and a United Nations translator.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy McGuire, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 907

29. You Came Along (1945)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Charles Drake

Votes: 129

30. Little Egypt (1951)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A belly dancer causes a scandal with her "suggestive" and "immoral" dancing at a Worlds Fair exhibition at the turn of the 20th century.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Mark Stevens, Rhonda Fleming, Nancy Guild, Charles Drake

Votes: 25

31. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 2,702

32. That Certain Woman (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 934

33. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

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

7.0
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The Assistant DA falls for mysterious Thelma when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate. He is suspicious of her, but weakened as he is love-stuck.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 1,351

34. 24 Hours (1931)

66 min | Drama

7.0
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A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Clive Brook, Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins, Regis Toomey

Votes: 215

35. Shadows in the Night (1944)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A young woman wants The Crime Doctor to help her decipher her strange nightmares.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Baxter, Nina Foch, George Zucco, Edward Norris

Votes: 51

36. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 3,304

37. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Rex Ingram

Votes: 901

38. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 752

39. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

140 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 591

40. Princess O'Rourke (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A pilot falls in love with a woman he believes is heading cross country to become a maid, little suspecting that she's actually a princess.

Director: Norman Krasna | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Jack Carson

Votes: 823

41. Happy Land (1943)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is the owner of a drugstore. Everyone knows Lew and knew his grandfather, old "Gramp" Marsh (Harry Carey), who... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 140

42. A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan

Votes: 479

43. The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Brian Donlevy, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Montagu Love

Votes: 109

44. Hidden Gold (1940)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.9
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Hoppy and Lucky confront a gang of outlaws which has been ravaging stagecoaches and gold mines. The final gunfight is at Ed Colby's mine.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Minor Watson, Ruth Rogers

Votes: 91

45. Stablemates (1938)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Wallace Beery, Mickey Rooney, Arthur Hohl, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 114

46. Western Union (1941)

Approved | 95 min | History, Western

6.8
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When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger, Virginia Gilmore

Votes: 1,751

47. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,752

48. Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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Truck Cross, played by Jimmy Stewart, isn't an enlisted soldier. He is an enlisted man in the Navy and therefore a sailor. Otherwise, Harold Thornton's review is excellent.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Young, James Stewart, Florence Rice, Billie Burke

Votes: 337

49. A Southern Yankee (1948)

90 min | Comedy, History, War

6.8
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A hapless bellboy in a St. Louis hotel near the end of the Civil War is recruited by the Union secret service to impersonate a notorious Confederate spy.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris

Votes: 379

50. The Hardys Ride High (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy

6.8
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Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 235