History of Best Story winners

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1.
The Brave One (1956)
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A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador. (100 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
2.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom. (122 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
3.
Broken Lance (1954)
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The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
4.
Roman Holiday (1953)
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
5.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle. (152 mins.)
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
6.
Seven Days to Noon (1950)
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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British... (94 mins.)
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
7.
Panic in the Streets (1950)
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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
8.
The Stratton Story (1949)
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Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms. (106 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
9.
The Search (1948)
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In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
10.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
11.
Vacation from Marriage (1945)
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people. (102 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
12.
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
13.
Going My Way (1944)
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Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
14.
The Human Comedy (1943)
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war. (117 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
15.
49th Parallel (1941)
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
16.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
17.
Arise, My Love (1940)
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A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins. (110 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
18.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
19.
Boys Town (1938)
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there... (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
20.
A Star Is Born (1937)
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. (111 mins.)
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
21.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
22.
The Scoundrel (1935)
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A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, and his ghost must wander restlessly unless someone sheds a tear for him. (76 mins.)
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
23.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman. (93 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
24.
One Way Passage (1932)
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A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret. (67 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
25.
The Champ (1931)
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Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son. (86 mins.)
 
26.
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
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World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths. (108 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell
 
27.
Underworld (1927)
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend. (80 mins.)
“ TO WATCH ” - Paul Hamell