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1.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (113 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
2.
The Awful Truth (1937)
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Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
3.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
4.
Dark Journey (1937)
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During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love. (77 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
5.
Stage Door (1937)
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house. (92 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
6.
Stella Dallas (1937)
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A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future. (106 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
7.
Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)
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In Victorian London, a Crime Novelist and his Wife fake their disappearance in order to hide from an uptight Anglican Bishop who is leading a campaign against the "evils" of crime fiction. (94 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
8.
Night Must Fall (1937)
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When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
9.
It's Love I'm After (1937)
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An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover. (90 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
10.
True Confession (1937)
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A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial. (85 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
11.
Topper (1937)
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs. (97 mins.)
 
12.
Children in the Wind (1937)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
13.
Love Is News (1937)
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Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. (77 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
14.
Pépé le Moko (1937)
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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
15.
A Day at the Races (1937)
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A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse. (111 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
16.
Shall We Dance (1937)
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
17.
A Damsel in Distress (1937)
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Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose... (101 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
18.
Lost Horizon (1937)
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A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be? (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
19.
The Edge of the World (1937)
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
20.
Easy Living (1937)
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During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions. (88 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
21.
Nothing Sacred (1937)
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An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit. (77 mins.)
 
22.
History Is Made at Night (1937)
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Divorcee Irene Vail falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back... (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
23.
Angel (1937)
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A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man. (91 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
24.
You Only Live Once (1937)
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The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control. (86 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
25.
Double Wedding (1937)
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Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
26.
Breakfast for Two (1937)
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Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy. (67 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
27.
I Met Him in Paris (1937)
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Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene. (86 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
28.
Live, Love and Learn (1937)
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Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet... (78 mins.)
 
29.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
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An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped. (101 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
30.
Street Angel (1937)
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In old Shanghai, two sisters, a prostitute and a singer, tried to escape from the local scoundrels with the help of a trumpet player and a newspaper seller. (91 mins.)
Director: Muzhi Yuan
 
31.
Crossroads (1937)
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Four students in Shanghai have recently finished university. All are unemployed. Xu contemplates suicide but his friend Zhao talks him out of it... (110 mins.)
Director: Xiling Shen
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Song at Midnight (1937)
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China's first horror film, this is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him. (113 mins.)
Director: Weibang Ma-Xu
 
34.
They Won't Forget (1937)
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student. (95 mins.)
 
35.
Quality Street (1937)
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In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson. (83 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
36.
The Great Garrick (1937)
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The Great Garrick (Brian Aherne) is the most celebrated London theater actor of his day (eighteenth... (89 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
37.
Dance Program (1937)
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Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates. (144 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
38.
Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)
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An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound. (78 mins.)
Director: Nate Watt
 
39.
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)
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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan. (67 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
40.
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)
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On a freighter going from San Francisco to Shanghai Mr. Moto solves mysteries caused by a gang of smugglers. First of the series. (70 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
41.
The Virgin Bride (1937)
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Jacqueline Vignolle fills her father with despair: she has just broken up with her... fourteenth fiancé... (95 mins.)
Director: Henri Decoin
 
42.
Café Metropole (1937)
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In Paris, young American Power is in debt to nightclub owner Menjou who forces him to woo heiress Young in hopes of reaping her fortune. (83 mins.)
 
43.
Heart of the Rockies (1937)
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Cattle are being routinely stolen from a local ranch, and suspicion centers on a local mountain family. (67 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
44.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
45.
Clock Cleaners (1937 Short Film)
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four. (9 mins.)
 
46.
Porky's Duck Hunt (1937 Short Film)
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New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by a very early version of Daffy, and all the other ducks. (9 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
47.
Lonesome Ghosts (1937 Short Film)
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Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off. (9 mins.)
 
48.
The Girl Was Young (1937)
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Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause. (80 mins.)
 
49.
The Hurricane (1937)
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor. (110 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
50.
Mister Max (1937)
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Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough... (86 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
51.
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
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The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters. (86 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka