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1.
The Bad Sister (1931)
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Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme... (68 mins.)
Director: Hobart Henley
 
2.
Seed (1931)
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Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children... (96 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
3.
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One. (81 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
4.
Way Back Home (1931)
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Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears... (81 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
 
5.
The Menace (1932)
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Ronald Quayle escapes from prison. He was sent there for murdering his father, based on the testimony of his stepmother... (64 mins.)
 
6.
Hell's House (1932)
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Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions. (72 mins.)
Director: Howard Higgin
 
7.
The Man Who Played God (1932)
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After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others. (80 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
 
8.
So Big! (1932)
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Selina lived well until her father Simeon died. Her aunts sold the estate and put her in a boarding school... (81 mins.)
 
9.
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
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The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison... (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
10.
The Dark Horse (1932)
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Zachary Hicks is nominated at the Progressive party's convention even though he has little chance of winning the governorship... (75 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
11.
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
12.
Three on a Match (1932)
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs. (63 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
13.
20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
14.
Parachute Jumper (1933)
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To share expenses unemployed Alabama move in with also unemployed Bill and Toodles. Bill is hired by... (65 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
15.
The Working Man (1933)
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Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew... (78 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
 
16.
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
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Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work... (73 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
17.
Ex-Lady (1933)
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Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover. (67 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
18.
The Big Shakedown (1934)
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Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies. (64 mins.)
 
19.
Fashions of 1934 (1934)
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Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn... (78 mins.)
 
20.
Jimmy the Gent (1934)
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An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor. (67 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
21.
Fog Over Frisco (1934)
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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals. (68 mins.)
 
22.
Of Human Bondage (1934)
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
23.
Housewife (1934)
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Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client... (69 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
24.
Bordertown (1935)
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Johnny Ramirez rises from bouncer to partner in Charlie Roark's border town casino. Charlie's wife Marie loves Johnny... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
25.
The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
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When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger... (69 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
26.
Front Page Woman (1935)
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A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
27.
Special Agent (1935)
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Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Alexander Carston... (76 mins.)
 
28.
Dangerous (1935)
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An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ academy award for best actress ” - blakescarcella
 
29.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
30.
The Golden Arrow (1936)
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby... (68 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
31.
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
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Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency... (74 mins.)
 
32.
Marked Woman (1937)
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A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties". (96 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
33.
Kid Galahad (1937)
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Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
34.
That Certain Woman (1937)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
35.
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
 
36.
Jezebel (1938)
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ academy award for best actress ” - blakescarcella
 
37.
The Sisters (1938)
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Three daughters of a small town pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908. (99 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
38.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
39.
Juarez (1939)
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico. (125 mins.)
 
40.
The Old Maid (1939)
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever. (95 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
41.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
42.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... (141 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
43.
The Letter (1940)
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
44.
The Great Lie (1941)
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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child. (108 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
45.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
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A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader. (92 mins.)
 
46.
The Little Foxes (1941)
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
47.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely. (112 mins.)
 
48.
In This Our Life (1942)
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill)... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
49.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
50.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
51.
Old Acquaintance (1943)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
52.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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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. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
53.
The Corn Is Green (1945)
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
54.
A Stolen Life (1946)
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before. (109 mins.)
 
55.
Deception (1946)
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
56.
Winter Meeting (1948)
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Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap... (104 mins.)
 
57.
June Bride (1948)
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A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong... (96 mins.)
 
58.
Beyond the Forest (1949)
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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... (97 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
59.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
60.
Payment on Demand (1951)
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The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs. (90 mins.)
 
61.
Another Man's Poison (1951)
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In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships. (90 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
62.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
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While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
63.
The Star (1952)
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback. (89 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
64.
The Virgin Queen (1955)
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
65.
The Catered Affair (1956)
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
66.
Storm Center (1956)
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A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves. (85 mins.)
Director: Daniel Taradash
 
67.
John Paul Jones (1959)
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia. (126 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
68.
The Scapegoat (1959)
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An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
69.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty. (136 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
70.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
71.
Dead Ringer (1964)
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The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. (116 mins.)
Director: Paul Henreid
 
72.
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
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A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover. (111 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
73.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
74.
The Nanny (1965)
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There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10 year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
75.
The Anniversary (1968)
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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
76.
Connecting Rooms (1970)
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Explores the relationships shared by the residents of a seedy boarding house in London. (103 mins.)
 
77.
Bunny O'Hare (1971)
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Bunny is a penniless widow who blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade. Soon the pair starts a successful crime spree, and the cops aren't turning a blind eye. (91 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
78.
Burnt Offerings (1976)
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A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. (116 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
79.
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone... (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
80.
Death on the Nile (1978)
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As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey? (140 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
81.
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past. (84 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
82.
The Whales of August (1987)
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It's August. Like they have most summers, elderly widowed sisters Libby Strong and Sarah Webber, who live in Philadelphia... (90 mins.)
 
83.
Wicked Stepmother (1989)
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A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since... (90 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen