Movies before 1949

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1.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. (90 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
2.
Big Business (1929 Short Film)
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner. (19 mins.)
 
3.
Little Caesar (1931)
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Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob... (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
4.
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
 
5.
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
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A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes. (100 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
6.
Three Little Pigskins (1934 Short Film)
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The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll. (20 mins.)
Director: Raymond McCarey
 
7.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
8.
China Seas (1935)
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship. (87 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
9.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
10.
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
 
11.
The Toast of New York (1937)
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress. (109 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
12.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
 
13.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
14.
Tower of London (1939)
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne... (92 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
15.
Five Came Back (1939)
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Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the... (75 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
16.
Destry Rides Again (1939)
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When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job. (94 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
17.
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
 
18.
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way. (118 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
19.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
20.
Key Largo (1948)
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
21.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)
 
22.
Johnny Belinda (1948)
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
23.
My Darling Clementine (1946)
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A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. (97 mins.)
Director: John Ford