Favourite Films of 1937

by awoodbine | created - 11 Sep 2011 | updated - 11 Sep 2011 | Public

My favourite films of 1937

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1. The Awful Truth (1937)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 14,606

2. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,008 | Gross: $0.17M

3. Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Joan Marsh, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 1,128

4. Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)

Not Rated | 70 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck, Sig Ruman

Votes: 772

5. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 6,415

6. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane

Votes: 1,280

7. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 5,575

8. History Is Made at Night (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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...

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Colin Clive

Votes: 1,193

9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 149,111 | Gross: $184.93M

10. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 789

11. Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Virginia Field, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 1,163

12. Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan

Votes: 696

13. Lancer Spy (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Dolores del Rio, George Sanders, Peter Lorre, Virginia Field

Votes: 104

14. Easy Living (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni

Votes: 2,343

15. Lost Horizon (1937)

Unrated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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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?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 10,148

16. The Last Train from Madrid (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley

Votes: 84

17. Dinner at the Ritz (1937)

77 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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The daughter of a murdered financier is working as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks those among her father's colleagues who plotted against him.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Annabella, David Niven, Paul Lukas, Romney Brent

Votes: 184

18. Dead End (1937)

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

7.4
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The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

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

Votes: 4,992

19. A Day at the Races (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

7.7
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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.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Votes: 11,356

20. In Old Chicago (1937)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Musical

6.9
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The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Alice Brady

Votes: 1,692

21. Nothing Sacred (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Votes: 4,907

22. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 5,798 | Gross: $4.36M

23. Kid Galahad (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris

Votes: 2,376

24. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 5,660

25. Saratoga (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.6
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After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $5.30M