1937

Movies to see for 1937
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
2.
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
“ Lucy and Barkley Cooper have been happily married for 50 years when the bank forcloses on their home. Since none of their five children is willing to take both of them, Lucy (Beulah Bondi) settles with a son in New York City and Bark (Victor Moore)settles with a daughter 300 miles away in the country. Things don't work out well for anyone concerned.

This is a really heartbreaking film. I think I felt the saddest that the couple, who so clearly loved and needed each other had to be separated. The children meant well but every one of them put their own needs first. I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" again without getting tears in my eyes. I'm off to explore the supplements on the DVD I rented. ” - marie_D
 
3.
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
 
4.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
 
5.
Captains Courageous (1937)
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Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns... (117 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Stage Door (1937)
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments. (92 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
9.
Easy Living (1937)
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J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought... (88 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
10.
The Good Earth (1937)
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The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery. His father gives Wang Lung a freed slave as wife... (138 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
13.
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
 
14.
Way Out West (1937)
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Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector... (64 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
15.
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
“ Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix Instant ” - marie_D
 
16.
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
 
17.
Confession (1937)
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Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history. (87 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
18.
Dead End (1937)
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The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night. (93 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
Stella Dallas (1937)
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A low-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future. (106 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
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.
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.)
“ Watch on the Internet Archive ” - marie_D
 
24.
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.)
“ owned ” - marie_D
 
25.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
 
26.
True Confession (1937)
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A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial. (85 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
“ owned ” - marie_D
 
27.
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
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
28.
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
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Two look-alike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like. (118 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
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
 
31.
Heidi (1937)
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl. (88 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
32.
Maytime (1937)
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An elderly Miss Morrison recounts her life as the once young and beautiful opera singer Marcia Morney-then the toast of Napoleon III's Paris... (132 mins.)
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
The Pearls of the Crown (1937)
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Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls... (118 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
35.
Désiré (1937)
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Shavian social satire. Odette is an actress who's now the mistress of a government minister. Her household of cook... (92 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
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36.
Black Legion (1937)
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When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence. (83 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
37.
What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka... (71 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
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38.
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 have romantic complications in this screwball comedy. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
39.
In Old Chicago (1937)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
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.
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
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Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather... (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
42.
Knight Without Armor (1937)
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors. (107 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
43.
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.)
“ owned ” - marie_D
 
44.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
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Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady... (110 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
45.
Fire Over England (1937)
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Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the... (92 mins.)
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
46.
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
 
47.
The Dybbuk (1937)
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In a Polish shtetl, two young men who have grown up together betrothe their unborn children, ignoring... (108 mins.)
 
48.
Elephant Boy (1937)
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This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes. (80 mins.)
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
49.
San Quentin (1937)
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An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate. (70 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
50.
Murder on Diamond Row (1937)
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London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him... (77 mins.)
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
51.
Moonlight Sonata (1937)
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Mr. Paderewski performs classical piano works including Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", which enhances the bond between two young lovers, just as his having previously played this same lovely melody had brought the girl's parents together. (86 mins.)
Director: Lothar Mendes
 
52.
Something to Sing About (1937)
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A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs. (93 mins.)
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
53.
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
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Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization. (67 mins.)
Director: James Hogan
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54.
Slaves in Bondage (1937)
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Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they... (70 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
 
55.
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
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56.
Hit the Saddle (1937)
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Greedy rancher McGowan wants to have a local wild horse sanctuary closed, so he can capture and sell them while Tucson tries to break up Stony's marriage to a sexy, gold-digging saloon girl. (57 mins.)
Director: Mack V. Wright
“ Amazon Watch Instant ” - marie_D
 
57.
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
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Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a... (57 mins.)
Director: Louis King
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58.
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
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Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft. (78 mins.)
Director: Norman Lee
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59.
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
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The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But... (64 mins.)
Director: Louis King
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60.
The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937)
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Paris is Burning! Under the Iron Fist of Robespierre hundreds are executed, by the swift and bloodstained guillotine. Through these acts of injustice a new heroism is born - The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel. (94 mins.)
Director: Hans Schwartz
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61.
It Could Happen to You! (1937)
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(1937, Republic) Alan Baxter, Andrea Leads, Owen Davis, Astrid Allwyn. Captivating story of two brothers, one good, one bad. The good one becomes a lawyer while the bad one resorts to crime and ultimately... (71 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
62.
Non-Stop New York (1937)
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A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York. (69 mins.)
“ Internet Archive ” - marie_D
 
63.
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
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D