1938

Movies to see for 1938
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1.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
 
4.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
5.
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
 
6.
Pygmalion (1938)
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A Victorian dialect expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society. (96 mins.)
 
7.
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938 Documentary)
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin. (121 mins.)
 
8.
Holiday (1938)
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
9.
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938 Documentary)
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda. (96 mins.)
 
10.
La Bête Humaine (1938)
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
11.
Hotel du Nord (1938)
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A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin... (95 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
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12.
Port of Shadows (1938)
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
13.
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (112 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Block-Heads (1938)
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It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator... (57 mins.)
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16.
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war. (103 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
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17.
The Duke of West Point (1938)
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An arrogant Cambridge student emigrates to America and enrolls at the West Point. (96 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
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18.
A Christmas Carol (1938)
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner... (69 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
19.
Marie Antoinette (1938)
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens. (149 mins.)
 
20.
The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938)
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A drama reveals the great writer's inauspicious early years as an orphan raised by conniving relatives. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
21.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
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The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives. (85 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
22.
The Young in Heart (1938)
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
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23.
The Citadel (1938)
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Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to... (110 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
24.
Vivacious Lady (1938)
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A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home. (90 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
25.
Sailing Along (1938)
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Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it... (80 mins.)
Director: Sonnie Hale
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26.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
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Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses. (85 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
27.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
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Misadventures of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri. (91 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
28.
La Marseillaise (1938)
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A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people... (135 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
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29.
The Masseurs and a Woman (1938)
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Two blind masseurs travel to a mountain retreat. One of them falls for a visiting lady from Tokyo and investigates a series of thefts. (66 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
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30.
Four Daughters (1938)
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Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
31.
The Rage of Paris (1938)
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Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband... (78 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
32.
Mars Attacks the World (1938)
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Flash Gordon is back! (68 mins.)
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33.
Carefree (1938)
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A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend's girlfriend in order to convince her to accept his proposals of marriage, but she ends up falling for the psychiatrist instead. (83 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
34.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
35.
A Woman's Face (1938)
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Embittered woman, leader of a criminal gang, has a change of heart. (104 mins.)
Director: Gustaf Molander
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36.
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
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Black comedy about a brilliant Park Avenue doctor who becomes a criminal in order to do research into the criminal mind. (87 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
37.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast. (81 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
38.
That Certain Age (1938)
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Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton... (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
39.
Algiers (1938)
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
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40.
Of Human Hearts (1938)
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War... (103 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
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41.
Spawn of the North (1938)
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Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict. (110 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
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42.
Prison Break (1938)
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Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day... (72 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
43.
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his... (91 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
44.
The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
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45.
Call the Mesquiteers (1938)
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Smugglers hijack the Mesquiteers truck, but the police catch up, kill the smugglers, and then try to arrest the Mesquiteers as part of the gang. They escape but now have to prove their innocence while being hunted as wanted men. (55 mins.)
Director: John English
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46.
Room Service (1938)
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A penniless theatrical producer must outwit the hotel efficiency expert trying to evict him from his room, while securing a backer for his new play. (78 mins.)
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47.
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
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The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts. (91 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
48.
The Challenge (1938)
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Dramatization of the first climbing of the Matterhorn in 1865. (76 mins.)
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49.
Sweethearts (1938)
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A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films... (114 mins.)
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50.
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
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The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name. (85 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
51.
Letter of Introduction (1938)
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An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up... (104 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
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52.
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
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When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders... (69 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
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53.
Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
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In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value... (66 mins.)
Director: James P. Hogan
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54.
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
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Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped. (58 mins.)
Director: Louis King
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55.
Child Bride (1938)
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Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls. (62 mins.)
Director: Harry J. Revier
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56.
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue (62 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
 
57.
Sex Madness (1938)
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Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases"... (57 mins.)
Director: Dwain Esper
 
58.
If I Were King (1938)
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Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris. (101 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
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59.
Blockade (1938)
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A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the... (85 mins.)
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60.
Romance of the Limberlost (1938)
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One little correction -- the Limberlost is in Indiana, rather than in the south. (75 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
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