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1. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 3,342

2. Sitting Pretty (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

7.6
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

Votes: 1,581

3. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 2,246

4. Deep Waters (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

6.9
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 160

5. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.5
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While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Votes: 8,053

6. Tulsa (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 814

7. It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

7.0
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

Votes: 1,377

8. The Great Gatsby (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 544

9. Backfire (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Edmond O'Brien, Dane Clark

Votes: 756

10. Stars in My Crown (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.5
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In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous, that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,330

11. Convicted (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 511

12. Saddle Tramp (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Western

7.0
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A saddle tramp unexpectedly becomes foster parent to four children for whom he provides by working on a ranch that's embroiled in a feud with another ranch and cattle rustlers.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix, John Russell, John McIntire

Votes: 293

13. Wyoming Mail (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.2
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In 1869, when the railroad mail service is threatened by frequent bandit attacks, the government hires Steve Davis to infiltrate a gang in order to destroy it from inside.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva, Ed Begley

Votes: 141

14. Dark City (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,471

15. You're in the Navy Now (1951)

93 min | Comedy, War

6.4
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When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Millard Mitchell, Eddie Albert

Votes: 461

16. The Lady from Texas (1951)

78 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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An eccentric Civil War widow is accused of being insane.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Howard Duff, Mona Freeman, Josephine Hull, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 43

17. Boots Malone (1952)

102 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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Boots Malone is jockey's agent and a bit of a wheeler-dealer who went from living at the Ritz to living in a room at the stables when his star jockey was killed in an accident. After nearly... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 256

18. Lone Star (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 681

19. On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper

Votes: 4,821

20. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

Votes: 2,198

21. The Turning Point (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Tom Tully

Votes: 597

22. Patterns (1956)

83 min | Drama

7.9
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When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 1,509

23. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 524,056

24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,720

25. The Green Helmet (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

5.3
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A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

Director: Michael Forlong | Stars: Bill Travers, Ed Begley, Sidney James, Nancy Walters

Votes: 128

26. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

Votes: 5,672

27. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 2,832 | Gross: $13.17M

28. Inherit the Wind (1965 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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In 1925, a Tennessee science teacher is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and a mighty courtroom battle ensues.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Ed Begley, Norman Wright, Diane Baker

Votes: 42

29. The Oscar (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Drama

5.1
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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker

Votes: 843

30. Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle, or Mutilate (1967)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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An older union leader takes the heat as times are changing in his 1960s company. The modern union wants to change the leadership without realizing how far their leader has brought them ... See full summary »

Director: John Howe | Stars: Joe Austin, Ed Begley, Harvey Fisher, Bruno Gerussi

Votes: 7

31. Warning Shot (1967)

Not Rated | 100 min | Mystery

6.8
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During a stakeout, an L.A. cop kills a doctor who presumably pulled a gun but the coroner's inquest finds no gun, forcing the cop to look for it to clear his name.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 482

32. The Violent Enemy (1967)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Irish terrorist breaks out of prison, and heads back to Ireland intending to blow up an electronics factory

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Tom Bell, Susan Hampshire, Ed Begley, Noel Purcell

Votes: 48

33. Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 3,871

34. Firecreek (1968)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 2,605

35. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 1,593

36. Hang 'Em High (1968)

M | 114 min | Western

7.0
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When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley

Votes: 28,542

37. A Time to Sing (1968)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

5.2
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A young farmer is reluctantly drawn into the music business against the wishes of his conservative uncle.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Hank Williams Jr., Shelley Fabares, Ed Begley, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 45

38. The Monitors (1969)

M | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Larry Storch, Avery Schreiber

Votes: 241

39. Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (1969 TV Movie)

89 min | Family, Mystery, Action

8.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Ed Begley, Charles Aidman, Jimmy Bracken, Annie McEveety

Votes: 71

40. The Silent Gun (1969 TV Movie)

75 min | Western

6.5
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A sheriff with a reputation as a fast gun almost kills an innocent child. He makes up his mind that he is not going to carry around loaded weapons anymore, but, since he's the sheriff of a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, John Beck, Ed Begley, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 21

41. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 3,074

42. Neither Are We Enemies (1970 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.8
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Van Heflin As Joseph Of Arimathea

Director: David Pressman | Stars: Ed Begley, J.D. Cannon, Leonard Frey, Jay Hammer

Votes: 6

43. Road to Salina (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Robert Walker Jr., Ed Begley, Bruce Pecheur

Votes: 327