Films of 1937

These are the films I have seen from the year 1937.
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1.
The Adventurous Blonde (1937)
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After rival reporters, jealous of Torchy's success, conspire to fake the murder of an actor in order to embarrass her, he ends up being strangled. (61 mins.)
Director: Frank MacDonald
 
2.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
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A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan... (81 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
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.
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
 
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.
Conquest (1937)
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A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent. (113 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
7.
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
 
8.
Dark Journey (1937)
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During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love. (77 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
9.
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
 
10.
Every Day's a Holiday (1937)
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Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe)... (80 mins.)
 
11.
A Family Affair (1937)
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The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden. (69 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ a/k/a 'Grand Illusion' ” - christopherpip
 
15.
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
 
16.
Hitting a New High (1937)
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Lili Pons and Jack Oakie star as a nightclub singer with aspires to be an opera diva and the met star whom she chases all the way to a safari in Africa to make her dreams come true in this wacky musical comedy. (85 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
17.
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
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Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio... (109 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
18.
I'll Take Romance (1937)
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An opera manager tries to woo a contract-breaking soprano into performing in Buenos Aires. (90 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
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Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be. (98 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
Madame X (1937)
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Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later... (72 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
25.
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
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A small town electrician becomes a hit singer in New York and gets involved with a gold digger, a thief, an opera singer and the woman he loves. (87 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
28.
Night Must Fall (1937)
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When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
29.
Nobody's Baby (1937)
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After trying to break into show business, two mismatched girlfriends become nurses. One of their patients... (68 mins.)
Director: Gus Meins
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
On the Avenue (1937)
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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer. (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
32.
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
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The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
33.
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
 
34.
Quality Street (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson. (83 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
35.
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
 
36.
Smart Blonde (1937)
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Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub. (59 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
37.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Stage Door (1937)
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments. (92 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
Storm in a Teacup (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter. (87 mins.)
 
43.
That Certain Woman (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
44.
They Won't Forget (1937)
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student. (95 mins.)
 
45.
Thin Ice (1937)
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A Swiss hotel's ski instructor falls in love with a man who goes skiing every morning. (79 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
Tovarich (1937)
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Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris... (98 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
48.
When You're in Love (1937)
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Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Riskin
 
49.
You Can't Have Everything (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti... (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
50.
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
 
51.
You're Only Young Once (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him. (78 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz