Undiscovered black & white gems worth seeking out

Some little-known/ forgotten films I'd recommend Golden Age cinema lovers to seek out. Only films I've seen myself and would recommend seeing at least once. Mainly Romance, Comedy and Drama, with some Crime and Musicals. I am going by number of IMDB ratings to determine what is "little-known"..
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1.
My Best Girl (1927)
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A department store's stock girl falls in love with a co-worker, the son of the store's manager; the feeling is mutual though he is engaged to a debutante and focusing on becoming successful without the influence of his father. (80 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
2.
The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
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Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting... (82 mins.)
 
3.
The Magnificent Lie (1931)
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A nightclub singer, taking pity on a blind soldier, pretends that she is the woman he once loved before he was wounded. (81 mins.)
 
4.
For Love or Money (1933)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
5.
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
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New York store clerk (Ford) joins a hobo (Conte) and an illegal immigrant (Rogers) heading for his newly bought land in Arizona. (62 mins.)
Director: Ricardo Cortez
 
6.
The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)
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Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants... (111 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
7.
Storm in a Teacup (1937)
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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.)
 
8.
Last Holiday (1950)
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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Cass
 
9.
I by Day, You by Night (1932)
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A nightclub waiter and a manicurist share the same room, he sleeps there by night and she by day. They've never met ... (98 mins.)
Director: Ludwig Berger
“ This German film maybe doesn't really fit into this list, but I really enjoyed it with the English subtitles so I'm leaving it here! ” - I_Won-t_Dance
 
10.
Top o' the Morning (1949)
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A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone...and romance the local policeman's daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
11.
Private Number (1936)
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A young woman searching for work takes a job as a maid for a rich family. Intrigue follows as a butler schemes to make the attractive newcomer his own... (80 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
12.
The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)
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Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm... (88 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
13.
A Lady Surrenders (1944)
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When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left... (113 mins.)
Director: Leslie Arliss
 
14.
Caravan (1946)
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During the last half of the 19th century writer Richard Darrell saves Don Carlos from two robbers, and... (117 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
15.
When Thief Meets Thief (1937)
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A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner. (85 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
16.
The Loudspeaker (1934)
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A young man from a small town heads to New York, determined to become a radio star. He achieves his goal but in the process alienates those around him. (67 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
17.
I Conquer the Sea! (1936)
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The captain of a fishing boat loses his arm while out at sea. He determines not to let the loss ruin his life and goes back to sea as a one-armed sailor. (70 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
 
18.
It Happened in Paris (1935)
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Paul, artistically-inclined son of an American millionaire, moves to Paris where he can find inspiration and study the masters. While there, he finds inspiration of a different sort in the form of the beautiful Jacqueline. (68 mins.)
Director: Robert Wyler
 
19.
Uptown New York (1932)
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Pat and Max are in love and share an intimate relationship. However, after Max receives his surgeon's diploma, his parents have arranged a marriage for him with a woman from a rich, good background. (80 mins.)
 
20.
Invitation (1952)
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Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her. (84 mins.)
 
21.
Never Fear (1949)
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A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio. (82 mins.)
Director: Ida Lupino
 
22.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)
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Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes things hard for him while he's a prisoner of war. (75 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
23.
One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
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Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique... (94 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
24.
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935)
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Bored rich girl hooks up with news photographer, gets caught up in his adventures. (73 mins.)
Director: Nick Grinde
 
25.
It Pays to Advertise (1931)
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To prove his thesis that any product--even one that doesn't exist--can be merchandized if it is advertised properly... (63 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
26.
Good Dame (1934)
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A chorus girl gets stranded in a small midwestern town. Against her better judgement, she hooks up with a smooth-talking con artist who says he can help her get out of town. (72 mins.)
Director: Marion Gering
 
27.
All of Me (1934)
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A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied. (70 mins.)
Director: James Flood
 
28.
Orchids and Ermine (1927)
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A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire. (70 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
29.
That I May Live (1937)
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Crooks use a man's safe-cracking skills then involve him in more crime after he spends three years in jail. He falls in love with a waitress and they go to work for a traveling salesman. (70 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
30.
Hers to Hold (1943)
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The third film in the "3 Smart Girls" trilogy starring Deanna Durbin as Penny Craig, the youngest sister in the Craig Family... (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Ryan
 
31.
Always Goodbye (1938)
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A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects. (75 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
32.
His Butler's Sister (1943)
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A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
33.
Romance in Manhattan (1935)
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Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver. (77 mins.)
Director: Stephen Roberts
 
34.
It Had to Be You (1947)
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A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life. (98 mins.)
 
35.
Rafter Romance (1933)
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A man and a woman share an apartment on a shift basis, never seeing each other; she dislikes him until they actually meet. (73 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
 
36.
I Like Your Nerve (1931)
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Young man attempts to break up an engagement between a woman and an older man. (70 mins.)
Director: William McGann
 
37.
The Devil to Pay! (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none... (72 mins.)
 
38.
Ladies in Love (1936)
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Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates... (97 mins.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
Beloved Enemy (1936)
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In 1921, Irish rebels launch an uprising with the aim of creating an Irish republic, independent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland... (90 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
41.
Trade Winds (1938)
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Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship... (93 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
42.
The Dance of Life (1929)
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A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts... (115 mins.)
 
43.
Second Honeymoon (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband. (84 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
44.
Love Is News (1937)
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Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. (77 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
45.
Piccadilly Jim (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club... (95 mins.)
 
46.
Internes Can't Take Money (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child. (78 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
47.
Exit Smiling (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A maid who works for a traveling theatrical troupe wants desperately to be an actress, and manages to... (77 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
48.
Strangers in Love (1932)
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Strangers in Love is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lothar Mendes and written by Grover Jones... (76 mins.)
Director: Lothar Mendes
 
49.
The Pay Off (1942)
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The city's District Attorney is murdered, and a newspaper reporter investigates. He starts finding out that everything wasn't quite as cut and dried as it appeared to be. (74 mins.)
Director: Arthur Dreifuss
 
50.
A Lady of Chance (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner. (78 mins.)
 
51.
Fashions of 1934 (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn... (78 mins.)
 
52.
Once More, My Darling (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His... (92 mins.)
 
53.
5th Ave Girl (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Feeling unwanted by his wife and children, a wealthy industrialist hires an unemployed young woman to pose as his mistress. (83 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
54.
Double Harness (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her. (69 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
55.
The King Steps Out (1936)
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Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in. (85 mins.)
 
56.
I Lived with You (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In London a young lady meets a homeless and apparently penniless Russian prince. She introduces him to her middle-class Fulham family and he moves in... (100 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
57.
Behold My Wife! (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage... (79 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
58.
Hard to Get (1938)
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When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis... (82 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
59.
The Unguarded Hour (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An ambitious barrister and his wife are targeted by blackmailers. In trying to save her husband, the wife becomes involved in a murder case her husband is trying. For his part, the husband's actions make him a suspect in a related murder. (87 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
60.
The Cardboard Lover (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to... (50 mins.)
 
61.
It's Love Again (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Elaine Bradford is a young singer and dancer, looking for her big break. Peter Carlton is a gossip columnist facing a deadline and a blank page... (83 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
62.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels... (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur B. Woods
 
63.
Happiness Ahead (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer. (86 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
64.
Caravan (1934)
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Member of royal family is forced to marry a vagabond. (101 mins.)
Director: Erik Charell
 
65.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A male Polish secret agent and a female Russian secret-police spy smuggle messages to St. Petersburg in candlesticks... (89 mins.)
 
66.
The Gay Deception (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro... (77 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
67.
Along Came Love (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The shop girl Emmy Grant meets the handsome doorman John Patrick O'Ryan outside of a theater and she is convinced that he is her true love... (72 mins.)
Director: Bert Lytell
 
68.
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
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A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him. (77 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
69.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin that she's pregnant... (84 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
70.
Love on a Bet (1936)
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In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael... (77 mins.)
Director: Leigh Jason
 
71.
The Voice of the Turtle (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend... (103 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
72.
Calendar Girl (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A songwriter finds out that his beautiful girlfriend is going to be an artist's model. (88 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
73.
Deep Valley (1947)
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Uneducated and poor, Libby lives a sheltered life in a broken down shack with her unloving parents.... (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
74.
Two in a Crowd (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms... (85 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
75.
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love. (76 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
76.
Young Romance (1915)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Young Romance, released in 1915, is a recent rediscovery that forever silences the claim that refined comedy cannot be conveyed via the screen... (59 mins.)
 
77.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm... (91 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
78.
You and Me (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store. (94 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
79.
Weary River (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A gangster is put in prison, but finds salvation through music while serving his time. Again on the outside, he finds success elusive and temptations abound. (86 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
80.
To the Victor (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A story about Cumbrian shepherds and their skilled sheepdogs. Grumpy old McAdam with aggressive Black Wull and civilized David Moore with educated Owd Bob compete to win the sheepdogs's cup. David also tries to win McAdam's daughter's heart. (78 mins.)
 
81.
The Very Thought of You (1944)
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Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory. (99 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
82.
Lucky Star (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
83.
So Little Time (1952)
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During World War II, German soldiers occupy the home of a beautiful Belgian girl and her mother. (88 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
84.
Night Song (1947)
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When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him. (102 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell