Radio in the Movies

by joe_538 | created - 21 Sep 2013 | updated - 05 Mar 2014 | Public

Golden Age Radio in the Movies. Either a radio station featuring prominently or radio personalities in the movies.

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1. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

Votes: 2,934 | Gross: $1.30M

2. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 26,716 | Gross: $14.79M

3. The Night That Panicked America (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Vic Morrow, Cliff De Young, Michael Constantine, Walter McGinn

Votes: 565

4. The Great American Broadcast (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 182

5. Check and Double Check (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy

5.7
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Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party.... See full summary »

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Freeman F. Gosden, Charles J. Correll, Sue Carol, Irene Rich

Votes: 302

6. Way Back Home (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Drama

6.8
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Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears, Seth intends to raise Robbie as his own son. The vindictive father attacks Mary ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Phillips Lord, Effie Palmer, Frank Albertson, Bette Davis

Votes: 491

7. Are You Listening? (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.4
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A radio writer/producer accidentally kills his wife and then attempts to escape an on-air hunt for him.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page, Karen Morley

Votes: 359

8. The Big Broadcast (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A radio-singer, Bing Hornsby, is none-too-concerned about his job, and an affair with Mona leads to his dismissal. When it appears Hornsby is getting and paying a lot of attention to his ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 152

9. Chandu the Magician (1932)

Unrated | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 720

10. Little Orphan Annie (1932)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Daddy Warbucks has to go on a long trip, leaving Annie alone. While wandering the street, Sandy leads Annie to discover Mickey, who is crying. Mickey's grandmother recently died, and he is ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Mitzi Green, Buster Phelps, May Robson, Matt Moore

Votes: 39

11. Meet the Baron (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

5.8
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The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante, Zasu Pitts, Ted Healy

Votes: 189

12. Myrt and Marge (1933)

62 min | Comedy

7.3
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Myrt has a show chock full of talented performers that deserves to be on Broadway, but can't raise the necessary money. Jackson, a lecherous "producer", provides the money in order to get ... See full summary »

Director: Al Boasberg | Stars: Myrtle Vail, Donna Damerel, Ray Hedges, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 64

13. The Return of Chandu (I) (1934)

208 min | Horror, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt, is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice Nadji ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival

Votes: 199

14. Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy

6.9
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When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, W.C. Fields, George Burns

Votes: 510

15. Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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A struggling writer finds success writing scripts for a radio comic at the expense of his high-brow ambitions.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Norman Foster, William Gargan

Votes: 100

16. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

97 min | Musical

5.9
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Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 202

17. Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret. protection.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Betty Furness

Votes: 115

18. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 238

19. Artists & Models (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Arlen) wants an ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, Richard Arlen, Gail Patrick

Votes: 210

20. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 474

21. Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Crime, Music

6.0
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Counterfeit bills are being printed in Canada and shipped across the border hidden in blocks of ice. When the counterfeiters force engraver Bronson to make a new plate, he inscribes a tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: James Newill, Carol Hughes, William Royle, Herbert Corthell

Votes: 68

22. The Shadow Strikes (1937)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

4.9
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Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Shores | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Agnes Anderson, James Blakeley, Walter McGrail

Votes: 262

23. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 3,641 | Gross: $2.00M

24. This Way Please (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Betty Grable, Ned Sparks, Jim Jordan

Votes: 22

25. Artists and Models Abroad (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Buck Boswell and his all-girl troupe are stranded in Paris, but Buck manages to con the manager of the 'Hotel de Navarre' in furnishing accommodations for his group, but the proprietor's ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, Joan Bennett, Mary Boland, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 65

26. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Directors: Mitchell Leisen, James P. Hogan | Stars: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross

Votes: 730

27. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy

6.4
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 310

28. Dick Tracy Returns (1938)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Romance

7.3
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Dick Tracy battles spies and saboteurs in his efforts to bring to justice the Stark gang, a criminal family led by the vicious Pa Stark.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lynne Roberts, Charles Middleton, Jerry Tucker

Votes: 299

29. International Crime (1938)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque), amateur criminologist and detective, with a daily radio program, sponsored by the Daily Classic newspaper, has developed a friendly feud that sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson, Oscar O'Shea

Votes: 266

30. Little Orphan Annie (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Sport

6.8
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Annie (Ann Gillis), an orphan, (based on Harold Gray's comic strip but who is at no point in the film called 'Little Orphan Annie), is befriended by a fight manager, 'Pop' Corrigan (J. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Ann Gillis, Robert Kent, June Travis, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 22

31. The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | 264 min | Western

7.1
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CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take control of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 142

32. On the Great White Trail (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.1
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Death stalked Garou's Landing, in the Canadian frozen north, but who was the killer who murdered two men and left them huddled in the snow. Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill, of the Royal ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: James Newill, Terry Walker, Robert Frazer, Richard Alexander

Votes: 18

33. Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.4
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Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Robert Cummings

Votes: 58

34. Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

Passed | 302 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

7.0
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A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Irving Pichel, Ted Pearson, Jennifer Jones

Votes: 251

35. Man About Town (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 98

36. Meet Dr. Christian (1939)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama

6.4
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A pleasant down-home entry which casts Hersholt as the title doctor in the mythical town of Rivers End, Minnesota.

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Robert Baldwin, Enid Bennett

Votes: 46

37. That's Right - You're Wrong (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Radio sensation Kay Kyser and his band are lured to Hollywood to make a movie, but the screenwriters assigned to the project have difficulty tailoring a script to Kyser's persona.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Lucille Ball

Votes: 192

38. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.2
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Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble, especially Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Meanwhile, Whipsnade's son ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Votes: 1,339

39. Band Waggon (1940)

TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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A plot involving spies in a haunted castle gives this team of celebrated British wireless comedians plenty of scope for laughs.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Arthur Askey, Jack Hylton and His Band, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood

Votes: 115

40. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.1
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Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 245

41. The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama

6.0
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A doctor fights an epidemic that breaks out in the poor section of town and tries to get the rest of the town to help out.

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Robert Baldwin, Tom Neal

Votes: 48

42. Comin' Round the Mountain (1940)

63 min | Comedy

6.3
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Add a Plot

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Burns, Una Merkel, Jerry Colonna, Don Wilson

Votes: 13

43. Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940)

68 min | Drama

6.1
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A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Edgar Kennedy, Rod La Rocque

Votes: 62

44. Dreaming Out Loud (1940)

PG | 81 min | Comedy

6.7
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Lum and Abner work at a general store in Arkansas. There they get involved in some misadventures with the locals.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Frances Langford, Frank Craven

Votes: 64

45. The Green Hornet (1940)

Approved | 258 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel

Votes: 385

46. The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | 293 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Warren Hull, Wade Boteler, Anne Nagel, Keye Luke

Votes: 267

47. Hullabaloo (1940)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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A movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career - all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!).

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

Votes: 139

48. Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

82 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Mary Martin, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 73

49. Melody Ranch (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance, Western

6.2
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His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller, Barton MacLane

Votes: 172

50. Murder on the Yukon (1940)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western

5.9
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Two Mounties find the body of a man who has just been murdered. They follow the trail to a cabin, where they are attacked by the murderer's gang.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: James Newill, Polly Ann Young, Dave O'Brien, Al St. John

Votes: 15

51. One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Robert Cummings, Bud Abbott

Votes: 1,332

52. The Shadow (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Victor Jory, Veda Ann Borg, Roger Moore, Robert Fiske

Votes: 175

53. Sky Bandits (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Music, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Sgt. Renfrew and Constable Kelly go aloft to search for a plane missing with a shipment of gold from the Yukon Mine Company. Inventor Speavy has devised a power ray which disrupts ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: James Newill, Louise Stanley, Dewey Robinson, William Pawley

Votes: 37

54. Terry and the Pirates (1940)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Dr. Herbert Lee (John Paul Jones), an archaeologist seeking to decipher ancient Mara inscriptions, is aided by his son, Terry (William Tracy), and Terry's pal, Pat Ryan (Jeff York), and ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Allen Jung

Votes: 50

55. You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.2
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The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 779

56. Yukon Flight (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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When the plane owned by the "Yukon and Columbia Mail Service" crashes, RCMP Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill) and Constable Kelly (Dave O'Brien) suspect murder. Their suspicions are confirmed... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: James Newill, Louise Stanley, Warren Hull, William Pawley

Votes: 34

57. Buck Privates (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.3
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Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 3,472 | Gross: $4.00M

58. Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941)

263 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen, Jan Wiley, John Davidson

Votes: 234

59. Look Who's Laughing (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.2
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Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan

Votes: 237

60. Mr. District Attorney (1941)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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First screen version of the popular radio series, followed by two sequels.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Florence Rice, Peter Lorre, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 77

61. Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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P.Cadwallader Jones (James Ellison), assistant district attorney and his sweetheart Terry Parker (Virginia Gilmore), a newspaper reporter, are about to be married when news comes that ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: James Ellison, Virginia Gilmore, Franklin Pangborn, Paul Harvey

Votes: 9

62. Playmates (1941)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

5.4
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Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John Barrymore (John Barrymore),is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser (... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Velez, Ginny Simms

Votes: 167

63. Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt, Charles Winninger

Votes: 1,238

64. Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

Votes: 683

65. The Bashful Bachelor (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

6.1
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Lum Edwards is annoyed with his partner in Pine Ridge's Jot-'em-Down general store, Abner Peabody, because Abner has swapped their delivery car for a racehorse. Lum is also too timid to ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Zasu Pitts, Grady Sutton

Votes: 80 | Gross: $0.68M

66. Captain Midnight (1942)

Passed | 270 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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Secret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in America aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, James Craven, Sam Edwards

Votes: 74

67. Gang Busters (1942)

251 min | Crime

7.2
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Detective Lt.Bill Bannister has the assignment to run down an unknown gang of terrorists spreading a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is Detective Tim Nolan, news photographer Vicki ... See full summary »

Directors: Noel M. Smith, Ray Taylor | Stars: Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, Ralph Morgan, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 58

68. The Great Gildersleeve (1942)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

6.1
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Gildersleeve, a small town bachelor, has slapstick troubles with a husband-hunting woman and two helpful kids.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Harold Peary, Jane Darwell, Nancy Gates, Charles Arnt

Votes: 208

69. Here We Go Again (1942)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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It's Fibber and Molly's 20th anniversary and they want to throw a big party. But when everyone declines their invitation, they decide to go on a second honeymoon instead. After one night at... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan

Votes: 192

70. Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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Jerry North (William Post Jr.) and his wife, Pam (Gracie Allen)return home after a night away in a holiday spirit. The spirit soon vanishes when the body of a man falls out of the liquor ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Gracie Allen, William Post Jr., Paul Kelly, Rose Hobart

Votes: 191

71. My Favorite Spy (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ellen Drew, Jane Wyman, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 170

72. Road to Happiness (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny. With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady, Jeff ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: John Boles, Mona Barrie, Billy Lee, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 49

73. Secrets of the Underground (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.9
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With the help of a WAAC group, Mr. District Attorny smashes a Nazi spy-ring that is selling counterfeit War Stamps and Bonds.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: John Hubbard, Virginia Grey, Lloyd Corrigan, Robin Raymond

Votes: 12

74. Seven Days' Leave (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Victor Mature, Lucille Ball, Harold Peary, Mapy Cortés

Votes: 218

75. Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 408

76. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 1,801

77. Around the World (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.8
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Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Mischa Auer, Joan Davis, Marcy McGuire

Votes: 133

78. Cosmo Jones in the Crime Smasher (1943)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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An amateur detective and a janitor try to find a kidnapped heiress.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Frank Graham, Edgar Kennedy, Gale Storm, Richard Cromwell

Votes: 59

79. Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

6.2
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On a mission to New York, two women pursue Gildersleeve...then his fiancée shows up.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Harold Peary, Billie Burke, Claire Carleton, Richard LeGrand

Votes: 143

80. Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

6.5
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Gildersleeve gets himself into trouble while on jury duty.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Harold Peary, Jane Darwell, Nancy Gates, Charles Arnt

Votes: 137

81. So This Is Washington (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

5.7
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Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--Abner's homemade licorice.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Alan Mowbray, Mildred Coles

Votes: 154

82. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,274

83. Two Weeks to Live (1943)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

5.9
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When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, his partner gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Franklin Pangborn, Kay Linaker

Votes: 147

84. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland

Votes: 417

85. Carolina Blues (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Musical

5.8
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Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ann Miller, Victor Moore, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 113

86. Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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Gildersleeve, running for office, is aided by two ghosts and hindered by a mad scientist and an invisible woman.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Harold Peary, Marion Martin, Richard LeGrand, Amelita Ward

Votes: 215

87. Goin' to Town (1944)

68 min | Comedy

6.2
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Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Barbara Hale, Florence Lake

Votes: 13

88. Heavenly Days (1944)

71 min | Comedy

6.0
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Fibber McGee and Molly innocently get mixed up with the federal government.

Director: Howard Estabrook | Stars: Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Eugene Pallette, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 80

89. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)

60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Porter Hall, Paul Guilfoyle

Votes: 147

90. Take It or Leave It (1944)

70 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Phil Baker, Edward Ryan, Madge Meredith, Stanley Prager

91. The Whistler (1944)

Approved | 59 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 652

92. Dick Tracy (1945)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

6.1
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Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki, Jane Greer

Votes: 906

93. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 117

94. I Love a Bandleader (1945)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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Director: Del Lord | Stars: Phil Harris, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Leslie Brooks, Walter Catlett

Votes: 32

95. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 397

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96. The Power of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | 66 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Loren Tindall

Votes: 369

97. Radio Stars on Parade (1945)

69 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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A Hollywood talent agency tries to avoid finacial ruin by getting its best clients on the air.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Frances Langford, Ralph Edwards

Votes: 63

98. Voice of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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The 4th film of the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", finds wealthy John Sinclair, with no health or friends, being advised by his doctor to take a long ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams, James Cardwell

Votes: 342

99. Behind the Mask (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Mystery

5.0
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Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, has his hands full as the murder of blackmailing reporter Jeff Mann is blamed on him. Not only does the real murderer seem one step ahead of him as Lamont ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Karlson, William Beaudine | Stars: Kane Richmond, Barbara Read, George Chandler, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 99

100. Breakfast in Hollywood (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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Based on an old radio series with a live audience. It is the story of few of the people who attend the show. Nat King Cole sings.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Tom Breneman, Bonita Granville, Beulah Bondi, Edward Ryan

Votes: 164