31 Days of Scores - 12/13

by ianhenslee | created - 07 Feb 2013 | updated - 30 Dec 2013 | Public

31 Movies Featuring Memorable or Award Winning Scores for December 2013.

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1. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 5,655

2. Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.0
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The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,285

3. First Love (1939)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette, Helen Parrish

Votes: 494

4. Sweet Charity (1969)

G | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 3,865

5. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

Votes: 370

6. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,597

7. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 3,628 | Gross: $2.96M

8. Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino

Votes: 1,479

9. Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Music

6.5
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A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 5,052

10. Lord Jim (1965)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 3,010

11. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 9,981 | Gross: $14.00M

12. Captain from Castile (1947)

Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,418

13. Forever Amber (1947)

Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl | Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders

Votes: 940 | Gross: $16.00M

14. Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,025

15. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 2,279

16. Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Richard Hart

Votes: 1,094

17. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 598

18. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles with life hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 11,597 | Gross: $5.86M

19. The Rains Came (1939)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Living in India with her crude husband, a British aristocrat is reunited with an old flame at a party, though she truly has her sights set on a handsome doctor.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

Votes: 1,407

20. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 11,877 | Gross: $21.05M

21. A Summer Place (1959)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,351

22. Taras Bulba (1962)

Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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In the 16th century Ukraine, the Polish overlords and the Cossacks fight for control of the land but frequent Turkish invasions force them to unite against the common Turkish foe.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,941 | Gross: $4.00M

23. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 6,842 | Gross: $4.75M

24. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,714

25. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

6.3
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

Votes: 3,822 | Gross: $34.90M

26. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 7,146 | Gross: $15.47M

27. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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77 Metascore

The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 3,588 | Gross: $8.00M

28. Mother Wore Tights (1947)

107 min | Musical

6.7
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In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall

Votes: 443

29. This Is the Army (1943)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.0
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

Votes: 787 | Gross: $20.83M

30. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,582

31. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 26,984 | Gross: $50.01M