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1. Spellbound (1945)

Unrated | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Frances Beeding, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

2. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Writers: Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran, Thorne Smith | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

3. A King in New York (1957)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

4. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

TV-14 | 76 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel...and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, Charlotte Armstrong | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran

5. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Writer: Raymond Chandler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

6. Room Service (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

6.7
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A penniless theatrical producer must outwit the hotel efficiency expert trying to evict him from his room, while securing a backer for his new play.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, John Murray, Allen Boretz | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Lucille Ball

7. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call from clairvoyant Cornelius who saw Barters death in a vision. But a dark force ... See full summary »

Writers: Fritz Lang, Heinz Oskar Wuttig, Jan Fethke, Norbert Jacques | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe, Wolfgang Preiss

8. The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

3.9
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Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »

Writers: Tamar Simon Hoffs, M.L. Kessler | Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs | Stars: Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, John Terlesky

9. Finding Mrs. Claus (2012 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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When Mrs. Claus (Mira Sorvino) feels neglected by her less than attentive husband (Will Sasso), she goes to Las Vegas to help a little girl with her Christmas wish. But when Santa finds out... See full summary »

Writers: Andrea Seybold, Kate Wharton, Andrea Stevens, Kevin Leeson | Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso, Laura Vandervoort, Andrew W. Walker

10. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

84 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Writers: Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Gar Moore

11. Daredevil Drivers (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A hotshot race-car driver gets suspended, and winds up driving for a shady bus company. This causes problems with his girlfriend, who owns a rival--but much more reputable--bus company. To ... See full summary »

Writers: Sherman L. Lowe, Charles R. Condon | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Beverly Roberts, Dick Purcell, Gloria Blondell, Gordon Oliver

12. Wicked, Wicked (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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A tongue-in-cheek psycho movie in "Duo-vision." The entire feature employs the split-screen technique used in parts of Brian De Palma's "Sisters" that same year. As a handyman at a seacoast... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: David Bailey, Tiffany Bolling, Randolph Roberts, Scott Brady

13. Ship Ahoy (1942)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, ... See full summary »

Writers: Matt Brooks, Bradford Ropes, Bert Kalmar, Harry Clork | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, Virginia O'Brien

14. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, John Grant | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

15. Guest Wife (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Manning, John D. Klorer | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle

16. The Life of the Party (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Dr. Molnac and his musical troupe; Beggs, the manager; Mitzi Martos, a singer; Mitzi's agent Pauline; society scion Barry Saunders and his "keeper" Oliver Goodwin, are en route to Santa ... See full summary »

Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Viola Brothers Shore, Joseph Santley | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Joe Penner, Gene Raymond, Harry Parke, Harriet Hilliard

17. Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.0
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A man tries passing off a socially awkward fellow as a Casanova in the hopes of marrying off his would be sister-in-law.

Writers: C.W. Bell, Mark Swan, Richard Schayer, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Charlotte Greenwood, Reginald Denny, Cliff Edwards

18. 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

21 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene.

Writers: Hal Roach, H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Theda Bara, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon

19. The Golf Specialist (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.4
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J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: W.C. Fields, Allan Bennett, William Black, Naomi Casey

20. Lady Scarface (1941)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Lieutenant Bill Mason pursues a Chicago gang to New York unaware that its scar-cheeked leader Slade is a woman.

Writers: Arnaud d'Usseau, Richard Collins | Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Judith Anderson, Frances E. Neal, Mildred Coles

21. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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A reporter who wants to solve crimes gets into comic scrapes with a beautiful stranger and a misunderstood dog.

Writers: Edwin Lanham, Eugene Ling, Frank Gabrielson | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Carole Landis, Allyn Joslyn, Margo Woode, Harry Morgan

22. Suddenly It's Spring (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Fred wants to start a new life with a new wife, but it isn't easy to give Paulette the gate for another mate.

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Claude Binyon | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Macdonald Carey, Arleen Whelan

23. Girl Missing (1933)

TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.6
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Two sassy gold-diggers stranded in Palm Beach become involved in the case of a fellow chorus girl who goes missing on her wedding night.

Writers: Carl Erickson, Don Mullaly, Ben Markson, Stanley Logan | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Ben Lyon, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot

24. Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

Writers: Herman C. McNeile, Stuart Palmer | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny

25. The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Segall, Albert Duffy, Dalton Trumbo, Louis Joseph Vance | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Warren William, Eric Blore, Joan Perry, Alan Baxter

26. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Don Ryan, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Donald Woods, Ann Dvorak, Anne Nagel, Linda Perry

27. Honeymoon Hotel (1934)

TV-G | 7 min | Family, Animation, Musical

6.5
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After introducing the small town Bugtown, inhabitated by bugs, this short shows what happens to two honeymooning lovebugs at the Honeymoon Hotel in town, due to the fact, that their love is... See full summary »

Director: Earl Duvall

28. It's in the Air (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Sport

6.1
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Calvin Churchill, a confidence-man, and his sidekick/stooge, "Clip" McGurk, are being pursued by an Internal Revenue agent, Henry Potke, for their failure to file an income-tax on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Byron Morgan, Lew Lipton | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Jack Benny, Ted Healy, Una Merkel, Nat Pendleton

29. Innocent Husbands (1925)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Despite his faithfulness, Melvin is always under suspicion by wife Mame. Complications erupt when a woman from a party across the hall passes out in Melvin's bedroom just before Mame returns.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Katherine Grant, Jane Sherman, Lucien Littlefield

30. Dollar Dizzy (1930)

23 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Charley and Thelma are millionaires, each trying to elude suitors who are trying to marry them for their money.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Lorena Carr, Betty Mae Crane

31. Ladies' Day (1943)

62 min | Comedy, Sport

5.6
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A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he falls in love. His teammates try to get him to settle down with one woman so they can start winning some games.

Writers: Robert Considine, Edward C. Lilley, Dane Lussier, Charles E. Roberts, Bertrand Robinson | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lupe Velez, Eddie Albert, Patsy Kelly, Max Baer

32. Alibi Bye Bye (1935)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Flash (Bobby Clark and Blodgett ('Paul McCullough (I)' )qv) are two "alibi photographers" in Atlantic City who let moonlighting husbands and wives pretend to be anywhere but in Atlantic ... See full summary »

Writers: John Grey, Joseph Fields, Bobby Clark | Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Bobby Clark, Paul McCullough, Dorothy Granger, Tom Kennedy

33. Take It Big (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Writers: Howard J. Green, Joe Bigelow | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Harriet Hilliard, Mary Beth Hughes, Richard Lane

34. Fifteen Wives (1934)

65 min | Mystery

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Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes investigates the case and although the ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Belden, Frederick Stephani | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Conway Tearle, Natalie Moorhead, Raymond Hatton, Noel Francis

35. Young Ironsides (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Harry is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Muriel Evans, Clarence Wilson, Heinie Conklin

36. Who's Hugh? (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

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Hugh's wife goes to Palm Springs to file for a divorce, and Hugh follows her to try to talk her out of it.

Writers: Monte Collins, Elwood Ullman | Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Hugh Herbert, Christine McIntyre, Constance Worth, Eddie Gribbon

37. Dancing Shoes (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.2
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Salesmen Heckle and Jeckle set up shop in a hotel lobby selling mechanical shoes - they do the walking for you - and the hotel detective, an irritable and irascible dog with no tolerance ... See full summary »

Writers: Mannie Davis, John Foster | Director: Mannie Davis | Star: Dayton Allen

38. Come Closer, Folks (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A fast-talking Pitchman,Jim Keene, working the con-games on the streets, works himself up into an executive position of a large department store, with the aide of his shill, Mae. But the ... See full summary »

Writers: Aben Kandel, Lee Loeb, Harold Buchman | Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: James Dunn, Marian Marsh, Wynne Gibson, George McKay

39. Ain't Love Cuckoo? (1946)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.1
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The Schillings and the Lanes think their spouses have been killed in the war, and marry each other's mate.

Writer: Felix Adler | Director: Jules White | Stars: Gus Schilling, Richard Lane, Jean Willes, Barbara Slater

40. Gem-Jams (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Leon tells his wife that he has to leave to meet a client--unaware that the client is a beautiful woman and that his wife is suspicious.

Writers: Leslie Goodwins, Jean Yarbrough | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Leon Errol, Dorothy Christy, Dorothy Granger, William Gould

41. Peek-A-Boo (1930)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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No, this is not the film the Reviewer saw about a man who could walk through walls. This is a two-reel short in which Arthur Lake plays a bellhop whose dream is to become the ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Weber, T. Page Wright | Director: Sam Newfield | Star: Arthur Lake

42. Fire!! (1926)

Short, Comedy

5.2
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At the Sans Scruples Hotel, the house fire inspector has to steer clear of a vamp and her jealous husband, and put out a fire to win the girl.

Writer: Fred Myers | Director: James D. Davis | Stars: 'Snub' Pollard, Gladys Harvey, Max Asher, Jean Hope

43. Easy to Get (1931)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy

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In the third of Pathe's Gay Girls comedy series, Harry Myers is a married man who strings one of them along until his wife Isabel Withers, comes along. Later one of them gets a job as a ... See full summary »

Writer: Beatrice Van | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: June MacCloy, Marion Shilling, Gertrude Short, Jerry Mandy

44. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: Letter Edged in Blackmail (1958)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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While eating in a hotel restaurant, Mike spots a man take a package from a woman's table. Even though the package contains a necklace with a broken clasp as the man claimed, Mike smells ... See full summary »

Writers: Mickey Spillane, Frank Kane | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Darren McGavin, Angie Dickinson, Fay Baker, Herbert Rudley

45. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: Widow, Weep for Me (1985)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jessica's friend has been murdered, so Jessica masquerades as a wealthy widow at a luxurious tropical hotel in an effort to trap the murderer.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Michael A. Hoey | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Cyd Charisse, Mel Ferrer