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1. Black Lightning (1924)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Thunder the Dog, Clara Bow, Harold Austin, Eddie Phillips

Votes: 9

2. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.3
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Viola Keats

Votes: 629

3. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.4
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Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Andrés Resino

Votes: 1,267

4. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.4
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A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman, Lou Place | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

Votes: 1,068

5. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.7
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,049

6. Apache Woman (1955)

Approved | 69 min | Western

4.7
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A government agent is sent to a western town to investigate attacks that the townspeople say are being commited by rampaging Apaches. The agent, however, suspects that different forces may ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Joan Taylor, Lance Fuller, Morgan Jones

Votes: 79

7. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.2
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Votes: 1,275

8. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller

Votes: 359

9. Murder at Midnight (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.5
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A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 261

10. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

6.0
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,269

11. Stage to Mesa City (1947)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Western

6.3
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Lash and Fuzzy sent to help John Watson with his stage line arrive to find him murdered. Recognizing the outlaws they trail them to their leader Baxter. But before Baxter can tell who the ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Jennifer Holt, George Chesebro

Votes: 75

12. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.2
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 834

13. One Frightened Night (1935)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Mary Carlisle, Arthur Hohl, Wallace Ford

Votes: 246

14. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 914

15. A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

6.0
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An "exotic dancer" is thrown in jail for "lewd activity." She later discovers the raid was set up by her boss to get publicity.

Director: Don Brodie | Stars: Jan Wiley, Phil Warren, Eddie Dunn, Janet Scott

Votes: 40

16. Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (1952)

Passed | 66 min | Western

5.1
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Made during the period when Clayton Moore had been replaced on the Lone Ranger television series by John Hart, but actually appears to have been made during the dawn of the sound era ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Clayton Moore, Slim Andrews, Charles Harvey, Rodd Redwing

Votes: 84

17. The Flying Serpent (1946)

Approved | 59 min | Horror

4.9
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The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Ralph Lewis, Hope Kramer, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 318

18. The Monster Maker (1944)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell, Wanda McKay

Votes: 745

19. The 13th Man (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Mystery

6.2
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A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Weldon Heyburn, Inez Courtney, Selmer Jackson, Matty Fain

Votes: 64

20. Up in the Air (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.9
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A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Gordon Jones

Votes: 193

21. The Mystery Train (1931)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A group of passengers are trapped in a runaway Pullman car.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Hedda Hopper, Marceline Day, Nick Stuart, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 62

22. Bombs Over Burma (1942)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.3
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Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Denison, Nedrick Young

Votes: 135

23. Flying Wild (1941)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A group of young men who work at an aviation factory begin to suspect that a doctor who runs an air ambulance service is secretly a spy transporting secret information from the plant to enemy agents.

Director: William West | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Joan Barclay, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 414

24. The Man from Texas (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Western

5.8
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Tobias Simms (James Craig) is torn between his criminal career as the masked bandit named the "El Paso Kid", and the life of a law-abiding citizen with his long-suffering wife Zoe (Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: James Craig, Lynn Bari, Johnny Johnston, Una Merkel

Votes: 39

25. Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.7
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Votes: 220

26. Westward Bound (1944)

Passed | 54 min | Western

7.2
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Learning that Montana is about to become a state and that property values will rise rapidly, Caldwell is using his outlaw gang to force the ranchers off their land. To fight back Tuttle ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Betty Miles

Votes: 48

27. Arizona Days (1937)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Music, Western

4.9
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Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Price who says he will not pay.

Director: John English | Stars: Tex Ritter, Syd Saylor, White Flash, Ethelind Terry

Votes: 107

28. The Gunman from Bodie (1941)

Approved | 62 min | Western

6.6
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Buck poses as a wanted killer and Sandy as a cook as the trio help ranchers stop a ruthless crook from taking over the area s water rights and help an orphaned baby.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 72

29. Gas House Kids Go West (1947)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

5.9
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The Gas House Kids take a job delivering an automobile to California, unaware that it is a stolen car. Upon their arrival, they discover a hot-car ring run by a crooked ranch foreman with ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Emory Parnell, Chili Williams, Vince Barnett, William Wright

Votes: 18

30. Adventure Girl (1934)

Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Drama

5.2
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(1934) Joan Lowell. A riotously bad jungle docu-drama. Lowell, a self-styled adventuress, retells her "true" adventures in the wilds of Guatemala. Her overacting is a sight to see, ... See full summary »

Director: Herman C. Raymaker | Stars: Joan Lowell, Ula Holt, Bill Sawyer, Otto Siegler

Votes: 59

31. Paradise Island (1930)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Music

4.8
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Ellen Bradford comes to the south sea island of Tonga to marry her fiancée and finds out he is a drunk. She also finds out that she is the only white woman on the island and, as such, has ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Kenneth Harlan, Marceline Day, Tom Santschi, Paul Hurst

Votes: 40

32. North Star (1925)

Passed | Drama

5.9
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Melodrama about a man who heads into the Northwest after he mistakenily believes he has killed another man and is followed there by his sister.

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Strongheart the Dog, Virginia Lee Corbin, Stuart Holmes, Ken Maynard

Votes: 15

33. Fury of the Congo (1951)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 214

34. Boys of the City (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

Votes: 490

35. Devil Bat's Daughter (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Horror

4.5
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Wishing to dispose of his wife, psychiatrist Doctor Elliott makes his patient Nina think that she suffers from a compulsion to kill. He drugs Nina, murders his wife and leaves evidence that... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, John James, Michael Hale, Molly Lamont

Votes: 132

36. The Prairie (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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Religious fanatic Ishmael Bush is determined to find a land where the rules could be of his own making. So he sets out from Kentucky with his wife and five sons to go into the un-surveyed ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Lenore Aubert, Alan Baxter, Russ Vincent, John Mitchum

Votes: 17

37. Range Beyond the Blue (1947)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.2
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Henry Rodgers is after Margie's stage line. He has her in trouble by having her gold shipments robbed thereby driving her insurance premiums to an unaffordable level. Eddie and Soapy arrive... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Eddie Dean, Flash, Roscoe Ates, Helen Mowery

Votes: 55

38. Trouble in Texas (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Western

5.8
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Rodeo stars are being killed with poisoned needles, and Tex Ritter is next on the list.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Tex Ritter, Rita Hayworth, White Flash, Earl Dwire

Votes: 132

39. Cyclone of the Saddle (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Western

4.9
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The Army sends Andy Thomas posing as a renegade to find out who has been harassing the wagon trains. He joins a wagon train and soon learns Cherokee and Snake are the ones he is after. But ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Rex Lease, Janet Chandler, Bobby Nelson, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 18

40. Gun Smoke (1935)

Approved | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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Parker, seeking revenge on Culverson, is bringing in a flood of sheep. Branning signs on at the Culverson ranch to help fight them off. Standing in his way is hired gunman and crooked ... See full summary »

Director: Bartlett A. Carre | Stars: Gene Alsace, Marion Shilling, Henry Hall, Roger Williams

Votes: 8

41. The Mysterious Rider (1942)

Passed | 56 min | Western

5.6
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Escaping from the Marshal, Billy and Fuzzy ride to Laramy only to find it a ghost town. Sykes and his gang have driven people away while they look for the gold mine of a man they have ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Caroline Burke, John Merton

Votes: 34

42. The Silent Code (1935)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Western

5.0
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Nothwest Mounted Police Corporal Jerry Hale is assigned to take over the district of a fellow-officer, and is puzzled as he had worked this district before and had been mysteriously ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Kane Richmond, Blanche Mehaffey, Wolfang, J.P. McGowan

Votes: 7

43. The Bizarre Ones (1968)

73 min | Drama

5.2
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While on a leisurely ride in the country, a kinky dominatrix picks up a young male hitchhiker. At the first opportunity she handcuffs and blindfolds him, then takes him to a farmhouse where... See full summary »

Director: Henri Pachard | Stars: Marie Claire, Cherie Winters, Tracy Lee, Judy Caine

Votes: 33

44. The Rawhide Terror (1934)

Not Rated | 52 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.9
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Twelve renegades dressed as Indians kill the parents of two brothers. The brothers who have similar birth marks then separate. Ten years later a man known as the Rawhide Terror is murdering... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce Mitchell, Jack Nelson | Stars: Art Mix, Edmund Cobb, William Desmond, William Barrymore

Votes: 93

45. Tough Assignment (1949)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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In order to investigate a modern-day cattle rustling operation, a newspaper reporter and his girlfriend infiltrate the gang.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Marjorie Steele, Steve Brodie, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 60

46. Shadows of the Orient (1935)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.8
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A classic "B" featurette about "smugglin' in Chinamen for $300 a load"

Director: Burt P. Lynwood | Stars: Esther Ralston, Regis Toomey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Oscar Apfel

Votes: 56

47. The Hat Box Mystery (1947)

Passed | 44 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.4
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Susan Hart, assistant to private detective Russ Ashton, is given a camera concealed in a hat box and assigned to take a picture of a woman. A gun is accidentally hidden in the box and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Tom Neal, Pamela Blake, Allen Jenkins, Virginia Sale

Votes: 66

48. Bowery Buckaroos (1947)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.6
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The Bowery Boys head west to clear Louie of an old murder charge that he had killed his gold-mine partner. Sach has the map to the gold mine painted on his back, and Blackjack McCoy has him... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 252

49. Star Reporter (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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John Randolph (Warren Hull), an idealistic young newspaper owner who uses his paper as an instrument for the public good, uses a campaign against crime to successfully run grafting ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Warren Hull, Marsha Hunt, Wallis Clark, Clay Clement

Votes: 41

50. Mystery Mountain (1934)

Approved | 223 min | Adventure, Western

7.3
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Ken Williams is determined to discover the identity of the mysterious Rattler, who preys upon railroads and transportation companies like that owned by Jane Corwin. The Rattler is ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Ken Maynard, Tarzan, Verna Hillie, Syd Saylor

Votes: 56