Most Popular Titles With Paul McVey


1. Force of Evil (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 4,618

2. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 30,708 | Gross: $20.00M

3. Stagecoach (1939)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Western

7.9
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A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 34,237

4. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 3,709

5. Pittsburgh (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Frank Craven

Votes: 852

6. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 3,542

7. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.8
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 585

8. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,345

9. Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen

Votes: 1,680

10. The Little Colonel (1935)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge

Votes: 1,105

11. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young

Votes: 780

12. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 4,486 | Gross: $1.00M

13. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,640

14. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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An aging heir-less millionaire wants to leave his fortune to the unsuspecting family of his first love but not before testing his prospective heirs by living with them under the guise of a poor boarder.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, Gigi Perreau

Votes: 1,000

15. This Is My Affair (1937)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 432

16. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Keith Richards, Griff Barnett

Votes: 73

17. The Corsican Brothers (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Romance

6.6
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After their parents are killed, co-joined twin boys are separated, with one raised as a gentleman in Paris and the other in the mountains becoming a bandit.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ruth Warrick, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 529

18. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,187 | Gross: $2.00M

19. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.

Director: Boris Ingster | Stars: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

Votes: 2,706

20. Private Number (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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. Only to be foiled by the wealthy ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Robert Taylor, Loretta Young, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 192

21. Lady in the Dark (1944)

100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall

Votes: 323

22. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Henry King, Otto Brower | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,064

23. Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver, Lionel Atwill, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 977

24. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,519

25. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno

Votes: 1,273

26. Stowaway (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Musical, Adventure, Family

7.2
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Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 987

27. Judge Priest (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 1,505

28. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

140 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 612

29. The Iron Major (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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Coach Frank Cavanaugh returns to college football after World War I, then gradually goes blind.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Warrick, Leon Ames

Votes: 165

30. Baby, Take a Bow (1934)

PG | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 664

31. Ladies in Love (1936)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett, Simone Simon

Votes: 322

32. Love Is News (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Slim Summerville

Votes: 440

33. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Sylvia Froos

Votes: 347

34. I Take This Woman (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

6.3
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Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Frank Borzage, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Verree Teasdale, Kent Taylor

Votes: 466

35. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 1,231

36. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 330

37. Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, Amanda Duff

Votes: 426

38. Lillian Russell (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Edward Arnold

Votes: 321

39. Always Goodbye (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero

Votes: 270

40. Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)

57 min | Comedy

6.5
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Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Greville Collins | Stars: Arthur Treacher, Virginia Field, David Niven, Lester Matthews

Votes: 164

41. Bwana Devil (1952)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure

4.9
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British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Ramsay Hill

Votes: 280

42. Second Honeymoon (1937)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Stuart Erwin, Claire Trevor

Votes: 291

43. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

Votes: 147

44. One in a Million (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Adolphe Menjou, Jean Hersholt, Ned Sparks

Votes: 202 | Gross: $2.00M

45. The Road to Glory (1936)

103 min | Drama, War

7.0
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The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Fredric March, Warner Baxter, Lionel Barrymore, June Lang

Votes: 344

46. Our Wife (1941)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

6.3
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Jerry Marvin, a talented musician and composer, wallows in drunken self-pity after he is divorced by his wife Babe. Along comes new love Susan, who rescues Jerry and provides him with fresh... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Ruth Hussey, Ellen Drew, Charles Coburn

Votes: 104

47. Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 605

48. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 561

49. The Gay Deception (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Francis Lederer, Frances Dee, Benita Hume, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 235

50. Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Mystery

6.1
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The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven

Votes: 519

51. You Can't Have Everything (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger

Votes: 129

52. Perfect Strangers (1950)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married.

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 279

53. No Room for the Groom (1952)

82 min | Comedy

6.5
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Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don DeFore, Spring Byington

Votes: 267

54. The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett, Colin Clive, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 161

55. Slightly Honorable (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Terry

Votes: 296

56. The Living Ghost (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey, Vera Gordon

Votes: 408

57. 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: 354

58. Now I'll Tell (1934)

82 min | Drama

6.3
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Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »

Director: Edwin J. Burke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice Faye, Robert Gleckler

Votes: 109

59. Girls in the Night (1953)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A family's efforts to move out of a slum area into a better neighborhood is hampered when their son is accused of the murder of a local blind beggar.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Harvey Lembeck, Joyce Holden, Glenda Farrell, Leonard Freeman

Votes: 34

60. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 251

61. Crack-Up (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

6.2
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Colonel Gimpy heads a spy organization trying to get the plans for a new airplane. Test pilot Ace Martin agrees to help.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Peter Lorre, Brian Donlevy, Helen Wood, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 119

62. Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)

Approved | 70 min | Mystery

8.0
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Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.

Directors: Eugene Forde, George Hadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Donald Woods, Paul Harvey

Votes: 365

63. Under Pressure (1935)

72 min | Drama

6.7
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Two members of a crew of "sandhogs", men who work on an underwater tunnel project, battle each other over the same woman and a rival team of sandhogs to see who will finish their half of ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, Florence Rice, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 38

64. Happy Go Lucky (1943)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A gold-digger hopes to land a rich husband in Trinidad, but gets mixed up with a beach boy and voodoo.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Mary Martin, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 100

65. The Saint Takes Over (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

6.6
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Inspector Fernack is framed by a cartel of five gangsters and Simon does his best to prove it before all the conspirators are murdered by a mysterious killer.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Paul Guilfoyle

Votes: 444

66. Remember the Day (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick, Ann E. Todd

Votes: 374

67. Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.6
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Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound.

Directors: Irving Cummings, Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, J. Edward Bromberg, Alan Curtis

Votes: 288

68. Sergeant Madden (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.0
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A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Brown, Alan Curtis, Laraine Day

Votes: 126

69. Three Smart Saps (1942)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks have taken over the prison and their prospective father-in-law has been locked up, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Julie Gibson

Votes: 309

70. Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)

79 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ray Milland, Betty Field, Patricia Morison, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 28

71. Buried Alive (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror

4.8
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A prison trustee rescues a despondent executioner from a bar-room brawl, and is blamed for the fight by a tabloid reporter who actually started it, and loses parole, becomes embittered, and gets blamed for murder of guard.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Beverly Roberts, Robert Wilcox, Paul McVey, Ted Osborne

Votes: 128

72. Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff, Ted Healy

Votes: 67

73. Flight for Freedom (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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The life of air pioneer Amelia Earhart is here given a fictionalized treatment, with a speculative conclusion.

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Herbert Marshall, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 166

74. King of Burlesque (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Musical

6.5
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Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Warner Baxter, Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, Mona Barrie

Votes: 98

75. Panama Patrol (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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THe head of the cipher bureau, Phillip Waring, is about to marry his secretary, Helen Lane, when he is informed that the state department has discovered a message that must be decoded. With... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Leon Ames, Charlotte Wynters, Adrienne Ames, Weldon Heyburn

Votes: 29

76. Dixie (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Billy De Wolfe, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 87

77. The Lady Pays Off (1951)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Gigi Perreau, Virginia Field

Votes: 61

78. Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Susan Peters, Richard Quine

Votes: 103

79. The Monster and the Girl (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 302

80. You Can't Beat the Law (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Playboy Johnny Gray is framed and sent to prison after his stolen car is found at a holdup committed by Rico, and while the latter is not suspected, his henchman Harry, Creeper and Red are ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Edward Norris, Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Milburn Stone

Votes: 34

81. The Phantom in the House (1929)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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A man is blamed for a murder that was actually committed by his wife.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Nancy Welford, Henry B. Walthall, Grace Valentine

Votes: 61

82. 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

83. Silver Skates (1943)

Not Rated | 78 min | Musical, Sport

5.7
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Claire (Patricia Morison), owner of an ice-show, faces bankruptcy because Belita (Belita), star of the show, is about to leave and marry her sweetheart Tom (Henry Wadsworth). Danny (Kenny ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Kenny Baker, Belita, Patricia Morison, Werner Groebli

Votes: 51

84. The Great John L. (1945)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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Women in the life of prizefighter John L. Sullivan.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Linda Darnell, Barbara Britton, Greg McClure, Otto Kruger

Votes: 40

85. To Mary - with Love (1936)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Ian Hunter, Claire Trevor

Votes: 25

86. Human Cargo (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Bonnie Brewster and Packy Campbell are rival reporters who board a ship in Vancouver to go after a smuggling ring which brings in illegal aliens.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy, Alan Dinehart, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 36

87. Marie Galante (1934)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a café in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ketti Gallian, Ned Sparks, Helen Morgan

Votes: 249

88. Keep 'Em Slugging (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Tommy Banning (Bobby Jordan) and his pals,"Pig" (Huntz Hall), "Ape" (Norman Abbott) and "String" (Gabriel Dell) have jobs in a department store where store executive Frank Moulto (Frank ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Norman Abbott

Votes: 15

89. Harmon of Michigan (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Tom Harmon, Anita Louise, Forest Evashevski, Oscar O'Shea

Votes: 37

90. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Live dramas that were broadcast every other week. The show had covered both light and serious drama and featured both well-known and not so well-known actors and actresses.

Stars: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Votes: 29

91. World Premiere (1941)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy

6.2
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A producer devises an elaborate gala premiere for his latest anti-Nazi propaganda epic.

Directors: Ted Tetzlaff, Otis Garrett | Stars: John Barrymore, Frances Farmer, Eugene Pallette, Virginia Dale

Votes: 35

92. Metropolitan (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Virginia Bruce, Alice Brady, Cesar Romero

Votes: 80 | Gross: $0.02M

93. Fifteen Maiden Lane (1936)

65 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Insurance investigator Trevor pretends to be a thief to enter a gang of jewel thieves.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Claire Trevor, Cesar Romero, Douglas Fowley, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 17

94. Melody Cruise (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.2
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A bachelor millionaire on a cruise is protected by a friend from the avid attentions of a crowd of husband (and fortune) seeking girls.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Phil Harris, Helen Mack, Greta Nissen

Votes: 157

95. New York Town (1941)

94 min | Comedy

6.9
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Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 35

96. The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Mystery

5.4
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A woman of twenty-one opens her grandfather's will left to her thirteen years earlier, per his instructions. Murder soon follows.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Dick Purcell, Helen Parrish, Tim Ryan, Frank Faylen

Votes: 344

97. Bottoms Up (1934)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.9
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Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, John Boles, Sid Silvers

Votes: 89

98. 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

99. International Settlement (1938)

75 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In Shanghai amidst Sino-Japanese warfare an adventurer (Sanders) collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a French singer (Del Rio).

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Dolores del Rio, George Sanders, June Lang, Dick Baldwin

Votes: 34

100. Wild Gold (1934)

75 min | Romance

6.4
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A young man desperately in love with a nightclub singer sees an opportunity to spend some time alone with her when they're traveling through the Nevada gold country, and he takes the ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Boles, Claire Trevor, Harry Green, Roger Imhof

Votes: 11