Most Voted Titles With Arthur Rankin
1. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
2. Lost Horizon (1937)
Unrated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?
3. Morning Glory (1933)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.
4. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.
5. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
6. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.
7. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Approved | 81 min | Family, Comedy, Drama
Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.
8. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
10. The Animal Kingdom (1932)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »
11. Broadway Bill (1934)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.
13. Murder at the Vanities (1934)
89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance
A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.
14. Search for Beauty (1934)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.
Writers: David Boehm, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Frank Butler, Claude Binyon, Sam Hellman, Schuyler E. Grey, Paul Milton | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason
15. This Is My Affair (1937)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History
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 »
16. Adventure in Manhattan (1936)
Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Joel McCrea plays a hotshot reporter who thinks he knows everything and Jean Arthur plays an actress who puts one over on him. It turns out the financier of her play is a notorious art ... See full summary »
17. Love Is News (1937)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.
18. Rose of Washington Square (1939)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A singer becomes a star in the Ziegfeld Follies, but her marriage to a con man has a bad effect on her career.
19. Remember the Day (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
20. Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
21. The Wild Party (1929)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama
Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »
22. Second Fiddle (1939)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Music
Studio publicist (Power) discovers Minnesota skating teacher (Henie) and takes her to Hollywood. She goes back to Minnesota but he follows her.
23. Second Honeymoon (1937)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Romance
Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.
24. Star Dust (1940)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »
25. Submarine (1928)
Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama
Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change ... See full summary »
26. Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)
75 min | Comedy
Woman hopes to be a great singer and is encouraged by her scheming teacher. After she flops her husband, encouraged by an amorous professional singer tries opera and also flops.
27. Grand Exit (1935)
68 min | Mystery
A dashing insurance company investigator tries to catch an arsonist before he...or she...can strike again.
28. Air Hawks (1935)
Passed | 68 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious ray that immobilizes all motors and engines threatens the security of the country.
29. The Public Menace (1935)
72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Non-citizen Arthur marries reporter Murphy for a bogus gangster's confession. A divorce is needed, and Murphy is fired. The gangster wants her to be his girlfriend, the police are outside, and only one who can save her is Murphy.
30. My Lucky Star (1938)
83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (... See full summary »
31. The King Steps Out (1936)
85 min | Musical, Romance
Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.
32. Mexicali Rose (1929)
60 min | Drama, Romance
A drama set in a border town gambling saloon. The owner falls in love with a promiscuous young girl. When she has an affair with another, he tosses her out of town. She gets revenge by marrying his younger brother.
33. Island in the Sky (1938)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama
A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District Attorney's office. Black and White.
34. Swanee River (1939)
84 min | Drama
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the ... See full summary »
35. Enchantment (1921)
90 min | Comedy
The frothy experiences of a vain little flapper. Her father induces an actor friend to become a gentlemanly cave man and the film becomes another variation of the 'Taming of the Shrew' ... See full summary »
36. The Volga Boatman (1926)
120 min | Drama, Romance
During the Revolution Princess Vera, though betrothed to Prince Dimitri, is attracted to the peasant Feodor.
37. The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)
Approved | 74 min | Romance, Western
An orphan whose father has been killed by bandits inherits a mine. Cisco saves the mine and the child and also finds the child's real mother.
38. Happy Landing (1938)
102 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.
41. She Couldn't Take It (1935)
77 min | Comedy
The wealthy Van Dyke family are constantly in the media for outrageous behavior, much to the frustration of patriarch Dan Van Dyke. His self-centered, bubble-headed wife has a fondness for ... See full summary »
42. Most Precious Thing in Life (1934)
The Most Precious Thing in Life is a 1934 American film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Anita Louise, and Mary Forbes. The film tells a ... See full summary »
44. The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)
68 min | Mystery
Once a jewel thief always a jewel thief? Yes and no. Yes if you consider the fact that Michael Lanyard also known as the Lone Wolf once retired from the "trade" but relapses back into his ... See full summary »
45. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
74 min | Crime, Drama
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his ... See full summary »
46. The Thrill Hunter (1933)
60 min | Comedy, Western
Cowboy Buck Crosby is a big blowhard and a liar. His supposedly great race car driving and flying feats gets him invited to co-star with Marjorie Lane in a Western. He survives the auto ... See full summary »
47. The Westerner (1934)
Approved | 58 min | Western
Tim Addison buys a ranch which is having cattle rustled. Tim suspects Wallace is the culprit, so Wallace frames Tim and has his stooge Sheriff arrest him. Escaping jail, Tim needs proof ... See full summary »
48. It May Happen to You (1937)
21 min | Short, Crime, Drama
From MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" Series. Mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.
49. Thanks for Everything (1938)
70 min | Comedy
Promoters set up a radio contest to find the average American and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl who upsets things.
50. Midnight Taxi (1937)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama
A federal agent goes to work for a taxi company believing it to be a front for a gang of counterfeiters.
51. The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)
A ruthless stockbroker sells short in the copper business and ruins the life of his friends by ruining their finances.
52. 20,000 Men a Year (1939)
Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Pilot disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
56. Lost in Limehouse (1933)
21 min | Short, Comedy
A slapstick burlesque of 19th Century Victorian melodrama featuring a parody of Holmes and Watson who rescue a heroine held by a mustache-twirling villain in a den of caricatured Chinese gangsters.
57. Always in Trouble (1938)
70 min | Comedy
Jane's dad (Tombes) is an oil field worker who comes into a fortune and is then pushed into society by his wife.
58. Legion of Terror (1936)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two newly-appointed postal inspectors, Frank Marshall and 'Slim" Hewitt, set out to track down the sender of a time-bomb to a U. S. Senator and, during their investigation, run across a ... See full summary »
59. Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
79 min | Comedy
When a waiter gives a society girl a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
60. News Is Made at Night (1939)
Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Newspaper editor (Foster) will do almost anything to increase circulation. He campaigns to free a condemned man while accusing a wealthy ex-criminal of a string of murders.
64. Eight Bells (1935)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Marge Walker, the daughter of a steamship-line owner, stows away on one of her father's ships bound for Shanghai. Roy Dale, the captain of the ship, is in love with her as is the first ... See full summary »
66. Meet the Girls (1938)
Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Crime
Entertainers (Lang and Bari) lose their jobs and their fares from Honolulu back to San Francisco so they must become stowaways.
67. Silas Marner (1916)
44 min | Short, Drama, History
After having been wrongly accused of murder and robbery, a heretofore kindly and gregarious weaver becomes a nasty, bitter, lonely old miser.
68. Walking Down Broadway (1938)
Approved | 75 min | Drama
Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.
69. It Could Happen to You (1939)
70 min | Comedy, Mystery
Ad man (Erwin) is jailed when it is believed he murdered a beautiful girl. His wife (Stuart) sets out to solve the crime.
70. Time Out for Romance (1937)
72 min | Adventure, Comedy
A girl (Trevor) escapes marriage and hitchhikes with a young man (Whalen) in whose car a jewel thief has planted his loot.
71. Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
82 min | Drama
Young Englishman (Greene) meets his real father (Dix) in America, a former alcoholic. They both grow in getting know one another.
72. The Crime of Helen Stanley (1934)
Passed | 58 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An actress is murdered in the midst of shooting a dance sequence for her latest picture, with Inspector Steve Trent on the case.
73. Chasing Danger (1939)
60 min | Adventure
When American newsreel cameraman stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
76. Terror Trail (1933)
58 min | Western
A gang of horse thieves are able to operate because the crooked local sheriff is in cahoots with them. When Tom Mix's beloved horse Tony Jr. is stolen, he steps in to break up the gang.
78. The Fighting Fool (1932)
58 min | Western
Sheriff Tim has killed Crip's outlaw brother in the line of duty and now Crip is out to get Tim. He makes Tim's brother Bud a prisoner to lure Tim into a trap. When Tim is warned by Bud, ... See full summary »
80. The Call of the Canyon (1923)
70 min | Western
Returning from World War I, Glenn Kilbourne travels to Arizona to regain his health. He meets a local girl, Flo Hutler, who helps him recover. His fiancee, Carley Burch, follows him to ... See full summary »
81. Chicken Wagon Family (1939)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy
Addie Fippany, her father Jean Paul Batiste Fippany, her mother Josephine and her sister Cecile roam the country-side in a mule-drawn wagon, trading trinkets to farmers for chickens which ... See full summary »
82. Come Closer, Folks (1936)
Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
83. Fury of the Jungle (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Drama
Joan Leesom is stranded in a remote South American jungle village. She is pursued by the rapacious Taggart Taggart, however, has been involved with the beautiful native girl Chita. Chita ... See full summary »
85. Quick Millions (1939)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy
In Hollywood the Jones family runs into crooks who convince them they have inherited a gold mine at the Grand Canyon.
87. The Copperhead (1920)
Passed | 70 min | Drama
Milt Shanks lives a shamed life, hated by his neighbors for having been a traitor to the North in the American Civil War. But Shanks carries with him a secret, one he promised Abraham ... See full summary »
88. Glad Rag Doll (1929)
70 min | Comedy, Romance
Glad Rag Doll is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello. This is one of many lost films of the 1920s, no prints or Vitaphone discs ... See full summary »
90. The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939)
60 min | Comedy
Father goes to an American Legion convention in Hollywood and the family goes along, visiting a studio a causing havoc on the set.
91. Case of the Missing Man (1935)
Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After an argument with his newspaper's city editor, press-photographer Jimmy Hudson quits his job and takes up free-lancing as a street-photographer for a living. He stumbles across the ... See full summary »
92. Hell-Ship Morgan (1936)
Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance
After getting in a fight in a waterfront café over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan hires Jim Allen and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor, and, ... See full summary »
93. The Blood Ship (1927)
A disgraced sea captain signs on as a crewman on a cargo ship. He discovers that the vessel is captained by the very man who stole his ship, a sadistic brute who also took the former ... See full summary »
94. Dangerous Intrigue (1936)
Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Anthony Halliday, brilliant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell, ... See full summary »
95. The Unwritten Law (1932)
Passed | 66 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A film producer is found murdered on a ship, and among the suspects are a young woman whose mother was mistreated by him and his recently fired electrician.
96. Unknown Woman (1935)
Approved | 66 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young attorney, Larry Condon, is on a retainer by a nightclub-owning gangster, to carry and deliver what he thinks are legal papers but he is innocently carrying around millions of ... See full summary »
97. Broken Laws (1924)
70 min | Drama
Ignoring the advice of her husband, a mother indulges her son's every wish and demand all throughout his childhood. By the time she realizes her treatment of her son has spoiled him almost beyond belief, he is on trial for manslaughter.
100. Old Loves and New (1926)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Gervas Carew's wife, Elinor, has deserted him while he was fighting for France, for Lord Clyde Geraldine, a cad of the first order, but Elinor, in turn is cast off when Lord Geraldine turns... See full summary »