Most Voted Titles With Charles Trowbridge
1. Mildred Pierce (1945)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.
4. Holiday (1938)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
5. A Day at the Races (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.
6. Meet John Doe (1941)
Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
7. The Fountainhead (1949)
Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance
An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.
9. Captains Courageous (1937)
Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns. Fortunately he's picked up by a ... See full summary »
11. Libeled Lady (1936)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee a down on his luck reporter hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth, to stop a high-society woman from suing for libel.
14. Mad Love (1935)
Passed | 68 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.
15. The Paleface (1948)
91 min | Comedy, Western
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
17. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Approved | 126 min | Drama, War
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
18. The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War
Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of ... See full summary »
20. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.
23. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him.
24. Undercurrent (1946)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.
25. Madame Curie (1943)
Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.
26. Our Town (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »
27. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)
Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle. After negotiating a quota with the native ... See full summary »
29. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
77 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »
30. Virginia City (1940)
Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, History
Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.
32. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.
33. The Sea of Grass (1947)
Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western
This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she ... See full summary »
35. Wake Island (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War
December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.
37. Edison, the Man (1940)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama
82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.
38. Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An escaped convicted murderer hides out at a New York wax museum where he hopes to get plastic surgery, which will help him revenge himself on Charlie Chan.
39. Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their ... See full summary »
41. Tycoon (1947)
Approved | 128 min | Romance, Adventure, Drama
Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his ... See full summary »
42. Born to Dance (1936)
Passed | 106 min | Musical, Comedy
Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »
43. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.
44. That Certain Woman (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.
46. Crime School (1938)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama
A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.
47. King of the Underworld (1939)
Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After the killing of her husband by friendly fire during a police raid, Dr. Carol Nelson tries to find gangster Joe Gurney to clear her name with the medical board.
49. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of ... See full summary »
51. The Fatal Hour (1940)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ... See full summary »
52. Of Human Hearts (1938)
Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western
This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »
53. Mission to Moscow (1943)
Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War
Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.
54. Love on the Run (1936)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.
55. Dressed to Kill (1941)
Approved | 74 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne are on their way to be married when a scream from a nearby hotel room draws his attention to a pair of theatrical murders.
56. Four's a Crowd (1938)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Robert will do anything to get the big account that has eluded him. His public relations business makes public angels of rich scoundrels. Jean needs someone to save the paper and she wants ... See full summary »
57. The Murder Man (1935)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.
59. Before I Hang (1940)
Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.
61. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.
62. Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery
After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.
63. Captain America (1944)
Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.
64. Belle Starr (1941)
Approved | 87 min | Western
At the end of the Civil War, Southern beauty Belle Shirley, indignant at the way Yankees treat the Southerners, marries Confederate guerrilla leader Sam Starr and continues to raid Union towns, becoming a symbol of Southern resistance.
65. The Red Dragon (1945)
Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.
66. The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Passed | 102 min | Adventure
In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona... See full summary »
68. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War
Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.
70. Rendezvous (1935)
94 min | Comedy, War
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »
71. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Approved | 112 min | Drama
Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on... See full summary »
72. I Take This Woman (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Drama
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 »
73. I Live My Life (1935)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »
74. The Man with Nine Lives (1940)
Approved | 74 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
A medical researcher visits the deserted home of a pioneer in cryogenic science who disappeared 10 years earlier and finds him frozen in ice but still alive.
76. Back Street (1941)
Approved | 89 min | Drama
Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The... See full summary »
77. The Beginning or the End (1947)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History
The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.
78. The Falcon in Danger (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, War
Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.
79. My Love Came Back (1940)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can ... See full summary »
80. Kentucky (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.
81. Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance
Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.
82. Racket Busters (1938)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama
Manhattan gangster John "Czar" Martin enters the trucking business in an effort to control the produce market. When he catches popular trucker Danny Jordan robbing the gang's office to ... See full summary »
83. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Approved | 91 min | Drama, Music
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »
84. Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance
A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt ... See full summary »
85. Mr. Soft Touch (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.
86. The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.
87. Speed (1936)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance
With the help of his mechanic buddy, an engineer, and the company's attractive new publicist, an automotive test driver struggles to develop a new carburetor by entering cars in the Indy 500 and speed trials at California's Muroc Dry Lake.
89. Summer Storm (1944)
106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.
90. The Magnificent Dope (1942)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is... See full summary »
92. Design for Scandal (1941)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
To save his job, newsman Jeff Sherman offers to help his boss get out of a swingeing alimony settlement. But his devious plan to compromise Cornelia Porter, the judge on the case, while she... See full summary »
93. A Woman of Distinction (1950)
85 min | Comedy
Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a... See full summary »
96. Let Us Live (1939)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama
Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real ... See full summary »
97. They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ... See full summary »
98. Woman Wanted (1935)
Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama
Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as ... See full summary »
99. The Sun Comes Up (1949)
93 min | Drama, Family
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »
100. Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy
The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate... See full summary »