Highest Rated Titles With Richard Blaydon


1. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

2. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

3. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.9
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

4. Summer and Smoke (1961)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, James Poe, Meade Roberts | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

5. Square Shoulders (1929)

58 min | Crime

7.9
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Tad's dream is to attend a military academy so he can grow up to be a great soldier and a war hero, like his father. What he doesn't know is that his father, Slag, is actually a thief and a... See full summary »

Writers: Houston Branch, George Dromgold, John W. Krafft, Peggy Prior | Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Louis Wolheim, Philippe De Lacy, Anita Louise

6. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving an heroic honorable discharge before returning home.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

7. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.5
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Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Writer: Lucille Fletcher | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

8. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

95 min | Romance, Western

7.4
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A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, James Poe | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

9. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Writers: Leon Uris, George Scullin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

10. About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Writers: Viña Delmar, Ketti Frings, Hal Kanter | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol

11. Wild Is the Wind (1957)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

7.2
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An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor.

Writers: Vittorio Nino Novarese, Arnold Schulman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Anthony Franciosa, Joseph Calleia

12. Sal of Singapore (1928)

70 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, Dale Collins, Pierre Gendron, Howard Higgin, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Phyllis Haver, Alan Hale, Fred Kohler, Noble Johnson

13. The Rainmaker (1956)

Approved | 121 min | Romance, Western

7.1
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town ... See full summary »

Writer: N. Richard Nash | Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges

14. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Writers: Fritz Rotter, Robert Thoeren | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Jessica Tandy

15. Career (1959)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

Writers: Bert Granet, James Lee, Philip Stong, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley MacLaine, Carolyn Jones

16. Paid in Full (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Blees, Frederick M. Loomis, Charles Schnee | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden

17. King Creole (1958)

PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Baker, Michael V. Gazzo, Harold Robbins | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart

18. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

19. The Accused (1949)

101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing.

Writers: Ketti Frings, June Truesdell | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Sam Jaffe

20. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Fredric M. Frank, Harold Lamb, Vladimir Jabotinsky | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

21. Dark City (1950)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Writers: John Meredyth Lucas, Lawrence B. Marcus, Ketti Frings | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

22. Rope of Sand (1949)

104 min | Adventure

6.8
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A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead.

Writers: Walter Doniger, John Paxton | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

23. Bahama Passage (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A girl, Carol whom the audience is quickly informed "has been around," and her father arrive to take over the business management of an island in the Bahamas owned by Adrian Ainsworth, ... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Hayes, Virginia Van Upp | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Sterling Hayden, Flora Robson, Leo G. Carroll

24. My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.

Writers: Cy Howard, Parke Levy | Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson

25. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Lamb, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jeanie Macpherson, Edwin Justus Mayer, Bernice Mosk, Lyle Saxon, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

26. My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.3
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Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.

Writers: Cy Howard, Parke Levy | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin

27. Let's Dance (1950)

112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dane Lussier, Allan Scott, Maurice Zolotow | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick

28. All in a Night's Work (1961)

94 min | Comedy

6.3
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Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Maurice Richlin, Sidney Sheldon, Margit Veszi, Owen Elford | Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertson, Charles Ruggles

29. The Great Moment (1944)

Passed | 83 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.

Writers: René Fülöp-Miller, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

30. The Struggle (1931)

87 min | Drama

6.3
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

Writers: Anita Loos, John Emerson | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Charlotte Wynters, Evelyn Baldwin

31. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Tulsa is a specialist in the US Army stationed in Germany. He loves to sing and has dreams to run his own nightclub when he leaves the army....but dreams don't come cheap. Tulsa places a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

32. A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

110 min | Drama

6.2
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A Eurasian photographer uses his women in an attempt to get American nationality.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Ronald Kirkbride | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen, Martha Hyer, Gary Merrill

33. The Searching Wind (1946)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to ... See full summary »

Writer: Lillian Hellman | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Young, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, Dudley Digges

34. Hazard (1948)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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As part of a bet, a compulsive gambler agrees to marry the winner, a professional gambler. Before he can "collect," she skips town. The gambler hires a private detective to track her down so he can collect his "winnings."

Writers: Roy Chanslor, Arthur Sheekman | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Macdonald Carey, Fred Clark, Stanley Clements

35. Follow the Leader (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

Writers: William K. Wells, George White, Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Gertrude Purcell, Sid Silvers | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz

36. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson, Gore Vidal | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

37. Wives and Lovers (1963)

103 min | Comedy

6.1
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A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Jay Presson Allen | Director: John Rich | Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer

38. Fun in Acapulco (1963)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a ... See full summary »

Writer: Allan Weiss | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cárdenas, Paul Lukas

39. The Wolf Man (1924)

60 min | Drama

5.6
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Writers: Fanny Hatton, Frederic Hatton, Reed Heustis | Director: Edmund Mortimer | Stars: John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Alma Francis, George Barraud

40. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

PG | 106 min | Musical, Comedy

5.5
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When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.

Writers: Allan Weiss, Edward Anhalt | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin

41. The Sophomore (1929)

73 min | Comedy

5.5
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Writers: Earl Baldwin, Walter DeLeon, Corey Ford, Joseph F. Poland, T.H. Wenning | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Sally O'Neil, Stanley Smith, Jeanette Loff

42. Captain Swagger (1928)

65 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Hugh Drummond goes broke living too high and turns to crime in order to pay his bills.

Writers: Adelaide Heilbron, Paul Perez, Leonard Praskins | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Sue Carol, Richard Tucker, Victor Potel

43. High Voltage (1929)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.2
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A busload of passengers gets stranded in a snowstorm and take refuge in an abandoned church, where they run into a mysterious man who may be on the run from the law.

Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, James Gleason, Kenyon Nicholson | Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley

45. Red Hot Rhythm (1929)

75 min | Comedy, Musical

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Writers: Earl Baldwin, William M. Conselman, Walter DeLeon, Leo McCarey | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Alan Hale, Kathryn Crawford, Walter O'Keefe, Josephine Dunn

47. The Face on the Barroom Floor (1932)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Bill Bronson is a likable young bank clerk, whose congenital thirst for liquor is kept under control until he joins his wife Mary at getting blotto at a company party. From there it is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Aubrey M. Kennedy, Bertram Bracken, Barry Barringer | Director: Bertram Bracken | Stars: Dulcie Cooper, Bramwell Fletcher, Alice Ward, Phillips Smalley

48. Love Over Night (1928)

60 min | Comedy

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Rod La Roque is a subway ticket taker who believes beautiful Jeanette Loff is involved in a robbery but he still falls in love with her and tries to stop her wedding.

Writers: George Dromgold, Sanford Hewitt, John W. Krafft | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Jeanette Loff, Richard Tucker, Tom Kennedy

50. Hold 'Em Yale (1928)

80 min | Comedy

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A young man from Argentina goes to Yale where he plays football and falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter.

Writers: Owen Davis, George Dromgold, Sanford Hewitt, John W. Krafft | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Jeanette Loff, Hugh Allan, Joseph Cawthorn