Highest Rated Titles With William Edmunds
1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Votes: 318,147 | Gross: $7.27M
2. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Votes: 433,085 | Gross: $1.02M
3. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.
77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Sing Something Simple
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An opera diva is almost sandbagged on stage, but she doesn't want any gendarmes involved, so her manager hires opera-loving Stu to investigate. Posing as her new paramour, Stu flushes her ... See full summary »
6. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
8. The Mortal Storm (1940)
Passed | 100 min | Drama
The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.
9. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »
10. High Conquest (1947)
79 min | Romance, Drama
A mountain climber from America (Warren Douglas) is obsessed by his fear of the Matterhorn, where his father had died on an ascent. Other than begging the question of why he was pursuing ... See full summary »
12. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.
14. The Seventh Cross (1944)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, War
In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »
15. Till We Meet Again (1944)
88 min | Drama, War
Till We Meet Again is a 1944 American drama film directed by Frank Borzage and written by Lenore J. Coffee. The film stars Ray Milland, Barbara Britton, Walter Slezak, Lucile Watson, ... See full summary »
16. Juarez (1939)
Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.
17. 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.
19. A Woman's Face (1941)
Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.
23. Escape (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Drama
1938: A young man arrives in Hitler's Germany, frantically seeking information about his German mother, and finds she is pending execution at a concentration camp.
24. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Unrated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Votes: 6,909 | Gross: $17.80M
25. The Rains Came (1939)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Living in India with her crude husband, a British aristocrat is reunited with an old flame at a party, though she truly has her sights set on a handsome doctor.
26. The Pirate (1948)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.
Votes: 3,629 | Gross: $2.96M
27. The Lost Moment (1947)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
An publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet in order to find his lost love letters.
28. Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military life, has just received an honorable discharge from the army on medical reasons. Rather than return to his old life, he plans to... See full summary »
29. The Black Swan (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.
31. The Man I Love (1947)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »
32. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
33. The Lawless (1950)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.
34. Hostages (1943)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
A group of twenty-six Czechoslovakian citizens are jailed until a 50,000 crown reward by the Gestapo uncovers the supposed killer of a Nazi officer whom virtually everyone suspects committed suicide.
35. A Bell for Adano (1945)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, War
In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.
39. The Big Shot (1942)
82 min | Drama, Crime
Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and... See full summary »
40. Idiot's Delight (1939)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A group of disparate travelers are caught and thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the beginning of World War II.
41. The Long Night (1947)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.
42. The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
In 1940, a former prisoner is determined to find the killer of the New York Police Lt. who helped him escape from a Nazi torture camp in Spain.
43. Barnacle Bill (1941)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.
45. Know Your Money (1940)
20 min | Short, Crime, Drama
This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes.
46. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
Approved | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
In a turn-of-the-century Renaissance Italian mansion, its tyrannical owner, a one-handed, wheelchair-bound pianist, with a strong belief in the occult, is murdered.
48. 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.
49. This Love of Ours (1945)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's ... See full summary »
54. The Conspirators (1944)
Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo ... See full summary »
55. Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
108 min | Biography, Drama, War
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war ... See full summary »
57. Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
Approved | 86 min | Drama
Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly ... See full summary »
58. Assignment in Brittany (1943)
96 min | Drama, War
A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.
59. The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, War
Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of ... See full summary »
60. Background to Danger (1943)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.
61. Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)
Approved | 70 min | Drama, War
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic ... See full summary »
62. The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
Passed | 78 min | Drama
Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's ... See full summary »
63. Shadow of Doubt (1935)
74 min | Mystery, Comedy
Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight ... See full summary »
64. There's Something About a Soldier (I) (1943)
81 min | Drama, War
Five soldiers of varied backgrounds head to Wilmington, North Carolina for 17 weeks of officer candidate school. They compete against each other for a few slots plus for the women who work on base.
65. Girl from Havana (1940)
69 min | Drama
Woody Davis and are Tex Moore ambitious and enterprising friends who decide to become South American oil drillers in hope of becoming wealthy. Woody and Tex set up a site, but unfortunately... See full summary »
66. House of Frankenstein (1944)
Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.
67. Berlin Correspondent (1942)
70 min | Drama, Thriller
American correspondent Bill Roberts is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau means to plug the ... See full summary »
68. 13 Lead Soldiers (1948)
Approved | 64 min | Crime, Mystery
Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is called in to solve the murder of a man from whom two lead soldiers were stolen. Drummond learns that the two soldiers were part of a set of thirteen which... See full summary »
69. Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944)
Passed | 68 min | Mystery
Scotland Yard's Room 40 was instrumental in Allied victory during WW1, but has been compromised in the decades since, a killer in their midst.
70. You, the People (1940)
Approved | 21 min | Drama, Short, Crime
This entry in MGM's series of shorts, "Crime Doesn't Pay", features a big city crime boss's attempt to use his crime "machine" to fraudently win re-election for the current corrupt mayor. ... See full summary »
71. Paris Calling (1941)
Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother ... See full summary »
72. The Well-Groomed Bride (1946)
75 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and a woman fight over the last bottle of champagne left in San Francisco--she wants it for a wedding, and he wants to use it to christen a ship.
73. Juke Girl (1942)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat Tail, Florida. Cat Tail is run by Madden Packing and Danny works for Madden while Steve works for the underdog farmer named Nick.... See full summary »
74. He Married His Wife (1940)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off.
76. A Very Young Lady (1941)
80 min | Comedy
Tomboy is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster. When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher and gets her first kiss from a beau.
77. Girls Under 21 (1940)
Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Francis Ryan, living high-and-free-wheeling life as the wife of gangster "Smiley" Ryan, spends some time behind bars as a result of her husband's activities, and, when she gets out, ... See full summary »
78. Forbidden Passage (1941)
Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama
The MGM Crime Reporter introduces Frank J. Maxwell, Florida District Director of the US Immigration Service, who talks about illegal immigration, and the unscrupulous people and ... See full summary »
79. Reunion in France (1942)
Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War
Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.
80. That Hagen Girl (1947)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »
81. Geronimo (1939)
Approved | 89 min | Adventure, Western
The army's effort to capture Apache chief Geronimo, who is leading a band of warriors on a rampage of raiding and murder, is hampered by a feud between two officers--who are father and son.
83. A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
An exhausted concert pianist learns he is the owner of an apartment building; after being advised to move there to rest, he becomes involved in the lives of his eccentric tenants.
86. The Big Sombrero (1949)
82 min | Western
Gene is hired to be foreman of the Big Sombrero ranch by Jim Garland, who is handling all the business affairs of the owner, Estrellita Estrada, who is more interested in going to America ... See full summary »
87. Fixer Dugan (1939)
Approved | 68 min | Drama
A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan, and she is subsequently placed in an ... See full summary »
89. Baby Blues (1941)
10 min | Family, Comedy, Short
Mickey's mother is about to deliver her fourth child. But Mickey, after reading in the almanac that one out of every four children born into the world is Chinese, is afraid the baby will be... See full summary »
90. Ringside (1949)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Joe O'Hara, a hard fighter, wants the championship title for the money to finance the concert pianist career of his brother Mike, who also could be a good fighter. When Joe fights the title... See full summary »
92. Dangerous Passage (1944)
Passed | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Joe Beck leaves Central America so that he can return to Texas and collect a large inheritance, but he picks a dangerous ship on which to travel.
96. Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the ... See full summary »