Highest Rated Titles With Donald Kirke


1. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

2. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Rope of Cards (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.4
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Bret is selected to serve on the jury of a murder trial and finds himself the only member who refuses to believe that the defendant is guilty.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: James Garner, Will Wright, Joan Marshall, William Reynolds

Votes: 63

3. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,765

4. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: War of the Silver Kings (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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We first glimpse Bret unshaven & dirty, lugging a rifle, trying to register at a classy hotel. Using the $1000 bill pinned inside his jacket, and adding some dollar-size strips cut from a ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: James Garner, Edmund Lowe, John Litel, Leo Gordon

Votes: 92

5. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba, Virginia Stefan, Ed Hinton

Votes: 93

6. Hidden Gold (1932)

55 min | Western

7.7
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Griffen and his two men have been caught after robbing a bank but the money has not been recovered. So the Chief sends his friend Tom to prison to become their friend and hopes he can learn where the loot is hidden.

Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Tom Mix, Judith Barrie, Raymond Hatton, Eddie Gribbon

Votes: 7

7. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,316

8. The Shadow (1937)

59 min | Mystery

7.4
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Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Charles Quigley, Marc Lawrence, Arthur Loft

Votes: 39

9. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The People's Friend (1960)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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Bart thwarts an assassination attempt on a local politician. With the wounded man unable to run for election, Bart is drafted to take his place on the ballot as a candidate for the Reform ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Jack Kelly, Merry Anders, R.G. Armstrong, Walter Sande

Votes: 31

10. G-men vs. the Black Dragon (1943)

Passed | 243 min | Adventure

7.2
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American, British and Chinese secret agents battle the Japanese Black Dragon Society, a secretive ring that smuggles enemy agents into the U.S. disguised as mummies.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, William Witney | Stars: Rod Cameron, Roland Got, Constance Worth, Nino Pipitone

Votes: 82

11. Venus Makes Trouble (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A fast-talking, street-wise con-man forsakes the tank-towns of Pennsylvania for the greener pastures in Manhattan, and gains fame-and-fortune as New York City's number one merchandise ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: James Dunn, Patricia Ellis, Gene Morgan, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 5

12. Sharpshooters (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure

7.0
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Ace newsreel cameraman is working in a mythical European country when the king is assassinated. He gets his negatives out of the country and finds the young crown prince who is also in danger.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Lynn Bari, Wally Vernon, John 'Dusty' King

Votes: 5

13. Hoppy's Holiday (1947)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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Hoppy, California and Lucky are on vacation, but not for long. They come across bank robbers (who drive automobiles, something new). Nevertheless, the Bar 20 guys bring the bad guys to justice.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Andrew Tombes

Votes: 55

14. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley | Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner

Votes: 1,954

15. Range Defenders (1937)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.8
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Stony's brother George has been accused of murder and the Mesquiteers have returned to prove his innocence. But they find that Harvey rules the town along with his stooge Sheriff Gray and that George won't get a fair trial.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Eleanor Stewart

Votes: 41

16. The Showdown (1940)

65 min | Western

6.7
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European bad guy Baron Bendor leads some local townsmen in a plot to obtain horses through theft. Hoppy and his sidekicks Lucky and Speedy must find and expose the horse thieves.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 74

17. Blondie Johnson (1933)

TV-G | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard | Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe

Votes: 207

18. Let 'em Have It (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Young Federal gang-busters in action, with pauses for romance.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Richard Arlen, Virginia Bruce, Alice Brady, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 119

19. The Garment Jungle (1957)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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The struggle of a lady's garment workers' organization to unionize a New York clothing sweat shop; the owner of which is determined to keep the union out of his business at any cost.

Directors: Vincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews, Gia Scala, Richard Boone

Votes: 390

20. The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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A male Polish secret agent and a female Russian secret-police spy smuggle messages to St. Petersburg in candlesticks. While chasing after stolen candlesticks they discover each other's ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 386

21. Paradise Express (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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A small railroad is being squeezed out of business by the tactics of a trucking company owned by gangsters.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Grant Withers, Dorothy Appleby, Arthur Hoyt, Maude Eburne

Votes: 46

22. Border Flight (1936)

58 min | Drama

6.4
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Border Flight is a 1936 American drama film directed by Otho Lovering and written by Stuart Anthony, Arthur J. Beckhard and Ewing Scott. The film stars Frances Farmer, John Howard, Roscoe ... See full summary »

Director: Otho Lovering | Stars: Frances Farmer, John Howard, Roscoe Karns, Robert Cummings

Votes: 17

23. Mannequin (1937)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 785

24. The Big Shot (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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A small-town veterinarian inherits $2 million from his uncle, whom he hasn't seen for years. He decides to use some of his new-found wealth to fund a clean-up crusade against the gangster ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Cora Witherspoon, Dorothy Moore, Gordon Jones

Votes: 90

25. Sunset of Power (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Western

6.1
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Aging Neil Brannum turns the operation of his ranch over to Page Cothran and tells his Granddaughter Ruth she must marry him. But Cothran has been rustling Brannum's cattle and Brannum's ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Dorothy Dix, Charles Middleton, Donald Kirke

Votes: 8

26. Women Won't Tell (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

6.1
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A homeless woman living at the city dump hears of the death of a wealthy industrialist and puts in a claim on his estate for her daughter, who is actually the rightful heir.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Sarah Padden, Otis Harlan, Gloria Shea, Larry Kent

Votes: 16

27. A Lesson in Love (1931)

10 min | Musical, Short

6.1
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Helen Kane stars as "Helen Lane", a college student who has a crush on her psychology teacher Professor Hotchiss (or "Professor Hot Kiss" as Helen bumbles). The professor however is ... See full summary »

Director: Casey Robinson | Stars: Helen Kane, Donald Kirke, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 23

28. Rawhide (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.0
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Baseball superstar Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced by a bunch of bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover organize the ranchers.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Smith Ballew, Lou Gehrig, Evalyn Knapp, Arthur Loft

Votes: 92

29. Follow the Leader (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz

Votes: 44

30. The Well-Groomed Bride (1946)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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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.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ray Milland, Sonny Tufts, James Gleason

Votes: 38

31. Oh, Susanna! (1936)

Passed | 59 min | Romance, Western

6.0
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While riding to Mineral Springs Autry is robbed by thieves and then tossed off the train.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 132

32. Hawaii Calls (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Musical

5.9
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After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bobby Breen, Ned Sparks, Irvin S. Cobb, Gloria Holden

Votes: 33

33. The Ghost Walks (1934)

Passed | 69 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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During a stormy night at an old dark mansion, people who claim to see ghosts roaming the halls are later found murdered.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: John Miljan, June Collyer, Richard Carle, Henry Kolker

Votes: 294

34. The Grand Dame (1931)

9 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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An uncouth gangster's moll attempts to break into high society, but things don't go as expected for anyone involved.

Director: Arthur Hurley | Stars: Patsy Kelly, Austin Fairman, Winifred Harris, Donald Kirke

Votes: 62

35. A Night for Crime (1943)

68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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A dark night in war time, with several black-outs, it's just a night for murder. Susan Cooper, a fast-talking girl reporter, doubles as amateur sleuth solving yet another mystery among Hollywood's famous.

Director: Alexis Thurn-Taxis | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Lyle Talbot, Ralph Sanford, Lina Basquette

Votes: 56

36. Country Gentlemen (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

5.3
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McAllister (Ole Olsen and Hamilton (Chic Johnson)are a couple of con-men who travel about the country selling worthless stock to small town citizens. THey come to Chesterville where they ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Joyce Compton, Lila Lee

Votes: 91

37. Big Town Czar (1939)

66 min | Mystery

5.3
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When gangster Phil Daley gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents and his sweetheart Susan Warren. His younger brother ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Barton MacLane, Tom Brown, Eve Arden, Jack La Rue

Votes: 9

38. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936)

Approved | 60 min | Western

5.1
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Fleeing from the Sheriff, Jess Burns hops on a passing train and right into the baggage car where hustler Chuck Morse is posing as a race car mechanic. Needing a driver for the big race, ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Buck Jones, Luana Walters, Donald Kirke, George Cooper

Votes: 10

39. Rich Relations (1937)

65 min | Comedy

4.6
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A secretary finds herself being romanced by a "ladies man". What she doesn't know is that it's her boss who really loves her.

Director: Clifford Sanforth | Stars: Ralph Forbes, Frances Grant, Barry Norton, Muriel Evans

Votes: 29

40. Scandal Incorporated (1956)

79 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Edward Mann | Stars: Robert Hutton, Patricia Wright, Paul Richards, Robert Knapp

41. Midnight Madonna (1937)

56 min | Drama

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A habitual gambler comes to the aid of a desperate woman after her daughter inherits a fortune and is underhandedly taken by her estranged father.

Director: James Flood | Stars: Warren William, Mady Correll, Kitty Clancy, Edward Ellis

42. The Fourth Horseman (1932)

57 min | Western

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Learning that Molly O'Rourke owns the entire town of Stillwell but the back taxes have not been paid, Ben Jones takes over. When Molly arrives and learns of the tax situation, Tom rides off... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Tom Mix, Margaret Lindsay, Fred Kohler, Donald Kirke

43. In His Steps (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

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Tom and Ruth are disowned by their parents after eloping. They take up jobs as tenant farmers and and learn the true value of marriage, working and living.

Director: Karl Brown | Stars: Eric Linden, Cecilia Parker, Harry Beresford, Clara Blandick

44. I Demand Payment (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Romance

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A naive young woman gets caught up in a loan-shark racket.

Director: Clifford Sanforth | Stars: Betty Burgess, Jack La Rue, Matty Kemp, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

45. Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942)

55 min | Western

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John Hollister may become Governor and Cardeen is out to stop him. Knowing of Hollister's honesty he goes after his son Lane instead. When a man tries to kill Cardeen, Lane shoots the ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Lynn Merrick, Noah Beery, Donald Kirke

46. Night Club (I) (1929)

28 min | Short

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Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Fanny Brice, Ann Pennington, Tamara Geva, Bobbe Arnst

47. Inside Story (1939)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Ricardo Cortez | Stars: Michael Whalen, Jean Rogers, Chick Chandler, Douglas Fowley

48. Smoke Tree Range (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Western

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The outlaw known as El Capitan and his gang are rustling cattle. Jim Cary owns the large Smoke Tree ranch and besides losing cattle, he is trying to evict Nan Page from land that he ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Buck Jones, Muriel Evans, John Elliott, Dickie Jones

49. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: Doctor on Wheels (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Dan Barton, Marshall Bradford, John Deere, Harry Hickox

50. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)
Episode: Phony Brother (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Richard Carlson, Norman Bartold, Watson Downs, Donald Kirke

51. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Couple (1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Stars: Jack Webb, Chris Drake, Harry Hickox, Donald Kirke