Highest Rated Titles With Charles Trowbridge
2. 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. 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 »
5. 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.
6. Libeled Lady (1936)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.
8. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Hotel for Women (1939)
83 min | Drama
A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.
14. Boy Trouble (1939)
75 min | Drama, Comedy, Family
Shopkeeper Homer Fitch (Ruggles) hates the changes in his household when his wife adopts two orphan boys but realizes how much he loves the boys when they are struck with scarlet fever.
15. 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 »
17. Over My Dead Body (1942)
68 min | Comedy, Mystery
Jason Cordry is a none-too-bright mystery writer with a big failing: he can't think up solutions to his plots. When he accidentally frames himself for murder, he realizes he hasn't got a ... See full summary »
18. 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.
19. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A corrupt D.A. with gubernatorial 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.
21. Cadet Girl (1941)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when ... See full summary »
22. We Go Fast (1941)
Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two cops (Curtis, Deforest) flirt with highway restaurant waitress (Bari) who falls for Oriental businessman (Mohr) who turns out to be a crook.
23. Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy
Brooklyn residents Joe Turp (William Gargan) and his wife, Ethel (Ann Sothern), travel to Washington D. C. to call on the US President (Lewis Stone)to make a pleas on the behalf of their ... See full summary »
27. 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.
29. Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)
Approved | 267 min | Adventure, Action, Crime
A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.
30. Hey, Rookie (1944)
77 min | Musical
Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in... See full summary »
31. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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 »
35. 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.
36. 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 »
37. Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)
Passed | 66 min | Adventure
Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical ... See full summary »
38. Who Is Hope Schuyler? (1942)
Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A girl reporter is trying to tack down the lady-in-the-title, as a key witness in a graft trial, which involves three murder and that many failed attempts. A prosecuting attorney in the ... See full summary »
39. Undercover Doctor (1939)
67 min | Crime, Drama
Dr. Bartley Morgan covers up his profitable illegalities with the respectable veneer of a posh, highly profitable private practice, he runs with his nurse Margaret Hopkins. The FBI agent ... See full summary »
40. Silence (I) (1931)
60 min | Crime, Drama
A gray-haired convict, within the shadows of the gallows, tells his story to the prison chaplain beginning twenty years earlier when he was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. 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.
46. 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.
49. Disputed Passage (1939)
Passed | 87 min | Drama, War
A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid.
51. 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.
52. 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 »
53. 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 »
54. 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 »
55. 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.
56. 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.
57. 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.
58. 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 »
59. 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.
60. This Thing Called Love (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy
Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his ... See full summary »
61. Smooth as Silk (1946)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An attorney, engaged to an actress, gains acquittal for a wealthy playboy accused of manslaughter. The actress, anxious to play the lead in a production backed by the uncle of the playboy, ... See full summary »
62. The Lady's from Kentucky (1939)
67 min | Drama, Sport
Good-natured gambler Marty Black falls into ownership of a booking joint but soon falls on hard times. His one out is a marker for half-ownership in a young thoroughbred, which he quickly ... See full summary »
63. 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 »
69. 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 »
71. 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.
72. 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.
73. 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 »
74. 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.
75. 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 »
77. 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 »
78. Honor Among Lovers (1931)
75 min | Drama, Romance
Jerry Stafford, a businessman, is in love with his secretary but she deserts him for another man. When she realizes her mistake, she goes back to him. Doris Brown is her girlfriend who is in love with a man named Monty Dunn.
80. Blue, White and Perfect (1942)
Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Detective Michael Shayne boards a Hawaii-bound ocean liner on the trail of stolen industrial diamonds and a Nazi smuggling ring.
81. Gallant Bess (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, War
In addition to the horse playing a dual role, the horse was also a gelding which is a male, not a female. Quite an acting challenge for any actor.
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.
88. Bad Boy (1949)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
THIS SUMMARY CONTAINS SPOILERS! Danny is a juvenile delinquent sentenced to Variety Club Ranch in lieu of jail. He charms the headmistress and goads everyone else. The marshal sets out to ... See full summary »
89. 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 »
90. I Take This Woman (1931)
72 min | Drama, Romance
A wealthy New York socialite falls for and marries a cowboy while out West. Her father disinherits her, and after trying to make a go of it as a cowboy's wife, they agree to divorce and she... See full summary »
91. 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 »
92. Salute to the Marines (1943)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »
93. Within These Walls (1945)
71 min | Drama
Michael Howland, a stern hanging judge, is assigned to take over a chaotic prison. There Michael imposes a strict regime of discipline on the inmates. He is similarly rigid and harsh with ... See full summary »
94. 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.
95. Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
102 min | Drama
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge.... See full summary »
97. 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.
98. 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.
100. 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 »