Latest Titles With William Collier Sr.


1. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 11,044

2. The Hard-Boiled Canary (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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A young girl fresh out of reform school who is singing in a burlesque show is offered a scholarship to a famous music camp by the camp's owner. She must overcome the suspicions of the other students in order to prove herself.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Allan Jones, Susanna Foster, Margaret Lindsay, Lynne Overman

Votes: 20

3. Invitation to Happiness (1939)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An egotistical boxer romances a rich backer's daughter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, Charles Ruggles, Billy Cook

Votes: 81

4. Disputed Passage (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff, John Howard, Judith Barrett

Votes: 21

5. Television Spy (1939)

58 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A scientist invents a television device called the Iconoscope. Foreign agents hear about it and try to steal it.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: William Henry, Judith Barrett, William Collier Sr., Richard Denning

Votes: 20

6. Persons in Hiding (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A beautiful but greedy woman teams up with a small-time hoodlum to become two of the most wanted criminals in the country.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Lynne Overman, Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, William Henry

Votes: 11

7. I'm from Missouri (1939)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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Sweeney Bliss, champion mule raiser in Missouri, takes his prize mule Samson to London, where the British government is trying to decide whether to buy mules or tractors for its colonial ... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Bob Burns, Gladys George, Gene Lockhart, Judith Barrett

Votes: 7

8. Miracle on Main Street (1939)

78 min | Drama

6.0
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On Christmas Eve in the Spanish quarter of L.A. police try to arrest a couple running a shady floor show. Hiding in a church, the girl finds an abandoned baby and uses it as cover to escape... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Margo, Walter Abel, William Collier Sr., Jane Darwell

Votes: 5

9. Thanks for the Memory (II) (1938)

75 min | Comedy

6.6
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Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charles Butterworth, Otto Kruger

Votes: 152

10. Going Places (1938)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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A sports store clerk poses as a famous jockey as an advertising stunt, but gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Anita Louise, Allen Jenkins, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 191

11. Josette (1938)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.4
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Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Don Ameche, Simone Simon, Robert Young, Joan Davis

Votes: 39

12. Say It in French (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

7.1
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In this farcical comedy, a couple with money woes arrange a financially motivated marriage between their golf-pro son and a wealthy heiress. Little do they know, their son has already been wed while playing a tournament in France.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Ray Milland, Olympe Bradna, Irene Hervey, Janet Beecher

Votes: 17

13. Glamour Girl (1938)

68 min | Comedy

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Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Gene Gerrard, Lesley Brook, Ross Landon, Betty Lynne

14. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.0
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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,272

15. Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Gladys George, Arline Judge, John Howard, Dudley Digges

Votes: 122

16. Love on a Bet (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, Helen Broderick, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 66

17. Give Us This Night (1936)

73 min | Musical

7.4
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Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Jan Kiepura, Gladys Swarthout, Philip Merivale, Benny Baker

Votes: 19

18. The Murder Man (1935)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 668

19. The Bride Comes Home (1935)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A penniless socialite is hired by two young men as a front in their plan to start a magazine. Soon, however, they find themselves more interested in her than in their publishing venture.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 95

20. Annapolis Farewell (1935)

75 min | Drama

4.6
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Commodore Fitzhugh, an old retired naval officer, lives at the Annapolis Naval Academy and, unhappy with the "modern" navy, likes to talk about his days in the "old" navy, especially about ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Guy Standing, Rosalind Keith, Tom Brown, Richard Cromwell

Votes: 5

21. All of Me (1934)

70 min | Drama

6.3
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A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied.

Director: James Flood | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, George Raft, Helen Mack

Votes: 49

22. A Successful Failure (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy

5.2
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Ellery Cushing is full of catchy sayings and old-fashioned wisdom. But all that his family cares about is how much money he makes, and all that his boss at the newspaper sees is that ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: William Collier Sr., Lucile Gleason, Russell Hopton, George P. Breakston

Votes: 28

23. The Crosby Case (1934)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Wynne Gibson, Onslow Stevens, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 21

24. Cheaters (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A criminal gang is after a rich man's money. A female member of the gang gets the bright idea of getting him to marry her, then getting a healthy settlement after a quick divorce.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: William Boyd, June Collyer, Dorothy Mackaill, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 5

25. Pilgrimage (1933)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 398

26. Face in the Sky (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.1
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Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marian Nixon, Stuart Erwin, Sam Hardy

Votes: 24

27. After Tomorrow (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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In the Depression, Pete and Sidney are good kids, working hard, giving money to their parents, and engaged for three years while they save to get married. Each has a selfish mother: ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Marian Nixon, Minna Gombell, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 168

28. Hot Saturday (1932)

73 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods

Votes: 715

29. She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Joan Bennett, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, James Kirkwood

Votes: 22

30. The Washington Masquerade (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, Diane Sinclair, Nils Asther

Votes: 73

31. Madison Sq. Garden (1932)

74 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Jack Oakie, Thomas Meighan, Marian Nixon, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 12

32. Stepping Sisters (1932)

59 min

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Breezy little yo-yo comedy has former burlesque beauties straining to keep their currish past careers under wraps from high society snobs.

Director: Seymour Felix | Stars: Louise Dresser, Minna Gombell, Jobyna Howland, William Collier Sr.

33. The Brat (1931)

60 min | Comedy

5.8
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A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 45

34. Seas Beneath (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly

Votes: 201

35. Six Cylinder Love (1931)

79 min | Comedy

5.3
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Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Edward Everett Horton, Sidney Fox, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 11

36. Annabelle's Affairs (1931)

76 min | Romance

6.7
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After only 11 hours of marriage, Annabelle and her husband separate-not knowing what each other truly looks like. Annabelle is given stocks in a mining enterprise by her husband and told ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Jeanette MacDonald, Roland Young, Sam Hardy

Votes: 7

37. Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: El Brendel, Fifi D'Orsay, William Collier Sr., Ruth Warren

Votes: 7

38. Up the River (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 756

39. Free and Easy (1930)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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A bumbling manager tries to get a small town beauty contest winner into the movies.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 652

41. High Society Blues (1930)

102 min | Musical, Romance

8.8
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Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, William Collier Sr., Hedda Hopper

Votes: 9

42. Harmony at Home (1930)

69 min | Comedy

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Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Marguerite Churchill, Rex Bell, Charlotte Henry, Charles Eaton

43. She's My Weakness (1930)

Passed | 71 min | Romance, Comedy

4.9
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Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Arthur Lake, Sue Carol, William Collier Sr., Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 58

44. Happy Days (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Musical

7.2
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Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 96

45. Nothing But the Truth (1929)

78 min | Comedy

6.6
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A young man bets $10,000 that he can tell for 24 hour nothing but the truth.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Richard Dix, Berton Churchill, Louis John Bartels, Ned Sparks

Votes: 32

46. The Hottentot (1929)

Comedy

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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Patsy Ruth Miller, Douglas Gerrard, Edward Earle

47. Never Say Die (1924)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: George Crone | Stars: Douglas MacLean, Lillian Rich, Helen Ferguson, Hallam Cooley

48. Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 25 (1923)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Victor Butler, William Collier Sr., Jackie Coogan, Dorothy Dalton

49. The Hottentot (1922)

60 min | Comedy

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A young man happens to have the same name as a famous steeplechase jockey, and when he finds out that people keep mistaking him for the jockey (even though he's never been on a horse in his... See full summary »

Directors: James W. Horne, Del Andrews | Stars: Harry Booker, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy, Douglas MacLean

50. The Servant Question (1920)

50 min | Comedy, Mystery

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A young man doubles as a butler and an amateur detective.

Director: Dell Henderson | Stars: William Collier Sr., Virginia Lee, William Collier Jr., Armand Cortes

51. Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law.

Director: Dell Henderson | Stars: William Collier Sr., Blanche Payson, Joseph Belmont, Alice Davenport

Votes: 98

52. Better Late Than Never (1916)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: William Collier Sr., Mae Busch, Frank Opperman, Joseph Belmont

53. Willie's Wobbly Ways (1916)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: William Collier Sr., J. Frank Burke, Robert McKim

54. The No-Good Guy (1916)

50 min | Comedy

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Director: Walter Edwards | Stars: William Collier Sr., Enid Markey, Charles K. French, Bob Kortman

55. Fatty and the Broadway Stars (1915)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mack Sennett, Ivy Crosthwaite, Al St. John