Lowest Rated Titles Released 1938-01-01 to 1938-12-31


1. Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 6 (1938)

10 min | Documentary, Short

1.2
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Fernand Gravey and Danielle Darrieux arrive in Hollywood; the Ritz Brothers achieve immortality, leaving their footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; a premiere at the Carthay ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Jack Benny, Joan Crawford, Danielle Darrieux, James Gleason

Votes: 58

2. Sex Madness (1938)

57 min | Drama

2.5
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Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior... See full summary »

Director: Dwain Esper | Stars: Vivian McGill, Rose Tapley, Al Rigali, Mark Daniels

Votes: 568

3. Ceux de demain (1938)

2.5
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Directors: Adelqui Migliar, George Pallu | Stars: Constant Rémy, Ninon Vallin, Jeanne Boitel, Gabriel Farguette

Votes: 22

4. Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Sport

3.3
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Ellory Bugs has offered a huge donation to his old alma mater, Taylor Tech, which is to be paid only if his son, Jimmie "Doodle" Bugs, becomes a football hero. But "Doodle" tips the scales ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Joe Penner, June Travis, Richard Lane, Ben Alexander

Votes: 46

5. Vi som går scenvägen (1938)

90 min

3.3
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Director: Gideon Wahlberg | Stars: Benkt-Åke Benktsson, Gideon Wahlberg, Fritiof Billquist, Elof Ahrle

Votes: 12

6. Sport Thrills: Snow Foolin' (1938)

10 min | Documentary, Short

3.3
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Director: Ben Schwalb

Votes: 6

7. Irish and Proud of It (1938)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

3.4
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Donogh O'Connor is an Irish singer making good in London who, at a banquet, expresses the desire to return to the little village, Ballyvoraine, where he was born. Two of his friends, owning... See full summary »

Director: Donovan Pedelty | Stars: Richard Hayward, Dinah Sheridan, Gwenllian Gill, George Pembroke

Votes: 17

8. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Western

3.5
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes, Billy Platt

Votes: 1,312

9. Tri geroini (1938)

Documentary

3.6
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Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 8

10. Housewife Herman (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

3.6
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Herman, a fat pig-man with a Herman Bing voice. He trades jobs with his wife and finds that cooking and taking care of kids is too difficult for a mere male. He concedes this to his wife, after the house has become a broken, wet shambles.

Director: Eddie Donnelly | Star: Arthur Kay

Votes: 5

11. Juno and the Paycock (1938 TV Movie)

Drama

3.7
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During the Irish Civil War in 1922, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values are.

Stars: Harry Hutchinson, Maire O'Neill, Patrick Boxill, Joyce Chancellor

Votes: 16

12. Outlaw Express (1938)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

3.7
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Bradley and sidekick Sharpe are sent west to investigate the murders of pony express riders who are being killed to prevent the Spanish Land Grant papers going to Washington for registration.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Bob Baker, Cecilia Callejo, Don Barclay, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 6

13. Chris Columbo (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short

3.8
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Director: Eddie Donnelly

Votes: 5

14. His Day Off (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short

3.8
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Director: Connie Rasinski

Votes: 5

15. Gestern und heute (1938)

25 min | Documentary, Short

3.9
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Nazi propaganda film contrasting Germany in the days before Adolf Hitler became Chancellor with the Germany of "today" and how much better it is.

Director: Hans Steinhoff | Star: Adolf Hitler

Votes: 28

16. Booloo (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.0
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A young-stiff-upper-lipped British officer, Robert Rogers writes a book about a white tiger and sacrifices of native girls by the Sakai tribe in Malaya. But the critics ridicule the book. ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde E. Elliott | Stars: Colin Tapley, Jayne Regan, Mamo Clark, Herbert De Souza

Votes: 16

17. The Goose Flies High (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.0
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Director: John Foster

Votes: 6

18. Ghost Town Frolics (1938)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.0
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In an abandoned hotel, idle ghosts get drunk, play slot machines and line up for their relief checks. Two chimpanzees and their big mopey dog venture inside. The ghosts are thrilled at this new opportunity for mischief.

Director: Les Kline

Votes: 5

19. Ghost Town Riders (1938)

Approved | 54 min | Western

4.2
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The second of three Universal versions of this plot following 1932's "The Fourth Horseman" with Tom Mix and followed by 1950's "Gold Strike", a musical-short version with Tex Williams. ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Bob Baker, Fay McKenzie, Hank Worden, George Cleveland

Votes: 6

20. Ireland's Border Line (1938)

62 min | Comedy

4.2
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Billy Brannigan, a mechanic, has some difficulties and problems when he gets mixed up with the police looking for a jewel thief. An identical suitcase used by Billy and the thief cause most of the troubles.

Director: Harry O'Donovan | Stars: Jimmy O'Dea, Myrette Morven, J.H. Edwin, Hazel Hughes

Votes: 9

21. Bugs Beetle and His Orchestra (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.2
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A fly and his girl go to an insect nightclub, but a spider crashes the scene to kidnap the girl.

Directors: John Foster, Paul Terry

Votes: 8

22. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (1938)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

4.2
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Mrs. O'Leary's cow is brought to the witness stand in court to explain how she started a great fire. Her testimony fades into a very routine fire brigade cartoon.It has little to do with the Chicago conflagration she's famous for.

Director: Eddie Donnelly

Votes: 5

23. Vingar kring fyren (1938)

94 min | Drama

4.3
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Director: Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius | Stars: Lars Hanson, Karin Ekelund, Alfred Maurstad, Hilda Borgström

Votes: 23

24. Flight Into Nowhere (1938)

63 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Holt, Dick Purcell, Julie Bishop, James Burke

Votes: 7

25. Animal Cracker Circus (1938)

Animation, Short

4.3
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Sparky hates spinach and doesn't want to finish his lunch, which contains spinach. Suddenly a cracker comes to life and makes a deal with him--if Sparky finishes his spinach, he'll be able to see a live circus.

Director: Ben Harrison

Votes: 14

26. Ludzie Wisly (1938)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.4
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A look at the lives of people who work on the barges and boats flowing across the Vistula River.

Directors: Aleksander Ford, Jerzy Zarzycki | Stars: Ina Benita, Jerzy Pichelski, Stanislawa Wysocka, Kazimierz Opalinski

Votes: 5

27. Songs and Saddles (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Music

4.4
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Standard oater with a plot line of a local schemer and his henchies trying to beat an old rancher out of his unknown-to-him valuable property, which sets where a new highway is going to be ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Gene Austin, Lynne Berkeley, Henry Roquemore, Walter Wills

Votes: 15

28. Where the West Begins (1938)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Music, Western

4.4
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Lynne Reed, Jack Manning's fiancée, is stagestruck and wants to go to New York for a career. She is encouraged in this delusion that she is a great actress by Barnes, who offers to buy her ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Jack Randall, Fuzzy Knight, Luana Walters, Arthur Housman

Votes: 14

29. Strange Case of Dr. Meade (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.4
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Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Holt, Beverly Roberts, Noah Beery Jr., John Qualen

Votes: 7

30. Shunn u Katun (1938)

10 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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Director: Lev Atamanov

Votes: 11

31. Kamrater i vapenrocken (1938)

91 min | Comedy

4.4
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Director: Schamyl Bauman | Stars: Gösta Cederlund, Fritiof Billquist, Sigge Fürst, Elof Ahrle

Votes: 16

32. Goda vänner och trogna grannar (1938)

85 min

4.4
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Director: Weyler Hildebrand | Stars: Ludde Gentzel, Greta Almroth, Eric Abrahamsson, Ruth Weijden

Votes: 10

33. Window Shopping (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Music

4.4
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Three mice run, cavort, sing and dance around in the stores and restaurants a big city at night. They wind up in a café for an early-morning snack and stocking up on food provisions before ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Marcus | Star: Elvia Allman

Votes: 9

34. Little Miss Molly (1938)

66 min | Musical

4.5
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An Irishman leaves to make his fortune in America, in the mean time, a custody battle arises over a talented little girl between one sister that loves her and another who only seeks the money offered to care for her.

Director: Alex Bryce | Stars: Binkie Stuart, Tom Burke, Phillip Reed, Maureen O'Hara

Votes: 21

35. The Secret of Treasure Island (1938)

Approved | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.5
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In the Prologue, pirates hide a treasure on an island off the Mexican coast. And the pirates, the map and the treasure disappear in a volcanic eruption. The legend of the island draws ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Don Terry, Gwen Gaze, Walter Miller, Grant Withers

Votes: 160

36. Sergeant Murphy (1938)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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A horse is offered for sale to the cavalry but is rejected as unfit for service. A cavalry private buys the horse, and trains it to be a champion racer. When he thinks it's ready, he ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Mary Maguire, Donald Crisp, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Votes: 87

37. Swing It, Sailor! (1938)

Passed | 57 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Cannon | Stars: Wallace Ford, Ray Mayer, Isabel Jewell, Mary Treen

Votes: 41

38. Knight of the Plains (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Western

4.5
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Peterson has a plan to obtain all the ranches in the valley. He gives Carson a phony Spanish land grant and has him pose as the Mexican owner. When Fred and Fuzzy have their cattle stolen ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Fred Scott, Al St. John, Marion Weldon, John Merton

Votes: 39

39. Old Mother Riley in Paris (1938)

76 min | Comedy

4.6
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Mrs. Riley and her daughter Kitty go to Paris, and get involved with spies.

Director: Oswald Mitchell | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Jerry Verno, Magda Kun

Votes: 33

41. Topa Topa (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

4.6
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Tom Turner, a naturalist, comes to the "Topa Topa" district (named for the mountain), and falls in love with widow Margaret Weston. This irks fur-trapper Pete Taylor, who has designs on ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Hutchison, Vin Moore | Stars: Joan Valerie, James Bush, LeRoy Mason, Ruth Coleman

Votes: 10

42. Gunsmoke Trail (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Western

4.6
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Learning of Walters' inheritance, Larson kills him and assumes his identity. When Larson's men try to kill Walter's niece Lola, Jack Lane breaks it up. This leads to a showdown with Jack ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Jack Randall, Louise Stanley, Al St. John, Henry Roquemore

Votes: 15

43. King of the Sierras (1938)

Not Rated | 53 min | Western

4.6
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An unusual film in that it was composed of new film footage tacked onto an original film produced by M. H. Hoffman Sr. and Jr.,and never released because of the collapse and merger of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Samuel Diege, Arthur Rosson | Stars: Rex, Hobart Bosworth, Harry Harvey Jr., Frank Campeau

Votes: 24

44. Stardust (II) (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.6
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Carla de Hulvea is a rhumba dancer who makes news by posing as a South-American heiress. She is doing fine with her hoax until she meets American Peter Jackson, a high-pressure promoter who... See full summary »

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Ben Lyon, Lupe Velez, Wallace Ford, Jean Colin

Votes: 14

45. Vitaphone Pictorial Revue (Series 2) #6 (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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Documentary short subject depicting three stories: "Horseplay," in which various Hollywood stars watch Arabian horses being put through trick paces; "On Ice," a depiction of the action of ... See full summary »

Directors: Willard Du Brul, Clem McCarthy, I. Miller | Stars: Clem McCarthy, Alan Kent, I. Miller, Kenny Baker

Votes: 25

46. Olenko minä tullut haaremiin (1938)

62 min | Comedy

4.6
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Directors: Yrjö Norta, T.J. Särkkä | Stars: Ansa Ikonen, Aku Korhonen, Siiri Angerkoski, Laila Rihte

Votes: 29

47. Romance Road (1938)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Adventure, Musical

4.6
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A RCMP sergeant must mediate a land rights dispute between an advancing railroad construction gang and French Canadian trappers in the rugged Northwest Territory of Canada.

Director: Bobby Connolly | Stars: Walter Cassel, Anne Nagel, Craig Reynolds, Linda Perry

Votes: 103

48. Gora (1938)

4.6
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Director: Naresh Mitra | Stars: Protima Dasgupta, Devbala, Rajlakshmi Devi, Jiban Ganguly

Votes: 13

49. Pod jednou strechou (1938)

4.6
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Director: Miroslav Josef Krnanský | Stars: Theodor Pistek, Jirí Dohnal, Hana Vítová, Sasa Rasilov

Votes: 5

50. Sigge Nilsson och jag (1938)

75 min | Comedy

4.6
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Director: Sigurd Wallén | Stars: Sigurd Wallén, Carl-Gunnar Wingård, Linnéa Hillberg, Sven-Eric Gamble

Votes: 22