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1. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 23,011

2. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.0
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 28,718

3. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 15,799 | Gross: $1.24M

4. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 16,161

5. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 788

6. The Plainsman (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,818

7. Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt, Charles Winninger

Votes: 1,419

8. Red-Haired Alibi (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

5.8
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A young girl new to the big city gets a job as a man's companion. What she doesn't know is that the man is a notorious gangster.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Merna Kennedy, Theodore von Eltz, Grant Withers, Purnell Pratt

Votes: 135

9. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,544

10. Magnificent Obsession (1935)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The life of spoiled rich Robert Merrick is saved through the use of a hospital's only resuscitator, but because the medical device cannot be in two places at once, it results in the death ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Charles Butterworth, Betty Furness

Votes: 675

11. Rosalie (1937)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 410

12. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Hoping his son will attend his alma mater, Judge Hardy agrees to let Andy look for work in New York for the summer before committing to start college. In the big city, Andy is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Holden

Votes: 656

13. The Trespasser (1929)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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The trial and tribulations of a strong-willed woman who elopes and gives birth out of wedlock without telling her ex-husband.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 1,175

14. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, William Bakewell

Votes: 709

15. The Locked Door (1929)

74 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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On her first anniversary Ann Reagan finds that her sister-in-law is involved with a shady character from her own past, and determines to intervene.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Barbara Stanwyck, William 'Stage' Boyd, Betty Bronson

Votes: 400

16. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,504

17. Paid (1930)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.9
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Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates plan a scam in which old men can be sued for breach of promise - the "heart balm" ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, Marie Prevost, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 535

18. Men in White (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 565

19. Black Fury (1935)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane

Votes: 650

20. Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance

6.4
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer, James Cagney

Votes: 417

21. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

6.0
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Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith

Votes: 582

22. A Shriek in the Night (1933)

Unrated | 66 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.4
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Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, Harvey Clark, Purnell Pratt

Votes: 739

23. Bachelor Apartment (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A New York playboy dates wild woman until he falls for a hard-working stenographer.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Irene Dunne, Mae Murray, Norman Kerry

Votes: 328

24. Second Fiddle (1939)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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A studio publicist discovers a Minnesota skating teacher and takes her to Hollywood. She goes back to Minnesota but he follows her.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Rudy Vallee, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 357

25. Puttin' on the Ritz (1930)

88 min | Musical

6.3
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A vaudeville and nightclub performer becomes successful and forgets who his friends really are.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, James Gleason, Aileen Pringle

Votes: 105

26. Emma (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

7.1
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After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, Myrna Loy

Votes: 738 | Gross: $2.00M

27. The Secret Bride (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

6.2
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Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Warren William, Glenda Farrell, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 403

28. The Silver Horde (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.1
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A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur

Votes: 383

29. Wedding Present (1936)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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When Charlie Mason is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming. After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Cary Grant, George Bancroft, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 439

30. Murder with Pictures (1936)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photographer Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gail Patrick, Paul Kelly, Benny Baker

Votes: 240

31. A Wicked Woman (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family.... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Mady Christians, Jean Parker, Charles Bickford, Betty Furness

Votes: 165

32. On with the Show! (1929)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 222

33. Headline Shooter (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The adventures of a wayward newsreel cameraman.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: William Gargan, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Jack La Rue

Votes: 138

34. Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Anita Page

Votes: 645

35. High, Wide and Handsome (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Musical, Western

6.8
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Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Brennan (Alan Hale) is muscling in on oil-drilling farmers, led by Peter Cortland (Randolph Scott). Cortland must try to save their oil business, while also saving his marriage to Sally (Irene Dunne).

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 189

36. I Cover the Waterfront (1933)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Ben Lyon, Claudette Colbert, Ernest Torrence, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 427

37. Hollywood Boulevard (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.6
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With a full Hollywood background and settings but more an expose of scandal-and-gossip magazines of the era, has-been actor John Blakeford agrees to write his memoirs for magazine-publisher... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: John Halliday, Marsha Hunt, Robert Cummings, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 61

38. Dancing Feet (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.1
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Peyton Wells (Ben Lyon) rescues Judy Jones (Joan Marsh) from a very dull young man, at a sedate party given for her by her multi-millionaire grandfather Silas P. Jones (Purnell Pratt.) Judy... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Ben Lyon, Joan Marsh, Edward J. Nugent, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 43

39. The Casino Murder Case (1935)

Passed | 82 min | Mystery

6.2
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After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 436

40. The Secret Witness (1931)

66 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Una Merkel, William Collier Jr., Zasu Pitts, Purnell Pratt

Votes: 32

41. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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A campus flirt who has been "pinned" by most of the boys of Sigma Chi fraternity falls for a no-nonsense athlete who doesn't have time for such diversions as women.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starrett, Florence Lake

Votes: 27

42. Beyond Victory (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Four battle-weary American soldiers under fire reflect on the women they left behind.

Directors: John S. Robertson, Edward H. Griffith | Stars: William Boyd, James Gleason, Lew Cody, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 61

43. The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Bennett, Lionel Atwill, Juanita Quigley

Votes: 115

44. Ladies Crave Excitement (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Bored rich girl hooks up with news photographer, gets caught up in his adventures.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Norman Foster, Evalyn Knapp, Eric Linden, Esther Ralston

Votes: 71

45. The Gay Diplomat (1931)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

5.2
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Captain Orloff is sent to Bucharest to capture a Mata Hari type of spy, but many different women fit the bill and are attractive enough to make one question one's allegiance.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Genevieve Tobin, Betty Compson, Ivan Lebedeff, Ilka Chase

Votes: 123

46. The Roadhouse Murder (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Thriller

5.5
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To gain fame, a reporter arranges to be suspected of murder.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Dorothy Jordan, Eric Linden, Purnell Pratt, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 90

47. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)

74 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joan Blondell, Grant Mitchell, Vivienne Osborne, Adrienne Dore

Votes: 165

48. The Spider (1931)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.1
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Directors: Kenneth MacKenna, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, El Brendel, John Arledge

Votes: 58

49. Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 301

50. Lady Be Careful (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mary Carlisle, Benny Baker, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 12



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