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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 351,905 | Gross: $1.59M

2. Petticoat Politics (1941)

67 min | Comedy

8.1
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Pa Higgins has decided to retire but winds up being forced to run for mayor. Ladd is both boyfriend to the Higgins girl and the son of Pa's opponent.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

Votes: 7

3. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 32,523 | Gross: $20.00M

4. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 6,959

5. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 7,012

6. Saturday's Millions (1933)

77 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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Ups and downs of college football.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Robert Young, Andy Devine, Leila Hyams, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 16

7. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 6,522 | Gross: $2.70M

8. Cadet Girl (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Carole Landis, George Montgomery, Shepperd Strudwick, William Tracy

Votes: 14

9. Meet the Missus (1940)

68 min | Comedy

7.2
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Gran Higgins falls under the spell of a love-starved widow.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

Votes: 6

10. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,676

11. The Green Hornet (1940)

Approved | 258 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel

Votes: 417

12. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

7.1
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Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 274

13. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 1,992 | Gross: $0.87M

14. The Proud Rebel (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Western

7.0
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A Confederate veteran living in the Yankee North struggles with his son's shock induced muteness and the hate of the Northerners.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd

Votes: 1,054

15. Tom Brown of Culver (1932)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

7.0
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Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a deserter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Tom Brown, Slim Summerville, Richard Cromwell, H.B. Warner

Votes: 91

16. Victory (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 62

17. Her First Romance (1940)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Edith Fellows, Wilbur Evans, Julie Bishop, Alan Ladd

Votes: 21

18. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,549

19. Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee, Henry Wilcoxon

Votes: 572

20. O.S.S. (1946)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During WW2, the O.S.S. sends teams of spies and saboteurs in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt

Votes: 310

21. Beyond Glory (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.9
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Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, George Macready, George Coulouris

Votes: 145

22. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 375

23. China (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

Votes: 267

24. Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar

Votes: 615

25. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 434 | Gross: $0.60M

26. Once in a Lifetime (1932)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.8
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Story of a Hollywood studio during the transition from silents to talkies.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Jack Oakie, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, Russell Hopton

Votes: 145

27. Salty O'Rourke (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Demarest, Stanley Clements

Votes: 136

28. Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 97

29. The Mysterious Miss X (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Keith Neville and Dan Casey, two small-time stage actors, are traveling by bus back two New York City, and have an overnight stay in a small town. They take a room in a local hotel and a ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Michael Whalen, Lynne Roberts, Chick Chandler, Mabel Todd

Votes: 11

30. Appointment with Danger (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling

Votes: 838

31. Branded (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Western

6.7
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A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford, Robert Keith

Votes: 666

32. Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp

Votes: 885

33. Murder at the Vanities (1934)

Passed | 89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 515

34. Those Were the Days! (1940)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A middle-aged couple think back to their college days and courtship.

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: William Holden, Bonita Granville, Ezra Stone, Judith Barrett

Votes: 51

35. The Great Gatsby (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 568

36. Calcutta (1947)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 286

37. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 259

38. Saigon (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell

Votes: 194

39. Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Adams finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Adams comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc, Irene Hervey

Votes: 198

40. Lucky Jordan (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts...to find ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Helen Walker, Sheldon Leonard, Mabel Paige

Votes: 222

41. Hold 'Em Navy (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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Two football players fight over the same girl.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mary Carlisle, John Howard, Benny Baker

Votes: 7

42. Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their chief Captain Jack.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith

Votes: 658

43. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings

Votes: 1,751 | Gross: $28.41M

44. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest

Votes: 330

45. The Badlanders (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Released from the Yuma Prison in 1898, ex-killer John McBain wants to go straight while ex-robber Peter Van Hoek seeks revenge but their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Prescott.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

Votes: 954

46. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 134

47. The Big Land (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Alan Ladd stars as a Kansas cattle rancher battling the elements and corrupt cattle buyers to build a railroad spur to the Rio Grande just after the United States' Civil War.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 387

48. Thunder in the East (1953)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, War

6.5
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In 1947, in an independent India, Europeans are scrambling to evacuate Ghandahar which is besieged by a local warlord but sought-after by an American arms dealer.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer, Corinne Calvet

Votes: 227

49. 13 West Street (1962)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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An aerospace engineer (Ladd) ignores a policeman (Steiger) and hunts down a gang of juvenile delinquents.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger, Michael Callan, Dolores Dorn

Votes: 350

50. Rulers of the Sea (1939)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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Story of the beginnings of the steam-powered engine and its use in the first steamship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood, Will Fyffe, George Bancroft

Votes: 68



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