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1. Lifeboat (1944)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

7.8
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78 Metascore

Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Votes: 23,531

2. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 1,945

3. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,080

4. Johnny Holiday (1949)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Young street tough sent to a reform farm is torn between friends from his past and those who are trying to help him change his life.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: William Bendix, Stanley Clements, Hoagy Carmichael, Allen Martin Jr.

Votes: 61

5. A Luz Vem do Alto (1959)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Henrique Campos | Stars: María Dulce, Roberto Camardiel, Félix Fernández, Mário Pereira

Votes: 8

6. They Drive by Night (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Votes: 6,191

7. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 7,974

8. 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: 6,529 | Gross: $2.70M

9. The Dark Corner (1946)

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

7.2
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

Votes: 3,491

10. The Web (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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An attorney acting as a body guard, apparently kills a man in defense of his employer's life, and later believes the victim was set up to be murdered.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix, Vincent Price

Votes: 623

11. Johnny Nobody (1961)

88 min | Drama

7.2
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When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Patrick | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, William Bendix, Aldo Ray

Votes: 85

12. 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: 4,679

13. Crashout (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman

Votes: 376

14. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 212

15. Hostages (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A group of twenty-six Czechoslovakian citizens are jailed until a 50,000 crown reward by the Gestapo uncovers the supposed killer of a Nazi officer whom virtually everyone suspects committed suicide.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Luise Rainer, Arturo de Córdova, William Bendix, Paul Lukas

Votes: 37

16. The Big Steal (1949)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles

Votes: 3,538

17. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 405

18. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,584

19. 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

20. 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

21. White Tie and Tails (1946)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy

6.9
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A wealthy family goes on vacation, leaving their butler in charge of their house. The butler meets a beautiful woman, and soon gets himself in all sorts of trouble.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Dan Duryea, Ella Raines, William Bendix, Frank Jenks

Votes: 32

22. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,858

23. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Western

6.8
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An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

Votes: 492

24. A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan

Votes: 534

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. Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 308

27. Where There's Life (1947)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Signe Hasso, William Bendix, George Coulouris

Votes: 272

28. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 1,954

29. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,388

30. Boys' Night Out (1962)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

6.7
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Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, Howard Duff

Votes: 1,587

31. The Crystal Ball (1943)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

6.7
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Girl loses beauty contest, becomes a fortune teller.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Gladys George, Virginia Field

Votes: 425

32. Blaze of Noon (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Anne Baxter, William Holden, Sonny Tufts, William Bendix

Votes: 104

33. I'll Be Yours (1947)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; complications ensue.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake, William Bendix, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 194

34. 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

35. 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

36. Cover Up (1949)

TV-14 | 83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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An insurance company investigator goes to a small town to probe into a case of supposed suicide. The natives are not very cooperative and some turn hostile, leading to suspicion of foul play.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: William Bendix, Dennis O'Keefe, Barbara Britton, Art Baker

Votes: 481

37. Kill the Umpire (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by William Bendix, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry

Votes: 447

38. The Phony American (1961)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.

Director: Ákos Ráthonyi | Stars: Christine Kaufmann, Michael Hinz, William Bendix, Ron Randell

Votes: 10

39. 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

40. Race Street (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection racket syndicate, his bookie friend Dan Gannin and police lieutenant Barney Runson investigate.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, William Bendix, Marilyn Maxwell, Frank Faylen

Votes: 333

41. The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris, Jeanne Cagney

Votes: 966

42. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 402

43. The Hairy Ape (1944)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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During the 1940s, social class conflict is depicted when a spoiled socialite, traveling on a freighter, calls the ship's head stoker a hairy ape, provoking him into stalking the rich woman once ashore in New York.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder, Dorothy Comingore

Votes: 310

44. Abroad with Two Yanks (1944)

80 min | Comedy

6.3
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Two Marines are let loose in Australia.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: William Bendix, Helen Walker, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder

Votes: 50

45. Two Mugs from Brooklyn (1942)

45 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: William Bendix, Grace Bradley, Arline Judge, Max Baer

Votes: 76

46. For Love or Money (1963)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 345

47. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.2
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The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery sergeant Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 293

48. Portrait of a Sinner (1959)

96 min | Drama

6.2
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Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Nadja Tiller, Tony Britton, William Bendix, Natasha Parry

Votes: 89

49. Greenwich Village (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Musical

6.2
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In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 283

50. Gambling House (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a murder committed by his crime-boss in exchange for 50 G's, faces deportation because he doesn't hold American citizenship.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Victor Mature, Terry Moore, William Bendix, Zachary Charles

Votes: 255



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