Highest Rated Feature Film/Short Film Titles Released 1 January 1937 to 31 December 1941 With Lucien Ballard

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1. Outside These Walls (1939)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Dan Sparling (;Michael Whalen (I)')is a brilliant, crusading journalist, but also a man with a prison record, earned after he had embezzled to meet the needs of an extravagant wife. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Michael Whalen, Dolores Costello, Virginia Weidler, Don Beddoe

Votes: 7

2. No Census, No Feeling (1940)

17 min | Comedy, Short

8.2
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The stooges get jobs as census takers and wind up in a fancy mansion looking for people to survey. Moe and Larry are recruited to join a bridge game, while Curly adds Alum to the lemonade. ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 437

3. Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

8.1
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Three bumbling gas station attendants are mistaken for college professors arriving from Germany to teach at a prestigious women's college.

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Samuel Adams

Votes: 616

4. Cash and Carry (1937)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their dumpyard shack. To raise money to pay for the little boys operation they buy a phony treasure map from a con man. Thinking the... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Sonny Bupp

Votes: 412

5. Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.8
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Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiters in a saloon with the three girls they hope to marry. The proprietor of the saloon is a crook who, with his partner, has buried ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dick Curtis

Votes: 394

6. A Ducking They Did Go (1939)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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Con men hire the Stooges to sell memberships to a phony duck hunting club.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lynton Brent

Votes: 430

7. Three Little Sew and Sews (1939)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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The stooges are sailors working in a ships' tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go ashore, they steal officers uniforms and go to a party with Curly passing himself off as Admiral ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Phyllis Barry

Votes: 329

8. Flat Foot Stooges (1938)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The stooges are firemen at a station that still uses horses to pull the engines. A salesman who wants to sell the chief some modern equipment plants gun powder in one of the engines. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dick Curtis

Votes: 361

9. South of the Boudoir (1940)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Charley, over his wife's objections, has invited his boss over for dinner. Mrs. Chase walks out, and Charley hires a waitress to pose as his wife. Meanwhile, the boss picks up Mrs. Chase ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Helen Lynd, Ann Doran, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 20

10. A Nag in the Bag (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Two guys who own a restaurant get word of a sure thing at the races and bet all their money on that horse; unfortunately, they bet on the wrong horse.

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Joe Smith, Charles Dale, Bobby Barber, Gloria Blondell

Votes: 9

11. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 1,330

12. The Shadow (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Charles Quigley, Marc Lawrence, Arthur Loft

Votes: 48

13. I Promise to Pay (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Eddie Lang (Chester Morris), a decent family man making $27.50 a week, borrows fifty-dollars from Richard Farra (Leo Carrillo) in order to take his wife, Mary (Helen Mack) and two small ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Chester Morris, Leo Carrillo, Helen Mack, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 63

14. From Bad to Worse (1937)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Charley's honeymoon is upset by a woman and her jealous husband.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Peggy Stratford, Bud Jamison, Bobby Watson

Votes: 14

15. The Nightshirt Bandit (1938)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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A criminology professor sets out to find the "sleepwalking bandit", but when he finally catches up with the somnambulistic thief, it's not quite who he thought it would be.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Charley Chase, James C. Morton, Eva McKenzie, Phyllis Barry

Votes: 27

16. Let Us Live (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Henry Fonda, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Baxter

Votes: 289

17. Rio Grande (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.9
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Barker is after the Andrews ranch and kills Bart Andrews. But Bart had sent for Cliff and Cliff now arrives and takes over the fight against Barker. To get the necessary hands to drive ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Ann Doran, Bob Nolan, Dick Curtis

Votes: 31

18. Devil's Playground (1937)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen. She marries Dorgan but makes a play for Mason when her husband is on duty.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Richard Dix, Dolores del Rio, Chester Morris, George McKay

Votes: 27

19. The Mind Needer (1938)

18 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Charley's memory is so poor he forgets who some people are, and must be told things repeatedly. He mistakes the home next door for his, and takes a bath there.The jealous neighbor thinks he's having an affair with his wife.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Ann Doran, Bess Flowers, Beatrice Curtis

Votes: 19

20. Wild Geese Calling (1941)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

6.6
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In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dance hall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Ona Munson

Votes: 56

21. Girls Can Play (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Foy Harris (John Gallaudet) is a bootlegger selling illegal booze and also running a girl's professional softball team and is romancing the team's catcher Sue Collins (Rita Hayworth). The ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Julie Bishop, Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth, John Gallaudet

Votes: 34

22. Blind Alley (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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Gangster Hal Wilson takes psychiatrist Dr. Shelby hostage. While captive, the doctor analyzes Wilson as though he were a patient.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Dvorak, Joan Perry

Votes: 317

23. Man Bites Lovebug (1937)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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To test his wife, Charley's friend puts him up to making a play for her, but she's on to it and pretends she's fallen for him, infuriating the friend.Charley must stay overnight, and unexpected complications put him in the wife's bedroom.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Mary Russell, John T. Murray, Bud Jamison

Votes: 26

24. The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938)

66 min | Mystery

6.3
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A princess in distress calls upon reformed jewel thief Michael Lanyard to aid her against villainous opposition.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Francis Lederer, Frances Drake, Olaf Hytten, Walter Kingsford

Votes: 34

25. Home on the Rage (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Andy mistakenly believes his wife and brother-in-law are conspiring to murder him for insurance.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Andy Clyde, Shemp Howard, Lela Bliss, Gene Morgan

Votes: 22

26. Coast Guard (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Steady, dependable Coast Guard Lieutenant Raymond "Ray" Dower and reckless aviator Thomas "Speed" Bradshaw are the closest of friends. Ray saves the life of Captain Tobias Bliss, tramp ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Randolph Scott, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Walter Connolly

Votes: 77

27. Penitentiary (1938)

74 min | Drama

6.2
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A District Attorney becomes a Prison Warden, and finds himself overseeing the sentence of a meek man who he'd once prosecuted as the D.A.. He discovers his new job is more complex than he'd thought, especially with this meek prisoner.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Walter Connolly, John Howard, Jean Parker, Robert Barrat

Votes: 9

28. The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

5.5
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The widow Wilson and her daughter Mary have just learned that old Mr. Middleton, who held the mortgage on their home, has passed away. They are now visited by Middleton's lawyer, Cribbs, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Hugh Herbert, Anita Louise, Alan Mowbray, Buster Keaton

Votes: 206

29. Cold Turkey (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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Harry wins a turkey at a raffle.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Harry Langdon, Ann Doran, Monte Collins, Neal Burns

Votes: 17

30. Flight to Fame (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

5.1
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An evil villain steals a newly invented death ray.

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Charles Farrell, Julie Bishop, Hugh Sothern, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 7

31. Life Begins with Love (1937)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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A spoiled playboy is forced to leave town to avoid the press, which latches on to his statement, while tipsy, that he will give away his fortune. He disguises himself and gets a job as a ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Jean Parker, Douglass Montgomery, Edith Fellows, Leona Maricle

Votes: 27

32. Highway Patrol (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.1
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Arrested for speeding by highway patrolman Bill Rolph (Robert Paige), J.W. Brady (Robert Middlemass), the president of an oil refinery, offers him the assignment to find the culprits who ... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Robert Paige, Julie Bishop, Robert Middlemass, Arthur Loft

Votes: 14

33. Venus Makes Trouble (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

4.0
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A fast-talking, street-wise con-man forsakes the tank-towns of Pennsylvania for the greener pastures in Manhattan, and gains fame-and-fortune as New York City's number one merchandise ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: James Dunn, Patricia Ellis, Gene Morgan, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 15

34. Racketeers in Exile (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Gangster William Waldo (George Barcroft) forsakes organized crime for the commercial and easier spoils of evangelism. But now he has trouble from the Purity League, and the police still have an eye on him.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: George Bancroft, Evelyn Venable, Wynne Gibson, Marc Lawrence

35. Squadron of Honor (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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On the eve of an American Legion convention, National Commander Metcalf and District Attorney Dan Blaine, also a Legionaire, go to Lou Tanner, local race-track manager, and ask him to close... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Don Terry, Mary Russell, Thurston Hall, Arthur Loft

36. Halfway to Hollywood (1938)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy

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Johnny Arthur writes a screenplay about his boss and his co-worker, Tom Kennedy, helps him produce the film in Tom's backyard. The boss walks in when the film is being shown and is ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Tom Kennedy, Johnny Arthur, Ann Doran, Harry Holman

37. The Thundering West (1939)

57 min | Western

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Outlaws Dale and Tucson quit Wolf's gang. Just as the two are about to rob the stage, Wolf and his gang beat them to it. Dale breaks it up saving the money and this gets him appointed ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Sons of the Pioneers, Dick Curtis

38. A Star Is Shorn (1939)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

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Bumbling talent agent Danny Webb tries to help a struggling actress get work.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Danny Webb, Mary Treen, Ethelreda Leopold, Eugene Anderson Jr.

39. Texas Stampede (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Western

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Sheep raisers, resentful of old injuries from the cattlemen, bar the way to water when dry ranges force the cattle ranchers to drive their herds into the lowlands. Sheriff Tom Randall (... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Fred Kohler Jr., Bob Nolan



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