Highest Rated Feature Film Titles With W.R. Burnett
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1. The Great Escape (1963)
Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Votes: 199,962 | Gross: $12.10M
3. Scarface (1932)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
4. High Sierra (1941)
Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.
5. The Westerner (1940)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.
7. This Gun for Hire (1942)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
10. Colorado Territory (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Western
In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.
12. Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military life, has just received an honorable discharge from the army on medical reasons. Rather than return to his old life, he plans to... See full summary »
13. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Passed | 126 min | Action, Drama, War
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
14. Illegal (1955)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
16. Wake Island (1942)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
17. Dark Command (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western
In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.
18. The Man I Love (1947)
96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music
Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »
19. The Beast of the City (1932)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.
Votes: 924 | Gross: $0.41M
20. The Racket (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.
21. The Hangman (1959)
Not Rated | 87 min | Western
U.S. Marshal Bovard comes to a small border town to identify and arrest a fugitive, but the whole town seems determined to prevent the Marshal from doing his job.
24. Wild West Days (1937)
Approved | 268 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Retired lawman Kentucky Wade and his three buddies, Mike Morales, "Dude" Hanford and "Trigger" Benton come to Brimstone and help their friends Larry Munro and his sister, Lucy , in their ... See full summary »
25. Background to Danger (1943)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.
26. Night People (1954)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted by Soviet agents in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke.
27. The Badlanders (1958)
Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western
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.
28. King of the Underworld (1939)
Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After the killing of her husband by friendly fire during a police raid, Dr. Carol Nelson tries to find gangster Joe Gurney to clear her name with the medical board.
30. 36 Hours to Kill (1936)
Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance
Gangster Benson is on a train with G-man Evers and newswoman Marvis. First these two have to get the gangster, then they have to get each other.
33. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Passed | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.
34. Dance Hall (1941)
72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
37. Dark Hazard (1934)
73 min | Drama
Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years ... See full summary »
38. The Getaway (1941)
Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A G-man is sent to prison to befriend a suspected robbery ringleader and then helps him break out to gain his confidence.
39. Arrowhead (1953)
Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches.
40. Sergeants 3 (1962)
Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Western
In this retelling of Gunga Din (1939) transplanted to the 1870's American West, three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.
41. Iron Man (1931)
73 min | Drama
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.
45. Law and Order (1940)
Approved | 57 min | Western
Bill Ralston arrives in town planning to settle down but quickly gets caught up in the fight between the townspeople and Poe Daggett and his gang. He takes the job of town Marshal and soon ... See full summary »
46. Short Cut to Hell (1957)
Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he ... See full summary »
49. Wine, Women and Horses (1937)
Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Gamblers Jim Turner and Valarie part company in Chicago and agree to meet at Saratoga with Jim stopping off at Barrowville en route. There, Jim meets George Mayhew and Eight Ball, a ... See full summary »