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1. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Directors: William Castle, Rosemary Horvath | Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Votes: 19,681

2. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,380

3. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Tony Curtis

Votes: 273

4. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)

Unrated | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Porter Hall, Paul Guilfoyle

Votes: 177

5. She's a Soldier Too (1944)

67 min | Drama

6.9
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Wartime workers deal with homefront dramatics.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Beulah Bondi, Nina Foch, Jess Barker, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 11

6. Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John

Votes: 3,966

7. Hollywood Story (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1930s unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan, Henry Hull

Votes: 239

8. The Gentleman from Nowhere (1948)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Security guard, wounded in a robbery of furs, arouses the suspicions of an insurance investigator.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Fay Baker, Luis Van Rooten, Charles Lane

Votes: 16

9. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,132

10. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.7
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 6,183

11. Undertow (1949)

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

6.7
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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow

Votes: 251

12. When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 749

13. Mysterious Intruder (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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The fifth entry in the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", opens with kindly old music store owner Edward Stillwell (Paul E. Burns) hiring private detective Don ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Barton MacLane, Nina Vale, Regis Toomey

Votes: 380

14. The Whistler (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

6.5
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 698

15. The Fat Man (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Director: William Castle | Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg

Votes: 260

16. Just Before Dawn (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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In the 7th film of the "Crime Doctor" series based on the radio program, Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) is summoned to take attend a diabetic, and gives an injection of insulin taken ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Adele Roberts, Martin Kosleck, Mona Barrie

Votes: 158

17. The Night Walker (1964)

Passed | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Judi Meredith, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 1,393

18. Voice of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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The 4th film of the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", finds wealthy John Sinclair, with no health or friends, being advised by his doctor to take a long ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams, James Cardwell

Votes: 369

19. Uranium Boom (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Deep in the badlands of Colorado, Brad (Dennis Morgan) and Grady (William Talman) stumble across a large deposit of uranium. As Grady watches over the treasure, Brad goes into town to claim... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Patricia Medina, William Talman, Tina Carver

Votes: 37

20. I Saw What You Did (1965)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening making random prank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson, Sara Lane

Votes: 2,225

21. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

Votes: 203

22. The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)

70 min | Crime, Mystery

6.2
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The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of an artist accused of murdering his model during one of his blackout spells.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, John Litel, Dusty Anderson, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 194

23. Duel on the Mississippi (1955)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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In 1820, AndrĂ© Tulane (Lex Barker), hot-tempered scion of a Louisiana plantation family, is debt-bound to Lili Scarlet (Patricia Medina),notorious gambling-ship queen, and the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Lex Barker, Patricia Medina, Warren Stevens, Craig Stevens

Votes: 65

24. Klondike Kate (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.2
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A San Francisco songbird comes to Alaska and turns the town of Totem Pole and a scheming saloon owner's life upside down. Then a rival saloon owner wants a piece of the action.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ann Savage, Tom Neal, Glenda Farrell, Constance Worth

Votes: 24

25. The Houston Story (1956)

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

6.2
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In Houston, a man working as an oil driller comes up with a scheme for stealing millions of dollars worth of oil from the fields. He insinuates himself with a local mobster in order to get ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Gene Barry, Barbara Hale, Edward Arnold, Paul Richards

Votes: 144

26. Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The Crime Doctor comes up against a criminal with a dual personality.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Ellen Drew, William Frawley, Frank Sully

Votes: 185

27. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.1
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A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,463

28. It's a Small World (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

6.1
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Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry longs to be part of the big world.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Paul Dale, Lorraine Miller, Will Geer, Nina Koshetz

Votes: 132

29. The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Sleuth Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) helps a wartime convict (Erik Rolf) who was framed for a murder while out on parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Chester Morris, Erik Rolf, Jeanne Bates, Richard Lane

Votes: 212

30. Zotz! (1962)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark

Votes: 618

31. The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Horror

6.0
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A couple and their teenage son rent a haunted New England seaside house, and their summer vacation turns into a ghost-hunt.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Sid Caesar, Vera Miles, Barry Gordon, John McGiver

Votes: 354

32. Let's Kill Uncle (1966)

Approved | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Pat Cardi, Robert Pickering

Votes: 280

33. Cave of Outlaws (1951)

Passed | 76 min | Western

5.9
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Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory

Votes: 190

34. The Crime Doctor's Gamble (1947)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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On a lecture/vacation visit to Paris, Dr. Ordway drops in on his friend, the Prefecture of Police. He becomes involved in a case involving the stabbing of an old man. The man's son, not all... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Micheline Cheirel, Roger Dann, Steven Geray

Votes: 154

35. Macabre (1958)

Passed | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.

Director: William Castle | Stars: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 875

36. The Saracen Blade (1954)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Romance

5.8
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Based on the book of the same name by Frank Yerby. Pietro is an orphan who is raised by a family friend in 15th century Italy. When the friend is killed by the same nasty baron who murdered... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Betta St. John, Rick Jason, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 93

37. New Orleans Uncensored (1955)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A Navy veteran purchases a government surplus vessel and becomes involved in the capture of waterfront racketeers.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Arthur Franz, Beverly Garland, Helene Stanton, Michael Ansara

Votes: 74

38. Shanks (1974)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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A mute puppeteer uses a deceased scientist's invention to control dead bodies like puppets.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay, Cindy Eilbacher

Votes: 473

39. The Busy Body (1967)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

5.7
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Sid Caesar stars as the bumbling right hand man of mob boss Robert Ryan who is sent to find a corpse buried in a suit lined with stolen mob money.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Sid Caesar, Robert Ryan, Anne Baxter, Kay Medford

Votes: 254

40. The Americano (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Western

5.6
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An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Ford, Frank Lovejoy, Cesar Romero, Ursula Thiess

Votes: 414

41. Masterson of Kansas (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Western

5.6
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In Kansas, fearing another Indian War, Sheriff Bat Masterson, Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday join forces to defuse tensions over grazing lands between Indians and greedy cattlemen.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Nancy Gates, James Griffith, Jean Willes

Votes: 189

42. Battle of Rogue River (1954)

Approved | 71 min | Western

5.5
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In Oregon, the Army is ordered to negotiate peace with the Indians but unscrupulous businessmen, who profiteered during the conflict, secretly sabotage the peace process.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Richard Denning, Martha Hyer, John Crawford

Votes: 180

43. Conquest of Cochise (1953)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A cavalry officer tries to keep a lid on a volatile situation when Indian leader Cochise is being prodded into starting a war.

Director: William Castle | Stars: John Hodiak, Robert Stack, Joy Page, Rico Alaniz

Votes: 189

44. The Return of Rusty (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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A young Czechoslovakian orphan, Loddy Bicek, befriended by an American army sergeant, is brought into the United States as a stowaway by the soldier. He is apprehended, but escapes and ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ted Donaldson, John Litel, Mark Dennis, Barbara Woodell

Votes: 13

45. The Old Dark House (1963)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit his house in which he lives with his twin brother.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 1,213

46. Project X (1968)

Unrated | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Christopher George, Greta Baldwin, Henry Jones, Monte Markham

Votes: 333

47. Slaves of Babylon (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.3
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In ancient times, a Jew is instrumental in the crowning of a new Median-Persian king who, in return, conquers Babylon and frees all the Jewish slaves.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 79

48. 13 Frightened Girls (1963)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

5.2
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While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh

Votes: 488

49. Fort Ti (1953)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War, Western

5.0
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Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian war in colonial America, the British soldiers attempt to route the French Army from Fort Ticonderoga.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Joan Vohs, Irving Bacon, James Seay

Votes: 154

50. The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Romance, Western

5.0
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Billy the Kid is forced to kill for the woman he loves, and is ultimately brought to justice by his old friend Pat Garrett.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, Betta St. John, James Griffith, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 114



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