Most Rated Feature Film Titles Released No Later Than 31 December 1942 With James Craig

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1. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a pact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Votes: 3,952

2. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,777

3. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

Votes: 1,634

4. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,166

5. Seven Sinners (1940)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Bijou, a saloon singer with a reputation for inciting brouhahas, is one of several deportees from a south Pacific island to arrive at another U.S. protectorate, Boni Komba. She becomes very... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 1,010

6. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Directors: Mitchell Leisen, James P. Hogan | Stars: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross

Votes: 778

7. Born to the West (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Romance, Western

5.7
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Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner?

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: John Wayne, Marsha Hunt, Johnny Mack Brown, John Patterson

Votes: 694

8. The Buccaneer (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 542

9. The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)

Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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A group of "spies" is after the plans for an anti-aircraft gun, and the leader uses the opportunity to embroil the Lone Wolf in the plot. Trying to settle an old score, this shady character... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Warren William, Ida Lupino, Rita Hayworth, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 488

10. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 384

11. Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy

6.8
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A Midwesterner waitress, scheming to gold-dig her way to Paris, gets mixed up with a wealthy New York family.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Walter Connolly, Alan Curtis

Votes: 340

12. The House Across the Bay (1940)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 323

13. 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: 315

14. Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 251

15. Valley of the Sun (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Western

6.0
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In 1868, Army scout Johnny Ware is courtmartialed for helping Indians against their white oppressors, but escapes and finds himself in the hamlet of Desert Center. There, he crosses paths ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Lucille Ball, James Craig, Cedric Hardwicke, Dean Jagger

Votes: 239

16. Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1942)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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After Pearl Harbor, convicts at Alcatraz prison live in fear of bomb attacks, driving Champ Larkin and his pal Jimbo to a desperate escape attempt which lands them on a tiny lighthouse ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: James Craig, Bonita Granville, Frank Jenks, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 238

17. Unexpected Uncle (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A feisty retiree plays peacemaker for a young couple.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Anne Shirley, James Craig, Charles Coburn, Ernest Truex

Votes: 155

18. Northwest Rangers (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, History, Western

5.6
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Boyhood friends grow up into different professions, one a dedicated Royal Canadian Mountie, the other a notorious if well liked gambler.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: James Craig, William Lundigan, Patricia Dane, John Carradine

Votes: 71

19. Pride of the West (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Western

6.8
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Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 67

20. The Omaha Trail (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Romance, Western

5.6
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Vane hires Candel to haul his locomotive by freight wagon to Omaha. Ross knows that the railroad will mean the end of his freighting business and plans to make sure the locomotive does not ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward Buzzell, Edward L. Cahn | Stars: James Craig, Pamela Blake, Dean Jagger, Edward Ellis

Votes: 67

21. Taming of the West (1939)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.3
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Bill Saunders arriving in a lawless town is quickly made Marshal. But when he arrests the gang members, the victims refuse to testify. However one rancher is willing to testify and when the... See full summary »

Director: Norman Deming | Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Dub Taylor

Votes: 48

22. Winners of the West (1940)

Approved | 247 min | Western

6.6
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One of the writers of this serial, George H. Plympton, dusted the story off and re-sold it to Sam Katzman for a Columbia 1951 serial called "Roar of the Iron Horse". "Winners of the West" ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dick Foran, Anne Nagel, Tom Fadden, James Craig

Votes: 39

23. Cafe Hostess (1940)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak, Douglas Fowley, Wynne Gibson

Votes: 31

24. This Way Please (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Betty Grable, Ned Sparks, Jim Jordan

Votes: 29

25. Thunder Trail (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Western

6.7
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A wagon train is robbed by a gang of bandits who kill everyone but a pair of young brothers. Years later, the brothers join force to bring the bandits' leader to justice.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Charles Bickford, Marsha Hunt, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 29

26. Zanzibar (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure

5.9
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A beautiful young woman organizes an expedition to Africa to search for a sacred skull that is worshiped by the locals.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Lola Lane, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli, Tom Fadden

Votes: 28

27. Friendly Enemies (1942)

95 min | Drama

5.5
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During World War I, two German men friends who emigrated to the US and become millionaires agree on most things, with one major difference: one has taken the US side against Germany ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Charles Winninger, Charles Ruggles, James Craig, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 27

28. Enemy Agent (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Mystery

6.1
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A man is framed for being a spy. After he is released, he sets out to find who the real spies are.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Helen Vinson, Robert Armstrong, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 27

29. Overland with Kit Carson (1939)

300 min | Western

7.3
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Western settlers are being driven off their homesteads and ranches by a combination of Indian raids and attacks by bands of mysterious outlaws. The government sends out famed Indian scout ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Deming, Sam Nelson | Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske, Bobby Clack

Votes: 23

30. Flying G-Men (1939)

Passed | 257 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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Three government aviators called the "Flying G-Men", one of whom is disguised as "The Black Falcon", fight to protect the US and its allies from an enemy spy ring and to avenge the death of the fourth Flying G-Man.

Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Paige, Richard Fiske, James Craig, Lorna Gray

Votes: 23

31. Behind Prison Gates (1939)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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Det. Norman Craig assumes the identity of a dead bank robber (killed in a police shoot out), Red Murray, so he can infiltrate the prison and find three other bank robbers that the police ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Julie Bishop, Joseph Crehan, Paul Fix

Votes: 16

32. Romance of the Redwoods (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.4
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June Martin is a dishwasher in a California logging camp boarding house. Steve Blake fights Jed Malone for her and loses, thus casting suspicion on himself when Malone dies under cloudy circumstances.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Charles Bickford, Jean Parker, Al Bridge, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 12

33. North of Shanghai (1939)

59 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: James Craig, Betty Furness, Keye Luke, Morgan Conway

Votes: 12

34. Missing Daughters (1939)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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Josie Lamonte (Marian Marsh), upset by experiences at the "Club Naturelle", where she had hoped to acquire 'poise and personality' for a stage career, fires a tirade at club owner ""Lucky" ... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Richard Arlen, Rochelle Hudson, Marian Marsh, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 11

35. Law and Order (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.9
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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 »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, James Craig

Votes: 10

36. I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.8
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Tod Lowell (Dennis O'Keefe)),the quarterback of the Southern State football team has been dating Betty Gilbert (Constance Moore), a nightclub singer. But his mother, Mrs. Henry Lowell ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore, Helen Parrish, Lewis Howard

Votes: 10

37. 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

38. Sophie Lang Goes West (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Reformed jewel-thief Sophie Lang, tired of being questioned by the New York City police every time a jewel disappears, decides to head for California, and is hiding in the train-compartment... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Lee Bowman, Sandra Storme, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 6

39. Scandal Sheet (1939)

66 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Otto Kruger, Ona Munson, Edward Norris, John Dilson

Votes: 6

40. A Woman Is the Judge (1939)

61 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Otto Kruger, Rochelle Hudson, Mayo Methot

Votes: 6

41. Two-Fisted Rangers (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

6.2
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Thad Lawson arrives in Oak Valley to avenge the murder of his brother, the local sheriff. He learns that Jack Rand, powerful overlord of the town is to blame. After Rand murders newspaper ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Nolan

Votes: 5

42. South to Karanga (1940)

59 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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Hearing of a native uprising at the African Copper Mines at Karanga, manager Edmund Daniels and American counsel Jeff Worthing catch an arms-and-ammunition bearing train. Other passengers ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Charles Bickford, James Craig, Luli Deste, John Sutton

Votes: 5

43. Konga, the Wild Stallion (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Western

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Konga, the favorite wild horse of rancher Yance Calhoun, leads a stampede into the wheat field of Jordan Hadley, and the old feud between horse-breeder and wheat farmer flares anew. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Fred Stone, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Fiske, Eddy Waller



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