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1. Scandal Sheet (1931)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook, Regis Toomey

Votes: 48

2. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 3,040

3. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey

Votes: 3,773

4. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,814

5. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 2,428

6. The Dance of Life (1929)

115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts. In order to save money on the road, they get married. ... See full summary »

Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Hal Skelly, Nancy Carroll, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Theodore

Votes: 232

7. Close Harmony (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Jack Oakie

Votes: 14

8. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,466

9. Of Human Bondage (1934)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson

Votes: 5,298

10. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,524

11. Dead Reckoning (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Votes: 5,481

12. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

Votes: 2,209

13. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,951

14. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer

Votes: 1,234

15. Victory (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 63

16. To Mary - with Love (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Ian Hunter, Claire Trevor

Votes: 37

17. The Silver Cord (1933)

74 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea, Laura Hope Crews, Eric Linden

Votes: 234

18. The Mighty (1929)

75 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Esther Ralston, Warner Oland, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 21

19. The Vice Squad (1931)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A diplomat is blackmailed by crooked vice cops into helping them frame prostitutes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Paul Lukas, Kay Francis, Judith Wood, William B. Davidson

Votes: 56

20. So Ends Our Night (1941)

117 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford

Votes: 317

21. The Texan (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Western

6.9
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An outlaw, the Llano Kid is the scourge of south Texas and a Bible quoting lawman named Thacker. The kid joins a con man in a plot to deceive a wealthy old woman that he's her long-lost son... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Emma Dunn, Oscar Apfel

Votes: 48

22. Double Harness (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucile Browne, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 924

23. Street of Chance (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.9
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A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis, Regis Toomey

Votes: 159

24. Unfaithful (1931)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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In this society drama set in contemporary England, a noblewoman pretends to be an adulteress in order to protect her sister-in-law, who actually is.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Paul Cavanagh, Juliette Compton

Votes: 32

25. The Racket (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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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.

Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

Votes: 2,294

26. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,071

27. The Goddess (1958)

104 min | Drama

6.8
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A woman adored by the people around her ultimately struggles to be happy with herself.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland

Votes: 682

28. Sweepings (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

6.8
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Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Eric Linden, William Gargan, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 307

29. Rich Man's Folly (1931)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Frances Dee, Robert Ames, Juliette Compton

Votes: 9

30. Made for Each Other (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,777

31. Night Song (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Music

6.5
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When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 355

32. For the Defense (1930)

65 min | Drama

6.5
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William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

Votes: 294

33. The Company She Keeps (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.4
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Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe, Fay Baker

Votes: 403

34. Tom Sawyer (1930)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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With the help of a sailing the Mississippi River, a young boy name Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn, It was a classic Mark Twain's stories in 1876.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 140 | Gross: $11.00M

35. Jalna (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Kay Johnson, Ian Hunter, C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 127

36. Banjo on My Knee (1936)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Believing he has killed a guest, a groom flees on his wedding night.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 463

37. Guest in the House (1944)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiancé's family and turns a happy household against itself.

Directors: John Brahm, John Cromwell, André De Toth, Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 583

38. Ann Vickers (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A prison reformer and a controversial judge fall in love and have a child out of wedlock.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 489

39. This Man Is Mine (1934)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Irene Dunne is married to Ralph Bellamy. Their union is comfortable but all that changes when Bellamy's old flame Constance Cummings comes back to town. Will the the thrill of loves past disrupt their happy home?

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Constance Cummings, Ralph Bellamy, Kay Johnson

Votes: 244

40. The Fountain (1934)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer, is paroled to the castle of Baron Von Leyden and finds living there, but now ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ann Harding, Brian Aherne, Paul Lukas, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 74

41. The Scavengers (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.9
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This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns The reformed smuggler Stuart Allison finds his missing wife Marion in Hong Kong. Marion has fallen in with a bad crowd and is involved with ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Vince Edwards, Carol Ohmart, Richard Loo, Tamar Benamy

Votes: 54

42. The World and the Flesh (1932)

74 min | Drama

5.8
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During the 1917 Russian revolution, a group of artistocrats find themselves in the custody of a brutal Communist revolutionary. He lusts after one of them, a ballerina, and gives her an ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Miriam Hopkins, Alan Mowbray, George E. Stone

Votes: 19

43. I Dream Too Much (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

5.7
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Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lily Pons, Henry Fonda, Eric Blore, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 350

44. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

5.6
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Adventurer Marco Polo travels to China, where he finds the Emperor Kublai Khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love.

Directors: Archie Mayo, John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier

Votes: 845

45. Spitfire (1934)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

5.5
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Mountain girl Trigger Hicks, a fierce loner equally handy with a rock or a prayer, is in danger of having her faith-healing mistaken for witchcraft by the neighbors. She shows a vulnerable ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Young, Ralph Bellamy, Martha Sleeper

Votes: 598

46. Village Tale (1935)

80 min | Drama

4.3
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Johnson, Arthur Hohl, Robert Barrat

Votes: 42

47. A Matter of Morals (1961)

90 min | Drama

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Alan Kennebeck, a Milwaukee bank official, arrives in Stockholm to verify a loan to a factory official. At the same time, Mr Kennebeck, who is married, drifts into a tender affair with the official's sister-in-law Anita.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Mogens Wieth, Eva Dahlbeck, Patrick O'Neal



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