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1. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

7.4
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

Votes: 6,206 | Gross: $21.30M

2. You Only Live Once (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon

Votes: 4,729

3. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar

Votes: 3,167

4. The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress.

Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan

Votes: 2,154

5. Rain (1932)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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A prostitute newly arrived in the South Pacific finds herself at odds with a stern missionary determined to save her soul.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Votes: 2,103

6. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 1,945

7. The Milky Way (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Helen Mack

Votes: 1,367 | Gross: $1.17M

8. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, War

7.0
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When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.

Directors: Arthur Lubin, Ralph Ceder | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce

Votes: 1,304

9. Miracle in the Rain (1956)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Peggie Castle, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,017

10. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

70 min | Drama

7.2
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 877

11. Till the End of Time (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Drama about former WW2 soldiers readjusting to civilian life and dealing with their mental and physical traumas.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Mitchum, Guy Madison, Bill Williams

Votes: 873

12. The Animal Kingdom (1932)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor | Stars: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy, William Gargan

Votes: 830

13. Night Flight (1933)

Passed | 84 min | Drama

6.3
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Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 606

14. Black Fury (1935)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane

Votes: 589

15. Turnabout (1940)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, William Gargan

Votes: 539

16. Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 536

17. The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.3
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Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest

Votes: 514

18. Strange Impersonation (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.5
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A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a woman she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Brenda Marshall, William Gargan, Hillary Brooke, George Chandler

Votes: 495

19. Behind Green Lights (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.5
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Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Carole Landis, William Gargan, Richard Crane, Mary Anderson

Votes: 486

20. Night Editor (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 469

21. Four Frightened People (1934)

Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan

Votes: 464

22. British Agent (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia. The main task of Steve is to prevent the Bolsheviks, led by Joseph ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan, Phillip Reed

Votes: 401

23. Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise money to get her the proper dress.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Shirley Temple, William Gargan, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore

Votes: 343

24. They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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While courting a young woman by mail, a rich farmer sends a photograph of his foreman instead of his own, which leads to complications when she accepts his marriage proposal.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan, Harry Carey

Votes: 318

25. Sweepings (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

6.7
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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

26. Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.4
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In a cheap hotel-room in New York City Jelke shoots gangster Joe Wells, takes a package from his pocket and flees.Wells staggers into an alley. On her way to her apartment above a wax ... See full summary »

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco

Votes: 292

27. The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 291

28. Don't Bet on Blondes (1935)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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An insurance agent falls for a client's daughter after writing a policy guaranteeing her single status.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Warren William, Claire Dodd, Guy Kibbee, William Gargan

Votes: 261

29. Traveling Saleslady (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Angela Twitchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized the business for many years that he has grown conservative, and his rivals have begin... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, William Gargan, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 260

30. The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Movie opens with a murder involving gangster. Gangster's girl goes to stay with mother. Mother is the housekeeper for upper class family with an attractive son. Family returns early from ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Joan Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, John Hubbard, William Gargan

Votes: 206

31. Star Dust (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Linda Darnell, John Payne, Roland Young, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 196

32. The Devil's Party (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Adults who grew up as slum kids meet later in life, but murder disrupts their reunion.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Victor McLaglen, William Gargan, Paul Kelly, Beatrice Roberts

Votes: 193

33. Women in the Wind (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

6.2
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A pilot enters an aviation race in order to win enough money to pay for her brother's medical treatment, and encounters difficulty with a rival pilot.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 178

34. Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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When Aggie's boyfriend Red is sent to jail, she meets a mild-mannered man and decides to turn him into a real man.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Charles Farrell, Wynne Gibson, William Gargan, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 176

35. Broadway Gondolier (1935)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 173

36. The Sport Parade (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Joel McCrea, Marian Marsh, William Gargan, Robert Benchley

Votes: 161

37. Bright Lights (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak, Patricia Ellis, William Gargan

Votes: 159

38. Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter, Frank Morgan

Votes: 156

39. Swing Fever (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Lowell Blackford (Kay Kyser) is blessed with a gift of music,but also cursed with a hereditary "evil eye" which hypnotizes people,and he is virtually a recluse. He goes in search of a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 135

40. Within the Law (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Mary Turner, is wrongly accused, by her employer Edward Gilder, and then convicted of theft. In prison she studies law books, and on release partners with another woman to legally scam ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Ruth Hussey, Tom Neal, Paul Kelly, William Gargan

Votes: 126

41. Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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A struggling writer finds success writing scripts for a radio comic at the expense of his high-brow ambitions.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Norman Foster, William Gargan

Votes: 119

42. Headline Shooter (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Romance

6.2
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The adventures of a wayward newsreel cameraman.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: William Gargan, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Jack La Rue

Votes: 119

43. The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Reporter Jane Arden goes undercover to try to expose a gang of jewel thieves and smugglers. Her mission becomes more dangerous when her identity is discovered early on by one of the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Rosella Towne, William Gargan, James Stephenson, Benny Rubin

Votes: 112

44. Lucky Devils (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: William Boyd, Dorothy Wilson, William Gargan, Bob Rose

Votes: 105

45. The Argyle Secrets (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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An investigative reporter tells his assistant about a book called The Argyle Album, which contains a list of people who were traitors and war profiteers during World War II. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: William Gargan, Marjorie Lord, Ralph Byrd, Jack Reitzen

Votes: 104

46. His Woman (1931)

76 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A woman masquerades as a missionary's daughter to get on a ship bound to New York.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert, Averell Harris, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 86

47. Three Sons (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

6.0
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A poor merchant grows a highly successful department store in Chicago with the purpose of providing for his four children's future. He is misguided in thinking that giving them everything ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Edward Ellis, William Gargan, Kent Taylor, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 86

48. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Joe Jonathan tries to keep his business on the level after some shady dealings but will his cronies let him?

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Murphy, Anne Shirley, William Gargan, Richard Barthelmess

Votes: 84

49. Sporting Blood (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

6.0
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Myles Vanders feuds with hardnosed stable owner Davis Lockwood. Myles takes revenge by romancing and marrying Lockwood's daughter Linda. But as the big race looms nearer, Myles is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lewis Stone, William Gargan

Votes: 82

50. The Misleading Lady (1932)

70 min | Comedy

5.8
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Helen makes a bet to seduce a man within 3 days in order to get a lead role in a play.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Edmund Lowe, Stuart Erwin, Robert Strange

Votes: 74



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