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1. One Way Passage (1932)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 2,856

2. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Directors: Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson, John Farrow | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 79 | Gross: $32.10M

3. 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: 3,804

4. Celebrity (1928)

70 min

7.6
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Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Clyde Cook, Lina Basquette, Dot Farley

Votes: 5

5. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 16,290 | Gross: $8.33M

6. The Valley of Decision (1945)

Passed | 119 min | Drama

7.4
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An Irish maid falls for the son of her wealthy boss, though their disapproving fathers and a bitter strike at the steel mill complicates matters.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 1,562

7. The Spieler (1928)

62 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Hale, Clyde Cook, Renée Adorée, Fred Kohler

Votes: 24

8. Love Is News (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Slim Summerville

Votes: 479

9. Bataan (1943)

Approved | 114 min | War

7.0
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In 1942, in the Bataan peninsula of the Philippines, a ragtag American unit commanded by Sergeant Bill Dane attempts to blow-up a bridge in order to slow the Japanese advance.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Lloyd Nolan, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,974

10. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.0
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,994

11. Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A widowed matriarch reminisces about her family fortunes, including her romance with a financier/mine owner.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,154

12. Okay America! (1932)

78 min | Drama

7.0
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A gossip columnist's rise to fame. Based closely on the real life of Walter Winchell.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lew Ayres, Maureen O'Sullivan, Louis Calhern, Edward Arnold

Votes: 49

13. Stand-In (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 896

14. 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: 2,278

15. 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: 1,009

16. Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 97

17. Destination Unknown (1933)

66 min | Drama

6.8
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A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the Pacific with no wind.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Betty Compson, Alan Hale

Votes: 26

18. Professional Soldier (1935)

75 min | Adventure

6.8
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Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Freddie Bartholomew, Gloria Stuart, Constance Collier

Votes: 85

19. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 1,953

20. She Couldn't Take It (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy

6.7
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The wealthy Van Dyke family are constantly in the media for outrageous behavior, much to the frustration of patriarch Dan Van Dyke. His self-centered, bubble-headed wife has a fondness for ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Walter Connolly, Billie Burke

Votes: 75

21. Her Man (1930)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Phillips Holmes, Marjorie Rambeau, James Gleason

Votes: 189

22. 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

23. The Cross of Lorraine (1943)

Approved | 90 min | War, Drama

6.6
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A group of French soldiers during WWII are captured by Nazis troops and sent to a military prison. There they will have to make use of his best resources to keep alive... and sane, while at the same time scheming a way out.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gene Kelly, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Whorf

Votes: 624

24. Challenge to Be Free (1975)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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Challenge To Be Free captures the excitement of a marathon manhunt through 1,000 miles of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Alaskan Wilderness.

Directors: Tay Garnett, Ford Beebe Jr. | Stars: Mike Mazurki, Vic Christy, Fritz Ford, Jimmy Kane

Votes: 179

25. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,456

26. Joy of Living (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Broadway star Margaret Garrett has spent her whole life working to support her sponging relatives. When she meets carefree Dan Webster, she learns how to have fun for the first time.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Alice Brady, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 612

27. Slave Ship (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Allan, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 148

28. Bad Company (1931)

76 min | Drama

6.5
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Ricardo Cortez plays a ruthless, near-psychotic gangster who withal follows his own code of honor. Helen Twelvetrees co-stars as a trusting young woman who marries mob lawyer John Garrick, ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Ricardo Cortez, John Garrick, Paul Hurst

Votes: 75

29. Panama Flo (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A New York chorus girl is coerced into keeping house for an oil man in South America to pay off a debt. Her boyfriend comes to get her but she finds out that he is only out for the oil man's money.

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Tay Garnett | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Armstrong, Charles Bickford, Marjorie Peterson

Votes: 138

30. S.O.S. Iceberg (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In a departure from the trademark Alpine settings of Arnold Fanck's Bergfilme ("Mountain Films"), S.O.S. ICEBERG (S.O.S. EISBERG) takes place off the coast of Greenland, where an explorer, ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland

Votes: 106

31. Trade Winds (1938)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship. She's unaware that she's being followed by Sam Wye, a skirt chasing ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Fredric March, Joan Bennett, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Sothern

Votes: 423

32. Main Street to Broadway (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Music, Romance

6.2
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In New York, a surly, down-on-his-heels playwright meets a country girl who's giving up trying to act and returning home. He goes with her for inspiration when his agent convinces a stage ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tommy Morton, Mary Murphy, Agnes Moorehead, Herb Shriner

Votes: 53

33. Slightly Honorable (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Terry

Votes: 326

34. The Boy from Stalingrad (1943)

69 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Russian children out in the fields gathering grain find themselves in the path of the invading German army making its way to Stalingrad, a target city of their onslaught. The four youths, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Salkow, Tay Garnett | Stars: Bobby Samarzich, Conrad Binyon, Mary Lou Harrington, Scotty Beckett

Votes: 19

35. The Night Fighters (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | War, Drama, Action

6.1
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In 1941, the IRA plans a campaign to coincide with the planned German invasion of England. Dermot O'Neill finds it easy to get into the IRA, but can he get out?

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Richard Harris, Anne Heywood, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 235

36. Soldiers Three (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.0
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Retired British general Brunswick reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of a British Army battalion fighting against native rebels in colonial India during the late 1800s.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Stewart Granger, Walter Pidgeon, David Niven, Robert Newton

Votes: 330

37. My Favorite Spy (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ellen Drew, Jane Wyman, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 174

38. One Minute to Zero (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

5.9
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During the early days of the Korean War, U.S. Army colonel Steve Janowski is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army and he's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, William Talman, Charles McGraw

Votes: 494

39. The Fireball (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

5.9
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Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, James Brown

Votes: 223

40. Eternally Yours (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Anita Halstead, swept off her feet by magician Arturo, finds the results less than magical.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, David Niven, Hugh Herbert, Billie Burke

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.18M

41. Cattle King (1963)

Passed | 88 min | Western

5.8
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A rich landowner of Wyoming fights to prevent the Texas herds from trampling his rich meadows.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield, Robert Middleton

Votes: 312

42. Prestige (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

5.7
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A woman travels to a French penal colony in Indo China to be with her fiancée, the commander. She arrives to find that he is now an alcoholic.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas, Ian Maclaren

Votes: 228

43. Oh, Yeah? (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A couple of roving vagabonds hitch a freight to the railroad town of Linda, and between bouts with the fright-yard bulls and other drifters, find romance in the persons of two waitresses at... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Patricia Caron, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 32

44. The Timber Tramps (1975)

PG | 98 min | Adventure

5.5
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Claude Akins plays a tough, hard-drinking Alaska logging foreman, who likes fighting only slightly less than working.

Directors: Tay Garnett, Chuck D. Keen | Stars: Leon Ames, Claude Akins, Tab Hunter, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 47

45. The Black Knight (1954)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History

5.2
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During King Arthur's time, a sword maker wishes to win Lady Linet's heart but first he must become a noble knight.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

Votes: 638

46. The Flying Fool (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A man protective of his brother checks out the girl his brother is in love with, in order to see if she's the real thing or just trying to take advantage of him. Unfortunately, he winds up falling in love with her himself.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Boyd, Marie Prevost, Tom O'Brien, Russell Gleason

Votes: 37

47. Officer O'Brien (1930)

72 min | Crime, Comedy, Drama

5.1
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Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Boyd, Ernest Torrence, Dorothy Sebastian, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 27

48. The Delta Factor (1970)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

3.9
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Kim Stacy and Morgan are two CIA Agents on a secret mission to rescue a scientist imprisoned by terrorists on a remote island.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Christopher George, Diane McBain, Ralph Taeger

Votes: 107



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