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1. Harold Teen (1928)

80 min | Comedy

8.6
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Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Arthur Lake, Mary Brian, Lucien Littlefield, Jack Duffy

Votes: 7

2. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis

Votes: 10,218

3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 341,204 | Gross: $22.20M

4. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 6,306

5. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 6,113 | Gross: $10.14M

6. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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During World War I, believing her fiance to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. From there, things only get worse for her in this tragic, heart-wrenching, love story.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Votes: 7,881

7. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 14,041 | Gross: $21.20M

8. Naughty Baby (1928)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A cloak room girl (Alice White) falls for a rich boy who may not actually be rich.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Thelma Todd, Doris Dawson

Votes: 16

9. Page Miss Glory (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.8
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A chambermaid impersonates the fictional subject of a composite photo that won a beauty contest, with whom a famed aviator falls in love.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 1,041

10. Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page

Votes: 631

11. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,316

12. Tonight or Never (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Votes: 1,272

13. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 11,189

14. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock

Votes: 4,727

15. Little Caesar (1931)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 10,344

16. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 5,492

17. Three on a Match (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joan Blondell, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis

Votes: 2,737

18. They Won't Forget (1937)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.3
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,277

19. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,443

20. Heat Lightning (1934)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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In the Mohave Desert, Olga runs a gas station, lunch counter, and auto camp with her younger sister Myra. In a 24-hour period, Olga must deal with Myra's desire to go to a town dance with a... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 476

21. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 11,747 | Gross: $24.29M

22. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,856 | Gross: $13.01M

23. Madame Curie (1943)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 2,225

24. Home Before Dark (1958)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

7.1
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Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 748

25. Johnny Eager (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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The daughter of a district attorney falls in love with a gangster who her father is trying to have imprisoned.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin

Votes: 2,112

26. Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Annie the tugboat captain tries to help two young lovers come together.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 518

27. Escape (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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1938: A young man arrives in Hitler's Germany, frantically seeking information about his German mother, and finds she is pending execution at a concentration camp.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 698

28. I Found Stella Parish (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Sybil Jason

Votes: 267

29. Two Seconds (1932)

67 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee, Preston Foster

Votes: 775

30. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,477

31. Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

7.0
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'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet, Ford Sterling

Votes: 176

32. Oh Kay! (1928)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A silent film version of the famed Gershwin musical.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Colleen Moore, Lawrence Gray, Alan Hale, Ford Sterling

Votes: 15

33. Too Young to Marry (1931)

67 min | Comedy

7.0
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Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Loretta Young, Grant Withers, O.P. Heggie, Emma Dunn

Votes: 11

34. East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,583

35. Any Number Can Play (1949)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter

Votes: 567

36. Hard to Handle (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 537

37. Homecoming (1948)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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At the end of WW2, aboard a repatriation ship, an Army doctor reminisces about his war years while being interviewed by a reporter.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Anne Baxter, John Hodiak

Votes: 617

38. Hi, Nellie! (1934)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The managing editor for a newspaper, in hot water with his boss, is demoted to writing the "Nellie Nelson" heart throb column, where he gets the unexpected opportunity to crack a major story.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, Robert Barrat

Votes: 334

39. A Majority of One (1961)

Approved | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

6.8
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A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 877

40. The World Changes (1933)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.8
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An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Mary Astor, Aline MacMahon, Donald Cook

Votes: 306

41. Three Men on a Horse (1936)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.8
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A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Frank McHugh, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Carol Hughes

Votes: 331

42. Happiness Ahead (1934)

Approved | 86 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Dick Powell, Josephine Hutchinson, John Halliday, Frank McHugh

Votes: 201

43. The FBI Story (1959)

Approved | 149 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.6
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A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton, Larry Pennell

Votes: 2,622

44. Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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En route to Hollywood, an author becomes smitten with a marine, though he is unaware of her celebrity status and is critical of her best-selling novel.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola

Votes: 1,298 | Gross: $3.00M

45. Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.6
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Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian

Votes: 1,095

46. Broadway Babies (1929)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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Dee lives with her two girlfriends in a boarding house. Billy is in love with Dee and runs the show where Dee is in the chorus. He has Dee stepping from the chorus to featured dancer. ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Marion Byron, Sally Eilers, Charles Delaney

Votes: 104

47. High Pressure (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.6
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Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success. He sets up the "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Powell, Evelyn Brent, George Sidney, John Wray

Votes: 321

48. Unholy Partners (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 New York, with a crooked big-time gambler as a partner.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Laraine Day, Edward Arnold, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 318

49. Toward the Unknown (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw

Votes: 474

50. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,405



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