Highest Rated Feature Film Director Titles With Irving Pichel
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1. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.
Votes: 1,995 | Gross: $3.25M
2. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.
Votes: 8,623 | Gross: $0.97M
3. They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.
4. Swamp Water (1941)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.
6. And Now Tomorrow (1944)
Approved | 86 min | Drama
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »
7. The Man I Married (1940)
77 min | Drama
Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.
8. Martin Luther (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biopic of German priest Martin Luther covering his life between 1505-1530 A.D. and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.
9. The Moon Is Down (1943)
90 min | Drama
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »
11. Something in the Wind (1947)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical
A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.
12. A Medal for Benny (1945)
Approved | 77 min | Drama
Outcast Benny Martin joined the army to escape public scorn. But when the townspeople learn that he is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, they pretend that he and his family are cherished, eminent citizens.
13. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)
Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »
15. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »
16. Happy Land (1943)
Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War
In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is the owner of a drugstore. Everyone knows Lew and knew his grandfather, old "Gramp" Marsh (Harry Carey), who... See full summary »
18. Quicksand (1950)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After borrowing twenty dollars from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.
19. She (1935)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »
20. Temptation (1946)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcee with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. ... See full summary »
21. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.
22. Hudson's Bay (1941)
Approved | 95 min | Adventure, History
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
23. The Great Commandment (1939)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama
The Great Commandment is a Christian film directed by Irving Pichel, which portrays the conversion to Christianity of a young Zealot, Joel, and the Roman soldier Longinus through the ... See full summary »
24. Destination Moon (1950)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon.
Votes: 3,087 | Gross: $5.00M
25. Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
85 min | Drama
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world... See full summary »
Votes: 132 | Gross: $0.20M
26. Dance Hall (1941)
72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
29. Without Honor (1949)
TV-PG | 69 min | Drama
Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.
30. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
85 min | Comedy, Romance
A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.
31. Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy
The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate... See full summary »
32. Before Dawn (1933)
Passed | 60 min | Drama, Mystery
Sinister forces compete to find the million dollars in gold hidden by recently deceased gangster Joe Valerie in his family's old dark house 15 years earlier,
33. The Duke Comes Back (1937)
Approved | 64 min | Drama, Sport
An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law who has money problems. Based on Lucian Cary's novel "The Duke Comes Back."
35. Beware of Ladies (1936)
Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama
A female reporter with marital problems is sent by her boss to cover the campaign of a young political neophyte who's running against the local crooked political boss.
36. Larceny on the Air (1937)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Lawrence Baxter, working with the Bureau of Pure Foods and Drugs, uses radio broadcasts to expose a number of fraudulent patient medicines, with his bitterest attacks being aimed at ... See full summary »