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1. Convention City (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Music

8.6
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Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 35

2. Vito (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, George Bancroft, Richard Barrios, Edmund Bergler

Votes: 443

3. 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: 6,383

4. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 11,407

5. 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: 1,068

6. Footlight Parade (1933)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,076

7. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,345 | Gross: $2.30M

8. Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger

Votes: 10,355

9. Christmas in July (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When the co-workers of an ambitious clerk trick him into thinking he has won $25,000 in a slogan contest, he begins to use the money to fulfill his dreams. What will happen when the ruse is discovered?

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Votes: 2,776

10. Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady

Votes: 2,222

11. Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad

Votes: 1,810

12. Hearts Divided (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.4
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Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marion Davies, Dick Powell, Charles Ruggles, Claude Rains

Votes: 666

13. True to Life (1943)

94 min | Comedy

7.4
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A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Martin, Franchot Tone, Dick Powell, Victor Moore

Votes: 56

14. You Never Can Tell (1951)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow | Stars: Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden, Charles Drake

Votes: 360

15. The Tall Target (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 1,364

16. Dames (1934)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.

Directors: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,616

17. Pitfall (1948)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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Married insurance adjuster John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and all suffer serious consequences as a result.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr

Votes: 2,274

18. Mrs. Mike (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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While visiting her uncle in Alberta, Boston-born Kathy O'Fallon meets Canadian Mountie Mike Flannigan. They fall in love, marry, and go north to Mike's new posting. Together, they face and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, J.M. Kerrigan, Angela Clarke

Votes: 92

19. Blessed Event (1932)

80 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 405

20. In the Navy (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd

Votes: 2,657

21. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 1,608

22. To the Ends of the Earth (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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Based on the files of the United States Department of Treasury. Commissioner Michael Barrows is an American Government Agent. On board a Coast Gaurd boat off the California coast he chases ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 498

23. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,800

24. Wonder Bar (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves Harry, but he is in love with Liane, the wife of a wealthy business man. Al Wonder and the conductor/singer Tommy are in love ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del Rio, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 525

25. Johnny O'Clock (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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High-class crook gets in trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew

Votes: 1,142

26. On the Avenue (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers

Votes: 466

27. The King's Vacation (1933)

TV-G | 61 min | Comedy

6.8
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A king finds himself with no purpose in his reign, abdicates his throne to return to the wife and child he left many years ago when he was called to duty to be the king of his country.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Marjorie Gateson, Dudley Digges, Patricia Ellis

Votes: 161

28. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.60M

29. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,610

30. Hard to Get (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis, he makes her work out her bill by making beds. Resolving to get even, she ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 410

31. Too Busy to Work (1932)

76 min | Drama

6.8
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A depression-era tramp named Jubilo goes looking for the wife that left him. While on his journey, he meets an assortment of characters.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Will Rogers, Marian Nixon, Dick Powell, Frederick Burton

Votes: 78

32. 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: 214

33. Station West (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives

Votes: 754

34. 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: 179

35. Happy Go Lucky (1943)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A gold-digger hopes to land a rich husband in Trinidad, but gets mixed up with a beach boy and voodoo.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Mary Martin, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 104

36. Thanks a Million (1935)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Fred Allen, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 154

37. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore

Votes: 805

38. Hollywood Hotel (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 549

39. Susan Slept Here (1954)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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On Christmas Eve, a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter receives a very unexpected present: juvenile delinquent Susan Landis.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,279

40. I Want a Divorce (1940)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

6.5
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Comedy about newlyweds wondering if their marriage was a mistake.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Gloria Dickson, Frank Fay

Votes: 33

41. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, The Mills Brothers

Votes: 310

42. Rogues' Regiment (1948)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.4
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A post World War 2, US Army agent is assigned to join the Foreign Legion in search of high ranking Nazi war criminal who may have also enlisted.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dick Powell, Märta Torén, Vincent Price, Stephen McNally

Votes: 103

43. Model Wife (1941)

78 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Charles Ruggles, Lee Bowman

Votes: 34

44. Big City Blues (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Young man from small town moves to New York City looking for better life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland, Ned Sparks

Votes: 414

45. Varsity Show (1937)

Approved | 120 min | Musical

6.2
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Winfield College students who are trying to put together the annual varsity show come into conflict with their faculty adviser, a stodgy old professor whose ideas are hopelessly out of date... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Dick Powell, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ted Healy, Rosemary Lane

Votes: 281

46. The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering ... See full summary »

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: June Allyson, Dick Powell, David Wayne, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 277

47. The Singing Marine (1937)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest,... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Doris Weston, Lee Dixon, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 147

48. Shipmates Forever (1935)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Dick is watching the fleet come in when he sees June. Dick has no intention of joining the Navy, which is a family tradition, and June, having lost her father and brother in the Navy, does ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Lewis Stone, Ross Alexander

Votes: 228

49. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 335

50. Colleen (1936)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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The Ames Company makes every effort to keep Uncle Cedric away from any decisions or work. This is in the best interests for him and the company. Trouble starts when he hires a schemer named... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie, Joan Blondell

Votes: 262



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