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1. College Days (1926)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Marceline Day, Charles Delaney, James Harrison, Duane Thompson

Votes: 11

2. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 4,319

3. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,041

4. Night Must Fall (1937)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Merle Tottenham, Kathleen Harrison, May Whitty, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 1,830

5. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 16,534 | Gross: $46.50M

6. Carbine Williams (1952)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in World War II.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,589

7. Double Wedding (1937)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Florence Rice, John Beal

Votes: 1,614

8. Three Little Words (1950)

Passed | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,392 | Gross: $2.80M

9. The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure

7.0
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An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Jane Greer

Votes: 2,899

10. The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

7.0
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The countrymen in the hills of Missouri take the hounds on night fox hunts. This goes on until Jacob Terry comes into the county and decides to raise sheep and install a woven wire fence. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Eric Linden, Dudley Digges

Votes: 153

11. Forgotten (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A kindly old man is neglected by his selfish and greedy family.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Lee Kohlmar, June Clyde, William Collier Jr., Leon Ames

Votes: 41

12. The Lady from Nowhere (1931)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A young couple pose as criminals in order to get the goods on their crooked bosses.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Alice Day, John Holland, Phillips Smalley, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 8

13. Galloping On (1925)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.0
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Wally returns from prison having been framed by outlaw Bowers and Banker Brown. When Wally and Bowers fight, Wally is jailed. Getting the Sheriff and posse out of town, Bowers robs Brown's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hal Taliaferro, Jessie Cruzon, Louise Lester, Slim Whitaker

Votes: 10

14. The Fighting Cheat (1926)

Western

7.0
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Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hal Taliaferro, Jean Arthur, Ted Rackerby, Fanny Midgley

Votes: 5

15. Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Unrated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Reginald Owen

Votes: 2,572

16. Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.

Directors: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, William A. Wellman | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler, Benita Hume

Votes: 2,915

17. Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Tarzan finds a boy from a crashed plane and raises him with Jane in the jungle. A search party comes looking for the plane.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Ian Hunter

Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $2.27M

18. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey

Votes: 2,890

19. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Rex Ingram

Votes: 987

20. Cry 'Havoc' (1943)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A chronicle of the experiences of a mixed group of Army nurses stationed in Bataan during World War II.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 745

21. Cheating Cheaters (1934)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.9
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The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Fay Wray, Cesar Romero, Minna Gombell, Henry Armetta

Votes: 7

22. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,328

23. That Funny Feeling (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Nita Talbot

Votes: 714

24. The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.8
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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone

Votes: 294

25. 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: 293

26. Barnacle Bill (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.8
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A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Leo Carrillo, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 133

27. Strange People (1933)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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All 12 jury members who sent an innocent man to the gallows are gathered together for a demonstration of how convictions can be made on circumstantial evidence. During the proceedings, a phony murder is quickly revealed as the real thing.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: John Darrow, Gloria Shea, Hale Hamilton, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 18

28. Slightly Married (1932)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Mary Smith is picked up by the police and is about to be sentenced, in night court, to jail for vagrancy. But a stranger, Jimmie Martin, stands up and tells the judge that Mary was waiting ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, Walter Byron, Marie Prevost, Jason Robards Sr.

Votes: 34

29. The Truth About Spring (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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During the 1960s, a Caribbean sailor and his tomboy daughter search for buried treasure but run into unsavory characters and a cute lawyer who's after romance.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hayley Mills, John Mills, James MacArthur, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 519

30. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

Votes: 706

31. Malaya (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Valentina Cortese, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 976

32. The Great Caruso (1951)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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This highly fictionalized film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna

Votes: 1,079

33. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, José Iturbi

Votes: 633

34. 20 Mule Team (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.7
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It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition. The only thing that will save the company is a new deposit of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Baxter

Votes: 184

35. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 6,940 | Gross: $4.00M

36. A Date with Judy (1948)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pesky brother Randolph, and boyfriend Oogie.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 958

37. Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Frances Gifford, Henry Travers

Votes: 568

38. Rainbow Over Broadway (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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Ex-vaudeville performer Trixie makes a come-back, and threatens to thwart the ambitions of her song-writing step-children, Bob and Judy.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Marsh, Frank Albertson, Lucien Littlefield, Grace Hayes

Votes: 23

39. Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A bellboy at a swanky New York hotel starts to ignore his girlfriend after meeting a beautiful European princess.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Walker, June Allyson, Carl Esmond

Votes: 493

40. The Unknown Man (1951)

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

6.5
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Prominent attorney Brad Mason takes on the defense of Rudi Walchek, a young hit-man hoodlum accused of murder. Convinced of the youthful thug's innocence, Mason get him acquitted. Later, he... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding, Barry Sullivan, Keefe Brasselle

Votes: 347

41. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

6.5
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A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 366

42. Wyoming (1940)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Ann Rutherford, Lee Bowman

Votes: 177

43. Border Romance (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.5
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In a cantina across the border, Bob Hamlin shoots a man that threatens his friend. He and his pals escape but return that night for the dance as Bob is attracted to Conchita. Running once ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Armida, Don Terry, Marjorie Kane, Victor Potel

Votes: 17

44. Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 1,537

45. Quentin Durward (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.4
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A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, George Cole

Votes: 801

46. Rage in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Lucile Watson

Votes: 851

47. Black Hand (1950)

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

6.4
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Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Gene Kelly, J. Carrol Naish, Teresa Celli, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 650

48. Challenge to Lassie (1949)

G | 76 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen

Votes: 461

49. Notorious But Nice (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Marian Marsh, Betty Compson, Don Dillaway, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 50

50. The Desert of the Lost (1927)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Chased by Detective Murray and the posse, a wounded Jim Drake heads across the border into Mexico where he recuperates with the Wolfe's. When Murray arrives again, Jim heads into the desert... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hal Taliaferro, Peggy Montgomery, William Dyer, Edward Cecil

Votes: 14



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