Highest Rated Feature Film Director Titles With Richard Thorpe
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3. The Young in Heart (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
4. Night Must Fall (1937)
Passed | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.
5. How the West Was Won (1962)
G | 164 min | Western
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.
Votes: 16,534 | Gross: $46.50M
6. Carbine Williams (1952)
Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
7. Double Wedding (1937)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.
8. Three Little Words (1950)
Passed | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.
Votes: 1,392 | Gross: $2.80M
9. The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure
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.
10. The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
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 »
13. Galloping On (1925)
Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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 »
16. Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure
An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.
17. Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Tarzan finds a boy from a crashed plane and raises him with Jane in the jungle. A search party comes looking for the plane.
Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $2.27M
19. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.
21. Cheating Cheaters (1934)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy
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 »
23. That Funny Feeling (1965)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
24. The Sun Comes Up (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Musical
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 »
25. The Crowd Roars (1938)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama
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.
26. Barnacle Bill (1941)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
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.
27. Strange People (1933)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
28. Slightly Married (1932)
Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
29. The Truth About Spring (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
31. Malaya (1949)
Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
32. The Great Caruso (1951)
Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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 »
33. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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.
34. 20 Mule Team (1940)
Approved | 84 min | Western
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 »
36. A Date with Judy (1948)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pesky brother Randolph, and boyfriend Oogie.
37. Thrill of a Romance (1945)
Approved | 105 min | Musical, Romance
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.
38. Rainbow Over Broadway (1933)
Passed | 72 min | Drama, Musical
Ex-vaudeville performer Trixie makes a come-back, and threatens to thwart the ambitions of her song-writing step-children, Bob and Judy.
40. The Unknown Man (1951)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
42. Wyoming (1940)
Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »
43. Border Romance (1929)
Passed | 71 min | Action, Music, Romance
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 »
44. Above Suspicion (1943)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »
45. Quentin Durward (1955)
Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History
A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.
46. Rage in Heaven (1941)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »
47. Black Hand (1950)
Passed | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
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 »
50. The Desert of the Lost (1927)
Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »