Highest Rated Feature Film Titles Released No Later Than 31 December 1939 With Regis Toomey

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1. The Lady Escapes (1937)

63 min | Comedy

8.0
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A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Michael Whalen, George Sanders, Cora Witherspoon

Votes: 6

2. Illusion (1929)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.9
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When vaudevillian Carlee Thorpe falls for a high society woman, he leaves the show, breaking up his magic act, and the heart of his partner, Claire Jernigan. Claire goes on to team up with ... See full summary »

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, June Collyer, Kay Francis

Votes: 17

3. Scandal Sheet (1931)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook, Regis Toomey

Votes: 48

4. The Wheel of Life (1929)

55 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, O.P. Heggie, Arthur Hoyt

Votes: 8

5. Kick In (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Ex-con Chick Hewes (Regis Toomey) tries to go straight with the help of wife Molly (Clara Bow), but circumstances force the couple into involvement in a serious crime.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Clara Bow, Regis Toomey, Wynne Gibson, Juliette Compton

Votes: 41

6. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,143

7. 'G' Men (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 3,083

8. The Light of Western Stars (1930)

70 min | Western

7.2
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A friend of Dick Bailey is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack, who is in league with the crooked sheriff. Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf | Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Harry Green, Regis Toomey

Votes: 123

9. Street of Missing Men (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Charles Bickford, Harry Carey, Tommy Ryan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 8

10. Hunted Men (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Louis King | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Mary Carlisle, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 12

11. State Trooper (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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Mike Rolph quits his job, seemingly, as a highway patrolman and takes the position of the Police Chief of W. J. Brady's oil refinery. He is also romantically involved with Brady's daughter,... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Regis Toomey, Evalyn Knapp, Barbara Weeks, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 10

12. The Midnight Patrol (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A cub reporter rashly makes a promise to solve a murder mystery within 24 hours, then must make good on his boast.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Regis Toomey, Betty Bronson, Edwina Booth, Mary Nolan

Votes: 11

13. 24 Hours (1931)

66 min | Drama

6.9
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A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Clive Brook, Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins, Regis Toomey

Votes: 243

14. Touchdown! (1931)

Drama, Sport

6.9
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Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Peggy Shannon, Jack Oakie, Regis Toomey

Votes: 12

15. Redhead (I) (1934)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A girl marries a playboy from a rich family, expecting a life of comfort and luxury. However, her new father-in-law turns his ne'er-do-well son out into the street with no money, and ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Grace Bradley, Regis Toomey, Berton Churchill

Votes: 8

16. Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, War

6.8
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FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders, Francis Lederer, Paul Lukas

Votes: 1,240

17. Murder on the Blackboard (1934)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Gertrude Michael

Votes: 436

18. Street of Chance (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.8
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A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis, Regis Toomey

Votes: 158

19. The Mysterious Miss X (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Keith Neville and Dan Casey, two small-time stage actors, are traveling by bus back two New York City, and have an overnight stay in a small town. They take a room in a local hotel and a ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Michael Whalen, Lynne Roberts, Chick Chandler, Mabel Todd

Votes: 11

20. Under Eighteen (1931)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A poor seamstress girl sours on her engagement to a grocery deliveryman after seeing her sister's abusive marriage. Trying to help her sister pay for a divorce lawyer, she turns to a rich playboy she met at work.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Marian Marsh, Anita Page, Regis Toomey, Warren William

Votes: 323

21. Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney

Votes: 949

22. Shadow of the Law (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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John Nelson, a well-to-do businessman, is escorting a woman he knows as Ethel Barry to the door of her apartment suite when a man steps out of the shadows and angrily demands to know where ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: William Powell, Marion Shilling, Natalie Moorhead, Regis Toomey

Votes: 53

23. Finn and Hattie (1931)

78 min

6.6
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A child genius has fun getting her cousin into trouble. When she is not bedeviling her cousin, she is helping her father get out of trouble with con artists.

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Norman Taurog | Stars: Leon Errol, Mitzi Green, Zasu Pitts, Jackie Searl

Votes: 34

24. Back in Circulation (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama

6.5
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Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel

Votes: 238

25. Murder by the Clock (1931)

76 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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An elderly woman installs a horn in her crypt in case she's buried alive.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: William 'Stage' Boyd, Lilyan Tashman, Irving Pichel, Regis Toomey

Votes: 201

26. Shopworn (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 524

27. Thunder Afloat (1939)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Drama, War

6.5
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Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Wallace Beery, Chester Morris, Virginia Grey, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 84

28. A Man from Wyoming (1930)

70 min | Romance, War

6.5
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When World War One pulls the U.S. in, builder Jim Baker goes enthusiastically. The misery of life in the trenches seems to take any romantic edge off, until adventure seeking general's ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey, Morgan Farley

Votes: 42

29. She Had to Choose (1934)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

6.5
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A young actress hits Hollywood determined to be a movie star and runs into a lot of roadblocks along the way.

Director: Ralph Ceder | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Isabel Jewell, Sally Blane, Regis Toomey

Votes: 31

30. The Crowd Roars (1932)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Sports car racer becomes overprotective of his brother when he decides to become a racer as well.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden

Votes: 874

31. Big City (1937)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

6.4
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To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Borzage, George B. Seitz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Charley Grapewin, Janet Beecher

Votes: 406

32. Shadow of Doubt (1935)

74 min | Mystery, Comedy

6.4
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Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Bruce, Constance Collier, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 222

33. Midnight Taxi (1937)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A federal agent goes to work for a taxi company believing it to be a front for a gang of counterfeiters.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Frances Drake, Alan Dinehart, Sig Ruman

Votes: 31

34. His Exciting Night (1938)

61 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Richard Lane, Maxie Rosenbloom, Marion Martin

Votes: 7

35. One Frightened Night (1935)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Mary Carlisle, Arthur Hohl, Wallace Ford

Votes: 265

36. Island in the Sky (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District Attorney's office. Black and White.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Michael Whalen, Paul Kelly, Robert Kellard

Votes: 106

37. The Finger Points (1931)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Rookie reporter receives bribes from gangsters to suspend negative press.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Robert Elliott

Votes: 304

38. Wings of the Navy (1939)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, John Payne, Frank McHugh

Votes: 236

39. Framed (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Woman swears revenge against an Inspector who was responsible for her father's death.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Regis Toomey, Ralf Harolde, William Holden

Votes: 122

40. Illegal Traffic (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Mary Carlisle, Robert Preston, Judith Barrett

Votes: 11

41. Red Morning (1934)

Approved | 66 min | Drama

6.1
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A captain's daughter is marooned on an island after the ship is taken over by a mutinous crew.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Steffi Duna, Regis Toomey, Raymond Hatton, Mitchell Lewis

Votes: 41

42. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

6.0
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Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith

Votes: 548

43. She Had to Say Yes (1933)

Unrated | 65 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the ... See full summary »

Directors: George Amy, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Loretta Young, Winnie Lightner, Lyle Talbot, Regis Toomey

Votes: 295

44. Great God Gold (1935)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Greed, ambition and hunger-for-power drive John Hart, a New-York-City stock-market broker, into crooked dealings and deception, but he doesn't realize that those he ruined will seek ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Martha Sleeper, Regis Toomey, Edwin Maxwell

Votes: 37

45. Picture Brides (1934)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.0
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Four "Picture Brides", from New Orleans, arrive in the Brazilian jungle on a riverboat, brought there to marry workers at Lottagrasso, a remote mining site of the Standard Diamond ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Regis Toomey, Dorothy Libaire, Alan Hale

Votes: 49

46. Graft (1931)

54 min | Thriller

5.9
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Cub reporter Dusty investigates the murder of the District Attorney and stumbles into a plot involving a kidnapping and a crooked election.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Regis Toomey, Sue Carol, Dorothy Revier, Boris Karloff

Votes: 64

47. Bulldog Edition (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Two rival newspapers are engaged in a circulation battle, complicated by the fact that a vicious gangster inserts himself into the middle of it. Also complicating matters is that one ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Ray Walker, Evalyn Knapp, Regis Toomey, Cy Kendall

Votes: 48

48. Submarine D-1 (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Wayne Morris, Frank McHugh

Votes: 157

49. Indianapolis Speedway (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Joe is the three time Indy champion who still races to put young Eddie through College. Joe wants a better life for Eddie, and he explodes when he finds out that Eddie quit school for a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, John Payne, Gale Page

Votes: 149

50. Blind Alibi (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Paul Dover lives in Paris and works as an artist. He is visited by Julia Fraser an art buyer and critic who irritates Dover with her opinionated attitude. When she finally finds a piece of ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Dix, Whitney Bourne, Eduardo Ciannelli, Frances Mercer

Votes: 85



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