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1. Laura (1944)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Votes: 37,306

2. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 7,787

3. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 7,071

4. Pitfall (1948)

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

7.3
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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: 2,255

5. It Comes Up Love (1943)

61 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Gloria Jean, Ian Hunter, Donald O'Connor, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 23

6. La Conga Nights (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Henry I. Dibble, Jr. (Hugh Herbert)is a dizzy millionaire playboy who loves rhumba music. Thorns in his side are his four maiden sisters Faith (Hugh Herbert), Hope (Hugh Herbert), Charity (... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Hugh Herbert, Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore, Ferike Boros

Votes: 6

7. The Dark Corner (1946)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

Votes: 3,503

8. Get Hep to Love (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Musical

7.1
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Orphan prodigy singer runs away from her oppressive aunt and tricks a rural couple into adopting her.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor, Jane Frazee, Robert Paige

Votes: 31

9. Impact (1949)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,417

10. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 406

11. Fly-By-Night (1942)

74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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After being charged with the murder of a scientist, a young doctor must track down a Nazi spy ring to clear his name.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Richard Carlson, Nancy Kelly, Albert Bassermann, Miles Mander

Votes: 130

12. That Wonderful Urge (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Reginald Gardiner, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 646

13. Meet Boston Blackie (1941)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Lane, Charles Wagenheim

Votes: 496

14. Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Chester Morris, Harriet Nelson, Richard Lane, George E. Stone

Votes: 375

15. The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.5
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Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn, Cecil Cunningham

Votes: 97

16. We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Fred Allen

Votes: 1,583

17. The Las Vegas Story (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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The arrival in Las Vegas of a businessman and his glamorous wife creates a complex web of murder and deceit.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Jane Russell, Victor Mature, Vincent Price, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 876

18. I Aim at the Stars (1960)

107 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala

Votes: 157

19. Girls Under 21 (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Francis Ryan, living high-and-free-wheeling life as the wife of gangster "Smiley" Ryan, spends some time behind bars as a result of her husband's activities, and, when she gets out, ... See full summary »

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Rochelle Hudson, Paul Kelly, Tina Thayer

Votes: 33

20. Higher and Higher (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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With their employer bankrupt, servants scheme to marry maid Millie to a rich husband. But Frank Sinatra lives across the street...

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra, Leon Errol

Votes: 506

21. Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: William Powell, Mark Stevens, Betsy Drake, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 130

22. Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Music

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Through a mix-up, the members of a band get thrown in jail as robbery suspects.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Leon Errol, Helen Parrish, Charles Lang, Eddie Quillan



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