Highest Rated Feature Film Titles With John Payne
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2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 34,999 | Gross: $2.65M
4. The Razor's Edge (1946)
Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.
5. 99 River Street (1953)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.
6. The Shape of Water (2017)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Votes: 264,338 | Gross: $63.86M
7. Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
8. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.
9. Remember the Day (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War
Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.
10. Larceny (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A con man sets out to swindle a widow out of the money she's received to build a memorial to her war-hero husband, but winds up falling in love with her instead.
11. Silver Lode (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Western
In Silver Lode, Dan Ballard is arrested by 4 Marshals for murder and theft but he denies the charges and searches for the real culprit even as the townsfolk start abandoning him.
12. Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Approved | 91 min | Musical
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »
14. Sentimental Journey (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Drama
An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »
16. Slightly Scarlet (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.
17. The Saxon Charm (1948)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir
In order to get his way, New York producer Matt Saxon manipulates and controls everyone around him but his latest protégé, novelist Eric Busch, finally stands-up to him.
18. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.
Votes: 358 | Gross: $3.40M
20. Maryland (1940)
92 min | Drama
A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
21. Week-End in Havana (1941)
Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.
22. Star Dust (1940)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »
23. Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »
24. The Great American Broadcast (1941)
90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring ... See full summary »
26. The Blazing Forest (1952)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
Kelly Hansen, the tough boss of a timber crew clearing property owned by Jessie Crain and her niece, Sharon Wilks, is, unknown to anybody else, working to pay back money stolen by his ... See full summary »
29. The Boss (1956)
Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Political corruption is vividly depicted as a ruthless WWI veteran takes almost complete control of a state with the help of a crooked lawyer. The film is enhanced by John Payne's persuasive performance as "The Boss."
30. The Great Profile (1940)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him.
32. Wake Up and Dream (1946)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A little girl asks her guardians to take her by boat to a nearby swamp believing her older brother, a soldier who recently went M.I.A. in WWII, is somehow there. She finds a grumpy old Crusoe-like hermit, instead, but there's still hope.
34. Fair Warning (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western
In California's Death Valley a chemistry whiz-kid helps a sheriff track the man who murdered a wealthy mine owner who had been staying at a fancy winter resort.
37. Wings of the Navy (1939)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
39. Rails Into Laramie (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western
A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.
40. The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
Not Rated | 104 min | Western
1863. Texas Ranger Todd Croyden and Union spy Whitney Randolph cross into Mexico to investigate a growing struggle for power between the French-supported Maximilian and the native-born ... See full summary »
41. Captain China (1950)
Passed | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Charles Chinnough, aka Captain China, washed ashore off his ship during a storm, is later rescued, but is relieved of duty when his former first mate, Brendensen (who thought he was dead), ... See full summary »
42. Passage West (1951)
Approved | 80 min | Western
In 1864, six Salt Lake prison escapees join a wagon train headed for California but tensions between inmates and settlers complicate the perilous voyage.
43. Garden of the Moon (1938)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't... See full summary »
44. Kid Nightingale (1939)
Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Music, Sport
A singing waiter gets into an argument with some obnoxious customers and winds up knocking them out. The incident is witnessed by a shady boxing promoter who sees an opportunity to cash in ... See full summary »
47. Caribbean (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Francis Barclay, a former member of the British Admiralty, who was captured in the early 1700s, and sold into slavery, by Andrew McAllister, and forced into piracy, enlists the aid of Dick ... See full summary »
48. Iceland (I) (1942)
Approved | 79 min | Musical, Romance
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »
49. Hidden Fear (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When his sister is arrested in Denmark for murder, American cop Mike Brent aids Danish police with the case and stumbles upon a currency counterfeiting ring.
50. Hell's Island (1955)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir
Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.