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1. Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

Votes: 7,047

2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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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.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 34,999 | Gross: $2.65M

3. Love on Toast (1937)

65 min | Comedy

7.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Stella Adler, John Payne, Grant Richards, Kathryn Kane

Votes: 14

4. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Votes: 4,670

5. 99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Votes: 1,910

6. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 264,338 | Gross: $63.86M

7. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Votes: 4,871

8. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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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.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle

Votes: 1,186

9. Remember the Day (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick, Ann E. Todd

Votes: 392

10. Larceny (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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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.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters

Votes: 145

11. Silver Lode (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Western

7.0
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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.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea, Dolores Moran

Votes: 1,355

12. Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Musical

6.9
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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 »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 510

13. The Crooked Way (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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War hero recovers from amnesia & is confronted by his criminal past.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew, Rhys Williams

Votes: 805

14. Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 308

15. Hold Back the Night (1956)

80 min | Drama, War

6.8
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A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Mona Freeman, Peter Graves, Chuck Connors

Votes: 86

16. Slightly Scarlet (1956)

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

6.8
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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.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor

Votes: 724

17. The Saxon Charm (1948)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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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.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Susan Hayward, John Payne, Audrey Totter

Votes: 115

18. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

Votes: 358 | Gross: $3.40M

19. Rebel in Town (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Western

6.8
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After the Civil War, in a Yankee town five Confederates find trouble when one of them accidentally shoots a local young boy.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: John Payne, Ruth Roman, J. Carrol Naish, Ben Cooper

Votes: 240

20. Maryland (1940)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne

Votes: 66

21. Week-End in Havana (1941)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 507

22. Star Dust (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Linda Darnell, John Payne, Roland Young, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 196

23. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

Votes: 385

24. The Great American Broadcast (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 198

25. Crosswinds (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Adventurer tries to recover gold from sunken plane.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 136

26. The Blazing Forest (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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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 »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, William Demarest, Agnes Moorehead, Richard Arlen

Votes: 74

27. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 649

28. Tennessee's Partner (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Western

6.5
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In a California mining town, a gold miner, a saloon gambler and a cat-house madam strike an odd alliance revolving around a gold mine claim.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Coleen Gray

Votes: 457

29. The Boss (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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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."

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: John Payne, William Bishop, Gloria McGehee, Doe Avedon

Votes: 230

30. The Great Profile (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.5
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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.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes, Gregory Ratoff, John Payne

Votes: 157

31. The Road to Denver (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.4
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Two fugitive Texan brothers at odds with one another flee to Colorado where they take jobs with rival bosses.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Payne, Lee J. Cobb, Mona Freeman, Ray Middleton

Votes: 196

32. Wake Up and Dream (1946)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.4
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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.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Payne, June Haver, Charlotte Greenwood, Connie Marshall

Votes: 74

33. Footlight Serenade (1942)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jane Wyman

Votes: 149

34. Fair Warning (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: J. Edward Bromberg, Betty Furness, John Payne, Victor Kilian

Votes: 42

35. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 384

36. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 650 | Gross: $2.30M

37. 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

38. Bailout at 43,000 (1957)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

6.1
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An Air Force major feels a volatile mixture of relief and anger when he is excused from performing a dangerous test in a new aircraft.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: John Payne, Karen Steele, Paul Kelly, Richard Eyer

Votes: 87

39. Rails Into Laramie (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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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.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

Votes: 201

40. The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Western

6.0
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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 »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Dennis O'Keefe, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 171

41. Captain China (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Jeffrey Lynn, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 77

42. Passage West (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.0
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In 1864, six Salt Lake prison escapees join a wagon train headed for California but tensions between inmates and settlers complicate the perilous voyage.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe, Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen

Votes: 125

43. Garden of the Moon (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, John Payne, Johnnie Davis

Votes: 196

44. Kid Nightingale (1939)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

6.0
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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 »

Director: George Amy | Stars: John Payne, Jane Wyman, Walter Catlett, Edward Brophy

Votes: 121

45. Santa Fe Passage (1955)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Western

5.9
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A disgraced Indian scout and his partner are hired to escort a wagonload of guns through Indian territory.

Director: William Witney | Stars: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens

Votes: 271

46. Tripoli (1950)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, History

5.9
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In 1805, the United States battles the pirates of Tripoli as the Marines fight to raise the American flag

Director: Will Price | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Howard Da Silva, Phillip Reed

Votes: 318

47. Caribbean (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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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 »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 142

48. Iceland (I) (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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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 »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Felix Bressart

Votes: 144

49. Hidden Fear (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: John Payne, Alexander Knox, Conrad Nagel, Natalie Norwick

Votes: 156

50. Hell's Island (1955)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir

5.9
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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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Mary Murphy, Francis L. Sullivan, Eduardo Noriega

Votes: 229



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