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1. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Adventure

7.7
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A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Lora, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Wyndham Gittens | Stars: Frankie Thomas, Frances Robinson, Jack Mulhall, Al Shean

Votes: 229

2. The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)

Approved | 265 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.6
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Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Brown, Rose Hobart, Edgar Barrier, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 301

3. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | 299 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 738

4. Rustlers of Red Dog (1935)

Approved | 231 min | Western

7.4
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Three friends make a journey across the West and come up against rustlers, Indian attacks and outlaw gangs.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Joyce Compton, Raymond Hatton, Walter Miller

Votes: 25

5. Clancy of the Mounted (1933)

Passed | 225 min | Adventure

7.4
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A Canadian Mountie is assigned to bring in his brother, who was framed for the murder of a gold mine owner.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Tyler, Julie Bishop, Earl McCarthy, William Desmond

Votes: 5

6. Flash Gordon (1936)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 1,831

7. Buck Rogers (1939)

Approved | 237 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Jack Mulhall

Votes: 660

8. Rocket Ship (1936)

72 min | Sci-Fi

7.3
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 493

9. The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | 293 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Warren Hull, Wade Boteler, Anne Nagel, Keye Luke

Votes: 278

10. Sky Raiders (1941)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Enemy spies try to steal a new fighter plane.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Donald Woods, Billy Halop, Robert Armstrong, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 172

11. What We Are Fighting For (1943)

10 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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An air raid warden demonstrates safety measures, while a refugee from Occupied Europe reveals why she came to America.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Osa Massen, Robert Paige, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 6

12. The Green Hornet (1940)

Approved | 258 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel

Votes: 407

13. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Approved | 220 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.1
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 996

14. The Master Key (1945)

Approved | 226 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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Government agents battle a gang of Nazis who are trying to use the Orotron machine, which can turn seawater into gold.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Milburn Stone, Jan Wiley, Dennis Moore, Addison Richards

Votes: 43

15. Mystery of the River Boat (1944)

Approved | 218 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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"The Mystery of the Riverboat" while ending each chapter with a cliffhanger is more episodic in nature than the usual Universal serial and somewhat similar to Universal's 1934 "Tailspin ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Lowery, Eddie Quillan, Marion Martin, Marjorie Clements

Votes: 34

16. The Royal Mounted Rides Again (1945)

Passed | 221 min | Action, Western

7.1
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Mine owner Jackson Decker orders his manager to obtain Tom Bailey's milling machinery no matter what the cost. When Bailey is found murdered, suspicion naturally falls upon the mine owner ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: George Dolenz, Bill Kennedy, Daun Kennedy, Paul E. Burns

Votes: 26

17. Damn Citizen (1958)

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

7.1
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Based on a true story, this film tells of a police chief hired to wipe out corruption in the Louisiana State Police.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Keith Andes, Margaret Hayes, Gene Evans, Lynn Bari

Votes: 37

18. Wild West Days (1937)

Approved | 268 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.1
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Retired lawman Kentucky Wade and his three buddies, Mike Morales, "Dude" Hanford and "Trigger" Benton come to Brimstone and help their friends Larry Munro and his sister, Lucy , in their ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, George Shelley, Lynn Gilbert, Frank Yaconelli

Votes: 19

19. Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | 255 min | Adventure, Action

7.0
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This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post

Votes: 344

20. Slim Carter (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Julie Adams, Tim Hovey, William Hopper

Votes: 41

21. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander

Votes: 687

22. Secret Agent X-9 (1945)

Approved | 246 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Keye Luke, Jan Wiley, Victoria Horne

Votes: 63

23. The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)

Approved | 223 min | Adventure

6.9
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An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Milburn Stone, Marjorie Weaver, Edgar Kennedy, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 53

24. Don Winslow of the Navy (1942)

Passed | 237 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.9
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US naval officer Don Winslow is given command of the islands near Pearl Harbor. He discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Don Terry, Walter Sande, John Litel, Wade Boteler

Votes: 66

25. Flaming Frontiers (1938)

Approved | 298 min | Action, Western

6.9
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Tom Grant has found a rich gold vein and Bart Eaton is after it. Tom's sister Mary heads for the gold fields and Eaton and his men follow. Eaton teams up with Ace Daggett who plans to ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Eleanor Hansen, John Archer, William Royle

Votes: 37

26. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

Approved | 219 min | Adventure

6.8
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A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Clifford Smith, Lew Landers | Stars: Donald Briggs, Jean Rogers, John 'Dusty' King, Carla Laemmle

Votes: 25

27. The Phantom Rider (1936)

Approved | 258 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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A 15-episode serial in which Buck Grant, the Phantom Rider, helps rancher, Mary Grayson, fight off a band of outlaws out to seize her property

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Marla Shelton, Diana Gibson, Harry Woods

Votes: 65

28. Radio Patrol (1937)

Approved | 242 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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A young radio cop and a beautiful girl try to stop an international criminal gang from getting their hands on the formula for a new bulletproof steel.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Kay Hughes, Mickey Rentschler

Votes: 36

29. Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery (1935)

Passed | 236 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A 12-episode serial in which Tailspin Tommy evades volcanoes, anti-aircraft shells, and time bombs as he foils a plan by corrupt profiteers to steal an island's oil reserves.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Clark Williams, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Delphine Drew

Votes: 55

30. Red Barry (1938)

Not Rated | 256 min | Action

6.7
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A famous detective sets out to discover who stole $2 million in bonds.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Alan James | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Frances Robinson, Edna Sedgewick, Cyril Delevanti

Votes: 73

31. The Oregon Trail (1939)

Passed | 320 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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Wagon trains are not making it to Oregon and Jeff Scott has been sent to investigate. Morgan, the representitive of an eastern syndicate, controls the fur trade and does not want the area ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Louise Stanley, Fuzzy Knight, Bill Cody Jr.

Votes: 33

32. Spaceship to the Unknown (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Frank Shannon, Charles Middleton

Votes: 40

33. Overland Mail (1942)

Approved | 279 min | Adventure, Western

6.7
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Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to find out why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They discover that the culprits are white men disguised as Indians, and they set out to discover who is behind the plot.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Helen Parrish, Noah Beery Jr., Don Terry

Votes: 35

34. Secret Agent X-9 (1937)

Approved | 294 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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A secret agent goes after the gang that stole the crown jewels of a European monarchy.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Scott Kolk, Jean Rogers, David Oliver, Monte Blue

Votes: 55

35. Gordon of Ghost City (1933)

Passed | 220 min | Action, Mystery, Western

6.6
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A cowboy is hired to track down a gang of rustlers, but gets involved with a beautiful girl trying to run her grandfather's gold mine and other outlaws who are trying to stop her.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Madge Bellamy, Walter Miller, Tom Ricketts

Votes: 31

36. Jungle Jim (1937)

Approved | 232 min | Adventure

6.6
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Two safaris enter the African jungle intent on finding a white girl who is the heiress to a fortune. One safari, led by Jungle Jim, wants to make sure she gets the news that she is now a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Grant Withers, Betty Jane Rhodes, Raymond Hatton, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 76

37. Winners of the West (1940)

Approved | 247 min | Western

6.6
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One of the writers of this serial, George H. Plympton, dusted the story off and re-sold it to Sam Katzman for a Columbia 1951 serial called "Roar of the Iron Horse". "Winners of the West" ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dick Foran, Anne Nagel, Tom Fadden, James Craig

Votes: 39

38. The Monolith Monsters (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Trevor Bardette

Votes: 2,382

39. Summer Love (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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A neighborhood rock band gets a job playing at a summer camp.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: John Saxon, Molly Bee, Rod McKuen, Judi Meredith

Votes: 41

40. Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 33

41. Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Approved | 283 min | Action, Western

6.5
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The story centers about a group of vigilantes organized to protect miners in the picturesque but sinister days of the California gold strike. Jim Benton (Dick Foran) and Tombstone (Buck ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Buck Jones, Charles Bickford

Votes: 51

42. Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)

Approved | 242 min | Adventure

6.5
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A group of flying cadets have to clear themselves of a murder charge, while trying to stop a traitorous scientist from selling secrets to the Nazis.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Downs, Bobby Jordan, Ward Wood, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 48

43. The Vanishing Shadow (1934)

Passed | 242 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Onslow Stevens, Ada Ince, Walter Miller, James Durkin

Votes: 43

44. Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Citizens of Gunsmoke are being intimidated by Lon Curtis (Harry Woods) and his gang who are preventing an election to vote on a township charter. Town banker Sam Garrett (Herbert Rawlinson)... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Tex Ritter, Russell Hayden, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt

Votes: 28

45. Junior G-Men (1940)

Approved | 240 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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A gang of street kids work with the FBI in their attempt to find and rescue their leader's father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly

Votes: 66

46. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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A Coast Guard officer is assigned to protect the coastline from spies, saboteurs and enemy agents.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Don Terry, Walter Sande, Elyse Knox, Philip Ahn

Votes: 32

47. Lost City of the Jungle (1946)

Approved | 265 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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A new radioactive element is found that is a defense against the atomic bomb. Warmongers go to Pendrang as archaeologist but searching in secret for the element. The United Peace Foundation... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Russell Hayden, Jane Adams, Lionel Atwill, Keye Luke

Votes: 54

48. Scouts to the Rescue (1939)

Approved | 231 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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Filmed in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Sonora, California, this Universal serial (made in that short two-year span of time when they chose to be identified as The New Universal) is ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Vondell Darr, Edwin Stanley, William Ruhl

Votes: 35

49. The Call of the Savage (1935)

Approved | 212 min | Adventure

6.4
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Two competing teams of scientists search the African jungles for a secret formula.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Noah Beery Jr., Dorothy Short, Harry Woods, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 29

50. Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)

Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.4
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A group of street kids battle a terrorist gang led by a Japanese spy.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Billy Halop, Gene Reynolds, Lionel Atwill, Frank Albertson

Votes: 50



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