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1. Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.2
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A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 11,291

2. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,241

3. One Way Passage (1932)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 2,856

4. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

Votes: 2,193

5. Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.4
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A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,438

6. Confession (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

Votes: 939

7. King of the Underworld (1939)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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After the killing of her husband by friendly fire during a police raid, Dr. Carol Nelson tries to find gangster Joe Gurney to clear her name with the medical board.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, John Eldredge

Votes: 882

8. Raffles (1930)

72 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 669 | Gross: $1.00M

9. The Feminine Touch (1941)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
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John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Don Ameche, Kay Francis, Van Heflin

Votes: 636

10. Mandalay (1934)

65 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 542

11. Guilty Hands (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Crime

7.2
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A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Lionel Barrymore | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans, William Bakewell

Votes: 535

12. Wonder Bar (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves Harry, but he is in love with Liane, the wife of a wealthy business man. Al Wonder and the conductor/singer Tommy are in love ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del Rio, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 522

13. Cynara (1932)

75 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 493

14. When the Daltons Rode (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.6
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Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

Votes: 479

15. The House on 56th Street (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, History

7.3
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This movie opens in 1905, when showgirl and daughter of a deceased gambler Peggy Martin falls in love with Monte Van Tyle and breaks the news to lover Fiske that she is leaving him. She and... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Gene Raymond, John Halliday

Votes: 467

16. Girls About Town (1931)

80 min | Comedy

7.8
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Two gold diggers prey on old rich men, but one of them falls in love with a young, rich man.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 456

17. Another Dawn (1937)

Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Errol Flynn, Ian Hunter, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 454

18. Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison, Anne Baxter

Votes: 447

19. It's a Date (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 423

20. Man Wanted (1932)

Not Rated | 62 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A female editor of a magazine falls in love with her male secretary.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, David Manners, Una Merkel, Andy Devine

Votes: 418

21. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Music, Romance, War

6.7
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair

Votes: 404

22. British Agent (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia. The main task of Steve is to prevent the Bolsheviks, led by Joseph ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan, Phillip Reed

Votes: 401

23. The Keyhole (1933)

TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Glenda Farrell, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 376

24. Stolen Holiday (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kay Francis, Claude Rains, Ian Hunter, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 366

25. Stranded (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A construction engineer with a heart of steel courts a social worker with a heart of gold, while fighting a protection racketeer that tries to derail the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis, Donald Woods

Votes: 362

26. Allotment Wives (1945)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Kelly, Otto Kruger, Gertrude Michael

Votes: 333

27. Always in My Heart (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical

6.5
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After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his... See full summary »

Director: Jo Graham | Stars: Kay Francis, Walter Huston, Gloria Warren, Patti Hale

Votes: 329

28. Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.6
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Mary Stevens (Kay Francis) and her old friend Don Andrews (Lyle Talbot) find themselves graduating from medical school at the same time. They decide to set up their respective medical ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Kay Francis, Lyle Talbot, Glenda Farrell, Thelma Todd

Votes: 322

29. My Bill (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Bonita Granville, John Litel, Anita Louise

Votes: 321

30. First Lady (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.1
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As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise, Walter Connolly

Votes: 308

31. Secrets of an Actress (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Ian Hunter, Gloria Dickson

Votes: 308

32. For the Defense (1930)

65 min | Drama

6.5
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William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

Votes: 292

33. I Found Stella Parish (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Sybil Jason

Votes: 267

34. Little Men (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid, comes to the school, he wins Jo's heart despite his hard edge, and she ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon

Votes: 261

35. Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

Directors: Busby Berkeley, John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp

Votes: 256

36. Dr. Monica (1934)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Dr. Monica Brayden, a successful physician, is the central character in this story. Unbeknownst to her, her successful journalist husband has had an affair with one of her acquaintances, ... See full summary »

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Warren William, Jean Muir, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 249

37. The Goose and the Gander (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Wife #1 wants ex-husband to catch second wife being unfaithful.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge

Votes: 246

38. 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

39. Transgression (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

6.6
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Elsie sets out for a holiday in Paris and develops an affair while her husband spends a year working in India.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh, Ricardo Cortez, Nance O'Neil

Votes: 234

40. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 230

41. I Loved a Woman (1933)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Art student John Hayden interrupts his studies in Greece to head his father's meat packing business on his father's death. He marries social climber Martha who taunts him for his ideals ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Genevieve Tobin, Robert Barrat

Votes: 223

42. The White Angel (1936)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A look at the life of Florence Nightingale.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 223

43. Play Girl (1941)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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The fascinating Grace Herbert has many years' experience as a professional gold-digger. Her finances at a low ebb, she finds her mature beauty less effective than of yore, and takes on ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Kay Francis, James Ellison, Mildred Coles, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 221

44. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Music

6.1
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

Votes: 219

45. Divorce (1945)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama

7.1
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A woman who has been married and divorced five times comes back to her small hometown, where she proceeds to complicate, and potentially destroy, the marriage of her childhood boyfriend.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 219

46. Passion Flower (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Drama

6.8
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A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.

Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Kay Francis, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Winter Hall

Votes: 218

47. Living on Velvet (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Terry Parker (George Brent) is shattered by the crash of his airplane which killed his parents and sister, and adopts a listless attitude toward life. But romance enters in the person of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Kay Francis, Warren William, George Brent, Helen Lowell

Votes: 210

48. Street of Women (1932)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A married architect, stuck in a loveless marriage, due to his daughter, has an an affair with a dress designer (Natalie). Just when he's ready to ask his wife for a divorce, his daughter falls in love with Natalie's brother.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Kay Francis, Roland Young, Alan Dinehart, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 209

49. A Notorious Affair (1930)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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A scheming musician seduces a wealthy woman for love and money.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Billie Dove, Basil Rathbone, Kay Francis, Kenneth Thomson

Votes: 194

50. Women in the Wind (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

6.2
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A pilot enters an aviation race in order to win enough money to pay for her brother's medical treatment, and encounters difficulty with a rival pilot.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 178



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