MyMovies: TCM Challenge Premieres

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1. The Beloved Brat (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama

Drama about a problem child and her problem parents.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bonita Granville, Dolores Costello, Donald Crisp, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 144

2. Angels with Broken Wings (1941)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Charlotte Lord, a widow in her early forties and owner of Manhattan's smartest modiste shop, is about to marry Guy Barton, a wealthy businessman. The marriage has the full approval of ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Binnie Barnes, Gilbert Roland, Mary Lee, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 38

3. Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

In a cheap hotel-room in New York City Jelke shoots gangster Joe Wells, takes a package from his pocket and flees.Wells staggers into an alley. On her way to her apartment above a wax ... See full summary »

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco

Votes: 292

4. So This Is New York (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Bill Goodwin, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 201

5. Come Out Fighting (1945)

62 min | Comedy

The police commissioner asks some local street kids to toughen up his sissy son.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William 'Billy' Benedict, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 341

6. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 143

7. Down in San Diego (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A group of neighborhood teenagers discover some suspicious goings-on near a naval base in San Diego, and suspect that a foreign espionage ring is at work trying to find out military secrets.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Bonita Granville, Ray McDonald, Dan Dailey, Leo Gorcey

Votes: 41

8. Gallant Sons (1940)

Approved | 76 min | Mystery

Two childhood friends have a falling out because of their fathers' occupations, which lands one father in jail.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, Gene Reynolds, Gail Patrick

Votes: 166

9. Last of the Buccaneers (1950)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, History

Swashbuckler about the adventures of pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans from a British invasion during the War of 1812.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth, Mary Anderson

Votes: 118

10. Henry and Dizzy (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

In order to impress Phyllis Michael, Henry Aldrich takes a sales job. Soon he is involved with vacuum cleaners, motor boats and a father-son race at a picnic in which he hires a tramp to ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, Mary Anderson, John Litel

Votes: 34

11. Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

As a boy scout leader, Henry (James Lydon), repeatedly takes the blame for problems caused by a scout in his patrol.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 106

12. Henry Aldrich for President (1941)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy

Complications arise when Henry Aldrich runs for Centerville High School Student Body President.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, June Preisser, Mary Anderson, Charles Smith

Votes: 113

13. Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)

65 min | Comedy

Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 77

14. Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama

Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 113

15. Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943)

73 min | Comedy

Henry Aldrich swallows a serum by accident and ends up in a "haunted" house.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 116

16. Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Henry Aldrich becomes the most sought after guy in town when he wins a date with a movie star.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 98

17. Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 87

18. Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 69

19. What a Life (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

In the first Henry Aldrich film, Henry (Jackie Cooper) is falsely accused of making trouble at school. He must clear himself.

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Betty Field, John Howard, Janice Logan

Votes: 68

20. Life with Henry (1940)

80 min | Comedy

Henry Aldrich wants to win a trip to Alaska.

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Leila Ernst, Eddie Bracken, Fred Niblo

Votes: 31

21. Little Miss Marker (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Bernstein | Stars: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart

Votes: 1,144 | Gross: $6.32M

22. 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

106 min | Comedy

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch

Votes: 622

23. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,157

24. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 13,664 | Gross: $13.00M

25. Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer-maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beer, and he does not want to force sales.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Claire Trevor, Virginia Gibson, Bill Hayes

Votes: 225

26. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

A calculating New York bookie hires a talented singer and dancer to entertain his nightclub. She brings her pet bloodhounds with her. This makes his girlfriend jealous, so she considers spilling the beans on his dealings to the feds.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 193

27. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,449

28. Johnny One-Eye (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Martin is a wounded gangster comforted by a visits from a little girl and her tiny dog with one bad eye. As he hides out, he makes plans to find his abusive, double crossing, partner.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris, Dolores Moran, Gayle Reed

Votes: 78

29. Sorrowful Jones (1949)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, William Demarest, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 507

30. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical

Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 740

31. The Big Street (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Little Pinks is in love with a nightclub singer named Gloria. But it is a unrequited love as she does not know that he exists. Pinks is a shy busboy and Gloria only goes out with men who ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 1,044

32. Straight Place and Show (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

The Ritz Brothers go to the race track. They raise training end entrance money in a wrestling match and help a young man train the horse of his fiancée.

Director: David Butler | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz

Votes: 85

33. A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 1,584

35. Princess O'Hara (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

King, the driver of a horse-drawn hansom cab, is killed in a turf war between Vic Toledo's cab company and his competitors. Vic sends his goons to get King's daughter Princess a new horse but they steal a prized racing horse.

Director: David Burton | Stars: Jean Parker, Chester Morris, Leon Errol, Vince Barnett

Votes: 9

37. Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford, Shirley Temple

Votes: 1,065

38. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,287

39. A Very Honorable Guy (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge. Feet decides the only way to settle the bill is by selling his body to ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Alice White, Robert Barrat, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 129

40. Midnight Alibi (1934)

Not Rated | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A gambler hides out for some gangsters in an old lady's house. Later he's arrested for murder but the old woman provides him with an alibi by saying he was with her on the night of the murder.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Ann Dvorak, Helen Chandler, Helen Lowell

Votes: 170

41. Hold 'Em Yale (1935)

61 min | Comedy, Sport

A pretty young socialite falls for a charming but shady hustler, who abandons her when he finds that she has been disowned by her wealthy father. Three of the hustler's partners, who have ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Patricia Ellis, Cesar Romero, Buster Crabbe, William Frawley

Votes: 8

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