Charles Coburn

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2. The People's Enemy (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Money was what gangster Vince M. Falcone wanted most and he did lay hands on millions of dollars by fair means or (mostly) foul. But once he became rich what he craved for was ... See full summary »

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Preston Foster, Lila Lee, Melvyn Douglas, Shirley Grey

Votes: 20

3. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 853

4. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,687

5. Yellow Jack (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, History, Mystery

In the fever-stricken areas of Cuba a brave band of scientists, doctors and U. S. Marines fight a losing battle against the deadly plague of 'Yello Jack,' until the great heroic risk taken by an Irish sergeant brings victory.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone, Andy Devine

Votes: 179

6. Lord Jeff (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

Spoilt child Geoffrey Bramer teams up with a pair of small time crooks to pose as an aristocrat and steal jewelry from exclusive shops. During a a caper, Geoffrey is caught and is sentenced... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Charles Coburn, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 285

7. Idiot's Delight (1939)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A group of disparate travelers are caught and thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the beginning of World War II.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,082

8. Made for Each Other (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,703

9. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of how Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

Votes: 854

10. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 3,070

11. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,160

12. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Henry King, Otto Brower | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,100

13. Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

Votes: 3,183

14. Edison, the Man (1940)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama

82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Lynne Overman, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,313

15. Florian (1940)

91 min | Drama

This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Helen Gilbert, Charles Coburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 51

16. The Captain Is a Lady (1940)

65 min | Comedy

Because of a bad investment, Captain and Mrs. Peabody are evicted from their home. Mrs. Peabody finds lodging at a retirement home, but as only single women are allowed, the Captain has to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Charles Coburn, Beulah Bondi, Virginia Grey, Helen Broderick

Votes: 104

17. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Votes: 586

18. The Lady Eve (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 16,553

19. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 3,056

20. Our Wife (1941)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

Jerry Marvin, a talented musician and composer, wallows in drunken self-pity after he is divorced by his wife Babe. Along comes new love Susan, who rescues Jerry and provides him with fresh... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Ruth Hussey, Ellen Drew, Charles Coburn

Votes: 114

21. Unexpected Uncle (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama

A feisty retiree plays peacemaker for a young couple.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Anne Shirley, James Craig, Charles Coburn, Ernest Truex

Votes: 134

22. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn

Votes: 843

23. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,458

24. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 3,480

25. George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 1,234 | Gross: $0.66M

26. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 4,905

27. The Constant Nymph (1943)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith

Votes: 1,002

28. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

Votes: 8,246

29. Princess O'Rourke (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A pilot falls in love with a woman he believes is heading cross country to become a maid, little suspecting that she's actually a princess.

Director: Norman Krasna | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Jack Carson

Votes: 871

30. My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

Rudyard Morley, an eccentric ambassador from the Court of Saint James, is on a good-will lecture tour of the United States. His English gourmet cook is unable to accompany him, and this ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Charles Coburn, Marguerite Chapman, Bill Carter, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 100

31. Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While... See full summary »

Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Constance Dowling, Ernest Cossart

Votes: 80

32. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,269 | Gross: $2.00M

33. The Impatient Years (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

To rekindle their love, a divorce judge orders a couple whose marriage is on the rocks to re-enact their four-day breakneck courtship.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Jean Arthur, Lee Bowman, Charles Coburn, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 229

34. Together Again (1944)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

A prim and proper widow who has succeeded him as mayor of a provincial Vermont town hires a worldly New York sculptor for her husband's statue.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn, Mona Freeman

Votes: 519

35. A Royal Scandal (1945)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe

Votes: 732

36. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,083

37. Over 21 (1945)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

A woman screenwriter lives in a shabby bungalow in order to be near her husband, a 39-year-old newspaper editor who has just joined the army.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 244

38. Shady Lady (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A professional gambler is caught cheating and sent to prison. Eventually paroled, he decides to make a fresh start and takes his niece, an aspiring singer, to Chicago. Once there, however, ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Charles Coburn, Robert Paige, Ginny Simms, Alan Curtis

Votes: 10

39. Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 265

40. The Green Years (1946)

Approved | 127 min | Drama

An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 636

41. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Votes: 2,199

42. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Votes: 8,708

43. B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Wealthy Polly Fulton marries a progressive scholar whose attitudes toward capitalism and acquired wealth puts their marriage in jeopardy.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn, Richard Hart

Votes: 503

44. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 273

45. Impact (1949)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,335

46. Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about over playing football.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Joshua Shelley

Votes: 57

47. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh

Votes: 230

48. The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Western

In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Charles Coburn, Scott Brady, John Russell

Votes: 151

49. Everybody Does It (1949)

98 min | Comedy

Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Paul Douglas, Linda Darnell, Celeste Holm, Charles Coburn

Votes: 229