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1. In the Nick of Time (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy

The mortgage of an elderly couple is about to be foreclosed, but their daughter vows to get a job in the big city, where her virtue is preserved through the efforts of the handsome hero.

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Sidney Toler, Dorothy Hall, Lucy Beaumont, James Dunn

3. Tom Thumbs Down (1930)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A satire on the miniature golf craze; on the outcome of the game depends who gets the girl.

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Harry McNaughton, Bobby Jarvis, James Dunn, Sue Conroy

5. Bad Girl (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Austin

Votes: 954

7. Over the Hill (1931)

89 min | Drama

Mae Marsh stars as the mother of two children. Marsh gives her boys everything they desire, at great cost to herself. She is forced to work in one menial job after another so that her children will never go without.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Mae Marsh, James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Edward Crandall

Votes: 76

9. Society Girl (1932)

67 min | Drama

Johnny is training for a championship fight. Judy distracts him, so his manager Briscoe walks out on him. Then so does Judy.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: James Dunn, Peggy Shannon, Spencer Tracy, Walter Byron

Votes: 23

10. Handle with Care (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bill Gordon (James Dunn), whose lot-in-life is rising, falls in love with Helen Barlow (Boots Mallory), who is raising two cute motherless children who nearly wreck her romance when they ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: James Dunn, Boots Mallory, El Brendel, Victor Jory

Votes: 9

11. Sailor's Luck (1933)

Not Rated | 64 min | Comedy

U.S. sailor Jimmy Harrigan, on shore leave in San Pedro, meets and falls for Sally Brent She promises to wait for him when he ships out to San Francisco, but Jimmy becomes jealous and tells... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Victor Jory, Sammy Cohen

Votes: 66

12. Hello, Sister! (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Drama, Romance

Peggy and her friend Millie are strolling down Broadway while Jimmy and Mac are trolling Broadway, and the four get together. Jimmy and Peggy get together in many romantic ways and Peggy ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan Crosland, Erich von Stroheim, Raoul Walsh, Alfred L. Werker | Stars: James Dunn, Zasu Pitts, Boots Mallory, Minna Gombell

Votes: 113

13. The Girl in 419 (1933)

67 min | Crime, Drama

When a young woman is found lying in the street, savagely beaten and near daeth, she's taken to a big city hospital where two young doctors try to save her life. As she recovers, she ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes | Stars: James Dunn, Gloria Stuart, David Manners, William Harrigan

Votes: 28

17. Take a Chance (1933)

82 min | Comedy, Musical

From a team 2 girls and 2 not-straight men, a girl leaves to be a star, other stays to keep the boys straight. The star comes back with a producer, who falls in love with the girl who stayed. There are hurdles, the 2 men, and her IOU.

Directors: Monte Brice, Laurence Schwab | Stars: James Dunn, June Knight, Lillian Roth, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 30

18. Hold That Girl (1934)

66 min

A woman pretends to be a man so she can play football

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Edwards, Gertrude Michael

19. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Sylvia Froos

Votes: 410

20. Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 237

21. Baby, Take a Bow (1934)

PG | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 769

22. Have a Heart (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

Sally sits by her window earning money for an operation so she can be a dance teacher again. Jimmie is an ice cream salesman hoping to advance. Their romance is sidetracked when she uses her savings to help him in a fix.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Jean Parker, James Dunn, Una Merkel, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 105

23. 365 Nights in Hollywood (1934)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Down-on-his-luck film director Jimmie Dale takes a job at a fly-by-night acting school. He is drawn into the plans of the school's owner to bilk a wealthy young man out of the funds he has ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: James Dunn, Alice Faye, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant

Votes: 104

24. Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen

Votes: 1,889

25. George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A vacationing Broadway producer, George White, stops off in a small Georgia town to send a telegram. He sees his name in lights on a local theater and is scandalized over the unauthorized ... See full summary »

Directors: George White, Harry Lachman, James Tinling | Stars: Alice Faye, James Dunn, Ned Sparks, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 107

26. The Daring Young Man (1935)

73 min | Comedy

Two reporters plan to marry but the bride is left waiting at the altar because her groom has gone undercover to expose gang activity.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: James Dunn, Mae Clarke, Neil Hamilton, Sidney Toler

Votes: 21

27. Welcome Home (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Richard Foster is the brains of a quartet of con-artists that includes Giltedge, a stock swindler; "Painless," a phony dentist; and "Gorgeous," along as decoration and bait. Richard goes ... See full summary »

Director: James Tinling | Stars: James Dunn, Arline Judge, Raymond Walburn, Rosina Lawrence

28. Bad Boy (1935)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Poolroom ace Eddie marries his girlfriend Sally but can't find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: James Dunn, Dorothy Wilson, Louise Fazenda, Victor Kilian

Votes: 46

29. The Payoff (1935)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Joe is a reporter who is looking for his big break and he gets it when he takes over George Gorman's sports column. Marty is a hood who would fix any sporting event he could and Joe keeps ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: James Dunn, Claire Dodd, Patricia Ellis, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 85

31. Hearts in Bondage (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, History, War

Best friends Kenneth Reynolds and Raymond Jordan are U.S. Navy officers, and Kenneth is engaged to Raymond's sister. But the eruption of the Civil War divides them, as Raymond stands by his... See full summary »

Director: Lew Ayres | Stars: James Dunn, Mae Clarke, David Manners, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 109

32. Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

Mickey (James Dunne), is a prizefighter whose bright career hits the skids when he comes under the guidance of Ginger (June Clayworth), a female fight promoter, when he becomes involved ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: James Dunn, June Clayworth, George McKay, Thurston Hall

33. Come Closer, Folks (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A fast-talking Pitchman,Jim Keene, working the con-games on the streets, works himself up into an executive position of a large department store, with the aide of his shill, Mae. But the ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: James Dunn, Marian Marsh, Wynne Gibson, George McKay

Votes: 13

34. Mysterious Crossing (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Mystery

Reporter tries to solve the murder of a man killed on a boat in Mississippi.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: James Dunn, Jean Rogers, Andy Devine, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 6

35. We Have Our Moments (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

Taking a cruise to Europe, a schoolteacher gets involved with a gang of crooks.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Sally Eilers, James Dunn, Mischa Auer, Thurston Hall

Votes: 33

36. Venus Makes Trouble (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A fast-talking, street-wise con-man forsakes the tank-towns of Pennsylvania for the greener pastures in Manhattan, and gains fame-and-fortune as New York City's number one merchandise ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: James Dunn, Patricia Ellis, Gene Morgan, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 17

37. Living on Love (1937)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Romance

Mary, a sometimes employed Midwest transplant living in New York is forced to share an apartment with Jack, a starving artist-night watchman. Both having problems paying their rent, ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: James Dunn, Whitney Bourne, Joan Woodbury, Solly Ward

Votes: 233

38. Shadows Over Shanghai (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

A pilot carrying a valuable amulet is shot down over China by a ruthless Russian agent, who also wants the amulet.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: James Dunn, Ralph Morgan, Robert Barrat, Lynda Grey

Votes: 78

39. Pride of the Navy (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of Speed Brennan's bid for fame and fortune when he helps to invent a torpedo-carrying seaplane, and quickly learns that he is playing with death itself at three-hundred-miles per hour.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: James Dunn, Rochelle Hudson, Gordon Oliver, Horace McMahon

Votes: 19

40. Mercy Plane (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In this Producers Pictures Corporation production, distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation (and both company names would soon become Producers Releasing Corporation, both as a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Harlan | Stars: James Dunn, Frances Gifford, Matty Fain, William Pawley

Votes: 16

41. Son of the Navy (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Comedy

Actually, the sailor wants nothing to do with the boy, who we eventually find out is an orphan who ran away from the orphanage, trying to find a new Mom and Dad. The sailor, not knowing ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jean Parker, James Dunn, Martin Spellman, Selmer Jackson

Votes: 72

42. Hold That Woman! (1940)

Not Rated | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A skip tracer--someone who collects late payments from people who've purchased appliances, etc., or takes them back them when they don't pay--repossesses a small radio from a deadbeat who's... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: James Dunn, Frances Gifford, George Douglas, Rita La Roy

Votes: 94

43. The Living Ghost (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey, Vera Gordon

Votes: 460

44. The Ghost and the Guest (1943)

Not Rated | 61 min | Comedy, Mystery

A newlywed couple winds up spending their honeymoon night in an old, dark, spooky mansion.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: James Dunn, Florence Rice, Robert Dudley, Mabel Todd

Votes: 178

45. Government Girl (1943)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

The secretary of a newly appointed government official strives to make him a success in spite of his shortcomings.

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Anne Shirley, Sonny Tufts, Jess Barker

Votes: 378

46. Leave It to the Irish (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Private Investigator Terry Moran (James Dunn), who is in love with Nora O'Brien (Wanda McKay) the daughter of Police Detective Tim O'Brien (Arthur Loft), is hired by Mrs. Hamilton to solve ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: James Dunn, Wanda McKay, Jack La Rue, Dick Purcell

Votes: 86

47. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,589

48. The Caribbean Mystery (1945)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Smith (James Dunn), a Brooklyn police detective, arrives on a Caribbean island chasing a murderer..and wades his way through quicksand, swamps, alligators, corpses, clues, unusual suspects ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: James Dunn, Sheila Ryan, Edward Ryan, Jackie Paley

Votes: 35

49. That Brennan Girl (1946)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: James Dunn, Mona Freeman, William Marshall, June Duprez

Votes: 173

50. Killer McCoy (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama