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1. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport
A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »
3. The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.
4. Only Yesterday (1933)
Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.
5. The Docks of New York (1928)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.
7. Rio Rita (1929)
Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance
Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.
9. Show of Shows (1929)
Passed | 128 min | Musical
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »
11. The Texan (1930)
Passed | 79 min | Western
An outlaw, the Llano Kid is the scourge of south Texas and a Bible quoting lawman named Thacker. The kid joins a con man in a plot to deceive a wealthy old woman that he's her long-lost son... See full summary »
14. Fig Leaves (1926)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy
In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of... See full summary »
15. Rome Express (1932)
94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyke painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »
16. The Yellow Ticket (1931)
Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, War
A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ... See full summary »
17. Hell's Highway (1932)
Passed | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.
18. West Point (II) (1927)
Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »
19. The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)
Passed | 218 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.
21. Black Moon (1934)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Horror
A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she ... See full summary »
22. Children of Divorce (1927)
Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance
A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.
23. Friends and Lovers (1931)
Passed | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War
British Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to ... See full summary »
24. Paramount on Parade (1930)
Passed | 102 min | Music
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
25. The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Mystery
When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.
26. Lonely Wives (1931)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.
27. Mantrap (1926)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy
A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.
29. Way Out West (1930)
Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Music
Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner... See full summary »
30. Make Me a Star (1932)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Merton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »
33. Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)
Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that ... See full summary »
34. Servants' Entrance (1934)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Servants' Entrance is a 1934 American Pre-Code musical comedy film. The movie was written by Samson Raphaelson from the Sigrid Boo novel and directed by Frank Lloyd, with a cartoon sequence... See full summary »
35. The American Venus (1926)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy
Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »
36. The Virginian (1914)
Passed | 55 min | Western
A good-natured but chivalrous cowboy romances the local schoolmarm and leads the posse that brings a gang of rustlers, which includes his best friend, to justice.
38. Diplomaniacs (1933)
Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical
Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers. When suddenly a white man asks for a shave, several Indians of the ... See full summary »
39. Virtue (1932)
TV-PG | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.
41. The Sea Tiger (1927)
Passed | 60 min | Drama
Julian, a Spanish fisherman in the Canary Islands, has a younger brother Charles who tends to get in trouble with women. When Charles sets his sights on a wealthy aristocratic woman, Julian... See full summary »
42. Murder at Midnight (1931)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery
A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.
43. So This Is Africa (1933)
Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical
Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send ... See full summary »
44. Street of Sin (1928)
Passed | 70 min | Drama
The story is set in the seamy Soho section of London, where burglar Basher Bill shares bed and board with his sluttish girlfriend Annie. As wicked as they come, Bill softens when he meets virtuous Salvation Army lass Elizabeth.
46. Three Cornered Moon (1933)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy
Nellie Rimplegar has to tell her grown children that due to her bungled handling of their finances, the family has been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Friend and family doctor, Alan ... See full summary »
47. Below the Sea (1933)
Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions.
48. Hot Pepper (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Comedy about a pair of ex-Marines who team up and get involved in a nightclub. Trouble ensues when they both fall in love with a feisty woman and begin fighting over her.
49. Girl Crazy (1932)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical
New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »