With Motion Pictures for Television (MPTV) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,735

2. Terror by Night (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 4,598

3. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 3,537

4. Sherlock Holmes (1954–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson--and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade--battle criminals in London.

Stars: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Votes: 663

5. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Passed | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell

Votes: 2,468

6. Flash Gordon (1954–1955)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.

Stars: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joseph Nash, Henry Beckman

Votes: 191

7. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,428

8. King of the Zombies (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

5.3
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On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Henry Victor

Votes: 1,692

9. The Thirteenth Guest (1932)

69 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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Murder of a woman sparks a search for a killer.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Hurst

Votes: 556

10. The Scarlet Clue (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Charlie discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

Votes: 1,104

11. Midnight Limited (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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The Phantom Robber gets a fortune in jewels and some valuable papers from a robbery on the crack train "The Midnight Limited" and Val Lennon and his pretty assistant, Joan Marshall, are on ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Marjorie Reynolds, George Cleveland, Edward Keane

Votes: 113

12. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

4.6
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Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,394

13. Sensation Hunters (1933)

73 min | Drama

5.8
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Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Arline Judge, Preston Foster, Marion Burns, Kenneth MacKenna

Votes: 116

14. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 797

15. Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Bob Steele

Votes: 524

16. Black Magic (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Charlie searches for a murderer amidst numerous ghosts conjured up by a strange variety of spiritualists and occultists.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

Votes: 1,157

17. The Fatal Hour (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 868

18. Gun Smoke (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Western

6.2
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U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins come upon an overturned stagecoach with the driver and the passenger dead. They learn that the passenger, Hinkley, an archaeologist, has... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Holt, Riley Hill

Votes: 18

19. Doomed to Die (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.7
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Mr. Wong and a girl reporter investigate a shipping magnate's murder.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, William Stelling

Votes: 842

20. Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Charlie Chan investigates the locked-room murder of a chess expert.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong

Votes: 1,164

21. The Ape Man (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 964

22. Red Barry (1938)

Not Rated | 256 min | Action

6.8
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A famous detective sets out to discover who stole $2 million in bonds.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Alan James | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Frances Robinson, Edna Sedgewick, Cyril Delevanti

Votes: 75

23. Where Trails Divide (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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Tom Allen comes to Rawhide to open a law office. But he becomes the Sheriff instead and goes after Wilson and his outlaw gang hoping his brother Billy is not one of them.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Tom Keene, Warner Richmond, Eleanor Stewart, Lorraine Randall

Votes: 24

24. The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Mystery

5.4
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A woman of twenty-one opens her grandfather's will left to her thirteen years earlier, per his instructions. Murder soon follows.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Dick Purcell, Helen Parrish, Tim Ryan, Frank Faylen

Votes: 355

25. The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

Approved | 63 min | Mystery

4.8
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Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Arline Judge, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 592

26. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller

Votes: 393

27. The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Mystery

6.4
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Detective tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as "The Eye of the Daugther of The Moon."

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree, Craig Reynolds

Votes: 575

28. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Mystery

6.1
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A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper.... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 588

29. Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Charlie Chan is an agent of the U.S. government assigned to investigate the mysterious death of an inventor.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Arthur Loft, Gwen Kenyon

Votes: 1,279

30. Sensation Hunters (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.4
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A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Robert Lowery, Doris Merrick, Eddie Quillan, Constance Worth

Votes: 108

31. Haunted House (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Teenagers try to clear a friend accused of murder.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones, George Cleveland, Christian Rub

Votes: 69

32. The Kansan (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Western

5.7
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Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 262

33. Murder by Invitation (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.1
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The relatives of a rich old woman unsuccessfully try to have her declared insane, so they can divide up her money. To show them that there are no hard feelings, she invites them to her ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Wallace Ford, Marian Marsh, Sarah Padden, Gavin Gordon

Votes: 200

34. Road to Happiness (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny. With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady, Jeff ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: John Boles, Mona Barrie, Billy Lee, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 55

35. Criminal Investigator (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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A reporter investigates the murder of a showgirl, who was the widow of a millionaire.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Robert Lowery, Edith Fellows, John Miljan, Jan Wiley

Votes: 30

36. The Jade Mask (1945)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Charlie Chan looks into the apparent murder of a scientist in a spooky mansion.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright

Votes: 987

37. Klondike Fury (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.7
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A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lucile Fairbanks, William Henry, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 33

38. The Shanghai Cobra (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Someone is attempting to steal radium stored in a bank. Death by cobra venom connects a number of murders. Charlie investigates.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, James Cardwell

Votes: 934

39. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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A campus flirt who has been "pinned" by most of the boys of Sigma Chi fraternity falls for a no-nonsense athlete who doesn't have time for such diversions as women.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starrett, Florence Lake

Votes: 24

40. House of Mystery (1934)

62 min | Horror, Mystery

5.0
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An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie, John Sheehan, Brandon Hurst

Votes: 219

41. Phantom Killer (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Mystery, Romance

5.3
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Well-known philanthropist and deaf-mute John G. Harrison is identified leaving the scene of several murders but evades successful prosecution as there are hundreds of witnesses who have ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, John Hamilton, Warren Hymer

Votes: 105

42. The Vicious Circle (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

5.7
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In Hungary, a rich baron discovers that there are extensive oil deposits underneath nearby properties owned by villagers. He manages to convince all the property owners to sell to him, ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Fritz Kortner, Reinhold Schünzel, Philip Van Zandt

Votes: 39

43. Duffy's Tavern (1954– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ed Gardner, Alan Reed, Pattie Chapman, Jimmy Conlin

Votes: 19

44. A Bride for Henry (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy

5.8
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On the day of her wedding a young woman's fiancé doesn't show up, sleeping off the results of the previous night's wild bachelor party. Miffed, the woman decides to go ahead with the ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Anne Nagel, Warren Hull, Henry Mollison, Claudia Dell

Votes: 162

45. Rhythm Parade (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A nightclub performer, jealous about the talents of an aspiring singer, tries to sabotage her chances at a professional career.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, Dave Gould | Stars: Nils T. Granlund, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Margaret Dumont

Votes: 13

46. Fear (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.7
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A medical student--broke, hungry and desperate for money--is hired to murder a loan shark. After the killing he is tormented by guilt over what he's done. A detective, who knows the student... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Peter Cookson, Warren William, Anne Gwynne, James Cardwell

Votes: 213

47. A Girl of the Limberlost (1934)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Elnora Comstock is the badly abused daughter of Katherine Comstock, who blames her because her father was drowned while on the way home the night she was born. She finds her comfort with ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Louise Dresser, Marian Marsh, Ralph Morgan, Helen Jerome Eddy

Votes: 28

48. Mystery Liner (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Mystery

4.6
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Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Noah Beery, Astrid Allwyn, Edwin Maxwell, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 335

49. The Shadow Returns (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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People are literally flying off balconies to their deaths as Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, tries to make sense out of a confusing jumble of murders, disappearances, jewels that aren't ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Rosen, William Beaudine | Stars: Kane Richmond, Barbara Read, Tom Dugan, Joseph Crehan

Votes: 92

50. Behind the Mask (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Mystery

4.9
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Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, has his hands full as the murder of blackmailing reporter Jeff Mann is blamed on him. Not only does the real murderer seem one step ahead of him as Lamont ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Karlson, William Beaudine | Stars: Kane Richmond, Barbara Read, George Chandler, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 103


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