With Willis Kent Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Pace That Kills (1935)

68 min | Crime, Drama

3.8
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Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends."

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Lois January, Noel Madison, Sheila Bromley, Dean Benton

Votes: 493

2. The Road to Ruin (1934)

62 min | Drama

4.9
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A young girl gets involved with a crowd that smokes marijuana, drinks and has sex. She winds up an alcoholic, pregnant drug addict and is forced to get an abortion.

Directors: Dorothy Davenport, Melville Shyer | Stars: Helen Foster, Nell O'Day, Glen Boles, Robert Quirk

Votes: 234

3. The Woman Condemned (1934)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.6
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Jerry Beall, a young newspaper reporter, intrigued by the charm and beauty of Barbara Hammond, a girl accused of murdering a female radio-star, sets out to prove her innocence in the face ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Davenport | Stars: Claudia Dell, Lola Lane, Richard Hemingway, Jason Robards Sr.

Votes: 126

4. Sucker Money (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.1
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A phony spiritualist hypnotizes the daughter of a wealthy banker in a scheme to swindle the banker out of his money. A reporter investigating the swami discovers the plot, determines to expose it.

Directors: Dorothy Davenport, Melville Shyer | Stars: Mischa Auer, Phyllis Barrington, Earl McCarthy, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 94

5. Mad Youth (1940)

76 min | Drama

5.1
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A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.

Director: Melville Shyer | Stars: Mary Ainslee, Betty Compson, Willy Castello, Betty Atkinson

Votes: 148

6. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

5.4
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A man's heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: William Farnum, Tom Santschi, Patty Lou Lynd, Robert Frazer

Votes: 79

7. Confessions of a Vice Baron (1943)

59 min | Drama

5.1
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On the eve of his execution, a vice-rackets bigshot recalls his various exploits in crimes such as abortion and white slavery, in which he frequently operated under an alias.

Directors: S. Roy Luby, William A. O'Connor, Melville Shyer, Herman E. Webber | Stars: Willy Castello, Lloyd Ingraham, Lona Andre, Dean Benton

Votes: 42

8. The Murder in the Museum (1934)

65 min | Thriller

5.3
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When a city councilman is murdered while investigating allegations of drug dealing going on a a somewhat disreputable sideshow, the daughter of the chief suspect teams up with a newspaper reporter to find the real killer.

Director: Melville Shyer | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, John Harron, Phyllis Barrington, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 101

9. The Man from Hell (1934)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.4
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A cowboy recently released from prison is determined to go straight, but he winds up in a tough western town where he finds trouble everywhere.

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Reb Russell, Rebel, Fred Kohler, Ann Darcy

Votes: 31

10. Gun Smoke (1935)

Approved | Action, Adventure, Western

5.8
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Parker, seeking revenge on Culverson, is bringing in a flood of sheep. Branning signs on at the Culverson ranch to help fight them off. Standing in his way is hired gunman and crooked ... See full summary »

Director: Bartlett A. Carre | Stars: Gene Alsace, Marion Shilling, Bud Osborne, Ben Corbett

Votes: 16

11. Playthings of Hollywood (1930)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance

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Three sisters come to Hollywood to be movie stars. Complications arise when two of them fall in love with the same man.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Phyllis Barrington, Rita La Roy, Sheila Bromley, Edmund Breese

12. Arizona Bad Man (1935)

58 min | Western

5.0
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The daughter of a notorious cattle thief falls for a stranger at a dance. The stranger is really a lawman who is after her father.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Reb Russell, Rebel, Lois January, Slim Whitaker

Votes: 21

13. Outlaw Rule (1935)

53 min | Western

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A rancher, frustrated with constant cattle rustling and the inability of the local sheriff to stop it, is accused of murder when the sheriff is found dead.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Reb Russell, Betty Mack, Al Bridge, Yakima Canutt

14. Race Suicide (1938)

70 min | Drama

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A district attorney goes after an illegal abortion ring that preys on desperate young girls.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Willy Castello, Lona Andre, Erma Deen, Carleton Young

15. The Drifter (1932)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, Western

5.7
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A man known as The Drifter returns home to his cabin in the woods and winds up getting involved with an escaped convict, a gunfighter, lumber company rivals, mysterious family ties and murder.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: William Farnum, Noah Beery, Phyllis Barrington, Charles Sellon

Votes: 36

16. The Hurricane Horseman (1931)

Passed | 50 min | Western

4.9
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Gomez has kidnapped Don Roberto and is holding him for ransom. Hoping to rescue Roberto and his daughter, Smith gets a job in Gomez's camp supposedly to repair their guns. Instead he fixes ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Lane Chandler, Marie Quillan, Walter Miller, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 14

17. Sinister Hands (1932)

Not Rated | 65 min | Mystery

5.2
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During a séance at an elderly millionaire's house, the millionaire is murdered. The detectives investigating the crime discover that everyone who was at the séance had a motive for killing the man.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Phyllis Barrington, Crauford Kent, Mischa Auer

Votes: 115

18. The Texas Tornado (1932)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.6
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Tex Robbins, a Texas Ranger, posing as "Wolf" Cassidy, a notorious Chicago gangster, works his way into the rustling gang and hideout of "Three-Star" Henley, but his plans go wrong and he has to fight his way to victory.

Director: Oliver Drake | Stars: Lane Chandler, Doris Hill, Ben Corbett, J. Frank Glendon

Votes: 16

19. The Primrose Path (1931)

71 min | Drama

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A naive high school girl (Helen Foster) falls for the school's star football player. Her ignorance in the matters of sex leads to pregnancy and heartbreak.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Helen Foster, John Darrow, Dorothy Granger, Lane Chandler

20. The Cheyenne Tornado (1935)

Western

6.2
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A cowboy steps in when cattlemen try to force a sheepherder off the range.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Reb Russell, Victoria Vinton, Roger Williams, Edmund Cobb

Votes: 10

21. Border Vengeance (1935)

Not Rated | 56 min | Western

4.1
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A rancher is murdered after discovering that 40 head of his cattle have been rustled. A neighboring family is accused of the crime and flees across the border, then tries to find the real killers to clear their name.

Director: Ray Heinz | Stars: Reb Russell, Mary Jane Carey, Kenneth MacDonald, Clarence Geldart

Votes: 28

22. The Pace That Kills (1928)

64 min | Drama

6.9
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Young farmboy leaves for the big city to get a job and find his sister; both of them get involved with drug dealers and become opium/cocaine addicts.

Directors: William A. O'Connor, Norton S. Parker | Stars: Owen Gorin, Thelma Daniels, Florence Turner, Florence Dudley

Votes: 14

23. Range Warfare (1934)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Western

4.0
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Marshal Reb Russell (Reb Russell), working for the Cattleman's Pretectice Association, is sent into a territory to investigate a large-scale rustling operation carried out by a well ... See full summary »

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Reb Russell, Rebel, Lucille Lund, Hal Taliaferro

Votes: 29

24. Guns for Hire (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.5
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Gunfighter Ken Wayne gets hired at Thorton's sheep ranch to help fight the cattleman Moran and his gang. In Moran's gang is Whispering Carlyle, the man that raised Wayne and taught him how ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Lane Chandler, Sally Darling, Neal Hart, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 8

25. The Wages of Sin (1938)

77 min | Drama

5.0
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A hard-working woman trying to support her family and working at a menial, low-paying job falls for a low-life and before she knows it, he has her working as a prostitute in a bordello.

Director: Herman E. Webber | Stars: Constance Worth, Willy Castello, Blanche Mehaffey, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 7

26. Blazing Guns (1935)

Approved | Western

4.4
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After Slug Raton takes Brady's horse, hat, and gun, the Sheriff arrests Grady thinking he is the outlaw. Slug's men chase them to Ricard's ranch which they burn. After Grady saves the ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Heinz | Stars: Reb Russell, Marion Shilling, Lafe McKee, Joseph W. Girard

Votes: 16

27. Lili's Wedding Night (1952)

Drama

6.6
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Director: Lillian Hunt | Stars: Lili St. Cyr, Leon DeVoe, Loretta Miller, Vera Richkova

Votes: 5

28. The Racing Strain (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Sport

3.2
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A race-car driver whose career is on the skids because of his drinking falls for a rich society girl. That motivates him to clean up his act and resume his career, but it may be too late for that.

Director: Jerome Storm | Stars: Wallace Reid Jr., J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Fix, Phyllis Barrington

Votes: 14

29. The Circle of Death (1935)

60 min | Western

4.4
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A young white boy, the lone survivor of an Indian massacre, is raised by the tribe. Years later he has to choose between the Indians who raised him, and the whites to whom he belongs.

Directors: J. Frank Glendon, Yakima Canutt | Stars: Montie Montana, Tove Linden, Yakima Canutt, J. Frank Glendon

Votes: 16

30. Smashing the Vice Trust (1937)

60 min | Drama

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A gang boss sees a new way to make money--kidnapping high school girls and forcing them to work in the brothels he owns.

Director: Melville Shyer | Stars: Willy Castello, Veola Vonn, Augusta Anderson, John Belmont

31. Battling Buckaroo (1932)

Western

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An outlaw rescues a young Mexican lady and her father from bandits who are after their gold.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Lane Chandler, Doris Hill, Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee

32. The Wyoming Whirlwind (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western

5.6
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A mysterious bandit known as "The Wolf" steals the payroll from a country ranch.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Lane Chandler, Adele Lacy, Harry Todd, Loie Bridge

Votes: 8

33. Fighting Through (1934)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Music, Western

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Cattlemen Protective Agent Reb Russell arrives to try and stop the cattle rustling. He gains a friend when he saves Jack Thorn from Lenahan and his men. They hire on at the Lund ranch and ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Reb Russell, Rebel, Lucille Lund, Yakima Canutt

34. Souls in Pawn (1940)

62 min | Drama

5.1
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Although she is secretly married to a student, a young girl is forced to give up her baby rather than be thought of as an "unwed mother".

Director: Melville Shyer | Stars: Beatrice Curtis, Kenne Duncan, Lloyd Ingraham, Richard Beach

Votes: 7

35. Lawless Valley (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Western

3.7
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A cattleman's association hires a range detective to track down and capture a notorious rustler known as El Lobo.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Lane Chandler, Gertrude Messinger, Richard Cramer, J.P. McGowan

Votes: 19

36. The Cheyenne Cyclone (1931)

Passed | 57 min | Romance, Western

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Bob Carelton hires on at the O'Brien ranch where O'Brien is in trouble due to the lack of water. After Flash Corbin has O'Brien's water supply poisoned, Bob brings in a well driller. But ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Lane Chandler, Marie Quillan, Frankie Darro, Jay Hunt

37. The Reckless Rider (1932)

55 min | Western

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Disguising himself as an outlaw, a marshal comes to the aid of a man and his daughter who are being terrorized by a criminal gang.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Lane Chandler, Phyllis Barrington, J. Frank Glendon, Neal Hart

38. Love Moods (1952)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short

6.0
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Reclining on her chaise lounge in a see-through robe, Lili St. Cyr decides she needs a wash. In a gilded tub fit for Marie Antoinette, she bares all that the law will allow. Then she ... See full summary »

Star: Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 8

39. Dreamland Capers (1958)

74 min | Documentary

3.8
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The film is structured as a vaudeville show, with the sounds of a band and a live audience. In between strip-tease dancers, comics Edward Innes and John Maloney entertain, sometimes with ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Innes, John Moloney, Jean Carter, Valetta

Votes: 11

40. Lightning Triggers (1935)

58 min | Western

3.6
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Reb Russell (Reb Russell), undercover agent for the Cattleman's Protective Association, goes into the stronghold hideout of rustler chief Bull Thompson (Fred Kohler) posing as an outlaw. He... See full summary »

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Reb Russell, Rebel, Yvonne Pelletier, Fred Kohler

Votes: 5

41. Under Secret Orders (1933)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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A young bank employee is sent to South America to bring some valuable bonds to a client there. Unfortunately for him, he tends to drink a bit too much and winds up getting involved with a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Don Dillaway, J. Farrell MacDonald, Nina Quartero, Phyllis Barrington

42. The Law of the Tong (1931)

61 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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A young girl working as a dance-hall hostess gets mixed up in a scheme that smuggles illegal Chinese aliens into the country.

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Phyllis Barrington, John Harron, Jason Robards Sr., Frank Lackteen

Votes: 10

43. A Scarlet Week-End (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Mystery

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A woman's cheating husband is murdered at their country estate, and suspicion immediately falls on her.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Dorothy Revier, Theodore von Eltz, Phyllis Barrington, Douglas Cosgrove

44. Her Splendid Folly (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.0
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Solomon Ginsberg, the President, Vice-President and General Manager of International Pictures Corporation Incorporated, hires Joan McAllister, an unemployed stenographer, to double for his ... See full summary »

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Lilian Bond, Theodore von Eltz, Alexander Carr, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 8


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