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1. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 19,277

2. Ace of Aces (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy, Theodore Newton

Votes: 283

3. Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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A cocky young jockey who gets mixed up with some crooked gamblers befriends an English lad with a fast horse and the niece of a woman who runs a boarding house for jockeys.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Sophie Tucker, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 447

4. Flight Command (1940)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Kelly

Votes: 580

5. Thunder Afloat (1939)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Drama, War

6.6
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Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Wallace Beery, Chester Morris, Virginia Grey, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 98

6. Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders, Frank McHugh

Votes: 487

7. The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

6.7
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Jenny Wren coerces banker Priam Andes to have a dinner party at his shorefront estate Crestwood, and instructs him to invite three other men, each of whom she plans to extort money from. ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Anita Louise, Pauline Frederick

Votes: 437

8. The Fleet's In (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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After a shy sailor is kissed by a female starlet as part of a publicity stunt, he becomes known as a stud; his friends then bet that he'll be able to defrost an icy nightclub singer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton

Votes: 332

9. Behind Office Doors (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Mary Linden is the secretary who is the unheralded power behind successful executive James Duneen. He takes her for granted until rival Wales tries to take her away from him.

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, Catherine Dale Owen

Votes: 326

10. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 779

11. The Marriage Playground (1929)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A man and wife have several children from their previous marriages and now they want to get devorced. The kids don't want to be seperated and the oldest daughter and her boyfriend trys to keep them together.

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Mary Brian, Fredric March, Lilyan Tashman, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 56

12. Gold Rush Maisie (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Maisie Ravier finds herself stranded in an Arizona ghost town with a family of migrant dust bowl refugees. The ghost town, it turns out, may have a gold mine.

Directors: Edwin L. Marin, J. Walter Ruben, Norman Taurog | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lee Bowman, Slim Summerville, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 324

13. Stand Up and Fight (1939)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Wallace Beery, Robert Taylor, Florence Rice, Helen Broderick

Votes: 265

14. Symphony of Six Million (1932)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.2
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Boy grows up to become a successful doctor at the expense of family relationships.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Irene Dunne, Anna Appel, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 305

15. Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main

Votes: 463

16. Assignment in Brittany (1943)

96 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Margaret Wycherly, Signe Hasso

Votes: 135

17. Check and Double Check (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy

5.8
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Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party.... See full summary »

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Freeman F. Gosden, Charles J. Correll, Sue Carol, Irene Rich

Votes: 326

18. 20 Mule Team (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.6
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In California's Death Valley, in 1892, Borax ore miners scratch a hard living until a map pinpointing the location of high-grade Borax ore surfaces, sending prospectors and crooks alike into a gold-rush-like frenzy.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Baxter

Votes: 193

19. No Other Woman (1933)

Passed | 58 min | Drama

5.9
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A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they become partners in a dyeworks. Unfortunately, success does not bring happiness.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Bickford, Gwili Andre, Eric Linden

Votes: 312

20. Public Hero Number 1 (1935)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 442

21. Maisie (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A showgirl stranded in a Wyoming town ends up being hired as a maid at a ranch.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Ian Hunter

Votes: 484

22. Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Parting company with her on-stage partner Professor Orco partly due to the job being potentially hazardous to her health, streetwise but kind-hearted vaudeville performer Maisie Ravier, in ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ann Sothern, Red Skelton, Leo Gorcey, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 331

23. Where Sinners Meet (1934)

72 min | Romance, Comedy

5.8
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Leonard and Anne are taking the lovers road to Dover where they will board the boat and go to Paris. But the car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel. When they get there, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen

Votes: 128

24. Trouble for Two (1936)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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The Crown Prince is to marry the Princess Brenda of Irania, but the Princess declines the arranged marriage. Relieved, Florizel heads for London, with the Colonel, where he seeks adventure ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen

Votes: 362

25. Sergeant Madden (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.1
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A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Brown, Alan Curtis, Laraine Day

Votes: 146

26. Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.4
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Don Wilson, Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Una Merkel

Votes: 73

27. The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, George Bancroft

Votes: 150

28. Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 453

29. The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O'Keefe, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 120

30. The Bad Man (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Western

5.9
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Lopez is a bandit who has stolen the herd at Gil's ranch, so Hardy is about to foreclose. But Lucia has come back from New York and Gil is happy until he meets her husband, Morgan. Saying ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 204

31. Congo Maisie (1940)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Brooklyn showgirl Maisie gets stranded in the African jungle with a romantic doctor.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ann Sothern, John Carroll, Rita Johnson, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 378

32. The Public Defender (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlement scandal.... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Purnell Pratt, Ruth Weston

Votes: 134

33. Open Range (1927)

60 min | Western

7.0
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Director: Clifford Smith | Stars: Betty Bronson, Lane Chandler, Fred Kohler, Bernard Siegel

Votes: 20

34. Bachelor Apartment (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A New York playboy dates wild woman until he falls for a hard-working stenographer.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Irene Dunne, Mae Murray, Norman Kerry

Votes: 329

35. The Getaway (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A G-man is sent to prison to befriend a suspected robbery ringleader and then helps him break out to gain his confidence.

Directors: Edward Buzzell, Richard Rosson | Stars: Robert Sterling, Charles Winninger, Donna Reed, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 195

36. Mokey (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

5.0
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Mokey is an eight-year-old boy whose father gives him too little attention and whose stepmother misunderstands him. His misdeeds are due to neglect and misunderstanding on the part of his elders.

Director: Wells Root | Stars: Dan Dailey, Donna Reed, Robert Blake, Cordell Hickman

Votes: 114

37. Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 320

38. The Roadhouse Murder (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Thriller

5.5
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To gain fame, a reporter arranges to be suspected of murder.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Dorothy Jordan, Eric Linden, Purnell Pratt, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 93

39. The Fleet's In (1928)

75 min | Comedy

7.6
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A girl who works in a dance hall falls in love with a sailor, but he has the wrong idea of what it is she does and doesn't want anything to do with her.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Clara Bow, James Hall, Jack Oakie, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 17

40. Lovin' the Ladies (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Jimmy Farnsworth (Allen Kearns) bets his friend $5,000 that he can get any two people, under the proper environment, to fall in love and become engaged within a month.

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Allen Kearns, Rita La Roy

Votes: 105

41. Java Head (1934)

68 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Anna May Wong, Elizabeth Allan, John Loder, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 57

42. No Marriage Ties (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.5
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Foster is fired when he is found drunk in a bar instead of covering the biggest fight of the year. After finding that no one in town will hire him, he goes back to the bar and meets a man ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Doris Kenyon, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 81

43. The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)

60 min | Western

7.0
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A western settlement of pioneer descendants is threatened with the loss of its water supply through the encroachments of nearby townspeople. Rancher John Ballard leads the settlers in their... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Jack Holt, Sally Blane, William Powell, Fred Kohler

Votes: 10

44. Success at Any Price (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

6.6
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Joe comes from a rough neighborhood and when his brother Mike is gunned down in 1927, he decides to go into legitimate business. He wants to make a lot of money and fast so he is ambitious ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Genevieve Tobin, Frank Morgan, Colleen Moore

Votes: 211

45. Man of Two Worlds (1934)

92 min | Drama

6.1
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A British explorer in the Arctic hires a local Eskimo as an assistant. The earnest but unsophisticated young man happens to see a photograph of the explorer's beautiful daughter and falls ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Francis Lederer, Elissa Landi, Henry Stephenson, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 41

46. The Royal Bed (1931)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

5.9
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The hapless king of a small European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a daughter who wants to elope with her boyfriend, a peasant revolt and a scheming son who wants to be king ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Mary Astor, Anthony Bushell, Hugh Trevor

Votes: 130

47. The Great Jasper (1933)

85 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Early in the century, high-spirited Irishman, Jasper Horn, drives a horse-drawn New York streetcar. But the electric era is beginning, so what's wrong with celebrating by having a drink ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Edna May Oliver, Florence Eldridge, Wera Engels

Votes: 20

48. Good Old Soak (1937)

67 min | Drama

6.4
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A small town drunk beats a teetotal banker guilty of a shady transaction.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Wallace Beery, Una Merkel, Eric Linden, Judith Barrett

Votes: 17

49. The Love Doctor (1929)

61 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, June Collyer, Morgan Farley, Miriam Seegar

50. Shootin' Irons (1927)

60 min | Western

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Director: Richard Rosson | Stars: Jack Luden, Sally Blane, Fred Kohler, Richard Carlyle



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