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1. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 47

2. 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: 19,640

3. The Big Clock (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man for the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready

Votes: 7,343

4. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Directors: Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson, John Farrow | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 93 | Gross: $32.10M

5. Ladies of the Mob (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A dead criminal's daughter falls in love with a small-time crook and tries to get him to reform before he winds up like her father.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Helen Lynch, Mary Alden

Votes: 21

6. Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Film-Noir

7.2
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A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Audrey Totter, Thomas Mitchell, George Macready

Votes: 689

7. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army dispatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 8,810

8. His Kind of Woman (1951)

Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

7.1
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A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.

Directors: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt

Votes: 3,647

9. Five Came Back (1939)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited by cannibals.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine

Votes: 1,736

10. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce

Votes: 995

11. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 405

12. The Four Feathers (1929)

81 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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When British officer Harry resigns from his regiment, he is labeled a coward by his family and friends. Harry receives four white feathers as a mark of a coward. In order to redeem himself ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell

Votes: 256

13. Seven Days Leave (1930)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

6.9
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Based on the play The Old Lady Shows Her Medals by J.M. Barrie, the film is about a young Canadian soldier (Gary Cooper) wounded while fighting in World War I. While recovering from his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Gary Cooper, Beryl Mercer, Daisy Belmore, Nora Cecil

Votes: 77

14. Forbidden Island (1959)

Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Skindiver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Jon Hall, Nan Adams, John Farrow, Jonathan Haze

Votes: 38

15. The Showdown (1928)

80 min | Drama

6.9
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A group of Westerners seek oil in Latin America, fighting over their claims and the local prostitute. When glamorous Sibyl appears, "Lucky" Cardan warns her that no woman can stay "decent" in "this country." Sibyl vows to prove him wrong.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, Fred Kohler

Votes: 14

16. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 23,129 | Gross: $42.00M

17. Where Danger Lives (1950)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, Faith Domergue, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 2,349

18. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,694

19. The Wolf Song (1929)

80 min | Romance, Western, Drama

6.8
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In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lupe Velez, Louis Wolheim, Constantine Romanoff

Votes: 48

20. The Hitler Gang (1944)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Bobby Watson, Roman Bohnen, Martin Kosleck, Victor Varconi

Votes: 105

21. The Shrike (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.8
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, June Allyson, Joy Page, Kendall Clark

Votes: 141

22. The Bad One (1930)

70 min | Romance

6.8
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Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Edmund Lowe, Don Alvarado, Blanche Friderici

Votes: 21

23. White Gold (1927)

73 min | Western

6.8
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A beautiful young Mexican girl marries an Arizona sheep rancher and returns with him to his ranch, where he lives with his elderly father. The father, not used to sharing his son's ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Jetta Goudal, Kenneth Thomson, George Bancroft, George Nichols

Votes: 69

24. Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure

6.7
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An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.

Directors: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, William A. Wellman | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler, Benita Hume

Votes: 3,012

25. Beyond Glory (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.7
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Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, George Macready, George Coulouris

Votes: 176

26. You Came Along (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Charles Drake

Votes: 157

27. Blaze of Noon (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Anne Baxter, William Holden, Sonny Tufts, William Bendix

Votes: 112

28. The Wheel of Life (1929)

55 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, O.P. Heggie, Arthur Hoyt

Votes: 10

29. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 686 | Gross: $1.30M

30. Back from Eternity (1956)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 1,202

31. China (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

Votes: 299

32. Shadow of the Law (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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John Nelson, a well-to-do businessman, is escorting a woman he knows as Ethel Barry to the door of her apartment suite when a man steps out of the shadows and angrily demands to know where ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: William Powell, Marion Shilling, Natalie Moorhead, Regis Toomey

Votes: 65

33. My Bill (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Bonita Granville, John Litel, Anita Louise

Votes: 327

34. Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Diana Lynn, Sonny Tufts, Dick Foran

Votes: 19

35. The Sea Chase (1955)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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As World War II begins, German freighter Captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gauntlet of Allied warships.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 2,647

36. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

6.5
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 945

37. Don Quixote (1933)

Not Rated | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio

Votes: 291

38. Plunder of the Sun (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 557

39. Calcutta (1946)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 311

40. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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A half-caste British officer in 19th-century India battles the prejudices of both his Army colleagues and the local populace while trying to help put down a rebellion led by a greedy local ruler.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie, John Justin

Votes: 627

41. Copper Canyon (1950)

Not Rated | 84 min | Western

6.3
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Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman

Votes: 524

42. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 434

43. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 832

44. Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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A young orphan girl wants a small-time gambler to be her father.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Frank McHugh, Janet Chapman

Votes: 82

45. Don Quichotte (I) (1933)

73 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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The French version of G.W.Pabst's monumental three-language (English, French and German - separate versions each) filming of Cervantes' classic novel. The German version seems to be lost, ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., Dorville, René Donnio, Renée Valliers

Votes: 98

46. Botany Bay (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In 1787, American medical student Hugh Tallant and British convicts are sent from London to New South Wales on a ship commanded by the evil Captain Gilbert.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 403

47. California (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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Epic account of how California became a state, featuring a wagon train, the Gold Rush, a wicked saloon queen, and an evil profiteer.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris

Votes: 740

48. Broadway Musketeers (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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Drama about three girl graduates of an orphanage whose paths cross.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Margaret Lindsay, Ann Sheridan, Marie Wilson, John Litel

Votes: 83

49. The Spectacle Maker (1934)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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A parable about magic glasses involving on the nature of beauty, truth, good, and evil set in 17th Century Germany with music and Glorious Technicolor.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Francis X. Bushman Jr., Nora Cecil, Harvey Clark, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 92

50. Woman in Chains (1932)

70 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Grace Marwood and her husband, a hopeless hypochondriac, take a cruise where she falls in love with the ship's medical officer, young Dr Daventry. The two continue to meet chastely for ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Owen Nares, Betty Stockfeld, Allan Jeayes, George Curzon

Votes: 41



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