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1. Destry Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Votes: 9,491 | Gross: $0.35M

2. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 4,290

3. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.5
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 2,137

4. Detour (1945)

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

7.4
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 13,716 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Castle in the Desert (1942)

62 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery mansion in the Mojave Desert.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Arleen Whelan, Richard Derr, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 1,159

6. Black Eagle (1948)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Jason Bond hops a ride on a freight-train car, containing a saddled horse, Black Eagle, and some rifles. When the boxcar is placed on a railway siding in a Texas town, Jason meets Ginny ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: William Bishop, Virginia Patton, Gordon Jones, James Bell

Votes: 11

7. Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)

Approved | 65 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Preston Foster, Victor McLaglen, Lois Andrews, Kent Taylor

Votes: 38

8. I Stole a Million (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Dick Foran, Henry Armetta

Votes: 55

9. The Mantrap (1943)

57 min | Mystery

6.9
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Sir Humphrey Quilp, a former chief of Scotland Yard now retired in the New York countryside, is driving in his electric automobile with his friend, Dr. Anatole Duprex, when they arrive at the scene of a terrible car accident.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Henry Stephenson, Lloyd Corrigan, Joseph Allen, Dorothy Lovett

Votes: 27

10. Blondie's Anniversary (1947)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 127

11. Flying Tigers (1942)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Votes: 3,320 | Gross: $3.27M

12. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell

Votes: 3,573

13. Incendiary Blonde (1945)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, Arturo de Córdova, Charles Ruggles, Albert Dekker

Votes: 284

14. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

Votes: 262

15. Call of the Canyon (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Gene heads some cattlemen who have been swindled by McCoy. McCoy needed their money to pay off his gambling debt.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Sons of the Pioneers, Ruth Terry

Votes: 65

16. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.7
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Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 1,049

17. The Mysterious Mr. M (1946)

TV-G | 227 min | Adventure

6.7
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An evil scientist known as "Mr. M." uses a drug he has developed called "hypnotreme" to help steal submarine equipment. Federal agent Grant Farrell is dispatched to find the mysterious villain and stop his nefarious plans.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Vernon Keays | Stars: Dennis Moore, Pamela Blake, Richard Martin, Jane Randolph

Votes: 47

18. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

Passed | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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When the U.S. forces withdraw from Java, ahead of the Japanese invasion, U.S. Navy doctor Corydon M. Wassell coordinates the remaining wounded servicemen and leads them to safety towards the last Allied evacuation points.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 791

19. Hold That Blonde! (1945)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

6.7
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A kleptomaniac falls in love with a woman who is member of a gang of jewel thieves, initially unaware of her true occupation.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Albert Dekker, Frank Fenton

Votes: 98

20. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 3,217

21. Corvette K-225 (1943)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.

Directors: Richard Rosson, Howard Hawks | Stars: Randolph Scott, James Brown, Ella Raines, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 376

22. Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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A reporter goes undercover to break up an outlaw gang.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Franchot Tone, Warren William, Broderick Crawford, Andy Devine

Votes: 65

23. Red Canyon (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Western

6.4
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A young girl set out to tame a wild horse so she can enter him in a race.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Ann Blyth, Howard Duff, George Brent, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 188

24. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.4
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 922

25. Sailor's Holiday (1944)

60 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: William Berke | Stars: Arthur Lake, Jane Lawrence, Bob Haymes, Shelley Winters

Votes: 7

26. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.3
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Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

Votes: 1,874

27. Great Guns (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.3
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Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.

Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson

Votes: 1,192

28. Whispering Ghosts (1942)

75 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.3
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An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Milton Berle, Brenda Joyce, John Shelton, John Carradine

Votes: 95

29. Prison Break (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Barton MacLane, Glenda Farrell, Paul Hurst, Constance Moore

Votes: 232

30. Heart of the Golden West (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.2
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Lambert owns the trucking line that ships cattle to market. When he raises his rates Roy decides to ship the cattle on the River Boat. When Lambert and his men are unable to stop the boat, they rustle the cattle.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Nolan

Votes: 66

31. Timber Queen (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Drama

6.2
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Russ Evans, A WWII veteran army pilot, decides to check up on the widow of an old war buddy of his, Elaine Graham. The logging company she inherited is doing poorly, but Elaine gets an ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Beth Hughes, June Havoc, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 66

32. The Bride Wore Crutches (1940)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Reporter (North) witnesses a bank robbery, finds the robbers, joins them and .... This impresses his girlfriend (Roberts).

Director: Shepard Traube | Stars: Lynne Roberts, Ted North, Edgar Kennedy, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 11

33. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 683 | Gross: $2.30M

34. Coast Guard (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Steady, dependable Coast Guard Lieutenant Raymond "Ray" Dower and reckless aviator Thomas "Speed" Bradshaw are the closest of friends. Ray saves the life of Captain Tobias Bliss, tramp ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Randolph Scott, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Walter Connolly

Votes: 81

35. The Gay Caballero (1940)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.1
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The Cisco Kid and his buddy Gordito arrive in town and learn that Cisco is supposedly dead. Not only that: Before his death, he is believed to have attempted to steal Susan Wetherby's land.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Cesar Romero, Sheila Ryan, Robert Sterling, Chris-Pin Martin

Votes: 49

36. The Lady Confesses (1945)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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An estranged wife shows up after a nearly 7 year disappearance to prevent her husband from marrying his new love, and someone kills her.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Mary Beth Hughes, Hugh Beaumont, Edmund MacDonald, Claudia Drake

Votes: 262

37. They Made Me a Killer (1946)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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A young girl tries to prove a man innocent of robbery and murder charges.

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton, Lola Lane, Frank Albertson

Votes: 219

38. Madame Spy (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A war correspondent's new wife is suspected by his colleagues of being a Nazi spy.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Constance Bennett, Don Porter, John Litel, Edward Brophy

Votes: 27

39. That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.9
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Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ... See full summary »

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger | Stars: Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Abel

Votes: 608 | Gross: $1.41M

40. Hi'Ya Chum (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Entertainers get stranded in a small boomtown, and open up a restaurant.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz

Votes: 15

41. Shoot to Kill (1947)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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A woman apparently marries a corrupt deputy D.A. to get evidence that a certain criminal was framed for murder.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Russell Wade, Luana Walters, Edmund MacDonald, Robert Kent

Votes: 444

42. Sailor's Lady (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.5
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Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Jon Hall, Joan Davis, Dana Andrews

Votes: 32

43. The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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Private eye Jerry Church is hired by a criminal defense lawyer after five mobsters he has gotten acquitted are apparently strangled by a serial killer.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 300

44. Timber! (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance

4.3
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Two FBI agents are sent to investigate sabotage at a lumber camp.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Dan Dailey, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 7

45. Manhattan Heartbeat (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

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A couple can't make ends meet. He is an airplane mechanic and makes extra money testing planes. When the baby arrives things get better.

Director: David Burton | Stars: Robert Sterling, Virginia Gilmore, Joan Davis, Edmund MacDonald

46. Yesterday's Heroes (1940)

66 min | Drama, Sport

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A doctor looks at his scrapbook and reflects on college days: how success at football took him from his studies, his flirtation with a widow and his true love. How his roommate helped him put things right.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jean Rogers, Robert Sterling, Ted North, Kay Aldridge

47. Enlighten Thy Daughter (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Lillian Stevens and her cousin, Ruth, return home from college and Lillian receives a cold reception from her too-busy-to-bother parents; her father, Dr. Richard Stevens, is a professional ... See full summary »

Director: John Varley | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Beth Barton, Charles Eaton, Claire Whitney



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