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1. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9,324 | Gross: $0.97M

3. Martin Luther (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biopic of German priest Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis), covering his life between 1505 and 1530 A.D., and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney

Votes: 412

4. Santa Fe (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Western

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson

Votes: 722

5. Destination Moon (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson

Votes: 3,380 | Gross: $5.00M

6. The Great Rupert (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Family

A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth

Votes: 842

7. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After taking 20 dollars from his employer to go on a date with plans to repay it the next day, an auto mechanic falls into increasingly disastrous circumstances for more and more money which rapidly spirals out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,771

8. Without Honor (1949)

TV-PG | 69 min | Drama

Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Laraine Day, Dane Clark, Franchot Tone, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 191

9. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 744

10. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey, Andrea King

Votes: 989

11. Something in the Wind (1947)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor, John Dall, Charles Winninger

Votes: 364

12. They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,771

13. Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy

In 1940, Colonel Will Seaborm Effingham (Charles Coburn), a retired army officer, returns to his home town of Frederisksville, Georgia and is disturbed at the lack of civic pride. He writes... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 311

14. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles

Votes: 278

15. O.S.S. (1946)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, War

During WW2, the O.S.S. sends teams of spies and saboteurs in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt

Votes: 321

16. Temptation (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcee with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas

Votes: 65

17. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,125 | Gross: $3.25M

18. A Medal for Benny (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

Outcast Benny Martin joined the army to escape public scorn. But when the townspeople learn that he is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, they pretend that he and his family are cherished, eminent citizens.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Córdova, J. Carrol Naish, Mikhail Rasumny

Votes: 125

19. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 295

20. Happy Land (1943)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is the owner of a drugstore. Everyone knows Lew and knew his grandfather, old "Gramp" Marsh (Harry Carey), who... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 269

21. The Moon Is Down (1943)

90 min | Drama

When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb, Dorris Bowdon

Votes: 349

22. Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

85 min | Drama

Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Monty Woolley, Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Sara Allgood

Votes: 150 | Gross: $0.20M

23. The Pied Piper (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

While traveling in France during the Nazi invasion of 1940, an Englishman is entrusted with the care of a group of refugee children.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger

Votes: 413

24. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 56

25. Hudson's Bay (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, History

Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, John Sutton

Votes: 309

26. Dance Hall (1941)

72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, William Henry, June Storey

Votes: 49

27. Earthbound (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Mystery, Fantasy

A murdered man (Baxter) helps his widow (Leeds) bring his killer (Bari) to justice.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Warner Baxter, Andrea Leeds, Lynn Bari, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 81

28. The Man I Married (1940)

77 min | Drama

Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, Lloyd Nolan, Anna Sten

Votes: 360

29. The Great Commandment (1939)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

The Great Commandment is a Christian film directed by Irving Pichel, which portrays the conversion to Christianity of a young Zealot, Joel, and the Roman soldier Longinus through the ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: John Beal, Maurice Moscovitch, Albert Dekker, Marjorie Cooley

Votes: 88

30. The Duke Comes Back (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Sport

An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law who has money problems. Based on Lucian Cary's novel "The Duke Comes Back."

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Allan Lane, Heather Angel, Genevieve Tobin, Johnny Russell

Votes: 32

31. She (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 1,314

32. Before Dawn (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Sinister forces compete to find the million dollars in gold hidden by recently deceased gangster Joe Valerie in his family's old dark house 15 years earlier,

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges

Votes: 195



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