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1. 36 Hours to Kill (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance

Gangster Benson is on a train with G-man Evers and newswoman Marvis. First these two have to get the gangster, then they have to get each other.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Gloria Stuart, Douglas Fowley, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 73

2. A Hatful of Rain (1957)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 989

3. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 476

4. Always Goodbye (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero

Votes: 342

5. Banjo on My Knee (1936)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Believing he has killed a guest, a groom flees on his wedding night.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 476

6. Big Business (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy

The Jones family and their friend invest in a oil scheme promoted by a football star returning to his hometown. All appears lost when the wells contain only mud.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Jed Prouty, Shirley Deane, Spring Byington, Russell Gleason

Votes: 19

7. Career Woman (1936)

76 min | Drama

A girl accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer and successfully by a new, straightforward one.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Claire Trevor, Michael Whalen, Isabel Jewell, Eric Linden

Votes: 27

8. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Dan Dailey, Celeste Holm, Colleen Townsend, Alan Young

Votes: 203

9. China Girl (1942)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

In November 1941, American news photographer Johnny 'Bugsy' Williams manages to escape from the Japanese and finds himself back in Burma where he meets the beautiful Miss Haoli Young. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gene Tierney, George Montgomery, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 435 | Gross: $1.40M

10. Claudia (1943)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Ina Claire, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 345

11. Dangerous Years (1947)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Billy Halop, Scotty Beckett, Richard Gaines, Ann E. Todd

Votes: 120

12. Destination Gobi (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, War

In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 749

13. Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 798

14. Do You Love Me (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance

The woman dean of a music school undergoes a glamorous transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Dick Haymes, Harry James, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 199

15. Dreamboat (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 596

16. Father Was a Fullback (1949)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

Football coach George Cooper has as many problems managing his football team as he has at home dealing with his daughters, Ellen and Connie.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Maureen O'Hara, Betty Lynn, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 330

17. Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

Nurse Nora Gilpin is attracted to lawyer John Raymond whom she dislikes during the day and seduces during the night, when she sleepwalks.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 258

18. 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: 307

19. I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Susan Hayward, Dan Dailey, George Sanders, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 422

20. Inferno (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

Votes: 1,097

21. Intent to Kill (1958)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Richard Todd, Betsy Drake, Herbert Lom, Warren Stevens

Votes: 194

22. Kidnapped (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1747, young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle Ebenezer who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger | Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 254

23. Lancer Spy (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Thriller, War

An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Dolores del Rio, George Sanders, Peter Lorre, Virginia Field

Votes: 116

24. Mister Scoutmaster (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy

Snobby TV star (Clifton Webb) worries that he is out of touch with the younger generation and that's why his TV show is failing. He becomes a Boy Scout leader in an effort to "get in touch.... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn, George Winslow, Frances Dee

Votes: 254

25. My Gal Sal (1942)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton, Carole Landis

Votes: 528

26. My Wife's Best Friend (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

After a man confesses to his wife that he has been unfaithful, she imagines all kinds of ways that historical figures such as Cleopatra and Joan of Arc might handle the situation.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Anne Baxter, Macdonald Carey, Cecil Kellaway, Max Showalter

Votes: 89

27. Night People (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam

Votes: 946

28. Nob Hill (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical

The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entry into high society. The... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 220

29. Rings on Her Fingers (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Two con artists take a shopgirl under their wing, but complications arise when she begins to fall for a mathematician, disrupting their marrying-for-money scheme.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 610

30. 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

31. Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 318

32. Show Them No Mercy! (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Cesar Romero, Bruce Cabot, Edward Norris

Votes: 118

33. Slattery's Hurricane (1949)

83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A former WW2 naval pilot employed by a Miami civilian company reminisces about his past and present sins while flying a plane into an incoming hurricane.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, John Russell

Votes: 381

34. Slave Ship (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Allan, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 155

35. Suez (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Annabella, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 657

36. Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, War

A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Charles Winninger, John Hodiak, Anne Revere

Votes: 238

37. Swanee River (1939)

Approved | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Don Ameche, Andrea Leeds, Al Jolson, Felix Bressart

Votes: 117 | Gross: $0.29M

38. Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Musical

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 246 | Gross: $3.40M

39. That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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: 597 | Gross: $1.41M

40. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 452

41. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Western

Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

Votes: 671 | Gross: $1.49M

42. The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Detective Philip Marlowe encounters a variety of characters while checking on why Leslie Murdock stole a rare doubloon from his mother.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Conrad Janis, Roy Roberts

Votes: 807

43. The Caribbean Mystery (1945)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Smith (James Dunn), a Brooklyn police detective, arrives on a Caribbean island chasing a murderer..and wades his way through quicksand, swamps, alligators, corpses, clues, unusual suspects ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: James Dunn, Sheila Ryan, Edward Ryan, Jackie Paley

Votes: 34

44. The Fan (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene

Votes: 504

45. Britannia Mews (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton

Votes: 353

46. The Foxes of Harrow (1947)

Passed | 117 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In the pre-Civil War New Orleans, roguish Irish gambler Stephen Fox (Rex Harrison) buys his way into society, something he couldn't do in his homeland because he is illegitimate.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Haydn, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 424

47. The Jackpot (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark

Votes: 814

48. 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

49. The Perfect Snob (1941)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6