Most tolerable Movie seriesby dan_dassow | created - 02 Jan 2014 | updated - 04 Jan 2014 | Public
Not franchise-not sequals-not tent poles. No serials- No TV - Title listed is first in the sound-era series...or the first one that has a site picture.
Which one of these series, if you had to watch them all, do you think might be the most tolerable?
Suggested by horn-5.
You may discuss the poll here.
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1. You're Only Young Once (1937)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance
On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.
The Hardy Family - 19 films
2. One Mysterious Night (1944)
61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Blackie is enlisted by the police to help recover the Blue Star of the Nile diamond, stolen from a war relief exhibit.
Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black - 14 films
3. Marshal of Reno (1944)
Approved | 54 min | Western
In 1895, a crime wave prevents Blue Springs from becoming county seat but Red Ryder suspects the shady citizens of rival Rockland of being behind it all.
Red Ryder - 28 films
4. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.
Tarzan - 32 films
5. The Canary Murder Case (1929)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A beautiful showgirl, nicknamed 'the Canary', is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and soon ends up dead. But who killed 'the Canary'. All the suspects who knew her had ... See full summary »
Philo Vance - 15 films
6. Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
The Bumstead Family - 28 films
7. Dead End (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
The Dead End Kids - 19 films
8. Spook Busters (1946)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery
The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. ... See full summary »
The Bowery Boys - 46 films
9. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama
After gumshoe Mike Shayne is hired by a millionaire to keep his daughter away from gambling and gamblers, he becomes involved in the murder of a racetrack tout.
Michael Shayne - 12 films
10. Maisie (1939)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama
A showgirl stranded in a Wyoming town ends up being hired as a maid at a ranch.
Maisie Ravier - 11 films
11. Charlie Chan in London (1934)
Open | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeeper, to a stableman, to a lawyer.
Charlie Chan - 44 films
12. Whistling in the Dark (1941)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery
Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.
Wally Benton - 3 films
13. The Thin Man (1934)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.
Nick and Nora Charles - 5 films
14. The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935)
Passed | 73 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Detective Ellery Queen's vacation is interrupted when murder strikes next door to his oceanside cabin.
Ellery Queen - 9 films
15. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.
Perry Mason - 6 films
16. Francis (1950)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
During World War II, a junior American Army officer, Lt. Peter Stirling, gets sent to the psychiatric ward whenever he insists that an Army mule named Francis speaks to him.
Francis the Talking Mule - 7 films
17. The Egg and I (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.
The Kettle Family - 10 films
18. East Side Kids (1940)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for ... See full summary »
The East Side Kids - 23 films
19. Jungle Jim (1948)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure
Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.
Jungle Jim - 13 films
20. Crime Doctor (1943)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama
Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a ... See full summary »
Dr. Robert Ordway/The Crime Doctor - 10 films
21. Smart Blonde (1937)
Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub.
Torchy Blane - 9 films
22. The Shadow Strikes (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of... See full summary »
The Shadow - 6 films
23. Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)
Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.
Mr. Moto - 10 films
24. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »
James Lee Wong - 5 films
25. Bulldog Drummond (1929)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.
Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond - 21 films
26. The Lost Volcano (1950)
Approved | 76 min | Adventure
When a young boy is kidnapped by hunters who believe he knows the location of a great treasure, Bomba the Jungle Boy seeks to rescue him from them and from a volcano which is about to erupt.
Bomba - 12 films
27. The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A group of "spies" is after the plans for an anti-aircraft gun, and the leader uses the opportunity to embroil the Lone Wolf in the plot. Trying to settle an old score, this shady character... See full summary »
Michael Lanyard/The Lone Wolf -18 films
28. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.
Simon Templar - 9 films
29. The Gay Falcon (1941)
Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Falcon investigates jewel thieves who are working with hard up socialites to defraud insurance companies. First of the Falcon series.
Gay Lawrence(1st Falcon)/Tom Lawrence(2nd Falcon) -13 films
30. Topper (1937)
Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.
Cosmo Topper - 3 films
31. Internes Can't Take Money (1937)
Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child.
Dr. James "Jimmy" Kildare - 9 films
32. In Old Arizona (1928)
Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western
A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty.
Cisco Kid - 23 films
33. Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery
After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.
Nancy Drew - 4 films
34. Smashing the Money Ring (1939)
Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
T-Man Brass Bancroft goes undercover in a prison which has a secret counterfeit operation set up in the print shop.
Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft - 4 films