TCM Spotlight Oct. 2019: Short and Sweet

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1. Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,645

2. Union Depot (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Travelers of different and varied backgrounds meet and interact on one night in a metropolitan train station and its environs.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Alan Hale

Votes: 730

3. Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his secretary so she will not divert him from his work, but she still becomes determined to win his heart.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Marian Marsh, David Manners, Warren William, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 455

4. Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

A man and a woman share an apartment on a shift basis, never seeing each other; she dislikes him until they actually meet.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney, Robert Benchley

Votes: 690

5. The Girl from Missouri (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.

Directors: Jack Conway, Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,000

6. Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A former prostitute, determined to reform upon leaving prison, falls in love with a cotton barge owner and must choose between him and her banker lover.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Pert Kelton

Votes: 661

7. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 517

8. Ex-Lady (1933)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama

Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 1,087

9. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Votes: 3,796

10. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

Votes: 954

11. Address Unknown (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Paul Lukas, Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky, Carl Esmond

Votes: 499

12. The Lost Patrol (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War

A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during World War I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny

Votes: 2,783

13. Captured! (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British prisoner of war becomes imprisoned alongside his best friend from home, though he is unaware that while he was captured, the friend began an affair with his wife.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Paul Lukas, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 354

14. Ace of Aces (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy, Theodore Newton

Votes: 284

15. Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Simone Simon, John Emery, Kurt Kreuger, Alan Napier

Votes: 421

16. Detour (1945)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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: 13,376 | Gross: $0.02M

17. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Votes: 7,103

18. The Big Steal (1949)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles

Votes: 3,848

19. Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 844

20. The Narrow Margin (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard

Votes: 6,519

21. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 756

22. The Threat (1949)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom State Prison and follows through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who convicted him.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Julie Bishop

Votes: 861

23. Journey Into Fear (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 3,624

24. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Musical, War

93 Metascore

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 53,173

25. The Bank Dick (1940)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy

Henpecked Egbert Sousé has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

Votes: 6,369

26. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 7,308

27. A Family Affair (1937)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 532

28. Fast Company (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery

A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice, Claire Dodd, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 413

29. Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 509 | Gross: $0.22M

30. You Said a Mouthful (1932)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy

Shipping clerk Joe Holt is mistaken for a swimming champion and expected to compete in a long-distance swim race off Catalina Island.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Preston Foster, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 290

31. Alibi Ike (1935)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 565



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