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51. Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Parting company with her on-stage partner Professor Orco partly due to the job being potentially hazardous to her health, streetwise but kind-hearted vaudeville performer Maisie Ravier, in ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ann Sothern, Red Skelton, Leo Gorcey, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 330

52. Thanks a Million (1935)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Fred Allen, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 161

53. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Merry-Go-Round Case (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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When Richard Diamond learns that his former war buddy Jack Milhoan has turned bad, he finds himself torn between friendship and principle - Jack is a cold-blooded killer, but he also is a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, James Best, Nancy Marshall

Votes: 17

54. Red Light (1949)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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The former employee of a trucking company, currently in prison for embezzling the company, plans his eventual revenge against his former boss.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Raymond Burr

Votes: 711

55. Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer-maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beer, and he does not want to force sales.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Claire Trevor, Virginia Gibson, Bill Hayes

Votes: 225

56. The First Auto (1927)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Hank owns horses, stables horses and races horses. He favorite horse always wins and he is prosperous and will known. His son (Bob), however dreams only of the future of the horseless ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Barney Oldfield, Patsy Ruth Miller, Russell Simpson, Frank Campeau

Votes: 186

57. His New Mamma (1924)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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The aging father of a farm lad thinks the boy is after dad's fiancée, so he banishes the lad. The young man heads to California where he drives a cab. Through a fare, he meets a lovely ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Harry Langdon, Madeline Hurlock, Andy Clyde, Tiny Ward

Votes: 73

58. Gymnasium Jim (1922)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Jim owns and operates the best garage in town, despite he needing a little prodding to get his assistant to do the work. Jim's sweetheart, the postmistress, isn't sure if Jim is *the* man ... See full summary »

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, F. Richard Jones | Stars: Billy Bevan, Mildred June, Kewpie Morgan, Marvin Loback

Votes: 49

59. The Screen Director (1951)

Approved | 9 min | Short

6.4
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A behind-the-scenes look at all the responsibilities (and headaches) a director assumes when making a motion picture.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Richard L. Bare, Edward Biby, Frank Capra, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 56

60. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 1,111

61. Bright Eyes (1921)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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The Pennypackers are a family of social climbers. Their daughter is about to be married solely to get ahead in the world. There is another potential marriage in their household, as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ben Turpin, Phyllis Haver, Billy Bevan, Harriet Hammond

Votes: 85

62. The West Point Story (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 1,066

63. Winner Take All (1932)

Unrated | 66 min | Drama

6.2
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Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore

Votes: 423

64. The Chocolate Soldier (1941)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.2
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Maria and Karl Lang are the singing duo of Vienna. Maria is very flirtatious and Karl very jealous. Karl decides to masquerade as a Russian guardsman and attempts to make Maria flirt with ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Risë Stevens, Nigel Bruce, Florence Bates

Votes: 220

65. Tail Spin (1939)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

6.2
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Flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby, becomes rival to a wealthy society flyer, competes in parachute jumps and has love affairs.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Alice Faye, Constance Bennett, Nancy Kelly, Joan Davis

Votes: 149

66. Across the Pacific (1926)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.2
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Following the Spanish-American War, a soldier is given the assignment of finding the leader of a band of rebels in the Phillipines. In order to do this he must romance Roma, a cabaret spy, ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Monte Blue, Jane Winton, Myrna Loy, Charles Stevens

Votes: 15

67. He Married His Wife (1940)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.2
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Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joel McCrea, Nancy Kelly, Roland Young, Mary Boland

Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.05M

68. Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Sam Levene

Votes: 283

69. Barbary Coast Gent (1944)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Wallace Beery, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Bruce Kellogg

Votes: 115

70. The Hollywood Kid (1924)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Charles Murray, Louise Carver, Jackie Lucas, Vernon Dent

Votes: 16

71. Be Reasonable (1921)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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A woman wakes up to find a man in her house rummaging through her belongings which sparks a manic police chase across the town.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Billy Bevan, Mildred June, Eddie Gribbon, Ethel Teare

Votes: 44

72. Broadway Rhythm (1944)

Approved | 115 min | Family, Music

6.0
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A reluctantly retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son who thinks his father's entertainment is passe and audiences need something more sophisticated. Meanwhile the producer's father and sister secretly produce their own show.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Charles Winninger, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 202

73. Panama Hattie (1942)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland, Ben Blue

Votes: 352

74. Divorce Among Friends (1930)

65 min | Comedy

6.0
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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Hall, Irene Delroy, Lew Cody, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 7

75. Skylarking (1923)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Mack Sennett's frenzied slapstick style gets a spectacular lift in this high-flying comic fantasy. A hapless inventor named Victor Edison sets out to demonstrate his latest creation, a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Harry Gribbon, Lila Leslie, Kewpie Morgan, Alberta Vaughn

Votes: 15

76. Starlift (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Musical

5.9
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To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force crewman pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson

Votes: 369

77. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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When several women are found mutilated and murdered, the Paris police are baffled as to who the killer may be. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is someone (or something) stronger and deadlier than a human.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

Votes: 723 | Gross: $1.45M

78. Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Milton Berle, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr

Votes: 320

79. The Star Maker (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

5.9
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This is a film about the life of Gus Edwards, a well known vaudeville composer, entertainer, and producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks

Votes: 51

80. My Lucky Star (1938)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Sonja Henie, Richard Greene, Joan Davis, Cesar Romero

Votes: 144

81. Three Faces East (1930)

71 min | Drama

5.9
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A beautiful British intelligence agent attempts to reveal the identity and motives of a powerful German spy during World War 1.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Constance Bennett, Erich von Stroheim, Anthony Bushell, William Holden

Votes: 123

82. Smile Please (1924)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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As both the local photographer and the sheriff, Harry must track down an arsonist and deal with his un-photogenic in-laws.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Harry Langdon, Alberta Vaughn, Jack Cooper, Madeline Hurlock

Votes: 68

83. I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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A count who ignores an infatuated secretary thinks he has met his match when an angel from Heaven shows up.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 431

84. Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927)

60 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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Fifi, (Mryna Loy), a dusky, sultry Senegalese spy, uses her wiles to get information out of two American army soldiers, Ham, (Tom Wilson), and Eggs, (Heinie Conklin), in France during World War One.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Tom Wilson, Heinie Conklin, Myrna Loy, William Irving

Votes: 15

85. The Life of the Party (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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Two attractive female song-pluggers decide to become gold-diggers, with comic results.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Irene Delroy, Jack Whiting, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 124

86. A Deep Sea Panic (1924)

Comedy, Short

5.7
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A cruel sea captain shanghais Jimmie to work on his ship, but Jimmie's girlfriend also stows away on board, disguised as a sailor.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Parrott, Kalla Pasha, Mildred June, Bobby Burns

Votes: 6

87. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,590

88. Shanghaied Lovers (1924)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.6
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Shanghaied on his wedding day, Harry struggles to cope with a cruel captain while fending off a sailor who seems attracted to him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Harry Langdon, Alice Day, Kalla Pasha, Tiny Ward

Votes: 11

89. Why Must I Die? (1960)

86 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Debra Paget commits a murder for which Terry Moore (as club singer Lois King) is arrested, tried, and condemned to die. The story line wanders through the trial and Miss King's final hours ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Terry Moore, Debra Paget, Bert Freed, Juli Reding

Votes: 62

90. My Past (1931)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Young man and an older man fall for a stage actress.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Lewis Stone, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Votes: 119

91. About Face (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Three friends enter military school together, but 2 of them don't know that the 3rd one is secretly married.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Eddie Bracken, Dick Wesson, Virginia Gibson

Votes: 113

92. Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.3
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A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law.

Director: Dell Henderson | Stars: William Collier Sr., Blanche Payson, Joseph Belmont, Alice Davenport

Votes: 146

93. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.2
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

Votes: 879

94. Side Show (1931)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Musical

5.1
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The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth, Evalyn Knapp, Donald Cook

Votes: 107

95. The Little Irish Girl (1926)

67 min | Crime, Drama

2.2
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Beautiful Dot Walker is part of a ring of crooks in San Francisco, who use her to lure impressionable young men into a crooked card game. Young Johnny has come to the big city to sell his ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dolores Costello, John Harron, Matthew Betz, Lee Moran

Votes: 12

96. If I Were Single (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

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Rich girl Joan Whitney (Myrna Loy) does her flirtatious best to break up the marriage of May (May McAvoy) and Ted Howard (Conrad Nagel) and almost succeeds, but not before May Howard has a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Conrad Nagel, Myrna Loy, George Beranger

97. Hogan's Alley (1925)

70 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Willard Louis, Louise Fazenda

98. The Cat's Meow (1924)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Mild-mannered Harry gets roughed up by a slum gang. Later he returns as a cop to see that justice is done.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Harry Langdon, Alice Day, Kalla Pasha, Lucille Thorndyke

99. Five and Ten Cent Annie (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

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Street cleaner Elmer Peck (Clyde Cook) inherits a million dollars from his uncle Adam Peck (Tom Ticketts) on the conditions that he retain the uncle's valet, Briggs (William Demarest). ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook, William Demarest, Gertrude Astor

100. Wolf's Clothing (1927)

80 min | Comedy

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Barry Baline, a guard at a subway station, has worked at his job for six years without a day off. One New Year's Eve he's told that he won't be needed until the next morning, so he decides ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, John Miljan, Douglas Gerrard



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