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1. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.7
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The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 6,526

2. Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.5
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A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,427

3. Kings Row (1942)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,650

4. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,924

5. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.2
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An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

Votes: 1,916

6. The Jolson Story (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 1,399

7. Love Letters (1945)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 1,345

8. Angel (1937)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,948

9. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,614

10. Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison, Anne Baxter

Votes: 467

11. Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair, Marc Platt

Votes: 692

12. Lady of the Tropics (1939)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.

Directors: Jack Conway, Leslie Fenton | Stars: Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 465

13. Three Smart Girls (1936)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Binnie Barnes, Charles Winninger, Alice Brady, Ray Milland

Votes: 1,096 | Gross: $3.00M

14. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 70

15. One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 1,013

16. Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 280

17. Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

5.8
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It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While... See full summary »

Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Constance Dowling, Ernest Cossart

Votes: 91

18. Tom Brown's School Days (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 354

19. Love from a Stranger (1947)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: John Hodiak, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, John Howard

Votes: 155

20. Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Now that their parents are back together, the Craig girls think life is going to be easy. It is, until Kay falls in love with Joan's fiance! Complications arise when youngest sister Penny ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Winninger, Nan Grey, Helen Parrish

Votes: 278

21. The Light That Failed (1939)

Passed | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.7
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Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus, Ida Lupino

Votes: 377

22. Never Say Die (1939)

82 min | Comedy

7.1
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A wealthy hypochondriac and an heiress are both experiencing romantic complications, prompting them to marry each other.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 352

23. Zaza (1938)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

6.3
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A sexy singer in a French music hall falls in love with a handsome, but married, aristocrat.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Bert Lahr, Helen Westley

Votes: 117

24. Murder with Pictures (1936)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.7
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Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photographer Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gail Patrick, Paul Kelly, Benny Baker

Votes: 244

25. The Scoundrel (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Noël Coward, Julie Haydon, Stanley Ridges, Martha Sleeper

Votes: 226

26. John Loves Mary (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

6.2
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A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Jack Carson, Wayne Morris, Edward Arnold

Votes: 347

27. Skylark (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 475

28. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

5.8
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Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 103

29. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 252

30. Champagne Waltz (1937)

85 min | Comedy

6.3
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Champagne Waltz is one of five movies produced by Paramount in the 1930s featuring Gladys Swarthout, a very popular Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano. The studio was attempting to build on ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Gladys Swarthout, Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Veloz

Votes: 48

31. The Magnificent Fraud (1939)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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In this lively programmer a con man hires a character actor to masqueraded as the recently assassinated dictator of a tiny Latin American country so he can bilk an arriving American ambassador out of his fortune.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Akim Tamiroff, Lloyd Nolan, Mary Boland, Patricia Morison

Votes: 24

32. Palm Springs (1936)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obeys, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Standing, Ernest Cossart, Smith Ballew

Votes: 33

33. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 32

34. The Girl of the Limberlost (1945)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

6.4
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Based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel and a remake of Columbia's 1934 "The Girl of the Limberlost" and 1939's "Romance of the Limberlost," this one has altered the kinship ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Ruth Nelson, Dorinda Clifton, Loren Tindall, Gloria Holden

Votes: 11

35. My American Wife (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

7.2
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My American Wife is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Harold Young and written by Elmer Davis, Edith Fitzgerald and Virginia Van Upp. The film stars Francis Lederer, Ann Sothern, Fred... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Francis Lederer, Ann Sothern, Fred Stone, Billie Burke

Votes: 21

36. As Good as Married (1937)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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In order to avoid alimony payments and a large tax bill, a boss marries his secretary, then finds out he really is in love with her.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: John Boles, Doris Nolan, Walter Pidgeon, Tala Birell

Votes: 15

37. Two for Tonight (1935)

61 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A songwriter has to come up with a full-length theatrical piece within a few days.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett, Lynne Overman, Mary Boland

Votes: 40

38. The Lady Fights Back (1937)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A beautiful environmentalist clashes with an engineer who is building a dam.

Director: Milton Carruth | Stars: Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, William Lundigan, Willie Best

Votes: 8

39. Accent on Youth (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A young secretary falls in love with her boss, a middle-aged playwright. Complications ensue when her boss' son falls for her.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Herbert Marshall, Phillip Reed, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 47

40. The Strange Case of Mary Page (1916)

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Episode 1: Mary Page, actress, is playing the leading role in "The King's Daughter," in rehearsal at the opening of the story. The show is secretly backed by David Pollock, man about town, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Charles Haydon | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Edna Mayo, Sidney Ainsworth, Harry Dunkinson

41. Carnival Queen (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Romance

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Director: Nate Watt | Stars: Robert Wilcox, Dorothea Kent, Hobart Cavanaugh, G. Pat Collins

42. It's Your America (1946)

17 min | Short, Drama

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This short--long rumored to have been directed by John Ford--was produced by the US government specifically for veterans returning home from World War II, showing them what their responsibilities as citizens were now that they were returning to civilian life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ernest Cossart, Preston Foster, Arthur Kennedy, J. Carrol Naish

43. Top of the Town (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Diana Borden (Doris Lloyd, a bleeding-heart rich-girl, returns from a trip to Russia filled with sympathy for the "little" people of the slums and wants to do "something" artistic and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Walter Lang | Stars: Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 27

44. The Pursuing Vengeance (1916)

Crime, Drama

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The Countess Simone, whose jewels are famous, is selected for the first victim of the band. Vantine, a noted connoisseur, has purchased in Paris a wonderfully perfect Bouie cabinet. It is ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sabine | Stars: Sheldon Lewis, Jane Meredith, Henry Mortimer, Henry Carvill

45. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)
Episode: Angel Street (1950)

Drama

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Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if means driving his wife insane.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Ernest Cossart, Elfrida Derwent, Elizabeth Eustis, Judith Evelyn

46. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)
Episode: Laburnum Grove (1950)

Drama

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Stars: Francis Compton, Ernest Cossart, Valerie Cossart, Raymond Massey

47. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: This Thing Called Love (1948)

Drama

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A professional couple marry and the wife insists on celibacy for three months to see if they really are compatible or not. The husband tries to lure her with all kinds of excuses and tricks to the marital bed.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Bert Lytell, Ralph Bellamy, Peggy Conklin, Reed Brown Jr.



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