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1. Petticoat Politics (1941)

67 min | Comedy

8.4
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Pa Higgins has decided to retire but winds up being forced to run for mayor. Ladd is both boyfriend to the Higgins girl and the son of Pa's opponent.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

Votes: 8

2. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 62,092

3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,363

4. Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 6,503

5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,619 | Gross: $3.27M

6. Glamour Boy (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran, Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Susanna Foster, Walter Abel, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 16

7. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey

Votes: 3,916

8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.7
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 13,088 | Gross: $11.80M

9. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 9,187

10. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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91 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 6,827

11. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 4,018 | Gross: $0.17M

12. High Sierra (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 13,846

13. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.5
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 3,140

14. Woman Doctor (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

7.5
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A woman doctor is divided between the dedication to her profession and the much needed attention to her husband and daughter. This will cause a serious crises when the husband is left for ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Henry Wilcoxon, Claire Dodd, Sybil Jason

Votes: 8

15. Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.3
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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: 1,601

16. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,517

17. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,909

18. Hotel Imperial (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Drama

7.3
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It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Isa Miranda, Ray Milland, Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 42

19. The Under-Pup (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Musical

7.3
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A young city girl from a poor family is invited to spend the summer at a camp for girls from wealthy families. At first made fun of and ridiculed because of her background, she determines ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Gloria Jean, Robert Cummings, Nan Grey, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 53

20. The Jury's Secret (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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Bill Sheldon has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Kent Taylor, Fay Wray, Jane Darwell, Nan Grey

Votes: 7

21. The Farmer in the Dell (1936)

67 min | Comedy

7.3
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Senior couple take their pretty daughter (Jean Parker) -- from their home and farm in Mid-America -- to Hollywood -- to become a movie star.

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Fred Stone, Jean Parker, Esther Dale, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 11

22. Boy Trouble (1939)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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Shopkeeper Homer Fitch (Ruggles) hates the changes in his household when his wife adopts two orphan boys but realizes how much he loves the boys when they are struck with scarlet fever.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Donald O'Connor, Joyce Mathews

Votes: 23

23. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,387

24. The Hurricane (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 2,149

25. Three on a Match (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joan Blondell, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis

Votes: 2,922

26. It's a Gift (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.2
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A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison

Votes: 4,570

27. Movie Crazy (1932)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.2
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After a mix-up with application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a test screening and goes off to Hollywood.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson, Louise Closser Hale

Votes: 1,259 | Gross: $1.44M

28. 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

29. Checkers (1937)

79 min | Drama

7.2
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Jane Withers and trainer Stu Erwin save a horse with a broken leg and enter it in a race.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Jane Withers, Stuart Erwin, Una Merkel, Marvin Stephens

Votes: 9

30. Unmarried (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Unmarried is a 1939 American film starring Helen Twelvetrees, Buck Jones, and Donald O'Connor.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Buck Jones, Donald O'Connor, Virginia Vale

Votes: 19

31. Mountain Music (1937)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Mary Beamish (Martha Raye), a folksy Ozark girl, yearns for the glitter of show business and for a man. She knows she is anything but gorgeous, but figures her enthusiasm offsets that small... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bob Burns, Martha Raye, John Howard, Terry Walker

Votes: 12

32. Meet the Missus (1940)

68 min | Comedy

7.2
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Gran Higgins falls under the spell of a love-starved widow.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

Votes: 6

33. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,239

34. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 5,149 | Gross: $1.00M

35. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

Votes: 2,417

36. Till We Meet Again (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Gertrude Michael, Lionel Atwill, Rod La Rocque

Votes: 33

37. Friendly Neighbors (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

7.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Lois Ranson

Votes: 16

38. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

Votes: 3,660

39. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 4,115

40. 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

41. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,672

42. Lady Killer (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,464

43. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore

Votes: 1,420

44. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick

Votes: 733

45. Union Depot (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 672

46. Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

Votes: 509

47. The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes things hard for him while he's a prisoner of war.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Francis Lederer, Joan Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland

Votes: 40

48. The Match King (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Drama

6.9
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Unscrupulous Paul Kroll, starting as a Chicago janitor, uses graft to finance a trip to Sweden where by trickery he gains control of his uncle's small match factory. By expert manipulation ... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Juliette Compton

Votes: 436

49. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 2,173

50. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 940



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