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1. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 245

2. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jesse White, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes

Votes: 94

3. Conflict (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.

Stars: Gig Young, Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner

Votes: 21

4. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Richard Diamond is a suave private investigator, who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York City, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, California, where he tools around in a... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Roxane Brooks, Russ Conway, Regis Toomey

Votes: 172

5. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Mickey Farmer Case (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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No good killer Mickey Farmer is on the run. Shot and betrayed by his partner and trapped inside a building by police, Mickey has a dying request. Always loyal to a client, Diamond accepts much to the frustration of Lieutenant McGough.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Christopher Dark, Lewis Charles

Votes: 11

6. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore

Votes: 2,911

7. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 314

8. Meet Corliss Archer (1954– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Pert blond teenager Corliss Archer must balance her life at school, her lovable but goofy boyfriend Dexter and her well-meaning but clueless parents.

Stars: Ann Baker, Mary Brian, John Eldredge, Robert Ellis

Votes: 40

9. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 24

10. Here I Am a Stranger (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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Young Englishman (Greene) meets his real father (Dix) in America, a former alcoholic. They both grow in getting know one another.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Richard Greene, Richard Dix, Brenda Joyce, Roland Young

Votes: 25

11. Conflict (1956–1957)
Episode: Man from 1997 (1956)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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It is 1956. Immigrant janitor Johnny Vlakoz yearns for success. He also wishes to marry pretty tenant Maureen, who lives with her shiftless brother Red, played by James Garner. Maureen is ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jacques Sernas, Charles Ruggles, Gloria Talbott, James Garner

Votes: 23

12. The Californians (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.3
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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Coogan, Sean McClory, Adam Kennedy, Nan Leslie

Votes: 47

13. Employees' Entrance (1933)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White

Votes: 935

14. It Had to Happen (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.2
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A poor boy rises to power in politics. When the banker husband of his secret love takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Raft, Rosalind Russell, Leo Carrillo, Arline Judge

Votes: 33

15. On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

Votes: 2,115

16. Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis

Votes: 1,385

17. The Little Giant (1933)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson, Russell Hopton

Votes: 915

18. Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.1
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Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone.... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Warner Oland, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 267

19. Nip and Tuck (1923)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Billy Bevan, Harry Gribbon, Kewpie Morgan, Alberta Vaughn

Votes: 25

20. Footloose Widows (1926)

70 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Louise Fazenda, Jacqueline Logan, Jason Robards Sr., Douglas Gerrard

Votes: 9

21. 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: 1,460

22. Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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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: 406

23. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Black Creek Encounter (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.0
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Davey Harper is determined to goad Big Jim Morrison into a gunfight for killing his father 12 years earlier. Big Jim Morrison is determined not to pick up a gun.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Norma Crane, Jan Merlin, Billy Chapin

Votes: 19

24. Topper Returns (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke

Votes: 2,282

25. The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel

Votes: 2,548

26. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 869

27. The Desert Song (1929)

123 min | Musical

6.9
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The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 68

28. Private Number (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A maid secretly marries the son of her wealthy boss.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Robert Taylor, Loretta Young, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 302

29. Blessed Event (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Comedy

6.9
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Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 435

30. The Aviator (1929)

75 min | Comedy

6.9
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Misadventures of a bogus flyer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Patsy Ruth Miller, Johnny Arthur, Lee Moran

Votes: 8

31. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Passed | 101 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lillian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a newspaper man, ... See full summary »

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,390

32. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 966

33. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bette Davis, Lewis Stone, Pat O'Brien, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 940

34. Happy Landing (1938)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.8
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Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman

Votes: 95

35. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Virginia Field

Votes: 1,707

36. Born to Dance (1936)

Passed | 106 min | Musical, Comedy

6.7
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Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,305

37. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

Votes: 410

38. Taxi (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,029

39. On the Avenue (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers

Votes: 485

40. Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington

Votes: 135 | Gross: $5.54M

41. The Mind Reader (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Warren William, Constance Cummings, Allen Jenkins, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 380

42. Hold Everything (1930)

74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A man is mistaken for a champion fighter.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Winnie Lightner, Georges Carpentier, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 15

43. L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935)

83 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Directors: Marcel Achard, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Natalie Paley, Sim Viva, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 55

44. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Merle Oberon, Ann Sothern, Eric Blore

Votes: 224

45. Captured! (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Captain Fred Allison has been in a German Prisoner of War Camp for a long time. It has been two years since he last saw Monica, a girl he met, married and bought a house with in six days ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 334

46. The Second Floor Mystery (1930)

58 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.6
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Based on a book by Earl Derr Biggers, "The Agony Column".

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Grant Withers, Loretta Young, H.B. Warner, Claire McDowell

Votes: 30

47. Asleep at the Switch (1923)

Comedy, Short

6.6
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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Ben Turpin, Kewpie Morgan, Madeline Hurlock, Billy Armstrong

Votes: 8

48. On Patrol (1922)

Short, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Billy Bevan, Mildred June, James Donnelly, Kalla Pasha

Votes: 14

49. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Votes: 2,678 | Gross: $7.93M

50. 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



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