Films for the Blacklist

by karljhickey14 | created - 04 Aug 2017 | updated - 09 Aug 2017 | Public

Films that were mentioned in the anti communist hearings , and films that led to right wing criticism of Hollywood , including films that supported Russia in World War Two

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1. The North Star (1943)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,128

2. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 796

3. Three Russian Girls (1943)

81 min | Comedy, War

The Soviet Union, just after the Nazi invasion in 1941. Natasha is a Red Cross volunteer who is dispatched to a field hospital located in an old pre-revolution mansion. The American test ... See full summary »

Directors: Henry S. Kesler, Fyodor Otsep | Stars: Anna Sten, Kent Smith, Mimi Forsythe, Alexander Granach

Votes: 15

4. Song of Russia (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

In June 1941, famed American symphony conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) is touring Soviet Russia with his manager Hank (Robert Benchley) when they go to a small rural town where famed... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Laslo Benedek | Stars: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Robert Benchley

Votes: 222

5. Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Patricia Collinge

Votes: 738

features Ginger Rogers delivering the immortal line "Share and share alike , that's democracy "

6. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

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

7. None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Romance

When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

Director: Clifford Odets | Stars: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez

Votes: 2,074

attacked by Ginger Rogers mother as " filled with despair and hopelessness "

8. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, History

96 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 81,872 | Gross: $0.06M

9. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 1,252

10. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,612

11. Moscow Strikes Back (1942)

55 min | Documentary, War

A number of frontline cameramen shot the footage used in this documentary of the Battle of Moscow, between October 1941 and January 1942,in which a people's war against the German invaders,... See full summary »

Directors: Ilya Kopalin, Leonid Varlamov | Stars: N. Dubravin, Edward G. Robinson, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 152

12. Blockade (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday

Votes: 407

13. Crossfire (1947)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,725 | Gross: $1.30M

14. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Votes: 13,607

15. All My Sons (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton

Votes: 1,461

16. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 4,175

17. Boy Slaves (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A runaway follows the leader of a gang of boys, and they all wind up working in a turpentine camp.

Director: P.J. Wolfson | Stars: Anne Shirley, Roger Daniel, James McCallion, Alan Baxter

Votes: 162

18. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Drama, War

An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 3,252

19. Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count.

Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson

Votes: 3,528

20. Counter-Attack (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

This drama centers on a Red Army officer (Paul Muni), a Russian woman (Lisa Elenko), and seven German soldiers who have been trapped in the ruined cellar of a bombed out factory in a ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Harro Meller

Votes: 366

21. Heart of Spain (1937)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary about the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.

Directors: Herbert Kline, Charles Korvin | Stars: Norman Bethune, Hazen Sise

Votes: 18

22. China Strikes Back (1937)

37 min | Documentary, Short

Exclusive film penetrate into the Shensi region and obtain footage of the Communist forces in China.

Directors: Harry Dunham, Irving Lerner | Stars: Teh Chu, Zedong Mao

23. United Action Means Victory (1939)

Documentary, Short

Documentary detailing the 1939 strike by the Tool and Die Makers union against General Motors.

Stars: Virginia Stevens, Earl Robinson, Charles Gordon

24. Valley Town (1940)

25 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary examining the effects of industrial automation on a small American town.

Director: Willard Van Dyke | Star: Ray Collins

Votes: 10

25. Native Land (1942)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand | Stars: Paul Robeson, Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick

Votes: 283

26. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 1,083

27. The Devil Pays Off (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, War

Chris Waring (William Wright) is a government investigator trying to gather the necessary evidence to convict a shipping magnate, DeBrock (J.Edward Bromberg), of selling his ships to the ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: J. Edward Bromberg, Osa Massen, William Wright, Margaret Tallichet

Votes: 35

28. The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

Brad Adams is the new manager of a manufacturing plant in a small New Hampshire town. He is brought in by owner Mrs. Doubleday to calm labor relations plus layoff employees. Brad manages to also find romance.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 61

29. With These Hands (1950)

52 min | Drama

Film produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union -- featuring several well-known Broadway actors -- recreates Triangle Fire of 1911 and compares working conditions of the 1910's with the 1950's.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Sam Levene, Arlene Francis, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Arnold

Votes: 27



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