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1. Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved | 61 min | Musical, Romance

A chorus girl falls in love with a wealthy young man, but their relationship is jeopardized by her mother's fears about the reaction of his family.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant

Votes: 853

2. Framed (1975)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A gambler kills a sheriff in self defense. But as everyone in conspiring against him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, John Marley

Votes: 340 | Gross: $2.12M

3. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

60 Metascore

Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Votes: 4,541

4. The Young Doctors (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Medical drama set at one of New York City's hospitals during the early 1960s.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Fredric March, Ben Gazzara, Dick Clark, Ina Balin

Votes: 401

5. Key Witness (1960)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In Los Angeles, a brave witness to murder agrees to testify in court against the street gang leader who's desperate to silence him.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Pat Crowley, Dennis Hopper, Joby Baker

Votes: 275

6. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 937

7. Gunman's Walk (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Western

A powerful rancher always protects his wild adult son by paying for damages and bribing witnesses, until his crimes become too serious to rectify.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, James Darren

Votes: 1,284

8. The Brothers Rico (1957)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates

Votes: 699

9. The Phenix City Story (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

Votes: 2,017

10. Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A female inmate is whisked out of prison and into a police guarded hotel until the district attorney can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Lucy Marlow

Votes: 1,218

11. 99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Votes: 2,264

12. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Votes: 5,262

13. The Brigand (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Romance

In the 1800s, after an assassination attempt by Prince Ramon against the king of Mandorra, a brigand resembling the king surreptitiously impersonates the incapacitated monarch in order to throw off the plotters.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrance, Gale Robbins, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 128

14. Scandal Sheet (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,721

15. Mask of the Avenger (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, History

During the European revolutionary fervor of 1848, Italian Captain Renato Dimorna tries to avenge his father's death, goes against the corrupt local military governor Larocca and prevents an Austrian military invasion.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Anthony Quinn, Jody Lawrance, Arnold Moss

Votes: 240

16. The Texas Rangers (1951)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1874, unable to eliminate a gang of notorious outlaws, the Texas Rangers hire two former convicts to assist with the tracking and the destruction of the Sam Bass gang.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: George Montgomery, Gale Storm, Jerome Courtland, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 228

17. The Iroquois Trail (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hawkeye, an American scout, helps the British side in the French and Indian War, aided by his Indian blood brother Sagamore.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: George Montgomery, Brenda Marshall, Glenn Langan, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 104

18. Thunderhoof (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Texas rancher Scotty Mason goes into the Mexican desert-country in search of a wild horse, and takes his young wife, Margarita and his hired-hand, The Kid, whose life Scotty had saved a few... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Preston Foster, Mary Stuart, William Bishop, Dice

Votes: 69

19. Adventures in Silverado (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Western

"Into California's 1880 frontier country rides Robert Louis Stevenson (Edgar Barrier), the novelist, looking for story material 'in a land of stage-drivers and highwaymen', and soon finds ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: William Bishop, Gloria Henry, Edgar Buchanan, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 29

20. Rocky (1948)

Approved | 76 min | Drama

Out fishing one day, painter John Hammond and his son Chris come across Bert Hillman, the foreman of a local ranch. He and his ranch hand are searching for a wild dog that killed one of ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Karlson, William Beaudine | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Edgar Barrier, Nita Hunter, Gale Sherwood

Votes: 29

22. Black Gold (1947)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, History, Sport

In the 1920s Texas, Indian farmer Charley Eagle is dreaming of winning the Kentucky Derby with his Black Hope horse but things change when oil is found on his land and the Black Gold colt is born.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Katherine DeMille, 'Ducky' Louie, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 131

23. Kilroy Was Here (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

"Kilroy Was Here" was a popular expression during World War II, but it's not much fun to John J. Kilroy, who has to try to live with all the jokes and wisecracks regarding his name.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Jackie Coogan, Wanda McKay, Frank Jenks

Votes: 29

24. Wife Wanted (1946)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh, Robert Shayne, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 72

25. Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 281

26. Dark Alibi (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

Votes: 990

27. Live Wires (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime

Slip, who has difficulties in keeping a job for too long, is hired by the District Attorney's office to serve summons and warrants to problematic citizens.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Mike Mazurki, Bobby Jordan

Votes: 293

28. The Shanghai Cobra (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Someone is attempting to steal radium stored in a bank. Death by cobra venom connects a number of murders. Charlie investigates.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, James Cardwell

Votes: 964

29. G.I. Honeymoon (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

The efforts of a young soldier and his new bride to make their marriage "official" are continually thwarted by a string of army "emergencies".

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Gale Storm, Peter Cookson, Arline Judge, Frank Jenks

Votes: 20

30. A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (1944)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Henny, talent scout for the Margaret Ames Film Agency in Hollywood, mistakes Judy and Marian, the understudies, for Eileen and Betty, the real stars of a Broadway show and signs them up for... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elyse Knox, Ann Gillis, Sally Eilers, Richard Lane

Votes: 52

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