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1. Beau Geste (1939)
Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.
3. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 483,825 | Gross: $1.02M
"We'll always have Paris"
4. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.
Votes: 39,713 | Gross: $4.36M
Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley , tells us the story ( then pops up as the title character , sic. )
5. The Power and the Glory (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Drama
A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ... See full summary »
6. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.
Louis Jourdan reads the letter , and we go into the past , at various times ( Joan Fontaine even plays herself as a child ! ).
7. Rashomon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Votes: 138,010 | Gross: $0.10M
Multiple flashbacks of the same incident .
8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
Votes: 65,186 | Gross: $111.72M
10. Roxie Hart (1942)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $2.40M
George Montgomery as an old man tells the story to a young reporter , with a punchline at the end .
11. Passage to Marseille (1944)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.
Claude Rains tells a reporter the story , then multiple flashbacks tell the back story of the main characters .
12. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
13. An Inspector Calls (1954)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.
14. Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)
Approved | 101 min | Western
Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her ... See full summary »
Starts and ends with a lame framing device about a census taker .
15. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.
Votes: 30,902 | Gross: $31.56M
Told to us by Dustin Hoffman a hundred years later .
17. Road to Utopia (1945)
Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »
Told to us by Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour in old age , with a punchline at the end .
18. Spook Louder (1943)
Unrated | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Family
The stooges are salesman selling a weight reducing machine. They have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist... See full summary »
Professor J. O. Dunkfeather tells the story to a reporter , but , who threw those pies ?
19. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Passed | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.
Dick Foran as an old man relates the story of The Mummy's Hand 1940 , as an excuse to show footage from the film and save a few quid .
20. Beau Ideal (1931)
Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Romance, War
An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.
Starts in the penal colony dungeon , flashes back to childhood , then to just before the film starts , with a flashback in a flashback by Loretta Young , then the events up to the beginning .
21. Road to Bali (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.
Dorothy Lamour flashes back to when she had a chimp that looks just like Bob Hope ...
22. Angel on the Amazon (1948)
Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Romance
An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.
Several mysterious flashbacks
23. Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
24. Jungle Woman (1944)
Approved | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form ... See full summary »
Told in flashback in court , using lots of footage from the previous episode , Captive Wild Woman 1943 .
26. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Quick-tempered yet likable Biff Grimes falls for the beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.
28. The Woman in Red (1984)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?
Votes: 12,805 | Gross: $25.30M
30. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »
32. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.
33. Blondie's Holiday (1947)
Passed | 67 min | Comedy
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
34. Golden Earrings (1947)
Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, War
On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »
Votes: 948 | Gross: $7.00M
38. The Hurricane (1937)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
39. The Affairs of Susan (1945)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »
40. A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
After the Korean War, an Air Force pilot meets the family of his KIA navigator and recalls, in flashbacks, the circumstances of their ordeal, after being shot down.
41. Ladies Courageous (1944)
Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, War
The story of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, a unit of female pilots during WW II who flew bombers from the factories to their final destinations.
42. 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.
44. A House Is Not a Home (1964)
98 min | Drama
Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and... See full summary »
45. The Falcon in Danger (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, War
Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.
46. Midnight Alibi (1934)
Not Rated | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A gambler hides out for some gangsters in an old lady's house. Later he's arrested for murder but the old woman provides him with an alibi by saying he was with her on the night of the murder.
47. Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his ... See full summary »
48. The Second Face (1950)
Passed | 77 min | Drama
From her hospital bed a woman recounts her life as a "plain Jane" while awaiting plastic surgeries for the injuries she has sustained in an automobile accident.
49. From Headquarters (1933)
TV-G | 64 min | Mystery, Drama