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1. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 1,380

Yale Football Player (uncredited)

2. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.49M

Guard (uncredited)

3. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

53 min | Western

Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Tony the Horse, Will Walling

Votes: 249

Extra (uncredited)

4. Annie Laurie (1927)

90 min | Drama, Romance

The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry, Creighton Hale, Joseph Striker

Votes: 348 | Gross: $0.43M

Extra (uncredited)

5. The Drop Kick (1927)

Passed | 62 min | Drama, Sport

College football player Jack Hamill finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit to a woman whose husband kills himself.

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Barbara Kent, Dorothy Revier, Eugene Strong

Votes: 195

Football Player / Extra in Stands (uncredited)

6. Mother Machree (1927)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Belle Bennett, Philippe De Lacy, Victor McLaglen, Ted McNamara

Votes: 112

Extra (uncredited)

7. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 580

Officer (uncredited)

8. Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

"Citizen" Hogan, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple.

Director: John Ford | Stars: June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Earle Foxe

Votes: 379

Horse Race Spectator / Condemned Man in Flashback (uncredited)

9. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 616 | Gross: $1.37M

Flood Extra (uncredited)

10. Speakeasy (1929)

62 min | Drama, Sport

Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for the championship. However, he does not know ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Paul Page, Lola Lane, Henry B. Walthall, Helen Ware

Votes: 35

Extra (uncredited)

11. The Black Watch (1929)

Passed | 93 min | Adventure, Drama

Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence, David Rollins

Votes: 241

42nd Highlander (uncredited)

12. Words and Music (1929)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Music

Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Lois Moran, Tom Patricola, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees

Votes: 53

Pete Donahue (as Duke Morrison)

13. Salute (1929)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

West Point Cadet John and Annapolis Midshipman Frank focus their fraternal rivalry on the big Army-Navy football game.

Directors: David Butler, John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Helen Chandler, William Janney, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 149

Midshipman Bill (uncredited)

14. The Forward Pass (1929)

78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Marty Reid, the star quarterback at Sanford College, is constantly singled out by the opposition for punishment, and he swears to his pal, Honey Smith, and to Coach Wilson that he will quit... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Marion Byron

Votes: 34

Extra (uncredited)

15. Men Without Women (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama

Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer

Votes: 205

Radioman on Surface (uncredited)

16. Born Reckless (1930)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, War

Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, William Harrigan, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 306

Extra (uncredited)

17. Rough Romance (1930)

Passed | 55 min | Adventure, Western

Love and logging in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

Directors: A.F. Erickson, Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: George O'Brien, Helen Chandler, Antonio Moreno, Roy Stewart

Votes: 62

Lumberjack (uncredited)

18. Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

76 min | Musical

When a popular radio singer is knocked unconscious during a robbery, a squeaky-voiced college boy fills in for him. To everyone's amazement, especially his recent girlfriend, who just broke up with him, he becomes an overnight sensation.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee, Olga Baclanova, 'Whispering' Jack Smith

Votes: 54

Roy (uncredited)

19. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 125 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

Votes: 3,140

Breck Coleman

20. Girls Demand Excitement (1931)

69 min | Comedy, Romance

Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled socialite coed Joan Madison.

Director: Seymour Felix | Stars: Virginia Cherrill, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, Edward J. Nugent

Votes: 60

Peter Brooks

21. Three Girls Lost (1931)

80 min | Drama

Architect Gordon Wales finds fellow apartment house resident Joan Marsh locked out and flirts with her. When she is murdered evidence points to him. He and Joan's roommate Noreen become ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Loretta Young, Lew Cody, John Wayne, Joan Marsh

Votes: 53

Gordon Wales

22. Arizona (1931)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Bob refuses to marry his girlfriend and leaves her. She marries his close friend out of revenge.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Laura La Plante, John Wayne, June Clyde, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 217

Lt. Bob Denton

23. The Deceiver (1931)

66 min | Mystery

Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, stabbed in the back. Suspects abound. John Wayne's only contribution was as a stand-in for the corpse.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Dorothy Sebastian, Ian Keith, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 49

Richard Thorpe as a corpse

24. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Mystery, Western

Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 283

Clint Turner

25. Maker of Men (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Sport

Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, Joan Marsh, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 72

Dusty Rhodes

26. The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)

Passed | 218 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Kenneth Harlan

Votes: 310

Craig McCoy

27. Texas Cyclone (1932)

Not Rated | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Shirley Grey, Wheeler Oakman, John Wayne

Votes: 272

Steve Pickett

28. Two-Fisted Law (1932)

64 min | Romance, Western

After Rob Russell steals Tim Clark's ranch, Clark starts prospecting for silver.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman, Tully Marshall

Votes: 307

Duke

29. Lady and Gent (1932)

84 min | Drama, Sport

Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: George Bancroft, Wynne Gibson, Charles Starrett, James Gleason

Votes: 121

Buzz Kinney

30. The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents."

Directors: J.P. McGowan, Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Shirley Grey, Conway Tearle, Tully Marshall

Votes: 478

Larry Baker

31. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 539

John Drury

32. That's My Boy (1932)

71 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Tommy Scott goes to a Connecticut college to become a doctor, but is soon discovered to be a prodigious football talent. He becomes a national star and falls in love, but fame and ill-advised financial deals threaten to ruin his future.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Dorothy Jordan, Mae Marsh, Arthur Stone

Votes: 90

Football Player (uncredited)

33. The Big Stampede (1932)

Passed | 54 min | Western

Deputy Sheriff John Steele recruits bandit Sonora Joe to help him find out who's been bumping off all the local lawmen and rustling the cattle.

Director: Tenny Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Paul Hurst, Mae Madison

Votes: 443

John Steele

34. Haunted Gold (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Horror, Mystery, Western

John and Janet get a weird letter telling them to go to a ghost town which has an abandoned mine. There they contend with bad guys looking for hidden gold. They are aided by a mysterious Phantom.

Directors: Mack V. Wright, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Sheila Terry, Harry Woods

Votes: 540

John Mason

35. The Telegraph Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.

Director: Tenny Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Frank McHugh, Marceline Day

Votes: 420

John Trent

36. The Three Musketeers (1933)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., John Wayne

Votes: 343

Tom Wayne

37. Central Airport (1933)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

Aviator Jim Blaine and his brother Neil are rivals not only as daredevil flyers, but also for the love of parachutist Jill Collins.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Alfred E. Green | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Sally Eilers, Tom Brown, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 342

Co-Pilot in Wreck (uncredited)

38. Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Henry B. Walthall, Shirley Palmer

Votes: 328

John Bishop

39. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Drama

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 429

Smith

40. His Private Secretary (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

Dick Wallace secretly marries a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who thinks she is a gold digger, is opposed. She takes a job with the company under her maiden name to prove she's okay.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 553

Dick Wallace

41. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 5,748

Jimmy McCoy Jr.

42. The Man from Monterey (1933)

Passed | 57 min | Western

A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Luis Alberni

Votes: 430

Captain John Holmes

43. Riders of Destiny (1933)

Passed | 53 min | Music, Romance, Western

Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Cecilia Parker, Forrest Taylor, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 852

Singin' Sandy Saunders

44. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 366

Student Greeting Phil (uncredited)