Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1938

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1. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 44,461 | Gross: $3.98M

2. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

A brilliant Park Avenue doctor becomes a criminal in order to do research into the criminal mind.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 2,048

3. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

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

A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 18,550

4. Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

Two screenwriters in a rut come up with a story idea starring a bankable cowboy and the baby of the studio's waitress.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Marie Wilson, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 524

5. Brother Rat (1938)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. Cadet Bing Edwards is secretly married and soon to be a father.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Wayne Morris, Johnnie Davis, Jane Bryan

Votes: 420

6. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 5,529

7. Crime School (1938)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, William Clemens | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, The Dead End Kids, Gale Page, Billy Halop

Votes: 971

8. A Criminal Is Born (1938)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An entry in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series, it tells the true story of how a young man, ignored by his parents, gets into a gang and starts a crime spree which leads to murder.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: George P. Breakston, David Durand, Norman Phillips Jr., Warren McCollum

Votes: 68

9. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | 299 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 805

10. The Great Waltz (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »

Directors: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 963

11. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 43,341

12. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,500

13. Men Are Such Fools (1938)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Romance

Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Wayne Morris, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 374

14. Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Bonita Granville, John Litel, James Stephenson, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 725

15. Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr

Votes: 7,246 | Gross: $3.05M

16. Racket Busters (1938)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Manhattan gangster John "Czar" Martin enters the trucking business in an effort to control the produce market. When he catches popular trucker Danny Jordan robbing the gang's office to ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Gloria Dickson, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 380

17. Red River Range (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Western

Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Polly Moran

Votes: 259

18. Swing Your Lady (1938)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Promoter Ed Hatch comes to the Ozarks with his slow-witted wrestler Joe Skopapoulos whom he pits against a hillbilly Amazon blacksmith, Sadie Horn. Joe falls in love with her and won't ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 381

19. Santa Fe Stampede (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Mesquiteers capture a horse thief who escapes justice through a crooked judge. They gather signatures urging the governor to investigate but a friend with the petition is murdered. Stony is accused.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, June Martel

Votes: 300

20. Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure

This is an edited version of the 1935 serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan."

Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Frank Baker, Ashton Dearholt

Votes: 406

21. Tarzan's Revenge (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, acompanied by her wimpish fiance. Ben lleu Bey wants to add her to his 100-woman harem. Tarzan wants her too.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Glenn Morris, Eleanor Holm, George Barbier, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 455

22. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Western

An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes, Billy Platt

Votes: 1,419

23. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Drama, Music

A cowboy is wrongfully accused of murder. He winds up in Harlem, where he assumes the identity of a preacher-turned-gangster who looks like him. He infiltrates the gang to catch the men who... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, Mantan Moreland

Votes: 132

24. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 906

25. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 21,469 | Gross: $4.66M

26. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,160

27. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 839

28. The Invisible Menace (1938)

Approved | 55 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

An army private and his new bride are trying to honeymoon on an island occupied by the military and a murderer.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marie Wilson, Eddie Craven, Regis Toomey

Votes: 261



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