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1. Vito (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, George Bancroft, Richard Barrios, Edmund Bergler

Votes: 472

2. Stagecoach (1939)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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93 Metascore

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 39,571

3. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

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

7.9
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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: 18,745

4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,528

5. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 2,320 | Gross: $0.75M

6. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,616

7. Scandal Sheet (1931)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook, Regis Toomey

Votes: 56

8. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

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

7.3
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A corrupt D.A. with political ambitions is angered by news stories implicating him in criminal activity and decides to frame the reporter who wrote them for manslaughter in order to silence him.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

Votes: 2,593

9. A Doctor's Diary (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: George Bancroft, Helen Burgess, John Trent, Ruth Coleman

Votes: 6

10. The Showdown (1928)

80 min | Drama

6.9
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A group of Westerners seek oil in Latin America, fighting over their claims and the local prostitute. When glamorous Sibyl appears, "Lucky" Cardan warns her that no woman can stay "decent" in "this country." Sibyl vows to prove him wrong.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, Fred Kohler

Votes: 14

11. The Mighty (1929)

75 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Esther Ralston, Warner Oland, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 24

12. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 984

13. Blood Money (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He... See full summary »

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee, Chick Chandler

Votes: 274

14. Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 510 | Gross: $0.22M

15. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.7
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Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 1,046

16. The Rainbow Trail (1925)

Passed | Western

6.7
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John Shefford is looking for his uncle Venters who years ago found a hidden valley and lived there with Jane Withersteen and young Fay Larkin. He finds Kay, now grown, who tells John that ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Tom Mix, Diana Miller, Anne Cornwall, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 11

17. White Gold (1927)

73 min | Western

6.7
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A beautiful young Mexican girl marries an Arizona sheep rancher and returns with him to his ranch, where he lives with his elderly father. The father, not used to sharing his son's ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Jetta Goudal, Kenneth Thomson, George Bancroft, George Nichols

Votes: 67

18. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Votes: 1,346

19. Thunderbolt (1929)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Votes: 475

20. Old Ironsides (1926)

111 min | Drama, History

6.6
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An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft

Votes: 153 | Gross: $1.43M

21. When the Daltons Rode (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

Votes: 560

22. Rulers of the Sea (1939)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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Story of the beginnings of the steam-powered engine and its use in the first steamship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood, Will Fyffe, George Bancroft

Votes: 75

23. The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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A ruthless stockbroker sells short in the copper business and ruins the life of his friends by ruining their finances.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: George Bancroft, Olga Baclanova, Nancy Carroll, Paul Lukas

Votes: 29

24. The Pony Express (1925)

110 min | Western

6.4
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Director: James Cruze | Stars: Betty Compson, Ricardo Cortez, Ernest Torrence, Wallace Beery

Votes: 41 | Gross: $0.27M

25. Derelict (1930)

75 min | Adventure

6.4
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Adventure follows a ship on its watery course between Latin America and the United States.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: George Bancroft, Jessie Royce Landis, William 'Stage' Boyd, Donald Stuart

Votes: 38

26. Rich Man's Folly (1931)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Frances Dee, Robert Ames, Juliette Compton

Votes: 19

27. Wedding Present (1936)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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When Charlie Mason is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming. After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Cary Grant, George Bancroft, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 453

28. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.2
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 154

29. Ladies Love Brutes (1930)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: George Bancroft, Mary Astor, Fredric March, Stanley Fields

Votes: 71

30. The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, George Bancroft

Votes: 152

31. Lady and Gent (1932)

84 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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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

32. The Enchanted Hill (1926)

Western

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Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Jack Holt, Florence Vidor, Noah Beery, Mary Brian

Votes: 11

33. John Meade's Woman (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

6.1
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John Meade's Woman is a 1937 American drama film directed by Richard Wallace and written by John Bright, Vincent Lawrence, Herman J. Mankiewicz and Robert Tasker. The film stars Edward ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Edward Arnold, Francine Larrimore, Gail Patrick, George Bancroft

Votes: 12

34. Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn, George Bancroft

Votes: 263

35. Submarine Patrol (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Greene, Nancy Kelly, Preston Foster, George Bancroft

Votes: 154

36. Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 (1934)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Short film in which Frankie Darro as a Telegram delivery boy visits various Hollywood locations to make deliveries. He visits the Los Angeles Pier and a Gala Hollywood Premiere.

Stars: George Bancroft, Mary Boland, Leo Carrillo, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 25

37. Green Hell (1940)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Romance

5.9
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A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

Director: James Whale | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard, George Sanders

Votes: 271

38. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Music

5.9
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

Votes: 232

39. Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 8 (1931)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Pola Negri, Bebe Daniels, Mitzi Green, Polly Moran, Mack Sennett and Marjorie Beebe are seen relaxing at Palm Springs, a California winter resort; Barbara Stanwyck and Ricardo Cortez play golf; other celebrities are shown at Malibu Beach.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: George Bancroft, Marjorie Beebe, Joe E. Brown, June Clyde

Votes: 8

40. Sea Horses (1926)

70 min | Romance, Drama

5.8
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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jack Holt, Florence Vidor, William Powell, George Bancroft

Votes: 6

41. Little Men (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid, comes to the school, he wins Jo's heart despite his hard edge, and she ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon

Votes: 272

42. Tell It to Sweeney (1927)

60 min | Comedy

5.6
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Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Chester Conklin, George Bancroft, Jack Luden, Doris Hill

Votes: 9

43. Hell-Ship Morgan (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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After getting in a fight in a waterfront café over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan hires Jim Allen and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor, and, ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: George Bancroft, Ann Sothern, Victor Jory, George Regas

Votes: 15

44. The World and the Flesh (1932)

74 min | Drama

5.4
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During the 1917 Russian revolution, a group of artistocrats find themselves in the custody of a brutal Communist revolutionary. He lusts after one of them, a ballerina, and gives her an ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Miriam Hopkins, Alan Mowbray, George E. Stone

Votes: 25

45. The Runaway (1926)

69 min | Drama

5.0
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A movie actress, mistakenly thinking she has killed a fellow actor, goes on the run and finds herself taken in by a Kentucky mountain family.

Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Clara Bow, Warner Baxter, William Powell, George Bancroft

Votes: 10

46. The Voice of Hollywood No. 13 (Second Series) (1932)

12 min | Comedy, Short, Music

4.4
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A fictional radio station, Station S*T*A*R, provides an excuse for a parade of novelty and variety acts by stars big and small.

Director: Mack D'Agostino | Stars: Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, George Bancroft, El Brendel, Gary Cooper

Votes: 24

47. The Rough Riders (1927)

137 min | War

3.4
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The story of the military unit organized by future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt and its adventures in Cuba during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Noah Beery, Charles Farrell, George Bancroft, Charles Emmett Mack

Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.38M

48. Teeth (1924)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

1.8
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Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Duke the Dog, Lucy Fox

Votes: 11

49. The Dragnet (1928)

80 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Fred Kohler

50. Driven (1923)

60 min | Drama

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Essie, a mountain girl, moves in with a family of neighboring bootleggers when her father, also a bootlegger, is killed by federal agents. She falls in love with Tom, one of the family's ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Emily Fitzroy, Burr McIntosh, Charles Emmett Mack, George Bancroft



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