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1. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 4,306

2. Murder in Greenwich Village (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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An heiress uses a photographer as an alibi when she is accused of a murder she didn't commit.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Raymond Walburn, Wyn Cahoon

Votes: 51

3. Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure, Romance

7.0
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Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Constance Moore, Noah Beery

Votes: 32

4. The Bowery (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray

Votes: 412

5. Landrush (1946)

Approved | 53 min | Music, Western

6.8
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In "Landrush", Steve Harmon arrives in Border Plain to survey the land, known as the Spur, which is to soon be opened to homesteaders. The area is a natural haven for a desperado gang led ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Charles Starrett, Doris Houck, Ozie Waters and His Colorado Rangers, Smiley Burnette

Votes: 10

6. Girl of the Ozarks (1936)

68 min | Drama

6.6
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A sweet little country girl has issues with school. Her mother is ill. The school threatens to send her to an orphanage.

Director: William Shea | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Henrietta Crosman, Leif Erickson, Elizabeth Russell

Votes: 24

7. The Little Adventuress (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

6.6
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Two circus acrobats hurtle to their death when a wire snaps and their daughter, "Pinky" Horton, has to face the future as an orphan. Unwilling to live with her stern Aunt Hattie, she and ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Edith Fellows, Richard Fiske, Julie Bishop, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 9

8. Scattergood Baines (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

6.5
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Young Scattergood Baines arrives in the small New England town of Coldriver. Through some shrewd business maneuvering, he manages to open up a hardware store. Twenty years later he has ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Carol Hughes, John Archer, Dink Trout

Votes: 22

9. Scattergood Survives a Murder (1942)

Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Scattergood meets the new owner of the local newspaper, Dunker Gillson. One of Gillson's first tasks is to interview the wealthy but reclusive Quentin sisters, Lydia and Cynthia, who have ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, John Archer, Margaret Hayes, Wallace Ford

Votes: 26

10. Eyes of the Underworld (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Richard Dix, Wendy Barrie, Lon Chaney Jr., Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 78

11. Cinderella Swings It (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Scattergood Baines, Coldriver's most popular citizen, neighborly counselor and sly old fox, entices a Broadway producer to Coldriver to see the gay musical extravaganza Baines is staging ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Gloria Warren, Helen Parrish, Dick Hogan

Votes: 20

12. Romance of the Redwoods (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.4
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June Martin is a dishwasher in a California logging camp boarding house. Steve Blake fights Jed Malone for her and loses, thus casting suspicion on himself when Malone dies under cloudy circumstances.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Charles Bickford, Jean Parker, Al Bridge, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 13

13. Heavenly Music (1943)

Passed | 22 min | Short, Fantasy, Music

6.1
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A bandleader must prove he is worthy of entry into the the Hall of Music in heaven.

Director: Josef Berne | Stars: Frederick Brady, Mary Elliott, Eric Blore, Steven Geray

Votes: 177

14. Juvenile Court (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Public Defender Gary Franklin, frustrated by being unable to save criminal Dutch Adams from a death sentence by blaming the slums environment as the cause of Dutch's crimes, enlists the aid... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Paul Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Frankie Darro, Hal E. Chester

Votes: 78

15. Two Weeks to Live (1943)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

5.8
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When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, his partner gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Franklin Pangborn, Kay Linaker

Votes: 165

16. Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Scattergood finds out that his neighbor, Elly Drew, is going to sell her home to support her son David, an aspiring playwright who is in New York City trying to get his play produced. ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Emma Dunn, Joyce Compton, Bradley Page

Votes: 13

17. Missing Daughters (1939)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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Josie Lamonte (Marian Marsh), upset by experiences at the "Club Naturelle", where she had hoped to acquire 'poise and personality' for a stage career, fires a tirade at club owner ""Lucky" ... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Richard Arlen, Rochelle Hudson, Marian Marsh, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 12

18. They Live in Fear (1944)

65 min | Drama

5.6
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After witnessing the killing of a professor in concentration camp "Dachau" German student Paul emigrates to the USA. Here an American fellow student endangers Paul's new American existence ... See full summary »

Director: Josef Berne | Stars: Otto Kruger, Clifford Severn, Pat Parrish, Jimmy Carpenter

Votes: 18

19. Cosmo Jones in the Crime Smasher (1943)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir

5.5
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An amateur detective and a janitor try to find a kidnapped heiress.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Frank Graham, Edgar Kennedy, Gale Storm, Richard Cromwell

Votes: 98

20. The Honor of the Press (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Cub reporter Daniel Greely gets a job on a big city newspaper. A string of robberies occur and the owner of the paper blames the police for not rounding up the crooks. Daniel discovers that... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Edward J. Nugent, Rita La Roy, Dorothy Gulliver, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 24

21. Scattergood Rides High (1942)

66 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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When Martin Knox, a friend of Scattergood's who owns a horse-breeding farm, is killed in a harness race Scattergood tells Martin's son Dan that he will send him to college if he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Jed Prouty, Dorothy Moore, Charles Lind

Votes: 16

22. Flight to Fame (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An evil villain steals a newly invented death ray.

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Charles Farrell, Julie Bishop, Hugh Sothern, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 9

23. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.7
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A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

Votes: 7

24. Venus Makes Trouble (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

4.1
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A fast-talking, street-wise con-man forsakes the tank-towns of Pennsylvania for the greener pastures in Manhattan, and gains fame-and-fortune as New York City's number one merchandise ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: James Dunn, Patricia Ellis, Gene Morgan, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 19

25. Tropic Fury (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.9
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An investigator checks into the rumors of harsh working conditions on an Amazon rubber plantation.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Beverly Roberts, Louis Merrill

Votes: 23

26. The Awakening of Jim Burke (1935)

Approved | 57 min | Drama

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After his divorced wife dies, Jim Burke takes their son who she had been raising and he hasn't seen in many years. Jim Burke is a tough, hard-nosed construction boss on engineering projects... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Jack Holt, Florence Rice, Jimmy Butler, Kathleen Burke

27. All American Sweetheart (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Cap Collender (Arthur Loft),a showboat gambling racketeer, ensnares a collegiate rowing team's coxswain, "Squirt" Adams (Jimmy Eagles), into the sports-gambling racket. "Squirt" is also the... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Patricia Farr, Scott Kolk, Gene Morgan, James Eagles

28. First Aid (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Buddy Hollins (brother of Lil Hollins), a young dance-hall girl, gets involved with a gang of crooks, led by Michael Rush. He double-crosses them on a safe-cracking job by stealing the loot... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Grant Withers, Marjorie Beebe, Wheeler Oakman, Donald Keith

29. Squadron of Honor (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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On the eve of an American Legion convention, National Commander Metcalf and District Attorney Dan Blaine, also a Legionaire, go to Lou Tanner, local race-track manager, and ask him to close... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Don Terry, Mary Russell, Thurston Hall, Arthur Loft



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