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1. The World Changes (1933)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Mary Astor, Aline MacMahon, Donald Cook

Votes: 336

2. Employees' Entrance (1933)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White

Votes: 977

3. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

70 min | Drama

7.1
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 933

4. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 3,268

5. The Impatient Maiden (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A maid's dreams come true - except they are not quite what she expected.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Una Merkel, Andy Devine

Votes: 115

6. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 4,590

7. Bordertown (1935)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Embittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 1,326

8. Conquest (1937)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.

Directors: Clarence Brown, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,259 | Gross: $0.73M

9. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 651

10. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,552

11. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,222

12. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 801

13. Only Yesterday (1933)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke

Votes: 292

14. Hot Saturday (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods

Votes: 850

15. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young

Votes: 901

16. Call Her Savage (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

7.0
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Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 643

17. Fighting Caravans (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Romance, Western

5.7
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall

Votes: 485

18. A Successful Calamity (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Henry Wilton is an elderly millionaire saddled with his selfish young second wife Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton and a pair of spoiled grown children (Peggy and Eddie). To test his family's mettle, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Mary Astor, Evalyn Knapp, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 320

19. The Match King (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Drama

6.9
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Unscrupulous Paul Kroll, starting as a Chicago janitor, uses graft to finance a trip to Sweden where by trickery he gains control of his uncle's small match factory. By expert manipulation ... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Juliette Compton

Votes: 447

20. Storm at Daybreak (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a Hungarian town, has come to see the parade of Archduke Ferdinand. While there he runs into Geza, an old friend in the Hungarian Army ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Kay Francis, Nils Asther, Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 177

21. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,071

22. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 882

23. The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)

65 min | Drama

5.1
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The wife Lil Dagover of a French battleship captain Walter Huston falls for a young officer Warren William.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lil Dagover, Walter Huston, Warren William, John Wray

Votes: 132

24. Speak Easily (1932)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy

5.9
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A timid professor inherits a large sum of money and decides to fund a terrible musical.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Ruth Selwyn, Thelma Todd

Votes: 781

25. Inspiration (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Yvonne is a beautiful model who loves frequenting the Parisian bohemian life, because she loves hobnobbing with artists.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 429 | Gross: $0.73M

26. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Directors: Rowland Brown, John Cromwell | Stars: Richard Dix, Rochelle Hudson, Tom Brown, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 553

27. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 936

28. The Squaw Man (1914)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A chivalrous British officer takes the blame for his cousin's embezzlement and journeys to the American West to start a new life on a cattle ranch.

Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston, Mrs. A.W. Filson

Votes: 797 | Gross: $0.53M

29. Party Wire (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

6.9
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When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Jean Arthur, Victor Jory, Helen Lowell, Robert Allen

Votes: 239

30. Liliom (1930)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl, and though under the influence of Madame Muskat, a sideshow entrepreneur, he marries... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart, Estelle Taylor, H.B. Warner

Votes: 376

31. 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: 401

32. The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen

Votes: 820

33. The Spoilers (1930)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Western

7.1
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While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) meets beautiful Helen Chester (Kay Johnson), who soon becomes his sweetheart. Glenister is one of several owners of a lucrative ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Gary Cooper, Kay Johnson, Betty Compson, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 58

34. Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Drama

6.2
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 525

35. The Big Shakedown (1934)

Not Rated | 64 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Charles Farrell, Bette Davis, Ricardo Cortez, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 688

36. Puttin' on the Ritz (1930)

88 min | Musical

5.9
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A vaudeville and nightclub performer becomes successful and forgets who his friends really are.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, James Gleason, Aileen Pringle

Votes: 106

37. Hollywood Boulevard (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.6
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With a full Hollywood background and settings but more an expose of scandal-and-gossip magazines of the era, has-been actor John Blakeford agrees to write his memoirs for magazine-publisher... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: John Halliday, Marsha Hunt, Robert Cummings, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 64

38. Huckleberry Finn (1931)

80 min | Comedy

6.4
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Runaway Huck Finn rafts down the Mississippi with his friends.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl

Votes: 63

39. Sidewalks of New York (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards, Frank Rowan

Votes: 401

40. The Man Who Played God (1932)

TV-G | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Violet Heming, André Luguet

Votes: 835

41. High Pressure (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.6
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Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success. He sets up the "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Powell, Evelyn Brent, George Sidney, John Wray

Votes: 330

42. The Right to Love (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Drama

5.2
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A woman becomes estranged from her daughter when the girl learns that she is illegitimate.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, David Manners, Irving Pichel

Votes: 17

43. Shopworn (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 567

44. Rose of the Rancho (1914)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

3.0
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Esra Kincaid takes land by force and, having taken the Espinoza land, his sights are set on the Castro rancho. US government agent Kearney holds him off till the cavalry shows up and he can... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Bessie Barriscale, Jane Darwell, Dick La Reno, Jack W. Johnston

Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.09M

45. Make Me a Star (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Merton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joan Blondell, Stuart Erwin, Zasu Pitts, Ben Turpin

Votes: 360

46. The Menace (1932)

64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ronald Quayle escapes from prison. He was sent there for murdering his father, based on the testimony of his stepmother, Caroline. An explosion disfigures him, but plastic surgery gives him... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: H.B. Warner, Walter Byron, Bette Davis, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 393

47. Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Anita Page

Votes: 649

48. Symphony of Six Million (1932)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.2
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Boy grows up to become a successful doctor at the expense of family relationships.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Irene Dunne, Anna Appel, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 305

49. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy

7.5
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Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, W.C. Fields | Stars: W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Grady Sutton

Votes: 1,015

50. I Dream Too Much (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

5.5
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Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lily Pons, Henry Fonda, Eric Blore, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 380



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