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1. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,746

2. Mata Hari (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,074 | Gross: $0.93M

3. Arrowsmith (1931)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

Votes: 1,363

4. Hollywood (1923)

Passed | Comedy

6.7
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Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur, Ruby Lafayette

Votes: 32 | Gross: $0.31M

5. Beyond the Rocks (1922)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Edythe Chapman, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 2,185 | Gross: $0.27M

6. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

7.5
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 932

7. Beau Brummel (1924)

135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis, Carmel Myers

Votes: 390 | Gross: $0.29M

8. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 25

9. Saved from the Titanic (1912)

10 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Arnaud | Stars: Dorothy Gibson, Alec B. Francis, Julia Stuart, John G. Adolfi

Votes: 67

10. Outward Bound (1930)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Later remade as "Between Two Worlds."

Directors: Robert Milton, Ray Enright | Stars: Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Beryl Mercer, Dudley Digges

Votes: 434

11. His Private Secretary (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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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: 548

12. The Bishop Murder Case (1929)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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When the body of a man nicknamed "Cock Robin" is found with an arrow in the heart on an archery range along with a chess bishop as a clue, Philo Vance investigates.

Directors: David Burton, Nick Grinde | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 567

13. The Cat's-Paw (1934)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

6.7
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A naive missionary brought up in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning.

Directors: Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 1,074 | Gross: $0.69M

14. Camille (I) (1926)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Lilyan Tashman, Rose Dione

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.62M

15. Oliver Twist (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

4.9
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An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.

Director: William J. Cowen | Stars: Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William 'Stage' Boyd, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 298

16. Feet First (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

6.7
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An ambitious shoe salesman unknowingly meets his boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon, then has to try to hide his true circumstances.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Robert McWade, Lillian Leighton

Votes: 895 | Gross: $1.59M

17. The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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A jewel thief suspected of being a local serial killer targeting police officers decides to solve the mystery himself to clear his name.

Directors: Edgar Selwyn, Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone, Ralph Forbes

Votes: 395

18. The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England (1914)

54 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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After being expelled from college, Giles runs away from home and meets a young lady who he falls for.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Vivian Martin, Alec B. Francis, Chester Barnett, Gyp Williams

Votes: 210

19. The Circle (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Drama

6.3
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Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence and everything she could want in life . . . except Ted Lutton, the man she loves. Now, she must decide whether to give up ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor, Alec B. Francis, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 477

20. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray

Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.24M

21. Outcast Lady (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A woman's trials and tribulations over a romance since childhood, protecting her husband's secret past, and the trouble it causes with her brother.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Constance Bennett, Herbert Marshall, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Hugh Williams

Votes: 143

22. Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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After robbing a bank, a criminal is wrongfully pardoned from prison.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Robert Warwick, Robert Cummings, Alec B. Francis, Frederick Truesdell

Votes: 193

23. The Last Mile (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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An innocent man sentenced to death gets caught up in a prison riot.

Director: Samuel Bischoff | Stars: Howard Phillips, Preston Foster, George E. Stone, Noel Madison

Votes: 307

24. The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Sergeant Gischa Patrotkin (Chester Morris), a simple-minded Russian soldier, escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp. He hides out for awhile with a peasant girl named Babka (Betty ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Chester Morris, Betty Compson, Alec B. Francis, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 24

25. The Eternal Three (1923)

70 min | Drama

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A doctor's adopted son turns out to be an ungrateful whelp. He beds the doctor's maid, then his secretary, and finally targets the doctor's wife--his own stepmother--as his next conquest.

Directors: Marshall Neilan, Frank Urson | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Claire Windsor, Raymond Griffith, Bessie Love

26. Smilin' Through (1922)

Passed | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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Kathleen, a young Irish woman, is in love with Kenneth Wayne but is prevented from marrying him by her guardian John Carteret. John is haunted by memories of his thwarted love for Kathleen's aunt, Moonyean.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Wyndham Standing, Harrison Ford, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 58 | Gross: $0.25M

27. Capital Punishment (1925)

67 min | Drama

5.9
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An experiment in death penalty. A man is accused of a murder, that never happened. Complications arise.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Clara Bow, George Hackathorne, Elliott Dexter, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 36

28. Evangeline (1929)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis, Donald Reed

Votes: 124

29. Robin Hood (1912)

30 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Maid Marian is represented in the cast as the daughter of Old Merwyn and it is at his house that the action begins. He introduces a rich gentleman as her prospective husband after ... See full summary »

Directors: Étienne Arnaud, Herbert Blaché | Stars: Robert Frazer, Barbara Tennant, Alec B. Francis, Julia Stuart

Votes: 22

30. The Cinderella Man (1917)

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Mae Marsh, Tom Moore, Alec B. Francis, George Fawcett

Votes: 29

31. A Thief in Paradise (1925)

80 min | Drama

6.3
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After years of failure, Maurice Blake becomes a beachcomber on an island in the Samoas, earning a risky living by diving for pearls with Philip Jardine, the disinherited son of a San ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Doris Kenyon, Ronald Colman, Aileen Pringle, Claude Gillingwater

Votes: 7

32. Alias Mary Smith (1932)

61 min | Mystery

4.4
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A young woman trying to obtain proof that a gangster committed a murder is befriended by a playboy who drinks just a bit too much.

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Blanche Mehaffey, John Darrow, Raymond Hatton, Edmund Breese

Votes: 29

33. Captain Applejack (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An ordinary man is confronted by gangsters who have reason to believe a treasure is buried somewhere on his property.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Mary Brian, John Halliday, Kay Strozzi, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 74

34. Looking Forward (1933)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

7.1
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Depression Era story set in London has department store owner (Lewis Stone) facing bankruptcy while his family fritters away money. A long-standing employee (Lionel Barrymore) gets fired ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Benita Hume, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 210

35. Thank You (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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Young Kenneth Jamieson's millionaire father, fed up with his son's wild escapades, sends him to stay on a chicken farm in the small village of Dedham. On the day he arrives there pretty ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Jacqueline Logan, J. Farrell MacDonald, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 28

36. Mary of the Movies (1923)

Passed | 57 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Mary's kid brother needs an operation and, in order to pay for it, Mary goes to a Hollywood studio and applies for a job as an actress. Mary is given a job as a waitress in the commissary, ... See full summary »

Director: John McDermott | Stars: Marion Mack, Florence Lee, Mary Kane, Harry Cornelli

Votes: 7

37. The World and Its Woman (1919)

70 min | Drama

6.9
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A Russian peasant girl rises to fame as an operatic diva. She becomes beloved of a Russian prince. When the 1917 revolution overthrows the czar's government, the pair attempts to cross the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Lou Tellegen, Mae Giraci, Francis Marion

Votes: 10

38. The Spectre Bridegroom (1913)

Short, Drama

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We begin with a Hallow Eve party at Baron Von Landshort's, where the young people are peeling apples. They throw a long peeling over their shoulders, and the initial of the thrower's ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Arnaud | Stars: Alec B. Francis, Mildred Bright, Susanne Willis, Lillian Kingsbury

39. The Heart of a Hero (1916)

68 min | Drama, War

6.1
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The story of Nathan Hale, an American soldier and spy from his days as a teacher to his eventual capture and execution.

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Robert Warwick, Gail Kane, Alec B. Francis, George MacQuarrie

Votes: 22

40. The Return of Peter Grimm (1926)

70 min | Fantasy

6.8
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The fondest wish of Peter Grimm, elderly patriarch of a famous tulip growing family, is that his ward Kate will marry his nephew and primary heir, Fredrick. Though she loves another, she ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Alec B. Francis, John Roche, Janet Gaynor, Richard Walling

Votes: 13

41. Godless Men (1920)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

5.4
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Sea rover, "Black" Pawl, returns from a cruise with his young son, "Red," to find that his wife has left him for another man. He tries to instill in his son a hatred for humanity resulting ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Russell Simpson, Jim Mason, Helene Chadwick, John Bowers

Votes: 10

42. The Shepherd of the Hills (1928)

90 min | Drama

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John Boles (as Young Matt) is a troubled young mountain man, but a stranger comes to help him in an unlikely way.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Alec B. Francis, Molly O'Day, John Boles, Matthew Betz

43. The Mississippi Gambler (1929)

57 min | Drama, Romance

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The Mississippi Gambler is a 1929 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by Reginald Barker, and starring Joseph Schildkraut and Joan Bennett.

Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Joan Bennett, Carmelita Geraghty, Alec B. Francis

44. The Gold Diggers (1923)

80 min | Comedy

5.0
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Stephen Lee doesn't want his nephew Wally Sanders to marry chorus girl Violet Dayne, because he believes all chorus girls to be ruthless gold diggers, always chasing after the men's money. ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Hope Hampton, Wyndham Standing, Louise Fazenda, Gertrude Short

Votes: 8

45. Evidence (1929)

Passed | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Evidence is a 1929 Pre-Code crime drama film produced and distributed by the Warner Brothers. It is based on the 1914 Broadway play Evidence by J. duRocher MacPherson and L. duRocher ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Pauline Frederick, Lowell Sherman, William Courtenay, Myrna Loy

Votes: 13

46. The Mad Whirl (1925)

65 min | Drama

7.5
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A teenager with permissive parents gets too caught up in wild parties and the fast life.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: May McAvoy, Jack Mulhall, Myrtle Stedman, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 22

47. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1912)

Short, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Here is the heart-rending narrative of Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, and his strenuous courtship, the quilting bee, the village dance, the bragging of Ichabod and the ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Arnaud | Stars: Alec B. Francis, John G. Adolfi, Dorothy Gibson, Louis R. Grisel

Votes: 8

48. High Steppers (1926)

70 min | Drama

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Julian Perryam gets thrown out of Oxford University and returns to the family estate outside of London. He discovers that his sister and his mother are caught up in the "jazz" life and ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Mary Astor, Dolores del Rio, Rita Carewe

49. I'll Tell the World (1934)

77 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lee Tracy, Gloria Stuart, Roger Pryor, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 21

50. Charley's Aunt (1925)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney pressure fellow student Fancourt Babberly to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt Donna Lucia. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Syd Chaplin, Ethel Shannon, James E. Page, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 40 | Gross: $0.56M



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