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1. This Side of Heaven (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

A family man. (Lionel Barrymore) becomes innocently involved in an embezzlement.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, Mae Clarke, Tom Brown

Votes: 223

2. Quality Street (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

Votes: 968

3. The Soldier and the Lady (1937)

Passed | 85 min | Adventure, History, Romance

A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Elizabeth Allan, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 143

4. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 6,567

5. White Banners (1938)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Bainter, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville

Votes: 347

6. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 10,922

7. Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

An 1890s widow has two daughters and two sons. The daughters fall in love with the same gentleman.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Anne Shirley, Ruby Keeler, James Ellison, Fay Bainter

Votes: 179

8. The Arkansas Traveler (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

A folksy drifter (Bob Burns) helps an old friend's widow (Fay Bainter) and daughter (Jean Parker) save their newspaper.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Bob Burns, Fay Bainter, John Beal, Jean Parker

Votes: 24

9. The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 759

10. Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Jeffrey Lynn, Roland Young, Fay Bainter

Votes: 160

11. The Lady and the Mob (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Fay Bainter, Ida Lupino, Lee Bowman, Henry Armetta

Votes: 178

12. Daughters Courageous (1939)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, Fay Bainter

Votes: 516

13. Our Neighbors - The Carters (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

The Carter family falls on hard times when Doc Carter loses his drugstore and has to settle for working in a factory. Their friend Bill Hastings offers to take in one of the Carter children in order to ease the burden.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Fay Bainter, Frank Craven, Edmund Lowe, Genevieve Tobin

Votes: 6

14. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

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: 979

15. Our Town (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,136

16. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 104

17. Maryland (1940)

92 min | Drama

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne

Votes: 71

18. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 1,268 | Gross: $3.85M

19. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 8,423

20. Mister Gardenia Jones (1942)

13 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary short film depicting the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) in providing recreational and morale-boosting services for American troops.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Laraine Day, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter

Votes: 56

21. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)

Passed | 86 min | Drama

A Washington official courts a society matron who is trying to ignore the effects of World War II.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Richard Ney, Jean Rogers

Votes: 322

22. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Fay Bainter, Carolyn Lee, Hugh Herbert, Barbara Jo Allen

Votes: 15

23. Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, War

1940. For the better part of the war thus far, New York news correspondent John Davis and his wife Nora Davis have been in the hot spots of western Europe, including Rotterdam and much of ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline | Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 690

24. The Human Comedy (1943)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,714

25. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 878

26. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins

Votes: 194

27. Cry 'Havoc' (1943)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, War

A chronicle of the experiences of a mixed group of Army hospital volunteers stationed in Bataan during World War II.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 850

28. The Heavenly Body (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Directors: Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter

Votes: 637

29. Dark Waters (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 800

30. Three Is a Family (1944)

81 min | Comedy

Ruggles isn't providing enough money to have his family live well. His wife takes over and goes to work.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Ruggles, Fay Bainter, Helen Broderick

Votes: 21

31. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,355

32. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

Votes: 909

33. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

In Medicine Bow, a newly arrived eastern schoolteacher is courted by two cowpokes but their courtship is interrupted by violent incidents involving local cattle rustlers.

Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

Votes: 903

34. Deep Valley (1947)

Passed | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A farm girl falls in-love with a chain-gang convict working at a nearby highway construction site and sets-out to help him when he escapes.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, Wayne Morris, Fay Bainter

Votes: 547

35. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

Votes: 5,256

36. Give My Regards to Broadway (1948)

92 min | Musical

The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dan Dailey, Charles Winninger, Nancy Guild, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 72

37. June Bride (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Betty Lynn

Votes: 1,426

38. Close to My Heart (1951)

90 min | Drama

Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John

Votes: 328

39. The President's Lady (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama

The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets Rachel Donaldson Robards. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire, Fay Bainter

Votes: 629

40. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 13,281



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