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Barbara Stanwyck
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Date of Birth: Jul 16, 1907

Country: USA

Biography: Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. A film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short stint as a stage actress, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television. Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award four times, and won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 93 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (93)
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Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008)
This documentary looks at how the social, financial and moral forces all helped shape one of the most intriguing periods in Hollywood history.
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Dead Men Don
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut. (imdb)
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The Letters (1973)
Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.
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A Taste of Evil (1971)
On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane. (imdb)
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The House That Would Not Die (1970)
A tale of witchcraft, black magic and a haunted house in the Amish country. (imdb)
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The Big Valley (1965)
Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Heath is the illegitimate son of Victoria's husband, Tom (who is dead at the time of the series). Bank robbers, horse thieves, revolutionaries, and land grabbers keep the Barkleys hopping.
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The Night Walker (1964)
A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real. (imdb)
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Roustabout (1964)
Elvis is Charlie Rogers, a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next gig, an irate dad runs him off the road when he flirts with his daughter. He's forced to hook up with a traveling carnival until his bike can be fixed... (IMDb)
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Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn, her true love of three years before who is now searching for her. When Linkhorn learns the truth of her profession he triggers a chain of events involving a number of people, including the young Kitty with whom he travelled from Texas and who is now the Doll House newest recruit. (imdb)
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The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960)
An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.
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Forty Guns (1957)
An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling, brutally for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunman enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong. (imdb)
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Crime of Passion (1957)
Kathy is a smart and tough 1950's advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper, with her name plastered on billboards all over the city. One day, Bill Doyle, a Los Angeles detective, walks into her office - it is instant attraction... (imdb)
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Trooper Hook (1957)
After a band of Indians kill a group of soldiers, Sergeant Hook captures them and their leader Nanches. Among the prisoners is Nanches' son and the boy's white mother captured by them nine years earlier. Hook's assignment is to escort the mother and son to the woman's husband. Traveling by stagecoach they learn that Nanches has escaped and it's not long before he and his warriors show up intent on reclaiming the boy. (imdb)
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These Wilder Years (1956)
Middle-aged man tries to find a son that was given to an orphanage many years ago. (imdb)
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The Maverick Queen (1956)
A Pinkerton detective goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of thieves whose boss is a feisty lady saloon keeper. Complications ensue. (imdb)
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Clifford Groves, toy manufacturer, is in full charge at the factory but feels left out and taken for granted by his wife and children at home. Alone and depressed, he meets old flame Norma, and one thing leads to another. While their relationship is still fairly innocent, his son Vinnie sees them together and suspects the worst. It's time for tortured souls behind rain-streaming windows... (imdb)
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Zane Grey Theater (1956)
An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.
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Escape to Burma (1955)
A fugitive in British Burma hides on a teak plantation, thanks to a mutual attraction with owner Gwen Moore. (imdb)
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The Violent Men (1955)
A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town. (imdb)
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Witness to Murder (1954)
Cheryl Draper witnesses a murder from her bedroom window, but no one will believe her.
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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers. (imdb)
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Executive Suite (1954)
Avery Bullard, President of the Tredway Corporation has died. But he never named a clear successor, so the Board members must choose a replacement. The most likely is Loren Shaw, a skilled businessman, but some of the others don't like his calculating ways. But to stop him, they'll have to find someone else they can back... (imdb)
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Jeopardy (1953)
The Stilwins are on vacation to an isolated beach in Mexico. Walking on a deserted jetty, Doug Stilwin gets his leg trapped under one of the logs. All attempts to move the log are futile and Helen Stilwin takes the car to get help. However, an escaped criminal kidnaps her. Will she be able to return to her husband before he drowns? (imdb)
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Blowing Wild (1953)
An oilman has trouble with bandits while drilling in Mexico, and meanwhile also has trouble with an old friend's wife.
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The Moonlighter (1953)
Originally shown in 3-D, this offbeat western stars Fred MacMurray as a cattle rustler who manages to escape from jail just before the lynch mob can get their hands on him. But when they hang another man in his place, MacMurray takes it upon himself to avenge the innocent man's death. (moviesunlimited.com)
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All I Desire (1953)
In 1900, Naomi Murdoch deserted her small-town family to go on the stage. Some ten years later, daughter Lily invites Naomi back to see her in the Riverdale high school play. Her arrival sets the whole town abuzz, wakes up old conflicts, and sets off new emotional storms. (imdb)
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Titanic (1953)
Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to let him have custody of their two children. Their problems soon seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg. (imdb)
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Clash by Night (1952)
Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae (imdb)
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The Man with a Cloak (1951)
In 1848, a young Frenchwoman, Madeline Minot, goes to New York City to see Thevenet, the grandfather of her fiance. Thevenet had been with Napoleon and may be sympathetic to the political aims of his grandson. She finds the old man in very bad spirits, living in a large house with a housekeeper and a butler who are just waiting for him to die (and perhaps helping him along a bit) so they can inherit his fortune. (imdb)
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The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
Thelma Jordon, late one night, shows up in the office of married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall. Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something... (imdb)
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No Man of Her Own (1950)
Helen Ferguson, pregnant and penniless is spurned by her lover and given a one way ticket to San Francisco. On the train she meets a young couple who offer her kindness, but an accident kills them both and leaves her in the hospital where she is mistaken for the young lady.
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The Furies (1950)
In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T. C. Jeffords (Huston, in his final role) butts heads with his daughter, Vance (Stanwyck), a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and, finally, ownership of the land itself. (criterion.com)
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To Please a Lady (1950)
Racecar driver Clark Gable is at the wheel, but journalist Barbara Stanwyck is in control as she exposes his fierce, speed-demon tactics in the revved-up star vehicle 'To Please a Lady'. Racing sequences ranging from dirt-track events to the Indianapolis 500 set the pace for this high-octane romance featuring Gable at his manliest and Stanwyck at her savviest. (Warner)
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The Lady Gambles (1949)
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her. (imdb)
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East Side, West Side (1949)
Brandon and Jessie Bourne has been married to each other for many years. A few years ago, Brandon had an extra-martial affair with Isabel Lorrison. Now she has come back to New York intending to start over with the relationship once again. Meanwhile, Jessie is attracted to Mark Dwyer, just arrived from a secret mission in Italy. (imdb)
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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Leona Stevenson is sick and confined to her bed. One night, whilst waiting for he husband to return home, she picks up the phone and accidentally overhears a conversation between two men planning a murder (imdb)
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B.F.
Polly Fulton is the only daughter of rich industrialist B.F. Fulton. She is about to marry the man of her dreams, attorney Robert Tasmin, then she meets the intellectual Thomas Brett. They fall in love and soon they marry. Brett has always been opposed to the wasteful lifestyle of the rich, and the anger he feels, when he realizes that he has through his marriage become on of the rich, is turned against his wife. (imdb)
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California (1947)
Epic account of how California became a state, featuring a wagon train, the Gold Rush, a wicked saloon queen, and an evil profiteer. (imdb)
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Cry Wolf (1947)
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family. (TCM.com)
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The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
Struggling artist Gerry Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Gerry returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself. (imdb)
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The Other Love (1947)
Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she rests completely. Rather, she opts for a livelier time in Monte Carlo with dashing Paul Clermont. (imdb)
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The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it. (imdb)
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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails to run off with friend Sam Masterson, and is involved in fatal events. Years later, Sam returns to find Martha the power behind Iverstown and married to "good boy" Walter O'Neil, now district attorney. At first, Sam is more interested in displaced blonde Toni Marachek than in his boyhood friends; but they draw him into a convoluted web of plotting and cross-purposes. (imdb)
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My Reputation (1946)
Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children. (imdb)
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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. (imdb)
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Breakdowns of 1944 (1945)
Warner Bros bloopers from 1944.
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Hollywood Canteen (1944)
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center. (TCM.com)
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Double Indemnity (1944)
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (imdb)
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Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists. (imdb)
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Lady of Burlesque (1943)
Sassy Dixie Daisy is the hot new attraction at a former opera house that's been turned into a burlesque theater. She's popular with the customers, although not with Lolita La Verne, a stuck-up diva who was hoping she'd get the top spot. Also complicating matters is the return of the Princess Nirvena, the show's former star who once had a fling with the boss. When the Princess blackmails her way into the top spot, Dixie is none too pleased. When both Lolita and the Princess are murdered, Dixie becomes a prime suspect. She then sets up a trap to nail the real killer. (imdb)
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The Gay Sisters (1942)
Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles Barclay in order to get an inheritance and he begins a campaign to obtain the mansion to level it for real estate development. She vows that this will never happen. (imdb)
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The Great Man
A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks. (imdb)
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The Lady Eve (1941)
Returning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship... (imdb)
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Meet John Doe (1941)
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (imdb)
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Ball of Fire (1941)
A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer escape from the Mob. (imdb)
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You Belong to Me (1941)
On a ski trip, rich, idle Peter Kirk pursues and falls (literally) for Helen Hunt, M.D. After a courtship of hypochondria, she agrees to marry him on the condition that she continue to practice medicine. But will jealous Peter be able to reconcile himself to his wife's seeing male patients? (imdb)
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Remember the Night (1940)
Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He gets the trial postponed because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmastime. But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee's own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial? (imdb)
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Union Pacific (1939)
One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler has his hands full fighting Barrows' agent, gambler Sid Campeau; Campeau's partner Dick Allen is Jeff's war buddy and rival suitor for engineer's daughter Molly Monahan. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost? (imdb)
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Golden Boy (1939)
Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer. (imdb)
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Always Goodbye (1938)
Former doctor Jim Howard (Herbert Marshall) helps desperate Margot Weston (Barbara Stanwyck), pregnant and unmarried; when her son is born, Jim helps her place the baby with Phil Marshall (Ian Hunter) and his wife, on the condition that neither the Marshalls nor the child ever know Margot is his mother. (allrovi.com)
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The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Madcap debutante Melsa Manton finds a body in a deserted house. Of course, the police don't believe her. Stung by Peter Ames's front page editorial decrying her "prank," Melsa enlists seven fellow debs to help her investigate. The wisecracking young ladies proceed to run circles around the police, the suspects, and the press. (imdb)
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Breakfast for Two (1937)
Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy. (imdb)
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This Is My Affair (1937)
Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th century). (imdb)
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Stella Dallas (1937)
Stella Martin marries ambitious Stephen Dallas and soon they have a daughter named Laurel. But Stella's vulgar ways and resistance to improving herself lead to divorce. Stephen later marries respectable widow Helen Morrison and Laurel becomes the focus of Stella's life and love. (imdb)
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Internes Can
In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child. (imdb)
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The Bride Walks Out (1936)
Carolyn and Michael fall in love and decide to marry. However, Michael insists that Carolyn quit her job. She soon finds that the two of them cannot make ends meet on his salary alone, so she gets a job and tries to keep it a secret from him. (imdb)
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A Message to Garcia (1936)
Based on the actual event of Rowan's carrying a message from President McKinley to Garcia in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. The parts of Dory and Raphalita are added. (imdb)
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The Plough and the Stars (1936)
John Ford, whose fierce pride in his Irish heritage often manifested itself in his work, directed this historical drama which uses as its backdrop the 1916 Easter Rebellion of Irish patriots against British rule. Nora Clitheroe (Barbara Stanwyck) runs a rooming house in Dublin and tries to stay away from the political turmoil raging around her, so she becomes quite upset when she learns that her husband Jack (Preston S. (allmovie.com)
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Banjo on My Knee (1936)
Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home. (imdb)
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His Brother
Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by marrying Claybourne's brother although she still loves him. (imdb)
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Red Salute (1935)
The rebellious daughter of an army general gets involved with a Communist agitator, mainly to annoy her father. He arranges to have her kidnapped and taken to Mexico--hoping that she will forget her "Red" boyfriend--by a young, handsome soldier named Jeff who, while somewhat of a goof-up, the general believes is still better for her. (imdb)
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The Woman in Red (1935)
Polo player Johnny Wyatt falls for Shelby Barrett, pro horse-show rider; Shelby's employer, rich widow 'Nicko' Nicholas (on whom both are financially dependent) is after Johnny. The triangle ends with elopement. Can they prosper despite sore losers, backbiting relatives, and a dangerous scandal that threatens their marriage? (imdb)
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Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
A reel of bloopers from the year's movie productions, made for the entertainment of members of the Warners Club. (Timon88)
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Annie Oakley (1935)
In a sharpshooting match, the manager of a Cincinnati hotel bets on the fellow who's been supplying the hotel with quail...who turns out to be young Annie Oakley. Result: Annie is hired for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (which is faithfully re-enacted in the film). She's tutored in showmanship by champ Toby Walker. But when Annie wins top billing, professional rivalry conflicts with their growing personal attachment, leading to misunderstanding and separation. (imdb)
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A Lost Lady (1934)
Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for rest. While on a walk, she accidentally falls off a ledge and twists her ankle. She is found and rescued by Dan Forrester and his dog Sandy. He visits Marian every day even though she is still bitter. When it is time to go, he asks her to marry him and she accepts even though she will never love again... (imdb)
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The Secret Bride (1934)
Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of conflict of interest, they decide to keep their marriage secret. The political intrigue becomes more involved, and no one is quite what they seem. Soon Sheldon and Ruth must decide between saving the governor's career and an innocent person's life. (imdb)
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Gambling Lady (1934)
Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor. (imdb)
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Baby Face (1933)
Lilly (Baby Face) sleeps her way from basement speakeasy bartender, literally floor by floor, to the top floor of a New York office building... (imdb)
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Ever in My Heart (1933)
World War I brings tribulations to an American woman married to a German. (imdb)
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Ladies They Talk About (1933)
Gun moll Nan Taylor, caught after an otherwise successful bank robbery, falls for radio crusader David Slade and confides her guilt to him. Much to her surprise, he turns her in. As a "new fish" at San Quentin, Nan fits right in, but won't see Slade, who still loves her. Then she learns that her former partners in crime, Don and Dutch, are on the other side of the wall in the men's section... and have an escape plan. (imdb)
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The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
The American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War to marry the missionary Dr. Robert Strife. However, Robert postpones their wedding to rescue some orphans in an orphanage in Chapei section that is burning in the middle of a battlefield... (imdb)
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The Purchase Price (1932)
Torch singer Joan Gordon, tiring of her relationship with small-time hood and racketeer Eddie Fields. (imdb)
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Shopworn (1932)
The mother of a well-to-do medical student does all in her power to thwart the romance between her son and a lower-class waitress, Kitty Lane (Stanwyck).
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So Big! (1932)
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son. (TCM.com)
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Forbidden (1932)
In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman. (imdb)
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The Miracle Woman (1931)
After Florence Fallon's father is fired from the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs fake miracles for profit. But the love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man. (imdb)
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Night Nurse (1931)
Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, but something much more sinister is going on. (imdb)
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Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
Ten cents a dance, that's what they pay her -- "her" being downtrodden taxi dancer Barbara. The only thing Barbara sells is her time, or at least that's the story she gives her jellyfish husband Eddie. But when wealthy Carlton starts making goo-goo eyes at Barbara, Eddie accuses his wife of infidelity. This, in Eddie's mind, provides him with an adequate excuse to steal money from Carlton, which action leads to the no-good husband's downfall. (allmovie.com)
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The Slippery Pearls (1931)
Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry. Laurel & Hardy appear briefly (as does every other cast member) as two detectives. (imdb)
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Illicit (1931)
Ann, a young lady of scandalously "advanced" ideas, has been living in near-sin with blueblood lover Dick, due to her conviction that marriage will destroy their love. Finally, social pressure forces them to marry; in due course, it looks as if Ann was right. Her solution: to separate and return to dating. Can this marriage be saved? (imdb)
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Ladies of Leisure (1930)
An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows. (imdb)
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Mexicali Rose (1929)
Hardy is a gambling saloon owner on the Mexican border who falls in love with boy-crazy Stanwyck. (themoviedb.org)
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The Locked Door (1929)
On her first anniversary Ann Reagan finds that her sister-in-law is involved with a shady character from her own past, and determines to intervene. (imdb)
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