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Bette Davis
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Date of Birth: Apr 5, 1908

Country: USA

Biography: Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 108 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (108)
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Kinuyo Tanaka
The film was made in 2009 and compiles film footage taken during Ms. Tanaka’s goodwill tour of the U.S. in 1949.
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Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006)
Combining unprecedented access to Davis' vast personal archives with original interviews, this documentary reveals a startling portrait of one of hollywood's most gifted and enigmatic stars. (imdb)
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Wicked Stepmother (1989)
A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches. (imdb)
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Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987)
Revealing interviews with Cushing, Lee, Seth Holt, Jimmy Sangster, etc., rare footage of Terence Fisher directing, and much more. Though Hammer's grislier trademarks are skirted, this reverent overview does give some insight into the studio's decline and demise in the late 1970s, acknowledging Hammer's failure to keep in step with the genre's evolution via _Night of the Living Dead_, _The Exorcist_, _Texas Chainsaw Massacre_, etc. (Stephen Bissette)
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The Whales of August (1987)
Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've summered for 50 years. Libby is blind, contrary, and seemingly getting ready to die. Sarah is attentive to her sister, worried about continuing to care for her, and half interested in an old Russian aristocrat who fishes from their shore... (imdb)
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As Summers Die (1986)
The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus's aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene.
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Directed by William Wyler (1986)
A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films. (imdb)
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Murder with Mirrors (1985)
Christian Gilbranson, Miss Marple's lawyer, persuades her to visit the baronial estate of his step-mother, Carrie Louise Serrocold, an old friend of Marple's. Carrie Louise's devoted husband Lewis has turned the manor house into a halfway house for young men with criminal records and has hopes of expanding the facilities... (imdb)
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Right of Way (1983)
Miniature Dwyer is named after her mother, who was making miniature doll houses when Minnie was born. Minnie, too, has built doll houses for years, and when she learns that she is terminally ill, she and her husband Teddy begin planning their joint suicide. She makes sure that her dolls are placed with people who will appreciate and cherish them. (imdb)
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Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983)
A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.
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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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White Mama (1980)
A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had.
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The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past. (imdb)
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot has a set of murder suspects on a boat in the Nile after a rich heiress is killed. Can he find the culprit before they reach port ? (imdb)
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The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals. (imdb)
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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his powers to prevent an accident, he gets into the hands of Dr. Gannon, a ruthless scientist who's constantly striving for power over the world. He puts him a device into the brain that allows him to control Tony's will. Tia gets help from a kids gang to free Tony and save the Earth. (imdb)
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The Disappearance of Aimee (1976)
In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she was off carrying on an affair with a married man. This movie dramatizes the court hearing held to determine exactly what happened. (imdb)
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Burnt Offerings (1976)
Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into gothic house with their young son... (imdb)
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Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)
A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him. (imdb)
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Madame Sin (1972)
A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine. (imdb)
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The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)
A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees. (imdb)
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Lo Scopone scientifico (1972)
A wealthy American woman plays her annual game of cards with an impoverished couple in Rome.
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Bunny O
Bunny O'Hare utilizes the bank-robbing experience of Bill to recover her money from the Bank of New Mexico. They execute their robberies dressed as hippies and release canaries in the bank to divert attention. The situation is complicated when the two hippies whose appearance Bunny and Bill copied, decide to rob banks themselves. (BFI)
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Connecting Rooms (1970)
This melodrama explores the relationship between tenants in a boarding house. Included are a street musician, an ex-school teacher, and an angry young man who brings chaos to their quiet lives. (allrovi.com)
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The Anniversary (1968)
Mrs. Taggart is the one-eyed monster-mother, who, every year, demands the presence of her three grown sons at the celebration of her wedding anniversary. But the father has been dead for years and Mrs. Taggart has dominated and manipulated her sons so they will always stay close by. (imdb)
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The Nanny (1965)
Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is 10-year-old Joey (William Dix), just released from a home for disturbed children where he'd spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. Shortly after his arrival home, suspicion arouses again when his mother (Wendy Craig) is poisoned. But Joey continues to insist Nanny is responsible, just as she was with the death of his little sister, with only a neighboring friend (Pamela Franklin) believing the young boy. (imdb)
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Dead Ringer (1964)
Broke Edith murders and assumes the identity of her recently widowed, well-to-do twin sister Margaret, who had married Edith's former flame 20 years before. Can she fool the servants and the authorities and keep her new-found wealth? (imdb)
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Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Charlotte Hollis, wealthy southern spinster, is shunned by her community for the grizzly murder some 40 years prior of her intended, John Mayhew. Even though her guilt in the matter was never proven, the townspeople liken her to a modern-day Lizzie Borden (imdb)
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Where Love Has Gone (1964)
A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover. (imdb)
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The Empty Canvas (1963)
A man is destroyed by his love for a promiscuous young lady
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation. (imdb)
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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he thinks they bring him luck... (imdb)
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John Paul Jones (1959)
The swashbuckling adventures of the hero of the Revolutionary War. His contributions weren't always appreciated by the new U.S. government. After the way Congress show their displeasure by sending him to the Russia of Catherine the Great. (imdb)
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The Scapegoat (1959)
A French count schemes to kill his wife and implicate a mild-mannered English schoolteacher whom he resembles (imdb)
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The Catered Affair (1956)
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because Janes parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon. However, at dinner that night all Ralph's parents talk about are the big weddings they gave their daughters and everything escalates... (imdb)
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Storm Center (1956)
A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves. (imdb)
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The Virgin Queen (1955)
Sir Walter Raleigh gains audience with Queen Elizabeth I and soon wins her over to his way of thinking. He wants ships to sail and make a name for England. A young ward of the court, Beth Throgmorton, is strongly attracted to Raleigh and returns the attraction. But soon the Queen shows her desires and he bends in order to achieve his goal of ships. But still he loves Beth. (imdb)
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Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
Plane crash survivor visits the families of victims he befriended on his flight.
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The Star (1952)
Margaret Elliot is a former oscar winning actress who's career is over and is completely broke. She then desperately tries to get her career and life back, while Jim and daughter, Gretchen try to get her back to reality. (imdb)
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Payment on Demand (1951)
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage. (TCM.com)
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Another Man
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships. (imdb)
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All About Eve (1950)
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (imdb)
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Beyond the Forest (1949)
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby... (imdb)
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June Bride (1948)
A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong. (imdb)
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Winter Meeting (1948)
Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manahattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her he always wanted to be a priest. After some turmoil she advises him to follow his dream which he does. (imdb)
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A Stolen Life (1946)
Kate Bosworth and her twin sister Patricia fall in love with Martha's Vineyard lighthouse inspector Bill Emerson. Patricia and Bill are married. To forget, Kate returns to painting. Bill goes to Chile; Kate and Patricia go sailing; Patricia is washed overboard and drowned. Kate's boat capsizes and, when she recovers consciousness ashore, she (believed to be Patricia) is told that Bill is returning from Chile. (imdb)
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Deception (1946)
Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis) encounters her lover from music school Karel Novak (Paul Henreid), whom she thought was killed in the war, by chance in New York. They are still passionately in love and marry almost immediately, much to the consternation of her current lover and benefactor, the world-famous conductor/composer Alexander Hollenius (Claude Rains), who does what he can to torment the young couple. (timon88)
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The Corn Is Green (1945)
Schoolteacher Lilly Moffat is dismayed by conditions in a Welsh mining town. She sets up a school to teach fundamental education to the villagers. Her housekeeper and daughter oppose the project, as does the local Squire who will not rent her space. Using part of her own home, she goes ahead with Miss Moffat's School. One of her students Morgan Evans turns from bully to brilliant student. (imdb)
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Breakdowns of 1944 (1945)
Warner Bros bloopers from 1944.
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Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Job Skeffington informs Fanny Trellis' that her brother Trippy has embezzled from the Skeffington bank. She marries Job to save Trippy who, angry with her, goes to World War I and is killed. She divorces Job and sends her daughter to live with him in Europe. She now takes up with host of lovers... (imdb)
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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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Old Acquaintance (1943)
Established serious author Kit inspires hometown pal Millie who writes a trashy novel published with Kit's help. Millie's husband Preston leaves her. Ten years of trashy novels later Millie tries to reconcile, but Preston is marrying another. (imdb)
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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Eddie Cantor insists upon being chairman of the Cavalcade of Stars benefit show, in return for the use of his vocalist, Dinah Shore. Cantor disrupts the producers' plans with his own egocentric ideas. When they discover a talented bus driver named Joe Simpson, who can't get an acting job because he too closely resembles Eddie Cantor, a scheme is hatched to put the show back on track. (imdb)
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The Present with a Future (1943)
It's Christmas morning, and pre-teens Billy and Ginny have expectations of what they will receive as gifts, Ginny a bicycle and Billy a railroad set. Instead, they receive war bonds as a gift from their mother, who explains to them that the war bonds will help what their father is fighting for, and may even pay to save his life is he were wounded.
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Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full of money. He also finds out from friends at the German Embassy that Kurt is working with an anti-Nazi underground group in Germany... (imdb)
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.
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Now, Voyager (1942)
Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance. (imdb)
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In This Our Life (1942)
A young woman dumps her fiancée and runs off with her sister's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide... (imdb)
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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Oil heiress Joan is going to elope with bandleader Allen whom she's known four days. Out-of-money pilot Steve is going to fly them to Nevada but makes a deal with her father to deliver her home unmarried. He flies off with her, an apparent kidnaping, but is forced down in the desert. The bandleader arrives with a preacher, but their marriage (in California, not Nevada) is not valid. Pilot Steve will marry her because her father is a millionaire. (imdb)
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Shining Victory (1941)
In this melodrama, a loyal research psychologist escapes from Budapest after the nature of his work is discovered. He resettles in Scotland and soon resumes his work. His benefactors provide him a female assistant, and at first the stubborn scientist is not pleased. Eventually the two fall in love. Not long after the research is finished, they marry and for a time the two are happy. But then a terrible fire erupts and the assistant/wife dies trying to protect the researcher's valuable notes. (allmovie.com)
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The Little Foxes (1941)
This film adaptation of the Lillian Hellman play depicts a post-Civil War southern community where nothing is more important than money and power to Regina Giddens (imdb)
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The Great Lie (1941)
Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby. (imdb)
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The Letter (1940)
While her husband inspects his rubber planatation, Leslie Crosbie murders Geoffrey Hammond. His widow has a letter written by Leslie asking him to meet her as her lover the night of the murder. (imdb)
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All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
The film tells the story of a governess, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes (Bette Davis) who is accused of having an affair with her employer, the Duc de Praslin (Charles Boyer), and who is then accused of complicity in the murder of his wife, the Duchesse de Praslin (Barbara O'Neil). (Wikipedia.org)
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Dark Victory (1939)
Judith Traherne is at the height of young society when Dr. Frederick Steele diagnoses a brain tumor... (imdb)
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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Director Michael Curtiz's period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis) and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux (Errol Flynn), the Earl of Essex... (imdb)
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The Old Maid (1939)
Delia breaks her engagement to Clem, in favor of wealthy Jim. Cousin Charlotte comforts Clem, and becomes pregnant. Clem dies in the war before he can marry her, and Charlotte raises her daughter as a "foundling." When Jim's brother, Joe, falls in love with Charlotte, Delia, out of spiteful jealousy, destroys the forthcoming wedding, and eventually takes Charlotte's child from her. (imdb)
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Juarez (1939)
The newly named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carolotta arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juraez and democracy. He tries to appease the Mexicans but fails. Abraham Lincoln is supporting Juarez and asks the French to withdraw support for Maximilian. Carlotta goes to France to plead with Napoleon, to no avail. (imdb)
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Jezebel (1938)
Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850's, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms... (imdb)
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The Sisters (1938)
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century. (TCM.com)
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It
Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden have postponed their marriage eleven times. Henry Grant's fiancée Marcia is infatuated with Basil. At Henry's request Basil acts boorishly so as to kill the infatuation, but it doesn't work and Marcia breaks her engagement with Henry. With Marcia about to announce her intentions vis-a-vis Basil, Joyce shows her pictures of children, apparently Basil's. Marcia goes back to Henry and Joyce decides she'd better tie Basil down soon. (imdb)
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That Certain Woman (1937)
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval. (TCM.com)
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Marked Woman (1937)
Mary Dwight works as a hostess at the Club Intime run by ruthless gangster Johnny Vanning. When one... (imdb)
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Kid Galahad (1937)
Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister. (imdb)
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The Petrified Forest (1936)
Alan Squier, a failed, world-weary British writer, hikes into an isolated, weather-beaten desert café in Arizona owned by Jason Marple... (imdb)
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Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency. The business is in a sad way, and Shane, who has had the forethought to provide himself with a 250-dollar commission from an old lady on the train, is welcomed with open arms... (imdb)
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Breakdowns of 1936 (1936)
The Warner Bros. annual blooper reel for 1936. (imdb)
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The Golden Arrow (1936)
A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She proposes a marriage of convenience to reporter Johnny Jones (she can avoid fortune hunters, on her wealth he can write his novel). Johnny is unwilling to play escort at all her social affairs. After he is arrested for speeding, and on probation, she insists on it... (imdb)
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Dangerous (1935)
An alcoholic actress considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated but shows she's as dangerous as ever (imdb)
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Bordertown (1935)
Johnny Ramirez rises from bouncer to partner in Charlie Roark's border town casino. Charlie's wife Marie loves Johnny, but Johnny loves society woman Dale. Marie kills her husband, making it look like suicide. She tells Johnny she committed murder for him and, still rejected, tells the police that she and Johnny murdered Charlie. She goes crazy in court and Johnny goes free. Dale runs from Johnny and dies in an auto crash. Johnny sells the casino. (imdb)
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Front Page Woman (1935)
A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way. (imdb)
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Special Agent (1935)
Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters Carston's organization and Julie cooperates with him to land Carston in jail. An informer squeals on them. Julie is kidnapped by Carston's henchmen as she is about to testify. (imdb)
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The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to help Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached ("if only we were free") by Valentine. Miriam tells Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine's husband tells him he is a fool to leave Miriam. (imdb)
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Of Human Bondage (1934)
Abandoning artistic ambitions, sensitive and club-footed Philip Carey enrolls in medical school and falls in love with illiterate waitress Mildred Rogers. She rejects him, runs off with a salesman and returns unmarried and pregnant. (imdb)
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Fog Over Frisco (1934)
Arlene is involved with underworld types. Her society girl sister believes it is only innocent thrill seeking; her stepfather fears it may be more criminal than that. Kidnap and murder plots ensue. (imdb)
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Fashions of 1934 (1934)
Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. When they try to steal the latest Baroque designs hidden cameras capture them. Threat and counterthreat lead to the suggestion of putting on a legitimate show. (imdb)
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Jimmy the Gent (1934)
Unscrupulous investigator of lost heirs Jimmy Corrigan loses his love Joan Martin to apparently upright competitor James Wallingham. He counters by adding a veneer of respectability to his own operation. Meanwhile he exposes Wallingham for a fraud. (imdb)
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Housewife (1934)
Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful commercial for the client and neats up their old romance. Wife and girlfriend struggle over Bill. (imdb)
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The Big Shakedown (1934)
Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies. (imdb)
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The 42nd. Street Special (1933)
As part of a publicity campaign for the film 42nd Street (1933), Warner Bros. studios, with the assistance of the General Electric Company, assembled a 7-car train they called "The 42nd. Street Special". With numerous Warner Bros. contract stars as passengers, the train made a tour across the USA. It was scheduled to make stops in more than 100 cities, ending in Washington, DC for the March 1933 inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt... (imdb)
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Just Around the Corner (1933)
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Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help locate her husband, Therme, he learns that she is really Norma Phillips, wanted by Chicago police for murder of her husband. She escapes, but Saunders borrows a corpse from the morgue to arrange her fake funeral. The trap brings the woman and Therme to the mortuary out of curiosity. (imdb)
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The Working Man (1933)
Shoe manufacturer John Reeves turns his business over to his conceited nephew when his rival dies. On vacation, he runs into his rivals heirs who are living it up on their dead father's money. Reeves gets hired by them and uses the chance to reorganize their shoe company, becoming a rival or his own nephew. The ne'er-do-wells settle down and become involved in the business. (imdb)
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Ex-Lady (1933)
A female artist is torn between her belief in free love and the constraints of romance.
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Parachute Jumper (1933)
Unemployed Bill and Toodles move in with Alabama to share expenses. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. When Alabama visits, the gangster falls in love with her and hires her as his secretary. Bill is forced to fly a plane carrying narcotics into the U.S. but fights back. (imdb)
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The Menace (1932)
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 an opportunity to return to England and investigate his father's murder under a new identity. As Robert Crockett he romances his stepmother, ultimately trapping her by creating the appearance of a double-cross among her accomplices, now guests at her house. (imdb)
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Three on a Match (1932)
After being apart for years three women, friends at school, meet and bring each other up to date on their lives... (imdb)
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The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter. (imdb)
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20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
Tom Connors is sentenced to Sing Sing believing his influential friends will soon have him out on parole. A trouble maker, he gets ninety days in solitary and no parole. His girlfriend Fay is injured and Warden Long lets Tom visit her on his honor to return. During a fight with mobster Joe Finn Fay shoots Finn, Tom jumps out the window and is blamed for the death. He gives himself up but it sentenced to the electric chair. (imdb)
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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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The Dark Horse (1932)
A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate for governor. (TCM.com)
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Hell
Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions. (imdb)
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The Man Who Played God (1932)
Montgomery Royale. He returns to New York with this sister, friend Mildred and fiancée Grace. He becomes philanthropic, using binoculars and lip reading to decide what anonymous gifts to bestow on strangers. He sees Grace tell her love Howard that she must stay with him because of his deafness. Moved, he asks her to break their engagement. He then donates a pipe organ to a needy church and is joined at the dedication by Mildred. (imdb)
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The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life. (TCM.com)
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Way Back Home (1931)
Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears, Seth intends to raise Robbie as his own son. The vindictive father attacks Mary Lucy, a neighbor's daughter who is also trying to help Robbie. Mary's boyfriend David rescues her and Rube runs off with his son. But not for long. (imdb)
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The Bad Sister (1931)
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura. (imdb)
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Waterloo Bridge (1931)
In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American... (imdb)
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Seed (1931)
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. (imdb)
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