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Henry Fonda
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Date of Birth: May 16, 1905

Country: USA

Biography: Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood...(Wikipedia)

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Titles You Haven't Rated (104)
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Inside the Jury Room (2008)
Short documentary on 12 Angry Men
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Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)
This documentary tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. It is the first major documentary film about this landmark story. (Willow Pond Films)
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An Opera of Violence (2003)
Part one in a documentary trilogy about the making of C'era una volta il West. An Opera of Violence begins with a biography of director Sergio Leone. A part about the difficult path Leone had to take to make this film, follows. Part one concludes with the decisions about casting. Who was asked to act in this film, why did Leone choose these actors? (imdb)
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La classe américaine (1993)
George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. (imdb)
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On Golden Pond (1981)
The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage (imdb)
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The Greatest Man in the World (1980)
This version of James Thurber's tale tells the story of a young amateur pilot who beats Charles Lindbergh's feat of nonstop flying around the world--with his own unique ways of conserving fuel and energy. (imdb)
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Gideon
True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants. (imdb)
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots. (imdb)
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City on Fire (1979)
A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city. (imdb)
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Meteor (1979)
After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power... (imdb)
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The Greatest Battle (1978)
A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war. (imdb)
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Fedora (1978)
Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress out of retirement.
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A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978)
Leslie Uggams is celebrating Christmas on Sesame Street. But since Oscar the Grouch is being a right old Scrooge, she decides to teach him a lesson by imploring Anne Murray, Imogene Coca and Dickie Smothers to pose as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
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The Swarm (1978)
A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. (imdb)
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Rollercoaster (1977)
The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. (imdb)
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Tentacles (1977)
Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions. Just at the same time a great sailing regatta with many children is started - among them Turner's nephew Tommy. (imdb)
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The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977)
Fonda plays a worn-out trucker named Elegant John. Anxious to make one last, big haul before retiring, Fonda loses his 18-wheeler to the repo men. He steals his rig back, then further thumbs his nose at the law by hauling a group of prostitutes across the border as a favor to his old flame, bordello madam Eileen Brennan. (allmovie.com)
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Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (1976)
U.S. President Harry Truman and his commander in the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur, disagree on war strategy. Their conflict comes to a head when Truman relieves the insubordinate MacArthur from command. (imdb)
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Captains and the Kings (1976)
Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s. (imdb)
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Midway (1976)
A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (imdb)
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The Last Days of Mussolini (1974)
"Mussolini: Ultimo Atto" (Mussolini: Last Act 1974) show dictator's four last days of life. The film shows Mussolini as he was: arrogant, selfish, histrionic, liar, opportunist, unremorseful, irresponsible ... yet human. (amazon.com)
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My Name Is Nobody (1973)
A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire. (imdb)
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The Red Pony (1973)
A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony. (imdb)
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Ash Wednesday (1973)
Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark, and begins getting attention from young men. Her daughter tries to warn her that even though she has had the surgery it might be too late for her marriage, but she clings to the hope that Mark will come back once he sees her new look. (imdb)
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Night Flight from Moscow (1973)
Vlassov (Yul Brynner) is a Soviet spy. In France, Vlassov defects. He is whisked to the U.S.A., where Allan Davies (Henry Fonda) takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies wants to take the listed agents into custody; meanwhile, those on the list start dying under mysterious circumstances. (imdb)
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Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Hank Stamper and his father, Henry Stamper own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half trouble making brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts. (imdb)
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The Alpha Caper (1971)
A parole officer forced into retirement gets together three ex-convicts to pull of a $30-million armored car robbery. (imdb)
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The American West of John Ford (1971)
A documentary encapsulating the career and Western films of director 'John Ford', including clips from his work and interviews with his colleagues. (imdb)
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Directed by John Ford (1971)
Interviewing some of Ford's most frequent collaborators, Bogdanovich examines the life and films of one of America's greatest directors.
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heros' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base. (imdb)
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There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
Charm, intelligence and succes in criminal career doesn't prevent Paris Pitman Jr. to start doing ten years in territory prison. However, those years should pass quickly because of an enormous loot previously stashed away. New idealistic warden would only make Pitman think of getting his fortyne even sooner. (imdb)
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The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution (imdb)
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Firecreek (1968)
A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town. (IMDb)
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Madigan (1968)
Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including attending functions, meeting with aggrieved relatives, and counseling the spouses of fallen officers. (imdb)
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Pat Paulsen for President (1968)
Comedian Pat Paulsen runs for president.
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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? (imdb)
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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Sergio Leone's monumental epic is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West.
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Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
In the town of Hard Times, a stranger rides in and terrorizes the small settlement. He kills a number of townsfolk, including Fee, the town's founder. Mayor Will Blue fails to stand up to the man, who rapes saloon whore Molly and burns down the town... (imdb)
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Stranger on the Run (1967)
A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his murderous posse after him. (imdb)
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A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. (IMDb)
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The Rounders (1965)
Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow their winter pay in one spring night at a Sedona bar, but this year, Ben and Howdy have a plan. (imdb)
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In Harm
A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. (imdb)
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Battle of the Bulge (1965)
In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander. (imdb)
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The Dirty Game (1965)
The US intelligence chief in Europe relates the stories of three different espionage operations that he was involved in. (imdb)
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Fail-Safe (1964)
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (imdb)
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The Best Man (1964)
The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority... (imdb)
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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Using Helen Gurley Brown's book as a jump off point, we follow the adventures of a supermarket tabloid editor as he tries to parlay an interview with the author of the book into headlines and sales. Of course, a romantic entanglement ensues. (imdb)
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Spencer
Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get into a bit of trouble. If he has one dream in life it's to build his wife Olivia a beautiful house on a piece of land he inherited on Spender's mountain. When his eldest son, Clayboy, graduates at the top of his high school class and has
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The Longest Day (1962)
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (imdb)
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Advise & Consent (1962)
Robert Leffingwell is the president's candidate for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must first go through a Senate investigation to determine if he's qualified (imdb)
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later... (imdb)
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The Deputy (1959)
The Deputy (1959) - TV Series
The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun, because he believes they are the major cause of frontier violence. However, he is persuaded many times to be the Deputy to help keep order when Chief Marshal Simon Fry is out of town.
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The Man Who Understood Women (1959)
A decidedly uneven comedy-drama that veers off at a right angle before the midway point is reached, this story by director Nunnally Johnson deals with Willie, a Hollywood producer (Henry Fonda) and Ann (Leslie Caron), an aspiring actress. When they meet there are several comic scenes but then as the down-and-out producer and the starlet fall in love, marry, and she proceeds full steam ahead with her career, everything changes.
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Warlock (1959)
The town of Warlock is plagued by a gang of thugs, leading the inhabitants to hire Clay Blaisdell, a famous gunman, to act as marshal. When Blaisdell appears, he is accompanied by his friend Tom Morgan, a club-footed gambler who is unusually protective of Blaisdell's life and reputation... (imdb)
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Stage Struck (1958)
The movie tells the story of Eva, a girl who comes to New York in order to become a great actress. With hard work she succeeds in working at a theater and finally gets her chance on stage after a lot of changes and difficulties. (imdb)
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12 Angry Men (1957)
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court (imdb)
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The Tin Star (1957)
Veteran bounty-hunter Morg Hickman rides into a town in danger. The sheriff has been killed, and young inexperienced Ben Owens named a temporary replacement until a permanent can be found. Ben wants to be that permanent replacement, so needs to impress the townspeople with his skill... (imdb)
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War and Peace (1956)
Spruced up adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel about the life of a Russian family during the War of 1812. The historical and personal events are seen mostly through the eyes of Natasha, who is 16 years old at the start of the movie. Contains many panoramic shots of battle in action. (imdb)
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The Wrong Man (1956)
True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (imdb)
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Mister Roberts (1955)
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (imdb)
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Jigsaw (1949)
New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy investigates a series of murders and uncovers an extremist group. (imdb)
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Fort Apache (1948)
In John Ford's sombre exploration of THE FETTERMAN MASSACRE OF 1866 mythologising of American heroes... (imdb)
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On Our Merry Way (1948)
A multipart comedy linked by inquiring reporter Burgess Meredith. It is Meredith's job to interview several people, asking them what effect children have had on their lives. First he checks with two itinerant musicians, who earn extra under-the-counter money by fixing a music contest so the mayor's son will win. Next he meets Hollywood extras Dorothy Lamour and Victor Moore, who are hired to work with a precocious child star. Finally, the old "Ransom of Red Chief" twist is given to the tale of h (Answers.com)
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Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him, if he ever divorces his wife Lucille. She meets returning veteran Peter, a decent and caring man, whom she does not love, but who offers her love and a more hopeful relationship. She marries him... just as Dan gets a divorce. (imdb)
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The Fugitive (1947)
Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead... (imdb)
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The Long Night (1947)
Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation. (IMDb)
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My Darling Clementine (1946)
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. (imdb)
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The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Two drifters are passing through a Western town, when news comes in that a local farmer has been murdered and his cattle stolen... (imdb)
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Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Out on patrol in the war-time desert a Canadian corporal reminisces about the woman he has left behind in London and ponders whether she will fall for the charms of his rival in love. At the same time he worries about how he would get on with his outfit if his crack sergeant was not there to guide him. Circumstances combine to give answers to both questions. (imdb)
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The Magnificent Dope (1942)
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson capitalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson? (imdb)
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Wartime documentary propagandizing for greater participation in the U.S. war effort during the Second World War. (imdb)
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Tales of Manhattan (1942)
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth. (imdb)
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The Male Animal (1942)
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife. (TCM.com)
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The Battle of Midway (1942)
On June 4-6, 1942, a large Japanese force attempted to capture Midway Island in the North Pacific, but was defeated by U.S. forces with a loss ratio of 4:1 in favor of the Americans. On hand was a crew of naval photographers directed by John Ford; their documentary footage was edited together with narration by Hollywood actors. The film covers the attack on Midway, some limited aerial footage, the search for survivors, and aftermath of the battle. (imdb)
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Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
In this romantic comedy, a pair of swindlers convince a young girl to pretend to fall in love with a man they believe is a millionaire, but the plan backfires.
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The Big Street (1942)
A nightclub waiter, who''s in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she''s injured. (TCM.com)
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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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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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Wild Geese Calling (1941)
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie. (imdb)
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The Return of Frank James (1940)
Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse. (IMDb)
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Lillian Russell (1940)
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore. (imdb)
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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (imdb)
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Chad Hanna (1940)
Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider. Later he falls in love with another circus runaway. (imdb)
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Jesse James (1939)
The railroads are squeezing farmers off their land. When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains... (imdb)
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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case. (imdb)
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The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents the telephone, marries and becomes rich and famous, though his happiness is threatened when a rival company sets out to ruin him. (imdb)
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Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Before the Revolutionary War farmer Martin brings bride Magdelana the Mohawk Valley where they are burned out by Indians. Neighbors take them in and Martin joins the militia to fight the Indians. (imdb)
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Let Us Live (1939)
Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real killer before the men's execution date. (imdb)
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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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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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Blockade (1938)
A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage. (imdb)
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Spawn of the North (1938)
Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict. (imdb)
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I Met My Love Again (1938)
College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry as soon as school is over. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she's left in Paris, penniless and with a daughter to support. She decides to return to her home town with the intent to renew her romance with Ives. His family and a scheming co-ed vow to avert a reunion of the two. (imdb)
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Wings of the Morning (1937)
First Technicolor movie shot in the British Isles, features Gypsies, horse racing, singing and romance. (imdb)
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You Only Live Once (1937)
Joan is the secretary to the public defender in a large city. She is in love with a career criminal named Eddie... (imdb)
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Slim (1937)
Farmer slim joins a group of workers who are building power lines. Foreman Red teaches him all he needs and soon they become friends. When they are fired because they protected their boss in a case when another worker died by falling from a mast because he was drunk, they go to Chicago, where they spend their money and visit Red's girl friend, Cally... (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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Spendthrift (1936)
A profligate, polo-playing playboy (Henry Fonda) is married to a beautiful but superficial heiress (Mary Brian). They divorce, and the wife gets all the money. But the humbled (and impoverished) Fonda finds true love in the arms of Pat Paterson, who cares nothing for material things.
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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
Set in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century, a feud has been boiling for over thirty years between two influential mountain families: the Tollivers and the Falins. The outside world and industrialization, however, is beginning to enter the area. Coal mining begins to exert its influence on the area, despite of the two families feuds... (imdb)
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The Moon
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other--they are even unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. During the honeymoon, all hell breaks loose as a comedic war of the sexes leads inevitably to love (TCM.com)
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I Dream Too Much (1935)
Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and does the cooking and cleaning. To get his music published, Annette takes it to Paul and he is won over - by her voice and not the music. So he manages her career and she becomes a star as an opera singer everywhere she goes. (imdb)
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The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)
Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider leaving the exciting life on the canal for a banal one on a farm. (imdb)
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Way Down East (1935)
A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about. (imdb)
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