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W.S. Van Dyke
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 47 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (47) | Writer (1) | Actor (1)
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Dr. Kildare
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite. (TCM.com)
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Journey for Margaret (1942)
An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with orphans Margaret and her brother Peter. They eventually adopt the children and bring them to America. (imdb)
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Cairo (1942)
Reporter Homer Smith accidently draws Marcia Warren into his mission to stop Nazis from bombing Allied Conwoys with robot-planes. (imdb)
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I Married an Angel (1942)
Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the Budapest playboy) doesn't know that she exists. "Whiskers", noticing Anna to be a sweet and beautiful woman, believes she would be the perfect wife for Willie. He insists that Marika (Willie's personal secretary) invite Anna to Willie's costume birthday party - she does so reluctantly for she wants to marry Willie. (imdb)
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Rage in Heaven (1941)
Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and more erratic and his jealousy of Ward increases. (imdb)
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The Feminine Touch (1941)
An author writing a book on jealousy discovers his wife is an expert on the subject. (TCM.com)
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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Nick and Nora Charles are looking forward to a day of leisure, but when they make a trip to the race track, they learn that a jockey, who was recently accused of throwing a race, has just been found shot to death... (imdb)
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I Love You Again (1940)
While alone on a cruise, upstanding, teetotal - and mean - Larry Wilson receives a blow on the head, causing him to revert to his old, forgotten, persona of man-about-town and swindler George Carey. Deciding to get what he can out of his position as Wilson he returns to his hometown to continue the pretence. The only trouble is he takes a serious shine to his wife Kay, and doesn't at all agree that Larry should be letting her go. (imdb)
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I Take This Woman (1940)
Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he becomes physician to the rich, abandoning his clinic services to the poor. (imdb)
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Bitter Sweet (1940)
In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher, Carl Linden, whom she does love. They are married. In Vienna, they struggle to make a living by making music. Carl writes an operetta and tries to get it produced. They are helped along by Viennese Baron, but his intentions are not honorable... (imdb)
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Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and sentenced to jail -- Guy for a year, Willie to be executed. On the way to jail Guy comes across a clue and escapes from the police... (imdb)
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Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. When his play is chosen as the school's annual production, Andy seizes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with his pretty teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation. (imdb)
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Another Thin Man (1939)
In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder", Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past injustice. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect- maybe too obvious... (imdb)
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Stand Up and Fight (1939)
This western starring Beery and Taylor as rivals is one cackling western. It involves the kidnapping and reselling of free slaves. Set in 1812 in the North and a town of abolitionists, the crimes needs to be solved. Beery has a need to solve the crimes because it implicates. Taylor, a sympathetic Southerner has his reasons too. Together they bicker, fight and join forces to save the slaves and bring justice to the criminals. (imdb)
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Sweethearts (1938)
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes. (TCM.com)
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Marie Antoinette (1938)
The last days of the French court before the Revolution.
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They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes viscious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend Rose. Back home years later Rose discovers Jimmy is a gangster, has him arrested, and finds a job in Fred's circus as Jimmy escapes determined to kill Fred. (imdb)
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Rosalie (1937)
West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom. (imdb)
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Personal Property (1937)
Robert Dabney returns to his family after trouble with the law. The sheriff gets him a job watching the house and furniture of widow Crystal Wetherby. (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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After the Thin Man (1936)
Selma asks Nick to find her missing husband. He had been seeing a bit on the side, and blackmailing a local criminal. David Graham claims he paid the missing husband to get rid of a former girlfriend. Will Nick locate him ? (imdb)
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The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school. (imdb)
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San Francisco (1936)
Mary Blake arrives at Blackie Norton's Paradise gambling hall and beer garden looking for work as a singer. Blackie embarrasses her by asking to see her legs, but does hire her. She faints from hunger. Nob Hill Socialite Jack Burley and Maestro Baldini of the Tivoli Opera House see her singing and offer her a chance to do opera, but Blackie has her under a two-year contract which she sorrowfully stands by. Later, when he makes up posters featuring Mary in tights, she does leave for the Tivoli... (imdb)
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Love on the Run (1936)
In the company of reporter Michael Anthony, American heiress Sally Parker flees her planned wedding to Prince Igor; Sally is unaware of Mike's detestable occupation. The two steal an airplane that is part of a spy plot and discover secret plans. They are pursued by the spies as well as by Mike's pal Barnabas, who wants a piece of the hot news story. (imdb)
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Rose-Marie (1936)
Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance ensues, resulting in several love duets between the two. (imdb)
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I Live My Life (1935)
Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry follows her to propose marriage. Terry sees Kays lifestyle is uncomfortable. He decides to leave, but, Mrs. Gage (Kay's grandmother) encourages Terry to stay. They become engaged. Just before the wedding Kay and Terry have a huge quarrel. Will Terry be left at the altar? (imdb)
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Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Lovely, gifted Irene Foster hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits to show him what he's missing! (imdb)
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Naughty Marietta (1935)
A flirty, flighty princess trades places with her maid Marietta in order to avoid an arranged marriage. (wikipedia)
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Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman. (imdb)
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The Thin Man (1934)
Comedy-mystery featuring Nick and Nora Charles: a former detective and his rich, playful wife. They solve a murder case mostly for the fun of it. (imdb)
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Forsaking All Others (1934)
Dyl leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dyl, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her. (imdb)
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Laughing Boy (1934)
Laughing Boy, is a Navaho from a remote part of the reservation, while Slim Girl was raised by whites in a town and lives as a white man's mistress. They meet at a pow-wow and marry, in spite of the disapproval of Laughing Boy's family. Slim Girl tries to be a good Indian wife, but is tempted to fall back on her old ways. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for 1929. (imdb)
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Hide-Out (1934)
Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him. (imdb)
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Eskimo (1933)
The happy life of an Eskimo is disastrously changed when he mingles with an unscrupulous white trader. (imdb)
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Penthouse (1933)
After an upstart lawyer wins a big case for a gangster, he finds himself on the outs with his society friends. When one of them is framed for murder, however, he does what he must to get to clear his name.
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The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
An ex-sailor turned boxer finds romance and gets a shot at the heavyweight title. (imdb)
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Night Court (1932)
Judge Moffett is as crooked as they come and the Board of Judicial Corruption is after him. So he hides out in the poor part of town. While there, she drops the bankbook that Moffett has listing his accounts and Mary returns it to him. But Moffett thinks Mary saw the book and he puts her away for six months on a trumped up charge. (imdb)
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Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
James Parker and Harry Holt are on an expedition in Africa in search of the elephant burial grounds that will provide enough ivory to make them rich. Parker's beautiful young daughter Jane arrives unexpectedly to join them. Harry is obviously attracted to Jane and he does his best to help protect her from all the dangers that they experience in the jungle... (imdb)
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The Cuban Love Song (1931)
A guilt-ridden U.S. Marine returns to Cuba to try to find his illegitimate child. (imdb)
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Guilty Hands (1931)
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed. (TCM.com)
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Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931)
Dan works for Pritchard and Pritchard out of San Francisco and is in love with Maisie. As one of his ships returns to San Francisco, Dan learns that the Captain has contracted Leprosy and asks Dan to be the guardian of his South Sea island daughter Tamea. Tamea soon learns that she is different than Dan and Maisie and that makes her angry. Dan decides to go and live on the island with Tamea, but soon finds out that Paradise is not everything that he thought it was. (imdb)
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Trader Horn (1931)
While on safari in an unexplored area of Africa, Trader Horn and Peru find missionary Edith Trent killed by natives. They decide to carry on her quest for her lost daughter Nina. They find her as the queen of a particularly savage tribe, and try to bring her back to civilization. (imdb)
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The Pagan (1929)
Henry, the pagan son of a white father and native mother, has inherited land and a store, but he prefers the simple life. When he falls in love with a native girl, her guardian, who is trying to bring her up as a 'proper' Christian, but who also lusts after her himself, plots to keep them apart. (imdb)
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White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
Matthew Lloyd has drifted away from a respectable career as a physician, and lives a mediocre existence in a Polynesian island. There, pearl-trader Sebastian and his associates recklessly exploit the natives working for them as divers. After witnessing the appalling consequences of "civilization" on the local population, Matthew vehemently condemns Sebastian's greed and ruthlessness. Sebastian, however, will not shy away from any means to crush opposition to his activities. (imdb)
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Winners of the Wilderness (1927)
Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her. (imdb)
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The Trail Rider (1925)
A rancher is impressed with Tex Hartwell's fast draw and hires him as a trail rider, tasked with keeping diseased cattle off of his land.
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The Lady of the Dugout (1918)
Real life outlaw Al Jennings tells a "real" story about how he came to the aid of a woman who was abused by her alcoholic husband.
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