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1. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,189

2. Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Tarzan finds a boy from a crashed plane and raises him with Jane in the jungle. A search party comes looking for the plane.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $2.27M

3. The Spy in Black (1939)

77 min | Thriller, War

A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,810

4. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 512

5. Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, History, Western

In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,455

6. The Three Musketeers (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Don Ameche, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Al Ritz

Votes: 460

7. Five Came Back (1939)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited by cannibals.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine

Votes: 1,728

8. Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Disguised as an Austrian archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Joseph Schildkraut, Lionel Atwill, Virginia Field

Votes: 537

9. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, History

During the Oklahoma Land Rush, the lawlessness is exacerbated by the McCord gang's feud with the Kincaids, who are trying to bring law and justice to the region.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,871

10. Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)

Passed | 212 min | Action, Adventure, History

The masked hero leads a fighting force to fight a villian who plots the conquest of The Republic of Mexico.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander De Cordova

Votes: 354

11. Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field, John Carradine

Votes: 1,116

12. Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

Passed | 302 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Irving Pichel, Ted Pearson, Jennifer Jones

Votes: 289

13. Captain Fury (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

An Irish convict sentenced to hard labor in Australia escapes into the outback, and organizes a band of fellow escapees to fight a corrupt landlord.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Brian Aherne, Victor McLaglen, Paul Lukas, June Lang

Votes: 230

14. Frontier Marshal (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Western

Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, Cesar Romero, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 523

15. Mandrake, the Magician (1939)

Approved | 215 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Mandrake and his assistant Lothar are working the cruise lines and make the acquaintance of Professor Houston who has developed a radium energy machine, which is much coveted by a masked Crime Lord known as "The Wasp".

Directors: Norman Deming, Sam Nelson | Stars: Warren Hull, Doris Weston, Al Kikume, Rex Downing

Votes: 152

16. The Marshal of Mesa City (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

School teacher Virginia King, annoyed by the unwanted attentions from Mesa City sheriff Jud Cronin, resigns and departs for Yuma. Her stagecoach is attacked by a gang led be Cronin's ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Leon Ames, Henry Brandon

Votes: 100

17. Man of Conquest (1939)

Passed | 105 min | Biography, History, Romance

The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Richard Dix, Gail Patrick, Edward Ellis, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 121

18. The Escape (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

From the slums emerge a policeman (Richmond) and a criminal (Norris) whose sister (Duff) loves the policeman who father has been murdered.

Director: Ricardo Cortez | Stars: Kane Richmond, Amanda Duff, June Gale, Edward Norris

Votes: 19

19. Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn, George Bancroft

Votes: 266



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