Year 1937

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1. The Adventurous Blonde (1937)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

After rival reporters, jealous of Torchy's success, conspire to fake the murder of an actor in order to embarrass her, he ends up being strangled.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Anne Nagel, Tom Kennedy

Votes: 366

2. Alcatraz Island (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Mary Maguire, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 119

3. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 482

4. All Over Town (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy

Two zanies try to stage a show in a theater that has a reputation for being being jinxed.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Mary Howard, Harry Stockwell

Votes: 120

5. Angel (1937)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 2,001

6. Annapolis Salute (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

The adventures of three disparate cadets at the US Naval Academy--one the son of a Navy enlisted man, the other the scion of a wealthy family, the third decent but somewhat slow-witted--and... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: James Ellison, Marsha Hunt, Harry Carey, Van Heflin

Votes: 72 | Gross: $0.27M

7. Another Dawn (1937)

Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Errol Flynn, Ian Hunter, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 490

8. Action for Slander (1937)

83 min | Drama

A bankrupt officer, accused of cheating at cards, defends his honour with a writ.

Directors: Tim Whelan, Victor Saville | Stars: Clive Brook, Ann Todd, Margaretta Scott, Arthur Margetson

Votes: 49

9. The Awful Truth (1937)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 16,657

10. Back in Circulation (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel

Votes: 255

11. The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O'Keefe, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 121

12. Behind the Headlines (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Rosson | Stars: Lee Tracy, Diana Gibson, Phillip Huston, Paul Guilfoyle

Votes: 158

13. Between Two Women (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Allen Meighan, an intern, assures himself residency at 'General Hospital', when he saves the life of a man trapped in an explosion. Allen is in love with student nurse, Claire Donahue, and ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Franchot Tone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Virginia Bruce, Leonard Penn

Votes: 169

14. Big City (1937)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Borzage, George B. Seitz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Charley Grapewin, Janet Beecher

Votes: 465

15. Big Fella (1937)

73 min | Drama, Musical

In this musical comedy, Paul Robeson stars as Joe, a Marseilles docker hired by a wealthy English couple to find their missing son. When Joe finds him, he learns he escaped of his own will,... See full summary »

Director: J. Elder Wills | Stars: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Roy Emerton, James Hayter

Votes: 87

16. Black Legion (1937)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 2,368

17. Boots and Saddles (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Young Englishman inherits ranch which he wants to sell, but Gene's gonna turn him into a real westerner instead..

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Judith Allen, Ronald Sinclair

Votes: 188

18. Borderland (1937)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 154

19. Born Reckless (1937)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A champion auto racer takes a job with a taxicab company being harassed by a gangster who wants to take over all the cab companies in town.

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane, Robert Kent

Votes: 119

20. Born to the West (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Romance, Western

Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner?

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: John Wayne, Marsha Hunt, Johnny Mack Brown, John Patterson

Votes: 743

21. Boy of the Streets (1937)

Approved | 76 min | Drama

Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Maureen O'Connor, Kathleen Burke, Robert Emmett O'Connor

Votes: 138

22. Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell, Eric Blore

Votes: 764

23. The Bride Wore Red (1937)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 806

24. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance

Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 990

25. Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: John Lodge, Dorothy Mackaill, Victor Jory, Claud Allister

Votes: 286

26. Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail...

Director: Louis King | Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny

Votes: 526

27. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny

Votes: 715

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge?

28. God's Country and the Woman (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: George Brent, Beverly Roberts, Barton MacLane, Robert Barrat

Votes: 181

29. Smart Blonde (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw, Addison Richards

Votes: 450

30. Café Metropole (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Paris, a young American is in debt to a nightclub owner, who forces him to woo an heiress in hopes of reaping her fortune.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Loretta Young, Tyrone Power, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 501

31. California Straight Ahead! (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Louise Latimer, Robert McWade, Theodore von Eltz

Votes: 103

32. Call It a Day (1937)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

The first day of spring has a profound affect on the Hilton family. The father, an accountant, finds himself unable to work, and when he tries to work, he is wooed by an actress whose taxes... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ian Hunter, Anita Louise, Alice Brady

Votes: 186

33. Captains Courageous (1937)

Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 8,149

34. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Donald Woods, Ann Dvorak, Anne Nagel, Linda Perry

Votes: 354

35. Champagne Waltz (1937)

85 min | Comedy

Champagne Waltz is one of five movies produced by Paramount in the 1930s featuring Gladys Swarthout, a very popular Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano. The studio was attempting to build on ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Gladys Swarthout, Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Veloz

Votes: 49

36. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane

Votes: 1,437

37. Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Joan Marsh, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 1,267

38. Confession (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

Votes: 1,039

39. Conquest (1937)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.

Directors: Clarence Brown, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $0.73M

40. Counsel for Crime (1937)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Law school graduate Paul Maddox, adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox, accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon, brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Otto Kruger, Douglass Montgomery, Julie Bishop, Thurston Hall

Votes: 10

41. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 1,657

42. Danger - Love at Work (1937)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

A young lawyer is unable to get the Pembertons to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Ann Sothern, Jack Haley, Mary Boland, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 196

43. Danger Patrol (1937)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance

A romance drama involving people who transport nitroglycerin for a living.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Sally Eilers, John Beal, Harry Carey, Frank M. Thomas

Votes: 85

44. Dark Journey (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Joan Gardner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,046

45. Dark Sands (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Musical, Adventure

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