Republic - The Best

by karljhickey14 | created - 09 Feb 2019 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Nearly added to the poverty row list , but Republic was not quite poverty , not quite a big studio .

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1. Undersea Kingdom (1936)

Approved | 226 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. ... See full summary »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum

Votes: 459

2. Ticket to Paradise (1936)

Not Rated | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

Janes Forbes (Barrie) decides to help amnesiac Jack Doe (Pryor) to find the details of his true identity. She doesn't tell anyone she is leaving, which causes her worried father to hire a ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Roger Pryor, Wendy Barrie, Claude Gillingwater, Andrew Tombes

Votes: 69

3. The President's Mystery (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A millionaire with a crumbling personal life comes up with an idea on how he can disappear, start a new life without anyone knowing who he is and be able to take all his money with him.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Henry Wilcoxon, Betty Furness, Sidney Blackmer, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 137

4. The Mandarin Mystery (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Two murders are committed and a $50,000 Chinese Mandarin stamp is stolen, tossed around and eventually recovered as an aggregation of costly-stamp counterfeiters are uncovered through the mastermind investigation by Ellery Queen.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Charlotte Henry, Rita La Roy, Wade Boteler

Votes: 305

5. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 528

6. Paradise Express (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A small railroad is being squeezed out of business by the tactics of a trucking company owned by gangsters.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Grant Withers, Dorothy Appleby, Arthur Hoyt, Maude Eburne

Votes: 73

7. Navy Blues (1937)

Not Rated | Comedy

A sailor bets his friends he can date any woman he wants to. They pick out a librarian with a reputation as a "cold fish", and when he pursues her he discovers that he has competition--and ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Dick Purcell, Mary Brian, Warren Hymer, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 44

8. Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)

Passed | 71 min | Mystery

Jim Hanvey is a genial but top-notch detective who has retired to his country home. An insurance company hires him to find a missing emerald so they won't have to pay out the $100,000 for ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Tom Brown, Lucie Kaye, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 97

9. Dangerous Holiday (1937)

58 min | Drama

Ronnie is a child prodigy who enjoys playing the violin, and his relatives and agent want to exploit his talents so as to make more money off of him. Fed up with their intentions, Ronnie decides to take off on his own for a bit.

Director: Nicholas T. Barrows | Stars: Ronald Sinclair, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Hedda Hopper, Jack La Rue

Votes: 37

10. 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: 289

11. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: John Carroll, Noah Beery, Richard Alexander, Reed Howes

Votes: 242

12. 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: 358

13. Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | 211 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell | Stars: George J. Lewis, Linda Stirling, Lucien Littlefield, Francis McDonald

Votes: 183

14. Exiled to Shanghai (1937)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy

Two rival newspaper men battle over a beautiful woman while covering an overseas civil war.

Directors: Nick Grinde, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Wallace Ford, June Travis, Dean Jagger, William Bakewell

Votes: 52

15. Lady Behave! (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

It's bad enough that Clarice Kendall Andrews, Paula's irresponsible sister, comes home from celebrating Mardi Gras and drunkenly mentions that she got married during the festivities. What's... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Sally Eilers, Neil Hamilton, Joseph Schildkraut, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 150

16. The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | 264 min | Western

CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take control of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 174

17. Born to Be Wild (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Truck drivers Steve Hackett and Bill Purvis are fired from their jobs with the West Coast Trucking company for not using second-gear going down steep grades. Davis, the company ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Doris Weston, Ward Bond, Robert Emmett Keane

Votes: 56

18. Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Mystery, Romance, Sport

A boxer is killed in the ring, and the only clue is a tune that a man was whistling.

Director: David Howard | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Evelyn Venable, Jimmy Wallington, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 103

19. Prison Nurse (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A state prison is threatened by approaching floods, an epidemic of typhoid fever breaks out among the inmates, the prison's only doctor falls sick, there are only three nurses to administer... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Henry Wilcoxon, Marian Marsh, Bernadene Hayes, Ben Welden

Votes: 54

20. King of the Newsboys (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

A poor young man's girlfriend leaves him for a gangster, who has the money and power she wants and the young man doesn't have. Determined to show her that he can be a success--and how much ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Lew Ayres, Helen Mack, Alison Skipworth, Victor Varconi

Votes: 76

21. Romance on the Run (1938)

68 min | Mystery

A man has the knack for finding stolen items. Then returns them to the insurance company. Finds some fake jewels and turns them in. Antics ensue.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Donald Woods, Patricia Ellis, Grace Bradley, Edward Brophy

Votes: 86

22. Gangs of New York (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

The undercover cop Rocky Thorpe infiltrates a crime syndicate being run by the incarcerated mob boss John Franklin. Franklin conducts his business via a short-wave radio concealed in his ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Bickford, Ann Dvorak, Alan Baxter, Wynne Gibson

Votes: 97

23. Dick Tracy Returns (1938)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Dick Tracy battles spies and saboteurs in his efforts to bring to justice the Stark gang, a criminal family led by the vicious Pa Stark.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lynne Roberts, Charles Middleton, Jerry Tucker

Votes: 357

24. 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: 291

25. The Mysterious Miss X (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Keith Neville and Dan Casey, two small-time stage actors, are traveling by bus back two New York City, and have an overnight stay in a small town. They take a room in a local hotel and a ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Michael Whalen, Lynne Roberts, Chick Chandler, Mabel Todd

Votes: 21

26. The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 263 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Chief Thundercloud, Silver Chief, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 97

27. S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939)

62 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

Newsman Jeff Shannon wants to expose political corruption in his city, but backs off when his wife and son are threatened. On election day politicians try to prevent voting by broadcasting ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Ralph Byrd, George Barbier, Kay Sutton, Frank Jenks

Votes: 48

28. Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)

Passed | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 254

29. Dark Command (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western

In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

Votes: 2,229

30. Gangs of Chicago (1940)

66 min | Crime, Drama

A criminal uses his knowledge of the law for his not-very-legal purposes, betraying friends along the way.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Barton MacLane, Lola Lane, Ray Middleton

Votes: 37

31. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Votes: 667

32. Scatterbrain (1940)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

Eddie MacIntyre is a press agent, talent scout and right-hand man to J.R.Russell, Producer/Director of Perfection Pictures, is planning a scheme in which he will "plant" his girl friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Judy Canova, Alan Mowbray, Ruth Donnelly, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 29

33. Louisiana Hayride (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Two con men dupe a country bumpkin into giving them all of her money under the pretense that they'll make her a movie star. She and her family eventually track them in Hollywood, still ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Judy Canova, Ross Hunter, Richard Lane, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 43

34. True to the Army (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music

While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Judy Canova, Allan Jones, Ann Miller, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 25

35. Sis Hopkins (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is the objection of derision and made fun of because of her unsophisticated nature, but it ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Judy Canova, Bob Crosby, Charles Butterworth, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 69

36. Sleepy Lagoon (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

Transient workers are pouring into Sleepy Lagoon by the thousands to work in the local defense factories, with no means of finding good clean fun in a town that has been moribund as its ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Judy Canova, Dennis Day, Ruth Donnelly, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 28

37. Oklahoma Annie (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Western

A storekeeper gets involved in cleaning up corruption in her town, and also hopes to attract the attention of the handsome new sheriff.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Judy Canova, John Russell, Grant Withers, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 104

38. Puddin' Head (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical

Harold l. Montgomery, the scatterbrain vice-president of the United Broadcasing System, is dismayed when he learns that one-foot of the ground on which the station's imposing new structure ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Judy Canova, Francis Lederer, Raymond Walburn, Slim Summerville

Votes: 32

39. Sleepytime Gal (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

Bessie Cobb, cake decorator in the kitchen of one of Miami's swankier hotels, is the central figure in an elaborate scheme by Chick Patterson, bell captain, who believes he can not only ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Judy Canova, Tom Brown, Billy Gilbert, Ruth Terry

Votes: 28

40. Joan of Ozark (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Music

During World War II, a yodeling hillbilly singer goes undercover to expose a ring of Nazi spies operating in the United States.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Judy Canova, Joe E. Brown, Eddie Foy Jr., Jerome Cowan

Votes: 32

41. Chatterbox (1943)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

While shooting a western on location, a Hollywood "cowboy" star--whose offscreen image is exactly the opposite of his onscreen one--is saved from disaster by a gregarious local girl. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Judy Canova, Rosemary Lane, John Hubbard

Votes: 26

42. Hit the Hay (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Musical

Two opera-company promoters persuade a singing farm-girl, Judy Stevens, to pose as an opera singer. This arouses the ire of an easily-aroused opera singer who threatens to expose Judy as a ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Judy Canova, Ross Hunter, Fortunio Bonanova, Doris Merrick

Votes: 23

43. Singin' in the Corn (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Western

Judy McCoy, a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Judy Canova, Allen Jenkins, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Al Bridge

Votes: 12

44. Untamed Heiress (1954)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Walter Martin and Eddie Taylor are a couple of theatrical agents, and they receive a visit from Andrew "Cactus" Clayton, who is looking for Effie Canova, who grub-staked him years ago. He ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Judy Canova, Don 'Red' Barry, George Cleveland, Taylor Holmes

Votes: 20