1937

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Films of 1937

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1. Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure

Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee, Henry Wilcoxon

Votes: 618

2. Easy Living (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

A wealthy banker throws his wife's expensive fur coat off the roof of a building; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni

Votes: 2,777

3. Adventure's End (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure

Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 72

4. 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: 739

5. 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

6. I Cover the War! (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Newsreel cameraman Bob Adams heads to North Africa to cover an Arab uprising against the British. When he refuses to help his younger brother become a cameraman, Don becomes the dupe of less savory types posing in the trade.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Gwen Gaze, Don Barclay, Charles Brokaw

Votes: 131

7. Idol of the Crowds (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Johnny Hanson wants to make enough money to enlarge his chicken farm. He does this through hockey. Gangsters get involved in trying to get him to throw a championship game, even lining up a woman to help steer him their way.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Charles Brokaw, Bill Burrud

Votes: 128

8. 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: 463

9. 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: 8,114

10. Mannequin (1937)

Passed | 95 min | Drama

Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 937

11. They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Edgar Dearing

Votes: 302

12. Young and Innocent (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 7,953

13. 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: 2,334

14. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,680

15. Kid Galahad (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris

Votes: 2,701

16. Marked Woman (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties".

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 3,121

17. San Quentin (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,571

18. Stand-In (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 969

19. The Great O'Malley (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Drama

A by-the-book patrolman who cares more about the letter of the law than justice feels guilty when his inflexibility sends a family man to prison.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Sybil Jason, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 498

20. Something to Sing About (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: James Cagney, Evelyn Daw, William Frawley, Mona Barrie

Votes: 695

21. 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: 16,573

22. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 886

23. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 6,297

24. When You're in Love (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Riskin, Harry Lachman | Stars: Grace Moore, Cary Grant, Aline MacMahon, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 302

25. Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Sport

James Stewart plays "Truck" Cross an enlisted soldier who has been accepted into the Unites States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Truck meets Roger "Rog" Ash (Robert Young)and ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Young, James Stewart, Florence Rice, Billie Burke

Votes: 450

26. Seventh Heaven (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 648

27. The Last Gangster (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gangster is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant. He becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner, Lionel Stander

Votes: 1,236

28. 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: 489

29. Green Light (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Errol Flynn, Anita Louise, Margaret Lindsay, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 461

30. The Perfect Specimen (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother's wishes until a chance encounter with Mona Carter leads him into the outside world.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 288

31. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A poor boy named Tom Canty and the Prince of Wales exchange identities but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 2,208

32. Thunder in the City (1937)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier, Luli Deste

Votes: 271

33. Fire Over England (1937)

92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,535

34. Parnell (1937)

Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 439 | Gross: $1.58M

35. Saratoga (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,377 | Gross: $5.30M

36. SOS Coast Guard (1937)

Approved | 224 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

A mad scientist tries to sell his formula for a dist integrating gas to foreign powers.

Directors: Alan James, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Bela Lugosi, Maxine Doyle, Richard Alexander

Votes: 168

37. The Good Earth (1937)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance

Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.

Directors: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav MachatĂ˝, Sam Wood | Stars: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch

Votes: 4,236

38. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,038

39. 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: 282

40. A Day at the Races (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Votes: 12,337

41. Hollywood Hotel (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 591

42. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 7,161

43. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Family

Priscilla Williams, a young girl living with her widowed mother and paternal grandfather at the post he commands in northern India, becomes enamored of military life and embroiled in brewing rebellion against the crown in the early 1900's.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, June Lang

Votes: 1,343

44. 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: 795



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