A WOMAN'S VIEW by Jeanine Basinger

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A Woman's View : How Hollywood Spoke To Women 1930 - 1960 This is a list of all the films mentioned in the book.

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1. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,949

2. Accidents Will Happen (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama

An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Sheila Bromley, Gloria Blondell, Dick Purcell

Votes: 153

3. Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 18,732

4. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 69,350 | Gross: $0.54M

5. Alice Adams (1935)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 3,601

6. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

98 Metascore

A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 115,811 | Gross: $0.01M

7. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 12,713

8. Along Came Jones (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea

Votes: 1,721

9. Ambush (1950)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor

Votes: 520

10. An American in Paris (1951)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

84 Metascore

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

Votes: 29,116 | Gross: $4.50M

11. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

A wealthy woman who lost her hearing to meningitis meets a doctor who is concocting a serum that will cure deafness.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 315

12. Angel on the Amazon (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Romance

An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: George Brent, Vera Ralston, Brian Aherne, Constance Bennett

Votes: 81

13. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Romance, Western

Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 5,013

14. Anne of the Indies (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 1,140

15. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

77 Metascore

The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 4,234 | Gross: $8.00M

16. Annie Oakley (1935)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Western

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 1,466

17. Any Number Can Play (1949)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, War

Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter

Votes: 654

18. Appointment with Danger (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling

Votes: 987

19. Appointment for Love (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Rita Johnson, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 89

20. At Sword's Point (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, History

In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue!

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Douglas, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 607

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: 16,940

22. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 5,943

23. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 3,492

24. Back Street (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A woman's love for and devotion to a married man results in her being relegated to the "back streets" of his life.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, George Meeker, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 510

25. Back Street (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a willful shop girl decides to become his mistress upon learning he has since gotten married and had a son.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Richard Carlson, Frank McHugh

Votes: 524

26. Back Street (1961)

Passed | 107 min | Drama

In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake

Votes: 896

27. Wyoming (1940)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After the Civil War, an ex-Confederate soldier is murdered by cattle-rustlers when he returns home to Wyoming but a fugitive train-robber steps-in to avenge his death and aid his family in their fight against a local land-grabber.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Ann Rutherford, Lee Bowman

Votes: 212

28. Bad Men of Missouri (1941)

Passed | 71 min | Action, History, Romance

The Younger brothers, Cole (Dennis Morgan), Bob (Wayne Morris) and Jim (Arthur Kennedy), return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick (Victor... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman, Wayne Morris, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 241

29. Barnacle Bill (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Leo Carrillo, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 147

30. Behind the Make-Up (1930)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

Gardoni, a down-on-his-luck vaudeville performer, is taken in by a fellow performer, a clown who has a bicycle riding act. Gardoni shows his appreciation by stealing the clown's act and his girlfriend, whom he marries.

Directors: Robert Milton, Dorothy Arzner, Henry Hathaway, Rollo Lloyd | Stars: Hal Skelly, William Powell, Fay Wray, Kay Francis

Votes: 97

31. Behind Office Doors (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

Mary Linden is the secretary who is the unheralded power behind successful executive James Duneen. He takes her for granted until rival Wales tries to take her away from him.

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, Catherine Dale Owen

Votes: 362

32. Belles on Their Toes (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 852

33. Berkeley Square (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Fantasy, Romance

A young American man comes to believe that he can will himself back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meet his ancestors, who lived in the house he has just inherited.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor, Irene Browne

Votes: 687

34. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

Resentful of her small-town life, a married woman schemes to run off with a rich businessman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 2,085

35. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 121

36. Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

Approved | 104 min | Musical

A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton

Votes: 229

37. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 13,478

38. Blonde Venus (1932)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

Votes: 4,149

39. Blondie for Victory (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, War

Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 138

40. The Blue Veil (1942)

90 min | Drama

In 1914, in the first months of World War I, Louise Jarraud loses her husband, killed on the front. Shortly after, she gives birth to a baby, who soon dies. Devastated by this double ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Stelli | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Elvire Popesco, André Alerme, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 64

41. The Blue Veil (1951)

113 min | Drama

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 322

42. Born to Love (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance, War

A war officer who is thought dead returns to the woman he loves, only to find she has remarried.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 218

43. 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: 840

44. Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family