The 39 Steps (1935)
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937)
Cappy Ricks, a crusty old sea captain, returns home from a long voyage to discover that his family and his business are in chaos--his daughter is set to marry a nitwit that he can't stand, and his future mother-in-law has taken over everything and is set to merge his business with that of a rival company.
Africa Screams (1949)
Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals.
Angel and the Badman (1946)
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.
Angel On My Shoulder (1946)
The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.
At War With the Army (1950)
Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.
The Bigamist (1953)
Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of traveling from his home in San Francisco to Los Angeles. Harry gets tracked down in LA where he has a second wife and a baby.
That Brennan Girl (1946)
The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and finds her mother, Natalie (June Duprez), drinking with a strange man.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?
Dementia 13 (1963)
When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the family fortune if if her husband is alive.
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
The Ghost Train (1941)
High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.
Go For Broke (1951)
During World War II, Lt. Michael Grayson (Van Johnson) is a newly commissioned American Army officer who looks forward to being assigned to the 36th Texas Division. Instead, he is put in charge of Japanese-American soldiers, who form the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Grayson is bigoted and uneasy about the assignment, but when the unit goes into combat in Italy, he admires their courage and determination. The 442nd eventually becomes the most decorated unit in the U.S. Army.
Gung Ho! (1943)
The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.
He Walked by Night (1948)
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
His Girl Friday (1940)
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with he and his wife.
I Cover The Waterfront (1933)
An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter.
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
The Inspector General (1949)
An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom they think is traveling in disguise.
Little Princess (1939)
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.
Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Man Who Walked Alone (1945)
A hitch-hiking stranger manages a lift from a young woman into the town he's destined for, and she's from. Both land up in jail, twice, as the small town and its leading family slowly unravel the in-plain-sight mystery behind this man.
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
George Washington McLintock, GW to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also surprised to see that his wife Katherine has also returned.
Miss London Ltd (1943)
Terry Arden (Evelyn Dall) travels to England to take over her half of her late fathers dating service run by Arthur Bowden (Arthur Askey).
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.
Our Town (1940)
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
The accidental explosion of an undetonated German bomb left over from World War II unearths a long-buried cellar containing both fabulous riches and a previously unknown royal charter from King Edward IV that cedes the surrounding land to the last Duke of Burgundy. Since the charter has never been rescinded, the London district of Pimlico is now legally the long-lost Duchy of Burgundy, and therefore no longer subject to British law, including postwar rationing and pub closure hours.
Penny Serenade (1941)
A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy
Private Snuffy Smith (1942)
Snuffy Smith, moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper, and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month
Dan (Mickey Rooney) is a nice guy who needs $20 for a hot date with waitress Vera (Jeanne Cagney). He sneaks the sum from his boss, fully intending to pay it back later by collecting from a buddy who owes him. The friend never makes good on the money, so Dan pulls a small con for the cash. However, this petty crime lands Dan in hot water, and he finds himself committing a more serious transgression to buy his way out of trouble. But this is just the start of a very unlucky pattern.
Royal Wedding (1951)
Fred Astaire (Tom) and Jane Powell (Ellen) are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond
Scarlet Street (1945)
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiance persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has.
A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man whom she witnessed commit a murder.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
Son of the Navy (1940)
A sailor hitchhiking to his base at San Pedro and an orphan boy who has taken along his dog in a search for a mother and father meet up on the road.
The Stranger (1946)
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.
Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.
In advance of a presidential visit to the small town of Suddenly, California, a trio of FBI agents enters the Benson family's home to assess potential security risks. Once inside, leader John Baron (Frank Sinatra) reveals himself as a psychopathic assassin, and he kidnaps the family in order to use their house as his vantage point in his plot to kill the president. Sheriff Tod Shaw (Sterling Hayden) matches wits with the assassin and his gang in an attempt to save the day.
Things to Come (1936)
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.
Three Came Home (1950)
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she has many difficulties to face.
Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)
On the success of his latest and most elaborate Broadway musical "Show Boat", composer Jerome Kern reminisces to his chauffeur about his life that led to this point.
War of the Wildcats (1943)
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.