Plot Author Matching "Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>" (Sorted by Title Ascending)



1. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,373

2. 13 Rue Madeleine (1946)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore

Votes: 2,789

3. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

5.8
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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: 182

4. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 1,470

5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 2,310

6. A Cry in the Night (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood, Raymond Burr

Votes: 875

7. A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (1923)

Not Rated | 7 min | Comedy, Short, Music

6.3
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This experimental talking short shows Cantor in his vaudeville act.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Eddie Cantor

Votes: 140

8. A Fool There Was (1915)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama

5.8
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A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman.

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Runa Hodges, Mabel Frenyear, Edward José, May Allison

Votes: 891

9. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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75 Metascore

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 7,286

10. A Hole in the Head (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Widower Tony is trying to keep a small Miami hotel afloat while raising a 12-year-old son. He's forced to ask his harried brother Mario for help, but he'll only bail Tony out if he quits his bohemian lifestyle and marries a sensible woman.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 2,451 | Gross: $11.00M

11. A House Divided (I) (1913)

Unrated | 13 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.0
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A married couple decide to "live separately together."

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne

Votes: 475

12. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 647

13. A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (1932)

10 min | Musical, Short

7.0
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A husband who listens to jazz instead of mopping the floor is brained with a mop by his wife; he dreams he's King of Jazzmania, a land of soapsuds where Louis Armstrong performs 'I'll Be ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Fanny Belle DeKnight, Sidney Easton

Votes: 154

14. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and various other urban distractions.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 579

15. A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 2,177

16. A Stranger in My Arms (1959)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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After the Korean War, an Air Force pilot meets the family of his KIA navigator and recalls, in flashbacks, the circumstances of their ordeal, after being shot down.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee, Charles Coburn

Votes: 204

17. A Study in Scarlet (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 894

18. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore

Votes: 3,002

19. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 7,504

20. A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, War

7.0
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During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland

Votes: 3,470

21. A Woman of Distinction (1950)

85 min | Comedy

6.6
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Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter

Votes: 398

22. A Woman's Vengeance (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A cheating husband is charged in the poisoning death of his invalid wife, in spite of other women and suicide also being suspected.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 433

23. About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol

Votes: 624

24. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,482

25. Accent on Girls (1935)

9 min | Short, Music

6.9
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A swing music short starring Ina Ray Hutton and her 'all-girl' band.

Director: Fred Waller | Stars: Ina Ray Hutton, The MeloDears

Votes: 11

26. Accidents Will Happen (1938)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.

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

Votes: 252

27. Adventure in Baltimore (1949)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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The liberated daughter of a 1905 minister innocently starts a scandal.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Robert Young, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Albert Sharpe

Votes: 453

28. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 2,549

29. Against the Wind (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 585

30. Air Cadet (1951)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.7
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A group of cadets have assorted problems at the U.S. Air Force Pilot Training Academy.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Stephen McNally, Gail Russell, Alex Nicol, Richard Long

Votes: 143

31. Al Capone (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al Capone during the Prohibition era.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Votes: 1,673

32. Algiers (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,684

33. Alice Adams (1935)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A working-class girl is thwarted and embarrassed in her attempts to move up socially by her gauche family and unstable father.

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

Votes: 4,035

34. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 1,871

35. Along the Great Divide (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.8
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A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,870

36. An Act of Murder (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 682

37. An All American Toothache (1936)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Thelma volunteers Patsy as a subject for her friend who is in dental school and needs somebody to practice on.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Johnny Arthur, Mickey Daniels

Votes: 62

38. Angel Face (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 7,420

39. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 2,308

40. Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Movie star Annabel Allison has further comic adventures with her wacky publicity agent.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly, Bradley Page

Votes: 284

41. Annie Oakley (1935)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

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

Votes: 1,671

42. Another Man's Poison (1951)

TV-G | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

Votes: 2,637

43. Another Part of the Forest (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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This 'prequel' to The Little Foxes tells how the ruthless members of the old-South Hubbard family got that way.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien, Ann Blyth

Votes: 494

44. Betty Boop (1930– )
Episode: Any Little Girl That's a Nice Little Girl (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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A Bouncing-Ball rendition of the title song features animated cats.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Billy Murray

Votes: 82

45. Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta

Votes: 576 | Gross: $1.15M

46. Arch of Triumph (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Louis Calhern

Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $1.40M

47. Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

Votes: 796

48. Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 2,561

49. As Young as You Feel (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy

6.4
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters

Votes: 1,211

50. At Sword's Point (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, History

6.1
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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: 729


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