Search results for "Donald Meek"


Air Raid Wardens (1943) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Jan 1993

Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Edward Sedgwick
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Edgar Kennedy  •  Jacqueline White

Jesse James (1939) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2007

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History • Western
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Henry Fonda  •  Nancy Kelly  •  Randolph Scott

Love on the Run (1936) RT 80% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 2008

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Clark Gable  •  Franchot Tone  •  Reginald Owen

Mark of the Vampire (1935) RT 77% / Audience 46%

Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire believed to haunt the local village. It is clear that Sir Karell's daughter Irena is intended to become ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Tod Browning
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Elizabeth Allan  •  Bela Lugosi  •  Lionel Atwill

Stagecoach (1939) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 1997

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Claire Trevor  •  John Wayne  •  Andy Devine  •  John Carradine

The Return of Frank James (1940) RT 83% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Farmer Frank (Henry Fonda) and his ward (Jackie Cooper) hunt brother Jesse's killers, the back-shooting Fords.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Gene Tierney  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Henry Hull

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2006

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case. Ten years in the life of Abraham Lincoln, before he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Alice Brady  •  Marjorie Weaver  •  Arleen Whelan

Captain Blood (1935)

Dr. Peter Blood, unjustly convicted of treason and exiled from England, becomes a notorious pirate.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Ross Alexander

The Informer (1935)

Gypo Nolan is a former Irish Republican Army man who drowns his sorrows in the bottle. He's desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life and start over in America with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Victor McLaglen  •  Heather Angel  •  Preston Foster  •  Margot Grahame

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) RT 60% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 2005

On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Lucile Watson  •  Gloria DeHaven




Hullabaloo (1940)

DVD release: May 2012

A professional golfer who has become a businessman for his fiancee helps a vagrant get a job and ends up losing his own.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Frank Morgan  •  Virginia Grey  •  Dan Dailey  •  Billie Burke

Tortilla Flat (1942) RT Audience 46%

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Hedy Lamarr  •  John Garfield  •  Frank Morgan

Babes on Broadway (1941) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Penny Morris and Tommy Williams are both starstruck young teens but nobody seems to give them any chance to perform. Instead they decide to put up their own show to collect ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Judy Garland  •  Fay Bainter  •  Virginia Weidler

My Little Chickadee (1940) RT 91% / Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2011

Set in the American Old West of the 1880s, Miss Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) is on her way to visit relatives out west. While she is traveling on a stagecoach a masked bandit ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Edward F. Cline
CAST:  W.C. Fields  •  Mae West  •  Joseph Calleia  •  Dick Foran

Magic Town (1947) RT 50% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Apr 2013

Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Jane Wyman  •  Kent Smith  •  Ned Sparks

What Every Woman Knows (1934)

A drab woman is engaged to a prospective MP, whilst he has his eye on a posh young thing  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Brian Aherne  •  Madge Evans  •  Lucile Watson

Baby Face Harrington (1935)

Thanks to a series of comic mishaps, a timid, small-town office clerk finds himself wanted by the police and labeled by the media as "Public Enemy No. 2." Comedy.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Charles Butterworth  •  Una Merkel  •  Eugene Pallette  •  Harvey Stephens

Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)

Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues famous free-spirited portrait artist Marion Forsythe on her return to the states from Europe, seeking to convince her to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edward H. Griffith
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Robert Montgomery  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  Edward Arnold

Society Doctor (1935)

Two surgeons (Chester Morris, Robert Taylor) in love with a nurse (Virginia Bruce) end their rivalry in the operating room.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Chester Morris  •  Robert Taylor  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Billie Burke

Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Rita Johnson  •  Henry Hull  •  Stanley Ridges