Search results for "James Burke"

The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Kathryn Grayson  •  Gene Kelly  •  José Iturbi

At the Circus (1939) RT 100% / Audience 64%

Jeff Wilson, the owner of a small circus, owes his partner Carter $10,000. Before Jeff can pay, Carter lets his accomplices steal the money, so he can take over the circus. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Edward Buzzell
CAST:  Groucho Marx  •  Leonard Marx  •  Harpo Marx  •  Florence Rice

Body and Soul (1947) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Lilli Palmer  •  Hazel Brooks  •  Anne Revere

Dead End (1937) RT 89% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Mobster "Baby Face" Martin returns home to visit to the New York neighborhood where he grew up, dropping in on his mother, who rejects him because of his gangster lifestyle, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Sylvia Sidney  •  Joel McCrea  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Wendy Barrie

Dodge City (1939) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Michael Curtiz's epic Western stars Errol Flynn as Wade Hatton, a wagon master turned sheriff who tames a cow town at the end of a railroad line.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Ann Sheridan  •  Bruce Cabot

It Happened One Night (1934) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1999

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Walter Connolly  •  Roscoe Karns

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) RT 100% / Audience 92%

In this comedy of an Englishman stranded in a sea of barbaric Americans, Marmaduke Ruggles, a gentleman's gentleman and butler to an Earl is lost in a poker game to an uncouth ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Mary Boland  •  Charles Ruggles  •  ZaSu Pitts

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) RT 89% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A trumpet player in a radio orchestra (Jack Benny) falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's the angel Athanael. The beautiful angel Elizabeth (Alexis Smith) delivers ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Jack Benny  •  Alexis Smith  •  Dolores Moran  •  Allyn Joslyn

The Saint Strikes Back (1939) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Jan 1994

Suave private detective Simon "The Saint" Templar arrives in San Francisco and meets Val, a woman whose police inspector father killed himself after being accused of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Jonathan Hale  •  Jerome Cowan

The Saint Takes Over (1940) RT Audience 58%

The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint" the Robin Hood-inspired ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Jack Hively
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Jonathan Hale  •  Paul Guilfoyle

The Affairs of Annabel (1938) RT Audience 45%

Wonder Pictures has been striking out at the box office lately, causing the seedy PR man to involve main star Annabel in ever outrageous stunts for publicity.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Benjamin Stoloff
CAST:  Jack Oakie  •  Lucille Ball  •  Ruth Donnelly  •  Thurston Hall

Little Nellie Kelly (1940) RT Audience 53%

DVD release: Apr 1992

Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  George Murphy  •  Charles Winninger  •  Douglas McPhail

Queen Christina (1933) RT 89% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rouben Mamoulian
CAST:  Greta Garbo  •  John Gilbert  •  Ian Keith  •  Lewis Stone

The Unholy Wife (1957) RT Audience 40%

A woman marries a man for his wealth, then concocts a plan to kill him, take his money, and run off with her lover. Things go wrong when they accidentally kill the wrong person.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Diana Dors  •  Rod Steiger  •  Tom Tryon  •  Beulah Bondi

Within the Law (1939)

A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gustav Machatý
CAST:  Ruth Hussey  •  Tom Neal  •  Paul Kelly  •  William Gargan

The Golden Fleecing (1940)

A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Leslie Fenton
CAST:  Lew Ayres  •  Rita Johnson  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Virginia Grey

Life Begins with Love (1937)

A spoiled playboy is forced to leave town to avoid the press, which latches on to his statement, while tipsy, that he will give away his fortune. He disguises himself and gets ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Raymond McCarey
CAST:  Jean Parker  •  Douglass Montgomery  •  Edith Fellows  •  Leona Maricle

Joy of Living (1938) RT Audience 46%

Broadway star Margaret Garrett has spent her whole life working to support her sponging relatives. When she meets carefree Dan Webster, she learns how to have fun for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Alice Brady  •  Guy Kibbee

The Family Next Door (1939)

Rose Pierce is discontent with her life as the wife of a small town plumber and has visions of becoming a wealthy socialite. Consequently, when her smart aleck son Sammy hears ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Hugh Herbert  •  Joy Hodges  •  Eddie Quillan  •  Ruth Donnelly