Search results for "Samuel S. Hinds"

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1995

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Donna Reed  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Thomas Mitchell

Buck Privates (1941) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Petty con artists, Bud & Lou mistakenly join the Army evading the cops. The cop chasing them winds up as their drill instructor. A rich young man and his former working ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Lou Costello  •  Lee Bowman  •  Alan Curtis

Call Northside 777 (1948) RT 73% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2005

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Richard Conte  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Helen Walker

Little Women (1933)

Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Joan Bennett  •  Paul Lukas  •  Edna May Oliver

Son of Dracula (1943) RT 60% / Audience 32%

Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young "morbid" heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Lon Chaney, Jr.  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Evelyn Ankers  •  Robert Paige

Stage Door (1937) RT 95% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2005

The ups and downs in the lives and careers of a group of ambitious young actresses and show girls from disparate backgrounds brought together in a theatrical hostel. Centres ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Ginger Rogers  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Lucille Ball

Swing Out, Sister (1945)

Universal cowboy star Rod Cameron plays Geoffrey, conductor of a high-toned symphony orchestra. Secretly harboring the desire to become a swingin' jazz trumpeter, Geoffrey ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Edward C. Lilley
CAST:  Rod Cameron  •  Billie Burke  •  Arthur Treacher  •  Frances Raeburn

The Raven (1935) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Sep 1992

A brilliant but deranged neurosurgeon becomes obsessively fixated on a judge's daughter who in no way wants him. With the help of an escaped criminal whose face he has ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Bela Lugosi  •  Lester Matthews  •  Irene Ware

Lady for a Day (1933) RT 100% / Audience 78%

Never-wed, poor, rough around the edges Apple Annie has always written to her daughter, Louise, in Spain that she is married and a member of New York's high society. Upon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Warren William  •  May Robson  •  Guy Kibbee  •  Glenda Farrell

Test Pilot (1938) RT 71% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 1991

Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Myrna Loy  •  Spencer Tracy  •  Lionel Barrymore

Blossoms in the Dust (1941) RT 25% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2011

Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. They have a son, who is killed when very young. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Felix Bressart  •  Marsha Hunt

Berkeley Square (1933) RT Audience 64%

A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Heather Angel  •  Valerie Taylor  •  Colin Keith-Johnston

Young Dr. Kildare (1938) RT Audience 80%

An intern (Lew Ayres) handles emergencies and wins an older doctor's (Lionel Barrymore) approval at a New York hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold S. Bucquet
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Lew Ayres  •  Lynne Carver  •  Nat Pendleton

Lady on a Train (1945) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Aug 2004

While on a train, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder as they pass a building. When she tells the police, they think she's crazy since she can't tell exactly where the crime ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles David
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  David Bruce  •  George Coulouris

Gabriel Over the White House (1933) RT 92% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Apr 1993

A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Karen Morley  •  Franchot Tone  •  Arthur Byron

If I Had a Million (1932) RT Audience 84%

An elderly business tycoon, believed to be dying, decides to give a million dollars each to 8 strangers chosen at random from the phone directory. The various segents of this ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog  •  Ernst Lubitsch  •  H. Bruce Humberstone  •  Norman Z. McLeod  •  William A. Seiter  •  James Cruze  •  Stephen Roberts
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Charles Laughton  •  George Raft  •  Jack Oakie

Bed of Roses (1933) RT Audience 100%

A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  John Halliday  •  Pert Kelton

The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) RT Audience 50%

The wisp of a storyline involves two-bit radio station owner Spud Miller, who doubles as the station's sole announcer while his comic partner Smiley serves as the house ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Jack Oakie  •  George Burns  •  Gracie Allen  •  Lyda Roberti

The Nuisance (1933) RT Audience 50%

Fast-talker extraordinaire Tracy gives one of his quintessential wiseguy performances as a conniving ambulance chaser who falls in love with Evans, unaware she's a special ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jack Conway
CAST:  Lee Tracy  •  Madge Evans  •  Frank Morgan  •  Charles Butterworth

A Wicked Woman (1934)

A woman and her children escape severe poverty and abuse. She successfully betters her family's condition while living with the secret that she killed her abusive husband in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Brabin
CAST:  Mady Christians  •  Jean Parker  •  Charles Bickford  •  Betty Furness