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Good Early Movies 1937
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Movie: A Star Is Born ( 1937 )
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
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Movie: This Is My Affair ( 1937 )
Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th century).
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Movie: The Prisoner of Zenda ( 1937 )
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.
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Movie: The Bride Wore Red ( 1937 )
Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. With fancy new clothes and ersatz status, Anni decides that she likes the rich life. But with time running out, she needs a rich husband and Rudi is the one she chooses. Only it takes longer than two weeks for Rudi to dump his fiancée and propose to her. In the weeks that she has been there, she finds that she loves Giulio, the postman with the small house and the donkey cart. But will she give up love for wealth....
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Movie: Sabotage ( 1937 )
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.
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Movie: Internes Can't Take Money ( 1937 )
In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child.
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Movie: Confession ( 1937 )
Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.
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Movie: Camille ( 1937 )
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
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Movie: Escape by Night ( 1937 )
Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.
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Movie: Lloyds of London ( 1937 )
Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business following the Battle of Trafalgar. Only very slightly based on history.
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Movie: Dark Journey ( 1937 )
During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.
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Movie: Captains Courageous ( 1937 )
A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.
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Movie: Out of the Blue ( 1937 )
Impoverished aristocrat's daughter Tommy Tucker (Jessie Matthews) is in love with radio announcer Bill Coverdale (Gene Gerrard), but he is engaged to her more glamorous sister Angela (Kay Hammond), who he does not love. Seeking escape from this hopeless situation, and her life of genteel poverty, Tommy flees abroad to Biarritz to become a nightclub singer.
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Movie: Topper ( 1937 )
A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.
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Movie: Easy Living ( 1937 )
During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.
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Movie: The Awful Truth ( 1937 )
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.
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Movie: Double Wedding ( 1937 )
Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.
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Movie: Wee Willie Winkie ( 1937 )
Priscilla Williams, a young girl living with her widowed mother and paternal grandfather at the post he commands in northern India, becomes enamored of military life and embroiled in brewing rebellion against the crown in the early 1900's.
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Movie: Heidi ( 1937 )
A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.
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Movie: Stage Door ( 1937 )
A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.
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Movie: The Last of Mrs. Cheyney ( 1937 )
Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.
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Movie: Navy Blues ( 1937 )
A sailor bets his friends he can date any woman he wants to. They pick out a librarian with a reputation as a "cold fish", and when he pursues her he discovers that he has competition--and his rival has much more sinister intentions than he does.
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Movie: True Confession ( 1937 )
A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial.
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Movie: Nothing Sacred ( 1937 )
An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.
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Movie: Fire Over England ( 1937 )
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much influence in England when her older sister Mary was on the throne after their father Henry VIII was succeeded by their sickly half brother. Elizabeth thinks Michael Ingolby can do great things. Michael is mostly thinking about one of Elizabeth's ladies in waiting, Cynthia. Soon his mind is on survival when Elizabeth sends him on a voyage to Spain.
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Movie: Souls at Sea ( 1937 )
Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.
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Movie: Night Key ( 1937 )
The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.
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Movie: Black Legion ( 1937 )
When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
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Movie: Dead End ( 1937 )
The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
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Movie: You Only Live Once ( 1937 )
The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.
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Movie: Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage ( 1937 )
Film of the famous airship explosion.
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Movie: Charlie Chan at the Opera ( 1937 )
A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago.
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Movie: The Hound of the Baskervilles ( 1937 )
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson look into reports that a huge, vicious hound has killed Lord Charles Baskerville and that Lord Henry Baskerville is the next to be killed.
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Movie: The Devil Diamond ( 1937 )
A group of thugs tries to steal the cursed title gem from a jeweler who has been hired to cut it into small, saleable pieces.
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Movie: Calling the Tune ( 1937 )
A gramophone manufacturer's daughter loves the son of the man he once cheated.
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Movie: Bulldog Drummond Escapes ( 1937 )
Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.
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Movie: Blake of Scotland Yard ( 1937 )
Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention has the potential to prevent wars, and plans to donate it to the League of Nations. But a gang of criminals led by the elusive "Scorpion" steals the device, and Blake and his associates must recover the invention and determine the identity of the "Scorpion".
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Movie: The Amazing Adventure ( 1937 )
A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.
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Movie: Whoops! I'm a Cowboy ( 1937 )
Betty Boop's runt of a suitor thinks he'll have better luck if he takes cowboy lessons at a dude ranch; slapstick results.
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Movie: When You're in Love ( 1937 )
Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US due to visa problems. The solution, Hudson agrees to marry Fuller, in return for which she pays him $2,000, which allows her to return to New York to resume her opera career. Hudson and Fuller continue to meet and trade barbs, but it's clear they are falling for each other. A highlight is when Fuller joins a 5 piece band to sing "Minnie the Moocher", the Cab Calloway signature number. True love appears to be thwarted by Fuller's career obligations and divorce papers are exchanged. But in the end love is triumphant!
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Movie: The Man Who Could Work Miracles ( 1937 )
George McWhirter Fotheringay, while vigorously asserting the impossibility of miracles, suddenly discovers that he can perform them. After being thrown out of a bar for what is thought to be a trick, he tests his powers and eventually sends a policeman to Hades by accident. Worried, he sends the police officer to San Francisco, and seeks advice from the local clergyman, Mr Maydig. Maydig, after having Fotheringay's powers demonstrated to him, quickly planning for reform of the world by means of miracle, but eventually Fotheringay orders a miracle which, due to clumsy wording, backfires. He relinquishes his power and returns to the time before he had it.
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Movie: Dick Tracy ( 1937 )
A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.
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Movie: Round-Up Time in Texas ( 1937 )
Gene and Frog arrive with a herd of horses for Gene'e brother, a diamond prospector whose work has attracted the interest of a bunch of badguys.
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Movie: What Did the Lady Forget? ( 1937 )
An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, including smoking, even though she is a minor. On Saturday, the professor does not feel like going to his weekend golf game, but his wife packs him off anyway. So he leaves his bag at the apartment of his student Okada, and goes to a bar with a friend. Setsuko traces him there, and insists that he take her to a geisha house. When she gets rather tipsy, the professor calls Okada to take her home, while he sleeps at Okada's. The wife becomes suspicious of Setsuko when she sees Okada bringing her home, and also of her husband when she discovers that he did not go golfing.
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Movie: History Is Made at Night ( 1937 )
A wealthy divorcée falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back.
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Movie: Wings of the Morning ( 1937 )
First Technicolor movie shot in the British Isles, features Gypsies, horse racing, singing and romance.
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Movie: Elephant Boy ( 1937 )
This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.
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Movie: Seventh Heaven ( 1937 )
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
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Movie: Good Morning, Boys ( 1937 )
A schoolteacher and his pupils visit Paris where they outwit a gang of crooks.
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Movie: Lost Horizon ( 1937 )
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?
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Movie: Secret Agent X-9 ( 1937 )
A secret agent goes after the gang that stole the crown jewels of a European monarchy.
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Movie: Way Out West ( 1937 )
Stanley and Ollie are enlisted to deliver the deed to a goldmine in a small village, only for it to be stolen.
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Movie: Thunder in the City ( 1937 )
A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.
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Movie: Night Must Fall ( 1937 )
When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.
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Movie: Woman Chases Man ( 1937 )
Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large inheritance bequeathed by his mother. In order to raise the cash for a housing project, B.J. enlists the help of young architect Virginia Travis to con the money out of Kenneth. At the same time Kenneth is being pursued by a pair of small-time hucksters and chaos results when they all end up in staying in B.J.'s house.
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Movie: Shall We Dance ( 1937 )
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.
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Movie: Café Metropole ( 1937 )
In Paris, a young American is in debt to a nightclub owner, who forces him to woo an heiress in hopes of reaping her fortune.
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Movie: The Pearls of the Crown ( 1937 )
Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl us from Pope Clement VII to Mary Queen of Scots, from whom the pearls are stolen while she's occupied with the headsman. Historic events are seasoned with sly, satiric humor, and famous beauties are portrayed by stunning actresses. Then the narrators meet, and decide to try tracing the three unrecovered pearls from 1587 to the present...
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Movie: Little Hiawatha ( 1937 )
The "fearless warrior" of the poem is a very small child whose pants keep falling down. He tries to shoot a grasshopper with his arrow, but the grasshopper spits in his eye. He tries to shoot a bunny rabbit, but the rabbit is too cute and pathetic. He tracks a bear, and runs after its cub and right into the mother. But the rest of the animals, thankful for him saving the rabbit, come to his rescue.
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Movie: Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin ( 1937 )
Lawyer Bowdre has started a war between the ranchers and the homesteaders planning to take over the homesteaders land when they are wiped out. Rancher Dan Stockton, having just married homesteader Gail Dawson, is caught in the middle. He suspects Bowdre is behind the war and it's not long before he gets a chance to prove it.
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Movie: Pick a Star ( 1937 )
A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to Hollywood and achieves movie stardom with the help of a publicity man.
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Movie: Charlie Chan at the Olympics ( 1937 )
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.
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Movie: 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. Worst of all, though, is that she--in the interests of "progress"--has completely automated his beloved ship, "Electra"!. He sets out to put an end to all this foolishness and comes up with what he thinks is a foolproof plan.
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Movie: The Good Earth ( 1937 )
Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
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Movie: Bank Alarm ( 1937 )
An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. What he doesn't know is that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader.
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Movie: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop ( 1937 )
An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.
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Movie: A Day at the Races ( 1937 )
A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.
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Movie: Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge ( 1937 )
The old west range war story transported to Georgia, with Autry as the hero.
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Movie: Rhythm in the Clouds ( 1937 )
Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the apartment of a famous composer, and finds that he's on vacation. Homeless and without any money, she decides to stay at his place until his return, making use of all his belongings, and spreading the word that she is the composer's collaborator. She writes a song, wtih the composer listed as the co-writer, which becomes a big radio hit. The famous composer returns, and screwball comedy ensues.
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Movie: How to Undress in Front of Your Husband ( 1937 )
A "Peeping Tom" likes to look through windows at women undressing. We see him as he sneaks a peek at two "subjects". His first one, a young woman who apparently has a major lingerie fetish, is young, shapely and attractive. The second one--to be charitable--isn't. That doesn't stop him, and the viewer, from getting an eyeful.
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Movie: New Faces of 1937 ( 1937 )
A crooked producer tries to link his backers by producing a flop and disapearing with the money. Patricia, one of the chorus girls has given her money, too and after the disapearing of the producer one of the backers is in charge of production, trying the same trick. But Patricia tries to convince him to give the show a chance.
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Movie: Bulldog Drummond at Bay ( 1937 )
Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.
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Movie: Hoosier Schoolboy ( 1937 )
A schoolteacher comes to a new town and finds herself caught up in the town's problems and disputes.
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Movie: Saratoga ( 1937 )
After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.
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Movie: Knight Without Armor ( 1937 )
After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.
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Movie: Think Fast, Mr. Moto ( 1937 )
On a freighter going from San Francisco to Shanghai Mr. Moto solves mysteries caused by a gang of smugglers.
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Movie: Slaves in Bondage ( 1937 )
Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim Murray and beautician Belle Harris are using her beauty shop to recruit floozies for their road house circuit. Dona Lee, who works at the beauty salon, is falling in love with young reporter wanna-be Phillip, but Murray gets jealous and makes life rough for him. Meanwhile Dona begins to figure out the racket, but becomes threatened by Murray's unwanted advances.
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Movie: King Solomon's Mines ( 1937 )
White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.
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Movie: You Can't Have Everything ( 1937 )
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
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Movie: Windjammer ( 1937 )
The fourth and last of the George A. Hirliman-produced films starring George O'Brien (preceded by "Daniel Boone", "Park Avenue Logger" and "Hollywood Cowboy") that were distributed by RKO Radio. "Windjammer" finds O'Brien as a subpoena server ordered to serve a subpoena on Brandon Evans (The Commondore) for a senate inquiry or lose his job. Posing as a playboy, he boards the Commodore's yacht during a yacht race, and the yacht is wrecked by a gun-running windjammer commanded by Captain Morgan (William Hall.)
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Movie: Slave Ship ( 1937 )
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
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Movie: Broadway Melody of 1938 ( 1937 )
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with two ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.
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Movie: The High Command ( 1937 )
A general of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish War for Independence in 1921.
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Movie: One Hundred Men and a Girl ( 1937 )
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract.
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Movie: Christine ( 1937 )
Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates.
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Movie: That Certain Woman ( 1937 )
Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.
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Movie: Bulldog Drummond Comes Back ( 1937 )
The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail...
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Movie: Danger - Love at Work ( 1937 )
A young lawyer is unable to get the Pembertons to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
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Movie: Something to Sing About ( 1937 )
A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.
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Movie: Love Is on the Air ( 1937 )
Andy McCaine is the ace crime reporter for a radio station. However, his exposés of corruption in high places gets him in trouble with the sponsor of his show, E.E. Nichols, who is in league with gangster Nicey Ferguson. Nichols pressures Andy's boss to demote him to a children's show, but Andy finds a way to use the kid show to bust open a murder case.
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Movie: La Grande Illusion ( 1937 )
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
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Movie: Make Way for Tomorrow ( 1937 )
An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.
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Movie: Charlie Chan on Broadway ( 1937 )
Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.
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Movie: It's Love I'm After ( 1937 )
An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover.
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Movie: This Way Please ( 1937 )
A young woman is hired as a theater usherette and encounters her matinée idol, who helps her become a hit, and soon she finds herself engaged to another man, prompting a battle of romantic wits ensues.
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Movie: Nation Aflame ( 1937 )
Believing they can make a ton of money, a gang of opportunists uses the country's racial and ethnic tensions to start a Ku Klux Klan-type organization.
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Movie: Victoria the Great ( 1937 )
The story of Queen Victoria from her coronation, focused on her meeting and marriage to Prince Albert and the way they established shared responsibilities until his death.
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Movie: Breakfast for Two ( 1937 )
Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.
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Movie: The New Deal Show ( 1937 )
Betty Boop emcees a show of pet-aid gadgets. Object: a "new deal for pets." Some ideas copied from Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933).
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Movie: High, Wide and Handsome ( 1937 )
Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Brennan (Alan Hale) is muscling in on oil-drilling farmers, led by Peter Cortland (Randolph Scott). Cortland must try to save their oil business, while also saving his marriage to Sally (Irene Dunne).
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