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Good Early Movies 1939
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Movie: The Roaring Twenties ( 1939 )
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.
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Movie: Stagecoach ( 1939 )
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.
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Movie: Jesse James ( 1939 )
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
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Movie: The Man They Could Not Hang ( 1939 )
When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.
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Movie: Tarzan Finds a Son! ( 1939 )
Tarzan finds a boy from a crashed plane and raises him with Jane in the jungle. A search party comes looking for the plane.
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Movie: The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt ( 1939 )
A group of "spies" is after the plans for an anti-aircraft gun, and the leader uses the opportunity to embroil the Lone Wolf in the plot. Trying to settle an old score, this shady character implicates his old nemesis by forcing him to crack the safe where the plans are stored.
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Movie: Another Thin Man ( 1939 )
An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.
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Movie: Young and Innocent ( 1939 )
A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.
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Movie: The Hound of the Baskervilles ( 1939 )
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.
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Movie: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ( 1939 )
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
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Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1939 )
In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
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Movie: Wuthering Heights ( 1939 )
A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveller the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.
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Movie: The Old Maid ( 1939 )
The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.
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Movie: Only Angels Have Wings ( 1939 )
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.
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Movie: Jamaica Inn ( 1939 )
In Cornwall, 1819, a young woman discovers she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.
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Movie: Wings of the Navy ( 1939 )
Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at Pensacola. During training, Jerry meets and falls for Cass's fiancée Irene. After air sickness, jitters and a crash landing, Jerry gets his wings. Cass is not as lucky as he is crippled in a crash and must retire. Cass designs a new fighter for the Navy as Jerry pilots flying boats in San Diego. Jerry will do anything to show Cass that he is a better pilot, even if it means leaving the Navy to test the experimental fighter that killed test pilot Steve Conners.
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Movie: Nancy Drew... Reporter ( 1939 )
Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges.
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Movie: Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter ( 1939 )
When a close friend of the Drew family is accused of murder in a rural community, Nancy, aided by boyfriend Ted, helps her lawyer father expose the real killers.
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Movie: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase ( 1939 )
Nancy helps two aging spinsters fulfill the byzantine provisions of their father's will, but the murder of their chauffeur complicates matters.
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Movie: Three Smart Girls Grow Up ( 1939 )
Three sisters who believe life is going to be easy, now that their parents are back together, until one sister falls in love with another's fiancé, and the youngest sister plays matchmaker.
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Movie: Made for Each Other ( 1939 )
While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.
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Movie: Topper Takes a Trip ( 1939 )
To gain entry to Heaven, a ghost attempts to reunite a divorcing couple as a good deed.
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Movie: Love Affair ( 1939 )
A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.
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Movie: Bachelor Mother ( 1939 )
An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.
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Movie: Ninotchka ( 1939 )
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
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Movie: The Little Princess ( 1939 )
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.
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Movie: Blondie Takes a Vacation ( 1939 )
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
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Movie: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( 1939 )
To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.
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Movie: The Wizard of Oz ( 1939 )
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
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Movie: Blondie Meets the Boss ( 1939 )
Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.
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Movie: Gulliver's Travels ( 1939 )
A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.
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Movie: Blondie Brings Up Baby ( 1939 )
A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.
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Movie: Susannah of the Mounties ( 1939 )
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief.
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Movie: The Amazing Mr. Williams ( 1939 )
Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary. Or isn't he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his longtime fiancée, he is prevented from keeping it by his devotion to duty. Maxine, in desperation, decides to take action and bring Kenny to the altar. Who will win, Maxine's curves or the glorious fight against crime?
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Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ( 1939 )
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
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Movie: It's a Wonderful World ( 1939 )
When a tycoon is accused of murder, the private eye tracking him finds himself roped in as an accessory and attempts to evade police, kidnapping a poetess along the way.
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Movie: The Cat and the Canary ( 1939 )
When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.
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Movie: The Women ( 1939 )
A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.
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Movie: Burn 'Em Up O'Connor ( 1939 )
A series of identical accidents kills racing drivers, but a dim-witted mechanic suspects they were not accidents.
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Movie: Young Mr. Lincoln ( 1939 )
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
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Movie: Tower of London ( 1939 )
In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King Edward IV of England. As each murder is accomplished he takes particular delight in removing small figurines, each resembling one of the successors, from a throne-room dollhouse, until he alone remains. After the death of Edward he becomes Richard III, King of England, and need only defeat the exiled Henry Tudor to retain power.
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Movie: The Spy in Black ( 1939 )
A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
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Movie: Beau Geste ( 1939 )
Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.
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Movie: Drums Along the Mohawk ( 1939 )
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.
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Movie: Destry Rides Again ( 1939 )
When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.
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Movie: Three Texas Steers ( 1939 )
Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the circus to force Nancy to sell the ranch; instead, she goes there to live. Will her neighbors, the Three Mesquiteers, be a match for the secret swindlers? And what's so valuable about that run-down ranch anyway?
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Movie: Murder Will Out ( 1939 )
Loder and Baxter immersed in intrigue after receiving costly jade. As they look for assistance in saving their skins, all their leads disappear, including the man who gave them the jade in the first place.
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Movie: The Bronze Buckaroo ( 1939 )
Cowboy Bob Blake (Herbert Jeffries) and four friends ride to Arizona to help Betty Jackson (Artie Young), the sister of Bob's friend, Joe (Rollie Hardin), who has gone missing.
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Movie: Lying Lips ( 1939 )
A nightclub singer refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, doesn't believe she did it and sets out to prove her innocence.
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Movie: Son of Frankenstein ( 1939 )
One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.
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Movie: Charlie Chan in Honolulu ( 1939 )
While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.
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Movie: The Great Man Votes ( 1939 )
In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what he is and what he isn't, are his only admirers. Then, it is discovered that he is the only registered voter in a key precinct and the politicians, from both parties, arrive in droves bearing inducements. What he does about this situation, and the relatives who want to take his children away from him make up the story.
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Movie: Convict's Code ( 1939 )
A man is framed and sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. When he is let out on limited parole, he sets out to clear his name and find the real criminals.
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Movie: Mr. Moto's Last Warning ( 1939 )
Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.
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Movie: They Made Me a Criminal ( 1939 )
A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.
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Movie: Honolulu ( 1939 )
Wanting a break from his overzealous fans, a famous movie star hires a Hawaiian plantation owner to switch places with him for a few weeks.
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Movie: St. Louis Blues ( 1939 )
A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her, and they make plans to put together a musical revue. But a competing carnival owner hatches a scheme to put an end to the show before it begins.
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Movie: The Three Musketeers ( 1939 )
D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.
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Movie: Gunga Din ( 1939 )
In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.
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Movie: You Can't Cheat an Honest Man ( 1939 )
The owner of a debt-ridden circus contends with pursuant bill collectors and sheriffs and his beloved daughter's relationships with one of his performers and a stuffy but wealthy young man.
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Movie: Service de Luxe ( 1939 )
The manager of a service agency for the wealthy clashes with - and falls for - an inventor who is seeking funding for a new kind of tractor.
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Movie: Beauty for the Asking ( 1939 )
Denny drops fiancée Jean and marries Flora who is worth ten million dollars. When Jean is fired from her job she decides to market the face cream she invented. She goes to Jeffrey and he sends a sample of the product to 12 selected rich women. Only one woman invests in the business and Jean is happy until she learns that it is Flora - but she takes the money. As Denny has no job, the girls give him an office at the factory. The business takes off, but Jean finds that she is still in love with Denny and Denny seems to forget he is married to Flora. So Jean and Flora send him to California for six weeks to open the West Coast branch of Jeanne Varelle.
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Movie: George Takes the Air ( 1939 )
A case of mistaken identity leads to accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) entering the Royal Air Force and falling in love with the Sergeant Major's daughter.
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Movie: Pygmalion ( 1939 )
A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.
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Movie: The Mystery of Mr. Wong ( 1939 )
Detective tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as "The Eye of the Daugther of The Moon."
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Movie: The Saint Strikes Back ( 1939 )
Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.
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Movie: Rough Riders' Round-up ( 1939 )
Now that the Spanish-American war is over, Roy and other Rough Riders become border patrolmen. Their goal is to stop outlaws who are stealing gold from stage coaches and express offices.
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Movie: Panama Patrol ( 1939 )
The head of the cipher bureau, Phillip Waring, is about to marry his secretary, Helen Lane, when he is informed that the state department has discovered a message that must be decoded. With the information given, Waring and his assistant, Lieutenant Murdock, investigate, but their every move seems to be known to their alien adversaries. Helen discovers that Arlie Johnson, interpreter for the bureau, is the real leader of the spy ring, but before she can relay the information she falls into the hands of Johnson and his spy-ring henchmen.
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Movie: Midnight ( 1939 )
A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man, while being romantically pursued by a cab driver.
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Movie: The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle ( 1939 )
The story of married couple Irene Castle and Vernon Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I.
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Movie: Mr. Moto in Danger Island ( 1939 )
The U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.
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Movie: Dodge City ( 1939 )
A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.
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Movie: Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police ( 1939 )
Captain Drummond and his girlfriend want to marry but a hidden treasure in the house in which they want to celebrate their marriage is complicating the situation.
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Movie: The Night Riders ( 1939 )
Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight this evil.
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Movie: The Story of Alexander Graham Bell ( 1939 )
The story of how Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
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Movie: Dark Victory ( 1939 )
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.
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Movie: The Mikado ( 1939 )
The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.
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Movie: Union Pacific ( 1939 )
In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.
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Movie: Lucky Night ( 1939 )
A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening.
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Movie: Confessions of a Nazi Spy ( 1939 )
FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.
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Movie: S.O.S. Tidal Wave ( 1939 )
Newsman Jeff Shannon wants to expose political corruption in his city, but backs off when his wife and son are threatened. On election day politicians try to prevent voting by broadcasting footage from the disaster film Deluge (1933) to keep everyone watching the developing (fake) story that NYC is hit by a massive tidal wave. But Shannon realizes the story is a trick.
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Movie: The Gracie Allen Murder Case ( 1939 )
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
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Movie: Juarez ( 1939 )
Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire.
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Movie: They Drive by Night ( 1939 )
A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.
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Movie: Charlie Chan in Reno ( 1939 )
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
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Movie: Wyoming Outlaw ( 1939 )
Will Parker has been destroyed by a local politician and now must steal to feed his family. He steals a steer from the Three Mesquiteers.
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Movie: The Saint in London ( 1939 )
The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.
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Movie: Let's Be Famous ( 1939 )
An Irishman sets out to become famous as a singer on the radio. Due to a mix up he is instead entered as a contestant on a quiz show. He causes mayhem in the studio and the publicity attracts the attention of an agent who thinks he can help.
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Movie: Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation ( 1939 )
Disguised as an Austrian archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.
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Movie: The Man in the Iron Mask ( 1939 )
Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.
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Movie: Trouble Brewing ( 1939 )
George has won a lot of money at the races but he's paid with counterfeit money. He sets about tracking down the criminals himself.
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Movie: Goodbye, Mr. Chips ( 1939 )
An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.
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Movie: Frontier Marshal ( 1939 )
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
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Movie: Mr. Wong in Chinatown ( 1939 )
A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the intial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there's fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun...
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Movie: Inspector Hornleigh ( 1939 )
Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant Sergeant Bingham are called in to investigate a murder that involves the theft of government secrets.
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Movie: The Four Feathers ( 1939 )
A timid British Army officer has quit and burns his last day summons to a war in Egypt. Calling him a coward, his girl friend and 3 officer friends give him a white feather. In redemption, he shadows his friends in war to save their lives.
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Movie: New Frontier ( 1939 )
The Three Mesquiteers convince a group of settlers to exchange their present property for some which, unbeknownst to our good guys, is going to be worthless. They are captured before they can warn the ranchers.
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Movie: Stanley and Livingstone ( 1939 )
Tasked by his editor, American reporter Henry M. Stanley travels to a dangerous and uncharted region of East Africa to find the missing Scottish pioneer missionary Dr. David Livingstone.
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Movie: Each Dawn I Die ( 1939 )
A corrupt D.A. with political ambitions is angered by news stories implicating him in criminal activity and decides to frame the reporter who wrote them for manslaughter in order to silence him.
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Movie: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew ( 1939 )
The Peppers - Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - are a poor family (the six of them sleep in a total of four beds in two rooms), but they love each other and as a result are happy. Mrs. Pepper's husband, John Pepper, a mining engineer, died when the copper mine in which he had half ownership collapsed atop him. Mid-teen Polly was deeded his part of the...
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