Lon Chaney Jr. Movies

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1. The Trap (1922)

60 min | Drama

A miner's happiness is destroyed when a rival steals his mine. He becomes obsessed with revenge, and plans a trap for the man who took his mine.

Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Lon Chaney, Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky, Stanley Goethals

Votes: 118

2. The Galloping Ghost (1931)

Passed | 226 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Harold 'Red' Grange, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 128

3. Bird of Paradise (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 1,072

4. The Last Frontier (1932)

Passed | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Western

A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Storey | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dorothy Gulliver, Francis X. Bushman Jr., William Desmond

Votes: 41

5. Lucky Devils (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama

They smash through skylights, tumble down staircases, drop from a high rooftop into a waiting convertible - the only fall Skipper Clark and his pals won't take is to fall in love.

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: William Boyd, Dorothy Wilson, William Gargan, Bob Rose

Votes: 135

6. Scarlet River (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film. Tom soon learns her foreman has been rustling and poisoning ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Tom Keene, Dorothy Wilson, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Furness

Votes: 139

7. The Three Musketeers (1933)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., John Wayne

Votes: 352

8. Son of the Border (1933)

Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western

Tom Owens, forced to shoot his outlaw friend, wants to make it up to the man's kid brother...but the dead man's girl has other ideas.

Director: Lloyd Nosler | Stars: Tom Keene, Julie Haydon, Edgar Kennedy, David Durand

Votes: 80

9. Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934)

Not Rated | 58 min | Adventure

A sponge diver hopes to make enough money to buy his own boat and marry his girlfriend. A rival diver, however, has other plans for him.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Lon Chaney Jr., Russell Simpson, Maurice Black

Votes: 53

10. The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Ann Harding, John Boles, Helen Vinson, Betty Furness

Votes: 250

11. Girl O' My Dreams (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Drama

A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Sterling Holloway, Edward J. Nugent, Arthur Lake

Votes: 83

12. The Marriage Bargain (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama

A young woman marries a man she detests in order to save her father from a murder charge.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Lila Lee, Lon Chaney Jr., Edmund Breese, Audrey Ferris

13. Captain Hurricane (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Zenas Brewster (James Barton) is a seafaring man with a bad reputation. Notorious for his tempestuous nature, Brewster has earned the nickname of "Captain Hurricane." Brewster is smitten ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: James Barton, Helen Westley, Helen Mack, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 72

14. Hold 'Em Yale (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Sport

A pretty young socialite falls for a charming but shady hustler, who abandons her when he finds that she has been disowned by her wealthy father. Three of the hustler's partners, who have ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Patricia Ellis, Cesar Romero, Buster Crabbe, William Frawley

Votes: 14

15. Accent on Youth (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

A young secretary falls in love with her boss, a middle-aged playwright. Complications ensue when her boss' son falls for her.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Herbert Marshall, Phillip Reed, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 87

16. The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A crooked nightclub owner, pretending to go straight, is forced to kill a henchman when the latter tries to run off with the gang's latest haul.

Directors: Ray Kirkwood, Jack Nelson | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dean Benton, Marie Burton, Jack Mulhall

Votes: 82

17. A Scream in the Night (1935)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: John Ince, Zarah Tazil, Manuel López, Richard Cramer

Votes: 166

18. The Singing Cowboy (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company to sponsor a radio broadcast so he can raise the money for an operation which will save a girl from being crippled for life.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lois Wilde, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 87

19. Undersea Kingdom (1936)

Approved | 226 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. ... See full summary »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum

Votes: 479

20. Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | 255 min | Action, Adventure

This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post

Votes: 369

21. Killer at Large (1936)

Approved | 54 min | Mystery

A master of disguise poses as a wax figure to rob a safe of its jewels.

Director: David Selman | Stars: Mary Brian, Russell Hardie, George McKay, Thurston Hall

Votes: 14

22. Rose Bowl (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Paddy O'Riley and Ossie Merrill, Bellport high school football heroes, enroll in distant colleges; Paddy at a small school in the East, where he is barely a substitute, and Ossie at a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Eleanore Whitney, Tom Brown, Buster Crabbe, William Frawley

Votes: 12

23. The Old Corral (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 201

24. Cheyenne Rides Again (1937)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A lawman poses as an outlaw, steals $10,000 from a cattle thief, then promises to return the money if he can join the gang--while finding a way to expose them.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Tom Tyler, Lucile Browne, Lon Chaney Jr., Jimmie Fox

Votes: 24

25. Love Is News (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

A financier's daughter spars with a newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Slim Summerville

Votes: 576

26. Thin Ice (1937)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Swiss hotel's ski instructor falls in love with a man who goes skiing every morning.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Arthur Treacher, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 321

27. Midnight Taxi (1937)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama

A federal agent goes to work for a taxi company believing it to be a front for a gang of counterfeiters.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Frances Drake, Alan Dinehart, Sig Ruman

Votes: 40

28. Secret Agent X-9 (1937)

Approved | 294 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A secret agent goes after the gang that stole the crown jewels of a European monarchy.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: Scott Kolk, Jean Rogers, David Oliver, Monte Blue

Votes: 69

29. That I May Live (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Crooks use a man's safe-cracking skills then involve him in more crime after he spends three years in jail. He falls in love with a waitress and they go to work for a traveling salesman.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Robert Kent, J. Edward Bromberg, Jack La Rue

Votes: 15

30. This Is My Affair (1937)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

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 ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 507

31. Angel's Holiday (1937)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

With the help of a young newspaperman Jane rescues a movie star who is caught held for ransom when she visits her hometown.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Jane Withers, Joan Davis, Sally Blane, Robert Kent

Votes: 20

32. Slave Ship (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Allan, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 164

33. Born Reckless (1937)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A champion auto racer takes a job with a taxicab company being harassed by a gangster who wants to take over all the cab companies in town.

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane, Robert Kent

Votes: 122

34. Wild and Woolly (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music, Western

Jane Withers helps celebrate her town's fiftieth anniversary in spite of crooks planning a bank robbery.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Jane Withers, Walter Brennan, Pauline Moore, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 10

35. The Lady Escapes (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Michael Whalen, George Sanders, Cora Witherspoon

Votes: 40

36. One Mile from Heaven (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Drama

A newspaper woman believes she has a Scoop when she finds a 'Quadroon-Mulatto' woman who is thought by all to be the mother of a 'White' child.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Claire Trevor, Sally Blane, Douglas Fowley, Fredi Washington

Votes: 90

37. Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

Social butterfly (Young) marries Park Avenue doctor (Baxter) and learns that his nurse (Bruce) is in love with him.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Loretta Young, Warner Baxter, Virginia Bruce, Jane Darwell

Votes: 78

38. Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Joan Marsh, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 1,326

39. Life Begins in College (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Joan Davis

Votes: 110

40. Second Honeymoon (1937)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Stuart Erwin, Claire Trevor

Votes: 387

41. Checkers (1937)

79 min | Drama

Jane Withers and trainer Stu Erwin save a horse with a broken leg and enter it in a race.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Jane Withers, Stuart Erwin, Una Merkel, Marvin Stephens

Votes: 42

42. Love and Hisses (1937)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Simone Simon, Bert Lahr

Votes: 24

43. City Girl (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama

A racketeer uses a waitress to get information from the district attorney whom she comes to love.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Phyllis Brooks, Robert Wilcox, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 14

44. Happy Landing (1938)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman

Votes: 134

45. Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Alice Faye, Tony Martin, Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 85

46. Walking Down Broadway (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

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