1936

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Films of 1936

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1. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

Votes: 1,999

2. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,793

3. The General Died at Dawn (1936)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Dudley Digges

Votes: 996

4. The Plainsman (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,885

5. Conflict (1936)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.

Director: David Howard | Stars: John Wayne, Jean Rogers, Ward Bond, Tommy Bupp

Votes: 91

6. King of the Pecos (1936)

54 min | Western

Texas cattle baron Stiles killed John Clayborn's parents ten years earlier. Now a lawyer, Clayborn tries legally to break up Stiles' water monopoly and rustling operation. When that fails he must use force.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Muriel Evans, Cy Kendall, Jack Rube Clifford

Votes: 339

7. Sea Spoilers (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

When Coast Guard Commander arrives at his actress girlfriend's yacht he find the owner killed, contraband seal skins, and no girlfriend.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: John Wayne, Nan Grey, William Bakewell, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 106

8. The Lawless Nineties (1936)

Not Rated | 55 min | Western

Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Harry Woods, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 269

9. The Lonely Trail (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Drama, Western

Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Cy Kendall, Bob Kortman

Votes: 267

10. The Oregon Trail (1936)

59 min | Western

U.S. Army Captain John Delmont takes a leave of absence to find out what happened to his missing father. Later he leads a wagon train to California and goes after the bad guys involved in his father's disappearance.

Director: Scott Pembroke | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Joseph W. Girard, Yakima Canutt

11. Winds of the Wasteland (1936)

Passed | 54 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Phyllis Fraser, Lew Kelly, Douglas Cosgrove

Votes: 821

12. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 10,696

13. Libeled Lady (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 6,683

14. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 787

15. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 4,663

16. Sabotage (1936)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Thriller

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder

Votes: 13,896

17. Secret Agent (1936)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

After three British Agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Peter Lorre

Votes: 7,410

18. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After police captain, McLaren becomes commissioner, former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake's sincere in his effort to join the mob. "... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 2,468

19. China Clipper (1936)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

Dave Logan takes his regional Pan American airline and with vision and sometimes ruthless determination establishes pan-American and trans-Pacific routes.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Ross Alexander

Votes: 476

20. Isle of Fury (1936)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure

In the South Seas, Val Stevens and Lucille Gordon are getting married when a ship goes down offshore. Val rescues Captain Deever and passenger Eric Blacke. Later Eric saves Val from an ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, E.E. Clive

Votes: 459

21. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

Votes: 11,863

22. Two Against the World (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Drama

A radio network manager's boss makes him air a Serial based on a murder, tormenting a woman involved.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Linda Perry, Carlyle Moore Jr.

Votes: 429

23. Ceiling Zero (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline in Newark. Dizzy is flirting with the girlfriend of a younger pilot and, due to this, he feigns illness to... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 595

24. Great Guy (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke, Edward Brophy

Votes: 810

25. Big Brown Eyes (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 669

26. Suzy (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a struggling chorus girl flees to Paris where she meets and marries a World War I pilot, whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,203

27. The Amazing Adventure (1936)

61 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall

Votes: 1,564

28. Wedding Present (1936)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

When Charlie Mason is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming. After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Cary Grant, George Bancroft, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 465

29. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 8,973

30. Born to Dance (1936)

Passed | 106 min | Musical, Comedy

Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,350

31. Next Time We Love (1936)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 438

32. Rose-Marie (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Musical, Romance, Adventure

An incognito opera singer falls for a policeman who has been assigned to track down her fugitive brother.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones

Votes: 1,130

33. Small Town Girl (1936)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

Directors: William A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine

Votes: 754

34. Speed (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance

With the help of his mechanic buddy, an engineer, and the company's attractive new publicist, an automotive test driver struggles to develop a new carburetor by entering cars in the Indy 500 and speed trials at California's Muroc Dry Lake.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: James Stewart, Wendy Barrie, Una Merkel, Weldon Heyburn

Votes: 401

35. The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, History

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone

Votes: 970 | Gross: $1.46M

36. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, May Robson

Votes: 2,914

37. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 4,290

38. As You Like It (1936)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

A Duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his entourage into the forest of Arden. The banished Duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Czinner | Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley

Votes: 643

39. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,699

40. Love on the Run (1936)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen

Votes: 880 | Gross: $1.14M

41. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 2,112

42. Shadow of Chinatown (I) (1936)

Passed | 281 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

A madman sets out to destroy a group of Chinatown merchants.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Bruce Bennett, Joan Barclay, Luana Walters

Votes: 201

43. Postal Inspector (1936)

Not Rated | 58 min | Crime, Drama

Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Patricia Ellis, Michael Loring, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 171

44. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore

Votes: 879

45. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,872



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