MGM '38

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MGM in 1938

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1. You're Only Young Once (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden

Votes: 427

2. Judge Hardy's Children (1938)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

Judge Hardy takes a business trip to Washington, DC, where Andy promptly falls for the French ambassador's daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 386

3. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,732

4. Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rich businessman wants to marry his secretary, but first he has to pass muster with her middle-class family.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Robert Young, Lana Turner, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 354

5. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to start a home for young boys.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 5,348

6. Listen, Darling (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Young Pinkie Wingate and her pal Buzz will do anything to stop Pinkie’s widowed mother from entering into a loveless marriage with the town’s fuddy-duddy banker – including kidnapping!

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 656

7. Young Dr. Kildare (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice but he finds himself in serious trouble when he saves a suicidal woman.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Lynne Carver, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 560

8. Stablemates (1938)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Sport

A washed up, alcoholic Vet and a dreamer stable boy help nurse a sick race horse back to health.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Wallace Beery, Mickey Rooney, Arthur Hohl, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 187

9. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,031

10. Honolulu (1939)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 572

11. Hold That Kiss (1938)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

June Evans, clothing model, and Tommy Bradford, travel agent, both dream of being rich. When they meet at millionaire, J. Westley Piermont's daughter's wedding, they both assume each other ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Dennis O'Keefe, Mickey Rooney, George Barbier

Votes: 169

12. The Chaser (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

While the county bar association discusses ambulance chasing by unscrupulous attorneys, one of its members, Thomas Z. Brandon, leaves when he learns the location of an accident. After ... See full synopsis »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Ann Morriss, Lewis Stone, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 77

13. Vacation from Love (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

Newlyweds refuse help from their families as they struggle to make it on their own.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Florence Rice, Reginald Owen, June Knight

Votes: 60

14. Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A series of identical accidents kills racing drivers, but a dim-witted mechanic suspects they were not accidents.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cecilia Parker, Nat Pendleton, Harry Carey

Votes: 109

15. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The close friendship of three German soldiers is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman, who is dying of tuberculosis.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,750

16. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,847

17. Yellow Jack (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, History, Mystery

In the fever-stricken areas of Cuba a brave band of scientists, doctors and U. S. Marines fight a losing battle against the deadly plague of 'Yellow Jack,' until the great heroic risk taken by an Irish sergeant brings victory.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone, Andy Devine

Votes: 261

18. The Shopworn Angel (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel

Votes: 1,421

19. The Toy Wife (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, History, Romance

The beautiful and frivolous wife of a plantation owner in antebellum Louisiana proves unsatisfactory at running the household, leading her serious-minded husband to enlist the help of her unmarried sister.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Luise Rainer, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 319

20. Lord Jeff (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

A spoiled orphan, raised by a couple of con artists, gets sent to a mercantile marine vocational school for orphaned boys, where he learns about friendship and ethics, and uncovers a new future.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Charles Coburn, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 360

21. The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Passed | 121 min | Musical, Romance, Western

A bandit disguises himself as an officer in an attempt to woo a saloon singer.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Walter Pidgeon, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 408

22. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,671

23. The Great Waltz (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »

Directors: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 1,094

24. Port of Seven Seas (1938)

81 min | Drama, Romance

Madelon and Marius intend to marry but he finds the call of the ocean irresistible and leaves her and his father behind.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Wallace Beery, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Beal

Votes: 107

25. Dramatic School (1938)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night. She daydreams and "acts" her way ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Luise Rainer, Paulette Goddard, Alan Marshal, Lana Turner

Votes: 379

26. The First Hundred Years (1938)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

David and Lynn are a happily married couple. When David gets his dream job in another state, Lynn, a high-powered executive, doesn't want to leave NYC and her job.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Warren William, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 158

27. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 404

28. The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama

A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 402

29. Stand Up and Fight (1939)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Wallace Beery, Robert Taylor, Florence Rice, Helen Broderick

Votes: 291

30. Out West with the Hardys (1938)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Family

Judge Hardy goes to his friend's Arizona ranch to help her in a legal dispute, and he takes his family with him.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 378

31. Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

In their last semester at Harvard, Sam Thatcher and his roommate, who is nicknamed "The Lippencott", have grand ideas of seeing the remote corners of the world, they having booked passage ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 276

32. Flirting with Fate (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

A show troupe, led by Dan Dixon and traveling in a trailer, is stranded in Paraguay. Dan is all set to be booked in the theatres controlled by Don Luis Garcia until the latter discovers Dan... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Leo Carrillo, Beverly Roberts, Wynne Gibson

Votes: 60

33. The Girl Downstairs (1938)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Franciska Gaal, Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 170

34. Swiss Miss (1938)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »

Directors: John G. Blystone, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Grete Natzler, Walter Woolf King

Votes: 2,015

35. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,738

36. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

72 Metascore

An elderly miser learns the error of his ways on Christmas Eve.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 6,594

37. Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | 114 min | Musical

The team behind a successful Broadway production tries to stop the married stars from transitioning to Hollywood.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Votes: 596

38. The Citadel (1938)

Passed | 110 min | Drama

An enthusiastic young doctor happily embarks on his career, but it isn't long before he finds out what being a doctor really entails.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison

Votes: 1,976

39. Fast Company (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery

A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice, Claire Dodd, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 510

40. Woman Against Woman (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Romance

Cynthia is married to Steve and is a selfish hard woman. She decides where they will live, who they will see and even gets rid of Dora, the nanny who raised Steve and is now raising their ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce, Mary Astor, Janet Beecher

Votes: 241

41. The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 935

42. Four Girls in White (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Florence Rice, Una Merkel, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard

Votes: 276

43. Test Pilot (1938)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 2,265

44. Idiot's Delight (1939)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A group of disparate travelers are caught and thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the beginning of World War II.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,401

45. Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly

Votes: 1,411

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