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The Thin Man | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  The Thin Man  91 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Mystery]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [25 May 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins.
Actors:  Maureen O'Sullivan, Myrna Loy, Nat Pendleton, William Powell
Plot:  Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.
Writer:  Albert Hackett (screen play), Frances Goodrich (screen play), Dashiell Hammett (from the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
After the Thin Man | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  After the Thin Man  112 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Crime, Mystery]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [25 Dec 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Elissa Landi, James Stewart, Myrna Loy, William Powell
Plot:  Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.
Writer:  Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Dashiell Hammett (from the story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Prisoner of Zenda | Movie Details for Director John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Prisoner of Zenda  101 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, Romance]  [John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke]  [03 Sep 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  C. Aubrey Smith, Madeleine Carroll, Raymond Massey, Ronald Colman
Plot:  An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.
Writer:  Anthony Hope (celebrated novel), John L. Balderston (screen play), Edward E. Rose (dramatization), Wells Root (adaptation), Donald Ogden Stewart (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
I Love You Again | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  I Love You Again  99 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [09 Aug 1940]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Edmund Lowe, Frank McHugh, Myrna Loy, William Powell
Plot:  Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.
Writer:  Leon Gordon (original story), Maurine Dallas Watkins (original story), Octavus Roy Cohen (based on the novel by), Charles Lederer (screen play), George Oppenheimer (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
San Francisco | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  San Francisco  115 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama, Musical, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [26 Jun 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Clark Gable, Jack Holt, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Anita Loos (screen play), Robert E. Hopkins (from the story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tarzan the Ape Man | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  Tarzan the Ape Man  100 min,  PASSED,  [Action, Adventure, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [02 Apr 1932]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  C. Aubrey Smith, Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton
Plot:  A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.
Writer:  Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by), Cyril Hume (adaptation), Ivor Novello (dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Northwest Passage | Movie Details for Director King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  Northwest Passage  126 min,  PASSED,  [Adventure, Drama, History]  [King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke]  [23 Feb 1940]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan
Plot:  Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.
Writer:  Laurence Stallings (screenplay), Talbot Jennings (screenplay), Kenneth Roberts (based on the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Manhattan Melodrama | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Manhattan Melodrama  93 min,  [Crime, Drama, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor]  [04 May 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%, External Reviews
Actors:  Clark Gable, Leo Carrillo, Myrna Loy, William Powell
Plot:  The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
Writer:  Oliver H.P. Garrett (screen play), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), Arthur Caesar (from an original story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Shadow of the Thin Man | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Shadow of the Thin Man  97 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Crime, Mystery]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [01 Nov 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Actors:  Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Myrna Loy, William Powell
Plot:  Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.
Writer:  Irving Brecher (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (from a story by), Dashiell Hammett (based upon characters created by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Another Thin Man | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Another Thin Man  103 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Crime, Mystery]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [17 Nov 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 81%, External Reviews
Actors:  Myrna Loy, Otto Kruger, Virginia Grey, William Powell
Plot:  An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.
Writer:  Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Dashiell Hammett (based on an original story by)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Marie Antoinette | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Marie Antoinette  149 min,  PASSED,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier]  [26 Aug 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  John Barrymore, Norma Shearer, Robert Morley, Tyrone Power
Plot:  The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.
Writer:  Claudine West (screen play), Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Ernest Vajda (screen play), Stefan Zweig (based in part on the book by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Broadway Melody of 1936 | Movie Details for Director Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Broadway Melody of 1936  101 min,  PASSED,  [Musical, Romance]  [Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke]  [20 Sep 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Eleanor Powell, Jack Benny, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel
Plot:  Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets ...
Writer:  Jack McGowan (screen play), Sid Silvers (screen play), Moss Hart (based on an original story by), Harry W. Conn (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Guilty Hands | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, Lionel Barrymore | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Guilty Hands  69 min,  [Drama, Crime]  [W.S. Van Dyke, Lionel Barrymore]  [22 Aug 1931]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Kay Francis, Lionel Barrymore, Madge Evans, William Bakewell
Plot:  A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.
Writer:  Bayard Veiller (screenplay), Bayard Veiller (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
White Shadows in the South Seas | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  White Shadows in the South Seas  88 min,  PASSED,  [Drama, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty]  [10 Nov 1928]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson
Plot:  An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.
Writer:  Frederick O'Brien (famous novel), Ray Doyle (compiled by), Jack Cunningham (compiled by), John Colton (titles)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
It's a Wonderful World | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  It's a Wonderful World  86 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Mystery]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [19 May 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Claudette Colbert, Guy Kibbee, James Stewart, Nat Pendleton
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Ben Hecht (screen play), Ben Hecht (based on an original story by), Herman J. Mankiewicz (based on an original story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rose-Marie | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Rose-Marie  113 min,  PASSED,  [Musical, Romance, Adventure]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [31 Jan 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Allan Jones, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen
Plot:  Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance...
Writer:  Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Alice D.G. Miller (screen play), Otto A. Harbach (from the play by), Oscar Hammerstein II (from the play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Hide-Out | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Hide-Out  81 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [24 Aug 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Edward Arnold, Elizabeth Patterson, Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Montgomery
Plot:  Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him.
Writer:  Mauri Grashin (story), Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
New Moon | Movie Details for Director Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  New Moon  105 min,  PASSED,  [Musical, Romance, Adventure]  [Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke]  [28 Jun 1940]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  George Zucco, Jeanette MacDonald, Mary Boland, Nelson Eddy
Plot:  Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle. On the ship with her are bondsmen, that are to be sold for slavery. ...
Writer:  Oscar Hammerstein II (book), Frank Mandel (book), Laurence Schwab (book), Jacques Deval (screen play), Robert Arthur (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Penthouse | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Penthouse  90 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Mystery, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [08 Sep 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Butterworth, Mae Clarke, Myrna Loy, Warner Baxter
Plot:  A lawyer's fiancée leaves him after he defends a racketeer accused of murder, but she needs his help when her new beau is accused of killing an old flame.
Writer:  Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Arthur Somers Roche (from the story by: in Cosmopolitan Magazine)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sweethearts | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Sweethearts  114 min,  PASSED,  [Musical]  [W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard]  [30 Dec 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins.
Actors:  Frank Morgan, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Ray Bolger
Plot:  A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them ...
Writer:  Fred De Gresac (book), Harry B. Smith (book), Robert B. Smith (book), Dorothy Parker (screen play), Alan Campbell (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever  85 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [21 Jul 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney
Plot:  Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.
Writer:  Kay Van Riper (screen play), Aurania Rouverol (based on the characters created by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rage in Heaven | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, Richard Thorpe | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Rage in Heaven  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Thriller]  [W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, Richard Thorpe]  [07 Mar 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins.
Actors:  George Sanders, Ingrid Bergman, Lucile Watson, Robert Montgomery
Plot:  Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ...
Writer:  Christopher Isherwood (screen play), Robert Thoeren (screen play), James Hilton (based on the novel by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Prizefighter and the Lady | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  The Prizefighter and the Lady  102 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Crime, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks]  [10 Nov 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Jack Dempsey, Max Baer, Myrna Loy, Primo Carnera
Plot:  An ex-sailor turned boxer finds romance and gets a shot at the heavyweight title.
Writer:  John Lee Mahin (screen play), John Meehan (screen play), Frances Marion (from the story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
They Gave Him a Gun | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  They Gave Him a Gun  94 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [07 May 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Edgar Dearing, Franchot Tone, Gladys George, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ...
Writer:  William J. Cowen (book), Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Maurice Rapf
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Forsaking All Others | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Forsaking All Others  83 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [23 Dec 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Butterworth, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery
Plot:  Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), Frank Cavett (from the play by), Edward Barry Roberts (from the play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Love on the Run | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 57%  Love on the Run  80 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Romance]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [20 Nov 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Joan Crawford, Reginald Owen
Plot:  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.
Writer:  John Lee Mahin (screen play), Manuel Seff (screen play), Gladys Hurlbut (screen play), Alan Green (from the story by), Julian Brodie (from the story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Naughty Marietta | Movie Details for Director Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 56%  Naughty Marietta  105 min,  G,  [Drama, Musical, Romance]  [Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke]  [29 Mar 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 43%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Elsa Lanchester, Frank Morgan, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy
Plot:  In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.
Writer:  Rida Johnson Young (book), John Lee Mahin (screen play), Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
I Live My Life | Movie Details for Director W.S. Van Dyke | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 52%  I Live My Life  97 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [W.S. Van Dyke]  [04 Oct 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Aline MacMahon, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan, Joan Crawford
Plot:  Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ...
Writer:  Gottfried Reinhardt (story), Ethel B. Borden (story), Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A. Carter Goodloe (story "Claustrophobia")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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