Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Starting with her idyllic on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is intrigued by a centuries-old legend in which every generation of the wealthy Baskerville family is eventually killed by a monstrous hound. Suspecting there is more to the story than meets the eye, he sends Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) to the estate to investigate. Sir Henry (Richard Greene), the only Baskerville left, is grateful for his help. But when a crazed convict escapes and footprints from a beast are found, Baskerville wonders if Watson will be enough.
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
"At the Circus" features the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico) working together to save a circus from closing. Circus owner Jeff (Kenny Baker) needs $10,000 to pay off his business partner, John. In an effort to take over the circus himself, John allows his accomplices to steal the $10,000 from Jeff before he can pay. Loophole (Groucho Marx), a clumsy attorney who tries to help recover the money, enlists the help of wealthy Mrs. Dukesbury (Margaret Dumont).
French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later, after Michel has had a chance to earn a decent living.
A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.
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.
When English soldier Harry Faversham (John Clements) attempts to leave military service just before an expedition to the Sudan, he is presented with feathers, symbolic of his cowardice, by other officers, including his friend Captain John Durrance (Ralph Richardson). In an attempt to restore his honor, Faversham goes undercover as a mute native, and has a chance at redemption when he rescues the blinded Durrance from the heat of battle. Will his act of courage result in forgiveness?
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.
After World War I, friends Eddie (James Cagney), George (Humphrey Bogart) and Lloyd (Jeffrey Lynn) return to America with ambitions for the future. Lloyd becomes a lawyer, but Eddie can only find work as a cab driver and eventually falls into the bootlegging business. Eddie and George become partners in crime, but the stock market crash destroys their operation and turns the old friends against each other, while Eddie falls in love with Lloyd\'s girlfriend, Jean (Priscilla Lane).
USDA scientist Mark Carleton appears to be traveling on some kind of junket as wheat farmers face disaster from drought, frost, and diseases. But in Russia, he finds a variety of wheat that\'s resistant to drought. He brings it home, and the Kubanka strain is an instant hit with the farmers. But the farmers that had been singing his praises are cursing him at harvest time. The wheat is much harder than the popular but fickle spring wheat, and millers will not accept it because it would cost them millions to retrofit their mills. Carleton tries to persuade them, and to increase demand for macaroni (the best use for the resulting flour), but to no avail. The following year, a severe blight of black rust hits, wiping out the spring wheat crop. But the Kubanka durum is resistant to the blight, and the millers, seeing no alternative, accept the wheat. It becomes a standard. Carleton himself, however, dies in poverty. (The film omits Carleton\'s other important crop introduction, Kharkof [Turkey] red winter wheat.)
A doctor revolutionizes the public\'s perception of medicine when he successfully performs surgery.
Detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) goes to Paris and solves the murder of a munitions magnate.
The people of the German undergound fight to survive under Hitler\'s brutal regime.
Tyrannical King Louis XIV (Louis Hayward) learns that he has an identical twin brother, Philippe (also Hayward), who was raised from birth by his late father\'s trusted friend D\'Artagnan (Warren William) and his faithful musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. After Philippe falls for the king\'s betrothed, Spanish Princess Maria Theresa (Joan Bennett), Louis imprisons him, forcing his brother to don an iron mask that will slowly suffocate him -- and it\'s up to D\'Artagnan to rescue him.
A Texas millionaire travels to Europe to meet his girlfriend, a European countess. He stops in a rustic mountain village and meets a beautiful peasant girl. He falls in love with her, then must decide if he wants her or the rich countess.
Handsome Joe Bonaparte (William Holden) is a fine violin player, but he decides to try boxing instead. His father (Lee J. Cobb) tries to persuade him not to throw away his musical talent, but Joe is determined to make some money. He is helped by promoter Tom Moody (Adolphe Menjou), whose girlfriend, Lorna Moon (Barbara Stanwyck) also encourages the young pugilist. Joe is successful, but he becomes disillusioned with the fight game when a tragedy in the ring leads to darker times.
A wounded gangster (Akim Tamiroff) falls in love with a Chinatown doctor (Anna May Wong) who saves his life.
Senior physician Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) sends his student, the overconfident intern James Kildare (Lew Ayres), to work in the dispensary with nurse Mary Lamont (Laraine Day). There, a man unwilling to go to emergency pleads with Kildare to examine his friend, who has been shot. Kildare treats and hides the wounded man, whom he learns is a murder suspect. Smitten by the victim\'s attractive sister, Rosalie (Lana Turner), Kildare offers to help prove her brother\'s innocence.
In the first of a series of Henry Aldrich films based on a long-running Broadway play, mischief-making teen Henry (Jackie Cooper) repeatedly has to overcome a reputation for being the worst student at his high school. His antics cause his mother (Hedda Hopper) and father untold grief, especially since dad was once a model student at Princeton. When Henry is accused by a teacher of cheating and stealing the school band\'s instruments, he has a hard time proving his innocence.
Recruited by big-time Hollywood producer Stacey Delmore (Adolphe Menjou) to provide a down-to-earth quality in movies seen as too slick, North Carolina bandleader Kay Kyser (Kay Kyser) reluctantly signs a film contract. Upon arriving in California, members of the band \"go Hollywood,\" while Kyser clashes with studio writers about his image. Hoping to demonstrate the ludicrousness of the suggested roles, Kyser adopts a Latin lover persona -- only to have the band believe he\'s gone crazy.
Albert \"King\" Cole (Fred MacMurray) is a promising young boxer with an enterprising manager, Pop Hardy (Charles Ruggles), who wants to sell an interest in Cole\'s up-and-coming career to a wealthy businessman. Cole\'s boastful, arrogant manner infuriates the businessman\'s daughter, Eleanor (Irene Dunne), at first, but she soon falls for him in spite of herself. Ten years later, they are married with a son, but their relationship starts to crack under the strain of Cole\'s ambition.
In the small town of Carvel, Judge James Hardy (Lewis Stone) learns from a chemist and promoter that a plot of land always considered worthless is actually rich in bauxite, a mineral used to make aluminum. After verifying the claim, the judge urges his friends and neighbors to invest in the land with him. Meanwhile, the judge\'s teenage son, Andy (Mickey Rooney), falls for a new teacher after getting dumped by his girlfriend. Both the judge and Andy learn that things aren\'t what they seem.
An Irish policeman\'s (Wallace Beery) son (Alan Curtis) joins New York\'s force and is framed by gangsters.