Movies: Popular Movies of 1937

Movies in chronological context: 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1937th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 937th year of the 2nd millennium, the 37th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1930s decade. ()

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937)

3.6/5 (with 2,736 votes)

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.

Grand Illusion(1937)

1h 54min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 193 votes)

A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of aristocratic German officer von Rauffenstein, who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.

Directed by Jean Renoir - With Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Erich von Stroheim, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio, Gaston Modot, ...


| 1h 17min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 87 votes)

Karl Anton Verloc and his wife own a small cinema in a quiet London suburb where they live seemingly happily. But Mrs. Verloc does not know that her husband has a secret that will affect their relationship and threaten her teenage brother's life.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder, Matthew Boulton, Torin Thatcher, Frederick Piper, ...

The Awful Truth(1937)

3.7/5 (with 78 votes)

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Directed by Leo McCarey - With Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, ...

Way Out West(1937)

3.7/5 (with 60 votes)

Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter's evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.

Directed by James W. Horne - With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Stanley Fields, The Avalon Boys, ...

Young and Innocent(1937)

| 1h 23min | Thriller, Crime, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 57 votes)

Robert Tisdall finds on the beach the corpse of a woman he knew. Others wrongly conclude that he is the murderer. Fleeing, he desperately attempts to prove that he is not the killer. A young woman becomes embroiled in the effort.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Basil Radford, Edward Rigby, Jerry Verno, John Longden, ...

A Day at the Races(1937)

| 1h 51min | Comedy, Music
3.7/5 (with 55 votes)

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Directed by Sam Wood - With Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dudley Dickerson, ...

Make Way for Tomorrow(1937)

1h 32min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 54 votes)

At a family reunion, the Cooper clan find that their parents' home is being foreclosed. "Temporarily," Ma moves in with son George's family, Pa with daughter Cora. But the parents are like sand in the gears of their middle-aged children's well regulated households. Can the old folks take matters into their own hands?

Directed by Leo McCarey - With Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Porter Hall, Barbara Read, ...

Lost Horizon(1937)

3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are gathering, Shangri-la provides a seductive escape for the world-weary Conway.

Directed by Frank Capra, Andrew Marton - With Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Sam Jaffe, John Howard, H. B. Warner, Edward Everett Horton, ...

A Star Is Born(1937)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 52 votes)

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and Norman marry, though his career soon dwindles to nothing due to his chronic alcoholism.

Directed by William A. Wellman, Jack Conway - With Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, ...

The Old Mill(1937)

| 9min | Animation
3.7/5 (with 50 votes)

We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, shaking loose parts in mill and threatening everything we've seen.

Captains Courageous(1937)

| 1h 55min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 46 votes)

Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey fails to persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince the crew of his wealth. The captain offers him a low-paid job, until they return to port, as part of the crew that turns him into a mature, considerate young man.

Directed by Victor Fleming - With Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney, John Carradine, ...
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You Only Live Once(1937)

1h 26min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 42 votes)

Based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison. When he is framed for murder, Taylor is forced to flee with his wife Joan Graham and baby. While escaping prison after being sentenced to death, Taylor becomes a real murderer, condemning himself and Joan to a life of crime and death on the road.

Lonesome Ghosts(1937)

| 9min | Animation, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 38 votes)

Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

Directed by Burt Gillett

Clock Cleaners(1937)

| 9min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 34 votes)

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Directed by Ben Sharpsteen

Pépé le Moko(1937)

3.7/5 (with 33 votes)

Pépé le Moko, one of France's most wanted criminals, hides out in the Casbah section of Algiers. He knows police will be waiting for him if he tries to leave the city. When Pépé meets Gaby, a gorgeous woman from Paris who is lost in the Casbah, he falls for her.

Directed by Julien Duvivier - With Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Gaston Modot, Paul Escoffier, Gabriel Gabrio, Saturnin Fabre, ...

Shall We Dance(1937)

| 1h 49min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 33 votes)

Ballet star Petrov arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for but barely knows. By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie has churned through the rumour mill and turned into a hot gossip item—that the two celebrities are secretly married.

Directed by Mark Sandrich - With Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, Harriet Hoctor, Ben Alexander, ...


3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank president, Cosmo Topper. When Topper starts to live it up, it strains relations with his stuffy wife.

Directed by Norman Z. McLeod - With Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, Hedda Hopper, ...

The Life of Emile Zola(1937)

| 1h 56min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

Biopic of the famous French writer Emile Zola and his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair.

Directed by William Dieterle - With Joseph Schildkraut, Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Gloria Holden, Donald Crisp, Henry O'Neill, ...


| 1h 28min | Drama, Kids & Family, Music
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

Heidi is orphaned and her uncaring maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with her reclusive, grumpy paternal grandfather, Adolph Kramer. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her sweet ways and sheer love. When Dete later returns and steals Heidi away to become the companion of a rich man's wheelchair-bound daughter, the grandfather is heartsick to discover his little girl missing and immediately sets out to get her back.

Directed by Allan Dwan - With Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Mary Nash, Marcia Mae Jones, Sidney Blackmer, ...

Dead End(1937)

1h 33min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 25 votes)

Mobster "Baby Face" Martin returns home to visit the New York neighborhood where he grew up, dropping in on his mother, who rejects him because of his gangster lifestyle, and his old girlfriend, Francey, now a syphilitic prostitute. Martin also crosses paths with Dave, a childhood friend struggling to make it as an architect, and the Dead End Kids, a gang of young boys roaming the streets of the city's East Side slums.

Directed by William Wyler - With Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Claire Trevor, Joel McCrea, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins, ...

Nothing Sacred(1937)

3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.

Directed by William A. Wellman - With Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman, Margaret Hamilton, Raymond Scott, ...

Stella Dallas(1937)

| 1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.

Directed by King Vidor - With Barbara Stanwyck, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, Marjorie Main, Tim Holt, ...

Stage Door(1937)

1h 32min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

The ups and downs in the lives and careers of a group of ambitious young actresses and show girls from disparate backgrounds brought together in a theatrical hostel. Centres particularly on the conflict and growing friendship between Terry Randall, a rich girl confident in her talent and ability to make it to the top on the stage, and Jean Maitland, a world weary and cynical trouper who has taken the hard knocks of the ruthless and over-populated world of the Broadway apprentice.

Directed by Gregory La Cava - With Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, ...

Marked Woman(1937)

1h 36min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in a gambling den in the city.

Directed by Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz - With Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Mayo Methot, Eduardo Ciannelli, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, ...

Hawaiian Holiday(1937)

| 8min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab.

Directed by Ben Sharpsteen

The Good Earth(1937)

| 2h 19min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 19 votes)

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family.

Directed by Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machatý - With Luise Rainer, Paul Muni, Tilly Losch, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Keye Luke, ...

Modern Inventions(1937)

3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

Donald Duck goes to a museum of modern inventions. After getting in without paying, he meets a robot butler who takes Donald's hat every time he sees him. Donald is very annoyed by this and magically fixes himself a new hat every time this happens and strolls on. Ignoring the sign not to touch it, Donald starts playing with a wrapping machine and ends up being wrapped himself. He also encounters and tries out a robot nursemaid and a fully automatic barber chair. They both don't do him much good.

Directed by Jack King

Drôle de Drame(1937)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

A French farce set in Victorian London where a botanist and his wife get into trouble when they pretend to go missing in order to hide from their sanctimonious cousin - an Anglican bishop who is leading a campaign against such writing.

Directed by Marcel Carné - With Françoise Rosay, Michel Simon, Louis Jouvet, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault, Agnès Capri, ...

Easy Living(1937)

3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns.

Directed by Mitchell Leisen - With Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, William Demarest, Andrew Tombes, Luis Alberni, ...
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