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You Can't Take It with You

Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don't turn out the way Alice had hoped.

Release On: 1st - September - 1938

Vote Count: 211
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Bringing Up Baby

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Release On: 18th - February - 1938

Vote Count: 587
Vote Average: 7.6/10


Angels with Dirty Faces

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his solicitor - prior to his jail term.

Release On: 26th - November - 1938

Vote Count: 177
Vote Average: 7.7/10


The Adventures of Robin Hood

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.

Release On: 13th - May - 1938

Vote Count: 436
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

American multi-millionaire Michael Brandon marries his eighth wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to tame him.

Release On: 25th - March - 1938

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Jezebel

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.

Release On: 19th - March - 1938

Vote Count: 108
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Block-Heads

It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan who has now been returned to the States and invites him back to his home.

Release On: 19th - August - 1938

Vote Count: 67
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Holiday

Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

Release On: 26th - May - 1938

Vote Count: 142
Vote Average: 7.3/10


The Lady Vanishes

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris befriends elderly Miss Froy. When the train resumes, Iris suffers a bout of unconsciousness and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveler and, as the pair sleuth, romantic sparks fly.

Release On: 7th - October - 1938

Vote Count: 524
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Olympia - Fest der Völker

The First part of Olympia, a documentary about the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin by German Director Leni Riefenstahl. The film played in theaters in 1938 and again in 1952 after the fall of the Nazi Regime.

Release On: 20th - April - 1938

Vote Count: 61
Vote Average: 7/10


Ferdinand the Bull

This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. As luck would have it, an untimely bee reveals Ferdinand's ferocious side via pained howls and wild stomping. This lands him in the bull-fighting arena amidst characters based on Walt's animators with a matador reportedly modeled after Walt himself.

Release On: 23rd - November - 1938

Vote Count: 101
Vote Average: 6.5/10


La Bête humaine

On board a train bound for the port city of Le Havre, France, railroad stationmaster Roubard murders Grandmorin, who seduced his beautiful young wife, Severine. Engineer Jacques Lantier, stuck in Le Havre while the train is being repaired, also begins a passionate affair with Severine, who tries to entice the handsome stranger to murder her controlling husband. However, Lantier has a secret urge of his own that changes everything.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1938

Vote Count: 95
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Mickey's Trailer

Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it takes them onto a dangerous closed mountain road. When Goofy realizes this, he accidentally unhooks the trailer, sending it on a perilous route. They come very close to disaster several times, while the oblivious Goofy drives on and hooks back up to them.

Release On: 6th - May - 1938

Vote Count: 90
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Tell Your Children

High-school principal Dr. Alfred Carroll relates to an audience of parents that marijuana can have devastating effects on teens. In his story, a drug supplier entices several restless teens, including sister and brother Mary and Jimmy Lane and Mary's boyfriend, Bill, into frequenting a "reefer" house. Gradually, Bill and Jimmy are drawn into smoking dope, which affects their family lives and leads to a terrible crime.

Release On: 15th - June - 1938

Vote Count: 67
Vote Average: 4.2/10


Александр Невский

When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

Release On: 24th - November - 1938

Vote Count: 103
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Vivacious Lady

College town life gets turned upside down after a button-down botany professor secretly weds a sizzling night-club singer.

Release On: 13th - May - 1938

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Room Service

Broke Gordon Miller tries to land a backer for his new play while he has to deal with with the hotel manager trying to evict him and his cast.

Release On: 21st - September - 1938

Vote Count: 35
Vote Average: 7/10


Charlie Chan in Honolulu

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Release On: 30th - December - 1938

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Boys Town

The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan leads a community called Boys Town, a different sort of juvenile detention facility where, instead of being treated as underage criminals, the boys are shepherded into making themselves better people. But hard-nosed petty thief and pool shark Whitey Marsh, the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father's tough-love system.

Release On: 8th - September - 1938

Vote Count: 49
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Le quai des brumes

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as acts of both revenge and kindness render him front-page news.

Release On: 17th - May - 1938

Vote Count: 143
Vote Average: 7.5/10