The ultimate list of classic films unavailable on DVDby timbrndt | created - 24 Aug 2012 | updated - 21 Jan 2017 | Public
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1. The Velvet Touch (1948)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's ... See full summary »
2. Housewife (1934)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama
Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful ... See full summary »
4. The Working Man (1933)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. While on vacation Reeves runs into his rival's heirs, who are living it ... See full summary »
6. The Casino Murder Case (1935)
Passed | 82 min | Mystery
After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.
7. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »
9. It's a Date (1940)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.
10. Sis Hopkins (1941)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is the objection of derision and made fun of because of her unsophisticated nature, but it ... See full summary »
12. At Long Last Love (1975)
G | 118 min | Comedy, Musical
This film was Peter Bogdanovich's homage to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile... See full summary »
Votes: 889 | Gross: $1.50M
13. No Time for Comedy (1940)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »
14. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)
Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both ... See full summary »
15. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.
17. The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
103 min | Drama
Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to ... See full summary »
18. Harriet Craig (1950)
Approved | 94 min | Drama
Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ... See full summary »
19. I Live My Life (1935)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
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 ... See full summary »
21. So Long Letty (1929)
64 min | Comedy, Musical
Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty ... See full summary »
24. The Citadel (1938)
Passed | 110 min | Drama
Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »
25. Night Must Fall (1937)
Passed | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.
27. Holiday (1930)
91 min | Comedy, Drama
Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.
31. Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his ... See full summary »
32. They Got Me Covered (1943)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Bumbling reporter Robert Kittredge has been fired after bungling his latest assignment. His career isn't all he's botched up: his girlfriend Chris is tired of waiting for him to marry her. ... See full summary »
34. No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.
35. Christopher Bean (1933)
75 min | Comedy
When the painter Christopher Bean dies, some unscrupulous art dealers try to get several of his paintings cheaply from a family who have no idea of their value.
36. Love Is a Headache (1938)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance
A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.
37. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929)
86 min | Drama
A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.
38. Back Street (1941)
Approved | 89 min | Drama
Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The... See full summary »
40. Just a Gigolo (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama
After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.
41. Cavalcade (1933)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War
The triumps and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.
Votes: 3,526 | Gross: $7.63M
42. Hitler's Children (1943)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance
This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.
Votes: 730 | Gross: $3.36M
43. Play Girl (1941)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
The fascinating Grace Herbert has many years' experience as a professional gold-digger. Her finances at a low ebb, she finds her mature beauty less effective than of yore, and takes on ... See full summary »
A charming, little-seen Kay Francis film.
46. Page Miss Glory (1935)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A scheming promoter and his partner win a beauty contest after submitting a composite photo, convincing a chambermaid to help impersonate the fictional starlet; things go awry when a famed aviator falls in love with the picture.
This is the wrong graphic. The film stars Marion Davies and is a Hollywood spoof.
49. Reunion in Vienna (1933)
98 min | Drama, Romance
An archduke who had been banished from Austria returns to Vienna for a reunion of his old fellow aristocrats and meets up with the former love of his life, who is now married to a psychoanalyst.
50. Letty Lynton (1932)
Approved | 84 min | Drama
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is ... See full summary »
52. Supernatural (1933)
Passed | 65 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.
Very rare film, hard to find. Metapysyical thriller with Lombard possesed by the ghost of a murderous woman.
53. Staircase (1969)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Charles Dyer and Harry Leeds are a couple that have been living together for nearly 20 years. Both earn a living as hairdressers in the West End of London and both care deeply for their ... See full summary »
55. Ash Wednesday (1973)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery
Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark,... See full summary »
57. Two-Faced Woman (1941)
Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
After a ski instructor catches her husband flirting with an old flame, she decides to pose as her (fictitious) twin sister in an attempt to keep him faithful.
Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.88M
58. 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 »
59. The Guardsman (1931)
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to... See full summary »
60. Bottoms Up (1934)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
61. As You Desire Me (1932)
Approved | 70 min | Drama
Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara... See full summary »
Votes: 508 | Gross: $0.71M
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance
Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.
Votes: 868 | Gross: $0.81M
64. The Scoundrel (1935)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy
A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed.
the wrong graphic... this film stars Noel Coward.
65. Father Takes a Wife (1941)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance
Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is ... See full summary »
66. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
82 min | Comedy
Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »