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1. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 130

2. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 296,913

3. Petticoat Politics (1941)

67 min | Comedy

8.2
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Pa Higgins has decided to retire but winds up being forced to run for mayor. Ladd is both boyfriend to the Higgins girl and the son of Pa's opponent.

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Taylor Caven | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

Votes: 6

4. Red Skelton Revue (1954– )

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton, The Redettes, Johnny Carson

Votes: 13

5. The Bob Cummings Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show centers around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.

Stars: Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 250

6. Saturday's Millions (1933)

77 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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Ups and downs of college football.

Writers: Falkland L. Cary, Dale Van Every | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Robert Young, Andy Devine, Leila Hyams, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 10

7. Captain Blood (1935)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Casey Robinson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 9,842

8. Kings Row (1955–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Natalie Wood, John Alderson, Isa Ashdown, Nadine Ashdown

Votes: 18

9. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: Committed (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Newspaper reporter turned novelist Dan Holiday is kidnapped, framed for murder, and held in an asylum before he escapes and proves his innocence.

Writer: Russell S. Hughes | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, John Howard, Virginia Gibson, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 6

10. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jack Sher, Jack Schaefer | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 27,863 | Gross: $9.00M

11. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, H.G. Wells | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 5,370

12. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Writers: Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett, Graham Greene | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 6,139

13. I Look at You (1941)

Musical, Short

7.5
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Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Dona Drake, Alan Ladd

Votes: 14

14. Skirmish on the Home Front (1944)

13 min | Short, Drama, War

7.4
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Promotional short extolling the virtues of the American government's wartime Economic Stabilization Plan.

Writer: Charles Brackett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Hutton, William Bendix, Susan Hayward

Votes: 19

15. Tom Brown of Culver (1932)

82 min | Drama

7.3
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Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a deserter.

Writers: Tom Buckingham, George Green, Clarence Marks, Dale Van Every | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Tom Brown, Slim Summerville, Richard Cromwell, H.B. Warner

Votes: 59

16. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Writer: Raymond Chandler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 5,482

17. The Green Hornet (1940)

Approved | 258 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Morrison Wood, Lyonel Margolies, Fran Striker | Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel

Votes: 349

18. Her First Romance (1940)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Musical

7.2
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A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.

Writers: Adele Comandini, Gene Stratton-Porter | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Edith Fellows, Wilbur Evans, Julie Bishop, Alan Ladd

Votes: 10

19. Cadet Girl (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Andrews, Richard English, Stanley Rauh, H.W. Hanemann | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Carole Landis, George Montgomery, Shepperd Strudwick, William Tracy

Votes: 10

20. The Glass Key (1942)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Dashiell Hammett | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 3,934

21. Victory (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure

7.1
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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Joseph Conrad | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 49

22. The Mysterious Miss X (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Keith Neville and Dan Casey, two small-time stage actors, are traveling by bus back two New York City, and have an overnight stay in a small town. They take a room in a local hotel and a ... See full summary »

Writers: George Worthing Yates, Olive Cooper | Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Michael Whalen, Lynne Roberts, Chick Chandler, Mabel Todd

Votes: 8

23. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Writers: Kenneth Grahame, Ted Sears, Al Perkins, Larry Clemmons, William Cottrell, Harry Clork, Erdman Penner, T. Hee, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, John P. Miller | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 1,590

24. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)

98 min | Drama, Adventure

7.0
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The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, George Bruce, Richard Henry Dana Jr. | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 286

25. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Partos, Raymond Chandler, Rachel Field | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 215

26. The Proud Rebel (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Western

6.9
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A Confederate veteran living in the Yankee North struggles with his son's shock induced muteness and the hate of the Northerners.

Writers: Joseph Petracca, Lillie Hayward, James Edward Grant | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd

Votes: 765

27. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,179

28. Beyond Glory (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.9
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Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Charles Marquis Warren, William Wister Haines | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, George Macready, George Coulouris

Votes: 98

29. O.S.S. (1946)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, War

6.9
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John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Maibaum | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt

Votes: 265

30. Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Ellis St. Joseph, Jacques Théry, Georges Kessel | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar

Votes: 561

31. China (1943)

79 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Writers: Frank Butler, Archibald Forbes | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

Votes: 225

32. Salty O'Rourke (1945)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and ... See full summary »

Writer: Milton Holmes | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Demarest, Stanley Clements

Votes: 116

33. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Tugend, George S. Kaufman, Arthur A. Ross, Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 380

34. Calcutta (1947)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Writer: Seton I. Miller | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 217

35. Murder at the Vanities (1934)

89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.

Writers: Carey Wilson, Joseph Gollomb, Earl Carroll, Rufus King, Sam Hellman | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 439

36. Once in a Lifetime (1932)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.8
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Story of a Hollywood studio during the transition from silents to talkies.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Seton I. Miller | Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Jack Oakie, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, Russell Hopton

Votes: 122

37. Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Houston Branch, John Monks Jr. | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 86

38. The Last Train from Madrid (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Elsie Fox, Paul Hervey Fox, Louis Stevens, Robert Wyler | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley

Votes: 74

39. Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Writers: Frank Butler, Karl Kamb, Frank H. Spearman | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp

Votes: 717

40. Branded (1950)

104 min | Crime, Western

6.7
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A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Cyril Hume, Max Brand | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford, Robert Keith

Votes: 532

41. The Great Gatsby (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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In this "adaptation" of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, a Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Owen Davis, Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 474

42. Appointment with Danger (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Writers: Richard L. Breen, Warren Duff | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling

Votes: 657

43. Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

Writers: Warren Duff, Tiffany Thayer | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc, Irene Hervey

Votes: 152

44. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Ed Gardner, Matt Brooks, Abe Burrows, Eddie Davis, Barney Dean, Bob Schiller, George White | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 99

45. Saigon (1948)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to ... See full summary »

Writers: Julian Zimet, Arthur Sheekman, P.J. Wolfson | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell

Votes: 153

46. Lucky Jordan (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts...to find ... See full summary »

Writers: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg, Charles Leonard | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Helen Walker, Sheldon Leonard, Mabel Paige

Votes: 195

47. Those Were the Days! (1940)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A middle-aged couple think back to their college days and courtship.

Writers: Don Hartman, George Fitch | Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: William Holden, Bonita Granville, Ezra Stone, Judith Barrett

Votes: 43

48. Rulers of the Sea (1939)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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Story of the beginnings of the steam-powered engine and its use in the first steamship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Frank Cavett, Richard Collins | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood, Will Fyffe, George Bancroft

Votes: 57

49. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

Writers: Harold Robbins, John Michael Hayes | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings

Votes: 1,480

50. O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading hostile Indians.

Writer: Gil Doud | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 606