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1. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Reckoning (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.9
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The Virginian, John and Elizabeth goes to Texas where The Virginian is seen by members of a gang whose leader thinks The Virginian is responsible for the death of his brother seven years earlier. Elizabeth is kidnapped to trap him.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 26

2. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Votes: 16

3. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Deadly Past (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.8
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After receiving the third letter with his name on a list of people being killed, Trampas decides to learn who is after him. He meets a gunfighter who is on the list. Together they are trying to solve the mystery which involves his ex=wife.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 15

4. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Tomorrow (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Slow witted, and tired, Fentry leads a lonely life of grinding poverty in his sharecropper's shack until a sick, pregnant woman escaping her abusive husband comes there. He takes her in and... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Richard Boone, Kim Stanley, Chill Wills, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 6

5. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.6
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 101

6. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Bitter Autumn (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.6
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Clay and Holly Grainger take over for John as a herd from Texas is brought in by Kyle Jackson and his brothers. However, things turn tragic when Trampas discovers the herd is sick and a brother accidentally kills the wife of an ex-lawman.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 14

7. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Bitter Harvest (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.6
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The Virginian travels to Winton to buys oats for Shiloh. He finds himself in the middle of a fight between the farmers and ranchers with the owner of the oats at the core of the fight with a rancher who is a close friend of John Grainger.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 16

8. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

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

Votes: 146

9. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Melanie (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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An old and successful friend and his daughter from Chicago visit the Graingers. John is surprised when he learns they want to stay in the area. The high society daughter falls in love with Trampas who doesn't know about her secret illness.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 18

10. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Star Crossed (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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An old friend of Ryker's settles on a ranch with a new wife and stepson under a new name due to being wanted. Ryker helps him but loses his job when the man confesses to killing a Shiloh hand who was blackmailing him due to his past.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 15

11. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 211

12. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Execution at Triste (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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Trampas and two hands deliver cattle to a remote Army outpost. Trampas runs into an old friend who is a gunfighter in a nearby town where Trampas must pick up the payment. However, his friend has his eye on killing Trampas for no reason.

Director: Robert L. Friend | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 15

13. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Challenge (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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After a stagecoach holdup and accident, Trampas stumbles into a farm with a concussion and amnesia. The farmer and his two kids tend to Trampas but the white handled gun he is carrying puts him into danger from the law and the outlaws.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 21

14. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Fortress (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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The Virginian takes a herd to a town on the border with Canada but the bank is robbed making his bank draft worthless. He tracks the robbers into Canada to recover the $100,000 but they work for the buyer of the beef at his empire.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 14

15. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Lady from Wichita (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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The owner of a ranch next to Shiloh dies leaving his entire estate to a woman who runs a saloon in Wichita. Her and her partner go to Medicine Bow expecting to sell the ranch but she decides to stay on the ranch despite their background.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 18

16. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Long Way Home (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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Jim Boyer Sr. returns to his wife and son living in Medicine Bow and takes a job at Shiloh. Boyer is a very capable but ignores detail in his work as he tries to earn the foreman job at another ranch Grainger is hoping to purchase.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 21

17. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Lawrence Tierney

Votes: 95

18. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 92

19. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: A Small Taste of Justice (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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Returning to Shiloh, The Virginian has his horse and gun stolen by a man and his hands who have the local town cowered. He meets an old friend in the town who helps convince him to help arrest them after her daughter is injured by them.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 12

20. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: A Welcoming Town (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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Trampas goes to visit Ida Martin and son Joe who he lived with as a child. Having not seen them in a few years he finds their place deserted. When he learns Joe was killed by a posse, he can't believe the reason given for his death.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 19

21. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Doctor Pat (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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Dr. Spaulding decides to hire another doctor to help share the load but he is unsure whether the attractive female doctor he is sent will work out. The Virginian takes a strong interest in her and her problems as she tries to adapt.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 18

22. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Requiem for a Country Doctor (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.3
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The Virginian looks for Stacey in a town where they are to finish up a cattle deal. His search results in finding Stacey in jail found guilty of murder. He is to hang the next morning forcing The Virginian to find the real killer fast.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 22

23. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Vengeance Trail (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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Stacey is forced to kill a man who tries to rob him. He returns the body to the man's sister who asks Stacey to leave rather than see the Sheriff. She is afraid their younger brother who joins the Shiloh cattle drive will try for revenge.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 18

24. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Days of Wine and Roses (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 102

25. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Girl on the Pinto (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.2
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Trampas tries to make friends with a beautiful girl he spots riding a pinto but she avoids him. Once he learns who she is, he asks her to a dance but her and her family are hesitant. Eventually she agrees to go but old issues haunt her.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 16

26. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: To Bear Witness (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.2
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Drunk, disliked Walter Verig is found murdered by Trampas who sees Doc Baldwin ride away from the body in his buggy. Trampas is first suspected due to a bloody hand but suspicion soon falls on Baldwin. Trampas tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 13

27. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 63

28. Vanity Street (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A NYC police-detective rescues a down-and-out showgirl from a bad situation, gets her a job in the 'Follies", and falls in love with her. Then, as he is about to lead her to the altar, he ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Charles Bickford, Helen Chandler, Mayo Methot, George Meeker

Votes: 22

29. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Ah Sing vs. Wyoming (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.1
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The Grainger Chinese cook Ah Sing wants to open a restaurant in Medicine Bow in preparation for the arrival of a new wife. However, the Justice of Peace refuses to issue him a license because he is Chinese leading a high level fight.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 14

30. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Jacob Was a Plain Man (1966)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.1
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Jake who can't hear or speak runs after he accidentally kills a man in a bar. He lands at Shiloh where his hard work results in a job. Stacey seeing Jake can't express himself decides to teach him to read and write but puts him in danger.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 15

31. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Paid in Full (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.1
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Frank returns from prison to find his father crippled after saving Trampas and working at a low level job for Clay Grainger. Frank accepts a job but his attitude toward Trampas and Grainger push him toward getting revenge via rustling.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 12

32. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Barren Ground (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.1
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The Virginian returns a man he killed to his crippled father. After helping bury the body, the man has a heart attack. He asks The Virginian to try to bring his daughter back from the Shoshone to inherit his farm - with The Virginian.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 17

33. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Devil's Children (1962)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.1
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Tabby McCallum, beautiful but cruel teenage daughter of Tucker McCallum, is banned by the Virginian from Shiloh after she kills a steer by "mistake". With the unwitting help of her fiancé, Dan Flood, Tabby sets off a tragic set of events.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 46

34. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 194

35. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

8.0
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

Votes: 45

36. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Winter Harvest (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Kildare believes that a highly respected older doctor is slowing down too much in surgery, and informs Gillespie of this even though the man is one of Gillespie's oldest friends and mentors... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Charles Bickford, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 11

37. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Yesterday's Timepiece (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.0
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Stacey buys a gold watch that may have belonged to his dead dad. It sets him off on a journey to find the truth about his parent's deaths. He meets an orphaned girl who owned the watch and is curious about her parents who she never knew.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 20

38. The Big Country (1958)

Unrated | 166 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 12,564

39. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

7.9
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An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman

Votes: 9,617

40. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: A Bad Place to Die (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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Trampas is sentenced to hang for a murder he didn't commit. The Virginian and Stacey try to find new evidence while Clay Grainger and the attorney try for a new trial. Meanwhile, a desperate Trampas escapes prison with his cell mate.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 20

41. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Legacy of Hate (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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The new owner of Shiloh quickly finds his hotheaded grandson accused of cattle rustling. He learns his neighbor is the widow of a friend who died with him. The sullied family name reduces their finance options putting Shiloh in jeopardy.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 15

42. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Linda (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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Upon returning from Texas The Virginian finds himself in the middle of express line holdup. On the stagecoach he meets a beautiful woman who ultimately confides in him that she is a courier carrying a package - possibly illegal.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 19

43. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Ride to Delphi (1966)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

7.9
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The Virginian counted 50 cows that were delivered to Grainger but the next morning five of them are missing. The Virginian feeling responsible tracks the stolen cattle down but finds himself arrested on murder charges and can't explain it.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 17

44. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Without Mercy (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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Stacey has developed an interest in a girl but her father doesn't approve of him. After dragging Stacey, the father is found shot in the back. When the $300 he was carrying is found in Stacey's saddle bags, Stacey is charged with murder.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 19

45. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,529 | Gross: $14.93M

46. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,651

47. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 3,487

48. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 112

49. Suspense (1964– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Kennedy, James Whitmore, Corey Allen

Votes: 9

50. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
Episode: Ironbark's Bride (1960)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Crusty old farmer and wealthiest man in town, Ironbank, sends for a bride and draws a middle aged woman and teen aged son. The boy gives him cool reception, and repeatedly displeases him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Bickford, Gerald Mohr, David Kent

Votes: 15