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1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

3. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Writers: Robert Riskin, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

4. The More the Merrier (1943)

TV-G | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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During the WW2 housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Writers: Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

5. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Paul Gallico, Damon Runyon | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

6. Way Out West (1937)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

7. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

TV-G | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

8. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Writers: Richard Connell, Robert Presnell Sr., Robert Riskin | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

9. Les Misérables (1935)

108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.

Writers: Victor Hugo, W.P. Lipscomb | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

10. The Heckler (1940)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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An obnoxious heckler at a baseball game infuriates everybody.

Writer: John Grey | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Bruce Bennett, Richard Fiske, Stanley Brown

11. Little Man, What Now? (1934)

98 min | Drama

7.6
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A young couple struggling against poverty must keep their marriage a secret in order for the husband to keep his job, as his boss doesn't like to hire married men.

Writers: Hans Fallada, William Anthony McGuire | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Douglass Montgomery, Alan Hale, Catherine Doucet

12. The Big Squirt (1937)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Soda jerk reads mystery stories, fancies himself a master detective.

Writers: Al Giebler, Elwood Ullman | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Charley Chase, Lucille Lund, Eddie Fetherston, Bud Jamison

13. Roman Scandals (1933)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.

Writers: George S. Kaufman, Robert E. Sherwood, William Anthony McGuire, George Oppenheimer, Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart

14. Tassels in the Air (1938)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The stooges are janitors in an office building. They stencil the wrong names on all the offices, causing a rich lady to mistakes Moe for "Omay", a famous decorator (the real Omay gets "... See full summary »

Writers: Al Giebler, Elwood Ullman | Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Gertrude Astor

15. The Ropin' Fool (1922)

22 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.5
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Will Rogers repeats for the camera his famous roping tricks from the Ziegfeld Follies. With a white-painted rope to show up against his black horse Dopey, Rogers demonstrates running ... See full summary »

Writer: Will Rogers | Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Will Rogers, Irene Rich, John Ince, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

16. Lawless Riders (1935)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

7.5
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When Edith overhears Bart's plan to rob the bank she informs Ken. But she is also overheard and when Ken goes to investigate, Bart's Henchman Prod frames him for the robbery. Thrown in jail... See full summary »

Writer: Nate Gatzert | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Ken Maynard, Geneva Mitchell, Harry Woods, Frank Yaconelli

17. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Robert Riskin, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

18. Cash and Carry (1937)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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The stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their dumpyard shack. To raise money to pay for the little boys operation they buy a phony treasure map from a con man. Thinking the... See full summary »

Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Elwood Ullman | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Sonny Bupp

19. Golden Harvest (1933)

72 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Nina Wilcox Putnam, Casey Robinson | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Richard Arlen, Chester Morris, Genevieve Tobin, Roscoe Ates

20. Termites of 1938 (1938)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party. The stooges wreck the fancy mansion where the party is taking place and ... See full summary »

Writers: Elwood Ullman, Al Giebler | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Blinn

21. The El Paso Kid (1946)

Approved | 54 min | Western

7.4
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In one of the most-used plots of the B-western genre, sometimes officially and sometimes just "borrowed" (see Movie Connections), Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) is a member of an outlaw gang... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Sheldon | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Sunset Carson, Marie Harmon, Hank Patterson, Edmund Cobb

22. Mr. Noisy (1946)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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This All-Star Comedy (production number 7437, and a remake of 1940's "The Heckler" with Charley Chase) has Shemp Howard, noise-maker and heckler deluxe, hired by two gamblers to rattle a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Bernds, John Grey | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent, Walter Soderling, Tom Coleman

23. The Girl of Gold (1925)

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Writers: Anna Alice Chapin, Kate Corbaley, Cleveland Moffett, Eve Unsell | Director: John Ince | Stars: Florence Vidor, Malcolm McGregor, Alan Roscoe, Bessie Eyton

24. The Glass Key (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Ed Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent-... See full summary »

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Kathryn Scola, Kubec Glasmon, Harry Ruskin | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: George Raft, Claire Dodd, Edward Arnold, Rosalind Keith

25. The Three Mesquiteers (1936)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Music, Western

7.3
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When a group of World War 1 buddies head west to farmstead, they run into trouble.

Writers: Jack Natteford, Charles R. Condon, William Colt MacDonald | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Syd Saylor, Kay Hughes

26. Alimony Madness (1933)

65 min | Drama

7.3
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A man's wife is put on trial for the murder of his first wife.

Writer: John T. Neville | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Helen Chandler, Leon Ames, Edward Earle, Charlotte Merriam

27. Song of the Eagle (1933)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writers: C. Graham Baker, Willard Mack, Casey Robinson, Gene Towne | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Jean Hersholt

28. Silent Witness (1943)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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District Attorney Holden and his special investigator Betty Higgins are trying to convict brothers Joe and Lou Manson, silk-racket hoods, after they are indicted for murder. Their attorney,... See full summary »

Writer: Martin Mooney | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Frank Albertson, Maris Wrixon, Bradley Page, Evelyn Brent

29. The Man from Guntown (1935)

61 min | Western

7.3
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When Tim Hanlon arrives to tell Ruth McArthur her long lost brother has been killed, she mistakes him for her brother. He stays on to help her retain control of the dam her farther started.... See full summary »

Writers: Ford Beebe, Thomas H. Ince Jr. | Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Tim McCoy, Billie Seward, Wheeler Oakman, Robert McKenzie

30. Destry Rides Again (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, ... See full summary »

Writers: Max Brand, Isadore Bernstein, Robert Keith, Richard Schayer | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Tom Mix, Claudia Dell, Zasu Pitts, Stanley Fields

31. Three Little Sew and Sews (1939)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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The stooges are sailors working in a ships' tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go ashore, they steal officers uniforms and go to a party with Curly passing himself off as Admiral ... See full summary »

Writer: Ewart Adamson | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Phyllis Barry

32. The Little Colonel (1935)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Writers: William M. Conselman, Anne Fellows Johnston | Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge

33. Picture Snatcher (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Ahern, Allen Rivkin, P.J. Wolfson, Ben Markson | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White

34. The Match King (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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Unscrupulous Paul Kroll, starting as a Chicago janitor, uses graft to finance a trip to Sweden where by trickery he gains control of his uncle's small match factory. By expert manipulation ... See full summary »

Writers: Einar Thorvaldson, Houston Branch, Sidney Sutherland | Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Juliette Compton

35. A Man to Remember (1938)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Katharine Havilland-Taylor | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Lee Bowman, William Henry

36. Merry-Go-Round (1932)

69 min | Drama

7.1
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Corrupt politicians resort to murder and blackmail when a young boy accidentally witnesses them taking payoffs.

Writers: Albert Maltz, George Sklar, Tom Reed | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Eric Linden, Sidney Fox, Tully Marshall, Louis Calhern

37. Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938)

58 min | Western

7.1
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Cowboys and cows amidst Hawaiian scenery and song.

Writer: Daniel Jarrett | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Smith Ballew, Evalyn Knapp, Harry Woods, Pat J. O'Brien

38. That Texas Jamboree (1946)

59 min | Musical, Western

7.1
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With the backing of the Mayor, Brady is running a crooked gambling operation. When Sheriff Curt shuts him down, he reopens when the Mayor charters his place as a private club. When Curt ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Benton Cheney, Paul Gangelin | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Andy Clyde, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

39. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.0
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.

Writers: Jules Furthman, James Kevin McGuinness, Crosbie Garstin | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

40. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Loos, Ralph Wheelwright | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

41. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

42. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »

Writers: Bradbury Foote, Dore Schary, Hugo Butler, H. Alan Dunn | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler

43. The Bowery (1933)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Writers: Michael L. Simmons, Bessie Roth Solomon, Howard Estabrook, James Gleason | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray

44. The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bart, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Bennett, Lionel Atwill, Juanita Quigley

45. Life Begins at Forty (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.0
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In small-town America the easy-going publisher of the local paper finds himself in opposition to the local banker on the return to town of a lad jailed possibly wrongly for a theft from the... See full summary »

Writers: Walter B. Pitkin, Robert Quillen, Lamar Trotti | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Will Rogers, Richard Cromwell, George Barbier, Rochelle Hudson

46. The Return of Wild Bill (1940)

60 min | Western

7.0
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To get possession of choice ranch lands, Matt and Jake Kilgore frame Sam Griffin for stealing cattle from Lige Saunders, set themselves up as vigilantes and then hang him. Then they urge Ol... See full summary »

Writers: Walter J. Coburn, Robert Lee Johnson, Fred Myton | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, George Lloyd, Luana Walters

47. The Rustlers of Red Dog (1935)

Approved | 231 min | Western

7.0
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Three friends make a journey across the West and come up against rustlers, Indian attacks and outlaw gangs.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Ella O'Neill, Nate Gatzert, Vin Moore, Nathaniel Eddy | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Joyce Compton, Raymond Hatton, Walter Miller

48. Whispering Smith Speaks (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.0
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Railroad president's son learns the business by starting as a track walker. He alerts a girl he meets that her land contains valuable minerals.

Writers: Frank H. Spearman, Daniel Jarrett, Don Swift, Rex Taylor, Gilbert Wright | Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Ware, Kenneth Thomson, Maude Allen

49. Barbary Coast (1935)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

50. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Writers: William Hogarth, Val Lewton, Mark Robson | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser