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1. The Movie Crazy Years (1971 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

9.6
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Writer: Richard Schickel | Stars: Michael Tolan, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell, John Bright

Votes: 38

2. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 649

3. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 103

4. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 65

5. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 60

6. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 95

7. Ella Cinders (1926)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mervyn LeRoy, Frank Griffin, George Marion Jr., William M. Conselman, Charles Plumb | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker

Votes: 672

8. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: The Wizard of Oz (1956)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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Dorothy is swept away from her home in Kansas in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. She embarks on a journey to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf | Directors: Victor Fleming, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 10

9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 249,694

10. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.

Writers: Erwin S. Gelsey, James Seymour, David Boehm, Ben Markson, Avery Hopwood | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 4,811

11. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Writers: Robert E. Burns, Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis

Votes: 8,451

12. Page Miss Glory (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.1
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Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Delmer Daves, Robert Lord, Joseph Schrank, Phillip Dunning | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 888

13. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

Writers: Claudine West, George Froeschel, Arthur Wimperis, James Hilton | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 4,940

14. Tonight or Never (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Writers: Fanny Hatton, Frederic Hatton, Lily Hatvany, Ernest Vajda | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Votes: 1,109

15. Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

Writers: Ursula Parrott, Leonard Praskins | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page

Votes: 537

16. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, War, Romance

7.8
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During WWI, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.

Writers: S.N. Behrman, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Votes: 6,341

17. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, Thomas Heggen | Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 11,965

18. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 540

19. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Ira Levin, Mac Hyman | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 2,626

20. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

Votes: 148

21. Sophia: A Self-Portrait (1968 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of Italian actress Sophia Loren, with clips from her films and interviews with her friends and colleagues.

Writers: Robert Abel, David Seltzer | Directors: Robert Abel, Mel Stuart | Stars: Sophia Loren, Joseph Campanella, Omar Sharif, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 6

22. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 8,680

23. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Ted W. Lawson, Robert Considine | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock

Votes: 3,702

24. Little Caesar (1931)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino ... See full summary »

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Robert N. Lee, Francis Edward Faragoh | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 7,732

25. They Won't Forget (1937)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.4
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.

Writers: Ward Greene, Robert Rossen, Aben Kandel | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger

Votes: 924

26. Five Star Final (1931)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Writers: Louis Weitzenkorn, Byron Morgan, Robert Lord | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 989

27. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Louisa May Alcott | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 4,345

28. Three on a Match (1932)

Unrated | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Writers: Lucien Hubbard, Kubec Glasmon, John Bright | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell, Anne Shirley, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 2,040

29. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,468

30. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 3,748

31. Quo Vadis (1951)

Passed | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 8,748

32. Heat Lightning (1934)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama

7.2
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In the Mohave Desert, Olga runs a gas station, lunch counter, and auto camp with her younger sister Myra. In a 24-hour period, Olga must deal with Myra's desire to go to a town dance with a... See full summary »

Writers: Leon Abrams, George Abbott, Brown Holmes, Warren Duff | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 368

33. Home Before Dark (1958)

136 min | Drama

7.2
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Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.

Writers: Eileen Bassing, Robert Bassing | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 452

34. Madame Curie (1943)

Passed | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.

Writers: Paul Osborn, Hans Rameau, Ève Curie | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 1,586

35. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: William Holden/Frances Bergen Show (1956)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 5

36. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet

Votes: 249

37. Johnny Eager (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, James Edward Grant | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin

Votes: 1,568

38. Escape (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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1938: A young man arrives in Hitler's Germany, frantically seeking information about his German mother, and finds she is pending execution at a concentration camp.

Writers: Arch Oboler, Marguerite Roberts, Grace Zaring Stone | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 582

39. The Virginia Graham Show (1970– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Virginia Graham, Alejandro Rey, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 19

40. I Found Stella Parish (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

Writers: Casey Robinson, John Monk Saunders | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Sybil Jason

Votes: 240

41. The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.

Writers: Liam O'Brien, Max Catto | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, Kerwin Mathews, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,365

42. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 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

Votes: 1,071

43. Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Waterfront couple raise their son to be a sea captain. He grows up to be rather snotty and rebels against drunken Beery. Valiant Dressler keeps things moving even as hubby ruins their ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Zelda Sears, Eve Greene | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 355

44. Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

7.0
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'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »

Writers: J.P. McEvoy, Harvey F. Thew | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet, Ford Sterling

Votes: 113

45. Synthetic Sin (1929)

72 min | Comedy

7.0
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Famed playwright Donald latest work flopped because fiancée Betty is too unsophisticated to play the lead. It's time for the flower of Magnolia Gap, Virginia, to get to Gotham for some ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederic Hatton, Fanny Hatton, Thomas J. Geraghty, Tom Reed | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, Antonio Moreno, Edythe Chapman, Kathryn McGuire

Votes: 21

46. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary

7.0
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On March 7, 1979, Alfred Hitchcock becomes the seventh recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievment Award. Hostess Ingrid Bergman introduces an array of actors and writers and... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Judith Anderson, Ned Beatty, Ingrid Bergman, Mel Brooks

Votes: 181

47. Twinkletoes (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Burke, Winifred Dunn | Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Colleen Moore, Kenneth Harlan, Tully Marshall, Gladys Brockwell

Votes: 36

48. At the Circus (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

Votes: 3,986

49. East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A vain playboy puts strains his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite allows himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Marcia Davenport | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,162

50. Orchids and Ermine (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Writers: Ralph Spence, Carey Wilson | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Jack Mulhall, Sam Hardy, Gwen Lee

Votes: 82