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1. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Writers: Oliver H.P. Garrett, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Arthur Caesar | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

2. 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.

3. 'G' Men (1935)

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

7.2
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It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »

Writer: Seton I. Miller | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong

4. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war ... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, George Hembert Westley | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young

5. Forever and a Day (1943)

104 min | Drama, History

7.3
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During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Bennett, Alan Campbell, Norman Corwin, C.S. Forester, Peter Godfrey, Jack Hartfield, Lawrence Hazard, Sig Herzig, James Hilton, Michael Hogan, Christopher Isherwood, Emmet Lavery, W.P. Lipscomb, Gene Lockhart, Frederick Lonsdale, Alice Duer Miller, R.C. Sherriff, Donald Ogden Stewart, John Van Druten, Claudine West, Keith Winter | Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair | Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon

6. The Girl from Missouri (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.

Writers: Anita Loos, John Emerson | Directors: Jack Conway, Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

7. Jitterbugs (1943)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.4
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The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty singer's mother who's been taken in by swindlers.

Writer: Scott Darling | Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivian Blaine, Robert Bailey

8. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other. WIth the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries ... See full summary »

Writers: Rowland Brown, George Rosener | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

9. Our Relations (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

7.5
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Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain.... See full summary »

Writers: W.W. Jacobs, Richard Connell, Felix Adler, Charley Rogers, Jack Jevne | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

10. Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

Writers: Ladislas Fodor, Bernard Merivale, Jeffrey Dell, Lester Cole, John Wexley | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale

11. The Pace That Kills (1935)

68 min | Drama

3.9
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Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends."

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Lois January, Noel Madison, Sheila Bromley, Dean Benton

12. Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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While in Paris for a reunion on the eve of World War II, Charlie finds that the murder of an hated businessman leads him to a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Germany.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Gina Kaus, Ladislas Fodor, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Sidney Toler, Lynn Bari, Richard Clarke, Harold Huber

13. The Black Raven (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Mystery

5.4
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A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.

Writer: Fred Myton | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Wanda McKay, Noel Madison, Robert Livingston

14. Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance

6.4
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Writers: Marie Baumer, Harvey F. Thew, George Rosener | Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer, James Cagney

15. Me and My Gal (1932)

79 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.

Writers: Philip Klein, Barry Conners, Arthur Kober | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns, George Walsh

16. Play-Girl (1932)

Unrated | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Maude Fulton, Brown Holmes | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Loretta Young, Norman Foster, Guy Kibbee

17. The Cat's-Paw (1934)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy

6.9
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Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarence Budington Kelland, Sam Taylor | Directors: Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Nat Pendleton

18. The Hatchet Man (1932)

74 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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San Francisco Tong hatchet man Wong must execute his boyhood friend Sun. Sun knew his time was up and wrote out his will just prior to Wong showing up at his door. When Sun realizes Wong is... See full summary »

Writers: Achmed Abdullah, David Belasco, J. Grubb Alexander | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Dudley Digges, Leslie Fenton

19. Murder at Glen Athol (1936)

64 min | Mystery

6.3
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A famous detective is invited to a swanky party at an elegant mansion, but before the night is over he finds himself involved with gangsters, blackmail and murder.

Writers: Norman Lippincott, John W. Krafft | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: John Miljan, Irene Ware, Iris Adrian, Noel Madison

20. Sailing Along (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it. Kay wants desperately to be a music-hall star and Steve wants to be a ... See full summary »

Writers: Sonnie Hale, Selwyn Jepson, Lesser Samuels | Director: Sonnie Hale | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Jack Whiting, Roland Young

21. Bombs Over Burma (1942)

65 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.2
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Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Writers: Joseph H. Lewis, George Wellington Pardy, Milton Raison | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Denison, Nedrick Young

22. The House of Secrets (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Mystery

5.2
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Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

Writers: Sydney Horler, John W. Krafft | Director: Roland D. Reed | Stars: Leslie Fenton, Muriel Evans, Noel Madison, Sidney Blackmer

23. Climbing High (1938)

78 min | Comedy

6.6
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Wealthy young man (Redgrave) pretends to be poor to be close to a model (Matthews) though he nearly engaged to an aristocrat (Vyner).

Writers: Marion Dix, Sonnie Hale, Lesser Samuels | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Michael Redgrave, Noel Madison, Alastair Sim

24. Incendiary Blonde (1945)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

7.0
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The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Frank Butler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, Arturo de Córdova, Charles Ruggles, Albert Dekker

25. The Heart of New York (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.4
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In the Jewish enclave of New York's lower East Side, hapless inventor Mendel is constantly in debt since he uses all his (and other people's) money to tinker with machines that will make ... See full summary »

Writers: David Freedman, Arthur Caesar, Houston Branch | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe Smith, Charles Dale, George Sidney, Ruth Hall

26. Adventures of Casanova (1948)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.0
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After Palermo falls in 1793, a notorious ladies man joins the underground resistance movement--but still finds time for the ladies.

Writers: Crane Wilbur, Walter Bullock, Karen DeWolf | Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Lucille Bremer, Turhan Bey, John Sutton

27. The Last Mile (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. ... See full summary »

Writers: John Wexley, Seton I. Miller | Director: Samuel Bischoff | Stars: Howard Phillips, Preston Foster, George E. Stone, Noel Madison

28. Muss 'em Up (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Mystery

5.9
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A private detective is enlisted to find out who shot a dog and threatened its owner, but before long he's also involved in a kidnapping and murder plot.

Writers: Erwin S. Gelsey, James Edward Grant | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Preston Foster, Margaret Callahan, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Morgan

29. Joe Smith, American (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

6.1
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Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft factory. He has access to the plans for a new bomb-sight and is kidnapped by enemy agents who unsuccessfully torture him to ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Gallico, Allen Rivkin | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Young, Marsha Hunt, Harvey Stephens, Darryl Hickman

30. Hat Check Girl (1932)

64 min | Comedy

7.1
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Gerry Marsh is a hat-check girl in a nightclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Buster Collins. Gerry is supported by her girlfriend Jessie.

Writers: Barry Conners, Rian James, Philip Klein | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sally Eilers, Ben Lyon, Ginger Rogers, Monroe Owsley

31. The Finger Points (1931)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with The Press. His first assignment on gangsters gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid and Lee in the hospital. He ... See full summary »

Writers: John Monk Saunders, W.R. Burnett, Robert Lord | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Robert Elliott

32. The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932)

56 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Barry Conners, Kenneth M. Ellis, Philip Klein | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Joan Bennett, Donald Cook, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Zasu Pitts

33. Symphony of Six Million (1932)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.3
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A brilliant young doctor grows away from his family and his community when his older brother convinces him to make his fortune as a Park Avenue doctor. He spends his time prescribing ... See full summary »

Writers: Fannie Hurst, J. Walter Ruben, Bernard Schubert, James Seymour | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Irene Dunne, Anna Appel, Gregory Ratoff

34. Boogie Woogie (1945)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short, Musical

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While his wife is away, Robert lets his kids go out jitterbugging.

Writers: Robert Benchley, Ray Spencer | Director: Noel Madison | Stars: Robert Benchley, Barbara Matthews, Carmella Bergstrom, Roland Dupree

35. Champagne Charlie (1936)

Approved | 59 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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The story is told in flashback. Backers want a gambler to marry a rich girl for her dowry. When he double-crosses them he's murdered and the murderer blackmails the girl. Then he is murdered.

Writer: Allen Rivkin | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Paul Cavanagh, Helen Wood, Thomas Beck, Minna Gombell

36. The Star Witness (1931)

TV-G | 68 min | Drama

6.4
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Members of a family witness two murders, but the gang uses threats, violence and kidnapping to try to keep the members from testifying.

Writer: Lucien Hubbard | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Huston, Frances Starr, Grant Mitchell, Sally Blane

37. Gangway (1937)

90 min | Musical

7.0
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Newspaper reporter becomes involved with gang of crooks who take her for a tough American gangster.

Writers: Lesser Samuels, Dwight Taylor | Director: Sonnie Hale | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Nat Pendleton, Alastair Sim

38. A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)

68 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Dawn, Hal Hudson, Sam Duncan | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: John Howard, Margaret Lindsay, Roscoe Karns, Mona Barrie

39. Missing Girls (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A group of gangsters shoot Senator Benson (Wallis Clark) and take his daughter, Dorothy Benton (Muriel Evans) and her friend Ann Jason (Ann Doran) as hostages at Ma Barton's hideout. ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Mooney, John W. Krafft | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Roger Pryor, Muriel Evans, Sidney Blackmer, Noel Madison

40. Bombalera (1945)

20 min | Musical, Short

8.1
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Director: Noel Madison | Stars: Olga San Juan, Johnny Johnston, Mikhail Rasumny, Frank Faylen

41. Four Hours to Kill! (1935)

70 min | Drama

7.3
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A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses ... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Joe Morrison, Gertrude Michael, Helen Mack

42. A Shot in the Dark (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Homicide detective Bill Ryder reluctantly teams up with wise-cracking news-hound Peter Kennedy to solve a pair of murders.

Writers: Frederick Nebel, M. Coates Webster | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: William Lundigan, Nan Wynn, Ricardo Cortez, Regis Toomey

43. Times Square Lady (1935)

TV-G | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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Toni Bradley comes to New York City, from a small town in Iowa, to take over her late father's estate and sporting business, which is primarily gambling on sports events, with a lot of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert J. Cohen, Robert T. Shannon | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Pinky Tomlin, Helen Twelvetrees

44. Laughter in Hell (1933)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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In the late 1800s, a man is sentenced to life at hard labor for killing his wife and her lover.

Writers: Tom Reed, Jim Tully | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Tommy Conlon, Merna Kennedy, Berton Churchill

45. Miss V from Moscow (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Vera Marova is a Russian spy impersonating a dead German spy whom she closely resembles. Her ally is Steve Worth, an American serving in the British armed services, and the two work with ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur St. Claire, Sherman L. Lowe | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Lola Lane, Noel Madison, Howard Banks, Paul Weigel

46. Woman Wanted (1935)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as ... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Fields, David Silverstein, Wilson Collison | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Joel McCrea, Lewis Stone, Louis Calhern

47. Destination Unknown (1933)

66 min | Drama

6.9
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A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the Pacific with no wind.

Writer: Tom Buckingham | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale, Russell Hopton

48. Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Mystery

5.2
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Writers: Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee, Eric Taylor | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Anna May Wong

49. What Price Crime (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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Thieves break into a warehouse that stores guns, steal them and kill the night watchman. An undercover agent assigned to the case happens to get into a traffic accident with the sister of ... See full summary »

Writer: Al Martin | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Charles Starrett, Noel Madison, Virginia Cherrill, Charles Delaney

50. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Writer: John Larkin | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison, Victor Sen Yung