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1. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Approved | 108 min | Thriller

8.0
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be.

Writers: Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Gordon McDonell | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller | Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

3. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Writers: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Owen Davis | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

4. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, War, Romance

7.8
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During World War One, a young ballerina becomes a prostitute when she loses her job and believes her fiancé dead.

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

5. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Writers: Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, John Wexley | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

6. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

7. The Old Maid (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Zoe Akins, Edith Wharton | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp

8. Johnny Eager (1941)

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

9. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

Writers: Neil P. Varnick, Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher | Director: Harold Young | Stars: Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox, George Zucco

10. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Writers: Sig Herzig, Bertram Millhauser, Beulah Marie Dix | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The 'Dead End' Kids, Ann Sheridan

11. They Won't Believe Me (1947)

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

7.1
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On trial for murder, Larry Ballantyne regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders to other women while his rich loving wife Gretta tries to keep him in line. According... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Gordon McDonell | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson

12. It's Love I'm After (1937)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy

7.9
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Renowned stage actors Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden are partners on and off the stage. An occupational hazard for Basil is that women often fall in love with what they see of him on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Casey Robinson, Maurice Hanline | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles

13. The Sisters (1938)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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Three daughters of a small down pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908.

Writers: Milton Krims, Myron Brinig | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

14. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Writers: Lord Dunsany, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder, Lewis R. Foster, Dudley Nichols, René Clair, Helene Fraenkel | Director: René Clair | Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

15. 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

16. The Scarlet Clue (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Charlie discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders.

Writers: George Callahan, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

17. Confession (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

8.2
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Writers: Hans Rameau, Julius J. Epstein, Margaret P. Levino | Director: Joe May | Stars: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

18. Dark Alibi (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.

Writers: George Callahan, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

19. Nocturne (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Police detective Joe Warner investigates the shooting of womanizing composer Keith Vincent. Evidence points to suicide and that is the official verdict, but Joe doesn't buy it and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Frank Fenton, Rowland Brown, Joan Harrison | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston, Joseph Pevney

20. King of the Underworld (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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After the killing of her husband by friendly fire during a police raid, Dr. Carol Nelson tries to find gangster Joe Gurney to clear her name with the medical board.

Writers: George Bricker, Vincent Sherman, W.R. Burnett | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, John Eldredge

21. 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

22. Night Monster (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths.

Writer: Clarence Upson Young | Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Irene Hervey

23. Hollywood Hotel (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo, Richard Macaulay | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Hugh Herbert

24. Prehistoric Women (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.8
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Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (... See full summary »

Writers: Sam X. Abarbanel, Gregg C. Tallas | Director: Gregg C. Tallas | Stars: Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon

25. She Married Her Boss (1935)

85 min | Comedy

6.7
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A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different than taking care of him at work.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Thyra Samter Winslow | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Bartlett, Raymond Walburn

26. House of Horrors (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics.

Writers: George Bricker, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Rondo Hatton, Robert Lowery, Virginia Grey, Bill Goodwin

27. Comet Over Broadway (1938)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

Writers: Mark Hellinger, Robert Buckner, Faith Baldwin | Directors: Busby Berkeley, John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp

28. Secrets of an Actress (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

Writers: Milton Krims, Rowland Leigh, Julius J. Epstein | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Ian Hunter, Gloria Dickson

29. Follow the Boys (1944)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Gertrude Purcell, Joe Schoenfeld | Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins | Stars: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Jeanette MacDonald, Orson Welles' Mercury Wonder Show

30. Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Owners and show girls of the bankrupt Club Ballé are mistaken for the Academy Ballet of America and are off to Paris to compete in an International Dance Exposition.

Writers: Earl Baldwin, Warren Duff, Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Maurice Leo, Jerry Horwin, James Seymour | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins

31. Hired Wife (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

6.8
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Cement company CEO Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a wife in name only, an arrangement made to protect his finances from an attempt at a hostile business takeover.... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, George Beck | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Virginia Bruce, Robert Benchley

32. Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

Writers: Richard Flournoy, Charles M. Brown, Chic Young | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

33. Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)

TV-G | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Torchy Blane has to solve a blackmail case.

Writers: Frederick Nebel, Murray Leinster, George Bricker | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, Henry O'Neill

34. Going Places (1938)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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A sports store clerk poses as a famous jockey as an advertising stunt, but gets more than he bargained for.

Writers: Sig Herzig, Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo, Victor Mapes, William Collier Sr. | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Anita Louise, Allen Jenkins, Ronald Reagan

35. Girls on Probation (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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This film proves the old adage "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you shouldn't pick friends who rob banks." Local bad girl Hilda convinces Connie to join her at a ... See full summary »

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Jane Bryan, Ronald Reagan, Anthony Averill, Sheila Bromley

36. Because of Him (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Sig Herzig | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Helen Broderick

37. Flight Angels (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Leo, Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

38. Hers to Hold (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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Writers: Lewis R. Foster, John D. Klorer | Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Joseph Cotten, Charles Winninger, Ludwig Stössel

39. Accidents Will Happen (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.

Writers: George Bricker, Anthony Coldeway | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Sheila Bromley, Gloria Blondell, Dick Purcell

40. Campus Cinderella (1938)

19 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

5.3
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This musical comedy has a popular basketball star playing for a different college than what his father wanted after he falls in love with a co-ed.

Writers: Lee Katz, George Ade | Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Johnnie Davis, Penny Singleton, Anthony Averill, Oscar O'Shea

41. Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More (1944)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.1
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A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

Writers: Alice Means Reeve, Philip Yordan, John H. Kafka | Director: Joe May | Stars: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry, Minna Gombell

42. Sergeant Murphy (1938)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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A horse is offered for sale to the cavalry but is rejected as unfit for service. A cavalry private buys the horse, and trains it to be a champion racer. When he thinks it's ready, he ... See full summary »

Writers: William Jacobs, Sy Bartlett | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Mary Maguire, Donald Crisp, Ben Hendricks Jr.

43. She Loved a Fireman (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.3
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After his political days are over, Red decides to become a fireman. He takes the exam, goes to fire college and is stationed at Company 27. That station is commanded by Captain Shannon, who... See full summary »

Writers: Carlton Sand, Morton Grant | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Robert Armstrong, Eddie Acuff

44. Alcatraz Island (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Mary Maguire, Gordon Oliver

45. Let's Face It (1943)

76 min | Musical

6.6
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A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields, Russell G. Medcraft, Norma Mitchell, Harry Tugend | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Zasu Pitts, Phyllis Povah

46. Sensation Hunters (1945)

62 min | Drama

5.6
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A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

Writers: Dennis J. Cooper, John Faxon | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Robert Lowery, Doris Merrick, Eddie Quillan, Constance Worth

47. Ladies Courageous (1944)

88 min | Drama, War

6.0
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The story of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, a unit of female pilots during WW II who flew bombers from the factories to their final destinations.

Writers: Virginia Spencer Cowles, Doris Gilbert, Norman Reilly Raine | Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Loretta Young, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Diana Barrymore, Anne Gwynne

48. Broadway Musketeers (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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Drama about three girl graduates of an orphanage whose paths cross.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Don Ryan | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Margaret Lindsay, Ann Sheridan, Marie Wilson, John Litel

49. The Rookie Cop (1939)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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Using his trained dog, a rookie cop tries to prove his friend innocent of a robbery, despite the police commissioner's objection.

Writers: Morton Grant, Jo Pagano, Guy K. Austin, Earl Johnson | Director: David Howard | Stars: Tim Holt, Virginia Weidler, Janet Shaw, Frank M. Thomas

50. Prairie Thunder (1937)

Approved | 55 min | Western

5.3
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To increase profits for his shipping company, Lynch has goaded the Indians to attack both the telegraph line and the new railroad. When Lynch sells rifles to the Indians, Rod Farrell ... See full summary »

Writer: Ed Earl Repp | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Dick Foran, Janet Shaw, Smoke, Frank Orth