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1. Roughly Speaking (1945)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

Writer: Louise Randall Pierson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 451

2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley, Stephen Vincent Benet | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 14,470

3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 54,301

4. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Western

8.0
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Creator: George W. Trendle | Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

Votes: 964

5. Oklahoma! (1955)

Approved | 145 min | Musical, Romance, Western

7.2
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In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

Writers: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lynn Riggs | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 7,879

6. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Writers: Anita Loos, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 3,577

7. 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

Votes: 67,779

8. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 881

9. The Tin Star (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Western

7.4
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A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Writers: Joel Kane, Dudley Nichols, Barney Slater | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray

Votes: 3,154

10. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Western

7.8
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A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.

Writers: Samuel G. Engel, Winston Miller, Sam Hellman, Stuart N. Lake | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 14,878

11. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western

7.2
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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, Harold Sinclair | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 6,025

12. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Western

7.2
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Writer: Robert Buckner | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 3,033

13. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Western

6.5
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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Writers: Warren Duff, Sy Bartlett | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 474

14. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama, War, Western

7.5
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Writers: Jessamyn West, Michael Wilson | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 4,356

15. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.

Writers: William L. White, Frank Wead | Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 5,239

16. 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

Votes: 8,391

17. Coroner Creek (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Western

6.7
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A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Luke Short | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers

Votes: 380

18. Joan of Arc (1948)

Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,761

19. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Western

7.0
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The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Philip Yordan | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,175

20. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 267

21. Ridin' for Justice (1932)

61 min | Western

6.2
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Buck Randall, a happy-go-lucky cowhand on the ranch owned by Tom Wilson, is in town and heads for the Red Front Saloon where, in compliance with a town ordinance, he is ordered to give up ... See full summary »

Writer: Harold Shumate | Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, Mary Doran, Russell Simpson, Walter Miller

Votes: 20

22. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, Walter D. Edmonds | Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 3,774

23. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

8.0
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Creators: George W. Trendle, Fran Striker | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

Votes: 146

24. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 4,672

25. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Writer: Robert Buckner | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,062

26. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of hillbilly stereotypes live in a rural backwater where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is threatened by a ... See full summary »

Writers: Erskine Caldwell, Jack Kirkland, Nunnally Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Gene Tierney, Marjorie Rambeau, William Tracy

Votes: 1,320

27. Ramona (1936)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

Writers: Helen Hunt Jackson, Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry King | Stars: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor, Pauline Frederick

Votes: 167

28. Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Mystery, Western, Romance

7.1
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When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Hogan, Paul Fix, Gordon Ray Young | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 1,807

29. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 170

30. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, John W. Considine Jr., Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 947

31. Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.4
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Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.

Writers: Harry Brown, Guy Trosper, Steve Frazee | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards

Votes: 692

32. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.5
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In 1844,after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Writers: Louis Bromfield, Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 643

33. Billy the Kid (1930)

Passed | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Noble Burns, Wanda Tuchock, Laurence Stallings, Charles MacArthur | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane

Votes: 255

34. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.2
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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Irvin S. Cobb | Director: John Ford | Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 726

35. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

Votes: 99

36. The Outriders (1950)

93 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act as "outriders"... See full summary »

Writer: Irving Ravetch | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 375

37. Virginia City (1940)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

Writer: Robert Buckner | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 1,383

38. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Add a Plot

Writer: Reginald Berkeley | Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 221

39. Albuquerque (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.6
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Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.

Writers: Gene Lewis, Luke Short, Clarence Upson Young | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 313

40. Along Came Jones (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.5
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A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Alan Le May | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea

Votes: 1,178

41. The Lonely Man (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.3
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Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him.

Writers: Harry Essex, Robert Smith | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Jack Palance, Anthony Perkins, Neville Brand, Robert Middleton

Votes: 319

42. The Tall Men (1955)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to ... See full summary »

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Frank S. Nugent, Heck Allen | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 1,336

43. The Spoilers (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

Writers: Rex Beach, Lawrence Hazard, Tom Reed | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 1,493

44. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Writers: Vereen Bell, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 905

45. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.2
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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Frank Cavett | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,283

46. 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

Votes: 1,125

47. The Eagle (1925)

Unrated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.

Writers: Alexander Pushkin, George Marion Jr. | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti

Votes: 1,084

48. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

8.0
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

Votes: 82

49. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Western

7.2
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Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Patrick Ford | Director: John Ford | Stars: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 2,737

50. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Joseph Moncure March, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Votes: 480