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1. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.8
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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: 1,006

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: 15,461

3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 59,895

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: 1,105

5. 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: 73,958

6. 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: 6,575

7. 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: 8,394

8. 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: 15,946

9. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, 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: 2,346

10. 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: 8,964

11. 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: 445

12. 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: 5,541

13. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.2
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Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.

Writers: Earl Felton, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

Votes: 512

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: 4,762

15. 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: 1,908

16. 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: 5,013

17. 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: 279

18. 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: 4,002

19. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

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

Votes: 2,226

20. Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Mystery, Western, Romance

7.1
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Ranch hand Rocklin arrives in town to start his new job but his employer has been murdered and the locals don't seem too friendly.

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

Votes: 1,979

21. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
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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: 3,757

22. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.

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

Votes: 1,426

23. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, 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: 2,917

24. 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: 3,421

25. 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: 1,013

26. 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: 1,610

27. 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, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 179

28. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | 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: 507

29. 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: 1,351

30. The Tall Men (1955)

Approved | 122 min | Western

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: 1,429

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

30 min | Western

7.7
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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: 106

32. 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: 1,461

33. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.1
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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: 807

34. 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: 704

35. Lone Star (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

Writers: Borden Chase, Howard Estabrook | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 579

36. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)

74 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson ... See full summary »

Writers: Courtney Terrett, Harvey F. Thew, Granville Moore | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joan Blondell, Grant Mitchell, Vivienne Osborne, Adrienne Dore

Votes: 136

37. 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: 1,264

38. 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: 3,319

39. Alexander Hamilton (1931)

TV-G | 70 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was ... See full summary »

Writers: George Arliss, Mary Hamlin, Julien Josephson, Maude T. Howell | Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, June Collyer

Votes: 96

40. The Sisters (1938)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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Three daughters of a small town 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: 1,241

41. Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.3
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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: 728

42. 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: 166

43. 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: 355

44. The Power and the Glory (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

6.9
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A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ... See full summary »

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson

Votes: 446

45. 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: 995

46. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

TV-G | 78 min | Drama

7.1
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

Writers: Paul Green, Harry Harrison Kroll | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,018

47. Susan Lenox (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

Writers: Leon Gordon, David Graham Phillips, Zelda Sears, Wanda Tuchock | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

Votes: 754

48. Call Her Savage (1932)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

Writers: Edwin J. Burke, Tiffany Thayer | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 548

49. 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: 90

50. The Eagle (1925)

Unrated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 1,186