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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)

TV-PG | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

TV-G | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

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

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

8.0
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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

5. Boys Town (1938)

TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee ... See full summary »

Writers: John Meehan, Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

6. You Only Live Once (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Writers: Gene Towne, C. Graham Baker | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon

7. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at ... See full summary »

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

8. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

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

7.4
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Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Warren Duff, Jerome Odlum | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

9. Doctor X (1932)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Writers: Robert Tasker, Earl Baldwin, Howard Warren Comstock, Allen C. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster

10. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Robert Riskin, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

11. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Writers: Lewis Meltzer, Daniel Taradash, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Clifford Odets | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

12. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Lynn Starling, John Willard | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

13. 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

14. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

7.1
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Writers: Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, Harry Tugend, Eleanor Gates, Ralph Spence | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart, Jack Haley

15. The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie ... See full summary »

Writers: Madelon St. Dennis, Gordon Kahn, Barry Barringer | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray

16. The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)

93 min | Comedy

7.7
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Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private ... See full summary »

Writer: Wallace Smith | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth, John Gilbert

17. Safe in Hell (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.2
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After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.

Writers: Houston Branch, Joseph Jackson, Maude Fulton | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, Ralf Harolde, John Wray

18. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

7.0
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A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Writers: George Seaton, Ken Englund, Aleen Leslie | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick

19. The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)

TV-G | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison, plots to become his second wife. Caroline's friend, novelist Julian, has long loved... See full summary »

Writers: Ethel Pettit, Austin Parker | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis, John Miljan

20. The Big Shakedown (1934)

64 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies.

Writers: Niven Busch, Rian James, Samuel G. Engel | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Charles Farrell, Bette Davis, Ricardo Cortez, Glenda Farrell

21. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, Endre Bohem, Dorothy Yost | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

22. The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Richard Schayer, Rowland Brown | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Rowland Brown | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Ian Hunter

23. Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

6.1
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After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Writers: Warren Duff, Seton I. Miller | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

24. The Match King (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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Unscrupulous Paul Kroll, starting as a Chicago janitor, uses graft to finance a trip to Sweden where by trickery he gains control of his uncle's small match factory. By expert manipulation ... See full summary »

Writers: Einar Thorvaldson, Houston Branch, Sidney Sutherland | Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Juliette Compton

25. A Man to Remember (1938)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Katharine Havilland-Taylor | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Lee Bowman, William Henry

26. Stranded (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Writers: Frank Wead, Ferdinand Reyher, Delmer Daves, Carl Erickson | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis, Donald Woods

27. High Pressure (1932)

73 min | Comedy

6.7
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Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success. He sets up the "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber ... See full summary »

Writers: Aben Kandel, Joseph Jackson | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Powell, Evelyn Brent, George Sidney, John Wray

28. Spawn of the North (1938)

110 min | Action, Romance

6.8
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Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings, Barrett Willoughby | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff

29. The Mouthpiece (1932)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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When a hot young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his DA job and becomes a defense attorney. He grows rich and powerful defending ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank J. Collins, Joseph Jackson, Earl Baldwin | Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, John Wray

30. Miss Pinkerton (1932)

66 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Niven Busch, Lillie Hayward, Robert Tasker | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall, John Wray

31. The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary. Or isn't he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Dwight Taylor, Sy Bartlett, Richard Maibaum | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Clarence Kolb, Ruth Donnelly

32. Swiss Family Robinson (1940)

93 min | Adventure

6.9
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A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

Writers: C. Graham Baker, Walter Ferris, Gene Towne, Johann David Wyss | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew, Terry Kilburn

33. I Am a Thief (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Writers: Ralph Block, Doris Malloy | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Robert Barrat

34. Central Park (1932)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Rick and Dot, two penniless New Yorkers, meet and fall in love in Central Park. Promising to meet later, they separate. Dot is picked up by small-time hood Nick Sarno, posing as a police ... See full summary »

Writers: Ward Morehouse, Earl Baldwin | Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford, Guy Kibbee, Henry B. Walthall

35. Green Eyes (1934)

68 min | Mystery

5.3
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The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.

Writers: H. Ashbrook, Andrew Moses | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, Claude Gillingwater, John Wray

36. Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Barry Benefield, Claude Binyon | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Gladys George, Arline Judge, John Howard, Dudley Digges

37. Professor Beware (1938)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets... See full summary »

Writers: Delmer Daves, Jack Cunningham, Clyde Bruckman, Crampton Harris, Francis M. Cockrell, Marian B. Cockrell | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Phyllis Welch, William Frawley, Raymond Walburn

38. After Tonight (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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While romancing a beautiful Russian countess, a captain in the Austrian intelligence service is assigned to capture "K-14", a clever spy who has so far managed to remain undetected. What ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Murfin, Albert S. Le Vino | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Edward Ellis, Lucien Prival

39. Pacific Liner (1939)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" ... See full summary »

Writers: John Twist, Anthony Coldeway, Henry Roberts Symonds | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Chester Morris, Wendy Barrie, Alan Hale

40. Atlantic Adventure (1935)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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Writers: John T. Neville, Nat Dorfman, Diana Bourbon | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Harry Langdon, Arthur Hohl

41. Sworn Enemy (1936)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writers: Wells Root, Richard Wormser | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Florence Rice, Joseph Calleia, Lewis Stone

42. Quick Millions (1931)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

Writers: Rowland Brown, Courtney Perrett, Courtney Terrett, John Wray | Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, Sally Eilers, Bob Burns

43. The President's Mystery (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A millionaire with a crumbling personal life comes up with an idea on how he can disappear, start a new life without anyone knowing who he is and be able to take all his money with him.

Writers: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Samuel Hopkins Adams, Lester Cole, John Erskine, Rupert Hughes, Fulton Oursler, S.S. Van Dine, Rita Weiman, Nathanael West | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Henry Wilcoxon, Betty Furness, Sidney Blackmer, Evelyn Brent

44. Gangs of New York (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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The undercover cop Rocky Thorpe infiltrates a crime syndicate being run by the incarcerated mob boss John Franklin. Franklin conducts his business via a short-wave radio concealed in his ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Asbury, Samuel Fuller, Charles F. Royal, Wellyn Totman, Jack Townley | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Bickford, Ann Dvorak, Alan Baxter, Wynne Gibson

45. We Who Are About to Die (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Writers: David Lamson, John Twist | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak, John Beal, Ray Mayer

46. New York Nights (1929)

82 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Jules Furthman, Hugh Stanislaus Stange | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, John Wray, Lilyan Tashman

47. The Miracle Man (1932)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »

Writers: George M. Cohan, Robert Hobart Davis, Samuel Hoffenstein, Frank L. Packard, Waldemar Young | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Chester Morris, Robert Coogan, John Wray

48. The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)

65 min | Drama

5.3
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Writers: Claude Farrère, Lucien Nepoty, Harvey F. Thew | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lil Dagover, Walter Huston, Warren William, John Wray

49. The Man from Dakota (1940)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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During the Civil War a beautiful woman helps two Union spies cross into the Confederacy and gather information.

Writers: MacKinlay Kantor, Laurence Stallings | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Wallace Beery, John Howard, Dolores del Rio, Donald Meek

50. The Black Doll (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Nicholas Rood, dishonest mine owner, finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his ... See full summary »

Writers: William Edward Hayes, Harold Buckley | Director: Otis Garrett | Stars: Donald Woods, Nan Grey, Edgar Kennedy, C. Henry Gordon