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1. All About Eve (1950)

TV-PG | 138 min | Drama

8.4
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

2. Cleopatra (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Carlo Mario Franzero | Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

3. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

5. 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

6. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Oscar Hammerstein II, Margaret Landon | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

7. It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

7.0
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Writers: Valentine Davies, Shirley W. Smith | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

8. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

9. Lifeboat (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Thriller, War

7.9
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Writers: John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

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

11. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

12. Old San Francisco (1927)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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In San Francisco, a villainous land owner with underworld connections seeks to steal the property of an old Spanish family.

Writers: Darryl F. Zanuck, Anthony Coldeway, Jack Jarmuth | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Dolores Costello, Josef Swickard, Anders Randolf, Charles Emmett Mack

13. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Unrated | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

7.8
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Writers: Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr. | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

14. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, Moss Hart | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

15. The Public Enemy (1931)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Writers: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey F. Thew | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

16. Island in the Sun (1957)

119 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself ... See full summary »

Writers: Alfred Hayes, Alec Waugh | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins

17. Viva Zapata! (1952)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.

Writer: John Steinbeck | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

18. Nightmare Alley (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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The ambitious Stanton "Stan" Carlisle works in a sideshow as carny and assistant of the mentalist Zeena Krumbein, who is married with the alcoholic Pete. The couple had developed a secret ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, William Lindsay Gresham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

19. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, D.A. Rayner | Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

20. The Little Princess (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.

Writers: Ethel Hill, Walter Ferris, Frances Hodgson Burnett | Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

21. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in... See full summary »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

22. Heidi (1937)

G | 88 min | Family, Drama

7.3
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Writers: Johanna Spyri, Walter Ferris, Julien Josephson | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

23. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Add a Plot

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

24. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

25. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

TV-PG | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Writer: Casey Robinson | Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

26. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

TV-14 | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Ben Ames Williams | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

27. The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.6
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A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.

Writers: John Taintor Foote, Garrett Fort, Bess Meredyth, Johnston McCulley | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

28. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

29. Man Hunt (1941)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Writers: Geoffrey Household, Dudley Nichols | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine

30. The Roots of Heaven (1958)

121 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." ... See full summary »

Writers: Romain Gary, Patrick Leigh-Fermor | Director: John Huston | Stars: Errol Flynn, Juliette Gréco, Trevor Howard, Eddie Albert

31. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie

32. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Carribean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, Rafael Sabatini | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

33. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

6.4
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A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.

Writers: Peter Viertel, Ernest Hemingway | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

34. Seventh Heaven (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Baker, Austin Strong | Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

35. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Writer: Nunnally Johnson | Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

36. Carousel (1956)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Musical

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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. But he has heard that there is a problem with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ferenc Molnár, Benjamin Glazer | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Writers: Edwin Blum, William A. Drake, William Gillette | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

38. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

39. The Egyptian (1954)

TV-14 | 139 min | Drama, History

6.6
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In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, Casey Robinson, Mika Waltari | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

40. Les Misérables (1935)

108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.

Writers: Victor Hugo, W.P. Lipscomb | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

41. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Curt Goetz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

42. Noah's Ark (1928)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, War

6.8
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Writers: Darryl F. Zanuck, Anthony Coldeway, De Leon Anthony | Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

43. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

44. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Sloan Wilson | Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

45. 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

46. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Walter Bullock, Maurice Maeterlinck | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

47. Little Caesar (1931)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The ambitious criminal Rico moves from the country to the big city in the east and joins Sam Vettori's gang with his friend Joe Massara. Soon he becomes the leader of the gangsters and ... 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.

48. 42nd Street (1933)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...

Writers: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

49. The First Auto (1927)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy

6.4
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Hank owns horses, stables horses and races horses. He favorite horse always wins and he is prosperous and will known. His son (Bob), however dreams only of the future of the horseless ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Coldeway, Jack Jarmuth, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Russell Simpson, Frank Campeau, Gibson Gowland, Anders Randolf

50. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

Writers: Art Arthur, Robert Harari, Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle