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1. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

2. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Ernest Hemingway | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

3. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Writers: John Paxton, Nevil Shute | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

4. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Various stories of various people as an earthquake of un-imagineable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

Writers: George Fox, Mario Puzo | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

5. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.4
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Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Writers: Jeffrey Konvitz, Michael Winner | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

6. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

6.1
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Writer: Christopher Fry | Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

7. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

7.8
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Anthony Veiller, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

8. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

9. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Wilson Collison | Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

10. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and ... See full summary »

Writers: John Milius, C.L. Sonnichsen | Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

11. Show Boat (1951)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.0
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Edna Ferber | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

12. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 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

13. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

14. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

15. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next?

Writers: Robert Katz, George P. Cosmatos, Tom Mankiewicz | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

16. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Jan Lustig, Noel Langley, Thomas Malory | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

17. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

6.3
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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

18. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Writers: Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II, Rod Serling | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

19. 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

20. The Blue Bird (1976)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.4
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Maeterlinck, Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner

21. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Fields, Buddy G. DeSylva, Nancy Hamilton, Irving Brecher, Wilkie C. Mahoney | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien

22. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wise-cracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race-track.

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Harry Kurnitz, Irving Brecher | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

23. Mayerling (1968)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Writers: Claude Anet, Michel Arnold, Denis Cannan, Terence Young | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner

24. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China U.S.Army Major Matt Lewis aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Writers: Robert Hamer, Philip Yordan, Bernard Gordon | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

25. A.D. (1985 TV Mini-Series)

600 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

26. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Writers: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

27. The Long Hot Summer (1985 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Writers: William Faulkner, Rita Mae Brown, Dennis Turner | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd

28. Bhowani Junction (1956)

Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

Writers: Sonya Levien, Ivan Moffat, John Masters | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer

29. Priest of Love (1981)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry T. Moore, Alan Plater | Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith

30. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 120 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.6
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Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954) , from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »

Writers: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

31. My Forbidden Past (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

6.1
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

Writers: Polan Banks, Leopold Atlas, Marion Parsonnet | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

32. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.7
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

33. East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A vain playboy puts strains his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite allows himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Marcia Davenport | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner

34. One Touch of Venus (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.8
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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, Frank Tashlin, S.J. Perelman, Ogden Nash, F. Anstey | Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden

35. City on Fire (1979)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

3.5
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A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Writers: Jack Hill, David P. Lewis, Céline La Frenière | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen

36. Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Writers: Jan Lustig, Marvin Borowsky, Marc Connelly, Leslie Bush-Fekete | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen

37. Ride, Vaquero! (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Western, Action, Drama

6.2
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Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Fenton | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Anthony Quinn

38. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Writer: Karol Ann Hoeffner | Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

39. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Writer: Albert Lewin | Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

40. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Writers: Ladislas Fodor, Christopher Isherwood, René Fülöp-Miller | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

41. The Devil's Widow (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror

6.4
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Based on an ancient Scottish folk song, an older woman uses witchcraft to keep her young jet-set friends.

Writer: William Spier | Director: Roddy McDowall | Stars: Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Richard Wattis, Cyril Cusack

42. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake

43. The Bribe (1949)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

Writers: Marguerite Roberts, Frederick Nebel | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price

44. The Hucksters (1947)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Writers: Frederic Wakeman, Luther Davis, Edward Chodorov, George Wells | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou

45. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

R | 114 min | Thriller, Action, Drama

5.5
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A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Murphy, Charles Templeton | Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner

46. Hitler's Madman (1943)

84 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi SS commander, by Czech partisans and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs.

Writers: Peretz Hirschbein, Albrecht Joseph, Melvin Levy, Emil Ludwig, Bart Lytton, Doris Malloy, Edna St. Vincent Millay | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Howard Freeman

47. The Naked Maja (1958)

111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Writers: Norman Corwin, Giorgio Prosperi, Oscar Saul, Talbot Jennings | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa, Amedeo Nazzari, Gino Cervi

48. Whistle Stop (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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When beautiful Mary returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.

Writers: Maritta M. Wolff, Philip Yordan | Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Tom Conway

49. The Executioner (1975)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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When the exiled leader of a free party decides to return to his own country and attempt to remove the dictator currently in place there, several western governments are determined to stop ... See full summary »

Writer: Robin Estridge | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu, Timothy Dalton

50. 3 Men in White (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Gillespie has to finally choose his official assistant, or Red and Lee are going to kill themselves in competition. So, it's another diagnosis competition. Lee's assignment is a small girl ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Berkeley, Max Brand, Harry Ruskin | Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Marilyn Maxwell, Keye Luke