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1. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Writers: Wally Kline, Æneas MacKenzie | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 4,431

2. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Æneas MacKenzie, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

Votes: 3,780

3. 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: 2,242

4. Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.0
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The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

Writers: Herbert Dalmas, George Oppenheimer, Harry Kurnitz | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,104

5. Rocky Mountain (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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In California during the Civil War, a Confederate patrol and a Union troop must set their differences aside in order to survive a Sioux attack.

Writers: Winston Miller, Alan Le May | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Scott Forbes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 644

6. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Writers: John Wexley, Warren Duff, Rowland Brown | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 15,739

7. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Writers: Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Votes: 6,975

8. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Lester Cole, Alvah Bessie | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 3,477

9. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children.

Writers: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Michael Jacoby, Rowland Leigh | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 3,374

10. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Romance

7.0
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Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

Writer: Waldo Salt | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 2,552

11. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Henry Bellamann | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,024

12. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Writers: Irma von Cube, Allen Vincent, Elmer Harris | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 3,118

13. Caged (1950)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Writers: Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 2,334

14. The Indian Fighter (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Western

6.4
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A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Writers: Robert L. Richards, Frank Davis, Ben Hecht | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

Votes: 1,339

15. 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

16. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Nazis to switch sides.

Writers: Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner Jr., Boris Ingster, John Francis Larkin, Corey Ford, Alastair MacBain | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 1,626

17. Gentleman Jim (1942)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Writers: Vincent Lawrence, Horace McCoy, James J. Corbett | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,337

18. Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Fay Kanin | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Arden

Votes: 447

19. It's a Great Feeling (1949)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 991

20. Helen of Troy (1956)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint.

Writers: John Twist, Hugh Gray, N. Richard Nash | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Sernas

Votes: 1,495

21. The Great Lie (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.3
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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, Polan Banks | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,468

22. The Big Trees (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.8
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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

Writers: John Twist, James R. Webb, Kenneth Earl | Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,029

23. Manpower (1941)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Macaulay, Jerry Wald | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Alan Hale

Votes: 918

24. Black Legion (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.

Writers: Abem Finkel, William Wister Haines, Robert Lord | Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 1,863

25. Flamingo Road (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple. Lane becomes romantically involved with sheriff Fielding Carlisle, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Wilder, Edmund H. North, Sally Wilder | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, David Brian

Votes: 1,597

26. Springfield Rifle (1952)

Approved | 93 min | War, Western

6.6
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Major Lex Kearny becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

Writers: Charles Marquis Warren, Frank Davis, Sloan Nibley | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,235

27. The Bounty Hunter (1954)

Not Rated | 79 min | Western

6.5
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A bounty hunter, hired by Pinkerton, trails 3 unknown murderous train robbers to a town and finds a host of suspects.

Writers: Winston Miller, Finlay McDermid | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dolores Dorn, Marie Windsor, Howard Petrie

Votes: 583

28. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

7.3
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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Writers: John Wexley, Aben Kandel | Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,580

29. South of St. Louis (1949)

88 min | Western

6.1
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The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.

Writers: Zachary Gold, James R. Webb | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joel McCrea, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 218

30. Uncertain Glory (1944)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After a career criminal is recaptured and knows he faces the guillotine, he offers to exchange his life for 100 hostages slated for execution by the Nazis.

Writers: László Vadnay, Max Brand, Joe May | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson

Votes: 749

31. The Man Behind the Gun (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Western

5.9
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An undercover government agent battles insurrectionists whose want Southern California to secede and become a slave state.

Writers: John Twist, Robert Buckner | Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Randolph Scott, Patrice Wymore, Dick Wesson, Philip Carey

Votes: 340

32. Two Guys from Texas (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.1
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Song-and-dance men Steve Carroll and Danny Foster walk to a Texas dude ranch after their car runs out of gas. The team's friend, singer Maggie Reed, gets the boys a job. With their auto ... See full summary »

Writers: I.A.L. Diamond, Allen Boretz, Robert Sloane, Louis Pelletier | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Dorothy Malone, Penny Edwards

Votes: 152

33. Come Fill the Cup (1951)

113 min | Drama

7.0
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Harlan Ware | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, James Gleason

Votes: 291

34. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Medford, James R. Webb | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

Votes: 532

35. Four Wives (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Three of the four musically inclined daughters of Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, are settling into their lives as wives, but not all is well. Thea Lemp has long ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Maurice Hanline, Fannie Hurst | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Gale Page

Votes: 365

36. Black Fury (1935)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.

Writers: Abem Finkel, Carl Erickson, Michael A. Musmanno, Harry R. Irving | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane

Votes: 508

37. South Sea Woman (1953)

Approved | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense.

Writers: Edwin Blum, Earl Baldwin, Stanley Shapiro, William Rankin | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields

Votes: 406

38. Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Writers: Richard Weil, Sam Hellman, Francis Swann, James V. Kern | Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

Votes: 215

39. Daughters Courageous (1939)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Bennett, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Irving White | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, Fay Bainter

Votes: 360

40. In Our Time (1944)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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It is early 1939 in Poland when Mrs. Bromley and Jennifer come to buy antiques for her business in London. Jennifer meets Count Stephen and they wine, dine and see the sights though out the... See full summary »

Writers: Ellis St. Joseph, Howard Koch | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman, Mary Boland

Votes: 329

41. Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Sent to a dude ranch in the west to recover her health, a New York actress falls in love with a ranch owner recently acquitted of the murder of his wife.

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, Margaret Echard | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Richard Todd, Ruth Roman, Mercedes McCambridge, Zachary Scott

Votes: 427

42. Two Against the World (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Martha Carstairs was charged with murder twenty years earlier. Now, as her daughter Edith is about to be married to Malcolm Sims Jr., son of a wealthy industrialist, a sensationalistic ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Jacoby | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Linda Perry, Carlyle Moore Jr.

Votes: 310

43. The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Arlen, Charles Kenyon | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Eugene Pallette, Dick Foran

Votes: 604

44. Return of the Frontiersman (1950)

Passed | 74 min | Western

5.7
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A sheriff's son is falsely accused of murder, and a friend determines to clear his name and find the real killer.

Writer: Edna Anhalt | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Julie London, Rory Calhoun, Jack Holt

Votes: 105

45. The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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The stuffy manager of lovely opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that's next door to the Cassels' home. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis Swann, Agnes Christine Johnston, Lynn Starling, Leonard Lee | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers, Jack Carson, Janis Paige

Votes: 126

46. Bright Lights (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Ben Markson, Benny Rubin, Lois Leeson | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak, Patricia Ellis, William Gargan

Votes: 131

47. Boulder Dam (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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"Rusty" Noonan, a hard-boiled, cynical, selfish smart-aleck, working as a mechanic in a Detroit garage, is outraged when he has to work overtime on repairing the shoddy work he had done on ... See full summary »

Writers: Sy Bartlett, Ralph Block, Dan M. Templin | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Ross Alexander, Patricia Ellis, Lyle Talbot, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 57