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1. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

2. The Love of Sunya (1927)

78 min | Drama

8.3
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A young woman at life's crossroads is granted mystic visions of how her decisions will affect her future life.

Writers: Max Marcin, Charles Guernon, Earle Browne, Cosmo Hamilton | Director: Albert Parker | Stars: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Pauline Garon, Ian Keith

3. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Writers: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, James Kevin McGuinness | Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

4. Man Without a Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.1
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The adventures of Adam MacLean, publisher and chief reporter for the Yellowstone Sentinel of Yellowstone, Wyoming, in the late 19th century.

Creator: Peter Packer | Stars: Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Forrest Taylor

5. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

6. The Chink (1921)

Comedy, Short

7.9
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Stars: Eddie Boland, Ethel Broadhurst, Harold Adkins, Nicholas T. Barrows

7. 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

8. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

9. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

10. The Kid from Spain (1932)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Eddie and his Mexican friend Ricardo are expelled from college after Ricardo put Eddie in the girl's dormitory when he was drunk. Per chance Eddie gets mixed up in a bank robbery and is ... See full summary »

Writers: William Anthony McGuire, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young, Ruth Hall

11. Never Weaken (1921)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

7.7
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Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, H.M. Walker | Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Mark Jones

12. The Noose (1928)

65 min | Drama

7.6
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A crook's ex-wife marries the state's governor, and the crook sees an opportunity to make some money by threatening to expose his wife's past if the governor doesn't pay him off. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Garrett Graham, Willard Mack, James T. O'Donohoe, H.H. Van Loan | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Montagu Love, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Jay Eaton

13. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Nathan, Joseph Schrank, Paul Gallico, Pauline Gallico | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

14. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

15. Lady for a Day (1933)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy

7.5
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Damon Runyon | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

16. American Madness (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

7.5
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It's the 1930s, the Depression era, and the Board of Directors of Thomas Dickson's bank want Dickson to merge with New York Trust and resign. He refuses. One night, Dickson's bank is robbed... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Riskin | Directors: Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill | Stars: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings

17. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hugh Walpole | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee

18. The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor, Harry Kurnitz, Dashiell Hammett | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

19. 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

20. The Dark Horse (1932)

75 min | Comedy

7.4
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Zachary Hicks is nominated at the Progressive party's convention even though he has little chance of winning the governorship. Kay suggests the party bosses hire Hal Blake (whom she loves) ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Jackson, Wilson Mizner, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Warren William, Bette Davis, Guy Kibbee, Vivienne Osborne

21. Who Killed Who? (1943)

8 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

7.4
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Billy Bletcher, Richard Haydn, Robert Emmett O'Connor

22. The Big Timer (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Sport

7.4
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Writers: Robert Riskin, Dorothy Howell | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Ben Lyon, Constance Cummings, Thelma Todd, Tom Dugan

23. They Were Expendable (1945)

Passed | 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

24. Blonde Venus (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

7.3
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Writers: Jules Furthman, S.K. Lauren | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

25. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)

30 min | Western

7.3
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A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward

26. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Crime

7.3
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An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Writers: Hans Székely, Robert A. Stemmle, Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

27. Diamond Jim (1935)

88 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

Writers: Harry Clork, Doris Malloy, Parker Morell, Preston Sturges | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

28. Four Walls (1928)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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While Benny is in jail his old henchman Monk takes over the gang and Benny's girl Frieda. Once out Benny wants nothing to do with either. He has reformed and is beloved of his god-fearing ... See full summary »

Writers: George Abbott, Dana Burnet, Joseph Farnham, Alice D.G. Miller | Director: William Nigh | Stars: John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Vera Gordon, Carmel Myers

29. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Natalie Marcin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

30. The Harvey Girls (1946)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.2
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On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis, Harry Crane, James O'Hanlon, Samson Raphaelson, Kay Van Riper, Samuel Hopkins Adams, Eleanore Griffin, William Rankin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury

31. The Human Comedy (1943)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Writers: William Saroyan, Howard Estabrook | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

32. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Writers: Frances Marion, Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin | Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

33. Lost Angel (1943)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

7.2
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Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Angna Enters | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Philip Merivale

34. Blessed Event (1932)

80 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who... See full summary »

Writers: Howard J. Green, Forrest Wilson, Manuel Seff | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins

35. Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.

Writers: Don Hartman, Frank Butler, Harry Hervey | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

36. Picture Snatcher (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Ahern, Allen Rivkin, P.J. Wolfson, Ben Markson | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White

37. Midnight Mary (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Loos, Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez, Andy Devine

38. Weary River (1929)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A gangster is put in prison, but finds salvation through music while serving his time. Again on the outside, he finds success elusive and temptations abound.

Writers: Courtney Ryley Cooper, Bradley King, Paul Perez | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, William Holden, Louis Natheaux

39. Night World (1932)

58 min | Drama

7.1
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Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

Writers: Allen Rivkin, Richard Schayer, P.J. Wolfson | Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Revier

40. It Had to Happen (1936)

79 min | Drama

7.1
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A poor boy rises to power in politics. When the banker husband of his secret love takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.

Writers: Rupert Hughes, Kathryn Scola, Howard Ellis Smith | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Raft, Rosalind Russell, Leo Carrillo, Arline Judge

41. Stolen Harmony (1935)

80 min | Crime, Musical

7.1
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Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Lewis R. Foster, Leon Gordon, Harry Ruskin | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: George Raft, Ben Bernie, Grace Bradley, Iris Adrian

42. Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

7.1
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Brooklyn residents Joe Turp (William Gargan) and his wife, Ethel (Ann Sothern), travel to Washington D. C. to call on the US President (Lewis Stone)to make a pleas on the behalf of their ... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Baker, Damon Runyon | Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, William Gargan

43. A Letter for Evie (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost-fiancée's inability to kiss, inspire her to slip a letter into a size sixteen-and-a-half shirt for some anonymous soldier. ... See full summary »

Writers: Blanche Brace, DeVallon Scott, Alan Friedman | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Carroll, Hume Cronyn, Spring Byington

44. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.

Writers: Nat Perrin, Lou Breslow, Martin A. Gosch | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

45. Penthouse (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Racketeer Tony Gazotti is thankful that lawyer Jackson Durant helps him beat a murder rap, but Durant just does it for the thrill of it and refuses payment. Durant's defense of mobsters ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Arthur Somers Roche | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Charles Butterworth, Mae Clarke

46. High Wall (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Lester Cole, Alan R. Clark, Bradbury Foote | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall, Dorothy Patrick

47. The Beast of the City (1932)

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

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Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, John Lee Mahin | Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt

48. Professor Beware (1938)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

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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

49. Let 'em Have It (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Young Federal gang-busters in action, with pauses for romance.

Writers: Joseph Moncure March, Elmer Harris, Al Boasberg | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Richard Arlen, Virginia Bruce, Alice Brady, Bruce Cabot

50. The Luckiest Guy in the World (1947)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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This short is in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series. Charlie Vurn is always looking for the 'big score.' He bets on the horses and owes his bookie. At work, he 'borrows' from his accounts. ... See full summary »

Writers: Doane R. Hoag, Emile C. Tepperman | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Barry Nelson, Eloise Hardt, George Travell, Milton Kibbee