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1. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

2. 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

3. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Writers: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Owen Davis | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

4. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)

6 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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A 1933 screen test for a proposed, but never filmed, movie version of "Hamlet" in Technicolor, starring John Barrymore - this is the Ghost Scene.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Margaret Carrington, Robert Edmond Jones | Stars: John Barrymore, Donald Crisp, Reginald Denny, Irving Pichel

5. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, ... See full summary »

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

6. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry.... See full summary »

Writers: Gwen Bristow, Lenore J. Coffee | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson

7. Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)

Crime, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Beatrice Banyard, Willard Mack, Gene Towne | Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Constance Cummings, Olga Baclanova, Frank Morgan

8. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Richard Connell | Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

9. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Writers: John Huston, Æneas MacKenzie, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Franz Werfel, Bertita Harding | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

10. Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

Approved | 302 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

7.3
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A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.

Writers: Barry Shipman, Franklin Adreon, Rex Taylor, Ronald Davidson, Sol Shor, Chester Gould | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Irving Pichel, Ted Pearson, Jennifer Jones

11. Three Kids and a Queen (1935)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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A wealthy woman is taken in by three slum kids when she falls out of her carriage and hurts herself when her horse spooks.

Writers: Chester Beecroft, Mary Marlind, Samuel Ornitz, Harry Poppe, Barry Trivers | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: May Robson, Henry Armetta, Herman Bing, Frankie Darro

12. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

70 min | Drama

7.2
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Writers: Oliver H.P. Garrett, William Faulkner | Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge

13. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Writers: Vereen Bell, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

14. Fog Over Frisco (1934)

TV-G | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals.

Writers: Robert N. Lee, George Dyer, Eugene Solow, Daniel Reed | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot

15. Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Emlyn Williams | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Monty Woolley, Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Sara Allgood

16. Special Agent (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters Carston's ... See full summary »

Writers: Laird Doyle, Abem Finkel, Martin Mooney | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez, Jack La Rue

17. Martin Luther (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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This biographical account of Martin Luther's actions that eventually created the Protestant and Lutheran religions was filmed in conjunction with the Lutheran Church. Niall MacGinnis ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Sloane, Lothar Wolff, Theodore G. Tappert, Jaroslav Pelikan | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney

18. The Pied Piper (1942)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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While traveling in France during the Nazi invasion of 1940, an Englishman is entrusted with the care of a group of refugee children.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Nevil Shute | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger

19. They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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On trial for murder, Larry Ballantyne regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders to other women while his rich loving wife Gretta tries to keep him in line. According... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Gordon McDonell | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson

20. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Writer: John Larkin | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison, Victor Sen Yung

21. Down to the Sea (1936)

69 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Robert Lee Johnson, Wellyn Totman | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Russell Hardie, Ben Lyon, Ann Rutherford, Irving Pichel

22. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this ... See full summary »

Writers: Mae West, Lowell Brentano | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

23. High, Wide, and Handsome (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Musical, Western

7.0
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Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Charles Bickford wants to take over the land of the oil-drilling framers, led by Peter Cortland.

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, George O'Neil | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson

24. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Partos, Raymond Chandler, Rachel Field | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

25. Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

26. Something in the Wind (1947)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, William Bowers, Fritz Rotter, Charles O'Neal | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor, John Dall, Charles Winninger

27. King of the Jungle (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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A white youth who is raised in the jungle by the animals is captured by a safari and brought back to civilization as an attraction in a circus.

Writers: Charles Thurley Stoneham, Max Marcin, Philip Wylie, Fred Niblo Jr. | Directors: H. Bruce Humberstone, Max Marcin | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Frances Dee, Sidney Toler, Nydia Westman

28. A Medal for Benny (1945)

77 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Frank Butler, Jack Wagner, John Steinbeck | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Córdova, J. Carrol Naish, Mikhail Rasumny

29. Day of Triumph (1954)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Arthur T. Horman | Directors: John T. Coyle, Irving Pichel | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, James Griffith, Ralph Freud, Robert Wilson

30. The Man I Married (1940)

77 min | Drama

6.9
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Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.

Writers: Oscar Schisgall, Oliver H.P. Garrett | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, Lloyd Nolan, Anna Sten

31. Such Women Are Dangerous (1934)

81 min | Drama

6.9
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A successful writer of romance novels aimed at women is also a ladies' man who is carrying on an affair with his sexy next-door neighbor, but things get complicated when a pretty young ... See full summary »

Writers: Vera Caspary, Lenore J. Coffee, Oscar M. Sheridan, Jane Storm | Director: James Flood | Stars: Warner Baxter, Rosemary Ames, Rochelle Hudson, Mona Barrie

32. O.S.S. (1946)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, War

6.8
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John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Maibaum | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt

33. An American Tragedy (1931)

Approved | 96 min | Romance, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Theodore Dreiser, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel

34. The Silver Streak (1934)

72 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.

Writers: Roger Whately, H.W. Hanemann, Jack O'Donnell | Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Burlington Zephyr, Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, William Farnum

35. The Great Commandment (1939)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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Writer: Dana Burnet | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: John Beal, Maurice Moscovitch, Albert Dekker, Marjorie Cooley

36. Murder by the Clock (1931)

76 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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An elderly woman installs a horn in her crypt in case she's buried alive.

Writers: Charles Beahan, Rufus King, Henry Myers | Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: William 'Stage' Boyd, Lilyan Tashman, Irving Pichel, Regis Toomey

37. 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

38. Two Kinds of Women (1932)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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The daughter of a senator from South Dakota visits Manhattan for the first time, eager to see the sights of the big city. While there, she finds herself caught up in an affair with a ... See full summary »

Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Phillips Holmes, Irving Pichel, Wynne Gibson

39. Dance Hall (1941)

72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.

Writers: Stanley Rauh, Ethel Hill, W.R. Burnett | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, William Henry, June Storey

40. Forgotten Commandments (1932)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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A framework story serves as context for a retelling of the Exodus story and, most importantly, a recycling of footage from the silent version of The Ten Commandments.

Writers: James B. Fagan, Agnes Brand Leahy | Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, William Schorr | Stars: Sari Maritza, Gene Raymond, Marguerite Churchill, Irving Pichel

41. Topper Takes a Trip (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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Mrs. Topper's friend Mrs. Parkhurst has convinced Mrs. Topper to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby. Marion comes back from ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, Corey Ford, Thorne Smith | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray

42. The Moon Is Down (1943)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb, Dorris Bowdon

43. Hudson's Bay (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, History

6.7
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Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, John Sutton

44. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Moran, Jack Jevne, Ed Sullivan | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

45. Join the Marines (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Action

6.7
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A New York City cop leaves the department to join the U.S. Olympic team. He falls for the spoiled daughter of a Marine colonel, and winds up getting kicked off the team. He joins the ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Krumgold, Olive Cooper, Karl Brown | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Paul Kelly, June Travis, Purnell Pratt, Reginald Denny

46. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in ... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Guy Jones, Constance Jones | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey, Andrea King

47. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Writer: Robert Smith | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

48. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell Janney, Ben Hecht, Quentin Reynolds | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

49. The Great Rupert (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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A little squirrel with lots of charm accidently helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

Writers: László Vadnay, James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane, Ted Allen | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth

50. She (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Rose, Dudley Nichols, H. Rider Haggard | Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce