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1. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Not Rated | 58 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.0
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Writer: Robert Maxwell | Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,143

2. The Range Rider (1951–1953)

30 min | Western

8.1
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The Range Rider, had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians.

Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones, Bob Woodward, Al Wyatt Sr.

Votes: 79

3. Elopement (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.7
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Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad... See full summary »

Writer: Bess Boyle | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Anne Francis, Charles Bickford, William Lundigan

Votes: 97

4. Here Comes the Groom (1951)

113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Liam O'Brien, Virginia Van Upp, Myles Connolly | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, Franchot Tone

Votes: 717

5. Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Gwen Davenport, Robert E. McEnroe | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Joanne Dru, Hugh Marlowe, Zero Mostel

Votes: 320

6. Golden Girl (1951)

108 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.

Writers: Walter Bullock, Charles O'Neal, Gladys Lehman, Albert Lewis, Arthur Lewis, Edward Thompson | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, Dale Robertson, Dennis Day, James Barton

Votes: 158

7. The Range Rider (1951–1953)
Episode: Pack Rat (1951)

30 min | Western

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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones, Gloria Winters, Alan Hale Jr.

8. Woman on the Run (1950)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Writers: Alan Campbell, Norman Foster, Sylvia Tate | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen

Votes: 1,225

9. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Writers: Sy Gomberg, Richard Sale, Mary Loos | Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

Votes: 459

10. Dakota Lil (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.0
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Female outlaw helps lawmen trap railroad bandits.

Writers: Frank Gruber, Maurice Geraghty | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: George Montgomery, Rod Cameron, Marie Windsor, John Emery

Votes: 83

11. The Daltons' Women (1950)

Approved | 70 min | Western

6.8
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The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are.

Writers: Ron Ormond, Maurice Tombragel | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Jack Holt, Tom Neal

Votes: 42

12. Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)

88 min | Comedy

6.2
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A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

Writers: Mary Bard, Claude Binyon | Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, William Lundigan, June Havoc, Gary Merrill

Votes: 48

13. Hostile Country (1950)

59 min | Western

5.5
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The first of a series of six westerns produced by Ron Ormond for Lippert distribution starring two ex-Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks, which means it also is the first one in the series that was... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Ormond, Maurice Tombragel | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: James Ellison, Russell Hayden, Raymond Hatton, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 25

14. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

6.6
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Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Writer: Frank Gruber | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh

Votes: 319

15. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.

Writers: Earl Felton, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

Votes: 513

16. You're My Everything (1949)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a ... See full summary »

Writers: Will H. Hays Jr., George Jessel, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Anne Revere, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 82

17. Sand (1949)

78 min | Western

5.9
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Jeff Keane's expensive showhorse escapes from a train and runs wild in the Colorado wilderness. Keane searches for the horse while the horse learns the ways of the wild.

Writers: Martin Berkeley, Jerome Cady, Will James | Director: Louis King | Stars: Mark Stevens, Coleen Gray, Rory Calhoun, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 19

18. Streets of San Francisco (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A gangster's son sees his father rob and murder a man. The detective investigating the case, deciding that the boy will never tell what he knows if he's locked up in juvenile detention, ... See full summary »

Writers: John K. Butler, Gordon Kahn, Adele Buffington | Director: George Blair | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Mae Clarke, Gary Gray, Wally Cassell

Votes: 14

19. The Dalton Gang (1949)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Western

5.2
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Deputy Marshall Larry West goes undercover to find out who has been terrorizing the territory, Navajos or the Dalton Gang.

Writer: Ford Beebe | Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Robert Lowery, James Millican, Greg McClure

Votes: 28

20. Law of the Barbary Coast (1949)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.0
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Wayne Adams is murdered in a Barbary Coast saloon and gambling hall in San Francisco in 1880, and his sister, Julie, enlists the aid of the district attorney, Michael Lodge, in gathering ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Libott, Frank Burt | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gloria Henry, Stephen Dunne, Adele Jergens, Ross Ford

Votes: 21

21. Sitting Pretty (1948)

83 min | Comedy

7.7
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Gwen Davenport | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

Votes: 1,431

22. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 3,549

23. Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Writers: Frank Butler, Karl Kamb, Frank H. Spearman | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp

Votes: 717

24. The Walls of Jericho (1948)

106 min | Drama

7.0
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After County Attorney Dave Connors helps Julia Norman with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman, she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria... See full summary »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Paul Wellman | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, Anne Baxter, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 163

25. Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.8
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Two sons of a general try to prove that he did not give an order that resulted in the Indian massacre of a wagon train and army fort.

Writers: Charles G. Booth, Winston Miller, David Garth | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Victor Mature, Coleen Gray, Glenn Langan, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 205

26. When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

98 min | Musical

6.8
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Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.

Writers: Arthur Hopkins, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Lamar Trotti, George Manker Watters | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc

Votes: 91

27. If You Knew Susie (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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In the small town of Brookford, everybody can trace their ancestors back to the Revolutionary War, except Sam and Susie Parker. One day, however, they find a letter written by George ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Wilson, Oscar Brodney, Bud Pearson, Lester A. White | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, Allyn Joslyn, Charles Dingle

Votes: 139

28. Belle Starr's Daughter (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Western

5.8
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The daughter of famous outlaw Belle Starr arrives at the town where her mother was murdered to find her killer.

Writer: W.R. Burnett | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: George Montgomery, Rod Cameron, Ruth Roman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 68

29. Panhandle (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.3
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John Sands, a former Texas marshal turns to ranching, and later to a gunfighter when he sets out to prove that casino/saloon owner, Matt Garson, had his brother, a newspaperman, killed.

Writers: John C. Champion, Blake Edwards | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 103

30. Shep Comes Home (1948)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Little Larry Havens, whose father died in WWII, runs away from home to keep from being separated from "Shep," his father's dog. In Arizona, he is befriended by a kindly Mexican, Manuel ... See full summary »

Writer: Ford Beebe | Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Robert Lowery, Billy Kimbley, Martin Garralaga, Margia Dean

31. Trouble Preferred (1948)

63 min | Thriller

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A suicide attempt is investigated by a pair of female police rookies.

Writer: Arnold Belgard | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Peggy Knudsen, Lynne Roberts, Charles Russell, Paul Langton

32. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist with screwball results.

Writer: Sidney Sheldon | Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 5,999

33. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.9
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 1,089

34. Christmas Eve (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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To save her fortune from a designing nephew, Matilda Reid must locate her three long-lost adopted sons in time for a Christmas Eve reunion.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Richard H. Landau | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Joan Blondell

Votes: 320

35. Thunder in the Valley (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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Writers: Jerome Cady, Alfred Ollivant | Director: Louis King | Stars: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Edmund Gwenn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 26

36. Keeper of the Bees (1947)

68 min | Drama

6.5
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Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine, who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice, but the romance... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Ralph Rose Jr., Gene Stratton-Porter, Lawrence Edward Watkin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Duane, Gloria Henry, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell

Votes: 8

37. Web of Danger (1947)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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Ernie Reardon, the superintendent, and Bill O'Hara, the foreman, of a construction company crew working on a bridge to a remote valley, are constantly quarreling over small and minor matter... See full summary »

Writers: David Lang, Milton Raison | Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Adele Mara, Bill Kennedy, Damian O'Flynn, Richard Loo

Votes: 5

38. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 274,438

39. 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

Votes: 16,314

40. Behind Green Lights (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

Writers: Scott Darling, Charles G. Booth | Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Carole Landis, William Gargan, Richard Crane, Mary Anderson

Votes: 315

41. Smoky (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Clint Barkley (MacMurray) first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards (Anne Baxter). He is given a job on her ranch, but the ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillie Hayward, Dwight Cummins, Dorothy Yost, Will James | Director: Louis King | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Bruce Cabot, Esther Dale

Votes: 223

42. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.1
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Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.

Writers: Cy Endfield, Albert DePina, Hal E. Chester, Ham Fisher | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 14

43. Goodbye, Weeds (1946)

18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

3.5
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A sales pitch for an herbicide/fertilizer for the lawn made by Sherwin Williams.

Stars: Donald Woods, Wanda McKay, Ken Carpenter, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 6

44. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Betty Smith | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 5,384

45. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Writers: Harry Kleiner, Marty Holland | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 2,978

46. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Writers: John Francis Larkin, Marian Spitzer | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 492

47. Hangover Square (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Patrick Hamilton | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan

Votes: 1,580

48. Johnny Angel (1945)

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

6.4
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Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Fisher, Frank Gruber, Charles G. Booth | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 621

49. Pillow of Death (1945)

Approved | 66 min | Mystery, Horror

6.2
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Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a ... See full summary »

Writers: George Bricker, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Edward Bromberg, Rosalind Ivan

Votes: 302

50. Nob Hill (1945)

95 min | Drama, Musical

6.3
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The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entry into high society. The... See full summary »

Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Norman Reilly Raine, Wanda Tuchock | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 177