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1. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

3. Goldfinger (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

4. The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler's Atomic Bomb (2015– )

45 min | Drama, History, War | Active

9.0
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The story behind Hitler's plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.

Stars: Andreas Döhler, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Marc Benjamin Puch, Christoph Bach

5. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, James Bassett | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

6. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

Writers: Tom Clancy, Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

7. Thunderball (1965)

Approved | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins, Jack Whittingham, Kevin McClory, Ian Fleming | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

8. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

9. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

10. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?

Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

11. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

12. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

13. Ghosts of Mars (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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35 Metascore

Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Writers: Larry Sulkis, John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Jason Statham

14. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Writers: Vera Blasi, David Klass, Shiro Okamoto | Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

15. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Writers: Paul Dehn, Mort Abrahams, Pierre Boulle | Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

16. The Salton Sea (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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41 Metascore

After his wife is murdered, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán

17. Fallout 3 (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.3
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Centuries following nuclear war, a teen leaves the safety of his underground vault in order to find his father, who left in hopes of creating a water purifier.

Writers: Erik J. Caponi, Emil Pagliarulo | Stars: Liam Neeson, Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman, Odette Annable

18. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Writers: George Miller, Nick Enright | Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

19. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Writers: Paul Attanasio, Joseph Kanon | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

20. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

21. Impostor (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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33 Metascore

In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Rosenberg, Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Shane Brolly, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe

22. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Writers: Roger Lewis, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

23. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, David Seidler | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

24. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Writers: Chris Fuhrman, Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni | Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

25. Donovan's Echo (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.2
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A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.

Writers: Jim Cliffe, Melodie Krieger | Director: Jim Cliffe | Stars: Danny Glover, Kyarra Willis, Karen Holness, Bruce Greenwood

26. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Writer: Barry Hines | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

27. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Writers: Bruce Robinson, Roland Joffé | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

28. The Fourth Protocol (1987)

R | 119 min | Thriller

6.5
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John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.

Writers: George Axelrod, Richard Burridge, Frederick Forsyth | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy

29. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Unrated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.7
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Writers: Mickey Spillane, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

30. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

5.0
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Writers: David Roach, Yahoo Serious | Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

31. Them! (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Russell S. Hughes, George Worthing Yates | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

32. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

33. The Manhattan Project (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother.

Writers: Marshall Brickman, Thomas Baum | Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Richard Council, Robert Schenkkan

34. The Mirror (1975)

108 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Writers: Aleksandr Misharin, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

35. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society ... See full summary »

Writers: L.Q. Jones, Harlan Ellison | Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

36. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Writers: David Nicholls, Blake Morrison | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

37. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

38. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Writers: Kiyoko Murata, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

39. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Ira Levin, Mac Hyman | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

40. Fail Safe (2000 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.

Writers: Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler, Walter Bernstein | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Richard Dreyfuss, Noah Wyle, Brian Dennehy

41. Fail Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

42. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

9.1
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Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.

Writers: Hideo Kojima, Tomokazu Fukushima | Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Quinton Flynn, Christopher Randolph, Lara Cody

43. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Writer: Marguerite Duras | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

44. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Writers: Samuel Fuller, Dwight Taylor | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

45. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.

Writers: Lou Morheim, Fred Freiberger, Ray Bradbury | Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

46. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.

Writer: Alan Sharp | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Steve Landesberg, Don Harvey

47. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

48. Philosophy of a Knife (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 249 min | Drama, Horror

5.2
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The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrey Iskanov | Director: Andrey Iskanov | Stars: Tetsuro Sakagami, Tomoya Okamoto, Yukari Fujimoto, Manoush

49. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Writers: Jay Simms, John Morton | Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

50. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

6.4
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A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire, and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Nunnally Johnson | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley