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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Western

8.5
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

2. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Writers: Homer, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

4. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

5. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009 Video)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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When the transfer bus crashes somewhere in West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter while on the run from cannibalistic hillbilly freaks.

Writers: Connor James Delaney, Alan B. McElroy | Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras

6. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

7. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Writers: Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

8. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

9. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

10. Take the Money and Run (1969)

M | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.

Writers: Woody Allen, Mickey Rose | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde

11. The Defiant Ones (1958)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

12. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Writers: Ben L. Reitman, Joyce Hooper Corrington, John William Corrington | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

13. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Harris, Stanley Weiser, Ron Hutchinson | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen

14. Fled (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Writer: Preston A. Whitmore II | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke

15. Bite the Bullet (1975)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

16. Route 666 (2001)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Fivelson, Thomas Weber, William Wesley | Director: William Wesley | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones

17. Bikini Chain Gang (2005 Video)

80 min | Comedy

4.2
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Jessie, a waitress in a sleazy bar, is framed for robbing the place and gets a five-year stretch in prison. The prison is run by a corrupt warden and a butch-lesbian head guard, and the ... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Olen Ray | Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Beverly Lynne, Nicole Sheridan, Voodoo, Jay Richardson

18. Happy, Texas (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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62 Metascore

Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity... See full summary »

Writers: Ed Stone, Mark Illsley, Phil Reeves | Director: Mark Illsley | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy, Ally Walker

19. The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis L'Amour, Jim Byrnes | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Ben Johnson

20. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)

R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller, Western

6.7
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A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young ... See full summary »

Writers: Joaquín Romero Hernández, Santiago Moncada | Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent | Stars: Claudio Undari, Emma Cohen, Alberto Dalbés, Antonio Iranzo

21. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Writers: Robert E. Burns, Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis

22. Black Cat Run (1998 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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A gas-station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend, and is blamed for her father's murder.

Writers: Frank Darabont, Douglas Venturelli | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Peter Greene, Amelia Heinle, Russell Means

23. Carbine Williams (1952)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do ... See full summary »

Writer: Art Cohn | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid

24. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Writers: Wanda Tuchock, Richard Schayer, Ransom Rideout, King Vidor | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

25. Judge Priest (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.

Writers: Irvin S. Cobb, Dudley Nichols, Lamar Trotti | Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall

26. Cellmates (2011)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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20 Metascore

Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden ... See full summary »

Writers: Jesse Baget, Stefania Moscato | Director: Jesse Baget | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Stacy Keach, Kevin P. Farley, Héctor Jiménez

27. Convicts (1991)

93 min | Drama

6.0
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas, James Earl Jones, Starletta DuPois

28. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Albee, Michael Hirst, Carson McCullers | Director: Simon Callow | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger

29. Adventures of Don Quixote (1933)

73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

Writers: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Alexandre Arnoux, John Farrow, Paul Morand, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio

30. The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987 TV Movie)

115 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.

Writers: Robert E. Burns, Michael Campus | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Val Kilmer, Charles Durning, Sonia Braga, Kyra Sedgwick

31. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

32. Two for Texas (1998 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Western

6.0
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In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Lee Burke, Larry Brothers | Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Scott Bairstow, Irene Bedard, Tom Skerritt

33. The Devil's 8 (1969)

PG-13 | 98 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

Writers: Larry Gordon, Willard Huyck, John Milius, James Gordon White | Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Christopher George, Fabian, Tom Nardini, Leslie Parrish

34. Island of Fire (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.

Writers: Li Fu, Domonic Muir, Yun Chiao Yeh | Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Tony Leung Ka Fai

35. Adiós Amigo (1976)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Western

4.2
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A cowboy's crimes are blamed on another man.

Writer: Fred Williamson | Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Robert Phillips

36. The Buccaneer (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, History

6.7
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Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Writers: Edwin Justus Mayer, Harold Lamb, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jeanie Macpherson, Lyle Saxon | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

37. Mean Dog Blues (1978)

R | 108 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

6.1
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When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends... See full summary »

Writer: George Lefferts | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise

38. The Emperor Jones (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.4
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Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.

Writers: Eugene O'Neill, DuBose Heyward | Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson, Fredi Washington

39. One More Train to Rob (1971)

GP | 108 min | Western

5.8
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Harker Flet and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan and Katy, along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a California train in the gold-mining country of the 1880's. The ... See full summary »

Writers: William Roberts, Don Tait, Dick Nelson | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen

40. Reach (1988 TV Short)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

6.2
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Music video for Bil Paxton's band Martini Ranch where an outlaw biker arrives at a rough small western town to visit his gal in the local brothel. What he doesn't know is that an all-female posse of bounty hunters is coming for him.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Kathryn Bigelow, Bobbie Brat, Bud Cort, Jenette Goldstein

41. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.

Writer: Sheila Curran Bernard | Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Turron Kofi Alleyne, Douglas A. Blackmon, Mary Ellen Curtin, Pete Daniels

42. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, Endre Bohem, Dorothy Yost | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

43. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Writers: Samuel Ornitz, Robert Tasker, Rowland Brown | Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Tom Brown, Rochelle Hudson, C. Henry Gordon

44. Siringo (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Western

5.5
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The Deputy Marshall tracks down an escaped convict (with whom he shares a history), along with a young deputy and the help of a former prostitute.

Writer: Peter A. Kinloch | Director: Kevin G. Cremin | Stars: Brad Johnson, Chad Lowe, Stephen Macht, Keith Szarabajka

45. The Killing Zone (1991)

83 min | Action

4.0
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Convict is recruited from a chain gang to help capture a Mexican drug lord.

Writers: Jeff Lass, Addison Randall | Director: Addison Randall | Stars: Deron McBee, Armando Silvestre, James Dalesandro, Melissa Moore

46. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray

47. Garden of the Dead (1972)

PG | 59 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

4.0
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Convicts on a chain gang sniff expermental formaldehyde fumes to get high. They attempt a prison break and are shot down by the guards. Buried in the prison garden, they rise from the dead,... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Cady, Jack Matcha | Director: John Hayes | Stars: Philip Kenneally, Duncan McLeod, John Dullaghan, John Dennis

48. Thunder II (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Writers: Fabrizio De Angelis, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel, Bo Svenson

49. Under the Gun (1951)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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When a cunning, unscrupulous mobster is sentenced to a Florida prison farm, he launches a deadly escape plan.

Writers: Daniel B. Ullman, George Zuckerman | Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Richard Conte, Audrey Totter, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire

50. Don Quichotte (I) (1933)

73 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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The French version of G.W.Pabst's monumental three-language (English, French and German - separate versions each) filming of Cervantes' classic novel. The German version seems to be lost, ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Arnoux, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Paul Morand, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., Dorville, René Donnio, Renée Valliers