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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 302,888

2. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 492,418

3. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 39,348

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Stieg Larsson | Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 163,172

5. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Writers: Lem Dobbs, Neil Gordon | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

Votes: 24,121

6. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.4
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A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Writers: Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Bartolini, Oreste Biancoli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

Votes: 82,855

7. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 68,599

8. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.

Writers: Buzz Bissinger, Billy Ray | Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 28,004

9. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation.

Writer: Rod Lurie | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Votes: 19,890

10. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 17,418

11. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Writers: Carol Doyle, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 15,512

12. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 696

13. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Writers: Stephen Fry, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, James McAvoy

Votes: 4,193

14. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Matthew Josephson | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 4,437

15. QB VII (1974 TV Mini-Series)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 478

16. Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

Writers: Maurine Dallas Watkins, Howard Emmett Rogers, George Oppenheimer, Wallace Sullivan | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 5,036

17. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Andrews, Ronan Gallagher, Colum McCann, Michael Sheridan | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 614

18. Interlude (1968)

Approved | 113 min | Drama

6.8
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A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds he's given himself an unwanted sabbatical from conducting. He begins an affair with ... See full summary »

Writers: Lee Langley, Hugh Leonard | Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Oskar Werner, Barbara Ferris, Virginia Maskell, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 257

19. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Writers: John Huston, Heinz Herald, Norman Burnstine | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,044

20. Libel (1959)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.

Writers: Edward Wooll, Anatole de Grunwald, Karl Tunberg | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley

Votes: 620

21. McLibel (2005)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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81 Metascore

McLibel is the story of two ordinary people who humiliated McDonald's in the biggest corporate PR disaster in history.

Directors: Franny Armstrong, Ken Loach | Stars: Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Bruce Alexander, Anita Anand

Votes: 1,903

22. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Writers: Philip G. Epstein, Wilson Collison | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer

Votes: 1,310

23. Protocols of Zion (2005)

R | 95 min | Documentary

6.5
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60 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Marc Levin, Kofi Annan, Joanne Baron, Shmuley Boteach

Votes: 790

24. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Writers: Luther Davis, Adria Locke Langley | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 417

25. I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate as an investigative ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Zito | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Ted Wass, Kenneth Kimmins, Karen Morrow

Votes: 55

26. Wishbone's Dog Days of the West (1998 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.7
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In the dusty town of Chaparosa, Texas, one one knows how to tame the land better than Long Bill Longley and his best friend Tom Merwin. But, can our two heroes tame the resident bad guy, ... See full summary »

Writers: Susan B. Chick, Rick Duffield, O. Henry, Steven Kavner, Michael Anthony Steele | Directors: Rick Duffield, Caris Palm Turpen | Stars: Soccer the Dog, Larry Brantley, Brent Anderson, Sally Vahle

Votes: 70

27. Wo der Wildbach durch das Höschen rauscht - Witwen-Report (1974)

76 min | Comedy

3.7
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Writer: Jürgen Enz | Director: Jürgen Enz | Stars: Mascha Sieger, Josef Moosholzer, Birgit Bergen, Kurt Bottin

Votes: 18

28. Back in Circulation (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama

6.5
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Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Duff, Adela Rogers St. Johns | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel

Votes: 143

29. X Marks the Spot (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Duff, Gordon Kahn | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Fred Kohler

Votes: 19

30. Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe after painting (and possibly being involved with) notables all over the ... See full summary »

Writers: S.N. Behrman, Horace Jackson, Anita Loos | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Edward Everett Horton, Edward Arnold

Votes: 165

31. Here Comes Carter (1936)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy

5.8
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Writers: Roy Chanslor, Michael Jacoby | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Ross Alexander, Glenda Farrell, Anne Nagel, Craig Reynolds

Votes: 95

32. Cagliostro - Liebe und Leben eines großen Abenteurers (1929)

54 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Writers: Herbert Juttke, Georg C. Klaren, Johannes von Günther | Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Hans Stüwe, Renée Héribel, Alfred Abel, Ivan Koval-Samborsky

Votes: 74

33. News Hounds (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.9
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Slip and Sach are working for a local newspaper as a reporter and photographer, respectively. Slip wants to get the goods on a local gambling ring that is fixing sporting events, so he and ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmond Seward, Tim Ryan, George Cappy | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 167

34. A Girl with Ideas (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A rich banker's zany daughter gains control of a large newspaper.

Writers: Bruce Manning, Robert T. Shannon, William Rankin | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Walter Pidgeon, Kent Taylor, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 9

35. Sued for Libel (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.1
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The trial of Albert Pomeroy on the charge of murdering Edward Webster,arouses interest because Webster's widow, Muriel insists Pomeroy is innocent. Meanwhile, back to radio station NYEB, ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolfe Kaufman, Jerome Cady | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Kent Taylor, Linda Hayes, Lilian Bond, Morgan Conway

Votes: 71

36. The Wild Party (1923)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Hugh Hoffman, Marion Orth | Director: Herbert Blaché | Stars: Gladys Walton, Robert Ellis, Freeman Wood, Dorothy Revier

37. Hot Water (1937)

Approved | 55 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The Jones family is into politics with father running for mayor. His son prints a newspaper which causes controversy by quoting his dad regarding his crooked opponent.

Writers: Ron Ferguson, Eleanor De Lamater, Robert Chapin, Karen DeWolf | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Jed Prouty, Shirley Deane, Spring Byington, Russell Gleason

Votes: 8

38. Midnight Court (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Victor Shanley had once been New York City's most-acclaimed crime-fighting, crusading District Attorney and the scourge of the underworld. But the workaholic demands of the job led him to ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Ryan, Kenneth Gamet | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Ann Dvorak, John Litel, Carlyle Moore Jr., Joseph Crehan

Votes: 93

39. Anything for a Thrill (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

6.2
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Don Mallory is the younger brother of ace newsreel photographer Cliff Mallory, and is continually urging Cliff to let him become a cameraman rather than going to college. Cliff refuses. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter B. Kyne, Joseph O'Donnell, Stanley Lowenstein | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, June Johnson, Ann Evers

Votes: 19

40. The Suburban Vicar (1917)

70 min | Drama

5.1
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Writer: Harriet Bloch | Director: Georg af Klercker | Stars: Gabriel Alw, Georg Blickingberg, Lilly Gräber, Mary Johnson

Votes: 8

41. Good Morning, Judge (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

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A songwriter is sued for libel, and when he gets to court he discovers that his girlfriend is the plaintiff's attorney.

Writers: Maurice Geraghty, Warren Wilson, Winston Miller | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Louise Allbritton, Mary Beth Hughes, J. Carrol Naish

42. Committee on UnAmerican Activities (1962)

46 min | Documentary, History

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First film by a private citizen which criticizes a Government Committee: 1930s footage of Committee Chairman Martin Dies attacking "subversives" in labor unions; the Hollywood Witch Hunts; Cold War Blacklist; & 1960 San Francisco hearings.

Writer: Robert Carl Cohen | Stars: Earl Browder, Phillip Burton, Matthew C. Carberry, Sebastián Cardero

43. Looking for Trouble (1926)

Passed | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

4.5
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Jack Pepper accidentally fires his gun while forcing a newspaper editor to retract his statement regarding Miss Tulip Hellier, and the sheriff goes after Jack. While hiding out, Jack finds ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Chalmers, George Hively | Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marceline Day, J. Gordon Russell, Clark Comstock

Votes: 6

44. Is That Nice? (1926)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Ralph Tanner, a cub reporter on the Morning Standard, writes a highly libelous story about John Gorman, the political boss of the city. Wilbert, the publisher, and Dyke, the managing editor... See full summary »

Writers: Walter A. Sinclair, Paul Gangelin, Jack Collins | Director: Del Andrews | Stars: George O'Hara, Doris Hill, Stanton Heck, Charles Thurston

46. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Cry for Help (1971)

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Richard's genuine concern for the new house parlormaid has eyebrows raised and tongues wagging.

Writer: Julian Bond | Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, David Langton, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 48

47. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)
Episode: A Formula for Hate (1992)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

3.7
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Creators: Thom Beers, Nicholas Boxer, Bob Forward, Phil Harnage, Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Y.E. Pyle, Cassandra Schafhausen | Director: Stan Phillips | Stars: David Coburn, LeVar Burton, Joey Dedio, Janice Kawaye

Votes: 11

48. The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1957)
Episode: Attache Case (1956)

Comedy

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Hiram Holliday, a small, mild-mannered newspaper proofreader, saves his publisher from a disastrous libel suit when he finds a misplaced comma. The grateful publisher rewards Hiram with an ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Gallico, Philip Rapp | Director: Philip Rapp | Stars: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor, Raymond Bailey, Robert Boon

49. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Blood Relations (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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While visiting a cousin whom she hasn't seen in years, Hetty investigates an elderly woman's complaints of a ghostly dog while Robert works to expose a home repair fraud.

Writers: John Bowen, David Cook, Philip Martin | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 16

50. QB VII (1974– )
Episode: Part One & Two (1974)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A respected Polish doctor, knighted for his humanitarian but accused of war atrocities and collaborating with the Nazis, sues an American writer for libel.

Writers: Leon Uris, Edward Anhalt, Wilfred Lloyd Baumes | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Juliet Mills

Votes: 9