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1. 8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Writer: Monte Merrick | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley

2. The Misfits (1961)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.4
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A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: John Huston | Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

3. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Writers: Aaron Latham, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

4. The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Two buddies and championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, after he disappears after travelling to New York City to pick up his daughter, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert C. Thompson, William D. Wittliff | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson

5. Beyond the Law (1993)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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An undercover cop joins a murderous, arms-dealing biker gang to try to put them behind bars.

Writer: Larry Ferguson | Director: Larry Ferguson | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Madsen, Courtney B. Vance

6. The Last Cowboy (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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After an eight year absence, a headstrong woman returns to her Texas home for her grandfather's funeral and locks horns with her father.

Writer: J.P. Martin | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Jennie Garth, Lance Henriksen, M.C. Gainey, Bradley Cooper

7. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Edward Abbey | Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

8. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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A rodeo rider decides to quit his line of work after a serious injury, but when he visits his family and finds out that his dad is not well, he'll have to risk it one more time.

Writer: Joel Don Humphreys | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Scott Glenn, Kate Capshaw, Ben Johnson, Tess Harper

9. Bells of Innocence (2003)

110 min | Horror

3.6
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Chuck Norris ventures into the west to stop a hoard of ghosts in their deadly past.

Writers: Chris Bessey, Mike Norris | Director: Alin Bijan | Stars: Mike Norris, Carey Scott, David A.R. White, Marshall R. Teague

10. The Ride (I) (1997)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.

Writers: David Bowen, Michael O. Sajbel | Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Michael Biehn, Brock Pierce, Charles Young, Clarence Felder

11. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

8.2
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona home town, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

12. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.4
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"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Berkeley, Mary O'Hara | Director: Louis King | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan

13. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Stars: Sonny Bono, John Waters, Norm Niver, Petre Melvin

14. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)

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

6.8
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Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go to far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Writer: Gene L. Coon | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander

15. Running Target (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Romance, Western

6.5
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In the Colorado Rockies, Sheriff Scott, heads a posse that is after four escaped convicts, and thought it is his sworn duty to return the men dead or alive, he is, as always, reluctant to ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Frazee, Marvin R. Weinstein, Jack Couffer, Conrad L. Hall | Director: Marvin R. Weinstein | Stars: Doris Dowling, Arthur Franz, Richard Reeves, Myron Healey

16. The Walking Hills (1949)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.8
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A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Writers: Alan Le May, Virginia Roddick | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan

17. Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.6
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While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Benton Cheney, John Grey, Louise Rousseau, Gail Davenport | Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: The Three Stooges, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

18. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western

5.4
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John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Writers: Kenneth Perkins, Scott Mason | Director: Fred Allen | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Henry B. Walthall

19. The Day of the Wolves (1971)

G | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Gang tries to take over small town to rob its banks.

Writer: Ferde Grofé Jr. | Director: Ferde Grofé Jr. | Stars: Richard Egan, Martha Hyer, Rick Jason, Jan Murray

20. New Frontier (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.9
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The Three Mesquiteers convince a group of settlers to exchange their present property for some which, unbeknownst to our good guys, is going to be worthless. They are captured before they can warn the ranchers.

Writers: Betty Burbridge, Luci Ward, William Colt MacDonald | Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Jones

21. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Passed | 52 min | Western, Crime

5.2
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Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Writers: Lindsley Parsons, Robert Emmett Tansey | Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

22. Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

Approved | 267 min | Adventure, Action, Crime

7.2
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A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.

Writers: Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Norman S. Hall, Joseph F. Poland, Sol Shor | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Eduardo Ciannelli, Robert Wilcox, William Newell, C. Montague Shaw

23. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Doris Anderson, Kay Swift | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Andy Devine

24. No Hands on the Clock (1941)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Mainwaring, Maxwell Shane | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Rose Hobart, Dick Purcell

25. Bells of San Angelo (1947)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.6
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Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.

Writers: Paul Gangelin, Sloan Nibley | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Andy Devine

26. The Old Corral (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Musical, Western

5.9
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As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Writers: Bernard McConville, Sherman L. Lowe, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning, Sons of the Pioneers

27. Paper Hearts (1993)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.3
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Henry deserted his wife (Jenny) and daughters (Samantha and Kat) over a year ago leaving them with debts that jeopardize retaining the old family home. Henry returns during the weekend of ... See full summary »

Writer: Rod McCall | Director: Rod McCall | Stars: James Brolin, Sally Kirkland, Pamela Gidley, Laura Johnson

28. A Tenderfoot Goes West (1936)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Comedy, Western

4.8
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Wellington Pike (Russell Gleason), author of 'Wild and Bloody Tales of the West', has never been away from the sedate and civilized East, so he takes a vacation to see the land he knows ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice G. O'Neill | Stars: Russell Gleason, Virginia Carroll, Jack La Rue, Joseph W. Girard

29. Three Texas Steers (1939)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Western

5.9
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Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the ... See full summary »

Writers: Betty Burbridge, Stanley Roberts, William Colt MacDonald | Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Carole Landis

30. King of the Cowboys (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Western

6.3
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Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

Writers: Olive Cooper, J. Benton Cheney, Hal Long | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

31. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Shipman, John Rathmell, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Morgan Cox | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery

32. Back in the Saddle (1941)

Approved | 73 min | Western

6.0
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After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Edward Norris

33. Under Western Stars (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.3
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Roy is elected to Congress to bring the misery of the "dustbowl" of the 1930s to the attention of Washington politicians.

Writers: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan, Betty Burbridge | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Maple City Four

34. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.6
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Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.

Writers: Dwight Cummins, Dorothy Yost | Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Frank Richards

35. Wildfire (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Western

6.0
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Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, ... See full summary »

Writers: W.C. Tuttle, Frances Kavanaugh | Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Bob Steele, Sterling Holloway, John Miljan, Eddie Dean

36. Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.9
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Badguys Henry, Bill and Pete head a gang of outlaws who are destroying the timberland. When Gene butts in they frame him on a cattle-poisoning charge and set him up for murder.

Writer: Jack Townley | Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Patricia Barry, Jimmy Lloyd

37. Lady in a Jam (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A psychiatrist's patient, a nutty heiress, travels west to find gold in her grandfather's abandoned mine. The psychiatrist, unable to talk her out of it, decides to follow her out there.

Writers: Eugene Thackrey, Francis M. Cockrell, Otho Lovering | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette

38. Utah (1945)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

5.8
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When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East.... See full summary »

Writers: John K. Butler, Jack Townley, Gilbert Wright, Betty Burbridge | Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

39. Two Thoroughbreds (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Family

5.7
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A group of gangsters steal the valuable brood-mare "Larkspur" from the Conway Ranch in Arizona. The mare's three-month-old colt tries to follow its dam, but is outdistanced. The lost colt ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Fields, Jerome Cady | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Joan Leslie, Arthur Hohl, J.M. Kerrigan

40. Silver Spurs (1943)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.5
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Roy's boss has inherited a very large ranch but the will keeps him from selling it although his widow could. Lucky Miller is out to get control of the ranch so he has a girl come west to ... See full summary »

Writers: John K. Butler, J. Benton Cheney | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Smiley Burnette, John Carradine

41. Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Western

4.9
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Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmond Kelso, Lindsley Parsons | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tex Ritter, Forrest Taylor, Marjorie Reynolds, Horace Murphy

42. The Old Barn Dance (1938)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.9
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Autry and his buddies have a horse selling business which is threatened by a tractor company which claims horses are out of date.

Writers: Bernard McConville, Charles F. Royal | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Joan Valerie, Sammy McKim

43. The Miracle Rider (1935)

Approved | 306 min | Action, Comedy, Western

7.1
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Texas Ranger tries to stop takeover of Indian lands.

Writers: Barney A. Sarecky, Wellyn Totman, Gerald Geraghty, John Rathmell | Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Tom Mix, Charles Middleton, Joan Gale, Robert Frazer

44. Call of Juarez: The Cartel (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Thriller

4.7
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Writers: Haris Orkin, Pawel Selinger | Stars: Lombardo Boyar, Jesse Corti, John Cygan, Kevin Daniels

45. The Golden Stallion (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.7
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Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for ... See full summary »

Writer: Sloan Nibley | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

46. Cotter (1973)

94 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Cotter is a Sioux Indian whose life takes a tragic turn when his drinking causes him to fail in his job as a rodeo clown and save a rider from an enraged bull. Returning to his birthplace, ... See full summary »

Writer: William D. Gordon | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Don Murray, Carol Lynley, Rip Torn, Sherry Jackson

47. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Music, Western

6.6
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Utilizing a script from 1939's "She Married a Cop" with a 1946 Hit Parade song for the title, Gene Autry's screen return following his WW II Army Air Corps service, "Sioux City Sue" has ... See full summary »

Writer: Olive Cooper | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway

48. West of Broadway (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Jerry Seevers returns from World War I service broken in health and his doctor tells him he has only six months to live. His fiancée jilts him and he sets out to drink himself to death. In ... See full summary »

Writers: Ralph Graves, Bess Meredyth, Gene Markey, James Kevin McGuinness | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: John Gilbert, El Brendel, Lois Moran, Madge Evans

49. Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)

Approved | 53 min | Western

6.2
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Flagg is relocating flood victims to Gunsmoke Ranch. The Three Mesquiteers know Flagg to be a crook and try to warn them. They ignore the warning and improve the land only to find that it has been condemned for a new dam.

Writers: Oliver Drake, Jack Natteford, William Colt MacDonald | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Kenneth Harlan

50. The Cowboy Millionaire (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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Englishwoman falls for dude ranch cowboy but goes back to England when she thinks he's only pretending. But he follows her to England.

Writers: George Waggner, Daniel Jarrett | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: George O'Brien, Evalyn Bostock, Edgar Kennedy, Maude Allen