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1. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Writer: J.C. Chandor | Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

2. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

3. The Salvation (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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61 Metascore

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring | Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

4. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Writers: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski | Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

5. 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

6. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

7. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Writers: Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

8. Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

9. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Writers: William Monahan, David Ignatius | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

10. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer | Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

11. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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56 Metascore

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Writer: Stacy Peralta | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

12. Cars 2 (2011)

G | 106 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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57 Metascore

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Writers: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, Dan Fogelman, Ben Queen | Directors: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis | Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer

13. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

14. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

15. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Writers: Peter Rader, David Twohy | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

16. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.4
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

17. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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43 Metascore

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

18. Friday Night Lights (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.3
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70 Metascore

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

Writers: Buzz Bissinger, David Aaron Cohen, Peter Berg | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lucas Black

19. The Transporter (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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51 Metascore

This film is about a man whose job is to deliver packages without asking any questions. Complications arise when he breaks those rules.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand

20. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Writers: Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie, Brian Nelson, Ben Templesmith | Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

21. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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59 Metascore

James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Bruce Feirstein | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards

22. Dallas (2012– )

42 min | Drama

7.1
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The next generation of the Ewing family - cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing - clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Creators: Cynthia Cidre, David Jacobs | Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

23. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace, Lorenzo Semple Jr. | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

24. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Writers: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant | Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

25. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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76 Metascore

A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

Writers: Stephen Gaghan, Robert Baer | Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

26. Windtalkers (2002)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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51 Metascore

Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Writers: John Rice, Joe Batteer | Director: John Woo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich

27. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Creator: Paul Henning | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

28. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

29. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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42 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, David Newman, Leslie Newman | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

30. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Paul Torday | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

31. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

32. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Writers: John Ridley, David O. Russell | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

33. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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56 Metascore

A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Writer: Stanley Weiser | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

34. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Writers: Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler | Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

35. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

36. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Writers: Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Gregory Poirier, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

37. Year One (2009)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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34 Metascore

After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

Writers: Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Oliver Platt

38. White Earth (2014)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.4
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Thousands of desperate souls flock to America's Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. Three children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel winter and explore themes of innocence, home and the American Dream.

Writer: Christian Jensen | Director: Christian Jensen

39. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

Writers: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud | Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

40. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

41. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

42. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Writers: Don Bluth, Ken Cromar, Gary Goldman, Larry Leker, Linda Miller, Monica Parker, John Pomeroy, Guy Shulman, David J. Steinberg, David N. Weiss | Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

43. Son of Rambow (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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66 Metascore

During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).

Writer: Garth Jennings | Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing

44. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

45. Samurai Jack (2001–2004)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Creator: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

46. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Writers: James Grady, Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

47. Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.

Writers: Lukas Heller, Scott Frank, Edward Burns | Director: John Moore | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson

48. The Newton Boys (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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57 Metascore

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, thanks to their good planning and minimal violence.

Writers: Claude Stanush, Richard Linklater, Clark Walker | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D'Onofrio

49. 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

50. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Writers: Georges Arnaud, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli