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1. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Writers: Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

2. 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

3. Wrath of the Titans (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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37 Metascore

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

Writers: Dan Mazeau, David Johnson, Greg Berlanti, Beverley Cross | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes

4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

5. Ben-Hur (1959)

TV-PG | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

6. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy

8.6
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

7. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

8. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Writers: William Nicholson, Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

9. To Catch a Thief (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, David Dodge | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Writers: Sonya Levien, Bruno Frank, Victor Hugo | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

11. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Writers: Sébastien Japrisot, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant | Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

12. Appaloosa (2008)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.8
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64 Metascore

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Writers: Robert Knott, Ed Harris, Robert B. Parker | Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons

13. Hang 'Em High (1968)

M | 114 min | Crime, Thriller, Western

7.0
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When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

Writers: Leonard Freeman, Mel Goldberg | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley

14. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, Rafael Sabatini | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

15. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

16. Going Postal (2010 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Writers: Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle, Terry Pratchett | Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Claire Foy, Andrew Sachs

17. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

6.9
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Writers: Petronius, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

18. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall, Margaret Booth | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

19. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

20. The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)

PG | 100 min | Western

5.6
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Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Rowe | Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, Mariette Hartley

21. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Writers: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

22. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Vadim, Pascal Cousin, Louis Malle, Clement Biddle Wood, Daniel Boulanger, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi | Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

23. High Sierra (1941)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

Writers: John Huston, W.R. Burnett | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

24. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Lamb, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jeanie Macpherson, Edwin Justus Mayer, Bernice Mosk, Lyle Saxon, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

25. Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.

Writers: Matthew McDuffie, Matthew Tabak, Ann Rule | Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

26. You Only Live Once (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Writers: Gene Towne, C. Graham Baker | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon

27. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Writer: Adriana Maggs | Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris

28. The Paleface (1948)

91 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

29. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, John W. Considine Jr., Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

30. Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Writers: William Bowers, Jerome Cady | Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad

31. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

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

6.9
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72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Writers: Grace Elliott, Eric Rohmer | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

32. Forbidden (1932)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Writers: Frank Capra, Jo Swerling | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Peterson

33. Dallas (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Western

6.3
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A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

Writer: John Twist | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey

34. The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Peter Milne, Robert Hardy Andrews, Lillie Hayward, Joseph Fields | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill

35. Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.0
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Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Patrick Harbinson | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford

36. The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Thriller, Drama

7.2
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Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

Writers: Lester Cole, Harold Greene, Nathaniel Hawthorne | Director: Joe May | Stars: George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price, Dick Foran

37. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

38. Bullwhip (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.0
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In order to avoid the hangman's noose, a cowboy agrees to marry a beautiful but fiery redhead.

Writer: Adele Buffington | Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Guy Madison, Rhonda Fleming, James Griffith, Don Beddoe

39. Letters to Father Jaakob (2009)

74 min | Drama

7.3
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65 Metascore

With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless... See full summary »

Writers: Klaus Härö, Jaana Makkonen | Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Kaarina Hazard, Heikki Nousiainen, Jukka Keinonen, Esko Roine

40. The Lawless Breed (1953)

83 min | Action, Biography, Western

6.3
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After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Writers: William Alland, Bernard Gordon, John Wesley Hardin | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle, John McIntire

41. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Writer: Nunnally Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

42. Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Jacques Théry, Benjamin Glazer, Hans Székely | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

43. The Brave One (1956)

100 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Harry S. Franklin, Merrill G. White, Robert Rich | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro

44. Escape from Crime (1942)

Approved | 51 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Ex-con Red O'Hara becomes a daring news photographer, but his old ways get him into trouble.

Writers: Raymond L. Schrock, Daniel Ahern | Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Jackie Gleason, Frank Wilcox

45. Hard Ground (2003 TV Movie)

93 min | Western

5.9
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Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border. To finance his band, he robs a stagecoach, kidnaps a ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Q. Dobbs, David S. Cass Sr. | Director: Frank Q. Dobbs | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Bruce Dern, Amy Jo Johnson, Seth Peterson

46. The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.5
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Just before the turn of the Century two young outlaws team up for a historic ride. Based on historical references, the "True Story" of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Writer: John Fasano | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: David Clayton Rogers, Ryan Browning, Rachelle Lefevre, Blake Gibbons

47. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, War, Western

6.4
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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

Writer: Russell S. Hughes | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw

48. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Louisiana con man enters his steamboat into a winner-take-all race with a rival while trying to find a witness to free his nephew, about to be hung for murder.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Lamar Trotti, Ben Lucien Burman | Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette

49. Before I Hang (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Karl Brown | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

50. I Shot Jesse James (1949)

81 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust.

Writers: Samuel Fuller, Homer Croy | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland, Reed Hadley