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1. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, an alien of a now extinct race disguised as a bystander of our kind is forced to reveal his true identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Writer: Robert Rodat | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

3. Band of Brothers (2001 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 705 min | Action, Drama, History

9.6
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Matthew Leitch, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

4. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Writers: Josh Friedman, David Koepp, H.G. Wells | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

5. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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74 Metascore

123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

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. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

8. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Writer: Ben Ripley | Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

9. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Writer: Mark Boal | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

10. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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92 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

11. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 182 min | Drama, War

8.2
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73 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam war impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Writers: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

12. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

13. Saints and Soldiers (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

Writers: Geoffrey Panos, Matt Whitaker | Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Corbin Allred, Alexander Polinsky, Kirby Heyborne, Larry Bagby

14. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

15. 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 Jordon Intelligence.

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

16. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

17. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Writers: James Jones, Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas

18. Little Children (2006)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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75 Metascore

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.

Writers: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta | Director: Todd Field | Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

19. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Writers: Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

20. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

R | 132 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, James Bradley, Ron Powers | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

21. Black Snake Moan (2006)

R | 116 min | Drama

7.0
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52 Metascore

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Writer: Craig Brewer | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

22. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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64 Metascore

The story of Bettie Page, uber-successful 1950's pin-up model, one of the first sex icons in America, and the target of a Senate investigation (based on her bondage photos).

Writers: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris

23. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Writers: Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

24. Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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On August 15, 1944 the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) jumped over the south of France. Their mission was to support and protect the Allied Troops marching to Berlin. Landing ... See full summary »

Writers: Lamont Gray, Lincoln Hoppe | Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Corbin Allred, David Nibley, Jasen Wade, Virginie Fourtina Anderson

25. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Writers: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

26. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.

Writers: Waldo Salt, James Leo Herlihy | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

27. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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68 Metascore

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

28. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Writers: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask | Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

29. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

30. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

Writers: Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

31. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Writer: Jenny Lumet | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

32. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

33. 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

34. House (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house. Roger's search for ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Dekker, Ethan Wiley | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

35. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

36. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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46 Metascore

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

37. On the Town (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

38. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.5
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Writers: Mark Richard, Kimberly Peirce | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

39. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama

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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

40. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

41. 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

42. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

8.1
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A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.

Writers: Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

43. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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After returning from the war, Paul and a young woman meet on a bus as she's headed home from college to help with the grape harvest and face her Old World domineering dad. The woman has not... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Miller, Harvey Weitzman, Piero Tellini, Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio de Benedetti | Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini

44. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Mark Boal | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

45. The Messenger (I) (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Writers: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

46. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

47. Tigerland (2000)

R | 101 min | Drama, War

7.0
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55 Metascore

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Writers: Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

48. Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

Writers: Duncan Brantley, Rick Reilly | Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, David de Vries

49. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, N. Richard Nash | Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

50. The Thing from Another World (1951)

TV-PG | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Writers: Charles Lederer, John W. Campbell Jr. | Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite