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List of Ryan O'Neal Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Barry Lyndon (1975)
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Barry Lyndon
PG
20
4

Based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, the movie follows the journey of young Irishman, Barry, who turns from a likable man to a manipulative con-artist. After gambling his way around Europe, he ends up marrying the wealthy Countess of Lyndon. But his rogue ways will have more devastating consequences for himself.

Role:
Barry Lyndon
Starring:
Steven Berkoff, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Marisa Berenson
Directed By:
2. Paper Moon (1973)
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4
Paper Moon
PG
17
4

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young 9-year-old, who may or may not be his daughter, after her mother passes away. He attempts to dupe her out of her money, but the plan backfires, and he is forced to take her on as a partner instead.

Role:
Moses Pray
Starring:
Randy Quaid, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
3. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
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What's Up, Doc?
G
18
4

Along with his fiancée, Howard Bannister travels to San Francisco, to compete for a music research grant. He soon runs into a charming young girl Judy Maxwell, in the drug store, who is quite smart and knowledgeable, despite the fact that she is a college dropout. She soon brings chaos into his orderly life.

Role:
Howard Bannister
Starring:
Barbra Streisand, Sorrell Booke, Randy Quaid, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
4. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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A Bridge Too Far
PG
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4

It is based on the events of ‘Operation Market Garden’ of September, 1944. In order to bring a quick end to the WWII, the allied forces decide to drop thousands of paratroopers to secure strategic bridges in Netherlands to obtain access into Germany. The main bridge was the one to Arnhem. But tough German resistance and faulty allied intelligence led to failure.

Directed By:
5. The Driver (1978)
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The Driver
PG
15
3

A detective is obsessed with catching a criminal known as ‘The Driver’, a criminal who is quite reputed for driving getaway vehicles. Due to his exceptional talent, he has always managed to evade the police. The detective sets up a bank robbery, in order to trap him.

Role:
The Driver
Starring:
Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Matt Clark, Ronee Blakley
Directed By:
Walter Hill
6. Love Story (1970)
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Love Story
GP
20
3

Considered as one of the most romantic films, it follows Harvard law student Oliver Barrett IV, heir to an upper-class family, and Jennifer Cavilleri, a working-class music student, as they fall in love. Despite Barrett Sr.’s disapproval, the two get married. Jenny works to support Oliver, who achieves a good position after graduation. However, the life has different plans in store for them. 

Role:
Oliver
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, John Marley, Ali MacGraw
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
7. The Games (1970)
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2
The Games
G
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2

The Games is a sports drama film, which revolves around four marathon runners, from four different nations, who prepare to take part in the Olympic Games. 

Role:
Scott Reynolds
Starring:
Michael Crawford, Charles Aznavour, Sam Elliott, Stanley Baker, Jeremy Kemp
Directed By:
Michael Winner
9. Zero Effect (1998)
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3
Zero Effect
R
13
3

Daryl Zero is a detective who believes himself to be the greatest. Along with his associate, he investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for a businessman named Gregory Stark. In order to trap the blackmailer, Zero sets up a sting up.  

Role:
Gregory Stark
Starring:
Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone
Directed By:
Jake Kasdan
10. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)
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2
The Thief Who Came to Dinner
PG
17
2

Webster McGee becomes a jewel thief and robs businessman, Henderling, of money and steals some files. He blackmails Henderling using the files to enter high society to rob more people. He meets Laura who becomes his lover and partner in crime. When investigator Dave Reilly, develops a friendship with Webster, loyalties are tested.

Role:
Webster
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Alan Oppenheimer
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
11. Nickelodeon (1976)
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Nickelodeon
PG
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4
Role:
Leo Harrigan
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Brian Keith, Tatum O'Neal
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
12. Chances Are (1989)
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2
Chances Are
PG
14
2

Chances Are is a fantasy romantic comedy film which tells the story of Alex, a young man, who falls for a young student named Corinne. However, after he meets her mother, he starts to remember his past life. He remembers that he used to be a young lawyer, the very same man who was Corinne’s father.  

Role:
Philip Train
Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Christopher McDonald, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cybill Shepherd
Directed By:
Emile Ardolino
13. Circle of Two (1981)
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2
Circle of Two
PG
12
2

Circle of Two is a drama film which tells the story of a sixty year old artist, Ashley St. Clair, who had lost his inspiration after his muse left him years ago. But he regains it years later, after he falls for a sixteen year old girl.

Starring:
Richard Burton, Lee Majors, Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin
Directed By:
Jules Dassin
14. The Main Event (1979)
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2
The Main Event
PG
13
2
Role:
Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon
Starring:
Barbra Streisand, Patti D'Arbanville, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo
Directed By:
Howard Zieff
15. Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
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2
Irreconcilable Differences
PG
12
2
Role:
Albert Brodsky
Starring:
Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker, Allen Garfield
Directed By:
Charles Shyer
16. Turkish Ice-Cream (2019)
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4
Turkish Ice-Cream
11
4
Role:
Drunk Man in Jail
Starring:
Will Thorp, Ali Atay, Sebnem Bozoklu , Marleen Mathews
Directed By:
Can Ulkay
17. Green Ice (1981)
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2
Green Ice
PG
11
2

Green Ice is a romantic adventure film which revolves around the story of an engineer who is going through difficult times. He gets involved in a plan, with a mysterious woman, to rob a Colombian emerald magnate.

Role:
Joseph Wiley
Starring:
Omar Sharif, Anne Archer, Domingo Ambriz, John Larroquette
Directed By:
Ernest Day
18. The Big Bounce (1969)
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2
The Big Bounce
R
10
2

A small-time thief, Jack Ryan, reaches Hawaii. He is hired by a district judge to take care of his properties. He teams up with Nancy, a beautiful mistress of a dishonest hotel tycoon, and plans a plot for a potential heist.

Role:
Jack Ryan
Starring:
Lee Grant, Van Heflin, James Daly, Leigh Taylor-Young
Directed By:
Alex March
19. Faithful (1996)
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Faithful
R
9
3
Role:
Jack Connor
Starring:
Chazz Palminteri, Allison Janney, Cher, Paul Mazursky, Amber Smith
Directed By:
Paul Mazursky
20. Partners (1982)
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3
Partners
R
10
3

When a series of murders occur in the gay community, a heterosexual police detective, who is quite popular with the ladies, is assigned to go undercover with a homosexual police clerk, pretending to be a couple.

Role:
Sgt. Benson
Starring:
John Hurt, Jay Robinson, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass
Directed By:
James Burrows
21. Knight of Cups (2015)
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4
Knight of Cups
R
9
4

Rick is a successful screenwriter living in Los Angeles, California, but his life is filled with emptiness. He searches for love and for himself via a series of adventures with six different women.

Starring:
Isabel Lucas, Cate Blanchett, Dane DeHaan, Nick Kroll, Jason Clarke, Dan Harmon, Nick Offerman
Directed By:
22. So Fine (1981)
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3
So Fine
R
11
3
Role:
Bobby Fine
Starring:
Jack Warden, Fred Gwynne, Richard Kiel, Mariangela Melato
Directed By:
Andrew Bergman
23. People I Know (2002)
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People I Know
R
10
3

Eli, who works as a PR professional, witnesses his client’s girlfriend get murdered. Soon, it seems that his client is involved in a scandal, and very powerful people are behind the murder. He feels that he might be their next target.

Role:
Cary Launer
Starring:
Kim Basinger, Al Pacino, Paulina Porizkova, Téa Leoni, Richard Schiff
Directed By:
Daniel Algrant
24. Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
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Malibu's Most Wanted
PG-13
8
3

Brad ‘B-rad,’ the son of wealthy politician and candidate for governor Bill Gluckman, aspires to be a rapper and behaves like he is from ‘hood.’ Worried that this will ruin his election chances, Bill arranges for two African-American actors to kidnap Brad and shock him out of his fantasies. But when Brad and the ‘thugs’ encounter real-life gangsters, Bill must rush to rescue. 

Starring:
Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Anthony Anderson, Taye Diggs, Nick Swardson, Regina Hall, Jeffrey Tambor
Directed By:
John Whitesell
25. Man of the House (1995)
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Man of the House
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8
3

Man of the House is a comedy film which tells the story of a woman named Sandy, who finds love in a man named Jack, a lawyer, after going through several years of unsuccessful marriage. However, things get problematic because her son Ben dislikes him, although Jack tries his best to impress him.

Starring:
Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, George Wendt, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, David Shiner
Directed By:
James Orr
26. Oliver's Story (1978)
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3
Oliver's Story
PG
9
3

The film is a sequel to Love Story, a popular 1970 romantic drama film.  Jenny, wife of Oliver Barrett IV, has died of leukemia, leaving him mentally devastated. Trying to lose himself in his work does not help; instead it alienates him from those around him. At this juncture, he meets Marcie Bonwit, a wealthy and beautiful heiress and falls in love. But Jenny’s memory continues haunt him. 

Role:
Oliver Barrett IV
Starring:
Swoosie Kurtz, Ray Milland, Benson Fong, Edward Binns, Candice Bergen
Directed By:
John Korty
27. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
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2
Tough Guys Don't Dance
R
9
2
Role:
Tim Madden
Starring:
Isabella Rossellini, Penn Jillette, John Bedford Lloyd, Wings Hauser, Debra Stipe
Directed By:
Norman Mailer
28. Coming Soon (1999)
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1
Coming Soon
R
7
1
Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Ryan Reynolds, Mia Farrow, Ashton Kutcher, Bonnie Root, Gaby Hoffmann, Tricia Vessey
Directed By:
Colette Burson
29. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
6
1
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
R
6
1
Role:
James Edmunds
Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Naomi Campbell, Leslie Stefanson, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Weinstein, Jackie Chan, Eric Idle
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller, Alan Smithee
30. Waste Land (2007)
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2
Waste Land
11
2
Role:
Gabriel
Starring:
Rebekah Chaney, Lisa Canning, Inna Khusid, Jennifer McCall
Directed By:
Rebekah Chaney
31. Slumber Party Slaughter (2012)
10
2
Slumber Party Slaughter
R
10
2
Role:
William O'Toole
Starring:
Robert Carradine, Tom Sizemore, Stephanie Romanov, Tyler Jacob Moore
Directed By:
Rebekah Chaney
32. Gentleman B. (2003)
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2
Gentleman B.
9
2
Role:
Phil - Bank Manager
Starring:
Ed Lauter, Peter Greene, Charlie Mattera, Justine Miceli
Directed By:
Jordan Alan
33. Hacks (1997)
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2
Hacks
R
8
2
Starring:
Tom Arnold, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Priestley, Bob Odenkirk, John Ritter, Dave Foley, Richard Kind
Directed By:
Gary Rosen
34. The List (2000)
7
1
The List
R
7
1
Role:
Richard Miller
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Mädchen Amick, Roc LaFortune, Catherine Blythe
Directed By:
Sylvain Guy
35. Fever Pitch (1985)
7
1
Fever Pitch
R
7
1
Role:
Taggart
Starring:
Giancarlo Giannini, Chad Everett, Catherine Hicks, Bridgette Andersen
Directed By:
Richard Brooks

TV Movie(s)

1. Love Hate Love (1971)
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2
Love Hate Love
12
2
Role:
Russ Emery
Starring:
Lesley Ann Warren, Jeff Donnell, Henry Jones, Peter Haskell
Directed By:
George McCowan
2. Epoch (2001)
8
2
Epoch
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Allen Lysander
Starring:
David Keith, Shannon Lee, Brian Thompson, Steve Bond
Directed By:
Matt Codd
3. Under the Yum Yum Tree (1969)
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3
Under the Yum Yum Tree
13
3
Role:
Mike
Starring:
Nita Talbot, Jack Sheldon, Bobo Lewis, Dick Balduzzi
Directed By:
E.W. Swackhamer
4. Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988)
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2
Sam Found Out: A Triple Play
12
2
Starring:
Liza Minnelli, L. Peter Callender, Marilyn Cooper, Douglas Fisher, Trisha Gorman
Directed By:
Piers Haggard
5. Small Sacrifices (1989)
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2
Small Sacrifices
12
2
Role:
Lew Lewiston
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, John Shea, Gordon Clapp, Emily Perkins
Directed By:
David Greene
6. The Man Upstairs (1992)
11
2
The Man Upstairs
11
2
Role:
Mooney Polaski
Starring:
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Beckman, Helena Carroll, Brenda Forbes
Directed By:
George Schaefer
7. 1775 (1992)
10
2
1775
10
2
Role:
Jeremy Proctor
Starring:
Adam West, Jeffrey Tambor, Lesley-Anne Down, Sarah Koskoff, Danielle Harris
Directed By:
David Trainer

TV Shows and Videos

The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Starring:
Bette Davis, James Franciscus, Lloyd Bridges, Irene Dunne, Anne Baxter, Don Rickles, Ann Sothern
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Paul Henreid, Robert Butler, Richard Dunlap, James Neilson
Empire (1962)
Empire
Role:
Tal Garrett (31 episodes, 1962-1963)
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Denver Pyle, Harry Dean Stanton, Joyce Bulifant, James Doohan, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Bernard McEveety, Abner Biberman, Leon Benson, Arthur Hiller, Frank Pierson
Two Faces West (1960)
Two Faces West
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Denver Pyle, Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi
Directed By:
Harmon Jones
Perry Mason (1957)
Perry Mason
Starring:
Frances Bavier, James Coburn, Paul Winfield, Bert Convy, Cloris Leachman, Werner Klemperer, Marion Ross
Directed By:
Arthur Marks, Jesse Hibbs, William D. Russell, Christian Nyby, Laslo Benedek
Westinghouse Playhouse (1961)
Westinghouse Playhouse
Starring:
Joel Grey, Nanette Fabray, Wendell Corey, Bobby Diamond
The Untouchables (1959)
The Untouchables
Starring:
Ed Asner, John Banner, Majel Barrett, Leslie Nielsen, Cliff Robertson, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Bernard L. Kowalski, Walter Grauman, Allen Reisner, Alex March
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Marlee Matlin, Danny DeVito, Sarah Silverman, Sean Penn, John Stamos, Jennifer Aniston
Directed By:
Todd Holland, Ken Kwapis, Alan Myerson, Michael Lehmann, Garry Shandling
Laramie (1959)
Laramie
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Eddie Albert, Dawn Wells, Ernest Borgnine, Gena Rowlands, Julie London, Adam West
Directed By:
Lesley Selander, Joseph Kane, Francis D. Lyon, Thomas Carr, Herman Hoffman
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Starring:
Don Knotts, Bea Benaderet, Ron Howard, Bob Denver, Warren Beatty, Mel Blanc, John Banner
Directed By:
Guy Scarpitta, Stanley Z. Cherry, Robert Gordon, Rod Amateau, Tom Montgomery
The Virginian (1962)
The Virginian
TV-PG
Starring:
Dina Merrill, Jane Wyatt, Art Carney, Barbara Eden, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Collins, James Whitmore
Directed By:
Don McDougall, Abner Biberman, Anton Leader, William Witney, James Sheldon
Bachelor Father (1957)
Bachelor Father
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Linda Evans, John Forsythe, Jack Benny, Barbara Eden, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong
Directed By:
Earl Bellamy, John Newland, Don Taylor, Norman Abbott, Hollingsworth Morse
Leave It to Beaver (1957)
Leave It to Beaver
TV-G
Starring:
Veronica Cartwright, Jerry Mathers, Majel Barrett, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow
Peyton Place (1964)
Peyton Place
Role:
Rodney Harrington (501 episodes, 1964-1969)
Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Richard Dreyfuss, Micky Dolenz, Mia Farrow, Lee Grant, Gena Rowlands, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Ted Post, Walter Doniger, Jeffrey Hayden, William J. Hole Jr., Harvey Hart
Wagon Train (1957)
Wagon Train
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, John Wayne, David Carradine, Barbara Stanwyck, Elizabeth Montgomery, Peter Fonda, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Joseph Pevney, Jerry Hopper, Allen H. Miner, Herschel Daugherty
Bones (2005)
Bones
TV-14
Starring:
Ben Savage, Cyndi Lauper, John Ratzenberger, Rider Strong, Laz Alonso, Michael B. Jordan, Betty White
Directed By:
Ian Toynton, Dwight H. Little, Jeannot Szwarc, Chad Lowe, David Boreanaz
My Three Sons (1960)
My Three Sons
TV-G
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Mary Wickes, Martin Sheen, George Takei, William Frawley, Jane Wyman, Sal Mineo
Directed By:
Gene Reynolds, Earl Bellamy, James Sheldon, James V. Kern, Richard Whorf
Bull (2000)
Bull
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Tippi Hedren, Sean Astin, Jacinda Barrett, Elisabeth Rohm
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Desperate Housewives
TV-14
Starring:
Helena Mattsson, Carol Burnett, Page Kennedy, Cameron Mathison, Sarah Paulson, Doris Roberts, Jane Leeves
Directed By:
David Grossman, Larry Shaw, David Warren, Arlene Sanford, Bethany Rooney
Miss Match (2003)
Miss Match
Starring:
Bradley Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Jenna Fischer, Adam Goldberg, Alicia Silverstone, Kim Fields, Kaitlin Olson
Directed By:
Michael Lange, Allison Liddi-Brown, Steve Miner, Darren Star
Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals (2011)
Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals
Role:
Himself (9 episodes, 2011)
Starring:
Megan Blake, Billy B., Jennifer Gimenez, Megan Grano
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Peggy Lee, Edward G. Robinson, Donna Reed, Carolyn Jones, George Burns, Rosalind Russell, Diahann Carroll
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
90210 (2008)
90210
TV-14
Starring:
Carmen Electra, Kellan Lutz, Keke Palmer, Rumer Willis, Ne-Yo, Grant Gustin, Jana Kramer
Directed By:
Stuart Gillard, Harry Sinclair, Wendey Stanzler, David Warren, Liz Friedlander
Good Sports (1991)
Good Sports
Role:
Bobby Tannen (15 episodes, 1991)
Starring:
Richard Belzer, Brian Doyle-Murray, Farrah Fawcett, Lane Smith
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me (1997)
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me
R
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Lee Majors, James Fawcett, Pauline Fawcett
Directed By:
Davis Factor, Mark Manos