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1. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

2. Something to Think About (1920)

8.6
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Wealthy cripple Markley finances the education of blacksmith's daughter Ruth. When she returns to their small town he asks to marry her, but she runs off with city worker Jim Dirk who is ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Monte Blue, Theodore Roberts

3. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

4. For Better, for Worse (1919)

70 min | Drama

8.3
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Dr. Edward Meade and friend Richard Burton both love Sylvia Norcross. Both enlist in the military, but Meade stays back to care for deformed children. Sylvia thinks him a coward and marries... See full summary »

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, Edgar Selwyn, William C. de Mille | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Elliott Dexter, Tom Forman, Gloria Swanson, Sylvia Ashton

5. Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »

Writers: Sada Cowan, Olga Printzlau, William C. de Mille | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff

6. The Affairs of Anatol (1921)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of his youth Emilie in an apartment only to have her two-time him. He comforts the near ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Schnitzler, Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts

7. Male and Female (1919)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, J.M. Barrie | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Robert Cain

8. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)

71 min | Comedy

8.0
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Leila Porter comes to dislike her husband James, a glue king who is always eating onions and looking sloppy. But after she divorces him and marries two-timing playboy Schuyler Van Sutphen the now-reformed James looks pretty good.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Lew Cody, Sylvia Ashton

9. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson, J.H. Ingraham, A.E. Southon, Æneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

10. Land of Liberty (1939)

138 min | History

7.9
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This film tells the history of the United States from pre-Revolution through 1939.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Jeanie Macpherson | Stars: Gayne Whitman, Erville Alderson, Don Ameche, George Arliss

11. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

12. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

13. The Cruise of the Jasper B (1926)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Writers: Tay Garnett, John W. Krafft, Zelda Sears | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Mildred Harris, Snitz Edwards, Jack Ackroyd

14. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

7.7
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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

15. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Mary Magdalene becomes angry when Judas, now a follower of Jesus, won't come to her feast. She goes to see Jesus and becomes repentant. From there the Bible story unfolds through the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

16. Saturday Night (1922)

Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Though betrothed to fellow socialite Richard, Iris weds her chauffeur Tom leaving Richard to marry the family laundress' daughter Shamrock. Class differences lead to divorces and remarriages.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Conrad Nagel, Edith Roberts, Jack Mower

17. Manslaughter (1922)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, Alice Duer Miller | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson, John Miltern

18. Glamour Boy (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran, Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Burton, F. Hugh Herbert, Bradford Ropes | Directors: Ralph Murphy, Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Susanna Foster, Walter Abel, Darryl Hickman

19. Chicago (1927)

118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurine Dallas Watkins, Lenore J. Coffee, John W. Krafft | Director: Frank Urson | Stars: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Virginia Bradford, Robert Edeson

20. The Godless Girl (1929)

Passed | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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Two teenagers, one an atheist and the other a Christian, fall in love at a brutal reform school.

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, Beulah Marie Dix | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Lina Basquette, Marie Prevost, Tom Keene, Noah Beery

21. Changing Husbands (1924)

70 min | Comedy

7.4
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Writers: Sada Cowan, Howard Higgin | Directors: Paul Iribe, Frank Urson | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Victor Varconi, Raymond Griffith, Julia Faye

22. Eve's Leaves (1926)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Writers: Elmer Harris, Jack Jevne, John W. Krafft | Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Leatrice Joy, William Boyd, Robert Edeson, Walter Long

23. Her Man o' War (1926)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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During World War I, an American soldier is captured and taken prisoner by the Germans. However, instead of being placed in a prisoner-of-war camp, he is assigned to the small farm of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick J. Jackson, Charles Logue, Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Frank Urson | Stars: Jetta Goudal, William Boyd, Jimmie Adams, Grace Darmond

24. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, Jesse Lasky Jr., Neil H. Swanson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

25. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

26. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

27. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | 136 min | Drama

7.1
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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye

28. The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953 TV Special)

7.1
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director: Bill Bennington | Stars: Bob Hope, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen, Shirley Booth

29. Carmen (I) (1915)

59 min | Drama

7.1
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In order to help her smuggler kinsmen, a sultry gypsy seduces and corrupts an officer of the Civil Guard turning him into a traitor and murderer.

Writers: Prosper Mérimée, William C. de Mille | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba, Horace B. Carpenter

30. Dynamite (1929)

Passed | 129 min | Drama

7.1
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Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, John Howard Lawson, Gladys Unger | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Julia Faye

31. Braveheart (1925)

71 min | Western

7.1
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Chief Standing Rock's tribe has a treaty protecting their fishing grounds, but a canning corporation is violating the treaty through intimidation and force. The tribe is divided as to how ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary O'Hara, William C. de Mille | Director: Alan Hale | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Lillian Rich, Robert Edeson, Arthur Housman

32. Made for Love (1926)

65 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young woman visits her boyfriend, an archaeologist, at the site in Egypt where he is digging up ancient artifacts. Her frustration mounts when it appears that he is more interested in old... See full summary »

Writers: Garrett Fort, Elmer Harris, George Marion Jr. | Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Edmund Burns, Ethel Wales, Bertram Grassby

33. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, History

7.0
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, Wilson Barrett | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

34. Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch, Joseph Quillan | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger

35. Adam's Rib (1923)

Drama

7.0
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Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Anna Q. Nilsson

36. A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Writers: Cecil B. DeMille, Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton

37. Hollywood (1923)

Comedy

7.0
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Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Condon, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur, Ruby Lafayette

38. Maria Rosa (1916)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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Ramon loves Catalonian peasant Maria Rosa. He uses a knife belonging to her love Andreas to kill fisherman Pedro, so Andreas goes to jail for ten years. Maria will wait for him, but Ramon ... See full summary »

Writers: Wallace Gilpatrick, Àngel Guimerà, Guido Marburg, William C. de Mille | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba, James Neill

39. Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

40. The Plainsman (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb, Lynn Riggs, Jeanie Macpherson, Courtney Ryley Cooper, Frank J. Wilstach | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

41. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

140 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Corydon M. Wassell, James Hilton | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

42. Brewster's Millions (1914)

Comedy

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Writers: George Barr McCutcheon, Winchell Smith, Byron Ongley | Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Edward Abeles, Joseph Singleton, Sydney Deane, Miss Bartholomew

43. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Fredric M. Frank, Harold Lamb, Vladimir Jabotinsky | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

44. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

45. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Thelma Strabel, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

46. The Crusades (1935)

Approved | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history.

Writers: Harold Lamb, Waldemar Young, Dudley Nichols | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

47. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvin Frank, George S. Kaufman, Norman Panama, Arthur A. Ross, Harry Tugend | Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

48. This Day and Age (1933)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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High school students band together to dispense vigilante justice against a vicious gangland boss.

Writer: Bartlett Cormack | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charles Bickford, Judith Allen, Richard Cromwell, Harry Green

49. Forbidden Fruit (1921)

87 min

6.8
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Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

Writers: Cecil B. DeMille, Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Agnes Ayres, Clarence Burton, Theodore Roberts, Kathlyn Williams

50. The Little American (1917)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth