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1. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

2. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

3. Ben-Hur (1959)

TV-PG | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

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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

4. Key Largo (1948)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Writers: Richard Brooks, John Huston, Maxwell Anderson | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

5. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

6. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

7. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

8. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

9. The Wrong Man (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

10. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

M | 145 min | Drama, History

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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Writers: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

11. Texasville (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama

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Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down... See full summary »

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

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

13. Midnight Lace (1960)

110 min | Thriller, Mystery

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In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Janet Green | Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

14. Joan of Arc (1948)

Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish

15. There Goes My Baby (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

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Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change.

Writer: Floyd Mutrux | Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Ricky Schroder, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle

16. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Writers: William Trevor, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann

17. Pepe (1960)

Unrated | 195 min | Comedy, Musical

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The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Leslie Bush-Fekete, Dorothy Kingsley, Sonya Levien, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Carlos Montalbán

18. One Magic Christmas (1985)

G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy

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An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Writers: Thomas Meehan, Phillip Borsos, Barry Healey | Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill

19. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Unrated | 79 min | Romance, Fantasy

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Death decides to take a holiday from his usual business to see what it is like to be a mortal. Posing as Prince Sirki, he spends 3 days with Duke Lambert and his guests at his dukal estate.... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander

20. The Bad Seed (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Freak fatal accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, George Eckstein, William March | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Carrie Wells

21. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

22. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Writers: Fritz Rotter, Robert Thoeren | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Jessica Tandy

23. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against invaders...and themselves.

Writers: Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, Francis Yeats-Brown | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

24. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Maxwell Anderson, Laurence Stallings | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

25. Rain (1932)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

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A prostitute finds redemption in Pago Pago thanks to a hard missionary man.

Writers: John Colton, Clemence Randolph, W. Somerset Maugham, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan, Mary Shaw

26. Mary of Scotland (1936)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Maxwell Anderson | Directors: John Ford, Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton

27. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

29. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Æneas MacKenzie, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

30. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

31. Winterset (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Anthony Veiller | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Margo, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Carradine

32. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

33. The Guardsman (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

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A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to... See full summary »

Writers: Ferenc Molnár, Ernest Vajda, Claudine West | Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young, Zasu Pitts

34. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Stars: Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson

35. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

36. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, James T. O'Donohoe, Laurence Stallings | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

37. Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

94 min | Musical

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Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife,... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Charles Lederer, Rouben Mamoulian | Director: Charles Lederer | Stars: James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Cara Williams

38. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

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Stars: Jack Benny, William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Red Skelton

39. Women of All Nations (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

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Marines Flagg and Quirt fought together in WWI and Panama. After some time in New York they go to Sweden and compete for the love of Else. Next they go to Nicaragua and help earthquake ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Barry Conners, Laurence Stallings | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Greta Nissen, El Brendel

40. We Live Again (1934)

85 min | Drama

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Nekhlyudov, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha, is someone he once seduced and abandoned and that he himself bears responsibility for ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Leonard Praskins, Preston Sturges, Leo Tolstoy | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Anna Sten, Fredric March, Jane Baxter, C. Aubrey Smith

41. The Star Wagon (1966 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy

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In middle age, inventor Stephen Minch is happy enough with his life, despite the fact that he has never risen to prominence even though his innovations have made others rich. His wife ... See full summary »

Writer: Maxwell Anderson | Director: Karl Genus | Stars: Orson Bean, Eileen Brennan, Hal Burdick, Richard S. Castellano

42. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

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Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Alfred Hayes, Alan Paton | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis

43. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)

TV-G | 79 min | Drama

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Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman on a mission to rid Washington of corruption. He quickly runs afoul of the powerful Senator Norton, while falling for the granddaughter of the... See full summary »

Writers: Jo Swerling, Maxwell Anderson | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Lee Tracy, Constance Cummings, Walter Connolly, Alan Dinehart

44. One Romantic Night (1930)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Melville Baker, Ferenc Molnár | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque, Conrad Nagel, Marie Dressler

45. The Eve of St. Mark (1944)

Approved | 96 min | War, Drama

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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, George Seaton | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea, Vincent Price

46. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

47. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

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In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth the 1st is the ruler of Great Britain. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essexaster is her lover, best friend and worst enemy.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, John Edward Friend | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Charlton Heston, Michael Allinson, Alan Caillou

48. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

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The last few days in the life of Socrates, including his trial.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Robert Hartung | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle, Eric Berry

49. John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988)

126 min | Documentary, Biography

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Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.

Writers: Frank Martin, Charles Degelman | Director: Frank Martin | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, Evelyn Keyes

50. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

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George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Sidney Carroll | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Richard Basehart, Barry Snider, Harry Andrews, Alan Cauldwell