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1. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.5
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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

2. Ben-Hur (1959)

TV-PG | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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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

3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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

4. The Star Wagon (1966 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy

8.1
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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

5. The Bad Seed (1963)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Nevzat Pesen | Director: Nevzat Pesen | Stars: Alev Oraloglu, Lale Oraloglu, Öztürk Serengil, Nedret Güvenç

6. Key Largo (1948)

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

7.9
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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

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

8. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Jack Benny, William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Red Skelton

9. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

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

60 min | Drama

7.7
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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

11. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Nina Foch

12. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: High Tor (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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A musical version of Maxwell Anderson's never-filmed fantasy play.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, John Monks Jr. | Directors: James Neilson, Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, Julie Andrews, Hans Conried

13. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

M | 145 min | Drama, History

7.6
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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

14. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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

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

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

16. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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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

17. The Wrong Man (1956)

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

7.5
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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

18. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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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

19. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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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

20. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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Stars: Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson

21. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.3
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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

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

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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

23. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Unrated | 79 min | Romance, Fantasy

7.2
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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

24. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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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

25. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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

26. 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

27. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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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

28. So Red the Rose (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

7.0
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SO RED THE ROSE is King Vidor's quietly affecting Civil War romance, starring Margaret Sullavan as a Southern aristocrat, the mistress of a Southern plantation, whose sheltered life is torn... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Edwin Justus Mayer, Laurence Stallings, Stark Young | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Walter Connolly, Randolph Scott, Janet Beecher

29. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1954)

60 min | Family, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Charles Dickens | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Costa, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone

30. Rain (1932)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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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

31. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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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

32. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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

33. The Guardsman (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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. One Romantic Night (1930)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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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

35. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)

TV-G | 79 min | Drama

6.7
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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

36. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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

37. Joan of Arc (1948)

Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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

38. Mary of Scotland (1936)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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

39. Saturday's Children (1940)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: John Garfield, Anne Shirley, Claude Rains, Roscoe Karns

40. Winterset (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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, Maurice Moscovitch

41. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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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

42. Maybe It's Love (1935)

TV-G | 63 min | Romance, Comedy

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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Jerry Wald, Harry Sauber, Lawrence Hazard | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Ross Alexander, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly

43. We Live Again (1934)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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Nekhludoff, 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

44. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

45. Women of All Nations (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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

46. Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)

85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

6.1
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It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill, Thomas Lennon, David Boehm, Rowland Leigh | Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Constance Dowling, Ernest Cossart

47. Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

94 min | Musical

6.0
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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

48. The Eve of St. Mark (1944)

Approved | 96 min | War, Drama

5.9
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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, George Seaton | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea, Vincent Price

49. The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

118 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Two Marines are sent to South Sea island where they fight over a local island girl.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Tom Barry, Wilson Mizner, Wilbur Morse Jr., Laurence Stallings, Raoul Walsh, William K. Wells | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Lili Damita, Leila Karnelly

50. The Bad Seed (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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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