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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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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

Votes: 104

2. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.4
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A 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

Votes: 235,434

3. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 189

4. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 97

5. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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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

Votes: 152,024

6. 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

Votes: 45,921

7. The Star Wagon (1966 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

Votes: 81

8. 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

Votes: 52

9. 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

Votes: 27,548

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

60 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 60

11. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

7.9
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 41

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

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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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, Everett Sloane, Hans Conried

Votes: 12

13. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

14. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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, Joan Chandler

Votes: 21

15. 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

Votes: 5,027

16. 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

Votes: 73

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

Drama

7.6
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Brian Rix, Robert Brown, Carl Bernard

Votes: 52

18. The Wrong Man (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | 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

Votes: 17,955

19. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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

Votes: 9,316

20. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 37

21. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - 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

Votes: 1,803

22. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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

Votes: 46

23. 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

Votes: 3,718

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

Votes: 291

25. Meet Joe Black (1998)

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

7.1
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Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls 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

Votes: 163,474

26. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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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

Votes: 1,176

27. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 49

28. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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Stars: Noël Coward, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson

Votes: 37

29. 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

Votes: 1,746

30. 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

Votes: 32

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

60 min | Family, Drama

6.8
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A mean and miserly proprietor of a counting house in 1840's London is taken by ghosts to Christmas scenes of his youth, contemporary ones involving his family and employee, and lastly, a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 67

32. So Red the Rose (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.7
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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

Votes: 106

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

Votes: 335

34. 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

Votes: 35

35. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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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

Votes: 64

36. One Romantic Night (1930)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A scheming mother wishes to make a succesful match between her daughter and a prince, yet another man, a commoner, may stand in the way.

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

Votes: 310

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

Votes: 1,908

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

Votes: 1,672

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

Votes: 285

40. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)

TV-G | 79 min | Drama

6.5
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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

Votes: 104

41. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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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

Votes: 13

42. 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

Votes: 868

43. Winterset (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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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

Votes: 259

44. We Live Again (1934)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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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

Votes: 326

45. Maybe It's Love (1935)

TV-G | 63 min | Romance, Comedy

6.2
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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

Votes: 78

46. 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

Votes: 187

47. The Eve of St. Mark (1944)

Approved | 96 min | War, Drama

6.0
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Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 119

48. The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

118 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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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

Votes: 41

49. Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)

85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

5.8
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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

Votes: 64

50. Women of All Nations (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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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

Votes: 65