Highest Rated Titles With Maxwell Anderson
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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)
55 min | Drama, History, Music
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 »
2. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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.
5. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, War
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
6. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
7. The Star Wagon (1966 TV Movie)
150 min | Comedy
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 »
9. Key Largo (1948)
Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
10. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
60 min | Drama
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 »
Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A musical version of Maxwell Anderson's never-filmed fantasy play.
15. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
M | 145 min | Drama, History
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.
16. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
19. The Bad Seed (1956)
Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.
21. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Drama
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
22. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama, War
George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.
23. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
24. What Price Glory (1926)
116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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 »
25. Meet Joe Black (1998)
PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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
26. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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 »
27. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
60 min | Drama
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 »
29. Rain (1932)
Passed | 94 min | Drama
A prostitute finds redemption in Pago Pago thanks to a hard missionary man.
30. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
A Christmas Carol
60 min | Family, Drama
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 »
32. So Red the Rose (1935)
Approved | 82 min | Drama
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 »
33. The Guardsman (1931)
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
34. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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
35. Lost in the Stars (1974)
G | 97 min | Drama, Musical
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.
36. One Romantic Night (1930)
73 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
37. Joan of Arc (1948)
Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
38. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
39. Saturday's Children (1940)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
40. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)
TV-G | 79 min | Drama
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 »
42. What Price Glory (1952)
Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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 »
43. Winterset (1936)
Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
44. We Live Again (1934)
85 min | Drama
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 »
46. Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
94 min | Musical
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 »
47. The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
Approved | 96 min | War, Drama
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 »
48. The Cock-Eyed World (1929)
118 min | Comedy, Musical
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
49. Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)
85 min | Comedy, History, Musical
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 »
50. Women of All Nations (1931)
72 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »