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1. Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

9.3
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A look at the past, present and future of Hollywood as seen through the eyes of the movie columnist.

Writer: Sumner Locke Elliott | Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Lucille Ball, Stephen Boyd, Francis X. Bushman, John Cassavetes

2. Hollywood (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

3. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: End of an Era (1980)

Documentary, History

8.9
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Hollywood's conversion to sound film is illustrated.

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Irving Asher, Mary Astor, John Barrymore

4. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.6
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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

5. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: The Man with the Megaphone (1980)

Documentary, History

8.5
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Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Eleanor Boardman, Viola Dana, Allan Dwan

6. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

Writers: Carl Mayer, Hermann Sudermann, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

7. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Writers: Lew Wallace, June Mathis, Carey Wilson, Bess Meredyth, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

8. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

Family

8.1
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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

9. Lucky Star (1929)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Writers: John Hunter Booth, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Sonya Levien, Tristram Tupper | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

10. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Writers: Austin Strong, Benjamin Glazer, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, Albert Gran

11. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

7.8
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

12. High Society Blues (1930)

102 min | Musical, Romance

7.8
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Writers: Dana Burnet, Howard J. Green | Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, William Collier Sr., Hedda Hopper

13. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

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. Martin of the Mounted (1926)

20 min | Short, Western

7.6
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Writer: George H. Plympton | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fred Gilman, Marie Torpie, Edmund Cobb, Janet Gaynor

16. The Beautiful Cheat (1926)

70 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writers: Olga Printzlau, Nina Wilcox Putnam, A.P. Younger | Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Laura La Plante, Alexander Carr, Harry Myers, Kate Price

17. Street Angel (1928)

102 min | Drama

7.5
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A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Writers: H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Monckton Hoffe, Philip Klein, Marion Orth, Henry Roberts Symonds | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta

18. Servants' Entrance (1934)

88 min | Comedy

7.4
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Writers: Sigrid Boo, Samson Raphaelson | Directors: Frank Lloyd, Walt Disney | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lew Ayres, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly

19. Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy

7.4
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Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Anthony, Henry Irving Dodge, Rex Taylor | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Reginald Denny, Laura La Plante, Ben Hendricks Jr., E.J. Ratcliffe

20. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Writers: I.A.R. Wylie, Charles Bennett, Paul Osborn | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Paulette Goddard, Roland Young

21. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Berthold Viertel, Herman Bang, Carl Mayer, Marion Orth, John Hunter Booth | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

22. Medallion Theatre (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains, Joseph Anthony, Lloyd Bochner

23. 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

24. Tess of the Storm Country (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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When Captain Howland decides that his daughter Tess is getting a bit to old to continue to go to sea with him, they move into a small cottage on the coast of Maine, but not for long. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Grace Miller White, Rupert Hughes, Sonya Levien, S.N. Behrman | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Dudley Digges, June Clyde

25. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Writers: Philip Stong, Sonya Levien, Paul Green | Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

26. Happy Days (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Musical

7.0
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Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Lanfield, Edwin J. Burke | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Stuart Erwin

27. The Crook Buster (1925)

20 min | Short, Western

7.0
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Writer: Leigh Jason | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Jack Mower, Janet Gaynor

28. Daddy Long Legs (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and ... See full summary »

Writers: S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Alfred Santell, Jean Webster | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Una Merkel, John Arledge

29. All Wet (1924)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Jimmie Jump is a boarding house resident who receives a telegram telling him to pick up an important shipment at the train station at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. No good deed goes unpunished, ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Janet Gaynor, William Gillespie, 'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil

30. Sunnyside Up (1929)

121 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less ... See full summary »

Writers: Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson, David Butler | Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel

31. Carolina (1934)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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During Civil War Reconstruction, the Connelly family is romantically restored to their former glory when Will Connelly marries a Yankee farm girl, Joanna Tate, despite the objects of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Reginald Berkeley, Paul Green | Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young, Henrietta Crosman

32. The 29th Annual Academy Awards (1957 TV Special)

Documentary, Family

6.8
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Directors: Bill Bennington, Max Miller | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Celeste Holm, Carroll Baker, Ingrid Bergman

33. The Horse Trader (1927)

20 min | Short, Western

6.8
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Writer: Brandt Riley | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fred Gilman, Nancy Drexel, Janet Gaynor

34. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge ... See full summary »

Writers: Evan S. Connell, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

35. Small Town Girl (1936)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Ames Williams, John Lee Mahin, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Edith Fitzgerald | Directors: William A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine

36. One More Spring (1935)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Writers: Robert Nathan, Edwin J. Burke | Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Woolf King, Jane Darwell

37. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Frugal Pair, The/Doc's Dismissal/The Girl Next Door (1981)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Writers: Richard Albrecht, Jill Baer, Casey Keller, Jeraldine Saunders, Fredi Towbin, Christopher Vane, Tony Webster | Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

38. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter D. Edmonds, Marc Connelly, Frank B. Elser, Edwin J. Burke, Edward E. Paramore Jr. | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henry Fonda, Charles Bickford, Slim Summerville

39. Lazy Lightning (1926)

50 min | Western

6.5
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Writer: Harrison Jacobs | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Art Acord, Fay Wray, Robert Gordon, Vin Moore

40. Ladies in Love (1936)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Baker, Leslie Bush-Fekete | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett, Simone Simon

41. Adorable (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Janet Gaynor plays a rebellious princess who must try to marry the man she loves, instead of the stuffy old prince her parents want her to marry. But will this ordinary man love her back ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Liebmann, Paul Frank, Billy Wilder, George Marion Jr., Jane Storm | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henri Garat, C. Aubrey Smith, Herbert Mundin

42. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

70 min | Comedy

6.4
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A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

Writers: Mortimer Braus, David Hertz, Lee Loeb, George Oppenheimer, Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee

43. The Plastic Age (1925)

73 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please ... See full summary »

Writers: Percy Marks, Frederica Sagor, Eve Unsell | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, Gilbert Roland

44. The First Year (1932)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Writers: Frank Craven, Lynn Starling | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Minna Gombell, Dudley Digges

45. The Man Who Came Back (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

6.1
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Writers: John Fleming Wilson, Jules Eckert Goodman, Edwin J. Burke | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Kenneth MacKenna, William Holden

46. Delicious (1931)

106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.

Writers: Guy Bolton, Sonya Levien | Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, El Brendel, Raul Roulien

47. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

48. Bernardine (1957)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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High school students enter a fictional woman's name (Bernardine Mudd) in a contest. The contestant wins and hilarity ensues.

Writers: Mary Chase, Theodore Reeves | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Pat Boone, Terry Moore, Janet Gaynor, Dean Jagger

49. Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Catherinde and Mack and their close friends Chris and Madge graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.

Writers: Sonya Levien, James Gleason, Kathleen Norris, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn, Ginger Rogers

50. The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (1971 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Alexander, Robert Altman, Burt Bacharach