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1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 131,053

2. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

G | 126 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Writers: Lowell S. Hawley, Johann David Wyss | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Votes: 9,106

3. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 758

4. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 891

5. Green Mansions (1959)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her.

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, William Henry Hudson | Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,452

6. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 519

7. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 138

8. Three Came Home (1950)

Approved | 106 min | War, Drama

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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Agnes Newton Keith | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,150

9. The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

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Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Rudy Makoul | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Sessue Hayakawa, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,127

10. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 92

11. Tokyo Joe (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Walter Doniger, Cyril Hume, Bertram Millhauser | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,203

12. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Walter Roeber Schmidt, Gil Doud | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 646

13. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 125

14. House of Bamboo (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official.

Writers: Harry Kleiner, Samuel Fuller | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 1,844

15. The Cheat (1915)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Writers: Hector Turnbull, Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill

Votes: 1,644

16. The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Romeo Muller, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke, Jack Gilford

Votes: 199

17. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 64

18. Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama

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Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »

Writers: Lloyd Corrigan, Monte M. Katterjohn, Sax Rohmer, Sidney Buchman | Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 201

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

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

Votes: 53

20. The Big Wave (1961)

73 min | Drama

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Yukio, a farm boy, and Toru, a fisherboy, live in a small Japanese village that is periodically threatened by a volcano on one side and tidal waves on the other. Yukio's younger sister ... See full summary »

Writers: Pearl S. Buck, Tad Danielewski | Director: Tad Danielewski | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jûzô Itami, Mickey Curtis, Kôji Shitara

Votes: 7

21. The Linkletter Show (1952–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Family

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Stars: Art Linkletter, Edith Head, Phyllis Diller, Nelson Eddy

Votes: 93

22. The Dragon Painter (1919)

TV-PG | 53 min | Drama, Romance

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A wild man and genius becomes a master painter's disciple, but loses his divine gift when he finds love.

Writers: Richard Schayer, Mary McNeil Fenollosa | Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Edward Peil Sr., Toyo Fujita

Votes: 354

23. The Cheat (1937)

94 min | Drama

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This version of the story begins with the engineer's wife (Denise Morel) being driven to the site where her husband is building a bridge... See full synopsis »

Writers: Jean-Georges Auriol, Jacques Companéez, Herbert Juttke, Jacques Natanson, Hector Turnbull | Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Victor Francen, Sessue Hayakawa, Louis Jouvet, Lise Delamare

Votes: 44

24. Gambling Hell (1942)

61 min | Adventure, Drama

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Writers: Maurice Dekobra, Pierre-Gilles Veber, Roger Vitrac | Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Mireille Balin, Henri Guisol, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 88

25. The Bottle Imp (1917)

50 min | Fantasy, Drama

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Lopaka, a poor Hawaiian fisherman, falls in love with Kokua, a young girl of royal blood. Her father refuses to let him marry her, though, unless Lopaka can bring him two feather cloaks ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Maigne, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Lehua Waipahu, H. Komshi, George Kuwa

26. Yoshiwara (1937)

102 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Maurice Dekobra, Arnold Lipp, Wolfgang Wilhelm, J. Dapoigny, Max Ophüls | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Pierre Richard-Willm, Sessue Hayakawa, Michiko Tanaka, Roland Toutain

Votes: 84

27. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Writer: Arnold Fanck | Directors: Arnold Fanck, Mansaku Itami | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ruth Eweler, Sessue Hayakawa, Isamu Kosugi

Votes: 56

28. Running Hollywood (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

4.2
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Writers: William Halligan, Harry Sauber | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Arthur Lake, Sally Blane, Benny Rubin

Votes: 21

29. Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)

80 min | Documentary

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Writer: Robert E. Sherwood | Directors: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, Duke Kahanamoku, Sôjin Kamiyama

Votes: 21

30. The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

56 min | Drama, Romance

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An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.

Writers: William H. Clifford, Thomas H. Ince, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisaburo Kurihara

Votes: 101

31. The Secret Game (1917)

67 min | Drama

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During the Great War, German and Japanese spies face off in the United States.

Writer: Marion Fairfax | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor, Mayme Kelso

Votes: 66

32. After Five (1915)

50 min | Comedy, Thriller

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Ted Ewing, a young New Yorker, is the guardian of Nora Hildreth, with whom he is in love. He invests her fortune of $50,000 and an equal amount of his own money (constituting almost his ... See full summary »

Writers: Cecil B. DeMille, William C. de Mille | Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Edward Abeles, Sessue Hayakawa, Betty Schade, Jane Darwell

Votes: 9

33. The Typhoon (1914)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Melchior Lengyel | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Gladys Brockwell, Frank Borzage, Henry Kotani

Votes: 12

34. Malaria (1943)

90 min | Drama

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Writers: Paul Achard, Jean Gourguet, Émile Roussel, Georges Vally | Director: Jean Gourguet | Stars: Mireille Balin, Sessue Hayakawa, Jacques Dumesnil, Jean Debucourt

35. Night Life in Hollywood (1922)

60 min | Comedy

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Writer: Fred Caldwell | Directors: Fred Caldwell, Jack Pratt | Stars: J. Frank Glendon, Josephine Hill, Gale Henry, J.L. McComas

36. Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 22-F (1922)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: May Allison, George Beban, Wallace Beery, Enid Bennett

37. An Arabian Knight (1920)

50 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

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A young Egyptian goes to the rescue of his employers, a wealthy European family, when they are menaced by a local strongman and his gang.

Writers: Richard Schayer, Gene Wright | Director: Charles Swickard | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Lillian Hall, Jean Acker, Marie Pavis

Votes: 15

38. Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 1 (1920)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: George Beban Jr., Edwin Carewe, Carter De Haven Jr., Dagmar Godowsky

39. The Tong Man (1919)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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An opium smuggler is marked for murder in this story of the Chinese Mafia.

Writers: Richard Schayer, Clyde Westover | Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marc Roberts, Toyo Fujita

Votes: 45

41. The Beggar Prince (1920)

50 min | Comedy

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Writer: Richard Schayer | Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Beatrice La Plante, Thelma Percy, Bert Hadley

42. Quartier chinois (1947)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Robert Bibal | Director: René Sti | Stars: Michèle Alfa, Sessue Hayakawa, Alfred Adam, Paul Azaïs

43. The Call of the East (1917)

Drama

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A Japanese aristocrat and an American woman fall in love, but their relationship is complicated when her brother seduces his sister.

Writer: Beulah Marie Dix | Director: George Melford | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Jack Holt, Margaret Loomis

44. The Motherland Far Far Away (1950)

96 min | Drama

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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Isuzu Yamada, Machiko Kyô, Saburô Date

45. The Soul of Kura San (1916)

50 min | Drama

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When his fiancée commits suicide after being used by an American artist, a Japanese art dealer seeks to get vengeance by seducing the artist's wife.

Writers: Frances Guihan, Charles Sarver | Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Myrtle Stedman, Tsuru Aoki, George Webb

46. The First Born (1921)

Romance, Drama

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Writer: Frederick Stowers | Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Sonny Loy, Goro Kino

47. The Battle (1923)

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Writers: Claude Farrère, Margaret Turnbull | Directors: Sessue Hayakawa, Édouard-Émile Violet | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Félix Ford, Gina Palerme

Votes: 5

48. The Last of the Line (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama, Western

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Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Jay Hunt | Stars: Joe Goodboy, Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Stanely Bigham

Votes: 23

49. Le soleil de minuit (1943)

88 min | Adventure

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Writers: Pierre Benoît, Charles Exbrayat, Pierre Léaud | Director: Bernard-Roland | Stars: Jules Berry, Josseline Gaël, Saturnin Fabre, Sessue Hayakawa

50. Le cabaret du grand large (1946)

90 min | Action

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Writer: Jacques Chabannes | Director: René Jayet | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Fernand Fabre, André Talmès, Antonin Berval