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1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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: 148,722 | Gross: $27.20M

2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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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: 1,086

3. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Approved | 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: 10,075 | Gross: $40.35M

4. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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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: 892

5. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 615

6. 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: 1,547

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 93

8. The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

6.4
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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: 1,239

9. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 149

10. Tokyo Joe (1949)

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

6.4
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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: 1,275

11. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | War, Drama

7.4
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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: 1,283

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

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 126

13. House of Bamboo (1955)

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

6.9
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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: 2,023

14. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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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: 666

15. The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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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: 200

16. The Cheat (1915)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 1,733

17. Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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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: 207

18. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 68

19. The Linkletter Show (1952–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Family

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

Votes: 94

20. Yoshiwara (1937)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 89

21. 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: 47

22. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson, Fred Astaire, Ann Blyth

Votes: 113

23. 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: 357

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: 92

25. 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: 5

26. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)

120 min | Drama, Romance

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Teruo is an adopted son of an old samurai family that returns to Japan after living in Germany and is expected to marry Mitsuko. But he's struggling to readjust to Japan and intends to marry an Aryan woman.

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

Votes: 60

27. The Cheat (1937)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 47

28. The Tong Man (1919)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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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: 41

29. The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

56 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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, Kisaburô Kurihara

Votes: 102

30. The Clue (1915)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Margaret Turnbull | Directors: James Neill, Frank Reicher | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Gertrude Kellar, Edward MacKay, Sessue Hayakawa

31. 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

32. Temptation (1915)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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Opera singer Renee Dupree is in love with struggling composer Julian who falls very seriously ill. She goes to impresario Mueller for the money Julian needs but is saved from sacrificing her virtue when a jealous lover kills Mueller.

Writers: Hector Turnbull, William C. de Mille | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Theodore Roberts, Pedro de Cordoba, Elsie Jane Wilson

33. 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

34. The Secret Game (1917)

67 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 62

35. The Typhoon (1914)

50 min | Drama

5.8
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Writer: Melchior Lengyel | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Gladys Brockwell, Frank Borzage, Henry Kotani

Votes: 9

37. Bonds of Honor (1919)

50 min | Drama

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When Sasamoto commits treason during the Great War to pay off gambling debts, his twin brother Yamashito assumes his identity and tracks him down.

Writers: Frances Guihan, Clara Whipple | Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Marin Sais, Dagmar Godowsky

38. The Vermilion Pencil (1922)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Alice Catlin, Edwin Warren Juyol, Homer Lea | Director: Norman Dawn | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Ann May, Misao Seki, Bessie Love

39. 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

40. The Victoria Cross (1916)

50 min | Drama, History

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Maj. Ralph Seton is a British army officer stationed in Cawnpore, India, when the Sepoy Rebellion--a mutiny of Indian soldiers in the Brtitish army in India--breaks out in 1857. He receives... See full summary »

Writers: Paul M. Potter, Margaret Turnbull | Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Lou Tellegen, Cleo Ridgely, Sessue Hayakawa, Ernest Joy

41. The Hidden Pearls (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Beulah Marie Dix | Director: George Melford | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Margaret Loomis, Florence Vidor, Theodore Roberts

42. O Mimi San (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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Writer: Thomas H. Ince | Director: Charles Miller | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Kisaburô Kurihara, Chick Morrison

Votes: 7

44. Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)

80 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Robert E. Sherwood | Directors: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, Duke Kahanamoku, Sôjin Kamiyama

Votes: 20

45. Les Misérables: Gods and Demons (1950)

112 min | Drama

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The story from Victor Hugo's classic novel about a man convicted of a minor crime who spends his entire life pursued by a zealous, relentless lawman, reset in Meiji-period Japan.

Writers: Victor Hugo, Gorô Tanada | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Eijirô Tôno, Keiko Kishi, Fujiko Hayakawa

46. Running Hollywood (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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

Votes: 22

47. I Have Killed (1924)

90 min | Drama, Crime

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Hideo, an antiques dealer in Tokyo, is accused of killing his best friend. In a dramatic court-room hearing, the truth will be revealed.

Writer: Roger Lion | Director: Roger Lion | Stars: Huguette Duflos, Max Maxudian, Denise Legeay, Paulette Ray

48. The Hateful God (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: J. Frank Burke, Enid Markey, Marvel Stafford, Harry Keenan

49. United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive (1918)

10 min | Short

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Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Dorothy Dalton, William Farnum, William Faversham, Pauline Frederick

50. 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: 12