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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: 132,224

2. Three Came Home (1950)

Approved | 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: 1,177

3. 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: 9,171

4. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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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: 768

5. 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: 904

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: 1,459

7. 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: 526

8. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 139

9. 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: 93

10. 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: 1,134

11. 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: 1,852

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

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 125

13. 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: 647

14. 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: 1,207

15. 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: 1,651

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: 200

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. 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

19. 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: 202

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: 8

21. The Dragon Painter (1919)

TV-PG | 53 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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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: 355

22. 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, Kisaburo Kurihara

Votes: 100

23. 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: 85

24. The Cheat (1937)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 45

25. Gambling Hell (1942)

61 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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

26. The Last of the Line (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama, Western

7.0
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Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Jay Hunt | Stars: Joe Goodboy, Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Stanely Bigham

Votes: 22

27. The Typhoon (1914)

50 min | Drama

5.4
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Writer: Melchior Lengyel | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Gladys Brockwell, Frank Borzage, Henry Kotani

Votes: 11

28. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer: Arnold Fanck | Directors: Arnold Fanck, Mansaku Itami | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ruth Eweler, Sessue Hayakawa, Isamu Kosugi

Votes: 58

29. The Secret Game (1917)

67 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 65

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. The White Man's Law (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Marion Fairfax, John B. Browne | Director: James Young | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Jack Holt, Herbert Standing

34. 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

35. After Five (1915)

50 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.1
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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: 8

36. His Birthright (1918)

50 min | Drama

5.5
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After his Japanese mother dies, a biracial young man travels to the United States to track down his American father.

Writers: Sessue Hayakawa, Denison Clift, Frances Guihan | Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Marin Sais, Howard Davies, Mary Anderson

Votes: 6

37. 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

38. Banzai (1918)

10 min | Short

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German soldiers are boasting of how they're going to win the war when a platoon of Americans appears and wipes them out. The American General discovers that his men are almost out of ... See full summary »

Star: Sessue Hayakawa

39. 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

40. Forbidden Paths (1917)

50 min | Drama

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A Japanese man falls in love with the daughter of his American employer.

Writers: Beatrice DeMille, Leighton Osmun, Eve Unsell | Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Vivian Martin, Sessue Hayakawa, Tom Forman, Carmen Phillips

42. 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

43. Each to His Kind (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Rhandah, who is to succeed his father, the Maharajah of Dharpuli, is sent to Oxford to be educated. The Princess Nada, to whom he is engaged, fearful of the outcome of his journey, gives ... See full summary »

Writers: George DuBois Proctor, Paul West | Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Vola Vale, Ernest Joy

44. 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

45. The Bravest Way (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Edith M. Kennedy | Director: George Melford | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Tsuru Aoki, Yukio Aoyama

46. 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

47. Hashimura Togo (1917)

50 min | Comedy

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Writers: Marion Fairfax, Wallace Irwin | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Mabel Van Buren, Walter Long

48. Junjô nijûsô (1967)

89 min

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Writers: Kihan Nagase, Ryôsuke Saitô, Yoshihisa Sakurai | Director: Meijiro Umezu | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Mitsuko Baishô, Tak Haruno, Tik Haruno

49. 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

50. 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