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1. The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 63

2. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 878

3. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 7,011

4. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.9
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

Votes: 166

5. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,533 | Gross: $9.20M

6. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 735

7. Dinner at Eight (1933)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Votes: 5,868

8. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale."

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 989

9. Dr. Christian (1956– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Based on several films released between 1939 and 1941 starring Jean Hersholt as Dr. Paul Christian, this series picks up with his retirement and as he turns his practice over to his nephew, Dr. Mark Christian.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, Jan Shepard, Jack Hogan, Ed Kemmer

Votes: 11

10. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 12,905

11. Stella Dallas (1925)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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Stella Dallas is a small town girl who is devastated by her father's death and quickly marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 171

12. The Phantom of Paris (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Cheri-Bibi is an escape artist wrongly imprisoned for murdering the wealthy father of his admirer Cecile. The real murderer is Cecile's fiancé, so how will Bibi escape his death sentence and win back Cecile?

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,061

13. Song of the Eagle (1933)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 8

14. Tess of the Storm Country (1922)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope, David Torrence

Votes: 313

15. Viennese Nights (1930)

92 min | Musical

7.4
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Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Vivienne Segal, Alexander Gray, Jean Hersholt, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 47

16. Are You Listening? (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.4
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A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page, Karen Morley

Votes: 331

17. Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch

Votes: 540

18. Heidi (1937)

Approved | 88 min | Family, Drama

7.3
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

Votes: 3,035

19. Reunion (1936)

80 min | Comedy

7.3
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The Chamber of Commerce brings together the Dionne quintuplets and other people Dr. John Luke delivered. He hands out wisdom and advice to all.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cecile Dionne, Yvonne Dionne, Annette Dionne, Emilie Dionne

Votes: 6

20. Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Anita Page

Votes: 578

21. The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Chester Morris, Betty Compson, Alec B. Francis, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 6

22. Emma (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, Myrna Loy

Votes: 586

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

Votes: 99

24. Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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the U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt, Amanda Duff, Warren Hymer

Votes: 475

25. Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)

111 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q.

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Mary Astor, Jack McDonald, Donald Crisp, Stella De Lanti

Votes: 293

26. Night Court (1932)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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Judge Moffett is as crooked as they come and the Board of Judicial Corruption is after him. So he hides out in the poor part of town. While there, she drops the bankbook that Moffett has ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Anita Page, Lewis Stone

Votes: 220

27. Her Night of Romance (1924)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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An impoverished British lord (Paul Menford) impersonates a doctor in order to woo an ailing American heiress (Dorothy Adams). The lord is in it for love, but his business associate (Joe Diamond) smells money.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman, Jean Hersholt, Albert Gran

Votes: 201

28. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,377

29. Private Lives (1931)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Elyot and Sibyl are being married in a big church ceremony. Amanda and Victor are being married by a French Justice of the Peace. Both couples go to a hotel on the same day and are put in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel

Votes: 709

30. The Cat Creeps (1930)

75 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

Directors: Rupert Julian, John Willard | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 38

31. I'll Give a Million (1938)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Warner Baxter, Marjorie Weaver, Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 52

32. The Greater Glory (1926)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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A story of Vienna following World War I, in which the butchers became millionaires and the aristocrats became beggars, told against a background of mother-love and sacrifice.

Director: Curt Rehfeld | Stars: Conway Tearle, Anna Q. Nilsson, May Allison, Ian Keith

Votes: 6

33. Modern Love (1929)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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In order to keep her job, a young dress designer must keep her recent marriage a secret from her boss. An important client arrives from Paris and her boss decides to hold a dinner party for... See full summary »

Director: Arch Heath | Stars: Charley Chase, Kathryn Crawford, Jean Hersholt, Edward Martindel

Votes: 14

34. Seventh Heaven (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 416

35. The Beast of the City (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 737

36. So Big (1924)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Colleen Moore, Joseph De Grasse, John Bowers, Ben Lyon

Votes: 12

37. The Crime of the Century (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Mystery

6.9
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A doctor who is also a "mentalist" confesses to a murder. The only problem is that the murder he's confessed to hasn't happened yet--although dead bodies are now starting to turn up all ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Wynne Gibson, Stuart Erwin, Frances Dee

Votes: 27

38. The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.8
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Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, Robert Young

Votes: 589

39. Happy Landing (1938)

102 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.8
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Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman

Votes: 86

40. Christopher Bean (1933)

75 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 15

41. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.

Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 248

42. Run for Cover (1955)

93 min | Western

6.7
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Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 795

43. Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker

Votes: 1,148

44. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly, middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 294

45. Love's Prisoner (1919)

47 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young lady, who "hates the law" rises from the tenements to society. Financial reverses lead her to commit a series of burglaries as "The Bird". She becomes involved with the detective ... See full summary »

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Olive Thomas, Joe King, William V. Mong, Harvey Clark

Votes: 43

46. The Painted Veil (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A wife neglected by her husband, a medical researcher in China, falls in love with a dashing diplomatic attaché.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent, Warner Oland

Votes: 924

47. Flesh (1932)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Gifted German wrestler Polokai falls in love with ex-con Laura, who persuades him to emigrate to America and gets him involved with crooked promoters.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Wallace Beery, Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 349

48. Transatlantic (1931)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, John Halliday, Greta Nissen

Votes: 77

49. The Disciple (1915)

50 min | Western

6.6
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Jim Houston, the "Shootin' Iron" Parson, comes to Barren Gulch to reform the morals of the frontier community. He receives the support of "Birdshot" Bivens, the sheriff of the county. Jim's... See full summary »

Directors: William S. Hart, Clifford Smith | Stars: William S. Hart, Dorothy Dalton, Thelma Salter, Robert McKim

Votes: 21

50. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,288