Highest Rated Titles With Jean Hersholt
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1. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
3. Greed (1924)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.
5. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War
An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.
6. Dinner at Eight (1933)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
7. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale."
8. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
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 »
9. Reunion (1936)
80 min | Comedy
The Chamber of Commerce brings together the Dionne quintuplets and other people Dr. John Luke delivered. He hands out wisdom and advice to all.
10. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
11. The Phantom of Paris (1931)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, Thriller
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?
13. Tess of the Storm Country (1922)
Unrated | 137 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
14. Heidi (1937)
G | 88 min | Family, Drama
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.
16. Stella Dallas (1925)
110 min | Drama
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 »
21. Skyscraper Souls (1932)
Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.
22. I'll Give a Million (1938)
70 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
23. Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
the U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.
24. Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)
111 min | Adventure, Romance
Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q.
25. Her Night of Romance (1924)
70 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
26. Emma (1932)
Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.
27. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
28. The Beast of the City (1932)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.
29. Night Court (1932)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
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 »
30. The Crime of the Century (1933)
Passed | 73 min | Mystery
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 »
31. Dr. Christian (1956– )
30 min | Drama
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.
32. Modern Love (1929)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
33. Private Lives (1931)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
34. Seventh Heaven (1937)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
37. The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Passed | 75 min | Drama
Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school.
38. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.
39. The Disciple (1915)
50 min | Western
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 »
40. Run for Cover (1955)
93 min | Western
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.
41. The Painted Veil (1934)
Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance
A wife neglected by her husband, a medical researcher in China, falls in love with a dashing diplomatic attaché.
42. Happy Landing (1938)
102 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.
43. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy
Gum-chewing frizzy-haired golddigger 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 moves... See full summary »
46. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
"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 »
47. Love's Prisoner (1919)
47 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
48. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.
50. Flesh (1932)
Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance
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.