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1. 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: 747

2. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 60

3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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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.

Writers: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, June Mathis | Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,445

4. 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.

Writers: June Mathis, Erich von Stroheim, Frank Norris | Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 6,447

5. 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, Jack Carter

Votes: 554

6. 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.

Writers: Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber, Donald Ogden Stewart | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Votes: 5,515

7. 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."

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Karl Heinrich, Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings | Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 927

8. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 149

9. 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.

Writers: Vicki Baum, William Absalom Drake | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 11,718

10. The Phantom of Paris (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him. Max has killed Bourrelier before he was removed from the will so that he will be ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaston Leroux, Bess Meredyth, Edwin Justus Mayer, John Meehan | Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,001

11. I'll Give a Million (1938)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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.

Writers: Boris Ingster, Giaci Mondaini, Milton Sperling, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Warner Baxter, Marjorie Weaver, Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 29

12. 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 »

Writers: Grace Miller White, E. Lloyd Sheldon, Josephine Lovett | Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope, David Torrence

Votes: 312

13. 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.

Writers: Dwight Taylor, J.P. McEvoy | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page, Karen Morley

Votes: 329

14. Heidi (1937)

G | 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.

Writers: Johanna Spyri, Walter Ferris, Julien Josephson | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

Votes: 2,703

15. Stella Dallas (1925)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Frances Marion, Olive Higgins Prouty | Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 150

16. 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.

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

Votes: 501

17. 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.

Writers: Faith Baldwin, C. Gardner Sullivan, Elmer Harris | Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Anita Page

Votes: 523

18. Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)

111 min | Adventure, Romance

7.2
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Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q.

Writers: Kate Prichard, Hesketh Prichard, Jack Cunningham | Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Mary Astor, Jack McDonald, Donald Crisp, Stella De Lanti

Votes: 278

19. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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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.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,266

20. 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.

Writers: Peter Milne, John Reinhardt, George Bricker, John W. Vandercook, John P. Marquand | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt, Amanda Duff, Warren Hymer

Votes: 435

21. 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.

Writers: Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins, Zelda Sears | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, Myrna Loy

Votes: 533

22. 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.

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

Votes: 165

23. 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 »

Writers: Noel Coward, Hanns Kräly, Richard Schayer, Claudine West | Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel

Votes: 639

24. The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953 TV Special)

7.0
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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: 97

25. The Beast of the City (1932)

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

7.0
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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.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, John Lee Mahin | Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 668

26. Night Court (1932)

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

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Bayard Veiller, Lenore J. Coffee, Mark Hellinger, Charles Beahan | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Anita Page, Lewis Stone

Votes: 220

27. Viennese Nights (1930)

92 min | Musical

7.0
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Writer: Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Vivienne Segal, Alexander Gray, Jean Hersholt, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 52

28. Dr. Christian (1956– )

30 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 14

29. 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 »

Writers: Melville Baker, Austin Strong | Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 370

30. 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 »

Writers: Walter Maria Espe, Florence Ryerson, Brian Marlow | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Wynne Gibson, Stuart Erwin, Frances Dee

Votes: 28

31. 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.

Writers: Edward Knoblock, Charles MacArthur | Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, Robert Young

Votes: 540

32. The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

91 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Arnold Zweig, Elizabeth Meehan | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Chester Morris, Betty Compson, Alec B. Francis, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 10

33. So Big (1924)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Edna Ferber, Adelaide Heilbron, Earl Hudson | Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Colleen Moore, Joseph De Grasse, John Bowers, Ben Lyon

Votes: 15

34. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,083

35. The Painted Veil (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A wife neglected by her husband, a medical researcher in China, falls in love with a dashing diplomatic attaché.

Writers: John Meehan, Salka Viertel, Edith Fitzgerald, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent, Warner Oland

Votes: 835

36. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Daniel Carson Goodman, Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 287

37. Happy Landing (1938)

102 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.7
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Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.

Writers: Boris Ingster, Milton Sperling | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman

Votes: 85

38. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.

Writers: Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Otto A. Harbach, Jerome Kern | Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 250

39. Transatlantic (1931)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Writers: Guy Bolton, Lynn Starling | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, John Halliday, Greta Nissen

Votes: 66

40. Reunion (1936)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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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.

Writers: Bruce Gould, Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, Sonya Levien | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cecile Dionne, Yvonne Dionne, Annette Dionne, Emilie Dionne

Votes: 9

41. Run for Cover (1955)

93 min | Western

6.6
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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.

Writers: Winston Miller, Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 677

42. The Cat Creeps (1930)

75 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

Writers: John Willard, William Hurlbut, Gladys Lehman | Directors: Rupert Julian, John Willard | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 46

43. Modern Love (1929)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Albert DeMond, Beatrice Van | Director: Arch Heath | Stars: Charley Chase, Kathryn Crawford, Jean Hersholt, Edward Martindel

Votes: 16

44. 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 »

Writers: Irene Kuhn, Edgar Allan Woolf, John Willard, Sax Rohmer | Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,058

45. Susan Lenox (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Writers: Leon Gordon, David Graham Phillips, Zelda Sears, Wanda Tuchock | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

Votes: 659

46. Flesh (1932)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Writers: Edmund Goulding, Leonard Praskins, Edgar Allan Woolf, Moss Hart | Director: John Ford | Stars: Wallace Beery, Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 342

47. Hell's Hinges (1916)

Unrated | 64 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy ... See full summary »

Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan | Directors: Charles Swickard, William S. Hart, Clifford Smith | Stars: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing, Alfred Hollingsworth

Votes: 518

48. The Younger Generation (1929)

TV-G | 75 min | Drama

6.5
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Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them.

Writers: Fannie Hurst, Sonya Levien, Howard J. Green | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Ricardo Cortez, Rex Lease

Votes: 150

49. Song of the Eagle (1933)

83 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Writers: C. Graham Baker, Willard Mack, Casey Robinson, Gene Towne | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 8

50. Love's Prisoner (1919)

47 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 49