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1. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

2. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

3. Love Crazy (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, Charles Lederer | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

4. Oklahoma! (1955)

Approved | 145 min | Musical, Romance, Western

7.3
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In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

Writers: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lynn Riggs | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

5. Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, William L. White | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline | Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce

6. Girl Crazy (1943)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Guy Bolton, Jack McGowan | Directors: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland

7. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »

Writers: William Ludwig, Vivien R. Bretherton, Aurania Rouverol | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden

8. Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old, having given her up to be raised by her respectable and wealthy father William (whom Julia... See full summary »

Writers: Margery Sharp, Monckton Hoffe, Gina Kaus, William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

9. Interrupted Melody (1955)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.

Writers: William Ludwig, Sonya Levien, Marjorie Lawrence | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore, Cecil Kellaway

10. Back Street (1961)

107 min | Drama

6.8
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Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's... See full summary »

Writers: Fannie Hurst, Eleanore Griffin, William Ludwig | Director: David Miller | Stars: Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake

11. Shadow on the Wall (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Dell kills her beautiful sister in a blind rage when she marries her ex-boyfriend, and finds the husband's little daughter may have witness it, and then plans to kill her too.

Writers: Lawrence P. Bachmann, Hannah Lees, William Ludwig | Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau, Nancy Reagan

12. The Sun Comes Up (1949)

93 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

Writers: Margaret Fitts, William Ludwig, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone

13. The Hardys Ride High (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy

6.8
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Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Kay Van Riper, William Ludwig, Aurania Rouverol | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

14. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, Endre Bohem, Dorothy Yost | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

15. An American Romance (1944)

Passed | 151 min | Drama

6.8
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

Writers: King Vidor, Herbert Dalmas, William Ludwig | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen

16. Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train... See full summary »

Writers: Aurania Rouverol, Harry Ruskin, William Ludwig, Agnes Christine Johnston | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Sara Haden

17. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical

6.7
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A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

Writers: Dorothy Donnelly, Wilhelm Meyer-Förster, William Ludwig, Sonya Levien | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

18. The Great Caruso (1951)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso ... See full summary »

Writer: William Ludwig | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna

19. Hit the Deck (1955)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land ... See full summary »

Writers: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, Herbert Fields, Vincent Youmans, Hubert Osborne | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon

20. Hills of Home (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

6.6
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William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Ludwig, Ian Maclaren | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake, Janet Leigh

21. Out West with the Hardys (1938)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.6
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Judge Hardy goes to his friend's Arizona ranch to help her in a legal dispute, and he takes his family with him.

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, William Ludwig, Aurania Rouverol, Kay Van Riper | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

22. Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

6.4
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Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a ... See full summary »

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, W.E. Woodward | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Bowman, Ann Dvorak

23. Boys' Ranch (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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Based on the actual "Boy's Ranch" located in Oldham County, Texas northwest of Amarillo, Texas. The ranch was started in 1939 by ex-wrestler Cal Farley of Amarillo as a home for ... See full summary »

Writer: William Ludwig | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, James Craig, Skip Homeier, Dorothy Patrick

24. Gun Glory (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Western

6.1
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A gunfighter defends his town when cattlemen threaten to destroy it by stampeding cattle through the farmlands.

Writers: William Ludwig, Philip Yordan | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Stewart Granger, Rhonda Fleming, Chill Wills, Steve Rowland

25. Challenge to Lassie (1949)

G | 76 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Writers: William Ludwig, Eleanor Atkinson | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen

26. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Writers: Dore Schary, William Ludwig, Edgar Brooke, Helen Deutsch, Ray Chordes, Isobel Lennart, Claudia Cranston, Allen Rivkin, Lucille Schlossberg, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Joseph Petracca | Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper, Nancy Reagan

27. The Merry Widow (1952)

105 min | Musical

5.9
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Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and wealthy widow in order to save a kingdom from bankruptcy.

Writers: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, Viktor Léon, Leo Stein | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn

28. Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Andy Hardy goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time.

Writers: Harry Ruskin, William Ludwig, Howard Dimsdale, Aurania Rouverol | Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville

29. Athena (1954)

Passed | 95 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy

5.7
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Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson, Nancy Kilgas

30. The 48th Annual Academy Awards (1976 TV Special)

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Writers: Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau, George Segal

31. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

Writers: László Vadnay, Art Cohn, William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok, Dewey Martin