Most Popular Titles With Robert E. Sherwood
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1. Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
3. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.
4. The Preacher's Wife (1996)
PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »
5. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, War, Romance
During WWI, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.
7. The Petrified Forest (1936)
Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
8. Waterloo Bridge (1931)
81 min | Drama, Romance, War
A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.
9. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama
A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.
10. Marie Antoinette (1938)
Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History
The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.
11. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
12. The Ghost Goes West (1935)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »
13. Northwest Passage (1940)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.
14. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »
15. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
60 min | Drama
Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.
16. Man on a Tightrope (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.
18. Idiot's Delight (1939)
107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A group of disparate travelers are caught are thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the start of WWII.
19. Roman Scandals (1933)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.
Writers: George S. Kaufman, Robert E. Sherwood, William Anthony McGuire, George Oppenheimer, Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart
21. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy
This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.
22. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Passed | 121 min | Drama, History
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
23. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
Passed | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance
Marco Polo travels from Venice to Peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the Emperor's daughter. The Emperor Kublai Khan is a kindly fellow, but ... See full summary »
24. Jupiter's Darling (1955)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée, Amytis. Fascinated by the tales she has heard about Hannibal, who is about to... See full summary »
27. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.
28. Gaby (1956)
96 min | Drama
This is a remake of the 1931 and 1940 versions of the movie Waterloo Bridge.
Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, S.N. Behrman, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Charles Lederer | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Cedric Hardwicke, Taina Elg
29. Main Street to Broadway (1953)
Approved | 103 min | Music, Romance
In New York, a surly, down-on-his-heels playwright meets a country girl who's giving up trying to act and returning home. He goes with her for inspiration when his agent convinces a stage ... See full summary »
30. Tovarich (1937)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy
Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ... See full summary »
31. Over the Moon (1939)
78 min | Comedy
Young Jane Benson just about manages to make ends meet running the large family house in Yorkshire. In love with local doctor Freddie Jarvis, she suggests they marry, but almost at once ... See full summary »
Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Lajos Biró, Anthony Pelissier, Alec Coppel, Arthur Wimperis | Directors: Thornton Freeland, William K. Howard | Stars: Merle Oberon, Rex Harrison, Ursula Jeans, Robert Douglas
32. The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927)
87 min | Comedy
Queen Helen of Troy ( María Corda ), piqued by her husband's lack of interest in her, elopes with Paris ( Ricardo Cortez ) to Sparta. Menelaus ( Lewis Stone ), her husband, egged on by his ... See full summary »
33. Thunder in the City (1937)
87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.
35. Reunion in Vienna (1933)
98 min | Drama, Romance
An archduke who had been banished from Austria returns to Vienna for a reunion of his old fellow aristocrats and meets up with the former love of his life, who is now married to a psychoanalyst.
38. The Royal Bed (1931)
75 min | Comedy
The hapless king of a small European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a daughter who wants to elope with her boyfriend, a peasant revolt and a scheming son who wants to be king ... See full summary »
39. Two Kinds of Women (1932)
75 min | Drama
The daughter of a senator from South Dakota visits Manhattan for the first time, eager to see the sights of the big city. While there, she finds herself caught up in an affair with a ... See full summary »
46. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964 TV Movie)
80 min | Drama
The life of Abraham Lincoln is traced from the 1830s when he was a struggling backwoods lawyer to winning the Presidency in 1860.
48. For Auld Lang Syne (1939)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short
The fourth in the series of shorts requesting funds from the theatre audience for the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital in Saranac, New York, preceded by the third one which was produced by ... See full summary »