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1. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert Nathan | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

2. The Preacher's Wife (1996)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.4
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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 »

Writers: Robert Nathan, Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Nat Mauldin, Allan Scott | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

3. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

4. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

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

6. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, War, Romance

7.8
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During WWI, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.

Writers: S.N. Behrman, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

7. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Writers: Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

8. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Writers: Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Lajos Biró, S.N. Behrman, Robert E. Sherwood, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Harold Young | Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce

9. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Writers: Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda, Stefan Zweig | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

10. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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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.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Talbot Jennings, Kenneth Roberts | Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

11. The Ghost Goes West (1935)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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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 »

Writers: René Clair, Eric Keown, Geoffrey Kerr, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: René Clair | Stars: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester

12. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

13. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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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.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Grover Jones | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

14. Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

Writers: Neil Paterson, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell

15. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.4
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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.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

16. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

81 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Benn W. Levy, Tom Reed | Director: James Whale | Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr

17. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

18. Idiot's Delight (1939)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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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.

Writer: Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn

19. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

20. Jupiter's Darling (1955)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion, Gower Champion

21. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

22. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Writer: Charles MacArthur | Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

23. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Writers: Gilbert Wakefield, Lajos Biró, Ian Dalrymple, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson

24. Roman Scandals (1933)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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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

25. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

5.7
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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 »

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, N.A. Pogson | Directors: Archie Mayo, John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier

26. Gaby (1956)

96 min | Drama

6.0
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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

27. Tovarich (1937)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Jacques Deval, Casey Robinson, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, Anita Louise

28. Over the Moon (1939)

78 min | Comedy

5.9
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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

29. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

30. Thunder in the City (1937)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Aben Kandel, Ákos Tolnay, Jack E. Jewell, Dudley Sturrock | Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier, Luli Deste

32. Reunion in Vienna (1933)

98 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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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.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Ernest Vajda, Claudine West | Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: John Barrymore, Diana Wynyard, Frank Morgan, Henry Travers

33. Cock of the Air (1932)

80 min | Comedy

7.2
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An opera diva sets her sights on a womanizing army officer.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Tom Buckingham | Stars: Chester Morris, Billie Dove, Matt Moore, Walter Catlett

34. Main Street to Broadway (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Music, Romance

5.5
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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 »

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tommy Morton, Mary Murphy, Agnes Moorehead, Herb Shriner

35. The Royal Bed (1931)

75 min | Comedy

6.1
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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 »

Writers: J. Walter Ruben, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Mary Astor, Anthony Bushell, Hugh Trevor

36. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Nina Foch

37. Escape in the Desert (1945)

79 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: Marvin Borowsky, Thomas Job, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Edward A. Blatt | Stars: Jean Sullivan, Philip Dorn, Irene Manning, Helmut Dantine

38. Primera fila (1962–1965)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Fernando Delgado, José María Escuer, Valentín Tornos, Valeriano Andrés

39. The Age for Love (1931)

81 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Frank Lloyd, Ernest Pascal, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Billie Dove, Charles Starrett, Lois Wilson, Edward Everett Horton

40. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

41. Two Kinds of Women (1932)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Phillips Holmes, Irving Pichel, Wynne Gibson

42. Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)

80 min | Documentary

7.3
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Writer: Robert E. Sherwood | Directors: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, Duke Kahanamoku, Sôjin Kamiyama

43. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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The life of Abraham Lincoln is traced from the 1830s when he was a struggling backwoods lawyer to winning the Presidency in 1860.

Writers: Robert Hartung, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Jason Robards, Kate Reid, Jack Bittner, Burt Brinckerhoff

44. Musical Comedy Time (1950–1951)

60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Live adaptations of operettas and Broadway musical comedies.

Stars: Melville Cooper, Billy Gilbert, Henry Calvin, Wilbur Evans

45. For Auld Lang Syne (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

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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 »

Writer: Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Burk Symon | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Raymond Massey, Will Rogers, Robert E. Sherwood

46. Small War on Murray Hill (2016)

Drama | Announced

A married American woman offers hospitality to a British general in her home, delaying his army's advances to disastrous effect.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Stephen Wallis | Director: Stephen Wallis

47. The Lucky Lady (1926)

Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Writers: Bertram Bloch, James T. O'Donohoe, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Greta Nissen, Lionel Barrymore, William Collier Jr., Marc McDermott

48. On Stage! (1949)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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A glimpse into New York theatre life; includes shots of Rex Harrison in "Anne of the Thousand Days" and of Charles Boyer in "Red Gloves."

Stars: Maxwell Anderson, Brooks Atkinson, Jackson Beck, Charles Boyer

49. Oh What a Nurse! (1926)

70 min | Comedy

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Writers: Bertram Bloch, Robert E. Sherwood, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Syd Chaplin, Patsy Ruth Miller, Gayne Whitman, Matthew Betz

50. The Leaves of Autumn (1962)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: Agah Hün | Director: Nejat Saydam | Stars: Çolpan Ilhan, Metin Ersoy, Pervin Par, Ahmet Tarik Tekçe