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1. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,161

2. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 12,526

3. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,318

4. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,966

5. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 4,719

6. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror

6.9
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In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,989

7. Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963)

G | 98 min | Adventure

7.5
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In 18th century England, the mysterious masked rider known as the Scarecrow leads a rebel band to save the town of Romney Marsh from the King's oppression and Naval press gangs.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 232

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

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 52

9. Shot in the Dark (1933)

53 min | Mystery

5.9
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The relatives of a millionaire--the victim of a mysterious murder--get together at his house to search for his will, which he recorded on a record. However, one of them is actually the ... See full summary »

Director: George Pearson | Stars: O.B. Clarence, Jack Hawkins, Michael Shepley, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 44

10. Doctor Syn (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Adventure

6.4
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When customs and excise men arrive at the village of Dymchurch in Kent, they uncover an intricate smuggling network being coordinated by the local parson, Dr Syn. Unknown to all but a few ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder, Roy Emerton

Votes: 134

11. Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (1958– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Fredric March, Robert Arditti, Martin Stephens, John Salew

Votes: 9

12. While Nero Fiddled (1944)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A pair of Jolly Jack Tars on shore leave take a Wren (lady sailor) to Stonehenge and get caught in a time warp finishing up in ancient Rome.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Frances Day, Sonnie Hale, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 57

13. A Christmas Carol (1923)

25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

6.5
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Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to help... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Jack Denton, Forbes Dawson

Votes: 36

14. The Roof (1933)

58 min | Crime, Mystery

5.6
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Inspector Darrow investigates the death of a wealthy man.

Director: George A. Cooper | Stars: Leslie Perrins, Michael Hogan, Russell Thorndike, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 14

15. The School for Scandal (I) (1923)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Florence Wulff

16. Fame (1936)

68 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Sydney Howard, Muriel Aked, Miki Hood, Brian Lawrance

Votes: 5

17. The Audacious Mr. Squire (1923)

Comedy

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A collector mistakes a thief for his daughter's secret husband and vice versa.

Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Valia, Dorinea Shirley, Russell Thorndike

18. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1946 TV Movie)

150 min

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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Robert Atkins | Stars: Robert Atkins, Iris Baker, Peter Bell, Vivienne Bennett

19. The Sins of a Father (1923)

Short, Drama

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Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Madge Stuart, Russell Thorndike

20. Ten-Shilling Doll (1948 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Joan White, Russell Thorndike, Sheila Raynor, Susan Richmond

21. The Test (1923)

Short, Drama

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Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Madge Stuart, Russell Thorndike

22. Wolves of the Underworld (1933)

57 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: George A. Cooper | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Isla Bevan, Russell Thorndike, Fred Groves

23. Henrietta Maria; or, The Queen of Sorrow (1923)

Short, Drama, History

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Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Janet Alexander, Russell Thorndike, Lionel d'Aragon, Roy Beard

25. Human Desires (1924)

Romance

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In Paris an actress divorces a jealous impresario and weds the officer who once saved from from suicide.

Director: Burton George | Stars: Marjorie Daw, Clive Brook, Juliette Compton, Warwick Ward

26. The Brown Man's Servant (1953 TV Movie)

45 min | Drama

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Stars: Russell Thorndike, Victor Platt, Noel Davis, David Kossoff

27. Heartstrings (1923)

Romance

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A sailor returns from 'death' to find his wife has remarried for the sake of her crippled child.

Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Gertrude McCoy, Victor McLaglen, Edith Bishop, Russell Thorndike

28. Lucrezia Borgia; Or, Plaything of Power (1923)

Short, Biography, Drama

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Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Nina Vanna, Russell Thorndike

29. Love in an Attic (1923)

Short, Drama

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Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Nina Vanna, Russell Thorndike, Walter Tennyson

30. Whispering Tongues (1934)

55 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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When his father commits suicide a gentleman sets out to avenge the death on those who swindled him out of a fortune.

Director: George Pearson | Stars: Reginald Tate, Jane Welsh, Russell Thorndike, Malcolm Keen

Votes: 15

31. The Dream of Eugene Aram (1923)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Russell Thorndike, Olive Sloane, Wallace Bosco, Gerald Anderson

32. It's Never Too Late to Mend (1922)

Short, Drama

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Director: George Wynn | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Ward McAllister, Alec Alexander

33. The Fair Maid of Perth (1923)

Adventure

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In Scotland an orphan competes with a prince for the chief's daughter and saves her from a wicked duke.

Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Sylvia Caine, Lionel d'Aragon, Tristan Rawson

34. Macbeth (I) (1922)

Short, Crime, Drama

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: H.B. Parkinson | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike

35. Love's Bargain (1925)

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Director: Burton George | Stars: Clive Brook, Julia Compton, Marjorie Daw, Jean de Limur

36. Miriam Rozella (1924)

Drama

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A suicide's daughter becomes the mistress of a rich man who reforms after his baby sister appears during an orgy.

Director: Sidney Morgan | Stars: Moyna MacGill, Owen Nares, Gertrude McCoy, Henrietta Watson

37. The Bells (1923)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Russell Thorndike, Arthur Walcott, Daisy Agnew

39. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963)

Unrated | 129 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 555

40. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Dr. Syn, alias The Scarecrow, must find a way to protect his smuggling band not only from the King's forces but also from a would-be traitor within his own gang.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 108

41. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Under pressure from King George III to capture The Scarecrow or lose his command, General Pugh plans to use two prisoners, an escapee from the Royal Navy and an American colonist, to trap The Scarecrow.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 111

42. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Tempest (1956)

Drama

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Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Directors: Ian Atkins, Robert Atkins | Stars: Robert Atkins, Anna Barry, Patti Brooks, Bernard Brown