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1. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

Votes: 951

2. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 10,695

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.

Writers: William Shakespeare, David Garrick, Colley Cibber | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 2,845

4. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Adaptation of Shakespeare's history play in which the young Henry V seeks to conquer France.

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

Votes: 4,239

5. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra ... See full summary »

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,719

6. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.9
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In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Hinds, Barbara S. Harper | Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,497

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

G | 98 min | Adventure

7.2
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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.

Writers: William Buchanan, Russell Thorndike, Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 176

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

Drama

7.5
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, Jane Barrett

Votes: 51

9. Doctor Syn (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Adventure

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Roger Burford, Michael Hogan, Russell Thorndike | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder, Roy Emerton

Votes: 125

10. Shot in the Dark (1933)

53 min | Mystery

5.7
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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 »

Writers: Gerard Fairlie, George Pearson, Terence Egan | Director: George Pearson | Stars: O.B. Clarence, Jack Hawkins, Michael Shepley, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 30

11. While Nero Fiddled (1944)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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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.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Diana Morgan | Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Frances Day, Sonnie Hale, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 55

12. Macbeth (I) (1922)

Short, Crime, Drama

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Writers: Frank Miller, William Shakespeare | Director: H.B. Parkinson | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike

13. The Roof (1933)

58 min | Crime, Mystery

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Inspector Darrow investigates the death of a wealthy man.

Writers: H. Fowler Mear, David Whitelaw | Director: George A. Cooper | Stars: Leslie Perrins, Judy Gunn, Russell Thorndike, Michael Hogan

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

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Fredric March, Robert Arditti, John Salew, Martin Stephens

Votes: 10

15. Wolves of the Underworld (1933)

57 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: R.H. Douglas, Basil Mason, H. Fowler Mear, Arthur Rigby | Director: George A. Cooper | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Isla Bevan, Russell Thorndike, Fred Groves

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

150 min

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

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

Short, Drama, History

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

18. The Sins of a Father (1923)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Elizabeth Gaskell, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Madge Stuart, Russell Thorndike

19. Fame (1936)

68 min | Comedy

4.7
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Writers: Michael Barringer, Bert Lee, Jack Marks, R.P. Weston | Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Sydney Howard, Muriel Aked, Miki Hood, Brian Lawrance

Votes: 7

20. 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.

Writers: Sir Walter Scott, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Sylvia Caine, Lionel d'Aragon, Tristan Rawson

21. The Dream of Eugene Aram (1923)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Thomas Hood, Eliot Stannard | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Olive Sloane, Wallace Bosco, Gerald Anderson

22. 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.

Writers: Elizabeth Gaskell, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Gertrude McCoy, Victor McLaglen, Edith Bishop, Russell Thorndike

24. Love's Bargain (1925)

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

25. 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 »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Jack Denton, Forbes Dawson

Votes: 28

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

45 min | Drama

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Writers: Lionel Brown, W.W. Jacobs | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Victor Platt, Noel Davis, David Kossoff

27. The Test (1923)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Eliot Stannard, Honoré de Balzac | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Madge Stuart, Russell Thorndike

28. Ten-Shilling Doll (1948 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Jonathan Field | Stars: Joan White, Russell Thorndike, Sheila Raynor, Susan Richmond

29. 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.

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

30. Love in an Attic (1923)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Robert Buchanan, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Nina Vanna, Russell Thorndike, Walter Tennyson

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

Short, Drama

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Writers: Frank Miller, Charles Reade, Arthur Shirley | Director: George Wynn | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Ward McAllister, Alec Alexander

32. 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.

Writers: B.L. Farjeon, Sidney Morgan | Director: Sidney Morgan | Stars: Moyna MacGill, Owen Nares, Gertrude McCoy, Henrietta Watson

33. The Audacious Mr. Squire (1923)

Comedy

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

Writers: Sydney Bowkett, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Valia, Dorinea Shirley, Russell Thorndike

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

Short, Comedy

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Writers: Richard B. Sheridan, Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Florence Wulff

35. Whispering Tongues (1934)

55 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Bernard Mainwaring, H. Fowler Mear | Director: George Pearson | Stars: Reginald Tate, Jane Welsh, Russell Thorndike, Malcolm Keen

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

Short, Biography, Drama

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Writer: Eliot Stannard | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Nina Vanna, Russell Thorndike

37. The Bells (1923)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Leopold Lewis, Eliot Stannard | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Arthur Walcott, Daisy Agnew

39. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
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 »

Writers: Russell Thorndike, Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 543

40. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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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.

Writers: Russell Thorndike, Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 107

41. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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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.

Writers: Russell Thorndike, Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 110

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

Drama

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