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1. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 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.

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

Votes: 11,328

2. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 4,375

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: 2,989

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.

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

Votes: 1,793

5. 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.

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

Votes: 1,691

6. 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, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,004

7. 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: 546

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

G | 98 min | Adventure

7.3
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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: 184

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: 131

10. 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: 112

11. 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: 109

12. 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: 57

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

Drama

7.6
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Brian Rix, Robert Brown, Carl Bernard

Votes: 53

14. Shot in the Dark (1933)

53 min | Mystery

5.8
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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: 32

15. A Christmas Carol (1923)

25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

6.4
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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: 30

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

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Fredric March, Robert Arditti, John Salew, Martin Stephens

Votes: 10

17. Whispering Tongues (1934)

55 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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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.

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

Votes: 9

18. The Roof (1933)

58 min | Crime, Mystery

4.8
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Inspector Darrow investigates the death of a wealthy man.

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

Votes: 6

19. Fame (1936)

68 min | Comedy

5.8
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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: 5

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. Macbeth (I) (1922)

Short, Crime, Drama

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

24. 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

25. 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

26. The Bells (1923)

Short, Drama

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

27. 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

28. 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

30. 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

31. 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

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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. Love's Bargain (1925)

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

37. The Test (1923)

Short, Drama

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

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

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