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1. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

Votes: 6,148

2. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 9,965

3. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 72

4. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 402

5. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 87

6. Gone to Earth (1950)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 766

7. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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In the 1920's Ireland, IRA members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns

Votes: 838

8. Major Barbara (1941)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary.

Directors: Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton

Votes: 971

9. This Is Your Life (II) (1955–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 47

10. 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

11. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 32

12. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 106

13. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 36

14. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

15. Hand in Hand (1961)

78 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 337

16. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 922

17. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 60

18. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 41

19. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 507

20. Uncle Vanya (1963)

120 min | Drama

7.3
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, Fay Compton

Votes: 99

21. Nine Days a Queen (1936)

TV-PG | 80 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted) to her brief reign as monarch of England and finally to her beheading. The film portrays her as... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Cedric Hardwicke, John Mills, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 133

22. The Forbidden Street (1949)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History

6.4
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A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton

Votes: 318

23. The Big Gamble (1961)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Vic Brennan persuades his family to put up money for him to leave Dublin for the remote African town of Jebanda in order to start up a truck-hauling business. The family agrees to give Vic ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Juliette Gréco, David Wayne, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 81

24. Smiley Gets a Gun (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Chips Rafferty, Keith Calvert, Bruce Archer

Votes: 74

25. Young and Willing (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

6.3
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Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Glynis Johns, Diana Dors, John Gregson, Olive Sloane

Votes: 85

26. Jet Storm (1959)

88 min | Thriller

6.7
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Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley, Bernard Braden

Votes: 121

27. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 21

28. Alive and Kicking (1959)

94 min | Comedy

7.2
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Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people's home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison, Estelle Winwood, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 96

29. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres - from history and drama to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairy-tales and actual historic events are dramatized in each stand-alone episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 15

30. The Lady with a Lamp (1951)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Gladys Young, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 67

31. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 39

32. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

33. Riders to the Sea (1960 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.5
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Director: George R. Foa | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Sean Connery, Olive McFarland, Jan Kenny

Votes: 15

34. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

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A BBC TV series of 45 minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

35. The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (1970 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Director: Ned Sherrin | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Gordon Jackson, Arthur Lowe, Vivian Pickles

Votes: 17

36. Melba (1953)

112 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.1
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The highly fictionalized story of Nellie Melba, Australian-born soprano who rose to operatic fame in the latter part of the 19th century and who had a dessert and form of dry toast (true) ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Patrice Munsel, Robert Morley, John McCallum, John Justin

Votes: 18

37. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Elvi Hale, Madoline Thomas, George A. Cooper, Emrys Jones

38. Esmeralda (1922)

Short, Drama

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Director: Edwin J. Collins | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Booth Conway, Arthur Kingsley, Annesley Hely

39. Hindle Wakes (1931)

79 min | Drama

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A Lancashire mill girl has an illicit adventure with the owner's son while on holiday. Based on the once notorious Houghton play.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, John Stuart, Norman McKinnel, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 42

40. Greenwich Village (1972– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Artists interviewed included Glenda Jackson, Sybil Thorndike, Terence Stamp, Barbara Cartland, Jessica Mitford, Sam Wanamaker, Ned Sherrin with musical performances by Blossom Dearie, George Melly, Bryan Ferry and Marc Bolan.

Stars: Marc Bolan, Barbara Cartland, Blossom Dearie, Bryan Ferry

41. A Gentleman of Paris (1931)

78 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A prominent Parisian judge is a witness to a murder while he is at a rendezvous with his mistress. A woman is arrested for the crime and brought before him for trial. It turns out that the ... See full summary »

Director: Sinclair Hill | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Vanda Gréville, Hugh Williams, Phyllis Konstam

Votes: 5

42. Now and Then (1967–1968)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, Derek Hart, Tariq Ali

43. The Lady of the Camellias (1922)

Short, Drama

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Director: Edwin J. Collins | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Ward McAllister, Booth Conway, Clarence Blakiston

44. Tempo (1961–1968)

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Arts programme.

Stars: David Mahlowe, Alan Dell, Antony Hopkins, Derek Hart

Votes: 6

45. Dawn (1928)

80 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A nurse helps 210 men escape to England before the Germans catch and execute her.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Ada Bodart, Gordon Craig, Marie Ault

Votes: 9

47. Moth and Rust (1921)

Drama

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A girls burns her brother's letters to a usurer's dead wife and is accused of burning his I.O.U.s.

Director: Sidney Morgan | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Malvina Longfellow, Langhorn Burton, Cyril Raymond

48. This Is Your Life (Highlights from the 1950's and 1960's) (1991 TV Movie)

30 min | Biography

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Compilation of highlights from the "This Is Your Life" series which was produced in the UK on both the BBC and ITV networks. On screen participants from the 1950s and 1960s, included Sir ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Attenborough, Leonard Cheshire, John Mills, Kenneth More

49. Join Jim Dale (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jim Dale, Hattie Jacques, Roy Kinnear, Janie Marden

50. To What Red Hell (1929)

100 min | Crime

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A woman shelters her epileptic son when he kills a prostitute.

Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, John Hamilton, Bramwell Fletcher, Jillian Sand