Most Popular Titles With Sybil Thorndike
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1. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
115 min | Comedy, Romance
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
2. Stage Fright (1950)
Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.
4. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
90 min | Music, Talk-Show
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 »
5. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
"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.
6. Gone to Earth (1950)
82 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.
8. Major Barbara (1941)
Approved | 121 min | Comedy
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.
9. This Is Your Life (II) (1955–2003)
25 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
12. The Wild Heart (1952)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
19. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
20. Uncle Vanya (1963)
120 min | Drama
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 »
21. Nine Days a Queen (1936)
TV-PG | 80 min | Drama, History
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 »
22. The Forbidden Street (1949)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History
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.
23. The Big Gamble (1961)
100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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 »
25. Young and Willing (1954)
Approved | 72 min | Drama
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.
26. Jet Storm (1959)
88 min | Thriller
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 »
28. Alive and Kicking (1959)
94 min | Comedy
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 »
29. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)
90 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
30. The Lady with a Lamp (1951)
110 min | Drama
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 »
31. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)
23 min | Drama
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.
32. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery
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 »
36. Melba (1953)
112 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
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 »
40. Greenwich Village (1972– )
60 min | Talk-Show
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.
41. A Gentleman of Paris (1931)
78 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
48. This Is Your Life (Highlights from the 1950's and 1960's) (1991 TV Movie)
30 min | Biography
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 »