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1.
The Pilgrimage Play (1949)
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The Story of Jesus (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Strayer
 
2.
King Solomon's Treasure (1979)
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Three adventurers lead an expedition into darkest Africa in search of the treasure of King Solomon, and on the way encounter hostile natives, volcanoes, dinosaurs and a lost Phoenician city ruled by a beautiful queen. (88 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
3.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
Episode: Pontius Pilate (1952)
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas... (60 mins.)
 
4.
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
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Biopic of Constantine the Great, set between 293-312 AD, from his days as Tribune to his accession as Roman Emperor of Gaul under the tetrarchy system and ending with his battle against the usurper Roman Emperor Maxentius in Rome. (120 mins.)
 
5.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
Episode: A Bolt of Lightning (1951)
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas... (60 mins.)
 
6.
David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann. (118 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
7.
A Connecticut Yankee (1955 TV Movie)
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A live television presentation of Rodgers and Hart's 1927 stage musical. (77 mins.)
 
8.
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States. (96 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
9.
Yellowneck (1955)
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5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba. (83 mins.)
Director: R. John Hugh
 
10.
Saul e David (1964)
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David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul. (119 mins.)
Director: Marcello Baldi
 
11.
Captain Scarlett (1953)
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Captain Scarlett returns from gallivanting around the country-side after the Napoleonic wars and finds life in southern France very different... (75 mins.)
Director: Thomas H. Carr
 
12.
Jungle Book (1942)
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A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life. (108 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
13.
Oliver Twist (1933)
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An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves. (80 mins.)
 
14.
Il vecchio testamento (1962)
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The Jews of Jerusalem are driven out by their Syrian rulers. They gather their forces, and return to drive out their oppressors. (115 mins.)
 
15.
Little Men (1940)
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Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid... (84 mins.)
 
16.
Eagle in a Cage (1972)
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1815. A soldier becomes the governor of St. Helena and jailer of Napoleon. High brow. (98 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
 
17.
Il lupo dei mari (1975)
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A tale of a brutal seas caption of the Ghost who is ruthless with his crew. It becomes more than they can tolerate. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Green
 
18.
Herod the Great (1959)
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Herod, King of Judea, is made a prisoner by the Romans. Convinced the King is dead, his faithful lieutenant, Aaron, is nevertheless unable to keep his promise to kill the Queen if something untoward happened to the King. He leads the young woman out into the desert. Herod's pleas to Augustus are successful and he returns to his palace. His son, Antipater, informs Herod that Aaron has betrayed him. (93 mins.)
Director: Arnaldo Genoino
 
19.
Hearts in Bondage (1936)
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Best friends Kenneth Reynolds and Raymond Jordan are U.S. Navy officers, and Kenneth is engaged to Raymond's sister... (72 mins.)
Director: Lew Ayres
 
20.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
21.
Scrooge (1935)
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Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk... (78 mins.)
Director: Henry Edwards
 
22.
Esther and the King (1960)
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When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible. (109 mins.)
 
23.
Vanity Fair (1932)
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This cinematic adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel stars Myrna Loy in her first starring role. (78 mins.)
 
24.
Martin Luther (1953)
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Biopic of German priest Martin Luther covering his life between 1505-1530 A.D. and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement. (105 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
25.
Becky Sharp (1935)
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Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray... (84 mins.)
 
26.
David and Goliath (1960)
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King Saul of the Israelites is visited in Jerusalem by the Prophet Samuel who foretells him that a war with The Philistines is inevitable and the shepherd David will become king. (113 mins.)
 
27.
Fighting Caravans (1931)
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders... (92 mins.)
 
28.
Svengali (1931)
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Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves. (81 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
29.
Kansas Pacific (1953)
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With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction. (73 mins.)
Director: Ray Nazarro
 
30.
Daniel Boone (1936)
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In 1775, Daniel Boone settles Kentucky, despite menacing Indians and renegade whites. (75 mins.)
Director: David Howard
 
31.
Our Daily Bread (1934)
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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread! (80 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
32.
Tumbleweeds (1925)
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The... (78 mins.)
Director: King Baggott
 
33.
Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)
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A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved. (120 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
34.
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
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On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages. (125 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
35.
Man of the Forest (1933)
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Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder. (62 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
36.
Betsy Ross (1917)
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Revolutionary War heroine Betsy Ross finds herself in competition with her sister for the affections of a British soldier. (60 mins.)
 
37.
The Three Musketeers (1921)
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The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is... (119 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
38.
The Conquest of Everest (1953 Documentary)
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Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak. (78 mins.)
Director: George Lowe
 
39.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces... (76 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
40.
I grandi condottieri (1965)
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The stories of Gideon and Samson from chapters 6-8 and 13-16 of The Book of Judges. (101 mins.)
 
41.
Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
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The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They... (88 mins.)
Director: Nick Nostro
 
42.
The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II. (90 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
43.
The Green Promise (1949)
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A stubborn old farmer won't listen to any of his neighbors about how to improve the efficiency of his farm with modern methods... (93 mins.)
 
44.
Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
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The story of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 expedition and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
45.
The Emperor Jones (1933)
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Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island. (72 mins.)
Director: Dudley Murphy
 
46.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955 TV Movie)
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Live TV performance (60 mins.)
 
47.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
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A rare commercial television staging of a medieval mystery play about the Nativity. (60 mins.)
 
48.
The Plymouth Playhouse (1953 TV Series)
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose. (30 mins.)
 
49.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
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In 1735 a German-born printer in New York named John Peter Zenger was thrown in prison and charged with... (60 mins.)
 
50.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
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On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Players performed a radio play version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds... (60 mins.)