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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Western

8.5
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

2. Stardust (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Neil Gaiman | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

3. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Writers: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski | Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

4. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Writer: Louis Sachar | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.5
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Writers: John Logan, Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

6. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

7. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Writer: Jane Campion | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

8. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

5.5
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To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

Writers: Elizabeth Anderson, Temple Mathews, Elise D'Haene, Eddie Guzelian | Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith | Stars: Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright

9. North & South (2004 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

10. The Legend of Zorro (2005)

PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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47 Metascore

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Johnston McCulley | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Alberto Reyes

11. Chinese Zodiac (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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29 Metascore

A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Writers: Frankie Chan, Jackie Chan, Edward Tang, Stanley Tong | Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Xingtong Yao, Sang-woo Kwon

12. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

13. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Vardis Fisher, Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker, John Milius, Edward Anhalt | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

14. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley, Stephen Vincent Benet | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

15. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

16. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Writer: Michael Crichton | Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

17. Creation (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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51 Metascore

English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to find a balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with religious wife, whose faith contradicts his work.

Writers: John Collee, Jon Amiel, Randal Keynes | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry

18. Red River (1948)

Approved | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

Writers: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee | Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

19. Band of Angels (1957)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Writers: Robert Penn Warren, John Twist, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

20. Ephraim's Rescue (2013)

PG | Adventure, Drama, History

5.9
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By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. Based on a true story.

Writer: T.C. Christensen | Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Darin Southam, Richard Benedict, James Gaisford, Koleman Stinger

21. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Writers: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Owen Davis | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

22. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Janice Woods Windle, Christopher Lofton | Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

23. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

TV-G | 156 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »

Writers: George Seaton, Franz Werfel | Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

24. 17 Miracles (2011)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, History

5.9
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As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death... See full synopsis »

Writers: T.C. Christensen, Laurie Vukich | Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Jasen Wade, Emily Wadley, Jason Celaya, Natalie Blackman

25. Skin Game (1971)

GP | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn't until they hit on the old skin game that they started to ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Richard Alan Simmons | Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

26. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the... See full summary »

Writers: William Harrison, Bob Rafelson | Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

27. Shipwrecked (1990)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

Writers: O.V. Falck-Ytter, Nils Gaup, Bob Foss, Greg Dinner, Nick Thiel | Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch

28. Washington Square (1997)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry James, Carol Doyle | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin

29. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Western

5.7
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25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Writers: Christopher Cain, Carole Whang Schutter | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

30. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama

8.0
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Writers: Bengt Forslund, Vilhelm Moberg, Jan Troell | Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

31. The Last Sin Eater (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.

Writers: Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., Francine Rivers | Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Henry Thomas, Liana Liberato, Soren Fulton

32. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

TV-G | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children.

Writers: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Michael Jacoby, Rowland Leigh | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

33. Walker (1987)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer | Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka

34. The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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72 Metascore

In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.

Writers: Claude Faraldo, Patrice Leconte | Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy

35. Westward the Women (1951)

118 min | Western, Drama

7.6
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Writers: Charles Schnee, Frank Capra | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

36. Sissi (1955)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

Writer: Ernst Marischka | Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

37. The Water Babies (1978)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Writers: Charles Kingsley, Michael Robson, Lionel Jeffries, Denis Norden | Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood

38. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing known as 'the Lady with the Lamp'.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Rose Leiman Goldemberg | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West

39. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century

Writers: Bengt Forslund, Vilhelm Moberg, Jan Troell | Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

40. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.5
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Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Ellis St. Joseph | Director: John Huston | Stars: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe, Sô Yamamura

41. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

123 min | Drama

7.0
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Writers: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Geoffrey Copleston

42. Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »

Writers: Gustave Flaubert, Claude Chabrol | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne

43. Kranti (1981)

187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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This is the story of India's Freedom Struggle between the years of 1825&1875.

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan, Manoj Kumar | Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

44. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Writers: Farrukh Dhondy, Ranjit Kapoor | Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

45. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

46. Edge of Madness (2002)

R | 99 min | Drama

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1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice Munro, Charles K. Pitts, Charles Kristian Pitts, Anne Wheeler | Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Brendan Fehr, Paul Johansson, Corey Sevier, Jonas Chernick

47. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Writers: Philippe Mora, Margaret Carnegie | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

48. Canyon Passage (1946)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.1
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Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Writers: Ernest Haycox, Ernest Pascal | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc

49. The Woman in White (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Wilkie Collins, Stephen Morehouse Avery | Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young

50. Madeleine (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

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The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Writers: Nicholas Phipps, Stanley Haynes | Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks