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1. Design for Living (1933)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Writers: Noel Coward, Ben Hecht | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton

2. Tetro (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

Writers: Mauricio Kartun, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú, Silvia Pérez

3. Lillie (1978 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, Catherine Feller, Peggy Ann Wood, Anton Rodgers

4. Author! Author! (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.

Writer: Israel Horovitz | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy

5. Restaurant (1998)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.1
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62 Metascore

A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

Writer: Tom Cudworth | Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow, Simon Baker

6. Kill Kill Faster Faster (2008)

97 min | Thriller

4.4
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Recently paroled after serving a long stretch for his wife's murder, Joey One-Way aligns himself with a producer who has optioned the play he wrote in prison. As he sets about adapting his ... See full summary »

Writers: Joel Rose, Gareth Maxwell Roberts | Director: Gareth Maxwell Roberts | Stars: Gil Bellows, Lisa Ray, Esai Morales, Shaun Parkes

7. Weeds (1987)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.0
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A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.

Writers: Dorothy Tristan, John D. Hancock | Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Nick Nolte, Rita Taggart, Ernie Hudson, Mark Rolston

8. Rehearsal for Murder (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman

9. Curtain Call (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A naive playwright sells her awful play, "The End of Everything," to two Broadway producers who want to get even with an ungrateful star.

Writers: Howard J. Green, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Barbara Read, Alan Mowbray, Helen Vinson, Donald MacBride

10. Torrella, una vida pel cinema (1997)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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This film is a Doc-Biography of Catalan writer Josep Torrella i Pineda, and also it's the first chapter of a Sergi Rubió's project, entitled "Sabadell, bressol d'artistes": a collection of ... See full summary »

Writer: Sergi Rubió | Director: Sergi Rubió | Stars: Josep Torrella, Josep Ache, Victorio Aguado, Juan Ainaud de Lasarte

11. She'll Be Alright (2009)

36 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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When his newest play becomes a critical and commercial success, an obsessive, manic playwright begins having hallucinations.

Writers: Drew Kordik, Benjamin Wegner | Directors: Drew Kordik, Eric Slager | Stars: Drew Kordik, Diana Nowicki, Calliope Tsoukalas, Christina Clark

12. L'île aux enfants (1974–1975)
Episode: Casimir auteur de théâtre (1975)

10 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Christophe Izard | Director: Jean Manceau | Stars: Yves Brunier, Patrick Bricard, Éliane Gauthier, Jean-Louis Terrangle

13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Cream of the Jest (1957)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Broken-down actor Charles Gresham,with a weakness for booze, demands that playwright Wayne Campbell give him a part. When Campbell refuses, Gresham resorts to blackmail.

Writers: Sarett Rudley, Fredric Brown | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, James Gregory, Paul Picerni