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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 132

2. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Ronald Colman (1978)

Documentary, History

8.8
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Director: Margaret Sharp | Stars: Barry Norman, Juliet Benita Colman, John Cromwell, George Cukor

Votes: 49

3. New York Television Theatre (1965– )

Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: John C. Becher, Charlotte Rae, George Rose, Sada Thompson

Votes: 5

4. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 79

5. 3 Women (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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71 Metascore

Two roommates/physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Votes: 11,641

6. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 183

7. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 83

8. Scandal Sheet (1931)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook, Regis Toomey

Votes: 48

9. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 3,035

10. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey

Votes: 3,757

11. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 30

12. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,807

13. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 2,416

14. The Dance of Life (1929)

115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts. In order to save money on the road, they get married. ... See full summary »

Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Hal Skelly, Nancy Carroll, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Theodore

Votes: 228

15. Close Harmony (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Jack Oakie

Votes: 14

16. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,464

17. Of Human Bondage (1934)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson

Votes: 5,265

18. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,513

19. Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Short documentary film about the Dumbarton Oaks plan and the proposed formation of the United Nations.

Directors: John Cromwell, Harold F. Kress, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan | Stars: John Nesbitt, Edward R. Stettinius Jr., Jonathan Hale, Martin Kosleck

Votes: 166

20. The Dummy (1929)

60 min | Comedy

7.3
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The Dummy is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Robert Milton and written by Harriet Ford, Harvey J. O'Higgins, Herman J. Mankiewicz and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The film stars Fredric ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Milton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, John Cromwell, Fred Kohler

Votes: 6

21. Dead Reckoning (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Votes: 5,442

22. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

Votes: 2,196

23. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,946

24. A Wedding (1978)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Carol Burnett, Desi Arnaz Jr., Paul Dooley, Amy Stryker

Votes: 2,936

25. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer

Votes: 1,225

26. To Mary - with Love (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Ian Hunter, Claire Trevor

Votes: 35

27. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Arena (1956)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Arriving in Washington, a freshman senator gets an experienced advisor who warns him not to continue a heated feud with his state's senior salon, held over from his father. But later in a ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Wendell Corey, Chester Morris, John Cromwell, Leora Dana

Votes: 29

28. The Mighty (1929)

75 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Esther Ralston, Warner Oland, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 21

29. Victory (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 62

30. The Vice Squad (1931)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A diplomat is blackmailed by crooked vice cops into helping them frame prostitutes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Paul Lukas, Kay Francis, Judith Wood, William B. Davidson

Votes: 55

31. So Ends Our Night (1941)

117 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford

Votes: 316

32. Double Harness (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucile Browne, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 921

33. The Silver Cord (1933)

74 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea, Laura Hope Crews, Eric Linden

Votes: 208

34. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Rochelle Hudson, Tom Brown, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 530

35. The Texan (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Western

6.9
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An outlaw, the Llano Kid is the scourge of south Texas and a Bible quoting lawman named Thacker. The kid joins a con man in a plot to deceive a wealthy old woman that he's her long-lost son... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Emma Dunn, Oscar Apfel

Votes: 46

36. Unfaithful (1931)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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In this society drama set in contemporary England, a noblewoman pretends to be an adulteress in order to protect her sister-in-law, who actually is.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Paul Cavanagh, Juliette Compton

Votes: 32

37. The Racket (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.

Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

Votes: 2,280

38. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,062

39. The Goddess (1958)

104 min | Drama

6.8
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A woman adored by the people around her ultimately struggles to be happy with herself.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland

Votes: 679

40. Street of Chance (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.8
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A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis, Regis Toomey

Votes: 158

41. Rich Man's Folly (1931)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Frances Dee, Robert Ames, Juliette Compton

Votes: 9

42. Sweepings (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

6.7
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Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Eric Linden, William Gargan, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 307

43. Made for Each Other (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,757

44. For the Defense (1930)

65 min | Drama

6.5
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William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

Votes: 293

45. The Company She Keeps (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.4
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Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe, Fay Baker

Votes: 402

46. Night Song (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Music

6.4
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When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 353

47. Jalna (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Kay Johnson, Ian Hunter, C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 127

48. Tom Sawyer (1930)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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With the help of a sailing the Mississippi River, a young boy name Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn, It was a classic Mark Twain's stories in 1876.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 139 | Gross: $11.00M

49. Top Secret Affair (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

6.3
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The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee. She's determined to discredit him prior to the appointment ... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Jim Backus

Votes: 347

50. Banjo on My Knee (1936)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Believing he has killed a guest, a groom flees on his wedding night.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 458



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