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1. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Sakae Ito Story (1958)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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The major comes upon two Japanese men, attacked by Indians and heading towards California. He learns one of the men plans on committing hara kiri while others on the train have designs on a black box they suspect may contain precious gems.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Sessue Hayakawa, James Griffith

Votes: 41

2. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 78

3. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 110

4. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 188

5. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special)

Family

8.4
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson, Fred Astaire, Ann Blyth

Votes: 124

6. The Man Beneath (I) (1919)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Pauline Curley, John Gilbert

Votes: 30

7. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 859

8. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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87 Metascore

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 179,386 | Gross: $44.91M

9. 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: 182

10. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 1,118

11. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Two Strangers and an Old Enemy (1963)

50 min | Adventure

7.7
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Tod and Linc, in Cape Coral, Florida working for an air service, search for the owner-missing with his plane in swampland. As the story unfolds it is revealed that the owner, a WWII air ace... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Warden

Votes: 22

12. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Kurishiki Incident (1958)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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A GI kills a boy that he thought was stealing government property and is court martialed and acquitted of the crime. The boy's sister and uncle confront him and he seeks to make amends.

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Nicky Blair, Paul Bryar, John Cassavetes, Ross Ford

Votes: 8

13. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.5
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 1,994

14. Pretty Dudes (2016– )

Comedy

7.4
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When a group of dudes in the greater Los Angeles area, self-categorized as "pretty boys," decide that their looks have ruined their romantic lives, they set out to reverse the curse.

Stars: Bryan Michael Nunez, Xavier Avila, Kyle Rezzarday, Yoshi Sudarso

Votes: 15

15. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,442

16. La bataille (1923)

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Directors: Sessue Hayakawa, Édouard-Émile Violet | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Félix Ford, Gina Palerme

Votes: 5

17. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

G | 126 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Votes: 11,740 | Gross: $40.36M

18. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 815

19. House of Bamboo (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 2,444

20. Gambling Hell (1942)

61 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A captain, who has rescued a woman from danger,sails with her to Macao to do an arms deal with the Asian proprietor of a gambling den.The proprietor,s daughter, whom a visiting journalist ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Mireille Balin, Henri Guisol, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 118

21. Yoshiwara (1937)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The film is set in Yoshiwara, the red-light district of Tokyo, in the nineteenth century. It depicts a love triangle between a high-class prostitute, a Russian naval officer and a rickshaw man.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Pierre Richard-Willm, Sessue Hayakawa, Michiko Tanaka, Roland Toutain

Votes: 103

22. The Last of the Line (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama, Western

6.7
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Director: Jay Hunt | Stars: Joe Goodboy, Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Stanely Bigham

Votes: 38

23. Forfaiture (1937)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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This version of the story begins with the engineer's wife (Denise Morel) being driven to the site where her husband is building a bridge. The first thing she notices is the mark of the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Victor Francen, Sessue Hayakawa, Louis Jouvet, Lise Delamare

Votes: 66

24. The Cheat (1915)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill

Votes: 2,082

25. The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

6.5
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Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Sessue Hayakawa, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,568

26. The Tong Man (1919)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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An opium smuggler is marked for murder in this story of the Chinese Mafia.

Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marc Roberts, Toyo Fujita

Votes: 49

27. Tokyo Joe (1949)

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

6.4
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An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,456

28. The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke, Jack Gilford

Votes: 234

29. Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)

80 min | Documentary

6.4
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Directors: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, Duke Kahanamoku, Sôjin Kamiyama

Votes: 27

30. The Secret Game (1917)

67 min | Drama

6.4
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During the Great War, German and Japanese spies face off in the United States.

Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor, Mayme Kelso

Votes: 68

31. The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (1971 TV Special)

6.3
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Alexander, Robert Altman, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 54

32. O Mimi San (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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The scenes of the story are laid in Japan during the last revolution in the late '60's. The Emperor is growing old and infirm. He has two sons, Yorotomo, the eldest, who will succeed to the... See full summary »

Director: Charles Miller | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Kisaburô Kurihara, Chick Morrison

Votes: 7

33. Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 330

34. The Dragon Painter (1919)

TV-PG | 53 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A wild man and genius becomes a master painter's disciple, but loses his divine gift when he finds love.

Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Edward Peil Sr., Toyo Fujita

Votes: 393

35. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Teruo is an adopted son of an old samurai family that returns to Japan after living in Germany and is expected to marry Mitsuko. But he's struggling to readjust to Japan and intends to marry an Aryan woman.

Directors: Arnold Fanck, Mansaku Itami | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Isamu Kosugi, Setsuko Hara, Yuriko Hanabusa

Votes: 81

36. The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

56 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.

Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisaburô Kurihara

Votes: 121

37. Temptation (1915)

60 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Opera singer Renee Dupree is in love with struggling composer Julian who falls very seriously ill. She goes to impresario Mueller for the money Julian needs but is saved from sacrificing her virtue when a jealous lover kills Mueller.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Theodore Roberts, Pedro de Cordoba, Elsie Jane Wilson

Votes: 6 | Gross: $0.10M

38. The Typhoon (1914)

50 min | Drama

5.7
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Japanese diplomat Tokoramo ( Sessue Hayakawa ), on a mission to Paris, begins a love affair with chorus girl, Helene ( Gladys Brockwell ), who subsequently rejects her American fiance, ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Gladys Brockwell, Frank Borzage, Henry Kotani

Votes: 11

39. The Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant (1958)

7 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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A behind-the-scenes look at the building of the bridge in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and the preparations for its destruction.

Stars: William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sam Spiegel, David Lean

Votes: 11

40. Green Mansions (1959)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her.

Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,839

41. His Birthright (1918)

50 min | Drama

5.5
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After his Japanese mother dies, a biracial young man travels to the United States to track down his American father.

Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Marin Sais, Howard Davies, Mary Anderson

Votes: 8

42. Alien Souls (1916)

50 min | Drama

5.3
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A Japanese maiden is pursued by an unscrupulous American young man who falsely believes her to have great riches.

Director: Frank Reicher | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Earle Foxe, Grace Benham

Votes: 7

43. An Arabian Knight (1920)

50 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

5.2
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A young Egyptian goes to the rescue of his employers, a wealthy European family, when they are menaced by a local strongman and his gang.

Director: Charles Swickard | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Lillian Hall, Jean Acker, Marie Pavis

Votes: 13

44. The Big Wave (1961)

73 min | Drama

4.6
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Yukio, a farm boy, and Toru, a fisherboy, live in a small Japanese village that is periodically threatened by a volcano on one side and tidal waves on the other. Yukio's younger sister ... See full summary »

Director: Tad Danielewski | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jûzô Itami, Mickey Curtis, Kôji Shitara

Votes: 5

45. The Victoria Cross (1916)

50 min | Drama, History

4.6
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Maj. Ralph Seton is a British army officer stationed in Cawnpore, India, when the Sepoy Rebellion--a mutiny of Indian soldiers in the Brtitish army in India--breaks out in 1857. He receives... See full summary »

Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Lou Tellegen, Cleo Ridgely, Sessue Hayakawa, Ernest Joy

Votes: 5

46. Running Hollywood (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

4.2
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Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Arthur Lake, Sally Blane, Benny Rubin

Votes: 24

47. The Linkletter Show (1952–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Family

4.1
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Daytime variety show starring Art Linkletter.

Stars: Art Linkletter, Edith Head, Hedda Hopper, Jack Slattery

Votes: 104

48. After Five (1915)

50 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.0
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Ted Ewing, a young New Yorker, is the guardian of Nora Hildreth, with whom he is in love. He invests her fortune of $50,000 and an equal amount of his own money (constituting almost his ... See full summary »

Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Edward Abeles, Sessue Hayakawa, Betty Schade, Jane Darwell

Votes: 7

49. The Devil's Claim (1920)

50 min | Drama

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Hindu novelist Akbar Khan, lives in Greenwich Village and uses his love affairs as inspiration for his books. When he exhausts all the story material from his affair with Indora, a young ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Swickard | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Rhea Mitchell, Colleen Moore, William Buckley

50. Tempête sur l'Asie (1938)

95 min | Drama

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An adventurer tries to seize oil deposits in Mongolia .

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sessue Hayakawa, Madeleine Robinson, Lucas Gridoux



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