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James Mason
May 15, 1909 - July 27, 1984 (age 75)
James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor.
After achieving much success in the United Kingdom, where he was the top box office attraction in 1944 and 1945, he made the transition to the United States and became one of Hollywood's biggest stars. His iconic films included Odd Man Out, The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest... full bio
North by Northwest
[1959]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 2h 16min
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Lolita
[1962]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2h 33min
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.
The Boys from Brazil
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 5min
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Cross of Iron
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 59min
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.
Salem's Lot
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Fantasy, Horror | 3h 7min
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.
Jesus of Nazareth
[1977]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 6h 22min
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
Heaven Can Wait
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 41min
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
[1954]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 2h 7min
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Evil Under the Sun
[1982]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 57min
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Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 12min
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
A Star Is Born
[1954]
 
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Movie | Drama, Musical, Romance | 2h 34min
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Julius Caesar
[1953]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
The Blue Max
[1966]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Romance | 2h 36min
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A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Odd Man Out
[1947]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 56min
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Murder by Decree
[1979]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 2h 4min
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.
Ivanhoe
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 2h 22min
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Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued?
Ffolkes
[1979]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 1h 35min
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When terrorists take over two oil rigs and threaten to explode them if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.
Bigger Than Life
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.
The Last of Sheila
[1973]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
The MacKintosh Man
[1973]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 38min
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 1h 28min
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.
Mandingo
[1975]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 2h 7min
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
The Desert Rats
[1953]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 28min
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.
Lord Jim
[1965]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 2h 34min
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
Georgy Girl
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.
5 Fingers
[1952]
 
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Movie | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 1h 48min
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
The Reckless Moment
[1949]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 22min
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After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal.
Age of Consent
[1969]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 38min
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
The Deadly Affair
[1966]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 47min
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.
Caught
[1949]
 
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Movie | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 1h 28min
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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband - he is power mad and insane! Since he will not grant her a divorce, she leaves her life of luxury on Long Island and goes to work as a receptionist in an impoverished doctor's office in NYC's lower east side. After... see more
Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 2h 2min
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.
The Shooting Party
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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While Europe stands on the brink of a World War in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.
Prince Valiant
[1954]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 40min
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.
Cold Sweat
[1970]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 34min
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A brutal drug trader takes his violent revenge after his wife is captured by a drug boss.
Madame Bovary
[1949]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.
Genghis Khan
[1965]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 2h
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During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.
Bloodline
[1979]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 56min
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When her father is murdered, a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
The Pumpkin Eater
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 58min
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Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three marriages, with only the youngest being Jake's biological child, although he treats them all as his own. Jo left her second husband Giles after meeting Giles' friend Jake, the two who were immediately attracted... see more
The Passage
[1979]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 39min
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During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.
The Water Babies
[1978]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Family | 1h 32min
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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.
Frankenstein: The True Story
[1973]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 3h 5min
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A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster...
The Tell-Tale Heart
[1953]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Crime, Short
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A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward.
The Destructors
[1974]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 29min
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When a US intelligence agent is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man he is put in contact with turns out to be an old friend.
Mayerling
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 2h 20min
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.
East Side, West Side
[1949]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 48min
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A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.
11 Harrowhouse
[1974]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 34min
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Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London.
The Man Between
[1953]
 
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Movie | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 1h 40min
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In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military that has married the German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne snoops on Bettina and suspects that she is hiding a secret from her brother. When Susanne meets Bettina with her friend Ivo Kern, he offers to show Berlin to her and they date. But Ivo meets the strange Halendar... see more
The Seventh Veil
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 34min
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken back to the hospital and undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past -... see more
Child's Play
[1972]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1h 40min
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At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.
Hollywood
[1980]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History | 1h
The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.
The Story of Three Loves
[1953]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Music | 2h 2min
An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.
Island in the Sun
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 59min
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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was... see more
Unknown Chaplin
[1983]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Documentary | 2h 36min
Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored.
The Wicked Lady
[1945]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 37min
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17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to the roads as a highwayman! The thrill of these ventures proves addictive...especially when she meets a male highwayman who becomes her lover. Together, the two desperados lead a gay secret life, pursued by the local... see more
Cry Terror!
[1958]
 
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Movie | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 1h 36min
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Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who's demanding $500,000 not to detonate a bomb he's planted on a domestic airliner.
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
[1960]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 3min
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At the height of his fame (his plays being much celebrated in London in the 1890's), Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son, twenty years Wilde's junior. When Queensberry slanders Wilde, the arrogant artist decides to take the matter to court, and brings about his own downfall.
Bad Man's River
[1971]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Western | 1h 32min
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Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.
Forever, Darling
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 36min
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Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be trouble ahead if they do not work out their problems. Lorenzo is developing insecticide #383 at Finlay Vega Chemical Co. and plans to test it on a camping trip that he takes with Susan, but the trip becomes a an obstacle... see more
The Man in Grey
[1943]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 30min
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After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place.
The Sea Gull
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 21min
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An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected... see more
Kidnap Syndicate
[1975]
 
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Movie | Crime | 1h 37min
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Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom.
Spring and Port Wine
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.
A Place of One's Own
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 32min
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An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the spirit of another girl, a wealthy woman who had once lived in the house but who had been murdered there.
Great Expectations
[1974]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
The Assisi Underground
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 55min
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This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Inside Out
[1975]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 37min
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Thirty years after WW2, a team of former GIs and German soldiers plans to retrieve Nazi loot hidden in the Soviet occupied East Germany, its exact location only known to an imprisoned Nazi war criminal.
A Touch of Larceny
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 33min
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British Commander Max Easton fakes his defection to the Soviets in order to sue the slandering newspapers for the money he needs to woo a fancy American woman.
Hotel Reserve
[1944]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 19min
A hunt for a spy, in an hotel in the South of France just before World War Two.
Thunder Rock
[1942]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, War | 1h 30min
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A cynical, embittered newspaperman is tormented, then inspired, by visions he keeps having of people who have drowned.
Botany Bay
[1952]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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In 1787, American medical student Hugh Tallant and British convicts are sent from London to New South Wales on a ship commanded by the evil Captain Gilbert.
Duffy
[1968]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 41min
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Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a little help from Segolene, Stefane's girlfriend - but also with an unexpected, sudden turn of events.
The Upturned Glass
[1947]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 30min
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A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.
The Flower in His Mouth
[1975]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 53min
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A female school teacher is implicated in a murder in a Sicilian town only hours after her arrival. The dead man insulted her on the bus on the way into town. As the mystery unfolds, it becomes clear that the town is hiding some very sinister secrets.
Man of Evil
[1944]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 30min
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Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny witnesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years been running a bordello next door to their home. When her mother dies shortly after, she next discovers that her real father is in fact a well-respected politician. Meeting him and then falling in love with his young... see more
The Decks Ran Red
[1958]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 24min
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A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.
Tiara Tahiti
[1962]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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James Mason and John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough colonel and a refined captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peace-time Tahiti.
Secret Mission
[1942]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller, War | 1h 34min
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In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather information about the German forces for a planned invasion.
The London Nobody Knows
[1969]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 53min
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A 45-minute trippy documentary of late 1960's London and is a fascinating time capsule of the remnants of a bygone age before Londons's extensive redevelopment in the late 1960's.
Dr. Fischer of Geneva
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
Dr. Fischer has an unusual hobby - to expose human greed. How much humiliation will his fellow man endure enticed by valuable presents? Dignity for money! Death for money?
The Marriage-Go-Round
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.
One Way Street
[1950]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 19min
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After stealing a gangster's money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico.
Hero's Island
[1962]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 34min
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In 1718 a recently freed family of indentured workers inherits the small uninhabited Bull Island off the Carolina coast. The family consist of husband and wife, one son, and a second son who they bought as a baby. The local fishermen who were already using the island think they own the island and attempt to force the family to leave, during which the husband is killed. The conflict over the island... see more
The Night Has Eyes
[1942]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 2min
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Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of Stephen, one-time pianist shellshocked in the Spanish Civil War. Doris flees as soon as the flood subsides; but Marian's suspicions about Evelyn's fate, in conflict with her growing love for Stephen, prompt her to... see more
Hot Stuff
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A cop pursues the Mob for revenge as well as personal honor.
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
[1970]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 29min
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Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?
Autobiography of a Princess
[1975]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h
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On the anniversary of her father's death, an Indian princess (Madhur Jaffrey) celebrates his memory in her London apartment by having tea and showing a selection of home movies to her guest, her father's old tutor Cyril Sahib (James Mason).
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
[1971]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 53min
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Interpol investigates the freelance killings of drug and porn peddlers.
They Met in the Dark
[1943]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 1h 35min
A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court-martialed. He vows to track her and her accomplices down.
Schlitz Playhouse
[1951]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.
Charade
[1954]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 23min
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A husband and wife discuss three incidents that occurred in various situations.
The Bells Go Down
[1943]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 30min
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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire bombings of WWII.
A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
[1942]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
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James Brodie (Robert Newton) is the only hatter in a small area in Scotland. Ruthless in business as well as at home, he is a tyrant to his family and intimidating to everyone he knows. But, when his mistress convinces him to give her "step-brother" Denis (former boyfriend) a job at the hat shop, tragedy starts creeping towards all involved with Brodie.
They Were Sisters
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 55min
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The story of three sisters who marry men of widely different character as their individual and widely-different married lives unfold. One sister (Phyllis Calvert) is happily married but childless; the second promiscuously plays through years of an unhappy and loveless marriage, and the third is tortured by the mental cruelties inflicted on her by a domineering husband (James Mason).
People of the Wind
[1976]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 50min
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There are two hundred miles of raging rivers and dangerous mountains to cross. There are no towns, no roads, no bridges. There is no turning back. The Bakhtiari migration is one of the most hazardous tests of human endurance known to mankind. Every year, 500,000 men, women and children - along with one million animals - struggle for eight grueling weeks to scale the massive Zagros Mountains in Iran... see more
The Left Hand of the Law
[1975]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 41min
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After a couple of special squad cops are gunned down while chasing some kidnappers, the head of the squad takes it really personally. His violent path to find the kidnappers leads him to the upper echelons of the government.
Cop-Out
[1967]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 44min
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John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter's boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try to pull himself together and defend him in court.
Candlelight in Algeria
[1944]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 26min
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An American sculptress in wartime Britain gets mixed up with a British agent and a Nazi spy who knows that a top-secret meeting of Allied military leaders will be taking place in Algeria--and that the British agent has a camera that has photographs of the meeting place.
The Uninhibited
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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Vincent, a young man from Paris, arrives at the small Spanish village of Caldeya. where his has been loaned a home by his friend, Reginald. He meets Pascal Regnier, a novelist engaged in pursuits of drinking and love affairs, who spends his summers in Caldeya with his son, Daniel. Regnier introduces Vincent to Jenny, local nightclub owner, who has already received a wire from Reginald asking her to... see more
The Mill on the Floss
[1936]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Romeo and Juliet in 1930s England. The owner of the mill and the local lord are in conflict over water rights. The lord wins threatening the mill owner with financial ruin.
Face to Face
[1952]
 
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Movie | Drama, Western | 1h 29min
Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.
Lady Possessed
[1952]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 1h 27min
In a London nursing home, Jean Wilson, a happily-married American woman, while in a state of self-consciousness, hears Jimmy Del Palma, angrily berate the hospital management for the out-dated treatment used on his wife, who dies a bit later. When she is well again, Jean rents the former home of Del Palma, a famous concert pianist, and his late wife. Not knowing why, she begins to fall in love with... see more
Alibi
[1942]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery | 1h 6min
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A bar hostess (Lockwood) is used by a killer to obtain an alibi.
Torpedo Bay
[1963]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 39min
An Italian submarine captain tries to navigate his sub through enemy waters whilst being stalked by a British commander (James Mason). The Italian sub manages to make it into the neutral port of Tangiers, followed by the British commander.
Mini Series | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Friends, contemporaries and even enemies of Alexander the Great gather to tell his tale through their eyes.
Secret of Stamboul
[1936]
 
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Movie | Adventure | 1h 23min
Directed by:
A British agent travels to middle east during the war in order to spark a revolution.
The Search for the Nile
[1971]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Drama | 1h
The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.
Vienna: The Years Remembered
[1968]
 
My rating
Documentary | 9min
This promotional short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mayerling (1968), filmed on location in Vienna, as well as the actual history that inspired the story.
Late Extra
[1935]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 9min
Directed by:
A newspaper reporter sets out to track down a cop killer.
I Met a Murderer
[1939]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 3min
Directed by:
Farmer Mark Warrow lives an unhappy existence with his shrewish wife Martha. His only happiness comes from his dog. When his wife loses her temper and kills his beloved pet, Warrow snaps and murders Martha. He goes on the run and comes across a young woman in a caravan. She gives him a lift and unbeknownst to him, she recognizes him and plans to write a book called "I Met a Murderer". She unexpectedly... see more
Room 237
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 42min
Directed by:
An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).
The Verdict
[1982]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 9min
Directed by:
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 43min
Directed by:
The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.
Yellowbeard
[1983]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 36min
Directed by:
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame of shame, an intellectual. The British Navy, Yellowbeard, his son, and members of Yellowbeard's old crew all go after the treasure.
Documentary | Documentary | 3h 45min
Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.
The Fall of the Roman Empire
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 3h 8min
Directed by:
The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.
Making 'The Shining'
[1980]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 35min
Directed by:
A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).
Voyage of the Damned
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 35min
Directed by:
The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.
The Prisoner of Zenda
[1952]
 
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Movie | Adventure | 1h 36min
Directed by:
An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.
Kubrick Remembered
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 24min
Directed by:
Kubrick Remembered is one of the supplementary bonus documentaries included in Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection. This box set of eight Kubrick classics has films, from the 1962 Lolita to his final film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). In addition to the eight discs (films), there are two more discs, making this a ten-disc set. It does include the previously-released supplements on each film, plus... see more
TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Directed by:
The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.
What's My Line?
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
Directed by:
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
Fire Over England
[1937]
 
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Movie | Adventure, History, Romance | 1h 32min
Directed by:
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much influence in England when her older sister Mary was on the throne after their father Henry VIII was succeeded by their sickly half brother. Elizabeth thinks Michael Ingolby can do great things. Michael is mostly thinking... see more
Parkinson
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 50min
Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.
A.D.
[1985]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 10h
Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Dr. Kildare
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.
George Washington
[1984]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 8h
The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.
The Dick Cavett Show
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Music, Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, perhaps too much so for television.
Escape from Zahrain
[1962]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 33min
Directed by:
A hunted revolutionary leads a rag tag group of individuals through the desert in an attempt to elude the security forces and escape the fictitious Arab country of Zahrain.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
Directed by:
Along with his legendary cartoons, Walt Disney produced a marvelous array of live action classics that came about through the use of his singular style, hard work and an unwavering belief in this vision.
Short Movie | Short | 7min
Directed by:
Diran Lyons' strategic juxtaposition of the aggressive rhetoric of George W Bush with significant peaceful statements offered by Christ as portrayed in Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" [1977] recontextualizes content obtained from the news media to reveal - in Nietzschean flair - a greater truth that lies behind this reconfiguration, resulting in an overall critique of neoconservative politics... see more
Night of 100 Stars
[1982]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Family, Music | 3h
Directed by:
All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.
A Dangerous Summer
[1982]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 40min
Directed by:
When a crummy hotel burns down in Australia, the American co-owner tries to find out whether or not the fire was deliberately set or just an accident.
TV Movie | Family, Fantasy | 1h
Directed by:
As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as Big Bird and Snuffy team up to help a small Egyptian boy solve a riddle - as the rest of the cast searches for their big, yellow friend.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 30min
Directed by:
The first half century of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation from its beginnings under Hungarian immigrant William Fox to it emergence as a major studio.
Documentary | Documentary
Directed by:
An amazing insider's look at nearly four decades of movie making including screen tests, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Tom Hanks, Raquel Welch, George Lucas, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman and much more.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 44min
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 28min
A documentary about the making of Disney's 1954 classic, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
Password All-Stars
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
Directed by:
Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
Playhouse 90
[1956]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, War
Directed by:
A tribute to Bob Hope's 31 years of entertaining American troops overseas. This program includes footage - previously unreleased - which was obtained from various armed services sources, as well as excerpts from previous specials. Shown in 2 parts, the first part covers the 1940s and 1950s; part 2 covers the Vietnam era, 1964-72. Includes footage taken at over 50 military bases worldwide.
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
[1956]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 28min
Directed by:
Paris is Burning! Under the Iron Fist of Robespierre hundreds are executed, by the swift and bloodstained guillotine. Through these acts of injustice a new heroism is born - The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The Agatha Christie Code
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Family | 50min
Directed by:
TV Series | Drama | 30min
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 35min
A short film containing a collection of clips from various Hollywood movies.
The Joey Bishop Show
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Person to Person
[1953]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, News | 30min
Interviews with figures from public life.
Stoney Burke
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Sport, Western | 1h
Directed by:
Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of violence along the way.
The Bob Hope Show
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
The Linkletter Show
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Family | 30min
Daytime variety show starring Art Linkletter.
Panic!
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Thriller | 30min
Created by:
A short-lived anthology series narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis. Each episode tells its own thriller story and featured its own unique cast.
Lux Video Theatre
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
Directed by:
Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays were primarily adaptations of motion pictures and a host was added. The host would introduce each act and would conduct an interview with the stars at the end of the play.
ABC Stage 67
[1966]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 51min
A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.
The Golden Gong
[1985]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 16min
Directed by:
Goodyear Theatre
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 30min
Directed by:
The High Command
[1937]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 24min
Directed by:
A general of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish War for Independence in 1921.
Documentary | Documentary | 58min
Directed by:
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE SUSPENSEFUL WORLD OF THRILLERS will look at thrillers from all sides, including different types of thrillers and the stylistic tools filmmakers use to give their audiences a shot of adrenaline. The special will feature interviews with such figures as TCM host Robert Osborne; Ken Follett, author of Eye of the Needle; Bryan Singer, writer and director of The Usual Suspects... see more
TV Special | Comedy, Game-Show | 1h
Gameshow personalities recall contestant & host bloopers as well as other funny moments from their television shows.
V.I.P.-Schaukel
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
Group Madness
[1983]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 48min
Directed by:
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