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1. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 12,698 | Gross: $13.90M

2. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 10,878 | Gross: $0.27M

3. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar, who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,287

4. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 3,555

5. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

6. Romeo and Juliet (1936)

Passed | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 1,570

7. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

Votes: 1,123

8. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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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, Heller Halliday

Votes: 79

9. Carnival (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth.

Director: Stanley Haynes | Stars: Sally Gray, Michael Wilding, Stanley Holloway, Bernard Miles

Votes: 81

10. The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Bruce Winston, Benita Hume

Votes: 489

11. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.2
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 11

12. On Such a Night (1956)

37 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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An American tourist on a day trip to Sussex from London inadvertently finds himself at Glyndebourne Opera House in Sussex where he learns to appreciate Opera.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Josephine Griffin, Marie Lohr, David Knight, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 26

13. The Sleeping Beauty (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 135 min | Fantasy, Music, Romance

7.6
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Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa, is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.

Director: Ross MacGibbon | Stars: Alina Cojocaru, Federico Bonelli, Marianela Nuñez, Genesia Rosato

Votes: 32

14. Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (1956–1959)

Comedy, Family, Music

5.0
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Stars: Alan Melville, Alfredo Campoli, Jacqueline Delman, Florence Desmond

Votes: 5

15. Theatre Night (1957–1961)
Episode: Breath of Spring (1958)

Drama

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Director: Allan Davis | Stars: Elspeth Duxbury, Hazel Hughes, Mary Merrall, Athene Seyler

16. Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (1956–1959)
Episode: M (1957)

Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Alan Melville, Jan Bussell, Gladys Cooper, Ann Hogarth

17. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Lady's Not for Burning (1950)

Drama

6.8
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A war and world weary soldier tries to talk a witch-hunting cleric into hanging him; he is shaken from his quest for death when the beautiful Jennet is also committed for hanging as a witch.

Stars: Richard Burton, Alec Clunes, Pamela Brown, David Evans

Votes: 6

18. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Sleeping Beauty (1955)

75 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Tchaikovsky's ballet, with Margot Fonteyn in the title role, presented on TV in color. Only a black-and-white kinescope of this production seems to survive.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: David Wayne, Frederick Ashton, Philip Chatfield, Pauline Clayden



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