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The Golden Age of Hollywood
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A playlist of films dedicated to the Golden Age of Hollywood era…The 40ies, 50ies & 60ies


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Movie: Casablanca ( 1942 )
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
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Movie: Key Largo ( 1948 )
A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
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Movie: The Big Sleep ( 1946 )
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
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Movie: The Maltese Falcon ( 1941 )
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
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Movie: The Caine Mutiny ( 1954 )
When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.
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Movie: The African Queen ( 1952 )
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
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Movie: Othello ( 1952 )
The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.
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Movie: Citizen Kane ( 1941 )
Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
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Movie: A Streetcar Named Desire ( 1951 )
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
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Movie: On the Waterfront ( 1954 )
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
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Movie: Mutiny on the Bounty ( 1962 )
In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
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Movie: The Wild One ( 1954 )
Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.
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Movie: Moby Dick ( 1956 )
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
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Movie: Twelve O'Clock High ( 1950 )
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.
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Movie: The Snows of Kilimanjaro ( 1952 )
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
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Movie: Cape Fear ( 1962 )
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.
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Movie: Roman Holiday ( 1953 )
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
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Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird ( 1963 )
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
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Movie: East of Eden ( 1955 )
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
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Movie: Fail-Safe ( 1965 )
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
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Movie: 12 Angry Men ( 1957 )
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
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Movie: The Greatest Show on Earth ( 1952 )
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
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Movie: The Greatest Story Ever Told ( 1965 )
An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
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Movie: The Agony and the Ecstasy ( 1965 )
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.
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Movie: The Ten Commandments ( 1956 )
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
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Movie: Antony and Cleopatra ( 1972 )
After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.
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Movie: Ben-Hur ( 1960 )
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
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Movie: Gone with the Wind ( 1940 )
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
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Movie: From Here to Eternity ( 1953 )
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
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Movie: Around the World in 80 Days ( 1956 )
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
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Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ( 1955 )
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
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Movie: Journey to the Center of the Earth ( 1960 )
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
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Movie: The Long, Hot Summer ( 1958 )
Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
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Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ( 1958 )
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
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Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ( 1969 )
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
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Movie: Cool Hand Luke ( 1967 )
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
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Movie: The Magnificent Seven ( 1960 )
Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.
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Movie: Sunset Blvd. ( 1950 )
A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.
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Movie: Bonnie and Clyde ( 1967 )
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.
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Movie: North by Northwest ( 1959 )
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.
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Movie: For Whom the Bell Tolls ( 1944 )
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
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Movie: Joan of Arc ( 1949 )
The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.
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Movie: The FBI Story ( 1960 )
A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
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Movie: Harvey ( 1950 )
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
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Movie: The Spirit of St. Louis ( 1957 )
Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
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Movie: Strategic Air Command ( 1955 )
An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence.
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Movie: Little Women ( 1949 )
A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.
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Movie: Flying Leathernecks ( 1951 )
Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.
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Movie: Sands of Iwo Jima ( 1950 )
A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.
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Movie: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ( 1962 )
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
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Movie: Ocean's 11 ( 1960 )
Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
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Movie: Guys and Dolls ( 1955 )
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
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Movie: The Manchurian Candidate ( 1962 )
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.
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Movie: It's a Wonderful Life ( 1947 )
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
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Movie: The Sea Hawk ( 1940 )
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
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Movie: The Seven Year Itch ( 1955 )
When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
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Movie: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ( 1953 )
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
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Movie: Some Like It Hot ( 1959 )
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
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Movie: How to Marry a Millionaire ( 1953 )
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
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Movie: There's No Business Like Show Business ( 1955 )
Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.
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Movie: The Lion in Winter ( 1968 )
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
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Movie: Lawrence of Arabia ( 1962 )
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
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Movie: The Enemy Below ( 1958 )
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
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Movie: Of Mice and Men ( 1940 )
A mentally disabled giant and his level headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in depression era America.
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Movie: Brigham Young ( 1940 )
In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
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Movie: Barabbas ( 1961 )
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
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Movie: The Robe ( 1953 )
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
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Movie: Solomon and Sheba ( 1959 )
After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba.
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Movie: Sodom and Gomorrah ( 1962 )
Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
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Movie: King of Kings ( 1961 )
The temporary physical life of the Biblical Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Movie: West Side Story ( 1961 )
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
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Movie: A Man for All Seasons ( 1967 )
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
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Movie: Singin' in the Rain ( 1952 )
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
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Movie: The Wizard of Oz ( 1939 )
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
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Movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( 1968 )
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
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Movie: Mary Poppins ( 1964 )
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
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Movie: Angels Over Broadway ( 1940 )
A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting.
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Movie: Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. ( 1951 )
During the Napoleonic wars, a British Navy Captain has adventures in Central American waters.
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Movie: On the Beach ( 1959 )
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
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Movie: Zorba the Greek ( 1964 )
An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
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Movie: Call Northside 777 ( 1948 )
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.
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Movie: The Sound and the Fury ( 1959 )
Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.
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Movie: State Fair ( 1945 )
The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.
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Movie: The Egyptian ( 1954 )
In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.
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Movie: The Rains of Ranchipur ( 1955 )
Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur.
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Movie: Lifeboat ( 1944 )
Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.
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Movie: Orchestra Wives ( 1942 )
Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the bands tour and learns about life as an orchestra wife, weathering the catty attacks of the other band wives.
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Movie: Soldier of Fortune ( 1955 )
When Jane Hoyt's journalist husband disappears, she arrives in Hong Kong determined to find him but instead meets shady shipping magnate Hank Lee.
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Movie: The Desert Rats ( 1953 )
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.
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Movie: Esther and the King ( 1960 )
Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting is Persia in the 4th century BC, as Esther comes to the attention of the recently widowed King Ahasuerus. The king has been trying to stifle and defeat the campaign of hatred fomented against the Jews by his evil minister Haman (Sergio Fantoni). Before the King can pair off with Esther and defeat the villainous Haman, there are several intervening adventures and an additional, attractive woman who competes for attention.
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Movie: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir ( 1947 )
In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.
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Movie: Cleopatra ( 1963 )
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
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Movie: The Razor's Edge ( 1946 )
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.
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Movie: You're in the Navy Now ( 1951 )
When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.
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Movie: The Hustler ( 1961 )
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.
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Movie: The Left Hand of God ( 1955 )
At a Catholic mission in China, long-awaited "Father O'Shea" proves to be a tough guy, disturbingly attractive to mission nurse Anne.
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Movie: The Three Faces of Eve ( 1957 )
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.
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Movie: The King and I ( 1956 )
A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.
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Movie: Niagara ( 1953 )
As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.
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Movie: Miracle on 34th Street ( 1947 )
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
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