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The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America
A British lawyer tries to save a French man, whose fiancee he is in love with, from the guillotine in Revolutionary France
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a Southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him
An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become heroes of the Robin Hood variety
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century
While stationed in Hawaii, an American private falls in love with the general's engaged daughter
The Prime Minister of Great Britain outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal
A Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak properly and thus be taken for a lady
The travails and romances of young women as they study to become nurses
A washed up alcoholic boxer tries to pul his life together for the sake of his young son
After a woman sues the New York Evening Star for falsely claiming she's broken up a marriage, the newspaper tries to set her up with a married man to avoid the suit
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him
A simple-hearted Vermont tuba player inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and is eventually able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in concert
A woman who wants a divorce hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity, but meets another man she mistakes for the actor
A New York singer and night club owner falls in love with an escaped, vicious criminal on his way to find his unfaithful girlfriend
A manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American South during the American Civil War
The biography of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reasons but finds romance and is awarded for heroism twice
An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades
The O'Leary brothers become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, on the eve of the Great Chicago Fire
A young boy's efforts to help out his friend who lives in a shanty town
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas
A married couple keep extra-marital affairs from each other which are eventually uncovered, forcing them to for give each other
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire
A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of his vaccine
When a spoiled brat of a boy off of an ocean liner and is picked up by a hard working fishing crew, he must adapt to the ways of fisherman and learn more about the real world
A convict falls in love with his cellmate' sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break out which is certain to have lethal consequences
A look and at English life through from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners
The story of class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners during World War I and are plotting escape
IN 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by obsessive policemen
A widow agrees to fund a broke director's new musical as long as she gets to dance in the show
The biographical story of Tsar Paul I of Russia
In order to avoid an arranged marriage a rebellious French princess trades places with her maid and sails to colonial New Orleans were she fails in love
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul destroying horror of World War I
Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh, who returns one year later hell bent on revenge
A fictionalized biography of Pancho VIlla
A Broadway producer starts on what may be his last production, when at the last minute his main star has to be replaced by a chorus girl
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him from the woman he loves
The story of unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Cathy who, despite deep affection for one another, are forced by circumstance to live their lives apart in nineteenth century England
A prohibition gangster rejoins his gang after being released from prison, and is quickly accused of the murder of a policeman
An attractive woman, whom every man insists on trying to woo, falls in love with and marries the only man who insults her
A Kansas farm girl is swept away a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a journey to find a sorcerer who may be able to take her home
A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in the Old West plays cat-and-mouse with a sheriff trying to bring him down while he romances a local beauty
A dancer showing off his new his new dance steps in his producer's hotel room awakens a girl in the room below. romance with her and the dancer ensues
An Austrian princess intercepts a wink from a royal guard meant for the guard's new girlfriend, and forces him to marry her
An aspiring opera singer is taken under the wing of a prominent opera maestro, their relationship develops into a romance
The second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth marriages of Henry VIII
A Chinese farmer and his former slave wife struggle through famine
When a young boy's mother remarries his tyrannical step-father forces him to work in London
Bea Pullman and her daughter Jesse, who have trouble making ends meet, get help from Delilah Johnson, whose pancake recipe they begin to market and make a fortune on
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story and ends up falling for her
An English valet brought to the American West assimilates into the American way of life
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against invaders
The lives of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy while their father is away as an army minister during the American Civil War
A military ambulance driver and a nurse in Word War I Italy fall in love
A large, mentally retarded man and his guardian find work at a find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in depression era America
While on a cruise from Europe to New York to get married with his heiress of a fiancee, the bachelor sportsman Michael Marrnet meets and falls for the gorgeous former night-club si
A lower-class New York woman must convince her sister's fiancee and his father, members of Spanish aristocracy, that she is a member of New York high society
Four young lovers unwittingly become involved with two bickering fairy monarchs
In order to boost circulation, a newspaper editor puts her best reporter on a 20-year old murder case, causing the suspect a great deal of distress
Biopic of a famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair
Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, solve a murder case mostly for the fun of it
The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night
Biography of the man who invented pasteurization and made the first vaccine against rabies
A woman introduces here fiancee, who comes from a wealthy, stuffy family of great self-importance, to her family, a bunch of good natured lunatics
After a woman leaves her working class husband for an aristocratic suitor, she bears his illegitimate child and disguises herself to become governess for her ex-husband and new wif
A family goes to a festival and compete in various events
The man-hungry queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray
A plotless parade of featuring acts from MGM contract players
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in
A happy musical family's lives and loves are disrupted by the arrival of a cynical composer who interjects himself into the daughters' romantic lives
The respective children of the warring Montague and Capulet families fall in love
A retired automobile tycoon and his wife, who fails into a crowd of frivolous socialites, begin drifting apart on their second honeymoon in Europe
A Catholic priest founds a shelter for disadvantaged and delinquent young men
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absences, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army
The story of a test pilot, his wife and his best friend
A doctor in a Welsh mining town decides to research the cause of a strange cough befalling the miners
A Barbary Coast saloon keeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both professionally and romantically, in 1906 California
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any member of his family to marry, but she ends up falling in love with Robert Browning anyway
A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiancee due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back
The three Craig sisters, living with their ten-years divorced mother in Switzerland, runaway to New York to prevent their father from remarrying
The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not to meet her last days with dignity
A vaudeville act comes to broadway to help a friend in his production of a Francis Zanfield play
The story of several would-be actresses who live in the same boarding house
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I
a group of people traveling by horse and carriage find their journey complicated by the threat of aggressive Indians and learn something about each other in the process
In civil war torn China, a British captain shares a train with notorious 'coaster' Shanghai Lil, who ends up saving his life
John has lead a solitary for 30 years since the death of Moonyeen Clare, but is asked to care for his friends niece who has an uncanny resemblance to Clare
An investigative reporter and his editor hope to cash in big on a story involving an escaped accused murderer and hide him in a rolltop desk while everyone tries to find them
A naive man is chosen to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate where he battles political corruption for the well being of the nation
In 1915 San Francisco society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular music instead of serious music
While on safari in an unexpected area, an explorer discovers that the lost daughter of a missionary has become queen of a group of natives
An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find a new romance
A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes
When a woman discovers that her husband is being unfaithful to her, she responds in kind
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La

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