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While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London
Lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy is hired to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject of King Louis-Phillippe
Edna Gladney takes it upon herself to help orphaned and illegitimate children to find homes and faces opposition from citizens who deem the children below their interests
A priest and a nun with a friendly rivalry set out to save a big city Catholic school from being shut down
A hard-working white collar girl meets and falls in love with a young socialite, whose family opposes their relationship
A hillbilly sharpshooter who claims to be a pacifist is drafted during World War I and goes on to become the conflict's most decorated American soldier
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans raise coal mining sons and hope their youngest will grow up to be something more
A man must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape occupied Africa to continue their struggle against the Nazis
In post-war Cape Briton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the ensuing pregnancy causes scandal to swirl
A new, young priest joins a parish run by an old veteran and quickly helps connect to a gang of kids and handle the business details
A Privated detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette
A woman finds herself in an insane asylum, but can't remember how she got there
A shy young English woman marries a charming gentleman, then begins to suspect him of trying to kill her
An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident that restores his previous memories but erases his post-war life
An Englishman vacationing in France during its invasion by Germany finds himself taking children to safety
A humble English orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor
A boy convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer
The story of the lives of the passengers and crew of the freighter Glencaim
Under the authoritarian rule of charismatic ballet impresario Boris Lermontov, his proteges realize the full promise of their talents, but at a price
The wife of a rubber-plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was in self defense, although a piece of evidence in her own hand may prove her undoing
A boxer is mistakenly taken to heaven before his time, and is given a second chance back on Earth
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber pilot unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape
In 1940, German-born engineer Kurt Muller and his American wife and family leave Europe around the rise of Nazism
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A detective investigates the murder of a man by one or more of a group of soldiers
A female psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory
After World War I, the nation of Tomania is ruled by the anti-semitic fascist Adenoid Hynkel, who looks very much like a Jewish barber
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by trying to prove he is the real thing
During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and an a woman share an apartment and the older man plays cupid to the younger two
A German World War II U-Boat crew are stranded in Canada and, to avoid internment, must make their way across the border into the still-neutral U.S.
When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his huge mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and servants
Two sailors on shore leave in Los Angeles try to help an aspiring young singer get an audition for MGM
Robert Jordan, a young American, joins the International Brigades on the republican side of the Spanish Civil War
The story of a minster and his family as they move from parish to parish
A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance, and an angel arrives
A journalist goes undercover as a Jew in New York City and an affluent Connecticut community to research anti-semitism
The story of the HMS Torrin is retold in flashbacks by survivors of the Battle of Crete
With no hope of re-supply, a small band of U.S. Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base
A socialite's wedding plans are complicated with the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and an attractive journalist
An English middle-class family experience the first months of World War II while their son courts a granddaughter of nobility
Two down-on-their-luck men join a grizzled old timer in a search for gold in 1920s Mexico
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout
The story of a sleepy New Hampshire town were people feel safe enough to keep their front doors unlocked
The life of renowned composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan
A biopic of the 28th president of the United States, who led the nation through World War I
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century
An English king's 1415 military campaign in France, including the Battle of Agincourt
An adventurous young man sets out to find himself and loses his socialite finacee in the process, but 10 years later she will stop at nothing to get him back, despite being married
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to join the war
Three World War II veterans return to small town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed
A man's imminent suicide causes his guardian angel to intervene and show him how life in his hometown would have been different had he never been born
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastonge during the Battle of the Bulge
A woman returns to London for the first time since her aunt's murder and moves into her aunt's old residence with her new husband
A Romanian gigolo marries an American woman in Mexico to gain entry into the United States
In 1858 France a young peasant girl has visions of the Virgin Mary in the city dump
After losing their farm during the Great Depression, the Joads leave Oklahoma to become migrant workers and end up in California
The Prince of Denmark plots revenge against his uncle after he is told by the ghost of his father the true nature of his death
The story of the life and career of storied baseball player Lou Gehrig
An insurance rep allows himself to be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigators suspicions
The rise and fall of a rich politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal
After her cheating husband leaves her, the scorned woman proves that she can become independent and successful, but can't win the approval of her spoiled daughter
An old roue arrives in Hell to review his life with Satan, who will rule his eligibility to enter the realm
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance
Two drifters and the populace of an small town in the Old West form a posse to hunt down the murderers of a local farmer
The spoiled young heir to a decaying family fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she's always loved
Accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for a brilliant student, and together they discover radium
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher
A woman writes a letter to three of her friends, telling them that she is planning to run off with one of their husbands
Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as their lives near the turn of the 20th Century

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