English Comic Actor

Richard Haydn

  • Mar 10, 1905 - Apr 25, 1985 (age 80)
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1985
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Richard Haydn

Richard Haydn passed away.
1974
Young Frankenstein
MovieDec 15, 1974

Young Frankenstein

The grandson of Victor Frankenstein is a teaching …
The grandson of Victor Frankenstein is a teaching surgeon who has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When the diary of his grandfather is brought to him, he takes a leave of absence to examine the family castle. Then things get a little silly. Due to a switch, he implants an abnormal brain in his creation which causes problems, but things really get out of hand when the young Frankenstein's bride to be shows up at the castle. The whole film is shot in Black and white to simulate the old monster movie feeling.
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1973
The Return of Charlie Chan
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MovieJul 1, 1973

The Return of Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan investigates a …
Charlie Chan investigates a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.
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1970
McCloud
TV ShowSep 16, 1970

McCloud

McCloud is an American police drama television series …
McCloud is an American police drama television series created by Herman Miller, that aired on NBC from September 16, 1970, to April 17, 1977. The series starred Dennis Weaver, and for six of its seven years on the air it aired as part of the NBC Mystery Movie rotating wheel series that was produced for the network by Universal Television. The show was centered on Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of the small western town of Taos, New Mexico, who was on loan to the metropolitan New York City Police Department (NYPD) as a special investigator.
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1969
Love, American Style
TV ShowSep 29, 1969

Love, American Style

Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television …
Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television series produced by Paramount Television that originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons, it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222 and The Odd Couple.
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1968
It Takes a Thief
TV ShowJan 9, 1968

It Takes a Thief

It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television …
It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between 1968 and 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. For most of the series, Malachi Throne played Noah Bain, Mundy's boss.
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1967
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
MovieMar 3, 1967

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

A young man from Boston …
A young man from Boston heads west to join the California gold rush with the hopes of restoring his family fortune, but his dedicated butler sets out to find him and bring him home.
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1965
Laredo
TV ShowSep 16, 1965

Laredo

Laredo is an American Western television series that aired on …
Laredo is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1965–67, starring Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, and Philip Carey as Texas Rangers. It is set on the Mexican border about Laredo in Webb County in south Texas. The program presented fifty-six episodes in color. It was produced by Universal Television. The series has a comedic element, but, like another NBC series that premiered in 1965, The Wackiest Ship in the Army, it was an hour in length, had no laugh track, and characters were not infrequently killed in it, thus going against three unofficial rules for sitcoms at the time.
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Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion
MovieJul 15, 1965

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed …
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion is a 1965 light comedy-adventure film, produced by Ivan Tors, Leonard B. Kaufman, and Harry Redmond Jr., directed by Andrew Marton, and starring Marshall Thompson and Betsy Drake. The film was shot at Soledad Canyon near Los Angeles, California, and in Miami, Florida. It became the basis for the television series Daktari.
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The Sound of Music
MovieMar 2, 1965

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film …
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, with Richard Haydn and Eleanor Parker. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film's screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical's book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg, Austria, in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing love and music into the lives of the family, she marries the officer and together with the children find a way to survive the loss of their homeland to the Nazis.
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1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
TV ShowSep 22, 1964

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is …
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American spy-fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. The series follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered on September 22, 1964, completing its run on January 15, 1968. The program led the spy-fiction craze on television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators. Several episodes were successfully released to theaters as B movies or double features. There was also a spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., novel and comic book series, and merchandising.
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Bewitched
TV ShowSep 17, 1964

Bewitched

Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy …
Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh-place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.
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1963
Burke's Law
TV ShowSep 20, 1963

Burke's Law

Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on …
Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. The show starred Gene Barry as millionaire captain of Los Angeles Police homicide division Amos Burke, who is chauffeured around to solve crimes in his 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.
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1962
Mutiny on the Bounty
MovieNov 8, 1962

Mutiny on the Bounty

In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo …
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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Five Weeks in a Balloon
MovieAug 22, 1962

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Professor Fergusson plans …
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
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1961
The Dick Van Dyke Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1961

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show is …
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, to June 1, 1966, with a total of 158 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. It was produced by Calvada Productions in association with the CBS Television Network and Desilu Studios. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen.
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1960
The Lost World
MovieJul 13, 1960

The Lost World

Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and …
Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.
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Please Don't Eat the Daisies
MovieMar 31, 1960

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

A university professor leaves …
A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.
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1959
The Twilight Zone
TV ShowOct 2, 1959

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on …
The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
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Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook
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TV ShowJan 12, 1958

Shirley Temple's Storybook

Shirley Temple's Storybook …
Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple. The series features adaptations of fairy tales like Mother Goose and other family-oriented stories performed by well-known actors, although one episode, an adaptation of The House of the Seven Gables, was meant for older youngsters. The first season of sixteen black-and-white and colored episodes aired on NBC between January 12, 1958 and December 21, 1958 as Shirley Temple's Storybook. Thirteen episodes of the first season re-ran on ABC beginning on January 12, 1959. The second season of twenty-five color episodes aired on NBC as The Shirley Temple Show between September 18, 1960 and July 16, 1961 in much the same format that it had under its original title.
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1956
Playhouse 90
TV ShowOct 4, 1956

Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama …
Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
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The Toy Tiger
MovieJun 18, 1956

The Toy Tiger

Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick …
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome?
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1955
Jupiter's Darling
MovieFeb 10, 1955

Jupiter's Darling

Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and …
Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée, Amytis. Fascinated by the tales she has heard about Hannibal, who is about to attack Rome, Amytis is driven by curiosity to the edge of his camp. Captured, she makes a last request of the indifferent Hannibal...that he spare the city. She offers to lead him to a hilltop where she can prove that taking the city is not worth the trouble. Hannibal goes with her, even though she has to cup her hand under his chin and float him across a river as he can't swim. Before long, Hannibal is doing more surveying of Amytis than of Rome. And Fabius finds he can defend neither his city nor his fiancée against the advances of Hannibal. Especially after he has his elephants painted bright colors because Amythis thinks gray is drab.
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1954
Lassie
TV ShowSep 12, 1954

Lassie

Lassie is an American television series that follows the …
Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, both human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12, 1954, to March 25, 1973. The fifth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Gunsmoke and Law & Order, the show ran for 17 seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show transitioned to color in 1965.
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Her Twelve Men
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MovieAug 11, 1954

Her Twelve Men

An inexperienced female teacher is hired at a private elite school …
An inexperienced female teacher is hired at a private elite school for boys where she raises a few eyebrows among the all-male faculty.
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1953
Never Let Me Go
MovieMar 18, 1953

Never Let Me Go

An American reporter stationed in post-war Moscow marries a …
An American reporter stationed in post-war Moscow marries a ballet dancer, but their relationship is threatened by the country's political volatility.
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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1952
The Merry Widow
MovieSep 5, 1952

The Merry Widow

Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and …
Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and wealthy widow in order to save a kingdom from bankruptcy.
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1951
Alice in Wonderland
MovieJul 26, 1951

Alice in Wonderland

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems …
Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures.
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1948
Miss Tatlock's Millions
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MovieNov 19, 1948

Miss Tatlock's Millions

After an idiot heir's …
After an idiot heir's accidental death, a stuntman is hired to impersonate him when the family gathers to determine the disbursement of Miss Tatlock's fortune. But complications soon line up to stand between a lucky lookalike and easy money.
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The Philco Television Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 3, 1948

The Philco Television Playhouse

The Philco Television …
The Philco Television Playhouse is an American television anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series was sponsored by Philco. It was one of the most respected dramatic shows of the Golden Age of Television, winning a 1954 Peabody Award and receiving eight Emmy nominations between 1951 and 1956.
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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The Emperor Waltz
MovieApr 30, 1948

The Emperor Waltz

A brash American gramophone salesman tries to get …
A brash American gramophone salesman tries to get Emperor Franz Joseph's endorsement in turn-of-the-century Austria.
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Sitting Pretty
MovieMar 10, 1948

Sitting Pretty

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three …
Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, but a most eccentric, outrageously forthright genius with seemingly a million careers and experiences behind him. Mr. Belvedere works miracles with the children and the house but the Kings have no idea just what he's doing with his evenings off. And when Harry has to go out of town on a business trip, a nosy parker starts a few ugly rumors. But everything comes out all right in the end thanks to Mr. Belvedere.
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1947
Forever Amber
MovieOct 22, 1947

Forever Amber

Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor …
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.
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The Foxes of Harrow
MovieSep 24, 1947

The Foxes of Harrow

In pre-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana, roguish Irish …
In pre-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana, roguish Irish gambler Stephen Fox (Sir Rex Harrison) buys his way into society, something he couldn't do in his homeland because he is illegitimate.
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Singapore
MovieAug 13, 1947

Singapore

After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to …
After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.
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The Late George Apley
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MovieMar 20, 1947

The Late George Apley

George and Catherine Apley …
George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ...
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The Beginning or the End
MovieFeb 19, 1947

The Beginning or the End

Docudrama on the …
Docudrama on the development of the first atomic bomb. Told from the perspective of a film recovered from a time capsule several hundred years into the future, the story is narrated by Robert Oppenheimer (Hume Cronyn) and Major General Leslie Groves (Brian Donlevy) beginning with the Nazis stated goal of developing an atomic bomb. Along with Britain and Canada, the U.S. reacts by beginning its own atomic program. The major developments are all presented: Fermi's successful atomic chain reaction; building the huge complex at Oak Ridge, Tenn.; the production of the first supply of plutonium; the testing in the Nevada desert; and finally the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
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1946
Cluny Brown
MovieMay 29, 1946

Cluny Brown

Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work …
Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson.
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The Green Years
MovieApr 4, 1946

The Green Years

An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and …
An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.
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1945
Adventure
MovieDec 28, 1945

Adventure

Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant …
Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant mariner and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.
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And Then There Were None
MovieOct 30, 1945

And Then There Were None

Seven guests, a newly hired …
Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one. They work together to determine who the killer is. Could it be one of them?
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Tonight and Every Night
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MovieJan 9, 1945

Tonight and Every Night

A photographer for Life …
A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love ...
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1943
Forever and a Day
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MovieJan 21, 1943

Forever and a Day

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an …
During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is resolutely against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from its construction in 1804 until the present.
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No Time for Love
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MovieJan 1, 1943

No Time for Love

An upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to …
An upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to a hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson River.
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1942
Thunder Birds
MovieOct 28, 1942

Thunder Birds

Technicolor tale of honor and romance. This drama from …
Technicolor tale of honor and romance. This drama from 1942 was directed by Oscar-winner William A. Wellman, and features stunning aerial photography, that was highly advanced for the time. John Sutton stars as Peter Stackhouse, a British aviophobe who is nonetheless determined to become a pilot. Stackhouse's resolution comes from his desire to serve his country, and his strength is recognized by Steve Britt (Preston Foster), who becomes his patient teacher. The two men's bond is tested, however, when they both fall for the same girl (Gene Tierney).
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1941
Ball of Fire
MovieDec 31, 1941

Ball of Fire

A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter …
A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.
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Charley's Aunt
MovieJul 31, 1941

Charley's Aunt

In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and …
In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.
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1905
Richard Haydn
BirthMarch 1905

Richard Haydn

Richard Haydn was born.
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