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2017

Ghost in the Shell directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2017.

2015

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2015.

2014

Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2014.

2013

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2013.

2011

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2011.

2010

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2010.

2009

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009. 92 Pacific Boulevard: A Cedar Cove Novel by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2009.

2007

The Painted Veil directed by John Curran was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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2006

The Descent directed by Neil Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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2005

Layer Cake directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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2003

28 Days Later... directed by Danny Boyle was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ellis Jackson. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2001.

2000

The Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 2000.

1999

Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1999.

1998

Angel directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

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1997

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Xycron . In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Nicole Dudley. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1995.

1994

Clerks. directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Janko. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Vicky Logan. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Paths of Glory, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Carnage . In that special week people in US were listening to Justify My Love by Madonna. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1991.

1990

Born on the Fourth of July directed by Oliver Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

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1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex D Linz. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1989.

1988

Good Morning, Vietnam directed by Barry Levinson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988.

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1987

Famous people born on this day include Reto Berra. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lloyd Polite. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1986.

1985

Stranger Than Paradise directed by Jim Jarmusch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

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1984

Famous people born on this day include Miloš Juhász. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Antti Arst. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jack Pattillo. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Polly Klaas. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Bryan Clay. In that special week people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Chris Geddes. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Mike York. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beata Handra in San Francisco. In that special week people in US were listening to You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.. Voyage of the Damned, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1977.

1976

Barry Lyndon directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976.

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1975

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Bangalter. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefan Ustorf in Kaufbeuren. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1974.

1973

Jeremiah Johnson directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.

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1972

Famous people born on this day include Charles Johnson. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Cory Cross in Lloydminster. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Yogi Johl. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matt LaBounty. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Rayam. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Joseph Amor in San Jose. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Martin Galway. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1966.

1965

Sex and the Single Girl directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

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1964

Famous people born on this day include Cheryl Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Chinner in Cape Town. In that special week people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Ulrike Lang. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Erwin Blom. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1961.

1960

Jack and the Beanstalk directed by Jean Yarbrough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960.

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1959

Bell Book and Candle directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

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1958

The Enemy Below directed by Dick Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

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1957

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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1956

Famous people born on this day include Mel Gibson in Peekskill. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1956.

1955

Animal Farm directed by Joy Batchelor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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1954

Famous people born on this day include Ross the Boss. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marie Le Guen. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1953.

1952

Westward the Women directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1952.

1951

Born Yesterday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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1950

All the King's Men directed by Robert Rossen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

Golden Boy directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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1948

Topper directed by Norman Z. McLeod was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

Dead Reckoning directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Stills in Dallas. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1945.

1944

A Guy Named Joe directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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1943

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

The Man Who Came to Dinner directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

The Reluctant Dragon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Sex Madness directed by Dwain Esper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

After the Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Sons of the Desert directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Geoffrey Bindman. Frisco Jenny, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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1932

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marilyn Lloyd American politician (Representative-Democrat-Tennessee. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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1928

West Point directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1927

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Peter Pan directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best seller of 1924.

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1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dragutin Gostuski. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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1922

Tol'able David directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mosse Jørgensen. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 03 January 1921.

1920

When the Clouds Roll by directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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1919

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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1918

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

Joan the Woman directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

Cinderella directed by James Kirkwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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1914

The Goat directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

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1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1910

Anna Karenina directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

The Doctor's Experiment directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908.

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1907

Robbery Under Arms directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

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1905

Halfaouine directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905.

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1904

Los políticos directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904.

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1903

The Divorce directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

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1902

Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

Forward directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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