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2017

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

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2016

Joy directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2016.

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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 January 2013.

2012

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2012.

2011

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 January 2010.

2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2009.

2008

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2008.

2007

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone 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

Oldboy directed by Chan-wook Park was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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2004

Cold Mountain directed by Anthony Minghella was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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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

Traffic directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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2000

Famous people born on this day include Rhiannon Leigh Wryn. In UK Praise You by Fatboy Slim was in the top 5 hits. The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Berthollet . In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. When The Wind Blows by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1999.

1998

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1998.

1997

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1997.

1996

Dead Man Walking directed by Tim Robbins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kalin White. 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. Our Game by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include HBomb94 . In UK Twist And Shout by Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi Gang was in the top 5 hits. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marlo Mortel. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Black Holes And Baby Universes by Stephen Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Kris Bryant. 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. When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1992.

1991

Kindergarten Cop directed by Ivan Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Melissa Long. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Horne. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Anestis Argyriou. In that special week people in US were listening to So Emotional by Whitney Houston. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Transformation by Whitley Strieber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Nikolaj Misiuk. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Everything To Gain by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1987.

1986

Enemy Mine directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Eric Weddle. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Sicilian by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include İbrahim Akın. 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. Miss Manners' Guide To Rearing Perfect Children by Judith Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Spencer Chamberlain. In that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Human Body by Jonathan Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kang Hye-jeong. 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. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Silvy De Bie. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1981.

1980

Scavenger Hunt directed by Michael Schultz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980.

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1979

Famous people born on this day include Jeph Howard. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Dominik Hrbaty. 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. Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iran Castillo. 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.. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Dolores by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1977.

1976

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jill Marie Jones. In that special week people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carl Powell. In that special week people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1974.

1973

Cries & Whispers directed by Ingmar Bergman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Hudson. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Perez. 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. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Sean Lumpkin. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lindsay Kennedy in Atlanta. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Portnoy'S Complaint by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1969.

1968

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Rick Cunningham NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings. 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. That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stranger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Deana Carter. 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. Menfreya In The Morning by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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

Love with the Proper Stranger directed by Robert Mulligan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Linda Muri in Killingly. 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. When The Legends Die by Hal Borland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1963.

1962

The Innocents directed by Jack Clayton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lee Curreri in New York City. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Cory Everson in Racine. In that special week people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Fuel For The Flame by Alec Waugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1960.

1959

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1959.

1958

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1958.

1957

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1957.

1956

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1956.

1955

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Tina Knowles. 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. Blue Hurricane by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dirk Heun. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 January 1952.

1951

Halls of Montezuma directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1951.

1950

The Outlaw directed by Howard Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1950.

1949

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1949.

1948

Secret Beyond the Door... directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1948.

1947

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1947.

1946

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jay Dee Maness in Loma Linda. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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

They Died with Their Boots On directed by Raoul Walsh 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1940.

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

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ed Jenkins American politician (Representative-Democrat-Georgia. Frisco Jenny, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1933.

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 Farmer's Wife 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 Bobby Tulloch. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1929.

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 Flavio Testi. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1923.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1922.

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Friedrich Schütter. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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

V.V.'s Eyes by Henry Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1913.

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1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright 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

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) 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

Violante 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

Bohemios 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

Shut Up! directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

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

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