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2018

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2018.

2016

The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 January 2014.

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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 January 2010.

2008

Famous people born on this day include Max Bratman. In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, directed by Uwe Boll, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2008.

2007

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2007.

2006

Hostel directed by Eli Roth was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2006.

2004

Cheaper by the Dozen directed by Shawn Levy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2004.

2003

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2003.

2002

Secretary directed by Steven Shainberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. From The Corner Of His Eye by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2001.

2000

Famous people born on this day include Jake Mitchell. In that special week people in US were listening to What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera. The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Nathan Gamble. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Violin by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Ella Henderson. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, directed by Paris Barclay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Children'S Book Of Virtues by Michael Hague was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Laurel McGoff. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Dolly by Dolly Parton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Emre Can. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zayn Malik. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Terminal by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Georgia Jagger. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Pixie Lott. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. Not Without My Daughter, directed by Brian Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Needful Things by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Sergey Karjakin. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Internal Affairs, directed by Mike Figgis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Axel Witsel. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Spy Hook by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Claude Giroux (ice hockey). In that special week people in US were listening to Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Naya Rivera. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Gemma Arterton. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Yohana Cobo. 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 Brain by Richard M. Restak was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Oribe Peralta. In that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Styliani Kaltsidou. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Paul-Henri Mathieu. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Legacy by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Valerie Domínguez. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Hidden Target by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Amerie . In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Marián Hossa. 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. A Time For Truth by William E. Simon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Amerie (singer). In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Piolo Pascual. In that special week people in US were listening to You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1977.

1976

Famous people born on this day include Mighty McGee. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jason Freese. In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melanie Chisholm. In that special week people in US were listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Peslier. In that special week people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Priyanka Gandhi. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Scott Burrell. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Child From The Sea by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Zack de la Rocha. 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. QB VII by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stéphanie Chevrier. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Heather Mills. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Renata Litvinova. 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. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Martinez. In that special week people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Rob Zombie. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Bezos. In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Guy Chambers. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Group by Mary McCarth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Emanuele Pirro. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrea Carnevale. In that special week people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Sense Of Values by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Elie Kakou. In that special week people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Blixa Bargeld. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Aimé Toupane. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Felipe Rose. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Tumult And The Shouting by Grantland Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Howard Stern. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Triumph And Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Girardin. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1953.

1952

Room for One More directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 January 1947.

1946

Shock directed by Alfred Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maggie Bell. Tonight and Every Night, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1945.

1944

Lifeboat directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1944.

1943

Shadow of a Doubt directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1943.

1942

They Died with Their Boots On directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1942.

1941

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1941.

1940

The Shop Around the Corner directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1940.

1939

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1939.

1938

Tarzan's Revenge directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1938.

1937

Sabotage directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1937.

1936

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1936.

1935

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1935.

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: 12 January 1934.

1933

Cavalcade directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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

Little Caesar directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1931.

1930

The Farmer's Wife directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joëlle de Gravelaine. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. On TV people were watching British Movietone News.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1929.

1928

Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh 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

The Last Laugh directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

Lederstrumpf directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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1922

Foolish Wives directed by Erich Von Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

Outside the Law directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

Within Our Gates directed by Oscar Micheaux 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1918.

1917

The Pride of the Clan directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1915

A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell 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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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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1908

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

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1907

Tom Sawyer 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

Alibaba and the Forty Thieves 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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