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2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 January 2010.

2008

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale directed by Uwe Boll was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 January 2006.

2004

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 2004.

2003

Hero directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Uhitsbrianna . In UK Touch Me by Rui Da Silva featuring Cassandra was in the top 5 hits. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. O Is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Evan Hufferd. In that special week people in US were listening to Have You Ever? by Brandy. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1999.

1998

Pi directed by Darren Aronofsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Dove Cameron. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. 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 Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Robert Villanueva. 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. Eyes Of A Child by Richard North Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Monika Jagaciak. 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. Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paulina Vega. Alive, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Sheldry Sáez. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Poison Ivy, directed by Katt Shea Ruben, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Comeback by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ayeza Khan. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Never Do (Without You) by Janet Jackson. Not Without My Daughter, directed by Brian Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Sumner. 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. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Flux Pavilion. 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. 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: 15 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Skrillex . In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Kelly. 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. The Golden Cup by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Jessy Schram. 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. The Storyteller by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Rene Adler. In UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1985.

1984

On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jermaine Pennant. In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Emina Jahovic. 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. Remembrance by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sean Lamont. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Matt Holliday. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include François Gelez. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Cahill. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Giorgia Meloni. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1977.

1976

Famous people born on this day include Doug Gottlieb. In that special week people in US were listening to I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Mary Pierce. 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. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tim Shaw. In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Aurélie Dupont. In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Claudia Winkleman. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Regina King. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Vanishing Point, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Shane McMahon. 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. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Meret Becker. 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 Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Chad Lowe. In that special week people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Lisa (musician). In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Waiting For Winter by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Rommel Fernández. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. 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: 15 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Bernard Hopkins. 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. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Janet Lim-Napoles. 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. The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Azdine Berkane. In that special week people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Margherita Buy. 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. I Met A Lady by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yves P Pelletier. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Sermons And Soda Water by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Martin (criminal). In that special week people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Pete Trewavas. 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. Inside Russia Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Boris Tadic. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. Old Yeller, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Breton. 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. An Encyclopedia Of Modern American Humor by Bennett Cerf was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Georges Ghosn. 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. Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris D. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. The Little World of Don Camillo, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Last Resorts by Cleveland Amory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1953.

1952

The Greatest Show on Earth directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 January 1948.

1947

13 Rue Madeleine directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerry Queen. Tonight and Every Night, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. On TV people were watching La piste aux étoiles.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1945.

1944

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 January 1941.

1940

The Blue Bird directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Jesse James directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 January 1937.

1936

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

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1935

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer directed by Henry Hathaway 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

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

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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

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Martin Luther King. 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: 15 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 January 1926.

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.

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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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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

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

Snow White 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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