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    TV Movie | 150 min | Documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The First 50 Years (1997)
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TV Movie | 150 min | Documentary

The first half century of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation from its beginnings under Hungarian immigrant William Fox to it emergence as a major studio.
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Kevin Burns (written by)
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Jan 21, 1997 (United States)
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James Coburn
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Gregory Peck
Jimmy Ringo (archive footage) Jimmy Ringo (archive footage)   See fewer
Elizabeth Taylor
Cleopatra Cleopatra   See fewer
Lowell Thomas
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Lauren Bacall
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Irving Berlin
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Pat Boone
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Ralph Bunche
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Theodore Case
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Calvin Coolidge
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Wally Cox
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Mark Damon
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Cesare Danova
Himsel (archive footage) (uncredited) Himsel (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Danton
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Olivia de Havilland
Virginia Stuart Cunningham (archive footage) (uncredited) Virginia Stuart Cunningham (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Irene Dunne
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Fabian
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Jimmy Fidler
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Anthony Franciosa
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Kay Francis
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Betty Grable
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Edmund Gwenn
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Oscar Hammerstein II
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Howard Hawks
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Rita Hayworth
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David Hedison
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Audrey Hepburn
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Bob Hope
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Carole Landis
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June Lang
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Al Lichtman
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Charles Lindbergh Jr.
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Myrna Loy
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Rouben Mamoulian
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Jayne Mansfield
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Fredric March
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E.G. Marshall
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Herbert Marshall
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Chris-Pin Martin
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Dean Martin
Michael Whiteacre (archive footage) (uncredited) Michael Whiteacre (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James Mason
Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook (archive footage) (uncredited) Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Victor Mature
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Dorothy McGuire
Katie Nolan (archive footage) (uncredited) Katie Nolan (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Nina Mae McKinney
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Barbara McLean
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Stephen McNally
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Beryl Mercer
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Gary Merrill
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Sal Mineo
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Carmen Miranda
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Cameron Mitchell
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Thomas Mitchell
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Robert Mitchum
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Tom Mix
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Marilyn Monroe
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Terry Moore
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Agnes Moorehead
Velma (archive footage) (uncredited) Velma (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Morgan
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Alan Mowbray
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Herbert Mundin
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Ken Murray
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Alan Napier
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Patricia Neal
Helen Benson (archive footage) (uncredited) Helen Benson (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gene Nelson
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Ruth Nelson
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Lloyd Nolan
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Tommy Noonan
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Edmond O'Brien
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George O'Brien
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Arthur O'Connell
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Una O'Connor
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Maureen O'Hara
Tacey King (archive footage) (uncredited) Tacey King (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Frederick O'Neal
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Jack Oakie
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Warner Oland
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Robert Osterloh
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Patricia Owens
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Derek Paget
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John Payne
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Millie Perkins
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Jean Peters
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Walter Pidgeon
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Ezio Pinza
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Sidney Poitier
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Wiley Post
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Dick Powell
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Tyrone Power
Prince Rudolph (archive footage) (uncredited) Prince Rudolph (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Elvis Presley
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Vincent Price
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Edmund Purdom
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Anthony Quinn
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Tony Randall
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Basil Rathbone
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Michael Rennie
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Anne Revere
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Dick Rich
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The Ritz Brothers
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Roy Roberts
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Jay Robinson
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Richard Rodgers
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Will Rogers
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Barbara Rush
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Jane Russell
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George Sanders
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Tommy Sands
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Maximilian Schell
Capt. Hardenberg (archive footage) (uncredited) Capt. Hardenberg (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Schildkraut
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David O. Selznick
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Al Shean
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Ann Sheridan
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Anne Shirley
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Jean Simmons
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Russell Simpson
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Frank Sinatra
Fran├žois Durnais (archive footage) (uncredited) Fran├žois Durnais (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Slezak
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Howard Smith
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Rod Steiger
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James Stewart
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Dean Stockwell
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George E. Stone
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Russ Tamblyn
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Don Taylor
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Shirley Temple
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The Three Stooges
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Arthur Treacher
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Tom Tryon
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Lana Turner
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Henry B. Walthall
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Jack L. Warner
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Ethel Waters
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Orson Welles
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Richard Widmark
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Michael Wilding
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Natalie Wood
Susan Walker (archive footage) (uncredited) Susan Walker (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Joanne Woodward
Eve White / Eve Black / Jane (archive footage) (uncredited) Eve White / Eve Black / Jane (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ed Wynn
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Robert Young
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