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1. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Bette Davis (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Dean Martin, Army Archerd, Pat Buttram, Howard Cosell

Votes: 107

2. The World About Us (1967– )

60 min | Documentary

9.4
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A documentary series with a broad remit of geography, anthropology and natural history subjects.

Stars: Derek Jones, Barry Paine, Alan Gibson, Hugh Sykes

Votes: 5

3. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.4
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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 375

4. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 143

5. That Regis Philbin Show (1964–1965)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Eartha Kitt, Regis Philbin, Shelley Berman, Don Rickles

Votes: 19

6. Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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Arthur Hill narrates the life and career of iconic American actor Henry Fonda are depicted through film clips and archival footage.

Director: Thomas Royal | Stars: Henry Fonda, Arthur Hill, Jane Fonda, Shirlee Fonda

Votes: 41

7. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 503,068

8. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Tissue of Hate (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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A plastic surgeon receives an unusual request.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Charles Boyer, Henry Fonda, Polly Bergen, Gloria Vanderbilt

Votes: 9

9. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 5

10. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Fatal Urge (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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While Simon pursues a notorious outlaw in the high desert, Clay and Sarge investigate the robbery and murder of a prominent businessman. The man's niece provides a description that matches ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Tony Young

Votes: 8

11. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,025

12. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 237,173

13. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 407

14. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

8.6
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate, Bette Davis

Votes: 87

15. NBC White Paper (1960– )

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Chet Huntley, Tom Brokaw, Lloyd Dobyns, Frank McGee

Votes: 5

16. The Star and the Story (1955– )
Episode: Total Recall (1955)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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A couple vacationing in cabin in the wilderness encounter a madman bent on murder.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Anderson, Don Haggerty, Ross Elliott

Votes: 7

17. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 61

18. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 108

19. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball is roasted by Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, and Don Rickles among others.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Rowan

Votes: 64

20. The Good Years (1962)

Comedy, Drama, Music

8.5
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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Mort Sahl, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 17

21. Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978 TV Special)

99 min | Comedy

8.5
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It's incredible in these roasts to see the greats lined up on the dais. To listen to the humour akin to thinking out loud with no regard for what's correct to joke about. It's old era ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, James Stewart, June Allyson, Lucille Ball

Votes: 48

22. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 26 March 1980 (1980)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Henry Fonda, Crystal Gayle, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 13

23. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 3 October 1965 (1965)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.5
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Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Sean Connery

Votes: 13

24. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's Mood: Part 1 (1976)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Maude becomes obsessed with getting Henry Fonda elected president. Shocked by her behavior, Walter and Carol question her mental stability and later learn that she is manic depressive.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain

Votes: 17

25. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Deadly Breed (1960)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Clay is curious and concerned when Chief Marshal Fry insists on personally handling the investigation into the activities of a pair of swindlers, one of whom happens to be a beautiful young... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Lyle Bettger, Susan Oliver

Votes: 6

26. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,399

27. Clarence Darrow (1974 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Henry Fonda, John Houseman

Votes: 91

28. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's Mood: Part 2 (1976)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Maude becomes obsessed with getting Henry Fonda elected president. Shocked by her behavior, Walter and Carol question her mental stability and later learn that she is manic depressive.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain

Votes: 16

29. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 11,370

30. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 923

31. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

8.3
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Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

Votes: 48

32. America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story (1978)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: John Edwards | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Kelly, Mary Pickford

Votes: 7

33. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.3
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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 109

34. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)
Episode: Episode #2.66 (1967)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Joey interviews celebrities at the Hollywood premiere of "Doctor Dolittle," held earlier that day at the Paramount Theatre.

Stars: Sonny Bono, Carol Channing, Cher, Joan Collins

Votes: 9

35. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Ma Mack (1960)

30 min | Western

8.3
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An acquaintance of Clay and Fran's father arrives in Silver City searching for the stepson she hasn't seen in five years. While Clay is guiding her from mine to mine following her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Wallace Ford, Betty Lou Keim

Votes: 6

36. NBC White Paper (1960– )
Episode: The Age of Kennedy, Part I: The Early Years (1966)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Al Wasserman | Stars: Chet Huntley, Henry Fonda, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 7

37. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Return of Simon Fry (1960)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Chief Marshal Simon Fry narrowly escapes an assassination attempt and the charred body of the hired killer is mistakenly identified as his own. While Clay and Fran McCord lead the mourners ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Wallace Ford, Betty Lou Keim

Votes: 7

38. The Fabulous Fifties (1960)

Documentary

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Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Norman Jewison | Stars: Julie Andrews, Betty Comden, Leora Dana, Henry Fonda

Votes: 13

39. Henry Fonda and the Family (1962 TV Special)

60 min | Family

8.2
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Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dan Blocker, Verna Felton, Henry Fonda, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 6

40. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Hang the Law (1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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While visiting a border town to determine if he should set up a general store, Clay McCord is framed for the murder of the town drunk. Marshal Simon Fry arrives after Clay has been ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Martha Hyer, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 9

41. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Man of Peace (1959)

30 min | Western

8.2
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When two wagons full of repeating rifles are stolen by an Apache raiding party, Marshal Fry decides that the problem is more than his small staff can handle and sends for the Army. Clay is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Arrigo | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Betty Lou Keim, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6

42. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Marked for Bounty (1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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A kind-hearted warden allows a prisoner to "escape" so that the young man can see his father one last time before he dies. Clay McCord learns that a notorious bounty hunter has learned of the "jail break" and tries to help the young man.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Alan Baxter, Ron Hayes

Votes: 5

43. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Dream (1961)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Believing a rich gold strike lies beneath a river passing through his property, an engineer decides to divert the flow of water from it's usual banks so he can mine the yellow metal more ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 5

44. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Chet must figure out ways to kill time when he is trapped overnight in an elevator with a fellow teacher and a cleaning lady.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Henry Fonda, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 17

45. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Jason Harris Story (1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Marshal Simon Fry's sets a trap for a gang preying on local gold mines and the evidence points to the involvement of one his deputy marshals. After Fry rescues the disgraced lawman from a ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Jeff Morrow

Votes: 5

46. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Petrified Forest (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.2
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Gabrielle Maple works in a dusty desert gas station-café, but yearns for the life of an artist in France, knowing there must be something finer than the provincial dead-end she is trapped ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Paul Hartman

Votes: 40

47. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 69,074

48. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 17,009

49. Paul's Case (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Drama

8.1
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Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Leta Bonynge, Lindsay Crouse, Robert Dryden

Votes: 667

50. Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

8.1
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This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Acuff, Katharine Alexander, Fay Bainter, Robert Barrat

Votes: 145