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1. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: Closed Set (I) (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.0
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A Hollywood director struggles with the demands and egotism of a famous leading lady.

Writer: Gavin Lambert | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Joan Fontaine, John Ireland, Peter Lazer, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 9

2. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 17 June 1963 (1963)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show

9.0
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Stars: Garry Moore, Lauren Bacall, John Cannon, Peggy Cass

Votes: 7

3. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Stranger in the Night (1956)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Writers: DeWitt Bodeen, R.A. Dick | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Tom Conway, Ashley Cowan, Mary Flynn, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 12

4. The Bing Crosby Show (1964–1965)
Episode: Operation Man Save (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Writer: Bill O'Hallaren | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Diane Sherry Case, Bing Crosby, Dennis Day, Carol Faylen

Votes: 9

5. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)
Episode: The De Santre Story (1956)

30 min

8.9
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Robert Cornthwaite, Joan Fontaine, Eduard Franz

Votes: 10

6. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 1,969

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, 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: 750

8. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.7
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 64

9. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

225 min | Documentary

8.6
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Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

Writers: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 3,397

10. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 91

11. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: The Star (1975)

120 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.6
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When the son of a famous actress disappears the police think its another instance of his recurring drug problem. Cannon is hired to find him, but no one is telling him the whole truth.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: William Wiard | Stars: William Conrad, Joan Fontaine, Jack Carter, Linden Chiles

Votes: 21

12. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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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, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 287

13. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: In Summer Promise (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, Collier Young | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Joan Fontaine, Scott Marlowe, Philip Ober

Votes: 13

14. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: Perilous (1959)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Writers: William Templeton, William C. White | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Rudolph Anders, Edit Angold, Mark Dana

Votes: 14

15. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Clocks (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A widow planning to re-marry insists she is being haunted - by the ghost of her first husband.

Writer: Charles Bennett | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Fontaine, David Farrar, Wayne Rogers

Votes: 13

16. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Victorian Chaise-Lounge (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Writers: James P. Cavanagh, Marghanita Laski | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Mark Dana, Joan Fontaine, Molly Glessing

Votes: 12

17. The Nutcracker (1985 TV Movie)

8.4
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Although the set design and most of the costumes are remarkably like the later Royal Ballet Peter Wright productions... See full synopsis »

Writer: E.T.A. Hoffmann | Director: John Vernon | Stars: Lesley Collier, Anthony Dowell, Michael Coleman, Julie Rose

Votes: 18

18. Cinema (1964–1975)
Episode: Joan Fontaine (1967)

Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Joan Fontaine, Michael Scott

Votes: 7

19. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.3
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 91

20. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn, Alberto Morin

Votes: 78

21. Doris Day's Best Friends (1985–1986)

30 min | Family, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Doris Day, Biggest, Cleveland Amory, Loni Anderson

Votes: 15

22. Family Classics: The Three Musketeers (1960 TV Movie)

Adventure

8.3
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This is a complete version of The Three Musketeers. The focal point is the Musketeers efforts to save the King and Queen from the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu who wants to secretly be... See full summary »

Writer: Alexandre Dumas père | Stars: John Colicos, Patricia Cutts, Thayer David, Felicia Farr

Votes: 25

23. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: A Possibility of Oil (1961)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Brad Dexter, Joan Fontaine, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 11

24. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: At Miss Minner's (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Writers: Leslie Gordon Barnard, Jameson Brewer | Director: John Newland | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Isobel Elsom, Joan Fontaine, John Newland

Votes: 12

25. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 77,374

26. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 83

27. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.2
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Stars: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Votes: 32

28. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Votes: 239

29. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 95

30. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

8.1
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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 195

31. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Story of Judith (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Henry Brandon, Argentina Brunetti, Michael Dante

Votes: 12

32. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: Trudy (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Writer: Kenneth Higgins | Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Hans Conried, Steven Geray, James Flavin

Votes: 15

33. The Women (1939)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

Writers: Clare Boothe Luce, Anita Loos, Jane Murfin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland

Votes: 9,013

34. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Writers: Howard Koch, Stefan Zweig | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 7,232

35. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 162

36. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

Votes: 57

37. The Soupy Sales Hour (1966 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy

8.0
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Writers: Gary Belkin, Bob Klaine, Marc Richards, Steven Vinaver | Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Graziella Able, Joan Fontaine, Judy Garland, Steve Gaynor

Votes: 5

38. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 893

39. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Francis De Sales, Will J. White

Votes: 699

40. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 130

41. Othello (1952)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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The general Othello is manipulated into thinking his new wife has been carrying on an affair with one of his officers, when in reality it's all part of the scheme of a bitter lieutenant.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

Votes: 4,649

42. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 91

43. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: Voyage Into Fear (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Creator: Eric Ambler | Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 19

44. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Chef's Special/Beginning Anew/Kleinschmidt (1981)

TV-G | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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The head chef (Jay Johnson) is jealous of a new rival chef (Leslie Easterbrook) in the kitchen; a bumbling detective (Bernie Kopell in a dual role) is assigned to protect a client's (Trisha... See full summary »

Writers: R.S. Allen, Harvey Bullock, Henry Colman, Len Janson, Jeraldine Saunders | Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 24

45. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Visitor (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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Alcoholic Ellen Grayson summons her husband Harry to her isolated house to announce their marriage is over, after which he crashes his car. Helen is then visited by a man, the exact double ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Director: John Newland | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Warren Beatty, John Newland, Charles Webster

Votes: 44

46. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 5,668

47. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, War

7.6
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Writers: Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Rudyard Kipling | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 8,118

48. Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Olive Carey, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 26

49. Busby Berkeley (1974)

96 min | Documentary

7.6
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This tribute to Busby Berkeley features candid interviews with his friends and associates: Ruth Donnelly recalls the frantic filming of _Footlight Parade (1933) _. 'Debbie Reynolds' talks ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Jones | Stars: Alan G. Barbour, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Fontaine, Russ Jones

Votes: 8

50. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Naomi Kaylor Story (1963)

60 min | Western

7.6
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Hawks rides to the Kaylor ranch to buy horses for the wagon train. He finds that the owner John Kaylor has just died. His widow Naomi Kaylor and her foreman refuse to sell the horses at the... See full summary »

Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: John McIntire, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 17