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1. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

2. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Hollywood at Last (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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When the Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, Lucy goes to the Brown Derby restaurant where her sighting of William Holden turns catastrophic.

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Jess Oppenheimer | Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

4. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

5. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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

6. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

7. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

9. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

10. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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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

11. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

12. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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

13. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

14. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Western

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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

15. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

16. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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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

17. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Bob Hope, Bob Newhart

18. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

19. Sabrina (1954)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur. But it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

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

60 min | Comedy

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

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

Family

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

22. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

23. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

140 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Writers: Alexander Klein, George Seaton | Director: George Seaton | Stars: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Carl Raddatz

24. Born Yesterday (1950)

TV-PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Writers: Garson Kanin, Albert Mannheimer | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

25. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

26. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

27. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (I) (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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With his closest friend, Matahachi, Takezo (the town's wild, orphan kid) leaves his village to join an army on its way to battle. After their side loses, they seek shelter in the isolated ... See full summary »

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kuroemon Onoe

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

29. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)

Family

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Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

30. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 23 September 1956 (1956)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis

31. Reconnaissance Pilot (1943)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary/training film depicting the duties of a pilot in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War as he flies reconnaissance missions over enemy-held islands.

Star: William Holden

32. Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend (1978 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Marshall Flaum | Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: William Holden, Fred Astaire, Frank Capra, Rosemary Clooney

33. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Writers: Clifford Odets, George Seaton | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

34. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Cameron Hawley | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

35. Dear Ruth (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

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Ruth Wilkins discovers that her teenaged sister used her name in a torrid correspondence with soldier Bill Seacroft.

Writers: Arthur Sheekman, Norman Krasna | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Joan Caulfield, William Holden, Mona Freeman, Edward Arnold

36. Picnic (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, William Inge | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

37. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

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Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

38. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

Writers: E. Jack Neuman, Joseph Wambaugh | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott

39. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western

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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply centre. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, Harold Sinclair | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

40. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet, Jackie Gleason

41. Apartment for Peggy (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

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Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his ... See full summary »

Writers: George Seaton, Faith Baldwin | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart

42. The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »

Writer: Dalton Trumbo | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Brian Donlevy, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Montagu Love

43. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Writer: Lanny Cotler | Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

44. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

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Robert Lomax tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel he checks in, only to find it's used by ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Osborn, Richard Mason, John Patrick | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

45. Prison Farm (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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A young woman falls in love with with an armed robber. She gets arrested while visiting him in prison, and winds up in prison herself.

Writers: Edwin V. Westrate, Eddie Welch, Robert Yost, Stuart Anthony | Director: Louis King | Stars: Shirley Ross, Lloyd Nolan, John Howard, J. Carrol Naish

46. Breezy (1973)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

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Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jo Heims | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay

47. Fedora (1978)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

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Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress out of retirement.

Writers: Tom Tryon, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

48. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

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Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

49. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

80 min | Western

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David Harvey is a widower with a young son, Davey. They live on an isolated Ohio farm during the pioneer days. He wants his son to be raised in the manner his wife would have wanted - with ... See full summary »

Writers: Waldo Salt, Howard Fast | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

50. Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953)

90 min | Comedy

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Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Carl Zuckmayer | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Johannes Heesters, Johanna Matz, Tom Tully