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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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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: Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll Jr. | Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 275

2. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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

Votes: 695

3. 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

4. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.6
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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: 783

5. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

Votes: 14,075

6. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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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

Votes: 125,016

7. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.5
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Person to Person is about wtf man? Just stop

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

Votes: 96

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

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

Votes: 1,764

9. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 98

10. 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: 644

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

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 130

12. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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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: 62

13. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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

Votes: 46

14. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 92,513

15. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Approved | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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

Votes: 133,840

16. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.1
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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

Votes: 59,244

17. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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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

Votes: 41,365

18. 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: 196

19. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 86

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

Family

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Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson

Votes: 137

21. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.23 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Writers: John Rapp, Les White | Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dean Martin, Billy Daniel, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 9

22. Sabrina (1954)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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

Votes: 40,547

23. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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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

Votes: 603

24. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Bob Hope, Bob Newhart

Votes: 12

25. Born Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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

Votes: 7,090

26. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

140 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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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

Votes: 1,645

27. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 71

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

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.6
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William Holden and June Taylor's small battalion of dancers invade the studio as the weeks mystery guests. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 9

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

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Writer: Marshall Flaum | Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: William Holden, Fred Astaire, Frank Capra, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 21

30. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Writers: Harry Crane, Stan Daniels, Tom Tenowich, Norm Liebmann, Larry Markes, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Bill Box | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Carroll O'Connor, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin

Votes: 17

32. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

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

Votes: 350

33. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 2,411

34. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: Joseph Wambaugh, E. Jack Neuman | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott

Votes: 238

35. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959 TV Special)

100 min | Family

7.4
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

Votes: 101

36. Reconnaissance Pilot (1943)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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

Votes: 7

37. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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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

Votes: 3,746

38. Picnic (1955)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 5,997

39. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western

7.2
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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. 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

Votes: 6,235

40. Apartment for Peggy (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 578

41. Dear Ruth (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 274

42. CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

7.2
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In 1976 CBS gathered many guest stars to participate in this television special celebrating Lucille Ball's amazing TV life.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon

Votes: 78

43. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Barry Goldwater (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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The subject roasted is current Republican senator Barry Goldwater, formerly the losing candidate in the 1964 Presidential race.

Writers: Michael Barrie, Bill Box, Norm Liebmann, Larry Markes, Jim Mulholland, Tom Tenowich | Stars: Dean Martin, William Conrad, Norm Crosby, Barry Goldwater

Votes: 6

44. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 1 June 1972 (1972)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writers: Nick Arnold, Michael Barrie, Hank Bradford, Bob Howard, Ted Lang, Jim Mulholland, Mickey Rose | Stars: Johnny Carson, John Davidson, Pete Hamill, William Holden

Votes: 6

45. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: William Holden/Frances Bergen Show (1956)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 5

46. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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

Votes: 1,520

47. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 955

48. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Sergio Franchi, Stan Kann

Votes: 256

49. Wings Up (1943)

20 min | Documentary, War, Short

7.1
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The Officers Candidate School of the Army Air Forces is the subject of this documentary short film depicting the rigors of training cadets go through.

Stars: Clark Gable, Gilbert Roland, Robert Preston, William Holden

Votes: 12

50. Breezy (1973)

R | 106 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

Votes: 2,806