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1. Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star (1997 TV Movie)

Documentary

9.2
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Writer: Peter Jones | Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Cari Beauchamp, Charles Chaplin, Gloria Daly

Votes: 6

2. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Directed by William Wyler (1986)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: A. Scott Berg, Bette Davis, Samantha Eggar, Greer Garson

Votes: 351

3. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.9
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Votes: 103

4. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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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: 784

5. The Shoe Store (1999)

75 min | Documentary

8.7
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Writer: Steve Proto | Stars: Billy Wilder, Peter Bogdanovich, Budd Friedman, Patrick McGaw

Votes: 11

6. Un rêve blond (1932)

95 min | Musical

8.6
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Writers: Walter Reisch, Billy Wilder, Bernard Zimmer | Directors: André Daven, Paul Martin | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Henri Garat, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Piérade

Votes: 9

7. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

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: 138,893

8. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

9. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 97,294

10. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 62,703

11. 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, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,099

12. Audrey Hepburn Remembered (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Richard Attenborough, Richard Brown, Sean Connery

Votes: 79

13. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

8.4
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As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Red Buttons

Votes: 66

14. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 174,375 | Gross: $25.00M

15. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 108,748

16. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 70

17. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder.

Writer: Robert Mundi | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: I.A.L. Diamond, William Friedkin, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine

Votes: 55

18. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Charles Laughton (1978)

Documentary, History

8.3
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Stars: Barry Norman, Charles Laughton, Lillian Gish, Paul Gregory

Votes: 43

19. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 19,115

20. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 416

21. Music in the Air (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.2
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Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

Writers: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Irving Young, Billy Wilder | Director: Joe May | Stars: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Douglass Montgomery, June Lang

Votes: 779

22. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Episode: The Film Society of Lincoln Center: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1982)

Music, Musical

8.2
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Stars: Horst Buchholz, I.A.L. Diamond, John Huston, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 5

23. Backstory (2000– )
Episode: The Seven Year Itch (2000)

24 min | Documentary

8.2
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Writer: Monica Regal | Directors: Michele Farinola, Mimi Freedman | Stars: Rino Romano, Gerald Gardner, George Axelrod, Hugh M. Hefner

Votes: 20

24. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | 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: 43,204

25. Ninotchka (1960 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.1
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Writers: Charles Brackett, Roger O. Hirson, Melchior Lengyel, Walter Reisch, Billy Wilder | Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Maria Schell, Mischa Auer, Leon Belasco, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 69

26. Billy Wilder, wie haben Sie's gemacht? (1992– )

61 min

8.1
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Director Billy Wilder is interviewed by German critic Hellmut Karasek and director Volker Schlöndorff about his movies.

Stars: Hellmuth Karasek, Volker Schlöndorff, Billy Wilder

Votes: 49

27. Ates gibi kadin (1965)

Romance

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Writer: Mehmet Aslan | Director: Aram Gülyüz | Stars: Tanju Gürsu, Leyla Sayar, Kenan Pars, Suzan Avci

Votes: 12

28. Billy Wilder (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary about the making of Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes".

Director: Peter Gehrig | Stars: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Stephens, Clive Revill

Votes: 16

29. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Ferenc Molnár | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 14,471

30. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 24,851

31. Ninotchka (1939)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 14,353 | Gross: $1.19M

32. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edwin Justus Mayer, Franz Schulz | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 3,492

33. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

7.9
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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

Votes: 29

34. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 7,973

35. 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, Roberta Peters

Votes: 735

36. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 64

37. Film 2016 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross, Barry Norman

Votes: 364

38. The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (1961 TV Special)

Family

7.8
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Jack Bean, Polly Bergen

Votes: 92

39. The Wrong Husband (1931)

85 min | Comedy

7.8
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Writers: Paul Frank, Billy Wilder | Director: Johannes Guter | Stars: Johannes Riemann, Maria Paudler, Gustav Waldau, Jessie Vihrog

Votes: 13

40. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Sunset Boulevard (1956)

Drama

7.8
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In this adaptation of the 1950 film, an opportunist writer grudgingly plays love interest to delusional silent film star Nora Desmond. In her fantasy world she's still the world's biggest ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Brackett, Doria Folliott, D.M. Marshman Jr., Billy Wilder | Director: Tad Danielewski | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Mary Astor, Darren McGavin, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 11

41. Sabrina (1954)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

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: 44,189

42. Bal-Can-Can (2005)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A Macedonian military deserter and his Italian blood-brother are searching for a dead grandmother wrapped up in a stolen carpet, all over the Balkan's criminal underworld.

Writer: Darko Mitrevski | Director: Darko Mitrevski | Stars: Vlado Jovanovski, Adolfo Margiotta, Zvezda Angelovska, Branko Djuric

Votes: 2,040

43. Billy Wilder Speaks (2006 TV Movie)

71 min | Documentary

7.7
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Billy Wilder discusses his life and films in interviews filmed by Volker Schlondorff over two weeks in 1988.

Writer: Volker Schlöndorff | Directors: Gisela Grischow, Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Jean Arthur, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Gary Cooper

Votes: 276

44. Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door (1996 TV Movie)

50 min | Biography

7.7
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Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Edward Dmytryk, Jack Lemmon, Nancy Olson, Billy Wilder

Votes: 10

45. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert Nathan | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 10,142

46. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 4,316

47. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Writers: Ketti Frings, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,110

48. People on Sunday (1930)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang, an officer, gentleman, antiquarian, gigolo, at the moment a ... See full summary »

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Billy Wilder | Directors: Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann, Rochus Gliese | Stars: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers

Votes: 1,802

49. Death Mills (1945)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Originally made with a German soundtrack for screening in occupied Germany and Austria, this film was the first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Wilder

Votes: 202

50. Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg (1930)

79 min | Musical, Romance

7.6
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Writers: Ernst Neubach, Billy Wilder, Hans Wilhelm, Heinz Wilhelm | Director: Karl Hartl | Stars: Hans Brausewetter, Betty Bird, Willi Forst, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur

Votes: 17