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

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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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

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

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

225 min | Documentary

8.6
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Despite its nearly four-hour running time, this is a uniquely personal look at movies from one of the late 20th century's great directors and film historians. The film consists of head & ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Frank Capra, John Cassavetes

4. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.6
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

5. 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

6. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.

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

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

8. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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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

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

10. 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

11. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

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

12. Music in the Air (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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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

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

61 min

8.3
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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

14. 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

15. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

16. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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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

17. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

8.2
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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, Roddy McDowall

18. The Shoe Store (1999)

75 min | Documentary

8.2
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Writer: Steve Proto | Stars: Billy Wilder, Peter Bogdanovich, Budd Friedman, Patrick McGaw

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

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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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

23. Billy Wilder (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Death Mills, or Die Todesmhlen, is a 1945 American propaganda documentary film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by the United States Department of War. It was intended for German ... See full summary »

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

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

Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Barry Norman, Charles Laughton, Lillian Gish, Paul Gregory

25. 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

26. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

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Comedy about Coca-Cola's man in West Berlin, who may be fired if he can't keep his American boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.

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

27. Ninotchka (1960 TV Movie)

Comedy

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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

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

50 min | Biography

8.0
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Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Edward Dmytryk, Jack Lemmon, Nancy Olson, Billy Wilder

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

Documentary

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

30. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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

31. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

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

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

Drama

7.9
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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

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

24 min | Documentary

7.9
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Writer: Monica Regal | Directors: Michele Farinola, Mimi Freedman | Stars: Rino Romano, Gerald Gardner, George Axelrod, Hugh M. Hefner

35. Sabrina (1954)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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

36. 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

37. 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

38. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

7.7
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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

39. The Wrong Husband (1931)

85 min | Comedy

7.7
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Writers: Paul Frank, Billy Wilder | Director: Johannes Guter | Stars: Johannes Riemann, Maria Paudler, Gustav Waldau, Jessie Vihrog

40. Un rêve blond (1932)

95 min | Musical

7.7
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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

41. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

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

42. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Barry Norman

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. Billy Wilder Speaks (2006 TV Movie)

71 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

49. Irma la Douce (1963)

Unrated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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In Paris, an ex-cop falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. Not so easy...

Writers: Alexandre Breffort, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

50. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Thriller, War

7.5
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During World War 2, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in 5 excavations across Egypt.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Lajos Biró | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim