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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. Stars of the Silver Screen (2011– )

Biography

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Chronicles of the lives of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Stars: Derek Malcolm, Ian Nathan, Neil Norman, Angela Allen

3. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.6
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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

4. 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

5. 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

6. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

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

7. 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

8. Double Indemnity (1944)

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

8.4
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An insurance rep 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

9. 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

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

11. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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

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. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. Audrey Hepburn Remembered (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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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

17. 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

18. 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

19. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

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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

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

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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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

24. 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

25. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

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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

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

Documentary, History

7.9
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Stars: Barry Norman, Charles Laughton, Lillian Gish, Paul Gregory

27. 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

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

24 min | Documentary

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

29. Bal-Can-Can (2005)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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

30. 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

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

61 min

7.7
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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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

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

39. Billy Wilder (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

40. 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

41. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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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

42. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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

43. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen, Robert Harari, David Shaw | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

44. 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

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

Family

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

46. The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West

47. Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.4
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Director Billy Wilder salutes his idol, Ernst Lubitsch, with this comedy about a middle-aged playboy fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Claude Anet | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

48. The Front Page (1974)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

49. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Alfred Savoir, Charlton Andrews | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

50. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Leigh, Barry Norman