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1. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Unsinkable Bette Davis (1963)

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Writer: Stan Atkinson | Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Paul Henreid

2. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 1 (1964)

30 min

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Writers: Jack Haley Jr., Al Ramrus, Irwin Rosten | Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine

3. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Van Heflin, Russell Johnson, Eddie Little Sky, Kent Smith

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

5. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Administrator (1962)

60 min | Drama

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The hospital administrator, already unpopular with much of the staff, makes things worse by firing an employee he suspects of stealing equipment. Meanwhile, his marriage is also on the ... See full summary »

Writer: Andy Lewis | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Malone

6. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

8. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

9. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

10. 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

11. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Norbert Schiller

12. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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

13. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.10 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Dave Cox, Jim Carlson, Jack Mendelsohn, Jim Mulligan, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Charlie Brill, Chelsea Brown

14. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Gun Quest (1970)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

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The Virginian is taken by a posse, brought into a saloon in a small town, tried before an incompetent drunken judge, convicted of murder, and taken out to be hanged, all in a span of a ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Van Scoyk | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Stewart Granger, Doug McClure, Lee Majors, James Drury

15. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth (1964)

30 min

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Writer: Al Ramrus | Director: Al Ramrus | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Breakdown (1955)

26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead.

Writers: Francis M. Cockrell, Louis Pollock | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alfred Hitchcock, Raymond Bailey, Forrest Stanley

17. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Broken Arrow (1956)

55 min | Drama

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Tom Jeffords helps an Apache and becomes blood brother to the great Apache chief Cochise. Jeffords falls in love with a beautiful woman of Cochise's tribe, Sonseeahray, but the greed and ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarke Reynolds, Elliott Arnold | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Ricardo Montalban, Rita Moreno, John Lupton

18. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: The Wedding (1979)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Roarke is set to marry the love of his life, but Tattoo overhears a conversation that suggests the man who grants others' fantasies may not be able to realize his own.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Samantha Eggar, Paul John Balson

19. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of an easy going ex-con turned private investigator.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

20. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Writers: Orson Welles, Whit Masterson | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

21. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Stephen McNally, Leon Ames

22. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

23. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

24. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Edward Binns

25. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

26. 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

27. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

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Creator: Mike Stokey | Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

28. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: June Allyson, Don Rickles, Rene Kroper, David Whorf

29. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk, Jesse White

30. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

31. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Approved | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be.

Writers: Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Gordon McDonell | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

32. 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

33. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

34. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

35. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Bruce Gordon, Alberto Morin, Bartlett Robinson

36. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

37. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.11 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Dave Cox, Jim Carlson, Jack Mendelsohn, Jim Mulligan, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Charlie Brill, Chelsea Brown

38. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The King of Denmark (1970)

75 min | Adventure

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Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.

Writer: Anthony Skene | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Susan Saint James, Joseph Cotten, Noel Harrison

39. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Episode: To Sing a Song of Murder (1970)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Alexander is assigned to protect Marilyn's life. Marilyn is forced to add three specific orchestral notes to "One Less Bell to Answer" under threat... See full synopsis »

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Wagner, Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, LaMonte McLemore

40. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

41. Gaslight (1944)

TV-PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if means driving his wife insane.

Writers: John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Balderston, Patrick Hamilton | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty

42. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

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A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Writer: Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten, François Reichenbach

43. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Writers: Booth Tarkington, Orson Welles | Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

44. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

45. Lo scopone scientifico (1972)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

Writer: Rodolfo Sonego | Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis

46. 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

47. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

48. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

49. Othello (1952)

90 min | Drama, Romance

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The general Othello is manipulated into thinking his new wife has been carrying on an affair with one of his officers, when in reality it's all part of the scheme of a bitter lieutenant.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

50. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Writers: Robert Nathan, Leonardo Bercovici, Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish