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1. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)
Episode: The Hunley (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.4
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During the Civil War, an engineer working for the Confederacy develops a primitive submarine that can evade the Union ships blockading Southern ports.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Chuck Courtney, Gene Evans, Van Heflin

Votes: 9

2. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)
Episode: Wild Bill Hickok - the Legend and the Man (1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Down on his luck and in decline, Wild Bill Hickok arrives at the end of his trail in Deadwood in 1876.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Larry J. Blake, Lloyd Bridges, Neil Burstyn, William Fawcett

Votes: 5

3. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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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: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 82

4. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 72

5. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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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: 980

6. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 196

7. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 62

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

100 min | Family

8.2
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

Votes: 107

9. Land and Live in the Jungle (1944)

60 min | War

8.2
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Van Heflin As Lynn Harrison.

Stars: Mel Ford, Van Heflin, Patrick McVey, Charles Tannen

Votes: 6

10. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 18 January 1959 (1959)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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Guest panelist, Van Heflin, joins the panel on what John Daly calls this very cold evening. The first challenger is the host of the Canadian "What's My Line" and Bennett Cerf and John Daly ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: Richard Boone, Bennett Cerf, John Daly, Arlene Francis

Votes: 12

11. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

8.0
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, The Buster Davis Singers, Edward Villella

Votes: 25

12. The Wastrel (1961)

84 min | Drama

8.0
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A wealthy and self-serving man, sets out on a perilous ocean voyage with his son. An unexpected incident with the vessel causes him to reflect on his not so perfect life.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Van Heflin, Franco Fabrizi, Fosco Giachetti

Votes: 34

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Death of Manolete (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The last hours in the life of Spain's most celebrated matador.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Jack Palance, Robert Middleton, Suzy Parker, Ray Danton

Votes: 5

14. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
Episode: Van Heflin (1955)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

8.0
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Van Heflin, Frances E. Neal, Fanny Heflin, Frances Heflin, Spike Jones, Cathy Heflin, Vana O'Brien and others.

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Van Heflin, Rex Alcorn, Chief American Horse

Votes: 6

15. Patterns (1956)

83 min | Drama

7.9
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When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 1,395

16. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 23 October 1955 (1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.9
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Host and moderator, John Daly, asks panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf to don their masks, for fear they might recognize the first contestant. He is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 15

17. 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 rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 815

18. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 103

19. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 178

20. 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: 68

21. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 29,435 | Gross: $9.00M

22. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.6
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Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana

Votes: 14,972

23. A Case of Libel (1968 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: John Beal, Lloyd Bridges, Marc Connelly, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 12

24. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 6,017

25. Act of Violence (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

Votes: 3,248

26. The Danny Thomas Hour (1967–1968)

60 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Thomas starred in the musical-variety and comedy episodes (many drawn from his earlier "Make Room for Daddy") and hosted the more dramatic offerings.

Stars: Danny Thomas, Hans Conried, Van Johnson, Joe Besser

Votes: 52

27. Certain Honorable Men (1968 TV Movie)

Drama

7.4
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The protégé of a powerful congressman discovers his boss's corruption.

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Van Heflin, Peter Fonda, Hiram Sherman, Alexandra Isles

Votes: 10

28. The Prowler (1951)

92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.3
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Votes: 1,906

29. In Melbourne Tonight (1957–1970)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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An iconic, popular, and long-running variety series.

Stars: Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, The Unisounds, Mike Preston

Votes: 13

30. Possessed (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 3,357

31. The Three Musketeers (1948)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin

Votes: 4,712

32. The Secret Land (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Documentary

7.2
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This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Montgomery, Robert Taylor, Van Heflin, James Forrestal

Votes: 138

33. The Ken Murray Show (1950– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Stars: Ken Murray, Darla Hood, The Enchanters, Jack Mulhall

Votes: 9

34. Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 1,934

35. Johnny Eager (1941)

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

7.1
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District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin

Votes: 1,871

36. Woman's World (1954)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates' wives.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Clifton Webb, June Allyson

Votes: 566

37. Gunman's Walk (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Western

7.0
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A powerful rancher always protects his wild adult son by paying for damages and bribing witnesses, until his crimes become too serious to rectify.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, James Darren

Votes: 863

38. The Raid (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Votes: 583

39. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn

Votes: 798

40. The Teenage Revolution (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Kent Mackenzie | Stars: Barry Brown, Van Heflin

Votes: 5

41. East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,418

42. Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Richard Hart

Votes: 1,046

43. Tap Roots (1948)

109 min | Drama, War, Western

6.9
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In 1860s Mississippi, the Dabneys, founders of the Dabney plantation in Levington, experience tragedy and turmoil when they refuse to join either side of the American Civil War.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Van Heflin, Susan Hayward, Boris Karloff, Julie London

Votes: 181

44. Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 527

45. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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Van Heflin As Sen. Quincy George.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

Votes: 133

46. Black Widow (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft

Votes: 1,423

47. The Feminine Touch (1941)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
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John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Don Ameche, Kay Francis, Van Heflin

Votes: 541

48. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 708

49. Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main

Votes: 376

50. 5 Branded Women (1960)

115 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Van Heflin, Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles

Votes: 341