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1. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama

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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

2. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

3. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

4. 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

5. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Writer: William Inge | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

6. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

7. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, Moss Hart | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

8. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

9. Viva Zapata! (1952)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.

Writer: John Steinbeck | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Betty Smith | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

11. Wild River (1960)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Osborn, William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

12. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

13. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama

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Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success, but a car crash causes him to reevaluate the life he leads. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers ... See full summary »

Writer: Elia Kazan | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone

14. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

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Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

15. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

16. Love, Marilyn (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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51 Metascore

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

Writers: Truman Capote, Liz Garbus, Ralph Greenson, Elia Kazan, Natasha Lytess, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Norman Rosten, Gloria Steinem, Billy Wilder | Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn

17. The Visitors (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

6.6
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Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Kazan | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Patrick McVey, Patricia Joyce, James Woods, Steve Railsback

18. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

7.9
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America,

Writer: Elia Kazan | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

19. The Sea of Grass (1947)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

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This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she ... See full summary »

Writers: Conrad Richter, Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas

20. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

21. Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

Writers: Neil Paterson, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell

22. One Touch of Venus (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.8
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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, Frank Tashlin, S.J. Perelman, Ogden Nash, F. Anstey | Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden

23. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

TV-PG | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Inge | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

24. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother ... See full summary »

Writers: John Wexley, Aben Kandel | Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

25. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Daniel Fuchs, Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

26. All My Sons (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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All My Sons tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing. He framed his business partner for a crime and engineered his ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Miller, Chester Erskine | Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton

27. Blues in the Night (1941)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powelll, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Gilbert, Robert Rossen | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan

28. Mist (1988)

105 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Zülfü Livaneli | Director: Zülfü Livaneli | Stars: Rutkay Aziz, Sevtap Parman, Asli Altan, Kenan Pars

29. The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999 TV Special)

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Writers: Dave Boone, Jon Macks, Billy Martin | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, Gene Autry

30. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

31. Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Short documentary film about the Dumbarton Oaks plan and the proposed formation of the United Nations.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Karl Lamb | Directors: John Cromwell, Harold F. Kress, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan | Stars: John Nesbitt, Edward R. Stettinius Jr., Jonathan Hale, Miles Mander

32. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

33. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)

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Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

34. L'héritage de la chouette (1989 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

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Stars: André Dussollier, Daniel Andler, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Kostas Axelos

35. The People of the Cumberland (1937)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Writers: Erskine Caldwell, Ben Maddow | Directors: Elia Kazan, Jay Leyda, Sidney Meyers, Bill Watts | Star: Richard Blaine

36. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

6.7
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Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Michael Scott, Brian Trueman, Clive James

37. Cinéma cinémas (1982–1991)

Documentary

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Stars: Michel Boujut, Jean-Claude Dauphin, Alain Delon, Robert Mitchum

38. Die Drehscheibe (1964–1982)

40 min | Music

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Stars: Bielefelder Kinderchor, Udo Jürgens, Ruth Winkler, Oldwig Jancke

39. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

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

40. Diaspora (2001)

Short

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Writer: Elia Kazan | Director: Atom Egoyan

41. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1983 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Warren Beatty, Art Buchwald, Carol Burnett

42. The 34th Annual Tony Awards (1980 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Jason Robards, Debbie Allen, Maureen Anderman

43. Pie in the Sky (1935)

22 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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At a skid row mission, a cleric opines as men wait to eat. After his sermon, he brings out a pie and cuts it into small slices. The two men at the end of the line get none. They leave the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Steiner | Stars: Russell Collins, Elia Kazan, Elman Koolish, Irving Lerner

44. Elia Kazan: An Outsider (1982)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Annie Tresgot | Stars: Michel Ciment, Tommy Bull, Robert De Niro, Elia Kazan

45. Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey (1995)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Elia Kazan, Eli Wallach

46. Liv till varje pris (1998)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Writer: Stefan Jarl | Director: Stefan Jarl | Stars: Thommy Berggren, Roy Andersson, Kalle Boman, Tomas von Brömssen

47. Hello Actors Studio (1988 TV Movie)

165 min | Documentary

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Director: Annie Tresgot | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Lee Grant, Elia Kazan, Harvey Keitel

48. Cafe Universal (1934)

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Director: Ralph Steiner | Star: Elia Kazan

49. Strangers All (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

5.7
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Writers: Milton Krims, Marie M. Bercovici | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: May Robson, Preston Foster, Florine McKinney, William Bakewell

50. Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches (1988–1990)

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Stars: Thierry Ardisson, Philippe Corti, Étienne Daho, Isaach De Bankolé