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1. 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

2. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

3. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: C3H5(NO3)3 (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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A high school Chemistry teacher has an argument with his wife, gets drunk, decides to "blow her up" and in the school lab makes a nitroglycerin "bomb". After he has been missing for two ... See full summary »

Writer: Gilbert Ralston | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Hume Cronyn

4. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Jancis Robinson, Denis Lawson, Bill Pertwee, Muhammad Ali

5. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

6. Angel Passing (1998)

28 min | Short

8.5
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An aging concert pianist in a nursing home, suffering from Alzheimers, revisits his past. When he he comes back to his home... See full synopsis »

Writer: David Langlitz | Director: David Langlitz | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Joanne Dorian, James Fischer, Calista Flockhart

7. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.4
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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

8. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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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

9. The 48th Annual Tony Awards (1994 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Buz Kohan, Gary Smith | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Amy Irving, Anthony Hopkins, George Abbott, Jane Adams

10. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: Over Fifty? Steal (1970)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Lewis Avery Filer had been an insurance investigator forced to retire when his company was taken over by a conglomerate. The wily Filer is now pulling daring robberies at businesses either ... See full summary »

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

11. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Stephen McNally, Leon Ames

12. Seasons of Love (1999 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

8.2
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Thomas Linthorne is a farmer, who, with his bride, Kate, settles a parcel of untilled Midwestern farmland in 1866. Linthorne is a dynamic and driven man who eventually becomes a pillar of ... See full summary »

Writers: George Dell, Joe Wiesenfeld | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Peter Strauss, Rachel Ward, Rip Torn, John Finn

13. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987 TV Special)

Documentary

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Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

14. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.2
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In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Writers: Ludi Claire, Thornton Wilder | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Judith Anderson, Theodore Bikel, Peter Cookson, Hume Cronyn

15. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Writers: Hume Cronyn, Patrick Hamilton, Arthur Laurents | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

16. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

17. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

18. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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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

19. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Advice to Bathers (1955)

Drama, History, Music

8.1
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Stars: Marlon Brando, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Esther Williams

20. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Approved | 108 min | 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

21. The Gin Game (1981 TV Movie)

83 min | Drama

8.0
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Weller Martin challenges his new friend Fonsia Dorsey to a game of Gin. But is suddenly in for more than he wagers.

Writer: D.L. Coburn | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

22. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

23. Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

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In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American ... See full summary »

Writer: Rick McKay | Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin

24. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Nina Foch

25. Lifeboat (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Thriller, War

7.8
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Writers: John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

26. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Hayden Rorke, John Doucette

27. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

28. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Alfred Hitchcock (1999)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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Life and films from Alfred Hitchcock in two parts: Alfred, the Great and Alfred, the Auteur.

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Denis Lawson, Dan Auiler, Roy Ward Baker, Peter Bogdanovich

29. The Dollmaker (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.7
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Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Arnow, Susan Cooper, Hume Cronyn | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Mike Bacarella, Etel Billig, Phyllis Boyens, Nikki Creswell

30. Brute Force (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

31. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

32. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

33. The 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Jeffrey Lane | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Abbott, Jane Alexander, Mary Alice

34. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: Odd Man In (1971)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When famed bank robber Lewis Avery Filer, whom McGarrett put away a year and a half ago, learns that a fellow con about to be released plans to resume his career as a drug dealer, he ... See full summary »

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

35. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but even once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions.

Writers: Harry Ruskin, Niven Busch, James M. Cain | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

36. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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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. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

38. Day One (1989 TV Movie)

141 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Wyden, David W. Rintels | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn

39. Age-Old Friends (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

7.6
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John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Larbey | Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Aaron Alexander, Frummie Blatt, Hume Cronyn, Tandy Cronyn

40. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

41. Reflections on the Silver Screen (1990–1996)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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American Movie Classics interview series with New York University film professor Richard Brown. Brown conducted one-on-one interviews with some of Hollywood's greatest stars.

Stars: Richard Brown, Lauren Bacall, Hume Cronyn, Audrey Hepburn

42. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

43. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Curt Goetz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

44. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

45. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

46. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: William Brower, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt, Pat Kirkland

47. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

48. The Seventh Cross (1944)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Anna Seghers | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy

49. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

50. To Dance with the White Dog (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry Kay, Susan Cooper | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Christine Baranski, Terry Beaver