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

Documentary

9.2
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Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

Votes: 154

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

9.0
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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

Votes: 100

3. The 40th Annual Tony Awards (1986 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: George Abbott, Debbie Allen, Philip Anglim, Susan Anton

Votes: 6

4. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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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

Votes: 81

5. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

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: 68

6. Angel Passing (1998)

28 min | Short

8.8
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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

Votes: 24

7. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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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, Florenz Ames

Votes: 78

8. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.7
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Interviews with figures from public life.

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

Votes: 95

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

30 min | Drama

8.7
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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

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

Votes: 19

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

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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

Votes: 93

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

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

Votes: 9,038

12. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 130

13. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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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

Votes: 56

14. The Fred Waring Show (1949–1953)

60 min | Music

8.5
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Standard musical show featuring Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians. During the 1949-50 season, there was a dance contest titled Video Ballroom.

Stars: Fred Waring, Gloria Mudell, Morley and Gearhart, Jane Wilson

Votes: 8

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

Drama, History, Music

8.5
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Stars: Marlon Brando, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Esther Williams

Votes: 21

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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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

Votes: 19

17. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 704

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 77

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

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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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

Votes: 398

20. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

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

Votes: 114

21. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Bickford, Stephen McNally

Votes: 88

22. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 27

23. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

Votes: 38

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

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 54

25. Seasons of Love (1999– )

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 »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Rachel Ward, Rip Torn, John Finn

Votes: 80

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

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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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

Votes: 6

27. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 141

28. The Gin Game (1981 TV Movie)

83 min | Drama

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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

Votes: 89

29. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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, Joan Chandler

Votes: 17

30. Rope (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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, Edith Evanson

Votes: 95,383

31. 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

Votes: 45,142

32. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 145

33. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 149

34. 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

Votes: 21

35. The Dollmaker (1984 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama

7.9
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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: Susan Cooper, Hume Cronyn, Harriet Arnow | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jane Fonda, Levon Helm, Amanda Plummer, Susan Kingsley

Votes: 550

36. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 112

37. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 90

38. The Moon and Sixpence (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

7.9
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A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, S. Lee Pogostin | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Hume Cronyn, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 22

39. People: A Musical Celebration (1995 TV Movie)

54 min | Animation

7.9
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When a young girl thinks everyone should be the same because wars and fighting are started by differences, she learns from her grandfather that everyone is different which is what makes the world exciting.

Writers: Joshua M. Greene, Iain McCaig, Peter Spier | Directors: Aleksey Alekseev, Vladlen Barbe, Joshua M. Greene, Svetlana Grossou, Oleg Kuzovkov, Dmitri Naoumov, Igor Veichtaguin, Valeri Zhirnov | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Sasha Gronim, James Earl Jones, Dai Dai Ming

Votes: 16

40. The 50th Annual Tony Awards (1996 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Thomas Meehan, Gary Smith, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Nathan Lane, George Abbott, Christopher Akerlind, Edward Albee

Votes: 27

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

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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

Votes: 58

42. 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

Votes: 20,338

43. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 10,399

44. 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 its rock music performances.

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

Votes: 735

45. Day One (1989 TV Movie)

141 min | Drama, History

7.8
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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

Votes: 314

46. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Veronika Hyks

Votes: 8

47. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed.

Writers: Brent Zacky, Kevin Burns, Monica Bider | Directors: Kevin Burns, Brent Zacky | Stars: Robert Culp, Roddy McDowall, Darryl F. Zanuck, Mel Gussow

Votes: 250

48. The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1992 TV Special)

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Writers: Buddy Sheffield, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Jason Alexander, Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Loni Anderson

Votes: 6

49. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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First episode of a two-part profile on the life and films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Denis Lawson, Jim Forster, Ronald Markham, Matthew Smart

Votes: 50

50. Brute Force (1947)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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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

Votes: 6,354