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1. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »

Writers: Bradbury Foote, Dore Schary, Hugo Butler, H. Alan Dunn | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler

2. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like... See full summary »

Creator: William Roberts | Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

3. Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Writers: Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rachel Crothers, S.K. Lauren, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Anne Shirley, Ruby Keeler, James Ellison, Fay Bainter

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Writers: Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, James Thurber | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

5. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

7.8
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, John Michael Hayes | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

6. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.4
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Writers: Ring Lardner Jr., Michael Kanin | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

7. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Writers: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Owen Davis | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

8. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ken Berry, Jean Inness

9. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

10. 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, Jack Carter

11. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.6
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

12. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Writers: Viña Delmar, Josephine Lawrence, Helen Leary, Nolan Leary | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

13. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien, Philip Stong | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

14. Our Town (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »

Writers: Thornton Wilder, Frank Craven, Harry Chandlee | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

15. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

16. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

17. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

18. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Writers: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

19. The Human Comedy (1943)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Writers: William Saroyan, Howard Estabrook | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

20. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Grover Jones, Frank Butler, Richard Connell, Lynn Root, Harry Clork | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

21. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Booth Tarkington, Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

22. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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

23. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

24. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

25. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

26. Dark Waters (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.5
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A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Writers: Francis M. Cockrell, Marian B. Cockrell, Joan Harrison, Arthur T. Horman | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

27. The President's Lady (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, Irving Stone | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire, Fay Bainter

28. The Heavenly Body (1944)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Writers: Jacques Théry, Harry Kurnitz, Michael Arlen, Walter Reisch | Directors: Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter

29. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

30. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

31. 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

32. Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, William L. White | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline | Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce

33. Daughters Courageous (1939)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Bennett, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Irving White | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, Fay Bainter

34. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Wells Root, George Bruce | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins

35. White Banners (1938)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.1
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A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Lloyd C. Douglas, Lenore J. Coffee, Cameron Rogers, Abem Finkel | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Bainter, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville

36. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Howard Estabrook, Owen Wister, Kirk La Shelle | Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

37. The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Writers: Jane Murfin, Ogden Nash, Keith Winter | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

38. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

39. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

40. June Bride (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

7.3
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A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Eileen Tighe, Graeme Lorimer | Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Betty Lynn

41. Cry 'Havoc' (1943)

Passed | 97 min | War, Drama

7.0
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The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when it arrives, it sure isn't what they expected. A motley crew, including a Southern belle, a waitress, and a stripper, show up. Many ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Osborn, Allan Kenward | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Fay Bainter

42. Quality Street (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Writers: J.M. Barrie, Allan Scott, Mortimer Offner | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

43. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

5.6
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Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

Writers: Clemence Dane, Dalton Trumbo | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter, Herbert Marshall

44. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

45. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

46. The Linkletter Show (1952–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Family

5.2
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Stars: Art Linkletter, Edith Head, Phyllis Diller, Nelson Eddy

47. Deep Valley (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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Uneducated and poor, Libby lives a sheltered life in a broken down shack with her unloving parents. When a work crew of San Quentin convicts arrives to put in a new road, she takes an ... See full summary »

Writers: Salka Viertel, Stephen Morehouse Avery, Dan Totheroh | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, Wayne Morris, Fay Bainter

48. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)

Passed | 86 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: George Oppenheimer | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Richard Ney, Jean Rogers

49. Close to My Heart (1951)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: James R. Webb | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John

50. Maryland (1940)

92 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.

Writers: Jack Andrews, Ethel Hill | Director: Henry King | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne