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1. The Wild One (1953)

TV-14 | 79 min | Drama

6.9
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

Writers: John Paxton, Frank Rooney | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin

2. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

3. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.1
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

Writers: Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde, Whitfield Cook, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

5. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Hellman, James V. Kern, Aubrey Wisberg | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

6. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

7. The Stranger (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Victor Trivas, Decla Dunning | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

8. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

TV-G | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Writers: Moss Hart, Myles Connolly | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

9. Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.9
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The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Writer: Wyott Ordung | Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle

10. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

Creators: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

11. The Sniper (1952)

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

7.1
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Writers: Harry Brown, Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

12. The Bigamist (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

6.7
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Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, Lou Schor, Collier Young | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien

13. Casanova Brown (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel, was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her ... See full summary »

Writers: Floyd Dell, Nunnally Johnson, Thomas Mitchell | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan, Anita Louise

14. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. Fortunately it's Christmas, a time ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Irving Elinson, Edmund L. Hartmann, Robert O'Brien, Damon Runyon, Frank Tashlin | Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

15. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

16. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy

7.0
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Groucho Marx | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

17. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack

18. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Fred Allen, Jay Dratler, Alma Reville | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

19. Something for the Birds (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.8
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Enviromentalist Anne Richards goes to Washington D. C. to fight for getting legislation passed to save the last remaining sanctuary of the almost-extinct California Condor. She enlists the ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin M. Josephy, Joseph Petracca, Boris Ingster | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Victor Mature, Patricia Neal, Edmund Gwenn, Larry Keating

20. Somebody Loves Me (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith, Adele Jergens

21. Biff Baker, U.S.A. (1952–1954)

30 min | Adventure

7.5
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A Husband-and-Wife Spy Team pose as American Importers behind the Iron Curtain.

Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart, John Wengraf, Charles Bronson

22. Man Crazy (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.6
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Three women come to Hollywood to break into the movies.

Writers: Sidney Harmon, Philip Yordan | Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Neville Brand, Christine White, Irene Anders, Colleen Miller

23. Crazylegs (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Writer: Hall Bartlett | Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Lloyd Nolan, Joan Vohs, James Millican

24. Three Desperate Men (1951)

71 min | Crime, Western

5.8
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When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) ... See full summary »

Writer: Orville H. Hampton | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Preston Foster, Jim Davis, Virginia Grey, Ross Latimer

25. Dixieland Droopy (1954)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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Don't be fooled by the title - Droopy looks like Droopy, but he's actually jazzman John Pettibone, with his performing flea combo, and the film shows how it came into being.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown

26. Symphony in Slang (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.4
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Various saints are logging details of everyone entering Heaven, but because they're a bit out of touch with early 1950s slang, they come up with some very strange impressions of a recently ... See full summary »

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Star: John Brown

27. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie, Bob Sweeney

28. A Peach of a Pair (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Dolph Singer, Jack Henley | Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Shemp Howard, Daphne Pollard, Elmer Brown, John Brown

29. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Babs and Simon Step Out (1949)

Comedy

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Riley's insistence that Babs has nothing to do with Simon comes between him and Babs. He forbids her to see him, then when she sneaks around behind his back, he chases Simon off. Both his wife and daughter are very upset with him.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott, Ashmead Scott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Gloria Winters, Jimmy Lydon

30. Biff Baker, U.S.A. (1952–1954)
Episode: Counterfeit Plates (1952)

30 min | Adventure

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While vacationing in the German Alps, Biff and Louise learn of a Nazi plan to counterfeit American money and try to find the missing plates that were used to print the twenty dollar bills.

Writers: Fenton Earnshaw, Maurice Zimm | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart, Kenneth Tobey, John Brown

31. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: Double Exposure (1952)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Joan Harrison, Ben Hecht, Philip MacDonald | Director: Robert Boyle | Stars: John Beal, Amanda Blake, John Brown, Jack Daly

32. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Egbert's Chemistry Set (1949)

30 min | Comedy

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Riley and his neighbor Gillis debate which of their sons has the most talent after learning of a special father-son meeting at the local high school. To compete against Gillis' boastful ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack

33. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Five Dollar Bill (1950)

Comedy

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Money goes missing and Riley thinks Junior is somehow involved despite the boy's protests he knows nothing. Riley agonizes over what to do for punishment. He does not want to loose the ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Gloria Winters

34. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: George is Sick (1951)

Comedy

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George is sick. People keep bringing him food to help him gain strength and recover.

Writer: Harvey Helm | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

35. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Happy Hmm Hmm (1951)

Comedy

6.0
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Gracie discovers that today's date is circled on her calendar, but she doesn't remember why. She assumes she's supposed to throw a party.

Writer: Harvey Helm | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

36. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Insurance (1950)

30 min | Comedy

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Riley is hounded into signing an insurance, which means he has to under take a medical examination. Riley become concerned when the results are not as positive as he expected.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Lanny Rees

37. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Johnny Velvet's Day in Court (1951)

Comedy

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Gracie witnesses an car accident that involves gangster Johnny Velvet. Velvet and his attorney try to intimidate Gracie into testifying in his favor.

Writer: Harvey Helm | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

38. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Junior Falls for Teacher (1949)

Comedy

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Peg is concerned by Junior's behavior. The boy is picking at his food and seems completely distracted. Riley discovers Junior is in love with his teacher, meeting the woman he begins to ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Lanny Rees

39. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Leroy Lends a Hand (1951)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Andy (Spencer Williams) starts off his first morning as a co-owner (with The Kingfish (Tim Moore)) of a parking lot by denting a couple of fenders... See full synopsis »

Creators: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

40. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Nervous Breakdown (1949)

Comedy

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Peg becomes angry when she hears Riley has bought a divers helmet to go with a colony of bees he has also purchased. A friend suggest Peg may be suffering a nervous condition and Riley has ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Alan Lipscott, Reuben Ship, Ashmead Scott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Gloria Winters

41. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Riley's Birthday Gift (1949)

Comedy

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Riley takes a long distance call from his mother in Brooklyn, and is reminded it is his birthday. He gets into a complete funk when he thinks his son had forgotten to buy him a gift. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Gloria Winters

42. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Teenage Girl Spends the Weekend (1951)

Comedy

7.0
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The Vanderlips are going out of town for a few days, so Gracie volunteers to let their teenage daughter Emily stay with her and George during that time. Emily soon gets an interesting lesson when Gracie "helps" her with her schoolwork.

Writers: Paul Henning, Sid Dorfman, Harvey Helm, William Burns | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

43. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Andersons Move In (1951)

Comedy

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Harry Morton sells a lot in the neighborhood to some out-of-state people.

Writer: Harvey Helm | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

44. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: The Banned Book (1950)

Comedy

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Riley becomes concerned when he reads a book has been banned in a Boston school district. Investigating, Riley discovers Bab's has been instructed by her teacher to read the same book.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Gloria Winters, Lanny Rees

45. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: The French Professor (1949)

Comedy

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Riley discovers a letter written to his daughter in French, investigating he discovers it is from her teacher who Bab's has a huge crush on. Riley is outraged at the thought of such a ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Directors: Herbert I. Leeds, Irving Brecher | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Gloria Winters

46. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: The Gambler (1950)

Comedy

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Riley becomes concerned when he catches Junior gambling on a small scale. Riley tries to teach him a lesson about gambling, but as only as Riley can do, the lesson goes horribly wrong.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown, Lanny Rees

47. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Income Tax Man (1951)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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George's accountant can't grasp Gracie's proposed tax deductions.

Writers: Paul Henning, Sid Dorfman, Harvey Helm, William Burns | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

48. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Mustache (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Ricky grows a mustache to get an acting job in a movie. Lucy doesn't like it, so she wears a fake beard and mustache she gets from Fred. The adhesive is so old, it won't come off.

Writers: Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll Jr. | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

49. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Vanderlips' Dinner Party (1951)

Comedy

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The Vanderlips are having a dinner party, but have not invited Blanche and Harry.

Writer: Harvey Helm | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

50. The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
Episode: Tonsils (1949)

Comedy

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Riley visits the company doctor after swallowing a small fish bone. The doctor finds he's suffering from tonsillitis and needs an operation immediately. Riley over reacts and turns the ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Brecher, Reuben Ship, Alan Lipscott | Directors: Herbert I. Leeds, Edward Stevens | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Gloria Winters, Lanny Rees