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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. Wire Service (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Adventures of three globetrotting reporters working for an international wire service.

Stars: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent, Malcolm Atterbury

3. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

4. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

5. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Will J. White, Olan Soule

6. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Writers: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Robert Rossen, Mark Hellinger | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

7. Mr. Skeffington (1944)

TV-G | 146 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge and predictable complications result.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Elizabeth von Arnim | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

8. 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

9. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

10. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

11. Detective Story (1951)

TV-PG | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler, Sidney Kingsley | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

12. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.6
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Sale, Mary Loos | Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

13. 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

14. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.

Writers: Samuel G. Engel, Lester Ziffren, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Ted North

15. 42nd Street (1928)

8 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Stars: Ann Codee, Frank Orth

16. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Nathan, Joseph Schrank, Paul Gallico, Pauline Gallico | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

17. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war. Jewish-American Noah Ackerman deals with antisemitism at home and ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Irwin Shaw | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

18. 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

19. Hangover Square (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Patrick Hamilton | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan

20. Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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While in Paris for a reunion on the eve of World War II, Charlie finds that the murder of an hated businessman leads him to a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Germany.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Gina Kaus, Ladislas Fodor, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Sidney Toler, Lynn Bari, Richard Clarke, Harold Huber

21. An American in Paris (1951)

TV-PG | 113 min | Musical, Romance

7.3
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

22. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

23. Kitty (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

7.3
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An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.

Writers: Rosamond Marshall, Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen

24. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Dark Room (1959)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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A female photojournalist on assignment in France takes an apartment and begins to work with a somewhat mysterious male model. Thngs come to a head when she has a brush with the supernatural that could well mean her death.

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Marcel Dalio, Cloris Leachman, Paul Dubov

25. Divide and Conquer (1943)

57 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.

Writer: Roger Q. Denny | Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Knox Manning, Murray Alper, General Bergeret, Monte Blue

26. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

27. Come Live with Me (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Seeking US citizenship, a Viennese refugee arranges a marriage of convenience with a struggling writer.

Writers: Patterson McNutt, Virginia Van Upp | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

28. Interrupted Melody (1955)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.

Writers: William Ludwig, Sonya Levien, Marjorie Lawrence | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore, Cecil Kellaway

29. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.0
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A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers; he announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Companéez, Simon Gantillon, Ernst Neubach, Leo Rosten | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

30. Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Jacques Théry, Benjamin Glazer, Hans Székely | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

31. The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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During the ceremony marrying Ellen and David, a stranger stands up when that phrase "if anyone knows why these two may not be joined..." is spoken. The stranger announces that Ellen is ... See full summary »

Writers: Lionel Houser, Jack Leonard, James O'Hanlon | Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl, Paul Kelly

32. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Writer: Robert Pirosh | Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

33. Thin Ice (1937)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A Swiss hotel's ski instructor falls in love with a man who goes skiing every morning.

Writers: Boris Ingster, Milton Sperling, Attila Orbók | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Arthur Treacher, Raymond Walburn

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Into Thin Air (1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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When a young woman leaves her ill mother in a Paris hotel room and comes back later, she finds her mother is missing, and all the hotel's employees deny she and her mother were ever there.

Writer: Marian B. Cockrell | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Hitchcock, Geoffrey Toone, Alan Napier

35. Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Jean Webster | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

36. Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, War, Action

6.7
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Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Merle Miller | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana

37. The Clown (1953)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins, Martin Rackin | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Loring Smith

38. Under My Skin (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

6.7
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On the run from gamblers he double-crossed, expatriate jockey Danny Butler tries to justify his son's faith in him as a winner.

Writers: Ernest Hemingway, Casey Robinson | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: John Garfield, Micheline Presle, Luther Adler, Orley Lindgren

39. That Midnight Kiss (1949)

96 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Manning, Tamara Hovey | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore, Mario Lanza

40. I Was an Adventuress (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A pair of crooks (von Stroheim and Lorre) use a phony countess (Zorina) who winds up falling in love with one of their victims (Greene).

Writers: Karl Tunberg, Don Ettlinger, John O'Hara, Jacques Companéez, Herbert Juttke, Hans Jacoby, Michel Duran | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Vera Zorina, Richard Greene, Erich von Stroheim, Peter Lorre

41. Show Business (1944)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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A song-and-dance man and his comic partner undergo romantic ups and downs when they team up with a female duo and transition from burlesque to vaudeville.

Writers: Joseph Quillan, Dorothy Bennett, Irving Elinson, Bert Granet | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Eddie Cantor, George Murphy, Joan Davis, Nancy Kelly

42. On the Riviera (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Jack Martin (Danny Kaye), an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera, does an impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran (Kaye, again) so convincingly that ... See full summary »

Writers: Valentine Davies, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Rudolph Lothar, Hans Adler, Jessie Ernst | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio

43. Johnny Angel (1945)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Fisher, Frank Gruber, Charles G. Booth | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso, Lowell Gilmore

44. The Unfinished Dance (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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Meg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Morand, Myles Connolly | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth, Danny Thomas

45. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Writers: Sy Gomberg, Richard Sale | Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

46. This Love of Ours (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Manning, John D. Klorer, Leonard Lee, Luigi Pirandello | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Merle Oberon, Charles Korvin, Claude Rains, Carl Esmond

47. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Bolton, George Wells, Myles Connolly, Jean Holloway | Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

48. Bathing Beauty (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.

Writers: Kenneth Earl, M.M. Musselman, Curtis Kenyon, Joseph Schrank, Dorothy Kingsley, Allen Boretz, Frank Waldman | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Bill Goodwin

49. Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Writers: Richard Weil, Sam Hellman, Francis Swann, James V. Kern | Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

50. Secret Agent X-9 (1945)

Approved | 246 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel.

Writers: Joseph O'Donnell, Harold Channing Wire, Patricia Harper | Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Keye Luke, Jan Wiley, Victoria Horne