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1. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Mild-mannered Herbert Konish is living multiple simultaneous and separate lives, stumping the detectives who are trying to figure out exactly who he is and what crimes he may have committed.

Writer: Ernest Kinoy | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

2. Victoria Regina (1961 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

8.0
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Writers: Robert Hartung, Laurence Housman | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, James Donald, Basil Rathbone, Pamela Brown

3. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: The Prisoner of Zenda (1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Anthony Hope | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Philip Bosco, John Call, Francis Compton

4. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were... See full summary »

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

5. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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Writers: Charles Dickens, Michael Dyne | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Max Adrian, Douglas Campbell, Francis Compton, James Donald

6. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

7. Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957)

34 min | Short, Drama, History

5.8
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This is a 37-minute orientation film, filmed in the spring of 1956, for visitors to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and photographed in the area restored by the Rockerfeller Foundation. The... See full summary »

Writer: Emmet Lavery | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Jack Lord, Leora Dana, Margery Maude, Richard Striker

8. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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Stars: James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Tim O'Connor, Max Adrian

9. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Bottle Imp (1957)

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Francis Compton, Thayer David, Robert Fortin, Farley Granger

10. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

11. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: The Small Servant (1955)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Charles Dickens | Stars: Diane Cilento, Francis Compton, Brenda Forbes, Laurence Harvey

12. Inner Sanctum (1954– )

27 min | Mystery

8.3
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Stars: Edward Binns, Rusty Lane, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart

13. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Apollo of Bellac (1954)

Drama, History, Music

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Writers: Jean Giraudoux, Maurice Valency | Stars: Francis Compton, Alistair Cooke, Doris Dalton, Claude Dauphin

14. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: The Hangman in the Fog (1954)

Drama

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Writer: Lionel Shapiro | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Dane Clark, Francis Compton, Neil Fitzgerald, Michael Gorrin

15. Inner Sanctum (1954– )
Episode: The Silent Bride (1954)

Mystery

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Stars: Katharine Bard, Barbara Baxley, Francis Compton, Rusty Lane

16. 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

17. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

18. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Breakdown (1953)

Drama

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Scientist Philip Armstrong returns to England to conduct tests on a top secret government weapon. Dr. Allen, whom he doesn't know, is assigned to work with him. The doctor confides that ... See full summary »

Writer: Adrian Spies | Director: Norman Felton | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Brian Aherne, Horace Braham, Francis Compton

19. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Man in Possession (1953)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: H.M. Harwood, Arthur Arent | Stars: Francis Compton, Robert Coote, Brenda Forbes, Rex Harrison

20. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: The White Carnation (1953)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Francis Compton, Valerie Cossart, Ian Keith

21. 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

22. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: All Hallow's Eve (1952)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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In 1880s London, Mr. Markheim stabs to death a pawnbroker whose wealth he has long envied. Markheim says he intends take some of the businessman's riches, marry, and become a saintly man. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Halsted Welles | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Franchot Tone, Romney Brent, Francis Compton, Penny Hayes

23. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Jane Eyre (1952)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Charlotte Brontë, James P. Cavanagh | Director: Jack Gage | Stars: Katharine Bard, Eva Leonard Boyne, Hamish Cochrane, Veronica Cole

24. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: King of the Castle (1952)

Drama

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In this dramatic comedy, the last in a long line of Scottish lords goes to great measures to avoid the family curse.

Writer: Thomas Phipps | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leslie Barrie, Francis Compton, Melville Cooper

25. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: The Law-Abiding (1952)

60 min | Drama

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An operative of the U.S. government has the task of spying on Dr. Anton Radjak, a Czech scientist, who's snooping around London. He's very interested in stealing the new discovery made by U.S. and Great Britain scientists.

Writer: Joel Hammil | Director: Norman Felton | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Faith Brook, Francis Compton, Kurt Katch

26. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Chance for Happiness (1951)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Francis Compton, Betty Furness, Murray Matheson, Michael McAloney

27. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: A Family Affair (1951)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Francis Compton, Marga Ann Deighton, Isobel Elsom, Lee Filips

28. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: Marcia Akers (1951)

Drama

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Writer: William Kendall Clarke | Stars: James Baley, Kendall Clark, Russell Collins, Francis Compton

29. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Mr. Mummery's Suspicion (1951)

60 min | Drama

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A female cook is known to have been poisoning her patrons, and Mr. Mummery, an elderly man who doesn't quite trust his young wife, begins to suspect that she has jut hired the killer chef. ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Sapinsley, Dorothy L. Sayers | Director: Martin Magner | Stars: Roland Young, Faith Brook, Francis Compton, Josephine Brown

30. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: Night Song (1951)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Anne Howard Bailey | Stars: Francis Compton, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dorothy Peterson, Donald Woods

31. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Stairway to Heaven (1951)

Drama

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In this fantasy, a pilot learns that his life has been predetermined to end at a certain time. He temporarily evades his fate because of a snafu on the part of his heavenly emissary and his love of a WAC.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Alvin Sapinsley | Director: Norman Felton | Stars: Lee Bowman, Robert Montgomery, Francis Compton, Bramwell Fletcher

32. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: The Dark Corridor (1951)

Drama

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Stars: Wesley Addy, Stella Andrew, Philippa Bevans, Francis Compton

33. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)
Episode: The Touchstone (1951)

Drama

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Writers: Lois Jacoby, Edith Wharton | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Francis Compton, Jerome Cowan, Jacqueline deWit, Paul Kirk Giles

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Passenger to Bali (1950)

60 min | Drama

4.9
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Captain English permits Mr. Walkes to board his ship bound for Bali, only to learn Walkes is unwelcome at virtually every port - forcing English to endure his increasingly unwelcome guest.

Writers: Worthington Miner, Ellis St. Joseph | Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Colin Keith-Johnston, Berry Kroeger, Francis Compton, Barry Macollum

38. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)
Episode: Highly Recommended (1950)

Drama

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Stars: Dora Clement, Francis Compton, Mary Wickes

39. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)
Episode: Laburnum Grove (1950)

Drama

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Writers: Edward Mabley, J.B. Priestley | Stars: Francis Compton, Ernest Cossart, Valerie Cossart, Raymond Massey

40. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Willow Cabin (1950)

60 min | Drama

4.6
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Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Pamela Frankau | Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Charlton Heston, Priscilla Gillette, Faith Brook

41. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

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

42. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Boy Meets Girl (1949)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Walter Hart, Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack | Director: George Zachary | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Michael Harvey, Edward Andrews, Francis Compton

43. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

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

60 min | Drama

7.7
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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

45. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

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

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

30 min | Drama

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

47. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid.

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond, Jack Carson

48. Rage in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Isherwood, Robert Thoeren, James Hilton | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Lucile Watson

49. They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gen as the Japanese army invades China.

Writers: Edwin Justus Mayer, Anita Loos, Leon Gordon, John H. Kafka | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Jessie Ralph

50. She Knew All the Answers (1941)

85 min | Comedy

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Writers: Jane Allen, Kenneth Earl, Curtis Kenyon, Harry Segall | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, John Hubbard, Eve Arden