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1. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family
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 »
2. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.
4. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
30 min | Comedy, Family
The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »
5. North (1994)
PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules ... See full summary »
6. Hazel (1961–1966)
30 min | Comedy
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
7. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
25 min | Western
Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
8. He Walked by Night (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
9. The Oscar (1966)
Approved | 119 min | Drama
Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.
10. Tulsa (1949)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance
It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »
11. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
12. Captain Midnight (1954–1958)
30 min | Sci-Fi
Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »
14. The Noose Hangs High (1948)
77 min | Comedy
Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers he sent for to pick up $50,000. Now the person he sent them to sent two of his men to ... See full summary »
Writers: Julian Blaustein, Bernard Feins, John Grant, Charles Grayson, Howard Harris, Arthur T. Horman, Daniel Taradash | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joseph Calleia, Leon Errol
15. Raw Deal (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Joe Sullivan is itching to get out of prison. He's taken the rap for Rick, who owes him $50 Grand. Rick sets up an escape for Joe, knowing that Joe will be caught escaping and be shot or ... See full summary »
16. The Prowler (1951)
92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.
18. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
Unrated | 78 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »
20. Port of New York (1949)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.
22. Repeat Performance (1947)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. Great dialogue as she makes her ... See full summary »
24. The Underworld Story (1950)
Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces.
25. Out of the Blue (1947)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy
Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh, a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae; a Bohemian artist, David Galleo and his ... See full summary »
26. Behind Locked Doors (1948)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private ... See full summary »
27. Tightrope (1959–1960)
30 min | Drama, Crime
Mike Conners played an unnamed police undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »
28. Railroaded! (1947)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.
29. Love from a Stranger (1947)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.
31. Million Dollar Weekend (1948)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nicholas Lawrence, a young stockbroker, embezzles a million dollars worth of cash and stock, planning to flee to Shanghai. En route, he meets Cynthia Strong, who is fleeing Los Angeles ... See full summary »
33. It's a Joke, Son! (1947)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, ... See full summary »
35. Window on Main Street (1961–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Cam Brooks, a writer, returns to Millsberg, his hometown, and renews his friendship with the editor of the local newspaper, Lloyd Ramsey. The inhabitants of the town were subjects of Cam's ... See full summary »
36. Northwest Stampede (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Western
When his father dies, rodeo star Dan Bennett returns to his ranch but hires on as a ranch hand. A horse known as the White Outlaw is the leader of a herd of wild horses and Dan's obsession ... See full summary »
37. Lost Honeymoon (1947)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Romance
When an Englishwoman dies, leaving behind two children, her devoted friend decides to take the children to find the woman's husband, an American serviceman who had returned to the USA. But ... See full summary »
38. Bury Me Dead (1947)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman... See full summary »
39. Canon City (1948)
82 min | Action, Crime, Drama
This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees and it shows the efforts placed to capture these men.
40. Happy (1960–1961)
30 min | Comedy
A sitcom centering on toddler Christopher Hapgood "Happy" Day and his parents. Happy's thoughts could be heard by the audience in the same way Bruce Willis' voice of the baby could be heard in "Look Who's Talking."
41. Adventures of Casanova (1948)
Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, History
After Palermo falls in 1793, a notorious ladies man joins the underground resistance movement--but still finds time for the ladies.
42. For Men Only (1952)
93 min | Drama
A college professor begins to suspect that a student's accidental death was tied to his refusal to take part in a traditional "hazing" and was no accident.
43. The Big Cat (1949)
Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.
44. Man from Texas (1948)
71 min | Western
James Craig is torn between his criminal career as the masked bandit named the "El Paso Kid," and the life of a law-abiding citizen with his long-suffering wife Zoe (Bari). Throughout the ... See full summary »
46. Mickey (1948)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
Young girl is constantly getting into trouble and embarrassing her father, who finally puts his foot down.
47. Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948)
71 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo ... See full summary »
48. Assigned to Danger (1948)
Approved | 66 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Insurance investigator Dan Sullivan is forced to pose as a doctor while investigating a huge payroll robbery.
50. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)
30 min | Drama
When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »