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1. He Walked by Night (1948)

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

7.2
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann | Stars: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell

Votes: 3,466

2. Raw Deal (1948)

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

7.4
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Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

Votes: 2,845

3. T-Men (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade

Votes: 2,125

4. The Prowler (1951)

92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.3
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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.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Votes: 2,009

5. Hollow Triumph (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks

Votes: 1,457

6. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,296

7. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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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 »

Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,267

8. Railroaded! (1947)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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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.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont, Jane Randolph

Votes: 1,131

9. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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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 »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 1,030

10. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

Votes: 1,010

11. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 980

12. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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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 »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 934

13. The Noose Hangs High (1948)

77 min | Comedy

7.1
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Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers that he sent to pick up $50,000. The person that he sent them to, has sent two of HIS ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joseph Calleia, Leon Errol

Votes: 848

14. The Oscar (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Drama

5.1
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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker

Votes: 822

15. Tulsa (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 775

16. Harlow (I) (1965)

125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 595

17. Behind Locked Doors (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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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 »

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 586

18. Port of New York (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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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.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens, Yul Brynner

Votes: 506

19. Trapped (1949)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

Votes: 500

20. The Underworld Story (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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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.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 472

21. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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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.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 464

22. Repeat Performance (1947)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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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. There is a notable dialogue as ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway

Votes: 289

23. Canon City (1948)

82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell, Stanley Clements

Votes: 284

24. Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965 TV Movie)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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The mighty Hercules battles a sea monster to save the legendary city of Troy.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Gordon Scott, Paul Stevens, Mart Hulswit, Diana Hyland

Votes: 167

25. Bury Me Dead (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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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 »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont, Mark Daniels

Votes: 155

26. Out of the Blue (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: George Brent, Virginia Mayo, Turhan Bey, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 153

27. It's a Joke, Son! (1947)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

6.1
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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 »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Kenny Delmar, Una Merkel, June Lockhart, Kenneth Farrell

Votes: 144

28. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Western

7.6
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The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest.

Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Votes: 140

29. Million Dollar Weekend (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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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 »

Director: Gene Raymond | Stars: Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, Francis Lederer, Robert Warwick

Votes: 137

30. The Big Cat (1949)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 137

31. Let's Live a Little (1948)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Cummings, Anna Sten, Robert Shayne

Votes: 136

32. Lost Honeymoon (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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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 »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Richards, Tom Conway, Frances Rafferty

Votes: 107

33. Love from a Stranger (1947)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: John Hodiak, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, John Howard

Votes: 103

34. Northwest Stampede (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Western

5.6
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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 »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Joan Leslie, James Craig, Jack Oakie, Chill Wills

Votes: 89

35. A House Is Not a Home (1964)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and... See full summary »

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero, Ralph Taeger

Votes: 87

36. Captain Midnight (1954–1958)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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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 »

Stars: Richard Webb, Sid Melton, Olan Soule, Henry Rowland

Votes: 87

37. The Range Rider (1951–1953)

30 min | Western

8.1
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The Range Rider, had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians.

Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones, Bob Woodward, Al Wyatt Sr.

Votes: 87

38. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Mike Connors 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 »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Lewis Charles

Votes: 82

39. When I Grow Up (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

7.7
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"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kanin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Preston, Martha Scott, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 62

40. Mickey (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Young girl is constantly getting into trouble and embarrassing her father, who finally puts his foot down.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Lois Butler, Bill Goodwin, Irene Hervey, John Sutton

Votes: 58

41. Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948)

71 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.3
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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 »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Audrey Long, Fuzzy Knight, James Millican

Votes: 57

42. The Devil on Wheels (1947)

Approved | 67 min | Drama

6.5
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American-International did not invent the juvenile delinquents-jalopies-reckless driving-hot rodders-build it at home-chicken playing genre of movies. PRC and Monogram started churning them... See full summary »

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Noreen Nash, Darryl Hickman, Terry Moore, Lenita Lane

Votes: 57

43. Assigned to Danger (1948)

Approved | 66 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Insurance investigator Dan Sullivan is forced to pose as a doctor while investigating a huge payroll robbery.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Gene Raymond, Noreen Nash, Robert Bice, Martin Kosleck

Votes: 54

44. The Red Stallion (1947)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.9
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A mare dies while foaling the Red Stallion. He is reared by a boy and is entered in a big race - something like the Kentucky Derby.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Robert Paige, Noreen Nash, Ted Donaldson, Jane Darwell

Votes: 53

45. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis Goes to the Movies (1959)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Dennis sneaks out on his sitter to go to the movies where his parents are at and causes trouble at the Movie theater.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 51

46. Tate (1960– )

30 min | Western

7.7
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The adventures of a one-armed gunfighter (he lost the use of an arm during the Civil War) in the Old West.

Stars: David McLean, Don Wilbanks, Robert Redford, Julie Adams

Votes: 49

47. Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)

Approved | 62 min | Mystery

6.4
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Philo goes after a gang of murderous jewel thieves.

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Alan Curtis, Vivian Austin, Frank Jenks, Tala Birell

Votes: 46

48. Spreadin' the Jam (1945)

10 min | Short, Musical

6.2
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A young woman who is unable to pay her rent gets some unexpected help when the other tenants throw a last-minute rent party in her apartment. In the process, they all charm the landlady out... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Jan Clayton, Ben Lessy, Helen Boyce, Les Brown

Votes: 44

49. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.6
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 40

50. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

Stars: David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Robert Ryan, Jack Carson

Votes: 38