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1. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

2. 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

3. 'Way Out (1961– )

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

4. The Goldbergs (1949–1956)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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"The Goldbergs" were, if not the first, among the first of the sitcoms. It was a domestic comedy featuring the home life of a Jewish family... See full synopsis »

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

5. The Mountain Eagle (1926)

57 min | Romance, Thriller

7.3
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In the Kentucky hills a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit.

Writers: Max Ferner, Charles Lapworth, Eliot Stannard | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Nita Naldi, Malcolm Keen, John F. Hamilton

6. The Undercover Man (1949)

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

6.8
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Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Writers: Frank J. Wilson, Jack Rubin, Sydney Boehm, Malvin Wald | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley

7. The Big Story (1949–1958)

30 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer

8. The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

Writers: Frank Ryan, Hans Jacoby, Boris Ingster, Leo Townsend, Sonya Levien | Directors: Bruce Manning, Jean Renoir | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Treacher

9. Men of Texas (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Western

6.6
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Writers: Richard Brooks, Harold Shumate | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Robert Stack, Broderick Crawford, Jackie Cooper, Anne Gwynne

10. Headin' for God's Country (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Action, War

6.6
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Writers: Houston Branch, Elizabeth Meehan | Director: William Morgan | Stars: William Lundigan, Virginia Dale, Harry Davenport, Harry Shannon

11. Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, History, Western

6.4
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In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for ... See full summary »

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Neil H. Swanson | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy

12. The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Hugh Herbert | Directors: James Cruze, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane

13. The Passionate Adventure (1924)

Drama

6.3
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A rich man leaves his wife, poses as a coster, and saves a factory girl from a crook.

Writers: Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Morton, Frank Stayton | Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Alice Joyce, Marjorie Daw, Clive Brook, Lillian Hall-Davis

14. Shantytown (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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Elizabeth "Liz" Gorty (Mary Lee) lives with her mother and stepfather in a ramshackle boarding house in "Shantytown" on the "wrong side of the tracks." Bill Allen (John Archer) and his wife... See full summary »

Writers: Olive Cooper, Henry K. Moritz | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Mary Lee, John Archer, Marjorie Lord, Harry Davenport

15. Pilot #5 (1943)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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A small group of Allied soldiers and airmen on Java are being bombed by Japanese 'planes daily. With only one working fighter of their own, and five pilots anxious to fly it, the Dutch ... See full summary »

Writer: David Hertz | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt, Gene Kelly, Van Johnson

16. The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.0
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An enigmatic gang leader known as "The Boss," who is a dead-ringer for Simon, puts "The Saint" under suspicion of murder.

Writers: Ben Holmes, Leslie Charteris | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: George Sanders, Helene Whitney, Jonathan Hale, Bela Lugosi

17. Gold Rush Maisie (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.

Writers: Elizabeth Reinhardt, Mary C. McCall Jr., Wilson Collison | Directors: Edwin L. Marin, J. Walter Ruben, Norman Taurog | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lee Bowman, Slim Summerville, Virginia Weidler

18. Spy Train (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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A train leaves Los Angeles with a Nazi spy, a woman, a reporter, their respective sidekicks, and the wrong suitcase: one with a bomb in it.

Writers: Scott Littlefield, Leslie Swabacker, Bart Lytton | Director: Harold Young | Stars: Richard Travis, Catherine Craig, Chick Chandler, Thelma White

19. The Goldbergs (1949–1956)
Episode: The Jury (1955)

Comedy

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When chosen for a jury of an accused pickpocket. Molly convinces the other jurors that the man is innocent and they vote to acquit. When the accused later shows up at the Goldbergs' ... See full summary »

Writer: Gertrude Berg | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Tom Taylor

20. The Burgomaster of Stilemonde (1929)

Drama, War

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In Belgium, Uhlans order the burgomaster to be shot by his son-in-law.

Director: George J. Banfield | Stars: John Martin Harvey, Fern Andra, Robert Andrews, John F. Hamilton

21. To What Red Hell (1929)

100 min | Crime

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A woman shelters her epileptic son when he kills a prostitute.

Writers: Leslie S. Hiscott, Percy Robinson | Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, John F. Hamilton, Bramwell Fletcher, Jillian Sand

22. The Ringer (1928)

86 min | Crime, Drama

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Police fail to prevent a disguised crook from killing his partner.

Writer: Edgar Wallace | Director: Arthur Maude | Stars: Leslie Faber, Annette Benson, Lawson Butt, Nigel Barrie

23. Shadow of Egypt (1924)

Adventure

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In Egypt a Sheik loves an artist's wife but is killed in a revolt following the artists' sale of treasures.

Writers: Norma Lorimer, Sidney Morgan | Director: Sidney Morgan | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Alma Taylor, Milton Rosmer, Joan Morgan

24. Mademoiselle from Armentieres (1927)

War

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A French girl meets her captured British lover whilst acting as a spy.

Writers: Gareth Gundrey, Victor Saville | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: John Stuart, Alf Goddard, Humberston Wright, Gabriel Rosca

25. Mystery at the Villa Rose (1930)

99 min | Crime, Mystery

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Jewel thieves kill a rich widow and frame a fake medium.

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Cyril Twyford | Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Norah Baring, Austin Trevor, Richard Cooper, Barbara Gott

26. The Masked Menace (1927)

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Writer: Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Arch Heath | Stars: Larry Kent, Jean Arthur, Thomas Holding, Laura Alberta

27. A South Sea Bubble (1928)

100 min | Comedy

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A strange collection of "adventurers" set out in the South Seas in search of buried treasure.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Ivor Novello, Benita Hume, Annette Benson, S.J. Warmington

28. The Hellcat (1928)

Drama, Romance

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A scientist adopts a slum girl and she saves him from a murderous lover.

Writer: Florence Kilpatrick | Director: Harry Hughes | Stars: Mabel Poulton, Eric Bransby Williams, John F. Hamilton, Pauline Johnson

29. White Cargo (1929)

88 min | Drama

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The manager of a rubber plantation marries a native and she tries to poison him.

Writers: Leon Gordon, Ida Vera Simonton, J.B. Williams | Director: J.B. Williams | Stars: Leslie Faber, John F. Hamilton, Maurice Evans, Sebastian Smith

30. The Mystery of Brudenell Court (1924)

Short, Crime, Drama

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An old man tells a girl reporter how he solved a crime.

Writers: Hugh Croise, Baroness Emmuska Orczy | Director: Hugh Croise | Stars: Rolf Leslie, Renee Wakefield, John F. Hamilton, Molly Johnson

31. Money Isn't Everything (1925)

Romance

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A clerk wins the sweeps and weds a secretary, who has an affair with her ex-employer.

Writers: Susan Cole, Isobel Johnstone | Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Olive Sloane, Arthur Burne, Gladys Hamer, John F. Hamilton

32. The Last Witness (1925)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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A KC prosecutes his own wife for apparently killing her MP lover.

Writer: F. Britten Austin | Director: Fred Paul | Stars: Isobel Elsom, Fred Paul, Stella Arbenina, Queenie Thomas

33. Rainbow Riley (1926)

70 min | Comedy

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Writers: Thompson Buchanan, John W. Krafft | Director: Charles Hines | Stars: Johnny Hines, Brenda Bond, Bradley Barker, Dan Mason

35. The Silver Lining (1927)

Crime, Drama

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A gamekeeper takes the blame when his brother steals some pearls.

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Marie Ault, Patrick Aherne, John F. Hamilton, Eve Gray

36. The Three Kings (1928)

Drama

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A clown loves a young housekeeper and saves her from a fire caused by a jealous lion tamer.

Writers: Curt J. Braun, Henry Edwards | Director: Hans Steinhoff | Stars: Henry Edwards, Evelyn Holt, Warwick Ward, John F. Hamilton

37. A Window in Piccadilly (1928)

Romance

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A rich man's son has an affair with a vamp but returns to his street-singer sweetheart.

Writer: Sidney Morgan | Director: Sidney Morgan | Stars: DeGroot, Joan Morgan, John F. Hamilton, James Carew

38. After Dark (II) (1924)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Bertram Atkey | Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Eric Bransby Williams, Joyce Dearsley, John F. Hamilton, Gertrude Sterroll

39. The Third Eye (1929)

Crime

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A crooked financier installs an inventor's television sets in banks to discover safe combinations.

Writers: Maclean Rogers, Sam Winston | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Dorothy Seacombe, Ian Harding, Hayford Hobbs, John F. Hamilton

40. The Big Story (1949–1958)
Episode: Harold Faller of the Huntington Advertiser of West Virginia (1951)

Drama

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Writer: Arnold Perl | Director: Charles Skinner | Stars: Charles Bell, Jim Boles, Dallas Boyd, Ernest Chappell

41. 'Way Out (1961– )
Episode: Hush-Hush (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Scientist uses his new sedative sound waves to quiet his nagging wife. However, once his wife is calm she can't stand any noise at all & quiets everyone and everything anyway she can.

Writer: Robert Van Scoyk | Director: Mel Ferber | Stars: Roald Dahl, Philip Coolidge, Mary Cushman, John F. Hamilton

42. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Wound Within (1958)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Henry Denker | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Frank Conroy, Joan Croydon, Farley Granger, John F. Hamilton