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1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

2. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

Writers: James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, Jules Verne | Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley

3. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M | 129 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.

Writers: Horace McCoy, James Poe, Robert E. Thompson | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young

4. Lilies of the Field (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

7.7
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Writers: James Poe, William E. Barrett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino

5. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

95 min | Romance, Western

7.4
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A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, James Poe | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

6. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Writers: Mark Rascovich, James Poe | Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

7. Attack (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, War, Action

7.5
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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between captain Cooney and lieutenant Costa run high.

Writers: Norman Brooks, James Poe | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

8. The Big Knife (1955)

111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this ... See full summary »

Writers: James Poe, Clifford Odets | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

9. Toys in the Attic (1963)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Sisters Carrie and Anna Berniers have been supporting their ne'er-do-well brother Julian through various failed businesses; now, he returns home with a sudden fortune and his young bride. ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Hellman, James Poe | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller

10. Bracken's World (1969–1970)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Behind the scenes at the fictitious Century Studios in Hollywood, headed by the (initially) unseen John Bracken.

Creator: Dorothy Kingsley | Stars: Elizabeth Allen, Peter Haskell, Linda Harrison, Laraine Stephens

11. A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.

Writers: Jerry Davis, James Poe | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Eddie Bracken, Elaine Stewart, Marilyn Erskine

12. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980 TV Movie)

156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.

Writers: Millard Kaufman, James Poe, Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Billy Crystal, Kim Darby, Patrick Duffy, Gary Frank

13. Sanctuary (1961)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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William Faulkner's steamy tale set in the South in the 1920s. Governer's daughter is seduces and raped by a Cagin who returns after she's married to cause her further trouble.

Writers: Ruth Ford, James Poe | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Harry Townes

14. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

15. Hot Spell (1958)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

7.3
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A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

Writers: Lonnie Coleman, James Poe | Directors: Daniel Mann, George Cukor | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman

16. Summer and Smoke (1961)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, James Poe, Meade Roberts | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

17. Scandal Sheet (1952)

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

7.4
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The editor of a New York exploitation newspaper meets the wife he had abandoned years ago, while using another name, at a LonelyHearts ball sponsored by his newspaper. She threatens to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Eugene Ling, James Poe, Samuel Fuller | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

18. The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.9
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Dying father (Ed Asner) pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas.

Writer: James Poe | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Edward Asner, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Sarah Cunningham

19. Riot (1969)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

Writers: Frank Elli, James Poe | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

20. The Nightman (1992 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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A drifter comes between an aging Southern beauty and her teenaged daughter when he is hired to work at their hotel.

Writers: Lucille Fletcher, James Poe, John Wells | Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Jenny Robertson, Ted Marcoux, LaTanya Richardson

21. Paula (1952)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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Distraught after her second miscarriage & learning definitively she could never have children Paula, while driving at night, accidentally injures a child. Confused and due to her commitment... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, James Poe, William Sackheim | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Loretta Young, Kent Smith, Alexander Knox, Tommy Rettig

22. Close-Up (1948)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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Writers: John Bright, Jack Donohue, James Poe, Martin Rackin, Max Wilk | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Alan Baxter, Virginia Gilmore, Richard Kollmar, Loring Smith

23. Without Honor (1949)

69 min | Drama

6.1
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Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.

Writer: James Poe | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Laraine Day, Dane Clark, Franchot Tone, Agnes Moorehead

24. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creator: Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

25. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds

26. The Gathering, Part II (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.7
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This is the sequel to the great Christmas movie. In it Kate Thornton was approached by a man named Victor Wainwright, who wanted to buy her late husband Adam's company. Kate refused the ... See full summary »

Writers: Renee Longstreet, Harry Longstreet | Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Patricia Conwell, Bruce Davison

27. Munroe (1963 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

4.7
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Munroe is military dog, though not the best trained dog ever, he has two good human friends.

Writer: James Poe | Director: Stanley Z. Cherry | Stars: Guy Marks, Jan Stine, Joan Freeman, James Flavin

28. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)
Episode: Come a-Runnin' (1963)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

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Young Dr. David Latham faces a challenge as a rural medic: a couple expecting their first baby prefer the services of a midwife.

Writer: James Poe | Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: Linden Chiles, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hale Jr., Rance Howard

29. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Crazy Sunday (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Tyro screenwriter Joel Coles makes a fool of himself at a Hollywood party, and finds out a few hard truths about life in the movie business.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Poe | Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: David Niven, Dana Andrews, Vera Miles, Rip Torn

30. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)
Episode: Curtain Call (1958)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: James Poe | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Barry Atwater, Jackie Cooper, Sue George, Lou Krugman

31. Bracken's World (1969–1970)
Episode: Together Again, for the Last Time (1970)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: Dorothy Kingsley | Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Peter Haskell, Elizabeth Allen, Linda Harrison