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1. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.7
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

2. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

3. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, Roy Rogers, John Raitt

4. An Evening with Carol Burnett (1963 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Comedy

8.6
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Writer: Igor Peshkowsky | Director: Ernest Chambers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Robert Preston

5. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

6. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

8. 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

9. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

10. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

11. The 36th Annual Tony Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Tony Randall, Karen Akers, Judith Anderson, Lucie Arnaz

12. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 -- the period during which 'Alexander H. Cohen' and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven B. Hecht, Hildy Parks | Director: Chris Cohen | Stars: Julie Andrews, Vivian Blaine, Yul Brynner, Betty Buckley

13. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

14. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Carson, Percival Christopher Wren | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

15. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

16. Night of 100 Stars II (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Stars: Debbie Allen, Peter Allen, Harry Anderson, Ann-Margret

17. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

18. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

19. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.8
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: Edward Villella, Jacques d'Amboise, John Raitt, Joan Sutherland

20. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

21. When I Grow Up (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

22. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Nina Foch

23. The 31st Annual Tony Awards (1977 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jack Albertson, Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin

24. The Music Man (1962)

Approved | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Writers: Meredith Willson, Franklin Lacey, Marion Hargrove | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

25. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1966)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

26. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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When hired killer Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he's is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Writers: Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett, Graham Greene | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

27. 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

28. The Chisholms (1979 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

7.6
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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Creators: David Dortort, Evan Hunter | Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

29. My Father's House (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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While recuperating from a heart attack--brought about in part by his job as a hard-charging but highly paid executive--a man begins to reflect on his life and the simpler time when he was growing up.

Writers: Philip Kunhardt Jr., David Seltzer, David Sontag | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Preston, Eileen Brennan, Rosemary Forsyth

30. Looks Familiar (1970– )

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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

31. The Bells of St. Mary's (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Writer: Irving Gaynor Neiman | Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Marc Connelly, Glenda Farrell, Nancy Marchand

32. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.5
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

33. Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984)

Documentary

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Writer: Charles Badaracco | Director: Julian Schlossberg | Stars: Robert Preston, Gracie Allen, George Arliss, Jean Arthur

34. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

35. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Inge | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

36. The 28th Annual Tony Awards (1974 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

37. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

38. All the Way Home (1963)

97 min | Drama

7.3
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Writers: Tad Mosel, James Agee, Philip H. Reisman Jr. | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle, Aline MacMahon

39. You Asked for It (1950–1959)

30 min | Family

7.3
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This show responded to requests from the viewer, e.g., a look into the vaults at Fort Knox, showing $1 million dollars in $1 bills, etc.

Stars: Art Baker, Jack Smith, Jackie Coogan, Ivory Joe Hunter

40. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

41. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

42. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Lockwood | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney

43. The Night of January 16th (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The story revolves around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner, who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane, his secretary who also has a ... See full summary »

Writers: Delmer Daves, Robert Pirosh, Eve Greene, Ayn Rand | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Nils Asther, Clarence Kolb

44. Medallion Theatre (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains, Joseph Anthony, Lloyd Bochner

45. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

46. Rehearsal for Murder (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman

47. Man Against Crime (1949– )

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

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Mike Barnett is the title character, a bright and tough private detective in New York. This very violent show was broadcast live until 1952.

Creator: Lawrence M. Klee | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Nita Talbot, Henry Lascoe, Mildred Natwick

48. 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

49. Wings Up (1943)

20 min | Documentary, War, Short

7.1
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The Officers Candidate School of the Army Air Forces is the subject of this documentary short film depicting the rigors of training cadets go through.

Stars: Clark Gable, Gilbert Roland, Robert Preston, William Holden

50. The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1982 TV Special)

Documentary

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Stars: Alan Alda, Debbie Allen, Susan Anspach, Susan Anton