Most Popular Titles With Thelma Ritter

1. Rear Window (1954)
112 min | Mystery, Thriller
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

2. Move Over, Darling (1963)
103 min | Comedy, Romance
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Three years into their loving marriage with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although... See full summary »

3. All About Eve (1950)
138 min | Drama
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

5. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Drama, Western
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

6. Pillow Talk (1959)
102 min | Comedy, Romance
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A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

7. How the West Was Won (1962)
164 min | Adventure, Western
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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.

8. The Misfits (1961)
124 min | Drama
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A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

9. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

10. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
147 min | Biography, Drama
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

11. Titanic (1953)
98 min | Drama, History, Romance
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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship.

12. Boeing, Boeing (1965)
102 min | Comedy
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A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.

13. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
103 min | Drama, Romance
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A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands--but she doesn't say which one.

14. A Hole in the Head (1959)
120 min | Comedy
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An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.

15. Call Northside 777 (1948)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

16. The Incident (1967)
107 min | Crime, Drama
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Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

17. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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18. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
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19. Daddy Long Legs (1955)
126 min | Musical, Romance
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

20. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)
105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show
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21. Pickup on South Street (1953)
80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

22. As Young as You Feel (1951)
77 min | Comedy
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

23. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
60 min | Drama
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

24. With a Song in My Heart (1952)
117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
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Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a... See full summary »

25. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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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 »

26. Startime (I) (1959–1961)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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27. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
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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.

28. The Mating Season (1951)
101 min | Comedy
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Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid ... See full summary »

29. A New Kind of Love (1963)
110 min | Comedy, Romance
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The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.

30. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)
60 min | Music
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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 »

31. What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
94 min | Comedy
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A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

32. The Proud and Profane (1956)
111 min | Drama, War
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

33. For Love or Money (1963)
108 min | Comedy
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34. Lucy Gallant (1955)
104 min | Drama
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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

35. The Second Time Around (1961)
99 min | Family, Western
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In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

37. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)
103 min | Comedy
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Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ... See full summary »

38. City Across the River (1949)
91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents.

39. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)
30 min | Family, Music
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Ballroom dancing, plus comedy, songs and dance contests on one of the few programs to air over all four major commercial networks. ABC premiered it on July 20, 1950 and it closed on NBC on ... See full summary »

40. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
60 min | Drama
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

41. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)
Family
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43. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
60 min | Drama, Western
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A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

44. Perfect Strangers (1950)
88 min | Drama, Romance
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Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married.

45. Father Was a Fullback (1949)
84 min | Comedy, Sport
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Football coach George Cooper has as many problems managing his football team as he has at home dealing with his daughters, Ellen and Connie.

46. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)
60 min | Drama
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

47. I'll Get By (1950)
83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.

48. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)
81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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A romantic triangle develops on Erie Canal boats in 1850.

49. The Christophers (1952– )
30 min
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50. Girl Talk (1962–1970)
30 min | Talk-Show
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