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1. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 314,972 | Gross: $24.50M

2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 1,088

3. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 82,720 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 9,044

5. The Misfits (1961)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.4
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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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 12,936

6. 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.

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

Votes: 14,201 | Gross: $12.15M

7. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,102

8. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 30,080

9. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and a woman who share a telephone line despise each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 11,435

10. Move Over, Darling (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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After five years lost at sea, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband remarries.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 3,566

11. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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 does not say which one.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 6,133

12. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 12,140

13. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 4,889

14. Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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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 »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 2,604

15. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 5,959

16. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 103

17. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 9,159

18. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 181

19. Boeing, Boeing (1965)

102 min | Comedy

6.3
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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.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Dany Saval, Christiane Schmidtmer

Votes: 1,870

20. A Hole in the Head (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

6.4
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An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 1,733

21. The Incident (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Victor Arnold, Robert Bannard, Beau Bridges, Ruby Dee

Votes: 1,874

22. A New Kind of Love (1963)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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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.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, Eva Gabor

Votes: 898

23. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 105

24. The Mating Season (1951)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 1,238

25. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 354

26. With a Song in My Heart (1952)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.0
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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 »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 982

27. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 64

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 77

29. As Young as You Feel (1951)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy

6.6
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters

Votes: 695

30. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

Votes: 38

31. What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

94 min | Comedy

6.7
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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.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Don Stroud, Susan Saint James

Votes: 289

32. For Love or Money (1963)

108 min | Comedy

6.2
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Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 296

33. Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 336

34. The Proud and Profane (1956)

111 min | Drama, War

6.2
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter, Dewey Martin

Votes: 310

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

60 min | Music

8.9
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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" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

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

Votes: 100

36. The Second Time Around (1961)

99 min | Family, Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse

Votes: 274

37. Perfect Strangers (1950)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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.

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 264

38. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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 »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 54

39. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.9
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 59

40. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 78

41. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)

60 min | Western

8.0
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A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 28

42. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel

Votes: 404

43. Father Was a Fullback (1949)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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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.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Maureen O'Hara, Betty Lynn, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 271

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

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 82

45. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.0
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A romantic triangle develops on Erie Canal boats in 1850.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, Thelma Ritter, John Carroll

Votes: 104

46. City Across the River (1949)

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

6.7
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The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents.

Director: Maxwell Shane | Stars: Stephen McNally, Thelma Ritter, Luis Van Rooten, Jeff Corey

Votes: 173

47. I'll Get By (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: June Haver, William Lundigan, Gloria DeHaven, Dennis Day

Votes: 70

48. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.7
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Votes: 25

49. The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954 TV Special)

6.3
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The 26th Academy Award show.

Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Fredric March, Buddy Adler, Phyllis Applegate

Votes: 60

50. The Jerry Lewis Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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Stars: Jerry Lewis, Kaye Ballard, Nanette Fabray, The Baja Marimba Band

Votes: 26