Most Popular Titles With Howard Smith
- Movies or TV
1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.
4. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.
8. Naked City (1958–1963)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were... See full summary »
10. Hazel (1961–1966)
30 min | Comedy
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
12. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Family
Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »
13. Kiss of Death (1947)
Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.
14. No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Approved | 119 min | Comedy
Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.
15. Call Northside 777 (1948)
Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.
18. Death of a Salesman (1951)
115 min | Drama
Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.
19. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy's P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship. Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who... See full summary »
20. Murder, Inc. (1960)
103 min | Drama, Crime
Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke ... See full summary »
21. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
60 min | Drama
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 »
22. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War
A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.
24. The Caddy (1953)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.
25. State of the Union (1948)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
26. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
60 min | Drama
Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.
27. The Street with No Name (1948)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.
29. I Bury the Living (1958)
Unrated | 76 min | Horror
Through a series of macabre "coincidences," the newly-elected director of a cemetery (Richard Boone) begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by ... See full summary »
30. Bon Voyage! (1962)
130 min | Family, Comedy, Adventure
The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but ... See full summary »
31. The Brass Bottle (1964)
87 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »
33. The Aldrich Family (1949–1953)
30 min | Comedy, Family
Based on a popular radio show, this middle class American family comedy is built around the life of the Aldrich family of Elm Street, Centerville. In particular, the show focuses on the ... See full summary »
34. Never Wave at a WAC (1953)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. ... See full summary »
42. Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)
30 min | Crime, Drama
A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.
44. Ecco (1964)
100 min | Documentary
A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »
49. Face of Fire (1959)
79 min | Drama
A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.