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1. Strangers on a Train (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.1
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

Writers: Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde, Whitfield Cook, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

2. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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Comedy about Coca-Cola's man in West Berlin, who may be fired if he can't keep his American boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Ferenc Molnár | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

3. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA. But Maria soon meets Prince Dino de Cessi at a party at her ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, John H. Secondari | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

4. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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 »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

5. Born Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Writers: Garson Kanin, Albert Mannheimer | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

6. The Men (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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Paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs.

Writer: Carl Foreman | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb

7. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not been invented yet while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

8. Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

6.7
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As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their... See full summary »

Writers: Al Capp, Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Peter Palmer, Howard St. John

9. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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

10. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

11. Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

Writers: Ernest K. Gann, Harold Medford | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette

12. Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Writers: Helen Gurley Brown, Joseph Heller, David R. Schwartz, Joseph Hoffman | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda

13. The Tender Trap (1955)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Max Shulman, Robert Paul Smith | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, Celeste Holm

14. Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Writer: Robert Bloch | Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John

15. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

16. Madison Avenue (1961)

94 min | Drama

5.9
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An adman and an ad woman put a dangerous milk tycoon in line for the White House.

Writers: Norman Corwin, Jeremy Kirk | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

17. Don't Drink the Water (1969)

G | 100 min | Comedy

5.8
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The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of ... See full summary »

Writers: R.S. Allen, Woody Allen, Harvey Bullock | Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell, Joan Delaney

18. Starlift (1951)

103 min | Musical

6.0
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Air Force fliers Rick Williams and Mike Nolan attempt to meet film star Nell Wayne, with whom Rick shares a hometown but not much else. Fellow film stars Doris Day and Ruth Roman mistakenly... See full summary »

Writers: John D. Klorer, Karl Kamb | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson

19. Sanctuary (1961)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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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

20. 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

21. Illegal (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, James R. Webb, Frank J. Collins | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

22. Mister 880 (1950)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don't know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Riskin, St. Clair McKelway | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy McGuire, Millard Mitchell

23. 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

24. Strange Bedfellows (1965)

98 min | Comedy

6.0
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In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee | Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young, Edward Judd

25. Shockproof (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Jenny Marsh, still dangerously attractive after 5 years in prison for killing a man in defense of her shady lover Harry, clashes at first with parole officer Griff Marat, who's determined ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Samuel Fuller | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knight, John Baragrey, Esther Minciotti

26. Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Fay Kanin | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Arden

27. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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When aging criminal Roy Earle escapes from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.

Writer: W.R. Burnett | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin

28. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.2
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

29. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.

Writers: Richard English, Francis Swann | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger, Barry Kelley

30. 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

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

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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

32. Banning (1967)

102 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A playboy golf pro down is on his luck. Kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating he is forced to hustle for a living. Moving from one Country Club to another, he uses his talents to ... See full summary »

Writers: Hamilton Maule, James Lee | Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Robert Wagner, Anjanette Comer, Jill St. John, Guy Stockwell

33. The Undercover Man (1949)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Writers: Frank J. Wilson, Jack Rubin, Sydney Boehm, Malvin Wald | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley

34. The Big Night (1951)

75 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.5
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A teenager comes of age while seeking revenge on the man who beat up his father.

Writers: Stanley Ellin, Joseph Losey, Hugo Butler, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Preston Foster, Joan Lorring, Howard St. John

35. 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

36. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Simon Oakland, Michael Constantine, Edward Asner

37. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

38. 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

39. Lafayette (1961)

Not Rated | 158 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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At 13 years old, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier inherited from his parents a long name, a fortune bigger then that, and the title of Marquis de La Fayette. Barely past majority,... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bernard-Luc, Jean Dréville, François Ponthier, Suzy Prim, Jacques Sigurd | Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins, Michel Le Royer, Folco Lulli

40. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Larry Blyden

41. Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.4
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After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer - maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beet, and he does not want to force sales.

Writers: James O'Hanlon, Damon Runyon, Howard Lindsay | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Claire Trevor, Virginia Gibson, Bill Hayes

42. Matchless (1967)

104 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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A secret agent possesses a ring that makes him invisible for a short time, once every 10 hours. He is in pursuit of an evil criminal mastermind but, at the same time, must evade an enemy agent who also wants the ring.

Writers: Ermanno Donati, Alberto Lattuada, Luigi Malerba, Jack Pulman, Piero Regnoli | Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Ira von Fürstenberg, Donald Pleasence, Henry Silva

43. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

44. Cry for Happy (1961)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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U.S. Navy photographic team uses Tokyo geisha house as its home.

Writers: Irving Brecher, George Campbell | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Donald O'Connor, Miiko Taka, James Shigeta

45. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

46. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.1
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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Will Rogers, Art Carney

47. Hank (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Campus lunch wagon operator "drops in" to classes to get college education.

Stars: Dick Kallman, Linda Foster, Howard St. John, Dabbs Greer

48. The Islanders (1960–1961)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Creator: Richard L. Bare | Stars: William Reynolds, James Philbrook, Diane Brewster, Roy Wright

49. Close to My Heart (1951)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: James R. Webb | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John

50. Saturday's Hero (1951)

111 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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A star high school football player goes through the ups and downs of 'big-time' college athletics in the 1950's.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Millard Lampell | Director: David Miller | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Sidney Blackmer, Alexander Knox