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1. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

3. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: The Benefactor (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Dr. Ernest Montgomery is performing an abortion in his office when the police barge in and arrest him... See full synopsis »

Writers: Reginald Rose, Peter Stone | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Margaret Barker, Michael Conrad

4. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004)

Documentary, Music

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The new innovative musical on Broadway starting this era was "West Side Story", the first musical to integrate dance movement into the everyday movement of the characters. The movement was ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Starger, JoAnn Young | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, The Beatles

5. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

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Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

Writers: Peter Stone, Marc Behm | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

6. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

7. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

8. Adam's Rib (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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A TV adaptation of the Tracy/Hepburn classic. Adam Bonner was a young assistant DA while his wife, Amanda, was a junior partner in a law firm. Their jobs often put them in conflict within ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Howard, Blythe Danner, Norman Bartold, Dena Dietrich

9. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

10. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

11. One of My Wives Is Missing (1976 TV Movie)

93 min | Thriller

7.7
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Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife.

Writers: Peter Stone, Robert Thomas | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus, Joel Fabiani

12. 1776 (1972)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Writers: Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

14. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

15. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

16. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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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, Ossie Davis, J.D. Cannon

17. Mirage (1965)

Approved | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?

Writers: Peter Stone, Howard Fast | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, Kevin McCarthy

18. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

Writers: Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff, S.H. Barnett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

19. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, Romance

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Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Frederic Raphael | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

20. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004)

Documentary, Music

7.4
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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II - a newly formed songwriting team due to Lorenz Hart's ill health - ushered in a new era of the Broadway musical with the revolutionary production ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Starger, JoAnn Young | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Cris Alexander, Julie Andrews, Jack Benny, Irving Berlin

21. Androcles and the Lion (1967 TV Movie)

150 min | Musical

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The story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum.

Writers: George Bernard Shaw, Peter Stone | Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Noel Coward, Ed Ames, Brian Bedford

22. The 44th Annual Tony Awards (1990 TV Special)

120 min | Musical

7.1
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Writer: Peter Stone | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Karen Akers, Rene Auberjonois, Brent Barrett

23. Sweet Charity (1969)

G | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her ... See full summary »

Writers: Neil Simon, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Peter Stone | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr.

24. Skin Game (1971)

GP | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn't until they hit on the old skin game that they started to ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Richard Alan Simmons | Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

25. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )

Music

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Stars: Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley

26. The 46th Annual Tony Awards (1992 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Peter Stone | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Glenn Close, Alan Alda, Lauren Bacall, Alec Baldwin

27. Beyond Titanic (1998 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

6.9
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A survey of 86 years of Titanicana in popular culture, with the emphasis on movies about (or inspired by) the disaster.

Writers: Jerry Decker, Tom Jennings | Director: Edith Becker | Stars: Victor Garber, Bob Ballard, Steven Biel, Margaret Brown

28. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Creators: Jim Henson, Gary Markowitz | Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse, Holland Taylor

29. Ghostbreakers (1967 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

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A professor and his beautiful assistant investigate a murder which occurs in a supposedly haunted house.

Writers: Peter Stone, Sherman Yellen | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Diana Van der Vlis, Norman Fell, Larry Blyden

30. The 45th Annual Tony Awards (1991 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Peter Stone | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Julie Andrews, Jeremy Irons, June Angela, Keith Carradine

31. Espionage (1963–1964)
Episode: Covenant with Death (1963)

60 min | Drama, War

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Soon after World War II, two former heroes of the Resistance stand trial for murder.

Writer: Peter Stone | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Bradford Dillman, David Kossoff, Arnold Marlé, Allan Cuthbertson

32. Arabesque (1966)

Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Writers: Julian Mitchell, Stanley Price, Peter Stone, Gordon Cotler | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore

33. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

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Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »

Writers: Nan Lyons, Ivan Lyons, Peter Stone | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel

34. Jigsaw (1968)

Approved | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.

Writers: Howard Fast, Ranald MacDougall, Peter Stone | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Hope Lange, Pat Hingle

35. Why Would I Lie? (1980)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

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Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken ... See full summary »

Writers: Hollis Hodges, Peter Stone | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Treat Williams, Lisa Eichhorn, Gabriel Macht, Susan Heldfond

36. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Writers: John Katzenbach, Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone | Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

37. The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, War

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When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, it is a propaganda nightmare for the Allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Andrew Duggan, Tom Bosley

38. Grand Larceny (1987)

Thriller

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A woman who hasn't seen her father in 18 years, learns of his death and goes to his estate in France to carry out his wishes. She then learns that her father was a thief who after getting ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Stone | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Ritza Brown, James Cossins, Marilu Henner, Louis Jourdan

39. Silver Bears (1978)

PG | 113 min | Crime, Comedy

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Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Erdman, Peter Stone | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan, Stéphane Audran

40. The 35th Annual Tony Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Richard Chamberlain, Tom Aldredge, Jane Alexander

41. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone, April Smith | Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Donnie Wahlberg, Richard Schiff

42. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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55 Metascore

A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his,... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Jonathan Demme, Steve Schmidt, Jessica Bendinger | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

43. The Will Rogers Follies (1991 TV Movie)

Musical

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Writer: Peter Stone | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Roxane Barlow, Bonnie Brackney, Tom Brackney, Vince Bruce

44. Woman of the Year (1984 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

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Filmed Broadway musical adaptation of 1942 Tracy/Hepburn film.

Writer: Peter Stone | Stars: Barbara Eden, Don Chastain, Marilyn Cooper, Dolores Wilson

45. Danny Kaye: Nobody's Fool (1994 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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Definitive documentary on the life of Danny Kaye with over 25 testimonial interviews included.

Director: Ken Howard | Stars: Larry Adler, Kitty Carlisle, Saul Chaplin, Imogene Coca

46. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Day Before Battle (1956)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Peter Stone, Sherman Yellen | Stars: Betty Furness, Jack Lord, Susan Oliver, Gerald Sarracini

47. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Along Came a Spider (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Sid Barber is a retired vaudevillian who returns to his daughter's home one night to discover that his son-in-law has been beaten to death with a trophy - one of Barber's prize possessions.... See full synopsis »

Writers: Reginald Rose, Peter Stone | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Russell Hardie, Paul Hartman

48. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)
Episode: Baby on Board (1988)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Successful career couple in there 40s adjusts to the pressures of a new baby.

Writer: Peter Stone | Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Lawrence Pressman, Jane Galloway, Joan Copeland, Larry Haines

49. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )
Episode: Bob Fosse: Steam Heat (1990)

60 min | Music

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A documentary profile of director/choreographer Bob Fosse. Includes clips from his films and television specials as well as interviews with Fosse, remembrances from his friends, and ... See full summary »

Writer: William A. Henry III | Director: Judy Kinberg | Stars: E.L. Doctorow, Bob Fosse, Nicole Fosse, Herb Gardner

50. Brenner (1959– )
Episode: Charlie Paradise: The Tragic Flute (1964)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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An old woman who hasn't seen for years is found murdered in her Greenwich Village apartment and the New York police department is stumped. Lieutenant Roy Brenner goes to his old friend, ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, James Yaffe | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Ron Randell, Edward Binns, Robert Pastene, Gerald S. O'Loughlin