Highest Rated Titles With Evelyn Varden

1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

2. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

3. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

4. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

5. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
93 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Metascore: 99/100 (8 reviews)

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

6. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
8. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

9. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: This Happy Breed (1956)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ten years in the life of A London family. Together they must deal with arguments, the ups and downs of romance, an infestation of raccoons and the approach of WW2.

10. The Bad Seed (1956)
129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

11. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
12. Ponds Theater (1953– )
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
13. Suspense (1949–1954)
25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

14. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
15. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
105 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A lawyer whose wife has had an affair sets out to leave her by flying to LA. He becomes ever more involved in the lives of a few fellow travelers on a journey that ends up showing him as much about himself as about the others.

16. Pinky (1949)
102 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

17. The Web (1950–1954)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

18. Stella (1950)
83 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
19. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in... See full summary »

20. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Rose Garden (1956)
30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A book publisher visits two elderly sisters at their Louisiana mansion. One of them has written a murder mystery. And he learns that it may contain more fact than fiction.

22. Elopement (1951)
82 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad... See full summary »

23. The Student Prince (1954)
107 min | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

24. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
82 min | Comedy, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

25. Hilda Crane (1956)
87 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
26. Désirée (1954)
110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

27. Finders Keepers (1952)
74 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
28. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: Dr. Violet (1949)
30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A college student studying abnormal psychology thinks the owner of a wax museum dedicated to murderers can teach her a few things. Police lock down Dr. Violet's exhibit after an actual ... See full summary »

29. Athena (1954)
95 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

30. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

31. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

This live show was seen through the "eye" of the camera. The actors in each episode would talk to the camera as if it were a person.

32. Cradle Song (1960 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the classic play, with Judith Anderson and Siobhan McKenna.

33. Dream Girl (1955 TV Movie)
90 min
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34. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Square Peg (1953)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
35. The Web (1950–1954)
Episode: Combination for Murder (1953)
30 min | Drama
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36. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)
Episode: Crip (1953)
30 min | Drama
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Writer: Stewart Stern |  Director: Arthur Penn |  Stars: Evelyn Varden, Leo Penn, Kathleen Nolan
37. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Love at Forth Sight (1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
38. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Morning's at Seven (1956)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
39. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: Night Must Fall (1954)
60 min | Drama
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40. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Protege (1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
41. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Red Robin Rides Again (1953)
60 min | Drama
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A woman who lives with her brother and his daughter decide to reach out across the ocean and invite a British exchange student to stay with them. The visitor is an American actor, posing as... See full summary »

42. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Boarding House (1956)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
43. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: The Interruption (1953)
30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
44. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: The Last Leaf (1956)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
45. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: The Original Miss Chase (1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
46. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Episode: The Princess Back Home (1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
47. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: The Rocking Horse (1950)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
48. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: The Thirteenth (1952)
30 min | Drama
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Writer: Hamilton Benz |  Director: Garry Simpson |  Stars: Frederic Tozere, Evelyn Varden