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1. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

2. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

3. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, War

7.6
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Writers: Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Rudyard Kipling | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

4. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Writers: Heinrich Mann, Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller, Robert Liebmann | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

5. Battleground (1949)

TV-PG | 118 min | Action, War, Drama

7.6
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Writer: Robert Pirosh | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

6. Topper (1953–1955)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

7.8
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

7. Scared to Death (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Mystery, Thriller

3.9
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From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a blue mask.

Writer: Walter Abbott | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Molly Lamont, Nat Pendleton

8. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Writers: John Howard Lawson, Guy Gilpatric, A.I. Bezzerides, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

9. Hitler's Children (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.

Writers: Emmet Lavery, Gregor Ziemer | Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Irving Reis | Stars: Tim Holt, Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Otto Kruger

10. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Writers: Howard Koch, Stefan Zweig | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

11. Act of Violence (1948)

Passed | 82 min | Thriller, Film-Noir, Drama

7.5
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp..

Writers: Robert L. Richards, Collier Young | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

12. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

13. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

7.3
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Writers: Robert Rossen, William Woods | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

14. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Blackie and gal pal Mary, and their dog Whitey, solve lots of Los Angeles crimes before the cops can do it.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

15. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

16. Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Writer: Arthur T. Horman | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey

17. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

18. The Great Waltz (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauß II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gottfried Reinhardt, Samuel Hoffenstein, Walter Reisch | Directors: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert

19. The Return of the Vampire (1944)

TV-PG | 69 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart

Writers: Randall Faye, Griffin Jay, Kurt Neumann | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Miles Mander

20. The Fighting 69th (1940)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Fred Niblo Jr., Dean Riesner | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

21. Conquest (1937)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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A polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she might influence him to make Poland independent.

Writers: Waclaw Gasiorowski, S.N. Behrman, Samuel Hoffenstein, Helen Jerome, Salka Viertel | Directors: Clarence Brown, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal

22. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather-noisy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. Two days later, she awakens in a different house ... See full summary »

Writers: Muriel Roy Bolton, Anthony Gilbert | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Nina Foch, Dame May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno

23. Space Patrol (1950–1955)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Moser | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

24. As You Desire Me (1932)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

6.5
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Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara... See full summary »

Writers: Luigi Pirandello, Gene Markey | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Erich von Stroheim, Owen Moore

25. The Corsican Brothers (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure

6.7
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Douglas Fairbanks jr plays Siamese twins, separated by a good doctor [scalpel hemostat sutures quickly!!] after their parents are killed by Vendetta, personified by Akim Tamiroff in bolero ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, George Bruce, Howard Estabrook | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ruth Warrick, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish

26. Istanbul (1957)

84 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

Writers: Barbara Gray, Seton I. Miller, Richard Alan Simmons | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers, John Bentley, Torin Thatcher

27. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )

26 min | Adventure

7.1
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"The Commissioner" sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence.

Stars: Brian Donlevy, Herbert Butterfield, Lyle Talbot, Jan Arvan

28. Arsène Lupin (1932)

84 min | Mystery, Romance

7.0
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A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Leblanc, Francis de Croisset, Lenore J. Coffee, Bayard Veiller, Carey Wilson | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, John Miljan

29. Quality Street (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Writers: J.M. Barrie, Allan Scott, Mortimer Offner | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

30. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Joseph Moncure March, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

31. The Mad Magician (1954)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

6.3
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A master magician murders his greedy employer, who legally owns every trick he can invent, and finds himself having to kill again.

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery

32. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

33. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)

81 min | Comedy

7.0
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In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic ... See full summary »

Writers: Sheridan Gibney, Emily Kimbrough, Cornelia Otis Skinner | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Gail Russell, Diana Lynn, Charles Ruggles, Dorothy Gish

34. I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the ... See full summary »

Writers: Johann von Vásáry, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Anita Loos | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes

35. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

36. The Man Called X (1956– )

30 min

6.4
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Creator: Jay Richard Kennedy | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Byron Keith, Don C. Harvey, Lynn Cartwright

37. Eagle Squadron (1942)

109 min | War, Drama

6.9
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An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Norman Reilly Raine | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore, Jon Hall, Eddie Albert

38. Public Defender (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Creators: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon | Stars: Reed Hadley, John Close, Ben Welden, Jeri Lou James

39. Underground (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers, Kurt and Erik Franken, whom are SS officers in the Nazi party. ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Justus Mayer, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Charles Grayson | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Philip Dorn, Kaaren Verne, Mona Maris

40. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

41. Balalaika (1939)

102 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer secretly involved in revolutionary activities fall in love.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Jacques Deval, Leon Gordon, Eric Maschwitz | Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey, Charles Ruggles, Frank Morgan

42. Women in Bondage (1943)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented ... See full summary »

Writers: Houston Branch, Frank Wisbar | Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Gail Patrick, Nancy Kelly, William Henry, Tala Birell

43. The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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A male Polish secret agent and a female Russian secret-police spy smuggle messages to St. Petersburg in candlesticks. While chasing after stolen candlesticks they discover each other's ... See full summary »

Writers: Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Harold Goldman, Monckton Hoffe | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

44. Betrayal from the East (1945)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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Before World War II, Japanese spies seek secrets of the Panama Canal.

Writers: Alan Hynd, Aubrey Wisberg, Kenneth Gamet | Director: William Berke | Stars: Lee Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Loo, Regis Toomey

45. The Woman I Love (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

7.7
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In World War I France, a pilot falls in love with the wife of his friend and superior officer.

Writers: Mary Borden, Joseph Kessel | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Paul Muni, Miriam Hopkins, Louis Hayward, Colin Clive

46. Passport to Danger (1954–1958)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of a U.S. diplomatic courier, as he travels to distant countries with important communiques to America's allies and dodges enemy agents.

Creator: Robert C. Dennis | Stars: Cesar Romero, Steven Geray, Mel Welles, Charles Horvath

47. Mask of the Avenger (1951)

83 min | Adventure, Romance

6.6
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Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Ralph Gilbert Bettison, Philip MacDonald, George Bruce | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Anthony Quinn, Jody Lawrance, Arnold Moss

48. Hostages (1943)

88 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Writers: Frank Butler, Lester Cole, Stefan Heym | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Luise Rainer, Arturo de Córdova, William Bendix, Paul Lukas

49. Jump Into Hell (1955)

93 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Four young French Army officers volunteer to join the Foreign Legion to fight in Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam) in 1954.

Writer: Irving Wallace | Director: David Butler | Stars: Jacques Sernas, Kurt Kasznar, Arnold Moss, Peter van Eyck

50. Paris Underground (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Among the terrified refugees jamming the roads out of Paris in 1940 are Kitty de Mornay, a rich American divorced from her French husband, and her companion Emmyline (Emmy) Quayle. A German... See full summary »

Writers: Etta Shiber, Boris Ingster, Gertrude Purcell | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gracie Fields, George Rigaud, Kurt Kreuger