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1. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

2. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

3. Temptation Harbor (1947)

91 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Frederick Gotfurt, Georges Simenon, Victor Skutezky | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell, Marcel Dalio

4. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #14.23 (1961)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Stars: Ed Sullivan, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Maurice Chevalier

5. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

6. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

7. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

8. 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

9. The Dear Departed (1938 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Writer: Stanley Houghton | Stars: Charles Victor, Laura Smithson, Jane Barrett, Edgar K. Bruce

10. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.5
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A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

11. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald, Richard Sherman, John Pudney | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

12. The Galloping Major (1951)

80 min | Comedy

7.5
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A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.

Writers: Henry Cornelius, Monja Danischewsky, Basil Radford | Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Basil Radford, Jimmy Hanley, Janette Scott, A.E. Matthews

13. Let the People Sing (1942)

105 min | Comedy

7.5
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The community of a small British town unite, in opposition to their local government authority, to keep open their town music hall... See full synopsis »

Writers: John Baxter, Barbara K. Emary, Geoffrey Orme, J.B. Priestley | Director: John Baxter | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fred Emney, Edward Rigby, Oliver Wakefield

14. Where's That Fire? (1940)

73 min | Comedy

7.4
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A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the... See full summary »

Writers: Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Peter Gawthorne

15. My Learned Friend (1943)

74 min | Comedy

7.4
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

16. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

17. Nobody Home (1938)

73 min | Mystery

7.3
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The former partner of a master criminal turns himself in to Scotland Yard. The criminal, a master of disguise, plots to kill his partner, but must first get through the wall of security ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Elliott, Ian Hay, Edgar Wallace | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Gordon Harker, Hartley Power, René Ray, Cyril Smith

18. Green Fingers (1947)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Edith Arundel, Jack Whittingham | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Robert Beatty, Carol Raye, Nova Pilbeam, Felix Aylmer

19. Squadron Leader X (1943)

90 min | War, Drama

7.2
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Equipped with an RAF uniform, an English accent, a photograph of his "wife" and a packet of Players (cigarettes), a German agent is parachuted into occupied Belgium to create anti-British ... See full summary »

Writers: Miles Malleson, Emeric Pressburger, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Eric Portman, Ann Dvorak, Walter Fitzgerald, Martin Miller

20. The Magic Box (1951)

118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.

Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

21. Major Barbara (1941)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary.

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Directors: Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton

22. Blackout (1940)

80 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Brock Williams | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

23. Encore (1951)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" concerns the trials and tribulations a ne'er-do-well brother, Tom Ramsey, puts his... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Ambler, T.E.B. Clarke, Arthur Macrae, W. Somerset Maugham | Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor

24. The Silver Fleet (1943)

88 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Jaap van Leyden is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later a child's rhyme reminds him... See full summary »

Writers: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley | Directors: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight, Beresford Egan

25. San Demetrio London (1943)

104 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Hamer, Charles Frend, F. Tennyson Jesse | Directors: Charles Frend, Robert Hamer | Stars: Arthur Young, Walter Fitzgerald, Ralph Michael, Neville Mapp

26. Five Angles on Murder (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Mystery

7.0
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A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

Writer: John Cresswell | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jean Kent, Dirk Bogarde, John McCallum, Susan Shaw

27. While I Live (1947)

85 min | Thriller

7.0
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25 years later, a spinster still obsesses over the death of her composer sister and concludes she has returned, reincarnated, in an amnesiac woman who chances upon her house seeking help.

Writers: Robert Bell, John Harlow, Doreen Montgomery | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Sonia Dresdel, Carol Raye, Tom Walls, Patricia Burke

28. The Extra Day (1956)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot.

Writer: William Fairchild | Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker, Josephine Griffin

29. The Next of Kin (1942)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Writers: Basil Bartlett, Thorold Dickinson, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, Reginald Tate

30. Home and Away (1956)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A man's luck suddenly changes when he wins the football pools.

Writers: R.F. Delderfield, Heather McIntyre, Vernon Sewell | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Lana Morris, Charles Victor

31. The Cure for Love (1949)

98 min | Comedy

6.9
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Writers: Robert Donat, Albert Fennell, Walter Greenwood, Alexander Shaw | Directors: Robert Donat, Alexander Shaw | Stars: Robert Donat, Renée Asherson, Marjorie Rhodes, Charles Victor

32. Pardon the Expression (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Arthur Lowe, Betty Driver, Joy Stewart, Robert Dorning

33. Landfall (1949)

86 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Rick (Michael Denison) is a costal command pilot patrolling the English Channel for U-Boats. He sinks what he believes is a German submarine, but which later proves to be British. He is ... See full summary »

Writers: Gilbert Gunn, Talbot Jennings, Nevil Shute | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Michael Denison, Patricia Plunkett, Kathleen Harrison, Denis O'Dea

34. Both Sides of the Law (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old (in the film) Peggy ... See full summary »

Writers: Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Jan Read | Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John, Terence Morgan

35. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An American showgirl gets entangled in political intrigue after the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

36. Waterfront Women (1950)

Drama

6.7
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A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is ... See full summary »

Writers: John Brophy, Paul Soskin | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Robert Newton, Kathleen Harrison, Avis Scott, Susan Shaw

37. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.7
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Writers: Leslie Arliss, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail, J.B. Priestley | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

39. Notorious Gentleman (1945)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Vivian Kenway, a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, making dissipation his... See full summary »

Writers: Val Valentine, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Godfrey Tearle, Griffith Jones

40. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Writers: Margery Allingham, Anthony Pelissier | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Tony Wright, Bernard Miles

41. Fools Rush In (1949)

Comedy

6.6
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Howes plays Pamela Dickson, an impulsive young bride-to-be, while Guy Rolfe portrays her long-lost father Paul. Ostensibly a cad and bounder, Paul turns out to be just the opposite when he arrives for Pamela's wedding.

Writers: Kenneth Horne, Geoffrey Kerr | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Sally Ann Howes, Guy Rolfe, Nigel Buchanan, Nora Swinburne

42. The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

99 min | Drama

6.6
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A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Robert Morley, Kay Walsh, Edward Underdown, Fella Edmonds

43. The Bells Go Down (1943)

90 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Black, Roger MacDougall | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns

44. Vote for Huggett (1949)

84 min | Comedy

6.6
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A firm of solicitors do battle with the head of the local council over a parcel of river front land, owned by the Huggett family, in order to build a lido/community center.

Writers: Denis Constanduros, Mabel Constanduros, Allan MacKinnon | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Susan Shaw, Petula Clark

45. This England (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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This British- National-Anglo American production reinforces the theme that whoever assails the land of Britain only succeeds in uniting and cementing the landowner, the peasantry and the ... See full summary »

Writers: A.R. Rawlinson, Bridget Boland, Emlyn Williams | Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Emlyn Williams, John Clements, Constance Cummings, Frank Pettingell

46. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra ... See full summary »

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

47. The Way Out (1955)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A man tells his wife that the police are after him for having killed a bookie during an alcoholic binge, but that he is innocent and is being framed for the murder. The wife and her brother... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Graeme, Montgomery Tully | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Mona Freeman, Gene Nelson, John Bentley, Michael Goodliffe

48. A Yank in London (1945)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The WW II romance set in Grosvenor square aka Eisenhower's home wherethe GIs stayed in London. Neagle loves Harrison. There arrives patriot GI Dean Jagger to rouse things up in the square. ... See full summary »

Writers: William D. Bayles, Maurice Cowan, Arvid Dahl, Nicholas Phipps | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Rex Harrison, Dean Jagger, Robert Morley

49. The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

Writers: Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins

50. Atlantic Ferry (1941)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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In 1840 two rival steamship companies race to see who should have the best cargo between England and America. Two brothers are involved, one on each ship.

Writers: Derek MacIver, Wynne MacIver, Gordon Wellesley, Edward Dryhurst, Emeric Pressburger | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson, Griffith Jones, Hartley Power