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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

2. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman, Robert Armstrong

3. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

4. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

5. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

6. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, William Phipps, Nancy Gates

7. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Episode: Murder, Obliquely (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that... See full summary »

Writers: Amanda Silver, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Robin Bartlett, Laura Dern, Diane Lane, Patrick Masset

8. 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

9. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

10. The George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.2
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Stars: George Sanders, Don Haggerty, Paul Harber, Toni Gerry

11. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Post Mortem (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Steve and Judy Archer are having money problems. When Judy's first husband Harry died of a heart attack, Judy collected on a large insurance police Steve sold him. Judy and Steve were then ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Forrest, Joanna Moore, James Gregory

13. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

14. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

15. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

17. Rendez-vous en noir (1977 TV Mini-Series)

52 min

7.8
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Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pierre Danny, Didier Haudepin, Jean Martin

18. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Four O'Clock (1957)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Paul Steppe, a watch repairman, suspects his wife is cheating on him while he tends to his store every afternoon. Consumed with jealousy, he devises a time bomb set to go off at four o' ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis M. Cockrell, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long, Tom Pittman

19. Martha (I) (1974 TV Movie)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A single woman in her early thirties, Martha (Margit Carstensen) is on vacation with her father in Rome when he has a heart attack and falls down dead. She reacts rather indifferently and ... See full summary »

Writer: Cornell Woolrich | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Karlheinz Böhm, Barbara Valentin, Peter Chatel

20. You'll Never See Me Again (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Mystery

7.7
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After a couple have an argument, the wife disappears. The husband searches for her, only to discover evidence that implicates him in her murder.

Writers: William Wood, Gerald Di Pego, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: David Hartman, Jane Wyatt, Ralph Meeker, Jess Walton

21. 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

22. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Walter Coy

23. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Edith Evanson, Anthony Eustrel

24. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Guillotine (1961)

Crime, Drama, Horror

7.6
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France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole that he would be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.

Writers: Charles Beaumont, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Robert Middleton, Danielle De Metz, Alejandro Rey

25. The Window (1949)

TV-G | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9 year old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, no one will believe him.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

26. No Man of Her Own (1950)

98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Benson, Catherine Turney, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

27. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Late Date (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A brother helps his brother cover up the murder of his philandering wife by framing her lover.

Writers: Donald S. Sanford, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Larry Pennell, Edward Platt, Jody Fair

28. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

29. Phantom Lady (1944)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda

30. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

31. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

7.4
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Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

32. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Episode: A Dime a Dance (1995)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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A police detective investigates the untimely death of a nightclub dancer but the investigation is called off by the brass. The problem: the killer is still loose.

Writers: Allan Scott, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Jennifer Grey, Barbara Howard, Richard Portnow, Eric Stoltz

33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Big Switch (1956)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Gangster Sam Dunleavy sets up an elaborate alibi so that he can kill his ex-girlfriend Goldie, who left him for another man.

Writers: Richard Carr, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, George Mathews, Beverly Michaels, George E. Stone

34. The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose ?

Writers: Cornell Woolrich, François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Charles Denner

35. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

36. Si muero antes de despertar (1952)

66 min

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Writers: Alejandro Casona, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen | Stars: Néstor Zavarce, Blanca del Prado, Floren Delbene, Homero Cárpena

37. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Fantasy, Film-Noir

7.2
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When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Jonathan Latimer, Cornell Woolrich | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce

38. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The teleplays normally concerned the various aspects of romance.

Stars: Conrad Nagel, George Reeves, Don DeFore, Diana Lynn

39. Darkroom (1981–1982)
Episode: Guillotine (1982)

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.2
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In 19th century France, a man is aided by his lover to exploit a loophole in the law when he is sentenced to die by the guillotine. Should the executioner die on the day of the execution, the prisoner will walk free.

Writers: Peter Allan Fields, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: James Coburn, Dick Balduzzi, Frank M. Benard, Lilyan Chauvin

40. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Momentum (1956)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Richard Paine decides to steal money from his boss that he owes him anyway, and it turns to a unnecessary and ironic murder.

Writers: Francis M. Cockrell, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Skip Homeier, Joanne Woodward, Ken Christy

41. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

GP | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Louis Mahe is a tobacco planter at Reunion Island. He is waiting for Julie Roussel to marry her. He only knows her by mail. The woman that comes does not like the picture he got, but he ... See full summary »

Writers: Cornell Woolrich, François Truffaut | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud, Martine Ferrière

42. Darkroom (1981–1982)

60 min | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.1
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast.

Stars: James Coburn, Helen Hunt, Randy Powell, Quinn Cummings

43. Black Angel (1946)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

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When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband.

Writers: Roy Chanslor, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford

44. Stage 7 (1955– )

30 min

7.1
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Stars: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

45. Die Unschuld der Krähen (1998 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Writers: Horst Johann Sczerba, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Horst Johann Sczerba | Stars: Joachim Król, Nina Petri, Dieter Landuris, Franz Josef Steffens

46. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

47. The Mask (1954– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.0
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Stars: Gary Merrill, William Prince, Patricia Breslin, Brian Keith

48. Manhattan Love Song (1934)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.0
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After having been swindled out of all their money by a crooked business manager, formerly wealthy socialites Jerry and Carol discover that they owe their chauffeur and maid back wages they ... See full summary »

Writers: Cornell Woolrich, David Silverstein, Leonard Fields | Director: Leonard Fields | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Dixie Lee, Nydia Westman, Franklin Pangborn

49. No abras nunca esa puerta (1952)

85 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Two separate episodes that have in common the door which separates good from evil. In the first segment, "Alguien al teléfono", Ángel Magaña tries to avenge the death of his sister, a girl ... See full summary »

Writers: Alejandro Casona, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen | Stars: Ángel Magaña, Roberto Escalada, Ilde Pirovano, Nicolás Fregues

50. Akai shisen (1980 TV Movie)

94 min

7.0
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Writers: Cornell Woolrich, Kanji Yasumoto | Directors: Yasuzô Masumura, Toshiaki Kunihara | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Rentarô Mikuni, Ken Utsui