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1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

2. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama

8.0
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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

3. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

4. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

5. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

6. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

7. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

8. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Douglas Morrow, Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

9. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

10. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

11. Sailor Beware (1952)

108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.

Writers: James B. Allardice, Martin Rackin, John Grant, Elwood Ullman, Kenyon Nicholson, Charles Robinson | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Marion Marshall

12. 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

13. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

14. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

15. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and has no family of his own. He decides to leave his estate to the family of his first love, who turned down his marriage proposal years ago because ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Hoffman, Eleanor H. Porter | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, Gigi Perreau

16. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.5
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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

17. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Writers: Samuel Fuller, John Brophy | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton

18. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

19. 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

20. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

21. The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stu Erwin played a mild-mannered high-school principal, with June Collyer as his wife.

Stars: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd, Sheila James Kuehl

22. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

23. The Big Story (1949–1958)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer

24. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

25. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, Robert Carson, Jeff Morrow

26. Beat the Clock (1950–1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.1
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Classic game show where couples (and sometimes families) competed to win prizes by completing stunts within a time limit.

Stars: Bess Myerson, Bud Collyer, Beverly Bentley, Dirk Fredericks

27. Family Theatre (1949–1958)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

28. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

29. Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, Tom McKee, John Stephenson

30. A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954 TV Short)

30 min | Short, News

6.3
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Included on the DVD release of "A Star is Born" (1954), this is a live television broadcast of the world premiere. Described by various participants as the biggest world premiere in memory,... See full summary »

Stars: George Fisher, Rosemarie Stack, Paula Raymond, Amanda Blake

31. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

32. The Bigelow Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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A live CBS half-hour dramatic anthology series, but on two networks in its second season (as "Bigelow-Sanford Theater"); Sunday evenings over CBS and Thursday evenings over DuMont.

Stars: Don DeFore, William Frawley, Jeffrey Silver, Ann Dvorak

33. Forgotten Children (1952 TV Movie)

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Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Barbara Bolton, James Dean, Cloris Leachman, Lee Lindsey

34. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)

30 min | Drama

6.4
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Stars: Parker Fennelly, James Dean, Don Hanmer, Kristine Miller

35. The Kate Smith Hour (1950–1954)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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Stars: Kate Smith, Peggy Ann Garner, Larry Fine, Jack Gilford

36. 'Giant' Stars Are Off to Texas (1955)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Cast and crew members of "Giant" in a reunion about locations in Marfa, Texas. The narrator explains about the George Stevens'adaptation of Edna Ferber novel.

Stars: James Dean, Dennis Hopper, Mercedes McCambridge, George Stevens

37. Warner Pathé News Issue # 87 (1955)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: James Dean, Henry Ginsberg, Rock Hudson, Mercedes McCambridge

38. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Long Time Till Dawn (1953)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Joe Harris, a convicted felon, tries to go straight after release from prison. (UCLA Archive)

Writer: Rod Serling | Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Robert Cass, James Dean, Pud Flanagan, Billy M. Greene

39. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Abraham Lincoln (1952)

60 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: John Drinkwater, David Shaw | Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Judith Evelyn, Robert Pastene, Harry Townes, Betty Low

40. Crossroads (1955–1957)
Episode: Broadway Trust (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Ralph Murphy | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Tina Carver, James Dean, Russell Hicks

41. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: Death Is My Neighbor (1953)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Frank Gregory | Director: John Peyser | Stars: James Dean, Walter Hampden, Betsy Palmer

42. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Glory in the Flower (1953)

Drama, History, Music

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I don't remember much of the story, but James Dean plays an angry juvenile delinquent out on bail after being arrested on a marijuana charge... See full synopsis »

Writer: William Inge | Stars: Edward Binns, Alistair Cooke, Hume Cronyn, James Dean

43. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Harvest (1953)

53 min | Drama

8.1
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A young man in love with a sophisticated woman from the city is torn between his desires and those of his family. His parents wish him and his brother to stay and work on their small ... See full summary »

Writers: Sandra Michael, Sandra Mitchell | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Gish, Ed Begley, Vaughn Taylor

44. Family Theatre (1949–1958)
Episode: Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951)

Drama

6.5
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A respectful interpretation of what might have happened among Jesus's followers in the three days before Crucifixion. The story is told in the modern context of an US Army company stationed in Korea during the Korean War.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Patrick Peyton, Gordon Oliver, Todd Karns, Roddy McDowall

45. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: I'm a Fool (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A man tells the story of his coming to adulthood when he left home at age 18 and learned the consequences of telling a lie to impress a girl.

Writers: Sherwood Anderson, Arnold Schulman | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Eddie Albert, James Dean, Natalie Wood, Roy Glenn

46. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )
Episode: Into the Valley (1952)

Drama

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Writer: John Hersey | Stars: Robert Baines, John Compton, James Dean, Michael Higgins

47. The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)
Episode: Jackie Knows All (1951)

Comedy

7.1
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James Dean briefly appears as Randy in a story about love, real estate, and mind reading.

Writer: Lee Loeb | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, James Dean, Sheila James Kuehl

48. Biography (1987– )
Episode: James Dean: Outside the Lines (2002)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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Writer: Colin Powers | Director: Jack Walworth | Stars: William Bast, Marcus Winslow Jr., David Dalton, Bob Pulley

49. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Keep Our Honor Bright (1953)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: James Dean, Michael Higgins, Andy Milligan, Addison Richards

50. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)
Episode: Life Sentence (1953)

Drama

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Writers: Margaret Kleckner, S. Lee Pogostin | Stars: Matt Crowley, James Dean, Georgann Johnson, Charles Mendick