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1. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 215

2. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 210

3. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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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, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 107

4. To Please a Lady (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sport

6.3
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A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match in a feisty reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer

Votes: 696

5. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 80

6. My Favorite Husband (1953–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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George Cooper, a successful bank executive, lives in an exclusive neighborhood with his dim-wit wife Liz. The neighbors for the first two seasons were the Cobbs, a snobbish family. They ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Nelson, Vanessa Brown, Alix Talton, Joan Caulfield

Votes: 10

7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: A Dream of Treason (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A State Department official is required to leak a confidential document - which may have terrible repercussions.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Richard Basehart, Leora Dana, Raymond Greenleaf, John Hoyt

8. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: A Quiet Game of Cards (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A few friends meet each weekend for a quiet game of cards. But they're bored with poker and, in trying to find another diversion, gradually find themselves plotting a hypothetical murder. It is hypothetical, isn't it?

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: William Bendix, Raymond Greenleaf, Irene Hervey, Richard Joy

9. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Ain't No Time for Glory (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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American soldiers must use stealth to take over a German command post in Normandy.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Richard Joy, Barry Sullivan, Gene Barry, John Drew Barrymore

Votes: 9

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Alas, Babylon (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Dana Andrews, Robert Crawford Jr., Judith Evelyn, Gina Gillespie

Votes: 33

11. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: Boston Tea Party (Restaged) (December 16, 1773) (1955)

Drama, History

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Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Herbert Rudley, Russ Conway, Noel Drayton

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Child of Trouble (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Richard Joy, Patty McCormack, Ricardo Montalban, Joan Blondell

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Circle of the Day (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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On her tenth wedding anniversary (which is also her daughter's birthday), a wife begins to suspect her husband of unfaithfulness.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Joy, Nancy Kelly, Michael Rennie, Zsa Zsa Gabor

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Clash by Night (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, E.G. Marshall

15. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Clipper Ship (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Joy, Jan Sterling, Steve Forrest

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Confession (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When a much-admired community leader dies, a journalist starts to investigate his life - and finds he was not the man he seemed.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Richard Joy, Dennis O'Keefe, June Lockhart, Paul Stewart

17. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Eloise (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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It's not so much that Eloise is a mischievous child, but the darnedest things do happen when she's around.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Kay Thompson, Evelyn Rudie, Hans Conried

18. My Favorite Husband (1953–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 20 March 1954 (1954)

Comedy

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Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Joan Caulfield, Richard Joy, Barry Nelson, Bob Sweeney

19. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Face of a Hero (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Malcolm Atterbury, Florida Friebus, Larry Gates, James Gregory

20. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Four Women in Black (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Four nuns, led by Sister Teresa, begin a treacherous journey across the Arizona desert in 1870. Their faith enables them to deal with the challenges of nature and the hostility of their fellow mankind.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Richard Joy, Helen Hayes, Janice Rule, Ralph Meeker

21. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Heritage of Anger (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A wealthy industrialist has trouble with his sons.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Richard Joy, Ralph Bellamy, Lloyd Bridges, John Ericson

22. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: Hitler Invades Poland (September 1, 1939) (1956)

Drama, History

7.8
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Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Harold Dyrenforth, Gregory Gaye, John Mylong, Kurt Katch

Votes: 5

23. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: Hitler's Secret (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Walter Baldwin, Whit Bissell, Robert Coogan

24. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Homeward Borne (1957)

82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Just after World War Two ends, an American woman takes in a Polish war orphan boy, a concentration camp survivor. But conflict arises when her husband, a returning Air Force bomber pilot,hates the boy and his psychological baggage.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Linda Darnell, Richard Kiley, Keith Andes, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5

25. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: If You Knew Elizabeth (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Claire Trevor, Gary Merrill, Natalie Schafer

26. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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In the Warsaw ghetto, a Jewish man seeks revenge for the rape of his sister by a German soldier.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Charles Laughton, Arthur Kennedy, Susan Kohner, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 10

27. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Invitation to a Gunfighter (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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A gunfighter is terrorizing a small western town. The townspeople finally pool their money to a hire another gunfighter to drive him out of town. The townsfolk thought they had it bad until they handed the reigns over to the new terror. Pooling their money again, this time to hire Jeffers to get rid of Dancer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Richard Joy, Hugh O'Brian, Anne Bancroft, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 5

28. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Journey to the Day (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Patients at a mental hospital meet for a group therapy session.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Mary Astor, James Dunn, James Gregory, Steven Hill

29. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Made in Heaven (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When Zachary and Elsa separate, each seems tempted to start a new love affair.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Robert Preston, Phyllis Kirk, Jacques Bergerac

30. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Massacre at Sand Creek (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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An investigation into a massacre of Native Americans.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Joy, John Derek, Everett Sloane, Gene Evans

31. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: No Time at All (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.

Director: David Swift | Stars: William Lundigan, Betsy Palmer, Jane Greer, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 6

32. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: One Coat of White (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Anewly-widowed woman goes on a trip to Europe and meets a French artist.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Claudette Colbert, Paul Henreid, Leif Erickson

33. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) (1953)

30 min | Drama, History

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Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Hayden Rorke, Patti Gallagher, Velma Royton, Edward Earle

34. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Point of No Return (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Waiting to find out if he's obtained a valuable promotion, a banker returns to the small town he grew up in.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Walter Abel, Edward Andrews, Katharine Bard, Russell Collins

35. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Portrait of a Murderer (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.3
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Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Tab Hunter, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Patterson, Rudy Bond

Votes: 6

36. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Rendezvous in Black (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A woman is inexplicably killed on a street-corner. What has this to do with other deaths around the city?

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Franchot Tone, Laraine Day, Boris Karloff

37. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Reunion (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Patricia Barry, Dane Clark, Charles Drake, Frances Farmer

38. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Sincerely, Willis Wade (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A wealthy mill owner finances the education of a clever, but poor, young man.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Joy, Peter Lawford, Jeff Donnell

39. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Sizeman and Son (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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The happy atmosphere in Mr. Sizeman's factory is disrupted by an argumentative newcomer - his son.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Richard Joy, Eddie Cantor, Farley Granger, Mona Freeman

40. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Some racetrack Johnnies are talking between races when one wonders if you can hynotize a horse into thinking it's a champion. The idea sets in motion a series of hilarious events.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Harpo Marx, Marilyn Maxwell, Stuart Erwin

41. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: So Soon to Die (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Down on his luck, war hero Lionel Amblin contemplates committing a murder.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Richard Joy, Richard Basehart, Anne Bancroft, Sebastian Cabot

42. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: Spindletop - The First Great Texas Oil Strike (January 10, 1901) (1955)

30 min | Drama, History

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Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Paul Birch, Robert Bray, Tyler McVey, DeForest Kelley

43. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Target for Three (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Three conspirators plan the death of a South American head of state.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Dale Evans, Richard Joy, Ricardo Montalban

44. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: The Assassination of Julius Caesar (March 15, 44 B.C.) (1953)

Drama, History

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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Peter Brocco, Russ Conway, Walter Cronkite, Noel Drayton

45. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Big Slide (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A vaudeville comic becomes a silent film star.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Red Skelton, Shirley Jones, Murray Hamilton

46. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Blackwell Story (1957)

74 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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In the 19th century, Elizabeth Blackwell determines to become a doctor.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Richard Joy, Joanne Dru, Dan O'Herlihy, Marshall Thompson

47. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Country Husband (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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After a near-death experience, a business starts to re-think his life, and wonders about leaving his wife.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Richard Joy, Frank Lovejoy, Barbara Hale, Kerwin Mathews

48. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Cruel Day (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A French army officer arrives at a remote fort in Algeria and discovers that atrocities against the local population are commonplace.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Van Heflin, Richard Joy

49. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Death of Manolete (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The last hours in the life of Spain's most celebrated matador.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Jack Palance, Robert Middleton, Suzy Parker, Ray Danton

Votes: 5

50. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Ding-A-Ling Girl (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A housewife is offered a Hollywood contract. She'd rather stay home, but her husband has ambitions for her.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Eddie Albert, Edward Brophy, Dyan Cannon, Clu Gulager