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1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 49,997 | Gross: $11.90M

2. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,471

3. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Passed | 98 min | Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 2,112

4. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 1,962

5. Jazz (2001)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.6
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,506

6. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,367

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,052

8. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 943

9. 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 rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 882

10. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 745

11. Assault on a Queen (1966)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A motley crew of treasure hunters plan to rob the cruise-liner RMS Queen Mary, using a recovered WW2 German submarine.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Conte

Votes: 721

12. Daybreak Express (1957)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.4
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Commuting through the hectic New York City.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 660

13. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 488

14. Belle of the Nineties (1934)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown, John Miljan

Votes: 485

15. Murder at the Vanities (1934)

89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 479

16. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 425

17. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

7.3
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From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Barry Aird, Jonathan Adams, Alex Jones, Ronald Kessler

Votes: 425

18. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.8
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 308

19. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 306

20. Black and Tan (1929)

19 min | Drama, Short, Music

6.4
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Duke Ellington in a jazz musical short with a tragic plotline.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Fredi Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 305

21. Birth of the Blues (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Music

6.4
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Brian Donlevy, Carolyn Lee

Votes: 274

22. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 250

23. Jam Session (1942)

3 min | Short, Music

6.4
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Duke Ellington and Orchestra perform 'C Jam Blues'.

Director: Josef Berne | Stars: Duke Ellington, Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, Ben Webster

Votes: 224

24. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Live variety show with TV favorite Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 176

25. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.2
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 171

26. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 147

27. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 126

28. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 114

29. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.0
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 109

30. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 107

31. Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life (1935)

Unrated | 9 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Duke Ellington plays his symphonic jazz piece ('A Rhapsody of Negro Life') with his orchestra against slice-of-life background scenes. The four movements: 1) The Laborers, 2) A Triangle: ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Waller | Stars: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Barney Bigard, Billie Holiday

Votes: 95

32. The Tonight Show (1962)

105 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Interim version of the talk show that aired between the departure of Jack Paar and the arrival of Johnny Carson.

Stars: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Ed Herlihy, Merv Griffin

Votes: 94

33. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 93

34. 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 television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 88

35. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 83

36. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Variety show hosted by Garry Moore with famous guests.

Stars: Garry Moore, Carol Burnett, Durward Kirby, Alan King

Votes: 79

37. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 77

38. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 76

39. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

8.6
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 71

40. Masks and Memories (1934)

32 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Julie and Bob take a break from their Mardi Gras revels to visit Bob's home, where he lives with his sister and their reclusive Uncle Andy. Andy mistakes Julie for his sweetheart of years ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Lillian Roth, Weldon Heyburn, Queenie Smith, George Houston

Votes: 67

41. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 58

42. Jazz (2001)
Episode: The Gift: 1917-1924 (2001)

TV-PG | 107 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.9
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Speakeasies, flappers, and easy money - it's the Jazz Age, when the story of jazz becomes a tale of two great cities, Chicago and New York, and of two extraordinary artists whose lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Keith David, Duke Ellington, James Reese Europe

Votes: 51

43. Change of Mind (1969)

R | 98 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.2
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A white man's brain is transplanted into a black man's skull.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Susan Oliver, Janet MacLachlan, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 45

44. Jazz (2001)
Episode: Our Language: 1924 -1929 (2001)

TV-PG | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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In the 1920s, jazz is everywhere, and for the first time soloists and singers take center stage. We meet Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues; Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz star... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Keith David

Votes: 45

45. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 44

46. Jazz (2001)
Episode: The True Welcome: 1929-1934 (2001)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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In 1929 as the Great Depression begins, New York is now America's jazz capital. On Broadway, Louis Armstrong revolutionizes the art of American popular song. In Harlem, Chick Webb pioneers ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Vernel Bagneris, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke

Votes: 44

47. Date with Duke (1947)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.2
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Duke Ellington at the piano conducts a group of puppet perfume bottles playing his "Perfume Suite."

Director: George Pal | Star: Duke Ellington

Votes: 40

48. A Bundle of Blues (1933)

9 min | Short, Music

6.8
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Duke Ellington and his orchestra play two jazz compositions plus 'Stormy Weather' (sung by Ivy Anderson).

Director: Fred Waller | Stars: Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson, Florence Hill, Bessie Dudley

Votes: 40

49. Rock 'n' Roll Revue (1955)

38 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.9
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Packed with music by the greats of the time.

Director: Joseph Kohn | Stars: Cholly Atkins, Louie Bellson, Delta Rhythm Boys, Ruth Brown

Votes: 36

50. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.9
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, The Buster Davis Singers, Edward Villella

Votes: 26