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1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 358

2. The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Writer: Ken Shapiro | Director: Gene Weed | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Melissa Sue Anderson, Julie Andrews

Votes: 8

3. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Bette Davis (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Bill Box, Norm Liebmann, Larry Markes, Jim Mulholland, Tom Tenowich | Stars: Dean Martin, Army Archerd, Pat Buttram, Howard Cosell

Votes: 97

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

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 125

5. That Regis Philbin Show (1964–1965)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Eartha Kitt, Regis Philbin, Shelley Berman, Don Rickles

Votes: 13

6. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 441,146

7. Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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Arthur Hill narrates the life and career of iconic American actor Henry Fonda are depicted through film clips and archival footage.

Director: Thomas Royal | Stars: Henry Fonda, Arthur Hill, Jane Fonda, Shirlee Fonda

Votes: 38

8. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, 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: 856

9. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Donati, Sergio Leone, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 213,461

10. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball is roasted by Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, and Don Rickles among others.

Writers: Harry Crane, George Arthur Bloom, Tom Tenowich, Milt Rosen, Don Hinkley, Peter Gallay, Stan Burns, Mike Marmer | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Rowan

Votes: 57

11. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 79

12. NBC White Paper (1960– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Chet Huntley, Tom Brokaw, Lloyd Dobyns, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 5

13. NBC White Paper (1960– )
Episode: The Age of Kennedy, Part I: The Early Years (1966)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Arthur Schlesinger Jr. | Stars: Chet Huntley, Henry Fonda, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 5

14. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Fatal Urge (1960)

30 min | Western

8.6
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While Simon pursues a notorious outlaw in the high desert, Clay and Sarge investigate the robbery and murder of a prominent businessman. The man's niece provides a description that matches ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Tony Young

Votes: 7

15. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Tissue of Hate (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A plastic surgeon receives an unusual request.

Writer: Tony Barrett | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Charles Boyer, Henry Fonda, Polly Bergen, Gloria Vanderbilt

Votes: 7

16. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 56

17. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 10,041

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, 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: 2,057

19. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 99

20. Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978 TV Special)

99 min | Comedy

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It's incredible in these roasts to see the greats lined up on the dais. To listen to the humour akin to thinking out loud with no regard for what's correct to joke about. It's old era ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Crane, Larry Markes, Jack Shea, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein, Martin Ragaway, Arthur Phillips, Mel Chase, Robert L. Mills, Jay Burton, Stan Burns, David Axlerod | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, James Stewart, June Allyson, Lucille Ball

Votes: 36

21. Clarence Darrow (1974 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Writer: David W. Rintels | Director: John Rich | Stars: Henry Fonda, John Houseman

Votes: 86

22. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 3 October 1965 (1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Sean Connery

Votes: 11

23. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's Mood: Part 1 (1976)

30 min | Comedy

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Maude becomes obsessed with getting Henry Fonda elected president. Shocked by her behavior, Walter and Carol question her mental stability and later learn that she is manic depressive.

Creator: Norman Lear | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain

Votes: 12

24. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's Mood: Part 2 (1976)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Maude becomes obsessed with getting Henry Fonda elected president. Shocked by her behavior, Walter and Carol question her mental stability and later learn that she is manic depressive.

Creator: Norman Lear | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain

Votes: 12

25. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Deadly Breed (1960)

30 min | Western

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Clay is curious and concerned when Chief Marshal Fry insists on personally handling the investigation into the activities of a pair of swindlers, one of whom happens to be a beautiful young... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Lyle Bettger, Susan Oliver

Votes: 5

26. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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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: 786

27. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 106

28. The Man Who Loved Bears (1979 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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True-story documentary detailing the struggle of a man trying to raise a helpless grizzly bear cub named "Griz" in order to return him to the natural Colorado wild.

Writer: John Savage | Director: Marty Stouffer | Stars: Henry Fonda, Will Geer

Votes: 6

29. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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Writer: David Gantz | Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

Votes: 46

30. America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story (1978)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writers: John Edwards, Matty Kemp, Michael Small | Director: John Edwards | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Kelly, Mary Pickford

Votes: 7

31. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Hang the Law (1960)

30 min | Western

8.3
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While visiting a border town to determine if he should set up a general store, Clay McCord is framed for the murder of the town drunk. Marshal Simon Fry arrives after Clay has been ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Martha Hyer, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 9

32. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Petrified Forest (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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Gabrielle Maple works in a dusty desert gas station-café, but yearns for the life of an artist in France, knowing there must be something finer than the provincial dead-end she is trapped ... See full summary »

Writers: Tad Mosel, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Paul Hartman

Votes: 37

33. The Star and the Story (1955– )
Episode: Total Recall (1955)

30 min | Drama

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A couple vacationing in cabin in the wilderness encounter a madman bent on murder.

Writers: Frederick Brady, Claud Cockburn | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Anderson, Don Haggerty, Ross Elliott

Votes: 6

34. The Fabulous Fifties (1960)

Documentary

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Writers: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, A.J. Russell, Max Wilk | Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Norman Jewison | Stars: Julie Andrews, Betty Comden, Leora Dana, Henry Fonda

Votes: 12

35. Henry Fonda and the Family (1962 TV Special)

60 min | Family

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Writers: Tom Koch, Norman Lear | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dan Blocker, Verna Felton, Henry Fonda, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 6

36. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 26 March 1980 (1980)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Henry Fonda, Crystal Gayle, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 10

37. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Man of Peace (1959)

30 min | Western

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When two wagons full of repeating rifles are stolen by an Apache raiding party, Marshal Fry decides that the problem is more than his small staff can handle and sends for the Army. Clay is ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Frank Arrigo | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Betty Lou Keim, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6

38. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1970)

30 min | Comedy

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Chet must figure out ways to kill time when he is trapped overnight in an elevator with a fellow teacher and a cleaning lady.

Creators: Ed. Weinberger, Michael Zagor, Bill Cosby | Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Henry Fonda, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 14

39. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Return of Simon Fry (1960)

30 min | Western

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Chief Marshal Simon Fry narrowly escapes an assassination attempt and the charred body of the hired killer is mistakenly identified as his own. While Clay and Fran McCord lead the mourners ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Wallace Ford, Betty Lou Keim

Votes: 5

40. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.1
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 62,365

41. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

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When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Walter Van Tilburg Clark | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 15,682

42. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 96

43. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

8.1
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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: Edward Villella, Jacques d'Amboise, Donald Voorhees, John Raitt

Votes: 24

44. Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)

13 min | Comedy, Short

8.1
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This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Acuff, Katharine Alexander, Fay Bainter, Robert Barrat

Votes: 131

45. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)
Episode: Episode #2.66 (1967)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.1
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Joey interviews celebrities at the Hollywood premiere of "Doctor Dolittle," held earlier that day at the Paramount Theatre.

Stars: Sonny Bono, Carol Channing, Cher, Joan Collins

Votes: 8

46. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: The Edge of Doubt (1961)

30 min | Western

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Jerry Kirk, a notorious outlaw, agrees to the Arizona Territory's offer of amnesty and decides to return to Silver City where he once had a girlfriend. Jerry's gruff demeanor soon alienates... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Frank Arrigo | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 7

47. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 14,667

48. The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him.

Writers: Monckton Hoffe, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 14,266

49. Captains and the Kings (1976 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama

8.0
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Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

Votes: 310

50. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

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

Votes: 377