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1. The 24th Annual Tony Awards (1970 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Julie Andrews, Rene Auberjonois, Lauren Bacall, Clive Barnes

2. Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A look at the past, present and future of Hollywood as seen through the eyes of the movie columnist.

Writer: Sumner Locke Elliott | Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Lucille Ball, Stephen Boyd, Francis X. Bushman, John Cassavetes

3. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

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The Julie Andrews Hour was an entertaining television variety series starring Julie Andrews. Julie had amazing guests and great singing on her show.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Rich Little

4. All-Star Party for Carol Burnett (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Sammy Davis Jr.

5. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

6. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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

7. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987 TV Special)

Documentary

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Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

8. The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971–1972)
Episode: By Way of Introduction (1971)

30 min | Comedy

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Creator: Hal Kanter | Director: Hal Kanter | Stars: James Stewart, Julie Adams, Jonathan Daly, Ellen Geer

9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

10. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

11. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

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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

12. National Geographic Specials (1965– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Scourby, Leslie Nielsen, Joseph Campanella, Richard Kiley

13. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

15. 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

16. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

17. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

18. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

19. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

20. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min

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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Jack Burns, Liza Minnelli

21. Right of Way (1983 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

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A dying woman and her husband agree to a joint-suicide pact, whether others like it or not.

Writer: Richard Lees | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Bette Davis, James Stewart, Melinda Dillon, Priscilla Morrill

22. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

23. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

24. 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

25. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987)

86 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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A retrospective on the life and career of actor James Stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him.

Writer: John L. Miller | Director: David Heeley | Stars: James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Peter Bogdanovich, Carol Burnett

26. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Miklós László | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

27. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Western

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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

28. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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?

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

29. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

30. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Writers: Hume Cronyn, Patrick Hamilton, Arthur Laurents | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

31. Harvey (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Writers: Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake

32. North and South, Book II (1986 TV Mini-Series)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

33. Lux Playhouse (1958–1959)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

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This filmed series of light comedies, romances and melodramas alternated on Friday nights with the "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" between October 1958 and Sepetmeber 1959.

Stars: Alice Backes, Polly Bergen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rod Taylor

34. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Romance

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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Writers: Robert Riskin, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

35. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

36. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

37. A Backyard Story (2010)

70 min | Drama

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Writer: Falk Schultz | Director: Falk Schultz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Tyron Watzinger, Cosma Dujat, Ralf Bode

39. Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds (1991–1992)

Talk-Show

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Movie Star Debbie Reynolds introduces a classic Hollywood film, then returns afterwards to talk with legendary movie stars about their careers and experiences during Hollywood's "Golden Age."

Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Joan Caulfield, Jane Greer, James Stewart

40. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Bob Hope, Bob Newhart

41. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

42. The Mortal Storm (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

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The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930's. When the Nazi's come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is... See full summary »

Writers: Claudine West, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel, Phyllis Bottome | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

43. Harvey (1972 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy

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James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Chase, Jacqueline Babbin, Audrey Maas | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: James Stewart, John McGiver, Dorothy Blackburn, Arlene Francis

44. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Talk show with celebrity guests.

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

45. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (1978 TV Special)

100 min | Comedy

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Wonderful funny contribution from Red Buttons. Kinda leaves you feeling two things. Almost all of these acting/comedic legends have passed and this sort of unbridled humour is no more

Writers: Harry Crane, Bill Box, Larry Markes, Stan Dreben, Howard Albrecht, Wol Weinstein, Martin Ragaway, Arthur Phillips, Mel Chase, Robert L. Mills | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Gene Kelly

46. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson, Fred Astaire, Ann Blyth

47. Night of 100 Stars II (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Debbie Allen, Peter Allen, Harry Anderson, Ann-Margret

48. The Pet Set (1971– )

30 min

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Betty White hosted this syndicated series in which celebrities would drop by with their pets. Also the show had discussions concerning pet care, ecology and wildlife preservation.

Stars: Betty White, Vikki Carr, Bob Crane, Merv Griffin

49. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

50. Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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An elderly widower relies on his daydreams and faith to get through a lonely Christmas.

Writers: Alan Henderson, J. Scott Iverson, Michael McLean, Ernie Wallengren | Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: James Stewart, Beverly Rowland, Kamee Aliessa, Tamara Fowler