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1. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

2. 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

3. 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

4. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

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

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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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

9. Stars of the Silver Screen (2011– )

Biography

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Chronicles of the lives of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Stars: Derek Malcolm, Ian Nathan, Neil Norman, Angela Allen

10. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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

11. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.4
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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

12. 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

13. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

14. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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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

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (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

18. 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

19. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min

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

20. 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

21. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: A Special Evening with Carol Burnett (1978)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

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Highlights of this final show of the series include: clips from prior shows; a question-and-answer session involving the cast; new sketches where Mr. Tudball is moving his office but does ... See full summary »

Writers: Roger Beatty, Rick Hawkins, Liz Sage, Bob Illes, James R. Stein, Franelle Silver, Larry Siegel, Tim Conway, Bill Richmond, Gene Perret, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Ed Simmons, Buz Kohan, Bill Angelos, Gail Parent, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Stan Burns, Mike Marmer, Arthur Julian, Gary Belkin, Arnie Rosen | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Ray Charles

22. 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

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

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

24. 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

25. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 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?

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 7 February 1973 (1973)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writers: Hank Bradford, Bob Howard, Ted Lang, Tom Moore, Jim Mulholland | Stars: Johnny Carson, Charlie Brown Group, Charles Durning, Kenny Rankin

39. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Creators: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

44. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (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

45. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Family

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The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien, Russi Taylor

46. Winchester '73 (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Western

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The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Writers: Robert L. Richards, Borden Chase, Stuart N. Lake | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

48. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

49. 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

50. Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Comedy

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Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Eddie Albert, June Allyson, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle