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1. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )
Episode: Episode #5.4 (1975)

Documentary

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Writer: Margret Dünser | Director: Edgar von Heeringen | Stars: Margret Dünser, Jay Armes Jr., Jay J. Armes, Linda Armes

2. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

3. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #1.14 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

9.1
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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Digby Wolfe | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Sivi Aberg, Pamela Austin

4. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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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

5. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1968)

TV-PG | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.8
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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Digby Wolfe | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Sally Field, Terry-Thomas

6. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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

7. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.7
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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Digby Wolfe | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Sonny Bono, Eileen Brennan

8. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

9. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Farnham, Donald Ogden Stewart, Rida Johnson Young, A.P. Younger | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Ralph Bushman

10. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

12. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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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

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

14. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

15. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

16. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.4
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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

17. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

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

18. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Dorothy Farnum, Marian Ainslee | Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

19. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Matt Gets It (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.2
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Matt is critically wounded while attempting to arrest super-fast gunman Dan Grat. Grat runs rampant in Dodge while Matt recovers, but is unpleasantly surprised when the recovered marshal challenges him again.

Writers: Charles Marquis Warren, John Meston | Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

20. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Colter Craven Story (1960)

53 min | Western

8.2
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Dr. Craven feels he can't perform surgery any longer. When he joins the wagon train and his services are desperately needed, he realizes he may be wrong after Major Adams gives him a history lesson.

Writer: Tony Paulson | Director: John Ford | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

21. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Western

8.1
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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

22. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Western

8.1
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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, B.H. McCampbell | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

23. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

24. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask (1971 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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This special spoofs portions of Benny's career.

Stars: Jack Benny, David Reuben, George Burns, Lucille Ball

25. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

26. The Searchers (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

27. The Quiet Man (1952)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

28. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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

29. Screen Snapshots: The Great Al Jolson (1955)

10 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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In this special Screen Snapshots short many of America's top composers pay a belated-by-years homage to a man who turned many of their songs into hits, Al Jolson. Many other screen ... See full summary »

Writer: Ralph Staub | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Al Jolson, Ralph Staub, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Sidney Clare

30. Stagecoach (1939)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Western

7.9
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A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Writers: Ernest Haycox, Dudley Nichols | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

31. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

32. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

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

33. 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

34. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

35. Red River (1948)

Approved | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

Writers: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee | Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

36. 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 its rock music performances.

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

37. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

38. Annie Laurie (1927)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie.

Writers: Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings, Josephine Lovett | Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry, Creighton Hale, Joseph Striker

39. Directed by John Ford (1971)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A documentary on the life and films of director John Ford.

Writer: Peter Bogdanovich | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: John Ford, Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles, Ward Bond

40. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

41. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Margret Dünser, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Carroll Righter

42. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

7.8
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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

43. The Breaking of Boys and the Making of Men in 'The Cowboys' (1972)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Stars: Roscoe Lee Browne, Clay O'Brien, Mark Rydell, John Wayne

44. Meet the Stars #8: Stars Past and Present (1941)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Stars past and present gather to take part in the ceremonies at the dedication of Republic's new sound stage to the memory of Mabel Normand.

Director: Harriet Parsons | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Miller, Harriet Parsons, Walter Abel

45. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and John Wayne (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Ricky receives a phone call from the police; they intend to prosecute Lucy and Ethel if John Wayne's footprints are not returned intact. Having broken them, that is obviously impossible, so... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Jess Oppenheimer, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

46. El Dorado (1966)

Approved | 126 min | Western

7.7
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Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Harry Brown | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

47. The Shootist (1976)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

Writers: Glendon Swarthout, Miles Hood Swarthout, Scott Hale | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

48. 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

49. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #1.11 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.7
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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Digby Wolfe | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Pamela Austin, Eileen Brennan

50. Fort Apache (1948)

Approved | 125 min | Western

7.6
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, James Warner Bellah | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz