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

90 min | Documentary

9.4
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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: 376

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

4. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983)

60 min | Documentary

9.0
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A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.

Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Holm, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Anne Baxter

Votes: 380

5. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Ronald Colman (1978)

Documentary, History

8.8
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Director: Margaret Sharp | Stars: Barry Norman, Juliet Benita Colman, John Cromwell, George Cukor

Votes: 49

6. 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: 1,036

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.7
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 129

8. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 109

9. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Judy Garland (1978)

70 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Profile of Judy Garland.

Director: Elaine Donnelly | Stars: Barry Norman, Lauren Bacall, Tony Bennett, Betsy Blair

Votes: 57

10. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 92,157 | Gross: $0.01M

11. W.C. Fields: Straight Up (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: Joseph Adamson | Stars: Dudley Moore, W.C. Fields, Harry Caplan, Teet Carle

Votes: 58

12. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 39,011

13. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 53,351

14. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 12,653

15. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands...but she does not say which one.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 6,781

16. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the Mob for his murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 9,385

17. The Dick Cavett Show (1975–1991)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Phil Silvers

Votes: 95

18. The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986 TV Special)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Joan Bennett, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Widmark

Votes: 191

19. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 79

20. All About Mankiewicz (1983)

103 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Luc Béraud | Stars: Michel Ciment, Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Votes: 8

21. 5 Fingers (1952)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden

Votes: 3,327

22. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed.

Directors: Kevin Burns, Brent Zacky | Stars: Robert Culp, Roddy McDowall, Darryl F. Zanuck, Mel Gussow

Votes: 256

23. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 11,266 | Gross: $13.90M

24. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Warren Beatty, Pandro S. Berman, Frank Capra

Votes: 266

25. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Bob Hope, Patty Duke, Rich Little

Votes: 15

26. This Reckless Age (1932)

80 min | Comedy

7.6
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Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Bennett, Peggy Shannon, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 15

27. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Spencer Tracy (1977)

Documentary, History

7.6
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A profile of Spencer Tracy, one of the leading stars of Hollywood's golden age.

Director: Judy Lindsay | Stars: Joan Bennett, George Cukor, Garson Kanin, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 49

28. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 4,683

29. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 4,728

30. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 3,207

31. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 274

32. Close Harmony (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Music, Romance

7.5
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Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Jack Oakie

Votes: 13

33. Fast Company (1929)

70 min | Comedy, Sport

7.5
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Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Edwin H. Knopf | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Jack Oakie, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Sam Hardy

Votes: 6

34. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 8,523

35. House of Strangers (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,081

36. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,370

37. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Approved | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.3
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In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 12,779

38. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 7,432

39. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Approved | 137 min | Drama

7.3
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A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner

Votes: 1,972

40. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Western

7.3
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 440

41. I'll Never Forget You (1951)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

Votes: 568

42. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,718

43. The Dummy (1929)

60 min | Comedy

7.3
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The Dummy is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Robert Milton and written by Harriet Ford, Harvey J. O'Higgins, Herman J. Mankiewicz and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The film stars Fredric ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Milton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, John Cromwell, Fred Kohler

Votes: 6

44. Sky Bride (1932)

78 min | Drama

7.3
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Barnstorming pilots Speed Condon, Bill Adams, and Eddie Smith travel the country with their manager, Alec Dugan, performing at fairs and air shows and hawking rides for the locals. But when... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Richard Arlen, Jack Oakie, Virginia Bruce, Robert Coogan

Votes: 22

45. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 2,846

46. If I Had a Million (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.

Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft

Votes: 1,238

47. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 988

48. Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 668

49. The Light of Western Stars (1930)

70 min | Western

7.2
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A friend of Dick Bailey is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack, who is in league with the crooked sheriff. Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf | Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Harry Green, Regis Toomey

Votes: 121

50. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 7,738