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

Documentary

9.5
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Stars: George Arliss, Richard Barthelmess, Anne Baxter, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 58

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

90 min | Documentary

9.3
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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: 363

4. Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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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: 370

5. 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: 741

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 103

7. 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

Votes: 84

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

Documentary, History

8.5
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Writer: Barry Norman | Director: Margaret Sharp | Stars: Barry Norman, Juliet Benita Colman, John Cromwell, George Cukor

Votes: 40

9. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.4
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

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

Votes: 71,819

10. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 95

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

94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Writers: Joseph Adamson, Ronald J. Fields, Robert B. Weide | Director: Joseph Adamson | Stars: Dudley Moore, W.C. Fields, Harry Caplan, Teet Carle

Votes: 58

12. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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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

Votes: 46,215

13. 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.

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

Votes: 34,625

14. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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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: 64

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

70 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Profile of Judy Garland.

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

Votes: 52

16. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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.

Writers: Philip Dunne, R.A. Dick | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 10,532

17. 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 frame the mob for his murder.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Fritz Lang, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 7,727

18. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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.

Writers: Vera Caspary, John Klempner, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 5,520

19. 5 Fingers (1952)

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.

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

Votes: 2,549

20. 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.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 9,123

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

119 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Hosted by Robert Culp, this two-hour program combines film clips, behind the scenes footage, and recent interviews to create a look at the troubled 1958-1963 production. The interviews ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 251

22. 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: Jean Arthur, Fred Astaire, Montgomery Clift, James Dean

Votes: 250

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

87 min | Documentary

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 171

24. 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.

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

Votes: 3,566

25. 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 »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugo Butler | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 3,690

26. House of Strangers (1949)

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

7.5
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In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe, Tony and Pietro Monetti and promises revenge to them. Then he visits his lover Irene ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Yordan, Jerome Weidman | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 1,628

27. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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 »

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,097

28. 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.

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

Votes: 2,553

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

Documentary, History

7.5
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A profile of Spencer Tracy, one of the leading stars of Hollywood's golden age.

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

Votes: 40

30. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History

7.4
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

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

Votes: 7,046

31. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Approved | 137 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Nunnally Johnson, A.J. Cronin | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner

Votes: 1,439

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

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

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

Votes: 216

33. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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

Votes: 12

34. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Approved | 150 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows, Damon Runyon, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 10,806

35. 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.

Writers: Ring Lardner Jr., Michael Kanin | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 6,161

36. 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.

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

Votes: 1,469

37. Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Henry Myers | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 565

38. 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.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Ranald MacDougall | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

Votes: 417

39. 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 »

Writers: Edward E. Paramore Jr., Manuel Seff, Peter B. Kyne | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 379

40. All About Mankiewicz (1983)

103 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Luc Béraud | Stars: Michel Ciment, Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Votes: 6

41. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Passed | 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.

Writers: Oliver H.P. Garrett, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Arthur Caesar | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 2,316

43. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Approved | 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!

Writers: King Vidor, Elizabeth Hill, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 829

44. 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 »

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

Votes: 6,488

45. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, S.N. Behrman | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 2,929

46. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,425

47. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Writers: Howard Dimsdale, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lee Strasberg, Marvin Borowsky | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,324

48. The Late George Apley (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, George S. Kaufman, John P. Marquand | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn, Charles Russell

Votes: 484

49. Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)

123 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The life and films of iconic producer. director, and actor Otto Preminger are depicted through clips from his films and interviews with co-workers.

Writer: Thomas J. Wiener | Director: Valerie A. Robins | Stars: Otto Preminger, Burgess Meredith, Saul Bass, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 65

50. The Light of Western Stars (1930)

70 min | Western

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Zane Grey, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt | Directors: Otto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf | Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Harry Green, Regis Toomey

Votes: 120