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1. The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Joan Rivers, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 54

2. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Day Time Stopped (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Paul tries to retrace his steps to learn what happened during his six-month blackout.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Billy Daniels, Anne Helm, John Ireland

Votes: 7

3. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Man Who Had No Enemies (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Paul Bryan and Neil Trotter are en route to Trinidad to pick up a crew for a sailboat race in Rio when the autopilot they are testing breaks down and forces them to land in Bonaire. When ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Kurt Kasznar, Victoria Shaw, Nancy Malone

Votes: 5

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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

Votes: 120

5. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 72

6. Droit de réponse: l'esprit de contradiction (1981– )

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Stars: Michel Polac, Cabu, Raphael Sorin, François Cavanna

Votes: 6

7. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: Call It a Lifetime (1963)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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Directors: John Brahm, Earl Bellamy | Stars: Chuck Connors, Anthony Franciosa, George Furth, John Gallaudet

Votes: 5

8. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: My Name Is Martin Burnham (1963)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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An engineer intent on committing suicide accidentally kills a co-worker while trying to jump from a high-rise site, and is charged with murder. At his trial he offers no defense, hoping that he will get the death penalty.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, John Larch, John Kerr

Votes: 6

9. 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: 1,024

10. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 407

11. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: Down with Willy Hatch (1967)

60 min | Drama

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A small town's criminal accusations against a former celebrity brings Paul to his old friends defense.

Director: Richard Benedict | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Don Rickles, Robert Donner, Clarke Gordon

Votes: 7

12. El Magacine (1996– )
Episode: Episode dated 23 September 2005 (2005)

News

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Stars: Guillermo de Mulder, Ernesto Alterio, Juan José Ballesta, Pilar Bardem

Votes: 7

13. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Killing Scene (1968)

60 min | Drama

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Bryan attempts to find a man and persuade the man to report his knowledge of a murder to save a death row inmate that Bryan helped convict but now believes is innocent.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Robert Duvall, Tom Skerritt, Will Geer

Votes: 10

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 202

15. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 108

16. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: The Quality of Justice (1963)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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A little girl is smothered to death, and it's discovered that she was killed by a surprised burglar. The man arrested for the crime turns out to be the mentally challenged neighbor of the ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, John Larch, Roger Perry

Votes: 6

17. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Treasure Seekers (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Paul Bryan wins a lottery, and gets some unwanted publicity.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Jack Albertson, Tod Andrews, Bruce Dern

Votes: 11

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,397

19. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 104

20. Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

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72 Metascore

In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American ... See full summary »

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 408

21. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: A Roll of the Dice (1964)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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A young gambling addict embezzles money from his job to finance a junket to Las Vegas.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Chuck Connors, Ben Gazzara, John Larch, Roger Perry

Votes: 8

22. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: Hang Down Your Head and Laugh (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Whilst traveling greyhound, Paul crosses paths with Tina, an abrasive yet enigmatic fifteen-year-old. However, their journey is shortly interrupted by a breakdown, forcing the two to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Kim Darby, Jacqueline Scott, Larry Ward

Votes: 9

23. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Sadness of a Happy Time (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Paul falls in love with a novelist, but leaves her to protect his agent Mike Allen.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Claudine Longet, Stephen McNally, Lili Valenty

Votes: 10

24. An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Sylvia Sidney, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 1,568

25. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 84

26. Paleoworld (1994–1997)

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Ben Gazzara, Philip Currie, Jack Horner, Peter L. Larson

Votes: 35

27. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

28. Dee Time (1967–1969)

45 min | Music

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Stars: Simon Dee, Lulu, Jackie Trent, Marty Feldman

Votes: 27

29. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: Onward and Upward (1964)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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Corporate lackey Larry Tavener agrees to dispose of the body of his boss' s mistress after she fatally overdoses at a wild party, but when he winds up arrested for murder, he calls on Egan to defend him.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, John Larch, John Kerr

Votes: 6

30. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Wrath (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Three people are found murdered, all unconnected to each other, except to that of cases that Detective Benson has investigated.

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

Votes: 222

31. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 21,000

32. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 587,705 | Gross: $17.44M

33. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 88

34. Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)

Documentary

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Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Fischler | Stars: Giorgio Bertellini, Paul Borghese, John Caglione Jr., Frank Capra Jr.

Votes: 57

35. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: I Am the Late Diana Hays (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Paul meets a woman whose sculptor husband is serving time in prison for her murder.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Jack Palance, Diana Hyland, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 9

36. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: Time and a Half on Christmas Eve (1966)

60 min | Drama

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In this Christmas themed episode, Paul Bryan gets stranded when his plane takes an emergency landing and the other passengers grab all the rental cars to get home for the holiday. He ends ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ernest Borgnine, Charles McGraw, Melanie Alexander

Votes: 11

37. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: Who's Watching the Fleshpot? (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Auto thieves and beautiful women on the French Riviera involve Paul in their scheme.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Bobby Darin, Eve Arden, Jeff Corey

Votes: 12

38. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 57,684

39. 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?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 49,334

40. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

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An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 6,534

41. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 318

42. ¿Quién es Alejandro Chomski? (2002)

Documentary

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Director: Santiago García Isles | Stars: Jim Jarmusch, Emir Kusturica, Andrés Fogwill, Fernando Ulloa

Votes: 41

43. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Friend in Deed (1974)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Kiley, Rosemary Murphy, Michael McGuire

Votes: 1,311

44. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: A Game of Violence (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Bryan attends the championship bout of his old friend, and is surprised to see him pass out unexpectedly. Of course, a mysterious large wager with unsavory characters raise questions about ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Carol Lawrence, Ossie Davis, Tige Andrews

Votes: 8

45. QB VII (1974– )
Episode: Part One & Two (1974)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

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A respected Polish doctor, knighted for his humanitarian but accused of war atrocities and collaborating with the Nazis, sues an American writer for libel.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Juliet Mills

Votes: 11

46. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Dark Beyond the Door (1966)

60 min | Drama

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Paul learns his friend's wife committed suicide because of her husband's infidelity.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Graves, Michael Dunn, Delphi Lawrence

Votes: 9

47. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Sex Object (1966)

60 min | Drama

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While waiting to meet up with his friend, professional "gigolo" Ramon de Vega, at a resort in Mexico to go on a planned fishing outing, Paul encounters and befriends two young women who ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Fernando Lamas, Joan Hackett, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 11

48. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

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60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 114,790 | Gross: $1.53M

49. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 156

50. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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Los Angeles is where Sgt. Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 85