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1. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

8.0
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

2. The Lone Wolf (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Stars: Louis Hayward, John Doucette, James Anderson, Adele Mara

3. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

4. The Big Clock (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A career oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder.

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Kenneth Fearing | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready

5. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

6. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

7. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–2014)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

8. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, John Grant, Edmund Joseph, Hal Fimberg, Felix Adler | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

9. The Man Behind the Badge (1953–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Stories taken from the files of various law-enforcement agencies, including city, county and state police, park rangers, military police, etc.

Stars: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose, Paul Brinegar

10. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

11. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.4
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

12. Edison, the Man (1940)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Bradbury Foote, Dore Schary, Hugo Butler | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Lynne Overman, Charles Coburn

13. They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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On trial for murder, Larry Ballantyne regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders to other women while his rich loving wife Gretta tries to keep him in line. According... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Gordon McDonell | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson

14. The Affairs of Susan (1945)

110 min | Comedy

7.1
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Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Monroe, László Görög, Richard Flournoy | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

15. All Mine to Give (1957)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

16. Rebound (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A dramatic anthology series, one of many on television at the time. Lee Marvin made his television debut on this program.

Stars: John Doucette, Ned Glass, Russ Conway, Elisabeth Fraser

17. Sleep, My Love (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.9
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Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Writers: St. Clair McKelway, Leo Rosten | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Rita Johnson

18. Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth Reinhardt, Mary C. McCall Jr., Myles Connolly | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith

19. Honolulu (1939)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Movie star Brooks Mason wants a vacation from his over zealous fans. He hires Hawaiian plantation-owner George Smith, a look-alike, to change places with him for a few weeks.

Writers: Herbert Fields, Frank Partos | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns, Gracie Allen

20. Pardon My Past (1945)

88 min | Comedy

6.7
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An ex-GI wants to open a mink farm in Wisconsin; but is mistaken for a look-alike, a gambler who owes a lot of money.

Writers: Patterson McNutt, Harlan Ware, Earl Felton, Karl Kamb | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Marguerite Chapman, Akim Tamiroff, William Demarest

21. The Perfect Marriage (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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Jenny and Dale Williams have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams. They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated ... See full summary »

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Loretta Young, David Niven, Eddie Albert, Charles Ruggles

22. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )
Episode: Weekend Murder (1952)

26 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.7
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Pam and Jerry are invited to spend the weekend at a famous actress' country home, but when they arrive the housekeeper can't be found and there's a dead man in the pantry.

Writers: DeWitt Bodeen, Richard Lockridge, Frances Lockridge | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Barbara Britton, Richard Denning, Francis De Sales, Margo Woode

23. My Friend Flicka (1943)

89 min | Family, Western

6.6
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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Writers: Francis Edward Faragoh, Lillie Hayward, Mary O'Hara | Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

24. Susan Slept Here (1954)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Comedy about a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter who, one Christmas Eve, receives a very unexpected present - juvenile delinquent Debbie Reynolds.

Writers: Alex Gottlieb, Steve Fisher | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell

25. Forty Little Mothers (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Yost, Ernest Pagano, Jean Guitton | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Judith Anderson, Ralph Morgan, Rita Johnson

26. An Innocent Affair (1948)

90 min | Comedy

6.4
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Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Joseph Hoffman | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Rita Johnson

27. Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries... See full summary »

Writers: Bernice Boone, Sheridan Gibney, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy, Edgar Bergen

28. Appointment for Love (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Bush-Fekete, Felix Jackson, Bruce Manning | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Rita Johnson, Eugene Pallette

29. The Second Face (1950)

77 min | Drama

6.3
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From her hospital bed a woman recounts her life as a "plain Jane" while awaiting plastic surgeries for the injuries she has sustained in an automobile accident.

Writer: Eugene Vale | Director: Jack Bernhard | Stars: Ella Raines, Bruce Bennett, Rita Johnson, John Sutton

30. Congo Maisie (1940)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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In this reworking of "Red Dust," showgirl Maisie Ravier is left stranded in an African village. She's given refuge by Michael Shane, an attractive, but hard-boiled local doctor. She soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary C. McCall Jr., Wilson Collison | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ann Sothern, John Carroll, Rita Johnson, Shepperd Strudwick

31. The Girl Downstairs (1938)

77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him.

Writers: Harold Goldman, Sándor Hunyady, Felix Jackson, Károly Nóti | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Franciska Gaal, Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly, Reginald Gardiner

32. Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

6.3
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Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a ... See full summary »

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, W.E. Woodward | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Bowman, Ann Dvorak

33. Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A rich businessman wants to marry his secretary, but first he has to pass muster with her middle-class family.

Writers: Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov, Edith Ellis, Edgar Franklin | Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Robert Young, Lana Turner, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey

34. Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)

78 min | Family

6.2
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A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Writers: Mary O'Hara, Dwight Cummins, Dorothy Yost | Director: Louis King | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

35. London by Night (1937)

Passed | 69 min | Mystery, Romance

6.2
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A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.

Writers: George Oppenheimer, Will Scott | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: George Murphy, Rita Johnson, Virginia Field, Leo G. Carroll

36. Family Honeymoon (1948)

90 min | Comedy

6.2
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A bachelor marries a widow and her three kids join the honeymoon.

Writers: Homer Croy, Dane Lussier | Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Rita Johnson, William H. Daniels

37. Within the Law (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Mary Turner, is wrongly accused, by her employer Edward Gilder, and then convicted of theft. In prison she studies law books, and on release partners with another woman to legally scam ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Edith Fitzgerald, Bayard Veiller | Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Ruth Hussey, Tom Neal, Paul Kelly, William Gargan

38. 6,000 Enemies (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A tough prosecutor who has sent dozens of criminals to prison finds himself framed on a bribery charge and winds up in prison himself.

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Wilmon Menard, Leo L. Stanley | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Paul Kelly, Nat Pendleton

39. My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ... See full summary »

Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Maureen O'Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson

40. Smashing the Rackets (1938)

69 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Jim 'Socker' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, ... See full summary »

Writers: Forrest Davis, Lionel Houser | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot

41. Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Lew Lipton, John Taintor Foote, Hanns Kräly | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter, Frank Morgan

42. The Golden Fleecing (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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A $50,000 life-insurance sale puts mild-mannered Henry Twinkle on the fast track at Ajax Insurance Company. Now he can marry his girl and climb the corporate ladder -- just as long as the ... See full summary »

Writers: S.J. Perelman, Laura Perelman, Marion Parsonnet, Lynn Root, John Fante, Frank Fenton | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Rita Johnson, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Grey

43. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.0
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Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Harold Buckley | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Henry Hull, Stanley Ridges

44. Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Lawrence, Waldemar Young, George Oppenheimer, Fanny Heaslip Lea | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

45. Emergency Hospital (1956)

62 min | Drama

6.0
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About the lives and loves of the staff of an emergency hospital as reflected in a single frenetic night of business-as-usual.

Writer: Don Martin | Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Walter Reed, Margaret Lindsay, John Archer, Byron Palmer

46. They All Come Out (1939)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Writer: John C. Higgins | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Rita Johnson, Tom Neal, Bernard Nedell, Edward Gargan

47. The Michigan Kid (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Romance, Western

4.9
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Jim Rowan, after his discharge from the U.S. Calvary at the end of the Sioux Wars, seeks peace and security on an Arizona cattle ranch. But his arrival coincides with an outbreak of ... See full summary »

Writers: Rex Beach, Roy Chanslor, Robert Presnell Sr. | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Jon Hall, Victor McLaglen, Rita Johnson, Andy Devine

48. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: A Chair for a Lady (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Paul Slocumb | Director: Richard Goode | Stars: Pamela Benson, Ken Carpenter, Ellen Corby, Pamela Duncan

49. The Christophers (1952– )
Episode: Changing the World Through the Housewife (1954)

30 min

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Director: Jack Denove | Stars: Hillary Brooke, Jack Haley, Rita Johnson, Gene Lockhart

50. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–2014)
Episode: Ricky's Blind Date (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Ozzie Nelson | Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson