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1. An Evening with Carol Burnett (1963 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Comedy

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Writer: Igor Peshkowsky | Director: Ernest Chambers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Robert Preston

Votes: 12

2. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.9
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Votes: 162

3. 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: 856

4. The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1983 TV Special)

8.7
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Stars: Debbie Allen, Julie Andrews, Susan Anton, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 6

5. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 99

6. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, John Doucette

Votes: 129

7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 186

8. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 93

9. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

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

Votes: 77

11. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 81

12. The 36th Annual Tony Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Tony Randall, Karen Akers, Judith Anderson, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 13

13. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

8.1
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: Edward Villella, Jacques d'Amboise, Donald Voorhees, John Raitt

Votes: 24

14. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 37

15. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Joan Chandler

Votes: 17

16. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.1
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 9

17. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 148

18. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 189

19. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 39

20. When I Grow Up (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Kanin | Director: Michael Kanin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Preston, Martha Scott, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 56

21. The 31st Annual Tony Awards (1977 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jack Albertson, Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin

Votes: 10

22. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Writers: Robert Carson, Percival Christopher Wren | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 4,234

23. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.9
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 59

24. 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

Votes: 728

25. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 109

26. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 64

27. The Music Man (1962)

Approved | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk.

Writers: Meredith Willson, Franklin Lacey, Marion Hargrove | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 12,954

28. The Chisholms (1979 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

7.7
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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Creators: David Dortort, Evan Hunter | Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

Votes: 71

29. The Bells of St. Mary's (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Writer: Irving Gaynor Neiman | Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Marc Connelly, Glenda Farrell, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 28

30. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 15,246

31. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Writers: Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett, Graham Greene | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 6,111

32. The Martha Raye Show (1954–1956)

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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The Martha Raye Show is an hour-long comedy/variety show which aired live on NBC. It actually began in 1951,under the umbrella title All-Star Revue. Raye began as a monthly replacement for ... See full summary »

Stars: Martha Raye, Rocky Graziano, Paul Lynde, Cesar Romero

Votes: 8

33. The 28th Annual Tony Awards (1974 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

Votes: 38

34. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 17 March 1957 (1957)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: Bennett Cerf, John Daly, Arlene Francis, Judy Holliday

Votes: 8

35. My Father's House (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.5
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While recuperating from a heart attack--brought about in part by his job as a hard-charging but highly paid executive--a man begins to reflect on his life and the simpler time when he was growing up.

Writers: Philip Kunhardt Jr., David Seltzer, David Sontag | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Preston, Eileen Brennan, Rosemary Forsyth

Votes: 36

36. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Inge | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 561

37. All the Way Home (1963)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Writers: Tad Mosel, James Agee, Philip H. Reisman Jr. | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 279

38. You Asked for It (1950–1959)

30 min | Family

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This show responded to requests from the viewer, e.g., a look into the vaults at Fort Knox, showing $1 million dollars in $1 bills, etc.

Stars: Art Baker, Jack Smith, Jackie Coogan, Ivory Joe Hunter

Votes: 32

39. Night of 100 Stars II (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Stars: Debbie Allen, Peter Allen, Harry Anderson, Ann-Margret

Votes: 29

40. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 256

41. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 114

42. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Lockwood | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 327

43. The Night of January 16th (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The story revolves around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner, who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane, his secretary who also has a ... See full summary »

Writers: Delmer Daves, Robert Pirosh, Eve Greene, Ayn Rand | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Nils Asther, Clarence Kolb

Votes: 42

44. Man Against Crime (1949– )

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.3
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Mike Barnett is the title character, a bright and tough private detective in New York. This very violent show was broadcast live until 1952.

Creator: Lawrence M. Klee | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Nita Talbot, Henry Lascoe, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 47

45. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

Votes: 27

46. Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984)

Documentary

7.3
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Writer: Charles Badaracco | Director: Julian Schlossberg | Stars: Robert Preston, Gracie Allen, George Arliss, Jean Arthur

Votes: 43

47. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 22 December 1957 (1957)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Robert Preston, just three days after his sensational opening of the Broadway smash, "The Music Man" appears tonight as a guest panelist. He joins regulars Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen... See full summary »

Stars: Bennett Cerf, John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 6

48. Union Pacific (1939)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 1,645

49. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 47

50. The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and was broadcast from New York City.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Polly Bergen, Charles Dingle, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 20