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1. Waterfront (1954–1956)
Episode: Live Bait

30 min | Adventure, Crime

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Director: Ted Post | Stars: Preston Foster, Lois Moran, Harry Lauter, Minor Watson

2. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 3,474

3. The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Krasna | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 521

4. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: The People and General Glancy (1956)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Minor Watson, Ruth Lee, Ruby Goodwin, Ralph Moody

5. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.0
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 802

6. The Rawhide Years (1955)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.2
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Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest

Votes: 439

7. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Paul Cavanagh, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 21

8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

5.3
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Live TV performance

Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: Charles Taylor, Robert Hyatt, Denise Alexander, John Carradine

Votes: 42

9. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)
Episode: A Matter of Life and Death (1955)

Drama

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A young man that Is born into the hateful, ignorant world of family feuding in the old south, rebels against it by leaving it, and becomes an educated man, a famed neurosurgeon. The ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Hugh Reilly, Erville Alderson, Walter Baldwin, Richard H. Cutting

10. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955)

60 min | Drama

4.9
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Huck and Tom discover buried treasure, while trying to keep it secret from Huck's father.

Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: William Lundigan, Thomas Mitchell, Elizabeth Patterson, John Carradine

Votes: 19

11. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: No Place to Live (1955)

30 min | Drama

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A poor homeless couple are taken to court for squatting in an empty house.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Tom Daly, Tom Drake, Louis Jean Heydt, James Hyland

12. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: The Direct Approach (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A large state-decreed construction project overwhelms a small rural town that is dominated by a gruff but soft-hearted old soldier. His niece is young and craves romance, and finds it in ... See full summary »

Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Mona Freeman, Minor Watson, John Archer, Willis Bouchey

13. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: The Last Pilot Schooner (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Harry Bartell, Don Dillaway, Jimmie Dodd, King Donovan

14. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: The Poachers (1955)

30 min | Drama

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A game warden is not permitted to carry a gun, but still is able to regain his local prestige due to a daring apprehension of two bank robbers.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Dan Barton, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Cromer, Robert Griffin

15. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 133

16. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 65

17. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: The After House (1954)

Drama

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Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Frank Cady, Steve Cochran, Dabbs Greer, Barton MacLane

18. Roar of the Crowd (I) (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama

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Johnny Tracy, son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy, is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart, Marcy Parker, to give up the track if he wants to marry her.... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Howard Duff, Helene Stanley, Dave Willock, Louise Arthur

19. Untamed Frontier (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.0
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Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball

Votes: 192

20. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,632

21. My Son John (1952)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

5.6
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The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family in a small town, but their eldest son John returns home after a long absence spouting views that cause them to worry he may be a Communist.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Robert Walker, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger

Votes: 441

22. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 41

23. Face to Face (1952)

89 min | Western, Drama

6.1
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Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

Directors: John Brahm, Bretaigne Windust | Stars: James Mason, Gene Lockhart, Michael Pate, Albert Sharpe

Votes: 50

24. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 150

25. As Young as You Feel (1951)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy

6.6
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters

Votes: 798

26. Bright Victory (1951)

97 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, James Edwards

Votes: 554

27. Little Egypt (1951)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A belly dancer causes a scandal with her "suggestive" and "immoral" dancing at a Worlds Fair exhibition at the turn of the 20th century.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Mark Stevens, Rhonda Fleming, Nancy Guild, Charles Drake

Votes: 26

28. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 882

29. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 1,430

30. Mister 880 (1950)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Gentle romantic comedy about a Secret Service Agent trying to catch a cold case counterfeiter and a United Nations translator.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy McGuire, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 955

31. Beyond the Forest (1949)

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

7.2
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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,717

32. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 43

33. A Southern Yankee (1948)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, History, War

6.8
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A hapless bellboy in a St. Louis hotel near the end of the Civil War is recruited by the Union secret service to impersonate a notorious Confederate spy.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris

Votes: 391

34. The Trouble with Women (1947)

80 min | Comedy

7.6
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Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Brian Donlevy, Rose Hobart

Votes: 30

35. Courage of Lassie (1946)

G | 92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

6.3
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Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,052

36. Boys' Ranch (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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Based on the actual "Boy's Ranch" located in Oldham County, Texas northwest of Amarillo, Texas. The ranch was started in 1939 by ex-wrestler Cal Farley of Amarillo as a home for ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, James Craig, Skip Homeier, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 63

37. The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 3,985

38. Saratoga Trunk (1945)

135 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

Votes: 989

39. God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Raymond Massey, Dane Clark, Alan Hale

Votes: 476

40. Bewitched (1945)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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A young woman has two distinct personalities, one of whom is evil and constantly gets her in trouble.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Henry H. Daniels Jr., Addison Richards

Votes: 379

41. You Came Along (1945)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Charles Drake

Votes: 136

42. A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan

Votes: 494

43. Christmas Holiday (1944)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Votes: 931

44. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

140 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 614

45. The Falcon Out West (1944)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim died from rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own ... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Carole Gallagher, Barbara Hale, Joan Barclay

Votes: 391

46. Here Come the Waves (1944)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

Votes: 279

47. That's My Baby! (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Director: William Berke | Stars: Richard Arlen, Ellen Drew, Leonid Kinskey, Minor Watson

Votes: 61

48. Shadows in the Night (1944)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A young woman wants The Crime Doctor to help her decipher her strange nightmares.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Baxter, Nina Foch, George Zucco, Edward Norris

Votes: 51

49. Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

6.6
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As a boy scout leader, Henry (James Lydon), repeatedly takes the blame for problems caused by a scout in his patrol.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 103

50. Secrets in the Dark (1944)

Short

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Stars: Felix Bressart, Minor Watson