Most Popular "Early Television" Titles
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2. The Scapegoat (2012)
108 min | Drama
Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
3. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
60 min | Comedy, Family
The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »
4. Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.
8. Pioneers of Television (2008 TV Mini-Series)
55 min | Documentary
A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.
9. Newsfront (1978)
PG | 110 min | Drama, History
In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.
10. Dreamboat (1952)
83 min | Comedy
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.
13. Always - Sunset on Third Street (2005)
133 min | Drama, Family
Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by ... See full summary »
15. Yoyo (1965)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »
16. International House (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy
Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television.
17. Your Hit Parade (1950–1959)
30 min | Music
The format was to sing the seven top rated popular songs for the week; the songs were sung by the regular cast of vocalists. An attempt was made to revive the show in 1974 with songs from ... See full summary »
19. Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950–1955)
15 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Four centuries into the future, Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning and Astro are training to become Solar Guards. Their ship, the "Polaris" took them to numerous adventures, usually natural catastrophes rather than villains.
21. A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)
PG | 92 min | Comedy
A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the ... See full summary »
22. My Blue Heaven (1950)
96 min | Drama, Musical
Betty Grable and Dan Dailey are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show.
24. Man Against Crime (1949– )
30 min | Action, Drama, Crime
Mike Barnett is the title character, a bright and tough private detective in New York. This very violent show was broadcast live until 1952.
25. Life Is Worth Living (1952–1957)
30 min | Family, Talk-Show
The show featured Most Reverent Fulton J. Sheen, the Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of New York City, offering anecdotes and moral lessons. Many of the talks were about the evils of the Communist form of government.
26. The Big Time (2002 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic ... See full summary »
29. The Brighter Day (1954–1962)
25 min | Drama
"Our years are as the falling leaves. We live, we love, we dream, and then we go. But somehow, we keep hoping that our dreams come true on that brighter day." These words opened this ... See full summary »
30. Mary Kay and Johnny (1947–1950)
30 min | Comedy
In a pattern that many domestic sitcoms would follow over the next 15 years, the plotlines followed the exploits of zany Mary Kay. Her husband, Johnny, was a sane, sensible banker who had ... See full summary »
31. The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1950–1952)
30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The first TV adaptation of the adventures of super sleuth Ellery Queen, broadcast live from Hollywood. Queen was a mystery writer who assisted his father, a detective with the New York ... See full summary »
33. The New Watchdogs (2011)
104 min | Documentary
This documentary takes an in depth look at France's mass medias and shines a light on corporate and political interests that shape the news.
34. The Bigelow Theatre (1950–1951)
30 min | Drama, Family
A live CBS half-hour dramatic anthology series, but on two networks in its second season (as "Bigelow-Sanford Theater"); Sunday evenings over CBS and Thursday evenings over DuMont.
36. Johnny Jupiter (1953–1954)
30 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Ernest P. Duckweather, a general-store clerk, invents an interplanetary television set, thus developing a friendship with a puppet named Johnny Jupiter.
37. The Ed Wynn Show (1949–1950)
30 min | Comedy, Music
The comedy on The Ed Wynn Show consisted mostly of old vaudeville schtick, with lots of corny jokes and silly sight gags. Each week, the show would end with Ed retiring to his bed, ... See full summary »
45. The Morey Amsterdam Show (1948–1950)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Music
The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in New York City's Times Square. Charlie the Doorman (later Newton the ... See full summary »
49. Valiant Lady (1953)
15 min | Drama
Helen Emerson was daytime's "valiant lady", a fortyish matron who was widowed in the serial's first year. Helen valiantly endured sudden financial hardship while alternately fretting over ... See full summary »
50. The Alan Young Show (1950–1953)
30 min | Comedy
Hosted by and starring veteran radio comedian Alan Young, this program entertained viewers in a less physical, more intellectual style than Milton Berle, Abbott and Costello or other comedy... See full summary »