Most Popular Titles With Todd Karns


1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 308,336 | Gross: $7.27M

2. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

Votes: 1,424

3. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, War

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When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 21,188 | Gross: $21.75M

4. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 5,789

5. Sky King (1951–1962)

30 min

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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ewing Mitchell, Ron Hagerthy

Votes: 286

6. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,364

7. My Foolish Heart (1949)

98 min | Drama, Romance

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After being visited by an old friend, a woman recalls her true love, the man she met and lost years ago.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith, Lois Wheeler

Votes: 590

8. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Votes: 3,327

9. Flat Top (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, War

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During the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, Navy Commander Dan Collier reminisces about his first assignment on the same aircraft carrier in the war against Japan.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield

Votes: 305

10. My Son John (1952)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

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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: 439

11. Mutiny (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

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Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans

Votes: 230

12. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

89 min | Biography, Drama

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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober

Votes: 489

13. Drums in the Deep South (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison, Barton MacLane

Votes: 245

14. Let's Dance (1950)

Not Rated | 112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 381

15. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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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: 43

16. Good Sam (1948)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan, Ray Collins, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 456

17. The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The homespun humorist and social critic starts as a cowboy and goes on to vaudeville, movies, radio.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Will Rogers Jr., Jane Wyman, Carl Benton Reid, Eve Miller

Votes: 346

18. The Unexpected (1952– )

30 min | Drama

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Herbert Marshall hosted this anthology series of fast paced thirty minute dramas. It was also known as Times Square Playhouse.

Stars: Herbert Marshall, Paul Guilfoyle, David Colmans, Jane Nigh

Votes: 17

19. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, Robert Paige

Votes: 28

20. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 100

21. Eagle Squadron (1942)

109 min | Drama, War

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An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore, Jon Hall, Eddie Albert

Votes: 67

22. China Venture (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Barry Sullivan, Jocelyn Brando, Leo Gordon

Votes: 66

23. The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy

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While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 376

24. Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

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Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 355

25. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 12

26. Battle Zone (1952)

Approved | 81 min | War

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Danny, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, re-enlists when the Korean War breaks out. He joins a Marine motion picture unit specializing in combat footage. There he re-encounters Mitch,... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Hodiak, Linda Christian, Stephen McNally, Martin Milner

Votes: 120

27. Family Theatre (1949–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 31

28. Sea of Lost Ships (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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The son of a deceased Coast Guard hero is raised by a Coast Guard NCO, who also has a son the same age. When they get older both are accepted into the Coast Guard Academy, but the hero's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Derek, Wanda Hendrix, Walter Brennan, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 17

29. Mission Over Korea (1953)

85 min | Drama, War

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Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: John Hodiak, John Derek, Audrey Totter, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 92

30. It's a Small World (1950)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

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Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry longs to be part of the big world.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Paul Dale, Lorraine Miller, Will Geer, Nina Koshetz

Votes: 132

31. Clipped Wings (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

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Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Renie Riano

Votes: 229

32. Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1952– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Gloria Swanson, William Boyett, Jim Hayward, Barbara Woodell

Votes: 38

33. Rebound (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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

Votes: 8

34. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Barbara Whiting, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie

Votes: 8

35. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

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At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mable, and says, "Case is closed Mable, I'm coming home".

Stars: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

Votes: 40

36. Jet Job (1952)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Joe Novak is a test pilot for military-aircraft designer Sam Bentley, who thinks of Joe as a son. A competing plane company is seeking the same Army contract as Bentley, and offers a $500 ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Stanley Clements, Elena Verdugo, John Litel, Robert Nichols

37. Ethel Barrymore Theater (1956– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Anthony Caruso, Jeff Donnell, Robert Osterloh

38. Jackson and Jill (1949–1953)

30 min | Comedy

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The story of a young married couple, a scatterbrained blonde, her husband, a put-upon salesman and his heavy handed boss.

Stars: Helen Chapman, Fritz Feld, Ben Frommer, Russell Hicks

39. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Black Gold (1953)

TV-G | 23 min | Western

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The Lone Ranger encounters a geologist who while injured has mentioned the existence of oil in farmland around the town of Franklin. He becomes aware of a number of confidence men working the town trying to get the land very cheap.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Hart, Jay Silverheels, Jim Hayward, Robert Shayne

Votes: 12

40. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)
Episode: Deadly Target (1953)

Action, Drama, Crime

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Stars: Roscoe Karns, Todd Karns

41. Ethel Barrymore Theater (1956– )
Episode: Funny Money (1956)

Drama

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Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Vince Barnett, Ellen Corby, Myron Healey

42. Family Theatre (1949–1958)
Episode: Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951)

Drama

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A respectful interpretation of what might have happened among Jesus's followers in the three days after the Crucifixion. The story is told in the modern context of an US Army company stationed in Korea during the Korean War.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Patrick Peyton, Gordon Oliver, Todd Karns, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 68

43. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)
Episode: I Love You, Trudy (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Todd Karns, Karen Sharpe

44. Rebound (1952–1953)
Episode: It Wouldn't Be Fair

30 min | Drama, Mystery

An avid reader of murder mysteries tries to make suggestions to help her boyfriend, a police detective crack a tough case, but is rebuffed.

Director: Harve Foster | Stars: Jeff Donnell, Frank Ferguson, Sam Flint, Duane Grey

45. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)
Episode: Last Show (1954)

Action, Drama, Crime

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Stars: Roscoe Karns, Todd Karns, Coe Norton

46. Jackson and Jill (1949–1953)
Episode: Model Mix-up (1949)

Comedy

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Jackson wants to sell tractors to a visiting millionaire planter from the South American land of "Paralivia", but he is only interested in girls, and calls for a model to be his escort. ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Chapman, Fritz Feld, Ben Frommer, Russell Hicks

47. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)
Episode: Murder in Advance (1954)

Action, Drama, Crime

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Director: Wes Kenney | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Todd Karns, Grace Carney, Paul Richards

48. Sky King (1951–1962)
Episode: Operation Urgent (1952)

27 min

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During a fierce thunderstorm, Sky picks up a mayday call from a Air Force courier plane which is about to run out of gas. The Air Force request Sky's assistance in locating the downed ... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ron Hagerthy, John Banner

49. Family Theatre (1949–1958)
Episode: That I May See (1951)

Drama

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Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Ruth Hussey, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Votes: 10

50. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Fake (1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Jack Webb, Bill Brundige, John Call, Jean Dean

51. Rebound (1952–1953)
Episode: The Cure

30 min | Drama, Mystery

A young woman breaks off her engagement when her fiancée won't stop gambling.

Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Roy Engel, Todd Karns

52. The Unexpected (1952– )
Episode: The Emperor of Nothing (1952)

30 min | Drama

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A practical joke is played on an old man who calls himself the Emperor of Biarritz.

Director: Sobey Martin | Stars: Dan Seymour, Todd Karns, Everett Glass, Martha Hyer

53. Your Favorite Story (1953– )
Episode: The Gambler (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A young man becomes obsessed with gambling.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Todd Karns, Margaret Field

54. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: The Last Duel in Virginia City (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Star: Todd Karns

55. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)
Episode: The Miracle at Eagle Creek (1952)

Drama

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Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Todd Karns, Mary Ellen Kay, Dabbs Greer, Howard Petrie

57. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)
Episode: The World's My Oyster (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Director: Frederick Stephani | Stars: Robert Burton, Frank Carter, Charles Coburn, Harry Harvey

58. Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1952– )
Episode: This Day Is Yours (1954)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Harve Foster | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Betty Arlen, Richard Bergren, Morgan Farley

59. Family Theatre (1949–1958)
Episode: Trial of Tara (1953)

Drama

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Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: William Bakewell, Jeanne Cagney, Kathleen Case, Walter Coy