Most Popular Titles With John Gerstad


1. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

Votes: 306

2. The Swimmer (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A man spends a summer day swimming as many pools as he can all over a quiet suburban town.

Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley

Votes: 7,103

3. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,507

4. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York City locations, as well as episodes based on real New York City police cases.

Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Ted Beniades

Votes: 207

5. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 1,611

6. Lady Liberty (1971)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

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Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Sophia Loren, William Devane, Gigi Proietti, Beeson Carroll

Votes: 312

7. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)

G | 105 min | Family, Drama, Comedy

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Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Sally Prager, Johnny Doran, George Rose

Votes: 412

8. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 93

9. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

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

Votes: 67

10. Hawk (1966– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

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The crimebusting techniques of Native American detective John Hawk of the New York City District Attorney's office.

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Wayne Grice, Leon Janney, John Marley

Votes: 73

11. Lost Boundaries (1949)

99 min | Drama

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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 320

12. The Clock (1949–1952)

30 min | Drama, Mystery

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Suspense/Anthology series based on a ABC radio series which ran from 1946-48. The half-hour series mostly consisted of original dramas concerning murder, mayhem or insanity. Series narrator... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Semon, Parker McCormick, Oliver Thorndike, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 21

13. Nero Wolfe (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A wealthy realtor sends out dozens of copies of a book that paints the FBI in an unfavorable light. They harass her. So she turns to Nero Wolfe to get them off her back.

Director: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Thayer David, Tom Mason, Brooke Adams, Biff McGuire

Votes: 78

14. B.S. I Love You (1971)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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Paul Bongard is a young tv commercial producer who has an affair with his female boss and her teenage daughter.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Peter Kastner, JoAnna Cameron, Louise Sorel, Gary Burghoff

Votes: 88

15. Damn Yankees! (1967 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

7.2
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Wishing that his favorite baseball team, the Senators, win the pennant, Joe Hardy makes a deal with the devil (literally), Mr. Applegate, and becomes his alter-ego, Joe Hardy. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Phil Silvers, Lee Remick, Jerry Lanning, Jim Backus

Votes: 27

16. Cop Hater (1958)

PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Loggia, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ellen Parker, Shirley Ballard

Votes: 272

17. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 29

18. New York Television Theatre (1965– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: John C. Becher, Charlotte Rae, George Rose, Sada Thompson

19. Give Us Barabbas! (1961 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

8.6
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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: James Daly, Kim Hunter, Dennis King, Robert Carroll

Votes: 16

20. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 16

21. One Touch of Venus (1955 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby

Votes: 8

22. A Punt, a Pass, and a Prayer (1968 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.2
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A former big league quarterback, sidelined by a serious head injury, struggles to return to big time football.

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Herbert Anderson, Don DeFore, Paul Dooley, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 13

23. The Adventures of Fu Manchu: The Zayat Kiss (1952 TV Movie)

26 min | Adventure

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Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: John Carradine, Cedric Hardwicke, Rita Gam

24. The Patriots (1963 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Howard St. John, John Fraser, Laurinda Barrett

Votes: 32

25. Lamp at Midnight (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Kim Hunter, Hurd Hatfield, William Kerwin

Votes: 23

26. Best Foot Forward (1954 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

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A student convinces a fading movie star to accompany him to his junior prom. The woman is recognized and nearly stripped of all her clothes by students seeking souvenirs. She retreats to a ... See full summary »

Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Robert Cummings, Marilyn Maxwell, Jeannie Carson, Charlie Applewhite

27. The Holy Terror (1965 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, Denholm Elliott, Torin Thatcher, Brian Bedford

28. Harriet Quimby (1952 TV Movie)

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Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Sarah Churchill, Alexander D'Arcy, Kem Dibbs, John Gerstad

29. The Clock (1949–1952)
Episode: A Grave Plot (1950)

Drama, Mystery

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Director: Laurence Schwab Jr. | Stars: Sarah Anderson, John Boruff, Leslie Nielsen, Joy Reese

30. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )
Episode: Careless Love (1952)

Drama

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Stars: Michael Dreyfus, Conrad Janis, Edith King, Lenka Peterson

31. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.539 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Nancy Addison, John Gabriel, Helen Gallagher, John Gerstad

32. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.540 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Nancy Addison, John Gabriel, Helen Gallagher, John Gerstad

33. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.543 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Nancy Addison, Bernard Barrow, John Gabriel, John Gerstad

34. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.544 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Director: Lela Swift | Stars: John Gabriel, Helen Gallagher, John Gerstad, Malcolm Groome

35. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.545 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Director: Jerry Evans | Stars: Nancy Addison, Jose Aleman, Ana Alicia, John Gabriel

36. Star Tonight (1955–1956)
Episode: Faith and Patience (1956)

Drama

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Stars: Josephine Brown, Carleton Carpenter, Norman Fell, Horace McMahon

37. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)
Episode: Murder for Infinity (1967)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Doyle, a newscaster, risks his life and puts himself at odds with the police when he tries to interview an escaped killer Stryker. Haines and Corso must get to the murderer first.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Ralph Waite

38. Lights Out (1946–1952)
Episode: The Devil in Glencairn (1951)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Steenie, the best piper in all of Scotland, is about to be evicted if he doesn't pay his owed rent. After selling his pipes to raise the money, a mysterious stranger appears, ready with a ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Schwab Jr. | Stars: Richard Carlson, Halliwell Hobbes, Jonathan Harris, Pat O'Malley

Votes: 12

39. The Clock (1949–1952)
Episode: The Graveyard Shift (1950)

Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Tom Drake, John Gerstad, Joe E. Marks, Harry Mehaffey

40. New York Television Theatre (1965– )
Episode: The Immovable Gordons/The Movers (1966)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: William Corrigan | Stars: John C. Becher, John Gerstad, Hurd Hatfield, Bibi Osterwald

41. Hawk (1966– )
Episode: The Longleat Chronicles (1966)

60 min | Drama, Crime

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The murder of a bookbinder, who was working on a wealthy client's chronicles, is somehow tied in with a young woman who Hawk is starting to become romantically involved with.

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Diane Baker, John Karlen, Ken Kercheval

42. Lights Out (1946–1952)
Episode: The Lost Will of Dr. Rant (1951)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A dear old woman is supposed to inherit the fortune of her uncle, Dr. John Rant, as soon as she finds his will. He tells her only that it's in a book and that she probably won't recognize ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Schwab Jr. | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Russell Collins, Pat Englund, Eva Condon

Votes: 20

43. Lights Out (1946–1952)
Episode: The Mad Dullaghan (1951)

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A man finds his missing fiancé in a mental hospital. She believes she's possessed a Dullaghan, a spirit of Irish folklore that jumped to her from her late father when she kissed him ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: Glenn Langan, Stella Andrew, Berry Kroeger, Doris Rich

Votes: 11

44. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: The Male Animal (1950)

Drama

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A college professor faces being labeled a Communist for including "subversive" literature in his classes.

Director: Norman Felton | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Donald Curtis, John Gerstad, Jack Hartley