Highest Rated Titles With Robert Preston
2. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)
90 min | Comedy
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 »
3. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)
60 min | Music
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.
6. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
10. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
60 min | Drama
Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.
18. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
60 min | Drama
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 »
19. Dinah! (1974– )
90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »
24. Beau Geste (1939)
Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.
25. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
26. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)
60 min | Music
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 »
29. When I Grow Up (1951)
Approved | 90 min | Drama
"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 »
31. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Votes: 15,934 | Gross: $21.93M
33. My Father's House (1975 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
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.
34. This Gun for Hire (1942)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
36. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
Approved | 124 min | Drama
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 »
41. All the Way Home (1963)
97 min | Drama
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 »
42. The Martha Raye Show (1954–1956)
60 min | Comedy
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 »
What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode dated 22 December 1957
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 »
48. Climax! (1954–1958)
60 min | Drama
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.
49. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)
115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
50. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 ... See full summary »
51. The Night of January 16th (1941)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
52. The Plymouth Playhouse (1953– )
30 min | Drama
ABC, which had a reputation for producing shows that were not as good as their competitors CBS and NBC, used this program to audtition possible series in the hope of gaining sponsorship for... See full summary »
56. How the West Was Won (1962)
Approved | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Votes: 14,884 | Gross: $12.15M
57. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
60 min | Drama
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 »
59. Wake Island (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War
December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.
60. Rehearsal for Murder (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.
61. Pacific Blackout (1941)
Passed | 76 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
While bombers roar overhead during a practice blackout in a large American West coast city, Robert Draper, is among the prisoners in a police van. The inventor of a new range finder for ... See full summary »
62. King of Alcatraz (1938)
68 min | Drama
A convict who has just escaped from Alcatraz Prison takes over a passenger ship. Two of the ship's crew hatch a plot to overpower him and rescue the ship's passengers.
63. Blood on the Moon (1948)
Passed | 88 min | Western
Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.
64. Outrage! (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary ... See full summary »
66. Junior Bonner (1972)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Western
Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.
67. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.
68. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »
69. Wild Harvest (1947)
Passed | 92 min | Drama
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »
70. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980 TV Short)
37 min | Comedy, Short
A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.
72. The Last Starfighter (1984)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test.He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
73. North West Mounted Police (1940)
Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government.
74. Whispering Smith (1948)
Passed | 88 min | Western
Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.
75. The Macomber Affair (1947)
Approved | 89 min | Adventure
Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »
78. New York Town (1941)
94 min | Comedy
Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra... See full summary »
80. The Last Frontier (1955)
Approved | 98 min | History, Romance, Western
Crude and uncivilized backwoods trapper Jed Cooper and his two partners sign up as scouts in a remote Oregon army fort, manned chiefly by untrained rookie soldiers. Jed, flirting with the ... See full summary »
81. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
60 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.
83. Variety Girl (1947)
93 min | Comedy, Musical
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
84. S.O.B. (1981)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
85. Big City (1948)
103 min | Drama
An abandoned baby is raised by three men: the Rev. Andrews, cantor Feldman, and Officer O'Donnell. When Feldman and O'Donnell each find a woman to fall in love with, they both think of ... See full summary »
87. Tulsa (1949)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance
It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »
88. Night Plane from Chungking (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include Albert Pasavy (Otto Kruger), a European ... See full summary »
89. Typhoon (1940)
70 min | Adventure
Two men searching for black pearls are marooned on an island when their crew mutinies. There they run into a beautiful girl who had been washed up on the island in her childhood. They must ... See full summary »
90. Child's Play (1972)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.
93. Face to Face (1952)
89 min | Western, Drama
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.
95. September Gun (1983 TV Movie)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Western
Ben Sunday, a long-in-tooth gunfighter forms an uneasy alliance with a Catholic nun. The single-minded sister wants to erect a sanctuary for a group of Apache orphans. Ben Sunday picks an ... See full summary »
96. Illegal Traffic (1938)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama
G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an ... See full summary »
97. Mame (1974)
PG | 132 min | Musical
It's the late 1920s. Upon the death of wealthy Chicagoan Edward Dennis, his nine-year old son Patrick Dennis becomes the ward of their only living relative, Edward's equally wealthy New ... See full summary »
98. Semi-Tough (1977)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
99. Disbarred (1939)
Approved | 58 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
The Bar Association disbars attorney Tyler Cradon when it appears he was implicated in the murder of a prominent vice crusader. Cradon, not wishing to be without an income,is impressed by ... See full summary »