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Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver, and sculpt around its rim, the faces of the disciples and Jesus. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance
The Pride of the Family (1953–1955)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Larry J. Blake, Paul Hartman, Fay Wray
Willie & Phil (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey
The Star (1952)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood
Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The newly crowned Rose Bowl Princess and a tough but tender football player find the California Rose Bowl is an area for their budding romance.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Marshall Thompson, Vera Miles, Richard Rober
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn
From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack.

Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback
The Affair (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison
Penelope (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of $60,000.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn
Climax! (1954–1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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
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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. Polly Bergen took over as hostess in the next year. Written by rharlan58

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