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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Hollywood at Last (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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When the Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, Lucy goes to the Brown Derby restaurant where her sighting of William Holden turns catastrophic.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 324

2. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.0
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 113

3. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,159

4. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,064

5. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 498

6. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)

Family

8.5
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson

Votes: 141

7. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 79

8. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 174,303

9. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,720

10. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

News

8.4
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 207

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 20,343

12. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby

Votes: 1,064

13. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 80

14. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 191

15. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 119

16. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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87 Metascore

After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 182,683 | Gross: $44.91M

17. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

8.2
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Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

Votes: 50

18. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 128,251

19. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Two Mystery Guests: choreographer June Taylor and her dancers; actor William Holden (1956)

Family, Game-Show

8.1
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William Holden and June Taylor's small battalion of dancers invade the studio as the week's mystery guests. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 10

20. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.0
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95 Metascore

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 70,808

21. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 47,416

22. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959 TV Special)

100 min | Family

8.0
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

Votes: 113

23. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 1 June 1972 (1972)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, John Davidson

Votes: 6

24. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,009

25. Sabrina (1954)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 52,138

26. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 81

27. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Regis Philbin, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 113

28. Reconnaissance Pilot (1943)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Documentary/training film depicting the duties of a pilot in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War as he flies reconnaissance missions over enemy-held islands.

Stars: Walter Baldwin, Ralph Byrd, William Forrest, William Holden

Votes: 14

29. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 8,769

30. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 407

31. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Carl Raddatz

Votes: 2,089

32. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.6
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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 »

Stars: Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, Mitchell Ayres

Votes: 69

33. Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend (1978 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: William Holden, Fred Astaire, Frank Capra, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 21

34. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, The Golddiggers, Bob Hope

Votes: 25

35. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Carroll O'Connor, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin

Votes: 24

36. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: William Holden/Frances Bergen Show (1956)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Dennis Day presents Jack with a hand-crafted birthday gift and then sings "Autumn Leaves"; Don Wilson asks if his son Harlow can read a Lucky Strike commercial, then gets angry when Harlow ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 10

37. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after twenty years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott

Votes: 279

38. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 3,120

39. Apartment for Peggy (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.4
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A retired professor rents his attic apartment to pregnant Peggy and her GI-Bill-student husband. The professor ponders if his life is no longer useful while the young couple faces the challenges shared with many WW II veterans' families.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 801

40. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Barry Goldwater (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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The subject roasted is current Republican senator Barry Goldwater, formerly the losing candidate in the 1964 Presidential race.

Stars: Dean Martin, William Conrad, Norm Crosby, Barry Goldwater

Votes: 13

41. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 4,774

42. Dear Ruth (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A family is befuddled when a World War II serviceman shows up to meet and marry his pen pal sweetheart. Everyone's in the dark about the romance by mail. Then they discover Ruth's younger sister was the culprit.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Joan Caulfield, William Holden, Mona Freeman, Edward Arnold

Votes: 397

43. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #10.163 (1971)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Johnny Brown

Votes: 6

44. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,232

45. Picnic (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 7,194

46. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Marty Allen

Votes: 330

47. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 1,913 | Gross: $7.30M

48. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

Votes: 1,215

49. Wings Up (1943)

20 min | Documentary, War, Short

7.1
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The Officers Candidate School of the Army Air Forces is the subject of this documentary short film depicting the rigors of training cadets go through.

Stars: Clark Gable, William Holden, Brenda Marshall, E.R. Delano

Votes: 14

50. Breezy (1973)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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68 Metascore

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay

Votes: 3,752



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