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1. Tall Story (1960)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston, Marc Connelly

Votes: 695 | Gross: $12.00M

2. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,462

3. 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: 989

4. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 5,717 | Gross: $0.31M

5. The Good Earth (1937)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.

Directors: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machatý, Sam Wood | Stars: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch

Votes: 4,012

6. Captains Courageous (1937)

Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 7,611

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 110

8. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Passed | 98 min | Musical, Fantasy

7.2
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 2,340

9. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 285

10. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 183

11. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 59

12. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 102

13. Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,164

14. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 39

15. The Name's the Same (1951–1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.7
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Guests who have the same name as famous persons, fictional characters, or things, are quizzed by celebrity panelists who try to determine their name. Each panelist has ten questions; if ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Alexander, Robert Q. Lewis, Roger Price, Meredith Willson

Votes: 72

16. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henry Fonda, Charles Bickford, Slim Summerville

Votes: 281

17. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 61

18. The Green Pastures (1936)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.

Directors: Marc Connelly, William Keighley | Stars: Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Frank H. Wilson

Votes: 678

19. Having Wonderful Time (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Teddy Shaw, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Chick Kirkland.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball

Votes: 593

20. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 61

21. Make Me a Star (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Merton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joan Blondell, Stuart Erwin, Zasu Pitts, Ben Turpin

Votes: 323

22. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 186

23. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 116

24. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres, from history and drama, to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairytales, and historic events are dramatized in each episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 19

25. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Art Carney), a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 37

26. The Borgia Stick (1967 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A suburban couple discovers that they are pawns for a powerful crime syndicate. They try to break away from the cartel and go legitimate, but the syndicate doesn't want to give them up so easily.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Don Murray, Inger Stevens, Barry Nelson, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 154

27. Victory (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 56

28. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.2
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A romantic triangle develops on Erie Canal boats in 1850.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, Thelma Ritter, John Carroll

Votes: 115 | Gross: $1.22M

29. Strange Confession (1944)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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In World War 2 an escaped murderer who takes the identity of a dead soldier becomes a hero fighting in Africa, but his past catches him up.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Richard Whorf, Allyn Joslyn, Ellen Drew

Votes: 110

30. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

Votes: 49

31. Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

7.6
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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 837

32. Exit Smiling (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A maid who works for a traveling theatrical troupe wants desperately to be an actress, and manages to get some small roles in the company's productions, but is determined to do anything she... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Beatrice Lillie, Jack Pickford, Doris Lloyd, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 370

33. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Joan Chandler

Votes: 22

34. Dulcy (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.3
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 186

35. The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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In 1902, medicine show con man Dan Thompson settles down with the daughter he hardly knows in a New York theatrical boarding house full of eccentric characters. Forced to take a job in an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Frank Morgan, Mary Howard, Billie Burke, Donald Meek

Votes: 99

36. Merton of the Movies (1947)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.

Director: Robert Alton | Stars: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames

Votes: 299

37. The Bells of St. Mary's (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Marc Connelly, Glenda Farrell, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 31

38. Cradle Song (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

7.2
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The only filmed English version of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic Spanish play.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Louise Dresser

Votes: 14

39. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 31

40. Elmer and Elsie (1934)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Gilbert Pratt | Stars: George Bancroft, Frances Fuller, Roscoe Karns, George Barbier

41. Beggar on Horseback (1925)

70 min | Comedy

6.1
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Neil McRae, an impoverished composer, loves Cynthia Mason, but fearing poverty, proposes to the wealthy Gladys Cady. One night, he dozes in an armchair and has a nightmare of a wedding and ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Erwin Connelly, Gertrude Short

Votes: 63

42. The Green Pastures (1957 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: William Warfield, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Harry Baird, Terry Carter

Votes: 10

43. Broadway Television Theatre (1952–1954)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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This syndicated show presented adaptations of Broadway shows.

Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Melville Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Truex

Votes: 13

44. A Case of Libel (1968 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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This movie was based on Quintin Reynolds' lawsuit against Westbrook Pegler. Pegler was a character assassin of the first order. Pegler claimed that Reynolds was a Communist and a coward. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: John Beal, Lloyd Bridges, Marc Connelly, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 13

45. Critic at Large (1948–1949)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: John Mason Brown, Norman Cousins, Clifton Fadiman, Jo Mielziner

46. Droodles (1954– )

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Marc Connelly, Denise Lor, Don Pardo, Roger Price

47. Don Juan in Hell (1960 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.4
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Director: Don Richardson | Stars: Marc Connelly, Hurd Hatfield, Dennis King, Siobhan McKenna

Votes: 8

48. Crowded Paradise (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

7.6
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A Puerto Rican immigrant anxiously awaits his wedding day, but his fiance's racist landlord intervenes.

Directors: Fred Pressburger, Ben Gradus | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Nancy Kelly, Frank Silvera, Enid Rudd

Votes: 5

49. The Green Pastures (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: William Warfield, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Terry Carter, Bill Dillard

50. To the Ladies (1923)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Theodore Roberts, Helen Jerome Eddy, Louise Dresser



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