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1. 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

2. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)
Episode: Hannah (1950)

Drama

8.6
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Stars: Marc Connelly, Frances Ingalls, Eva Condon, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 10

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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: 103

8. 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

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. The Green Pastures (1957 TV Movie)

Drama

8.2
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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: William Warfield, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Harry Baird, Terry Carter

Votes: 10

11. 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: 62

12. 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: 7,615

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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: 4,013

20. 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

21. 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: 14

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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: 5,720 | Gross: $0.31M

26. 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: 6,489

27. 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: 2,344

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

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: 371

33. 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

34. 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: 680

35. 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: 40

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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: 282

40. 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: 187

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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

47. Americana (1947–1949)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

3.3
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Sponsored by the makers of the Encyclopedia Americana, this quiz show featured questions on obscure bits of American folklore and history that had been sent in by home viewers. Originally, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Mason Brown, Vivian Ferrer, Dick Dudley, Hugh James

Votes: 7

48. ABC's Nightlife (1964– )

105 min | Talk-Show

2.7
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Evening talk show that aimed at entertaining viewers with the outrageous behavior of the host and guests.

Stars: Les Crane, Nipsey Russell, William B. Williams, Louis Nye

Votes: 50

49. Merton of the Movies (1924)

80 min | Comedy

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Director: James Cruze | Stars: Glenn Hunter, Charles Sellon, Sadie Gordon, Gale Henry

50. Good Time Kenneth (1930)

8 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Richard C. Currier | Star: Marc Connelly



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