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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 341,599 | Gross: $7.27M

2. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Beauty Contest (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The boys judge the Miss Mud Turtle pageant, in which Mr. Fields' niece is a contestant.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Wessel, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 21

3. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 937

4. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 179

5. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 130

6. The Climbers (1919)

Passed | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Director: Tom Terriss | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Hugh Huntley, Percy Marmont, Henry Hallam

Votes: 6

7. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 22,584

8. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Heritage of Treason (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

8.2
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Ace Martin and Windy, two confidence men approach a local land owner Mr Halsted with a scheme that could see Mr Halsted owning the entire Arizona territory. The Lone Ranger must stop the scheme before Mr Halsted loses everything he owns.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Stuart Randall, Charles Halton

Votes: 17

9. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 23,688 | Gross: $0.20M

10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 51,835 | Gross: $23.65M

11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,330

12. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 126

13. The Ray Milland Show (1953–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Originally Ray McNutley is an English professor at an all girls school where every female swoons for him except for the Dean. Luckily he has an understanding wife Peggy. By the second year ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Phyllis Avery, Gordon Jones, Minerva Urecal

Votes: 34

14. City Detective (1953– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Lieutenant Bart Grant is a city detective more in theory then reality. His police work takes him into Mexico and the Mojave desert. Grant primarily solves his cases with physicality then sleuthing ability.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Dorothy Green, Jorja Curtright, Ross Elliott

Votes: 18

15. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

Votes: 135

16. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Motherly Mike, ditzy but sexy Loco, and sensible Greta move to the big city to find themselves wealthy men to turn into husbands. After the first year Greta gets married with Gwen the new roommate in this syndicated series.

Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

Votes: 41

17. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,637

18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,054 | Gross: $3.27M

19. Adventures of the Falcon (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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Stories of an Espionage Agent.

Stars: Charles McGraw, James Flavin, G. Pat Collins, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 17

20. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 14

21. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 13,115 | Gross: $14.93M

22. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern.

Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Votes: 271

23. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey

Votes: 3,775

24. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 58

25. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Passed | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 16,082 | Gross: $3.48M

26. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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91 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 6,408

27. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 150

28. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.6
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Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Sidney Toler, Cesar Romero, Pauline Moore, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 1,392

29. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,673

30. The Westerner (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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78 Metascore

Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Votes: 4,359

31. I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 2,577

32. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,254

33. Meet Corliss Archer (1954– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Pert blond teenager Corliss Archer must balance her life at school, her lovable but goofy boyfriend Dexter and her well-meaning but clueless parents.

Stars: Ann Baker, Mary Brian, John Eldredge, Robert Ellis

Votes: 40

34. Gasoline Alley (1951)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

7.5
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The popular Frank O. King comic strip characters go from newspaper page to screen in this 1951 feature film from legendary comedy director Edward Bernds (of Three Stooges and Bowery Boys ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Susan Morrow, Don Beddoe

Votes: 39

35. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Randy Stuart

Votes: 6

36. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,338

37. Carrie (1952)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of a big city and great love.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,862

38. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 4,317

39. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.4
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hope

Votes: 28

40. The Adventurer (II) (1917)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Marian Swayne, Pell Trenton, Ethel Stanard, Kirke Brown

Votes: 7

41. Singin' in the Corn (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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Judy McCoy, a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Judy Canova, Allen Jenkins, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Al Bridge

Votes: 8

42. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 6,959

43. They Drive by Night (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Votes: 6,227

44. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to tame him.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

Votes: 2,641

45. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,696

46. The Unexpected (1952– )

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Herbert Marshall hosted this anthology series of fast paced thirty minute dramas. It was also known as Times Square Playhouse.

Stars: Herbert Marshall, Paul Guilfoyle, David Colmans, Jane Nigh

Votes: 18

47. Sister Kenny (1946)

Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale

Votes: 799

48. Saboteur (1942)

Passed | 109 min | Thriller, War

7.2
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64 Metascore

An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 20,515

49. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,228

50. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Western

7.2
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 3,986



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