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1. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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The teleplays normally concerned the various aspects of romance.

Stars: Conrad Nagel, George Reeves, Don DeFore, Diana Lynn

Votes: 8

2. 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: 6,163

3. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 20,434

4. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 67,857

5. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 9,278

6. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 18

7. 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: 935

8. Body and Soul (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.8
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A talented boxer's young career hits difficult terrain when an unethical promoter takes interest in him.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere

Votes: 3,599

9. Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, John Baragrey, Robert H. Harris, Sylvia Field

Votes: 20

10. Brute Force (1947)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 7,325

11. 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: 76

12. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 98

13. CBS Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (1967)

Unrated | 74 min

7.5
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Peter Schermann is angry at the world after his children move him into a nursing home. Still physically and mentally strong, he searches for a meaning to his life in a new and uncompromising world.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Shirley Booth, Warren Stevens, Lawrence Dobkin

Votes: 10

14. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for... See full summary »

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Thomas Gomez, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King

Votes: 1,876

15. The Sound of Fury (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 767

16. The Bigelow Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A live CBS half-hour dramatic anthology series, but on two networks in its second season (as "Bigelow-Sanford Theater"); Sunday evenings over CBS and Thursday evenings over DuMont.

Stars: Don DeFore, William Frawley, Jeffrey Silver, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 14

17. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

7.2
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

Votes: 1,580

18. CBS Playhouse (1967– )

90 min

7.2
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Stars: Jason Wingreen, Paulene Myers, Mildred Trares, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 20

19. Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Star: Art Smith

Votes: 1,173

20. Caught (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 2,590

21. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,469

22. Uncertain Glory (1944)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a career criminal is recaptured and knows he faces the guillotine, he offers to exchange his life for 100 hostages slated for execution by the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson

Votes: 845

23. T-Men (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade

Votes: 2,366

24. Framed (1947)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 952

25. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

7.0
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 401

26. Song of Surrender (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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In 1906 in Connecticut, Elisha Hunt, the 55-year-old curator of a small government museum, marries Abigail, the 19-year-old daughter of a local farmer. In addition to the differences in ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Claude Rains, Macdonald Carey, Andrea King

Votes: 44

27. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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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: 36

28. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

Approved | 80 min | War, Comedy

6.8
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Wilbert Winkle, a henpecked, mild-mannered, middle-aged bank clerk and handyman finds himself in the midst of battle in the South Pacific.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Warrick, Ted Donaldson, Bob Haymes

Votes: 330

29. Manhandled (1949)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey

Votes: 282

30. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey, Andrea King

Votes: 879

31. None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

Director: Clifford Odets | Stars: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez

Votes: 1,902

32. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After borrowing twenty dollars from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,607

33. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

6.6
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A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Dan Dailey, Celeste Holm, Colleen Townsend, Alan Young

Votes: 191

34. Appointment in Berlin (1943)

77 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A former RAF officer is enlisted in the British secret service. Germany recruits him for propaganda broadcasts to England. He uses codes in his broadcasts. When his cover is blown, he and his German girlfriend must try to escape.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Sanders, Marguerite Chapman, Onslow Stevens, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 110

35. Arch of Triumph (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Louis Calhern

Votes: 1,141 | Gross: $1.40M

36. The Next Voice You Hear... (1950)

83 min | Drama

6.4
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Over a period of a week the voice of God is heard on radios all over the world.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Whitmore, Nancy Reagan, Gary Gray, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 670

37. The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.

Director: Earl McEvoy | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 659

38. Native Land (1942)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.4
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Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand | Stars: Paul Robeson, Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick

Votes: 261

39. Angel in Exile (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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An ex-convict on his way to make his fortune in a gold mine in Arizona has his trip interrupted when the residents of a small Mexican village believe him to be a sacred religious figure.

Directors: Allan Dwan, Philip Ford | Stars: John Carroll, Adele Mara, Thomas Gomez, Barton MacLane

Votes: 68

40. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.2
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An aspiring actress finds herself in a jam when a gangster, who is backing the show she is in, is found dead in her apartment.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Betty Hutton, Victor Mature, William Demarest, June Havoc

Votes: 183

41. South of St. Louis (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.1
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The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joel McCrea, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 271

42. Just for You (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.1
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur

Votes: 245

43. Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Nurse Nora Gilpin is attracted to lawyer John Raymond whom she dislikes during the day and seduces during the night, when she sleepwalks.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 244

44. South Sea Sinner (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.0
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On a South Sea island, a local hoodlum tries to blackmail a tramp steamer sick crewman who's wanted for wartime collaboration with the Japanese and who's desperate to clear his name.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shelley Winters, Luther Adler, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 53

45. The Black Parachute (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.8
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An imprisoned King must be rescued from the Nazi general holding him captive.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Carradine, Osa Massen, Larry Parks, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 37

46. Government Girl (1943)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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The secretary of a newly appointed government official strives to make him a success in spite of his shortcomings.

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Anne Shirley, Sonny Tufts, Jess Barker

Votes: 359

47. Rose of Cimarron (1952)

Approved | 72 min | Western

5.1
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A white girl raised by Indians sets out to find out who murdered her adoptive parents.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Jack Buetel, Mala Powers, Bill Williams, Jim Davis

Votes: 100

48. Youth Runs Wild (1944)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

4.8
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During WWII, adults are either off fighting or busy in the factories, so juvenile delinquency becomes a major problem back home. Danny Hauser, a wounded soldier, finds this out as he ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Jean Brooks, Glen Vernon

Votes: 217

49. The Moving Finger (1963)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

4.7
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A rare beatnik artifact of the early 1960s, one of only a few such films made before the hippies took over Hollywood. Low budget and in b&w, it's set in Greenwich Village, with what seems ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Moyer | Stars: Lionel Stander, Barbara London, Art Smith, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 71

50. The Painted Hills (1951)

Approved | 68 min | Family, Western

3.6
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An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.

Director: Harold F. Kress | Stars: Pal, Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling, Gary Gray

Votes: 825