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1. Teatr telewizji (1953– )

Drama

9.4
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Series of television plays.

Stars: Krystyna Janda, Krzysztof Globisz, Artur Zmijewski, Piotr Adamczyk

Votes: 5

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Martin Gabel

Votes: 117

3. Die Heiratsvermittlerin (1955 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy

8.7
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Director: John Olden | Stars: Inge Meysel, Boy Gobert, Gusti Wolf, Eduard Marks

Votes: 6

4. Unsere kleine Stadt (1961 TV Movie)

80 min

8.6
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Director: Ludwig Cremer | Stars: Fritz Wepper, Cordula Trantow, Hermann Lenschau, Charlotte Witthauer

Votes: 9

5. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 17

6. Unsere kleine Stadt (1954 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Director: Harald Braun | Stars: Georg Lehn, Ernst Sladeck, Michael Heltau, Helmut Wittig

Votes: 8

7. 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, David Wayne

Votes: 74

8. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 70

9. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.2
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In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Judith Anderson, Theodore Bikel, Peter Cookson, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 6

10. Die Alkestiade (1958 TV Movie)

125 min

8.1
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Director: Hans Schweikart | Stars: Alexander Kerst, Anton Reimer, Peter Paul, Inge Birkmann

Votes: 9

11. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Our Town (1989)

103 min | Music

8.1
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This classic American play, performed on an almost-bare stage, is about the mundane but rather pleasant lives of the Gibbs family, the Webb family, and their neighbors in Grover's Corners, ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Spalding Gray, James Rebhorn, Atticus Brady, John Griesemer

Votes: 173

12. 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: 57

13. Our Town (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913, dealing with themes as life, death and the everyday routine of ... See full summary »

Director: James Naughton | Stars: Jayne Atkinson, Wendy Barrie-Wilson, Reathel Bean, John Braden

Votes: 347

14. Our Town (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ned Beatty, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robby Benson

Votes: 179

15. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 22

16. 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

17. G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense (2000– )

30 min | Comedy, History

8.0
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Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, explores issues through the eyes of the greatest writer, theologian, and philosopher of the 20th century, G.K. Chesterton, with humor and substance.

Stars: Dale Ahlquist, Chuck Chalberg, Kaiser Johnson, Kevin O'Brien

Votes: 44

18. 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

19. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

PG | 108 min | Thriller

7.9
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A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 51,221

20. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Skin of Our Teeth (1983)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning play about mankind's triumph over chaos, which wildly altered dramatic conventions in freely shifting between modern-day New Jersey and the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack O'Brien | Stars: Diana Bellamy, Renee Brooks, Blair Brown, Bonnie Campbell-Britton

Votes: 53

21. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: The Skin of Our Teeth (1959)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning play about mankind's triumph over chaos, which wildly altered dramatic conventions in freely shifting between modern-day New Jersey and the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Kaplan | Stars: Sheldon Allan, Laurence Archer, Geoffrey Bellman, Fraser Boa

Votes: 16

22. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 164

23. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)

Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, José Bódalo, Luisa Sala

Votes: 29

24. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.7
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 468

25. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 42

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: 77

27. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 28

28. Art Carney Special (1959– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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Stars: Art Carney, Elaine Stritch, David Doyle, Betty Garrett

Votes: 12

29. To theatro tis Defteras (1970–1990)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Vasilis Tsivilikas, Kostas Kokkakis, Giorgos Geogleris, Giorgos Bartis

Votes: 25

30. OT: Our Town (2002)

76 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Catherine Borek, Karen Greene, Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown, Archy Posada

Votes: 262

31. Hello, Dolly! (1969)

G | 146 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew

Votes: 11,391 | Gross: $9.00M

32. 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: 32

33. Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Mary Ellen Bute | Stars: Page Johnson, Martin J. Kelley, Jane Reilly, Peter Haskell

Votes: 69

34. The Matchmaker (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Romance, Comedy

7.0
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Thornton Wilder's tale of a matchmaker who desires the man she's supposed to be pairing with another woman.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Ford

Votes: 881

35. Our Town (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 1,946

36. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929)

86 min | Drama

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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Raquel Torres, Don Alvarado

Votes: 38

37. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Skin of Our Teeth (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.7
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This Thornton Wilder play, the story of life on Earth from prehistoric times through World War II as lived by Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, their two children, and their house maid, Sabina, is ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: George Abbott, Jonathan Anderson, Heller Halliday, Helen Hayes

Votes: 6

38. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Our Town (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Harvey B. Dunn, Shelley Fabares, Sylvia Field, Paul Hartman

Votes: 14

39. Shadow of a Doubt (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Charlie is a young woman who is thrilled that her favorite Uncle Charlie is coming home for good. But she soon discovers that her namesake, a "Wall Street financier," has a deep, dark ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Mark Harmon, Margaret Welsh, Norm Skaggs, William Lanteau

Votes: 207

40. The Big Time (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic ... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Dylan Baker, Molly Ringwald, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 153

41. We Live Again (1934)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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Nekhlyudov, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha, is someone he once seduced and abandoned and that he himself bears responsibility for ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Anna Sten, Fredric March, Jane Baxter, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 347

42. Mr. North (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Huston | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 1,100 | Gross: $1.22M

43. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 146

44. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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25 Metascore

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,106 | Gross: $0.04M

45. The Long Christmas Dinner (1967 TV Movie)

65 min | Comedy

2.4
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Director: Jörg A. Eggers | Stars: Dorothy Millar, Maurice Warner, Karen Carmichael, Helmut Förnbacher

Votes: 7

46. Festival (1960– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Gillie Fenwick, Eric House, Gerard Parkes, Douglas Rain

47. The Sunday Programme (1994–2008)

News

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Stars: Steve Richards, Alastair Stewart, David Mills, Frank Dobson

48. Grande Teatro Tupi (1951– )

Drama

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Stars: Wanda Kosmo, Rita Cléos, Nydia Lícia, Rildo Gonçalves

49. The Skin of Our Teeth (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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Production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning play about mankind's triumph over chaos, which wildly altered dramatic conventions in freely shifting between modern-day New Jersey and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Aileen Britton, Diana Davidson, John Ewart, Robert Hunt

50. The Ides of March (1961 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Director: William Sterling | Stars: Bruce Barry, Edward Brayshaw, Don Crosby, Keith Dare