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1. Hollywood (1980– )

60 min | Documentary, History

9.3
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The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 621

2. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Operation: Lazarus (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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Kildare is assigned to work in a psychiatric ward to help treat severely schizophrenic patients with a new experimental drug. He recognizes one of the patients as a brilliant orthopedist. ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 7

3. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 94

4. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: End of an Era (1980)

Documentary, History

8.7
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Hollywood's conversion to sound film is illustrated.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Irving Asher, Mary Astor, John Barrymore

Votes: 29

5. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 119

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,448

7. Buick-Electra Playhouse (1959–1960)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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A short-lasting (but expensive) series derived from the writings of Ernest Hemingway.

Stars: Diane Baker, Dane Clark, Glenda Farrell, Ned Glass

Votes: 6

8. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Jayne Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 114

9. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

10. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident Near the Promised Land (1961)

Not Rated | 52 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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The drive reaches Sedalia but Favor's problems are just beginning. A bank crash back east has wiped out all the cattle buyers and the only viable grazing land is owned by embittered widow Emma Cardwell who is intent on bankrupting Favor.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 37

11. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,132

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 248

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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: 106

14. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 76

15. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Face of Fear (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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After several unexplained violent outbursts, one in which he smashes his own lab, a hospital technician fears that he is going insane like his father did years earlier.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Robert Culp, Mary Astor

Votes: 9

16. Frances Farmer Presents (1958– )

120 min | Drama

8.1
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The actress showcases classic films and interviews guests.

Stars: Frances Farmer, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, George Montgomery

Votes: 15

17. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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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, Heller Halliday

Votes: 81

18. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 70

19. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,882

20. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 142,379 | Gross: $2.11M

21. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 312

22. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man, while being romantically pursued by a cab driver.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 4,124

23. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas, and one of the first U.S. television dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 54

24. Front Row Center (1955–1956)

60 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Broadway plays were presented live in condensed one hour versions.

Stars: Robert Sterling, Fletcher Markle, James Daly, Olive Sturgess

Votes: 17

25. My Lady o' the Pines (1921)

Short, Drama

7.9
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Director: Philip Carle | Stars: Huntley Gordon, Mary Astor, Bradley Barker, Charles Slattery

Votes: 14

26. Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

Votes: 7,402

27. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 186

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 83

29. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 73

30. The Hollywood Gad-About (1934)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A parade highlights the Screen Actors Guild's Film Stars Frolic, hosted by Walter Winchell as Master of Ceremonies. The Royal Canadian Mounted parade; William Gargan, Gary Cooper and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Winchell, Mary Astor, Sy Bartlett, Billy Barty

Votes: 6

31. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.7
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 319

32. 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: 3,924

33. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 215

34. U.S. Marshal (1958–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.7
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United States Marshal (renamed from Sheriff of Cochise) is a crime drama set in Cochise County, Arizona about a U.S. Marshal fighting crime.

Stars: John Bromfield, James Griffith, Buck Young, Robert Brubaker

Votes: 63

35. Brother of the Bear (1921)

Short

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Director: Philip Carle | Stars: Huntley Gordon, Mary Astor, Charles Slattery, Bradley Barker

Votes: 23

36. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

Votes: 18,569 | Gross: $7.57M

37. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 11,734

38. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 30

39. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Mary Astor, Clancy Cooper, Norma Crane, James Gregory

Votes: 7

40. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 9,970 | Gross: $0.44M

41. Act of Violence (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

Votes: 4,087

42. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A woman conspires with a classy, mature stage actress, to help kill her live in uncle for inheritance money.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Mary Astor, Russell Collins, Doro Merande

Votes: 202

43. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed Cable Roberts? (1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Cable Roberts, a legendary writer, documentary filmmaker, and hunter in the Hemingway mold, is found murdered in his study. There are three significant clues: he was killed with one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 45

44. Jennie Gerhardt (1933)

85 min | Drama

7.4
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Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He helps her family and declares his wish to marry her.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Donald Cook, Mary Astor, Edward Arnold

Votes: 75

45. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 5,782

46. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. This series was noted for its ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 632

47. Red Dust (1932)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor

Votes: 3,466

48. Convention City (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 43

49. The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and actresses, and was broadcast from New York City.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Gertrude Berg, Polly Bergen, Charles Dingle

Votes: 23

50. Romance of the Underworld (1928)

68 min | Drama

7.3
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When a gangster's speakeasy is raided by the police, one of the people picked up is the gangster's pretty young girlfriend. A kind-hearted cop takes pity on her and helps her get out of ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Mary Astor, Ben Bard, Robert Elliott, John Boles

Votes: 43



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