With American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. Made for Each Other (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson

Votes: 3,000

2. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.2
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96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 110,754 | Gross: $1.60M

3. The Hairy Ape (1944)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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During the 1940s, social class conflict is depicted when a spoiled socialite, traveling on a freighter, calls the ship's head stoker a hairy ape, provoking him into stalking the rich woman once ashore in New York.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder, Dorothy Comingore

Votes: 318

4. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 8,262

5. Once Upon a Dream (1949)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Chaos ensues when a woman wakes up believing that a romantic dream about her new servant is reality.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, Guy Middleton, Betty Lynne

Votes: 40

6. Candid Camera (1948–1950)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Reality-TV

7.1
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, John Garfield

Votes: 115

7. Hollywood Screen Test (1948–1953)

30 min | Family

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Stars: Neil Hamilton, Tom Drake, Margo, Hurd Hatfield

8. Movieland Quiz (1948– )

30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Ralph Dumke, Patricia Bright

9. Another Shore (1948)

77 min | Comedy

6.1
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A young Irishman comes up with an unusual plan to get the money to emigrate to Tahiti.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Moira Lister, Stanley Holloway, Michael Medwin

Votes: 71

10. One Night with You (1948)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Two strangers meet when they miss their trains, and end up spending a penniless day and night together. An English version of It Happened One Night (1934).

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano, Hugh Wakefield

Votes: 62

11. Race Street (1948)

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

6.6
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In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection racket syndicate, his bookie friend Dan Gannin and police lieutenant Barney Runson investigate.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, William Bendix, Marilyn Maxwell, Frank Faylen

Votes: 356

12. Super Circus (1954– )

Family

6.5
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Claude Kirschner hosted this children's show with a mixture of cartoons, film shorts (like "Diver Dan", which combined a live action actor and sea-creature puppets), and occasional guests. Cocomarsh Milk Mix was a longtime sponsor.

Stars: Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Sandy Dobritsch, Clifford Soubier

Votes: 19

13. Through Wendy's Window (1948–1950)

15 min | Family

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Beginning as a short cartoon-sketch program, it evolved into a longer interview series.

Stars: Wendy Barrie, Dave Davis, Morey Amsterdam, Rusty Arden

14. Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Edwin Styles, Raymond Young

Votes: 420

15. Cardboard Cavalier (1949)

96 min | Comedy

6.6
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In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Sid Field, Margaret Lockwood, Jerry Desmonde, Jack McNaughton

Votes: 56

16. Massacre Hill (1949)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

6.5
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In 1854, Australian gold rush miners struggle for their rights against an oppressive government.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, Jane Barrett, Jack Lambert, Peter Illing

Votes: 117

17. Floodtide (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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David Shields decides to become a ship designer instead of following the family tradition and entering farming.

Director: Frederick Wilson | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Rona Anderson, John Laurie, Jack Lambert

Votes: 74

18. Madness of the Heart (1949)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bennett | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Paul Dupuis, Kathleen Byron, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 167

19. No Man of Her Own (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,641

20. The Perfect Woman (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Patricia Roc, Stanley Holloway, Nigel Patrick, Miles Malleson

Votes: 122

21. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.6
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and various other urban distractions.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 478

22. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: The Tenderfeet (1949)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.5
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A murder is pinned on two cowboys who strike it rich, until the Lone Ranger traps the real killer.

Director: George B. Seitz Jr. | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Ray Bennett, Rand Brooks

Votes: 41

23. The Gay Lady (1949)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Kent, James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Lana Morris

Votes: 87

24. Can You Top This (1950– )

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Ward Wilson, Peter Donald, 'Senator' Ed Ford, Harry Hershfield

25. The Marshal of Gunsight Pass (1950– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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A marshal maintains law and order in his local town.

Stars: Roscoe Ates, Eddie Dean, Russell Hayden, Andy Parker

Votes: 5

26. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.6
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland

Votes: 56

27. Cinderella (1950)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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85 Metascore

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 134,593 | Gross: $85.00M

28. Beaver Valley (1950)

Approved | 32 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.9
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A nature outing. Beavers build dams that create an ecosystem for other animals. Moose, deer, chipmunks, birds, and various animals make appearances.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Mogens Lind

Votes: 121

29. The Laraine Day Show (1951– )

30 min | Family, Talk-Show

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Actress Laraine Day interviewed celebrities, presented songs and dished Hollywood and New York gossip.

Stars: Laraine Day, Bill Harrington, Ruth Woodner, Signe Hasso

30. Mr. District Attorney (1951–1952)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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"Mr. District Attorney! Champion of the people! Guardian of our fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The opening lines to a TV adaptation of a radio serial about a D.A., his investigator, and secretary.

Stars: Jay Jostyn, Len Doyle, Vicky Vola

31. Q.E.D. (1951– )

30 min

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Stars: Doug Browning, Fred Uttal

32. Peking Express (1951)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A group of refugees fleeing Chinese Communist rule via train are beset by a gang of terrifying outlaws.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet, Edmund Gwenn, Marvin Miller

Votes: 68 | Gross: $2.40M

33. When Worlds Collide (1951)

G | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 6,413

34. City Hospital (1951–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Anne Burr, Mel Ruick

35. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.6
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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, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 139

36. Pony Soldier (1952)

Approved | 82 min | Western

6.0
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In 1876, a Canadian North West Mounted Police Constable must obtain the release of white hostages captured by the Cree tribes that are raiding Montana from their Canadian reservation.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Tyrone Power, Cameron Mitchell, Thomas Gomez, Penny Edwards

Votes: 571

37. Tonight at 8:30 (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.2
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An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Ted Ray, Kay Walsh, Martita Hunt, Bill Fraser

Votes: 146

38. Water Birds (1952)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

6.7
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A documentary for children that looks at different types of water birds, where they are found,what they eat and the dangers they encounter in there every day life.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 142

39. Music at the Meadowbrook (1953–1956)

60 min | Music

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Stars: Jimmy Blaine, Bill Williams, William Herlihy, Frank Dailey

40. The Alaskan Eskimo (1953)

27 min | Family, Documentary, Short

6.9
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Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 51

41. Bear Country (1953)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Documentary, Family

8.0
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The lives of black bears in Yellowstone National Park.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Kjeld Jacobsen

Votes: 106

42. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,450 | Gross: $36.00M

43. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 34,107 | Gross: $20.00M

44. Both Sides of the Law (1953)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John, Terence Morgan

Votes: 161

45. On the Boardwalk with Paul Whiteman (1954– )

60 min | Music

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Summer replacement show featuring eight amateurs performing in the first thirty minutes. The four acts rated best returned the following week, after a week of professional training, to ... See full summary »

Star: Paul Whiteman

46. Kings Row (1955–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Natalie Wood, John Alderson, Isa Ashdown, Nadine Ashdown

Votes: 20

47. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 631

48. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Helen Mowery, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 28

49. Marty (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 19,644

50. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch, Steve Conte

Votes: 163


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