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1. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 1,210

2. 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: 1,150

3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

Votes: 5,281

4. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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49 Metascore

A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 13,369

5. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 11,044

6. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,532

7. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 639

8. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 254

9. 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: 1,052

10. June Bride (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

7.0
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A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Betty Lynn

Votes: 1,469

11. 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: 187

12. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 6,623

13. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,376

14. Our Town (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

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

Votes: 2,155

15. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 8,470

16. Dark Waters (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.5
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A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 814

17. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 147

18. 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: 123

19. Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, War

7.2
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1940. For the better part of the war thus far, New York news correspondent John Davis and his wife Nora Davis have been in the hot spots of western Europe, including Rotterdam and much of ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline | Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 710

20. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 183

21. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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In Medicine Bow, a newly arrived eastern schoolteacher is courted by two cowpokes but their courtship is interrupted by violent incidents involving local cattle rustlers.

Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

Votes: 912

22. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 140

23. Cry 'Havoc' (1943)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A chronicle of the experiences of a mixed group of Army hospital volunteers stationed in Bataan during World War II.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 860

24. The Human Comedy (1943)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,718

25. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

Votes: 913

26. 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

27. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 1,278 | Gross: $3.85M

28. Quality Street (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

Votes: 973

29. 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: 78

30. The President's Lady (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets Rachel Donaldson Robards. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire, Fay Bainter

Votes: 637

31. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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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: 128

32. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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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: 74

33. Deep Valley (1947)

Passed | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A farm girl falls in-love with a chain-gang convict working at a nearby highway construction site and sets-out to help him when he escapes.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, Wayne Morris, Fay Bainter

Votes: 551

34. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 880

35. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 984

36. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 53

37. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)

Passed | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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A Washington official courts a society matron who is trying to ignore the effects of World War II.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Richard Ney, Jean Rogers

Votes: 324

38. The Heavenly Body (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Directors: Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter

Votes: 643

39. The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 764

40. Daughters Courageous (1939)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, Fay Bainter

Votes: 517

41. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas, plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 69

42. Close to My Heart (1951)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John

Votes: 333

43. White Banners (1938)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

6.9
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A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Bainter, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville

Votes: 349

44. This Side of Heaven (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A family man. (Lionel Barrymore) becomes innocently involved in an embezzlement.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, Mae Clarke, Tom Brown

Votes: 225

45. Damon Runyon Theater (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An anthology, the episodes of which were based mostly on the original short stories of Daymon Runyan.

Stars: Donald Woods, Wally Vernon, Allen Jenkins, Clegg Hoyt

Votes: 28

46. 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

47. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

5.8
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Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 106

48. The Soldier and the Lady (1937)

Passed | 85 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.4
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A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Elizabeth Allan, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 144

49. The Linkletter Show (1952–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Family

4.8
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Daytime variety show starring Art Linkletter.

Stars: Art Linkletter, Edith Head, Jack Slattery, Dorothy Lamour

Votes: 105

50. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 33



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