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1. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,504

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 100,220 | Gross: $9.60M

3. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Votes: 2,809

4. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 468

5. 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: 632

6. The Sign of Zorro (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Romney Brent

Votes: 599

7. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.7
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During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 5,492

8. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 166

9. 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

10. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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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: 320

11. Manhandled (1949)

Approved | 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: 443

12. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino, and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 133

13. Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
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Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 726

14. Tonka (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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The remarkable and ironical story of a wild colt that changes owners around the time of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Sal Mineo, Philip Carey, Jerome Courtland, H.M. Wynant

Votes: 331

15. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 1,772

16. El Paso (1949)

Approved | 103 min | Western

5.8
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In El Paso, lawyer and ex-Confederate captain Clay Fletcher forms a vigilante group to bring law and order to a town where the judge is a drunk, the sheriff is corrupt and the town is run by a crooked landowner.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 240

17. Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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After a Senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining Senator and the state Governor must decide on a person who will ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Teresa Kelly

Votes: 606

18. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 44

19. Dakota Incident (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.0
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Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Linda Darnell, Dale Robertson, John Lund, Ward Bond

Votes: 419

20. Can't Help Singing (1944)

Passed | 90 min | Musical, Western

6.3
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A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush.

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff, David Bruce

Votes: 478

21. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 60

22. Crashout (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman

Votes: 428

23. The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Western

6.0
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1863. Texas Ranger Todd Croyden and Union spy Whitney Randolph cross into Mexico to investigate a growing struggle for power between the French-supported Maximilian and the native-born ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Dennis O'Keefe, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 187

24. Those Redheads from Seattle (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Musical, Western

5.8
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A woman takes her four beautiful daughters to Dawson City Yukon during the Gold Rush to find their fortune.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, Agnes Moorehead, Teresa Brewer

Votes: 188

25. The Vanquished (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Western

5.6
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After the Civil War, unscrupulous and corrupt civilian administrators, backed by the Union Army, run Southern towns like despots, causing public outrage.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 121

26. The Last Outpost (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Western

5.9
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Despite their fighting on opposite sides during the Civil War, brothers Vance and Jeb Britton have to set their differences aside in order to survive an Indian attack.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Bruce Bennett, Bill Williams

Votes: 381

27. Hong Kong (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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The theft of a jeweled treasure is within an adventurer's grasp; he is restrained by his love for a good woman. Now he must help her and the kid he was hired to rob escape as the Chinese Civil War nears Hong Kong.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Nigel Bruce, Marvin Miller

Votes: 171

28. Some Like It Hot (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

Votes: 221

29. Berth Marks (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 1,056

30. Hers to Hold (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical

6.5
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The third film in the "3 Smart Girls" trilogy starring Deanna Durbin as Penny Craig, the youngest sister in the Craig Family. Now all grown up, she goes to work in a munitions factory ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Joseph Cotten, Charles Winninger, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 163

31. Captain China (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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Charles Chinnough, aka Captain China, washed ashore off his ship during a storm, is later rescued, but is relieved of duty when his former first mate, Brendensen (who thought he was dead), ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Jeffrey Lynn, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 81

32. Unaccustomed As We Are (1929)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Mae Busch

Votes: 971

33. Men O'War (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall

Votes: 1,003

34. Million Dollar Legs (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

6.2
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At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Grinde, Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Betty Grable, John Hartley, Donald O'Connor, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 90

35. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Musical

6.7
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A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: June Haver, Mark Stevens, Martha Stewart, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 156

36. Double Whoopee (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 941

37. Golden Gloves (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.3
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Bill Crane, an up and coming honest boxer, runs afoul of Taggerty and his fellow racketeers by fighting fair. They set out to ruin Crane but with the support of his girl Mary and newspaperman Matson the pugilist stands up to the mob.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Denning, Jeanne Cagney, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Paige

Votes: 30

38. Tropic Zone (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

4.8
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Ronald Reagan saves Rhonda Fleming's banana plantation and roughs up some bad guys as expatriate freedom-fighter Dan McCloud.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Estelita Rodriguez, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 138

39. Passage West (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.1
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In 1864, six Salt Lake prison escapees join a wagon train headed for California but tensions between inmates and settlers complicate the perilous voyage.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe, Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen

Votes: 135

40. The Blazing Forest (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.7
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Kelly Hansen, the tough boss of a timber crew clearing property owned by Jessie Crain and her niece, Sharon Wilks, is, unknown to anybody else, working to pay back money stolen by his ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, William Demarest, Agnes Moorehead, Richard Arlen

Votes: 81

41. Crosswinds (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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Adventurer tries to recover gold from sunken plane.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 145

42. Jamaica Run (1953)

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

6.0
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In Jamaica, amid murder and deceit, a schooner skipper and a land developer search for the sunken ship containing proof regarding the identity of the true heirs of a legendary Jamaican estate.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl, Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles

Votes: 92

43. The Bold and the Brave (1956)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

6.0
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An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Mickey Rooney | Stars: Wendell Corey, Mickey Rooney, Don Taylor, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 138

44. Special Agent (1949)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.9
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Johnny Douglas investigates a train robbery, committed by brothers Paul and Edmond Devereaux, in which Lucille Peters' father was killed.

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Eythe, Kasey Rogers, Paul Valentine, George Reeves

Votes: 77

45. The Islanders (1960–1961)

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Zack and Sandy run a shoestring air charter business in remote East Indies. Their lives are turned upside down when the stunning Wilhelmina takes over the managing and the guys find ... See full summary »

Stars: William Reynolds, James Philbrook, Diane Brewster, Daria Massey

Votes: 25

46. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

6.8
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 415

47. She's Dangerous (1937)

66 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A beautiful woman suspected of being a jewel thief is actually a detective tracking down a ring of bond thieves.

Directors: Milton Carruth, Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Tala Birell, Walter Pidgeon, Cesar Romero, Walter Brennan

Votes: 49

48. Wrong Again (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Among the horses stable hands Stanley and Oliver are tending is a thoroughbred named "Blue Boy." But when they overhear two men talking about a $5000 reward for the return of the stolen "... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 778

49. The Star and the Story (1955– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Each show features a different star or stars in this dramatic anthology produced by the successful team by Four Star Productions, there are many young actors that went onto bigger things.

Stars: Henry Fonda, Hugh Sanders, Hillary Brooke, Robin Hughes

Votes: 29

50. Bacon Grabbers (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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The novice repo men, Stan and Ollie, are sent to serve a summons to a tough customer who hasn't paid for a radio, as canines, a rifle, and a steamroller threaten to put an end to their ambitions. Just how hard is it to get the job done?

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jean Harlow

Votes: 565



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