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1. A Star Is Born (2018)

Drama, Music, Musical | Post-production

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Bradley Cooper, Bonnie Somerville

2. Hollywood (1980– )

60 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

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

Votes: 568

3. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Votes: 5,525 | Gross: $80.00M

4. Gable: The King Remembered (1975 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

6.3
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Director: Pat Shields | Stars: Peter Lawford, Clark Gable, Andy Devine, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 52

5. Film Extra (1973– )

180 min | Family

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Stars: Philip Jenkinson, Tony Bilbow, Richard Benjamin, Alec Guinness

6. The Men Who Made the Movies: William A. Wellman (1973 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: William A. Wellman, Robert Wagner

Votes: 147

7. Film Extra (1973– )
Episode: William Wellman (1973)

30 min | Family

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Stars: Philip Jenkinson, William A. Wellman

8. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)
Episode: Joel McCrea (1972)

Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Jasper Ackerman, Gene Autry, Frances Dee, David Hall

9. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 91

10. The Movie Crazy Years (1971 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

9.1
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Stars: Michael Tolan, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell, John Bright

Votes: 54

11. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
Episode: Robert Stack (1960)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, William J. Davis, Betty Ness, Bob Ness

12. Lafayette Escadrille (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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American youth and flying ace flies for France in World War I; meets & loves a French girl & prostitute.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Etchika Choureau, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 486

13. Darby's Rangers (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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The lives, loves, and battles of fictional characters in the Army's First Ranger Battalion during WWII.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 909

14. Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

7.3
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 579

15. Blood Alley (1955)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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His ship seized by the Chinese Communists, American Merchant Captain Tom Wilder languishes in prison but Chinese villagers help him escape to sail them to Hong-Kong.

Directors: William A. Wellman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Paul Fix, Joy Kim

Votes: 2,286

16. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,438 | Gross: $14.93M

17. The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack

Votes: 4,583

18. Track of the Cat (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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A family saga: In a stunning mountain valley ranch setting near Aspen, complex and dangerous family dynamics play out against the backdrop of the first big snowstorm of winter and an ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter

Votes: 1,445

19. Ring of Fear (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Mystery

5.3
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The Clyde Beatty Circus seems jinxed, falling victim again and again to apparent accidents which are actually the acts of a murderous saboteur. Mystery writer Mickey Spillane comes on the scene to solve the case.

Directors: James Edward Grant, William A. Wellman | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Pat O'Brien, Mickey Spillane, Sean McClory

Votes: 269

20. Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Alan Handley, Christian Nyby, Roy Rowland, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, William A. Wellman, Bud Yorkin | Stars: Judith Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Benchley, Walter Brennan

Votes: 21

21. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
Episode: William Wellman (1954)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

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Director: Axel Gruenberg | Stars: Ralph Edwards, William A. Wellman, James Cagney, Robert Fellows

22. Island in the Sky (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness

Votes: 2,617

23. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 183

24. My Man and I (1952)

99 min | Drama

6.3
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Chu Chu Ramirez is a Mexican farm laborer in California, with lofty ideals, who is very proud of his new American citizenship. During his time off, he tries to befriend the alcoholic bar ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Ricardo Montalban, Wendell Corey, Claire Trevor

Votes: 255

25. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.2
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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,486

26. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Western, Drama

7.6
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Votes: 2,061

27. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 439

28. Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman, all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 489

29. Challenge the Wilderness (1951)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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This MGM short is a promo for their upcoming feature Westward the Women (1951), which was filmed on location in Utah. The film introduces the stars, including Robert Taylor, but focuses ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Atlas | Stars: Pete Dailey, Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Julie Bishop

Votes: 87

30. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: A Star Is Born (1951)

Drama

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Young unknown Esther Blodgett comes to Hollywood to be a star and marries matinée idol Norman Maine. As her popularity begins to rise, he follows a downward path into oblivion thanks to his alcoholism.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, Kathleen Crowley, Drummond Erskine, Rosemary Murphy

31. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

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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: 65

32. The Happy Years (1950)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

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Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John Humperdink "Dink" Stover, a student at the Lawrenceville Prepatory School, in 1896, whose family, in Eastcester, New York, have... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman, Scotty Beckett, Leon Ames

Votes: 527

33. The Next Voice You Hear... (1950)

83 min | Drama

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Over a period of a week the voice of God is heard on radios all over the world.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Whitmore, Nancy Reagan, Gary Gray, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 657

34. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, War, Drama

7.5
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 5,575 | Gross: $10.29M

35. Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Western

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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

Votes: 3,392

36. The Iron Curtain (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Crime, History

6.4
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The story of Soviet cypher-clerk Igor Gouzenko who was posted to the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa,Canada in 1943 and defected in 1945 to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage activities directed against Canada.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, June Havoc, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 555

37. Magic Town (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Kent Smith, Ned Sparks

Votes: 1,162

38. Gallant Journey (1946)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Glenn Ford, Janet Blair, Charles Ruggles, Henry Travers

Votes: 174

39. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,453

40. This Man's Navy (1945)

100 min | Drama, Adventure

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Ned Trumpet, the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver and her son Jess in effect sets him up with a real family.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason, Jan Clayton

Votes: 186

41. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

6.5
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The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,023

42. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 17,111

43. Lady of Burlesque (1943)

91 min | Comedy, Music, Mystery

6.4
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After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian

Votes: 1,651

44. Roxie Hart (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman

Votes: 1,325

45. The Great Man's Lady (1942)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, K.T. Stevens

Votes: 501

46. Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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A veteran American flyer trains new recruits, including the acrophobic son of his dead war buddy. Complications arise when the younger man falls in love with his mentor's girl.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gene Tierney, Preston Foster, John Sutton, Jack Holt

Votes: 308

47. Reaching for the Sun (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

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Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Eddie Bracken, Albert Dekker

Votes: 29

48. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 4,592

49. The Light That Failed (1939)

Passed | 99 min | Drama

6.9
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Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus, Ida Lupino

Votes: 310

50. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Adventure

7.3
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Directors: Norman Taurog, George Cukor, H.C. Potter, William A. Wellman | Stars: Tommy Kelly, Ann Gillis, May Robson, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,331