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1. 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: 13,371

2. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Peter Brace

Votes: 11,549

3. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 880

4. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 153

5. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 4,297

6. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 5,314

7. Child in the House (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman, Stanley Baker, Mandy Miller

Votes: 106

8. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 129

9. The Naked Edge (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento

Votes: 886

10. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 4,576

11. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

12. Freud (1962)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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An examination of Sigmund Freud's career when he began to treat patients diagnosed with hysteria, using the radical technique of hypnosis.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks, Susan Kohner

Votes: 2,209

13. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,710

14. Deadfall (1968)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Vladek Sheybal, Emilio Rodríguez

Votes: 699

15. The Deep Blue Sea (1955)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Kenneth More, Eric Portman, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 278

16. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Charles Lloyd Pack, Laurence Hardy

Votes: 47

17. The Whisperers (1967)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.1
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Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin

Votes: 929

18. Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 346

19. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 32

20. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 143

21. The Colditz Story (1955)

94 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 2,049

22. Millions Like Us (1943)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

Votes: 785

23. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,031

24. A Voice in the Night (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr, Roland Culver

Votes: 325

25. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 190

26. Dear Murderer (1947)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 596

27. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Art Carney), a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 39

28. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A poor boy named Tom Canty and the Prince of Wales exchange identities but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 2,192

29. The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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A dog with a spying device under its skin is sent to the Russian government as a present. When the Russians send the dog to a veterinary, British spy must get to the dog first and retrieve the spying device.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Daliah Lavi, Lionel Jeffries, Eric Sykes

Votes: 107

30. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,183

31. Strange Report (1969–1970)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 113

32. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 43

33. West 11 (1963)

93 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman, Diana Dors

Votes: 125

34. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 54

35. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Regis Philbin, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 114

36. The Man Who Finally Died (1963)

98 min | Thriller, Drama

6.1
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A mysterious call summons Joe Newman to Bavaria in search of the father he believed dead for 20 years.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Georgina Ward, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 191

37. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 48

38. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, et cetera) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas, but a few musicals also were presented. The show ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 58

39. Hyde Park Corner (1935)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.5
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In this British farce, a legendary duel is destined to be repeated in an old house at Hyde Park Corner when the two descendants of the original combatants mysteriously reconvene. Based on Walter Hackett's play.

Director: Sinclair Hill | Stars: Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin, Eric Portman

Votes: 65

40. The Blind Goddess (1948)

87 min | Drama

6.4
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Lord Brasted is in charge of a postwar fund for displaced persons. His secretary, Derek Waterhouse, visits the Prime Minister to accuse Brasted of taking money from the fund. This results ... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Eric Portman, Anne Crawford, Hugh Williams, Michael Denison

Votes: 79

41. Cairo Road (1950)

83 min | Drama, Crime

5.8
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The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Eric Portman, Laurence Harvey, Maria Mauban, Harold Lang

Votes: 99

42. The Spider and the Fly (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Eric Portman, Guy Rolfe, Nadia Gray, George Cole

Votes: 194

43. Assignment to Kill (1968)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John Gielgud, Herbert Lom

Votes: 253

44. Daybreak (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.7
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A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames. Tragedy strikes when the hangman's assistant tries to seduce his ... See full summary »

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Eric Portman, Ann Todd, Maxwell Reed, Edward Rigby

Votes: 183

45. Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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In 1820's rural England, a young girl is tricked by tales of marriage by a villainous Squire, and when she becomes pregnant, and disappears, a gipsy lad is blamed.

Director: Milton Rosmer | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Sophie Stewart, D.J. Williams, Eric Portman

Votes: 263

46. The Good Companions (1957)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Hugh Griffith, Janette Scott

Votes: 81

47. The Girl from Maxim's (1933)

79 min | Comedy, Musical

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Circumstances force a doctor to pass off a singer as his wife.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Frances Day, Lady Tree, Leslie Henson, George Grossmith

48. Uncensored (1942)

83 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During the Nazi occupation of Belgium during World War II, a Belgian resistance group revives the newspaper "La Libre Belgique" to expose and counter Nazi propaganda efforts to deceive the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Eric Portman, Phyllis Calvert, Griffith Jones, Raymond Lovell

Votes: 7

49. Moonlight Sonata (1937)

86 min | Romance, Drama

6.7
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Mr. Paderewski performs classical piano works including Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", which enhances the bond between two young lovers, just as his having previously played this same lovely melody had brought the girl's parents together.

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Charles Farrell, Marie Tempest, Barbara Greene

Votes: 82

50. The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936)

69 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A crazed killer known as "The Spinebreaker" is terrorizing London with a series of grisly murders. The police seem powerless to stop him.

Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, D.J. Williams, Eric Portman

Votes: 199



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