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1. Lifeboat (1944)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

7.8
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78 Metascore

Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Votes: 24,383

2. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 8,326

3. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 6,833 | Gross: $2.70M

4. They Drive by Night (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Votes: 6,418

5. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,331

6. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,960

7. The Big Steal (1949)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles

Votes: 3,735

8. The Dark Corner (1946)

Passed | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

Votes: 3,644

9. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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The misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and his human owner.

Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

Votes: 3,161

10. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,836

11. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,512

12. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 2,116

13. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,055

14. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.7
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 2,028

15. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 2,014

16. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,906

17. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,638

18. Boys' Night Out (1962)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

6.7
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Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, Howard Duff

Votes: 1,621

19. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,210

20. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Romance

6.1
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Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,176

21. 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: 1,031

22. The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris, Jeanne Cagney

Votes: 1,000

23. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.3
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

Votes: 874

24. The Web (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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An attorney acting as a body guard, apparently kills a man in defense of his employer's life, and later believes the victim was set up to be murdered.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix, Vincent Price

Votes: 659

25. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. This series was noted for its ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 620

26. A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan

Votes: 590

27. Cover Up (1949)

TV-14 | 83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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An insurance company investigator goes to a small town to probe into a case of supposed suicide. The natives are not very cooperative and some turn hostile, leading to suspicion of foul play.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: William Bendix, Dennis O'Keefe, Barbara Britton, Art Baker

Votes: 583

28. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.8
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An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

Votes: 538

29. Dangerous Mission (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.8
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A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix, Vincent Price

Votes: 522

30. A Girl in Every Port (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

5.3
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After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, William Bendix, Don DeFore

Votes: 493

31. Kill the Umpire (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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An umpire-hating ex-baseball player loses many jobs because his passion for watching ball games during working hours but he decides to combine business with pleasure by becoming an umpire himself.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry

Votes: 455

32. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.60M

33. The Crystal Ball (1943)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

6.7
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Girl loses beauty contest, becomes a fortune teller.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Gladys George, Virginia Field

Votes: 441

34. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 416

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

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 412

36. Crashout (1955)

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

7.2
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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: 410

37. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 407

38. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 392

39. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 366

40. For Love or Money (1963)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 355

41. Race Street (1948)

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

6.5
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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: 349

42. 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: 317

43. Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 316

44. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 308

45. Calcutta (1947)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 300

46. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant Alec Austin struggles to do his military duties while observing his Quaker beliefs, at the dismay of his comrades.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 300

47. Greenwich Village (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Musical

6.2
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In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 297

48. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 288

49. China (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

6.8
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

Votes: 282

50. Where There's Life (1947)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Signe Hasso, William Bendix, George Coulouris

Votes: 278



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