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1. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Unsinkable Bette Davis (1963)

9.7
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Paul Henreid

Votes: 86

2. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 1 (1964)

30 min

9.5
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 38

3. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth (1964)

30 min

9.1
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Rita's early days as part of her parent's dancing act leads to film parts, bigger and better until she's a leading lady, paired with top male stars. Scenes from some of her best remembered ... See full summary »

Director: Al Ramrus | Stars: Fred Astaire, Joseph Cotten, Glenn Ford, Stewart Granger

Votes: 21

4. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 86

5. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Administrator (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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The hospital administrator, already unpopular with much of the staff, makes things worse by firing an employee he suspects of stealing equipment. Meanwhile, his marriage is also on the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 11

6. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1955–1959)
Episode: The De Santre Story (1956)

30 min | Crime

8.9
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Robert Cornthwaite, Joan Fontaine, Eduard Franz

Votes: 10

7. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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A drama anthology series presented by, and occasionally starring, June Allyson.

Stars: June Allyson, Don Rickles, Dick Powell, Naomi Stevens

Votes: 106

8. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 285

9. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.7
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 55

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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: 13,081

11. 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: 1,203

12. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 89

13. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

8.6
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, John Huston, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate

Votes: 96

14. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Broken Arrow (1956)

55 min | Drama

8.6
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Tom Jeffords helps an Apache and becomes blood brother to the great Apache chief Cochise. Jeffords falls in love with a beautiful woman of Cochise's tribe, Sonseeahray, but the greed and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Ricardo Montalban, Rita Moreno, John Lupton

Votes: 7

15. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: On Location: Night of the Iguana (1964)

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Director: William Kronick | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner

Votes: 11

16. 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: 2,821

17. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: A Time of Terror (1970)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.4
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The Graingers are taken hostage by two brothers and their sister to get access to a friend of Clay who is a Judge running for the legislature. They blame him for killing their father and stealing their family farm for a railroad.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John McIntire, Doug McClure, Tim Matheson, Sara Lane

Votes: 22

18. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 364,559 | Gross: $1.59M

19. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 243

20. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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: 179

21. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 89

22. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Anna May Wong

Votes: 99

23. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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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: 127

24. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Votes: 19

25. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Breakdown (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, Raymond Bailey, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 1,133

26. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: What a Way to Go: An Extravaganza in the Making (1964)

30 min

8.3
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman

Votes: 7

27. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 145,337 | Gross: $0.45M

28. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.2
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 79

29. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jesse White, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes

Votes: 94

30. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

Votes: 49

31. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: Birth of a Star (1963)

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Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Stefanie Powers, Sharon Tate

Votes: 9

32. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: Natalie Wood: Hollywood's Child (1964)

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Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Natalie Wood

Votes: 6

33. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 6,007

34. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 181

35. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.1
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 15

36. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Gun Quest (1970)

TV-G | 73 min | Western

8.1
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The Virginian arrested by a posse while on a trip is accused of murder. He is taken in for a trial by a less than proper judge who is also the hangman. When no one listens to him, he escapes to find the real killer and prove his innocence.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Stewart Granger, Doug McClure, Lee Majors, James Drury

Votes: 20

37. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: The Wedding (1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Roarke is set to marry the love of his life, but Tattoo overhears a conversation that suggests the man who grants others' fantasies may not be able to realize his own.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Samantha Eggar, Paul John Balson

Votes: 32

38. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Episode: To Sing a Song of Murder (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Musicians, (Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr, Florence LaRue, Ron Townson, Lamonte McLemore-members of The 5th Dimension), become involved in a devious political plot.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Wagner, Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, LaMonte McLemore

Votes: 36

39. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 2,273

40. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 92,862 | Gross: $2.24M

41. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 210

42. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres, from history and drama, to fantasy, and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage plays, fairytales, and historic events are dramatized in each episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 19

43. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.10 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Sketches include Tiny Tim the musketeer, Big Al's sports news, Tyrone F. Hornie visits Gladys, Phyllis introduces the news, Tiny Tim and cast sing of stout-hearted men, and Phyllis, Rod, ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Tiny Tim, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 15

44. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: Paul Newman: Actor in a Hurry (1964)

30 min

8.0
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Paul Newman

Votes: 7

45. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The King of Denmark (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Susan Saint James, Joseph Cotten, Noel Harrison

Votes: 11

46. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Wild and Wonderful Thirties (1964)

30 min

8.0
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Fred Astaire, Gene Autry, Constance Bennett

Votes: 6

47. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 20,233

48. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

PG | 108 min | Thriller

7.9
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94 Metascore

A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 54,068

49. The Scopone Game (1972)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,761

50. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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An anthology series hosted by Jane Wyman.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Simon Scott

Votes: 37



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