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1. The Inheritance (1964)

58 min | Documentary

9.1
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The Inheritance shows what life was really like for immigrants and working Americans from the turn of the century through the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. This stirring history of ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Mayer | Stars: Robert Ryan, Anne Revere, Lionel Stander

Votes: 11

2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Bob Stuart Story (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.9
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Coop has to escort an ex-marshal and his wife who once shot Coop in the back to the wagon train. In addition he hires three men temporarily who hate the marshal but have more extreme plans for the man without Coop's knowledge.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 23

3. 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

4. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 524

5. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 77

6. World War One (1964– )

48 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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A filmed historical survey of the First World War.

Star: Robert Ryan

Votes: 71

7. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 142

8. Buick-Electra Playhouse (1959–1960)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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A short-lasting (but expensive) series derived from the writings of Ernest Hemingway.

Stars: Diane Baker, Dane Clark, Glenda Farrell, Ned Glass

Votes: 6

9. 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

10. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 189

11. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special)

Family

8.4
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson, Fred Astaire, Ann Blyth

Votes: 121

12. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The John Bernard Story (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Indians kidnap an elderly lady on the train. They will return her when the train takes the Chief's son to the doctor and cure him. However, some on the train don't want to help. The task becomes harder when they learn what the illness is.

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Denny Miller

Votes: 14

13. 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: 242

14. The Reason Why (1970)

13 min | Short

8.3
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A meditation on My Lai.

Director: Paul Leaf | Stars: Eli Wallach, Robert Ryan, Joan Copeland

Votes: 6

15. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.2
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It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Allen, Louis Nye, Johnny Jacobs, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

Votes: 58

16. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 117

17. The Reporter (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Danny Taylor is an ambitious news hound for the daily New York Globe, with a knack for getting the tough stories. Lou Sheldon is his boss who tries to keep Danny out of trouble. Artie is a gregarious ever present taxi driver.

Stars: Harry Guardino, Gary Merrill, George O'Hanlon, Anne Francis

Votes: 18

18. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.0
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95 Metascore

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 72,546

19. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 71

20. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

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

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 172

21. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

Votes: 3,628

22. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.9
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, Donald Voorhees, The Buster Davis Singers

Votes: 28

23. Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Two famous Hollywood actors Eve Drake and Howard Adams, a married couple, are shown at home plus at work usually to comedic effect. They wrangle with studio head J.B. Hafner and deal with agent, the affable Steve.

Stars: Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Olive Carey, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 33

24. Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America (1969 TV Movie)

Music

7.9
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Director: Charles Grodin | Stars: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Lenny Bruce, Cesar Chavez

Votes: 34

25. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 49,382 | Gross: $39.10M

26. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.8
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73 Metascore

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

Votes: 62,061 | Gross: $45.30M

27. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,502

28. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.8
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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: 313

29. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

7.8
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Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Votes: 6,907

30. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 136

31. The David Susskind Show (1958–1987)

Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: David Susskind, Groucho Marx, Ernie Kovacs, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 23

32. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Cilla Black, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 26

33. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Great Gatsby (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his wealthy neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Robert Ryan, Jeanne Crain, Barry Atwater, Val Avery

Votes: 6

34. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Trial by Fear (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.7
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Local fast gun Tod Owen guns down a man who was trying to shoot him from a rooftop. Everyone in town hates the trouble-making Owen and would like to convict and hang him quickly, except for... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Robert Ryan, Harold J. Stone, Edward Platt, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 19

35. 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: 2,115

36. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lemmon, David Niven, Robert Ryan, Charles Boyer

Votes: 49

37. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Mary Astor, Clancy Cooper, Norma Crane, James Gregory

Votes: 7

38. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Interrogation (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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An army captain and corporal are captured and put through some interrogations in an attempt to solicit some key information.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Robert Ryan, Harry Townes, Alexander Scourby, Don Diamond

Votes: 7

39. Act of Violence (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

Votes: 4,050

40. On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper

Votes: 5,576

41. The Professionals (1966)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode

Votes: 12,451 | Gross: $19.54M

42. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.4
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,275

43. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.4
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 9,169

44. Crossfire (1947)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,677 | Gross: $1.30M

45. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,207

46. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 113

47. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
Episode: Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963)

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

7.4
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Four college students rundown a pedestrian on Christmas Eve, but refuse to say who drove. The well-off father of 1 student arranges for preferential treatment for all, to spare his family's... See full summary »

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Robert Ryan, Katharine Ross, Adam Roarke, Peter Helm

Votes: 33

48. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 343

49. Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western

7.3
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Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

Votes: 2,534

50. The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,746



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