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4. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: The System (1952)


A garage mechanic, desperate for money, tries his luck at a shabby, gangster-owned gambling den with what he thinks is a sure formula for predicting dice throws.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Eli Wallach, Kim Stanley, Salem Ludwig, Martin Kingsley

6. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Stan, the Killer (1952)

60 min | Drama

The police close in on a notorious assassin.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Romney Brent, Betty Furness, Eli Wallach

9. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: Delicate Story (1954)

60 min | Drama

The wife of a Swiss delicatessen shop owner falls for a young man about to be called back to the Army duty. Her husband eventually suspects the worst, but it really hasn't happened. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gaby Rodgers, Eli Wallach

10. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Shadow of the Champ (1955)


A lonely woman feels she has one last shot at romance with a man who's content with being a flunky to a boxing champion.

Director: Hal Tulchin | Stars: Tony Canzoneri, Lee Grant, Bert Lytell, Eli Wallach

11. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: The Outsiders (1955)


The work of US engineers in a South American country is disrupted by angry local people.

Director: Hal Tulchin | Stars: Pat Henning, Carlos Montalbán, Arthur O'Connell, Jo Rabb

12. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)
Episode: A Fragile Affair (1956)


Mary is the unhappy wife of a delicatessen owner who despairs of her future. When she meets a young soldier about to depart for duty Mary becomes enamored and dreams of a different life.

Stars: Eli Wallach, Gaby Rodgers, Woodrow Parfrey, William Podmore

13. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Man Who Wasn't Himself (1957)

60 min | Drama

Peter Hendon impersonated men in various professions as a surgeon, college professor and lawyer without any previous training in these fields.

Stars: Arthur Anderson, George Ebeling, Betty Furness, David Lewis

14. The Seven Lively Arts (1957– )
Episode: The World of Nick Adams (1957)

60 min | Music

A series of stories by Ernest Hemingway, all seen through the eyes of young Nick Adams - a character based on Hemingway himself.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: John Crosby, Steven Hill, William Smithers, Eli Wallach

15. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Counsellor at Law (1957)


Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Tamba Allen, Robert Ayres, Barbara Chilcott, Roger Delgado

16. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Albert Anastasia - His Life and Death (1958)


An account of the career - and violent death - of a notorious real-life mobster.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Eli Wallach, Don Ameche, Doe Avedon, Ted de Corsia

20. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1 (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Herbert Berghof, Joseph Bernard, Nicholas Colasanto, Steven Hill

Votes: 6

21. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The completion of the mission has tragic consequences.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Joseph Bernard, Nicholas Colasanto, Steven Hill, Marc Lawrence

22. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: I, Don Quixote (1959)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The original TV play which evolved into the hit musical, "Man of La Mancha".

Director: Karl Genus | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Eli Wallach, Hurd Hatfield, Colleen Dewhurst

23. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Episode: The Margaret Bourke White Story (1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The biography of a great photographer.

Director: Alex March | Stars: Philip Bourneuf, Martin E. Brooks, Ben Grauer, Leon Janney

26. Outlaws (1960–1962)
Episode: A Bit of Glory (1962)

60 min | Western

Foreman and Chalk team with sheriff Ned Danvers in the hunt for an outlaw. For Danvers, it's especially important, as his upcoming reelection depends on him capturing the outlaw, and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Don Collier, Bruce Yarnell, Eli Wallach, Judy Lewis

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28. CBS Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Dear Friends (1967)

90 min | Drama

Lois and Michael Graves are getting divorced, which prompts three other couples to stage an intervention. This drama begins as the estranged couple arrives. During the course of the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Patricia Barry, James Daly, Rosemary Harris, Anne Jackson

Votes: 5

30. The Reason Why (1970)

13 min | Short

A meditation on My Lai.

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

Votes: 6

31. The Young Lawyers (1969–1971)
Episode: Legal Maneuver (1971)

60 min | Drama

Aaron is assigned to work with a famous and flamboyant defense attorney who is defending two young people for murder. Though he resents it at first when the prosecutor tries to get him to ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Zalman King, Judy Pace, Phillip Clark

Votes: 5

32. Indict and Convict (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A prosecutor must try his friend, a deputy district attorney, who has been charged with murdering his wife and her lover.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: George Grizzard, Reni Santoni, Susan Howard, Ed Flanders

Votes: 31

33. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )
Episode: Compliments of the Season (1974)

Drama, Mystery

A penniless man tries to claim a reward from a millionaire at Christmas, and finds it's not as easy as he thought it would be.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Orson Welles, Eli Wallach, Hildegard Neil, Ed Bishop

Votes: 15

34. Eye of the Cat (1975)

100 min | Comedy

Marcello is forced to deal with a brutish former fascist official who wants to steal his wife and humiliate him.

Director: Alberto Bevilacqua | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Mariangela Melato, Eli Wallach, Mario Scaccia

Votes: 62

35. 20 Shades of Pink (1976 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

Eli Wallach plays a house painter who has a midlife crisis and begins training for a bicycle race.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Edward Binns, Joey Davidson, Jodi Farber, Anne Jackson

Votes: 7

36. Embassy (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 104 min | Action, Thriller

US ambassador in Rome must protect US interests and secrets from mob, spies and curious girlfriends who may be more than what they seem.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Mimi Rogers, Richard Masur, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 35

37. Our Family Honor (1985–1986)

60 min | Drama

A family in law enforcement is at war with a crime family with two young lovers, one from each side, caught in the middle.

Stars: Daphne Ashbrook, Georgann Johnson, Michael Madsen, Tom Mason

Votes: 18

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Kandinsky's Vault (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man has a secret reason for refusing to sell his old bookstore.

Director: René Bonnière | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robin Ward, Eli Wallach, Roberta Wallach

Votes: 17

39. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: A Matter of Conscience (1989)

Drama, Family, Romance

Teenage boy is stunned when his Grandfather's Nazi past comes to light.

Director: John Rubinstein | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Eli Wallach, Tom Aldredge, John M. Bennett

Votes: 9

42. Larry's Visit (1996)

24 min | Short, Drama

This film tells the story of Frank, a successful New York advertising executive whose seemingly stable family life is called into question by the unexpected visit of Larry. A prep-school ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Gabriel Nero | Stars: Charles Black, Pierce Cravens, Keith Pruitt, Eli Wallach

Votes: 6

44. The Bookfair Murders (2000 TV Movie)


Halifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper reporter Judith Cass is in Frankfurt attending a book fair, she there to write an article on up and coming Canadian author Jonathan Matthews who is ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Panzer | Stars: Samantha Bond, Linda Kash, Bernd Michael Lade, Saul Rubinek

Votes: 67

45. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)
Episode: Kids: Part 1 (2001)

Crime, Drama

An ambitious new Assistant D.A., Jeremiah "J.J." Jellinek, arrives at 100 Centre St. and immediately starts jockeying for a position on a new task force, run by acting D.A. Gil Byrnes, that... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Alan Arkin, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Paula Devicq, Joseph Lyle Taylor

46. The Job (2001–2002)
Episode: Betrayal (2002)

Comedy, Crime

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Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke, Bill Nunn, Diane Farr

Votes: 23

51. The Train (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama