With Jerry Fairbanks Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

G | 103 min | Sci-Fi

5.5
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A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings

Votes: 337

2. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

6.2
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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Robert Clarke

Votes: 219

3. The Bigelow Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A live CBS half-hour dramatic anthology series, but on two networks in its second season (as "Bigelow-Sanford Theater"); Sunday evenings over CBS and Thursday evenings over DuMont.

Stars: Don DeFore, William Frawley, Jeffrey Silver, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 13

4. Front Page Detective (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A newspaper columnist who helps police solve especially difficult mysteries. The title derived from a popular mystery magazine of the same name.

Stars: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke, Norman Budd

Votes: 24

5. The Amateur Gentleman (1936)

93 min | Adventure

6.1
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A former boxing champion, now an innkeeper, is accused of stealing a watch from a party of guests at his inn, who happen to be members of English royalty. The old man is arrested and thrown... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elissa Landi, Gordon Harker, Basil Sydney

Votes: 47

6. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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The teleplays normally concerned the various aspects of romance.

Stars: Conrad Nagel, George Reeves, Don DeFore, Diana Lynn

Votes: 8

7. When Thief Meets Thief (1937)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Valerie Hobson, Alan Hale, Edward Rigby

Votes: 86

8. 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: 83

9. Accused (1936)

83 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Tony Seymour and his partner, Gaby Ramarios are a dance team who perform an Apache specialty number, which ends with Tony, via a steel waistcoat with a scabbard arrangement, getting a knife... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dolores del Rio, Florence Desmond, Basil Sydney

Votes: 44

10. Public Prosecutor (1947–1951)

20 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A film noir drama-dey cop & crime show, Public Prosecutor was created for one major networks but they gave up on the series and another early TV network called DuMont picked it up.

Stars: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande, John Harmon

Votes: 7

11. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1956)

14 min | Short, Musical, Fantasy

2.9
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Waiting for her husband to finish song-writing so they can go on their postponed honeymoon, a woman dreams of new home decor with matching phones.

Director: Gower Champion | Stars: Virginia Gibson, Ward Ellis, Alan Mowbray, Chick Chandler

Votes: 240

12. Flying with Arthur Godfrey (1953)

75 min | Documentary

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TV host Arthur Godfrey takes controls of an Eastern Air Lines passenger plane to show us "behind the scenes' of a 1950's American airline company. WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Godfrey, Eddie Rickenbacker

13. Hi, Grandma! (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Horror

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A young mechanical genius invents a recording device that can play back the voices of the dead. Here, the voice is that of the genius's evil-dead grandmother. A woman whose malign influence... See full summary »

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Ronald Anton, Jeanne Bates, Terry Burnham, Jacqueline deWit

14. Crime Over London (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.2
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Things are getting too hot in New York City for "Joker" Finnegan and his gang, so they decide to move their activities to London. There, Inspector Gray of Scotland Yard is keeping a polite ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Margot Grahame, Paul Cavanagh, David Burns, Joseph Cawthorn

Votes: 29

15. Anatomy of an Accident (1961)

26 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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When a telephone company employee and his family are involved in an automobile accident, an examination is made of the variety of things which might have caused the accident, and a number ... See full summary »

Director: LeRoy Prinz | Stars: David Wayne, Phyllis Avery, Rickey Kelman, Ilana Dowding

Votes: 19

16. Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy (1950 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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In his first appearance on network television, Edgar Bergen hosts a Thanksgiving Day special featuring three of his partners in ventriloquism - Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Podine ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Dinehart | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Diana Lynn

Votes: 9

17. Steve Randall (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Steve Randall, a private detective, is a disbarred lawyer who turned to detective work in the hope that he can become a lawyer again. He investigates murder and blackmail crimes and, in the... See full summary »

Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Olive Deering, Fred Irving Lewis, Mary Beth Hughes

18. Doctor Jim (1947)

48 min | Drama

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Dr. Jim Gateson, a country doctor who has counselled and ministered to his community for 30 years, is being honored with a surprise testimonial dinner. The scenario then flashes back ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Barbara Wooddell, William Wright, Hobart Cavanaugh

19. Jackson and Jill (1949–1953)

30 min | Comedy

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The story of a young married couple, a scatterbrained blonde, her husband, a put-upon salesman and his heavy handed boss.

Stars: Helen Chapman, Fritz Feld, Ben Frommer, Russell Hicks

20. Down Liberty Road (1956)

33 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Angie Dickinson, Charles Maxwell, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 19

21. Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

6.0
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A look at America's contemporary predilection for superficial patriotic symbolism via consumerism.

Director: Carl Christman | Stars: Bruce Gilman, Archie Bray, Greg Dickinson, Reverend Billy

Votes: 101

22. We Learn About the Telephone (1965)

Unrated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Bill sketches an animated person, Mr. Man, who takes us back through history to explain how people developed a need to communicate, and shows us devices that helped to do so.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Wright King, Pat Cardi, Pamelyn Ferdin, Richard Webb

Votes: 47

23. The Windjammer (1945)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Music

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Scott Elliott, a discharged WWII Navy officer and a film executive in civilian life, passes through a small Arkansas town, and meets Bob Burns, a farmer, and his daughter. As a film ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bob Burns, Gale Robbins, Scott Elliott, Kenneth MacDonald

24. Century 21 Calling... (1962)

14 min | Short

3.0
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Two perky teens explore every inch of the telephone exhibit at Seattle's fair.

Director: Robert W. Larsen

Votes: 158

25. When Every Minute Counts (1958)

21 min | Short

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This short film shows the benefits of having an ADT alarm system for quickly detecting fires and intruders.

Director: Clifford Wells | Star: Al Mallicoat

26. Charlie's Haunt (1950)

59 min | Comedy

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The residents of a small town are haunted by the ghost of Charlie McCarthy, who doesn't like the fact that they are a very careless bunch and are constantly putting themselves in danger.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Richard Travis, Don Wilson, Olin Howland

27. Brink of Disaster! (1972)

29 min | Short

5.2
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Director: John Florea | Stars: Ed Nelson, Gary Crabbe

Votes: 13

28. The Legend of Amaluk: An Arctic Odyssey (1972)

G | 104 min | Adventure, Family

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Director: James P. Connor | Stars: Accibuk, Amaluk, Lorne Greene, Kala

29. The Road to Better Living (1959)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Harry Antrim, Rand Brooks, Art Gilmore, Nelson Leigh

30. Crawford Mystery Theatre (1951–1952)

30 min | Drama, Game-Show, Mystery

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A local series briefly (four episodes) picked up nationally by the DuMont Network that featured filmed mysteries with writers and other guests attempting to solve the mystery.

Stars: John Howard, Warren Hull

31. The Big Bounce (1960)

G | 15 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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The story of the Echo communications satellite program, developed by Bell Laboratories, that eventually resulted in telephone calls being able to be made through satellites.

Director: Jerry Fairbanks | Star: Larry Thor

Votes: 8

32. Speaking of Animals No. Y6-1: Stork Crazy (1946)

Approved | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Lou Lilly | Star: Ken Carpenter

33. If an Elephant Answers (1965)

Documentary, Short

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A promotional short made for AT&T.

34. America for Me (1953)

31 min | Short

6.5
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A vacationing school teacher and her friend meet a cowboy on his way to a rodeo. The teacher and the cowboy fall in love while the travelogue camera takes in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert H. Kelley | Stars: Ellen Drew, John Archer, Meg Randall, Robert Nichols

Votes: 6

35. The Big Red Wagon (1951)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Tom Andre | Star: John Weigle

37. Invisible Diplomats (1965)

22 min | Short

6.8
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Film produced by AT&T which shows in a humorous way the handling of the different telephone switching equipments. The two main characters work as telephone switchers for their companies and... See full summary »

Director: LeRoy Prinz | Stars: Audrey Meadows, Ruta Lee, Bek Nelson, Harold Peary

Votes: 6

38. The Lonesome Stranger (1946)

11 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Lou Lilly | Stars: Ken Carpenter, June Foray

Votes: 12

39. Family Theatre (1949–1958)
Episode: Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951)

56 min | Drama

6.5
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A respectful interpretation of what might have happened among Jesus's followers in the three days after the Crucifixion. The story is told in the modern context of an US Army company stationed in Korea during the Korean War.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Patrick Peyton, Gordon Oliver, Todd Karns, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 85

40. The Bigelow Theatre (1950–1951)
Episode: Agent from Scotland Yard (1951)

30 min | Drama, Family

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A beautiful woman tries to use her feminine wiles to make sure a man can't be found.

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Patric Knowles, Lynn Bari, Alan Mowbray, Whitfield Connor

41. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: 'Til Death Do Us Part (1949)

Drama, Romance

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Stars: Conrad Nagel, Faye Emerson, John Loder

42. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Bad Guy (1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Lee Bowman, Barbara Lawrence, John Archer

43. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Closeup (1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

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A cash-strapped husband is desperate to send his sick daughter out West for her health, but can't get anyone to loan him the money for train fare. He literally bumps into a stranger who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Ann Dvorak, John Gallaudet, Donald Woods

Votes: 5

44. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Coals of Fire (1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

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A girl seeks a way of softening her domineering father.

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Carol Thurston, Victor Kilian, Bill Erwin

45. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Concerning the Soul of Felicity (1950)

Drama, Romance

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Stars: Conrad Nagel, Ilka Chase

46. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Don't Give Up the Ship (1949)

Drama, Romance

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Stars: Conrad Nagel, Louise Allbritton, Henry Morgan

47. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Double Feature (1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Tom Conway

48. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: For Richer, for Poorer (1950)

Drama, Romance

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Fortune may smile at fortune hunters, but not always the way they they had planned. This exactly is what happens to the hero of this episode, who climbs the ladder to his lover's window - only to come down with her sister instead.

Stars: Conrad Nagel, Richard Derr, Geraldine Brooks

49. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Four Callers (1949)

Drama, Romance

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Stars: Conrad Nagel, Donald Buka

50. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)
Episode: Gaudy Lady (1950)

Drama, Romance

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Stars: Conrad Nagel, Glenda Farrell


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