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1. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma (1959)

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

9.1
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Perry Mason finds himself defending his private investigator Paul Drake against a charge of murder. It all began when Frank Thatcher hit a pedestrian walking on the side of the road and kills him. He hires Paul to payoff the widow.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 189

2. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,537

3. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 305

4. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 69

5. Official Detective (1957– )

Mystery, Adventure

8.2
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Stars: Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia, James Griffith, Steve Pendleton

Votes: 10

6. Black Saddle (1959–1960)
Episode: Client: McQueen (1959)

30 min | Western

8.2
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An old friend of Clay's gets in touch with him, and tells him that he's lost his ranch to a crooked foreman. He asks Clay's help in getting it back.

Director: John English | Stars: Peter Breck, Basil Ruysdael, Lisa Gaye, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 10

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

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

8.1
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 4,488

8. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter (1954)

Unrated | 53 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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Davy seeks a truce with his foes, the Indians.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell

Votes: 83

9. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Davy Crockett Goes to Congress (1955)

Unrated | 53 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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The second of five programs about Davy Crockett involves him being bored with life, so he and Georgie plan to resettle their families and file their claims. In town, Davy wins a gunfight ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell

Votes: 72

10. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,714

11. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 7,693

12. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,742

13. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 5,357

14. Carrie (1952)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of a big city and great love.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,004

15. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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83 Metascore

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 144,116 | Gross: $144.88M

16. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,760

17. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches in Arizona territory.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 7,095

18. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned black woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,509 | Gross: $4.20M

19. Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.2
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In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,198

20. Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,010

21. Jubal (1956)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.1
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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Votes: 3,239

22. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,707

23. The Violent Men (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Western

7.0
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A bitter land dispute causes a Civil War veteran to take extreme action.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

Votes: 2,185

24. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 1,863

25. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh

Votes: 314

26. Boots Malone (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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Boots Malone is jockey's agent and a bit of a wheeler-dealer who went from living at the Ritz to living in a room at the stables when his star jockey was killed in an accident. After nearly... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 323

27. One Way Street (1950)

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

6.8
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After stealing a gangster's money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: James Mason, Märta Torén, Dan Duryea, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 345

28. These Wilder Years (1956)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.8
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A middle-aged man tries to reconnect with his illegitimate son, who was given to an orphanage many years ago.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim

Votes: 840

29. The Scarf (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge, James Barton, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 364

30. The Story of Ruth (1960)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 929

31. Task Force (1949)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, War

6.7
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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan

Votes: 846

32. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Betty Finds a Cause (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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After attending a lecture at school, Betty is enthused about making a difference in the world. Betty's decides to help the neighborhood by getting one neighbor to cut a hedge that is a blind spot and causes accidents.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 22

33. Raton Pass (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.4
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In the midst of a feud between two rancher families, a shrewd woman marries one of the ranchers and later tries to take his land through divorce and violent tactics involving a gang of outlaws.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Scott Forbes

Votes: 174

34. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: Beyond (1955)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A new rocket fuel is being developed to power the XF, a jet capable of traveling faster Mach 2. During a test, a craft moving faster than the XF is encountered and the pilot ejects. His ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Truman Bradley, William Lundigan, Bruce Bennett, Tom Drake

Votes: 34

35. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

Votes: 2,262

36. Diane (1956)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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In the sixteenth century, a noblewoman has a love affair with the French King.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 385

37. Gambling House (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a murder committed by his crime-boss in exchange for 50 G's, faces deportation because he doesn't hold American citizenship.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Victor Mature, Terry Moore, William Bendix, Zachary Charles

Votes: 324

38. My Forbidden Past (1951)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

Votes: 816

39. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Don Herbert, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 233

40. Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Nurse Nora Gilpin is attracted to lawyer John Raymond whom she dislikes during the day and seduces during the night, when she sleepwalks.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 265

41. The Shanghai Story (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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In post-WW2 Shanghai, expatriate Westerners are detained in the Waldorf Hotel until the Communists can identify a suspected spy among them but some prisoners try to outwit the interrogators and the armed guards and flee.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ruth Roman, Edmond O'Brien, Richard Jaeckel, Barry Kelley

Votes: 101

42. Pearl of the South Pacific (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure

5.6
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Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan, David Farrar, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 231

43. High Lonesome (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.4
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When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in Texas Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.

Director: Alan Le May | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Chill Wills, John Archer, Lois Butler

Votes: 174

44. Dealers in Death (1934)

64 min | Documentary, War

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This documentary film is a pacifistic polemic that presents the argument that the world's largest munitions works, principally those in Europe, work in conjunction with one another, even ... See full summary »

Director: Monroe Shaff | Stars: Basil Ruysdael, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Basil Zaharoff

45. Cavalcade of Faith (1941)

Documentary, History

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Director: Allyn Butterfield | Stars: Basil Ruysdael, Pope Pius XI, Pope Pius XII, Cardinal William O'Connell

46. Land of the Magyar (1937)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Tour of Hungary.

Director: Ira Genet | Star: Basil Ruysdael

47. The Hollanders (1937)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Tour of the Netherlands as well as Holland, Michigan.

Director: Ira Genet | Star: Basil Ruysdael

48. Historic Virginia (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: André de la Varre | Star: Basil Ruysdael

49. Crossroads of the Orient (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

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This travelogue tours Singapore beginning with the Chinese quarters where the contrast of the ancient and modern developments are strikingly apparent. Views of an elaborate Chinese funeral ... See full summary »

Director: Ira Genet | Star: Basil Ruysdael

50. Roping 'em Alive! (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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A Vitaphone Variety jungle short with edited footage from a couple of different safaris and animal-hunting expeditions. The first segment is comprised a visit to the Masawi tribe in Africa,... See full summary »

Director: Ira Genet | Star: Basil Ruysdael



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