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1. Starlight Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 10

2. The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Live dramatic series featuring top rated actors in adaptations of Broadway plays or top rated novels.

Stars: Walter Abel, Gertrude Lawrence, Kevin McCarthy, John McQuade

Votes: 19

3. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 32

4. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min | Documentary

8.3
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Hollywood and the Stars was a 1963 NBC television documentary series.

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

Votes: 100

5. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 111

6. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 78

7. The Philco Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 72

8. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 18,861 | Gross: $0.02M

9. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Rise and Fall of Silas Lapham (1954)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Though rough around the edges, a self-made man tries to get his daughter admitted to Boston's high society 400.

Stars: Dorothy Gish, Colin Keith-Johnston, Thomas Mitchell, Paul Newman

Votes: 5

10. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 55

11. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,963 | Gross: $12.45M

12. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Joan Chandler

Votes: 20

13. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 83

14. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $0.79M

15. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Harvest (1953)

53 min | Drama

7.4
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A young man in love with a sophisticated woman from the city is torn between his desires and those of his family. His parents wish him and his brother to stay and work on their small ... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Gish, Ed Begley, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 92

16. The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Brad Adams is the new manager of a manufacturing plant in a small New Hampshire town. He is brought in by owner Mrs. Doubleday to calm labor relations plus layoff employees. Brad manages to also find romance.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 65

17. The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and actresses, and was broadcast from New York City.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Gertrude Berg, Polly Bergen, Charles Dingle

Votes: 23

18. Remodeling Her Husband (1920)

50 min | Comedy

7.3
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After she marries Jack Valentine, Janie Wakefield ( Dorothy Gish ) discovers that her husband's reputation as a flirt is well deserved when she sees him riding in a taxi with a strange ... See full summary »

Directors: Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Gish, James Rennie, Marie Burke, Downing Clarke

Votes: 45

19. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, et cetera) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas, but a few musicals also were presented. The show ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 60

20. Madame Pompadour (1927)

70 min | Drama

7.1
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The French king's mistress frees her jailed lover and makes him her bodyguard.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Antonio Moreno, Nelson Keys, Henri Bosc

Votes: 8

21. Old Heidelberg (1915)

50 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Karl Heinrich is the heir to the throne of the small European principality of Rutania, but he's a lonely child, not allowed to play with other children and knowing little about life outside... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Gish, Karl Formes, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 21

22. Two Daughters of Eve (1912)

18 min | Drama, Short

6.9
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Calumny is one of the most despicable crimes against our neighbor, and while the wife in this story acted conventionally, she nevertheless maligned the other woman simply because of her ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Claire McDowell, Florence Geneva, Gertrude Bambrick

Votes: 16

23. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 43

24. The Lady and the Mouse (1913)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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The question is, would the young tramp really have fallen in love with the groceryman's daughter if he had not caught her in the heart struggle. Be that as it may, she could not find it in ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron

Votes: 48

25. Fury (1923)

90 min | Adventure

6.8
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Director: Henry King | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Tyrone Power Sr., Pat Hartigan, Barry Macollum

Votes: 19

26. The Sisters (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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May and her younger sister, Carol, live in a small town. May is the more lovely of the two, but Carol is wooed by Frank, a country boy. George, a city man, comes to town on a visit, falls ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Clifton, W.E. Lawrence

Votes: 30

27. The Cardinal (1963)

Approved | 175 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Nazism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Tom Tryon, John Huston, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley

Votes: 2,226

28. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.7
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In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivety and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Gail Russell, Diana Lynn, Charles Ruggles, Dorothy Gish

Votes: 142

29. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,909

30. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller

6.6
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth, Robert Harron

Votes: 728

31. The Bright Shawl (1923)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Charles Abbott is a wealthy adventurer in Cuba of the 1850s. He is in love with Narcissa but goes after La Clavel to obtain information on the Spanish. He becomes implicated in the death of... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Gish, Jetta Goudal, William Powell

Votes: 31

32. The Reformers; or, The Lost Art of Minding One's Business (1913)

33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Behold in this film the Uplifter, a peculiarity of the human species, quite convinced that all that is, is wrong. Forth to the uplift he minds everybody's business but his own, until that ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles Hill Mailes, Jennie Lee, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh

Votes: 20

33. Hearts of the World (1918)

TV-PG | 117 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Adolph Lestina

Votes: 896

34. Romola (1924)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History

6.3
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In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.50M

35. So Near, Yet So Far (1912)

17 min | Romance, Short

6.3
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A very pretty girl, is always surrounded by many male admirers, much to the dismay of one very shy fellow, who never can get a chance to speak with her. One day the girl visits a friend in ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Mary Pickford, L.M. Wells, Robert Harron

Votes: 79

36. The Informer (1912)

18 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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The young lover leaving home at the opening of the war to join the Confederate Army, tells his brother to take care of his fatherless sweetheart during the perilous times which are to ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Kate Bruce

Votes: 19

37. Centennial Summer (1946)

Approved | 102 min | History, Music, Romance

6.2
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In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe

Votes: 275

38. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Harry Carey

Votes: 310

39. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

Not Rated | 61 min | Drama

6.1
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 1,214

40. Just Gold (1913)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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The brothers choose between love and gold. The three brothers sought the gold regions. The fourth chose to be a stay-at-home. He sought just love, and love was his reward: in the happiness ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Alfred Paget, Charles West, Joseph McDermott

Votes: 8

41. The Painted Lady (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 495

42. Tiptoes (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A silent film version of the Gershwin stage musical

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Will Rogers, Jack Cardiff, Ivy Ellison

Votes: 15

43. The Hun Within (1918)

50 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.8
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A German-American father, loyal to his new U.S. home, finds himself on opposite sides with his son in the wartime conflict between Germany and America. The son becomes involved with German ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Withey | Stars: Dorothy Gish, George Fawcett, Charles K. Gerrard, Douglas MacLean

Votes: 8

44. Home, Sweet Home (1914)

Passed | 55 min | Drama

5.7
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John Howard Payne at his most miserable point in life, writes a song which becomes popular and inspires other people at some point in their lives.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Josephine Crowell, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish

Votes: 180

45. Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916)

Not Rated | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A kindly Dutch immigrant and her bumbling father are blackmailed by a gang of counterfeiters.

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Ralph Lewis, Eugene Pallette, Elmo Lincoln

Votes: 476

46. Gold and Glitter (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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As the husband leaves for the lumber regions, his wife gives him a memory message to be opened after his arrival. Attracted by a maid, cherished by the love of two old brothers, he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Grace Lewis, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Votes: 15

47. Nell Gwyn (1926)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.3
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An actress becomes the king's mistress and persuades him to convert the palace to a serviceman's home.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Randle Ayrton, Juliette Compton, Sydney Fairbrother

Votes: 225

48. Betty of Greystone (1916)

50 min | Drama

5.2
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After the death of her father, Betty Lockwood goes to Graystone Gables, the estate where he had been the caretaker, to spend some time alone there. She meets David Chandler, Graystone's ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Owen Moore, George Fawcett, Norman Selby

Votes: 12

49. Oil and Water (1913)

25 min | Short, Drama

5.2
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A female dancer marries and discovers she has little in common with her husband.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Miller

Votes: 9

50. Camille (II) (1926)

33 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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A home movie version of the Dumas play: a young woman becomes a courtesan and tragedy befalls her.

Director: Ralph Barton | Stars: Paul Robeson, Sinclair Lewis, Anita Loos, George Jean Nathan

Votes: 163



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