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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.6
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 189

2. The Playboy of the Western World (1962)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

7.3
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A quiet little village, and especially a pretty young woman, fall under the spell of a charming, somewhat roguish stranger who suddenly appears one day, captivating everyone when he claims he murdered his father.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Siobhan McKenna, Gary Raymond, Elspeth March, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 103

3. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Esther Lawrence

Votes: 68

4. Paris or Somewhere (1994 TV Movie)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A confessed killer wanders into a small community in the Canadian prairies.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker, Chris Owens, Charlene Fernetz

Votes: 68

5. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

9.2
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 62

6. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, José Bódalo, Luisa Sala

Votes: 54

7. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 51

8. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Stars: Timothy West, Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 45

9. Encounter (1952–1961)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC and ABC. In Canada, the series was known as "General Motors Presents". The one-hour dramas were either ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Willis, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, James Doohan

Votes: 33

10. The Playboy of the Western World (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

7.2
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A man comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: John Hurt, Sinéad Cusack, Pauline Delaney, Joe Lynch

Votes: 29

11. Riders to the Sea (1960 TV Movie)

28 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Maurya, who lives in a village on the coast of Ireland, has lost her husband, father-in-law, and five sons to the sea. With a sense of foreboding, she predicts that by nightfall she will have no living sons remaining.

Director: George R. Foa | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Sean Connery, Olive McFarland, Jan Kenny

Votes: 22

12. Riders to the Sea (1987)

47 min | Drama

6.3
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Maurya, who lives in a village on the coast of Ireland, has lost her husband, father-in-law, and five sons to the sea. With a sense of foreboding, she predicts that by nightfall she will have no living sons remaining.

Director: Ronan O'Leary | Stars: Geraldine Page, Amanda Plummer, Sachi Parker, Barry McGovern

Votes: 13

13. Playboy of the Western World (1983 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 118 min

5.8
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A man comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter ... See full summary »

Directors: Vincent Dowling, William R. Payne | Stars: Maggie Affelder, Madylon Branstetter, John Q. Bruce, Bairbre Dowling

Votes: 12

14. Ein wahrer Held (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.8
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A Man comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Lietzau | Stars: Horst Frank, Carla Hagen, Carl Kuhlmann, Josef Sieber

Votes: 12

15. Riders to the Sea (1935)

40 min | Short

6.1
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In this story of Western Ireland, the most famous work of Irelands greatest dramatist JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE is brought to the screen by Ulsters greatest film director BRIAN DESMOND HURST. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Sara Allgood, Ria Mooney, Shelah Richards, Kevin Guthrie

Votes: 11

16. Teatterituokio (1962– )

8.5
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Stars: Katriina Rinne, Martti Kuisma, Arja Pessa, Asta Backman

Votes: 8

17. The Robert Herridge Theater (1960–1961)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Herridge, Michael Kane, Robert Dryden, Philip Bourneuf

18. Playboy of the Western World (1964)

Drama

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A strange youth impresses the women at a remote Irish pub spot by claiming to have murdered his father.

Stars: Kate Binchy, James Caffrey, Eileen Colgan, Tony Doyle

19. The Shadow of the Glen (1954 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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On a dark and stormy night in County Wicklow a Tramp, seeking shelter from the wind and rain, knocks on the door of the loneliest cottage in Glen Malure, and finds himself at an impromptu wake.

Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ric Felgate, Liam Gaffney, Siobhan McKenna

20. Hjälten på den gröna ön (1967 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Kurt-Olof Sundström | Stars: Rolf Bengtsson, Dennis Dahlsten, John Elfström, Karl Erik Flens

21. Playboy of the Western World (1946 TV Movie)

Drama

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A strange youth impresses the women of a remote Irish pub spot by claiming he has murdered his father.

Stars: Patrick Boxill, Adrian Byrne, Edward Byrne, Joyce Chancellor

22. I sandhed en helt (1955 TV Movie)

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Director: Edvin Tiemroth | Stars: Frits Helmuth, Elith Pio, Clara Østø, Ego Brønnum-Jacobsen

23. Academy Theatre (1949– )

30 min | Drama

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Little-known actors perform live stage dramas.

Stars: Shirley Dale, Jack Davis, Michael Higgins, Anne Jackson

24. The Heart's a Wonder (1978 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

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The film is based on John Millington Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World. Christy Mahon comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him ... See full summary »

Stars: Dearbhla Molloy, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Ann O'Dwyer, Derry Power

25. Die Nebelschlucht (1982 TV Movie)

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Director: Herwig Kipping | Stars: Uwe Kockisch, Dagmar Manzel, Peter Hölzel, Peter Jahoda

26. I fjelldalens skygge (1968 TV Movie)

35 min

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On a small mountain farm far from people lives a married couple. Nora is young and longs away from poverty, loneliness and cravings. Dan is old, jealous and traditional.

Director: Jon Heggedal | Stars: Sverre Hansen, Tom Tellefsen, Ingebjørg Sem, Harald Heide Steen

27. Jahaci put mora (1969 TV Movie)

37 min | Drama

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Director: Ognjenka Milicevic | Stars: Ljiljana Krstic, Neda Spasojevic, Donka Ignjatovic, Tanasije Uzunovic

28. Der Held der westlichen Welt (1959 TV Movie)

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A man comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Palitzsch, Manfred Wekwerth | Stars: Barbara Berg, Ekkehard Schall, Martin Flörchinger, Peter Kalisch

29. I sandhed en helt (1967 TV Movie)

49 min | Comedy, Drama

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A boy tells that he has killed his father - and becomes the hero of the village for a day. TV adaptation of Synge's grotesque Irish comedy from 1907.

Director: Edvin Tiemroth | Stars: Christoffer Bro, Hans W. Petersen, Puk Schaufuss, Gyda Hansen

30. Dei rid mot havet (1960 TV Movie)

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Director: Gerhard Knoop | Stars: Finn Bernhoft, Astrid Folstad, Else Frogner, Bonne Gauguin

31. U senci klisure (1969 TV Movie)

36 min | Drama

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Director: Ognjenka Milicevic | Stars: Mija Aleksic, Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic, Slavka Jerinic, Branko Milicevic

32. The Shadow of the Glen (1959 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Stars: Dermot Kelly, Peggy Marshall, Brian O'Higgins, P.G. Stephens

33. Laakson varjo (1965 TV Movie)

35 min

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Director: Seppo Vallgren | Stars: Veikko Honkanen, Marja-Leena Syvänen, Turo Unho, Oiva Lohtander

34. Ritten till havet (1962 TV Movie)

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Director: Ralf Långbacka | Stars: Halvar Björk, Berta Hall, Inger Liljefors, Monica Nielsen

35. Le baladin du monde occidental (1971 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

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Directors: Pierre Bureau, Georges Douking | Stars: Anna Douking, Jean-Pierre Andréani, Harry-Max, Lucien Barjon

36. De rider mod havet (1954 TV Movie)

35 min | Drama

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Maurya from a remote Irish island has lost her husband, five sons and a brother to the sea. She now pleas for her last son, Bartley, not to sail. TV adaptation of J.M. Synge's lyrically tragic one act play from 1904.

Director: Edvin Tiemroth | Stars: Bodil Ipsen, John Wittig, Clara Østø, Tove Maës

37. The Shadow of the Glen (1948 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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On a dark and stormy night in County Wicklow a Tramp, seeking shelter from the wind and rain, knocks on the door of the loneliest cottage in Glen Malure, and finds himself at an impromptu wake.

Stars: E.J. Kennedy, Joyce Chancellor, Cyril Cusack

38. Cavalgada para o Mar (1957 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Artur Ramos | Stars: Fernanda Montemor, Aura Abranches, Lourdes Norberto, Tomás de Macedo

39. Ruiters naar de zee (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Theo Op de Beeck, Nady Hiroux, Vera Veroft, Herman Vinck

40. Le baladin du monde occidental (1957 TV Movie)

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Director: Marcel Bluwal | Stars: Roger Crouzet, Lucien Raimbourg, Rosy Varte, Nadine Basile

41. Helten på den grøne øya (1971 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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A Man comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Finn Kvalem | Stars: Nils Ole Oftebro, Kjell Stormoen, Per Gjersøe, Eva von Hanno

42. Television Theater (1953– )
Episode: Bohater naszego swiata (1997)

74 min | Drama

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Director: Ryszard Ber | Stars: Tomasz Konieczny, Magdalena Cielecka, Jerzy Trela, Dorota Pomykala

43. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)
Episode: El farsante de Occidente (1976)

112 min | Drama

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Director: Juan Guerrero Zamora | Stars: Nuria Torray, Manuel Galiana, Andrés Mejuto, Javier Loyola

44. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)
Episode: El farsante más grande del mundo (1969)

Drama

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Stars: Nicolás Dueñas, Antonio Medina, Vicente Soler, Clara Suñer

45. Academy Theatre (1949– )
Episode: In the Shadow of the Glen (1949)

Drama

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On a dark and stormy night in County Wicklow a Tramp, seeking shelter from the wind and rain, knocks on the door of the loneliest cottage in Glen Malure, and finds himself at an impromptu wake.

Star: Anne Jackson

46. Teatterituokio (1962– )
Episode: Kattilanpaikkaajan häät (1967)

40 min

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Director: Veli-Matti Saikkonen | Stars: Martti Romppanen, Pia Hattara, Tuula Nyman, Holger Salin

47. Kavalarides tis thalassas (1975 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Tasos Georgiou | Stars: Despina Bebedelli, Adriani Maleni, Lina Zeniou Papa

48. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Playboy of the West Indies (1985)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Nicholas Kent | Stars: Joan Ann Maynard, Ruddy L. Davis, Jacqueline De Peza, Tommy Eytle

49. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Playboy of the Western World (1958)

Comedy, Drama

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A quiet little village, and especially a pretty young woman, fall under the spell of a charming, somewhat roguish stranger who suddenly appears one day, captivating everyone when he claims he murdered his father.

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Kate Binchy, Donal Donnelly, Mary Duddy, Anna Manahan

50. Encounter (1952–1961)
Episode: Playboy of the Western World (1953)

Drama

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A strange youth impresses the women at a remote Irish pub spot by claiming to have murdered his father.

Stars: Donald Harron, Ruth Springford, Jan Campbell, Patrick Macnee



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