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1. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 125

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.4
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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: 146

3. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Of the many anthology series, this is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts, it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 263

4. 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, Biff McGuire, Mona Freeman

Votes: 113

5. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 80

6. 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: 56

7. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Charlton Heston, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 199

8. The Motorola Television Hour (1953–1954)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Motorola Hour was one of many anthology series in the 1950's. It aired every other week on ABC, featuring top ranked talent in original scripts and well known stories.

Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Jane Wyatt, Patricia Smith, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 21

9. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 2,612

10. Nothing But the Truth (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold, Leif Erickson

Votes: 576

11. Project Twenty (1954–1970)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Alexander Scourby, Bob Hope, Walter Brennan, Howard Lindsay

Votes: 13

12. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 33,607 | Gross: $12.00M

13. Never Say Die (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

7.1
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A wealthy hypochondriac and an heiress are both experiencing romantic complications, prompting them to marry each other.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 399

14. The Mouthpiece (1932)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

7.1
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Prosecutor becomes a defense attorney after an innocent man is sent to an electric chair.

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, John Wray

Votes: 447

15. Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.9
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Belvedere discovers that he is ineligible for an honorary award because he never attended college. So he enrolls as a freshman in a major university, becoming the target for hazing from obnoxious upper class-man Alan Young.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Tom Drake, Alan Young

Votes: 642

16. Welcome Stranger (1947)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy

6.9
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Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and young singing doctor Jim Pearson don't hit it off; but Pearson is delighted to stay, ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Joan Caulfield, Wanda Hendrix

Votes: 242

17. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,986

18. The Unholy Three (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles

Votes: 1,068

19. Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.8
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Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

Votes: 842

20. Give Me a Sailor (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Jack Whiting

Votes: 368

21. The Last Flight (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

6.8
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World War 1 veterans roam Paris drinking and admiring a woman they recently met.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Johnny Mack Brown, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,209

22. The Single Standard (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the wedding proposal of Tommy Hewlett, she drives her car with her driver to a lonely place. She has one night stand with him ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 491 | Gross: $0.66M

23. My Girl Tisa (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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1905 was a period of heavy immigration from Europe to America before laws were passed restricting the flow of immigrants. Almost every character in this movie is a recent arrival. Tisa has ... See full synopsis »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Sam Wanamaker, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Hale

Votes: 93

24. The Great Gatsby (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 646

25. The Crystal Ball (1943)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

6.6
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Girl loses beauty contest, becomes a fortune teller.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Gladys George, Virginia Field

Votes: 523

26. The Male Animal (1942)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan. Homecoming marks the return for the first time in six ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson

Votes: 1,128

27. Virtuous Husband (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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When a rich young man marries, he lets the books and letters left him by his dead mother guide his life.

Director: Vin Moore | Stars: Elliott Nugent, Betty Compson, Jean Arthur, Tully Marshall

Votes: 16

28. College Scandal (1935)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.6
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Julie Fresnel is a co-ed at Redgate University and her father, Dr. Henri Fresnel, is the new French professor. Julie's attraction from the male students drops a bit when two of her admirers... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Arline Judge, Kent Taylor, Wendy Barrie, William Frawley

Votes: 21

29. It's All Yours (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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Jimmy Barnes arrives from Europe to be educated by his multi-millionaire uncle, Edward J. Barnes and in five years the extravagant escapes of Jimmy, now a lawyer, are the talk of San ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Francis Lederer, Mischa Auer, Grace Bradley

Votes: 35

30. Up in Arms (1944)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore, Constance Dowling

Votes: 814

31. Professor Beware (1938)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

6.5
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Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Phyllis Welch, William Frawley, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.80M

32. Three Cornered Moon (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy

6.5
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Nellie Rimplegar has to tell her grown children that due to her bungled handling of their finances, the family has been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Friend and family doctor, Alan ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland, Wallace Ford

Votes: 377

33. Whistling in the Dark (1933)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A mystery writer and his sweetheart are held hostage by a fugitive gangster, who hopes to get writer's help in devising the "perfect crime"

Directors: Elliott Nugent, Charles Reisner | Stars: Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold, John Miljan

Votes: 295

34. Life Begins (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Drama

6.4
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At a maternity hospital, future fathers pace the corridors while their wives wait for their babies either anxiously or happily. Efficient and compassionate nurse Miss Bowers keeps the ward ... See full summary »

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Loretta Young, Eric Linden, Aline MacMahon, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 356

35. Love in Bloom (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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A young girl runs away from her carnival family to make it in New York City and becomes involved with a handsome young songwriter.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joe Morrison, Dixie Lee

Votes: 116

36. Splendor (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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The once-great Lorrimore family faces bankruptcy unless older son Brighton marries wealthy Edith Gilbert. When Brighton instead returns from a trip with his new wife Phyllis, she receives a... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh, Helen Westley

Votes: 229

37. Two Alone (1934)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.3
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Mazie, a poor orphan girl, is mistreated by cruel farmer Slag and his wife for whom she works. When reform school runaway Adam arrives, he is put to work by Slag and also mistreated. Mazie ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Jean Parker, Tom Brown, Zasu Pitts, Arthur Byron

Votes: 117

38. The Poor Nut (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Charles Murray, Jean Arthur, Jane Winton

Votes: 10

39. Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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"Dakota" Smith (William Terry), a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and movies appear and host a recreational ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker

Votes: 1,453

40. Thunder in the City (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier, Luli Deste

Votes: 293

41. Local Boy Makes Good (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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John is a timid student who works at the University Book Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the lovely Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Dorothy Lee, Ruth Hall, Edward Woods

Votes: 183

42. The Sins of the Children (1930)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A German immigrant to a small American town is a barber with four children. He has saved enough money to invest in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. Unfortunately, one of his sons ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Louis Mann, Robert Montgomery, Elliott Nugent, Leila Hyams

Votes: 181

43. She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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A burlesque dancer goes to college, where she romances a professor and helps put on a musical show.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan, Gene Nelson, Don DeFore

Votes: 501

44. Just for You (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.1
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur

Votes: 298

45. And So They Were Married (1936)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A bitter divorcée and a grumpy widower find themselves stuck in a hotel that is cut off from the outside by a snowstorm. Although both have no intention of getting married again, they begin... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Mary Astor, Edith Fellows, Jackie Moran

Votes: 282

46. Wives Never Know (1936)

75 min | Comedy

6.1
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J. Hugh Ramsey, author of "Marriage, the Living Death" decides that the marriage of his friends The Bigelows cannot possibly be as perfect as it appears.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Adolphe Menjou, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 25

47. Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 1,009

48. She Loves Me Not (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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A cabaret dancer witnesses a murder and is forced to hide from gangsters by disguising herself as a male Princeton student.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Miriam Hopkins, Kitty Carlisle, Edward J. Nugent

Votes: 132

49. If I Were Free (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A suicidal World War I veteran and an antique dealer, both of whom are married to different people, embark on a love affair.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Irene Dunne, Clive Brook, Nils Asther, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 240

50. Romance (1930)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon, Elliott Nugent

Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.73M



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