Watchlist: Sidney Lumet

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1. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )
Episode: Don Quixote (1952)


In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Savo

5. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: Death Among the Relics (1951)


After closing time at a museum, a streetwise kid stays behind.He finds a crook who's also stayed, to steal jewels from a display case. The Boy wants to turn him in to the night watchman but the crook tries to talk him out of it.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Joseph Walsh, Edward Binns, Tom Gorman

7. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: The Lady on the Rock (1951)


A homeless half-wit, grateful even for the insulting, bullying attention of a lout at a neighborhood bar, meets up with a gangster's long-suffering kept woman at a city park one evening.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Don Hanmer, Olive Deering, Joshua Shelley, Alan Manson

8. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: The System (1952)


A garage mechanic, desperate for money, tries his luck at a shabby, gangster-owned gambling den with what he thinks is a sure formula for predicting dice throws.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Eli Wallach, Kim Stanley, Salem Ludwig, Martin Kingsley

9. Danger (1950–1955)
Episode: Death Among the Relics (1952)


A street-wise kid who begs in a museum sneaks into the building and meets a man who identifies himself as a Secret Service Agent. In fact, the older man is a thief who needs the boy's help to escape when his exit plan is scuppered.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Joseph Walsh, Edward Binns, Tom Gorman, Walter Hill

14. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Landing of the Hindenberg (May 5, 1937) (1953)

Drama, History

The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire while attempting to dock in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 people in the process.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Bergh, Edward Binns, Charles Collingwood, Walter Cronkite

15. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Capture of Jesse James (1953)

30 min | Drama, History

On April 3, 1882, Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Jackie Scholle, James Dean, John Kerr

Votes: 5

16. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Boston Tea Party (December 12, 1773) (1953)

Drama, History

The Sons of Liberty destroy a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the Tea Act, setting the stage for the American Revolutionary War.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Claude Akins, John Alderson, Whit Bissell, Russ Conway

Votes: 7

17. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Discovery of Anesthesia (October 16, 1846) (1953)

Drama, History

The Boston dentist William Thomas Green Morton publicly demonstrates the use of anesthesia for the first time.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Star: Walter Cronkite

18. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Conquest of Mexico (1519) (1953)

30 min | Drama, History

Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors land in Mexico.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: John Baragrey, Winston Burdett, Robert Carroll, Richard Casey

19. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Death of Socrates (399 B.C.) (1953)

Drama, History

After Socrates is found guilty of corrupting his students, he is forced to commit suicide by ingesting the poison hemlock.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Bourneuf, John Breslin, John Cassavetes, Robert Culp

Votes: 15

20. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Defense of the Alamo (1953)

30 min | Drama, History

On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Army surprised the Texians and Tejanos and as the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Bosco, Walter Cronkite, Fred Gwynne, Bernard Kates

21. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Dreyfus Case (1953)

Drama, History

The French artillery officer Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of communicating French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, initiating a political scandal that rocks the Third Republic.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Winston Burdett, Walter Cronkite, Don Hollenbeck, E.G. Marshall

24. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1597) (1954)

30 min | Drama, History

It's December 26, 1597 and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is selected by Queen Elizabeth I to be performed at Court in Greenwich.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Walter Cronkite, John Baragrey, Kendall Clark, Mildred Dunnock

26. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)
Episode: The Philadelphia Story (1954)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Mary Astor, Richard Carlson, Dick Foran, Herbert Marshall

27. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)
Episode: The Show-Off (1955)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating about himself to impress people. His fantastic tales of visiting China and working as a manager at his place of employment charm his... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Carleton Carpenter, Alice Ghostley, Jackie Gleason, Cathy O'Donnell

28. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)
Episode: Stage Door (1955)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Charles Drake, Rhonda Fleming, Treva Frazee, Betty Furness

29. The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)
Episode: Crime in the Streets (1955)


Frankie Dane is the leader of a teenage gang, the Hornets. The gang makes trouble for people in the neighborhood, but Frankie carries a darker nature, one so filled with anger that murder ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Robert Preston, Glenda Farrell, John Cassavetes, Mark Rydell

Votes: 5

34. The Challenge (1955 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

A school bus driver (Jack Warden) is fired by the local school board when he refuses to sign a loyalty oath. This was a pilot for a proposed anthology series that didn't sell.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Allen, Arthur Cassell, Andrew Duggan, Griff Evans

Votes: 13

36. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956)


Fifteen-year-old girl Dotty Fisher is assaulted at a construction camp. In the wake of this incident, the construction workers form a vigilante group led by the hot-headed Frank Doran in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Edward Binns, Lloyd Bridges, Rafael Campos, Robert Dryden

Votes: 33

38. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Doll Face (1956)


An aging beauty queen discovers that her fading looks no longer charm her husband's bosses and friends. Her daughter tries to tell her that she is making a public spectacle of herself, but ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Pat Englund, Glenda Farrell, Jeff Harris, Gene Lyons

39. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Finkle's Comet (1956)


A candy store owner who looked out his window discovers he is the only one who observed a comet.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Hans Conried, Norman Fell, Henry Lascoe, Donald Mayo

42. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 620,499 | Gross: $4.36M

43. Mr. Broadway (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

A musical television special chronicling the early career of playwright George M. Cohan, focusing primarily on his vaudeville years as part of his family singing group "The Four Cohans."

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Mickey Rooney, James Dunn, Roberta Sherwood, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 17

44. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Mr. Broadway (1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

Biography of Broadway impresario George M. Cohan.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Eddie Foy Jr., Teresa Brewer, Garry Moore

45. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Deaf Heart (1957)

60 min | Drama

A girl has lost her hearing as a result of an emotional disturbance. Her subconscious is probed by a team of psychologists who decide to try a daring experiment.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Clarice Blackburn, John Connell, Betty Furness, Piper Laurie

47. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Antigone (1954)

Drama, History, Music