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1. Janus (1994–1995)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Follows the bitterly fought prosecutions of a notorious criminal family, the Hennesseys, from the viewpoints of the family, the police and, in particular, the lawyers, prosecutors, ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Haywood, Simon Westaway, Jeremy Kewley, Felix Nobis

Votes: 76

2. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 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: 240

3. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 130

4. De Tien Geboden (1956)

AL | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 55,765 | Gross: $93.74M

5. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 37

6. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 311

7. 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: 80

8. Since You Went Away (1944)

177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,815

9. All the King's Men (1949)

18 | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 11,580

10. Scandal Sheet (1952)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,497

11. The Ken Murray Show (1950– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Stars: Ken Murray, Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, Betty Lou Walters

Votes: 11

12. Flair (1990– )

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Stars: Heather Thomas, Andrew Clarke, James Healey, Rowena Wallace

Votes: 23

13. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

Votes: 1,745

14. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: Dr. Sam (1961)

60 min | Western

7.2
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The circus troupe turns on Casey Thompson when he dismisses the physician he has just hired, a Dr. Sam Applewhite, immediately after learning that "he" was actually a woman doctor. When one... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Irene Dunne

Votes: 9

15. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: The Shaggy Kings (1961)

60 min | Western

7.2
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Thompson discovers the circus' remaining food supply has been tainted when his tightrope walker is struck down by food poisoning. Two weeks in any direction from the nearest point of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Dan Duryea

Votes: 6

16. A Double Life (1947)

18 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,562

17. Sea of Lost Ships (1953)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The son of a deceased Coast Guard hero is raised by a Coast Guard NCO, who also has a son the same age. When they get older both are accepted into the Coast Guard Academy, but the hero's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Derek, Wanda Hendrix, Walter Brennan, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 22

18. Knock on Any Door (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An attorney defends a hoodlum of murder, using the oppressiveness of the slums to appeal to the court.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

Votes: 2,661

19. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: Depths of Fear (1961)

49 min | Western

6.9
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Travis hires Toby Mills, an alcoholic who was once a great lion tamer, to work for the circus. The show's current big cat tamer, who is as brutal to his employees and wife as he is to his ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Aldo Ray

Votes: 9

20. Exodus (1960)

208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 7,942 | Gross: $18.97M

21. Prince of Players (1955)

102 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara, John Derek, Raymond Massey

Votes: 319

22. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: Karina (1961)

60 min | Western

6.8
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A woman, on the run after shooting her vicious husband, stows away in Casey's wagon. Casey agrees to let her join his circus as the target in a knife-throwing act, but local lawmen and her vengeful spouse soon arrive to exact vengeance.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 5

23. Run for Cover (1955)

93 min | Western

6.7
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Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,074

24. The Last Posse (1953)

73 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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When the anxiously awaited posse returns with neither prisoners nor the stolen money, we learn in flashback what happened. Having been cheated by Sampson Drune, a father and his two sons ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford, Wanda Hendrix

Votes: 258

25. Shania Twain: Any Man of Mine (1995 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Western

6.6
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Directors: John Derek, Charles Randazzo | Star: Shania Twain

Votes: 12

26. Shania Twain: Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? (1995 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Western

6.6
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Video clip of the Shania Twain song "Who's bed have your boots been under"

Director: John Derek | Star: Shania Twain

Votes: 14

27. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: The Good Fight (1962)

60 min | Western

6.6
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Luke Sanders, a member of a non violent religious group, the Duncanites, which his Uncle is the head of, leaves home, no longer able to be non violent in the face of men employed by a local rancher who is trying to force the group from their land. Luke joins the "Frontier Circus" unaware that he is wanted for the murder of that local rancher, the widow of whom also happens to be an "old friend" ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, George Macready

Votes: 8

28. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: There Were Four (1957)

30 min | Western

6.6
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Andy Todd wants revenge for the man responsible for the death of his father. He joins up with a gang of 3 cattle thieves and leads a raid on the man's cattle to begin his revenge.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: John Derek, Dean Jagger, David Janssen, James Gavin

Votes: 19

29. Saturday's Hero (1951)

111 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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A star high school football player goes through the ups and downs of 'big-time' college athletics in the 1950's.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Sidney Blackmer, Alexander Knox

Votes: 140

30. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: Lippizan (1961)

60 min | Western

6.5
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When outlaws steal the circus' receipts and beat Casey Thompson in the process, Ben Travis mounts the nearest horse, a highly trained Lippizan stallion and sets off in hot pursuit. When the... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Vera Miles

Votes: 6

31. The Outcast (1954)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death.

Director: William Witney | Stars: John Derek, Joan Evans, Jim Davis, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 232

32. The Family Secret (1951)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A lawyer faces a difficult decision when his son accidentally kills his best friend with no witnesses present, and a rift develops in his mother and father offer contradictory solutions to their sons dilemma.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: John Derek, Lee J. Cobb, Jody Lawrance, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 87

33. Het zwaard der wraak (1951)

83 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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During the European revolutionary fervor of 1848, Italian Captain Renato Dimorna tries to avenge his father's death, goes against the corrupt local military governor Larocca and prevents an Austrian military invasion.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Anthony Quinn, Jody Lawrance, Arnold Moss

Votes: 231

34. Childish Things (1969)

98 min | Drama

6.3
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Alcoholic ex-GI goes to work collecting debts for gangsters and committing various other crimes, then has a religious conversion and helps other alcoholics.

Directors: John Derek, David Nelson | Stars: Don Murray, Linda Evans, David Brian, Angelique Pettyjohn

Votes: 51

35. Fury at Showdown (1957)

75 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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After serving a year for a killing in self-defense, gunfighter Brock Mitchell tries to help his younger brother save his ranch but a crooked lawyer has other ideas.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: John Derek, John Smith, Carolyn Craig, Nick Adams

Votes: 217

36. Massacre at Sand Creek (1956 TV Movie)

72 min | Western

6.3
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Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Everett Sloane, John Derek, Gene Evans, Roy Roberts

Votes: 28

37. The Flesh Is Weak (1957)

88 min | Drama

6.2
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Pimps prey on young women coming to London for work.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: John Derek, Milly Vitale, William Franklyn, Martin Benson

Votes: 75

38. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: Coals of Fire (1962)

60 min | Western

6.2
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Ben and Tony capture Cato Richards, an ex-slave, trying to steal food from the circus and offer him a job as a roustabout. After a running gunfight with a band of Comanche Indians where ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 6

39. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: The Hunter and the Hunted (1961)

60 min | Western

6.2
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When Casey Thompson is seriously injured, Tony Gentry rides to the nearest settlement to get a doctor. He discovers the town is being held captive by an outlaw gang whose leader is forcing ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Eddie Albert

Votes: 6

40. Love You! (1979)

85 min | Adult, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Charlie (Annette Haven) is a beautiful, but reserved young woman. When her husband Steve (Wade Nichols) arranges for them another couple to spend a romantic weekend together on a secluded ... See full summary »

Director: John Derek | Stars: Annette Haven, Wade Nichols, Lesllie Bovee, Eric Edwards

Votes: 90

41. Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)

78 min | Musical

6.1
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Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels, Charlotte Austin, Arthur Franz

Votes: 75

42. Omar Khayyam (1957)

101 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

6.0
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During the 11th century, Persian poet Omar Khayyam's lover marries the Shah but the Shah, whose life is threatened by a sect of assassins, appoints Omar royal advisor.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, John Derek

Votes: 246

43. De slavinnen van Bagdad (1954)

18 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Thomas Gomez, Amanda Blake

Votes: 371

44. Mission Over Korea (1953)

85 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: John Hodiak, John Derek, Audrey Totter, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 97

45. De woestijnrovers (1953)

73 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.9
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An innocent cowboy convicted with three robbers, fresh out of Yuma Territorial Prison, travels with them to get a share of their hidden loot.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: John Hodiak, John Derek, David Brian, María Elena Marqués

Votes: 335

46. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: The Smallest Target (1961)

60 min | Western

5.9
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The land leased for a week's worth of circus performances turns out to be owned by the estranged husband and son of Casey Thompson's star attraction - female sharpshooter. Bonnie's mixed ... See full summary »

Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Barbara Rush

Votes: 8

47. Nightmare in the Sun (1965)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A young man hitchhiking through the desert is picked up by a beautiful woman. They have an affair, and he finds out that she's married. The consequences of the affair lead to murder and blackmail.

Directors: John Derek, Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Derek, Aldo Ray, Arthur O'Connell, Ursula Andress

Votes: 82

48. A Boy... a Girl (1969)

69 min | Drama

5.8
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A teenage girl reunites with her estranged young boyfriend following an affair with a much older man.

Director: John Derek | Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Airion Fromer, Karen Steele, Kerwin Mathews

Votes: 8

49. Thunderbirds (1952)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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An Oklahoma National Guard unit, comprised mainly of Native Americans, is called up for duty at the start of World War II.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Derek, John Drew Barrymore, Mona Freeman, Gene Evans

Votes: 82

50. The Leather Saint (1956)

86 min | Drama

5.6
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Episcopalian minister Gil Allen keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley. Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe offers to ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Paul Douglas, John Derek, Jody Lawrance, Cesar Romero

Votes: 50



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