With Showcase Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 82

2. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

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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: 71

3. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

Votes: 53

4. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Keith Richards, Griff Barnett

Votes: 87

5. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lemmon, David Niven, Robert Ryan, Charles Boyer

Votes: 49

6. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (1958 TV Movie)

50 min | Family, Musical

7.7
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In Holland, poor but industrious and honorable 15-year-old Hans Brinker and his younger sister yearn to participate in December's great ice skating race on the canal.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, George Schaefer | Stars: Florence Anglin, Dick Button, Matt Crowley, John Fiedler

Votes: 39

7. Hallow's End (2003 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.0
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Eight college students become trapped in an Annual Haunted House when an ancient spell turns them into their Halloween costumes. By night's end, a group of survivors will have to take one ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Keeyes | Stars: Stephen Cloud, Brandy Little, Amy Jo Hearron, Amy Morris

Votes: 268

8. The Trip to Bountiful (1953 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Lillian Gish, Eileen Heckart, Dennis Cross, Will Hare

Votes: 55

9. A Bug and a Bag of Weed (2006)

96 min | Comedy

5.0
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Peter Jordan is 33 years old and stuck in a dead end retail job at Super Duper Computers. To make matters worse, he's managed to rack up over $35,000 worth of debt. Student Loans, credit ... See full summary »

Director: J. David Gonella | Stars: Chris Cuthbertson, Drew Hagen, Nico Lorenzutti, Shawn Duggan

Votes: 85

10. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

Votes: 24

11. Mr. Broadway (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

6.5
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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

12. The Cu Chi Tunnels (1991)

59 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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During the Vietnam war, thousands of people in the province of Cu Chi lived in an elaborate system of underground tunnels. This film tells the story of life underground, and the fight to defeat the US, by those who lived the experience.

Director: Mickey Grant | Stars: Ba Ong Ngo, Thi Dinh Nguyen, Phuong Dong Huynh, Phuong Vien

Votes: 11

13. Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012 TV Movie)

157 min | Documentary

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Director: Ales Kisil | Stars: Josef Abrhám, George Voskovec, Ota Jirák, Jan Werich

14. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Nancy Coleman, Katharine Cornell, Henry Daniell, Lisa Daniels

15. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Mayerling (1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Mayerling is the name of a notorious Austrian village linked to a romantic tragedy. At a royal hunting lodge there, in 1889, Crown Prince Rudolf--desperate over his father's command to put ... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn, Lorne Greene, Diana Wynyard

Votes: 73

16. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Our Town (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Harvey B. Dunn, Shelley Fabares, Sylvia Field, Paul Hartman

Votes: 14

17. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Peter Pan (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.2
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A live restaging of the 1955 TV production of the Broadway musical version.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Margalo Gillmore, Sondra Lee

Votes: 107

18. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Skin of Our Teeth (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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This Thornton Wilder play, the story of life on Earth from prehistoric times through World War II as lived by Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, their two children, and their house maid, Sabina, is ... See full summary »

Directors: Vincent J. Donehue, Alan Schneider | Stars: Helen Hayes, Mary Martin, George Abbott, Florence Reed

Votes: 8

19. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Cyrano de Bergerac (1955)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Mel Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Claire Bloom, Jacques Aubuchon, Leopold Badia

20. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Marty (1953)

51 min | Drama

8.1
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Marty Pilletti is a 34 year-old butcher who lives with his mother. His brothers and sisters are all married and his dear mother - along with several other of her friends - is always asking ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti, Joe Mantell

Votes: 248

21. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Tonight at 8:30 (1954)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.9
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Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Estelle Winwood, Martyn Green, Dermot A. McNamara

Votes: 8

22. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Romeo and Juliet (1957)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

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In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Claire Bloom, John Neville, Ronald Allen, John Breslin

23. Playwrights '56 (1955– )
Episode: The Sound and the Fury (1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Valerie Bettis, Elsa Clark, Lillian Gish, Steven Hill

24. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Ruggles of Red Gap (1957)

120 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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English butler comes to the Wild West to work for newly rich hicks - finds it unbearable - but then comes to his senses.

Directors: Charles Friedman, Clark Jones | Stars: Garry Moore, Glorya Allyn, Lee Becker, Elise Bretton

25. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Sleeping Beauty (1955)

75 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

7.2
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Tchaikovsky's ballet, with Margot Fonteyn in the title role, presented on TV in color. Only a black-and-white kinescope of this production seems to survive.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: David Wayne, Frederick Ashton, Philip Chatfield, Pauline Clayden

Votes: 5

26. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Yellow Jack (1955)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

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The story of US Army doctor Walter Reed and how he and his medical team helped to find the cause of yellow fever, which was responsible for the deaths of thousands every year, in Cuba after the Spanish-American war of 1898.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Philip Abbott, Dane Clark, Jackie Cooper, Wally Cox

27. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Bloomer Girl (1956)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

7.0
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Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Keith Andes, Ray Barra, Virginia Bosler, Heywood Hale Broun

Votes: 12

28. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Caesar and Cleopatra (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Julius Caesar's advance into Egypt is halted when he meets Cleopatra, the sister of the boy pharaoh.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke, Jack Hawkins, Judith Anderson

29. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Darkness at Noon (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

3.8
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During the Stalinist purges in Russia in the 1930s, a committed Bolshevik named Bubashov sits in prison, having been betrayed by the cause he fought for, and goes over his life via a series... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Robert Gibbons, Michael Gorrin, Alfred Hesse

Votes: 6

30. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Dodsworth (1956)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

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The owner of an automobile manufacturing company succumbs to his vain wife's pressure for him to retire--which he really doesn't want to do--and for them to take a cruise to Europe. On the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Fredric March, Stephen Bekassy, Robert Boon, Tom Cound

31. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Fourposter (1955)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Adapted from the prize-winning Broadway play that featured two people and a four-poster bed, in which the couple enacts their marriage, from its day in 1897, until he dies, some time after ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Anita Cooper, Aneta Corsaut

32. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Happy Birthday (1956)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

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A shy young Newark librarian is secretly in love with a handsome and dashing bank clerk. She hatches a scheme to meet him in a bar, but in her nervousness she has too much to drink and ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Sidney Armus, Harry Bellaver, Buster Davis, Betty Field

33. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Jack and the Beanstalk (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Lee Becker, Schwab Buddy, Leora Dana, Billy Gilbert

34. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The King and Mrs. Candle (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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The King of Brandovia is overthrown and exiled. He winds up in America, where he gets a job as a dancing instructor. He falls in love with a commoner, Mrs. Candle, but he doesn't know that ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Joan Greenwood, Theodore Bikel, Richard Haydn

35. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Letter (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

5.6
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense; a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Aki Aleong, Cathleen Cordell, John Irving, Siobhan McKenna

Votes: 9

36. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Petrified Forest (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.2
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Gabrielle Maple works in a dusty desert gas station-café, but yearns for the life of an artist in France, knowing there must be something finer than the provincial dead-end she is trapped ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Paul Hartman

Votes: 43

37. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Reunion in Vienna (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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An archduke who had been banished from Austria returns to Vienna for a reunion of his old fellow aristocrats and meets up with the former love of his life, who is now married to a psychoanalyst.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Brian Aherne, Herbert Berghof, Lili Darvas, Tamara Daykarhanova

38. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Rosalinda (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Directors: Bob Banner, Albert Marre | Stars: Jean Fenn, Sig Arno, Ralph Dumke, Thomas Hayward

39. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: State of the Union (1954)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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A wealthy businessman is persuaded to run for U.S. President. He finds that he is constantly forced to compromise his principles in order to secure support and funding, and finally ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Joseph Cotten, Nina Foch, John Cromwell

40. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Women (1955)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

7.2
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Claire Boothe Luce's famous all-female play, about a woman whose husband leaves her, and how all her friends endlessly gossip about it and their own problems.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Ruth Hussey, Shelley Winters, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland

Votes: 6

41. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: 15 October 1864 (1957)

Drama

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Stars: Clu Gulager, Allan Nixon, James Pritchett, Olive Sturgess

42. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: A Double Life (1957)

Drama

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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 »

Stars: Ludwig Donath, Nina Foch, Henderson Forsythe, Hilda Haynes

43. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: A Girl Can Tell (1955)

Drama

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Stars: Carleton Carpenter, Dean Harens, Diana Lynn, Paul McGrath

44. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: A Patch of Faith (1956)

Drama

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Stars: Theodore Bikel, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Emhardt, Will Kuluva

45. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Adventure in Diamonds (1956)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Norman Felton | Stars: Robert Flemyng, Maureen Hurley, Viveca Lindfors, Gary Merrill

46. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Amahl and the Night Visitors (1955)

46 min | Drama

8.3
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One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born.

Stars: Bill McIver, Rosemary Kuhlmann, Andrew McKinley, David Aiken

Votes: 7

47. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Awake with Fear (1957)

Drama

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Stars: Loïs Bolton, Eddie Bracken, Emily Horsley, Henry Jones

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

Drama

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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

49. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Even the Weariest River (1956)

Drama

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Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Thomas A. Carlin, Robert Dryden, Lee Grant, Boris Karloff

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

Drama

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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


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