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Edie Adams
April 16, 1927 - October 15, 2008 (age 81)
Edie Adams (April 16, 1927 – October 15, 2008) was an American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian. Adams was an Emmy Award and Tony Award winner.
She was well known for her impersonations of sexy stars on stage and television, especially Marilyn Monroe. She was the wife and frequent television partner of Ernie Kovacs until his death in a 1962 car accident.
Love with the Proper Stranger
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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Angie Rossini is an innocent (Italian Catholic) Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late?
The Best Man
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.
Documentary | Documentary, History, Music | 1h 51min
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In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American theatre. This may be the last chance that these stories may be documented, for unlike film and television, live theatre exists only in the memories of those who were there watching, or more importantly, creating this... see more
Cinderella
[1957]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance | 1h 30min
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Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.
Call Me Bwana
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 33min
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A returning moon capsule with vital information goes off course and lands in Africa where the little-known Ekele tribesmen find it. Washington orders the great African Authority Matthew Merriwether (Bob Hope), an utter fraud and authority only on feminine pulchritude, to go find it. A foreign power sends Secret Agent Luba (Anita Ekberg) to go after Matthew and stop at nothing - absolutely nothing -... see more
Superdome
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Sport | 1h 40min
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It's Superbowl. And there's a lot of drama, one of the players, Dave Wolecki, has been so preoccupied with the game and if his bum knee will hold out until the game, has been completely ignoring his wife. And McCauley, the team's star quarterback, is being courted by a management firm, and the man the firm has assigned to get him into the firm has been told that if he doesn't get him, he will be out... see more
The Seekers
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, War | 4h
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The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.
Racquet
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sport | 1h 27min
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Centred around a former tennis champ who swings with the girls and volleying straight sets with the rich and famous while set on owning his own tennis court.
Shooting Stars
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Comedy | 1h 36min
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Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show's star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 1min
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The Ernie Kovacs Show
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 26min
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A look at the career of comedian Ernie Kovacs, considered a pioneer in the early days of television, and whose innovative TV show spawned the careers of many of today's comics and comedy writers.
The Apartment
[1960]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 5min
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Up in Smoke
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music | 1h 26min
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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
[1963]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3h 25min
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.
Lover Come Back
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.
The Carol Burnett Show
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.
Tales of the City
[1993]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 6h
The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (Is A Man I Dreamt Up).
Bosom Buddies
[1980]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.
Dreams with Sharp Teeth
[2008]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 36min
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A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.
Biography
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
Created by:
The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.
McMillan & Wife
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
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San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.
The Lucy Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.
The Honey Pot
[1967]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 2h 30min
Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. Although the women are wealthy in their own right, all have good reason to covet his fortune. To assist him in his scheme, Fox hires William McFly, a gigolo and sometime actor, to act as his secretary/servant. Fox... see more
Evil Roy Slade
[1972]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Western | 1h 37min
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The meanest villain in the West falls for a pretty schoolteacher and tries to change his ways, but a determined (and egomaniacal) singing sheriff is out to capture him.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions.
Vega$
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the only known portrayal of a house with a "drive-in" living room.
Under the Yum Yum Tree
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 50min
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A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tenant to dump her fiance and give him a chance.
What's My Line?
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
Cinerama Adventure
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 37min
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A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual Cinerama clips, rare behind the scenes footage and new interviews, CINERAMA ADVENTURE takes the viewer back to a lost era of movie showmanship, placing this American cinema phenomenon into historical perspective.
The Oscar
[1966]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 59min
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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, but in this sequel there is a famous guest star in each episode for her to bug.
Harry O
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not working on a current case, spent much of his time fixing up his boat, which was called The Answer. Harry O was unusual in that he didn't own a flashy car in which to conduct high-speed chases, preferring to ride... see more
Movie | Comedy | 1h 28min
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A madcap comedy about Xaviera's attempt to make a film in Hollywood based on her book. Getting mixed up with some of the biggest crooked producers in town, she beats them all at their own game, and makes the film without them.
The Dick Cavett Show
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Music, Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, perhaps too much so for television.
E! Mysteries & Scandals
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.
Made in Paris
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 43min
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Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret), a fashion buyer in Paris on her first buying spree where she meets famous fashion designer Mark Fontaine (Louis Jourdan) and he immediately gives her the big rush. When Maggie appears to have lost the lucrative contract with Fontaine, her boss Ted Barclay (Chad Everett), the son of her company's owner, comes to Paris to straighten things out, making an even bigger mess of... see more
Mrs. Columbo
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.
The Match Game
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 25min
This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a chicken} that'll/this'll read(ing) by the host/star (Gene Rayburn) and one(1) member of the team wrote/writes the answer {e.g.: Leg}. The 1st and 2nd Members of the team has/having the same answer is/are matched and that'll/this'll... see more
I've Got a Secret
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive flavor. As with "Line," four celebrity panelists try to guess an unknown-to-them secret, which the contestant (or sometimes group of contestants) whispered in the host's ear; the secret was always shown to the television... see more
TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 40min
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The story of Ernie Kovacs, a talented radio and TV presenter and entertainer ahead of his time, who tried to make his shows as innovative and quirky as budget and censorship would allow. Ignored during life, celebrated after death.
Password All-Stars
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
The Jackie Gleason Show
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Musical | 1h
Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.
Suspicion
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and suspicions.
The Blue Knight
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h
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The exploits of Los Angeles beat cop Bumper Morgan.
The Hollywood Palace
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h
Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.
A Man Called Sloane
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h
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Sloane is a freelance spy. Although he doesn't work for the government, he frequently accepts assignments from The Director, a head of a secret government agency. He's assisted by Torque, a man with a detachable hand (which can be replaced by a variety of implements drills, guns, and what-not).
The Dick Powell Theatre
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The Court-Martial of Captain Wycliff').
Jake Spanner, Private Eye
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h
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Burnt-out private dick Jacob Aloysius Spanner teams up with his brother to help an old adversary track down his one remaining loved one, his kidnapped granddaughter. But who's the hood and who's being hoodwinked?
The Kraft Music Hall
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
A few years after Perry Como left as host, "The Kraft Music Hall" was revived as a regular series from 1967-71. There was no set host during this period, and various guest hosts, usually a singer or comedian, presided on a weekly basis. There were several theme shows during "Music Hall"'s run, among them "A Taste of Funny, " hosted by Groucho Marx, "The Golden Age of TV Comedy, " hosted by Milton Berle... see more
The Garry Moore Show
[1958]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Variety show hosted by Garry Moore with famous guests.
The Linkletter Show
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Family | 30min
Daytime variety show starring Art Linkletter.
The Jack Paar Program
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and his teenage daughter Randy.
The Bob Hope Show
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show | 1h 45min
The DuPont Show of the Week
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
[1956]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.
Celebrity Bowling
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show, Sport | 30min
Exactly what the name implied celebrities participate in a regulation game of bowling.
Playboy After Dark
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Hugh Hefner hosts a party at his home with celebrity guests.
The Danny Kaye Show
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
The Tonight Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 45min
Interim version of the talk show that aired between the departure of Jack Paar and the arrival of Johnny Carson.
The United States Steel Hour
[1953]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.
A Cry for Love
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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Divorcee Susan Blakely, with no alimony and two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall
[1948]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast and named it The Supper Club. In 1950 Como and his Sponsors moved to CBS and named this The Perry Como Chesterfield Show.
The Frank Sinatra Show
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Music | 30min
The Eddie Capra Mysteries
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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The mysteries of headstrong attorney Eddie Capra.
The George Gobel Show
[1954]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Joe Forrester
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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Beat cop Joe Forrester walks the mean streets of Los Angeles.
The New Steve Allen Show
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 48min
It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on earth, who ad-libbed much of the humorous lines, with such ease and naturalness. I personally couldn't even LOOK at Steve Allen without breaking up. I was just a kid, then. My parents loved the show, too, with Louis... see more
The Bell Telephone Hour
[1959]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.
Adventures Beyond Belief
[1987]
 
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TV Series | 30min
Showdown at Ulcer Gulch
[1956]
 
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Short Movie
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Make Me an Offer
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 2h
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The day after his final exams, Joyce learns from her husband Donald that he just used her to pay and clean for him during his studies. Now he's leaving her for her best friend Glenna, with who he slept the last one and a half years. Instead of resigning to her fate, Joyce decides to start a career as an estate agent - and she's good at it...
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