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1. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Stranger in the Night (1956)

60 min | Drama

9.5
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Writers: DeWitt Bodeen, R.A. Dick | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Tom Conway, Ashley Cowan, Joan Fontaine, Gwenllian Gill

Votes: 11

2. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)
Episode: The De Santre Story (1956)

30 min

9.4
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Robert Cornthwaite, Joan Fontaine, Eduard Franz

Votes: 9

3. The Light That Failed (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

9.2
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Presented by The Breck Shampoo Company, this Rudyard Kipling classic takes place in 1880, the changes that take place, some good, some bad in the life of Dick Heldar. A struggling artist ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Rudyard Kipling | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Edward Atienza, Richard Basehart, Eric Berry, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 5

4. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: Perilous (1959)

60 min | Drama

9.2
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Writers: William Templeton, William C. White | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Rudolph Anders, Edit Angold, Mark Dana

Votes: 12

5. Breakdowns of 1942 (1942)

14 min | Short, Comedy

9.1
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This is a collection of bloopers and film manipulation by The Warner Studio Club for an annual dinner for the staff at Warner Brothers.

Stars: Alan Baxter, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Boyer, George Brent

Votes: 23

6. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: Summer Promise (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, Collier Young | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Joan Fontaine, Scott Marlowe, Philip Ober

Votes: 13

7. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: Closed Set (I) (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.9
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A Hollywood director struggles with the demands and egotism of a famous leading lady.

Writer: Gavin Lambert | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Joan Fontaine, John Ireland, Peter Lazer, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 9

8. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 17 June 1963 (1963)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show

8.9
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Stars: Garry Moore, Lauren Bacall, John Cannon, Peggy Cass

Votes: 11

9. The Bing Crosby Show (1964–1965)
Episode: Operation Man Save (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Writer: Bill O'Hallaren | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Bing Crosby, Beverly Garland, Frank McHugh, Carol Faylen

Votes: 9

10. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Clocks (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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A widow planning to re-marry insists she is being haunted - by the ghost of her first husband.

Writer: Charles Bennett | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Fontaine, David Farrar, Wayne Rogers

Votes: 13

11. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Victorian Chaise Longue (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Writers: James P. Cavanagh, Marghanita Laski | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Marian Seldes, Bruce Lester, Sydney Smith

Votes: 11

12. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 68

13. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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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.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 877

14. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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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, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 335

15. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: The Star (1975)

120 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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When the son of a famous actress disappears the police think its another instance of his recurring drug problem. Cannon is hired to find him, but no one is telling him the whole truth.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: William Wiard | Stars: William Conrad, Joan Fontaine, Jack Carter, Linden Chiles

Votes: 25

16. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,437

17. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 93

18. Family Classics: The Three Musketeers (1960 TV Movie)

Adventure

8.6
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This is a complete version of The Three Musketeers. The focal point is the Musketeers efforts to save the King and Queen from the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu who wants to secretly be... See full summary »

Writers: George Baxt, Alexandre Dumas père | Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Rod Colbin, John Colicos, Patricia Cutts, Thayer David

Votes: 23

19. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: A Possibility of Oil (1961)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Brad Dexter, Joan Fontaine, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 10

20. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: At Miss Minner's (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Writers: Leslie Gordon Barnard, Jameson Brewer | Director: John Newland | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Isobel Elsom, John Newland

Votes: 11

21. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Naomi Kaylor Story (1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Hawks rides to the Kaylor ranch to buy horses for the wagon train. He finds that the owner John Kaylor has just died. His widow Naomi Kaylor and her foreman refuse to sell the horses at the... See full summary »

Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: John McIntire, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 14

22. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.5
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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: 88

23. Busby Berkeley (1974)

96 min | Documentary

8.5
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This tribute to Busby Berkeley features candid interviews with his friends and associates: Ruth Donnelly recalls the frantic filming of _Footlight Parade (1933) _. 'Debbie Reynolds' talks ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Jones | Stars: Alan G. Barbour, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Fontaine, Russ Jones

Votes: 8

24. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 73

25. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

8.4
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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 189

26. Cinema (1964–1975)
Episode: Joan Fontaine (1967)

Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Joan Fontaine, Michael Scott

Votes: 7

27. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Story of Judith (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Writer: Cyril Hume | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Henry Brandon, Argentina Brunetti, Victor Buono

Votes: 11

28. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)
Episode: Your Other Love (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.4
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The second wife of a wealthy Southerner moves with her husband to his family estate. She unexpectedly finds herself competing with his more glamorous first wife who's scheming to win him back.

Writers: Gerry Day, Florence Jan Soman | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Mary Boyd, Joan Fontaine, Roy Gordon, Joy Lafleur

Votes: 7

29. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 82

30. The Nutcracker (1985 TV Movie)

8.3
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Although the set design and most of the costumes are remarkably like the later Royal Ballet Peter Wright productions... See full synopsis »

Writer: E.T.A. Hoffmann | Director: John Vernon | Stars: Lesley Collier, Anthony Dowell, Michael Coleman, Julie Rose

Votes: 21

31. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: Trudy (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Trudy innocently believes she gets whatever she wishes, and she involves several friends in her wish to be married. No one has ever seen her betrothed, and they speculate that the husband-to-be may be just a wish.

Writer: Kenneth Higgins | Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Hans Conried, Steven Geray, James Flavin

Votes: 16

32. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 87,077

33. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Creators: Allan Sherman, Howard Merrill | Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 272

34. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 96

35. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 171

36. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 141

37. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.1
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Frank Gallop, Keir Dullea, Richard Anderson, George Kennedy

Votes: 32

38. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.1
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 9

39. Doris Day's Best Friends (1985–1986)

30 min | Family, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Doris Day, Biggest, Cleveland Amory, Loni Anderson

Votes: 17

40. The Women (1939)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

Writers: Clare Boothe Luce, Anita Loos, Jane Murfin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland

Votes: 9,673

41. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Writers: Howard Koch, Stefan Zweig | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 8,041

42. The Soupy Sales Hour (1966 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy

8.0
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Writers: Gary Belkin, Bob Klaine, Marc Richards, Steven Vinaver | Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Graziella Able, Joan Fontaine, Judy Garland, Steve Gaynor

Votes: 5

43. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Chef's Special/Beginning Anew/Kleinschmidt (1981)

TV-G | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The head chef (Jay Johnson) is jealous of a new rival chef (Leslie Easterbrook) in the kitchen; a bumbling detective (Bernie Kopell in a dual role) is assigned to protect a client's (Trisha... See full summary »

Creator: Wilford Lloyd Baumes | Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 27

44. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 1,086

45. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 772

46. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 90

47. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

7.9
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

Votes: 60

48. Othello (1952)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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The general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with one of his officers Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter lieutenant named Iago.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

Votes: 5,203

49. Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Olive Carey, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 23

50. Aloha Paradise (1981– )

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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Each week, visitors would be welcomed by Ms. Chase to the Paradise Village holiday resort in sunny Hawaii. Most of the guests had the same reason for booking their vacations here: to ... See full summary »

Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Bill Daily, Pat Klous, Mokihana

Votes: 11