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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

3. Psycho (1960)

TV-14 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

4. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

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

5. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Drifter (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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The Virginian recalls his arrival at Shiloh when he went to work for a neighboring ranch that was close to a range war with Shiloh. He is caught in a feud with the foreman causing the fight and falls in love with the girl engaged to him.

Writers: Frank Fenton, Carey Wilber, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

6. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Out There - Darkness (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Miss Fox is a rich old widow who falsely identifies one of the building's employees as the guy who robbed her, and later she wants to help him but it may be too late.

Writers: William O'Farrell, Bernard C. Schoenfeld | Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, James Congdon, Frank Albertson

8. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Return (1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Released from prison after 2 years, Ben Adams wants to get on with his life. When he is drawn back with the same men who helped put him there, he wonders if the $15K from that bank holdup they never recovered isn't a better way to go.

Writers: James Barnett, Finlay McDermid, Jules Schermer | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Frank Albertson, Burt Douglas

9. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

10. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

11. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

12. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

13. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Roger Delgado

14. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Wally Cox as Mr. Peepers played a shy science teacher at "Jefferson Junior High". Mr. Peepers was always facing problems, but never outwitted.

Creator: David Swift | Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Patricia Benoit, Tony Randall

15. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

16. King of Diamonds (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Crime

8.3
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John King, the two-fisted, globe-trotting chief of security for the world's diamond industry, travels the world battling jewel thieves and gem smugglers. Assisted by his young protégé, ... See full summary »

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton, Joan Tabor, Gerald Mohr

17. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Perry takes on the case of Jefferson Pike who is referred to him by none other than DA Hamilton Burger. Pike and Burger are old friends - Pike once saved his life - and the D.A. officially removes himself from anything to do with the case.

Writers: Jackson Gillis, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

18. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

19. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The setting is in the 1950s American West.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Don Haggerty, Paul Stader

20. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.2
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Creator: Evan Hunter | Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Norman Fell, Gregory Walcott

21. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

22. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

23. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

24. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

25. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

26. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Creator: Lee Karson | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

27. My Friend Flicka (1955–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Set in Montana about 1900, this was a story about young Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka. Ken lived on a ranch with his parents Rob and Nell and the ranch-hand Gus and had many an adventure.

Stars: Frank Ferguson, Gene Evans, Johnny Washbrook, Anita Louise

28. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: Wally's Test (1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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When their plans to cheat on the history exam are foiled, sneaks Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford try to make it look like high-scoring Wally was the real cheater.

Creators: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers

29. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

30. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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

31. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.0
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

32. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

33. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

34. Short Short Dramas (1952–1953)

15 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Model Ruth Woods hosted this anthology series of twice-weekly one act plays. The stories could be either dramatic or light comedy with a different cast for each episode. The series ran for ... See full summary »

Stars: June Dayton, Bernard Burke, Frank Albertson, Somar Alberg

35. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

36. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

37. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Fritz Lang, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

38. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

39. Colt .45 (1957–1960)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

Stars: Wayde Preston, Kenneth MacDonald, Donald May, Don 'Red' Barry

40. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

41. Michael Shayne (1960–1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.

Stars: Richard Denning, Herbert Rudley, Jerry Paris, Patricia Donahue

42. Johnny Midnight (1960– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Johnny Midnight (Edmond O'Brien) is an ex-actor/theater owner, now turned private eye. His turf is Broadway and New York City's theater district... See full synopsis »

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Arthur Batanides, Barney Phillips, Joe Bushkin

43. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Gomer joins the Marines to test himself as a man. Andy drives him to the base and stays around for a while to see how it works out. When he finds out the Sergeant plans to get Gomer sent ... See full summary »

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Aaron Ruben | Stars: Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Frank Albertson

44. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Heritage of Hate (1962)

30 min | Western

7.9
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John Kemper is doing everything he can to drive off Laurie who killed his son but is now out on parole. Laurie decides to find a mail order husband to help fight John but gets more than she expected in him.

Writer: William F. Leicester | Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Kathie Browne

45. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Frank Nitti Story (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Al Capone's main enforcer, Frank Nitti, has gone into the movie business. He threatens theater owners into paying him protection money...or else!

Writers: Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley, Lee Blair, Harry Essex | Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Robert Stack, Richard Anderson, Myron McCormick, Dick Foran

46. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

47. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Jeanne Bates, Stuart Randall

48. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

7.8
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

49. The Billy Rose Show (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Billy Rose, Frank Albertson, Ludwig Donath, Walter Hampden

50. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Giveaway (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Bilko wins $25,000 in prizes. When he has to pay taxes on his winnings he comes up with a way to dispose of the prizes and starts his own quiz show in Grove City. All is going well until Doberman becomes a big hit with the audience.

Writers: Nat Hiken, Arnie Rosen, Coleman Jacoby | Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield