Highest Rated Titles With Larry J. Blake

1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

2. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton: Part 1 (1974)
60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
3. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

4. Wide Country (1962–1963)
60 min | Drama, Sport, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

5. Studio 57 (1954–1958)
30 min | Drama, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

6. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Sheriff's Sale (1955)
30 min | Adventure, Western, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Lone Ranger hears that an old friend sheriff Jack Morrison is having trouble with an outlaw Hutch Conant who has been slowly taking over a local town by applying economic pressure to the locals and forcing them to stay quiet.

7. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

8. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
9. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )
30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

10. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Hack Prine (1956)
30 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Far from Dodge and without a horse Matt Dillon still manages to bring in Lee Trimble...a man wanted for murder. Lee's brother Dolph swears that he'll get him out. Meanwhile, an old friend ... See full summary »

11. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

12. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
25 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

13. Thriller (1960–1962)
49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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 »

14. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)
30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

15. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Episode: Marble Fingers (1958)
30 min | Action, Western, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Derringer is falsely accused of complicity in a waterfront property theft. Administer Colton manages to get Matthew Younger to drop the charges, but Yancy decides the insurance man may be ... See full summary »

16. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (1964)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Della Street is amazed at her new friend Dianne Adler's ability to eat enormous amounts of food and yet keep her slim figure. She finally admits to Della that she has signed a contract with... See full summary »

17. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Episode: The Wayward Warrior (1959)
30 min | Action, Western, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Pirate queen Coco LaSalle convinces Yancy to back her fighter against the mighty heavyweight called the Tennessee Slasher. While Derringer organizes the illegal fight away from the city ... See full summary »

18. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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

19. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

20. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
21. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
22. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Riding Shotgun (1959)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Troop befriends a convict he jailed. When the driver of the stage he's riding shotgun on is killed, talk is he's picked up his old ways with the old gang. With a posse on the hunt for them, the gang figures they can pick the town clean.

23. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Wary Wildcatter (1960)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A man is caught on camera killing his wife by pushing her over a cliff in a car. The photographer blackmails the man bleeding him dry as the man cons others by overselling ownership in a wildcat well. The con man is murdered himself.

24. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Man from the Sea (1962)
75 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A seaman moving to Wyoming meets twin sisters traveling there with Trampas. When he takes an interest in one of them, she makes a tragic request of him that reveals not only to him but Judge Garth the true nature of the twins relationship.

25. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Voice from the Grave (1974)
60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Cannon looks into a 14-year-old nightclub homicide investigation after a retired detective is the target of an attempted hit.

26. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)
Episode: You Bet Your Won Ton (1967)
30 min | Comedy, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In search of a place to host a going away party for a comrade, Gomer goes into a Chinese restaurant that is a front for a gambling operation.

27. Rawhide (1959–1965)
50 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

28. High Noon (1952)
85 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Metascore: 89/100 (7 reviews)

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

29. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

30. Flight (1958– )
30 min | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
31. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Episode: Collector's Item (1959)
30 min | Action, Western, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Yancy is forced to reimburse four gamblers when their high-stakes poker game on his riverboat is robbed by a pair of beautiful thieves. Derringer traces the blonde crooks to an old mansion ... See full summary »

32. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (1958)
52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The wife of a prominent physician is arrested for drugging her husband, causing him to crash his private plane. But then he turns up alive, living in Mexico with a beautiful nurse after the dead man's identity is revealed.

33. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: The Garments of Rage (1974)
51 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Disciple opposes master when Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) takes a stand against a renegade Shaolin priest (JAMES SHIGETA) terrorizing a railroad company in America to avenge his nephew's death.

34. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

35. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

36. The Immortal (1969–1971)
60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Test driver Ben Richards discovers his blood contains every immunity known to man--in effect making him immortal. When an elderly billionaire named Maitland learns of Richards' condition, ... See full summary »

37. You Are There (1953–1957)
30 min | Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

38. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

39. Going My Way (1962–1963)
60 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Remake of 1944 film Going My Way with Gene Kelly in the Bing Crosby role and Leo G. Carroll in the Barry Fitzgerald role. Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to... See full summary »

40. Panic! (1957– )
30 min | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
41. Harrigan and Son (1960– )
30 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
42. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis and the Signpost (1959)
22 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After a truck knocks over a street sign Dennis and Tommy put the street sign up again only not correctly. As a result, Mr. Wilson ends up getting a hole dug in his back yard for a swimming pool which was intended for the other address.

43. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: George's Niece (1961)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When Hazel plays matchmaker between George's niece and her own nephew, George's sister doesn't like it one bit.

44. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

45. The Munsters (1964–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely.

46. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

47. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
30 min | Adventure, Western, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

48. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

49. Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969–1973)
50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

50. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »