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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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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.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

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. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

4. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Administrator (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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The hospital administrator, already unpopular with much of the staff, makes things worse by firing an employee he suspects of stealing equipment. Meanwhile, his marriage is also on the ... See full summary »

Writer: Andy Lewis | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Malone

5. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Western

8.5
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

6. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.5
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lurid Letter (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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On vacation Perry takes the case of Jane Wardman who befriends him. She is a high school teacher and widow accused of inappropriate behavior with some of her senior male students. After a murder of a local bar owner, the focus is on her.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Jonathan Latimer, Judson Philips | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

8. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.4
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

9. 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

10. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

11. National Velvet (1960– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Velvet Brown lives on a dairy farm with her parents Martha and Herbert, an ex-jockey, Mi Taylor, her brother Donald and her sister Edwina. Teddy is Edwina's boyfriend. Velvet owns a ... See full summary »

Stars: Lori Martin, Ann Doran, James McCallion, Arthur Space

12. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Luke Perry and Simon Kane run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress. They are accompanied by Simon's young son ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Eyer, Robert Bray, Wayne Rogers, James Burke

13. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Norbert Schiller

14. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creator: Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

15. Something for a Lonely Man (1968 TV Movie)

120 min | Western

8.4
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The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.

Writers: John Fante, Frank Fenton | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Dan Blocker, Susan Clark, John Dehner, Warren Oates

16. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Betty Jo's Dog (1964)

25 min | Comedy

8.4
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Betty Jo finds a dog who follows her everywhere.

Writers: Paul Henning, Jay Sommers, Lou Huston | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

17. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Saddle and Spur (1960)

60 min | Western

8.4
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The cattle market is depressed which forces Slim Sherman and Jess Harper to hit the trail looking for a better place to sell cattle. The town of Agate is the middle of brewing range war ... See full summary »

Writer: Sherman Vincent Harper | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

18. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Second Witness (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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As the second witness of a murder, Lucas is asked to travel to another town to testify at the accused man's trial. The catch is, the only other witness has been murdered and his killer has not been identified.

Writers: Judy George, George W. George | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Michael Pate

19. 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

20. 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

21. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

22. 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

23. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

24. 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

25. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

26. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Stephen McNally, Leon Ames

27. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Man of Peace (1959)

30 min | Western

8.2
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When two wagons full of repeating rifles are stolen by an Apache raiding party, Marshal Fry decides that the problem is more than his small staff can handle and sends for the Army. Clay is ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Frank Arrigo | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Betty Lou Keim, Edgar Buchanan

28. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Men of Defiance (1960)

60 min | Western

8.2
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Deputy Marshal Jess Harper and the Marshal are on the trail of Frank Bannister and his gang for two weeks when Bannister turns the tables on them along the Santa Fe trail in New Mexico. ... See full summary »

Writer: John C. Champion | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

29. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Cannonball Christmas (1963)

26 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Bradleys, Sam Drucker, Herby, Charlie and Floyd are decorating the Cannonball for it's annual Christmas Eve trip of caroling, gift-giving and merriment around the valley, but Homer ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Henning, Mark Tuttle | Director: Guy Scarpitta | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

30. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Sam Hill (1961)

60 min | Western

8.1
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The Cartwrights join to help mystical blacksmith Sam Hill save the land his drunk, sea-dog father signed away to an old enemy, discover the circumstances behind his mother's death, and ... See full summary »

Writer: David Dortort | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

31. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Angry Man (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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Although his son has been seriously hurt in an accident, one of Lucas' neighboring ranchers refuses to let him have medical assistance, and because of that the boy may well die.

Writer: Arthur Browne Jr. | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Kim Charney, Fritz Ford

32. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

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

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Creator: Lee Karson | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

34. The Tall Man (1960–1962)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott, Judy Nugent

35. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: Black Waters (1952)

Western, Crime

8.0
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An Indian agent asks Hoppy to help persuade an Indian chief to reveal the location where crude oil can be found on the land's surface. The country will be opened to settlement and unless ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarence E. Mulford, Harrison Jacobs | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Rick Vallin, Marilyn Nash

36. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Dear Minerva (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Sam has introduced a new column in the newspaper: an advice column called Dear Minerva, with Sam secretly being said Minerva. Kate thinks the advice Sam is doling out is all wrong and comes... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Henning, Al Schwartz, Lou Huston | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Lori Saunders

37. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Island in the Swamp (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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Bret's confined to a small isle settled by close-mouthed English immigrants who fear he's a spy or government agent. Bret, totally trussed up in a dinghy, floated up to their isolated dock,... See full summary »

Writer: Montgomery Pittman | Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: James Garner, Edgar Buchanan, Erin O'Brien, Arlene Howell

38. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Railroaded (1959)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.0
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When a young runaway is framed for killing a Pinkerton agent, Randall turns detective to uncover the real killer.

Writers: D.D. Beauchamp, Mary M. Beauchamp | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Edgar Buchanan, Buzz Martin, Mort Mills

39. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Spur Line to Shady Rest (1963)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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The struggling Shady Rest Hotel is further jeopardized when a no-nonsense vice president of the C & FW Railroad is dispatched to investigate the apparently forgotten spur line that connects the towns of Hooterville and Pixley.

Writer: Paul Henning | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

40. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Stolen Tribute (1961)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Clint Wade comes to Sherman Ranch and Relay station to force Jess Harper to lead him to where Jess caught up to his brother Roy five years previous. Clint wants the $80,000 in gold that his... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Champion, Lee Erwin, Donn Mullally | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Jan Merlin, Edgar Buchanan

41. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Pet (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.0
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Lucas helps a man after he's shot in a shootout by a man who wants to keep a secret about his past. When he allows Mark to take in a pet, he doesn't know that his decision will endanger his son's life.

Writer: Ken Kolb | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Robert J. Wilke, Bill Erwin

42. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Trade (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

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Lucas McCain is surprise when someone he once worked with, Sam Morley, shows up at the ranch. Lucas thought Morley had died but it turns out he's a wanted man and wants Lucas to do him a ... See full summary »

Writer: David Lang | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Paul Richards

43. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: The Umquaw Strip (1964)

26 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Hooterville Express is under threat again from Homer Bedloe. His latest attack involves part of the rail tracks being on Indian land.

Writers: Paul Henning, Lou Huston, Jay Sommers | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

44. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

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

45. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

46. Cimarron City (1958–1960)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.

Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

47. Strange Stories (1956– )

30 min

7.9
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Stars: Robert Armstrong, Marguerite Chapman, Charles Coburn, Spring Byington

48. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: 3-7-77 (1954)

Western, Crime

7.9
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Soon after Hoppy and Red arrive where the murderous outlaws operate with impunity and precision in lawless Canyon City to help sheriff Barnett the mark of the vigilante, 3-7-77, starts to appear at he locations of those Hoppy suspects.

Writers: Ande Lamb, Clarence E. Mulford | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, James Anderson, James Seay

49. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: Captain Jack (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Wally and Beaver secretly order a Florida alligator from a comic book ad, planning to keep the creature in their bathtub. But when a tiny, baby alligator shows up in a shoebox instead of ... See full summary »

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

50. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: Double Trouble (1954)

30 min | Western, Crime

7.9
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When Ted Gray is attacked by Martinez for lying about receipt of mortgage money, his uncle Ollie states he will foreclose and then Ollie is found murdered with several pieces of clear evidence against Martinez but Hoppy is skeptical of it.

Writers: Clarence E. Mulford, Joe Richardson | Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Millan, Charlita