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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and John Wayne (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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To avoid bad publicity for the upcoming opening of his Don Juan movie Ricky calls Grauman's Chinese Theater to explain how John Wayne's footprints went missing. The manager of Grauman's ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 172

2. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 82

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Meets Charles Boyer (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy decides to fake a meeting with Charles Boyer.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 114

4. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

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

Votes: 37

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

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

Votes: 9,183

6. The Whistler (1954– )

30 min | Mystery

8.6
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Stars: William Forman, Danni Sue Nolan, Arthur Franz, Dorothy Green

Votes: 18

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Wayward Wife (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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While walking down the street, Korean war veteran Arthur Poe is shocked to see a book about the war displayed written by Ben Sutton who was with him in the war. The book is a bestseller but is actually based on a diary Poe kept in the war.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 80

8. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 136

9. Outside These Walls (1939)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Dan Sparling (;Michael Whalen (I)')is a brilliant, crusading journalist, but also a man with a prison record, earned after he had embezzled to meet the needs of an extravagant wife. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Michael Whalen, Dolores Costello, Virginia Weidler, Don Beddoe

Votes: 6

10. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Artful Dodger (1959)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Allen Sheridan's aunt comes to Los Angeles to find out why he won't pay her the monthly stipend his dad required. Meanwhile, Sheridan is scheming to cheat other people out of their money at the same time he comes into his full inheritance.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 77

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 16,567

12. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (1959)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Peter Baxter decides to test the loyalty of his heirs. He pretends to change his will cutting them all out and leaving his estate to groundskeeper, James Hing. Hing is then supposed to burn down Baxter's house with a medical cadaver in it.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 95

13. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Haunted Husband (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Della convinces Perry to take a case where a girl in a car accident is framed for stealing the car and killing the driver of a truck. She claims another man was driving the car. Two murders later Perry is still trying to clear her.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 128

14. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: The Man Who Could Read Minds (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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Reporters Clark, Lois, and Jimmy hope to find out who has been pulling a series of burglaries. Clues lead them to a nightclub which hosts Swami Armada, a phony mind reader, and Lois and ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 44

15. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 83,291 | Gross: $0.01M

16. The Heiress (1949)

Passed | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 9,716

17. Hat Check Honey (1944)

68 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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When a hat-check girl writes a story based on the life of a famous comedian, she helps to reunite a father and son who haven't spoken to each other for years.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Leon Errol, Grace McDonald, Walter Catlett, Richard David

Votes: 7

18. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: Pilot (1959)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Robert Stack, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Nichols, Pat Crowley

Votes: 37

19. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Specialty of the House (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Mr. Laffler invites Mr. Costain to join him for dinner at a private club that he describes as a very special experience. To his disappointment, Laffler is informed that the house specialty,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Morley, Kenneth Haigh, George Keymas

Votes: 146

20. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Pint-Sized Client (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Nicky Renzi, a fourteen-year-old, finds the loot from a robbery and consults Perry about the legality of keeping it. His grandfather, Gramp Renzi, is adamant about reporting it to the police, but then charged with grand theft and murder.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 101

21. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,187

22. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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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 »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,595

23. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Motherly Mike, ditzy but sexy Loco, and sensible Greta move to the big city to find themselves wealthy men to turn into husbands. After the first year Greta gets married with Gwen the new roommate in this syndicated series.

Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

Votes: 26

24. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Paul Cavanagh, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 18

25. Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

8.2
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Marriage counselor (Sutton) advises his bored wife (Bari) to take up painting through which she meets a hubbie-rival yachtsman (Dailey).

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Lynn Bari, John Sutton, Dan Dailey, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 10

26. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Drowning Duck (1957)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Perry Mason, Della Street, and Paul Drake head to a small town to defend a young man who is charged with poisoning a blackmailer. They learn the man's father was executed for killing a man in the same town eighteen years earlier.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 149

27. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Empty Tin (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Elston Carr is searching for the heir to the Hocksley fortune, with Alan Neil conducting the preliminary interviews. Miriam Hocksley may be the heiress. Another woman, Doris Hocksley, also has reliable credentials but Carr is found dead.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 102

28. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Louise Gordon believes husband George is having an affair and will not allow him into her room. Only cousin Vicky Braxton and nurse Nora Mae Quincey may see Louise. When Louise dies of arsenic poisoning, Nora Mae is charged with murder.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 109

29. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Substitute Face (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Carl Houser quits his bank job and loads his money belt with cash as he leaves. He takes his family on a ship cruise where his wife consults Perry about the cash but when Carl apparently goes overboard she is charged with murder.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 102

30. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)
Episode: The Picture War (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Several witnesses to a murder meet with strange "accidents". Mike doesn't believe they're accidents at all, and sets out to use his camera to catch the killer.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Charles Bronson, James Flavin, Dolores Donlon, Johnny Seven

Votes: 9

31. 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

Votes: 1,579

32. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 24,808

33. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Romance, Comedy

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 15,658

34. 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: 142

35. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley. She expected to get her bosses job when he was transferred to Calcutta, India ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, Don Porter, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 97

36. Confession (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

Votes: 839

37. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Runaway Corpse (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Ed Davenport, on his deathbed, accuses his wife of poisoning him, then he expires. When Tragg arrives to investigate, the corpse has vanished, only to be found later, buried in a slit trench several miles away.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 119

38. The Big Sleep (1946)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 64,023

39. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 16,966

40. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

8.0
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During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 23,375

41. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 290

42. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Former combat cameraman Mike Kovac is now a freelance photographer in New York City, specializing in difficult and dangerous assignments where he can get the kinds of pictures that other ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Bronson, James Flavin, Ludwig Stössel, Michael Harris

Votes: 126

43. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.0
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 3-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Votes: 172

44. Passport to Danger (1954–1958)

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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The adventures of a U.S. diplomatic courier, as he travels to distant countries with important communiques to America's allies and dodges enemy agents.

Stars: Cesar Romero, Charles Horvath, Victor Romito, Steven Geray

Votes: 16

45. Louisiana (1947)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jimmie Davis, Margaret Lindsay, John Gallaudet, Freddie Stewart

Votes: 9

46. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Borrowed Brunette (1959)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Attractive brunette Eva Martell interviews with Melvin Slater for a special assignment--to pose as Helen Reynolds. Eva takes the job chaperoned by her Aunt Agnes Nulty. Eva and Agnes find Slater dead and are charged with murder.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 93

47. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Deadly Toy (1959)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Claire Alison contacts Perry for help after Martin Selkirk sends her threatening letters and assaults her boyfriend Dick Benedict. Selkirk is romantically interested in her. When Martin is found shot, it's Claire who is charged.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 78

48. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lost Last Act (1959)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An ex-gangster decides to pull out of a play the author is basing on a real life mob related killing. His threatening request is recorded so when the playwright is murdered, he is charged with the murder as Perry sorts out the actors.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 81

49. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,154

50. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 3,511