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1. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman, Robert Armstrong

2. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

3. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

4. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

5. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Cheaters (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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A man invents a pair of glasses that can see the truth in others and oneself. They lead to a series of suicides, murders, and tragedies for the wearers.

Writers: Robert Bloch, Donald S. Sanford | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Mildred Dunnock, Harry Townes, Jack Weston

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. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.4
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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, Barney Phillips

8. 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

9. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Grim Reaper (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Celebrity author Beatrice Graves purchases a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper; her nephew Paul warns her that most of its previous owners have died violently but she scoffs-until blood appears on the Reaper's blade.

Writers: Robert Bloch, Harold Lawlor | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, William Shatner, Natalie Schafer, Henry Daniell

10. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

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

11. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

12. 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

13. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Pappy (1959)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.2
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Bret and Bart travel to Louisiana when they find out their Pappy is engaged to an 18-year-old girl. Bart is posing as "Dandy Jim" Buckley, the nemesis of the Mavericks. The girl's father ... See full summary »

Writer: Montgomery Pittman | Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: James Garner, Jack Kelly, Adam West, Troy Donahue

14. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

15. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

16. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Swamp Fox: Redcoat Strategy (1960)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Director: Louis King | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Robert Douglas, John Sutton, Barbara Eiler

17. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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 »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Jacqueline Beer

18. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

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

19. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

20. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.0
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Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

21. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Bruce Gordon, Alberto Morin, Bartlett Robinson

22. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: A Day in June (1962)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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In a flashback story told as the men rest on a rainy night, Sgt. Saunders recalls the experiences of himself and several other men on the day of the D-Day invasion, including tales about ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Pirosh | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Rick Jason, Vic Morrow, Shecky Greene, Steven Rogers

23. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Well of Doom (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.0
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Fiendish Moloch and his huge creature Styx kill a chauffeur and kidnap his passengers, who are en route to a bachelor party. The two abductees (a bridegroom, who's heir to an English ... See full summary »

Writers: John Clemons, Donald S. Sanford | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ronald Howard, Henry Daniell, Torin Thatcher

24. My Fair Lady (1964)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

25. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Drama, Western

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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

26. Holiday (1938)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother.

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, Philip Barry | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

27. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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

28. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Anthony Eustrel, Louis Jean Heydt

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

30 min

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

30. The Sea Hawk (1940)

TV-G | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England. In one such battle, he overtakes a Spanish ship and when he ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

31. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

32. Castle in the Desert (1942)

62 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery mansion in the Mojave Desert.

Writers: John Larkin, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Arleen Whelan, Richard Derr, Douglass Dumbrille

33. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)

30 min | Drama

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Abraham Lincoln Jones is a lawyer assisted by his law clerk, young C.E. Carruthers, and his secretary Marsha Spear. His cases usually did not involve violence but rather "white collar" ... See full summary »

Creator: Sy Gomberg | Stars: James Whitmore, Conlan Carter, Janet De Gore, Jess Kirkpatrick

34. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Writers: Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda, Stefan Zweig | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

35. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Field, Casey Robinson | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

36. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

37. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Swamp Fox: Day of Reckoning (1960)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Sutton, Barbara Eiler, Henry Daniell

38. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

39. Camille (1936)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.

Writers: Zoe Akins, Frances Marion, James Hilton, Alexandre Dumas fils | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan

40. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

41. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Walter Coy

42. The Suspect (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's ... See full summary »

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Arthur T. Horman, James Ronald | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Dean Harens, Stanley Ridges

43. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Edith Evanson, Anthony Eustrel

44. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

45. Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.5
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Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full ... See full summary »

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman | Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson

46. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lemmon, David Niven, Robert Ryan, Jane Powell

47. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A professor studying the depraved sorcerer Count Cagliostro, brings to the U.S. the mirror which was instrumental in the Count's murder spree. The looking glass was blacked over to entrap ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Arthur | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lloyd Bochner, Henry Daniell, Marion Ross

48. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Swamp Fox: Tory Vengeance (1960)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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Young Gabe returns home, now a lieutenant in the Continental Army. He's captured by Tory Colonel Townes who has him whipped. Gabe still refuses to reveal the location of the Swamp Fox's hideout, even when facing a firing squad.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Robert D. Bass | Director: Louis King | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Sutton, Barbara Eiler, Tim Considine

49. Lust for Life (1956)

TV-PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Writers: Norman Corwin, Irving Stone | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

50. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater