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1. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Creator: Jules V. Levy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

2. The Forest Rangers (1963–1966)

30 min | Family

8.2
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Stars: Ralph Endersby, Peter Tully, Graydon Gould, Michael Zenon

3. Flight (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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Stars: George C. Kenney, Forrest Compton, John Pickard, James Parnell

4. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
Episode: End of the Line (1965)

60 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Joe Gallagher returns to the storyline of the 918th with a promotion to Major. Wracked by guilt for the death of a friend who took his place on a mission, Gallagher volunteers for a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dean Riesner, Beirne Lay Jr., Sy Bartlett | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Robert Lansing, Frank Overton, John Larkin, Paul Burke

5. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

6. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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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

7. The Doctors (1963–1982)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Creator: Orvin Tovrov | Stars: David O'Brien, Larry Weber, Nancy Pinkerton, Dorian Lopinto

8. The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970–1971)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Creators: A.J. Russell, S.S. Schweitzer | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Michael Tolan, Sharon Acker, Kate Hawley

9. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Guy Stockwell, Lani Kai

10. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

11. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Creator: Irving Vendig | Stars: Frances Fisher, Tony Craig, Terry Davis, Margaret Colin

12. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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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

13. As the World Turns (1956–2010)
Episode: 30th Anniversary (1986)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.7
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A party for Nancy and Chris Hughes sets the stage for this 30th birthday celebration of the long running CBS soap.

Director: Paul Lammers | Stars: Don Hastings, Patricia Bruder, Larry Bryggman, Kathryn Hays

14. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »

Creator: Ed James | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

15. Philip Marlowe (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Creator: Raymond Chandler | Stars: Philip Carey, William Schallert, Ed Kemmer, Virginia Gregg

16. Octavius and Me (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A retired couple decide to buy a mobile home and tour the United States. In the unsold pilot episode, the help another couple they meet in a campground patch up their marriage.

Writer: George Tibbles | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Dub Taylor, Loie Bridge, Grace Albertson, George O'Hanlon

17. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Achilles' Heel (1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Creator: Collier Young | Director: Raymond Burr | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

18. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Monash, Irna Phillips | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, Ed Nelson, Christopher Connelly

19. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

20. The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Inger Stevens, William Windom, Cathleen Nesbitt, Mickey Sholdar

21. The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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The cases of well-respected neurosurgeon Dr. David Craig and his two young charges.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Richard H. Landau, Paul Mason | Stars: David Hartman, E.G. Marshall, John Saxon, Robert Walden

22. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like... See full summary »

Creator: William Roberts | Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

23. One Life to Live (1968– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, John-Paul Lavoisier

24. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

30 min | Western

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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

25. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Drama, Western

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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Stanley Andrews, Don Haggerty, Gregg Palmer

26. Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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This movie based on the 60's television series, brings back some of the major characters. It begins when a young girl Megan comes to town and she bears a resemblance to Allison Mackenzie, ... See full summary »

Writer: Rita Lakin | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Christopher Connelly, James Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Patricia Morrow

27. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Counterfeit (1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Creator: Jack Webb | Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Joby Baker, James Douglas, Nancy Valentine, Tom Daly

28. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

29. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

7.2
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Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Morris Ankrum, Mike Road

30. Time Limit (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry Denker, Ralph Berkey | Director: Karl Malden | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart

31. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

32. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

7.1
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Creators: William J. Bell, Irna Phillips | Stars: Stephen Schnetzer, Victoria Wyndham, Les Brandt, Amy Carlson

33. Fear Strikes Out (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.

Writers: Ted Berkman, Raphael Blau, Jimmy Piersall, Al Hirshberg | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams

34. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Doc Fabrique's Greatest Case (1959)

30 min | Western

7.0
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Shotgun's mule Roscoe is sick and he wants Dr. McCarty to help. When he says the mule is drunk, Earp decides to call Doc Fabrique from Wichita to help but Doc thinks it is Earp who is near death. The grouchy Doc has to find a miracle cure.

Writer: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Douglas Fowley, Sam Flint

35. Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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When Mike Hagen and Marilla Brown marry after a whirlwind romance on the west coast, they return to New York to find that they don't have much in common. She is a clothing designer who ... See full summary »

Writer: George Wells | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene

36. The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Creators: Justin Edgerton, Ken Johnson | Stars: Rosemary Prinz, Denise Alexander, Barbara Barrie, Katherine Helmond

37. The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970–1971)
Episode: A Clear and Present Danger (1970)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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The son of a U.S. Senator takes on the cause of clean air when a friend dies of emphysema.

Writers: Howard Rodman, A.J. Russell, S.S. Schweitzer | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Hal Holbrook, E.G. Marshall, Joseph Campanella, Jack Albertson

38. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
Episode: Internal Affairs (1985)

Crime, Drama

6.7
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Writers: Robert B. Parker, John Wilder, Bruce Murkoff | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Barbara Stock, Ron McLarty

39. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Cyclone (1959)

30 min | Western

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Word is received by telegraph that a cyclone is coming toward Dodge City. Shotgun doesn't believe it since his mule Roscoe isn't excited while Mayor Kelley and Dr. McCarty are trying to prepare for a disaster and Earp must rescue a dog.

Writer: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Ralph Sanford, Bill Cassady

40. Until They Sail (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII

Writers: Robert Anderson, James A. Michener | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie

41. International Detective (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Stories from the files of the William J. Burns Detective Agency, New York.

Stars: Art Fleming, Anthony Jacobs, Nigel Green, Jean Serret

42. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Stephen Longstreet, Dean Riesner, Oscar Saul | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

43. Threshold (1981)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The celebrated heart surgeon Dr. Vrain supports the research of the offbeat scientist Aldo Gehring, who is inventing an artificial heart. Dr. Vrain performs the first artificial human heart... See full summary »

Writer: James Salter | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Donald Sutherland, John Marley, Sharon Acker, Mare Winningham

44. The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972– )
Episode: Last Bride of Salem (1974)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A woman tries to protect her family from supernatural forces who are trying to take control.

Creators: Ken Johnson, Justin Edgerton | Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Lois Nettleton, Bradford Dillman, Paul Harding, Joni Bick

45. As the World Turns (1956–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.1
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

Creator: Irna Phillips | Stars: Terri Conn, Maura West, Michael Park, Roger Howarth

46. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Tulsa is a specialist in the US Army stationed in Germany. He loves to sing and has dreams to run his own nightclub when he leaves the army....but dreams don't come cheap. Tulsa places a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

47. As Young as We Are (1958)

76 min | Drama

6.0
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Scandal erupts in a small town when a high school teacher is romantically linked with one of her male students.

Writers: William Alland, Meyer Dolinsky | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Robert Harland, Pippa Scott, Majel Barrett, Ty Hardin

48. A Thunder of Drums (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Western

5.9
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Captain Maddocks will never be promoted beyond Captain because of a mistake that he made in the past. Lt. McQuade is a green rookie who is now under the command of the tough Captain and he ... See full summary »

Writer: James Warner Bellah | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Richard Boone, George Hamilton, Luana Patten, Arthur O'Connell

49. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Shadow of a Man (1957)

30 min | Western

5.8
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While away for the day helping Sheriff Masterson, Earp appoints Hal Norton as his Chief Deputy. Hal is forced to confront several problems while Earp is gone. He recalls how Earp would act in similar cases in deciding on what to do.

Writer: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, William Tannen, Paul Brinegar, James Douglas

50. Beginning of the End (1957)

Unrated | 76 min | Sci-Fi

3.4
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Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Freiberger, Lester Gorn | Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Peter Graves, Peggie Castle, Morris Ankrum, Than Wyenn