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1. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: A Dry Scalp Is Better Than None (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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When hypochondriac Angela lies that her doctor's given her a month to live, Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton and Mr. Conklin throw her a last Christmas party, all dressed in Santa Claus costumes.

Writers: Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Richard Crenna

2. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: The Wild Goose (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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Writers: Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Richard Crenna

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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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

4. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Cotter's Girl (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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A father's dying request is that Matt go to retrieve his daughter. Expecting to find a little girl, Matt finds a near-grown woman, but one who's wild and desperately in need of civilizing.

Writer: Kathleen Hite | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

5. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

6. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

7. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: The Skeleton in the Closet (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Director: John Rich | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney, Jane Morgan

8. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.5
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

9. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

11. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: Hello, Mr. Chips (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Writers: Arthur Alsberg, Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Richard Crenna

12. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: The Time Element (1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Writer: Rod Serling | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: William Bendix, Martin Balsam, Darryl Hickman, Jesse White

13. 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

14. 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

15. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

16. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

17. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Nervous Neighbor (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Charles Fuller had hired Paul Drake to find his missing mother Alice. Paul has found her and knows her story. The woman was found badly beaten and unconscious in a field just outside Las ... See full summary »

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Samuel Newman | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

18. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: The English Test (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Writers: Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Richard Crenna

19. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: Angela's Wedding (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Writers: Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Jane Morgan

20. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: Have Bed - Will Travel (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Writer: Joseph Quillan | Director: John Rich | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney, Jane Morgan

21. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

22. 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

23. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

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

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

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

25. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell

26. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Maxine Stuart

27. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

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

28. Public Defender (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Creators: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon | Stars: Reed Hadley, John Close, Ben Welden, Jeri Lou James

29. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1966)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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There are no pets allowed in the Monkees' apartment. This leads to comic complications when Davy watches a horse for a kid. The Monkees get a taste of farm living when they try to return the horse.

Writer: Dave Evans | Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

30. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: The Great Land Purchase (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Writers: Arthur Alsberg, Joseph Quillan | Director: John Rich | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney, Jane Morgan

31. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

32. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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Only fiction series written & shot all over North America. Two young adventurers in a Corvette explore early 60's social problems and changing mores, looking for the right place to settle ... See full summary »

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

33. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include ... See full summary »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

34. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

35. 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

36. The Ed Wynn Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Ed Wynn, Sherry Alberoni, Jacklyn O'Donnell, Herb Vigran

37. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)
Episode: To Re-enlist or Not to Re-enlist (1967)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Sergeant Carter helps Gomer prepare for transition into civilian life by setting Gomer up with a job, a place to live and even a girlfriend, in hope that Gomer won't re-enlist.

Creator: Aaron Ruben | Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Barbara Stuart, Ronnie Schell

38. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Frank London, Garry Walberg

39. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: Big Ears (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Writer: Joseph Quillan | Director: John Rich | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney, William Ching

40. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Four O'Clock (1957)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Paul Steppe, a watch repairman, suspects his wife is cheating on him while he tends to his store every afternoon. Consumed with jealousy, he devises a time bomb set to go off at four o' ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis M. Cockrell, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long, Tom Pittman

41. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Bow-Wow Affair (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A relative of Waverly's is being threatened if he doesn't sell shares in a company at a fraction of their value. Kuryakin is assigned to the affair, where his knowledge of gypsies proves ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Caillou | Director: Sherman Marks | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Susan Oliver

42. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The only witness to a rich man's murder is his parrot, who keeps repeating the suspect's name. But in court, everyone is surprised at what the bird says next. Perry does his magic at an informal coroner's Inquest in a rural area.

Writers: Marian B. Cockrell, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

43. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: The Parlor Game (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Principal Conklin is not happy when Walter Denton takes a romantic interest in his daughter.

Writers: Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Robert Rockwell, Richard Crenna

44. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Woman Who Wanted to Live (1962)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a woman is forced by a murderer to drive him to safety, she deliberately passes up chances to escape.

Writer: Bryce Walton | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Bronson, Lola Albright, Ray Montgomery

45. The Music Man (1962)

Approved | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Writers: Meredith Willson, Franklin Lacey, Marion Hargrove | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

46. 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

47. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

48. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Unrated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.7
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Writers: Mickey Spillane, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

49. The Second Hundred Years (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Prospector Luke Carpenter was frozen in suspended animation in the year 1900 while panning for gold in Alaska. He was successfully thawed and returned home perfectly preserved at 33 years ... See full summary »

Stars: Monte Markham, Arthur O'Connell, Frank Maxwell, Bridget Hanley

50. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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