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1. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Millie Davis Story (1958)

60 min | Western

8.8
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Millie Davis reluctantly takes in an orphaned baby girl. Eight years later the girl's grandmother arrives to retrieve her. But Millie doesn't want to give up the child, so she claims that she and Flint are the parents.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Evelyn Rudie, Nancy Gates

Votes: 28

2. 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 backgrounds 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: 11,179

3. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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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 »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 221

4. Hong Kong (1960–1961)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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Glenn Evans, a two-fisted journalist in Hong Kong, follows up stories involving smugglers, spies, murderers, and beautiful women in distress, with the help of his friend Chief Inspector Neil Campbell.

Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Jann

Votes: 92

5. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.6
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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: 94

6. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 76

7. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 149

8. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 251

9. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 104

10. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, Robert Paige

Votes: 29

11. Kentucky Jones (1964–1965)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Californian veterinarian Kentucky Jones learns his late wife had adopted a Chinese boy Ike, age 9. Handyman Seldom and the local Asian community help him adjust to being a new dad. Social worker Edith Thorncroft looks in on things.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, Ricky Der, Harry Morgan, Jane Chang

Votes: 60

12. The Whistler (1954– )

30 min | Mystery

8.4
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Stars: William Forman, Danni Sue Nolan, Arthur Franz, Dorothy Green

Votes: 19

13. The Best of the Post (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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A syndicated anthology series adapted from stories published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine.

Stars: John Conte, Karl Swenson, Alan Lee, Burt Douglas

Votes: 16

14. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Death Wind (1960)

60 min | Western

8.4
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A stage arrives with passengers that want to continue on at the same time a twister is supposed to hit the area. One of the passengers is hurt when Slim has to hit him when he pulls a gun. They are followed by a hit man who is after him.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 39

15. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 754

16. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.3
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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

Votes: 138

17. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 107

18. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 62

19. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

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

Votes: 3,622

20. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.2
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The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 117

21. Wichita Town (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Wichita, Kansas, USA was a growing town after the American Civil War. Helping the town grow were Marshal Mike Dunbar and his deputies, Ben Matheson and Rico Rodriguez. Also appearing were ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Robert Foulk, Robert Anderson

Votes: 23

22. 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: 21

23. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 12

24. The Detectives (1959–1962)
Episode: A Barrel Full of Monkeys (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Robert Taylor, Mark Goddard, Adam West, Tige Andrews

Votes: 6

25. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Episode: The Girl Who Couldn't Remember (1959)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A lady suffering from amnesia hires Spencer to help her discover who she is and why her purse contained a large sum of money.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Roger Smith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Nancy Gates

Votes: 25

26. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,458

27. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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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 (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,902

28. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 323

29. 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 series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 162

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

30 min | Drama

8.1
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An anthology series hosted by Jane Wyman.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Simon Scott, Edith Evanson

Votes: 30

31. Damon Runyon Theater (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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An anthology, the episodes of which were based mostly on the original short stories of Daymon Runyan.

Stars: Donald Woods, Wally Vernon, Allen Jenkins, Clegg Hoyt

Votes: 26

32. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Burial Ground of the Gods (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bart trails a thief to the Wyoming badlands where the man is leading a woman and her fiancé to where he claims to have seen her supposedly dead husband. In order to regain his money, Bart ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Jack Kelly, Nancy Gates, Robert Lowery, Claude Akins

Votes: 37

33. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Candy Queen (1965)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Candy Queen Claire Armstrong is in the midst of life changing events. She fires the man who made her business and falls for a gambler she trusts - too much. When her secret recipe is stolen, a casino owner is killed and she is charged.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 65

34. 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

Votes: 3,813

35. 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: 338

36. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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 »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Votes: 116

37. The Lone Wolf (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Stars: Louis Hayward, John Doucette, James Anderson, Adele Mara

Votes: 73

38. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 105

39. Adventures of the Falcon (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Stories of an Espionage Agent.

Stars: Charles McGraw, James Flavin, G. Pat Collins, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 15

40. The Adventures of McGraw (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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McGraw is a solitary type who manages to get entangled in the stopping of criminal activity despite not having any official capacity. He often doesn't carry a weapon, especially if an attractive woman is involved.

Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Jean Willes, James Flavin, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 30

41. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Crooked Candle (1957)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Martha and Rita show up at a beauty salon answering to the same name "Mrs. Bradford." Their husband Joe turns up dead on his boat, Martha is charged with his murder, and a candle on the table is leaning about twenty degrees.

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

Votes: 152

42. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Woeful Widower (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Perry defends two clients: first the housekeeper Nellie Conway for theft and secondly the stepsister of the murder victim who stands to inherit her estate. Problem is that the husband is the one the finger points at for being the killer.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 68

43. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Grover Allen Story (1964)

75 min | Western

8.0
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After being fired and setting a bomb which kills his tyrannical boss, Grover Allen joins the wagon train and heads west with his widowed daughter-in-law Della and grandson Jeff. A detective searching for Allen joins the wagon train.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 20

44. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 344

45. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 18,238

46. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed the Jackpot? (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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When a wealthy banker is found murdered atop a seedy hotel's neon sign, a race to find the murderer develops between Burke and the beautiful private detective who was working for the dead man.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 17

47. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.8
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 621

48. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 881

49. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 289

50. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.8
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

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

Votes: 130