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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

2. The Big Country (1958)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Writers: Donald Hamilton, Jessamyn West, Robert Wyler, James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

3. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

4. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

5. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

Creators: John Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt | Stars: Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens, Junior Samples

6. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

TV-PG | 108 min | Drama

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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

7. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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

9. Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

10. Two Moon Junction (1988)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Writers: Zalman King, MacGregor Douglas | Director: Zalman King | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives

11. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

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An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

12. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Writers: Romeo Muller, Robert May, Johnny Marks | Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles, Larry D. Mann

13. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

14. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents.

Writers: George Lucas, Bob Carrau | Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

15. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

16. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Writers: Romain Gary, Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

17. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

18. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

19. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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

20. Our Man in Havana (1959)

111 min | Drama, Thriller, Comedy

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Jim Wormold is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly. He owns a vacuum cleaner shop but isn't very successful so he accepts an offer ... See full summary »

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

21. Summer Magic (1963)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

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A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Writers: Sally Benson, Kate Douglas Wiggin | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley

22. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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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

23. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure

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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Budd Albright, Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack

24. Ensign Pulver (1964)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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Life becomes so harried after Ensign Pulver's prank, he and the Captain are swept off deck during a storm, ending up on a tropical island, a group of ship wrecked nurses, dancing natives and 1 very big case of appendicitis.

Writers: Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, Peter S. Feibleman | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Tommy Sands

25. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

26. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nancy Reagan

27. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

28. So Dear to My Heart (1948)

G | 79 min | Family, Drama

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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

Writers: John Tucker Battle, Maurice Rapf, Ted Sears, Sterling North, Marc Davis, Ken Anderson, Bill Peet | Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten

29. Danger Bay (1984–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Family

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The adventures of a marine biologist and his family as they fight environmental crimes and other problems.

Stars: Donnelly Rhodes, Christopher Crabb, Ocean Hellman, Hagan Beggs

30. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

31. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Writers: Oliver Hailey, Leonard Stern, Tom Lazarus | Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives, Ray Bolger

32. Station West (1948)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

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Dick Powell stars as Haven, a government private investigator assigned to investigate the murders of two cavalrymen. Travelling incognito, Haven arrives in a small frontier outpost, where ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Fenton, Winston Miller, Luke Short | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives

33. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Drama, Western

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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.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

34. The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Writers: William Overgard, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Julie Woodson

35. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

36. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987 TV Movie)

282 min | Biography, Drama

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The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

Writers: Dennis Turner, C. David Heymann | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, David Ackroyd, Stéphane Audran, Amadeus August

37. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

38. Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Western

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Cowboys and ranchers have to put their differences aside when a gang of outlaws, led by army captain Jack Bruhn, decide to spend the night in a little Western town.

Writers: Lee E. Wells, Philip Yordan | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

39. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

40. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Tim Conway

41. Ready, Steady, Go! (1963–1966)

50 min | Music

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Stars: Sandy Sarjeant, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Eric Burdon

42. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

93 min | Drama, Romance

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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

43. The Spiral Road (1962)

145 min | Adventure

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Writers: John Lee Mahin, Neil Paterson, Jan de Hartog | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen

44. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Talk show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

45. Tonight! (1953–1957)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ... See full summary »

Creators: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs

46. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

105 min | Drama

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In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Writers: Willard Motley, Robert Presnell Jr. | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg

47. The New Adventures of Heidi (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Heidi leaves the mountains of Switzerland for a trip to New York City.

Writers: Johanna Spyri, John McGreevey | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Burl Ives, Katy Kurtzman, John Gavin, Marlyn Mason

48. Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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Phineas T Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Alan Towers, Jules Verne, Dave Freeman | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Burl Ives, Jimmy Clitheroe, Terry-Thomas, Graham Stark

49. The Brass Bottle (1964)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Brodney, F. Anstey | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi

50. Desire Under the Elms (1958)

111 min | Drama, Romance

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Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »

Writers: Irwin Shaw, Eugene O'Neill | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton