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1. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Dick Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb, John Walbridge | Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

2. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

3. 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

4. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Creators: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Dick Conway | Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

5. 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

6. 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

7. Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Jean Webster | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

8. The Hucksters (1947)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Writers: Frederic Wakeman, Luther Davis, Edward Chodorov, George Wells | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou

9. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Billy Booth

10. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, Elick Moll | Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

11. 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

12. 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

13. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

14. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

15. 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

16. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Richard Crenna, Walter Brennan, Kathleen Nolan, Michael Winkelman

17. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

18. Our Miss Brooks (1956)

85 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Al Lewis, Joseph Quillan | Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Don Porter, Robert Rockwell

19. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

20. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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Tennis prodigy Florence Farley is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.

Writers: Martha Wilkerson, John R. Tunis | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Claire Trevor, Sally Forrest, Carleton G. Young, Robert Clarke

21. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

22. The Gift of Love (1958)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.

Writers: Luther Davis, Nelia Gardner White | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Evelyn Rudie, Lorne Greene

23. The Girl Most Likely (1958)

98 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Dotie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dotie accepts... See full summary »

Writers: Devery Freeman, Paul Jarrico | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes, Kaye Ballard

24. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Creator: Frank Fox | Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

25. I Married Joan (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.

Stars: Joan Davis, Jim Backus, Geraldine Carr, Sandra Gould

26. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nancy Reagan

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Kleptomaniac (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Lucy is the chairman of a bazaar for her club, but doesn't tell Ricky. When he finds all the cash and donations hidden in the apartment, he accuses her of being a compulsive thief.

Writers: Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll Jr. | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

28. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

29. Jerks of All Trades (1949 TV Short)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wrecked a hapless couple's home.

Writer: Henry Taylor | Director: George Cahan | Stars: Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Phil Berle, Symona Boniface

30. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

31. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Night in Town (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Murphy's Law is in full force when the Ricardos and the Mertzes leave their new Connecticut home for an evening of dinner and theater in New York City.

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

32. 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

33. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

38. It's a Great Life (1954–1956)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Two ex G.I.'s Denny and Steve return home and take a room at the boarding house of the doting Amy Morgan. Also in the house are the young and beautiful Cathy, and Amy's irrasciable, ... See full summary »

Creators: Dick Chevillat, Ray Singer | Stars: William Bishop, Michael O'Shea, James Dunn, Frances Bavier

39. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Jack Benny, William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Red Skelton

40. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: It's a Small World (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Sneaky Frankie Bennett tells Beaver that he can win a new bicycle by entering a popular television show's Franklin Milk bottle cap contest; but Beaver and big brother, Wally, cause quite a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Max Showalter, Jerry Mathers, Paul Sullivan

41. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Apples on the Lilac Tree (1956)

26 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A married couple's living arrangement has the town abuzz--he prefers to stay at home and do the housework, while she's out spending the day at her job.

Writers: Lee Loeb, Phil Shuken | Director: John Rich | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Joan Caulfield, Edgar Stehli, Eleanor Audley

42. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: How Jack Found Mary (1954)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A reporter asks Jack how he found Mary, and Jack remembers himself as a straw-hatted Hollywood boulevardier, twirling a cane, singing "Just a Gigolo " - lured into a May Co. store by a sale... See full summary »

Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Milt Josefsberg, Sam Perrin, John Tackaberry | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Sheldon Leonard

43. The Court of Last Resort (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the ... See full summary »

Creators: Erle Stanley Gardner, Harry Steeger | Stars: Lyle Bettger, Robert H. Harris, S. John Launer, John Maxwell

44. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis Goes to the Movies (1959)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Dennis sneaks out on his sitter to go to the movies where his parents are at and causes trouble at the Movie theater.

Writers: William Cowley, Peggy Chantler Dick, Hank Ketcham | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

45. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Fawn (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.0
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After years of captivity, a white woman and her half-Indian daughter are set free by the Indians, but they are shunned in Dodge.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

46. Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Olive Carey, Hayden Rorke

47. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Edie Finds a Corpse (1959)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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After Edie discovers a male corpse in her shower, her finicky landlord (Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace) threatens to break her lease. Leaving Lt. Jacobi to crack wise and ... See full summary »

Creator: Blake Edwards | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi, Ruta Lee

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Big Con (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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The Dodge City Bank's acting manager loses $20,000 of the bank's money when he imprudently makes a loan secured by a seemingly "can't lose" poker hand. Matt makes it apparent to the three "... See full summary »

Writer: John Meston | Director: John Rich | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

49. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Constable (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

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Dodge City's businessmen learn a hard lesson when they reject Matt's advice and hire a meek constable to handle a gang of rowdy but free-spending trail cowboys.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

50. 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