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1. North to Alaska (1960)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancée back to Alaska. Sam finds she is already married, and returns instead with Angel. Sam, after ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, Claude Binyon, Ladislas Fodor, John H. Kafka | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

2. Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

6.9
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A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, John Van Druten | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

3. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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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

4. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Lucy is back again in this one hour sequel to I Love Lucy. Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

5. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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

6. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

7. Our Man in Havana (1959)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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

8. Pepe (1960)

Unrated | 195 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Leslie Bush-Fekete, Dorothy Kingsley, Sonya Levien, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Carlos Montalbán

9. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

10. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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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

11. Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street.

Writer: Evan Hunter | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush

12. You Bet Your Life (1950–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation.

Stars: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Melinda Marx, Tuulikki Woods

13. It Happened to Jane (1959)

97 min | Comedy

6.6
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Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Writers: Norman Katkov, Max Wilk | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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

15. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Janis Paige

16. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

17. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.4
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

18. Operation Mad Ball (1957)

105 min | Comedy, War

6.5
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Private Hogan must raise his ability to scheme and plot to a new level to put on a madcap dance to celebrate the closing of an Army surgical hospital in post WWII France while evading the ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Carter, Jed Harris, Blake Edwards | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell

19. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1966)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

20. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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Stars: Dean Martin, Marian Anderson, Alice Backes, Polly Bergen

21. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

22. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Gruber | Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis, Jane Nigh

23. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

24. Tonight! (1953–1957)

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

7.3
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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

25. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson, Fred Astaire, Ann Blyth

26. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, Roy Rogers, John Raitt

27. The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions... See full summary »

Stars: Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Top Twenty, Cliff Arquette, Molly Bee

28. Wake Me When It's Over (1960)

126 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Richard L. Breen, Howard Singer | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ernie Kovacs, Dick Shawn, Margo Moore, Jack Warden

29. Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)

88 min | Comedy

6.0
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A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen, Bruce Geller, Nathaniel Benchley | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: Robert Wagner, Dolores Hart, Carolyn Jones, Ernie Kovacs

30. Five Golden Hours (1961)

90 min | Comedy

5.2
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A petty crook gallantly consoles wealthy widows and is doing all right in his chosen profession until he meets and falls in love with a lovely baroness, who knows all about get-rich-quick ... See full summary »

Writer: Hans Wilhelm | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Ernie Kovacs, Cyd Charisse, George Sanders, Kay Hammond

31. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Bruce Gordon, Alberto Morin, Bartlett Robinson

32. The George Gobel Show (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: George Gobel, Peggy King, John Scott Trotter, Fred MacMurray

33. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)

30 min | Family, Music

4.6
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Ballroom dancing, plus comedy, songs and dance contests on one of the few programs to air over all four major commercial networks. ABC premiered it on July 20, 1950 and it closed on NBC on ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Murray, Kathryn Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Farley Granger

34. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds

35. The Ernie Kovacs Show (1952–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Stars: Ernie Kovacs, Edie Adams, The Bob Hamilton Trio, Boris Karloff

36. The Ernie Kovacs Show (1961– )

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Jolene Brand, Bobby Lauher, Maggi Brown, Joe Mikolas

37. Holiday on Ice (1956 TV Movie)

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Stars: The Goofers, Sonja Henie, Haye Alan Jenkins, Al Kelly

38. The Polly Bergen Show (1957–1958)

Music

7.6
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Stars: Polly Bergen, Bill Bergen, Kay Kendall, Julius LaRosa

39. Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (1956)

Comedy, Animation, Short

7.8
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Writer: Ted Key | Director: Shamus Culhane | Stars: Orson Bean, Salome Jens, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx

40. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959 TV Special)

100 min | Family

7.2
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

41. Silents Please (1960–1961)

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Stars: Ernie Kovacs, William Boyd, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks

42. The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Music

6.4
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Stars: Patti Page, Teresa Brewer, Shari Lewis, The Ames Brothers

43. The David Susskind Show (1958–1987)

Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Marlon Brando, David Susskind, Richard Brooks, George Cukor

44. The Walter Winchell Show (1956– )

30 min

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Live weekly variety show. The show originated in New York City for the first nine weeks and then moved to Hollywood. Although many top performers were featured, the show never caught on and... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Winchell, Lisa Kirk, Sammy Davis Jr., Martha Raye

45. The Eddie Fisher Show (1957–1958)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Stars: Eddie Fisher, George Gobel, Gisele MacKenzie, Mary Tyler Moore

46. Take a Good Look (1959–1960)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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The contestants on this quiz show had been involved in notable news events. Films clips or recordings of the event were shown; if they were unavailable, Kovacs and the three actors would ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Lauher, Jolene Brand, Edie Adams, Jack Carson

47. The NBC Comedy Hour (1956– )

60 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, Hy Averback, Gale Storm, Stan Freberg

48. The Big Record (1957–1958)

30 min | Music

6.6
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Stars: Patti Page, Bill Hayes, Johnny Mathis, Erroll Garner

49. Medicine Man (1962 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy, Western

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Writers: Joe Bigelow, Jay Sommers | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ernie Kovacs, Buster Keaton, Kevin Brodie, Valerie Allen

50. Take a Guess (1953– )

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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Summer quiz show. The moderator and studio audience knew what a "mystery object" was and the contestant had to determine what it was based on questions asked by the panelists.

Stars: John K.M. McCaffery, Margaret Lindsay, Ernie Kovacs, Dorothy Hart