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1. 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

2. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.4
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Barney Phillips

3. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Laugh (1955)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Jane Burgess, Jack Kruschen, Peggy Maley

4. 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

5. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

6. 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

7. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.3
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

8. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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 »

Creator: Jules V. Levy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

9. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

10. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Curious Bride (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rhoda Reynolds is blackmailed by Artie Kane for a past indiscretion, which she would like to keep from her weakling husband Carl and his overbearing father Philip. Artie turns up dead, and Rhoda is charged with his murder.

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

11. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

12. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

13. Rescue 8 (1958– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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The experiences of two rescue specialists with the L.A. County Fire Department, whose job is to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations (car accidents, cave-ins, stranded ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Davis, Lang Jeffries, Nancy Rennick, Mary K. Cleary

14. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

15. Panic! (1957– )

30 min | Thriller

8.1
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Creator: Al Simon | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Bill Erwin, Norman Alden, Robert Anderson

16. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Romantic Rogue (1959)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Stacey Chandler gives Helen Harvey his mother's cameo as an engagement gift but Helen finds out that Stacey is a con man. Irene Wallace tries to involve Stacey in a con game against Helen, but he refuses. Irene is killed and Helen charged.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

17. 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

18. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

8.0
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

19. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

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

20. 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

21. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

22. Lock Up (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville, Olive Carey

23. The Walter Winchell File (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Crime stories that Walter Winchell had covered while working with the New York City Police Department.

Stars: Walter Winchell, John Larch, George Cisar, Robert Anderson

24. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

25. Hey, Jeannie! (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Creator: Charles Isaacs | Stars: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo, Jack Kirkwood

26. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Student (1955)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Paul Burke, Peggy Maley, Simon Scott

27. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Boarding House (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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Sid Fallon tries to blackmail former gambler Julia Andueza into allowing him to use her boarding house as a gambling hall and saloon.

Writer: Sam Peckinpah | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Alan Baxter

28. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Silent Partner (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The owner of a lucrative orchid business is charged with murder after her husband loses stock shares in a poker game to a sleazy ex-con. A phone call from the hostess at the game saying she was poisoned springs Perry into action.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Donald S. Sanford | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

29. 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

30. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and ... See full summary »

Writers: Margaret Buell Wilder, David O. Selznick | Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

31. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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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

32. Jefferson Drum (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.7
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A widower with a young son starts a newspaper in a wild Western town.

Stars: Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert Stevenson

33. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Ted W. Lawson, Robert Considine | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock

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

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Edith Evanson, Anthony Eustrel

35. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, where he tools around in a convertible with a car ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Mary Tyler Moore, Russ Conway

36. 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

37. The Star and the Story (1955– )

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Henry Fonda, Hugh Sanders, Hillary Brooke, Frank Lovejoy

38. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

39. The Thin Man (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.4
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Jack Albertson, Patricia Donahue

40. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Tri-State Gang (1959)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A notorious gang that hijacks trucks is unstoppable...until one of its members falls for a young French woman who can identify their leader.

Writers: Joseph Petracca, Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley | Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Robert Stack, William Bendix, Alan Hale Jr., Florence Halop

41. The Lawless Years (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police officer in the Roaring '20s who fights organized crime. The show was loosely based on the real life Rudisky who was a New York police officer ... See full summary »

Stars: James Gregory, Robert Karnes, John Dennis, Norman Alden

42. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Natalie Marcin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

43. Human Desire (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.2
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A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in a sordid affair with a co-worker's wife and murder.

Writers: Alfred Hayes, Émile Zola | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan

44. Ramar of the Jungle (1952–1954)

30 min | Adventure

7.2
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Missionaries' kid Tom Reynolds returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives ("Ramar" means "White Medicine Man") and takes care of bad guys, aided by Prof. Ogden.

Stars: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart, James Fairfax

45. 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

46. The Harvey Girls (1946)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.1
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On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis, Harry Crane, James O'Hanlon, Samson Raphaelson, Kay Van Riper, Samuel Hopkins Adams, Eleanore Griffin, William Rankin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury

47. The Midnight Story (1957)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Beloved priest Father Thomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alley, and the police have few clues. But traffic cop Joe Martini becomes obsessed with finding the killer; he suspects Sylvio... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Blum, John Robinson | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Marisa Pavan, Gilbert Roland, Jay C. Flippen

48. Stage 7 (1955– )

30 min

7.1
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Stars: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

49. Target (1958– )

30 min | Drama

7.1
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This anthology program featured shows about horror and suspense.

Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Macdonald Carey, Charles Davis, Troy Melton

50. A Guy Named Joe (1943)

TV-G | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Maj. Pete Sandidge is a very able pilot who seems to have a streak of luck as far as flying goes. World War II is raging and Pete has come out of it pretty so far. He even has a beautiful ... See full summary »

Writers: Chandler Sprague, David Boehm, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond