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1. 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: 3,329

2. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 8,337

3. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 421

4. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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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

Votes: 110

5. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 797

6. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 413

7. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 583

8. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 309

9. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 185

10. The Long Gray Line (1955)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,936

11. 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 seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

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

Votes: 142

12. 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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 80

13. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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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, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 133

14. 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

Votes: 95

15. This Is the Life (1952–1988)

30 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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Long-running religious series featuring dramatizations of contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution.

Stars: Nelson Leigh, Kathy Garver, John Bryant, Mary Ellen Kay

Votes: 29

16. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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

Votes: 65

17. Lord Love a Duck (1966)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.

Director: George Axelrod | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Tuesday Weld, Lola Albright, Martin West

Votes: 1,333

18. Shack Out on 101 (1955)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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At an isolated, seaside greasy-spoon cafe live George, the sarcastic owner; Slob, the potentially violent cook; and Kotty, the sexy waitress all the men lust after. Plus an occasional ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin

Votes: 486

19. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.6
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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 »

Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis, Andy Clyde

Votes: 57

20. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

Votes: 219

21. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 59

22. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.4
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 73

23. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 53

24. Masterson of Kansas (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Western

5.6
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In Kansas, fearing another Indian War, Sheriff Bat Masterson, Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday join forces to defuse tensions over grazing lands between Indians and greedy cattlemen.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Nancy Gates, James Griffith, Jean Willes

Votes: 155

25. Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Dr. Frankenstein's insane grandson attempts to create horrible monsters in modern day L.A.

Director: Richard E. Cunha | Stars: John Ashley, Sandra Knight, Donald Murphy, Sally Todd

Votes: 630

26. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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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: 84

27. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 49

28. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 37

29. Seven Angry Men (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, History, Western

6.5
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Rise, fall and execution of John Brown, fanatic abolitionist.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Raymond Massey, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Larry Pennell

Votes: 253

30. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 37

31. On the Threshold of Space (1956)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Guy Madison, Virginia Leith, John Hodiak, Dean Jagger

Votes: 110

32. Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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When he unwittingly sends some of his men into a trap, pirate Captain Peter Blood decides to rescue them. They've been taken prisoner by the Spanish Marquis de Riconete who is now using ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 208

33. Pony Express (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.5
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Stars: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 18

34. Swamp Girl (1971)

GP | 78 min | Drama

5.8
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A little blonde girl who is abandoned by her parents in the Florida swamps is rescued and raised by a black man she calls her "Pa". She takes it upon herself to protect all the creatures in... See full summary »

Director: Donald A. Davis | Stars: Ferlin Husky, Claude King, Steve Drexel, Lonnie Bower

Votes: 82

35. The Star and the Story (1955– )

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: Henry Fonda, Hugh Sanders, Hillary Brooke, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 23

36. The Shrike (1955)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, June Allyson, Joy Page, Kendall Clark

Votes: 107

37. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

Votes: 26

38. Frontier (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

8.0
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An unglamorized look at the settling of the American West with pioneers dealing with the elements, beset with nefarious characters and other problems that test their fortitude.

Stars: Walter Coy, Scott Forbes, Dabbs Greer, Jack Kelly

Votes: 21

39. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.5
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hope

Votes: 26

40. The Bamboo Prison (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Corp. Brady (Brian Keith) an American soldier captured during the Korean War, is taken to a POF camp. There he meets Sgt. Rand (Robert Francis)a prisoner who is cooperating with the North ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Robert Francis, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, Jerome Courtland

Votes: 150

41. The Man Behind the Badge (1953–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Stories taken from the files of various law-enforcement agencies, including city, county and state police, park rangers, military police, etc.

Stars: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 31

42. My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

6.1
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A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Peter Lawford, Beverly Tyler, Edward Arnold

Votes: 192

43. Strange Intruder (1956)

82 min | Drama

5.9
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During the Korean War, a soldier promises his dying buddy that he'll look after the man's family when he gets home. He winds up getting more than he bargained for.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Ida Lupino, Mimi Gibson, Eric Anderson

Votes: 64

44. The Jack Benny Hour (1965 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Beach Boys appear in a skit with Benny and Hope as surfers. Jack trys to weasel Disneyland tickets from Walt Disney. Also, a skit with Benny, Hope and Sommer in a takeoff on Italian ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, The Beach Boys, Elke Sommer

Votes: 40

45. Killer Leopard (1954)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure

5.8
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Movie actress Linda Winters has gone into the jungle to find her lost husband Fred. Bomba the Jungle Boy helps in the rescue effort. A major obstacle facing them is a killer leopard which specializes in tearing people limb from limb.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Sheffield, Beverly Garland, Barry Bernard, Donald Murphy

Votes: 87

46. Driftin' River (1946)

Approved | 59 min | Music, Western

6.6
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The Army sends Eddie and Soapy to the Morgan ranch to buy horses. But the horses are rustled and the follow-up Army patrol murdered. When Eddie is mistaken for a notorious outlaw, he joins ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Eddie Dean, Flash, Roscoe Ates, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 53

48. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: A Garden in the Sea (1954)

Comedy, Drama

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Dorothy McGuire stars in the Henry James adaptation classic, "The Aspern Papers" in the U.S. Steel Hour production of "A Garden in the Sea". James' 1888 novel concerns the efforts of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Anne Meacham, Donald Murphy, Mildred Natwick

49. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: A Message from Garcia (1955)

Drama

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Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Salvador Baguez, Sheryl Gallaway, Peter Mamakos, Alberto Mariscal

50. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)
Episode: Boy on the Roof (1957)

30 min | Adventure

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A younger brother, with revenge in his heart, climbs on a building and keeps police at bay with a rifle. P.T. takes a reporter up to the brother, thinking the reporter has good intentions. ... See full summary »

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Donald Murphy, Robert Crosson