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1. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 4,824

2. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 7,605

3. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 613

4. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Writer: Richard Morris | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 4,229

5. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 703

6. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, Ben Stahl | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 3,422

7. The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

G | 141 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kyle Crichton, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, AJ Carothers | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 1,203

8. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.7
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Victor Trivas, Frank P. Rosenberg, Robert E. Kent, William L. Stuart | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 4,727

9. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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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

Votes: 542

10. Double Dynamite (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Harry Crane, Leo Rosten, Mannie Manheim | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra, Don McGuire

Votes: 616

11. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 212

12. What a Way to Go! (1964)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Writers: Gwen Davis, Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin

Votes: 2,709

13. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Western, Drama

7.6
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Writers: Charles Schnee, Frank Capra | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Votes: 1,828

14. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

60 min | Western, Crime

8.0
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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Topper the Horse, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Clyde

Votes: 147

15. 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

Votes: 374

16. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Writers: Stephen Crane, John Huston, Albert Band | Director: John Huston | Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,903

17. Salome (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

5.9
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In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Harry Kleiner | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson

Votes: 961

18. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Writers: Howard Dimsdale, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lee Strasberg, Marvin Borowsky | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,394

19. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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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, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 173

20. The Tall Target (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.

Writers: George Worthing Yates, Art Cohn, Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 1,017

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

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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, Roxane Brooks, Russ Conway, Regis Toomey

Votes: 136

22. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Hal Foster | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

Votes: 1,642

23. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 131

24. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Blackie and gal pal Mary, and their dog Whitey, solve lots of Los Angeles crimes before the cops can do it.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

Votes: 84

25. 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

Votes: 56

26. Space Patrol (1950–1955)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Moser | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Votes: 60

27. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Robert Bray, Fay Roope

Votes: 66

28. World for Ransom (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many... See full summary »

Writer: Lindsay Hardy | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny

Votes: 228

29. Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

6.2
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Nora Gilpin is a demure nurse, who has just become engaged to her long-time beau, Tim. She is also secretly fighting her attraction to attorney, John Raymond, whom she insists she dislikes.... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Riskin, George Carleton Brown | Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 205

30. Terry and the Pirates (1952– )

30 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Colonel Terry Lee travels to the orient in search of a gold mine left to him by his grandfather. While searching, he is a pilot employed by a "no questions asked" airline run by Chopstick ... See full summary »

Stars: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Votes: 31

31. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.6
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Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Writer: Frank Gruber | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh

Votes: 303

32. Calendar Girl (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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A songwriter finds out that his beautiful girlfriend is going to be an artist's model.

Writers: Mary Loos, Richard Sale, Lee Loeb | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jane Frazee, William Marshall, Gail Patrick, Kenny Baker

Votes: 142

33. Biff Baker, U.S.A. (1952–1954)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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A Husband-and-Wife Spy Team pose as American Importers behind the Iron Curtain.

Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart, John Wengraf, Charles Bronson

Votes: 37

34. Swing Fever (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Lowell Blackford (Kay Kyser) is blessed with a gift of music,but also cursed with a hereditary "evil eye" which hypnotizes people,and he is virtually a recluse. He goes in search of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Matt Brooks, Joseph Hoffman, Nat Perrin, Warren Wilson | Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 112

35. The Leather Saint (1956)

86 min | Drama

5.4
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Episcopalian minister Gil Allen keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley. Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe offers to ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Ganzer, Norman Retchin | Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Paul Douglas, John Derek, Jody Lawrance, Cesar Romero

Votes: 47

36. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 18

37. The New Phil Silvers Show (1963–1964)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Harry Grafton is a supervisor at Osborne Industries which produces ever changing items according to plotline premise. Harry schemes to do as little as possible while still receiving maximum benefits. His efforts usually end in disaster.

Creators: R.S. Allen, Harvey Bullock | Stars: Phil Silvers, Herbie Faye, Jim Shane, Stafford Repp

Votes: 18

38. Inside Straight (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.2
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Rip MacCool has learned early in life that "money talks" (and other stuff walks), as does the audience via flashbacks, and when he arrives in San Francisco, he has no qualms about being ... See full summary »

Writer: Guy Trosper | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: David Brian, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Mercedes McCambridge

Votes: 87

39. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 14

40. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Randy Stuart

41. The Joe Palooka Story (1954– )

Comedy

6.7
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Creator: Ham Fisher | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Cathy Downs, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, Luis Van Rooten

Votes: 12

42. Clipped Wings (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

7.1
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Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles R. Marion, Elwood Ullman | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Renie Riano

Votes: 200

43. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.3
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Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.

Writers: Cy Endfield, Albert DePina, Hal E. Chester, Ham Fisher | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 19

44. Love and Learn (1947)

83 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Writers: Eugene Conrad, I.A.L. Diamond, Harry Sauber, Francis Swann | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Martha Vickers, Janis Paige

Votes: 60

45. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949)

59 min | Western

6.2
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In the fourth and last Red Ryder (following "Ride, Rider, Ride", "Roll, Thunder, Roll" and "The Fighting Redhead" in that order) of the Equity Pictures for Eagle-Lion distribution, filmed ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Harman, Jerry Thomas | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jim Bannon, Don Reynolds, Emmett Lynn, Marin Sais

Votes: 18

46. Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (1965 TV Movie)

33 min | Western

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Adventurer Diamond Jim Brady is hired by Enwright, a railroad company president, to ramrod his track through to a silver boomtown in Colorado by the required date. If Brady succeeds the ... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Brown | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Dale Robertson, Walter Burke, Jeff York, Robert Emhardt

47. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)
Episode: Backtrack (1960)

30 min | Western

5.6
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An amateur embezzler who glamorizes a life of crime learns a hard lesson when he falls in with a gang of bandits after they free him from Slade's custody during a train robbery.

Creator: Frank Gruber | Director: Will Jason | Stars: Scott Brady, King Donovan, Connie Hines, Wesley Lau

Votes: 7

48. Terry and the Pirates (1952– )
Episode: Boxer's Rebellion

26 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

Terry and Hotshot come the aid of a young Chinese woman who wishes to book passage on an Air Cathay flight on credit. She has come to Tanzan to persuade her fiancée to return to her ... See full summary »

Writer: Oliver Crawford | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Baer, William Tracy, Gloria Saunders, Jack Reitzen

49. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Charity Affair (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: David Janssen, Patricia Blair, Frank Gerstle, Ingrid Goude

50. Racket Squad (1950– )
Episode: Desperate Money (1952)

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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In immigrant tailor is severely beaten by a brutal loan shark. His terrified family turns to Capt. Braddock for help.

Writer: Erna Lazarus | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Reed Hadley, Fred Essler, Aline Towne, Frank Gerstle

Votes: 12