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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

2. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Potluck a la Mode (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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While the Baxters are out for the evening, Hazel entertains dinner guests who arrive at their house on the wrong night.

Writers: Jane Klove, Ted Sherdeman | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

4. 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: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

5. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

6. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An elderly nurse visits Perry for advice but leaves not listening. Later, she arrives at the police station to confess to killing a columnist who is using a book she stole from a doctor to blackmail him into giving her a baby of her own.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Dick Stenger, Gene Wang | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

8. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

9. 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

10. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

12. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

13. Ripcord (1961– )

30 min | Adventure

8.4
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Operating their skydiving service company "Ripcord", Jim Buckley and Ted McKeever are able to get to places that others can't and get there much faster. This leads them on many exciting ... See full summary »

Creator: Harry Redmond Jr. | Stars: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher, Paul Comi

14. Grindl (1963–1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Imogene Coca, Dee J. Thompson, James Millhollin, John Cliff

15. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Adventures of Gallegher: Part 1 (1965)

Unrated | 55 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Writers: Richard Harding Davis, Maurice Tombragel | Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Roger Mobley, Ray Teal, Harvey Korman

16. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Fickle Fortune (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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While conducting an inventory of a home whose owner died intestate, tax official Ralph Duncan comes across $153,000 in very old currency hidden under a drawer. The money is stolen from his briefcase so he consults Perry Mason.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Sol Stein, Glenn P. Wolfe | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

17. 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

18. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

19. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.3
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

20. The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.3
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Stars: George Nader, Joyce Meadows, Jack Ging, Michael Keith

21. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, William Phipps

22. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Monkees Manhattan Style (1967)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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The Monkees travel to New York to meet a young producer, Mackinley Baker, at The Compton Plaza Hotel. Unfortunately, they find Baker just about to be evicted out of the room and themselves ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

23. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

24. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

25. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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

26. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

27. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Edward Asner, Whit Bissell, Michael Constantine

28. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: A Business Measure (1959)

24 min | Drama, Adventure

8.2
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The Fortuna II's anchorage is used by gem smugglers as a drop off point.When Mr. Lucky and Andamo find this out and notify the police,the smugglers will stop at nothing to recover their booty.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Philip Ober, Suzanne Lloyd

29. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: A Good Example for Harold (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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George uses a white lie to get out of an event with a business partner he does not like. When Hazel catches Harold using the same type of white lie, she says everyone has to stop using lies.

Creator: Ted Key | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

30. Family Affair (1966–1971)
Episode: Buffy (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Bill Davis, owner of a successful construction company, is entertaining a date at his New York apartment. Then, Buffy, his niece and daughter of his dead brother, is brought to him. Bill is... See full summary »

Creators: Don Fedderson, Edmund L. Hartmann | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones

31. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Roving River (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Judy Bryant is an independent girl who becomes her own worst enemy. She is involved in a land dispute that her long lost stepfather can help with but he needs $10,000. When the package she delivers with the money explodes, she is charged.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Samuel Newman | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

32. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch, Steve Conte

33. Temple Houston (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

8.1
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The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Texan Sam Houston.

Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Jack Elam, Frank Ferguson, Chubby Johnson

34. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk, Jesse White

35. The Munsters (1964–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely.

Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick

36. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Maxine Stuart

37. Channing (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jason Evers, Henry Jones, Susan Hart, Michael Parks

38. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

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

39. Tom, Dick and Mary (1964– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Don Galloway, Joyce Bulifant, Steve Franken, Guy Raymond

40. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: In Summer Promise (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, Collier Young | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Joan Fontaine, Scott Marlowe, Philip Ober

41. Elmer Gantry (1960)

TV-PG | 146 min | Drama

7.9
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Sinclair Lewis | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

42. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.9
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

Writers: Ketti Frings, William Inge | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

43. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

44. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

45. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Don Juan Is Shelved (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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When Variety reports that M-G-M has shelved its "Don Juan" movie, Lucy is afraid that she and the gang might have to leave Hollywood. She schemes to find a man to pretend to be a producer ... See full summary »

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

46. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Tandem Target (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Con Bolton is a poor club singer hoping to save enough to marry Irma Hodge who hopes to inherit money from her dead father but her stepfather is standing in the way of both events. Con is charged when the stepfather is murdered.

Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

47. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

48. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

7.8
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

49. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Treacherous Toupee (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After a two-year absence, Hartley Bassett returns to reclaim his company. His wife Sybil is at a stockholders' meeting to vote with company president Peter Dawson to restructure the business after charges that her husband embezzled funds.

Writer: Maurice Zimm | Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

50. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
Episode: The Lady in the Bottle (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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American astronaut Tony Nelson splashes down near a deserted island and finds a bottle that contains a beautiful genie named Jeannie. After helping him get rescued he sets her free, but she... See full summary »

Writer: Sidney Sheldon | Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Karen Sharpe, Hayden Rorke