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1. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure

8.3
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

2. Stage 7 (1955– )
Episode: End of the Line (1955)

8.3
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The ex-girlfriend of mobster Al Maxim provided him with an alibi in a murder case. Now she now wants to leave town before the trial and marry her new boyfriend. Al tries to shoot her, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Brady, Richard N. Bell | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Maria Riva, Don Haggerty, Michael Emmet, Stuart Randall

3. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: The Boy Who Hated Superman (1954)

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

8.3
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Clark Kent temporarily takes in Frankie, a juvenile street tough who has hooked up with Duke, a criminal. Clark, in his civilian identity, is trying to set Frankie on the right path. But ... See full summary »

Writer: David T. Chantler | Director: George Blair | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

4. Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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Typical western with a twist. The two stars appeared as Texas Rangers but in a different scenario each program. One week, they might be Rangers in the 1840s and the next week they would be ... See full summary »

Stars: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter, William Boyett, Stanley Andrews

5. Dick Tracy (1950–1952)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Ralph Byrd, Joe Devlin, William Woodson, Dick Elliott

6. Stage 7 (1955– )

30 min

8.1
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A weekly half-hour anthology series, similar to "Four Star Playhouse".

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

7. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

8. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Western

8.0
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Creator: George W. Trendle | Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

9. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

8.0
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Creators: George W. Trendle, Fran Striker | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

10. 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

11. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

12. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: 3-7-77 (1954)

Western, Crime

8.0
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Soon after Hoppy and Red arrive where the murderous outlaws operate with impunity and precision in lawless Canyon City to help sheriff Barnett the mark of the vigilante, 3-7-77, starts to appear at the locations of those Hoppy suspects.

Writers: Ande Lamb, Clarence E. Mulford | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, James Anderson, James Seay

13. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Episode: The Poisoned Waterhole (1950)

30 min | Western

8.0
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After nearly drinking from a poisoned waterhole, Gene and Pat finds themselves in the middle of a fight between railroad workers and an Indian tribe.

Writer: Polly James | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Sheila Ryan

14. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Vendetta (1955)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.0
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Writers: J. Benton Cheney, O. Henry, Ande Lamb | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Alan Wells, Claudia Barrett

15. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

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

7.9
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy, John Hamilton

16. The Range Rider (1951–1953)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The Range Rider, had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians.

Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones, Bob Woodward, Al Wyatt Sr.

17. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

18. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: Outlaw Brand (1956)

30 min | Western

7.8
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While rummaging through an old trunk, Tagg and his friend Johnny Ward, the son of a murdered lawman, find evidence that they believe proves his uncle is an ex-convict and may be part of the outlaw gang who recently robbed Diablo's bank.

Writer: J. Benton Cheney | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Leonard Penn

19. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt Fights (1958)

26 min | Western

7.8
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Earp is caught in the middle between two saloon owners who want to force the owners of the Long Branch Saloon out and take it over. Earp wants to use peaceful methods to control the situation but that will force the truth into the open.

Writer: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Grant Richards, Charles Tannen, William Tannen

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

30 min | Western

7.7
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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

21. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Krasna, Felix Jackson | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

22. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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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: Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins, Robert Carson

23. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

24. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Bank Robbers (1955)

30 min | Western

7.7
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Wounded bank robber Clem Parker and his girl Bonnie Dawson want no part of Tarp Anders' brash gang of thieves, but Wyatt isn't sure whether to believe Bonnie's story that the Anders gang plans to rob the Union Bank without Parker.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Frank Gruber | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Robert Lowery, Rita Lynn

25. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Writers: Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda, Stefan Zweig | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

26. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

27. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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

28. The Way of All Flesh (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Lajos Biró, Jules Furthman, Lenore J. Coffee | Director: Louis King | Stars: Akim Tamiroff, Gladys George, William Henry, Muriel Angelus

29. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.5
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

30. To Catch a Thief (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, David Dodge | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

31. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)

30 min | Western

7.5
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The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle.

Stars: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady, Trigger

32. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

33. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Western

7.5
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The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest.

Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

34. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.5
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The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze

35. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: War Horse (1949)

Western

7.5
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A promoter wants to purchase the famous war horse 'Black Cloud' owned by the Chief Lame Bear. Instead of purchasing the horse the people he employs steal the animal instead, taking Lame ... See full summary »

Creator: George W. Trendle | Director: George B. Seitz Jr. | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Leonard Penn, Jean De Briac

36. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.4
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The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Diablo, Loco

37. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)

30 min | Western

7.4
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A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward

38. Judge Roy Bean (1956– )

30 min | Western

7.4
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Western set in the Texas town of Langtry, named after Lillie Langtry. When storekeeper Roy Bean becomes fed up with the lawlessness in the town, he sets establishes himself as a judge and introduces a system of law and order.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery, X Brands

39. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

40. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Courage Is a Gun (1956)

30 min | Western

7.4
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Johnny Adler comes to town. He is fast with a gun and loves to be feared. He accepts an offer to kill the town sheriff, however, first he wants to take care of an infection in his finger.

Writer: Frederick Louis Fox | Director: John English | Stars: Dick Powell, Beverly Garland, Robert Vaughn, James Westerfield

41. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Juggler's Silver (1955)

Approved | 25 min | Western

7.4
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Writers: Barry Cohon, O. Henry | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Fortune Gordien, Rodd Redwing

42. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Vengeance Trail (1957)

30 min | Western

7.4
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Earp receives word that Fred Colby has been released from prison. Earp has no knowledge of him so he fills in the blanks with info from Hal, others and old city records. Fred may be out for revenge for the killing of his brother Larry.

Writer: Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jan Merlin, Charles Evans, Jan Englund

43. The Three Musketeers (1948)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Robert Ardrey | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin

44. Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.3
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Buffalo Bill Jr. and his kid sister Calamity are raised under the watchful eye of Judge Ben 'Fair and Square" Wiley. Together this dynamic trio keep law and order in small town of Wileyville, Arizona.

Stars: Dickie Jones, Nancy Gilbert, Harry Cheshire, Bob Woodward

45. Superman (1948)

Approved | 244 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Joseph F. Poland, Arthur Hoerl, Lewis Clay, Royal K. Cole | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman

46. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )

26 min | Adventure

7.2
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"The Commissioner" sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence.

Stars: Brian Donlevy, Herbert Butterfield, Lyle Talbot, Jan Arvan

47. The Unexpected (1952– )

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Herbert Marshall, Paul Guilfoyle, David Colmans, Jane Nigh

48. No Holds Barred (1952)

65 min | Comedy

7.2
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Sach acquires super strenth through a magic spell, which the boys attempt to cash in on by turning him into a professional wrestler.

Writers: Jack Crutcher, Bert Lawrence, Tim Ryan | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Marjorie Reynolds, Bernard Gorcey

49. Savage Mutiny (1953)

73 min | Adventure

7.2
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Jungle Jim tries to relocate African natives so that the atom bomb can be tested on their island. Enemy agents interfere.

Writer: Sol Shor | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens, Lester Matthews, Nelson Leigh

50. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Carrier Pigeon (1951)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.2
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Cisco and Pancho meet up with a woman who claims to be an insurance investigator tracking down a stolen diamond necklace.

Writers: J. Benton Cheney, O. Henry | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Sherry Moreland, Leonard Penn