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1. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 106

2. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: Soft Focus (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.8
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A vain & selfish portrait photographer acquires a bottle of correction ink which, when applied to touch-up his photograph, erases wrinkles and removes other imperfections from his actual ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Dortha Duckworth, Joan Hotchkis, Anne Meacham, Barry Morse

Votes: 5

3. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Episode: The Devil and Daniel Webster (1960)

Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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New Englander Jabez Stone is about to lose the farm, in a fit he tells his wife that he'd sell his soul to the devil for just about two cents! And of course the devil takes him up on it. ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Royal Beal, Howard Freeman, Stuart Germain

Votes: 7

4. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 102

5. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 59

6. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Constance Ford

Votes: 97

7. Lincoln (1974– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Stars: Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Michael Cristofer, James Carroll Jordan

Votes: 54

8. Project XX (1954–1970)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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Stars: Alexander Scourby, Bob Hope, Walter Brennan, Howard Lindsay

Votes: 13

9. 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: 60

10. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 57

11. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Life on the Mississippi (1980)

115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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Most mid-19th-century Mississippi River boys dreamed of occupying that pinnacle of power and glamour, the pilot house of a riverboat. In a riot of local color, this film tells how, unlike ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Robert Lansing, David Knell, James Keane, Donald Madden

Votes: 56

12. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 163

13. The Ransom of Red Chief (1959 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.0
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Based upon a famous O. Henry short story, two crooks think they have an opportunity to make a quick buck by kidnapping a rich man's son. Ironically, the hostage takers become the hostages ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: William Bendix, Russell Collins, Hans Conried, Teddy Rooney

Votes: 17

14. Great Ghost Tales (1961– )

30 min | Horror

8.0
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The last regularly scheduled TV series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural, many of... See full summary »

Stars: John Abbott, R.G. Armstrong, Eric Berry, Peter Brandon

Votes: 20

15. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 429

16. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 145

17. Suspense (1964– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Kennedy, James Whitmore, Corey Allen

Votes: 9

18. Project XX (1954–1970)
Episode: The Real West (1961)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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As Gary Cooper quotes at the end of this epic television broadcast from someone who lived through that era : "Well we brought law and order to the territory; built railroads, homes, towns ... See full synopsis »

Director: Donald B. Hyatt | Star: Gary Cooper

Votes: 19

19. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Live dramas that were broadcast every other week. The show had covered both light and serious drama and featured both well-known and not so well-known actors and actresses.

Stars: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Votes: 27

20. Man Against Crime (1949– )
Episode: Doll Bandit (1953)

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.5
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A chance encounter with a beautiful blonde provides Mike with the clue he needs to capture the glamorous bank robber.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Hart, Steve Gethers, Paul Genge

Votes: 8

21. All the Way Home (1963)

97 min | Drama

7.3
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 321

22. Shane (1966– )

60 min | Western

7.3
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Shane works for the Starett family--a young widow, her son, and her aging father-in-law--protecting them against the anti-sodbuster rancher Ryker and other perils plaguing the Old West.

Stars: David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully, Christopher Shea

Votes: 88

23. Man Against Crime (1949– )

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.3
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Mike Barnett is the title character, a bright and tough private detective in New York. This very violent show was broadcast live until 1952.

Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Nita Talbot, Henry Lascoe, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 53

24. I Spy (1955– )

30 min | Thriller

7.3
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Stars: Raymond Massey, Frank Sutton, Robert Dryden, Dorothy Hart

Votes: 7

25. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: The Croaker (1961)

26 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A mischievous boy who allows pets to escape, then earns a reward for returning the animals, meets Mr. Rana, a strange new neighbor with an affinity for frogs - so much so that the man has ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: John McGiver, Madeleine Sherwood, Rex Everhart, Paul E. Richards

Votes: 19

26. Hedda Gabler (1962 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard

Votes: 203

27. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 29

28. Short Walk to Daylight (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

7.1
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Eight people are trapped in a New York subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: James Brolin, Don Mitchell, James McEachin, Abbey Lincoln

Votes: 165

29. Ten Little Indians (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Agatha Cristie mystery in which one of ten suspects in an isolated island mansion is a killer. Who is It?

Directors: Paul Bogart, Philip F. Falcone, Leo Farrenkopf, Dan Zampino | Stars: Nina Foch, Barry Jones, Romney Brent, Peter Bathurst

Votes: 61

30. Jungle Cavalcade (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.1
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"Frank Buck's Jungle Cavalcade" is nearly a 100% compilation film that consists of footage from three previous Frank Buck expedition films; "Bring 'em Back Alive," "Wild Cargo," and "Fang ... See full summary »

Directors: William C. Ament, Armand Denis, Clyde E. Elliott | Stars: Frank Buck, Teru Miyata

Votes: 31

31. A Very Missing Person (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Eve Arden, James Gregory, Julie Newmar, Ray Danton

Votes: 48

32. The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1981 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Mark Twain tale of cowardly Confederate soldiers.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Adams, Gary McCleery, Roy Cockrum, Harry Crosby

Votes: 32

33. Special Delivery (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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Starring Lisa Edelstein and Brenda Song. The Pacific Rim's best bonded courier is tasked with delivering a bratty 15-year-old to her mother in the U.S. amid a bitter custody battle and escalating stakes.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Eva Bartok, Jörg Becker, Bob Cunningham

Votes: 9

34. Merrily We Roll Along: The Early Days of the Automobile (1961 TV Movie)

52 min | History

6.9
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This historical documentary covers the development of the automobile and roadways from about 1900 to 1939. Narrated by Groucho Marx we see how the horseless carriage supplanted the horse ... See full summary »

Director: Robert L. Bendick | Star: Groucho Marx

Votes: 7

35. The Suicide Club (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

6.6
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A man (Peter Haskell) joins a card game where the stakes are a matter of life and death. Sensing foul play, he persuades a young woman (Margot Kidder) to help him reveal the operator of the game (Joseh Wiseman) as a card cheater.

Director: Bill Glenn | Stars: E.J. André, George Coulouris, Ivor Francis, Peter Haskell

Votes: 5

36. Man Against Crime (1949– )
Episode: The Day Man (1953)

26 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.6
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Barrett and his men try to apprehend a clever team of burglars that strike during the daytime.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Kit Russell, Wallace Rooney, Ann Stewart

Votes: 5

37. P.J. (1968)

Approved | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth ... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, Raymond Burr, Gayle Hunnicutt, Brock Peters

Votes: 174

38. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Pudd'nhead Wilson (1984)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A slave switches her light-skinned baby with her master's baby. The child grows up raised by whites.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Lise Hilboldt, Ken Howard, James Pritchett, Dick Latessa

Votes: 53

39. Conquer by the Clock (1942)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.0
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Directors: Frederic Ullman Jr., Slavko Vorkapich

Votes: 26

40. The Tattooed Stranger (1950)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.9
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The body of an unknown woman turns up in a stolen car abandoned in a New York park, and the only clue the detectives on the case have to work from is the tattoo on her arm, and the fact ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: John Miles, Patricia Barry, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell

Votes: 475

41. Man Against Crime (1949– )
Episode: Ferry Boat (1953)

Action, Drama, Crime

5.7
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Barnnet gets a strange phone call asking for him to meet at the Staten Island Ferry. The caller explains he has important information about a communist spy ring active in New York.

Director: Paul Alter | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Jacques Aubuchon, Shirley Standlee, Jack Warden

Votes: 6

42. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.6
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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Art Carney, Dane Clark

Votes: 76

43. Man Against Crime (1949– )
Episode: Death Takes a Partner (1953)

25 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.6
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Barnet is called in to oversee the running of a 6 day cycle race. For once the Mob has bet legitimately on the race, but other forces are trying to influence the race for their own benefit.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Don Hanmer, Boris Aplon, Albert Bergh

Votes: 10

44. Man Against Crime (1949– )
Episode: Paradise Lost (1952)

26 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.6
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Barnett becomes involved when a man is found dead and assumed to be a suicide until it is realized some very odd clues are found in the margin of the man's favorite novel "Paradise Lost".

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Beverly Dennis, Alan Shayne, Bradford Hunt

Votes: 5

45. Man Against Crime (1949– )
Episode: Third Rail (1953)

24 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.2
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Barnnet is on the hunt for a subway carriage he rode the night before. A group of mobsters who also have a vested interest in the train follow him.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Lewis Charles, Irene Champlin, Joe Costa

Votes: 5

46. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 76

47. The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

4.3
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Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Richard Bull, Dee Carroll, Fred Carson, George Hamilton

Votes: 9

49. The Hunter (1952– )

30 min | Drama

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A Spy series where character Bart Adams is a master of disguise. He uses the cover of being an international businessman to fight Communism abroad.

Stars: Barry Nelson, Keith Larsen, Barbara Joyce, Alan Stevenson

50. Girls in White (1948)

Approved | 16 min | Documentary, Short

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This edition of the series, Volume 7, Number 2, examines the concerns in the medical profession regarding the shortage of qualified nurses. It takes a look at the importance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry W. Smith | Star: Dwight Weist