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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. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Creator: Sol Saks | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

4. Green Acres (1965–1971)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A New York attorney and his wife try to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

5. 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

6. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

8. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

9. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »

Creator: Ted Key | Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

10. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

11. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

12. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Ira Levin, Mac Hyman | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

14. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Eleazar Lipsky | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

15. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

16. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

17. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Writers: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Anthony Veiller, Myles Connolly | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury

18. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

19. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

20. Murder, Inc. (1960)

103 min | Drama, Crime

6.6
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Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke ... See full summary »

Writers: Irve Tunick, Mel Barr, Burton Turkus, Sid Feder | Directors: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk

21. The Caddy (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.3
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Danny Arnold, Ken Englund | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed, Barbara Bates

22. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.9
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A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

Writers: Milton Sperling, Emmet Lavery | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger

23. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Writer: Harry Kleiner | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

24. Death of a Salesman (1951)

115 min | Drama

7.5
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Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.

Writers: Arthur Miller, Stanley Roberts | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

25. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy's P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship. Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who... See full summary »

Writers: William Brinkley, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Earl Holliman, Anne Francis

26. Bon Voyage! (1962)

130 min | Family, Comedy, Adventure

6.0
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The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Marrijane Hayes, Joseph Hayes, Bill Walsh | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley

27. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

7.4
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Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

28. I Bury the Living (1958)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

6.3
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Through a series of macabre "coincidences," the newly-elected director of a cemetery (Richard Boone) begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by ... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Garfinkle | Director: Albert Band | Stars: Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer, Howard Smith

29. The Brass Bottle (1964)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Brodney, F. Anstey | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi

30. The Dakotas (1963– )

60 min | Western

8.2
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

31. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

32. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

33. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

34. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

35. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

7.6
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The adventures of a marshal and his young deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

36. Face of Fire (1959)

79 min | Drama

6.9
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A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.

Writers: Albert Band, Stephen Crane, Louis Garfinkle | Director: Albert Band | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, James Whitmore, Bettye Ackerman, Miko Oscard

37. Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Englund, Frederick Kohner, Frederick Brady | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching

38. 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

39. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gigi Perreau

40. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

41. Harrigan and Son (1960– )

30 min

8.1
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Stars: Roger Perry, Pat O'Brien, Georgine Darcy, Helen Kleeb

42. Too Much Johnson (1938)

40 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the other, he acts as a villain and chases after the protagonist.

Writers: William Gillette, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicholson, Edgar Barrier, Arlene Francis

43. 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: Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman, Robert Armstrong

44. Ecco (1964)

100 min | Documentary

5.6
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A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Cresse | Director: Gianni Proia | Stars: George Sanders, Laura Betti, Léo Campion, Eberhard Diepgen

45. Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, Tom McKee, John Stephenson

46. McKeever & the Colonel (1962–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A young cadet at a boys' military academy is always getting into trouble and driving his superior officer crazy.

Stars: Edmund Lane, Allyn Joslyn, Jackie Coogan, Keith Taylor

47. The John Forsythe Show (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Retired US Air Force Major John Foster inherits the Foster School, an exclusive San Francisco school for girls. Foster is a bachelor who has only had social dealings with women. Ed Robbins,... See full summary »

Stars: Ann B. Davis, Elsa Lanchester, John Forsythe, Guy Marks

48. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creator: Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

49. The Aldrich Family (1949–1953)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Based on a popular radio show, this middle class American family comedy is built around the life of the Aldrich family of Elm Street, Centerville. In particular, the show focuses on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Barry, Charita Bauer, Nancy Carroll, Robert Casey

50. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock