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1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 421,305

2. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 48,808

3. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »

Creator: Ed James | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,102

4. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 859

5. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 820

6. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 694

7. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jean Inness, Ken Berry

Votes: 433

8. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 152

9. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 189

10. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 311

11. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Sloan Wilson | Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 2,404

12. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 239

13. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

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

Votes: 80

14. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 97

15. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.

Writers: Frank D. Gilroy, Russell Rouse | Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 1,924

16. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

Votes: 80

17. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 115

18. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Wally Cox as Mr. Peepers played a shy science teacher at "Jefferson Junior High". Mr. Peepers was always facing problems, but never outwitted.

Creator: David Swift | Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Votes: 92

19. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 104

20. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

Votes: 96

21. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 232

22. 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

Votes: 73

23. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 53

24. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 64

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

60 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 60

26. 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

Votes: 69

27. 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

Votes: 61

28. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 54

29. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 41

30. The Big Story (1949–1958)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer

Votes: 19

31. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.7
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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: 75

32. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

Votes: 22

33. Out There (1951–1952)

30 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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Innovative anthology series was one of the first adult-oriented science fiction series of the early-fifties and probably suffered for it. Teleplays were adapted from the best science ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Votes: 12

34. Outside the Wall (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A paroled convict's infatuation with a gold-digger nurse working at a sanitarium leads him to crime.

Writers: Henry Edward Helseth, Crane Wilbur | Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso, Dorothy Hart

Votes: 62

35. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 30

36. Front Row Center (1955–1956)

60 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Broadway plays are presented live in condensed one hour versions.

Stars: Robert Sterling, Fletcher Markle, Nan Boardman, James Daly

Votes: 12

37. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 26

38. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 7

39. Soak the Rich (1936)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Walter Connolly, John Howard, Mary Zimbalist, Lionel Stander

Votes: 20

40. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Parker Fennelly, James Dean, Don Hanmer, Kristine Miller

Votes: 14

41. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

Votes: 13

42. Sylvia on a Spree (1918)

Comedy

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Writers: Emil Forst, June Mathis | Director: Harry L. Franklin | Stars: Emmy Wehlen, Walter Percival, Frank Currier, Eugene Acker

43. The Herb Shriner Show (1949–1956)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Mary Ford, Les Paul, Herb Shriner, Milton Delugg

Votes: 11

44. Where's That Tiger? (1933)

Short, Musical

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Borrah Minnevitch and his Harmonica Rascals are practicing in the basement of a building owned by a nasty landlord. He has them arrested for disturbing the peace but Borrah and the Rascals serenade the judge and the charges are dismissed.

Stars: Borrah Minevitch, Joseph Sweeney

45. The Jaywalker (1930)

10 min | Short

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Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Chester Clute, Jim Diamond, Joseph Sweeney

46. The Telltale Clue (1954– )

Approved | 30 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Anthony Ross, Charles Webster, Nathaniel Frey, Peg Hillias

47. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)
Episode: A Little Child Shall Lead Them (1954)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Mark Twain | Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Eileen Heckart, Morton Stevens, Joseph Sweeney

48. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: A Matter of Pride (1957)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Frank D. Gilroy, John Langdon | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Philip Abbott, Burt Brinckerhoff, George Eberling, Henderson Forsythe

49. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: A Short Biographical Sketch of James Tuttle Peabody, M.D. (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: James E. Moser | Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Claudia Bryar, Gage Clarke

50. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Terrible Day (1955)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Carey Wilber | Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Royal Beal, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Jack Klugman