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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

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

Votes: 10,086

2. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 100

3. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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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: 60

4. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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

Votes: 55

5. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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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: 119

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 81

7. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

Votes: 39

8. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 66,917

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. 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: 158

11. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 27

12. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: This Happy Breed (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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Ten years in the life of A London family. Together they must deal with arguments, the ups and downs of romance, an infestation of raccoons and the approach of WW2.

Directors: Noël Coward, Ralph Nelson | Stars: Noël Coward, Norah Howard, Edna Best, Beulah Garrick

Votes: 10

13. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 9,979

14. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 28

15. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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Stars: Noël Coward, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 33

16. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,038 | Gross: $4.20M

17. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

Votes: 1,463

18. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 3,757

19. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 49

20. Stella (1950)

83 min | Comedy

7.1
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Uncle Joe's untimely demise brings about an endless parade of unexpected consequences. The young, beautiful matriarch of the family leads the way to pleasant resolution for all.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Victor Mature, Leif Erickson, David Wayne

Votes: 66

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Rose Garden (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A book publisher visits two elderly sisters at their Louisiana mansion. One of them has written a murder mystery. And he learns that it may contain more fact than fiction.

Director: Francis M. Cockrell | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Patricia Collinge, Evelyn Varden

Votes: 219

22. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

Votes: 634

23. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

Votes: 485

24. Hilda Crane (1956)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn

Votes: 105

25. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: Dr. Violet (1949)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A college student studying abnormal psychology thinks the owner of a wax museum dedicated to murderers can teach her a few things. Police lock down Dr. Violet's exhibit after an actual ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Evelyn Varden, Anne Francis, Ray Walston

Votes: 19

26. Désirée (1954)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie

Votes: 1,976

27. Elopement (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.4
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Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Anne Francis, Charles Bickford, William Lundigan

Votes: 111

28. Finders Keepers (1952)

74 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Tom Ewell, Julie Adams, Evelyn Varden, Dusty Henley

Votes: 12

29. Athena (1954)

Passed | 95 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy

5.9
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Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson, Nancy Kilgas

Votes: 303

30. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok, Dewey Martin

Votes: 344

31. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

3.9
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This live show was seen through the "eye" of the camera. The actors in each episode would talk to the camera as if it were a person.

Stars: Mildred Dunnock, James Westerfield, Eddie Bracken, Henry Jones

Votes: 21

32. Dream Girl (1955 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Maurice Evans, Mary Fickett, Walter Klavun

33. Cradle Song (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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A Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the classic play, with Judith Anderson and Siobhan McKenna.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Evelyn Varden, Siobhan McKenna, Barry Jones

34. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Square Peg (1953)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Loïs Bolton, Frank M. Thomas, Evelyn Varden, Irene Vernon

35. The Web (1950–1954)
Episode: Combination for Murder (1953)

Drama

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Star: Evelyn Varden

36. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)
Episode: Crip (1953)

Drama

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Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Evelyn Varden, Leo Penn, Kathleen Nolan

37. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Love at Forth Sight (1957)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Betty Furness, Gisele MacKenzie, William Redfield, Evelyn Varden

38. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Morning's at Seven (1956)

Drama

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In a small Midwestern town the lives of four sisters are turned upside down when one sister's son brings his fiancée home to meet his eccentric family for the first time.

Stars: Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Dorothy Stickney

39. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: Night Must Fall (1954)

60 min | Drama

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When a rich dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.

Stars: Terry Kilburn, Una O'Connor, Evelyn Varden

40. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Protege (1957)

Drama

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Stars: Skip Homeier, Lee Meriwether, Betsy Palmer, Evelyn Varden

41. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Red Robin Rides Again (1953)

60 min | Drama

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A woman who lives with her brother and his daughter decide to reach out across the ocean and invite a British exchange student to stay with them. The visitor is an American actor, posing as... See full summary »

Director: Carl Frank | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Margaret Hayes, Elizabeth Montgomery, John Newland

42. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Boarding House (1956)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Lisa Daniels, Jerome Kilty, Evelyn Varden

43. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: The Interruption (1953)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Evelyn Varden

44. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: The Last Leaf (1956)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Stars: John Conte, Evelyn Varden, Sally Moffet, Eve McVeagh

45. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: The Original Miss Chase (1957)

Drama

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Stars: Nanette Fabray, Henry Lascoe, Darren McGavin, Hiram Sherman

46. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Episode: The Princess Back Home (1957)

60 min | Drama

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Successful novelist Maggie Travis returns to her mother's home hoping for a pleasant reunion. But past issues resurface leading to conflict. Maggie also notices her young niece Jennifer is disturbed and needs help.

Stars: John Beal, Richard Derr, Warren Frost, Celeste Holm

47. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: The Rocking Horse (1950)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Nelson Case, Don Kennedy, Marlyn Monk, Julian Noe

48. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: The Thirteenth (1952)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Frederic Tozere, Evelyn Varden