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1. 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

2. 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

3. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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

4. 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

5. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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

8.1
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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.

Writers: Davis Grubb, James Agee | Directors: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

8. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

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

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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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.

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

10. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

11. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

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

12. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

13. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

14. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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Stars: Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson

15. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

16. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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A lawyer whose wife has had an affair sets out to leave her by flying to LA. He becomes ever more involved in the lives of a few fellow travelers on a journey that ends up showing him as much about himself as about the others.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

17. 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

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 »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

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

20. Stella (1950)

83 min | Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Claude Binyon, Doris Miles Disney | Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Victor Mature, Leif Erickson, David Wayne

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

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.

Writers: Marian B. Cockrell, Vincent Fotre | Director: Francis M. Cockrell | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Patricia Collinge, Evelyn Varden

22. Elopement (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

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

23. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical

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

Writers: Dorothy Donnelly, Wilhelm Meyer-Förster, William Ludwig, Sonya Levien | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

24. 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.

Writers: Sy Gomberg, Richard Sale | Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

25. Hilda Crane (1956)

87 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Philip Dunne | Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn

26. Désirée (1954)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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

Writers: Annemarie Selinko, Daniel Taradash | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie

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

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

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

28. Finders Keepers (1952)

74 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writer: Richard Morris | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Tom Ewell, Julie Adams, Evelyn Varden, Dusty Henley

29. Athena (1954)

Passed | 95 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy

5.7
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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.

Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson, Nancy Kilgas

30. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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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.

Writers: László Vadnay, Art Cohn, William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok, Dewey Martin

31. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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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

32. 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.

Writers: James Costigan, Maurice Evans, Gregorio Martínez Sierra, María Martínez Sierra | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Evelyn Varden, Siobhan McKenna, Barry Jones

33. Dream Girl (1955 TV Movie)

90 min

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Writers: Elmer Rice, S. Mark Smith | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Maurice Evans, Mary Fickett, Walter Klavun

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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Writer: Stewart Stern | 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.

Writers: Paul Osborn, Robert Wallstens | 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.

Writer: Emlyn Williams | 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 »

Writer: Robert J. Shaw | 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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Writers: James Joyce, Will Lorin | 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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Writers: Frances Banks, Ross Claiborne | 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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Writer: Frederick Lonsdale | 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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Writer: John Van Druten | 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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Writer: Doris Halman | 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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Writer: Hamilton Benz | Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Frederic Tozere, Evelyn Varden