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1. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

3. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

4. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.3
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

5. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

6. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Billy Booth

7. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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

9. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

Creator: Walter Brooks | Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

10. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of Winnie Gillis' eye, she being his mother. Dobie ... See full summary »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

11. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

12. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, War, Western

7.5
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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Creator: Richard M. Bluel | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

13. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Patrick Dennis | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

14. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Creator: John L. Greene | Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

15. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

16. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

17. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

18. Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Edward Streeter | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor

19. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.4
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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

20. Three for the Show (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Musical

6.0
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This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Hope, W. Somerset Maugham, Leonard Stern | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Betty Grable, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Jack Lemmon

21. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA. But Maria soon meets Prince Dino de Cessi at a party at her ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, John H. Secondari | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

22. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

23. Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town ... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Algren, John Fante, Edmund Morris | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter

24. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

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

25. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

26. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

27. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.7
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

28. Circus Boy (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.6
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12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Tim Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus.

Stars: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant

29. Half a Hero (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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Audiences always roared with delight when Red Skelton went one-on-one with post-war life in The Yellow Cab Man, The Fuller Brush Man and other films. In Half a Hero, the legendary comic ... See full summary »

Writer: Max Shulman | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Red Skelton, Jean Hagen, Charles Dingle, Willard Waterman

30. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joey Bishop, Joe Besser, Abby Dalton, Corbett Monica

31. Hollywood or Bust (1956)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood.

Writer: Erna Lazarus | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom

32. Fourteen Hours (1951)

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

7.2
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An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

Writers: John Paxton, Joel Sayre | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget

33. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

34. Get Yourself a College Girl (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music

4.9
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A college co-ed tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher whom tries to pursue her.

Writer: Robert E. Kent | Director: Sidney Miller | Stars: Mary Ann Mobley, Joan O'Brien, Nancy Sinatra, Chris Noel

35. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

36. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

37. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

6.2
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Mark Hellinger | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

38. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and has no family of his own. He decides to leave his estate to the family of his first love, who turned down his marriage proposal years ago because ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Hoffman, Eleanor H. Porter | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, Gigi Perreau

39. No Man of Her Own (1950)

98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Benson, Catherine Turney, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

40. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

41. Casey Jones (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

Stars: Eddy Waller, Alan Hale Jr., Dub Taylor, Mary Lawrence

42. Rhubarb (1951)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.9
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Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Davenport, Francis M. Cockrell, H. Allen Smith, David Stern | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley

43. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.2
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Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

44. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell

45. Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

Writers: Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

46. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

Stars: Betty White, Bill Williams, Natalie Masters, Roy Engel

47. Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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"Murder-on-the-train" mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn't paid Malone's fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone ... See full summary »

Writers: William Bowers, Stuart Palmer, Craig Rice | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Kirk

48. The Bing Crosby Show (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Domestic comedy about a middle-aged couple with two teenage daughters and a long staying friend.

Stars: Diane Sherry Case, Bing Crosby, Carol Faylen, Beverly Garland

49. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

50. The Lawless (1950)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell, Johnny Sands, Lee Patrick