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1. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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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

Votes: 5,469

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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

Votes: 5,812

3. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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

Votes: 1,086

4. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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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

Votes: 108,875

5. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.8
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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: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 427

6. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil War, nomadic 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

Votes: 881

7. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

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

7.1
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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 »

Creators: Sonia Chernus, Walter Brooks | Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

Votes: 2,323

8. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Creators: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 1,558

9. 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, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,039

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

Votes: 992

11. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, War, Western

7.4
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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

Votes: 1,692

12. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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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

Votes: 1,575

13. 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

Votes: 1,205

14. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 699

15. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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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

Votes: 1,195

16. 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

Votes: 1,332

17. Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.

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

Votes: 7,730

18. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

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

Votes: 509

19. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

Votes: 8,115

20. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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Three American woman working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.

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

Votes: 2,173

21. 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

Votes: 411

22. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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

Votes: 616

23. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.6
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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

Votes: 550

24. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.2
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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

Votes: 393

25. 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

Votes: 1,161

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

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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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

Votes: 114

27. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 180

28. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Pete Porter is an insurance salesman and the somewhat-dour straight man to his perky and beautiful but scatterbrained wife, Gladys.

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

Votes: 73

29. Circus Boy (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.7
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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

Votes: 132

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

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 92

31. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

88 min | Comedy

7.1
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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

Votes: 887

32. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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

Votes: 122

33. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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

Votes: 72

34. 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

Votes: 1,527

35. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

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

Votes: 110

36. 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, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 1,270

37. Casey Jones (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Western

8.2
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Bobby Clark, Eddy Waller, Dub Taylor

Votes: 96

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

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.8
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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, George N. Neise

Votes: 105

39. 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

Votes: 1,763

40. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

Votes: 68

41. 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

Votes: 296

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

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Motherly Mike, ditzy but sexy Loco, and sensible Greta move to the big city to find themselves wealthy men to turn into husbands. After the first year Greta gets married with Gwen the new roommate in this syndicated series.

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

Votes: 26

43. Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Rackin, Gina Kaus | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 290

44. 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

Votes: 314

45. Rhubarb (1951)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

7.0
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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

Votes: 484

46. 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

Votes: 557

47. Watch the Birdie (1950)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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A cameraman helps a heiress to get rid off her finacial adviser, who wants to get her money.

Writers: Marshall Neilan Jr., Ivan Tors, Devery Freeman, Harry Ruskin | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller, Leon Ames

Votes: 246

48. It Happens Every Thursday (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

6.4
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A New York couple takes over a small town newspaper.

Writers: Dane Lussier, Jane S. McIlvaine, Leonard Praskins, Barney Slater | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Loretta Young, John Forsythe, Frank McHugh, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 94

49. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)

60 min | Western

8.0
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A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 28

50. 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

Votes: 135