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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

2. 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

3. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.3
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

4. The Tall Man (1960–1962)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott, Judy Nugent

5. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

7.8
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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

6. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Old Man in the Cave (1963)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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In a post-apocalyptic settlement, the inhabitants' survival is dependent on the advice of an unseen man living in a nearby cave. This dependence is tested when a band of soldiers descends on their town.

Writers: Rod Serling, Henry Slesar | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: James Coburn, John Anderson, Josie Lloyd, John Craven

7. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

8. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

7.7
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Creators: Art Napoleon, Jo Napoleon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

9. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Barber (1962)

30 min | Western

7.7
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Ed seems to sell his barbershop to a stranger in town. When more strangers come to town, the real reason they are all there becomes apparent to Troop and Johnny the next time they get a haircut.

Writer: John D.F. Black | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Pitt Herbert

10. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Adventure

7.5
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 12-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

11. The Thin Man (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.5
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Asta, Jack Albertson

12. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Gruber | Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis, Jane Nigh

13. 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

14. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.4
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Creators: Frank Gruber, James Brooks, Gene Reynolds | Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson, Lory Patrick

15. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Kids (1960)

30 min | Western

7.4
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When their mother dies, her three kids ride to Laramie to meet their father. What Troop soon discovers is he is wanted for robbery and is coming to town with the rest of his gang.

Writer: Ric Hardman | Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Tom Drake

16. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.3
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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

17. The Lawless Years (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police officer in the Roaring '20s who fights organized crime. The show was loosely based on the real life Rudisky who was a New York police officer ... See full summary »

Stars: James Gregory, Robert Karnes, John Dennis, Norman Alden

18. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Bitter Water (1960)

60 min | Western

7.3
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A neighboring rancher, Andy, is good friends with Ben, but his son (Todd) wants to sell their land for mining operations which will spoil the water rights agreement that Andy and Ben made years ago.

Writer: Harold Jack Bloom | Director: George Blair | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

19. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: The Two Million Dollar Window (1960)

30 min | Drama, Adventure

7.3
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A horse racetrack is robbed and some of the money with known serial numbers ends up on the Fortuna II.When Mr. Lucky and Andamo are jailed for suspicion of being part of the heist team,the ... See full summary »

Creator: Blake Edwards | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Wesley Lau

20. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Trail Pirate (1958)

30 min | Western

7.3
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Bat recommends himself to be a wagon guide to cross the desert after a wagon guide is brought in dead with bullets in him. Three wagon trains have been lost that summer to a trail pirate. The woman leading the next train doesn't trust Bat.

Writers: Richard O'Connor, Wells Root | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Gene Barry, Gloria Talbott, Barry Atwater, Jim Bannon

21. Obituary: Frozen Alive (2007 Video)

150 min | Music

7.2
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A live performance from Poland featuring songs both old and new for the first time on DVD.

Stars: James Murphy, Trevor Peres, Donald Tardy, John Tardy

22. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Echo of Another Day (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.2
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Trampas helps a friend just out of prison who has multiple people after him for the location of $50,000 in gold he helped steal. He wants to give the money back but he must deal with a ruthless partner in the robbery who will kill him.

Writers: Frank Fenton, Owen Wister | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

23. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Garrison Finish (1959)

30 min | Western

7.1
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When General Moran bets a spur of his railroad against a Texas horse ranch that a Kentucky thoroughbred can beat a Texas quarter-horse in a 440 yard sprint, he hires Bat to train his horse to win the wager.

Writers: Richard O'Connor, Maurice Tombragel | Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Gene Barry, Frankie Darro, Emile Meyer, Britt Lomond

24. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: No Contest (1962)

30 min | Western

7.1
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Jeff, in Laramie to visit his cousin Johnny, gets a lesson he hadn't planned on when he is mistaken for Billy the Kid. Teaching himself how to shoot is only half the battle. Can he face a man and do the same?

Writer: Berne Giler | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Richard Rogers

25. The Deputy (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.0
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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Wallace Ford

26. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Equalizer (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A man challenges a bigger guy to a duel with weapons, after his lustful actions caused his wife to leave him.

Writers: Robert C. Dennis, C.B. Gilford | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Leif Erickson, Martin Balsam, Norma Crane

27. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Lamb, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jeanie Macpherson, Edwin Justus Mayer, Bernice Mosk, Lyle Saxon, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

28. Up Periscope (1959)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Lieutenant Braden discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard H. Landau, Robb White | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr.

29. House of Numbers (1957)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan with his wife and his brother Bill to help him escape, part of which involves Bill ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Finney, Don Mankiewicz, Russell Rouse | Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Jack Palance, Harold J. Stone, Edward Platt, Barbara Lang

30. X-15 (1961)

107 min | Drama, History

5.8
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During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Tony Lazzarino | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Ralph Taeger, Brad Dexter

31. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

Writers: Jules Verne, Charles Bennett, Irwin Allen, Albert Gail | Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardwicke

32. Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969)

M | 106 min | Thriller

5.7
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A woman seduces a professional golfer, then offers to kill his opponent if the golfer will kill her psychiatrist, who wants her committed.

Writers: Norman Katkov, Frank Tarloff | Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: Paul Burke, Carol Lynley, Martha Hyer, Peter Lind Hayes

33. The Atomic Submarine (1959)

Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.

Writer: Orville H. Hampton | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway

34. Gun Fight (1961)

Approved | 67 min | Western

5.1
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On the stagecoach to Laramie, Wayne Santley rescues singer Nora Brown from the advances of gambler Cole Fender. In Laramie, Wayne discovers his brother Brad is an outlaw, but he refuses to ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Drayson Adams, Richard Schayer | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: James Brown, Joan Staley, Gregg Palmer, Ron Soble

35. Submarine Seahawk (1958)

Approved | 83 min | War

4.9
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For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Rusoff, Orville H. Hampton | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: John Bentley, Brett Halsey, Wayne Heffley, Steve Mitchell

36. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Day of Fear (1960)

30 min | Western

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Clay captures a notorious outlaw who is racked with fever. Doc Landy tries to quarantine the man, along with the other stagecoach passengers the outlaw has come in contact with, but his ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Addison Richards

37. The Thin Man (1957–1959)
Episode: Jittery Juror (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

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A condemned murdered vows to return from the grave to avenge himself upon the jury that convicted him. When three of the jurors are found slain, Nick and Nora decide to investigate.

Writers: Phil Davis, Dashiell Hammett, Charles Hoffman | Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Asta, Jennifer Howard

38. The Lawless Years (1959–1961)
Episode: Louy K: Part 1 (1961)

Crime, Drama

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Louy Kassoff sees his sister abducted from the streets by hoodlums. (Although not explicitly stated due to the TV code at the time, the implication is that she was sexually assaulted). He ... See full summary »

Stars: James Gregory, Paul Richards, Carol Eve Rossen, Naomi Stevens

39. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: Showdown Trail (1959)

30 min | Western

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Writers: Martin Berkeley, Clarke Reynolds | Stars: Dale Robertson, Stanley Clements, Myron Healey, Gloria Talbott

40. Tombstone Territory (1957– )
Episode: The Assassin (1958)

30 min | Western

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Bill Doolin, a former outlaw recently released from prison, returns to Tombstone only to discover his wife has been kidnapped. She is being held prisoner by the family of a man about to go ... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Freiberger | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Larry Pennell, Gail Kobe

41. The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Episode: The Leopard's Spots (1961)

30 min | Western

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Billy falls for a beautiful girl who doesn't believe in guns so, to impress her, he gives his holster and derringers to Pat Garrett so he won't be tempted to use them. This provides Bart ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Seller, Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Don Megowan, Bennye Gatteys

42. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)
Episode: The Missing Train (1959)

30 min | Western

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Creator: Frank Gruber | Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Scott Brady, Peter Whitney, Allison Hayes, Hugh Sanders

43. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)
Episode: Time to Kill (1958)

30 min | Adventure

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Creators: Art Napoleon, Jo Napoleon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Frank Watkins