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1. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.1
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Guests for tonight: Dennis Weaver, Jean Carroll, Barbara Streisand, Sander Vanocur and the Mickey Roberts Trio.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Jean Carroll, Raymond Massey

Votes: 17

2. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: The Tell-Tale Bullet (1955)

23 min | Western

9.1
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While visiting the town of Jarvis, the Lone Ranger learns that the outlaw Cash Nasby has been released from jail. The Lone Ranger does not believe Nasby could by reformed in just two years ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Roy Roberts, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 15

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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

Votes: 48,716

4. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Long, Long Trail (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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A headstrong young woman will undertake the long, dangerous journey to her fiancé's fort on her own if she must, so Matt nominates himself to escort her.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Barbara Lord

Votes: 77

5. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Prairie Wolfer (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Festus returns to Dodge from wolfing and is hired by the Cattleman's Association to hunt down the wolves killing everyone's cattle. What he finds is that what's been doing the preying may ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 64

6. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Cabin (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

9.0
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To escape a potentially lethal blizzard, Matt seeks shelter in a cabin in which two psychopathic bandits have enslaved and repeatedly molested a young woman after murdering her father.

Director: John Rich | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 80

7. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Gallows (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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While returning suspected killer Pruit Dover to Dodge to stand trial, Matt is shot and badly wounded, and yet Dover stays with him and nurses him back to health.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 74

8. Hopalong Cassidy: Public Hero #1 (2001 TV Movie)

67 min | Documentary

8.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Keith R. Clarke | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Grace Bradley, Leonard Maltin, Bill Cosby

Votes: 29

9. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 286,791

10. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 20

11. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Blue Horse (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.8
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Seriously injured Matt faces a moral dilemma when Blue Horse saves his life and prevents the escape of a prisoner. The Marshal knows that Blue Horse is being sought by the Cavalry as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew V. McLaglen, Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Gene Nelson

Votes: 52

12. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Durham Bull (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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Little Bit and his grandpa, from Texas, are passing through Dodge to buy a breeding bull. When they meet Silva, someone grandpa considers a fooler, they have their hands full making it back with their stock and their lives.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 49

13. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Extradition: Part 2 (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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Matt finally catches up to killer Charlie Hacker in Mexico, and has make a deal with the greedy Mexican police to get Hacker back to the border, with revengeful Mexican bandits in pursuit.

Director: John English | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 40

14. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Once a Haggen (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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Bucko, a close friend of Festus, is accused of murdering a man to whom he lost at poker. When his alibi witness lies out of fear, Bucko is sentenced to hang, and Festus, who'd begun to see the marshal as a friend, vows Bucko won't swing.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 48

15. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Perce (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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Ex-con Perce McCall helps to save Matt's life in a shootout, and then falls for a beautiful, but greedy saloon girl who puts him under great pressure to start stealing again.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 47

16. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Tail to the Wind (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.8
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A father and son bully a farmer and his wife who won't sell their land, but the farmer is oddly reluctant to let Matt arrest the two, even when they resort to gunfire.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 58

17. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Renegades (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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Quint says that white renegades, not Indians, are the cause of recent raids around Dodge. Working shotgun on the stage, he proves his point when he is attacked, then pursued by those ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 48

18. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Round Up (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.8
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Matt goes on a rampage to close down Front Street after he accidentally shoots and kills his old friend (and temporary deputy) while trying to defend himself from a sneak attack by a murderous saloonkeeper.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 81

19. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 980

20. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

21. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.7
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 50

22. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Chesterland (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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Chester becomes engaged more or less accidentally, but he takes to heart his obligation to his betrothed, leaving his job with Mr. Dillon to devote himself to homesteading a barren quarter section.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 70

23. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Cotter's Girl (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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A father's dying request is that Matt go to retrieve his daughter. Expecting to find a little girl, Matt finds a near-grown woman, but one who's wild and desperately in need of civilizing.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 72

24. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Greater Love (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.7
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Killer Jed Butler takes Doctor Adams hostage to help his dying partner, and learns the true meaning of love for a friend, when Matt risks his life to rescue the good doctor.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 68

25. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: He Learned About Women (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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Taken prisoner by a band of comancheros, Chester is helped to escape by one of the band's women and flees with another who may or may not be worthy of his trust.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 49

26. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Overland Express (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.7
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After capturing suspected murderer Jim Nation, Matt has to eventually trust the suspect to help out when he and other stagecoach passengers are held at gunpoint by an outlaw.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Simon Oakland, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 52

27. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Guitar (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.7
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Weed Pindle is a friendly guitar player in Dodge, but when certain cowboys find out he fought for a particular division of the Union Army, they become set on trying to hang him.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Aaron Spelling

Votes: 60

28. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Where'd They Go (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.7
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Accused of being the masked robber of the general store, a homesteader agrees to come along quietly with Matt and Chester, but he asks that they help him complete a few chores about the place for his poor wife, who's in the family way.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Jack Elam

Votes: 54

29. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: With a Smile (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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A rancher's spoiled son believes even after he is convicted of murder that his father's wealth and influence will save him from the hangman.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 73

30. 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: 10,371

31. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,137

32. Centennial (1978–1979)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,309

33. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 138

34. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.6
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Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ron Foster

Votes: 69

35. The Wildest West Show of the Stars (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Action

8.6
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Stars from the world of television, film and music compete in a modern day rodeo with all the excitement of a classic Wild West Show. The stars participate in activities ranging from Pony ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Army Archerd, Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair

Votes: 20

36. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Apprentice Doc (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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A young outlaw finds he has a knack for medicine and turns straight, telling Doc he wants to be his pupil.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 49

37. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Ash (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Ben and Ash are business partners and the best of friends, until a blow on the head changes Ben's personality and leads to a confrontation over a woman that may part the friends for good.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 60

38. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Bently (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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A dying man confesses to a murder of which he was acquitted, but Chester suspects the man was lying.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 41

39. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Doc Judge (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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While Matt is out of town, an ex-convict comes hunting Doc, believing despite the doctor's protests that he is the judge who sentenced the man to a long stretch in prison.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 45

40. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Gone Straight (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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When Matt serves a warrant in another town for a wanted man, there are two men answering the possible suspect's description, and they both have gone totally straight.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Carl Betz, Marianne Stewart

Votes: 40

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: No Indians (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Matt strongly suspects that it is actually white men who are responsible for a murderous series of "Indian raids" that have terrorized prairie-dwelling families.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 73

42. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Old Yellow Boots (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Matt becomes suspicious when drifter Frank Cassidy publicly announces his engagement to spinsterish Beulah Parker immediately after the seemingly unrelated murders of an old prospector and her abusive brother Leroy.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 58

43. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Constable (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Dodge City's businessmen learn a hard lesson when they reject Matt's advice and hire a meek constable to handle a gang of rowdy but free-spending trail cowboys.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 47

44. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Ex-Urbanites (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Far from Dodge, Chester finds himself in the uncomfortable position of trying to extract a bullet in order to save Doc's life after the two are ambushed by a pair of savage prairie wolfers.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 49

45. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: The Farmer (1965)

Action, Drama, War

8.6
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Iowa-bred Private Noah is troubled when the squad forcibly evacuates a French farm family.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Rick Jason, Vic Morrow, Dennis Weaver, Jack Hogan

Votes: 30

46. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Glory and the Mud (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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A retired lawman and showman wants only to settle down with the Dodge seamstress he left behind twenty years ago, but a young whippersnapper hopes to make a name for himself by challenging the aging gun to a duel.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 39

47. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Who Lives by the Sword (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Despicable gunman Joe Delk provokes Lew and Billy Baxter and easily kills the inexperienced young men in gunfights, but Matt's swift and unexpected reaction soon has Delk experiencing nightmares and self-doubt.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 61

48. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,722

49. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 196

50. Kentucky Jones (1964–1965)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Californian veterinarian Kentucky Jones learns his late wife had adopted a Chinese boy Ike, age 9. Handyman Seldom and the local Asian community help him adjust to being a new dad. Social worker Edith Thorncroft looks in on things.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, Ricky Der, Harry Morgan, Jane Chang

Votes: 57