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1. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

Votes: 135

2. The Paul Winchell Show (1950–1954)

Comedy, Family

8.8
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Stars: Paul Winchell, Diane Sinclair, Jimmy Blaine, Sue Bennett

Votes: 20

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Writers: Roald Dahl, William Fay | Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 372

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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: 5,953

5. 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

Votes: 912

6. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 648

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, 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: 738

8. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 102

9. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 79

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland/A Tribute to Mickey Mouse (1955)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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Writers: Lee Chaney, Milton Raison | Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Nancy Abbate, Julie Bishop, Lonnie Burr, Robert Cummings

Votes: 12

11. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 340,164

12. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 65

13. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 53

14. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 85,369

15. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.4
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 54

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

Votes: 181

17. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

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

Votes: 500

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 76

19. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

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

Votes: 108

20. Evocator (2009)

Short, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Writer: Matt Zemlin | Director: Matt Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Colin Smith, Sam Lohan, Liz Maine

Votes: 527

21. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Writers: John Huston, Dashiell Hammett | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 98,645

22. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 129

23. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 83

24. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 36

25. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)
Episode: Clem Strikes Oil (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Kadiddlehopper's at first dismayed at the black gooey stuff on their land learn that it is worth a fortune with which Clem uses to create a financial empire that employs to make Daisy June a star so she will marry him.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Seymour Berns, Carol Channing

Votes: 5

26. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Slavemaster (1960)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.2
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Confederate prison commandant is shot by a wife whose Union soldier husband disappeared after the War Between the States. She tracked the ex-warden down because she believes her spouse is ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Vittes, Clayton Fox | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 18

27. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 1,791

28. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Joseph Kesselring | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 50,601

29. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Votes: 234

30. The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (1955– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Eddie Cantor, Keith Richards, Joe Besser, Ida Tobias Cantor

Votes: 16

31. 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

Votes: 571

32. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 159

33. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (1962)

50 min | Adventure

8.0
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Tod and Buz are working as Guest Liaisons at a motel just outside of Chicago. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre meet there to discuss whether the old monster costumes they used ... See full summary »

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 56

34. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Monsters of the Deep (1955)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Writers: Winston Hibler, John Meredyth Lucas, Ted Sears, Jack Speirs | Directors: Peter Godfrey, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 13

35. 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

Votes: 868

36. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Kraft Suspense Theater was a anthogy series that featured a new cast and stories each week. It shared it's time slot with Kraft Music Hall that aired approximately once a month.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 147

37. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

7.9
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Carter, The June Taylor Dancers, Art Carney

Votes: 30

38. The Best of the Post (1960– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A syndicated anthology series adapted from stories published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine.

Stars: John Conte, Karl Swenson, Alan Lee, Burt Douglas

Votes: 16

39. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 728

40. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)
Episode: Arsenic and Old Lace (1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Writers: Joseph Kesselring, Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay | Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: John Alexander, Orson Bean, Richard Bishop, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 10

41. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Alexander Portlass Story (1960)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Kidnapped, Flint is forced to scout and find a lost Aztec treasure. As some of the men were previously thrown off the wagon train, their unfriendliness is certain unless he can help them find the lost treasure of Montezuma.

Writers: Peter Barry, Dick Nelson, Leonard Praskins | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Peter Lorre, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 20

42. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 69

43. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: The Human Touch (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Alonzo Pace Graham, freed from prison after 15 years, seeks revenge on Dr. Carl Hyatt. Graham devises an elaborate plot intended not only to kill Hyatt but ruin his reputation as well. ... See full summary »

Creator: Eric Ambler | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Peter Lorre

Votes: 13

44. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 68

45. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: A Promise to Murder (1955)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Lady Bertha Wetherby (Ann Harding) befriends mild-mannered palm reader Mr. Vorhees (Peter Lorre) and invites him to live with her at her estate... See full synopsis »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, John Kneubuhl | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Louis Hayward, Peter Lorre, Ann Harding, William Lundigan

Votes: 5

46. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Disneyland Story (1954)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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In this, the pilot episode for the long-running anthology series, Walt Disney presents a preview for both his upcoming park called Disneyland and several episodes of the show to come. Then ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Walsh | Directors: Robert Florey, Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Jack Couffer, Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Norman Foster

Votes: 58

47. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
Episode: The End of the World, Baby (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The situation gets dangerously complicated when a money-challenged sculptor gets romantically involved with a wealthy married woman and her temperamental daughter who are vacationing in Italy.

Writers: Luther Davis, John Philip Cohane | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Gig Young, Nina Foch, Katherine Crawford, Peter Lorre

Votes: 19

48. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Peter Lorre/Joanie Sommers Show (1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Jack is thrilled to introduce his guest, actor Peter Lorre, who seems very modest and timid - until Jack congratulates him on his ability to personify evil, spurring Lorre to pull a knife ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Peter Lorre, Joanie Sommers, Don Wilson

Votes: 16

49. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

7.5
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Koch, Ellen Glasgow | Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 2,520

50. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 86