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1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 491,092

2. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 72

3. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Patterns (1955)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Fred Staples is the newest executive in a large firm. He strikes up a friendship with Andy Sloane, the Vice President to whom he nominally reports. Staples is good at his job and the ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Ed Begley, June Dayton, Richard Kiley, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 20

4. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 105

5. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 60

6. 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

7. The Decorator (1965 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy

8.7
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A respected but struggling interior decorator from a wealthy background moves in with some of her clients in order to meet their specific needs. In the process, she tends to become friends ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Ed Begley, Bette Davis, Mary Wickes, Arthur Tovey

Votes: 60

8. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,764

9. 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: 1,143

10. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.6
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 40

11. The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Nick Adams, Julie Andrews, Annabella

Votes: 109

12. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 46

13. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Other Son (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Clint Watson and his two sons are hired by Ben Cartwright to deliver nitroglycerin to Virginia City. The journey entails hardship, recrimination and tragedy.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ed Begley

Votes: 32

14. 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.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 6,704

15. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,338

16. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 748

17. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 102

18. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 63

19. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 78

20. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 49

21. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Time to Step Down (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Angered that his longtime friend, Ben Cartwright, would ask him to retire into easier work after 50 years of wrangling, aging ranch-hand Dan Tolliver falls in with two disgruntled drifters who plan to rob the Ponderosa payroll.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ed Begley

Votes: 32

22. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
Episode: Follow Your Heart (1968)

Western

8.4
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Sam receives a letter causing him to return home to kill a man who is also a good friend. The men learn from San and his brother Joe that Sam has a wife and daughter. Worried the men decide to follow to support Sam's quest for revenge.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow

Votes: 29

23. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Secrets of Pirates Inn: Part 1 (1969)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Ed Begley, Charles Aidman, Jimmy Bracken, Annie McEveety

Votes: 5

24. 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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 83

25. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

26. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Chaff in the Wind (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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A man and his two adult kids broke and hungry end up at Shiloh when their wagon breaks down. They are grifters but the old man decides to stay at Shiloh. The kids soon like it but don't feel they fit in not knowing their dad is scheming.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Randy Boone

Votes: 18

27. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Pillow (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Rob cries fowl when he takes a shady salesman to court for selling Laura smelly feather pillows.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 55

28. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,032

29. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 260

30. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 86

31. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: An Ancient Office (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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While Kildare is visiting his hometown along with Gillespie, a young mother finds her newborn baby dead in his crib. The longtime coroner quickly rules, without an examination, that the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ed Begley, Peggy Wood

Votes: 8

32. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Lola in Lipstick (1968)

74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In Rome, Glenn Howard investigates the doings of the Jet Set - and also the mysterious death of a gangster's girlfriend.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Gene Barry, Ed Begley, Kathie Browne, Cesare Danova

Votes: 5

33. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Mr. Sam'l (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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With a drought around Dodge, a city slicker named Norm Trainer plans on profiting off the local farmers. The only hope the farmers have is a 'water-witch' named Sam'l. But everyone is not happy with Sam's presence in Dodge.

Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 35

34. 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: 2,316

35. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,448

36. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 1,683

37. 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 »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 308

38. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brian Keith

Votes: 135

39. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 58

40. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 41

41. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 60

42. Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (1969 TV Movie)

89 min | Family, Mystery, Action

8.1
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Ed Begley, Charles Aidman, Jimmy Bracken, Annie McEveety

Votes: 65

43. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.1
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Frank Gallop, Keir Dullea, Richard Anderson, George Kennedy

Votes: 33

44. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 41

45. Inherit the Wind (1965 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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In 1925, a Tennessee science teacher is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and a mighty courtroom battle ensues.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Ed Begley, Norman Wright, Diane Baker

Votes: 40

46. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: Labyrinth (1967)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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David manages to subdue an alien, and takes him to a doctor. The X-Rays reveal an internal structure unlike anything on Earth. David has proof he can take to a project that investigates the... See full summary »

Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Sally Kellerman, James T. Callahan, Ed Begley

Votes: 45

47. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Man in a Chariot (1964)

Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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An elderly law professor claims he could get Kimble off with a new trial, and has his students set up a mocked, televised trial to try and prove it.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: David Janssen, Kathleen Maguire, Robert Drivas, Ed Begley

Votes: 67

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,603

49. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Family

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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Votes: 54

50. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 42